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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Trivia Q&A: June 12

We had a very successful return to Trivia Night on Tuesday night after a layoff from last week. 23 teams turned out on a very rainy night. It was great to see so many of you again.

The scores were pretty good throughout the evening, as we had some perfect scores in each category except Current Events. It was very close going into IQ Trivia, with the top five teams separated by six points. But the team of Buh-teer held on and won by just two points, with 49 in total. They led all evening and congratulations to them on their victory.

We had a tie for second place between Light at the End of the Tunnel and Bi-Coastal MFers, both with 47 points. We broke the tie with "What number Secretary of State is Hillary Clinton?" It was 67, and Light was closest, having guessed 64 (Bi-Coastal guessed 58).

Best Team Name: Two Girls, One Stanley Cup

Current Events
1. What American rock star was robbed after a concert in Paris last week of three diamond necklaces worth over $200,000?
2. Charles Taylor, former president of what African nation, was sentenced to 50 years in prison recently for war crimes?
3. DC Comics revealed last week that which of its comic superheroes is gay in its next issue?
4. What American rock legend was among 13 people to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom last week?
5. In a recent New York Post poll, what woman was selected as "The Most Hated Person In America?"
6. What country recently has become the world's largest market for art and antiques, ending decades of American domination?
7. What politician was offered the presidency of the World Bank recently, according to New York magazine, but declined the offer?

Fathers Trivia
1. What actor played the father on the 1950s sitcom "Father Knows Best?"
2. What actor/director was the director of the 2006 film "Flags of Our Fathers?"
3. Which one of the Founding Fathers was the founder of the New York Post in 1801?
4. Which Oscar-winning actor portrayed Father Flanagan in the 1938 film "Boys Town?"
5. In the US, the third Sunday in June is Father's Day. What day is it celebrated in the UK?
6. Who played the father of the bride in the 1991 film of the same name?
7. "Dance With My Father" was a 2003 song and the last top 40 hit song for what late R&B singer?

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. The sound of ET walking in the 1982 movie was made by someone squashing their hands in jello.
2. The World Series is the oldest continuing annual sporting event held in the US.
3. Alaska was bought by the US from Russia for about $2 an acre.
4. The fingerprints of  koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from humans.
5. All but one of the planets in our solar system rotate counterclockwise, and that one is Earth.
6. The maiden name of the mother of Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, was actually Moon.
7. An octopus can squeeze through a hole the size of a ten cent coin.
8. Porcupines cannot float.
9. A single human blood cell can make a complete circuit of the body in 60 seconds.
10. South Africa is the largest country in Africa in terms of land mass.

General Knowledge
1. In 64 AD, which emperor sat idle as Rome burned? ( 1 pt)
2. What designer founded the fashion company known as DKNY? ( 1 pt)
3. The ball cock is a floating mechanism found in what household fixture?( 1 pt)
4. An omelet made with ham, onions and green peppers is named for what US city? ( 2 pt)
5. What feline appears and disappears throughout the novel "Alice In Wonderland?" ( 2 pt)
6. What is the official language of the nation of Belize? ( 2 pt)
7. Which US president was the first to have solar panels installed at the White House? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Which controversial novel was the subject of an obscenity trial in England in 1960? ( 4 points)
2. Name 1 of the 2 cities where the European Parliament is based at. ( 5 points plus one bonus point for both correct)
3. What Academy Award-winning actress appeared on the cover of Life magazine more than anyone else? ( 4 points)
4. What series of detective novels have been penned by numerous writers under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene since 1930? ( 4 points)
5. With only five people per square mile, what Asian country is the least densely populated country in the world? ( 3 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Axl Rose; 2. Liberia; 3. The Green Lantern; 4. Bob Dylan; 5. Casey Anthony; 6. China; 7. Michael Bloomberg.

Fathers Trivia
1. Robert Young; 2. Clint Eastwood; 3. Alexander Hamilton; 4. Spencer Tracy; 5. The same day; 6. Steve Martin; 7. Luther Vandross.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. true; 2. false, Kentucky Derby; 3. false, 2 cents an acre; 4. true; 5. false, Venus; 6. true; 7. true; 8. false; 9. true; 10. false, Algeria.

General Knowledge
1. Nero; 2. Donna Karan; 3. toilet; 4. Denver; 5. Cheshire Cat; 6. English; 7. Jimmy Carter.

IQ Trivia
1. "Lady Chatterley's Lover;" 2. Strasbourg, France and Brussels, Belgium; 3. Elizabeth Taylor; 4. Nancy Drew; 5. Mongolia.

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