Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Trivia Q&A: September 24

We had a terrific crowd in on Trivia Night on Tuesday, a crowd that was really into it and had a good time. Many of the folks who were in said so afterwards, and that is always nice.

We had a tie going into IQ Trivia, but the team of Where's Eddy? ran the table in that round, and wound up with a total of 51 points and the win. They were down to fourth place after the third round, but they were perfect in the last two, and won by four points.

Second place went to This Is Why I'm Never On Time with 48 points, and third place went to Have An A1 Day with 47 points. (Nice to see you again, Dave!)

Current Events
1. The FBI released statistics this week revealing what city was the murder capital of the US, with more than 500 homicides there in 2012?
2. Masked gunmen attacked a shopping mall in what African country last Saturday, killing at least 60 people?
3. What multinational bank was fined $920 million last week for illegal practices related to trading losses in 2012?
4. Leonardo DiCaprio will produce and star in a biopic of what controversial early 20th century US president, based on a recent bestseller?
5. What R&B male singer, who dies in 2004, was honored this past week by the USPS with his image on a postage stamp?
6. What show the Emmy award for Best Variety Series, after 8 years on the air and being shut out all the previous years?
7. 75 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a church in what Asian country last Sunday?

Dead Rock Stars Trivia
1. Bon Scott was the original singer of what heavy metal group before his "death by misadventure" in 1980?
2. Ian Curtis was the lead singer of Joy Division and died in 1980. What was the cause of his death?
3. Jim Morrison of The Doors died in 1971 in what foreign city?
4. Between Otis Redding, Ronnie Van Zant and Janis Joplin, which one did not die in a plane crash?
5. Rapper Biggie Smalls was murdered in 1997 in a drive-by shooting in what US city?
6. John Bonham was the drummer for what rock band until his 1980 death from asphyxiation?
7. Between Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and John Lennon, which lived to the oldest age?

American War Movies Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Glory (1989)
2. We Were Soldiers (2002)
3. M*A*S*H (1970)
4. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
5. The Hurt Locker (2009)
6. The Patriot (2000)
7. Courage Under Fire (1996)
8. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
9. Gods and Generals (2003)
10. The Buccaneer (1938)

General Knowledge
1. Jim Henson changed Oscar the Grouch's color from orange to what color for Sesame Street's second season? ( 1 pt)
2. South Africa was first colonized by what European country? (1 pt)
3. Greenland is an autonomous country within what European country? ( 1 pt)
4. Lady Godiva rope naked on a horse through what English city? ( 2 pt)
5. What famous actress appeared in Playboy magazine's first issue in 1953? ( 2 pt)
6. What actress won the Best Actress Oscar for the film "A Streetcar Named Desire?" ( 2 pt)
7. What does a numismatist collect? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What wealthy American is also known by the nickname "The Oracle of Omaha?" ( 4 points)
2. What 1974 film, the only comedy to top the yearly box-office gross between the 1940s and 1980s, was set a century earlier? ( 4 points)
3. In 27 of the 50 US states, the highest-paid state employee does what specific job? ( 5 points)
4. What is the hottest planet in our solar system? ( 3 points)
5. English identical twins Norris and Ross McWhirter co-founded what publication in 1955? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Chicago; 2. Kenya; 3. JP Morgan Chase; 4. Woodrow Wilson; 5. Ray Charles; 6. "The Colbert Report;" 7. Pakistan.

Dead Rock Stars Trivia
1. AC/DC; 2. Suicide by hanging; 3. Paris; 4. Janis Joplin; 5. Los Angeles; 6. Led Zeppelin; 7. Michael Jackson (51).

American War Movies Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Civil war; 2. Vietnam War; 3. Korean War; 4. World War II; 5. Iraq war; 6. Revolutionary War; 7. Gulf war; 8. Vietnam War; 9. Civil War; 10. War of 1812.

General Knowledge
1. Green; 2. Netherlands; 3. Denmark; 4. Coventry; 5. Marilyn Monroe; 6. Vivian Leigh; 7. coins.

IQ Trivia
1. Warren Buffett; 2. "Blazing Saddles;" 3. College football coach; 4. Venus; 5. Guinness Book of World Records.

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