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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Trivia Q&A: July 8

We had yet another nice crowd in at the Caledonia for Trivia on Tuesday night. We are building some nice momentum over the past month, and it was also nice to see Matt and Monica, two Trivia regulars from the old days, in for the first time at the new place. Always warms my heart to see such loyalty from such great folks.

We had a great three-team race last night, with the teams separated by two points heading into IQ Trivia. The winners on the night were The Confused State, who got 4 of 5 correct in that round and wound up with 48 points. Second went to Three Sheets to the Quinn! (Best Team Name winner) with 44 points, and third went to Carroll Hardy May Have Pinch Hit For Ted Williams, But He's Never Won at Trivia with 39 points.

Current Events
1. According to a recent poll from Quinnipiac, who was selected as the worst US president since World War II?
2. In a recent article from Consumer Reports, what fast food restaurant was ranked as having the worst hamburger?
3. What female pop singer and her record label was hit with a lawsuit last week by a Christian rap group, who claim she used part of a song of theirs on her 2013 album without permission?
4. The French bank BNP Paribas was fined a record $9 billion for violating US sanctions in its dealings with three sanctioned countries including money laundering. Name 1 of the 5 countries.
5. The NY Daily News selected which pop singer as number one in its recent list of "The 50 Most Powerful Women in New York?"
6. Nicolas Sarkozy, former president of what European country, was arrested last week on charges of bribery and influence-peddling?
7. What country recently regained the rank as the number one oil producer in the world from Saudi Arabia recently?

1990s Trivia
1. What MLB team won back-to-back World Series in 1992 and 1993?
2. Madonna earned her first Golden Globe acting award for what 1990s film?
3. In 1999, what Keanu Reeves film became the first DVD to see one million copies?
4. In what year was Nelson Mandela released from a South African jail after 27 years?
5. The 1992 Summer Olympics were held in what European city?
6. Who was the best-selling rap/hip-hop artist of the 1990s?
7. Edwina and Patsy were the two main characters in what 1990s British sitcom?

US States Nicknames Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. The Spud State
2. The Nutmeg State
3. The Equality State
4. The Razorback State
5. The Show-Me State
6. The Old Dominion
7. The North Star State
8. The Silver State
9. The Evergreen State
10. The Terrapin State

General Knowledge
1. Who was the first US Secretary of State? ( 1 pt)
2. What is the official language of Iran? ( 1 pt)
3. Who was the first MLB player to have his number retired? ( 1 pt)
4. The longest day of the year occurs every year on what month and day? ( 2 pt)
5. How many different letters are used in the Roman Numeral System? ( 2 pt)
6. Between Meryl Streep, Katherine Hepburn, Jack Nicholson and Daniel Day-Lewis, who has won the most total Oscars? ( 2 pt)
7. What sport takes place in a velodrome? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What is the world's top-selling tie color? ( 3 points)
2. In 1954, what was the first human organ to be successfully transplanted? ( 4 points)
3. The first nuclear test explosion took place in 1945 in what US state? ( 4 points)
4. In 1937, Great Britain became the first nation to establish what three-digit emergency services number, which is still in effect today? ( 4 points)
5. What famous author wrote the first novel ever written on a typewriter? ( 5 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Barack Obama; 2. McDonald's; 3. Katy Perry; 4. Syria, North Korea, Cuba, Iran, Sudan; 5. Beyonce Knowles; 6. France; 7. United States.

1990s Trivia
1. Toronto Blue Jays; 2. "Evita;" 3. "The Matrix;" 4. 1990; 5. Barcelona; 6. Tupac Shakur; 7. "Absolutely Fabulous."

US States Nicknames Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Idaho; 2. Connecticut; 3. Wyoming; 4. Arkansas; 5. Missouri; 6. Virginia; 7. Minnesota; 8. Nevada; 9. Washington; 10. Maryland.

General Knowledge
1. Thomas Jefferson; 2. Persian; 3. Lou Gehrig; 4. June 21; 5. seven; 6. Katherine Hepburn (four); 7. cycling.

IQ Trivia
1. Blue; 2. kidney; 3. New Mexico; 4. 999; 5. Mark Twain.

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