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Trivia Q&A: July 19

It was a hot night in New York last night, and the crowd was a bit less than last week, but it was a spirited turnout with 13 teams taking part. I goofed up a General Knowledge question, and I'm still trying to find where I got it. (It's the one where TLC sang the theme to "All That." My source said it was Destiny's Child. Sorry about that folks. The Mighty Quinn regrets the error.) We had a three-way tie going into the final round of IQ Trivia, but our friends from DIMS pulled out a one-point victory, garnering a total of 44 points for the win. Designated For Assignment finished second with 43 points, and The Uptown Scallawags finished third with 38 points.

Best Team Name: It's My Birthday Dammit!

SPECIAL REMINDER: Trivia Night will NOT be happening next week, as I will be away on assignment next week, but Trivia Night will return to Professor Thom's on Wednesday night, August 2nd at 8:30 PM. I'll see you then, and have a great week next week!

Current Events
1. Two men were arrested last week after admitting to killing four men and burying them on a farm property in what US state?
2. John Bernecker, a stunt man for what current TV show, died last week after suffering head injuries from a fall on the set?
3. Roger Federer won his first Wimbledon's men's singles title in five years on Sunday. How many total singles titles has he won at Wimbledon?
4. Jodie Whitaker was named to be the first woman to play what iconic TV character last week?
5. Actor Martin Landau died on Sunday at the age of 89. What film screen legend did he portray to win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1994?
6. What beloved children's book character has been censored by Chinese social media after unflattering memes surfaced comparing it to the country's president?
7. What rock star's 22-year-old son was arrested on Monday in Indiana on charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest after his brother got into a fight with another man?

2000s Trivia
1. What European country was the first to legalize same-sex marriage in 2001?
2. What rapper had the most combined sales in albums of any artist of the 2000s?
3. Michael Jackson died on the same day in 2009 as what famous Hollywood actress?
4. What country launched its first manned mission in space in October 2003?
5. What American was given an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II in 2002?
6. Who were the only two teams to twice win the World Series from 2000 to 2009?
7. What comedy series' 2004 finale was the most-watched single TV show in the decade of the 2000s?

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. The toothbrush was invented in the 15th century.
2. Michael Jackson owned the rights to South Carolina's state anthem.
3. According to the UN Charter, a US citizen cannot hold the position of Secretary-General.
4. Jousting is an official state sport of Maryland.
5. North Dakota is the only US state that borders three Canadian provinces.
6. Argentina is the largest country in South America in terms of land area.
7. Ronald Reagan was the first choice by Warner Brothers to play Rick Blaine in "Casablanca."
8. CNN was the first cable channel to operate in the United States.
9. Cary Grant was once offered the role of James Bond.
10. Walt Disney was criogenically frozen upon his death in 1966.

General Knowledge
1. "O" is the symbol for what element on the Periodic Table? ( 1 pt)
2. The Seminole Indian tribe is native to what US state? ( 1 pt)
3. How many countries border North Korea? ( 1 pt)
4. In what city can you find the oldest public park in the United States? ( 2 pt)
5. What girl group of the 1990s sung the theme song to the hit sketch comedy TV show "All That?" ( 2 pt)
6. What 1993 film became the highest-grossing movie od all-time, passing "ET" until "Titanic" broke its record in 1998? ( 2 pt)
7. The duffel bag gets its name from a town in what European country? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What Oscar-winning actor founded and led Hollywood's original "Rat Pack?" ( 4 points)
2. "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" was the first novel of what 20th century writer? ( 4 points)
3. According to popular legend, what branch of the US Armed Forces was formed in a Philadelphia tavern in 1775? ( 3 points)
4. Catalan is the only official language of what small European country? ( 4 points)
5. What 19th century opera' plot follows the life of a female cigar factory worker? ( 5 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Pennsylvania; 2. "The Walking Dead;" 3. eight; 4. Doctor Who; 5. Bela Lugosi; 6. Winnie the Pooh; 7. John Mellencamp.

2000s Trivia
1. Netherlands; 2. Eminem; 3. Farrah Fawcett; 4. China; 5. Rudy Giuliani; 6. Red Sox and Yankees; 7. "Friends."

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. true; 2. true; 3. false; 4. true; 5. false, Montana; 6. false, Brazil; 7. true; 8. false, HBO; 9. true; 10. false, he was cremated.

General Knowledge
1. Oxygen; 2. Florida; 3. three; 4. Boston; 5. TLC; 6. "Jurassic Park;" 7. Belgium.

IQ Trivia
1. Humphrey Bogart; 2. James Joyce; 3. Marine Corps; 4. Andorra; 5. Carmen.

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