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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Trivia Q&A: March 29

We had 18 teams in on Wednesday night, on another great night of Trivia. It seems like the number of people playing per team has gone up, and the bar was crowded once again. Always great to see that.

We had another tight race to finish last night, as going into IQ Trivia, the top five teams only had four points between them, and one point between each team. But it was another great night for the team of DIMS, who had a perfect round of IQ Trivia to win the night with a total of 51 points. Congratulations to the boys on another well-earned victory.

Second place went to my old friends Reunited and It Feels So Good with 46 points, and Quiz On Your Face (who won for Best Team Name) finished in third with 44 points.

Current Events
1. Last week, the US Senate confirmed bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman as the new ambassador to what country?
2. Fortune magazine selected what MLB executive as the "World's Greatest Leader" over such dignitaries as Pope Francis and Amazon head Jeff Bezos?
3. What longtime TV show will be debuting a character with autism later next month?
4. One person was killed and fifteen injured at a nightclub last Saturday night in what midwestern city, in a shooting spree that was unrelated to terrorism?
5. What airline caused an firestorm on social media on Sunday when it wouldn't let two girls on a plane because it now has a leggings ban?
6. The NFL owners voted 31-1 on Monday to allow the Oakland Raiders to move to this city, but they will remain in Oakland for at least two more years until their new stadium is built.
7. What college basketball team qualified for their 20th Final Four this past weekend, a record for men's teams?

Pop Music Trivia
1. In 1985, the Live Aid concerts were held in London and what other city?
2. What R&B legend was known as "Mr. Dynamite?"
3. Bruce Springsteen won an Oscar and a Grammy in 1994 for what song?
4. Name 1 of the 2 artists to win eight Grammys in one year, the record?
5. What Boston-based rock band won MTV's first Best Video Award in 1984?
6. What future rap star was, as a 13-year-old youth, an advisor to the owner of the Oakland A's baseball team in the 1970s?
7. "Kerplunk" and "American Idiot" were albums by what rock band?

The Q Train: 1, 2, 3 or 4 Trivia
1. Cancer is this number sign of the Zodiac.
2. Catcher is this number on a baseball team.
3. On a telephone, this number key is associated with the letters D, E and F.
4. The number of US presidents who have been impeachment.
5. The number of MLB platers who've hit at least 700 home runs in a career.
6. This is the number of Super Bowls won by the New York Giants in their history.
7. The number of state capitals named after US presidents.
8. This number was a hit song for the Bee Gees, Faith Hill and U2.
9. This is the atomic number of helium.
10. The total number of Oscars won by Al Pacino in his career.

General Knowledge
1. The majority of London buses are what color? ( 1 pt)
2. Tabasco is a state in what country? ( 1 pt)
3. What is the second largest city in Canada by population after Toronto? ( 1 pt)
4. What was the name of the first film featuring the Beatles? ( 2 pt)
5. What American general was nicknamed "Old Blood and Guts?" ( 2 pt)
6. Which is the most easterly of the Great Lakes? ( 2 pt)
7. The daiquiri cocktail is named after a town in what Caribbean country? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, Leon Trotsky, Franz Joseph and Sigmund Freud all lived in what city in the year 1913? ( 4 points)
2. The poem "The New Colossus" can be found inscribed in what famous place? ( 3 points)
3. What was the first southern state capital to fall to Union troops in the Civil War in 1862? ( 5 points)
4. Bianca, Miranda and Portia are all satellites of what planet? ( 4 points)
5. Bernard Barker, James McCord and Frank Sturgis were three of the men involved in what infamous early 1970s event? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Israel; 2. Theo Epstein; 3. Sesame Street; 4. Cincinnati; 5. United; 6. Las Vegas; 7. North Carolina Tar Heels.

Pop Music Trivia
1. Philadelphia; 2. James Brown; 3. "The Streets of Philadelphia;" 4. Michael Jackson and Santana; 5. The Cars (You Might Think); 6. MC Hammer; 7. Green Day.

The Q Train: 1, 2, 3, or 4 Trivia
1. 4; 2. 2; 3. 3; 4. 2; 5. 3; 6. 4; 7. 4; 8. 1; 9. 2; 10. 1.

General Knowledge
1. Red; 2. Mexico; 3. Montreal; 4. "A Hard Day's Night;" 5. George S. Patton; 6. Lake Ontario; 7. Cuba.

IQ Trivia
1. Vienna; 2. Statue of Liberty; 3. Nashville, TN; 4. Uranus; 5. Watergate break-in.

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