All-Star Game at Washington

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Trivia Q&A: August 20

We had a lighter turnout than last week, but two of my dearest Tower Records friends, Peggy and Athan, were in, and it was such a pleasure to see them both. Peggy presented me with a wonderful gift, one that I will be posting on my blog on Wednesday.

The team of That's What She Said ruled the night, getting 50 points and the win. Second place went to Careless Bears with 43 points, and third place went to Quinn Is Coming & She Is Not Giving It Up with 32 points.

Current Events
1. Russell Simmons apologized last week after posting a sex tape video of what iconic 19th century woman, and later removed the video from his site?
2. What Protestant denomination elected their first ever female presiding bishop last Thursday?
3. What 1960s classic rock band's song was voted by a recent poll at Yahoo Music as the "Best Summer Song of All-Time?"
4. Pete Townshend of The Who last week said he was not bothered by a similarity that what current pop group's song "Best Song Ever" has to The Who's classic "Baba O'Riley?"
5. Lisa Robin Kelly, who gained fame on what 2000s sitcom, died last Wednesday at the age of 43 while attempting to overcome addiction problems at a rehab facility?
6. What cable TV show recently set a new record for the highest viewership for a reality show, getting nearly 12 million viewers to its recent season premiere?
7. What legendary actor was uninjured yesterday when his Jaguar caught fire on an LA freeway and he was helped from his car?

Name The Decade Trivia
1. MTV makes its debut, with The Buggles' "Video Killed The Radio Star" the first video ever shown.
2. Communists take over China, forcing Chang Kai-Shek to exile in Taiwan.
3. The 18th amendment to the Constitution, which brings Prohibition to the US, goes into effect.
4. baseball has its first players strike, with the first week of games that year canceled.
5. Iraq invades Kuwait, which leads to the first Gulf War several months later.
6. The iPod is first introduced to the American public by Apple.
7. America launches its first manned mission into space.

1,2,3 or 4 Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. The pitcher is this number on a baseball team.
2. On a telephone, this number key is associated with the letters G, H and I.
3. This is the atomic number of helium.
4. This is the total number of Oscars won by Daniel Day-Lewis in his career.
5. The total number of World Series won by the New York Mets in their history.
6. This is the maximum number of times Friday the 13th can happen in any given year.
7. In Astrology, Aries is this number sign of the Zodiac.
8. In bowling, this many strikes thrown in a row is called a turkey.
9. This is the number of Noble Truths in Buddhism.
10. This is the number of future US presidents who signed the Declaration of Independence.

General Knowledge
1. "What's Love Got To Do With It" was a 1984 hit song for what artist? ( 1 pt)
2. Alfred E. Neuman was a cartoon character found in what magazine? ( 1 pt)
3. The cheese called Gouda is named after a city in what country? ( 1 pt)
4. Cerulean is a shade of what color? ( 2 pt)
5. On a roulette wheel, the double zero space is usually what color? ( 2 pt)
6. In Scrabble, which letter other than "z" is worth 10 points? ( 2 pt)
7. What was the name of the third child of Adam and Eve? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The Man Booker Prize is a prestigious literary award presented annually to the best writer of what genre? ( 5 points)
2. After Alaska, what US state has the second-longest saltwater coastline? ( 4 points)
3. The markka was what country's currency before it was switched to the euro in 2002? ( 3 points)
4. What did 19th century detractors refer to mockingly as "Clinton's Big Ditch? ( 4 points)
5. Robert Indiana is best known for his series of Pop Art sculptures depicting what single word? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Harriet Tubman; 2. Lutheran; 3. The Beach Boys, "Surfin' USA;" 4. One Direction; 5. "That '70s Show;" 6. "Duck Dynasty;" 7. Dick Van Dyke.

Name The Decade Trivia
1. 1980s (1981); 2. 1940s (1949); 3. 1920s (1920); 4. 1970s (1972); 5. 1990s (1990); 6. 2000s (2001); 7. 1960s (1961).

1,2,3 or 4 Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. one; 2. four; 3. two; 4. three; 5. two; 6. three; 7. one; 8. three; 9. four; 10. two.

General Knowledge
1. Tina Turner; 2. Mad magazine; 3. Netherlands; 4. blue; 5. green; 6. Q; 7. Seth.

IQ Trivia
1. Fiction; 2. Florida; 3. Finland; 4. The Erie Canal; 5. love.

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