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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Trivia Q&A: June 11

The team of Get Thee Behind Me, Bill Belichick (the Best Team Name winner) wound up winning the night in Trivia at The Mad Hatter on Tuesday, getting 4 of the 5 correct in IQ Trivia and finishing with 50 points. Nice job by Dave and Larry on their win.

Second place was actually a tie between the teams of The Cheating Devices and I Don't Know What Happened Last Week, both with 41 points. We broke the tie with asking "How Many feet is the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in the UAE?" I Don't Know What Happened Last Week was closest and won second place. (The answer was 2,722 feet.)

Current Events
1. The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development recently selected what far away nation as "the world's happiest country" for the third straight year?
2. A glove worn by what legendary Hall of Fame baseball during the 1955 World Series was sold at auction for $373,000?
3. Rafael Nadal won the men's singles title at the French Open on Sunday, and now holds the record for the most Grand Slam titles at any major. How many times has he won the French Open?
4. Which New England state became the 17th state in the US to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana?
5. What world leader and his wife went on live TV in their country last week to announce that they are divorcing after 30 years of marriage?
6. Officials in eight counties in what western state are considering forming a new state, over opposition to the state's new gun control laws and oil and gas regulations?
7. Edward Snowden, who claims to be the source of the leaks about the government's monitoring and collection of phone and Internet records, fled the US and is now seeking asylum where?

2012 Pop Culture Trivia
1. Who was named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2012?
2. What late singer was the top Google search for 2012?
3. What prolific author did the Hollywood Reporter choose as number one on its list of the 25 most powerful authors in Hollywood for 2012?
4. What film set a new record last November by grossing over $500 million worldwide, becoming the highest grossing "R" rated comedy of all-time?
5. What 80-year-old magazine ceased publication last December 31st, and went to an all-digital format?
6. Michael Phelps set a new record for most lifetime Olympic gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics, with how many in total?
7. People magazine named what pop singer as its "Most Beautiful Woman In The World" for 2012?

1-10 Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Pennsylvania is this number US state.
2. In a famous "Seinfeld" episode, George Costanza wanted to give his first-born son this number as a first name.
3. All spiders have this many legs.
4. Daniel Day-Lewis has won this number of Oscars in his career.
5. The pitcher in baseball is represented by this number.
6. Capricorn is this number sign of the Zodiac.
7. This is the number of sides in a pentagon.
8. This is the number of US presidents who have been assassinated in history.
9. The Star of David has this number of points.
10. MLB immortals Ted Williams and Roger Maris wore this number.

General Knowledge
1. The White House is located on what Washington D.C. street? ( 1 pt)
2. What is the capital of the state of Kansas? ( 1 pt)
3. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" is the opening line of what Charles Dickens novel? ( 1 pt)
4. When Charles Lindbergh flew solo across the Atlantic in 1927, what city did he land in? ( 2 pt)
5. Jack Lord starred in what 1970s TV crime drama? ( 2 pt)
6. The lowest point in the Us, nearly 300 feet below sea level, is found in what state? ( 2 pt)
7. National Arbor Day is celebrated in the US in what month? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The Senator George Mitchell Peace Bridge is located in what country? ( 3 points)
2. The Big Dipper and the North Star are on the flag of what US state? ( 4 points)
3. Janet Guthrie made history in 1977 as the first female participant in what annual American event? ( 4 points)
4. When the Chrysler Building opened in NYC in 1930, what structure did it eclipse as the world's tallest man made structure? ( 5 points)
5. What actor has starred in a $500 million-grossing movie (internationally) in each of the last six years? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Australia; 2. Jackie Robinson; 3. eight; 4. Vermont; 5. Vladimir Putin; 6. Colorado; 7. Hong Kong.

2012 Pop Culture Trivia
1. Barack Obama; 2. Whitney Houston; 3. Stephen King; 4. "Ted;" 5. Newsweek; 6. eighteen; 7. Beyonce Knowles.

1-10 Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. two; 2. seven; 3. eight; 4. three; 5. one; 6. ten; 7. five; 8. four; 9. six; 10. nine.

General Knowledge
1. Pennsylvania Avenue; 2. Topeka; 3. "A Tale of Two Cities;" 4. Paris; 5. "Hawaii Five-O"; 6. California; 7. April.

IQ Trivia
1. Ireland; 2. Alaska; 3. Indianapolis 500; 4. Eiffel Tower; 5. Robert Downey Jr.

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