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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Trivia Q&A: August 27

We had a nice crowd in for Trivia on a beautiful Tuesday night, and the top five teams were jockeying for position all night long. It was incredibly close going into IQ Trivia, as they were all separated by 4 points.

But it was the team of First Time I'm Not The One Who's Late who captured the winner's circle, getting 3 of 5 correct in IQ Trivia and winning with 36 points. Congrats to Pian and her friends on the win. Second place went to My Best Friend Leslie Says She's Just Being Miley with 34 points, and we had a tie for third, with Matt Harvey's Labrum the closest in the tie-breaking question (How many books has Stephen King written in his career? 55.) and getting it with 31 points.

Current Events
1. US Senator Ted Cruz, of what US state, announced he will renounce his Canadian citizenship, leading to speculation he will run for president in 2016?
2. Chadwick Boseman, who starred as Jackie Robinson in the recent biopic "42", was cast to star in a movie about what legendary R&B star who died in 2006?
3. Pop singer Linda Ronstadt announced last week that she is no longer able to sing and was recently diagnosed with what disease?
4. A new documentary and book, scheduled for release in September, claim that five unpublished books written by what 20th century author who died in 2010, will soon be published?
5. Steve Ballmer, the CEO of what American multinational corporation, announced he was stepping down from his position within the next 12 months?
6. Beck Bennett, best known as the "straight man" in the popular AT&T commercials with the young kids, was added to the cast of what TV show last week?
7. The estate of what late singer was handed a bill for $702 million by the IRS yesterday for federal taxes and penalties?

Movies Trivia
1. What John Travolta bomb was selected by Moviefone as "The Worst Movie of the 2000s?"
2. What Oscar-winning actor played Mr. Magorium in "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium?"
3. What movie character famously carried around a copy of the "Curious George" children's book in his suitcase?
4. How many Academy Awards did the 1997 film "Titanic" win?
5. The Band Zuzu's Petals gets its name from what classic 1940s film?
6. What classic Clint Eastwood film was set in the fictional town of Big Whiskey?
7. In a 2004 British poll by Amazon.com & IMDB, what comedy film was selected as the all-time favorite English film?

Name That Month Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. The Challenger space shuttle exploded after liftoff in 1986, killing all 7 astronauts.
2. Canada Day is celebrated by our neighbors to the north every year in this month.
3. Japan signed the formal surrender to the US in 1945 aboard the USS Missouri, ending WWII.
4. The Sturgis motorcycle rally takes place in South Dakota for one week each year this month.
5. The Kentucky Derby is run on the first Saturday of this month.
6. Black History Month is this month every year.
7. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is traditionally observed this month.
8. The anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar is this month.
9. The Stonewall riots, marking the turning point in the gay rights movement, occurred in 1969 in this month.
10. FDR dies suddenly of a brain hemorrhage in 1945, just months before WWII ends.

General Knowledge
1. Who was the first US president to die in office? ( 1 pt)
2. Abraham Lincoln was born in what state in the US? ( 1 pt)
3. Baby Doc Duvalier was the dictator of what country? ( 1 pt)
4. According to the nursery rhyme, what time did the mouse run down the clock? ( 2 pt)
5. More than half of the world's geysers are found in what country? ( 2 pt)
6. What was the largest city in population in the US during the American Revolution of 1775-83? ( 2 pt)
7. What is the name for a group of goldfish? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The Convective Zone is found where? ( 4 points)
2. The Tabernas Desert is located in what country? ( 4 points)
3. "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon" was a novel written by what 20th century author? ( 4 points)
4. 11 fans were killed during a crush to get seats before a concert by The Who in 1979 in what city? ( 3 points)
5. The 1989 Supreme Court decision in the case of Texas vs. Johnson concerned what controversial subject? ( 5 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Texas; 2. James Brown; 3. Parkinson's disease; 4. J.D. Salinger; 5. Microsoft; 6. "Saturday Night Live;" 7. Michael Jackson.

Movies Trivia
1. "Battlefield Earth;" 2. Dustin Hoffman; 3. Forrest Gump; 4. eleven; 5. "It's a Wonderful Life;" 6. "Unforgiven;" 7. "Monty Python and The Holy Grail."

Name The Month Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. January; 2. July; 3. September; 4. August; 5. May; 6. February; 7. October; 8. March; 9. June; 10. April.

General Knowledge
1. William Henry Harrison; 2. Kentucky; 3. Haiti; 4. 1:00; 5. USA; 6. Philadelphia; 7. troubling (glint).

IQ Trivia
1. The sun; 2. Spain; 3. Stephen King; 4. Cincinnati; 5. flag burning.

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