Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Friday, April 09, 2010

Trivia Q&A: April 8

I had no idea what to expect for our special night of Trivia on Thursday night. Changing days can be rather problematic, as many people who know about our Trivia Night change can't make it, and with just a few minutes before our start time, the bar was far from crowded. But I was really pleased to see so many of the regulars come in, and we had 13 teams in total. Once again, I thank you so much for your loyalty and altering your schedules to come out.

We had a good reaction to the Special Category of "Baseball Movie Lines Trivia", with the seven answers already given and you had to match them up. We will definitely be bringing back that format in the future. The scores were strong throughout the night, and they were especially big for the Q Train lightning round. We had three teams separated by only two points as we went into IQ Trivia, and the team in second place, Tom Watson Can Still Work On His One-Wood, was one of two teams to get all five correct and wound up winning by seven points. Nice job by Matt and his team getting back to the winner's circle.

We return to our regular night of Trivia next Tuesday night, April 13th, at 9 PM.

Current Events
1. Jerald TerHorst, the press secretary for this US president, who famously resigned in protest after his boss made an extremely controversial decision that may have cost him his presidency, died last week at the age of 92.
2. Which two R&B legends were inducted into Apollo Theater's Hall of Fame last week?
3. What 1993 Oscar-winning actress admitted she was a bisexual last week, and caused a gay rights organization's web site that she supports to crash?
4. The Boston Phoenix named this controversial athlete "The Unsexiest Man of the Year," beating out such men as John Mayer and John Edwards.
5. This rock legend canceled the remainder of his Asian tour after Chinese officials banned two concerts he planned to have in Beijing and Shanghai.
6. President Obama threw out the first ball at the Phillies-Nationals game last Monday, but surprised everyone by putting on the hat of this MLB team, one he has been a longtime fan of.
7. 25 miners were killed earlier this week when an explosion occurred in a mine in this eastern state, the worst mining tragedy in over 25 years.

Answers: 1. Gerald Ford; 2. Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin; 3. Anna Paquin; 4. Tiger Woods; 5. Bob Dylan; 6. Chicago White Sox; 7. West Virginia.

Baseball Movie Lines Trivia
1. "Just a bit outside. Tried the corner and missed."
2. "Say it ain't so, Joe."
3. "I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth."
4. "Is this Heaven?" "No, it's Iowa."
5. "From here on in, I rag nobody."
6. "I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your Christmas presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve, and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days."
7. "Pick me out a winner, Bobby."

Answers: 1. Major League; 2. Eight Men Out; 3. Pride of the Yankees; 4. Field of Dreams; 5. Bang the Drum Slowly; 6. Bull Durham; 7. The Natural.

1-10 Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. In American football, this many points are scored when the ball crosses the goal line via run or pass after a team scores a touchdown.
2. The famous 1954 film by Akira Kurosawa had this number of samurai in the title.
3. October is this number month of the year.
4. The Boston Celtics Hall of Famer Bill Russell wore this number.
5. An ABC show from the 1970s was called "what number is enough?"
6. The President's plane has the number in its title.
7. In hockey, a regulation game consists of this number of periods.
8. In baseball, the second baseman is represented by this number.
9. The Olympic Games symbol has this number of interlocking rings.
10. The square root of this number is 3.

Answers: 1. two; 2. seven; 3. ten; 4. six; 5. eight; 6. one; 7. three; 8. four; 9. five; 10. nine.

General Knowledge
1. "Mork and Mindy," which starred Robin Williams, was a spinoff of what hit show? ( 1 pt)
2. What symbol will you get when you press "shift" and "8" on a standard keyboard? (1 pt)
3. What early US president appears on the $2 bill? ( 1 pt)
4. Jazz great Dave Brubeck plays what musical instrument? ( 2 pt)
5. What New Yorker was Walter Mondale's vice-presidential running mate in his failed 1984 bid for the White House? ( 2 pt)
6. Basketball great Julius Erving had a cameo appearance in what Tom Hanks film? ( 2 pt)
7. What fruit did Andy Warhol design for the cover of the rock album "The Velvet Underground and Nico?" ( 3 pt)

Answers: 1. "Happy Days;" 2. asterisk; 3. Thomas Jefferson; 4. piano; 5. Geraldine Ferraro; 6. "Philadelphia;" 7. banana.

IQ Trivia
1. What historical event was led from 1483-1498 by Tomas de Torquemada? ( 3 points)
2. Klondike is the specific name for the most popular form of what card game? ( 4 points)
3. Who was the only US president to appoint more than one Chief Justice to the Supreme Court? ( 4 points)
4. What 19th century US senator had his US citizenship restored by President Jimmy Carter in 1978? ( 5 points)
5. The Painted Lady, Blue Morpho and Mallow Skipper are all types of what? ( 4 points)

Answers: 1. The Spanish Inquisition; 2. solitaire; 3. George Washington; 4. Jefferson Davis; 5. butterflies.

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