Thursday, June 23, 2011

JW's Trivia Q&A: June 22

Wednesday Night Trivia at Josie Wood's made its debut last night and I have to call it a successful one. We had seven teams come in for it, and that was exactly the number of teams who were in for my debut at Professor thom's in 2006.

Martin, Josie Wood's manager, solved a problem he had with the bar's sound system by buying a pink karaoke machine shortly before it started, and the sound was perfect!

A number of familiar faces were in, including some old friends from my Tower Records days, and that was such a nice surprise.

Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. I met the bar's staff and they couldn't have been nicer.

The folks in all had a good time, and the winners were Matt and Monica, who are Thom's regulars, and I appreciated their coming in on my first night. As Mortal Wombat, they won by eight points over Honey On My Nuts, who finished with 29 points. Third place went to Towering Inferno (my Tower friends) with 27 points.

Best Team Name: My Couch Pulls Out But I Don't

Music Trivia
1. In 1985, the Live Aid concerts were held in London and what US city?
2. What R&B legend was known as "Mr. Dynamite?"
3. What rock group were Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett a part of?
4. What year did American Idol debut on the Fox network?
5. The songwriting trio of Holland, Dozier, Holland wrote 25 Top 10 hits for what record label?
6. What rock singer once attended the London School of Economics?
7. Name 1 of the 2 artists to win 8 Grammys in one year.
8. What city has the nickname "Music City USA?"
9. Madonna won the first MTV Best Female Video award in 1987 for what song?
10. Bruce Springsteen won an Oscar and Grammy in 1994 for what song?

Movie Trivia
1. What legendary singer won an Oscar for the film "From Here to Eternity?"
2. What was the highest grossing film of the 1980s?
3. What two films did Clint Eastwood win the Oscar for Best Director?
4. What was Elvis Presley's first film?
5. Which film did Woody Allen win a best Original Screenplay Oscar for?
6. What was the name of the first James Bond film, released in 1963?
7. What city is featured in the films "Good Will Hunting," "A Civil Action" and "Field of Dreams?"
8. What movie earned Tom Hanks his third straight Oscar nomination in 1996?
9. The film "Platoon" was set during which war?
10. What 1975 film won the four major Oscars: Best Actor and Actress, and Best Dircetor and Picture?

General Knowledge
1. In what US state is Kent State University? ( 1 pt)
2. What nation was ruled by "The Sun King" from 1643 until his death in 1715? ( 1 pt)
3. Victoria is the capital of what Canadian province? ( 1 pt)
4. The island of Malta can be found in what sea? ( 1 pt)
5. Olympic Airlines is the national airline of what country? ( 1 pt)
6. Name 1 of the 2 teams to win the World Series in the decade of the 2000s. ( 1 pt)
7. What is the world's largest nation by population that's all in a single time zone? ( 2 pt)
8. When the Hindenburg crashed and burned in 1937, what type of gas was it filled with? ( 2 pt)
9. "The Libert Bell March' is the theme song to what classic TV show? ( 2 pt)
10. In terms of area, what is the world's largest principally Spanish-speaking country? (3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Founded in 1852, what is California's oldest prison? ( 3 points)
2. What artist died in the 19th century having sold only painting, but a century later one of his works sold for $82.5 million? ( 4 points)
3. What is the northernmost world capital city? ( 4 points)
4. A monument in which state claims to mark the geographic center of the 48 contiguous US states? ( 4 points)
5. What famous figure was the basis for the main character Oliver in the best-selling novel "Love Story?" ( 5 points)

Music Trivia
1. Philadelphia; 2. James Brown; 3. Genesis; 4. 2002; 5. Motown; 6. Mick Jagger; 7. Michael Jackson (1983) and Santana (1999); 8. Nashville; 9. "Papa Don't Preach;" 10. "Streets of Philadelphia."

Movie Trivia
1. Frank Sinatra; 2. "ET;" 3. "Unforgiven" and "Million Dollar Baby;" 4. "Love Me Tender;" 5. "Annie Hall;" 6. "Dr. No;" 7. Boston; 8. "Apollo 13;" 9. Vietnam; 10. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

General Knowledge
1. Ohio; 2. France; 3. British Columbia; 4. Mediterranean; 5. Greece; 6. Red Sox and Yankees; 7. China; 8. hydrogen; 9. "Monty Python's Flying Circus;" 10. Argentina.

IQ Trivia
1. San Quentin; 2. Vincent Van Gogh; 3. Reykjavik, Iceland; 4. Kansas; 5. Al Gore.

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