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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Trivia Q&A: February 28

We had another huge crowd in for Trivia on Tuesday night, as 25 teams took part. The crowds continue to be simply amazing, and I thank each and every one of you who make doing Trivia Night such a joy for me.

We had some very good numbers for Leap Day Trivia and True or False Trivia. We had three teams going into IQ Trivia separated by a single point, and it was equally close when IQ Trivia ended. The team in first, J-Lo's Aereolas, held on by getting three of the five correct and won by just one point. Congrats to Dave, Larry, Alex, Paul and Ruth, who captured the win with 43 points.

Second place went to The Bain of Romney's Existence with 42 points, and third place went to Cornelius T. Wintergreen Esq., with 41 points.

Best Team Name: I Got Santorum All Over My Mitt

Current Events
1. Media research company Advertiser perceptions ranked which print magazine recently as "The Strongest Brand" among ad agencies and marketing professionals?
2. Islandia, a "city" of just five people, was officially abolished last week by what southern US state?
3. What eastern US state will become on Thursday the eighth state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage?
4. 51 people were killed and over 700 injured when a train crashed in South American capital city last week?
5. What comic actor set a new record with 11 Razzie Award nominations announced last Saturday, for three bad movies he did in 2011?
6. 44 people were killed in a prison riot in what country last week?
7. What company apologized yesterday for including fortune cookies in its "Taste the Lin-Sanity" frozen yogurt sold at a location in Boston?

Leap Day Trivia
1. On this day in 2004, Jean-Bertrand Aristide was ousted in a coup d'etat as president of what country?
2. In 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first African-American to win an Oscar for her role in what classic film?
3. In 1972, what Hall-of-Fame baseball legend became the first player in MLB to sign a $200,000 per year contract?
4. Actor Dennis Farina was born on this date in 1944. In what classic 1988 comedy did he portray a gangster named Jimmy Serrano?
5. Legendary lawman Pat Garrett died on this day in 1908. What infamous outlaw did he kill in July 1881?
6. In 2004, what film became the third in history to win 11 Academy Awards?
7. On this date in 1956, Aileen Wuornous was born. She would eventually be executed in 2002 for murdering seven men in the 1990s. What 2003 film told her story?

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Jousting is the official sport of Maryland.
2. Antarctica is windiest and driest of the seven continents.
3. The New York Yankees were one of the original American League teams in 1901.
4. The governor of Hawaii once received a 30,000 signature petition to change Maui's name to Gilligan's Island.
5. More shoplifters are caught on Sunday than any other day of the week.
6. Smoking damages your body within minutes and not in years as was once believed.
7. December has consistently shown to have the highest suicide rate.
8. Vending machines kill four times more people every year than sharks do.
9. At the 2010 Grammys, Taylor Swift won more Grammys than Elvis Presley did in his entire career.
10. North Dakota is the only US state that borders three Canadian provinces.

General Knowledge
1. The Phantom of the Opera is set in what city? ( 1 pt)
2. Mount Etna is found in what country? ( 1 pt)
3. What is the second largest continent in area after Asia? ( 1 pt)
4. Betty White was nominated for an Emmy award in 2011 for what TV series? ( 2 pt)
5. An otoscope is used for an examination for which part of the human body? ( 2 pt)
6. In what German city did the festival of Oktoberfest originate? ( 2 pt)
7. Great Barrier Island belongs to what country? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Which US government department has had jurisdiction over the National Weather Service since 1940? ( 4 points)
2. Comedian Steve Martin started his career as a writer on what late 1960s TV show? ( 5 points)
3. What is the third largest body of water in the world after the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans? ( 4 points)
4. "Pomp and Circumstance", also known as "The Graduation March," was written by what English composer? ( 4 points)
5. The Maurice J. Tobin Memorial Bridge is located in what major US city? ( 3 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. People; 2. Florida; 3. Maryland; 4. Buenos Aires, Argentina; 5. Adam Sandler; 6. Mexico; 7. Ben & Jerry's.

Leap Day Trivia
1. Haiti; 2. "Gone With the Wind;" 3. Hank Aaron; 4. "Midnight Run;" 5. Billy the Kid; 6. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"; 7. "Monster."

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. true; 2. true; 3. false, started in the AL in 1903; 4. true; 5. false, Wednesday; 6. true; 7. false, June; 8. true; 9. true; 10. false, Montana.

General Knowledge
1. Paris; 2. Italy; 3. Africa; 4. "Hot In Cleveland;" 5. ears; 6. Munich; 7. New Zealand.

IQ Trivia
1. Department of Commerce; 2. "The Smothers Comedy Hour;" 3. Indian Ocean; 4. Edward Elgar; 5. Boston.

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