I made a triumphant return to Trivia Night on Tuesday night, with many of the regulars on hand on a cold fall night. I really appreciated all of the kind words of concern from them. It was so good to be back.
We had 16 teams in, and had a really spirited night of Trivia. The scores were rather low on Current Events, as I think I made it a bit difficult. But the scores were strong in both Band Members Trivia and Spell the Word. It was a close night throughout, with six teams withing four points of the lead going into IQ Trivia.
(Thanks to Tara for correcting a mistake I made in General Knowledge. I said that the Okefenokee Swamp was located in Georgia, when she pointed out that it is also located in Florida. I gave everyone credit for that answer as well.)
We had a lot of strong scores in IQ Trivia, but the team of Careful, That First Step's a Doozy got four of the five correct and held on to win over the next two closest teams by two points. Congratulations to Matt and his crew for yet another Tuesday night triumph.
1. According to the Pew Research Center, this man is America's favorite and least favorite political journalist.
2. This NYC-based Hollywood actor was left off the voter rolls on Election Day as he attempted to vote and eventually went to court to get proof he was a registered voter so he could cast his ballot.
3. A recent study says that this vitamin supplements don't appear to protect against cancer, as previous researched seemed to have suggested.
4. The founding members of this hit 1980s pop group are suing their publishing company for letting musicians cash in on their copyright of a number 1 song they had in 1982.
5. This actor, who is portraying a pedophile in his next film, recently admitted he was sexually abused as a child and hopes the role will help him come to terms with the past.
6. This Midwestern state, which allows its electoral votes to be split, gave one vote to Barack Obama and it was the first time a Democrat won a vote from the state since 1964.
7. Ann Dunwoody made history last week in becoming the first woman ever to achieve this military rank.
Answers: 1. Bill O'Reilly; 2. Tim Robbins; 3. vitamin B; 4. Hall and Oates; 5. Tom Arnold; 6. Nebraska; 7. four-star general.
Band Members Trivia
1. Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Steve Hackett
2. Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Ralph Johnson
3. Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel
4. Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton
5. Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Matt Cameron
6. Tom Fogerty, Stu Cook, Doug Clifford
7. Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams, Phil Rudd
Answers: 1. Genesis; 2. Earth, Wind and Fire; 3. Foo Fighters; 4. Aerosmith; 5. Pearl Jam; 6. Creedence Clearwater Revival; 7. AC/DC.
Spell the Word Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. IMBROGLIO (noun): a confused or complicated disagreement or misunderstanding.
2. APOGEE (noun): the point in orbit of the moon that is at the greatest distance from the center of the earth.
3. MISCREANT (noun): a scoundrel; an evildoer.
4. INNOCUOUS (adj): harmless; producing no ill effect.
5. GREGARIOUS (adj): seeking and enjoying the company of others.
6. SALUBRIOUS (adj): favorable to health; healthful.
7. SLUGABED (noun): one who stays in bed until a late hour.
8. QUORUM (noun): such a number of the members of any body as is legally competent to transact business.
9. DESULTORY (adj): disconnected or aimless.
10. AMELIORATE (verb): to make better; improve.
1. The Okefenokee Swamp is located in what US state?
2. McCarran Airport is located in what US city?
3. The end of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century is considered the beginning of what period in European history?
4. What animated TV series featured a character whose favorite snack is Cheesy Poofs?
5. A professor most receives the title "emeritus" upon doing what?
6. In 1859, the first commercial oil well was drilled in what US state?
7. The song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" was made popular during what war?
Answers: 1. Georgia (and Florida); 2. Las Vegas; 3. Middle/Dark Ages; 4. "South Park;" 5. retiring; 6. Pennsylvania; 7. Civil War.
1. According to legend, who was the biological father of King Arthur? ( 4 points)
2. What film, originally made by Howard Hawks and starred Paul Muni, was later remade by Brian DePalma? ( 3 points)
3. In 1963, Jean Nidetch founded what diet organization? ( 4 points)
4. Montmorency is a sour variety of what food? ( 4 points)
5. What Shakespeare character says, "Lord, what fools these mortals be!"? ( 5 points)
Answers: 1. Uther Pendragon; 2. "Scarface;" 3. Weight Watchers; 4. cherry; 5. Puck ("A Midsummer Night's Dream").