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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Trivia Q&A: February 7

We had another huge crowd in the bar for Trivia on Tuesday night. Again, nothing special was happening sports-wise, but people have to have their Trivia, and 21 teams took part.

The numbers were rather low for Beatles Trivia, and I really don't think I made it that difficult. (Then again, I'm a Beatles fanatic, so perhaps I did.) We also had a rare occurrence on the night: not one of the teams got a perfect score in any of the 5 categories all night.

Only two teams got as many as three of five correct in the IQ Trivia, and one of them, Tastes Like Chicken, went from fourth place to first and won the night, with 37 points, just one ahead of second place Your Mother's a Whore, Lourdes! Third place went to Is That a Caucus In Your Pocket or Are You Having an Election with 34 points.

Best Team Name: I Came Because I Saw My Picture In The New York Times. Wait, They Serve Trivia Here, Too?

Current Events
1. 74 people were killed and hundreds were injured during a soccer stadium riot in what country last Wednesday?
2. Which major airline said last week they will be seeking to cut costs and may cut as many as 15,000 jobs in 2012?
3. What pro golfer won a lawsuit last week against a Canadian Internet provider to obtain the identity of a person who posted "highly defamatory" comments about him?
4. Comedienne Roseanne Barr announced they she officially registered with the Federal Election Commission to run for the 2012 presidential nomination of what third party?
5. 11 people were hurt when a massive crowd of 50,000 flooded the streets of Indianapolis to see a pre-Super Bowl concert by what rock band?
6. What onetime world leader unveiled a two-volume, 1000-page memoir about his life this past weekend?
7. The US closed its embassy and pulled all of its diplomats out of what violence-wracked country on Monday?

Beatles Trivia
1. Which of the Beatles authored the books "In His Own Write" and "A Spaniard In The Works?"
2. What was the only Beatles album to win the Grammy Award for Best Album?
3. Who was the last of the Beatles to join the group, in 1962?
4. After the Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, they did there first ever US concert two days later in what US city?
5. What 1964 Beatles single sold over 5 million copies in the US by 1968, making it the best-selling single of the decade of the 1960s?
6. What superstar British guitarist did a solo on guitar on the Beatles song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps?"
7. What Beatles song has been covered over 1600 times by other artists making it one of the most recorded songs in pop music history?

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. The toothbrush was invented in the 15th century.
2. Michael Jackson once owned the rights to South Carolina's state anthem.
3. In ancient China, people committed suicide by eating a pound of flesh.
4. Pocahontas once appeared on the back of the $20 bill.
5. About 70% of the earth's surface is water.
6. Drinking alcohol raises the body temperature during cold weather.
7. Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same plane together, just in case there is a crash.
8. The first Harley-Davidson motorcycle used a tomato can for a carburetor.
9. According to the UN Charter, a US citizen cannot hold the position of Secretary-General.
10. The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is as wide as it is tall.

General Knowledge
1. How many yards are there in a mile? ( 1 pt)
2. Prague is the capital of what Eastern European country? ( 1 pt)
3. Who was the first person to score a perfect ten in an Olympic event? ( 1 pt)
4. What is the minimum age for a person to serve in the US Senate? ( 2 pt)
5. Phloem bundles are found inside what fruit? ( 2 pt)
6. In what country was a search engine called "Goojje" launched in 2010? ( 2 pt)
7. "Fell On Black Days" was a 1994 hit song for what rock band? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The last two letters of which state's name are the same as the official US Postal Service abbreviation? ( 3 points)
2. The mayor of what US city was killed during an assassination attempt at newly elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933? ( 4 points)
3. How many times was soap opera star Susan Lucci nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award before she finally won? ( 4 points)
4. In 1964, who was the first commoner featured on a British postage stamp? ( 5 points)
5. In what US city is there a full-size replica of the Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus' flagship? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Egypt; 2. American Airlines; 3. Phil Mickelson; 4. Green Party; 5. LMFAO; 6. Fidel Castro; 7. Syria.

Beatles Trivia
1. John Lennon; 2. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band;" 3. Ringo Starr; 4. Washington DC; 5. "I Want to Hold Your Hand;" 6. Eric Clapton; 7. "Yesterday."

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. true; 2. true; 3. false; 4. true; 5. true; 6. false; 7. true; 8. true; 9. false; 10. true.

General Knowledge
1. 1760; 2. Czech Republic; 3. Nadia Comaneci; 4. thirty; 5. bananas; 6. China; 7. Soundgarden.

IQ Trivia
1. Kentucky (KY); 2. Chicago (Anton Cermak); 3. nineteen; 4. William Shakespeare; 5. Columbus, OH.

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