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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Trivia Q&A: September 18

We had 20 teams in for Trivia on a very rainy night in New York. Glad to see so many folks braved the weather and came out. Folks have to have their Trivia!

We had some really good scores for 1970s Trivia, and for TV Networks Trivia (I think I made it a little too easy to be honest). We had no perfect scores for General Knowledge, but we did have two teams who got all five questions in IQ Trivia correct, including the winners, Did Sgt. Brody Beat Off On Our Nachos, who wound up with 51 points and won by a comfortable 10 points. Second place was a tie, and we broke it by asking, "How many electoral votes did Jimmy Carter get in his 1976 presidential victory?" It was 297, and the team of Tax Panther: 47% of the Time It Doesn't Pay Income Tax Every Time was closest and won, with Mustard Squid 3.0 Deluxe finishing in third.

We will also be moving the start time of Tuesday Night Trivia permanently to 8:30 PM starting next week. I've had some requests to begin a bit earlier from the regulars, and so we will do that starting on September 25th. (I got nothing but smiles and applause when I announced that on Tuesday night!)

Current Events
1. Over 300 people were killed in two separate garment factory fires in what Asian country last Tuesday?
2. Name 1of the 2 singers who were named as judges on the TV show "American Idol" for its 12th season this past week.
3. Lawyers are currently seeking an injunction to prevent a French magazine from publishing photos of what famous woman sunbathing topless in the south of France?
4. Thousands of people took to the streets for the independence of Catalonia from Spain last Tuesday. The marches were held in what city, which is Catalonia's capital?
5. Apple reported record pre-order sales of its new iPhone 5, selling approximately how many in the first 24 hours, which was double the previous record of the iPhone 4?
6. What female pop singer will be singing the theme song to the new James Bond film "Skyfall," which will be released next month?
7. What movie sequel garnered over $21 million at the box office and earned the title of the number one film in America?

1970s Trivia
1. In 1978, "I Will Survive" was a number one disco hit for what female singer?
2. Cult leader Jim Jones and over 900 of his followers committed mass suicide in 1978 in what South American country?
3. In 1970, four students were killed by National Guard members during a Vietnam War protest at what midwest university?
4. Steve Cauthen gained international fame in the late 1970s in what sport?
5. In what year of the 1970s did South Vietnam unconditionally surrender after it was invaded by North Vietnam?
6. Barry Gibb wrote the title track to the 1978 film adaptation of what hit Broadway musical?
7. For what film did Jack Nicholson win his first Academy Award in 1975?

TV Networks Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Modern Family
2. Dexter
3. Parks and Recreation
4. Mad Men
5. Boardwalk Empire
6. Family Guy
7. Boss
8. Survivor
9. Dallas
10. White Collar

General Knowledge
1. After how many years is the golden wedding anniversary celebrated? ( 1 pt)
2. What is the fewest number of US states one can go through to go from Canada to Mexico? ( 1 pt)
3. In front of what famous structure did Martin Luther King deliver his "I Have a Dream" speech? ( 1 pt)
4. Tierra Del Fuego is located in what two South American countries? ( 2 pt)
5. "The Hippy Dippy Weatherman" was a character created by what famous comedian? ( 2 pt)
6. What river runs through the Grand Canyon? ( 2 pt)
7. How many points are on the maple leaf on the Canadian national flag? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What African nation was the first country in the world to recognize the United States as an independent country in 1777? ( 4 points)
2. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" was a novella written in 1958 by what author? ( 3 points)
3. In the NATO phonetic alphabet, what word represents the letter "F"? ( 4 points)
4. "Tactical Nuclear Penguin" is a name given to what? ( 5 points)
5. Robert Recorde was a 16th century Welsh mathematician and physician. Name 1 of the 2 mathematical symbols he is credited with introducing. ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Pakistan; 2. Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj; 3. Kate Middleton; 4. Barcelona; 5. two million; 6. Adele; 7. "Resident Evil: Retribution:"

1970s Trivia
1. Gloria Gaynor; 2. Guyana; 3. Kent State; 4. horse racing; 5. 1975; 6. "Grease;" 7. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

TV Networks Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. ABC; 2. Showtime; 3. NBC; 4. AMC; 5. HBO; 6. Fox; 7. Starz; 8. CBS; 9. TNT; 10. USA.

General Knowledge
1. fifty; 2. three; 3. Lincoln Memorial; 4. Argentina and Chile; 5. George Carlin; 6. Colorado; 7. eleven.

IQ Trivia
1. Morocco; 2. Truman Capote; 3. foxtrot; 4. Scottish beer; 5. Equals (=) and plus (+) signs.

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