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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Trivia Q&A: March 27

We had 18 teams in on Tuesday night, and it was a rather quiet night compared to the huge crowds Thom's has had in the previous six weeks on Trivia Night.

It was definitely a tougher night in terms of scores than it has been over the past few weeks. It was also a rare night in that not one team all night had a perfect score in any round. But it was still a competitive night, and we had seven teams separated by six points going into the IQ Trivia round. The team in fourth place, Pian's Late and We're An Answer Short, leaped into first place and the victory by being the only team to get 4 of 5 correct in the round. They finished with 46 points and the win. Nice job as always by Emily and her friends.

Second place went to Women's College Basketball (who tied for the lead most of the night) with 41 points, and third place went to Sit On My Facebook with 40 points.

Best Team Name: Please Stop The Bus and Let My Brother Jack Off

Current Events
1. Which Oscar-winning actor apologized last week after saying "Do you really think our country is ready for a white First Lady" at an Obama fundraiser?
2. According to the latest survey by HSBC of American expatriates, what Asian country was ranked as "The Best Country to Live and Work Abroad" for 2012?
3. What New York state university caused an uproar last week when they announced that in the next school year they will schedule classes on religious holidays, such as Passover and Good Friday?
4. President Amadou Toumani Toure was ousted in a coup d'etat in what West African country last Friday?
5. What country called it a "scandal" when instead of its national anthem played at a sporting event in Kuwait last week, a "spoof" anthem from the film "Borat" was played?
6. What film director became just the third person in history to reach the Earth's deepest point, seven miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean?
7. What late night star was recently selected to be the host of the 2012 Emmy Awards on September 23rd?

Q-Tip Trivia
1. Which of these Caribbean island nations have at least one million in total population? a. Jamaica; b. Haiti; c. The Bahamas; d. Barbados.
2. Which of the following were cabinet positions in George Washington's first term in office? a. Secretary of the Treasury; b. Secretary of Commerce; c. Attorney General; d. Secretary of Agriculture.
3. Which of the following cities in California are in the top five in population in the state as of 2010? a. Fresno; b. Sacramento; c. San Diego; d. San Jose.
4. Which of the following countries currently use the peso as a form of currency? a. Cuba; b. The Philippines; c. Chile; d. Argentina.
5. Which of these sports were not a sport at the original Winter Olympics of 1924? a. hockey; b. bobsled; c. skiing; d. luge.
6. Which of the following performers were part of the original cast of "Saturday Night Live" in 1975? a. Bill Murray; b. Garrett Morris; c. Joe Piscopo; d. Eddie Murphy.
7. Which of these US presidents died in office but were not assassinated? a. Chester Arthur; b. John Tyler; c. Grover Cleveland; d. Benjamin Harrison.

Total Oscars Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Kevin Costner
2. Judi Dench
3. Elizabeth Taylor
4. Jack Nicholson
5. Michael Douglas
6. Annette Bening
7. Meryl Streep
8. Leonardo DiCaprio
9. Sean Penn
10. Diane Keaton

General Knowledge
1. Michael Hutchence was the lead singer of what 1980s pop/rock group? ( 1 pt)
2. Mossad is what country's national intelligence agency? ( 1 pt)
3. In what US state is the Department of Defense headquartered? ( 1 pt)
4. "Love Apple" is a name given to what fruit? ( 2 pt)
5. The Delmarva Peninsula is found in what country? ( 2 pt)
6. "Club Obi Wan" is a nightclub in what famous 1984 movie? ( 2 pt)
7. Which 16th century explorer gave the Pacific Ocean its name? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The Gallipoli Campaign was fought during World War I in what modern-day country? ( 3 points)
2. Which Middle Eastern city has been nicknamed "The Fragrant City" and "The Pearl of the Orient?" ( 5 points)
3. What ancient Greek historian was famously called "The Father of History?" ( 4 points)
4. As of 2012, which nation has the most proven oil reserves in the world, with 296.5 million barrels? ( 4 points)
5. What 19th century US president appeared on the front of the $20 bill before being removed in 1928 and replaced by Andrew Jackson? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Robert DeNiro; 2. Singapore; 3. Stony Brook University; 4. Mali; 5. Kazakhstan; 6. James Cameron; 7. Jimmy Kimmel.

Total Oscars Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. two; 2. one; 3. two; 4. three; 5. two; 6. none; 7. three; 8. none; 9. two; 10. one.

General Knowledge
1. INXS; 2. Israel; 3. Virginia; 4. tomato; 5. United States; 6. "Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom;" 7. Ferdinand Magellan.

IQ Trivia
1. Turkey; 2. Damascus, Syria; 3. Herodotus; 4. Venezuela; 5. Grover Cleveland.

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