All-Star Game at Washington

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Trivia Q&A: March 15

I was very pleased to see 19 teams and a full house at Professor Thom's for Trivia on Tuesday night. Great to see the consistent terrific crowds come out. Let's hope it keeps going.

The scores for Green Trivia were very solid (and I got through the last question of the category pretty much unscathed, especially after I had to repeat it!) as they were for In Q's iPod as well. I don't think I made the questions for General Knowledge terribly difficult and the scores reflected that.

The team called Quiz In My Pants Returns led the entire night, and had a very good IQ round and held on to the win by three points with 46. We had a tie for second place and broke it with this: "Add up the ages of current media whores Charlie Sheen, Muammar Khadafy and Justin Bieber." The team of It's Hell Week, And Not In a Good Way guessed 130 and hit it right on the nose. Too Tsunami? finished third. (I knew someone would use the Japanese disasters as a team name, and they weren't the only ones.)

Best Team Name: Rattlesnakes and Condoms: Two Things I Don't Screw With

Current Events
1. What rock star announced his retirement on his web site last week, and sited taking care of his two young sons as the reason?
2. Queen Elizabeth II of England will make her first ever state visit to what country this May, the first ever Royal visit there since 1911?
3. According to Forbes magazine, there are now two other countries besides the US that have more than 100 billionaires. Name 1 of the 2.
4. What European nation became the first country to recognize the National Transitional Council, which was formed by anti-Khadafy rebels, as Libya's legitimate government last Thursday?
5. What midwestern US state repealed the death penalty last week?
6. What movie star pleaded no contest to a charge of spousal battery last Friday and received three years of probation?
7. A US aid contractor, Alan Gross, was convicted of crimes against what country, which accused him of working on a US funded "subversive project" and sentenced him to 15 years there in jail.

Green Trivia
1. What is the name of the pigment in green plants that gives them their color?
2. Martin Balsam portrayed Mr. Green in what 1974 NYC-based action film that was remade in 2009?
3. "Green River" was a hit single for what 1960s rock band?
4. What Nickelodeon TV show was known for dropping green slime on its characters?
5. What North African country's flag is completely green?
6. What is the name of the main character in the book "Green Eggs and Ham?"
7. Which ageless children's song features the lyric: "Oh, the flea on the feather, And the feather on the bird, And the bird on the nest, And the nest on the leaf, And the leaf on the twig, And the twig on the bough, And the bough on the branch, And the branch on the limb, And the limb on the tree, and the tree in a hole, And the hole in the ground?"

In Q's iPod: Name The Decade ("The Q Train")
1. 1999-Prince
2. Come As You Are-Nirvana
3. C'mon Everybody-Eddie Cochran
4. Last Train To Clarksville-The Monkees
5. Macho Man--The Village People
6. Whole Lotta Love-Led Zeppelin
7. I'm Too Sexy-Right Said Fred
8. I Will Survive-Gloria Gaynor
9. I'm Shipping Up To Boston-Dropkick Murphys
10. Goody Two Shoes-Adam Ant

General Knowledge
1. What famous dog made her TV debut in 1954? ( 1 pt)
2. Who was the fourth President of the United States? ( 1 pt)
3. Who was the youngest boxer to win the heavyweight title? ( 1 pt)
4. Gonzaga University is found in what US state? ( 2 pt)
5. What American author published the pamphlet "Common Sense" in 1776? ( 2 pt)
6. "Crazy In Love" was what female singer's first solo number one single, in 2003? ( 2 pt)
7. The 1981 film "Endless Love" was the first movie role for what current Hollywood superstar actor? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What English band's 1985 megahit album was the first ever to sell one million copies on compact disc? ( 5 points)
2. What legendary American figure owned the largest commercial whiskey distillery in the US in the 18th century? ( 4 points)
3. What is the largest country in Africa in total area? ( 3 points)
4. Which Oscar winner for Best Actress is the only Academy Award winner with an Oscar-winning mother and father? ( 4 points)
5. Canopus, Rigel and Regulus are all types of what? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Phil Collins; 2. Ireland; 3. China and Russia; 4. France; 5. Illinois; 6. Mel Gibson; 7. Cuba.

Green Trivia
1. Chlorophyll; 2. "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three;" 3. Creedence Clearwater Revival; 4. "You Can't Do That On Television" (I also accepted "Double Dare" as they also did it); 5. Libya; 6. Sam; 7. "The Green Grass Grows All Around."

In Q's iPod: Name The Decade ("The Q Train")
1. 1980s; 2. 1990s; 3. 1950s; 4. 1960s; 5. 1970s; 6. 1960s; 7. 1990s; 8. 1970s; 9. 2000s; 10. 1980s.

General Knowledge
1. Lassie; 2. James Madison; 3. Mike Tyson; 4. Washington; 5. Thomas Paine; 6. Beyonce Knowles; 7. Tom Cruise.

IQ Trivia
1. Dire Straits (Brothers In Arms); 2. George Washington; 3. Sudan; 4. Liza Minnelli; 5. stars.

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