Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Trivia Q&A: February 22

On my second night back at Professor Thom's, we had an amazing turnout of 25 teams for Trivia on Wednesday night. The bar was just packed as we got going at 8:30, and there were even folks standing, with all the tables and seats gone. That was just incredible to see.

The scores were generally strong through the night, but I may have made Academy Awards Trivia a bit too tough. We had a good race with seven of the teams within six points of the top going into the final round. But the team of DIMS won the night, getting 49 points and winning by four points. Second place went to Gassy Baby with 45 points, and third place went to Slap The Bag with 44 points.

Best Team Name went to "Gonorrhea With The Wind."

My thanks to all of you for such a wonderful turnout, and all the compliments many of you gave me when the night concluded.

Current Events
1. Scott Pruitt was confirmed by the Senate last week to be the head of what government agency?
2. Princess Cristina of what European country was found not guilty in a business fraud case and she was the first member of that royal family to stand trial?
3. Scientists believe there is an underwater land mass beneath what Pacific Ocean nation that can be classified as a new continent?
4. C-SPAN released its Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership last week, and ranked this president as the best ever for the thirs straight time.
5. What 1970s teen hearthrob gave a concert in southern California and appeared to have slurred his words and at one point fell off the stage during the show, and he has now revealed he's battling dementia?
6. Daniel Craig officially became the second-longest serving actor to play the role of James Bond this past week, 4,147 days (11 1/2 years). What actor was James Bond the longest?
7. Vitaly Churkin, the UN ambassador from what country for the last 11 years, died suddenly this past Monday from heart failure?

Academy Awards Trivia
1. Which 1970 film by the Beatles won an Oscar for Best Original Score?
2. Who is the only actress to win four Best Actress Oscars?
3. What actor has been nominated a record 12 times for acting Oscars?
4. In March 1981, the Academy Awards ceremony was postponed for just the second time in its history and for 24 hours for what reason?
5. What 1977 film was Woody Allen's first movie to win an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay?
6. Denzel Washington won his first Academy Award for what film?
7. Martin Scorsese won his first Best Director Oscar for what 2006 film?

The Q Train: 1-25 Trivia
1. This number is needed to win a game in badminton or table tennis.
2. A total number of this many men walked on the moon.
3. Abraham Lincoln was this number US president.
4. This is the number of frames per second at which motion picture film is usually projected.
5. Jim Carrey starred in a 2007 film about an obsession with this number.
6. Aquarius is this number sign of the zodiac.
7. This is the number of points on a Star of David.
8. This is the number of holes in a stipulated round of golf.
9. At the Last Supper, there were many people around the table.
10. This number has been retired for MLB Hall of Famers Ted Williams and Reggie Jackson.

General Knowledge
1. What star sign would you be if you were born on July 22nd? ( 1 pt)
2. How many square inches are there in one square foot? ( 1 pt)
3. What do the letters FM stand for in radio? ( 1 pt)
4. The Willis Tower is located in what US city? ( 2 pt)
5. In what field of endeavor is the Fields Medal awarded? ( 2 pt)
6. From which country do the most tourists who come to the US each year? ( 2 pt)
7. What is the largest state in Australia by area? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Percheron, Lippizzaner and Appaloosa are all breeds of what animal? ( 4 points)
2. Aquidneck Island is located in what eastern US state? ( 4 points)
3. Hanson's Disease is better known bt what more common name? ( 5 points)
4. Who was the first MLB player to have his number retired? ( 4 points)
5. What color appears in the title of all three studio albums by Nicki Minaj? ( 3 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. EPA; 2. Spain; 3. New Zealand; 4. Abraham Lincoln; 5. David Cassidy; 6. Roger Moore; 7. Russia.

Academy Awards Trivia
1. "Let It Be;" 2. Katherine Hepburn; 3. Jack Nicholson; 4. Ronald Reagan shooting; 5. "Annie Hall;" 6. "Glory;" 7. "The Departed."

The Q Train: 1-25 Trivia
1. 21; 2. 12; 3. 16; 4. 24; 5. 23; 6. 11; 7. 6; 8. 18; 9. 13; 10. 9.

General Knowledge
1. Leo; 2. 144; 3. frequency modulation; 4. Chicago; 5. mathematics; 6. Canada; 7. Western Australia.

IQ Trivia
1. horse; 2. Rhode Island; 3. leprosy; 4. Lou Gehrig; 5. pink.

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