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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Trivia Q&A: September 16

The crowds keep turning out for our Trivia Night.

We had the largest crowd so far in our short history at the Caledonia on Tuesday night: 11 teams came out for the festivities. We had a loud and enthusiastic one as well. The team of Quizzy Mac Quizzerson won the night, getting 42 points and the victory. We had a great three-team race heading into the final round, and they had the lead and held, getting 4 of 5 correct.

Second place went to Now That I Have an iPhone, Is That a Cheating Device? with 39 points, and third went to Dylan's Crew with 34 points.

Best Team Name: Norfolk and Chance

Current Events
1. US News and World Report selected which Ivy League school as its top university for the second straight year for 2015?
2. What rock band released its newest album for free to all 500 million iTunes customers last week?
3. Guinness World Records confirmed last week that what rock band became the first musical act to play on all seven continents, as they recently did a gig in Antarctica?
4. What billionaire has pledged $50 million to fight the ebola outbreak in Africa, his foundation's largest ever donation toward a humanitarian cause?
5. An Arkansas judge was fired last weekend after he leaked confidential information about an adoption involving what Oscar-winning actress in 2012?
6. What late night talk show host dared the classic rock band The Eagles to sue him for playing their music on his show, as the band does not allow TV shows to play their songs?
7. American Matthew Miller was sentenced to six years hard labor for entering what country illegally and for being a "spy" for the US?

New York City Trivia
1. Which NYC bridge was renamed in honor of former mayor Ed Koch in 2011?
2. Who is the only US president born in New York City?
3. What NYC art museum was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright?
4. What is the official residence of NYC's mayor called?
5. Which of the NYC boroughs is the largest in area?
6. The most stolen honorary street sign in NYC is named in honor of what NY-born rock star, who died in 2001?
7. What Manhattan street is nicknamed "Swing Street?"

Lead Singers Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Robert Smith
2. Natalie Maines
3. Lindsay Buckingham
4. Dave Grohl
5. Billie Joe Armstrong
6. Belinda Carlisle
7. Philip Bailey
8. Brian Johnson
9. Donald Fagen
10. Bret Michaels

General Knowledge
1. What ocean has over 45 percent of the world's water? ( 1 pt)
2. In which hand does the Statue of Liberty hold a torch? ( 1 pt)
3. What year did the Berlin Wall begin construction? ( 1 pt)
4. Satriale's Pork Store was a popular hangout among characters in what 2000s TV series? ( 2 pt)
5. What musical genre has the most radio stations in the US, with just over 2100? ( 2 pt)
6. What teen idol wrote the lyrics to Frank Sinatra's his song "My Way?" ( 2 pt)
7. What director won an Oscar for directing the 1991 film "The Silence of the Lambs?" ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What planet was discovered by William Herschel on March 13, 1781? ( 4 points)
2. The Battle of Waterloo took place in 1815 in what present-day country? ( 3 points)
3. What MLB team was the first team to move to another city in the 20th century, in 1952? ( 5 points)
4. "Maybellene" was the first hit record for what rock'n'roll immortal in 1955? ( 4 points)
5. Lord Greystoke was the true identity of what legendary fictional character? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Princeton; 2. U2; 3. Metallica; 4. Bill Gates; 5. Charlize Theron; 6. David Letterman; 7. North Korea.

New York City Trivia
1. Queensborough (59th Street); 2. Theodore Roosevelt; 3. Guggenheim; 4. Gracie Mansion; 5. Queens; 6. Joey Ramone; 7. 52nd Street.

Lead Singers Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. The Cure; 2. The Dixie Chicks; 3. Fleetwood Mac; 4. Foo Fighters; 5. Green Day; 6. The Go-Gos; 7. Earth, Wind & Fire; 8. AC/DC; 9. Steely Dan; 10. Poison.

General Knowledge
1. Pacific; 2. right; 3. 1961; 4. "The Sopranos;" 5. Country; 6. Paul Anka; 7. Jonathan Demme.

IQ Trivia
1. Uranus; 2. Belgium; 3. Boston Braves; 4. Chuck Berry; 5. Tarzan.

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