Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Trivia Q&A: June 5

We had 26 teams in last Tuesday, and on Sunday night we had the opposite end of the spectrum: just 7 teams were in to play. That wasn't a great surprise, as we've had turnouts like that before on Sunday nights we have had to do it. But those who came out seemed to enjoy the night.

The night was won by That's Not What I Meant By "Organ Donor", Congressman, and they won by 11 points with 43. They held first place all night long, and were the only team to get more than two of the five correct in IQ Trivia (they had four right).

Second place went to Who Needs Church When You Have Trivia? with 32 points and third went to Four Dudes One Trophy with 31 points.

Thanks to all of you who rescheduled and came out with all the moving around. I really appreciate it. We return to Tuesday night next week, June 14th at 9 PM.

Best Team Name: That's Not What I Meant By "Organ Donor," Congressman

Current Events
1. What actor/comedian recently revealed that a painting he bought for $1 million in 2004 was actually the work of a German art forgery ring?
2. Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of what sport's governing body despite corruption allegations and no one running against him?
3. What NBA star announced his retirement last Wednesday on Twitter?
4. What European country closed eight nuclear plants recently and said they plan to abandon nuclear power by 2022?
5. James Arness, who rose to fame in what TV western that ran for 20 years, died last Friday at the age of 88?
6. The president of what Middle Eastern country and seven other government officials were injured in a rocket attack on the presidential palace during a skirmish with armed tribesmen?
7. The NHL's Atlanta Thrashers were sold last week and the new owners plan to move the team to what Canadian city that last had an NHL team in 1996?

2000s Trivia
1. The 2000 Summer Olympics were held in what city in September of that year?
2. What MLB team won the World Series in 2005, 88 years after their previous win?
3. Martin Scorsese won his first Academy Award for Best Director for what 2006 film?
4. Daniel Pearl, the reporter who was murdered by Al-Qaeda in February 2002, worked for what daily newspaper at the time of his death?
5. In 2004, what country banned the use of cell phones, but brought them back in 2008?
6. In June 2006, Montenegro declared its independence from what country?
7. What British punk rock band refused to attend their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2006, and called the Museum "a piss stain"?

Sunday Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. The 1976 movie "Black Sunday" is about a terror attack at what event?
2. "Bloody Sunday" was a 1972 incident when 13 civil rights protestors were shot and killed where?
3. "Easy (Like a Sunday Morning)" was a 1977 top 10 hit for what R&B group?
4. True or False: a month beginning with a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th in it.
5. "Low Sunday" is observed one week after what holiday?
6. Sunday Island is a small, low-lying island off the coast of what country?
7. "Sundays at Tiffany's" was a 2008 best-selling book by what popular author?

General Knowledge
1. The Pony Express operated between Missouri and what other state? (1 pt)
2. Cleopatra died after having been bitten by what? ( 1 pt)
3. Actor Audie Murphy was a real-life hero in what war? ( 1 pt)
4. The game of jai alai originated in what European country? ( 2 pt)
5. What MLB Hall of Fame player was killed in a plane crash in 1972? ( 2 pt)
6. What 19th century author wrote the classic novel "The Count of Monte Cristo?" ( 2 pt)
7. The duffel bag gets its name from a town in what European country? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What is the only US state that does not have a rectangular flag? ( 4 points)
2. Bedloe's Island is currently known today by what name, which was changed in 1956? ( 4 points)
3. Because of its shape, what European nation is known as "The Hexagon?" ( 3 points)
4. What TV personality was the first to show Abraham Zapruder's famous film of John F. Kennedy's assassination on national TV in 1975? ( 5 points)
5. "Fidelio" is the only opera by what immortal classical composer? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Steve Martin; 2. soccer; 3. Shaquille O'Neal; 4. Germany; 5. "Gunsmoke;" 6. Yemen; 7. Winnipeg.

2000s Trivia
1. Sydney, Australia; 2. Chicago White Sox; 3. "The Departed;" 4. Wall Street Journal; 5. North Korea; 6. Serbia; 7. The Sex Pistols.

Sunday Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Super Bowl; 2. Northern Ireland; 3. The Commodores; 4. true; 5. Easter Sunday; 6. Australia; 7. James Patterson.

General Knowledge
1. California; 2. asp; 3. World War II; 4. Spain; 5. Roberto Clemente; 6. Alexandre Dumas; 7. Belgium.

IQ Trivia
1. Ohio; 2. Liberty Island; 3. France; 4. Geraldo Rivera; 5. Ludwig van Beethoven.

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