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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Trivia Q&A: November 28

We had a good crowd in for Trivia on Tuesday night, with 13 teams taking in the festivities. The scores were good for "Who's Older Trivia" (the regulars know their celebrity ages), but no team cracked double-digits for General Knowledge (that rarely happens). The boys from DIMS led through the night, and posted the win with 43 points, getting a five point win. Congrats to Ken, Michael and Derek. Second place went to The Giants are So Sad Even Eli Manning Doesn't Want to Play For Them (also won for Best Team Name), and third place went to What, No F**kin' Ziti? with 38 points (nice to see longtime regular and my friend Larry back last night).

Just a quick note to let you all know I will be away next week on assignment, and will not be hosting Trivia Night next Tuesday. However, Trivia will go on as scheduled, as Trivia regular Matt Solowey will be hosting in my place next week. Everything will be the same in terms in format and prizes. I will be posting the Special Category, Q Train Lightning Round and a Sneak Peek question here early next week. I will be back hosting again on Tuesday, December 12th at 8:30 PM. Good luck, Matt, and thank you!

Current Events
1. The US last week called what Asian country's military operation guilty of "ethnic cleansing" against members of its population and was considering sanctions against them?
2. Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest ruler at the age of 93, and president of what African nation since 1980, resigned last week before lawmakers could start impeachment proceedings against him?
3. Over 300 people were killed and more than 130 injured after Islamic militants attacked a mosque in what Middle Eastern country last Friday?
4. What actress, who worked on 7 films with disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein, ripped him on Facebook on Thanksgiving Day, saying she was glad things were going slowly against him and he "didn't deserve a bullet."?
5. What Oscar-winning actress gave an interview earlier this week saying that if Hillary Clinton had been elected president, the US would be at war right now?
6. What female pop singer canceled three more shows in anticipation of her current Christmas tour due to a respiratory infection she's currently battling?
7. A volcano at Mount Agung, in what Asian country, erupted last Saturday night, forcing tens of thousands to evacuate and leaving tourists stranded there?

New Jersey Trivia
1. After Newark, what is the second largest city in New Jersey in population?
2. True or False: The first officially recorded baseball game in history was played in New Jersey.
3. Within three, how many counties does New Jersey have?
4. What city was Frank Sinatra born in New Jersey?
5. "Queen's College" was the original name of what New Jersey institution of higher learning?
6. What New Jersey town is in the title of Bruce Springsteen's debut album in 1972?
7. Name 1 of the 2 current senators from the state of New Jersey.

The Q Train: Who's Older Trivia
1. Keira Knightly or Bruno Mars
2. Jay Z or P. Diddy
3. Adele or Lady Gaga
4. Michael J. Fox or Barack Obama
5. Madonna or Sharon Stone
6. Al Pacino or Robert DeNiro
7. Matt Damon or Ben Affleck
8. Christina Aguilera or Britney Spears
9. Oprah Winfrey or Whoopi Goldberg
10. Harvey Weinstein or Al Franken

General Knowledge
1. What is the Jewish holiday "Day of Atonement" called? ( 1 pt)
2. What nickname is given to London's Underground? ( 1 pt)
3. Deborah Harry was the lead singer of what 1970s rock band? ( 1 pt)
4. A portobello is a popular type of what food? ( 2 pt)
5. What was the name of the casino that infamous gangster Bugsy Siegel opened in 1947? ( 2 pt)
6. Newton's Second Law of Motion states that force equals mass times what? ( 2 pt)
7. Billy Batson was the alter ego of what comic book character? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. In 1997, what entertainer became the first person named an honorary veteran of the Armed Forces by Congress? ( 4 points)
2. Josephine Cochrane invented what household appliance in 1886? ( 5 points)
3. What cherished Christmas song was originally inspired by an annual horse race in Medford, MA in 1850? ( 4 points)
4. "Rush to Judgment" was a national best-selling book about what famous event? ( 4 points)
5. What is the southernmost state capital in the continguous United States? ( 3 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Myanmar; 2. Zimbabwe; 3. Egypt; 4. Uma Thurman; 5. Susan Sarandon; 6. Mariah Carey; 7. Indonesia.

New Jersey Trivia
1. Jersey City; 2. true; 3. 21; 4. Hoboken; 5. Rutgers; 6. Asbury Park; 7. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez.

The Q Train: Who's Older Trivia
1. Keira Knightly; 2. P. Diddy; 3. Lady Gaga; 4. Michael J. Fox; 5. Sharon Stone; 6. Al Pacino; 7. Matt Damon; 8. Christina Aguilera; 9. Oprah Winfrey; 10. Al Franken.

General Knowledge
1. Yom Kippur; 2. The Tube; 3. Blondie; 4. mushroom; 5. The Flamingo; 6. acceleration; 7. Captain Marvel (Shazam).

IQ Trivia
1. Bob Hope; 2. dishwasher; 3. "Jingle Bells;" 4. JFK Assassination; 5. Austin, TX.

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