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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Trivia Q&A: March 19

We had another nice crowd on Tuesday night at The Mad Hatter, on a day when it rained early, but fortunately the skies cleared and it brought some folks out.

The scores were strong for States' Largest City Trivia (it was the only round that featured any perfect scores all night) and it was close heading into IQ Trivia, with the top three teams separated by one point. But the team of Do I Really Have To Give My Vermeer Back? got 4 of the 5 correct in the round, and wound up winning by five points, with a total of 46 points. Second place went to Blue Barracudas with 41 points, and third place went to Women's College Basketball with 37 points.

Best Team Name: Condoms & Rattlesnakes: Two Things I Don't F*** With

Current Events
1. What southern state's lawmakers passed a bill last week banning limits on portion sizes in restaurants, calling it the "Anti-Bloomberg Bill?"
2. What southern state's lt. governor resigned last week after she was linked to an illegal online gambling scheme?
3. What Hollywood star's Haiti charity was awarded $8.75 million from the World Bank last week and it will be used to build homes for the 2010 earthquake victims?
4. What bankrupt singer was approved by a Nevada court last week to sell 280 exotic animals he owns to an Oregon wildlife center?
5. Russian president Vladimir Putin appeared last week with what Hollywood tough guy actor in an effort to encourage Russian youth to return to a "Soviet-era" style of physical fitness?
6. Lawmakers in what eastern US state voted to repeal the death penalty last Friday and if signed by the governor it will be the 18th state to abolish it?
7. Who won the presidential straw poll last Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference?

March 19th Trivia
1. Televangelist Jim Bakker resigned on this day in 1987 as head of the PTL Club due to a sex scandal involving what woman?
2. In 1931, what US state became the first to legalize gambling?
3. C-SPAN was created on this day in 1979. What future vice-president made the first speech broadcast that day on the network?
4. Notorious Nazi Lt. Col. Adolf Eichmann was born on this day in 1906. In what South American country was he caught by Israeli Mossad agents and later executed?
5. On this day in 1953, the Academy Awards were broadcast for the first time ever and on what TV network?
6. Edgar Rice Burroughs died on this day in 1950. Which literary character is he best known for having created?
7. Film producer Harvey Weinstein was born on this day in 1952. What 1998 film won Best Picture and his only Oscar as producer?

States' Largest Cities Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. North Carolina
2. Kansas
3. Missouri
4. Florida
5. Alaska
6. Texas
7. Connecticut
8. Delaware
9. Tennessee
10. New Jersey

General Knowledge
1. Peter Falk portrayed what TV detective in the 1970s? ( 1 pt)
2. "The Count of Monte Cristo", the novel by Alexandre Dumas, was primarily set in what European country? ( 1 pt)
3. What model car does Marty McFly use to travel through time in the 1985 film "Back to the Future?" ( 1 pt)
4. What color are the helmets worn by UN peacekeeping forces? ( 2 pt)
5. What 1968 Beatles song was number one on the Billboard Pop cgart for 9 weeks, the longest of any of their number one hits? ( 2 pt)
6. What English city does legend say Lady Godiva rode naked on a horse through? ( 2 pt)
7. Besides New Jersey and Nevada, what is the only other state that allows online gambling? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What is the least populous state capital in the United States? ( 4 points)
2. Who is the youngest entertainer to ever host "Saturday Night Live?" ( 4 points)
3. What famous comedienne wrote the 2009 mystery novel "Murder at the Academy Awards?" ( 4 points)
4. "Every Time I Eat Vegetables It Makes Me Think Of You" is a 1983 song by what American rock group? ( 5 points)
5. What current TV series was created by Robert and Michelle King after they watched news footage of Silda Spitzer at a press conference in 2008? ( 3 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Mississippi; 2. Florida; 3. Sean Penn; 4. Wayne Newton; 5. Steven Seagal; 6. Maryland; 7. Rand Paul.

March 19th Trivia
1. Jessica Hahn; 2. Nevada; 3. Al Gore; 4. Argentina; 5. NBC; 6. Tarzan; 7. "Shakespeare In Love."

States' Largest Cities Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Charlotte; 2. Wichita; 3. Kansas City; 4. Jacksonville; 5. Anchorage; 6. Houston; 7. Bridgeport; 8. Wilmington; 9. Memphis; 10. Newark.

General Knowledge
1. Columbo; 2. France; 3. DeLorean; 4. blue; 5. "Hey Jude;" 6. Coventry; 7. Delaware.

IQ Trivia
1. Montpelier, Vermont; 2. Drew Barrymore (7); 3. Joan Rivers; 4. The Ramones; 5. "The Good Wife."

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