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Thursday, August 11, 2011

JW's Trivia Q&A: August 10

We had another night of spirited Trivia at Josie Wood's, with five teams taking part. The crowds may be rather small, but it seems everyone has a good time. Especially my friend Peter, who came in and used one of the most revolting team names I've yet seen. (And no, I won't write it here.) The night was won by the team of Chili For 50 Cents, who rolled up 34 points and won by six points over Stripes. My congratulations to them on their victory.

And my thanks to the team of Stripes, who are leaving NYC after a brief stay, but they attended many of my Josie Wood's Trivia Nights. Thanks for the support guys, and best of luck in the future.

Best Team Name: Warren Jeffs and Nate Dogg "Bout to Regulate

Presidential Trivia
1. Which set of two presidents were actually grandfather and grandson?
2. Who was the last incumbent president to be defeated for re-election?
3. What state has the most presidents come from?
4. before 1937, when January 20th became Inauguration Day, what day of the year was the inauguration held?
5. What did the 22nd amendment to the Constitution change about the presidency?
6. What former US president once ran as a candidate of the Bull Moose Party?
7. Who was the first Republican elected president?
8. What president was first sworn in not on a Bible, but on a Roman Catholic missal?
9. What 20th century president was the only president born in Illinois?
10. Name 2 of the 3 qualifications for a person to be eligible to be elected president.

Dead or Alive Trivia
1. Bob Denver
2. Neil Armstrong
3. Joey Bishop
4. Abe Vigoda
5. Spiro T. Agnew
6. Abbie Hoffman
7. Dave Brubeck
8. Carroll O'Connor
9. Rev. Billy Graham
10. Jessica Tandy

General Knowledge
1. Pike's Peak is located in what US state? ( 1 pt)
2. What type of clothing are clam diggers? ( 1 pt)
3. What musician was famous for his "duck walk" across the stage while playing his guitar? ( 1 pt)
4. What US city is home to the historic Old North Church? ( 1 pt)
5. On the long-running BBC TV series "Doctor Who," what does Doctor Who's spaceship look like from the outside? ( 1 pt)
6. Lipitor is a popular medication prescribed to people with what problem? ( 1 pt)
7. In April 2001, physician Ronald Shemenski made headlines when he became seriously ill where? ( 2 pt)
8. The Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path rebelled against the government of what country? ( 2 pt)
9. What was the title of the 1991 sequel of the book "Gone With the Wind?" (2 pt)
10. "Double, double, toil and trouble" is a line from what Shakespeare play? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What kind of tree appears on the official flag of Lebanon? ( 4 points)
2. What is the easternmost US state capital? ( 3 points)
3. Someone who is nictitating is doing what? ( 5 points)
4. "I Me Mine" is the title of what late rock musician's autobiography? ( 4 points)
5. Who is the only actress to win an Academy Award for portraying a past Academy Award winner? ( 4 points)

Answers
Presidential Trivia
1. William Henry & Benjamin Harrison; 2. George H.W. Bush; 3. Virginia (9); 4. March 4th; 5. Two-term limit; 6. Theodore Roosevelt; 7. Abraham Lincoln; 8. Lyndon Johnson; 9. Ronald Reagan; 10. Born in the US, At least 35 years old, US resident for at least 14 years.

Dead or Alive Trivia
1. dead (2005); 2. alive; 3. dead (2007); 4. alive; 5. dead (1996); 6. dead (1989); 7. alive; 8. dead (2001); 9. alive; 10. dead (1994).

General Knowledge
1. Colorado; 2. pants; 3. Chuck Berry; 4. Boston; 5. phone booth; 6. high cholesterol; 7. South Pole; 8. Peru; 9. "Scarlett;" 10. Macbeth.

IQ Trivia
1. cedar; 2. Augusta, Maine; 3. winking; 4. George Harrison; 5. Cate Blanchette.

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