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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Trivia Q&A: November 3

We had 15 teams in for Trivia Night on Tuesday, while the Celtics were winning big in Philadelphia on the TVs. We had some solid scores for General Knowledge and True or False Trivia, and General Knowledge's were pretty strong too.

The team of H1N0: H Wins! led throughout the night and had a slim one point lead going into IQ Trivia. They were one of only four teams to get as many as two right in that final round (only one got three right), but it was enough for their very first win on Trivia Night, as they wound up winning by three points. Good job guys.

Audio trivia will make its return to Trivia Night next Tuesday, in a category still to be named.

Current Events
1. United Airlines announced last week it was officially retiring this iconic numbered airplane, the most produced commercial aircraft in history and will be using the more fuel-efficient Airbus instead.
2. The Church of Scientology was convicted of fraud in this European country last week, and fined nearly $1 million, with suspended prison sentences for four officers.
3. Regina Benjamin was confirmed last week to what post in the Obama administration, and just the third black person to hold it?
4. Three pieces of steel fell from this famous American bridge last Tuesday on to its roadway, forcing the bridge's closure for a number of days last week.
5. This African nation appealed to the worldwide community for food aid for over 6 million people they say are in danger of starvation.
6. This US automaker announced on Monday it had made a $1 billion profit for 2009, the first profit they turned in a full year since 2005.
7. An 11-foot statue of this man was unveiled in Kosovo's capital city of pristina on Sunday, a place where he is considered a hero by ethnic Albanians for his help over ten years ago against Yugoslavia.

Answers: 1. Boeing 737; 2. France; 3. Surgeon General; 4. San Francisco Bay Bridge; 5. Ethiopia; 6. Ford; 7. Bill Clinton.

Election Trivia
1. When he ran for president in 1992, Ross Perot received how many electoral votes in total?
2. Who was Michael Dukakis' vice-presidential running mate in his losing effort in 1988?
3. In the last 13 presidential elections since 1960, did California vote more often for a Democratic or Republican candidate?
4. What number constitutional amendment set the minimum voting age of 18 for federal elections?
5. Name 1 of the 2 presidential candidates to win 49 of the 50 states in a presidential election.
6. What presidential candidate did Bob Dole run as a vice-presidential candidate with and lost?
7. How many states did Barack Obama carry in his presidential win of 2008?

Answers: 1. none; 2. Lloyd Bentsen; 3. Republican (7); 4. twenty-six; 5. Richard Nixon (1972) and Ronald Reagan (1984); 6. Gerald Ford; 7. twenty-eight.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Each member of the Monty Python comedy troupe has an asteroid named after him.
2. Carly Simon's father is the "Simon" in the Simon and Schuster company.
3. The nose is the human bone broken most often.
4. Joe Namath was one of the celebrities that was on Richard Nixon's "Enemies List."
5. Citizens of Monaco aren't taxed based on their income.
6. History's shortest war lasted just two days.
7. James Buchanan was the only bachelor president for his total term.
8. The oldest continually occupied building in the USA is in New York City.
9. George W. Bush and Sylvester Stallone were born on the same day.
10. The first Summer Olympics held in the US was in Los Angeles.

Answers: 1. true; 2. true; 3. false, collarbone; 4. true; 5. true; 6. false, 38 minutes between Britain and Zanzibar; 7. true; 8. false, Santa Fe, NM; 9. true (July 6, 1946); 10. false, St. Louis (1904).

General Knowledge
1. What year did the last manned mission to the Moon take place? ( 1 point)
2. After the President of the United States nominates someone for the Supreme Court, who votes on the nomination? ( 1 point)
3. What is the name of the object in an incandescent light bulb which converts electricity to heat and light? ( 1 point)
4. What fast food chain serves dilly bars? ( 2 points)
5. The Columbus Crew are the current champions of what professional sports league? ( 2 points)
6. By what nickname is Nadya Suleyman known as? ( 2 points)
7. What is the world's largest nation by population that is all in the same time zone? ( 3 points)

Answers: 1. 1972; 2. Senate; 3. filament; 4. Dairy Queen; 5. MLS; 6. Octomom; 7. China.

IQ Trivia
1. What piano legend had the first million-selling jazz album in history? ( 4 points)
2. "Rush to Judgment" was a national best-selling book about what famous event? ( 3 points)
3. What South American city has the largest metropolitan area population in the Southern Hemisphere? ( 5 points)
4. Who recorded the first posthumous number one Billboard hit single? ( 4 points)
5. What Caribbean religion, which utilizes ritualistic animal scarifice, combines attributes of the Christian and Yoruba religions? ( 4 points)

Answers: 1. Dave Brubeck, "Time Out;" 2. JFK assassination; 3. Sao Paulo, Brazil; 4. Otis Redding, "Dock of the Bay;" 5. Santeria.

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