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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Trivia Q&A: September 13

We had 14 teams in for Trivia at Professor Thom's last night. The crowd was higher than last week, and I suspect it will grow more as we get further into September. We had a great three-team race going into IQ Trivia, as they were all separated by just one point.  But the team of DIMS got the win, as they did best in the round among the three, getting 49 points. Congrats to Ken and Michael on a nice win. Second place went to The Othyer Team with 45 points, and third place to I'll Give You a Lock of My Hair for $4000 with 44 points.

Best Team Name: Bleached Massholes

Current Events
1. What talk show host flashed a Nazi salute during a rant on his show last Thursday about President Trump and Steve Bannon?
2. At least 58 people died last Friday when an 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck what country's southern coast?
3. What Oscar-winning actress caused a furor last week by suggesting the two devastating hurricanes of the past few weeks are nature's wrath for Donald Trump's presidential victory?
4. Pope Francis lost his balance while riding in his popemobile last Sunday in what South American country, bruising his cheekbone but wasn't seriously hurt?
5. Rafael Nadal won the US Open's men's singles title last Sunday, his 16th Grand Slam win. How many times has he won the US Open title?
6. Cara Mund won the title of Miss America 2018 last Sunday night, and became the first woman from what midwestern state to win?
7. A porn video was "liked" by the Twitter account of what US senator on Tuesday, and he later explained it was a mistake made by a "staffing issue?"

New York City Trivia
1. On which NYC avenue would you find "The Museum Mile?"
2. What is the name of the Revolutionary War fort that was built to protect Brooklyn and is still in use today?
3. The most stolen honorary street sign in NYC is named in honor of what NY-born rock star, who died in 2001?
4. Which of the NYC boroughs is the largest in area?
5. Which NYC bridge was renamed in honor of former mayor Ed Koch in 2011?
6. What NY-born actor founded the NYC-based Tribeca Film Festival?
7. Name 1 of the 2 US presidents who were born in New York City.

The Q Train: Robert DeNiro Characters Trivia
1. Rupert Pupkin
2. Jake LaMotta
3. Jack Walsh
4. Al Capone
5. Paul Vitti
6. Jimmy Conway
7. Sam Ace Rothstein
8. Bruce Pearson
9. Travis Bickle
10. Jack Tiberius Byrnes

General Knowledge
1. The nation of Zambia is found on what continent? ( 1 pt)
2. Which "Seinfeld" character was the first to lose the bet regarding being "master of their domain?" ( 1 pt)
3. Russell Crowe won an Academy Award for his role in what film? ( 1 pt)
4. "Eureka" is the motto of what western US state? (2 pt)
5. In 2003, who became the first African-American woman to appear on Forbes' list of wealthiest Americans? ( 2 pt)
6. "Disturbia" and "Unfaithful" are hit songs by what pop singer? ( 2 pt)
7. What is the largest lake in North America? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What president was the first to visit Europe while in office? ( 4 points)
2. What is the world's best-selling musical instrument?(4 pt)
3. What current US territory or possession is larger in area than the smallest US state? ( 4 points)
4. What female pop singer sang the opening theme song on the 1980s TV kids show "Pee-Wee's Playhouse?" ( 4 points)
5. What English comedian wrote a 2017 autobiography called "Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens?" ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. Stephen Colbert; 2. Mexico; 3. Jennifer Lawrence; 4. Colombia; 5. three; 6. North Dakota; 7. Ted Cruz.

New York City Trivia
1. 5th Avenue; 2. Fort Hamilton; 3. Joey Ramone; 4. Queens; 5. Queensborough Bridge; 6. Robert DeNiro; 7. Theodore Roosevelt and Donald Trump.

The Q Train: Robert DeNiro Characters Trivia
1. The King of Comedy; 2. Raging Bull; 3. Midnight Run; 4. The Untouchables; 5. Analyze This; 6. Goodfellas; 7. Casino; 8. Bang the Drum Slowly; 9. Taxi Driver; 10. Meet the Parents.

General Knowledge
1. Africa; 2. Kramer; 3. "Gladiator;" 4. California; 5. Oprah Winfrey; 6. Rhianna; 7. Lake Superior.

IQ Trivia
1. Woodrow Wilson; 2. harmonica; 3. Puerto Rico; 4. Cyndi Lauper; 5. Eddie Izzard.

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