Wednesday, June 29, 2011

PT's Trivia Q&A: June 28

We had 20 teams in for Trivia Night, and the bar had a nice crowd watching Cliff Lee take a buzzsaw to the Red Sox lineup. But it was still a great night of Trivia, and it was nice to see some old friends back at Thom's I hadn't seen in a while.

It was also The Night of The Long Team Names. A few will follow.

We had some strong numbers for July 4th Trivia, and especially for Red, White and Blue Flags Trivia, as about half the teams got perfect scores.

The Top 5 teams were only separated by 4 points heading into IQ Trivia, but the team in the lead, Friday Night I Was at the Gym In Chelsea With Kathy Griffin Listening to Cabaret On My iPod. Did I Miss Anything? got 4 of the 5 questions correct and wound up winning by three points, with 48 overall.

Second place went to Whitey Bulger? Isn't That What Anthony Weiner Calls His Package? with 45 points, (they also copped Best Team Name) and third place went to Suck It Pi! School's Out! with 44 points.

Current Events
1. What troubled Hollywood star canceled an interview last week with Matt Lauer of the Today Show just before the cameras were set to roll?
2. What superstar actor last week was promoting his new film on Spanish-language Univision and danced while doing the weather, getting big play on the Internet?
3. Ryan Dunn, who starred on what cult cable TV show, was killed last week when his car, going over 130 MPH, flew over a guardrail and crashed into a ravine?
4. Whitey Bulger, who spent 12 years on the Ten Most Wanted List and was on the lam for his involvement in 19 murders, was captured last week in what US city?
5. Nearly 50 gay couples exchanged vows in what country in a bid to set a new world record for mass gay weddings?
6. Congressmen Ron Paul and Barney Frank were among many who introduced legislation last week to let individual states deal with what issue?
7. What American comic legend had to cancel a sold-out tour in Sydney, Australia after collapsing from exhaustion as he was about to take the stage?

July 4th Trivia
1. On this day in 1826, what two former US presidents both passed away on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence?
2. In 1863, the city of Vicksburg, MS surrendered after a 47-day siege to what Union general?
3. On this date in 1976, Israeli commandoes rescued hostages on an Air France jetliner at Entebbe Airport in what African country?
4. What Asian country gained their independence from the US on this day in 1946 after nearly 400 years of near-continuous rule by various powers?
5. Al Davis, the longtime owner of what NFL team and three-time Super Bowl champion, was born on this date in 1929?
6. On this date in 1894, a short-lived republic was proclaimed by Sanford Dole in what future US state?
7. On this date in 1826, what American songwriter, best-known for "Camptown Races" and "Oh Susanna" was born in Lawrenceville, PA?

Red, White and Blue Flags Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Australia
2. Canada
3. Sweden
4. France
5. Spain
6. Russia
7. Dominican Republic
8. Argentina
9. Cuba
10. Italy

General Knowledge
1. In Internet shorthand, what does "LQTM" stand for? ( 1 pt)
2. Russell Crowe won an Academy Award for his role in what film? ( 1 pt)
3. What continent is divided into the most countries? ( 1 pt)
4. What actor provided the voice of Sideshow Bob on "The Simpsons?" ( 2 pt)
5. East Pakistan changed its name in 1971 to what name it is known today? ( 2 pt)
6. Yuri Andropov succeeded what man as the Soviet Union's president in 1984? ( 2 pt)
7. What rock band has won the most Grammy awards in their storied career? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What US city is represented by a professional baseball and football team each nicknamed for a different bird? ( 3 points)
2. In what European city is Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" set? ( 4 points)
3. The Tarsus bones are found in what part of the human body? ( 5 points)
4. Which state has the largest Amish population? ( 4 points)
5. Who is the only performer to be nominated twice posthumously for the Best Actor Oscar? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Lindsay Lohan; 2. Tom Hanks; 3. "Jackass;" 4. Santa Monica, CA; 5. Brazil; 6. marijuana; 7. Jerry Lewis.

July 4th Trivia
1. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson; 2. Ulysses S. Grant; 3. Uganda; 4. Philippines; 5. Oakland Raiders; 6. Hawaii; 7. Stephen Foster.

Red, White and Blue Flags Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. yes; 2. no; 3. no; 4. yes; 5. no; 6. yes; 7. yes; 8. no; 9. yes; 10. no.

General Knowledge
1. "Laughing quietly to myself"; 2. "Gladiator;" 3. Africa; 4. Kelsey Grammer; 5. Bangladesh; 6. Leonid Brezhnev; 7. U2.

IQ Trivia
1. Baltimore; 2. Athens; 3. feet; 4. Ohio; 5. James Dean.

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