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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Trivia Q&A: July 7

We had another huge crowd on Tuesday night, and we waited a little bit passed 9 PM, as there were also some "non-trivia" folks in the bar and we were concerned that they might be types who would just yell out answers when they heard the questions. Fortunately we had no problem once we got going.

23 teams came out to play, and the scores were generally pretty strong throughout the night. The numbers were better for the Q Train "Movies By Deacde Trivia" than they were for "US States Trivia." We had seven teams withing five points of the lead going into IQ Trivia.

And that round, we had one team run the table in getting 20 points, but the leaders, Dracula's Tree Forest (who led the whole night), got four of the five questions right and held on for a razor-thin margin of one point to claim the victory. Nice job guys.

Current Events
1. This music magazine, founded by Quincy Jones in 1993, confirmed last week they are shutting down.
2. Fredrik Reinfeldt, prime minister of this European country, became President of the European Council last week.
3. The Organization of American States suspended this Central American country from this organization on Sunday due to its ongoing political crisis.
4. Roger Federer set a new record for Grand Slam tennis wins last Sunday with his 15th at Wimbledon. How many times has he won the Wimbledon Men's singles' title?
5. Steve McNair, a former NFL QB who led this team to the Super Bowl in 2000, was found shot to death with a girl friend at a condo in Nashville this past Saturday.
6. Forbes.com recently ranked this world capital city as "The World's Most Fashionable City" in a survey of 10,000 people in 20 countries.
7. This Scandinavian country ended Estonia's eleven-year reign as champions of the annual "Wife-Carrying Competition" this past weekend, taking home both gold and bronze medals.

Answers: 1. Vibe; 2. Sweden; 3. Honduras; 4. six; 5. Tennessee Titans; 6. Paris; 7. Finland.

US States Trivia
1. In which US state is the world's largest outdoor amphitheater found?
2. Elias Howe, from this eastern US state, invented the first sewing machine in 1845.
3. In which southern state would you find Wake Forest University?
4. In which midwestern state is the College World Series played every year?
5. What state contains the largest indoor shopping mall in the US in terms of floor space, over 9.5 million square feet?
6. Which state has the oldest European settlement in North America?
7. What is the only state to have had the flags of six different nations fly over it?

Answers: 1. California (Hollywood Bowl); 2. Massachusetts; 3. North Carolina; 4. Nebraska (Omaha); 5. Minnesota (The Mall of America); 6. Florida (St. Augustine); 7. Texas (Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederacy and the US).

Movies By Decade Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. The Deer Hunter
2. Ghost
3. The French Connection
4. Ben-Hur
5. Glory
6. It Happened One Night
7. Goodfellas
8. Monster's Ball
9. Casablanca
10. West Side Story

Answers: 1. 1970s (1978); 2. 1990s (1990); 3. 1970s (1971); 4. 1950s (1959); 5. 1980s (1989); 6. 1930s (1934); 7. 1990s (1990); 8. 2000s (2001); 9. 1940s (1942); 10. 1960s (1961).

General Knowledge
1. What was baseball Hall of Famer Babe Ruth's first name?
2. W.C. Handy is considered "the father" of what type of music?
3. Gelato is an Italian type of what?
4. In 2001, President Bush dedicated the Justice Department building in who's honor?
5. How many US states have coastlines on the Pacific Ocean?
6. A cube has how many edges?
7. In the 1994 film "Forrest Gump," Forrest earns a football scholarship to what college?

Answers: 1. George; 2. blues; 3. ice cream; 4. Robert F. Kennedy; 5. five; 6. twelve; 7. University of Alabama.

IQ Trivia
1. What musical opens with the line "Wilkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome?" ( 3 points)
2. What is another name for the poisonous snake known as a water mocassin? ( 4 points)
3. In the human body, the main purpose of synovial fluid is to do what? ( 5 points)
4. In 1911, Harriet Quimby became the first American woman licensed to do what? ( 4 points)
5. The book and miniseries "Band of Brothers" takes its name from a line from what Shakespeare play? ( 4 points)

Answers: 1. "Cabaret;" 2. Cottonmouth; 3. lubricate joints; 4. fly a plane; 5. "Henry V."

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