Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Trivia Q&A: May 7

We had a small but enthusiastic crowd in The Mad Hatter for Trivia on Tuesday night. And it was a night for team of There's Something Funny About Chemical Warfare, as they won the night with 41 points and also took Best Team Name. Congrats to Alex's friends, who were victorious without Alex.

Second place went to Ship of Fools with 40 points, just missing the top by one point. And third place went to Roy G. BIV deVoe with 28 points.

Current Events
1. Chris Kelly, who was a member of what 1990s hip-hop group, died of an apparent drug overdose last week at the age of 34?
2. The governor of what US state signed a same-sex marriage bill last Thursday, becoming the 10th state to do so?
3. Jeff Hanneman, lead guitarist for what heavy metal group, died last Thursday from what is believed to be an infection caused by a spider bite two years ago?
4. What controversial rap star was dropped by Mountain Dew as a spokesman after making a crude lyrical reference to Emmett Till, a civil rights figure slain back in 1955?
5. What NBA star is suing his mother to stop a memorabilia auction she is involved with, as it will sell off over 100 items from his pro and high school career?
6. The reality TV series "Cops", which spent 25 seasons on the Fox TV network, will be moving to what cable network this fall?
7. What Oscar-winning actress, dressed as Queen Elizabeth in a play in London, recently ran out on to a street and cursed at musicians from a gay pride parade whose music was disturbing her performance?

1980s Trivia
1. At what age did Mike Tyson become the youngest heavyweight champion of all-time in 1986?
2. At the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, what country made their first ever appearance in the bobsled event and became fan favorites?
3. In 1987, Manuel Noriega was charged with drug smuggling and money laundering while being the leader of what country?
4. What tragic event made worldwide headlines on April 26, 1986?
5. The 1985 Live Aid concerts took place in what two major cities?
6. What star of the film "The Breakfast Club" was also part of the original cast of the TV series "The Facts of Life?"
7. Name 2 of the 5 highest-grossing films of the 1980s.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Philophobia is the fear of libraries.
2. Apple was the world's most profitable company in 2011.
3. Bananas are radioactive.
4. Saddam Hussein was forced to watch the South Park movie over and over again after his capture.
5. "Evan Almighty", made in 2007, is the most expensive comedy film of all-time.
6. After overeating, your hearing becomes more sharp.
7. You would have to consume over 1500 pounds of marijuana to overdose.
8. Adolf Hitler's nephew fought in the US Army during WWII.
9. The largest bill ever created by the US was worth $250,000.
10. Every night after closing, Disneyland releases 200 cats into the park to keep the rodent population under control.

General Knowledge
1. Paper was invented in what Asian country? ( 1 pt)
2. The Mojave desert is located in what US state? ( 1 pt)
3. Who was the first Supreme Court Chief Justice? ( 1 pt)
4. What 19th century author wrote "Anna Karenina?" ( 2 pt)
5. The Zambezi River is located on what continent? ( 2 pt)
6. What human organ stores bile? ( 2 pt)
7. Who was the first English monarch to live in Buckingham Palace? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What soap opera ended its run on TV in 2009 after a 72-year history that began on the radio in 1937? ( 4 points)
2. Mount Mitchell, the highest point in the US anywhere east of the Mississippi River at over 6600 feet, is located in what state? ( 4 points)
3. In which Shakespearean play does the gift of a chest of tennis balls provoke a declaration of war? ( 5 points)
4. For which novel did Ernest Hemingway win a Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954? ( 4 points)
5. What is the only NFL football team that is publicly owned? ( 3 points)

Current Events
1. Kris Kross; 2. Rhode Island; 3. Slayer; 4. Lil Wayne; 5. Kobe Bryant; 6. Spike TV; 7. Helen Mirren.

1980s Trivia
1. 20; 2. Jamaica; 3. Panama; 4. Chernobyl nuclear disaster; 5. London and Philadelphia; 6. Molly Ringwald; 7. "ET", "Return of the Jedi," "The Empire Strikes Back," "Batman," and "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. false, falling in love; 2. false, Nestle; 3. true; 4. true; 5. true; 6. false, less; 7. true; 8. true; 9. false, $100,000; 10. true.

General Knowledge
1. China; 2. California; 3. John Jay; 4. Leo Tolstoy; 5. Africa; 6. gall bladder; 7. Queen Victoria.

IQ Trivia
1. "The Guiding Light;" 2. North Carolina; 3. "Henry V;" 4. "The Old Man and The Sea;" 5. Green Bay Packers.

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