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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Trivia Q&A: September 20

We had just 11 teams in on Wednesday night, as the Rosh Hashana holiday probably kept some people away, but still it was a good night of Trivia. We had a three-team race to the finish, but the team of DIMS came out on top, grabbing 46 points and entering the winner's circle once again. Good job by them as always. It was interesting that had they not gotten the Lady Byng question correct in the IQ Trivia round, we would have had an extreme rarity happen last night: a three-way tie for first. We actually had a tie for second, between Legalese and Still Summer, both with 43 points. Still Summer answered the tie-breaker question closest to the correct answer: "How many square miles is the Arctic Ocean?" (It was based on a General Knowledge question.) The answer was 5,427,000  square miles.

Best Team Name: John Quinn Is My Daddy (and various other names)

Current Events
1. What university offered a visiting fellowship to Chelsea Manning, who leaked government secrets, but they later rescinded it after the school faced an escalated backlash?
2. What actress/singer suffered a fall during a Broadway play last Thursday night, but wasn't hurt and finished the show?
3. Reknown character actor Harry Dean Stanton died last week at the age of 91. He portrayed an FBI agent in what classic 1974 mob film?
4. What athlete caused a stir last week by defending President Trump's infamous comments from the 2005 Access Hollywood tape, calling him "a real man?"
5. What retail chain giant, with over 1600 stores and over 64,000 employees, filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday?
6. Who became the first actor/actress ever to win six consecutive Emmy Awards for the same role with her win last Sunday night?
7. According to the new Forbes 2017 list of American sports franchises, what NFL club is the most valuable, worth $4.2 billion?

1990s Movies Trivia
1. In the 1935 film "Seven", Brad Pitt and what Oscar winning actor played detectives hunting down a serial killer?
2. Frances McDormand won an Oscar for Best Actress in 1996 for what quirky film?
3. What actor starred as James Bond in the 1995 film "GoldenEye?"
4. Oliver Stone made a biographical film of what US president in 1995?
5. Who co-starred with Matthew Broderick in the 1996 dark comedy "The Cable Guy?'
6. English filmmaker Guy Ritchie's feature film debut was what 1998 crime comedy?
7. Who was the only director to win two Best Director Oscars in the 1990s?

The Q Train: Even Numbered Trivia
1. Bill Clinton was the this number US president.
2. A 1947 Christmas film was called "Miracle on This Numbered Street."
3. This is the number of miles in a standard marathon, rounded to the nearest mile.
4. MLB Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Reggie Jackson have both had this number retired for them.
5. This is the number of days in a fortnight.
6. This is the number parallel north that is the dividing line between North and South Korea.
7. The 26th Amendment to the Constitution made this the standard voting age.
8. This is the number of days in the shortest month of the Gregorian calendar.
9. In Astrology, Cancer is this number sign of the Zodiac.
10. The Cleveland Indians recently set a new AL record winning this number of consecutive games.

General Knowledge
1. Carrie Underwood was once a winner on what TV reality show? ( 1 pt)
2. What is the smallest ocean in the world? ( 1 pt)
3. In the Bible, the Book of Genesis opens with what three words? ( 1 pt)
4. The US fiscal year begins in what month? ( 2 pt)
5. What film did Michael Douglas win the Oscar for Best Actor? ( 2 pt)
6. What US president's son once had a recurring role on the TV show "Baywatch?" ( 2 pt)
7. North America's largest oil field is located in what US state? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What former US president won a Grammy Award for his participation in a recording of "Peter and the Wolf?" ( 4 points)
2. Who was awarded the Razzie Award for "Worst Actress of the Decade" for the 2000s for her work in such films as "House of Wax" and "The Hottie and the Nottie?" ( 5 points)
3. What celebrity was elected mayor of Palm Springs, CA in 1988 because he was angry that the city fathers wouldn't let him open a new restaurant? ( 4 points)
4. The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy is an award presented every year in what professional sport? ( 3 points)
5. "Scousers" is a slang term to describe the inhabitants of what English city? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Harvard; 2. Bette Midler; 3. "The Godfather Part II;" 4. Floyd Mayweather; 5. Toys R Us; 6. Julia Louis-Dreyfus; 7. Dallas Cowboys.

1990s Movies Trivia
1. Morgan Freeman; 2. "Fargo;" 3. Pierce Brosnan; 4. Richard Nixon; 5. Jim Carrey; 6. "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels;" 7. Steven Spielberg.

The Q Train: Even Numbered Trivia
1. 42; 2. 34; 3. 26; 4. 44; 5. 14; 6. 38; 7. 18; 8. 28; 9. 4; 10. 22.

General Knowledge
1. "American Idol;" 2. Arctic; 3. In The Beginning; 4. October; 5. "Wall Street;" 6. Gerald Ford; 7. Alaska.

IQ Trivia
1. Bill Clinton; 2. Paris Hilton; 3. Sonny Bono; 4. hockey; 5. Liverpool.

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