Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

PT's Trivia Q&A: June 21

We had another huge crowd in on Tuesday night, as 21 teams took part in Trivia night. It was a pleasure to see Kelly and Lindsey, who do comedy every other Monday in Professor Thom's Loft (and are doing a special benefit there on Friday night). And I also met fellow Red Sox blogger Derek Hixon, who has the great Sawxblog.com, and came down from Boston for Trivia and the Sox game.

It was a close night for the first three rounds, but the team of I Need My Astronaut Husband to Retire Like I Need a Hole In My Head pulled away with the win by 11 points with 52, after having a perfect IQ round. They also booed all night, as the team name turned a lot of folks off, but we gave them Best Team Name anyway.

Second place went to I'm Trying To Watch The Royals Game with 41 points, and third went to Three's Company, Too with 39.

Current Events
1. What southern city was named "The Dirtiest City In America" according to recent survey by Travel and Leisure magazine?
2. According to a recent survey by Thomson Reuters, what country was chosen as "the most dangerous in the world" for women to live in?
3. What onetime talk show host announced he is opening a medical marijuana dispensary in Sacramento, CA?
4. Which Asian country's government announced last week they will double sales tax over the next five years to fund rising social security costs?
5. Key staff members of which 2012 presidential candidate resigned last week?
6. A major Mexican drug cartel kingpin named Marco Guzman was arrested last week. What superstar Hollywood actor was he nicknamed for because Guzman allegedly looks like him?
7. Female activists in what Middle Eastern country drove cars last Friday in protest to the male-only laws about driving automobiles?

Which Came First Trivia
1. a. Survivor TV debut; b. American Idol's TV debut
2. a. First man walks on the moon; b. Mets win their first World Series
3. a. John Lennon is killed in New York City; b. US hockey team wins the gold medal at the lake Placid Olympics
4. OJ Simpson is indicted for double-murder; b. Baseball players walk out on strike and two months later the World Series is canceled
5. a. The Berlin Wall comes down; b. Chicago Cubs play their first night game ever at Wrigley Field
6. a. George H.W. Bush becomes president; b. New York Giants win their first Super Bowl
7. The Simpsons TV show makes its Fox debut; b. Seinfeld makes its debut on NBC

Classic TV Characters Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Monica Geller
2. Hawkeye Pierce
3. Dana Scully
4. Mr. Mackey
5. Woody Boyd
6. Frank Costanza
7. Phyllis Lindstrom
8. DJ Conner
9. Corky Sherwood
10. Lennie Briscoe

General Knowledge
1. The nation of Zambia is located on what continent? ( 1 pt)
2. What rock group had a hit song in 1984 with "Jump?" ( 1 pt)
3. How many strikes make a perfect 300 game in ten pin bowling? ( 1 pt)
4. What was the one-word name of the magazine founded by John F. Kennedy Jr.? ( 2 pt)
5. 90% of the world's fresh water is located where? ( 2 pt)
6. How many tablespoons are in a cup? ( 2 pt)
7. In Greek mythology, who was the father of Perseus? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What US president was the first to visit Europe while in office? ( 4 points)
2. Charles Kingsford Smith of Australia was the first man to accomplish what feat in 1928? ( 5 points)
3. What now standard piece of automobile equipment was introduced at the first Indianapolis 500 race in 1911? ( 4 points)
4. Within five points, what percentage of the world's population is right-handed? ( 3 points)
5. What novel, originally banned in the US, became a number one bestseller in 1959, 31 years after it was originally written? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. New Orleans; 2. Afghanistan; 3. Montel Williams; 4. Japan; 5. Newt Gingrich; 6. Brad Pitt; 7. Saudi Arabia.

Which Came First Trivia
1. a; 2. a; 3. b; 4. a; 5. b; 6. b; 7.b.

Classic TV Character Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Friends; 2. M*A*S*H; 3. The X-Files; 4. South Park; 5. Cheers; 6. Seinfeld; 7. Mary Tyler Moore Show; 8. Roseanne; 9. Murphy Brown; 10. Law and Order.

General Knowledge
1. Africa; 2. Van Halen; 3. twelve; 4. George; 5. Antarctica; 6. sixteen; 7. Zeus.

IQ Trivia
1. Woodrow Wilson; 2. Fly solo across the Pacific Ocean; 3. rearview mirror; 4. eighty-five; 5. Lady Chatterly's Lover.

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