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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Trivia Q&A: October 2

We had 21 teams in on a night that went from rather quiet when we started to very noisy as the night went on. Seven teams were bunched up within three points during the middle rounds. Going into IQ Trivia, we had one team up by one point with a three-way tie for second.

But one of those teams, Me Illamo Mitt Romney, Me Gusta Nachos, jumped into the winner's circle with 51 points and the win. Congrats to Gillian and her depleted team on their win! (BTW, I goofed up the "fresh water lake" question, and awarded everyone 4 points.) Second place went to Where's My Team with 46 points, and third place went to Itinerant Scoundrel, with 44 points.

Current Events
1. The Obama administration announced they would seek to lift the ban to the US on imported products from which Asian nation?
2. Dozens of people were arrested last week in what European country during a one-day strike over planned spending cuts there?
3. Arthur Sulzberger Sr. died last week at the age of 86. What newspaper was he the publisher of for more than three decades?
4. The Chinese government canceled events planned for last week to commemorate the 40th anniversary of normalized relations with what nation over an ongoing dispute over a group of islands between the two?
5. What musical performer opened the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn last weekend with eight sold-out shows?
6. Four Buddhist temples were set on fire in what Asian country on Sunday by Muslims after a picture posted by a Buddhist man on Facebook allegedly insulted Islam?
7. Two guns once owned by which two notorious gangsters were sold last Sunday at a New Hampshire auction for over $500,000?

TV and Movie Comedy Trivia
1. What legendary comedian played the talk show host in the 1983 film "The King of Comedy?"
2. What actor plays the character of Michael Scott in the NBC sitcom "The Office?"
3. "Mr Creosote" was a character in which Monty Python film?
4. Jay and Silent Bob are fictional characters that first appeared in what 1994 comedy film?
5. What comedy series won five consecutive Best Comedy Series Emmys in the 1990s?
6. Ethan and Joel Coen won the Oscar for Best Screenplay for what 1996 comedy film?
7. What classic comedy film was set at fictional Faber College?

11-20 Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Former New York Giants QB Phil Simms wore this number.
2. This is the number of holes in a stipulated round of golf.
3. A standard dartboard has this many sectors.
4. This is the number of face cards in a standard deck of playing cards.
5. "The Stations of the Cross," or the Passion of Jesus Christ, is represented by this number of stations.
6. This is the minimum age that one can apply for a Private Pilot License.
7. This is the number of checkers each side has at the start of a backgammon game.
8. According to Jewish law, this is the age when Jewish boys become accountable for their actions and become a Bar Mitzvah.
9. This is the number of regular season games each NFL team plays.
10. This number was the debut album from singer Adele.

General Knowledge
1. How many angles are on a pentagon? ( 1 pt)
2. Greenland is a territory of what European country? ( 1 pt)
3. A Celsius temperature of 100 degrees compares to what temperature Fahrenheit? ( 1 pt)
4. The Hoover Dam is located on what western US river? ( 2 pt)
5. What two countries make up the Iberian Peninsula? ( 2 pt)
6. Which US state borders four of the five Great Lakes? ( 2 pt)
7. Who portrayed Sunny Von Bulow in the 1990 film "Reversal of Fortune?" ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What is the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River in the US? ( 4 points)
2. Which number amendment to the US Constitution changed the legal voting age to eighteen? ( 3 points)
3. "Salamander's Wool" is a name sometimes used to describe what fibrous mineral? ( 4 points)
4. Which of the seven Nobel Prize categories has had by far fewer American winners than the other six? ( 5 points)
5. What 19th century US president is the only chief executive who got married in the White House? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Burma; 2. Greece; 3. New York Times; 4. Japan; 5. Jay-Z; 6. Bangladesh; 7. Bonnie and Clyde.

TV and Movie Comedy Trivia
1. Jerry Lewis; 2. Steve Carell; 3. "The Meaning of Life"; 4. "Clerks;" 5. "Frasier;" 6. "Fargo;" 7. "Animal House."

11-20 Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. 11; 2. 18; 3. 20; 4. 12; 5. 14; 6. 17; 7. 15; 8. 13; 9. 16; 10. 19.

General Knowledge
1. five; 2. Denmark; 3. 212; 4. Colorado; 5. Spain and Portugal; 6. Michigan; 7. Glenn Close.

IQ Trivia
1. Flathead Lake (Montana); 2. Twenty-six; 3. asbestos; 4. literature; 5. Grover Cleveland.

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