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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Trivia Q&A: January 9

The brutally cold weather finally abated on Tuesday, and we had 13 teams come out for Trivia. It was a late arriving but a spirited crowd who came in. We had a close three-team race to the finish, but the team of DIMS pulled out a razor-thin one point win, grabbing 44 points and the weekly title. Congrats to Ken and Michael on a hard-fought win.

Second place went to Chicken Club with 43 points, and third place went to You Go Girl, 2020 (who also won for Best Team Name) with 42 points.

Current Events
1. What Hollywood actor said he would kill Harvey Weinstein if he ever met him on the street for blacklisting his Oscar-winning daughter?
2. What game show host revealed last Thursday he is on medical leave after he underwent surgery in December for removal of a subdural hematoma he suffered after he fell and hit his head?
3. What US senator announced he is retiring from the Senate later this year and Mitt Romney is rumored to be running for his seat?
4. What troubled retail chain announced they will close another 100 stores on top of 250 stores they closed last year?
5. According to the moving company United Van Lines, what midwestern state was the most moved-out-of state in the US in 2017?
6. ABC recently canceled a 50th anniversary tribute show to what magazine after the founder of the magazine was hit with sexual misconduct allegations?
7. What film won four awards at the Golden Globes last Sunday, including Best Movie Drama?

January 9th Trivia
1. President Richard Nixon was born on this date in 1913. In what year was he first elected to the presidency?
2. On this day in 1977, what NFL team lost the Super bowl to the Oakland Raiders, their fourth Super Bowl loss, and haven't been to a Super Bowl since?
3. In 1991, what MLB star was officially barred from being elected to the Hall of Fame?
4. On this date in 2009, Gov. Rod Blagojevich of what US state was officially impeached (and later removed) on various charges including attempting to sell a vacated US Senate seat?
5. On this date in 2007, Steve Jobs of Apple introduced what device for the first time?
6. What actor, born on this day in 1955, won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2014 for the film "Whiplash?"
7. In 1988, what female singer had her sixth straight number one single with "So Emotional", and until that time, only the Beatles and Bee Gees had six straight number ones?

The Q Train: Birthday Boys Songs (Elvis Presley, David Bowie or Jimmy Page)
1. Suspicious Minds
2. Modern Love
3. Whole Lotta Love
4. Hound Dog
5. Heroes
6. Heartbreak Hotel
7. The Immigrant Song
8. Let's Dance
9. Burning Love
10. All My Love

General Knowledge
1. What university do Rhodes scholars attend? ( 1 pt)
2. What legendary actress was the first Playboy playmate? ( 1 pt)
3. What US state has the slogan "Great potatoes, tasty destinations?" ( 1 pt)
4. What US president's image is on the Purple Heart medal? ( 2 pt)
5. Russia and what other European nation claim to have invented vodka? ( 2 pt)
6. What gas helps potato chips stay fresh inside of bags? ( 2 pt)
7. How many triangles are on a standard backgammon board? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Longacre Square in New York changed its name in 1904 to what name it is known by today? ( 4 points)
2. The Palme d'Or is awarded every year at what event? ( 3 points)
3. Jeanette Jerome was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 9, 1854. Her famous son was what world leader? ( 4 points)
4. The kuna is the name of the currency of introduced in 1994 in what Eastern European country? ( 5 points)
5. Ruth, Anita, Bonnie and June are four sisters who are part of what 1980s pop singing group? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Paul Sorvino; 2. Alex Trebek; 3. Orrin Hatch; 4. Sears; 5. Illinois; 6. Rolling Stone; 7. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."

January 9th Trivia
1. 1968; 2. Minnesota Vikings; 3. Pete Rose; 4. Illinois; 5. iPhone; 6. J.K. Simmons; 7. Whitney Houston.

The Q Train: Birthday Boys Songs
1. Elvis Presley; 2. David Bowie; 3. Led Zeppelin; 4. Elvis Presley; 5. David Bowie; 6. Elvis Presley; 7. Led Zeppelin; 8. David Bowie; 9. Elvis Presley; 10. Led Zeppelin.

General Knowledge
1. Oxford; 2. Marilyn Monroe; 3. Idaho; 4. George Washington; 5. Poland; 6. nitrogen; 7. 24.

IQ Trivia
1. Times Square; 2. Cannes Film Festival; 3. Winston Churchill; 4. Croatia; 5. Pointer Sisters.

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