Quiz: Firsts and Seconds


  1. Currently, what are the most popular first names for a boy and a girl in the U.S.?
  2. She was the first woman ever to receive a television Emmy for hosting a game show and, at age 88, became the oldest person ever to host Saturday Night Live (in May 2010).
  3. He was the first pick in the 2003 NBA Draft and made headlines in 2010 when he announced “the decision” on national TV.
  4. February 4, 2004, marked the first day for this social networking brainchild of Mark Zuckerberg.
  5. In soccer, what nation captured its first ever World Cup in 2010?



  1. Statistics show that Cinco de Mayo is the biggest day for Americans to eat avocados.  Can you tackle the second biggest avocado-eating occasion?
  2. Who is second to Barry Bonds on Major League Baseball’s all-time home run list?
  3. Delaware became the first state in the U.S.  Which state was second?
  4. Before 1900, the Eiffel Tower, at 984 feet, was the world’s tallest building.  Which structure was second?
  5. What is second to the Nile (4,145 miles) as the world’s longest river?


Source:  Stocking Stumpers, 2010 Red-Letter Press, Inc.

Enjoy the quizzes.  I’ll post the answer in a day (or two).

Anyone can Google.  Real players don’t.

— The Major



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