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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Trivia Q&A: June 4

Trivia Night at The Mad Hatter on Tuesday got off to an inauspicious start, as we had problems with the power next to where I announce the Trivia from, and it looked like we might not get started at all, but fortunately, we moved over slightly to another power source and got going, nearly a half hour late. But everyone had a good time, nonetheless.

But everything went smoothly after that, and we had a first-place tie between the teams of Quiz In My Pants and Let's Go Senators!, both with 41 points. We broke the tie with "How many Billboard number one albums did the Beatles have?" The answer was 19, and Quiz In My Pants was closest, and won the night. Congrats to my buddy Dave, won the night solo, not an easier thing to do!

Third place went to The Wind Sweepin' Down The Plain with 34 points.

Best Team Name: My Answer Sheet Is Chafing Me

Current Events
1. What New England state became the fourth in the US to allow doctor-assisted suicide last week?
2. Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old man from Japan, recently became the oldest person ever to accomplish what feat?
3. What Oscar-winning actor recently appeared to doze off during an interview for his upcoming film but later claimed he was "a beta tester for Google Eyelids" and "updating my Facebook page?"
4.The Writers Guild of America recently selected what HBO drama series as their "Best Written Series of All-Time" in their Top 101 poll?
5. A billboard of a teapot posted by what retailer was removed after it supposedly looked like Adolf Hitler, but not before they sold out online?
6. What Hollywood superstar actor exited starring in the upcoming biopic of gangster Whitey Bulger last week due to a salary dispute, as he was asked to take just half of his usual $20 million salary but refused?
7. Why was 13-year-old Arvind Mahankali in the news last week?

Pop Music Trivia
1. In 1987, who was the first female artist to debut on the Billboard album chart at number one?
2. What female singer founded the Lilith Fair music festival?
3. What rock star played the final concerts at Giants Stadium in 2009 before it was torn down?
4. Madonna won the MTV Best Female Video in 1987 for which song?
5. What hit Michael Jackson song has Eddie Van Halen on lead guitar?
6. "Come Away With Me" was the 2002 debut album of what female singer?
7. What musical act has had the most Billboard number one albums in history?

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Prostitution is not and has never been illegal in Canada.
2. Texas has the most ghost towns of any state in America.
3. The Washington Monument was originally modeled after the obelisks built by the Egyptian empire.
4. John D. Rockefeller co-founded US Steel.
5. New Zealand was the first nation to grant women the right to vote.
6. Bananas originated on the continent of Asia.
7. Isaac Stern is famous for playing the piano.
8. Abraham Lincoln was the first US president born in a log cabin.
9. Panama hats are actually manufactured in Panama.
10. The country of Belize does not have a coastline on the Pacific Ocean.

General Knowledge
1. Columbia is the capital of what US state? ( 1 pt)
2. Joe Lieberman was the running mate of what unsuccessful presidential candidate? ( 1 pt)
3. The nation of Persia is today known by what name? ( 1 pt)
4. "Duty, Honor, Country" is the slogan of which of the American service academies? ( 2 pt)
5. What country produces 85% of the world's maple syrup? ( 2 pt)
6. The Jacques Cartier Bridge is located in what North American city? ( 2 pt)
7. What female pop singer is often referred to by the nickname "The Bajan Queen?" ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What English poet's 1823 work "Don Juan" is credited with introducing the phrase "truth is stranger than fiction?" ( 4 points)
2. What country's currency was the drachma before being replaced by the euro? ( 3 points)
3. The only two saddle joints in the human body are found where? ( 4 points)
4. "A Study In Scarlet" was the first full length novel of what literary character? ( 4 points)
5. "Remember the Raisin" was a battle cry from what 19th century American conflict? ( 5 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Vermont; 2. Climb Mount Everest; 3. Morgan Freeman; 4. "The Sopranos"; 5. J.C. Penney; 6. Johnny Depp; 7. Won the National Spelling Bee.

Pop Music Trivia
1. Whitney Houston; 2. Sarah MacLachlan; 3. Bruce Springsteen; 4. "Papa Don't Preach;" 5. "Beat It;" 6. Norah Jones; 7. The Beatles (19).

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. true; 2. false, Oregon; 3. true; 4. false, Standard Oil; 5. true; 6. true; 7. false, violin; 8. false, Andrew Jackson; 9. false, Ecuador; 10. true.

General Knowledge
1. South Carolina; 2. Al Gore; 3. Iran; 4. US Military Academy at West Point; 5. Canada; 6. Montreal; 7. Rhianna.

IQ Trivia
1. Lord Byron; 2. Greece; 3. thumbs; 4. Sherlock Holmes; 5. The War of 1812.

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