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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.

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