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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Trivia Q&A: October 7

We had another terrific night of Trivia at The Caledonia on Tuesday night, as the bar was filled and everyone seemed to enjoy it. The crowd was rather boisterous, and it was a really close night in terms of scores. In fact, something happened after the third round that I have never seen happen in any Trivia Night I have ever done before. There were seven teams playing, and every team was one point behind the other. And it was really strange since we had a five-way tie for second place after the second round!

The team of Multiple Scoregasms won the night, coming from last place in the third round and had two amazing last rounds, getting 4 of 5 correct in IQ Trivia to pull off a one point victory with 39 points. Second place went to The Central Park Bears with 38 points, and third place went to Mortal Wombat with 37 points.

Best Team Name: My Name Is Keith. I am Your Bartender, and I Like Things On The Harder Side

Current Events
1. What European country recently abolished all tuition fees in their colleges and universities for the coming school year?
2. What controversial actor was accused of assault and battery after he allegedly attacked a technician during a visit to a dentist last month?
3. According to Pollstar, what NY-area concert venue has sold more tickets to concerts & touring shows than any other US arena in the first nine months of 2014?
4. Jean-Claude Duvalier, the former "president for life" of what country he ruled for 15 years before fleeing into exile in 1986, died last Saturday at the age of 63?
5. The family of the late iconic actor John Wayne is currently locked in a legal battle with what American university over using his nickname on a bourbon bottle?
6. American John O'Keefe and Norwegians May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser were awarded the Nobel Prize in what field on Monday?
7. What movie thriller grossed over $38 million this past weekend in its opening week to become the number one film in the US at the box office?

Italy Trivia
1. Italy's flag is what three colors?
2. Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa in Italy in what century?
3. In 1890, Italian Giuseppe Airoldi is credited with inventing what, something you see in newspapers every day?
4. What small country is located totally within northern Italy, has a population of 30,000 and is the oldest constitutional republic in the world?
5. Venice's international airport is named for what Italian traveler and explorer?
6. What is the name of Italy's largest island?
7. How many time has Italy won soccer's World Cup?

Saturday Night Live Characters Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Beldar Conehead
2. Wayne Campbell
3. Matt Foley
4. Ed Grimley
5. The Church Lady
6. Emily Litella
7. Stuart Smalley
8. Alex Trebek
9. Tommy Flanagan, Pathological Liar
10. Barack Obama

General Knowledge
1. What country leads the teams in the opening parade for every Summer Olympics? ( 1 pt)
2. Clemson University is found in what US state? ( 1 pt)
3. What was the name of the SUV famously driven in June 1994 by Al Cowlings? ( 1 pt)
4. Titan is the largest moon of what planet? ( 2 pt)
5. What is the only US state that touches the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Ontario? ( 2 pt)
6. What is the branch of medicine that deals with cancer? ( 2 pt)
7. The month of March always starts on the same day of the week as what other month?  ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What is the largest bay in the world? ( 4 points)
2. What European car company was founded in 1922 as the Swallow Sidecar Company, originally making motorcycle sidecars before developing passenger cars? ( 5 points)
3. What is the smallest state in the US west of the Mississippi River in land area? ( 3 points)
4. What small European nation is the world's most densely populated country? ( 4 points)
5. At the age of 54, Elena Kagen is the youngest person who is part of what group of people? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Germany; 2. Charlie Sheen; 3. Barclays Center; 4. Haiti; 5. Duke; 6. medicine; 7. "Gone Girl."

Italy Trivia
1. Red, white and green; 2. 16th century; 3. crossword puzzle; 4. San Marino; 5. Marco Polo; 6. Sicily; 7. four.

Saturday Night Live Characters Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Dan Aykroyd; 2. Mike Myers; 3. Chris Farley; 4. Martin Short; 5. Dana Carvey; 6. Gilda Radner; 7. Al Franken; 8. Will Ferrell; 9. Jon Lovitz; 10. Fred Armisen & Jay Pharoah.

General Knowledge
1. Greece; 2. South Carolina; 3. Ford Bronco; 4. Saturn; 5. New York; 6. oncology; 7. November.

IQ Trivia
1. Bay of Bengal; 2. Jaguar; 3. Hawaii; 4. Monaco; 5. US Supreme Court.

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