All-Star Game at Miami

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Trivia Q&A: July 22

We bounced back nicely on Tuesday night at the Caledonia, getting in a large, enthusiastic crowd after getting rained out the previous week. Every team had multiple players on it, and that was good to see. It was a close fight to finish between four teams separated by six points heading into IQ Trivia. But the team of The More Whisky Sours We Drink, The Better We'll Do got the victory by just a single point, with a total of 39 points. Congratulations to Pian and her friends on their first ever win at the Caledonia.

Second place went to Keith Says Cash and Amex Only with 38 points, and third place went to Innis and Gunn Control (who won for Best Team Name) with 33 points.

Current Events
1. What Midwestern city was chosen recently as the site for the 2016 Republican National Convention?
2. A two-block stretch of West 121st Street in Manhattan will be renamed in honor of what late comedian, who lived there and died in 2008?
3. What drama series received 19 Emmy nominations recently, the most of any TV show in 2014?
4. Comedian Tracy Morgan is suing what company for damages over the injuries he suffered in an auto accident last month and it is the company the driver who struck his limo worked for?
5. What country music superstar announced he is releasing his first album in 13 years this November, and his catalog will be available digitally for the first time?
6. What Hollywood actor topped Forbes' annual list for the highest earning actors for the second straight year, earning an estimated $75 million?
7. Business Insider revealed that Harvey Mudd College will be charging the most for tuition and room and board for the upcoming school year. In what western state is Harvey Mudd College?

2000s Trivia
1. What female singer was awarded the title of "Top Radio Songs" artist of the 2000s by Billboard magazine in 2009?
2. In 2008, the Republic of Kosovo gained its independence from what European nation?
3. What American was given an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II in 2002?
4. What 2009 film was the highest grossing film at the box office in the US in the 2000s?
5. The 2000 Summer Olympics were held in what city in September of that year?
6. Daniel Pearl, the reporter who was murdered by Al-Qaeda in 2002, worked for what newspaper at the time of his death?
7. What punk band refused to attend their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2006, calling the Museum "a piss stain?"

Robert DeNiro Characters Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Jimmy Conway
2. Jake LaMotta
3. Ace Rothstein
4. Al Capone
5. Paul Vitti
6. Bruce Pearson
7. Jack Walsh
8. Rupert Pupkin
9. Travis Bickle
10. Jack Tiberius Byrnes

General Knowledge
1. The United States has shoreline on how many oceans? ( 1 pt)
2. The Pentagon Papers were 7,000 pages of documents regarding what war? ( 1 pt)
3. What is the most populous city in North America? ( 1 pt)
4. The ancient city of Machu Picchu is located in what South American country? ( 2 pt)
5. How many spikes are there in the Statue of Liberty's crown? ( 2 pt)
6. What country won the most total medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics? ( 2 pt)
7. What European country was named "The Most Tattooed Nation in the World" in 2012? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What novel, first published in 1925, still sells 500,000 copies a year and was on the best-seller lists for 2013? ( 4 points)
2. Which British TV series has been nominated for the most Emmy Awards in history? ( 3 points)
3. How many total answers are possible with the Magic 8 Ball? ( 4 points)
4. "The Red Vineyard" was the only painting sold during the lifetime of what famous painter? ( 5 points)
5. The Gold Coast was a British colony in West Africa that today is known as what country? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Cleveland; 2. George Carlin; 3. "Game of Thrones;" 4. Wal-Mart; 5. Garth Brooks; 6. Robert Downey, Jr.; 7. California.

2000s Trivia
1. Beyonce; 2. Serbia; 3. Rudy Giuliani; 4. "Avatar;"; 5. Sydney, Australia; 6. The Wall Street Journal; 7. The Sex Pistols.

Robert DeNiro Characters Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Goodfellas; 2. Raging Bull; 3. Casino; 4. The Untouchables; 5. Analyze This; 6. Bang the Drum Slowly; 7. Midnight Run; 8. The King of Comedy; 9. Taxi Driver; 10. Meet the Fockers.

General Knowledge
1. Three; 2. Vietnam War; 3. Mexico City; 4. Peru; 5. seven; 6. Russia; 7. United Kingdom.

IQ Trivia
1. "The Great Gatsby;" 2. "Downton Abbey;" 3. twenty; 4. Vincent Van Gogh; 5. Ghana.

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