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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

PT's Trivia Q&A: July 19

We had 20 teams in on Tuesday night for Trivia, and it was another lively night. I thought the first four categories were a bit on the easier side, and the scores reflected that. We had many perfect scores, especially in the Q Train and General Knowledge rounds.

IQ Trivia was very interesting, as there were two teams that got perfect scores, and four teams that got no points at all. But one of those teams with a perfect score, Fortress, wound up the winning team by three points. We had a tie for second place between No One Dies a Virgin, Life Screws Us All and World Champion Bruins, with 50 points.

Best Team Name: I Heard Mila Kunis Just Loves Marine Balls

Current Events
1. What actress accepted an invitation to attend the Marine Corps Ball from a soldier who invited her on a YouTube clip he made?
2. A rare manuscript from what early 19th century female author sold at auction for nearly $1.6 million in London last week?
3. What distant planet completed its first full orbit around the sun since its 1846 discovery recently?
4. The lawyer of what former NBA star last week denied a claim that the former player directed a one-time friend to kill several people?
5. Twitter celebrated the fifth anniversary of its launch last week. What pop singer currently has the most followers, with over 11 million?
6. Which R&B singer is now the most "liked" female celebrity on Facebook, with now over 40.7 million people "liking" her?
7. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is currently in what country getting treatment for cancer he was recently diagnosed with?

July 19th Trivia
1. On this day in 1863, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan attempted an unsuccessful raid at Buffington Island in what northern state?
2. In 1979, Sandinista rebels overthrew the Somoza government in what Central American country?
3. On this date in 1991, boxer Mike Tyson raped a contestant in the Miss Black America pageant named Desiree Washington. In what midwest city did the incident occur?
4. In 1898, author Emile Zola fled what country to escape imprisonment after being convicted in the notorious Dreyfus affair?
5. Frank McCourt, an Irish-American author and teacher, died on this day in 2009. What best-selling novel of his became a 1999 film?
6. On this date in 1799, the Rosetta Stone, a tablet with hieroglyphic translations into Greek, was discovered in what Middle Eastern country?
7. In 1985, Christa McAuliffe of NH was chosen to be the first schoolteacher in space aboard what ill-fated space shuttle?

Even Numbered Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. This is the number of carats representing 100% pure gold.
2. The freezing point of water in degrees Fahrenheit.
3. The pearl wedding anniversary is this number of years.
4. Andrew Jackson is on this number US denomination bill.
5. This is the total number of lines in a sonnet.
6. Arizona was admitted to the Union in 1912 as this number US state.
7. In the famous movie from 1957, this was the number of "Angry Men."
8. Paul Simon had a hit song about this number "Ways to Leave Your Lover."
9. In most US states, this number age is the minimum age that a person is allowed a beginners driver's license with parental consent.
10. Barack Obama is this number President of the United States.

General Knowledge
1. "The Old Man and The Sea" won a Pulitzer Prize in 1953 for what author? ( 1 pt)
2. Which university do Rhodes scholars attend? ( 1 pt)
3. What 17th century man discovered the law of gravitation? ( 1 pt)
4. What legendary actress was the first Playboy Playmate? ( 2 pt)
5. What was the codename of the military operation to eject the Iraqi army from Kuwait in 1991? ( 2 pt)
6. "Live Free or Die" is what eastern state's motto? ( 2 pt)
7. Rome's international airport is named for what famous person? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Pentheraphobia is the fear of what person? ( 5 points)
2. Lyme disease was named after a town in what US state? ( 4 points)
3. In which country is the Gallipoli peninsula? ( 4 points)
4. "The Long Walk to Freedom" was the famous person's autobiography? ( 3 p0ints)
5. What type of musical instrument is a dobro? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Mila Kunis; 2. Jane Austen; 3. Neptune; 4. Shaquille O'Neal; 5. Lady Gaga; 6. Rhianna; 7. Cuba.

July 19th Trivia
1. Ohio; 2. Nicaragua; 3. Indianapolis; 4. France; 5. "Angela's Ashes;" 6. Egypt; 7. Challenger.

Even Numbered Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. 24; 2. 32; 3. 30; 4. 20; 5. 14; 6. 48; 7. 12; 8. 50; 9. 16; 10. 44.

General Knowledge
1. Ernest Hemingway; 2. Oxford; 3. Isaac Newton; 4. Marilyn Monroe; 5. Desert Storm; 6. New Hampshire; 7. Leonardo daVinci.

IQ Trivia
1. Mother-in-law; 2. Connecticut; 3. Turkey; 4. Nelson Mandela; 5. guitar.

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