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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Trivia Q&A: May 19

We had Trivia Night on a Wednesday this week, which could be a problem, as many folks can't adjust their schedules to make it on a different night. But I was pleased to see a few regulars, and 13 teams took part. Hopefully most of the familiar faces will be back next Tuesday.

The scores on "TV Characters Trivia" was a bit lower than I expected, but I guess I threw a few tough ones in there. The night was close throughout, but the team of Save 'Em Up wound up leading the entire night and wound up taking first place by three points. It was their first win on Trivia Night and my congratulations to them.

Once again, we return to our regular Trivia Night and time next week. It will be Tuesday night, May 25th at 9 PM. If there's a Game 5 in the Celtics series, it will be next Wednesday night, so we are safe.

Current Events
1. Ryan Murphy, the creator of the TV show "Glee," has called for a boycott of this magazine after it printed a controversial article about the show recently.
2. This boy's name was the most popular baby name for the 11th consecutive year in the US for 2009.
3. An Afriqiyah Airways flight crashed in this northern Africa country, killing all but one person on board last week.
4. 24 people were killed and nearly 200 others were injured when government forces of this Asian country clashed with protesters known as "red shirts."
5. Jessica Watson, a 16-year-old girl from Australia, became the youngest person in the world to accomplish this feat when she completed it last Saturday.
6. Ronnie James Dio, who became the lead singer of this iconic heavy metal band in 1980, died of stomach cancer last Sunday at the age of 67.
7. Rima Fakih, representing this state, won the 2010 Miss USA pageant on Sunday, despite some racy pictures of her that popped up of her pole-dancing shortly before the pageant.

Answers: 1. Newsweek; 2. Jacob; 3. Libya; 4. Thailand; 5. Sail solo around the world; 6. Black Sabbath; 7. Michigan.

TV Characters Trivia
1. Frank Furillo
2. Samantha Jones
3. Denny Crane
4. Jack Shephard
5. Bull Shannon
6. Patty Hewes
7. Jack Donaghy

Answers: 1. Hill Street Blues (Daniel J. Travanti); 2. Sex and the City (Kim Cattrall); 3. Boston Legal (William Shatner); 4. Lost (Matthew Fox); 5. Night Court (Richard Moll); 6. Damages (Glenn Close); 7. 30 Rock (Alec Baldwin).

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. About half the world's population has seen at least one James Bond film.
2. The prefix "giga" means a million.
3. The first set of Crayola crayons had just eight colors.
4. Independence, Missouri was the start of the Oregon Trail during America's westward expansion.
5. Olives are a vegetable.
6. French fries are the most ordered item in American restaurants.
7. Rabbits and horses cannot vomit.
8. Benjamin Franklin once gave guitar lessons.
9. Identical twins have the same fingerprints.
10. The actor who portrayed "The Marlboro Man" in ads died of lung cancer.

Answers: 1. true; 2. false, a billion; 3. true; 4. true; 5. false, a fruit; 6. true; 7. true; 8. true; 9. false; 10. true.

General Knowledge
1. Leavenworth, established in 1895, is a federal type of what? ( 1 pt)
2. What actor was the voice of Buzz Lightyear in "Toy Story?" ( 1 pt)
3. What book by Laura Ingalls Wilder was once banned in the US? ( 1 pt)
4. What is the central bank of the United States called? ( 2 pt)
5. What country borders France between Germany and Belgium? ( 2 pt)
6. What Beatles album cover shows the band engaging in a semaphore message? ( 2 pt)
7. Who is the only actor to twice get four Oscar nominations for one film: producing, acting, writing and producing? ( 3 pt)

Answers: 1. prison; 2. Tim Allen; 3. "Little House On The Prairie;" 4. Federal Reserve; 5. Luxembourg; 6. Help!; 7. Warren Beatty (1978 and 1981).

IQ Trivia
1. What actress was nominated every year for a Best Actress Emmy from 1985-1996 but never won the award? ( 4 points)
2. What US state has as one of its nicknames, "The Peace Garden State?" ( 5 points)
3. In 1955, James Blake called the police and had what now-famous person arrested? ( 4 points)
4. The remains of Christopher Columbus is said to be buried in the capital of what Caribbean country? ( 3 points)
5. What 19th century gambling term meaning "a desirable prize" is today better known as a major American city's famous nickname? ( 4 points)

Answers: 1. Angela Lansbury; 2. North Dakota; 3. Rosa Parks; 4. Dominican Republic; 5. The Big Apple.

1 comment:

Rick said...

Ronnie James Dio will be missed. Loved his work with Rainbow also.

A great voice