Opening Day at Fenway

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Trivia Q&A: July 29

We had another big crowd at the Caledonia on Tuesday night for Trivia, as nine teams were in and the bar was crowded. I thank you all for continuing to support our Trivia Night, as it is great to see it continue to get better and better.

The team of You Can Call Me Al wound up winning the night, as they led from start to finish and ended up with 34 points. Congrats to Matt, Monica and their friends on the victory.

Second place went to The Donkey HoTays with 29 points, and third place went to Hoo-Ah, Did I Spell That Right? You Talkin' to Me? with 26 points.

Best Team Name: Oops, I Quizzed My Pants

Current Events
1. Jon Stewart announced last week that he is launching a $10 billion Kickstarter campaign to buy what cable network?
2. According to a recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research, what major city was number one in their list of "Unhappiest US Cities?"
3. Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. absolutely ripped what TV/movie actor last weekend, saying working with him "made me want to quit acting" as he was "the worst unprofessional dude in the world"?
4. Fuad Masum was elected president of what Middle Eastern country this past week by that country's parliament?
5. The president of Liberia ordered his country's borders closed this past weekend due to a deadly outbreak of what virus in west Africa?
6. What action film opened the first week grossing over $43 million at the box office to become the number one film in the US?
7. An Air Algeria flight bound for Algiers last Thursday crashed in what African nation, killing all 116 people on board?

1980s Trivia
1. In 1982, Great Britain clashed with what country over the Falkland Islands?
2. What celebrity was elected mayor of Palm Springs, CA in 1988 in large part because he was angry that the city fathers wouldn't let him open a new restaurant?
3. When the Fox Network debuted in October 1986, who hosted their first show, a talk show called "The Late Show?"
4. What R&B legend was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987?
5. What championship NFL team had a rap hit in the 1980s called "The Super Bowl Shuffle?"
6. In 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space as a crew member of what space shuttle?
7. Name 2 of the 5 highest-grossing films in the US in the 1980s.

Al Pacino Movie Characters ("The Q Train")
1. Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice
2. Tony Montana
3. Lefty Ruggiero
4. Carlito "Charlie" Brigante
5. Mayor John Pappas
6. Lt. Col. Frank Slade
7. Ricky Roma
8. Lowell Bergman
9. Sonny Wortzik
10. Satan

General Knowledge
1. Ben Kingsley won an Academy Award for Best Actor for what film? ( 1 pt)
2. What two colors make purple? ( 1 pt)
3. What Spanish city would one find the Running of the Bulls? ( 1 pt)
4. In which century did Geoffrey Chaucer write "The Canterbury Tales?" ( 2 pt)
5. What ocean would you find the Republic of the Maldives? ( 2 pt)
6. What city is the capital of New Zealand? ( 2 pt)
7. "Bingo Bango Bongo" is a variant of what sport? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What central US state has recorded more 3.0 or above earthquakes in 2014 than any other state? ( 3 points)
2. The Battle of Caporetto occurred during which 20th century conflict? ( 5 points)
3. In 1983, which Ivy League college was the last to admit women? ( 4 points)
4. Hippophobia is an abnormal and persistent fear of what animal? ( 4 points)
5. "A Soldier's Song" is the national anthem of what European nation that was adopted in 1926? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. CNN; 2. NYC; 3. Kiefer Sutherland; 4. Iraq; 5. Ebola; 6. "Lucy;" 7. Mali.

1980s Trivia
1. Argentina; 2. Sonny Bono; 3. Joan Rivers; 4. Aretha Franklin; 5. Chicago Bears; 6. Challenger; 7. ET, Return of the Jedi, The Empire Strikes Back, Batman, Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Al Pacino Movie Characters ("The Q Train")
1. Dick Tracy; 2. Scarface; 3. Donnie Brasco; 4. Carlito's Way; 5. City Hall; 6. Scent of a Woman; 7. Glengarry Glen Ross; 8. The Insider; 9. Dog Day Afternoon; 10. The Devil's Advocate.

General Knowledge
1. "Gandhi;" 2. Red and blue; 3. Pamplona; 4. 14th; 5. Indian; 6. Wellington; 7. golf.

IQ Trivia
1. Oklahoma; 2. World War I; 3. Columbia; 4. horse; 5. Ireland.

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