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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Trivia Q&A: May 14

Trivia at The Mad Hatter brought out another nice crowd, including a team that was celebrating one of their teammates' birthday. I rewarded them by giving them the Best Team Name (see below).

It was a close night throughout, but the team of Our New Waitress Is Humorless wound up the winners, with 49 points, and by the slimmest of margins. They edged out Direct TV Sucks (we had the TVs go out briefly before we started last night), who wound up with 48 points.

Third place was a tie between Too Late To Think Of a Name and Now The Browns Are Only The Second Most Notorious Bunch of Cellar-Dwellers From Cleveland, both with 39 points. We broke the tie with "How many movies did Elvis Presley star in in his film career?" It was 33, and Too Late To Think Of a Team  Name was closest and took third.

An important announcement for all Trivia players: Next week we will be doing a special Wednesday night edition of Trivia at The Mad Hatter, as the bar will be hosting a Manchester City supporters party next Tuesday night. So we will be doing Trivia next on May 22nd at 8 PM. We go back to the usual night and time the following week.

Best Team Name: Wendy's Nuts Dragon Your Face

Current Events
1. What eastern state became the 11th state to enact a same-sex marriage law last week?
2. The silver spire was officially put on 1 WTC last Friday, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. What building was the previous tallest building in the US?
3. Forbes magazine named what NFL player as its "2013 Most Influential Athlete?"
4. 19 people were injured on Sunday in a shooting during a Mother's Day parade in what US city?
5. What world leader took a lot of heat last week after it was revealed he had a bed worth $127,000 (at taxpayer expense) installed on his plane for a five-hour flight to attend Margaret Thatcher's funeral?
6. What comedian will succeed Jimmy Fallon as the next host of NBC's "Late Night" show when Fallon takes over as host of "The Tonight Show" next year?
7. Former president Efrain Rios Montt, of what Central American country, was found guilty last week of genocide and crimes against humanity?

1990s Trivia
1. In 1994, what musician was found dead at his home by an electrician who had arrived to install a security system?
2. What MLB team won back-to-back World Series in 1992 and 1993?
3. Edwina and Patsy were the two main characters in what 1990s British sitcom?
4. Who was Bob Dole's running mate in his failed 1996 presidential bid?
5. In 1994, Israel signed a peace treaty with what Middle Eastern country, ending a state of war between them since 1948?
6. In 1992, the Euro Disney Resort opened in what country?
7. Name 2 of the 5 top grossing films of the 1990s in the United States.

5,6, 7 or 8 Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. The total number of US presidents that have died while in office.
2. The number of judges needed to make a majority decision in the US Supreme Court.
3. This is the number of pitches an MLB pitcher gets to warm up before every inning.
4. This is the number of "deadly sins."
5. This is the atomic number of carbon.
6. This is the Interstate highway number that runs from San Diego, CA to Blaine, Washington.
7. This is the number of gb in the first iPod Apple released in 2001.
8. John Quincy Adams was this number US president.
9. In Hinduism, there are this number of chakras.
10. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won this record number of Super Bowls.

General Knowledge
1. What is the sixth planet from the sun? ( 1 pt)
2. Mt. McKinley is located in what US state? ( 1 pt)
3. What city did the NBA's Lakers move to L.A. from in 1960? ( 1 pt)
4. Al Capone was convicted of what crime in 1931? ( 2 pt)
5. Elvis Presley made his acting debut in what 1956 film? ( 2 pt)
6. Who was the first author to become a billionaire from their books? (2 pt)
7. The Orkney Islands are found in what country? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What 19th century US president also served as president of the NRA after his time in the White House? ( 5 points)
2. The movie "Fierce Creatures", which was originally called "Death Fish II," was at first conceived as a sequel to what 1988 comedy film? ( 4 points)
3. In 1887, Oregon was the first state in the US to establish what holiday as a legal holiday, seven years before it became a nationwide one? ( 4 points)
4. Name 1 of the 2 teams that are the only charter members of the NFL, from its inaugural season of 1920, still in existence today. (3 points)
5. What actor has won the most Golden Raspberry ("Razzie") Awards in its history with 10, and in 2000 was named "Worst Actor of the Century?" ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Delaware; 2. Willis Tower; 3. Tim Tebow; 4. New Orleans; 5. Benjamin Netanyahu; 6. Seth Meyers; 7. Guatemala.

1990s Trivia
1. Kurt Cobain; 2. Toronto Blue Jays; 3. "Absolutely Fabulous;" 4. Jack Kemp; 5. Jordan; 6. France; 7. Titanic, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, The Lion King.

5,6,7 or 8 Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. 8; 2. 5; 3. 8; 4. 7; 5, 6; 6. 5; 7, 5; 8. 6; 9. 7; 10. 6.

General Knowledge
1. Saturn; 2. Alaska; 3. Minneapolis; 4. Tax evasion; 5. "Love Me Tender;" 6. J.K. Rowling; 7. UK.

IQ Trivia
1. Ulysses S. Grant; 2. "A Fish Called Wanda;" 3. Labor Day; 4. Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals; 5. Sylvester Stallone.

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