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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Trivia Q&A: March 6

We had yet another amazing night of Trivia on Tuesday night. We had a new record for teams: 29. The bar was nearly as crowded as it is for a Red Sox playoff game!

And I want to encourage all of you to try to get to Thom's a bit earlier in the coming weeks. The tables get taken quickly, and on Tuesday they were all gone by about 8:15 PM. Incredible.

The scores were very strong for Super Tuesday States Trivia and General Knowledge (I may have made them a bit too easy). IQ Trivia was a bit tougher, and the team of If Only It Were a Fluke was the only team who got 4 of 5 correct, and leapfrogged from sixth place to win by three points with 46. Another great job by Emily, Pian and their friends.

Second place was a tie between Boats and Hoes and Stupor Oozeday with 43 points. We broke the tie with this question: "How many delegates will a Republican presidential candidate need to win the nomination?" The answer was 1,144, and Boats and Hoes was just three off, to take second place.

A special reminder to all of you that Trivia Night will happen next Tuesday, March 13th at 9 PM, but the following week we will have a special Monday Night edition at a special time, on March 19th at 8:30 PM. We will return to Tuesday Night Trivia on March 27th at 9 PM.

Current Events
1. It was revealed that the Twitter symbol has a name, and it was named for what NBA Hall-of-Fame legend?
2. Paramount Pictures is planning a lawsuit against the estate of the author of what classic 1972 film over plans of a possible prequel to the movie?
3. The world's second tallest free standing structure, a TV tower 2,080 feet tall, was completed last week in what capital city?
4. What controversial radio host received a suspicious package at his home last week and called the bomb squad, and the package turned out not to be a threat?
5. The NFL revealed last week that which team had a secret bounty system that paid money to defensive players who intentionally injured opposition players over the last three seasons?
6. Actor George Takei of "Star Trek" fame said last week he plans to have lunch next month with what famous man in the hopes of changing his opposition to gay marriage?
7. What music superstar became the first person to have 20 million followers on Twitter last Saturday?

Saturday Night Live Trivia
1. What legendary comedian was the host of the very first SNL show in 1975?
2. John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd both left the show after appearing on it for how many seasons?
3. "Matt Foley" was a memorable SNL character portrayed by whom?
4. What actor holds the record for hosting SNL the most times?
5. What SNL regular holds the record for the most seasons on the show, with 14?
6. What current SNL regular has been on the show the longest, now at 11 years?
7. There have been five SNL regulars who have been nominated for an acting Oscar after they left the show. Name two.

Super Tuesday States Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. This US state has the smallest population of any state capital, under 9,000 people.
2. The first subway system was built in this state, in its capital in 1897.
3. This state is the number one producer of three "P"s: peanuts, pecans and peaches.
4. The National Cowboy Hall of Fame is in this US state.
5. This US state's nickname is "The Gem State."
6. The first English settlement in the US was in this state.
7. This state is bordered by eight other states, the most of nay US state.
8. The discovery of gold in this state in 1880 ushered in a gold rush era.
9. The Wright Brothers, Paul Newman and Drew Carey were all born in this state.
10. This state has been nicknamed "The Sioux State" and "The Rough Rider State."

General Knowledge
1. Bourbon whiskey was first created in what US state? ( 1 pt)
2. The members of what musical act attempted a comeback in 1990 as "Rob and Fab?" ( 1 pt)
3. "Eat It" and "Like a Surgeon" were hit songs for what artist? ( 1 pt)
4. In what city was the 1983 film "Flashdance" set? ( 2 pt)
5. The cities of Kabul and Kandahar are found in what country? ( 2 pt)
6. The first 10 amendments to the US Constitution are called what? ( 2 pt)
7. What is the official language of the country of Senegal? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Who is the only woman who has ever appeared on US paper currency? ( 5 points)
2. The Brenner Pass links Austria in the Alps with what other country? ( 4 points)
3. What is the largest private employer in the world, having over 2 million employees? ( 4 points)
4. The Battle of Pork Chop Hill was fought during what war? ( 3 points)
5. "The Mountaintop" is a current Broadway hit and a fictionalized version of the last night in the life of what famous person? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Larry Bird; 2. "The Godfather;" 3. Tokyo; 4. Rush Limbaugh; 5. New Orleans Saints; 6. Donald Trump; 7. Lady Gaga.

Saturday Night Live Trivia
1. George Carlin; 2. four; 3. Chris Farley; 4. Alec Baldwin; 5. Darrell Hammond; 6. Seth Meyers; 7. Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Joan Cusack, Robert Downey, Jr.

Super Tuesday States Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Vermont; 2. Massachusetts; 3. Georgia; 4. Oklahoma; 5. Idaho; 6. Virginia; 7. Tennessee; 8. Alaska; 9. Ohio; 10. North Dakota.

General Knowledge
1. Kentucky; 2. Milli Vanilli; 3. Weird Al Yankovic; 4. Pittsburgh; 5. Afghanistan; 6. Bill of Rights; 7. French.

IQ Trivia
1. Martha Washington; 2. Italy; 3. Walmart; 4. Korean War; 5. Martin Luther King.

3 comments:

Jere said...

My gf came up with a nice piece of SNL trivia. And I told her how I'd just read yours. So she suggested I ask you to see if you know it:

What band's songs have been used in two different SNL commercial parodies, with a different singer in each one? (Also, name the songs and the commercials.)

The Omnipotent Q said...

Good question, Jere. I'll have to think about that one, and I promise not to use Google. The first band that popped into my head was Van Halen...

Jere said...

Well, you're on the right track!