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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Trivia Q&A: September 23

We had another fine turnout on Tuesday night at the Caledonia, with a full bar and another crowd really into the Trivia. The scores from "Three of Five Trivia" were higher than I expected, and I'll be bringing back that category on a semi-regular basis. We had a neck-and-neck fight to the finish between the top two teams, but the team of  Fade Into Bolivian (who also won Best Team Name) wound up on top, as the ran the table in IQ Trivia to finish with 55 points. Second place went to Don't Mind the Grey Matter with 43 points, and third went to Quiz Me Maybe with 32 points.

Current Events
1. What Oscar-nominated actor was named a "Messenger of Peace" by the UN last week in their fight against climate change?
2. John Rowland, ex-governor of which New England state, was found guilty on seven counts of corruption last Friday?
3. Apple sold a new record number of iPhones this past weekend, with the brand new iPhone release last Friday. How many iPhone 6 models were sold?
4. What Disney production reached a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion recently, breaking the record once held by "Phantom of the Opera" for the highest box office of any work in entertainment history?
5. Pope Francis made his first visit to a European country as pope last weekend, to what neighboring nation with a Muslim majority?
6. What "Saturday Night Live" alumnus was chosen to be the show's new announcer, replacing the recently deceased Don Pardo?
7. NASA's space probe MAVEN, launched last November, entered what planet's orbit on Sunday to study its atmosphere?

Three of Five Trivia
1. Name 3 of the 5 smallest states in the US in population.
2. Name 3 of the last 5 teams to win the World Series.
3. Name 3 of the largest 5 cities in Canada by population.
4. Name 3 of the 5 largest countries in Europe in terms of land area.
5. Name 3 of the 5 most common surnames in the US.
6. Name 3 of the 5 most visited cities in the US by tourists.
7. Name 3 of the last 5 winners of the Oscar for Best Actor.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. One of every two Americans lives within 50 miles of where they were born.
2. Walt Disney was cryogenically frozen after his death.
3. When full grown, humans have 216 bones.
4. In the book "The Wizard of Oz," Dorothy wears silver and not ruby slippers.
5. Count Dracula was based on a real person.
6. John is the most common first name in the world.
7. Florida is larger in land area than the entire nation of Japan.
8. Our ears never stop growing until the day we die.
9. You must have a law degree to sit on the Supreme Court as a justice.
10. The tuxedo dinner jacket was named after a town in New York state.

General Knowledge
1. Film classics "North By Northwest" and "Vertigo" were directed by whom? ( 1 pt)
2. What is the common nickname for nitrous oxide? ( 1 pt)
3. How many natural satellites does the planet Mercury have? ( 1 pt)
4. What 1960s rock star was also known as "The Lizard King?" ( 2 pt)
5. Who was the heaviest US president? ( 2 pt)
6. Which tennis grand slam title did Briton Andy Murray win in 2013? ( 2 pt)
7. The Apostle Islands in Lake Superior belong to which US state? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What current US state did General George A. Custer make his famous 1876 "last stand" in? (3 points)
2. A vicennial event occurs how many years apart? ( 5 points)
3. What type of dog was Scooby-Doo in the popular animated TV series? ( 4 points)
4. What is the tallest man-made monument in the US? ( 4 points)
5. In what South American country were legendary outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid supposedly killed in 1908? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Leonardo DiCaprio; 2. Connecticut; 3. 10 million; 4. "The Lion King:"; 5. Albania; 6. Darrell Hammond; 7. Mars.

Three of Five Trivia
1. Wyoming, Vermont, North Dakota, Alaska, South Dakota; 2. Red Sox, Giants, Cardinals, Yankees, Phillies; 3. Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary; 4. Ukraine, France, Spain, Sweden, Germany; 5. Smith, Johnson, Williams, Brown, Jones; 6. New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco; 7. Matthew McConaughey, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jean Dujardin, Colin Firth, Jeff Bridges.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. True; 2. false, he was cremated; 3. false, 206 bones; 4. true; 5. true; 6. false, Muhammad; 7. false, Japan is three times larger; 8. true; 9. false; 10. true.

General Knowledge
1. Alfred Hitchcock; 2. laughing gas; 3. none; 4. Jim Morrison; 5. William Howard Taft; 6. Wimbledon; 7. Wisconsin.

IQ Trivia
1. Montana; 2. twenty; 3. Great Dane; 4. Gateway Arch; 5. Bolivia.

2 comments:

Eddie Jun Lee said...

In fact, the largest "cities" in Canada should be Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa, and Edmonton. The answers above are the largest "Metropolitan Areas" in Canada.

The Omnipotent Q said...

You are indeed correct, Eddie. Vancouver is 8th, while Edmonton is 5th. Thanks for the correction.