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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Trivia Q&A: November 16

We had 18 teams in for Trivia Night, a nice bounce back from last week. It was a rainy night, but that didn't keep many folks away from getting their Trivia fix!

The scores were very high for Q-Tip Trivia, and they also were for General Knowledge as well. The scores were a bit lower for Even Numbered Trivia, the Q Train category. I think I made it harder than I thought.

We had a tight race going into IQ Trivia, with two teams running neck and neck and separted by one point. The team in second place, Four Loko For Cocoa Puffs, got three of the five IQ questions correct and wound up winning by four points. Congratulations to them, as it was their very first win ever on Trivia Night.

Second place went to This Space Intentionally Left Blank, and third place went to Fruitless Pursuits, who finished two points out of third.

Best Team Name: This Space Left Intentionally Blank

Current Events
1. Forbes.com listed Oprah Winfrey as their highest-earning female celebrity for the last 12 months ending June 30. Which R&B singer finished second?
2. What group is urging the US to prosecute former President Bush after he admitted in his memoir he authorized the use of waterboarding?
3. What fast food restaurant last week radically changed their french fries, leaving the skin on and sprinkling sea salt on top?
4. What British singer, who was a former captain in the British army, claimed he may have prevented World War III in Kosovo in 1999 by ignoring an order to attack Russian forces by an American general?
5. A dispute between Nicaragua and what neighboring country was fueled recently when an island on the border was mistakenly shown on Google Maps as being part of Nicaragua and not the neighbor?
6. 42 people were killed in a fire in a skyscraper in what Asian city on Monday?
7. What TV series was renewed for a 23rd season last week?

Q-Tip Trivia
1. Which of these 19th century presidents served their terms before the Civil War? a. Franklin Pierce; b. Benjamin Harrison; c. Zachary Taylor; d. James Garfield.
2. Which of the following countries are NOT a member of the European Union? a. Switzerland; b. Ukraine; c. Spain; d. Turkey.
3. Which of the following films had a Best Actor Oscar winner that year it came out? a. Rocky; b. The Sting; c. Saving Private Ryan; d. The Deer Hunter.
4. Which of the following artists have had an album sell at least 40 million copies worldwide? a. Pink Floyd; b. Whitney Houston; c. Backstreet Boys; d. AC/DC.
5. Which of these planets are smaller than Earth? a. Mercury. b. Mars; c. Uranus; d. Neptune.
6. Which of these US cities has a subway system? a. Baltimore; b. Los Angeles; c. San Francisco; d. Minneapolis.
7. Which of these films was Morgan Freeman nominated for an Academy Award for? a. Unforgiven; b. The Shawshank Redemption; c. Driving Miss Daisy; d. Invictus.

Even Numbered Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. This is the number of inches in one yard.
2. In tennis, this number represents the third point gained in a game.
3. This number is retired for MLB Hall of Famers Tony Perez, Rickey Henderson and Willie Mays.
4. This is the number of holes in a stipulated round of golf.
5. Barack Obama is this number President of the United States.
6. The Roman numeral "L" signifies this number.
7. This is the number of dominoes in a standard dominoes set.
8. The current Roman Catholic Pope, Pope Benedict, is this number.
9. This number parallel north separates North and South Korea.
10. Virgo is this number astrological sign of the Zodiac.

General Knowledge
1. Who is the last surviving member of TV's "Golden Girls?" ( 1 pt)
2. What Peanuts character famously played the piano? ( 1 pt)
3. Columbia is the capital of what US state? ( 1 pt)
4. November 11th became a holiday in remembrance of war veterans following the conclusion of what war? ( 2 pt)
5. How many hours difference is there between Pacific Standard Time and Atlantic Standard Time? ( 2 pt)
6. Who succeeded King George VI as England's monarch? ( 2 pt)
7. What hit film was based on a book called "The Accidental Billionaires?" ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What Oscar winner wrote a 1987 memoir subtitled "How I Went to Africa with Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind?"( 4 points)
2. What national capital is the oldest European-founded city in the Western Hemisphere? ( 4 points)
3. What does a person called a tasseomancer do for a living? ( 5 points)
4. Which is the only American League baseball team that has never appeared in a World Series? ( 3 points)
5. Of whose death did General Robert E. Lee say, "I have lost my right arm?" ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Beyonce Knowles; 2. Amnesty International; 3. Wendy's; 4. James Blunt; 5. Costa Rica; 6. Shanghai, China; 7. "The Simpsons."

Q-Tip Trivia
1. a, c; 2. a,b,d; 3. none; 4. all; 5. a,b; 6. a,b,c; 7. b,c,d.

Even Numbered Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. 36; 2. 40; 3. 24; 4. 18; 5. 44; 6. 50; 7. 28; 8. 16; 9. 38; 10. 6.

General Knowledge
1. Betty White; 2. Schroeder; 3. South Carolina; 4. World War I; 5. four; 6. Elizabeth II; 7. "The Social Network."

IQ Trivia
1. Katharine Hepburn; 2. Santo Domingo, D.R.; 3. Reads tea leaves; 4. Seattle Mariners; 5. Stonewall Jackson.

2 comments:

Peter N said...

That's fun since you kindly printed it in a quiz form with the answers at the bottom.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Not a problem, Peter. Thanks for the suggestion.