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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Trivia Q&A: November 7

It was a cold and rainy night in New York City last night, and it looked like that was going to keep many of the Trivia regulars away. We started off small, but fortunately people started coming into Professor Thom's as the Trivia Night progressed. We had 10 teams in all, and I thank you all who braved the miserable weather to come out and have a good time.

The team of DIMS dominated most of the night, and were actually working on a prefect night going into General Knowledge. They got one question incorrect in that round, but still had a seven-point lead going into IQ Trivia. But the team in second place, The B Team, had a perfect final round to win by just one point. They had 47 points to claim the victory, and my congratulations to Cato and Bob on a terrific win.

DIMS finished second with 46 points and Tom Petty and the Heart Attacks finished third with 32 points.

Current Events
1. What pizza company said last week that its sales are down because of the NFL's decreased TV ratings and the protests surrounding the league, as they are an official sponsor?
2. What Oscar-winning actor was accused of sexual harassment by a female production assistant when he worked on a TV movie from 1985, and she said he groped her and talked sex with her?
3. What rap star released a new album with an image on the cover of him standing over a dead body with a toe-tag with President Trump's name on it?
4. Prime Minister Saad Hariri, of what Middle Eastern country, resigned last Saturday while making a televised address in Saudi Arabia, saying his life was in danger?
5. What Republican senator was assaulted at his home last Friday by a neighbor as he was mowing his lawn?
6. What American actor allegedly showed up drunk at a London premiere of his new movie last weekend and then showed some odd behavior on a British TV show the next night?
7. What outspoken actor said last weekend he was stepping away from his Twitter account following a backlash from his remarks about women settling sexual harassment suits?

Election Trivia
1. When he ran for president in 1992, Ross Perot received how many electoral votes in total?
2. What number constitutional amendment set the minimum voting age at 18 for federal elections?
3. Who was the last Republican presidential candidate to win the vote in New York state?
4. In 1984, Geraldine Ferrero was the first female vice-presidential candidate. What state did she represent in Congress?
5. Who the only man to be elected president and vice-president two times each?
6. Who was the last sitting vice-president to be elected president?
7. Who won more states in the last two presidential elections, Barack Obama in 2012 or Donald Trump in 2016?

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. "Three's Company", the 1970s sitcom, was based on a successful British series.
2. John Adams was defeated for re-election by his own vice-president.
3. Apples are the world's most popular fruit.
4. There is a man named John Rambo on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
5. Leonardo daVinci famously cut off his ear and gave it to his girlfriend.
6. Florida is larger in land area than the entire nation of Japan.
7. In the book "The Wizard of Oz", Dorothy wears silver and not ruby slippers.
8. One of every two Americans lives within 50 miles of where they were born.
9. Walt Disney was cryogenically frozen after his death.
10. Count Dracula was based on a real person.

General Knowledge
1. The rover called Sojourner explored what planet in 1997? ( 1 pt)
2. On the TV series "Friends", how many times did the character Ross get married? (1 pt)
3. What does an ornithologist study? ( 1 pt)
4. Boko Harem is the militant Islamic group currently based in what country? ( 2 pt)
5. Arbor Day is the last Friday in what month? ( 2 pt)
6. How many black keys are there on a standard piano? ( 2 pt)
7. A fletcher is a person who makes what type of product? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What country issued the first postage stamp in 1840? ( 3 points)
2. In the 1995 comedy film "Mars Attacks", the music of what country musician eventually killed off the Martians when they heard it and repelled the invasion? ( 4 points)
3. In May 2014, Eric Garcetti became the first ever Jewish mayor of what US city? ( 5 points)
4. Who is the only Roman Catholic to be Vice-President of the United States? ( 4 points)
5. In 2002, what TV series was named the best television show of all-time by TV Guide? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Papa John's; 2. Dustin Hoffman; 3. Snoop Dogg; 4. Lebanon; 5. Rand Paul; 6. Johnny Depp; 7. Alec Baldwin.

Election Trivia
1. None; 2. 26; 3. Ronald Reagan; 4. New York; 5. Richard Nixon; 6. George H.W. Bush; 7. Donald Trump (30-26)

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. true; 2. true; 3. false, tomatoes; 4. true; 5. false, Vincent Van Gogh; 6. false, Japan is 3 times larger; 7. true; 8. true; 9. false, he was cremated; 10. true.

General Knowledge
1. Mars; 2. three; 3. birds; 4. Nigeria; 5. April; 6. 36; 7. arrows.

IQ Trivia
1. England; 2. Slim Whitman; 3. Los Angeles; 4. Joe Biden; 5. "Seinfeld."

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