Saturday, April 26, 2008
Battle of the Sexes
Last night we held my last church activity, The Battle of the Sexes. I haven’t been the Activities Czar in several months (incidentally a name I gave myself, in case you were wondering if that’s what the Bishop called me as. It sounds much better than Activities Committee Co-Chair) but wanted to work on this activity since it was my brainchild. I really should’ve just ran the whole thing, but because I’m lazy, and to a lesser extent because it’s no longer my calling, I turned the reins over to the new chairs.
So the other people took care of the Physical Challenge and the Spiritual Challenge. These were very hectic, but I think were generally enjoyed. Activities included tie tying, football throwing, a high heel race, button sewing, name that hymn and Mormon catchphrase. The events were fine, but the timing and rotation between events got problematic. So instead of participating in the events I ended up coordinating things. Which is really what I like doing for whatever reason, so it worked out.
By the time we got to my Mental Challenge section I think people were kind of battled out, so we only ended up doing about a quarter of the questions I had prepared. Although it was inevitable that people would complain about questions, the much bigger problem came because people spent too much time deliberating. But again, I think people generally enjoyed it so I consider it a success. I’ve included the questions we used below, but may end up using the others for a later activity.
Questions about Guys (for girls)
2 Who starred in Predator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny Glover
2 Name a Metalica album Metalica, The Black Album, St. Anger, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, Load, ReLoad, And Justice For All.
4 Rainbow, brown, brook and steelhead are types of what? trout
2 Name the 3 stooges Moe, Larry, Curley, Shemp
6 Name two Decepticons Megatron, Soundwave, Starscream, Frenzy, Blackout, Barricade, Skywarp, Rumble, Devestator
Things that go boom
1 Which of the following is not a gun? 44 Magnum, AK 47, Glock 17 Colt 45, Tanner 6
2. What did Louis Lamour write? Westerns
Snips, Snails, Puppydog Tails
1 Who is the spokesman for Slim Jim? What is a Slim Jim? Macho Man
5. Who stars in Halo? Master Chief
Questions about Girls (for Guys)
1 Name all the spice girls Posh, Baby, Sporty, Scary, Ginger
2. Name the boyband:
Brian Litrell and Nick Carter Backstreet Boys
Nick Lachey 98 Degrees
Justin Timberlake N’Sync
3. Lance Bass N’Sync
Donnie Wahlberg NKOTB
Ricky Martin Menudo
4. Name 5 Britney Spears songs
6. Name 3 Zac Efron movies High School Musical 1 and 2, Hairspray
1. Name 2 of the Little Women Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy
2. Where is Avonlea/Green Gables Prince Edward Island
1. “Nobody puts Baby in the corner” Name the movie. Dirty Dancing
2. Name 3 songs from The Little Mermaid
3. Name 3 movies starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, Joe Versus the Volcano
5. Where did Bridgette Jones visit in her sequel? Thailand
Sugar and Spice
1. What are the events of Women’s Gymnastics? Floor, uneven bars, vault, balance beam
In case you were wondering, the final score was 89 to 84. The men won, or lost, depending on how you look at it.