“In the novel Anna Karenina, with whom was Anna in love?” Possible answers include: a) Pierre; b) Vladimir; c) Andre; or d) Vronsky.
If that question is too difficult, maybe switch from Literature to the category: From the RBJ.
“According to the RBJ, what school district has the highest true school tax rate? a) East Irondequoit; b) Pittsford; c) Brighton; or d) Gates-Chili.
These are sample questions from this the Literacy Volunteers of Rochester annual Brain Game fundraiser, held on Oct. 22 at The Strathallan Rochester.
Sixteen teams competed, representing a variety of businesses, law firms, accounting firms and academic institutions.
The team for Arnold Magnetic Technologies defeated Insero & Company’s team in round 1, but lost to Underberg & Kessler LLP in round 2.
The Underberg & Kessler team survived right up until the final round when Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC took the trophy.
Other participants included Avalon Document Services; Brighton Securities; DeJoy, Knauf and Blood LLP; EFP Rotenberg LLP; FujiFilm; Harter Secrest & Emery LLP; Monroe Community College; Nixon Peabody LLP; Rochester Institute of Technology; St. John Fisher College; Thomson Reuters; and a team of LVR volunteers and students, sponsored by William G. McGowan Charitable Fund.
LVR Executive Director Robert Mahar got the trivia event started by introducing the WROC News Team emcees Rachael Barnhart and Adam Chodak.
Martino Flynn and St. John Fisher College were gold sponsors of this key fundraising event, which helps LVR match up local adults with individual tutors to gain both reading and speaking literacy skills. The small 501(c) 3 LVR organization trains tutors for the one-to-one training, and also offers programs to improve math skills and to learn basic computer skills, at no cost to the students.
– Photos by Nora A. Jones