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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

PT's Trivia Q&A: October 11

We had another splendid turnout on a nice night in New York, with 21 teams coming into Professor Thom's for Trivia.

There were some tough rounds, like Current Events and True or False Trivia. And IQ Trivia was no walk in the park either, but the team of I Wish This Microphone Were Six Inches Farther From My Face led the entire night, got 4 of the 5 questions correct, and won easily by nine points, with a total of 50. Congrats to Rob, Melinda and their friends on their victory.

Second place went to Team Cat Piss...Meow! with 41 points, and we had a tie for third between Is Richard Pryor The Answer to Number 2? and Apple Corpse..Too Soon? (which also won for Best Team Name), both had 36 points.

Current Events
1. Tomas Transtromer of Sweden was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize last Thursday in what field?
2. Fans of what late comedy legend have garnered over 6,500 names on a petition to have a street in his old Upper Manhattan neighborhood renamed in his honor?
3. A Florida lawmaker introduced a bill last week to reintroduce what barroom spectacle, which was outlawed in the state in 1989?
4. Al Davis, longtime owner of what NFL team, died last Saturday at the age of 82?
5. Joe Francis, who founded what famous video series, was ordered by the Nevada Supreme Court to repay a $2 million credit to a Las Vegas casino last week?
6. A new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown of California recently banning people under the age of 18 from doing what indoor activity?
7. An actress was sentenced last Saturday to a year in prison and 90 lashes for her role in a film about the limits imposed on artists in what country?

TV Trivia
1. What TV series was set on Wisteria Lane?
2. On the series "Glee," what was the name of the high school on the show?
3. On "Lost," what were the mysterious inhabitants of the island known as?
4. Bob Keeshan hosted what children's TV show from 1955-1984?
5. In 1984, which star had his hair set on fire while filming a Pepsi commercial?
6. What actor portrayed The Penguin on the 1960s TV series "Batman?"
7. What future "Saturday Night Live" star had a recurring role on "Pee Wee's Playhouse" in the mid-1980s?

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. A goldfish's attention span is three seconds.
2. Asia is the highest continent on earth.
3. There are more telephones than people in Washington DC.
4. A human brain weighs less than one pound.
5. The temperature of the sun can reach 15 million degrees Fahrenheit.
6. The world's biggest pyramid is in Egypt.
7. The tongue is the fastest healing part of the body.
8. New York County (Manhattan) is the smallest county in area in the US.
9. "Q" was the last letter added to the alphabet.
10. "Mind your own business" was the motto on the first US penny.

General Knowledge
1. What planet is named after the Roman god of war? ( 1 pt)
2. "Messiah" was written by what classical composer? ( 1 pt)
3. The anti-slavery novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was written by what author? ( 1 pt)
4. What color is the necklace worn by Marge Simpson? ( 2 pt)
5. Nathan Detroit was a main character in what stage musical? ( 2 pt)
6. How many state capitals have the word "city" in them? ( 2 pt)
7. The furcula is what part of a chicken? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Which Beatles song did Frank Sinatra once call "the greatest love song of the 20th century?" ( 4 points)
2. One in every six doctors in the United States was trained in what major US city? ( 4 points)
3. The moons of the planet Uranus were named after characters from what writer? ( 3 points)
4. Tivoli Gardens is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden in what European capital city? ( 4 points)
5. Illich Ramirez Sanchez is better known by what other name? ( 5 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. literature; 2. George Carlin; 3. dwarf tossing; 4. Oakland Raiders; 5. "Girls Gone Wild;" 6. using tanning beds; 7. Iran.

TV Trivia
1. "Desperate Housewives;" 2. McKinley High; 3. The Others; 4. "Captain Kangaroo;" 5. Michael Jackson; 6. Burgess Meredith; 7. Phil Hartman.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. true; 2. false, Antarctica; 3. true; 4. false, three pounds; 5. true; 6. false, Mexico; 7. true; 8. false, a county in Hawaii is smaller; 9. false, J; 10. true.

General Knowledge
1. Mars; 2. Handel; 3. Harriet Beecher Stowe; 4. red; 5. "Guys and Dolls;" 6. four (NV, MO, OK, UT); 7. wishbone.

IQ Trivia
1. "Something;" 2. Philadelphia; 3. William Shakespeare; 4. Copenhagen; 5. Carlos The Jackal.

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