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Thursday, July 21, 2011

JW's Trivia Q&A: July 20

We didn't have a big crowd in again at Josie Wood's (the crowds probably won't be appearing in any big numbers until the NYU students return in September), but it sure was a spirited one. The winning team this week was Harry Potter Is Dead, who scored with 42 points. (One of the winning team's members was a one-time winner at Professor Thom's Trivia Night, which was nice to see.) Second place went to Warrior Princesses with 36 points.

It was a pleasure to meet Lauren from Lionshead Beer tonight, and I have to say it's a pretty good brew!

Presidential Trivia
1. Who was the last US president elected to two terms who failed to complete the second term?
2. What number president was John F. Kennedy?
3. Who was the only president who did not live in the White House?
4. Who was the shortest president?
5. Who was the last president born in the 19th century?
6. What 20th century president studied nuclear physics at the Naval Academy at Annapolis?
7. Who was the tallest president?
8. What Elvis Presley tune did Bill Clinton play on the sax when he appeared on "The Arsenio Hall Show" in 1992?
9. What US president was the only person named Time's "Person of the Year" three times?
10. Who is the only president to win the Pulitzer Prize?

Who's Older Trivia
1. Oprah Winfrey or Whoopi Goldberg?
2. Alex Rodriguez or Derek Jeter?
3. Al Pacino or Robert DeNiro?
4. George W. Bush or Bill Clinton?
5. Jay Z or P. Diddy?
6. Christina Aguilera or Britney Spears?
7. Paul McCartney or Mick Jagger?
8. Stephen King or John Grisham?
9. David Letterman or Jay Leno?
10. Madonna or Sharon Stone?

General Knowledge
1. John Pemberton invented what soft drink in 1886? ( 1 pt)
2. According to the proverb, what is the mother of invention? ( 1 pt)
3. How many states comprise the section known as New England? ( 1 pt)
4. John Fogerty was the lead singer of what 1960s rock group? ( 1 pt)
5. AL is the postal abbreviation for what US state? ( 1 pt)
6. Which of the world's oceans goes to the deepest depths? ( 1 pt)
7. George Takei played what character in the original TV series "Star Trek?" ( 2 pt)
8. In 1932, Iraq gained its independence from what European country? ( 2 pt)
9. Manuel Noriega was deposed a dictator of what country by a US invasion in 1989? ( 2 pt)
10. The 1981 film "Endless Love" was the first movie role for what current Hollywood superstar actor? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Pierre Omidyar and Michael Dean Johnson founded what current online company in 1995? ( 4 points)
2. What TV and movie actor became the first person using Twitter to have one million followers, in 2009? ( 4 points)
3. In 1982, Charles Brooks became the first person in the US to be executed by what method? ( 3 points)
4. What famous event occurred at 2122 North Clark Street in Chicago? ( 5 points)
5. Lara Lor-Van was the biological mother of what famous fictional character? ( 4 points)

Answers
Presidential Trivia
1. Richard Nixon; 2. 35; 3. George Washington; 4. James Madison; 5. Dwight D. Eisenhower; 6. Jimmy Carter; 7. Abraham Lincoln; 8. "Heartbreak Hotel"; 9. Franklin D. Roosevelt; 10. John F. Kennedy.

Who's Older Trivia
1. Winfrey; 2. Jeter; 3. Pacino; 4. Bush; 5. Diddy; 6. Aguilera; 7. McCartney; 8. King; 9. Letterman; 10. Stone.

General Knowledge
1. Coca-Cola; 2. necessity; 3. six; 4. CCR; 5. Alabama; 6. Pacific; 7. Mr. Sulu; 8. UK; 9. Panama; 10. Tom Cruise.

IQ Trivia
1. eBay; 2. Ashton Kutcher; 3. lethal injection; 4. St. Valentine's Day Massacre; 5. Superman.

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