Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Trivia Q&A: July 24

We had 22 teams in for a spirited night of Trivia, and that included a Red Sox victory in Texas that happened just as our night concluded. A little icing on the cake of a nice night.

There was some strong scores for Current Events, but we had no perfect score in True or False Trivia (The Q Train usually has at least one team run the table), and the teams were incredibly bunched up going into IQ Trivia: the top seven teams were separated by just a single point (including a three-way tie for first and a  four-way tie for fourth).

Three teams got all five IQ Trivia questions correct, and they ended up being the top three teams for the night. The winners were Pater-No Means No got 47 points and their second straight win on Trivia Night. My congratulations to Joe and his crew, and they'll go for the hat trick next week.

Second place went to Why Don't They Just Move His Statue to the Showers with 45 points, and third place went to Lazy Teachers On Vacation with 44 points.

Best Team Name: Trivia Killed the Radio Star (And did I get booed for that pick! Lots of 'Penn State-oriented' names on Tuesday night. Decorum prohibits me naming the more colorful ones.)

Current Events
1. Boxer Floyd Mayweather was named the top earning athlete for 2011 in Sports Illustrated's annual poll, eclipsing what athlete who held the top spot since 2004?
2. What comedic actress topped Forbes' list of the top earning actresses on TV the past 12 months, displacing the last chart-topper, Kim Kardashian?
3. What 1990s pop group announced they will reunite and take to the stage for the first time in years at the closing ceremonies of this summer's Olympics?
4. Bradley Wiggins became the first ever winner of the Tour de France cycling race this past Sunday from what country?
5. 14 people were killed and 9 injured when a crowded pickup truck veered off a highway and crashed last Sunday in what US state?
6. Jeremy Lin of the Knicks left as a free agent last week and signed a three-year deal with what team?
7. What female Grammy winner was named to the judging panel of "American Idol" on Monday?

1980s Trivia
1. "Theatre of Pain" was an album from 1985 from what American heavy metal band?
2. What film in the initial "Star Wars" trilogy did Jabba the Hut make its first appearance?
3. What event occurred on November 9, 1989, symbolizing the beginning of the fall of communism?
4. "Go ahead, make my day" was a famous quote by Clint Eastwood in what "Dirty Harry" sequel film?
5. What 1980s TV star had a pop album in 1986 entitled "Heartbeat?"
6. Sally Ride passed away yesterday at the age of 61. In 1983, she became the first American woman in space as a crew member of what space shuttle?
7. What championship NFL team had a rap hit in the mid-1980s called "The Super Bowl Shuffle?"

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Air Force One is not called Air Force One unless the president is on it.
2. There is no corn in corned beef.
3. Buckingham Palace has over 1,000 total rooms in it.
4. "Steal This Book" a book written by Abby Hoffman, is actually the most shoplifted book in history.
5. More than 1,000 languages are spoken on the continent of Africa.
6. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached only at one end.
7. There are more chickens than people in the world.
8. Vermont is the second smallest US state in area.
9. There are twice as many kangaroos as people in Australia.
10. Chicago has the most registered bowlers than any other US city.

General Knowledge
1. How many bones are there in the adult human body? ( 1 pt)
2. Hudson Bay is located in what nation? ( 1 pt)
3. The Social Security Act was enacted under what US president? ( 1 pt)
4. What is a shot made in golf that is two below par called? ( 2 pt)
5. The majority of Lake Tahoe is found in what US state? ( 2 pt)
6. "The House of the Rising Sun" was a 1964 hit song for what rock band? ( 2 pt)
7. How many successful Apollo missions landed astronauts on the moon? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The countries of Russia, Greece, Scotland and Romania all share the same patron saint. What is his name? ( 4 points)
2. What Oscar-winning actor played Alfred the butler in the 2005 film "Batman Begins?" ( 3 points)
3. Beluga and Sevruga are two of the main types of what food? ( 4 points)
4. The Balearic Islands belong to what European nation? ( 5 points)
5. "Luckiest Man" and "Iron Horse" are the titles of two biographies of what famous American? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Tiger Woods; 2. Sofia Vergara; 3. The Spice Girls; 4. England; 5. Texas; 6. Houston Rockets; 7. Mariah Carey.

1980s Trivia
1. Motley Crue; 2. "Return of the Jedi;" 3. Berlin Wall falls; 4. "Sudden Impact;" 5. Don Johnson; 6. Challenger; 7. Chicago Bears.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. true; 2. true; 3. false, 600; 4. false, The Bible; 5. true; 6. true; 7. true; 8. false, Delaware; 9. true; 10. false, Detroit.

General Knowledge
1. 206; 2. Canada; 3. Franklin D. Roosevelt; 4. eagle; 5. California; 6. The Animals; 7. six.

IQ Trivia
1. St. Andrew; 2. Michael Caine; 3. caviar; 4. Spain; 5. Lou Gehrig.

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