Sunday, March 08, 2015

Trivia Q&A: March 8

Our third edition of Sunday Night Trivia at Foley's brought out an old friend, Matt, who is one of my loyal Trivia players from my other Trivia venues. Always nice seeing familiar faces from the past. We had a small turnout of players on Sunday, but we are making progress in our new Trivia home.

Most teams did rather well in the Women's History Trivia round, so they can be proud on International Women's Day they know their stuff!

My thanks to the great Ed Randall, who hosts a Sunday morning show on WFAN Radio here in New York, as he gave a nice shout out to my Trivia Night at Foley's yesterday. I've known Ed many years, as he has been a regular at the BLOHARDS meetings and is a tireless advocate for prostate cancer awareness. He's one of the good guys in sports.Thanks a million, Ed!

The team of Vince Wilfork's Body Guards were victorious, taking the night by 20 points over second place Mortal Wombat, who had 34 points, and third place went to A Lone Warrior with 28 points.

Current Events
1. Loretta Lynch was confirmed last week as what new member of President Obama's cabinet?
2. What man was named by Forbes magazine earlier this week as "The World's Richest Man" with a net worth of $79.2 billion?
3. What western US state became the third state to permit legal marijuana use in that state?
4. Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before Congress for the third time this past week. What 20th century world leader was the only other to speak before Congress three times?
5. The National Transportation Safety Board recently said they have agreed to consider reopening the investigation into the plane crash that killed what rock star many years ago?
6. Mark Lippert, the US ambassador to what country, was attacked last Thursday by a man with a razor blade, and needed 80 stitches to close a wound on his face?
7. Minnie Minoso, the first black Cuban born player in MLB, died last Sunday at the age of 92. What team did he play for in five different decades?

Women's History Trivia
1. Who was the first woman to run for president of the US? a. Shirley Chisholm; b. Susan B. Anthony; c. Victoria Woodhull; d. Sonia Johnson.
2. In 1932, Amelia Earhart was the first woman to do what? a. Fly a plane; b. Fly solo across the Atlantic; c. Fly in the Air Force; d. Fly solo around the world.
3. Who was the first woman to be Secretary of State? a. Elizabeth Dole; b. Condoleezza Rice; c. Hillary Clinton; d. Madeline Albright.
4. What was the first US state to allow women to vote? a. Wyoming; b. Colorado; c. Utah; d. Idaho.
5. Roe vs. Wade was one of the most controversial cases in Supreme Court history covering what women's right? a. Education; b. abortion; c. birth control; d. employment.
6. In 1926, Gertrude Ederle accomplished what feat as the first woman to do what? a. Swim the English Channel; b. Climb Mt. Everest; c. Sail around the world; d. Ride in the Tour deFrance.
7. Who was the first woman to serve as US Attorney General? a. Condoleezza Rice; b. Hillary Clinton; c. Janet Reno; d. Geraldine Ferraro.

Even Numbered Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. The pearl wedding anniversary is this number of years.
2. Arizona is this number US state.
3. Cancer is this number sign of the Zodiac.
4. This is the freezing point of water at sea level degrees Fahrenheit.
5. The highest number on a standard dartboard is this number.
6. This number is retired throughout MLB in honor of Jackie Robinson.
7. This is the approximate total number of grams in one ounce.
8. This number parallel north separates North and South Korea.
9. In tennis, this number represents the third point gained in a game.
10. This number amendment to the Constitution made the standard minimum voting age at 18.

General Knowledge
1. The Brandenburg Gate is found in what European city? ( 1 pt)
2. What is another name for the human clavicle? ( 1 pt)
3. What two US coins have ridges on them? ( 1 pt)
4. The Emerald Coast is located on what US state? ( 2 pt)
5. Tony Abbott is the current Prime Minister of what country? ( 2 pt)
6. Name 1 of the 2 letters worth ten points in Scrabble, the most valuable ones. ( 2 pt)
7. What is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What famous 19th century author is credited with having written the first book on a typewriter? ( 3 points)
2. What southern US state has the butterfly as its official mascot, but has no official nickname, the only state without one? ( 4 points)
3. Who is the only Roman Catholic to be Vice-President of the United States? ( 4 points)
4. What famous singer was the first African-American to host an American TV show, in 1956? ( 5 points)
5. William Morgan invented what team sport in Massachusetts in 1895, which was originally called "mintonette?" ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Attorney General; 2. Bill Gates; 3. Alaska; 4. Winston Churchill; 5. Buddy Holly; 6. South Korea; 7. Chicago White Sox.

Women's History Trivia
1. c; 2. b; 3. d; 4. a; 5. b; 6. a; 7. c.

Even Numbered Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. 30; 2. 48; 3. 4; 4. 32; 5. 20; 6. 42; 7. 28; 8. 38; 9. 40; 10. 26.

General Knowledge
1. Berlin; 2. collarbone; 3. dime and quarter; 4. Florida; 5. Australia; 6. Q&Z; 7. prostate.

IQ Trivia
1. Mark Twain; 2. Alabama; 3. Joe Biden; 4. Nat King Cole; 5. volleyball.

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