Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

PT's Trivia Q&A: July 5

We had 17 teams in on the day after the holiday weekend concluded, but we still a large number of regulars in. Always nice to see that.

The scores were pretty strong throughout the night, even though I personally thought I might have made the Trivia Night rather difficult.

Heading into IQ Trivia, the top team was five points up on the next two teams, that were tied for second. But one of those teams had the highest score, four of the five correct, and wound up winning by one point. The Boxer Shorts Rebellion had a total of 47 points for the win, and Team Best Friends were second with 46. It's 1776, Dumbasses! fell from first to third with 44 points.

There were naturally some Casey Anthony team names, but the winners combined a few newsmakers into one: Love Child: The DSK and Casey Anthony Story As Tweeted By Anthony Weiner took the prize. (And I have a feeling Weiner will be around in team names for many weeks to come.)

Current Events
1. The only authenticated photo of what 19th century outlaw was recently sold at auction to a Florida billionaire for $2.3 million?
2. Nike re-signed what controversial athlete to an endorsement deal last week?
3. What rock star sent presidential Michelle Bachmann's campaign a cease-and-desist order not to use one of his hit songs at her campaign rallies last week?
4. A former personal assistant to what late rock star claimed recently that he was a closet Republican and he was embarrassed by his radical past at the time of his death?
5. The world's longest bridge over water, more than 26 miles long, opened last week in what country?
6. The New York Times sold off more than half its holdings in what MLB team last week for $117 million?
7. What midwestern state shut down its government before the July 4th holiday weekend, closing down state parks and other services?

Name The Decade Trivia
1. Jim Morrison dies suddenly in Paris from heart failure.
2. Roger Bannister runs the first mile under four minutes.
3. "Wings" wins the first Best Picture Oscar.
4. Sandra Day O'Connor becomes the first female Supreme Court justice.
5. The Red Sox play in Fenway Park for the first time.
6. Charles Lindbergh's young son is abducted and later found murdered.
7. The military is officially desegregated by presidential order.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Your foot is the same length as your forearm.
2. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
3. There has never been a Pope who was younger than 25 years of age.
4. There was once a 5 cents bill issued by the US.
5. A truffle is considered a fungus.
6. Hot water weighs less than cold water.
7. When the US bought Alaska from Russia, they paid 2 cents per acre.
8. Disneyland once used to deny admission to long-haired male guests.
9. The word "nylon" was formed from combining "New York" and "London."
10. The drug Premarin is produced from the urine of pregnant horses.

General Knowledge
1. According to Shakespeare, what is "the better part of valor?" ( 1 pt)
2. What was Disney's first full-length animated film? ( 1 pt)
3. What was Dorothy's surname in "The Wizard of Oz?" ( 1 pt)
4. What is the world's longest continental mountain range? ( 2 pt)
5. To the closest pound, how many pounds does a gallon of water weigh? ( 2 pt)
6. What is the only continent without an active volcano? ( 2 pt)
7. "The Bourne Identity" was written by what American author? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What actor, who won his Academy Award in 2004, is at 6'5" the tallest Oscar-winning actor in history? ( 4 points)
2. Ariel is the brightest and most massive of the 27 moons of what planet? ( 4 points)
3. Which US state has the nickname "The Empire State of the South?" ( 3 points)
4. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe were known as what 1980s musical duo? ( 4 points)
5. Which river flows through the largest number of European countries? ( 5 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Billy the Kid; 2. Michael Vick; 3. Tom Petty; 4. John Lennon; 5. China; 6. Boston Red Sox; 7. Minnesota.

Name The Decade Trivia
1. 1970s (1971); 2. 1950s (1954); 3. 1920s (1929); 4. 1980s (1981); 5. 1910s (1912); 6. 1930s (1932); 7. 1940s (1948).

True or False Trivia
1. true; 2. true; 3. false, youngest was 11; 4. true; 5. true; 6. false; 7. true; 8. true; 9. false; 10. true.

General Knowledge
1. Discretion; 2. "Snow White and Seven Dwarfs;" 3. Gale; 4. Andes; 5. eight; 6. Australia; 7. Robert Ludlum.

IQ Trivia
1. Tim Robbins; 2. Uranus; 3. Georgia; 4. Pet Shop Boys; 5. Danube.

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