Trivia buffs gathered at the Durham Public Library Aug. 6 for an evening of fun and a little bit of mind-stretching.
It was Rock & Roll Trivia Night.
Participants signed into Kahoot!, a computer program for trivia games, on the tablets provided by the library.
The questions then appeared on a large screen, along with a choice of four possible answers.
Each team, with its own name and code, entered its answer. A check mark then appeared on the screen by the correct answer.
The categories were: early rock & roll, the British invasion, girl groups, award winners, and 21st century rock & roll.
Christine Michaud, the library’s assistant director, felt that the night was a big hit. “We came up with the idea for this because ‘Libraries Rock’ is the theme for our summer reading program. And based on the enthusiasm of tonight, we will be doing this again,” she said. “Stay tuned.”
Here’s a sampling of some of the questions from Rock & Roll Trivia Night:
Which group sang “Under the Boardwalk?”
Who sang “Leader of the Pack?”
Beyonce was a singer with what group before going solo?
What recording won a Grammy for Song of the Year in 2018?
“That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars.
What female artist won the most Grammy awards?
What British invasion group was banned from touring the U.S. in 1965?
What was Little Richard’s birth name?
Richard Wayne Penniman.
What group has won the most Grammy awards?
The Dumpsters (a.k.a. George and Susan Daniels and their son, Patrick) finished atop the five-team field.
And why the name? Susan explained, “We have dumpsters in our yard. It was a play on words. We wanted to psych people out.”
“We just learned about this at the last minute,” she said. “We’re always up for a challenge. And we’re a music family with an eclectic taste. This was great.”
George said, “This is a great idea. It’s a great way to get people to the library in the evening. It helped that I read Wikipedia rock & roll entries almost daily.”
Commented Patrick, “I was a little nervous going in because I do not have a lot of classic rock knowledge, but my parents were able to fill in the spaces.”