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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Trivia Q&A: July 9

We had another nice turnout on Tuesday, even better than last week's. It looks like Trivia Night at The Mad Hatter is growing by the week, and that is good to see. It was equally good to see some new faces I have not seen before as well.

We had a rare occurrence on this night: three teams tied for first going into IQ Trivia. But the team of July Is Spitz Your Weiner Month (who also won for Best Team Name), ran the table and got all five right and wound up winning the night with 49 points.

Second place went to Girls Night Out with 45 points, and Insert Spitzer Joke Here finished third with 42 points.

Let's keep it going folks, and get yet another great turnout for Trivia next week!

Current Events
1. What actress/singer was recently paid $1.4 million to sing "Happy Birthday" to the president of Turkmenistan, who has been called one of the most repressive leaders in the world?
2. Fortune magazine ranked what oil giant as its "Most Profitable Corporation In The World" for 2013, as it earned a $44.9 billion profit last year?
3. What central American country passed a same-sex marriage bill last week and will become the 6th Latin American country to have it should the bill be signed?
4. Last Friday, the Vatican declared Pope John Paul II and which other 20th century pope canonized as saints?
5. A coalition of activists are calling for what company to drop Alec Baldwin as their spokesman following his homophobic Twitter rant recently?
6. What rapper recently had criminal charges filed against him for injuring an ex-girlfriend and destroying property in LA during an altercation?
7. A referee and a player got into a fight during an amateur soccer match in what country, which resulted in the player being stabbed to death and the ref was killed by a crowd of the player's friends?

Pop Music Trivia
1. Name 1 of the 2 bands that Eric Burdon was the lead singer of.
2. Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker were what 1960s rock group?
3. Billie Joe Armstrong is the lead singer of what rock band?
4. What hard rock band has the most gold records of any American group in pop history, with 24?
5. What female pop singer has had more number one songs than any individual female artist in pop history?
6. What musical group was founded by high school friends Big Boi and Dre?
7. "Double Fantasy" was the 1980 comeback album by what rock singer?

New York City Places Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Willets Point
2. Co-Op City
3. Red Hook
4. Snug Harbor
5. Gerritsen Beach
6. Fort Totten
7. Pelham Bay Park
8. Fort Wadsworth
9. Sunset Park
10. Morningside Heights

General Knowledge
1. The Foreign Legion is usually associated with what country? (1 pt)
2. Who was the only actor to appear in every episode of the TV series "M*A*S*H?" ( 1 pt)
3. In what country does most of the novel "Heidi" take place? ( 1 pt)
4. Between Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Quebec, which Canadian province does not share a land border with the US? ( 2 pt)
5. What is the currency unit of Vatican City? ( 2 pt)
6. To the closest foot, how many feet are there in 10 meters? ( 2 pt)
7. Mount Kilimanjaro is found in what African country? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The Costa Brava is a coastal region in the northeastern section of what country? ( 3 points)
2. What is the second largest city in the United Kingdom by population, after London? ( 4 points)
3. What former US president suffered a stroke and later died in the Speaker's Room in the Capitol Building in Washington DC? ( 4 points)
4. The intersection of Bullion Boulevard and Gold Vault Road is found in what US state? ( 4 points)
5. Ellen Church and seven other San Francisco nurses became the pioneers of what profession when they were hired by the BAT in 1930? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. Jennifer Lopez; 2. Exxon Mobile; 3. Costa Rica; 4. Pope John XXIII; 5. Capitol One; 6. 50 Cent; 7. Brazil.

Pop Music Trivia
1. The Animals and War; 2. Cream; 3. Green Day; 4. Kiss; 5. Mariah Carey; 6. Outkast; 7. John Lennon.

New York City Places Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Queens; 2. The Bronx; 3. Brooklyn; 4. Staten Island; 5. Brooklyn; 6. Queens; 7. The Bronx; 8. Staten Island; 9. Brooklyn; 10. Manhattan.

General Knowledge
1. France; 2. Alan Alda; 3. Switzerland; 4. Newfoundland; 5. euro; 6. 33 (32.8); 7. Tanzania.

IQ Trivia
1. Spain; 2. Birmingham; 3. John Quincy Adams; 4. Kentucky; 5. flight attendants.

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