Trivia follow-up, Kiwanian style

Brain cells fired and misfired as the Steubenville Kiwanis Club wrapped up the third installment of their annual trivia competition, which was held March 8 in the Steubenville High School commons.

A record 16 teams “had a good mind” to participate this year with Sue Busler, sister of club member Tom Timmons, again serving as emcee. Busler hails from Maryville, Ill, just outside St. Louis, and brought the idea for such a fundraiser to the area through her brother.

Such competitions are quite popular in her neck of the woods.

Her categories were “entertaining and thought-provoking,” according to follow-up information provided along with these photos.

Here are a few samples:

— From the category Alpha Numeric Hysterics: The highest mountain on Earth is Mount Everest. The second highest mountain is Mount Godwin-Austen, better known by what Alpha Numeric Designator? (It’s K2).

— From the category Forward March: Considered one of the greatest ones in the English language, “Ode on a Grecian Urn” is a spring poem. Who wrote it? (It’s John Keats.)

— From the Seriously Serial/Cereal category: In the year ending June 30, 2013, what was the top selling cereal in the United States? (It’s Honey Nut Cheerios.)

The “fierce battle for trivia supremacy” produced the following top three winners: Oak Glen teachers totaling 901 points out of a possible 1,000 and winning $500; second place was the Barnesville team; and third place was “the Smart team.”

Other teams participating were the Deep Friars, the Hindman family companies, Make a FUS, Legal Hair, Weir High Quiz Bowl, T-Town Trivs, Nursing Corps, Trinity Health System, Library Wizards, Starkdale Presbyterian Church, Phi Theta Kappa and Steubenville High School and Catholic Central High School.

Plans are under way for next year’s event which will be held March 14.