Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Trivia Q&A: October 31

It was our first night back on Tuesday nights last night, and that along with the combination of it being Halloween Night brought out just 9 teams, but we did have many folks wearing Halloween costumes who decided not to take part in Trivia. Oh well, their loss.

The team of DIMS returned to the winner's circle last night, as they had a dominant night, getting 54 points, which included a sweep of the IQ Trivia questions. But they had some good competition, with the team of Never Enough Generals snagging second place with 50 points (they also swept through the final round). Third place went to Better Ingredients, Better Pizza, Papadopoulous with 40 points (and they also won Best Team Name).

Current Events
1. A commission in what US state is considering a possible move by that state from the Eastern Time Zone to Atlantic Time Zone, putting it one ahead permanently?
2. What retail chain announced that they will be testing robots in 50 of their stores by the end of next January?
3. Last week, the NAACP issued a warning to travelers to be careful about flying what airline, saying it has a culture of "racial insensitivity?"
4. What country's High Court ruled that the Deputy Prime Minister is ineligible to remain in Parliament, costing the government its one-seat majority in Parliament?
5. What magazine caused a firestorm last week by publishing an opinion piece entitled "Why are all the conservative loudmouths Irish-American?"
6. A Rolex Daytona watch belonging to what late Oscar-winning actor was sold for $17.8 million at auction last week, a new record for a wristwatch?
7. What female celebrity was slammed on Twitter last week after posting a picture of her gawking at Katy Perry and her breasts, and she wrote "It's time to bring out the big balloons!"?

Halloween Trivia
1. In what European country did jack o'lanterns originate?
2. What Halloween tradition originated from a Roman harvest that honors the goddess Pamona?
3. Halloween is October 31st, which is the last day of the year on what calendar?
4. In "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown", who does Linus mistake for the Great Pumpkin?
5. What Michael Jackson song was adapted by director John Landis into a highly successful Halloween themed music video?
6. In the movie, "E.T.", what Halloween costume does E.T. wear?
7. Wiccaphobia is an abnormal and persistent fear of what?

The Q Train: Horror Films Trivia
1. A Nightmare on Elm Street
2. The Omen
3. The Exorcist
4. The Others
5. The Shining
6. Carrie
7. The Blair Witch Project
8. An American Werewolf in London
9. Rosemary's Baby
10. Halloween

General Knowledge
1. Who piloted the Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic Ocean? ( 1 pt)
2. The film classics "North By Northwest" and "Vertigo" were
directed by whom? ( 1 pt)
3. Titan is the largest moon of what planet? ( 1 pt)
4. What is the largest bone in the human body? ( 2 pt)
5. What color are black box flight data recorders? ( 2 pt)
6. What US State's name comes from the Spanish word meaning "mountainous?" (2 pt)
7. In mythology, Morpheus was the Greek god of what? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What Agatha Christie play has run continuously in London's West End since 1952, with over 26, 500 performances to date? ( 5 points)
2. The city where Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914 is now the capital of what independent nation? ( 4 points)
3. What is the smallest state in the US west of the Mississippi River in land area? ( 3 points)
4. The Fisherman's Ring is worn by what famous person? ( 4 points)
5. What actor won Academy Awards each for playing the characters of Popeye Doyle and Little Bill Daggett in films over 20 years apart? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Massachusetts; 2. Walmart; 3. American Airlines; 4. Australia; 5. Newsweek; 6. Paul Newman; 7. Ellen DeGeneres.

Halloween Trivia
1. Ireland; 2. Bobbing for apples; 3. Celtic; 4. Snoopy; 5. "Thriller;" 6. ghost; 7. witches.

The Q Train: Horror Films Trivia
1. 1980s (1984); 2. 1970s (1976); 3. 1970s (1973); 4. 2000s ( 2001); 5. 1980s (1980); 6. 1970s (1976); 7. 1990s (1999); 8. 1980s (1981); 9. 1960s (1968); 10. 1970s (1978).

General Knowledge
1. Charles Lindbergh; 2. Alfred Hitchcock; 3. Saturn; 4. femur; 5. orange; 6. Montana; 7. dreams.

IQ Trivia
1. "The Mousetrap"; 2. Bosnia; 3. Hawaii; 4. The Pope; 5. Gene Hackman.

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