Thursday, August 31, 2017

Trivia Q&A: August 30

We had another full bar in for Trivia last night, with 17 teams taking part in all the festivities. We had one team who dominated the night, Our Naming Rights Are Still Available (our friends from DIMS were away on vacation), rolling up 54 points and winning the night easily. They were perfect in the last three rounds, and missed just two questions all night long. My congratulations to my old regulars on a terrific night. Second place went to What a Crowd! What a Turnout! with 41 points, and third place went to Trivia Newton-John with 39 points.

Best Team Name: I Want to Sox You Up

Current Events
1. TV personality Bill Nye (aka "The Science Guy") is suing what company, claiming they underpaid him by at least $9 million for his popular TV series?
2. Floyd Mayweather won the much-hyped boxing match over Conor McGregor in a TKO in what round last Saturday night?
3. Jay Thomas, a radio personality and actor, died last Thursday at the age of 69. On what 1990s sitcom did he win Emmy awards in a guest role in 1990 and 1991?
4. What Asian country's National Space Organization launched its first satellite, FORMOSAT-5, inot space last week?
5. Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins became the 28th player in baseball history to reach what home run milestone last Sunday?
6. What rapper won the 2017 Video of the Year at last Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards?
7. An historic Memphis movie theater banned showings of what classic 1939 film, calling it "racially insensitive", even after showing it for the last 34 years?

2000s Trivia
1. What female singer was awarded the title of "Top Radio Songs Artist" of the 2000s by Billboard magazine in 2009?
2. In 2008, the Republic of Kosovo gained its independence from what European country?
3. The 2000 Summer Olympics were held in what city in September of that year?
4. Daniel Pearl, the reporter who was murdered by Al-Qaeda in 2002, worked for what newspaper at the time of his death?
5. Philip Seymour Hoffman won the Best Actor Oscar in 2006 for what film?
6. In the decade of the 2000s, what TV show was the number one rated show four straight years, from 2005-08?
7. What punk band refused to attend their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2006, calling the Museum "a piss stain?"

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. Jupiter was the first planet discovered by a telescope.
2. Presidential retreat Camp David was named for Harry Truman's grandson.
3. French was once the official language of England for nearly 600 years.
4. Arizona is the US state with the most national parks.
5. The 1976 Winter Olympics at Innsbruck, Austria were originally going to be held in Denver.
6. New York City has over 500 miles of shoreline.
7. John D. Rockefeller was the first confirmed American billionaire.
8. The word "Sunday" does not appear in the Bible.
9. The secret society "Skull and Bones" operates at Harvard University.
10. The Us was the first country to grant women the right to vote.

General Knowledge
1. What ocean has over 45 percent of the world's water? ( 1 pt)
2. How many stripes are there on the current US flag? ( 1 pt)
3. Satriale's Pork Store was a popular hangout among characters in what 2000s TV series? ( 1 pt)
4. How many spikes are there in the Statue of Liberty's crown? ( 2 pt)
5. "The Magnificent Mile" is located in what US city? ( 2 pt)
6. What sport takes place in a velodrome? ( 2 pt)
7. Mount Erebus is an active volcano located on which continent? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Which is the only one of the original 13 states that doesn't border the Atlantic Ocean? ( 3 points)
2. The Battle of Waterloo took place in 1815 in what present-day country? ( 4 points)
3. What fast-food chain got its name from an amusement park attraction briefly seen in the 1978 film "Grease?" ( 4 points)
4. Queen Victoria was the last British monarch of what House? ( 5 points)
5. What "Saturday Night Live" cast member left the show in 1994 after having been in a record 153 shows? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Disney; 2. ten; 3. "Murphy Brown;" 4. Taiwan; 5.50 in a season; 6. Kendrick Lamar; 7. "Gone With The Wind."

2000s Trivia
1. Beyonce; 2. Serbia; 3. Sydney; 4. Wall Street Journal; 5. "Capote;" 6. "American Idol;" 7. The Sex Pistols.

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. False, Uranus; 2. false, Dwight Eisenhower; 3. true; 4. false, California; 5. true; 6. true; 7. true; 8. true; 9. false, Yale; 10. false, New Zealand.

General Knowledge
1. Pacific Ocean; 2. thirteen; 3. "The Sopranos;" 4. seven; 5. Chicago; 6. cycling; 7. Antarctica.

IQ Trivia
1. Pennsylvania; 2. Belgium; 3. The Shake Shack; 4. House of Hanover; 5. Phil Hartman.

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