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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Trivia Q&A: May 17

Well, it was one of the stranger nights of Trivia last night in Professor Thom's Loft. It was a night when just about all the Trivia regulars stayed home or had something else to do. We had just four teams play last night, as the first floor had the Celtics Game 1 going on, and even that wasn't as crowded as I thought it would be. But, we carried on, and it was an enjoyable night nonetheless. The guys from DIMS won the night again, although it was close at the end, as they ended up with 35 points. Second place went to Jim Comey For Me, Baby with 31 points. They gave them a good fight, as they were just two points down heading into the final round. Third place went to Alternative Facts with 17 points.

We will back on the first floor next week, as there will be no Celtics playoff game next Wednesday night, as it will be an off day in the series. Hope to many more of you then!

Current Events
1. What religion in America announced that teenagers aged 14-18 won't participate any longer in the Boy of Scouts of America?
2. What young baseball star agreed to a one-year deal for a record $21.6 million for the 2018 season, the highest salary ever for an arbitration-eligible player?
3. Moon Jae-in was elected president of what Asian country last weekend?
4. Last week, ABC canceled the hit show "Last Man Standing" after six seasons in which many have speculated because of what star's controversial conservative opinions about Hollywood?
5. Actor Powers Boothe died this past Monday at the age of 68. He was known for various film and TV roles, but one of his best was as villain Cy Tolliver in what 2000s HBO series?
6. Pope Francis visited Fatima last Saturday and canonized two of the three children who saw the Virgin Mary there 100 years ago. What country is Fatima located in?
7. What airline will allow passengers to use facial recognition technology to self-check their luggage at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport this summer?

Italy Trivia
1. What is Italy's second largest city in population after Rome?
2. Leonardo daVinci pained 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 times has Italy won soccer's World Cup?

The Q Train: US and World City Nicknames
1. Sin City
2. The City of David
3. The Hub
4. The Biggest Little City in the World
5. The Forbidden City
6. The Square Mile
7. The Eternal City
8. The Pearl of the Danube
9. The Big Orange
10. The Emerald City

General Knowledge
1. The Falkland Islands are found off the coast of what country? ( 1 pt)
2. What 1960s rock star was known as "The Lizard King?" ( 1 pt)
3. What is the common nickname for nitrous oxide? ( 1 pt)
4. Death Valley is located in what American desert? ( 2 pt)
5. For what film did Leonardo DiCaprio win his first Academy Award? ( 2 pt)
6. What current British royal is known as The Duke of York? ( 2 pt)
7. What European country was in charge of developing and building the Suez Canal? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What is the only one of the Great Lakes located entirely in the US? ( 3 points)
2. What is the smallest state in the US west of the Mississippi River in land area? ( 4 points)
3. The month of March always starts on the same day of the week as what other month? ( 4 points)
4. What 1964 film included the characters Major Kong, Lt. Lothar Zogg and Gen. Jack D. Ripper? ( 4 points)
5. Who was the only person to sign all three documents that founded the US: the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Paris and the US Constitution? ( 5 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Mormon; 2. Bryce Harper; 3. South Korea; 4. Tim Allen; 5. "Deadwood;" 6. Portugal; 7. Delta.

Italy Trivia
1. Milan; 2. 16th (1503-06); 3. crossword puzzle; 4. San Marino; 5. Marco Polo; 6. Sicily; 7. four (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006).

The Q Train: US & World City Nicknames
1. Las Vegas; 2. Jerusalem; 3. Boston; 4. Reno; 5. Beijing; 6. London; 7. Rome; 8. Budapest; 9. Los Angeles; 10. Seattle.

General Knowledge
1. Argentina; 2. Jim Morrison; 3. laughing gas; 4. Mojave; 5. "The Revenant;" 6. Prince Andrew; 7. France.

IQ Trivia
1. Lake Michigan; 2. Hawaii; 3. November; 4. "Dr. Strangelove;" 5. Benjamin Franklin.

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