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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Trivia Q&A: July 27

We had 18 teams in for Trivia Night on Tuesday night. A little lighter than last week, but still a spirited crowd enjoyed the night. (And again, Yours Truly was the subject of a few team names. More on that shortly.)

The scores for Q Are You? were generally very good, but they were slightly down for Audio Movies Trivia. The crowd enjoyed the return of audio trivia, and it will now be a monthly Q Train staple. (Boy, when I played "My Heart Will Go On" the venom unleashed was like I had rarely seen before on Trivia Night. And of course, my pal Chris played up on that, and it was rather funny amongst the hissing and booing.)

It was close going to IQ Trivia, but the team of John Quinn For Congress, who were last week's winners, pulled out a slim one point victory to enter the Winner's Circle. Nice job, guys and good luck going for the hat trick next week.

Current Events
1. James Gammon, a respected character actor who played the Cleveland Indians manager in this 1989 classic comedy baseball film, recently died of cancer at the age of 70.
2. Walt Disney and Kraft Foods were among 24 multinational companies that have moved their regional headquarters to the largest city in this Asian country.
3. Over 500 of these birds are washing up ashore or are clinging to life on the shores of Brazil over the last few weeks, leaving officials there baffled as to why.
4. Sports Illustrated recently published its list of the top 50 highest-earning American athletes, and this controversial man topped the list, earning over $90 million in salary and endorsements.
5. The International Court of Justice ruled that Kosovo's 2008 declaration of independence violated no international law, but this neighboring country vowed never to recognize it.
6. 19 people were killed at the Love Parade music festival in this European country last weekend when a stampede occurred and details of how and why it happened remain unclear.
7. Daniel Schorr, an Emmy-winning reporter for many years with this TV network who discovered he was on Richard Nixon's infamous "Enemies List" in 1973, died last week at the age of 93.

Answers: 1. "Major League;" 2. China; 3. penguins; 4. Tiger Woods; 5. Serbia; 6. Germany; 7. CBS.

Q Are You?

1. This man was born in North Somerset, England in 1939. He's an actor, comedian, writer and producer. He's best known for his work on two classic British comedy series, but he's also been in 2 James Bond films, was nominated for an Oscar and won an Emmy in 1987 for a role on "Cheers."
2. This woman was born in Reading, England in 1975. She is the youngest actress to accrue six Oscar nominations in her career, winning once, in 2008. She's also been nominated for an Emmy and a Grammy, for a children's album in 2000.
3. This man was born in The Bronx, NY in 1942. He is a stand-up comedian and actor. He made HBO's first stand-up comedy special in 1975 and eight in total, many comedy albums and in 1979 was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.
4. This woman was born in New York City in 1942. She's a singer, songwriter and pianist. She was known as a hit songwriter in the 1960s, but is best known for an iconic album she made in 1971, one of 25 she's made in her career.
5. This woman was born in New York City in 1947. She is a romantic novelist, and an author of mainstream dramas. She's the seventh best selling writer of all-time, having sold nearly 600 million books and 22 of her novels have been adapted for TV.
6. This man was born in Panama City, Panama in 1969. He is an 11-time MLB All-Star selection, a World Series MVP, a pitcher with a career ERA of 2.21 and is considered a sure bet first-ballot Hall of Famer when he retires.
7. This man was born in Knoxville, TN in 1963. He's a director, writer, producer and actor. He's made nine feature films in the last 20 years, and his films use nonlinear storylines and lean heavy on violence and bad language. He won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his 1994 film.

Answers: 1. John Cleese; 2. Kate Winslet; 3. Robert Klein; 4. Carole King; 5. Danielle Steel; 6. Mariano Rivera; 7. Quentin Tarantino.

Audio Movies Trivia "The Q Train")

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (The Blue Danube)
2. Fever Pitch (Tessie)
3. Rocky (Gonna Fly Now)
4. Philadelphia (The Streets of Philadelphia)
5. Midnight Express (The Chase)
6. Field of Dreams (Moonlight Graham)
7. Saturday Night Fever (Stayin' Alive)
8. Man On the Moon (Man On the Moon)
9. Titanic (My Heart Will Go On)
10. Life of Brian (Always Look On The Bright Side of Life)

General Knowledge
1. What was the name of the boy in the song by Johnny Cash with a girl's name? ( 1 pt)
2. What canal joins the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean? ( 1 pt)
3. Eric Cartman is a character from what TV series? ( 1 pt)
4. What American swimmer won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics? ( 2 pt)
5. In what country was Adolf Hitler born? ( 2 pt)
6. What rock musician plays with a group called The Delaware Destroyers? ( 2 pt)
7. Asuncion is the capital of which South American country? ( 3 pt)

Answers: 1. Sue; 2. Panama Canal; 3. "South Park;" 4. Mark Spitz; 5. Austria; 6. George Thorogood; 7. Paraguay.

IQ Trivia

1. Kirribilli House is the official residence of the prime minister of what country? ( 4 points)
2. The Juno Awards are given to Canadians in what field of endeavor? ( 3 points)
3. The 2001 film "Scotland, PA" is a retelling of what Shakespeare play set in 1975? ( 4 points)
4. 60% of all Fortune 500 companies are incorporated in what US state due to its corporation-friendly laws? ( 4 points)
5. Okta is a unit of measurement to describe what? ( 5 points)

Answers: 1. Australia; 2. music; 3. "Macbeth;" 4. Delaware; 5. cloud cover.

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