Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Trivia Q&A: September 21

We had 14 teams in for Trivia Night on a lighter night than I expected. There was a strange vibe in the bar. We couldn't find the mic for my Trivia Night until just moments before we got going. I thought it might be a night when I might have to ask questions walking up and down the bar. I don't want to think about that.

The scores throughout the night when generally on the high side, especially for "In Q's iPod." We had a close match the entire night (we had a seven-way tie for second place after round 1). IQ Trivia had scores a bit lower, and only team got as many as four out of five right. But that team, Suck It, Hasselhoff, wound up the winners, and by three points.

And my thanks to Matt, who corrected me on one of the IQ Trivia answers that I actually got wrong. Yes, The Omnipotent Q isn't perfect.

Best Team Name: I'm Not In The Tea Party, But I Have Dabbled In Witchcraft

Current Events
1. Ticketmaster was ordered to repay over 1,000 fans of this rock star after the US Federal Trade Commission found they used bait and switch tactics to sell tickets to a concert in 2009.
2. Casey Affleck admitted in the New York Times last week that a documentary he was making about the decline of this Oscar-nominated actor was all a hoax.
3. This talk show host announced last week he will lead a rally in Washington DC next month called "Rally to Restore Sanity" in hoping people will "stop drawing Hitler mustaches on people other than Hitler."
4. This Hollywood actor and his wife were arrested on burglary charges last weekend after they were living in their former home without permission of the current owner.
5. This East Coast city honored the late rock star and native son Frank Zappa last Sunday with a bust of him dedicated and a street there named after him.
6. A French athlete named Philippe Croizon became the first quadruple amputee to accomplish this feat last weekend, accomplishing it in just under 14 hours.
7. The director of Glastonbury Abbey apologized after an uproar occurred when he let this Hollywood actor promote his upcoming film from the site said to be the grave of King Arthur.

September 21st Trivia
1. On this date in 1897, a famous editorial appeared in a newspaper answering a child's question, called "Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus." In what American city was the paper located?
2. On this day in 1964, Malta became an independent country, and in 1981, Belize also became independent. Both gained their freedom from what European nation?
3. This woman became the first female US Supreme Court justice on this day in 1981.
4. In 1780, this infamous American general handed over the plans to West Point during the American Revolution.
5. This actor/comedian, who starred in many hit comedy films in the 1980s and '90s and was nominated for an Oscar in 2003 for "Lost In Translation," was born on this date in 1950.
6. Liam Gallagher, lead singer of this English rock group of the 1990s, was born on this date in 1972.
7. On this day in 1993, this Russian president suspended parliament and scraps the constitution, setting off the constitutional crisis of 1993.

In Q's iPod (Answers)
1. The Beach Boys--Good Vibrations
2. Marvin Gaye--I Heard It Through The Grapevine
3. Billy Joel--We Didn't Start The Fire
4. Booker T & The MGs--Green Onions
5. CCR--Proud Mary
6. Blondie--Rapture
7. Chuck Berry--Johnny B. Goode
8. Phil Collins--In The Air Tonight
9. Bruce Springsteen--Born In The USA
10. Prince--Let's Go Crazy

General Knowledge
1. What European country fought a civil war between 1936 and 1939? ( 1 pt)
2. In what month of the year do the French commemorate Bastille Day? ( 1 pt)
3. What gangster was imprisoned for tax evasion in 1931? ( 1 pt)
4. What metal is typically found in both sterling silver and bronze? ( 2 pt)
5. Ben Johnson, who was stripped of his 1988 Olympic gold medals after failing a drug test, represented what country? ( 2 pt)
6. Whoopi Goldberg won the Golden Globe for Best Actress for what film? ( 2 pt)
7. Which Ernest Hemingway novel is centered around events at the bull running festival at Pamplona, Spain? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What is the largest Mediterranean island, both in terms of area and population? ( 3 points)
2. At the time of the Civil War, what was the most populous city in the Confederacy? ( 4 points)
3. A blackback is the name of what type of male animal for the first eleven years of its life? ( 4 points)
4. What 1970s New Wave rocker won a Grammy Award in 2001 for a classical album called "Symphony No. 1?" ( 5 points)
5. What American city was founded in the 17th century on the Shawmut Peninsula? ( 4 pt)

Current Events
1. Bruce Springsteen; 2. Joaquin Phoenix; 3. Jon Stewart; 4. Randy Quaid; 5. Baltimore; 6. Swim the English Channel; 7. Nicolas Cage.

September 21st Trivia
1. New York; 2. United Kingdom; 3. Sandra Day O'Connor; 4. Benedict Arnold; 5. Bill Murray; 6. Oasis; 7. Boris Yeltsin.

General Knowledge
1. Spain; 2. July; 3. Al Capone; 4. copper; 5. Canada; 6. "The Color Purple;" 7. "The Sun Also Rises."

IQ Trivia
1. Sicily; 2. New Orleans; 3. gorilla; 4. Joe Jackson; 5. Boston.

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