Opening Day at Fenway

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Trivia Q&A: June 17

We had our best turnout so far in our short history at The Caledonia Scottish Pub on Tuesday, and it was nice to see the regulars back. We also used a new microphone that worked perfectly after having to improvise the first few weeks. Thank goodness for small pleasures.

The team of No Sleep Til John Quinn wound up winning the night, garnering 50 points and the winner's circle. Congrats to Alex and his comrades. Second place went to So, President Bush, Mission Accomplished? with 39 points, and third place went to Lagavulin with 28 points.

Best Team Name went to The Incredible Know Nothings.

Current Events
1. What rap group won a $1.7 million copyright lawsuit against Monster Energy drink recently?
2. Rolling Stone recently selected their 100 greatest country songs of all-time, and which legend had the number one song?
3. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was sworn earlier this month as president of what country?
4. Rafael Nadal won the men's singles tennis title at the French Open last week, setting a new record for most men's titles. How many times has he won?
5. What game show host was confirmed by Guinness World Records as having hosted the most episodes of any show in history?
6. Nia Sanchez, a 24-year-old who holds a 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, was crowned Miss USA on Sunday. What western state is she from?
7. What punk band's debut album from 1976 was just recently confirmed as a gold record, 500,000 in US sales, after 38 years?

Q-Tip Trivia
1. Which of the following books are in the Old Testament? a. Romans; b. Leviticus; 3. Philippians; 4. Deuteronomy.
2. Which of the following states entered the Union after the Civil War? a. Michigan; b. Minnesota; c. Oregon; d. California.
3. Which of these TV shows debuted in the 1980s? a. Married With Children; b. The Oprah Winfrey Show; c. Saturday Night Live; d. Late Show With David Letterman.
4. Which of the following planets have no satellites? a. Uranus; b. Mars; c. Mercury; d. Neptune.
5. Which of the following have won the Nobel Peace Prize? a. Mother Teresa; b. Al Gore; c. Henry Kissinger; d. Yasser Arafat.
6. Which of these following states have larger populations than New York State? a. Illinois; b. Florida; c. Pennsylvania; d. Texas.
7. Which of the following albums was not done by the Rolling Stones? a. Houses of the Holy; b. Let It Bleed; c. Tattoo You; d. Bridges to Babylon.

Movie Villains Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Bill the Butcher
2. Alex Forrest
3. Patrick Bateman
4. Jason Vorhees
5. Biff Tannen
6. Damon Killian
7. Col. Nathan Jessup
8. Hans Gruber
9. T-1000
10. Annie Wilkes

General Knowledge
1. What city was nearly totally destroyed by fire in 1666? ( 1 pt)
2. What band's 1977 song "God Save the Queen" was declared offensive and banned by the BBC? ( 1 pt)
3. What is the name of the bird with the multicolored beak on the Froot Loops cereal box? ( 1 pt)
4. Art Fleming was the original host of what TV game show? ( 2 pt)
5. In what country was the USS Cole attacked by terrorists in 2000? ( 2 pt)
6. Of all the Beatles US number one songs, which one has the shortest title? ( 2 pt)
7. What baseball legend played in five different positions in his career in the All-Star Game? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What 1951 movie classic was set on the Ulanga River? ( 3 points)
2. What board game was developed during WWII as a diversion for people waiting out air raids in bomb shelters? ( 4 points)
3. What religious sect was founded in the late 17th century by Jakob Amman? ( 4 points)
4. In 1911, American Glenn Curtiss was the first person ever to receive what? ( 4 points)
5. In what Asian country is the president's office and official residence known as The Blue House? ( 5 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Beastie Boys; 2. Johnny Cash ("I Walk the Line"); 3. Egypt; 4. nine; 5. Alex Trebek; 6. Nevada; 7. The Ramones.

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

Movie Villains Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Gangs of New York; 2. Fatal Attraction; 3. American Psycho; 4. Friday the 13th; 5. Back to the Future; 6. The Running Man; 7. A Few Good Men; 8. Die Hard; 9. Terminator 2: Judgment Day; 10. Misery.

General Knowledge
1. London; 2. The Sex Pistols; 3. Toucan Sam; 4. Jeopardy; 5. Yemen; 6. Help!; 7. Pete Rose.

IQ Trivia
1. "The African Queen;" 2. Clue; 3. The Amish; 4. Pilot's license; 5. South Korea.

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