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Thursday, July 07, 2011

JW's Trivia Q&A: July 6

We had six teams in again at Josie Wood's for Wednesday Night Trivia, but it was a larger and even more enthusiastic crowd than last week.

I enjoy lots of banter with Mel, a Yankee fan, who joined us for Trivia. It was all good-natured and I hope he joins us again next week.

The winning team was Cross Him Off, This One's dead with 43 points, and it was a comfortable win. Second place went to Oversized Giant Brains with 34, and we had a tie for third between Antiquarks and The Blind Prostitutes: You Gotta Hand It To Us (who also won for best team name).

Odd Numbered Trivia
1. Both the Mets and Yankees have retired this number in honor of manager Casey Stengel.
2. This is the number of years of marriage marked by a silver wedding anniversary.
3. The number of points required to win a game in badminton.
4. WWI ended on this day, hour and month number in 1918.
5. The number of flavors in Baskin-Robbins ice cream.
6. Jesus Christ is said to have been crucified at this age.
7. In tennis, this number represents the first point gained in a game.
8. In Islam, Muslims are required to pray this many times a day.
9. The number of letters in both the Turkish and Norwegian alphabets.
10. Hall of Fame athletes Wilt Chamberlain and Dan Marino wore this number.

Oscar Movies By Decade Trivia
1. West Side Story
2. Casablanca
3. Monster's Ball
4. Goodfellas
5. It Happened One Night
6. Glory
7. Ben-Hur
8. The French Connection
9. Ghost
10. The Deer Hunter

General Knowledge
1. Who was the author of "Gulliver's Travels?" ( 1 pt)
2. What is the state of Maine's most populous city? ( 1 pt)
3. Donald Fagen is the lead singer of what rock band? ( 1 pt)
4. How many sheets of paper make up a standard ream? ( 1 pt)
5. What was the first manned vehicle to touch down on the moon? ( 1 pt)
6. What country owns the islands of Elba and Capri? ( 1 pt)
7. The "Old Faithful" geyser is found in what US state? ( 2 pt)
8. Who was the president of the US during the Spanish-American War? (2 pt)
9. What musician's last public appearance was at Birdland, a NYC jazz club named in his honor? ( 2 pt)
10. What common household alloy must contain, by law, at least 11.5% chromium? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Since 1949, what immortal writer's grave has been visited annually by a masked stranger with roses and cognac? ( 4 points)
2. Harry Longabaugh was the real name of what Wild West outlaw? ( 5 points)
3. What Shakespeare character says, "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark?" ( 4 points)
4. What current US territory or possession is larger in area than the smallest US state? ( 4 points)
5. What was the name of the inflatable autopilot from the classic comedy movie "Airplane?" ( 3 points)

Answers
Odd Numbered Trivia
1. 37; 2. 25; 3. 21; 4. 11; 5. 31; 6. 33; 7. 15; 8. 5; 9. 29; 10. 13.

Oscar Movies By Decade Trivia
1. 1960s (1961); 2. 1940s (1942); 3. 2000s (2001); 4. 1990s (1990); 5. 1930s (1934); 6. 1980s (1989); 7. 1950s (1959); 8. 1970s (1971); 9. 1990s (1990); 10. 1970s (1978).

General Knowledge
1. Jonathan Swift; 2. Portland; 3. Steely Dan; 4. 500; 5. Eagle; 6. Italy; 7. Wyoming; 8. William McKinley; 9. Charlie Parker; 10. stainless steel.

IQ Trivia
1. Edgar Allan Poe; 2. The Sundance Kid; 3. Marcellus; 4. Puerto Rico; 5. Otto.

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