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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Trivia Q&A: July 16

The night was hot, but we had a pretty good crowd in on Tuesday, slightly down from last week, with the All-Star Game on in the background.

We had some high scores for the Baseball All-Stars Trivia and General Knowledge (it will be a bit tougher next week), but it was a difficult IQ Trivia, as only two teams got as many as 2 of the 5 correct.

First place went to The Too Colorful Cheating Devices Yelling Out Answers with 41 points. Good job by Counselor Tice. Second place was a tie, and we broke it with "How many All-Star Games has the NL won in history?" The answer was 43, and the team of Temple University Is In Cleveland, who guessed 42, wound up in second place with 37 points. Third place went to Polls Show Weiner In Front (who also won for Best Team Name), also finishing with 37 points.

Current Events
1. What rock superstar set a new record at Fenway Park last Tuesday for the largest attendance at a music show there, breaking his 2009 record?
2. What Latin American country surpassed the US as the "Fattest Country In The World" for 2013, according to a UN study?
3. What pop singer apologized to Bill Clinton last Friday after the singer was seen on a video spraying water on the former president's picture and yelling obscenities at it in a restaurant?
4. Jean-Claude Juncker resigned as prime minister of what small European country following a scandal involving the country's secret service?
5. Cory Monteith, a 31-year-old singer and star of what TV series, was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday?
6. What famous author was unmasked recently as the writer of the crime novel "The Cuckoo's Calling" under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith?
7. What actress was named a new co-host on the ABC weekeday talk show "The View" yesterday, beginning in September, replacing Barbara Walters?

Which Came First Trivia
1. a. Charles Lindbergh flies solo across the Atlantic; b. The Stock Market crashes and the Great Depression begins.
2. a. Bernard Madoff is arrested for running a Ponzi scheme; b. Barack Obama is elected 44th US president.
3. a. Saigon falls and Vietnam reunifies; b. Richard Nixon resigns and Gerald Ford becomes president.
4. a. American Civil War ends; b. Canada becomes an independent nation.
5. a. The Watergate break-in occurs; b. "The Godfather" film is first released.
6. a. The Berlin Wall comes down; b. Iraq invades Kuwait.
7. a. Bill Clinton is elected president for the first time; b. The World Series is canceled for the first time by a strike.

Baseball All-Stars Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Reggie Jackson
2. Mike Piazza
3. Cal Ripken Jr.
4. Jackie Robinson
5. Willie Mays
6. Mike Trout
7. Stan Musial
8. Roberto Clemente
9. Tony Gwynn
10. Carl Yastrzemski

General Knowledge
1. Temple University is located in what major US city? ( 1 pt)
2. The circumference of a circle is equal to how many degrees? ( 1 pt)
3. Who was the second vice-president of the US? ( 1 pt)
4. How many states border the Gulf of Mexico? ( 2 pt)
5. What William Golding novel is about a group of school children stranded on a desert island? ( 2 pt)
6. What monarch was overthrown during the French Revolution? ( 2 pt)
7. What is the symbol for lead on the Periodic table? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What Central American country has the largest population, as of 2009? ( 4 points)
2. With what team sport did the term "hat trick" originate in 1858? ( 5 points)
3. Before the Empire State Building was completed, what was the tallest building in New York City? ( 4 points)
4. According to Neighborhoodscout.com, the three most dangerous neighborhoods in the US are found in what city? ( 4 points)
5. For what country did George Harrison stage two charity benefit concerts in 1971? ( 3 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Paul McCartney; 2. Mexico; 3. Justin Bieber; 4. Luxembourg; 5. "Glee;" 6. J.K. Rowling; 7. Jenny McCarthy.

Which Came First Trivia
1. a; 2. b; 3. b; 4. a; 5. b; 6. a; 7. a.

Baseball All-Stars Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. AL; 2. NL; 3. AL; 4. NL; 5. NL; 6. AL; 7. NL; 8. NL; 9. NL; 10. AL.

General Knowledge
1. Philadelphia; 2. 360; 3. Thomas Jefferson; 4. five; 5. "Lord of the Flies;" 6. Louis XVI; 7. Pb.

IQ Trivia
1. Guatemala; 2. cricket; 3. Chrysler Building; 4. Detroit; 5. Bangladesh.

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