All-Star Game at Washington

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Trivia Q&A: November 21

The crowd was down a bit from last week for Trivia last night, as the Thanksgiving holiday probably kept some folks away. But we still had a great night of Trivia, with 10 teams taking part. We had two teams in a mad dash to the finish, with the team of Turkey Club getting the win, as the ran in the table in the IQ Trivia round, winning the night with 49 points, edging out our friends from DIMS, who missed one question in that round to end the night with 47 points. Congrats to Bob and Cato on another great win.

Third place ended in a tie between the teams of Nacho Average Team and Do Your Job both getting 41 points. We broke the tie with the question: "How many individual times has Sherlock Holmes been seen on TV and in the movies around the world?" (Based on an IQ Trivia question last night.) The answer was 254, and Do Your Job was closest with their guess, so they finished in third place for the night.

Best Team Name: Et Tu, Charlie?

Current Events
1. Three basketball players from what college in the US returned last week after being detained in China on a shoplifting charge?
2. What country music singer was selected as People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" for 2017?
3. Last June, the Tappan Zee Bridge was renamed for what New York politician, and now a new petition with over 50,000 signatures wants to restore the original Tappan Zee name?
4. The painting "Savior of the World" by what legendary artist, sold at auction last week in New York for a record $450 million?
5. What late entertainer topped the list in Forbes magazine's annual roll call of the "Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities" for this year?
6. The Keystone pipeline leaked over 200,000 gallons of oil for the third time since 2010 in what Midwestern US state?
7. Malcolm Young, a founding member and guitarist for what popular hard rock band, died last Saturday at the age of 64?

Thanksgiving Trivia
1. Which giant balloon character has flown in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade more times than any other?
2. What Midwestern state is the largest producer in the US of turkeys?
3. What 19th century president issued the "Thanksgiving Proclamation" making the last Thursday in November the holiday?
4. The first Thanksgiving celebration in America took place in what current US state?
5. Of the three utensils we use to eat (fork, spoon and knife), which was not present at the first Thanksgiving feast?
6. Canada celebrates its Thanksgiving in what month?
7. True or false: The turkey was domesticated in the nation of Turkey.

The Q Train: Country Nicknames Trivia
1. The Red Dragon
2. The Lucky Country
3. The Gift of the Nile
4. The Boot
5. The Rainbow Nation
6. The Hermit Kingdom
7. Land of the Incas
8. Graveyard of Empires
9. Land of Hope and Glory
10. Land of Milk and Honey

General Knowledge
1. What Peanuts character famously played the piano? ( 1 pt)
2. Temple University is located in what US city? ( 1 pt)
3. The Twitter logo sports the name "Larry" after what famous person? ( 1 pt)
4. "Live Free or Die" is what US state's motto? ( 2 pt)
5. Who succeeded King George VI as England's monarch? ( 2 pt)
6. What is the most consumed fruit in the US? ( 2 pt)
7. What color are sunsets on Mars? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. In 1982, Charles Brooks became the first person in the US to be executed by what method? ( 3 points)
2. What fictional literary character holds the world record for the most depictions in film and TV? ( 5 points)
3. "Backrub" was the original name of what online technology company? ( 4 points)
4. What is the largest country in area in Central America? ( 4 points)
5. The 1966 film "The Fortune Cookie" was the first of ten cinematic pairings of what two Oscar-winning actors? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. UCLA; 2. Blake Shelton; 3. Mario Cuomo; 4. Leonardo daVinci; 5. Michael Jackson; 6. South Dakota; 7. AC/DC.

Thanksgiving Trivia
1. Snoopy (38 times); 2. Minnesota; 3. Abraham Lincoln; 4. Massachusetts; 5. fork; 6. October; 7. false, Mexico.

The Q Train: Country Nicknames Trivia
1. China; 2. Australia; 3. Egypt; 4. Italy; 5. South Africa; 6. North Korea; 7. Peru; 8. Afghanistan; 9. England; 10. Switzerland & Israel.

General Knowledge
1. Schroeder; 2. Philadelphia; 3. Larry Bird; 4. New Hampshire; 5. Queen Elizabeth II; 6. bananas; 7. blue.

IQ Trivia
1. Lethal injection; 2. Sherlock Holmes; 3. Google; 4. Nicaragua; 5. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.

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