Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Trivia Q&A: August 13

We had a good crowd in on Tuesday night for Trivia. We didn't have a lot of teams, but it seemed like each team had 5 or 6 people on each team. And it was good to see my friends Rob and Melinda (who were dedicated regulars in The Other Place) in with some friends, as it was their first time in many weeks.

The toughest category for the Trivia players was the Q Train lightning round: "Name The Year Trivia." Lower scores than I would have thought. But most teams did really well with General Knowledge and IQ Trivia. It was really tight heading into IQ Trivia, but the team of Too Far Overboard garnered a one-point win, with 51 points.

Second place went to A Statutory Walk In The Woods with 50 points. And third place went to Did He Not Require Hospitalization Because He Died? (Fingers Crossed!) with 49 points.

Best Team Name: Jeffrey Dahmer's House of Ribs

Current Events
1. What Hollywood superstar actor was left out of the next "Expendables" sequel because he was demanding $1 million per day and the producers declined?
2. Actor Alec Baldwin will be doing an hour-long political show every Friday night on what cable network later this year?
3. Oprah Winfrey says she was the victim of racism last month when she was shopping in a store in what European country for a handbag and was told it was "too expensive" for her?
4. Which male R&B singer suffered a non-epileptic seizure while working in an LA recording studio last Friday but didn't require any hospitalization?
5. Hundreds of people attended an impromptu flash mob party on what NYC bridge early last Sunday morning until the NYPD broke it up and arrested the organizer and the DJs?
6. What talk show host recently revealed recently that the child he and his wife had last month was actually born with the help of a surrogate?
7. What English TV personality topped Forbes' list of the top TV/Radio earners for 2012, raking in $95 million?

Q-Tip Trivia
1.Which of these 19th century US presidents served their terms before the Civil War? a. Franklin Pierce; b. Benjamin Harrison; c. Zachary Taylor; d. James Garfield.
2. Which of these planets are smaller than Earth? a. Mercury; b. Mars; c. Uranus; d. Neptune.
3. Which of these US states have less than 1 million in population as of 2010? a. Hawaii; b. Maine; c. Idaho; d. Rhode Island.
4. Which of these current actors have never been nominated for an Oscar? a. Gary Oldman; b. Christopher Plummer; c. martin Sheen; d. Donald Sutherland.
5. Which of these albums were recorded by Led Zeppelin? a. Sticky Fingers; b. Face Dances; c. Highway to Hell; d. Houses of the Holy.
6. Which of these countries are currently in the Top 10 of the most populous countries of the world? a. Nigeria; b. Japan; c. Pakistan; d. Indonesia.
7. Which of these subway lines of NYC is never regularly scheduled to travel into Brooklyn? a. 1 train; b. G train; c. 7 train; d. D train.

Name That Year Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Richard Nixon resigns as US president.
2. Princess Diana dies in a car crash.
3. The October Revolution occurs in Russia.
4. The Berlin Wall falls.
5. The Titanic hits an iceberg and sinks.
6. The Beatles release their first album in the UK.
7. Israel and Egypt sign the Camp David Peace Accords.
8. Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space.
9. Saddam Hussein is executed in Iraq.
10. Charles Lindbergh flies solo across the Atlantic.

General Knowledge
1. The Hersheypark theme park is located in what US state? ( 1 pt)
2. Whose challenge to the Papacy in 1517 triggered the Reformation? ( 1 pt)
3. What implement is used to strike the ball in croquet? ( 1 pt)
4. The islands of Borneo and Sumatra are located in what country? ( 2 pt)
5. What North American city is nicknamed "The Stampede City?" ( 2 pt)
6. The 1984 action film "Red Dawn" was the first ever movie with what film rating? ( 2 pt)
7. What West African country's flag most closely resembles the USA's flag? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. To what fellow writer did Herman Melville dedicate his epic whaling novel "Moby Dick?" ( 5 points)
2. What real life 19th century character has been portrayed on screen by actors Kurt Russell, Henry Fonda, Errol Flynn, Jimmy Stewart and Kevin Costner? ( 4 points)
3. Who is the only man elected twice to the office of US president and twice to the office of US vice-president? ( 4 points)
4. What celebrated TV character is 900 years old and has two hearts? ( 4 points)
5. In what 1986 film do the main characters drive a 1961 Ferrari with a vanity plate reading "NRVOUS?" ( 3 points)

Current Events
1. Bruce Willis; 2. MSNBC; 3. Switzerland; 4. Chris Brown; 5. Manhattan Bridge; 6. Jimmy Fallon; 7. Simon Cowell.

Q-Tip Trivia
1. a,c; 2. a,b; 3. none; 4. c,d; 5. d; 6. all; 7. a,c.

Name That Year Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. 1974; 2. 1997; 3. 1917; 4. 1989; 5. 1912; 6. 1963; 7. 1978; 8. 1961; 9. 2006; 10. 1927.

General Knowledge
1. Pennsylvania; 2. Martin Luther; 3. mallet; 4. Indonesia; 5. Calgary; 6. PG-13; 7. Liberia.

IQ Trivia
1. Nathaniel Hawthorne; 2. Wyatt Earp; 3. Richard Nixon; 4. Doctor Who; 5. "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

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