Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Trivia Q&A: May 1

We were back downstairs for Trivia on Tuesday night, as there was no playoff game for either the Celtics or Bruins. We had 10 teams in on a nice night in New York. It was tight throughout the evening, with four teams jockeying for the top with just two points between them. But it was the guys from DIMS who returned to the winner's circle, getting 42 points. They led all night and held on to take the prize. (This was one of the harder IQ rounds I've done in a while, as no one got more than 2 questions right in the round. And no one got the three point question correct. I can't remember that ever happening in the IQ Trivia round.)  Congratulations to Ken and Darek on their victory.

Second place went to John Wilkes Booth and the Show Stoppers with 40 points, and third place went to Spring Finally Comes with 39 points.

Best Team Name: I'mma Let You Finish, But Swiggity Scoop the Swoop to Poop

Right now we don't know where will be doing Trivia next week, because if there is a Game 6 in the Bruins playoff series against the Lightning, we will return to the Loft next Tuesday. If the series finishes in five games, we will be back downstairs next week. The series is currently tied at 1. I'll keep you posted on Facebook.

Current Events
1. 57 people were killed and over 100 injured when a voter registration center was attacked by a suicide bomber last week in what Asian country?
2. A New York judge threw out a lawsuit last week bt what female pop singer attempting to stop a former friend from auctioning off personal items that include love letters from a secret affair with Tupac Shakur?
3. Last week scientists say which distant planet smells like rotten eggs, as its upper atmosphere is full of one of the smelliest chemicals known to humans?
4. What sandwich chain announced last week they will be closing 500 US stores this year due to falling sales?
5. Richard Grenell was confirmed as ambassador to what European country last week, making him the highest-ranking gay man in the Trump administration?
6. What 1970s megahit pop group, which last recorded together in 1982, announced they will release two new songs soon?
7. Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield was chosen by what NFL team as the number one pick in the draft last Thursday?

May Trivia
1. The Empire State Building was dedicated on this day in 1931 by US president from the White House?
2. In May 1963, the first James Bond film debuted. What movie was it?
3. What actress hosted Saturday Night Live in May 2010, thanks to a push by fans on Facebook and she won an Emmy as well?
4. In May 2004, the first legal same-sex marriages were performed in what US state?
5. In May 1980, Ian Curtis of what British band committed suicide and the remaining members went on to form New Order?
6. What sitcom ended its 11-year run on NBC in May 1993 with 80 million people tuning in?
7. In May 1966, Surveyor I became the first US spacecraft to land on an extraterrestrial body. Where did it land?

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. There are only two escalators in the entire state of Wyoming.
2. The African elephant is the largest carnivore on land.
3. Elvis Presley, in his storied career, never played a concert outside of North America.
4. Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.
5. The popular image of Santa Claus, chubby, bearded and in red and white clothes, was invented by Coke for an ad campaign.
6. Humans can't breathe and swallow at the same time.
7. Buzz Aldrin was the first man to urinate on the Moon.
8. Your fingernails and hair keep growing after you die.
9. Approximately one quarter of human bones are in the feet.
10. The Channel Tunnel is the world's longest underground rail tunnel.

General Knowledge
1. The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are connected by what artificial waterway? ( 1 pt)
2. Who is currently the host of the HBO show "Last Week Tonight?" ( 1 pt)
3. The 38th parallel separates which two countries? ( 1 pt)
4. Tom Ridge was the first secretary of what cabinet position established in 2002? ( 2 pt)
5. When was the last time that the Summer and Winter Olympics were held in the same year? ( 2 pt)
6. In our solar system, which two planets are known as "ice giants?" ( 2 pt)
7. The world's largest pyramid is found in what country? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What was Michael Jackson's 13th and final US number one hit song, released in 1995? ( 4 points)
2. What is the largest country by area in Africa? ( 4 points)
3. What building takes up the Manhattan city block between 49th and 50th Streets and Park and Lexington Avenues? ( 4 points)
4. In the 1980 comedy "Caddyshack," Bill Murray's character memorably recounts a time when he caddied for what famous person? ( 5 points)
5. The Christian festival known as Candlemas is always observed in what month? ( 3 points)

Current Events
1. Afghanistan; 2. Madonna; 3. Uranus; 4. Subway; 5. Germany; 6. ABBA; 7. Cleveland Browns.

May Trivia
1. Herbert Hoover; 2. "Dr. No;" 3. Betty White; 4. Massachusetts; 5. Joy Division; 6. "Cheers;" 7. The Moon.

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. true; 2. false, Kodiak bear; 3. true; 4. false; 5. false; 6. true; 7. true; 8. false; 9. true; 10. false, Gotthard Tunnel in Switzerland.

General Knowledge
1. Panama Canal; 2. John Oliver; 3. North and South Korea; 4. Homeland Security; 5. 1992; 6. Uranus and Neptune; 7. Mexico.

IQ Trivia
1. "You Are Not Alone"; 2. Algeria; 3. The Waldorf Astoria Hotel; 4. Dalai Lama; 5. February.

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