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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

JW's Trivia Q&A: August 17

We had another small but enthusiastic crowd in Josie Wood's on Wednesday night. I can't wait for the college kids coming back to NYU next month.

But the folks who came in enjoyed the night, and the team of Triv and Let Die wound up winning with 34 points. Nice job guys. Finishing in second was Josie's Wood with 23 points.

10-100 Trivia
1. Ulysses S. Grant is on this monetary bill.
2. In years of marriage, pearl is this anniversary.
3. NFL Hall of Famer wide receiver Jerry Rice wore this number.
4. Bases in baseball are this many feet apart.
5. Ronald Reagan was this number US president.
6. A standard dartboard has this many segments.
7. Babe Ruth hit this many home runs in 1927, establishing a record that stood for 34 years.
8. The boiling point of water is this number degrees Celsius.
9. Dudley Moore starred in a 1979 film with this number in the title.
10. The national speed limit in the UK is this number miles per hour.

Celebrity Real Names Trivia
1. John Grisham
2. Sylvester Stallone
3. Neil Diamond
4. Anne Rice
5. Sandra Bullock
6. Barry Manilow
7. Kate Winslet
8. David Bowie
9. Christina Aguilera
10. Michael Caine

General Knowledge
1. Billy Joel was married to what supermodel for nine years? ( 1 pt)
2. Carrie Underwood was a winner on what reality TV series? (1 pt)
3. For what film did Michael Douglas win an Oscar for Best Actor? ( 1 pt)
4. How many US presidents have been killed by assassins? ( 1 pt)
5. What country owns the island of Bermuda? ( 1 pt)
6. John Travolta played a mobster named Chili Palmer in what 1995 film? (1 pt)
7. Ben Johnson, who was stripped of his 1988 Olympic gold medal after failing a drug test, represented what country? ( 2 pt)
8. What Ray Bradbury novel is about a future where all books are outlawed? ( 2 pt)
9. Syd Barrett founded what classic rock band? ( 2 pt)
10. Saturday Night Live broke what TV show's record in 2010 with its 126th Emmy nomination? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What is the largest Mediterreanean island, both in terms of area and population? ( 4 points)
2. Which American city was founded in the 17th century on the Shawmut Peninsula? ( 3 points)
3. In 1970, who became the first professional actor to be named an English lord? ( 4 points)
4. What notorious 20th century despot was once quoted as saying, "I regard Henry Ford as my inspiration?" ( 4 points)
5. What retail outlet is the largest retailer of fine wine in the world? ( 5 points)

Answers
10-100 Trivia
1. 50; 2. 30; 3. 80; 4. 90; 5. 40; 6. 20; 7. 60; 8. 100; 9. 10; 10. 70.

Celebrity Real Names Trivia
1. yes; 2. yes; 3. no (Noah Kaminsky); 4. no (Howard Allen O'Brien); 5. yes; 6. no (Barry Pinkus); 7. yes; 8. no (David Jones); 9. yes; 10. no (Maurice Micklewhite).

General Knowledge
1. Christie Brinkley; 2. American Idol; 3. Wall Street; 4. four; 5. UK; 6. Get Shorty; 7. Canada; 8. Fahrenheit 451; 9. Pink Floyd; 10. ER.

IQ Trivia
1. Sicily; 2. Boston; 3. Laurence Olivier; 4. Adolf Hitler; 5. Costco.

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