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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Trivia Q&A: August 23

The crowds keep growing for Wednesday Night Trivia, as we had 22 teams in last night. It was also another crowd that was loud and really into the Trivia. And Yours Truly goofed up another question in the General Knowledge round. (Of course Interpol is in France, not Switzerland.)  Our friends from DIMS, who have won Trivia Night more times than I can count, were not in last night, so it was anyone's game. We had four teams bunched within one point heading into IQ Trivia, but the team of The Mustangs ran the table with a perfect last round to win it all with 46 points. They were just a group of guys who didn't know it was Trivia Night, as they were in to wish a friend goodbye who was moving to Boston. They played and took the prize. Congrats to them.

Second place went to Ladies with 40 points, and Third Place went to Game of  Pwns (pronounced "Pones") with 37 points.

Best Team Name: Started At The Bottom, Still At The Bottom

Current Events
1. What female pop star shocked her fans last week by wiping her social media accounts clean, such as unfollowing all her Twitter followers and deleting all her Instagram posts?
2. Thousands of current and former students of what Pennsylvania university are petitioning the school to rescind an honorary university degree awarded to President Trump in 1988?
3. Naval researchers announced last Saturday that they found the wreckage of what lost WWII cruiser on the floor of the Pacific Ocean?
4. What celebrity, who has been out of the limelight for many years, said in a recently filed lawsuit that he did not leave the limelight to have a sex change operation?
5. An LA jury ordered what company to pay $417 million in damages to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in baby powder caused ovarian cancer?
6. One person was killed and 25 were injured when an earthquake struck a popular tourist island called Ischia in what European country on Monday?
7. What pop/rock singer wore an enlarged Star of David on his lapel during an encore of his show last Monday night, a reference to his Jewish roots and denouncing far right extremists?

US States Trivia
1. The largest indoor shopping mall in the US is found in what state?
2. The College World Series is played every year in what midwestern state?
3. Which southern state has the oldest European settlement in North America?
4. What is the only US state to have the flags of six different nations fly over it?
5. The Wright Brothers, Paul Newman and Drew Carey were all born in what US state?
6. What state is bordered by eight other states, the most of any US state?
7. What state is the number one producer of tree "P"s, peanuts, pecans and peaches?

The Q Train: First Albums Trivia
1. 19 (2008)
2. The College Dropout (2004)
3. 39/Smooth (1990)
4. Dangerously In Love (2003)
5. The Fame (2008)
6. Sigh No More (2009)
7. Reasonable Doubt (1996)
8. Boy (1980)
9. Kill "Em All ( 1983)
10. Parachutes (2000)

General Knowledge
1. Which of the four major North American pro sports currently has the most number of teams? ( 1 pt)
2. Interpol is based in what European country? ( 1 pt)
3. What is the largest city in Alaska by population? ( 1 pt)
4. How many units have to be sold for an album to reach "gold" status? ( 2 pt)
5. What language contains the most words? ( 2 pt)
6. What shoe company shares its name with a type of antelope? ( 2 pt)
7. Although associated with Hawaii, what foreign country are macadamia nuts actually from? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. If you travel due east of New York City all the way to Europe, what country will you his first? ( 4 points)
2. The longest interstate highway in the US, I-90, is located between Seattle and what other major city? ( 4 points)
3. "Chasing Down the Dawn" is a 2000 memoir written by what female singer-songwriter? ( 4 points)
4. What female pop artist has had more number one songs in the US than any other individual artists in history? ( 3 points)
5. Benjamin Harrison is the only US president born in what midwestern state? ( 5 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Taylor Swift; 2. Lehigh; 3. USS Indianapolis; 4. Richard Simmons; 5. Johnson & Johnson; 6. Italy; 7. Billy Joel.

US States Trivia
1. Minnesota; 2. Nebraska; 3. Florida; 4. Texas; 5. Ohio; 6. Tennessee; 7. Georgia.

The Q Train: First Albums Trivia
1. Adele; 2. Kanye West; 3. Green Day; 4. Beyonce; 5. Lady Gaga; 6. Mumford & Sons; 7. Jay Z; 8. U2' 9. Metallica; 10. Coldplay.

General Knowledge
1. Football (32); 2. France; 3. Anchorage; 4. 500,000; 5. English (900,000); 6. Reebok; 7. Australia.

IQ Trivia
1. Portugal; 2. Boston; 3. Jewel; 4. Mariah Carey (18); 5. Indiana.

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