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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Trivia Q&A: December 11

It was an odd night of Trivia on Tuesday, as Trivia was delayed nearly 45 minutes due to the fans who were in the bar for Michigan's basketball. The bar gave away t-shirts and tickets to the Wolverines game at the Barclays Center on Saturday. When we did get going, 14 teams were in (I'm guessing the crowds will dip a bit with the onset of the holidays), and we decided to go with just four categories, due to the late start. (The Q Train was bumped, but will return next week.)

We had some strong numbers for both Q-Tip Trivia and General Knowledge, and the team in second going into IQ Trivia, Manhattan Murder Mystery: Midtown Edition pulled out the win by getting 4 of 5 in the final round. Another nice job by Alex and his team, getting 46 points.

Second place went to What Do Tomorrow and Michael Jackson Have In Common? They Both Have Three Twelves At The Same Time with 42 points, and third place went to The Rural Juror with 41 points.

We return to our usual 8:30 PM time next week, and over Christmas and New Year's, Trivia will be on two Wednesdays: December 26th and January 2nd.

Best Team Name: The Real Fiscal Cliff Clavin

Current Events
1. What 1990s sitcom was voted the funniest sitcom of all-time, just edging out "The Honeymooners" in a poll by Vanity Fair magazine?
2. What Oscar-nominated actor earned the dubious title of "The Most Overpaid Actor in Hollywood" for 2012 by Forbes after a recent series of box office flops?
3. A federal appeals court recently ruled that Disney must pay $319 million to the creators of what popular game show, after they used "creative accounting" to hide massive profits?
4. The state news agency of what country last week reported that archeologists there stumbled across an ancient "unicorn lair", right outside the country's capital?
5. What state's House of Representatives passed two controversial "right to work" bills earlier today, becoming the 24th state in the US to do so?
6. Which NBA team plans to change its nickname to the Pelicans next season, which happens to be the state bird of the state they play in?
7. Possession of marijuana for personal use of people over the age of 21 became legal in what US state last week?

Q-Tip Trivia
1. Which of these foreign countries officially use the US dollar as currency? a. El Salvador; b. Panama; c. The Philippines; d. Vietnam.
2. Which of these Clint Eastwood-starring films did he also direct? a. Unforgiven; b. The Bridges of Madison County; c. Play Misty For Me; d. Gran Torino.
3. Which of these NFL teams have won the Super Bowl at least 3 times? a. Miami Dolphins; b. Denver Broncos; c. San Francisco 49ers; d. New England Patriots.
4. Which of the following US presidents are left-handed? a. Barack Obama; b. George W. Bush; c. Bill Clinton; d. George H.W. Bush.
5. Which of the following have hosted "Saturday Night Live" more than 10 times? a. Alec Baldwin; b. Bill Murray; c. Tom Hanks; d. Steve Martin.
6. Which of the following areas of NYC are found in the borough of Queens? a. Bellerose; b. Gravesend; c. Norwood; d. Tottenville.
7. As of 2012, which of these countries have not abolished capital punishment? a. UK; b. Mexico; c. Italy; d. Australia.

General Knowledge
1. What does "D" stand for in HDTV? ( 1 pt)
2. Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson were the secret identities of what superheroes? ( 1 pt)
3. Between 7-Eleven and McDonald's, which has more worldwide outlets? ( 1 pt)
4. What is the flattest continent on Earth? ( 2 pt)
5. 78% of the world's atmosphere is made up of what element? ( 2 pt)
6. What river starts at the northern end of Lake Itasca in Minnesota? ( 2 pt)
7. Which US state is the largest milk producer in the nation? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Who is the only US president since Herbert Hoover who has not been named Time magazine's Person of the Year? ( 5 points)
2. Which 1980 Emmy nominee for Outstanding Lead Actor was playing the same role on TV more than three decades later in 2012? ( 4 points)
3. Which US state that has no ocean coastline borders five states that all have one? ( 4 points)
4. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were found across three continents. Which continent was home to more wonders than the other two? ( 3 points)
5. The Sea of Kinnereth is also known by what more well-known name? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. "Seinfeld;" 2. Eddie Murphy; 3. "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire;" 4. North Korea; 5. Michigan; 6. New Orleans Hornets; 7. Washington.

Q-Tip Trivia
1. a,b; 2. all; 3. c,d; 4. a,c,d; 5. a,d; 6. a; 7. none.

General Knowledge
1. definition; 2. Batman & Robin; 3. 7-Eleven; 4. Australia; 5. nitrogen; 6. Mississippi; 7. California.

IQ Trivia
1. Gerald Ford; 2. Larry Hagman; 3. Tennessee; 4. Asia; 5. Sea of Galilee.

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