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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Trivia Q&A: August 28

We had 24 teams in for Trivia on Tuesday night, and I was graced with the presence of a friend from Facebook who dropped by and took in our quiz night. His name may sound familiar: John Quinn. And no, he's not related to me. John is from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and he and his girlfriend Jolene stopped in as they were on vacation in New York. We originally met through a now-defunct Facebook group called "People Named John Quinn", which had nearly 100 John Quinns in it until it disbanded some time ago. It was a pleasure to meet them both and have them play on Tuesday night.

The numbers for Republican Party Trivia were better than I would have guessed they'd be, and they were also very good for 2000s Album Trivia and General Knowledge.

We had five teams separated by five points heading into IQ Trivia, but the team going into in first place, Okay Everybody, held on for a slim one point win, with 45 points. Nice job everyone, OK? (Sorry I couldn't resist.)

Second place was actually a tie, and we broke it between Bunch of Bloody Wankers and After He Moonwalked, He Showed Me His Penis (both with 44 points) with the question "How many Republicans are currently in the House and Senate right now?" The answer is 288 (241+47), and The Bunch guessed exactly right and finished in second.

BTW, we will be doing Trivia next Tuesday, September 4th, but the following week we will be doing it on Monday, September 10th at 9 PM, as I will be unavailable for Trivia on September 11th. We will then return to Tuesday nights on September 18th.

Best Team Name: I Like My Girls The Way I Like My Whiskey: Aged 16 Years and Mixed With Coke

Current Events
1. In terms of stock market value, what company recently passed Microsoft as the largest company ever, with a value of over $623 billion?
2. Which country joined the World Trade Organization last week after 19 years of negotiations and it previously had been the world's largest non-WTO economy?
3. Which Asian country is considering banning or limiting access to sites on the Internet such as Twitter and Facebook because of national security fears and threats of violence in the country?
4. Apple won a lawsuit last week against Samsung over a patent dispute and was awarded what dollar amount in damages?
5. What country singer is once again in legal trouble, and received a Class C citation for assaulting a man during an altercation in Texas last week?
6. What rap star collared a burglar in his LA home last week and held down the intruder until the police arrived and arrested him?
7. Mass murderer Anders Breivik was sentenced last week to a term of 21 years in prison for killings of 77 people in what country in 2011?

Republican Party Trivia
1. Who was the first Republican elected US president?
2. What Republican president was born Leslie Lynch King Jr.?
3. What Republican president served two terms and made an ill-fated run for a third term as a third-party candidate?
4. Name 1 of the 2 current longest-serving Republicans in the US Senate.
5. What onetime US Senator was the last Republican who was both an unsuccessful presidential and vice-presidential candidate?
6. Who was the last Republican who represented NY State in the US Senate?
7. John Boehner, the current Republican Speaker of the House, represents what midwestern US state?

2000s Album Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. American Idiot
2. All That You Can't Leave Behind
3. In Rainbows
4. Parachutes
5. The Rising
6. Stankonia
7. Stadium Arcadium
8. Hybrid Theory
9. Rockin' The Suburbs
10. The College Dropout

General Knowledge
1. How many hours time difference is there between London and New York? ( 1 pt)
2. What is the second largest state in the US in land area? ( 1 pt)
3. How many carats are there in pure gold? ( 1 pt)
4. The song "Tomorrow" is from what Broadway musical? ( 2 pt)
5. What is the second book of the Old Testament called? ( 2 pt)
6. What is the most common color of M&Ms? ( 2 pt)
7. As of 2012, who is the Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. "Where is Everybody?" is the first episode of what classic science fiction TV series? ( 4 points)
2. "The Carnation Revolution" was a military coup in 1974 and was so named because no shots were fired in what European country? ( 5 points)
3. What British explorer claimed the eastern coast of Australia for King George III and named it New South Wales in the 18th century? ( 4 points)
4. What is the name of the anniversary that is celebrated after 70 years of marriage? ( 4 points)
5. Alligators are native only to the US and what other Asian country? ( 3 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Apple; 2. Russia; 3. India; 4. $1 billion; 5. Randy Travis; 6. LL Cool J; 7. Norway.

Republican Party Trivia
1. Abraham Lincoln; 2. Gerald Ford; 3. Theodore Roosevelt; 4. Richard Lugar and Orrin Hatch; 5. Bob Dole; 6. Al D'Amato; 7. Ohio.

2000s Album Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Green Day; 2. U2; 3. Radiohead; 4. Coldplay; 5. Bruce Springsteen; 6. Outkast; 7. Red Hot Chili Peppers; 8. Linkin Park; 9. Ben Folds; 10. Kanye West.

General Knowledge
1. five; 2. Texas; 3. twenty-four; 4. "Annie;" 5. Exodus; 6. brown; 7. Queen Elizabeth II.

IQ Trivia
1. "The Twilight Zone;" 2. Portugal; 3. Captain James Cook; 4. platinum; 5. China.

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