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Monday, August 20, 2018

Movies of Recent Vintage Happening This Week

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, August 21st at 8:30 PM, with "2010s Movie Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions about movies that were released since 2010 and the actors and actresses who were in them. The Q Train lightning round will be "Name the Sport Trivia." I will give you the names of ten current athletes, male and female, who have risen to the top of their sporting field, and you have to tell me what sport they play (it can be in a team or individual sport).

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"What was the first 'Saturday Night Live' skit adapted into a movie?"

Looking forward to seeing many of you this Tuesday night for a great night of Trivia Q&A!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Trivia Q&A: August 14

We had 13 teams in at Professor Thom's on Tuesday night for Trivia, and it was one of the harder nights of Trivia we've had in a while. The scores were on the lower side for both August Trivia and General Knowledge. (The highest score in General Knowledge was just 7 points out of a possible 12.) I promise it won't be as hard next week! We had three teams that were in a race to finish, separated by just four points going into IQ Trivia. But our friends from DIMS had a prefect IQ round and took the night getting 44 points and the win. And it was nice to see many of the players applauding them at the end of the night. Congrats once again to Ken, Michael and Darek on their victory.

Second place went to Turkey Club with 33 points, and third place went to Reality Kings with 31 points.

Best Team Name: If You're Using a Straw You Suck At Life

Current Events
1. The president of what South American country was the traget of an assassination attempt last week, according to that country's government?
2. What Hollywood legend announced his retirement from acting last week at the age of 81 after 60 years of life on the silver screen?
3. What popular automobile, which has been in production since 1964, rolled out its 10 millionth model last week?
4. Congressman Chris Collins, a Republican from what eastern state, was indicted on insider trading charges and lying to federal agents last week?
5. What Hollywood star is rumored to be considering a run for a congressional seat in New York state, despite denials from the actor's reps?
6. An empty passenger plane was stolen last Friday from what West Coast city by an airport ground crew member and later crashed, killing him in what is believed to be a suicide?
7. What comic actor was accused of slamming a photographer against a door and poured water on him while he was taking photos of a band at a Massachusetts restaurant last week?

August Trivia
1. In August 1990, Iraq invaded what nation which led to the First Gulf War?
2. On August 7, 1912, Theodore Roosevelt was nominated as the presidential candidate for what political party?
3. What famous painting was stolen on August 21, 1911 and was missing 28 months before being recovered?
4. On August 29, 1966, the Beatles played their last ever concert in what American city?
5. MLB players went on strike on August 12th of what year, which ended with a canceled season and no World Series played that season?
6. On August 1, 1980, Vigdis Finnbogadottir became the first democratically elected female head of state by being elected president of what country?
7. On August 14, 1975, what cult science fiction/comedy film opened in LA, and would go on to have the longest-running theatrical release in film history?

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. Justin Timberlake's mother came up with the name "NSYNC" for her son's band.
2. A cataphile is someone who paints cat portraits.
3. Queen Elizabeth II owns over 6 billion acres of land worldwide.
4. The chemical element with the symbol "K" is potassium.
5. Aretha Franklin's hit song "Respect" was written by R&B singer Ike Turner.
6. The Great Wall of China is visible from space.
7.Quito, Ecuador is the closest world capital city to the equator.
8. Bulls are color blind.
9. It can take up to seven years for gum to be digested when swallowed.
10. Humans can distinguish between over 1 trillion smells.

General Knowledge
1. Who is the most decorated Olympian of all-time? ( 1 pt)
2. What Oscar-winning actor played Lex Luthor in the 1978 film "Superman?" ( 1 pt)
3. What North African nation is 90% desert? ( 1 pt)
4. The Galapagos Islands belong to what South American country? ( 2 pt)
5. In what Asian country are the majority of the world's eggplants grown? ( 2 pt)
6. In 2013, Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater set the NFL record for the longest field goal, which was how many yards? ( 2 pt)
7. What US state is the closest to the continent of Africa? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Called the Bank of Italy upon its founding in 1904 in San Francisco, by what name is the company now known? ( 4 points)
2. The first World’s Fair was held in what world capital city? ( 4 points)
3. In 2003, who became the youngest actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor? ( 5 points)
4. What 1998 comedy movie led to the creation of an officially recognized religion? ( 3 points)
5. Since rising to fame with her 1988 album "Watermark", what female singer has sold nearly 100 million albums worldwide without ever once going out on tour? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Venezuela; 2. Robert Redford; 3. Ford Mustang; 4. New York; 5. Richard Gere; 6. Seattle; 7. Bill Murray.

August Trivia
1. Kuwait; 2. Bull Moose Party; 3. Mona Lisa; 4. San Francisco; 5.1994; 6.Iceland; 7. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. True; 2. false, explorer of Paris catacombs; 3. true; 4. true; 5. false, Otis Redding; 6. false; 7. true; 8. true; 9. false; 10. true.

General Knowledge
1. Michael Phelps; 2. Gene Hackman; 3. Libya; 4. Ecuador; 5. China; 6. 64; 7. Maine.

IQ Trivia
1. Bank of America; 2. London; 3. Adrien Brody (29); 4. "The Big Lebowski;" 5. Enya.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Dog Days Of August Trivia On Tuesday

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, August 14th at 8:30 PM, with the Special Category of "August Trivia." It will be seven questions connected to the month of August in history, pop culture and more. The Q Train lightning round will be "True or False Trivia." I will give you ten statements and you have to tell me if I'm telling the truth or I am flat out lying to you.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"Who is the most decorated Olympian of all-time?"

I look forward to seeing many of you at Professor Thom's this Tuesday night for another terrific night of Trivia!

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Trivia Q&A: August 7

We had 13 teams in for Trivia last night at Professor Thom's, and another crowd that was really into the Trivia. We had a slight controversy over the General Knowledge question about the "private company that is the largest employer in the United States" and it turns out the answer IS Walmart. I originally tossed out the question and awarded everyone the point. The question was a bit vague, and I usually toss out questions like that. But it didn't alter the outcome of the night. Our friends from DIMS had a three-point lead heading into the IQ Trivia round, but the team from We Come From Behind did indeed come from behind and tied them with both teams having 47 points. We broke the tie with the question "What year did Rome first reach one million in population?" (It was based on an IQ Trivia question.) DIMS was closest to the correct answer, which was 133 BC. Congratulations to both teams on a great night.

Third place went to The Titanic: Ice Bucket Challenge Champion (who also won for Best Team Name) with 40 points.

Current Events
1. Thousands of people have been fleeing rights violations and political violence after anti-government protests in what Central American country that have left 450 dead?
2. Urban Meyer, the head football coach at what university, was put on administrative leave last wek after allegations surfaced he covered up a 2015 allegation of domestic violence by one of his assistants?
3. What company's stocks reached a value of $207.05 last Thursday and became the first US company ever worth $1 trillion?
4. Emmerson Mnangagwa was elected president of what African country last week in what many opponents believe was a rigged election?
5. The upcoming film "Christopher Robin" won't be released in what country after activists there turned a resemblance between the country's president and Winnie the Pooh into a meme?
6. Russia' Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that it made what American-born actor to be its special representative for Russia-US humanitarian ties?
7. What action film was number 1 at the box office in the US for the second straight week this week?

NYC Movies Trivia
1. Gene Hackman won his first Academy Award for playing a hardnose NYC detective in what 1971 film that won Best Picture?
2. "Dog Day Afternoon" was a 1975 film that starred Al Pacino as a bank robber who tries to heist a bank in what NYC borough?
3. The 2007 film "American Gangster" was based on a NYC drug dealer named Frank Lucas and starred what Oscar-winning actor as Lucas?
4. What 1977 NYC-based film did Woody Allen receive his only nomination for the Best Actor Oscar?
5. In the 2004 film "The Terminal", what actor starred as an Eastern European immigrant stranded at JFK Airport?
6. What actor won an Academy Award for Best Actor playing a struggling New York actor in the 1977 film "The Goodbye Girl?"
7. Between "New York, New York", "Escape From New York" and "Gangs of New York", which film wasn't directed by Martin Scorsese?

The Q Train: Time Difference Trivia
1. Denver, CO
2. Tokyo, Japan
3. Phoenix, AR
4. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
5. Hong Kong
6. Honolulu, HI
7. Moscow, Russia
8. Paris, France
9. Sydney, Australia
10. Mexico City, Mexico

General Knowledge
1. The TV series "The Golden Girls" was set in what city? ( 1 pt)
2. What is the symbol for silver? ( 1 pt)
3. What private company is the largest employer in the United States? ( 1 pt)
4. What country in the world has the most military tanks? ( 2 pt)
5. Between McDonald's, Subway and KFC, which fast food chain has the most locations in the United States? ( 2 pt)
6. What country is the largest producer of cow's milk in the US? ( 2 pt)
7. What creature is featured on the Alfa Romeo logo? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What was the first city in the world to reach a population of one million? ( 4 points)
2. What branch of the US Armed Forces uses the motto "Semper Paratus", meaning "Always Ready?" ( 4 points)
3. Ailurophobia is the persistent and irrational fear of what animal? ( 4 points)
4. Who is the only MLB player to win a batting title in three different decades? ( 5 points)
5. Who is the only character in film that has won two different actors the Academy Award? ( 3 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Nicaragua; 2. Ohio State; 3. Apple; 4. Zimbabwe; 5. China; 6. Steven Seagal; 7. "Mission Impossible-Fallout."

NYC Movies Trivia
1. "The French Connection"; 2. Brooklyn; 3. Denzel Washington; 4. "Annie Hall"; 5. Tom Hanks; 6. Richard Dreyfuss; 7. "Escape From New York."

The Q Train: Time Difference Trivia
1. 2; 2. 13; 3. 3; 4. 1; 5. 12; 6. 6; 7. 7; 8. 6; 9. 14; 10. 1.

General Knowledge
1. Miami; 2. Ag; 3. Walmart; 4. Russia; 5. Subway; 6. USA; 7. snake.

IQ Trivia
1. Rome; 2. US Coast Guard; 3. cats; 4. George Brett; 5. Vito Corleone.

Monday, August 06, 2018

Our Fair City On Film This Week

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, August 7th at 8:30 PM, with "New York City Movies Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions from films set in our beloved town throughout the years, mostly during recent years. The Q Train lightning round will be "Time Difference Trivia." I will give you the names of ten places from around the country and the world, and you have to tell me the number of hours time difference there is between that place and New York City right now.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"The TV series 'The Golden Girls' is set in what city?"


I look forward to seeing many of you this Tuesday night for what should be a great night of Trivia!

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Trivia Q&A: July 31

We had 13 teams in on Tuesday night, and good to see a few regulars back, including an old friend from Australia, Brad, who was one of my regulars from when I returned to Professor Thom's last year. He's now in London, but was back in NYC for a short stay. Always good to see old familiar faces!

This was one of those nights where I made both General Knowledge and IQ Trivia a little harder than I thought, from the scores that came about. I was surprised to see no one got either the "McDonald's" or the "Snatch" questions correct! Well, that happens. It was a two-team rcae going into IQ Trivia, but our friends from DIMS won for the second straight week, getting 3 of the IQ questions correct and winning the night with 42 points. Congrats to Ken, Michael and Karen (nice to see her back after a long absence) on their win.

Second place went to The Fighting Amish with 39 points, and third place went to Reality Kings with 38 points.

Best Team Name: ; (Semi-Colon) Powell

Current Events
1. The International Monetary Fund said last week that the historic economic crisis in what country could make inflation top 1 million percent by year's end?
2. Over 80 people have died as a result of wildfires erupting last week in what European country?
3. What corporate CEO lost $16 billion in one day last week after his company reported weaker-than-expected second-quarter results?
4. What 84-year-old US senator was reported by Google as having died last September, and the Senator's office sent Google a tweet saying "We might need to talk..."?
5. A former cricket star last week named Imran Khan declared victory as what Asian country's new prime minister?
6. 14 people died on Sunday when a powerful earthquake struck the tourist island of Lombok in what southeast Asian country?
7. Geraint Thomas became the first Welshman ever to win what sports championship event last Sunday?

Memorable Talk Show Appearances Trivia
1. During a 2005 appearance on Oprah, what actor famously leapt on a ouch to show his love for his future wife?
2. In 1995, what actress made headlines when she jumped on top of David Letterman's desk and flashed him?
3. "What the hell were you thinking?" asked Jay Leno of what British actor during a 1995 interview?
4. What actress/singer dropped 14 F-bombs during an infamous 1994 appearance on David Letterman's show?
5. Security dragged what TV actor off Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2007 after he began grouping Ivanka Trump?
6. In 1982 on "Late Night With David Letterman", what late actor/comedian was involved in a staged fight with wrestler Jerry Lawler?
7. What talk show host was criticized for playfully messing up Donald Trump's hair during a 2016 appearance?

The Q Train: US Cities and States Nicknames Trivia
1. Big Sky Country
2. The Iron City
3. The Gem State
4. The Emerald City
5. The Mitten State
6. The Biggest Little City In The World
7. The Bread & Butter State
8. The Space City
9. The Silver State
10. The Hub

General Knowledge
1. What breed of dog is the standard for the US military's working dogs unit? ( 1 pt)
2. What letter is not found in any US state? ( 1 pt)
3. In the film "Jerry Maguire," what position does football star Rod Tidwell play? ( 1 pt)
4. In what midwestern state did the Oregon Trail begin? ( 2 pt)
5. Between the Quarter Pounder, medium French Fries, and six McNuggets, which McDonald's item has the most calories? ( 2 pt)
6. On what kind of musical instrument could you play a "paradiddle?" ( 2 pt)
7. How many time zones are in use in Antarctica? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. In the 1988 film "Die Hard," what classic music piece is the terrorists' theme song? ( 5 points)
2. In 2016, what European nation became the first in the world to pass a law banning plastic dinnerware (plastic plates and cutlery)? ( 4 points)
3. What US president briefly lived in Barbados in his youth? ( 4 points)
4. "You should never underestimate the predictability of stupidity" is a famous line from what 2000 comedy film? ( 4 points)
5. What car, since 1972, ranks as the world's best-selling automobile of all-time? ( 3 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Venezuela; 2. Greece; 3. Mark Zuckerberg; 4. Orrin Hatch; 5. Pakistan; 6. Indonesia; 7. Tour de France.

Memorable Talk Show Appearances Trivia
1. Tom Cruise; 2. Drew Barrymore; 3. Hugh Grant; 4. Madonna; 5. Andy Dick; 6. Andy Kaufman; 7. Jimmy Fallon.

The Q Train: US Cities and States Nicknames Trivia
1. Montana; 2. Pittsburgh; 3. Idaho; 4. Seattle; 5. Michigan; 6. Reno; 7. Minnesota; 8. Houston; 9. Nevada; 10. Boston.

General Knowledge
1. German Shepherd; 2. Q; 3. wide receiver; 4. Missouri; 5. Quarter Pounder (530 calories); 6. drums; 7. nine.

IQ Trivia
1. "Ode To Joy" ( Beethoven's Ninth Symphony); 2. France; 3. George Washington; 4. "Snatch;" 5. Volkswagen Beetle.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Talk, Talk, Talk, It's Only Talk

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, July 31st at 8:30 PM, with "Memorable Talk Show Appearances Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions concerning famous people who made appearances on American talk shows still talked about today, and mostly from the last 30 years or so. The Q Train lightning round will be "US Cities and States Nicknames Trivia." I will give you ten well-known nicknames of US cities and states and you tell me the city or state I'm talking about.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"What breed of dog is the standard for the US military's working dogs unit?"

I'm looking forward to seeing many of you for a great night of Trivia Q&A on Tuesday!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Trivia Q&A: July 24

We had 11 teams in on a hot night in New York last night. The crowd was really into the Trivia, which is always a great thing. The first two rounds were tough as the scores were a bit on the lower side, but they picked up as we got to the Q Train lightning round. I also goofed on a question last night, and tossed it out. In "2017 Trivia", I thought the first question about the Album of the Year caused some confusion, and when that happens, I throw the question out and award everyone a point.

The top four teams were separated by six points going into the final round, and the top two were neck and neck with just one-point between them. But it was a night for DIMS to return to the winners' circle, as they got 4 of 5 correct in IQ Trivia to end the night with 47 points and the victory. Congrats to Ken and Michael on their win. Second place went to The Jabooties with 42 points, and third place went to Team Nachos with 41 points.

Best Team Name: Sophisticated Hippies

Current Events
1. A New Jersey woman was charged last week with hacking the email accounts of what female singer/actress and is facing multiple felony identity theft and fraud counts?
2. What corporate CEO apologized last week after tweeting that one of the Thai cave rescuers was a pedophile, and the man is considering legal action against him?
3. Adrian Cronauer, a one-time airman in the US Air Force, died last week at the age of 79. He was the inspiration for what 1987 movie that starred Robin Williams?
4. What late comedian's belongings will be featured at auction this fall at Sotheby's and will include his scripts, awards, props and wardrobe?
5. 17 people died when a duck boat capsized on a lake in what US state last Thursday, with 9 members of one family among the victims?
6. What rock group was listed number one on Billboard magazine's 2018 list as the top music moneymaker, bringing in $54.4 million?
7. James Gunn was fired last Friday as the writer/director of what wildly successful movie series' second sequel after tweets from a decade ago surfaced showing him joking about rape and pedophilia?

2017 Trivia
1. What pop singer won the Grammy for Album of the Year for 2017?
2. What film led the way with six Academy Awards at the 2017 Oscars?
3. In September 2017, what city was selected to host the 2024 Summer Olympics?
4. What female pop singer performed at halftime of the Super Bowl in February 2017?
5. What male pop singer had the biggest selling album in the US in 2017?
6. What MLB team won their first-ever World Series championship in 2017?
7. Siesta Beach was ranked the top beach in the US for 2017 by the expert "Dr. Beach." In what state is Siesta Beach located?

The Q Train: 1, 2, 3 or 4 Trivia
1. France won this number of soccer World Cups in its history.
2. The first baseman in baseball is this number.
3. In Astrology, Aries is this number sign of the Zodiac.
4. The total number of Oscars won by Robert DeNiro in his film career.
5. This is the total number of films in the Lethal Weapon series.
6. This is the number of Catholics that have been vice-president of the US.
7. The total number of official languages of Switzerland.
8. Actor Tom Cruise has been married this number of times.
9. This is the number of states bordering Texas.
10. The TV series “Billions” has currently aired this many seasons on Showtime.

General Knowledge
1. Who painted the late 15th century mural "The Last Supper?" ( 1 pt)
2. The lowest point in the United States can be found in what state? ( 1 pt)
3. Diamonds are almost entirely of what element? ( 1 pt)
4. Rock legend Jimi Hendrix was born in what West Coast city? ( 2 pt)
5. The original Orient Express traveled between Paris and what other city? ( 2 pt)
6. A group of crows is called what? ( 2 pt)
7. In the famous diner scene in "When Harry Met Sally", what type of sandwich is Sally eating? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What country is home to the most 7-Eleven convenience stores in the world? ( 4 points)
2. Uther Pendragon was the father of what legendary figure? ( 4 points)
3. The ancient ruins of the city of Carthage can be found in what country? ( 3 points)
4. What 1980s Oscar-winning film holds the record for the most extras in one scene, over 400,000? ( 4 points)
5. A young businessman named Abe Saperstein founded what famous sports team in Chicago in 1926? ( 5 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Selena Gomez; 2. Elon Musk; 3. "Good Morning Vietnam"; 4. Robin Williams; 5. Missouri; 6. U2; 7. "Guardians of the Galaxy."

2017 Trivia
1. Adele; 2. "La La Land;" 3. Paris; 4. Lady Gaga; 5. Ed Sheeran; 6. Houston Astros; 7. Florida.

The Q Train: 1, 2, 3 or 4 Trivia
1. 2; 2. 3; 1; 4. 2; 5. 4; 6. 1; 7. 4; 8. 3; 9. 4; 10. 3.

General Knowledge
1. Leonardo daVinci; 2. California; 3. carbon; 4. Seattle; 5. Istanbul; 6. murder; 7. pastrami.

IQ Trivia
1. Japan; 2. King Arthur; 3. Tunisia; 4. "Gandhi;" 5. Harlem Globetrotters.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Do You Remember 2017? It was Just a Year Ago.

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, July 24th at 8:30 PM, with "2017 Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions connected to the year that just passed in music, sports, pop culture and more. The Q Train lightning round will be "1,2,3 or 4 Trivia." I will ask you ten general knowledge questions where the answer will be one of those four numbers.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"Who painted the late 15th century mural 'The Last Supper'?"

I look forward to seeing many of you for what will be a great night of Trivia on Tuesday night!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Trivia Q&A: July 17

Despite the rainy weather in New York last night, we had a good crowd of 13 teams in for Trivia. And a rare event occurred at the finish: a team jumped from fourth place to win the night. The team of Quinn-cidental Winners got off to a slow start at first, but had three solid round going into IQ Trivia, and were five points back. But they made their move, running the table to get 46 points and the win. Congratulations to Adam and his friends on their first ever Tuesday Night Trivia win.

Second place went to Bed, Bath & Beyonce (who also won for Best Team Name) with 40 points, and third place went to Team Will Do with 39 points.

Current Events
1. What Oscar-winning actor was injured in a motorbike accident in Italy last week but was not seriously hurt?
2. London Breed was sworn in last Wednesday as the first black female mayor of what US city?
3. What Asian nation was hit with some of the worst flooding disasters in decades, with at least 179 deaths caused by them?
4. What drama series led the way with the most nominations, 22, for the Primetime 2018 Emmy Awards announced last Thursday?
5. A judge in what western state halted an execution of a twice-convicted killer by lethal injection after a NJ-based drugmaker didn't want its product used in a "botched" execution?
6. Angelique Kerber won her first Wimbledon women's singles title last Saturday, and became the first woman from what country to win that title since 1996?
7. Mike Matheny of what NL team became the first MLB manager to be fired in the 2018 season last Saturday night?

Movie Quotes Trivia
1. You can tell her that when you found me, I was with the only brothers I had left. (1998)
2. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die. (1987)
3. Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son. (1978)
4. That's a negative, Ghost Rider, the pattern is full. (1986)
5. I picked a hell of a day to quit drinkin'. (1996)
6. And all y'all will get me 100 Nazi scalps, taken from the heads of 100 dead Nazis.(2009)
7. Get off my lawn! (2008)

The Q Train: Baseball Movies Trivia
1. A League of Their Own
2. The Natural
3. Moneyball
4. Field of Dreams
5. 42
6. Pride of the Yankees
7. Bang the Drum Slowly
8. The Sandlot
9. Fever Pitch
10. The Bad News Bears

General Knowledge
1. In what state is the sounthernmost point of the continental United States? ( 1 pt)
2. What US president made the first phone call to the moon? ( 1 pt)
3. Haggis is the national dish of what country? ( 1 pt)
4. Around what planet does the moon Ganymede orbit? ( 2 pt)
5. What artist created the sculpture "The Thinker?" ( 2 pt)
6. Lisa Vanderpump is part of what "Real Housewives" cast? ( 2 pt)
7. What bone in the human body is the hardest? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What is the northernmost country in Africa? ( 4 points)
2. A costermonger is a British seller of what type of product? ( 5 points)
3. Who has won two of the last five most recent "Worst Actress" Razzie awards, despite not being a female actress? ( 4 points)
4. What is the most tweeted-about film in history, garnering more than 35 million tweets just a month after its release? ( 4 points)
5. The Bada-Bing was a strip club featured on what 2000s TV series? ( 3 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. George Clooney; 2. San Francisco; 3. Japan; 4. "Game of Thrones;" 5. Nevada; 6. Germany; 7. St. Louis Cardinals.

Movie Quotes Trivia
1. Saving Private Ryan; 2. The Princess Bride; 3. Animal House; 4. Top Gun; 5. Independence Day; 6. Inglourious Basterds; 7. Gran Torino.

The Q Train: Baseball Movies Trivia
1. 1990s (1992); 2. 1980s (1984); 3. 2010s (2011); 4. 1980s (1989); 5. 2010s (2013); 6. 1940s (1942); 7. 1970s (1973); 8. 1990s (1993); 9. 2000s (2005); 10. 1970s (1976).

General Knowledge
1. Florida; 2. Richard Nixon; 3. Scotland; 4. Jupiter; 5. Auguste Rodin; 6. Beverly Hills; 7. jawbone (mandible).

IQ Trivia
1. Tunisia; 2. Fruit and vegetables; 3. Tyler Perry; 4. "Black Panther;" 5. "The Sopranos."

Monday, July 16, 2018

Baseball Films & Movie Quotes Take Center Stage

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, July 17th at 8:30 PM, with “Movie Quotes Trivia” as the Special Category. I will give you ten famous quotes from movies mostly from the last 40 years, along with the year of its original release, and you tell me the film. The Q Train lightning round will be “Baseball Movies Trivia” in honor of the All-Star Game being played on Tuesday. I will give you the names of ten films that had baseball in them, and you tell me the decade of the film’s original release.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
“In what state is the southernmost point in the continental United States?”

I look forward to seeing many of you this Tuesday night for a great night of Trivia Q&A!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Trivia Q&A: July 10

It was a hot night in New York last night, and many of the regulars were not in for Trivia. I'm guessing many are on vacation or just took a break for now. We had 8 teams in, and it got off to a slow start, as the scores were rather low for the first two categories. But the boys from DIMS got rolling after that, and won handily, getting 49 points and the victory. Congrats to Ken and Darek on their win.

Second place went to The Djoubooties (my softball buddies) with 35 points, and third place went to Oops, I Did It A-Quinn (who also won for Best Team Name) with 31 points.

Current Events
1. What Oscar-nominated actor was dropped by his talent agency by email on July 4th over what he feels is the conservative views he posts on his Twitter account?
2. A new study released by Durham University in the UK confirmed that some of the odd attributes of what planet were caused by being struck by an object twice the size of Earth?
3. What retail giant last week yanked shirts saying "Impeach 45" from its onlin store after a Twitter uproar and threats of a boycott?
4. Scott Pruitt, head of what government agency, resigned last week after ethics officials had been pushing for individual investigations of his tenure?
5. What rock star canceled the remainder of his European tour last week after undergoing surgery for removal of a malignant tumor?
6. What often-controversial talk show announced it is ending its run after 27 years and over 4000 shows?
7. What rapper's new album generated 745 million on-demand audio streams in the US for its songs in its release week, a new record?

Pop Music Trivia
1. "The A-Team" was a 2011 hit song by what pop singer about an addicition to crack cocaine?
2. Pop singer Alecia Moore was born in Puerto Rico in 1979 and by what one-word name is she known by?
3. In 1985, what British pop duo became the first Western pop group to perform in China?
4. Cameron Crowe's 2011 documentary "Twenty" is a film about what rock band?
5. John Bonham was what classic rock band's drummer?
6. In 1988, what future female pop star was runner-up on "Star Search" with a version of Whitney Houston's "The Greatest Love of All"?
7. "Your Love Is King" was the first hit single in 1984 from what female soul singer?

The Q Train: Celebrity Country of Birth Trivia
1. Hugh Jackman
2. Penelope Cruz
3. Rhianna
4. Albert Pujols
5. Roger Federer
6. Eddie Van Halen
7. Ryan Reynolds
8. Gloria Estefan
9. Cristiano Ronaldo
10. Christoph Waltz

General Knowledge
1. What NBA legend played the co-pilot in the classic comedy film "Airplane"? ( 1 pt)
2. Who was the first solo female host of the Academy Awards ceremony? ( 1 pt)
3. What blood type do you need to be a universal donor? ( 1 pt)
4. What world capital city was once known as Edo? ( 2 pt)
5. What is the only continent without a desert? ( 2 pt)
6. The featured characters in the children's book "Watership Down" are what type of animal? ( 2 pt)
7. What European country flies the oldest continuously used national flag, nearly 800 years? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What country is located on the Anatolian Peninsula? ( 5 points)
2. The Rosetta Stone can be found in what museum? ( 4 points)
3. What is the deadliest animal in Africa, which kills over 3,000 people a year? ( 3 points)
4. What denomination of US money was first printed in 1862, discontinued in 1966, and ordered again in 1976? ( 4 points)
5. A failed 1944 German conspiracy called "The July Plot" inspired what Tom Cruise 2008 film? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. James Woods; 2. Uranus; 3. Walmart; 4. EPA; 5. Elvis Costello; 6. Jerry Springer Show; 7. Drake.

Pop Music Trivia
1. Ed Sheeran; 2. Pink; 3. Wham; 4. Pearl Jam; 5. Led Zeppelin; 6. Christina Aguilera; 7. Sade.

The Q Train: Celebrity Country of Birth
1. Australia; 2. Spain; 3. Barbados; 4. Dominican Republic; 5. Switzerland; 6. Netherlands; 7. Canada; 8. Cuba; 9. Portugal; 10. Austria.

General Knowledge
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; 2. Whoopi Goldberg; 3. O; 4. Tokyo; 5. Europe; 6. rabbits; 7. Denmark.

IQ Trivia
1. Turkey; 2. The British Museum; 3. hippopotamus; 4. $2 bill; 5. "Valkyrie."

Monday, July 09, 2018

Pop Goes The Music On Tuesday

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, July 10th at 8:30 PM, with "Pop Music Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions connected to popular music down through the years (mostly in recent years however). The Q Train lightning round will be "Celebrity Country of Birth Trivia." I'll give you the names of ten current celebrities, from music, movies, sports, etc., who were born outside the USA, and you have to tell me what nation they were born in, and every answer will be a different country.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"Who was the first solo female host of the Academy Awards ceremony?"

We've had some great crowds this summer, and you may want to get in a bit earlier to grab a good seat or table. I look forward to seeing many of you on Tuesday night!

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Trivia Q&A: July 3

It was a hot night on the day before America's holiday, and the crowd was down a bit from last week, as we had 10 teams in for Trivia last night. But it certainly was a very spirited crowd, really into the Trivia. We had a terrific race to the finish, but it was the team of Y'All Goin' To The Second Civil War Tomorrow? pulling out a one-point victory over DIMS, getting 4 of 5 correct in IQ Trivia and finishing with 45 points and their first victory in a long while. Congrats to Peter and his friends on the win.

DIMS finished in second place with 44 points, and Big Momma finished third with 43 points.

Current Events
1. What Oscar-winning actor has signed on to play the late Fox News chief Roger Ailes in an eight episode series about his fall from the news business amid sexual harassment allegations?
2. What Asian country eliminated Germany from the World Cup last week, the first time the Germans were knocked out in the group stage since 1938?
3. Collin Martin became the only active openly gay man in American sports last Friday. What sport does he play?
4. Sony Music signed a deal with the estate of what late pop singer last week for nearly $30 million to distribute 35 of his previously released albums?
5. What retail chain officially closed all of its stores last Friday after being in business for more than 70 years?
6. What was the number one film in America for the second straight week, grossing over $60 million in North America last weekend?
7. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was elected president of what country on Sunday, the first leftist elected there in many decades?

July 4th Trivia
1. Which two presidents, both signers of the Declaration of Independence, died on July 4, 1826?
2. What Asian country was granted their independence by the US on July 4, 1946?
3. Ron Kovic, a Vietnam vet and peace activist, was born on July 4, 1946. What Hollywood actor portrayed him in a movie based on his life?
4. "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland", this author's famous work, was published on July 4, 1865.
5. Israeli commandoes, on July 4, 1976, raided Entebbe Airport in what African country and rescued hostages being held by Palestinian terrorists?
6. The Battle of Vicksburg was won by the Union during the Civil War on July 4, 1863. What sounthern state is Vicksburg located in?
7. What playwright, who authored such plays as "The Odd Couple" and "Lost In Yonkers", was born on July 4, 1827?

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. The headliners for the Super Bowl halftime shows work for free.
2. Isaac Stern is famous for playing the piano.
3. Rochambo is another name for the game "Rock, Paper, Scissors."
4. Mount Rushmore is located in the state of North Dakota.
5. From the film "Lord of the Rings," the character Gollum is a hobbit.
6. Amtrak began its service in the late 1950s.
7. WWI began in 1914 when Austria-Hungary declared war on Germany.
8. A goldfish has a memory span of just three seconds.
9. A standard business card measures 2" by 3.5".
10. San Jacinto Day is a holiday in the state of California.

General Knowledge
1. What city will host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games? ( 1 pt)
2. The Statue of Liberty is made of what material? ( 1 pt)
3. How many chambers are there in the human heart? ( 1 pt)
4. What is the longest river in Asia? ( 2 pt)
5. In the film "Good Will Hunting", Matt Damon's character is a janitor at what institution? ( 2 pt)
6. A limerick contains a minimum of how many lines? ( 2 pt)
7. Which South American country has had the most Miss Universe winners, with 7? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What US president officially named the White House "the White House?" ( 4 points)
2. Art Fleming was the original host of what TV game show? ( 3 points)
3. What 20th century artist's work has been stolen more than any other's, with over 500 of his works listed as missing? ( 5 points)
4. What country was once known as "New Holland?" ( 4 points)
5. In 1993, what late comedian regularly called the cast of the film "Schindler's List" to "cheer them up?' ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Russell Crowe; 2. South Korea; 3. soccer; 4. Prince; 5. Toys R Us; 6. "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom;" 7. Mexico.

July 4th Trivia
1. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson; 2. The Philippines; 3. Tom Cruise; 4. Lewis Carroll; 5. Uganda; 6. Mississippi; 7. Neil Simon.

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. True; 2. false, violin; 3. true; 4. false, South Dakota; 5. true; 6. false, 1971; 7. false, Serbia; 8. true; 9. true; 10. false, Texas.

General Knowledge
1. Tokyo; 2. copper; 3. four; 4. Yangtze; 5. MIT; 6. five; 7. Venezuela.

IQ Trivia
1. Theodore Roosevelt; 2. "Jeopardy!"; 3. Pablo Picasso; 4. Australia; 5. Robin Williams.

Monday, July 02, 2018

A Lot of Stuff Happened On July 4th

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, July 3rd at 8:30 PM, with "July 4th Trivia" as the Special Category. I will be seven questions about stuff that has happened in history on the day of our independence. (Yes, a lot more than you think has happened on July 4th.) The Q Train lightning round will be "True or False Trivia."

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"What city will host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games?"

The crowds have been steadily increasing as we have passed into summer, so make sure you get in early enough to get a good seat or table. I look forward to seeing many of you on Tuesday night!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Trivia Q&A: June 26

We had 17 teams in for Trivia last night, as the crowds continue to grow as we enter the summer. Thanks to all of you for the continued support! We had something unusual happen last night, something I've never seen happen at a Trivia Night before. Our friends from DIMS were having another stellar evening, but they were matched with the same scores with the team of Red Card For Red Hen for the first four rounds. (They both got only one question wrong through those rounds, one in the "Canada Trivia" round!) And both teams were sitting next to each other in the bar! But IQ Trivia is where the sea parted, as Red Card For Red Hen got the win, getting 4 of 5 correct in the final round for 50 points and the win. Congratulations to them on their first ever win.  DIMS finished tied with Ready to Go, Eh? with 45 points, and they won the tie breaker question to finish in second place. (What is Canada's population as of 2017? It was 35.1 million.)

Best Team Name: Quinn-Tesential Knowledge

Current Events
1. 21st Century Fox accepted a bid of $71.3 billion to be acquired by what company last week?
2. What classic rock singer, who is on a farewell tour, announced his final show will be on September 22nd, in the borough of Queens, where he grew up?
3. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, of what country, became the second world leader since 1990 to give birth while holding office?
4. Deandre Ayton, a center from Arizona, was selected number one in the NBA Draft last week by what Western Conference team?
5.What late night TV host said last week he "regrets" having interviewed Donald Trump in 2016 in what was considered a lighthearted interview with no tough questions?
6. What country became just the second in the world, after Uruguay, to legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
7. What 1980s TV actress was arrested last Sunday night for battery on a police officer for the second time this year and after her release from jail she was rushed to the hospital on Monday after a reported overdose?

Canada Trivia
1. What US state has the longest border with Canada?
2. Of Canada's three largest cities, which one is located on an island?
3. At nearly 600,000 square miles, what is Canada's largest province?
4. What is Canada's largest religious denomination?
5. What was the last Canadian city to host an Olympic Games?
6. Who was the last Canadian hockey team to win the Stanley Cup?
7. What eastern Canadian province was the last to join the Canadian confederation in 1949?

The Q Train: Name the Decade Trivia
1. The 26th Amendment is ratified, allowing 18-year-olds to vote.
2. The first iPod is introduced by Apple.
3. Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" is broadcast and many think an alien invasion is actually happening.
4. Communism fails and the Soviet Union falls.
5. Jackie Robinson becomes MLB's first black player in the 20th century.
6. The first subway line is opened in New York City.
7. The Verazzano-Narrows Bridge opens, connecting Brooklyn to Staten Island.
8. The Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court case ends school segregation.
9. The first Academy Awards ceremony is held in Hollywood.
10. The nuclear ractor meltdown disaster at Chernobyl occurs.

General Knowledge
1. Meryl Streep won her first Academy Award for what film? ( 1 pt)
2. The beer festival of Oktoberfest is celebrated in what German city? ( 1 pt)
3. In what Spanish city is the annual "Running of the Bulls"? ( 1 pt)
4. Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie starred together on what reality TV show? ( 2 pt)
5. In the film "Fargo", what device is used in the final death scene? ( 2 pt)
6. How many players does a men's lacrosse team have? ( 2 pt)
7. What country had the most foreign visitors in 2017? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What recording legend released an album in 1991 called "The IRS Tapes: Who'll Buy My Memories?", which was recorded specifically to pay for his tax debt with the IRS? ( 4 points)
2. What country's national anthem is sung using five different languages? ( 5 points)
3. Who was the first sitting US president to win the Nobel Peace Prize? ( 4 points)
4. What Asian country has the strongest passport, allowing holders access to 189 different countries? ( 3 points)
5. South African record producer Robert "Mutt" Lange was married to what country singer, for whom he produced the best-selling album of the 1990s? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Disney; 2. Paul Simon; 3. New Zealand; 4. Phoenix Suns; 5. Jimmy Fallon; 6. Canada; 7. Heather Locklear.

Canada Trivia
1. Alaska; 2. Montreal; 3. Quebec; 4. Roman Catholic; 5. Vancouver (2010); 6. Montreal Canadiens (1993); 7. Newfoundland.

The Q Train: Name the Decade Trivia
1. 1970s (1971); 2. 2000s (2001); 3. 1930s (1938); 4. 1990s (1991); 5. 1940s (1947); 6. 1900s (1904); 7. 1960s (1964); 8. 1950s (1954); 9. 1920s (1929); 10. 1980s (1986).

General Knowledge
1. "Kramer vs. Kramer"; 2. Munich; 3. Pamplona; 4. "The Simple Life"; 5. wood chipper; 6. 10; 7. France.

IQ Trivia
1. Willie Nelson; 2. South Africa; 3. Theodore Roosevelt; 4. Japan; 5. Shania Twain.

Monday, June 25, 2018

For Our Neighbors to the North

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, June 26th at 8:30 PM, with "Canada Trivia" as the Special Category, in honor of next Sunday being the national holiday of our neighbors to the north (Canada Day). It will be seven questions connected to the great nation of Canada in history, pop culture, etc. The Q Train lightning round will be "Name the Decade Trivia." I will give you ten events and you have to tell me which decade (mostly in the 20th century) that event occurred in. And every answer will be a different decade.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"The beer festival of Oktoberfest is celebrated in what German city?"

The crowds are starting to pick up as we get into the summer, so get in early to get a good table. I look forward to seeing many of you this Tuesday night for another great night of Trivia!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Trivia Q&A: June 19

On a hot night in New York, we had a nice crowd of 15 teams in for Trivia, and very into the night's proceedings. Nice to see the crowds getting bigger as we head into summer. It was another banner night for the boys from DIMS, but they were caught by the fourth round, and we had a tie going into IQ Trivia. But they put together a perfect final round to walk away with their 7th straight victory at Tuesday Night Trivia, getting 49 points. Congrats to Ken, Michael and Darek on their win.

Second place went to Aqua Teen Space Force! with 40 points, and third place went to The Djboutis with 36 points. (There are my pals from my Friday & Saturday softball leagues. Nice to see them back for Trivia.)

Best Team Name: Muh, Muh, Muh Mookie and the Betts

Current Events
1. What male tennis player won his 17th Grand Slam singles title with his win at the French Open last week?
2. A judge approved last week the $85 billion merger of AT&T with what other company?
3. What Oscar-winning actor was accused by a woman of slapping her in the face with his penis back in 2002, an allegation he strongly denies?
4. The state of Kentucky announced a lawsuit against what retail chain, saying they directly contributed to the state's rising opioid epidemic?
5. What Oscar-nominated actor's new film received a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie revire site, the third film of his storied career to a received a 0% rating?
6. What current US senator revealed he won't be endorsing his son's bid for a congressional seat in New Hampshire, as he doesn't like "dynastic politics" and that his son is "on his own?"
7. What US senator defeated late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel in a 1-on-1 charity basketball challenge last Saturday, after Kimmel called his a "blobfish" on his show?

Famous Seconds Trivia
1. What European capital city was the second city to host the Olympic Games in 1900?
2. Who was the second man to walk on the moon?
3. What is the second smallest state in the USA in population?
4. Who was the second vice-president of the United States?
5. What was the second James Bond film released in the famous series?
6. What was the name of the second album released by the pop singer Adele?
7. What was the name of the second wife of King Henry VIII?

The Q Train: Movie Heroes & Villains Trivia
1. Andy Dufresne
2. Alex Forrest
3. Sarah Connor
4. Tommy DeVito
5. Biff Tannen
6. George Bailey
7. Alonzo Harris
8. Ellen Ripley
9. Travis Bickle
10. Little Bill Daggett

General Knowledge
1. The sacred Muslim city of Mecca is located in what country? ( 1 pt)
2. The Barbary Coast is located along what body of water? ( 1 pt)
3. Coca-Cola's world headquarters is in what US city? ( 1 pt)
4. What day every year does the Atlantic hurricane season begin? ( 2 pt)
5. What actor-comedian was the narrator of the TV series "How I Met Your Mother?" ( 2 pt)
6. Between "Potpourri", "Before & After" and "Literature", which is the most commonly recurring category on "Jeopardy?" ( 2 pt)
7.In 2013, who became the first person with 40 million Twitter followers? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What country in Central America, following a civil war in 1948, disbanded its armed forces and is one of the largest countries in the world with no standing army? ( 4 points)
2. In the film "Miss Congeniality", Gracie Hart joins the Miss United States pageant representing what state? ( 4 points)
3. What was the name of the very first book in the highly successful Harry Potter series? ( 3 points)
4. In 2012, the tower that houses Big Ben in London was renamed what? ( 5 points)
5. "Suicide Is Painless" is the theme song to what 1970s/80s TV series? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Rafael Nadal; 2. Time Warner; 3. Jamie Foxx; 4. Walgreens; 5. John Travolta; 6. Bernie Sanders; 7. Ted Cruz.

Famous Seconds Trivia
1. Paris; 2. Buzz Aldrin; 3. Vermont; 4. Thomas Jefferson; 5. "From Russia With Love;" 6. 21; 7. Anne Boleyn.

The Q Train: Movie Heroes & Villains Trivia
1. The Shawshank Redemption; 2. Fatal Attraction; 3. The Terminator; 4. Goodfellas; 5. Back to the Future; 6. It's a Wonderful Life; 7. Training Day; 8. Alien; 9. Taxi Driver; 10. Unforgiven.

General Knowledge
1. Saudi Arabia; 2. Mediterranean Sea; 3. Atlanta; 4. June 1; 5. Bob Saget; 6. Before & After; 7. Justin Bieber.

IQ Trivia
1. Costa Rica; 2. New Jersey; 3. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone"; 4. Elizabeth Tower; 5. "M*A*S*H."

Monday, June 18, 2018

Heroes & Villains Coming This Week

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, June 19th at 8:30 PM with "Famous Seconds Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions about famous people, places and things that were "second", in pop culture, history, and very other subjects. The Q Train lightning round will be "Movie Heroes and Villains Trivia." I will give you the names of ten famous characters from the movies who were either heroes or villains, and you have to tell me what film they were in.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"The sacred Muslim city of Mecca is in what country?"


I look forward to seeing many of you this Tuesday night for a great night of Trivia!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Trivia Q&A: June 12

The return of Tuesday Night Trivia last night after last week's hiatus was a successful one, as we had 12 teams take part. The category of "Final Jeopardy Potpourri Trivia" probably scared a few people, but it wasn't as tough as it sounded, and the scores were actually pretty good for that round. The guys from DIMS posted a wire-to-wire win, rolling up 50 points to gain the winner's circle. Congrats to Ken and Michael on another solid win.

Second place went to It's Think It's Gonna Be a Long Long Time with 42 points, and Star Spangled Banter (which also won for Best Team Name) finished third with 41 points.

Current Events
1. Eric Greitens, the governor of what midwestern US state, recently resigned after a threat of impeachment and an extramarital affair hung over him?
2. What retail chain announced they will close more stores, as many as 72 this year, as sales have shrunk for the 26th consecutive quarter?
3. Actor Jerry Maren passed away last week at the age of 98, and he was the last surviving actor from what classic 1939 film?
4. People magazine reported last week that what late pop star admitted to documentary makers that he didn't have dementia at the end of his life but was actually drinking again, after supposedly being sober?
5. The NY State Senate unanimously passed a bill to amend the name of what NYC bridge, which had been misspelled since its opening?
6. More than 100 people were killed last week when a volcano erupted in what Central American country?
7. Justify won horse racing's Triple Crown with his win in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, and became what number horse to turn the trick and win the Triple Crown?

Final Jeopardy Potpourri Trivia
1. Who was the only grandson of a president to become US president himself?
2. In 1993, two men, one white and one black, from what country won the Nobel Peace Prize?
3. In 1999, what game show became the first in over 40 years to lead the Neilsen ratings for a full year?
4. Of all the countries where Arabic is the official language, which is the first listed alphabetically?
5. Who served as the longest reigning premier of the Soviet Union?
6. What basketball star scored 63 points in a playoff game against the Boston Celtics on April 20, 1986?
7. Name one of the two people to make Time's list of the 100 most influential people for both the 20th and 21st centuries.

The Q Train: Red, White and Blue Flags Trivia
1. Brazil
2. North Korea
3. Czech Republic
4. Iraq
5. Russia
6. Costa Rica
7. Germany
8. Nicaragua
9. Netherlands
10. South Africa

General Knowledge
1. What is the stretch of water between Russia and Alaska called? ( 1 pt)
2. In "E.T.", what candy does Elliott leave a trail of for his alien friend? ( 1 pt)
3. Sir Alexander Fleming discovered what in 1928? ( 1 pt)
4. Bruce Jenner won what athletic event at the 1976 Summer Olympics? ( 2 pt)
5. What continent has the most landlocked countries? ( 2 pt)
6. What country produced the most movies in 2017? ( 2 pt)
7. St. George's Channel separated what two countries? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What US president officially dedicated the Statue of Liberty? ( 3 points)
2. In what city would you find Europe's largest port? ( 4 points)
3. What South American country has over 2,000 endangered species, the most of any country in the world? ( 5 points)
4. Who was the first actor to be nominated for an Academy Award in which he portrayed 3 different characters in one film? ( 4 points)
5. What is the only country in Central America with English as its official language? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Missouri; 2. Sears; 3. "The Wizard of Oz;" 4. David Cassidy; 5. Verrazzano Bridge; 6. Guatemala; 7. thirteen.

Final Jeopardy Potpourri Trivia
1. Benjamin Harrison; 2. South Africa; 3. "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire;" 4. Algeria; 5. Josef Stalin; 6. Michael Jordan; 7. Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates.

The Q Train: Red, White and Blue Flags Trivia
1. no; 2. yes; 3. yes; 4. no; 5. yes; 6. yes; 7. no; 8. no; 9. yes; 10. yes.

General Knowledge
1. Bering Strait; 2. Reese's Pieces; 3. penicillin; 4. decathlon; 5. Africa; 6. India; 7. England and Ireland.

IQ Trivia
1. Grover Cleveland; 2. Rotterdam; 3. Ecuador; 4. Peter Sellers; 5. Belize.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Trivia Returns With Final Jeopardy Q&A

Trivia Night returns after last week's hiatus this Tuesday night, June 12th at 8:30 PM, with "Final Jeopardy Potpourri Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions that have appeared as the final question on the legendary game show "Jeopardy!" over the years, and it will be on various topics (hence the "potpourri" in the title). And don't worry, you don't have to put your answers in the form of a question. The Q Train lightning round will be "Red, White and Blue Flags Trivia." In honor of Flag Day later this week, I will give you the names of ten countries from around the world, and you have to tell me whether that country has red, white and blue in its nation's flag.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"What is the stretch of water between Russia and Alaska called?"

Looking forward to seeing many of you this Tuesday night for what should be a great night of Trivia Q&A!

Friday, June 08, 2018

Fight AIDS, Win Cool Red Sox Stuff

I received a nice email from Sean O'Neill of IfOnly earlier this week, and they are sponsoring a great promotion for Red Sox fans in the fight against AIDS. It includes four Monster Seats for a game later this month, and a chance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a game at Fenway. Here it is:

I wanted to alert you and the Mighty Quinn Media Machine readers about a fundraising sweepstakes the Red Sox are doing in partnership with (RED) in their efforts to end AIDS. 

As you can see the Red Sox just tweeted about the opportunity for fans to receive the ultimate game-day package befitting this worthy cause. For just $10, fans will be entered for a chance to win the following: 
  • 4 front row Green Monster tickets to the Boston Red Sox vs. the Seattle Mariners on June 22, 2018
  • 4 on-field passes to get an up-close view of the Red Sox batting practice
  • Access for 1 person to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the game 
  • On-field photo opportunity for you and your guests
  • Join an exclusive group tour of the ballpark to learn the history behind Fenway Park
  • 1 (RED) swag bag
  • Round trip flights within the continental United States and accommodations for you and your guests are covered:
    • Includes two (2) hotel rooms for one (1) night and airfare for four (4) people

Fans can enter today at IfOnly.com/RedSox. They will want to do so quickly as the sweepstakes ends in nine days. For those wanting to not leave it to chance we are also auctioning a suite package that fits 20 people, allowing them on-filed access and a tour fo the stadium. Both packages benefit (RED).


Good luck everyone!

Monday, June 04, 2018

No Trivia Tomorrow, See You All Next Week





Hello Trivia Players: Just a reminder that Trivia Night is taking this week off, so there will be no Trivia Night this Tuesday, June 5th. Trivia will return to Professor Thom's the following Tuesday, June 12th at 8:30 PM. I'll have the Sneak Peek question, along with the Special Category and Q Train lightning round at Facebook next Sunday, and new blog post next Monday. Have a great week and I hope to see many of you on the 12th!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Trivia Q&A: May 29

It was a light night at Trivia on Tuesday night, as the Memorial Day weekend kept many folks away. But we still a great night of Trivia, as Luis Jimenez of Montauk Brewing Co. was in Professor Thom's and gave out t-shirts, hats and other swag from his company. My thanks to him and his company.And we did "Montauk Trivia" as the Special Category and that went very well. But it was once again, the night for the boys from DIMS, as they led throughout the night, getting 42 points and getting the win. Congrats again to Ken, Michael and Darek on their win.

Second place went to Closing Early For Racial Bias Training (who also won Best Team Name) with 32 points, and third place went to Bleached Massholes with 30 points.

A special note about next week: We will NOT be doing Trivia next week, as I will be away doing a movie, so our next Trivia Night will be in two weeks, on Tuesday night, June 12th at 8:30 PM. Hope to see many of you then!

Current Events
1. What Emmy-winning actress, who has been battling cancer, will be the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for 2018?
2. CNN reported last Thursday that 8 women accused what Oscar-winning actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior, which the star denies?
3. What Oscar-winning actor said last week that he has "banned" President Trump from all Nobu restaurants, which he owns?
4. Maddie Poppe was declared the season's winning contestant on what TV reality show last week?
5. C.L. Max Nikias, president of what university, announced he was stepping down in light of a sexual abuse scandal involving a school gynecologist?
6. Joshua Holt, an American held in what country for two years without trial, was freed last Saturday after Se, Orrin Hatch led a delegation that succeeded in getting his release?
7. The boy band BTS debuted at number one on the Billboard Pop Album chart this week and became the first pop artists from what country to be number one?

Montauk Trivia
1. According to MapQuest, how many miles is it driving from Times Square to the Montauk Point Lighthouse, within 10 miles?
2. What European country would you reach first if you were on the same latitude as Montauk?
3. Captain Frank Mundus was a legendary boat captain from Montauk and was the basis for the ship captain in what classic 1976 film?
4. The famous Montauk Lighthouse was constructed and completed in what century?
5. What NY-born rock singer's 1990 song "The Downeaster Alexa" told the story of a Long Island fisherman's journey through Montauk Sound on his ship?
6. Montauk is located in what New York state county?
7. What current Showtime TV series is partially set at Montauk?
8. In 1975, what rock band, while staying at Andy Warhol's Montauk house, wrote a song called "Memory Motel", which allegedly was the only establishment in Montauk with a pool table and bar?

The Q Train: Even Numbered Trivia
1. This is the total number of days in a fortnight.
2. To the closest round number, a marathon is this number miles.
3. The highest number on a standard dartboard is this number.
4. Oklahoma is this number US state.
5. Virgo is this number sign of the Zodiac.
6. This is the number of dominoes in a standard dominoes set.
7. Gerald Ford was the this number US president.
8. Rain fell for this many days and nights during Noah's flood.
9. This is the number of carats representing 100% pure gold.
10. Visa bank cards have this many digits.

General Knowledge
1. The Roman numeral "C" stands for what number? ( 1 pt)
2. By law, what color are gondolas in Venice, Italy? ( 1 pt)
3. How many dots does a pair of dice have? ( 1 pt)
4. On what day each year are more phone calls made than any other day in the US? ( 2 pt)
5. "A boy's best friend is his mother" is a famous line from what 1960 classic film? ( 2 pt)
6. What European country is the largest exporter of olive oil? ( 2 pt)
7. How many time zones does Russia have? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What movie earned the first Best Director Oscar awarded to a woman? ( 3 points)
2. Anne Hathaway was the wife of what famous 17th century man? ( 4 points)
3. In 2017, a South Korean professor flew a drone over what famous Asian landmark and was arrested because it has a no-fly zone restriction around it? ( 4 points)
4. What First Lady of the United States once won an Emmy Award? ( 4 points)
5. Which of the Hawaiian islands is the primary setting for the film "Jurassic Park?" ( 5 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Julia Louis-Dreyfus; 2. Morgan Freeman; 3. Robert DeNiro; 4. "American Idol;" 5. USC; 6. Venezuela; 7. South Korea.

Montauk Trivia
1. 122 miles; 2. Portugal; 3. "Jaws;" 4. 18th century (1796); 5. Billy Joel; 6. Suffolk; 7. "The Affair;" 8. The Rolling Stones.

The Q Train: Even Numbered Trivia
1. 14; 2. 26; 3. 20; 4. 46; 5. 6; 6. 28; 7. 38; 8. 40; 9. 24; 10. 16.

General Knowledge
1. 100; 2. black; 3. 42; 4. Mother's Day; 5. "Psycho;" 6. Spain; 7. 11.

IQ Trivia
1. "The Hurt Locker;" 2. William Shakespeare; 3. Taj Mahal; 4. Jackie Kennedy; 5. Kauai.

Monday, May 28, 2018

We Head Out to Montauk On Tuesday

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, May 29th at 8:30 PM, with "Montauk Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions (and perhaps a few more) on that famous spot on the end of Long Island, and courtesy of the Montauk Brewing Company, we will giving out some free stuff, like beer, t-shirts and some other swag. The Q Train lightning round will be "Even Numbered Trivia." I will ask you ten questions where every answer will be an even number from 1 to 50 (and every answer will be a different number).

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"The Roman numeral 'C' stands for what number?"

We will be back on the main floor for good on Tuesday night, as the Celtics playoff run ended last night. I hope to see many of you on Tuesday for a great night of Trivia Q&A!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

"I'm Keith Hernandez"

There are dozens of books that come out every year about baseball, including memoirs from older players recalling their glory days. But it's hard to find one like "I'm Keith Hernandez", (Little, Brown) in which the great Mets and Cardinals first baseman recalls some of his glorious times that led to him being an NL MVP and a two-time World Series champion.

But if you're a Mets fan looking for more inside stuff about the 1986 World Series champions, you won't find it here. Hernandez consciously avoids that discussion, which he feels has been done to death in other books. And he also avoids such things as the other championship team he played in with the Cardinals in 1982, his controversial trade to the Mets the next year, the Pittsburgh drug trials he was a part of in 1985, or his funny role on the TV show "Seinfeld.".

But he still has plenty to tell in this book.

He uses two main timelines to tell his story: his growing up in Northern California with a very demanding father who was obsessed with baseball, and his current day being a respected broadcaster with the Mets. His father was friends with the legendary Stan Musial, and Hernandez talks of the time he and his dad met him at Candlestick Park in 1963. It would come full circle nearly a dozen years later, when Hernandez made his MLB debut there. His father John was a difficult taskmaster as father his influence on the young Keith, and Keith is at once miffed but grateful to his father for pushing in the direction he went.

Hernandez was eventually signed by St. Louis, and tells of the glories of playing minor league ball in the early 1970s. It was filled with bad stadiums, groupies and dodging tornadoes. (Hernandez tells as interesting story what happened to him when jumped into a ditch to avoid a tornado in Oklahoma.) And he also talks about his first forays into the world of drug use, first with marijuana and amphetamines.

The book is actually a fun ride through those early years with Hernandez, long before the world of the Internet, 24-hour news and iPhones everywhere. When Hernandez first makes it up to the Show, it was a bumpy first year for him, as expectations for him being another Stan Musial didn't go as planned. He was sent back to AAA. He credits Cardinals teammates such as Bob Gibson, Lou Brock and Hector Cruz for being a good influence on him, especially Brock, who he still talks about reverantly during Mets broadcasts.

On the other end of the spectrum is Keith's foray into the world of broadcasting, and has nothing but love for his broadcast partners, Gary Cohen and Ron Darling. Hernandez also is pretty open about his "faux pas" committed in his time in the booth, especially the dustup he got into regarding women in the teams' locker rooms.

"I'm Keith Hernandez" isn't just about Keith's career on and off the field, but he gives his views on the current state of the game, like the obsession over sabermetrics, the pace of the game, and the fact the game is getting too one-dimensional in this "Home Run Era." I found Keith to be very honest in this book, and it is really how everything that happened to him before 1980 led up to who he is today.

I highly recommend "I'm Keith Hernandez" (which was just released on May 15) to any baseball fan who enjoys a good baseball bio of a recent baseball great. But if the book is successful, do you think he could coxed into writing another, post-1980? I wouldn't bet against it.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Trivia Q&A: May 22

We had a 13 teams in for Trivia on Tuesday night as we returned to the main floor of Professor Thom's, as there was no Celtics playoff game. It was a spirited crowd really into the Trivia. The night started out with a Current Events round that saw the lowest scores I've ever seen for an opening round, as the highest score was just 4. Sorry I made it so hard, everyone! As the night progressed, we had a good three team race for the top, but the boys from DIMS prevailed, as they had four straight perfect rounds after Current Events and won the night with 51 points. Congrats to Ken, Mike and Darek on their third straight victory.

Next week we will be back on the main floor again, as there are no NBA playoff games scheduled on May 29th.

Second place went to Oh-Yum with 41 points, and third place went to Elotes with 39 points.

Best Team Name: This Anti-Gravity Book Is Impossible To Put Down

Current Events
1. What rap star is being sued for allegedly lying about an arrest warrant so he could get out of doing a performance in NJ last month?
2. President Trump said he will nominate Robert Wilkie to what cabinet position, one that he has been acting secretary of the past month?
3. What actress co-hosted the ABC show "The View" last Friday and opened up about her mental illness, and admitted she had herself committed to a mental institution?
4. What NFL star generously offered to pay for all the funeral expenses for all the victims of the Santa Fe, Texas school shootings last week?
5. Last Saturday, the mayor of what country's second largest city was attacked by a dozen nationalists and injured at a genocide remembrance event?
6. What TV actress claimed she was leaving social media last Saturday due to anti-Semitism, but returned to her Twitter account after just a few hours?
7. What male pop artist won the Best Artist and three other awards at the Billboard Music Awards last Sunday?

May 22nd Trivia
1. On this day in 2017, 22 people were killed at a bombing at Ariana Grande's concert in what UK city?
2. In 1939, what two countries signed "The Pact of Steel", a military and political alliance just before the start of WWII?
3. In 1849, what future US president was issued a patent for an invention of liftboats, and he is still the only president to hold a patent?
4. On this day in 1804, Lewis and Clark began their famous expedition from what US state?
5. Sir Laurence Olivier was born on this day in 1907. For what 1948 film, based on a Shakespeare play, did he win the Oscar for Best Actor?
6. Tennis champion Novak Dokovic was born on this day in 1987. Of his 12 Grand Slam singles titles, which title has he won the most, six times?
7. In 1972, Richard Nixon became the first US president ever to visit what country?

The Q Train: War Films By Decade
1. The Dirty Dozen
2. The Bridge On The River Kwai
3. From Here to Eternity
4. Apocalypse Now
5. Saving Private Ryan
6. Zero Dark Thirty
7. M*A*S*H
8. Black Hawk Down
9. Full Metal Jacket
10. The Great Escape

General Knowledge
1. The Dalai Lama is the senior figure in what religion? ( 1 pt)
2. Iberia Airlines is based in what country? ( 1 pt)
3. What pop singer wrote the Bangles 1980s hit "Manic Monday?" ( 1 pt)
4. A plantar wart is found where on the human body? ( 2 pt)
5. The concert master of an orchestra usually plays what instrument? ( 2 pt)
6. Which of the Great Lakes is the smallest in surface area? ( 2 pt)
7. What eastern state is the flattest state in the US? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The forint is the currency of what eastern European country? ( 4 points)
2. In 1973, what company publicly demonstrated the world's first portable cellular telephone? ( 5 points)
3. As of October 2017, what is the number one newspaper by circulation in the US? ( 4 points)
4. The Grimm Brothers' fairy tales were originally written in what language? ( 3 points)
5. In what field was the most recently created Nobel Prize first awarded, in 1969? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Buster Rhymes; 2. Dept. of Veterans Affairs; 3. Alyssa Milano; 4. J.J. Watt; 5. Greece; 6. Roseanne Barr; 7. Ed Sheeran.

May 22nd Trivia
1. Manchester; 2. Germany and Italy; 3. Abraham Lincoln; 4. Missouri; 5. "Hamlet;" 6. Australian Open; 7. Soviet Union.

The Q Train: War Films By Decade
1. 1960s (1967); 2. 1950s (1957); 3. 1950s (1953); 4. 1970s (1979); 5. 1990s (1998); 6. 2010s (2013); 7. 1970s (1970); 8. 2000s (2001); 9. 1980s (1987); 10. 1960s (1963).

General Knowledge
1. Buddhism; 2. Spain; 3. Prince; 4. feet; 5. violin; 6. Lake Ontario; 7. Florida.

IQ Trivia
1. Hungary; 2. Motorola; 3. USA Today; 4. German; 5. Economics..

Monday, May 21, 2018

Back On The Main Floor This Week

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, May 22nd at 8:30 PM at Professor Thom's, with "May 22nd Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions about the day in history and pop culture. The Q Train lightning round will be "War Films By Decade Trivia" in honor of Memorial Day coming up next Monday. I will give you the names of ten famous war films and you have to tell me the decade in which it was first released.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"The Dalai Lama is the senior figure in what religion?"

We will be back on the main floor on Tuesday night, as there will be no Celtics playoff game then. I hope to see many of you on what should be a great night of Trivia!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Trivia Q&A: May 15

On a night when we had to move back up to the Loft due to the Celtics playoff game, and with rain and thunderstorms in the area late in the day on Tuesday, I really feared we wouldn't have much of a crowd for Trivia. But we filled up the Loft and had 12 teams in. It was another great night for the boys from DIMS, who won the night pretty handily, pulling away after the General Knowledge round, and finished the night with 51 points. Congrats to Ken and Michael on another great victory.

Second place went to Colonel Planet with 44 points, and third place went to Joey Triviani (who also won for Best Team Name) with 39 points.

A reminder that we will back on the main floor next week, as there will be NO Celtics playoff game next Tuesday night. Hope to see many of you then.

Current Events
1. What African country announced that 17 people have recently died as a result of the Ebola virus, which killed over 11,000 people a few years back?
2. What US state became the first state in the nation to mandate solar panels on all new homes last week?
3. What superstar rock legend was named the UK's wealthiest musician this past week for 2018 by the Sunday Times and his fortune is estimated at 820 million pounds?
4. The streaming service Spotify announced last Friday they were pulling the music of what R&B singer due to "hateful conduct" and his extensive sexual misconduct accusations?
5. Mahathir Mohamad, 92-years-old, was sworn in as prime minister of what Asian country last week, making him the world's oldest head of state?
6. LAPD reported that the suit worn by Robert Downey Jr. in what 2008 film was recently stolen, and it was worth over $325,000?
7. What Oscar-nominated actor English actor said recently that he will only accept future roles where his female co-star is paid equally?

Texas Trivia
1. What is the second largest city in Texas in population after Houston?
2. Name 1 of the 2 US presidents born in the state of Texas.
3. What is the longest river in Texas?
4. What is the nicknames of the sports teams at the University of Texas?
5. Which pro sports team from Texas has been in operation the longest?
6. Which soft drink was invented in Waco, Texas in 1885 by Charles Alderton?
7. What Texas city is often called "the live music capital of the world?"

The Q Train: Odd Numbered Trivia
1. The right fielder in baseball is this numbered player.
2. This number amendment to the Constitution ended Prohibition.
3. Paper is the traditional gift for this number wedding anniversary.
4. This is the minimum age for a person to run for the US presidency.
5. This is the temperature Celsius that is the normal temerature for the human body.
6. The Hebrew alphabet contains this many total letters.
7. Larry Bird wore this number for the Boston Celtics.
8. Veterans Day is celebrated every November on this numbered day.
9. Michael Jordan, Don Mattingly and David Beckham all wore this number.
10. This is the total number of books in the Harry Potter series.

General Knowledge
1. Bermuda is a territory of what country? ( 1 pt)
2. What is the most popular color for toothbrushes in the US? ( 1 pt)
3. What American city has the most hotel rooms in the world? ( 1 pt)
4. How many films are there in the "Rocky" series? ( 2 pt)
5. India's film industry, Bollywood, is based in what city? ( 2 pt)
6. What actor portrayed Dr. Philip Chandler in the 1980s TV series "St. Elsewhere?" ( 2 pt)
7. What US state's overall surface area is covered by the most mountainous terrain? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What North American city is nicknamed "The City of Saints?" ( 3 points)
2. Gouda cheese originates from the town of Gouda, found in what country? ( 4 points)
3. In what TV show's first-season intro can a US flag be seen flying at half-staff, since it was filmed at Honolulu's Ala Wai Yacht Club the week of JFK's assassination? ( 4 points)
4. As of last November, what American tourist site is the most Instagrammed place in the world? ( 4 points)
5. What 1960s animated film has the Blue Meanies as its villains? ( 5 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. The Congo; 2. California; 3. Paul McCartney; 4. R. Kelly; 5. Malaysia; 6. "Iron Man;" 7. Benedict Cumberbatch.

Texas Trivia
1. San Antonio; 2. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lyndon Johnson; 3. Rio Grande; 4. Longhorns; 5. Dallas Cowboys; 6. Dr. Pepper; 7. Austin.

The Q Train: Odd Numbered Trivia
1. 9; 2. 21; 3. 1; 4. 35; 5. 37; 6. 27; 7. 33; 8. 11; 9. 23; 10. 7.

General Knowledge
1. UK; 2. blue; 3. Las Vegas; 4. seven; 5. Mumbai; 6. Denzel Washington; 7. West Virginia.

IQ Trivia
1. Montreal (I also accepted New Orleans); 2. Netherlands; 3. "Gilligan's Island;" 4. Disneyland; 5. "Yellow Submarine."

Monday, May 14, 2018

Don't Mess With Texas Trivia

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, May 15th at 8:30 PM at Professor Thom's, with "Texas Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions concerning the Lone Star State in its history and pop culture. The Q Train lightning round will be "Odd Numbered Trivia." Every answer in the round will be an odd number from 1-50.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"Bermuda is a territory of what country?"

This Tuesday we will be doing Trivia back in the Loft, as Game 2 of the Celtics conference final against Cleveland will be happening that night. We will return to the main floor the following Tuesday, on May 22nd, as there will be no playoff game that night, no matter how the series goes. So I hope to see many of you for what will be a great night of Trivia on Tuesday!

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Trivia Q&A: May 8

We were back downstairs again last night for Trivia, and we had a good turnout of 13 teams in. And last night it was a special night for the team of DIMS. They missed the question from the first round about the WWE wrestler running for mayor, and it turns out it was the only question they got wrong all night, as they wound up winning the night with 55 points. Congrats to Ken, Michael and Darek on their superb win. (We also had five teams get all five IQ Trivia questions correct, the most I can ever remember doing so well in that round. So after last week when no team got more than two correct, it was a bit easier this week. We'll see what happens next week.)

Second place went to Merkle's Boner with 50 points, and third place went to The John Oliver Koala Chlamyda Ward with 49 points.

Best Team Name: Rudy Giuliani's Ability to Blow Off Harder Than a Hawaiian Volcano

Current Events
1. A man who was once convicted of stalking what Oscar-winning actress committed suicide last Thursday after getting into a standoff with LA police?
2. What US state banned sunscreen last week, because it contains chemicals believed to harm coral reefs?
3. What rap star has been dodging a subpoena from the SEC over financial investigation of a company that bought his clothing line and must explain why this week?
4. What former WWE wrestling star won the GOP nomination for mayor of his hometown in Tennessee last week?
5. What prestigious Nobel Prize will not be awarded in 2018 due to internal bickering, sex abuse allegations and a police investigation, and two Nobel Prizes will be awarded in the category in 2019?
6. What actress/comedian made illegally oversized campaign donations to at least five Democratic federal candidates, the NY Post reported on Sunday?
7. Hafbor Julius Bjornsson, an actor known as "The Mountain" on what popular TV show, won the 2018 World's Strongest Man competition in the Philippines this past weekend?

New York City Trivia
1. What NYC bridge was named in honor of former mayor Ed Koch in 2011?
2. What is the oldest department store on 5th Avenue, which has been in operation since 1826?
3. What is the longest-running Broadway show of all-time?
4. Who was elected mayor of New York City in November 2001?
5. Which of New York City's boroughs is the largest in area?
6. What Brooklyn-born singer and actress attended Erasmus Hall High School with Neil Diamond?
7. The most stolen honorary street sign in NYC is named in honor of what NY-born rock star, who died in 2001?

The Q Train: TV Moms Trivia
1. Claire Huxtable
2. Lois Griffin
3. Marion Cunningham
4. Samantha Stevens
5. June Cleaver
6. Elizabeth Jennings
7. Claire Dunphy
8. Maggie Seaver
9. Peggy Bundy
10. Estelle Costanza

General Knowledge
1. In which state is Yosemite National Park located? ( 1 pt)
2. How many NFL teams currently play their home games in New York state? ( 1 pt)
3. Comic Con International is held every July in what US city? ( 1 pt)
4. The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in what country? ( 2 pt)
5. What is Africa's highest mountain? ( 2 pt)
6. In humans, what is the only internal organ capable of regenerating lost tissue? ( 2 pt)
7. What is the southernmost state capital in the continental US? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Luzon is the largest island in what Asian country? ( 4 points)
2. The Midnight Sun Baseball Game is a 113-year-old tradition in Fairbanks, Alaska that is played every year on what day? ( 5 points)
3. The musical "Rent" is based on what Italian opera? ( 4 points)
4. What 19th century US president is the only one to get married in the White House? ( 4 points)
5. Rome's airport is named in honor of what 16th century Italian man? ( 3 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Sandra Bullock; 2. Hawaii; 3. Jay-Z; 4. Glenn "Kane" Jacobs; 5. Literature; 6. Rosie O'Donnell; 7. "Game of Thrones."

New York City Trivia
1. Queensborough (59th Street); 2. Lord & Taylor; 3. "Phantom of the Opera;" 4. Michael Bloomberg; 5. Queens; 6. Barbra Streisand; 7. Joey Ramone.

The Q Train: TV Moms Trivia
1. Cosby Show; 2. Family Guy; 3. Happy Days; 4. Bewitched; 5. Leave It To Beaver; 6. The Americans; 7. Modern Family; 8. Growing Pains; 9. Married With Children; 10. Seinfeld.

General Knowledge
1. California; 2. one (Buffalo Bills); 3. San Diego; 4. New Zealand; 5. Kilimanjaro; 6. liver; 7. Austin, TX.

IQ Trivia
1. The Philippines; 2. Summer Solstice (June 21); 3. "La Boheme;" 4. Grover Cleveland; 5. Leonardo daVinci.

Monday, May 07, 2018

We Celebrate The Big Town & Our Moms

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, May 8th at 8:30 PM, with "New York City Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions about our fair metropolis in history and pop culture. The Q Train lightning round will be "TV Moms Trivia." In honor of Mother's Day coming up next weekend, I will give you the names of ten famous TV mothers, and you have to tell me what TV show they were a part of.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"In what state is Yosemite National Park located?"

We will be downstairs again on Tuesday night, as the Bruins were eliminated in their playoff series yesterday. There won't be any Celtics playoff game, either. I look forward to seeing many of you on Tuesday night for a great night of Trivia Q&A!