Japanese American National Museum - Summer Festival on the Courtyard medals

JA Trivia Challenge this Saturday

Japanese American National Museum - Summer Festival on the Courtyard medals
Go for the Gold!

If you are:

a) knowledgeable about Japanese American sports

b) knowledgeable about sports trivia in general

c) have always wanted to be on a game show

d) good sports who would like to learn some interesting JA sports trivia

or just competitive…come participate in our JA Trivia Challenge at the free Summer Festival on the Courtyard event this Saturday! Our Discover Nikkei team is putting together a fun, highly interactive game with prizes for both contestants and audience members. It’s free to participate and attend!

All teams of 2 must check in between 12:30-12:50pm on Saturday at the Democracy Forum. In addition to winning medals, the top 3 teams will win gift certificates to our award-winning Museum Store (1st place: $100, 2nd place: $50, 3rd place: $20).

Mike Palma of Cold Tofu will be our game show host. Our judge/referee will be Brian Niiya of Densho (who also happened to be the curator for our More Than a Game: Sport in the Japanese American Community exhibition in 2000).

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2012

Location: Democracy Forum at the Japanese American National Museum


12:30-12:50pm: Teams check in
12:30pm: Forum doors open for teams & audience
1-2pm: Game time!
4:30pm: JA Olympics Medal Ceremony for winning teams

The Game
The JA Sports Trivia Challenge will consist of…

Round 1—Selection Round: All registered teams will participate in a single-elimination round with all multiple-choice questions. The top 3 teams advance to Round 2.

Audience Questions: Our game show host will have trivia questions for the audience to win some prizes!

Round 2: The top 3 teams will come down to the stage to answer multiple choice and a few fill-in questions for points.

Bonus Round: Identify 10 JA athletes and their sports. Audience members can play along to win more prizes!

At the end of the Bonus Round, we’ll tally all the points to see who will capture the Gold, Silver, and Bronze!

Hints: If you want to “train” for the event, we will have questions about past & present Japanese American athletes from the Olympics, and both amateur and professional sports. To be the winning team, you don’t have to answer all questions correctly, just get more points than the other teams. Questions will be a combination of mostly multiple choice and a few fill-in, so even if you don’t know all the answers, you could still do well if you’re lucky.

See you there!

Vicky Murakami-Tsuda

Communications Production Manager at the Japanese American National Museum. I coordinate printed publications, manage web-based projects, and lots of other stuff. I also write an occasional column for our DiscoverNikkei.org project.

2 thoughts to “JA Trivia Challenge this Saturday”

  1. I just found this blog (via email from JANM after ordering merchandise), so I’m clearly late to the party here… But can you post some of the questions for the JA Sports Trivia contest?

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Todd,

      Are you on Facebook? I’ve actually been posting some of the questions on the JANM Facebook page, but I can post some of them here on the blog too. We actually prepared a lot more questions, so I’ll post them in batches.

      Thanks for the suggestion!

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