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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Trivia Q&A: March 26

We had a fine crowd in at The Mad Hatter on Tuesday, as I was concerned that the Passover holiday might keep many folks away. It was bigger than last week, and hopefully that trend will continue. I was also nice to see my old friend Rob in at the new place for the first time, as he was one of my dedicated regulars from the old place.

The team of Twitter Turned 7 Years Old & Now The Catholic Church Is All Over It (also Best Team Name, as it wasn't a good night for names) came from six points down after the third round and wound up tying The Belfast Bangers by getting 3 of 5 correct in IQ Trivia (they were only one of two teams to get three right), and forcing a tie breaker question. It was: "What is the current population of Indonesia?" (Indonesia was the answer to the last question in the round.) The Twitter boys guessed 225 million, and were closest to the correct answer (it is 237 million). Congratulations to the duo on their win. Third place went to Purple Parrots with 40 points. (Nice comeback by the boys after getting just one right in the first round.)

Current Events
1. What British rock star had his first UK number one album in 20 years with his current album, which topped the charts in its opening week of release?
2. The family of what former president is supporting new legislation to scrap the design for a planned memorial honoring him?
3. What European airline was forced to cancel more than 500 flights last week after more than 30,000 workers at the company walked out on strike over a wage dispute?
4. YouTube announced last week that they reached what milestone number of unique users last month?
5. What US city's officials announced last week they will close 54 schools this year to try to close a $1 billion deficit?
6. What Asian country declared a state of emergency after Buddhist-Muslim clashes left at least 20 people dead?
7. Singer Tony Bennett said in a recent interview that he will be recording a jazz album later this year with what female pop singer?

Q-Tip Trivia
1. Which countries have never hosted an Olympic Games? a. Japan; b. Hungary; c. South Africa; d. France.
2. Which of the following cities have populations of less than 1 million as of 2010? a. Detroit; b. Boston; c. Houston; d. San Diego.
3. Which of these Americans have won the Nobel Peace Prize? a. Woodrow Wilson; b. Martin Luther King; c. Al Gore; d. Franklin d. Roosevelt.
4. Which of these historical figures were victims of assassination? a. Mahatma Gandhi; b. Charles de Gaulle; c. Idi Amin; d. Pol Pot.
5. Which of the following planets have no satellites? a. Mars; b. Neptune; c. Venus; d. Mercury.
6. Which of these US presidents also served in the US Senate? a. James Monroe; b. Harry Truman; c. John F. Kennedy; d. Lyndon Johnson.
7. Which of these films were never nominated for an Academy Award? a. Reservoir Dogs; b. Citizen Kane; c. Once Upon a Time in the West; d. M*A*S*H.

Comedy Movies Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. A Fish Called Wanda
2. Bridesmaids
3. Monty Python and The Holy Grail
4. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
5. The Blues Brothers
6. A League of Their Own
7. The Seven Year Itch
8. The Producers
9. Animal House
10. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World

General Knowledge
1. How many oceans are there in the world? ( 1 pt)
2. What musical instrumental is featured on Guinness' logo? ( 1 pt)
3. What is the only city in the European Union with a population greater than 4 million? ( 1 pt)
4. Between the North Pole and South Pole, which one has a lower average winter temperature? (2 pt)
5. What European country won the Hundred Years War? ( 2 pt)
6. In what year were the Winter Olympics first held only two years after the Summer Olympics? ( 2 pt)
7. The Jutland Peninsula is found in what two European countries? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What comic book superhero was created by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee in 1962? ( 3 points)
2. What pop singer was the voice behind the McDonald's "I'm Lovin' It" ad campaign, and was paid $6 million for it? ( 4 points)
3. What war film's concluding scene is American troops marching into battle singing the theme to "The Mickey Mouse Club?" ( 4 points)
4. How did Governor William Woods Holden of North Carolina make history in 1871? ( 5 points)
5. What Muslim-dominated country has the highest population in the world? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. David Bowie; 2. Dwight D. Eisenhower; 3. Lufthansa; 4. 1 billion; 5. Chicago; 6. Burma; 7. Lady Gaga.

Q-Tip Trivia
1. b,c; 2. a,b; 3. a,b,c; 4. a; 5. c,d; 6. all; 7. a,c.

Comedy Movies Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. 1980s (1988); 2. 2010s (2011); 3. 1970s (1975); 4. 2000s (2002); 6. 1990s (1992); 7. 1950s (1955); 8. 1960s (1968); 9. 1970s (1978); 10. 1960s (1963).

General Knowledge
1. five; 2. harp; 3. London; 4. South Pole; 5. France; 6. 1994; 7. Denmark and Germany.

IQ Trivia
1. Spider-Man; 2. Justin Timberlake; 3. "Full Metal Jacket;" 4. First governor impeached and removed; 5. Indonesia.

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