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JW's Trivia Q&A: June 29

On our second Trivia Night at Josie Wood's, we had six teams come out and enjoy the festivities. We had a small but enthusiastic crowd,and hopefully this will build into a successful night the way Tuesday night at Professor Thom's has become.

The Team of What's The Red Sox/Phillies Score? (which featured my friend Dave, a huge Phillies fan) wound up the winners, with 44 points. The second place team was Honey On My Nuts (which also won for Best Team Name) finished with 39 points, and Mortal Wombat, last week's winners, wound up with 35 points.

I want to thank all of you who came out on Wednesday night, and I hope to see more of you as the weeks progress.

1-2-3-4 Trivia
1. Cancer is this number sign of the Zodiac.
2. Catcher is this number on a baseball team.
3. On a telephone, this number key is associated with the letters D, E, and F.
4. The number of US presidents who have been impeached.
5. The number of MLB players who have hit at least 700 HRs.
6. This is the number of Super Bowls won by the New York Giants in their history.
7. The number of US state capitals named after US presidents.
8. This number was a hit song for the Bee Gees, Faith Hill and U2.
9. This is the atomic number of helium.
10. The total number of Oscars won by Al Pacino in his career.

True or False Trivia
1. The original McDonald's restaurant opened in the state of California.
2. John D. Rockefeller co-founded US Steel.
3. Almost all clouds are formed in the troposphere.
4. New Zealand was the first nation to grant women the right to vote.
5. Bananas originated on the continent of Africa.
6. Isaac Stern is famous for playing the piano.
7. M in FM stands for modulation.
8. Microsoft's headquarters are in the state of Washington.
9. The most widely sung song in the English language is "Happy Birthday to You."
10. Panama hats are actually manufactured in Panama.

General Knowledge
1. What language contains the most words? ( 1 pt)
2. How many feet deep is a fathom? ( 1 pt)
3. What famous gangster was shot dead by FBI agent Melvin Purvis in 1934? ( 1 pt)
4. What famous rock group was originally called The Quarrymen? ( 1 pt)
5. What country has won a record five World Cup soccer titles? ( 1 pt)
6. "Eureka" is the motto of what US state? ( 1 pt)
7. What is the largest lake in North America? ( 2 pt)
8. What comedian wrote the novella "Shopgirl?" ( 2 pt)
9. The Rio Grande river originates in what US state? ( 2 pt)
10. Only once in history has both England and France had a king with the same name at the same time. What was the shared name? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. If you travel due eat of New York City all the way to Europe, what country will you hit first? (4 points)
2. What famous athlete once declined to take a stand on a certain political issue by saying, "Hey, Republicans buy sneakers too!" ( 4 points)
3. What individual, who owns over 2 million acres, is America's largest landowner? ( 4 points)
4. How many time zones are there in North America? ( 3 points)
5. What did Russian Valentina Tereshkova do in 1963 that made her world famous? ( 5 points)

Answers
1-2-3-4 Trivia
1. four; 2. two; 3. three; 4. two; 5. three; 6. three; 7. four; 8. one; 9. two; 10. one.

True or False Trivia
1. true; 2. false, Standard Oil; 3. true; 4. true; 5. false, Asia; 6. false, violin; 7. true; 8. true; 9. true; 10, false, Ecuador.

General Knowledge
1. English; 2. six; 3. John Dillinger; 4. The Beatles; 5. Brazil; 6. California; 7. Lake Superior; 8. Steve Martin; 9. Colorado; 10. Henry.

IQ Trivia
1. Portugal; 2. Michael Jordan; 3. Ted Turner; 4. eight; 5. First woman in space.

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