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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

PT's Trivia Q&A: November 8

It was an enormously busy night at Professor Thom's on Tuesday, as we had the trophy ceremony for the EVSA, which is the softball league I played in, and the team I was on was sponsored by Professor Thom's. We lost the championship series 3 games to 1, to Parkside Buzz, so we hosted the festivities before Trivia Night. Buzz are a classy team and many of them stayed around to play Trivia after it was concluded.

We had 18 teams take part in Trivia Night, and it was a noisy night. We had four teams within two points of each other for the lead going into IQ Trivia, but the team tied for first, O'Trivia Newton-John, wound up winning by two points, as they got 4 of the 5 IQ questions correct. (They also won "the double", which also includes Best Team Name.) Congratulations to them on their first ever Trivia Night win.

We had a tie for second place, between An Older Woman Who Pursues a Younger Is a Cougar. An Older Man Who Pursues a Younger Man Is a Nittany Lion (BTW, lots of Penn State names on Tuesday), and Is Richard Pryor The Answer To #2? We broke the tie by asking, "Between the 2011 World Series teams, how many league titles together have they won?" With the answer being 20, Richard Pryor was closest with 18 and wound up second.

Current Events
1. What TV talk show host made TV history last week by having the first on-air gay wedding performed on his show?
2. The G-20 Summit to discuss the world economy and financial markets took place in what country last week?
3. Three Pakistani athletes were recently convicted and sentenced to jail for conspiracy to fix a match in what sport in 2008?
4. Which Oscar-winning actor has signed on to star as Bernie Madoff in an upcoming HBO film about the convicted fraudster?
5. A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck what US state on Sunday, the largest one in the state's history?
6. 45 mine workers were rescued last weekend after an explosion in a mine in what Asian country killed 8 others?
7. What US city recently adopted a new law that bans naked people from eating in public restaurants?

November 8th Trivia
1. On this day in 1889, which western state joined the Union as the 41st state?
2. In 1966, Edward Brooke became the first black man elected to the US Senate since Reconstruction from what eastern state?
3. In 1923, what man led the unsuccessful Beer Hall Putsch, trying to overthrow the German government?
4. On this date in 1971, Led Zeppelin released what album, the third-best selling album in US history, which includes the classic "Stairway to Heaven?"
5. In 1895 on this date, Wilhelm Rontgen, a physicist from Germany, made what discovery, which was labeled a miracle of medicine?
6. In 1994, Sonny Bono was elected to Congress from what US state?
7. On this date in 1900, author Margaret Mitchell was born. What epic novel of hers has sold more than 30 million copies since it was first published in 1936?

Al Pacino Movie Characters ("The Q Train")
1. Michael Corleone
2. Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice
3. Tony Montana
4. Lowell Bergman
5. Lt. Col. Frank Slade
6. Lefty Ruggiero
7. Ricky Roma
8. Sonny Wortzik
9. Shylock
10. Satan

General Knowledge
1. In the film "Napoleon Dynamite", who were you encouraged to "vote for" by the many ubiquitous t-shirts? ( 1 pt)
2. What is the second-largest planet in our solar system? ( 1 pt)
3. How many bones are there in an adult human body? ( 1 pt)
4. Mogadishu is the capital of what African country? ( 2 pt)
5. A lavelier is a portable type of what? ( 2 pt)
6. Which disease is diagnosed by a Wasserman Test? ( 2 pt)
7. What European country has had seven kings named Haakon? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Who is the only artist who has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on three separate occasions? ( 5 points)
2. What famous fictional character lived in Hundred Acre Wood? ( 3 points)
3. The bilk of the two Italo-Abyssinian Wars of the 19th and 20th centuries were fought in what nation? ( 4 points)
4. What American sports company is run by three men with the last name of France? ( 4 points)
5. What country sits to the north of the Gulf of Aden and is home to many of the Somali pirates? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Conan O'Brien; 2. France; 3. Cricket; 4. Robert DeNiro; 5. Oklahoma; 6. China; 7. San Francisco.

November 8th Trivia
1. Montana; 2. Massachusetts; 3. Adolf Hitler; 4. Led Zeppelin IV; 5. X-rays; 6. California; 7. "Gone With the Wind."

Al Pacino Characters Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. The Godfather; 2. Dick Tracy; 3. Scarface; 4. The Insider; 5. Scent of a Woman; 6. Donnie Brasco; 7. Glengarry Glen Ross; 8. Dog Day Afternoon; 9. The Merchant of Venice; 10. The Devil's Advocate.

General Knowledge
1. Pedro; 2. Saturn; 3. 206; 4. Somalia; 5. microphone; 6. syphilis; 7. Norway.

IQ Trivia
1. Eric Clapton; 2. Winnie the Pooh; 3. Ethiopia; 4. NASCAR; 5. Yemen.

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