Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

PT's Trivia Q&A: November 1

It was a night when we had a lot of trouble with the microphone, and a whopping 24 teams turned out as well. (My thanks to my buddy Devin, Thom's manager, who did his very best getting it fixed.)

We started late, and we didn't finish until nearly 11:30 PM. The scores were rather low for Current Events and True or False Trivia, as they were a bit on the difficult side.

We had a three-way tie going into General Knowledge, and a two-way tie going into IQ Trivia. But the team in fourth place, Just The Q-Tip, Just For a Sec, Just To See How It Feels wound up jumping over the top three and won by three points, with 52 points. Nice job on another win for them.

Second place went to When Herman Cain Sexually Harassed Me In Berlin, I Said "9-9-9" (who also won for Best Team Name) and third place was a tie between Live Free Or Drink and Is That a Hot Dog In Your Pants Or Are You Just Happy It's Jess' Birthday? both had 45 points.

Current Events
1. A tooth from what late rock star will go up for auction in England this month, and is expected to bring $16,000 to the owner?
2. According to Forbes magazine, who was the highest-grossing "dead celebrity" at $170 million for the year of 2010?
3. Michael D. Higgins was elected the ninth president of what country last weekend?
4. What Asian-based company passed Apple last week to become the number one manufacturer of smartphones in the world?
5. What airline shut down its entire fleet of planes, grounding all flights last weekend due to continued union action against the company, but returned flying Monday?
6. What female singer's current album was Billboard's number one album for the 13th consecutive week, the first to do that since the Titanic soundtrack turned the trick in 1998?
7. The US is bankrolling a $20 million initiative to bring a version of the children's TV show "Sesame Street" to what foreign country, hoping it will increase tolerance there?

Q-Tip Trivia
1. Which of the following states currently have two Democrats in the US Senate? a. New York; b. New Jersey; c. Florida; d. Illinois.
2. Which of the following MLB teams have won the World Series twice in the 21st century? a. Philadelphia Phillies; b. St. Louis Cardinals; c. Florida Marlins; d. Boston Red Sox.
3. Which US presidents did not serve a full term of four years in office? a. Franklin Pierce; b. Benjamin Harrison; c. Warren G. Harding; d. Calvin Coolidge.
4. For which of the following films was Meryl Streep NOT nominated for an Academy Award? a. The Deer Hunter; b. Postcards From The Edge; c. The Bridges of Madison County; d. The Devil Wears Prada.
5. Which of these classic sitcoms was a spinoff from another series? a. Laverne and Shirley; b. Friends; c. Married With Children; d. The Jeffersons.
6. Which months of the year don't have a national holiday in them? a. March; b. August; c. April; d. December.
7. Which of the following have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on two separate occasions? a. Paul Simon; b. Jeff Beck; c. Jimmy Page; d. Michael Jackson.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Tigers can mate up to 50 times a day.
2. Fortune cookies were not invented in China, but in America.
3. One of the Wright brothers actually died in a plane crash years after the first flight.
4. The biggest known volcano in the solar system is on Mars.
5. Florence Nightingale founded the American Red Cross.
6. Adult humans have more bones than babies do.
7. The last humans set foot on the moon in 1972.
8. Easter Island was so named because it was discovered on Easter Sunday.
9. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle named his most famous fictional character, Sherlock Holmes, in honor of American justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.
10. No NFL player has ever had his number retired by two different teams.

General Knowledge
1. Deborah Harry was the lead singer of what 1970s rock band? ( 1 pt)
2. What nickname is given to London's Underground? ( 1 pt)
3. Tabasco is a state in what country? ( 1 pt)
4. The Ten Commandments were given to Moses by God on which mountain? ( 2 pt)
5. What US state does the old London Bridge currently reside in? ( 2 pt)
6. Which American general was nicknamed "Old Blood and Guts?" ( 2 pt)
7. What organization has a candle surrounded by barb wire as its emblem? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What 20th century figure was assassinated by Nathuram Godse? ( 4 points)
2. If you just made a sternutation, what did you just do? ( 4 points)
3. Which of the Founding Fathers was nicknamed "Father of the Constitution?" ( 3 points)
4. What legendary entertainer once hosted a TV game show in the early 1960s called "Who Do You Trust?" ( 4 points)
5. The Council of Ten governed what European city from 1310-1797? ( 5 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. John Lennon; 2. Michael Jackson; 3. Ireland; 4. Samsung; 5. Qantas; 6. Adele; 7. Pakistan.

Q-Tip Trivia
1. a,b; 2. b,d; 3. c; 4. none; 5. a,d; 6. a,b,c; 7. all.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. true; 2. true; 3. false; 4. true; 5. false, Clara Barton; 6. false, babies have over 300; 7. true; 8. true; 9. true; 10. false, Reggie White is the only one.

General Knowledge
1. Blondie; 2. The Tube; 3. Mexico; 4. Mount Sinai; 5. Arizona; 6. George S. Patton; 7. Amnesty International.

IQ Trivia
1. Mahatma Gandhi; 2. sneeze; 3. James Madison; 4. Johnny Carson; 5. Venice.

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