All-Star Game at Miami

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Trivia Q&A: September 2

We had yet another fine turnout at The Caledonia Scottish Pub on Tuesday night, as the bar was filled and the crowd was really into the Trivia. I really appreciate all of you who have turned out and made Trivia Night at the Caledonia a continuing success.

We had an unusual event occur during Trivia Night. All seven teams had the exact same place from the second round until the final round. The team that led all night, All Good Things Must Come To An End, wound up winning by getting 3 of 5 correct in IQ Trivia and getting 42 points and winning by 7 points. Nice job by Pian and her friends winning on their return after a short absence of a few weeks.

Second place went to A Name So Nice, A Name So Nice with 35 points, and third place went to Dumbo On Xanax with 29 points.

Best Team Name: Takin' Care of Quizness

Current Events
1. At the Primetime Emmy Awards last week, the comedy series "Modern Family" won for Best Comedy Series, tying the record for consecutive years winning the award. How many years has it won?
2. What fast-food chain announced it will buy the Canadian restaurant chain Tim Hortons, in what many believe is just so the company can relocate to Canada and pay less US income tax?
3. Police in Omaha, NE accidentally shot and killed a sound supervisor from what reality series as they were answering a call about a robbery last week?
4. 71 people were killed recently when a series of landslides hit what Asian country?
5. What rap/hip hop artist plead no contest to a 2012 felony drug charge last week but will face no jail time?
6. What rock superstar will release his first book this coming November, a children's book based on his 2009 song called "Outlaw Pete?"
7. What rock star is no longer actively seeking to buy the NFL Buffalo Bills team, as he and his Canadian sports owners group recently parted ways?

September 2nd Trivia
1. On this day in 1945, WWII officially ended in the Pacific when Japan signed the surrender aboard what American battleship?
2. In 1901, what US vice-president uttered the famous phrase for the first time, "Speak softly and carry a big stick?"
3. In 1945, Vietnam declared their independence from what European nation?
4. On this date in 1996, what pop superstar had his 12th and final solo number one song with "You Are Not Alone?"
5. In 2013, a new eastern span of what American bridge was opened to traffic, making it the world's widest bridge?
6. Terry Bradshaw, NFL Hall of Fame QB, was born on this day in 1948. How many Super Bowl titles did he lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to?
7. Dr. Christiaan Barnard, who performed the world's first successful human heart transplant, died on this day in 2001. In what country did he perform the surgery?

Colleges and Universities Trivia ("The Q Train") (Name the state)
1. Carnegie Mellon
2. Dartmouth
3. Morehouse
4. Oral Roberts
5. The Citadel
6. Rice
7. Marshall
8. Air Force Academy
9. Gonzaga
10. Johns Hopkins

General Knowledge
1. How many stripes are there on a flag of the United States? ( 1 pt)
2. Where would one find the pectoral muscles in the human body? ( 1 pt)
3. What is the name for an adult female sheep? ( 1 pt)
4. In your car, what instrument measures the distance traveled? ( 2 pt)
5. What actor won an Oscar for Best Actor for the 2006 film "The King of Scotland?" ( 2 pt)
6. What was the name of Ebenezer Scrooge's business partner? ( 2 pt)
7. How many cards are there in a standard tarot deck? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What fast food chain got its name from an amusement park attraction briefly seen in the 1978 film "Grease?" ( 4 points)
2. A statue of what famous statesman stands with one foot on US soil and other on British Embassy grounds in Washington DC? ( 3 points)
3. In 1993, what central African nation became a landlocked country, when territory it controlled became an independent country? ( 4 points)
4. Santa Rosa, Black Amber and Long John are all varieties of what fruit? ( 5 points)
5. How many current US senators are Democrats? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Five; 2. Burger King; 3. "Cops;" 4. Japan; 5. CeeLo Green; 6. Bruce Springsteen; 7. Jon Bon Jovi.

September 2nd Trivia
1. USS Missouri; 2. Theodore Roosevelt; 3. France; 4. Michael Jackson; 5. San Francisco Bay Bridge; 6. four; 7. South Africa.

Colleges and Universities Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. PA; 2. NH; 3. GA; 4. OK; 5. SC; 6. TX; 7. WV; 8. CO; 9. WA; 10. MD.

General Knowledge
1. Thirteen; 2. chest; 3. ewe; 4. odometer; 5. Forest Whitaker; 6. Jacob Marley; 7. seventy-eight.

IQ Trivia
1. The Shake Shack; 2. Winston Churchill; 3. Ethiopia; 4. plum; 5. fifty-three.

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