Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Trivia Q&A: July 2

I was pleasantly surprised to see a nicer turnout than the past weeks at The Mad Hatter on Tuesday, and it included one of my oldest friends, Renee, who brought out a number of friends to the bar. My thanks to Renee for such a nice surprise. (And a Happy Birthday to you on Wednesday!)

I did something tonight that I had never done before: all the answers for True or False Trivia were all "true." With that, no team got more than 7 correct (or five wrong). I had always wanted to do that. Thanks for indulging me, everyone!

The first place winners on the night were Better Late Than Never, who wound up winning the night with 44 points. Congrats to Pian, Charles and Jonathan on their win. Second place went to Tan Dori Girls (And One Boy) with 40 points, and third place went to After Telling Me To Shut Up The Bleep Up, Brian Cashman Cleared Me To Play Trivia (who also won Best Team Name) with 35 points.

Next week we move back to front part of the bar, so come in early and get a prime table at The Mad Hatter.

Current Events
1. What actor went on another Twitter rant last week, after a reporter wrote his wife was tweeting during James Gandolfini's funeral?
2. The US Senate unanimously voted to name a new bridge on Interstate 70 over the Mississippi River after what famous St. Louis sports legend last Friday?
3. What eastern European country, which was formally part of Yugoslavia, became the 28th country to join the European Union on Monday?
4. The transit workers of what US city went on strike this past Monday, the first strike since 1997 there?
5. Kevin Rudd became the prime minister for the second time, of what country last week?
6. In what country did former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden allegedly apply for political asylum on Monday?
7. Former MTV video host Kennedy claims in a new book that what NBA superstar tried to win her virginity in a game of dice back in the 1990s, but she won the game anyway?

July 4th Trivia
1. What 19th century US president is the only one besides Thomas Jefferson and John Adams to die on July 4th?
2. In 1872 on this date, who was the only US president born on the July 4th?
3. In 1976, Israeli commandos raided a hijacked Air France airliner in what African country, rescuing all but four of the passengers and crew?
4. In 1881, Tuskegee University opened in what US state?
5. On this day in 1855, "Leaves of Grass," the most famous book published by what poet, was released in Brooklyn?
6. In 1976, what British punk band made their debut in Sheffield, England as an opening act for The Sex Pistols?
7. George Steinbrenner was born on this day in 1930. How many World Series did the Yankees win with him as an owner?

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. On average, vegetarians live longer than meateaters.
2. "Justin Bieber" is Googled more than "Jesus Christ."
3. Clint Eastwood was once offered the role of James Bond.
4. It costs the US Mint 2 cents to make one penny.
5. Human yawns are contagious to dogs.
6. The US Supreme Court once ruled that tomatoes are legally a vegetable.
7. George Washington grew marijuana in his Mount Vernon garden.
8. One in five people in Singapore are millionaires.
9. The word "set" has the most definitions of any word in the English language.
10. Adolf Hitler was once nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

General Knowledge
1. In what year did the Pilgrims land in America? ( 1 pt)
2. The fraternity of  Lambda Lambda Lambda was featured in what 1984 film? ( 1 pt)
3. What number do all the clockface numbers add up to? (1 pt)
4. How many colors are on a standard Rubik's Cube? (2 pt)
5. What number is the Roman numeral "M" with a bar (line) on top of the M? ( 2 pt)
6. Sterling silver is an alloy of 92.5% silver and 7.5% of what other metal? ( 2 pt)
7. What is the national sport of Taiwan? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world, is located in what country? ( 4 points)
2. What is the only continent that does not have a landlocked country? ( 3 points)
3. The Kiel Canal, which connects the North Sea and Baltic sea, is the world's busiest waterway and is located in what country? ( 4 points)
4. What man appeared on the cover of Time magazine on January 5, 1931 as "The Man of the Year" wearing his customary dhoti? ( 5 points)
5. Who is the only villain to appear in all three of Christopher Nolan's Batman movies? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Alec Baldwin; 2. Stan Musial; 3. Croatia; 4. San Francisco; 5. Australia; 6. Russia; 7. Michael Jordan.

July 4th Trivia
1. James Monroe; 2. Calvin Coolidge; 3. Uganda; 4. Alabama; 5. Walt Whitman; 6. The Clash; 7. seven.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1-10. All answers were "true."

General Knowledge
1. 1620; 2. "Revenge of the Nerds;" 3. 78; 4. six; 5. one million; 6. copper; 7. baseball.

IQ Trivia
1. Canada; 2. North America; 3. Germany; 4. Mahatma Gandhi; 5. The Scarecrow.

2 comments:

Noel Wood said...

Australia has no landlocked countries, even if you include Oceania.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Actually, Noel, when I read the question last week, I said "not including Australia or Antarctica." Sorry I didn't include it in the wrapup.