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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Trivia Q&A: September 7

I wasn't anticipating a big crowd on Tuesday night, as I thought the completion of the Labor Day weekend on Monday night would keep some folks away. But we had 17 teams come out, and I was pleased to see so many regulars take part as well.

The scores were a bit low for Name the Decade Trivia (a little too difficult maybe?), but they picked up for Celebrity Real Names Trivia, as those scores were pretty solid.

The top five teams were just three points apart going into IQ Trivia, and this was a rather difficult round. But we had a rare event happen last night, as we had a team outside the top 5 have the best round of any team and leap frog over everyone and win. The team of Come To Think Of It, I Have Seen Something Like The Mighty Quinn go from being tied for 7th place and win the night, getting 3 of the 5 IQ Trivia questions right and win by two points.

Nice job by Rob and Melinda getting into the winner's circle!

Current Events
1. This Pacific nation was hit by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake last Saturday, which caused some damage to buildings but no reported deaths.
2. Three cricket players from this Asian country were suspended last week after being accused of fixing matches for money and are facing a possible lifetime ban.
3. This web site closed its adult services section last weekend after attorney generals from 17 states said it couldn't adequately block ads promoting prostitution and child trafficking.
4. This rock star said in a recent interview that it's unlikely he will ever reunite with his classic rock band mates, because he says he "no longer has anything in common with them."
5. This man, who has just written his memoirs, was greeted at his first public book signing in Dublin by protesters, some of which hurled shoes and eggs at him.
6. This Hollywood star requested a Bahamas judge drop the charges against two people accused of trying to extort money from him last year.
7. Former ELO cellist and founding member Mike Edwards was killed in a freak accident last Friday when this tumbled down a hill onto a road in Devon, England and crashed into his van, killing him instantly.

Name The Decade Trivia
1. America launches its first manned mission into space.
2. The iPod is first introduced to the American public.
3. Iraq invades Kuwait, which leads to the first Gulf War several months later.
4. Baseball has its first players strike, with the first week of games that year canceled.
5. The 18th amendment to the US Constitution, which brings prohibition to the US, goes into affect.
6. The Communists take over China, forcing Chiang Kai-Shek to exile in Taiwan.
7. MTV makes its debut, with The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" the first video shown.

Celebrity Real Name or Not Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. John Grisham
2. Sylvester Stallone
3. Neil Diamond
4. Anne Rice
5. Sandra Bullock
6. Barry Manilow
7. Kate Winslet
8. David Bowie
9. Christina Aguilera
10. Michael Caine

General Knowledge
1. In which country is Stonehenge located? ( 1 pt)
2. Which sport is the Ryder Cup given for? ( 1 pt)
3. In which sea would you find the Cayman Islands? ( 1 pt)
4. Who is the author of the epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey? ( 2 pt)
5. Syd Barrett founded what rock band? ( 2 pt)
6. Which is the most common element found on the sun? ( 2 pt)
7. "Saturday Night Live" broke what TV show's record this year with its 126th Emmy nomination? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What US president won back-to-back elections with an Electoral College score totaling 1014-62? ( 3 points)
2. Shirley Dinsdale was the very first winner of what award, in 1949? ( 5 points)
3. What pop singer currently has the most followers on Twitter, over 5.7 million? ( 4 points)
4. Where on the human body would you find the glabella? ( 4 points)
5. What profession appeared in more Monty Python sketches than any other, with a total of 51 appearances to its credit? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. New Zealand; 2. Pakistan; 3. Craigslist; 4. Robert Plant; 5. Tony Blair; 6. John Travolta; 7. A giant bale of hay.

Name The Decade Trivia
1. 1960s (1961); 2. 2000s (2001); 3. 1990s (1990); 4. 1970s (1972); 5. 1920s (1920); 6. 1940s (1949); 7. 1980s (1981).

Celebrity Real Name or Not ("The Q Train")
1. yes; 2. yes; 3. no (Noah Kaminsky); 4. no (Howard Allen O'Brien); 5. yes; 6. no (Barry Pinkus); 7. yes; 8. no (David Jones); 9. yes; 10. no (Maurice Micklewhite).

General Knowledge
1. England; 2. golf; 3. Caribbean; 4. Homer; 5. Pink Floyd; 6. hydrogen; 7. "ER."

IQ Trivia
1. Ronald Reagan; 2. Emmy Award; 3. Lady Gaga; 4. face; 5. police officer.

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