10 “Shut Down” Bar Trivia Questions

We had a rowdy crowd for Trivia Night at Ventnor Sports Cafe’s yesterday. I’d like to take all the credit, but certain sporting events were the likely cause. The Labatt rep handing out free beer and t-shirts certainly helped too.

Rounds 2 and 4 were dedicated to the lazy clown-babies that shut down the government. I managed to squeeze in one politics question but the rest are pretty pop-culture-driven.

I probably missed out on a few obvious ones (maybe something about an engine shut down?) so let me know in the comments. Or on Twitter.

Good Luck! Answers are below Homer.

1. (Music) The 1963 song Shut Down, written by Roger Christian, Mike Love and  Brian Wilson, is most notable for being released as the B-Side to what single?

2. (Magazines) What news magazine, which merged with The Daily Beast in 2010, shut down its print edition on December 31, 2012, making the jump to an all-digital format?

3. (Movies) Name the actor that play Dennis Nedry, the man responsible for shutting down the electrical systems and the ensuing chaos in the film Jurassic Park.

4. (Sports) Before Stephen Strasburg’s highly publicized (and scrutinized) innings limit and early shut down in the 2012 season, what Washington Nationals pitcher met the same fate in 2011?

5. (Fun and Games) Shut down in 2007, what simulator ride at Disney’s EPCOT theme park had the catch phrase “A High Speed Thrill Ride into the Heart of Adventure”?

6. (The Internets) Founded in 1995, and generating more than 80 million hits per day at its peak, what search engine was shut down by parent company Yahoo! on July 8, 2013?

7. (Word Play) Accompanied by a swift evacuation, what 5 letter word is given to the emergency process of shutting down a nuclear reactor?

8. (Politics) What state experienced a 6-day government shutdown in 2006 after governor Jon Corzine would not accept a budget that did not include the sales tax increase?

9. (Beer) What California craft brewery released “Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale” to commemorate its 20-day suspension in 2005 following the results of an undercover investigation that deemed the brewery guilty of operating a “Disorderly House”.

10. (Movies) In National Lampoon’s Vacation, the Griswold family drives cross country from Chicago to Los Angeles to visit what fictional theme park, only to arrive and find out that it’s shut down for repairs?

Homer does not know the answer to question 7.

Homer does not know the answer to question 7.

ANSWERS

(Surfin USA)(Newsweek)(Wayne Knight)(Jordan Zimmermann)(Body Wars)(Alta Vista)(SCRAM)(New Jersey)(Lagunitas)(Walley’s World)

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