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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Trivia Q&A: August 28

It was a hot night in New York last night, and you never know how that can go as far as folks coming out for Trivia. But I was happy to see 18 teams take part last night, as the bar was crowded and the atmosphere terrific. The scores were tight all night ( we even had a five-way tie for second place at one point), with just three points separating seven teams going into IQ Trivia. But it was the team of Uretha Franklin getting all five IQ questions correct, and jumping from fifth place to the victory with 46 points. Congratulations to them on their first ever Trivia Night win.

Second place was a tie, and for the third straight week, the team of We Come From Behind was involved in the tie! They were tied with Louis C.K. Comeback with 41 points. We broke the tie with the following question: "As of 2011, how many countries in the world are there?" The answer is 195, and Louis C.K. Comeback's guess was closer, so they grabbed second place, with We Come From Behind third.

Best Team Name: Trump Can't Get a Rise Out of the Flag

Current Events
1. Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter, of what state, was indicted along with his wife of illegally using campaign funds for personal use?
2. Warner Brothers announced that what hit sitcom will end its network run in 2019 after 12 seasons?
3. The state of California made what sport its official state sport last week?
4. What Oscar-winning actor was ranked number one on Forbes' list of highest-paid male actors of 2018, despite not making a film over the last year and he earned over $239 million from investments and endorsements?
5. What rock band's 1976 Greatest Hits album officially passed Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album as the best-selling album of all-time, now certified 38X platinum?
6. 7 people were arrested last Saturday as opposing groups clash at what university over a century-old Confederate statue that was torn down earlier this week?
7. Scott Morrison became prime minister of what country last week, becoming the nation's 6th prime minister in 10 years?

Elvis, Aretha and The Babe Trivia
1. Aretha Franklin was born in 1942 in what US city? a. Detroit; b. Memphis; c. New York; d. Philadelphia.
2. What was Elvis Presley's first number one hit on the US Billboard pop chart? a. Burning Love; b. Hound Dog; c.Heartbreak Hotel; d. Stuck On You.
3. What MLB player first broke Babe Ruth's record of 60 home runs in a season? a. Roger Maris; b. Barry Bonds; c. Mark McGwire; d. Hank Aaron.
4. Aretha Franklin had a number one hit in 1987 called "I Knew You Were Waiting For Me" with what male pop singer? a. Marvin Gaye; b. George Michael; c. Elton John; d. Stevie Wonder.
5. Elvis Presley once received a special agent badge from what US president? a. JFK; b. LBJ; c. Richard Nixon; d. Gerald Ford.
6. Babe Ruth played for how many MLB teams in his storied career? a. 2; b. 3; c. 4; d. 5.
7. Aretha Franklin's number one hit "Respect" was originally released in what year? a. 1971; b. 1975; c. 1969; d. 1967.

The Q Train: 1-10 Trivia
1. Capricorn is this number sign of the Zodiac.
2. Jupiter is this number planet from the Sun.
3. How many sides does a heptagon have?
4. The Beatles released a compilation album in 2000 entitled what number?
5. Yankees Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig wore this number.
6. How many years did the Korean War last?
7. This is the number of points awarded in football for a safety.
8. Most standard guitars have this many strings.
9. The right fielder in baseball is this number player.
10. Hanukkah lasts this number days and nights.

General Knowledge
1. What animal is on the state flag of California? ( 1 pt)
2. What TV show did Drew Carey host before "The Price Is Right?" ( 1 pt)
3. What board game inspired the TV show "Double Dare?" ( 1 pt)
4. Who was the 20th President of the United States? ( 2 pt)
5. In 1992, what was the first animated film nominated for Best Picture Oscar? ( 2 pt)
6. What Hall of Fame football player plays himself in the film "Ace Venture: Pet Detective?" (2 pt)
7. What world capital city is known as "Mother of the World?" ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Who was supposed to be the voice of Shrek in the 2001 film before Mike Myers took the role due to the actor's sudden death? ( 3 points)
2. In 2004, what artist became the first rapper to hit the Top 10 country singles chart? ( 4 points)
3. "The Common Man's Crown" is a nickname for what type of headwear? ( 4 points)
4. The 2006 film "Cars" was the final film made by what Oscar-winning actor, and it ended up being the highest-earning film of his legendary career? ( 5 points)
5. Every January 2nd is National Science Fiction Day in the US after the birthday of what great science fiction writer? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. California; 2. "The Big Bag Theory;" 3. surfing; 4. George Clooney; 5. The Eagles; 6. U. of North Carolina; 7. Australia.

Elvis, Aretha and The Babe Trivia
1.b; 2. c; 3. a; 4. b; 5. c; 6. b; 7. d.

The Q Train: 1-10 Trivia
1.10; 2. 5; 3. 7; 4. 1; 5. 4; 6. 3; 7. 2; 8. 6; 9. 9; 10. 8.

General Knowledge
1. Grizzly Bear; 2. "Whose Line Is It Anyway;" 3. Mouse Trap; 4. James Garfield; 5. "Beauty and the Beast;" 6. Dan Marino; 7. Cairo.

IQ Trivia
1. Chris Farley; 2. Nelly; 3. baseball cap; 4. Paul Newman; 5. Isaac Asimov.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Icons Who Passed On 8/16 Trivia This Week

Trivia is happening this Tuesday night, August 28th at 8:30 PM, with "Elvis, Aretha and The Babe Trivia" as the Special Category. As you know, Aretha Franklin passed on August 16th at the age of 76, and joined Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth as iconic American figures who died on that date. So we will honor all three with seven questions about that great trio. The Q Train lightning round will be "1-10 Trivia', ten questions where each answer will be a number from 1-10, with each answer being a different number, and it will be multiple choice as well.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"What animal is on the state flag of California?"

We had a bigger crowd in last week, and it appears the crowds are growing as we head to fall. So I encourage you all to get in early to get a good seat or table on Friday night. See you then!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Trivia Q&A: August 21

We had our biggest crowd of the summer for Trivia on Tuesday night, with 17 teams in. It was a great night with a few Trivia regulars back in, and everyone was really into it last night. We had the top eight teams with just 4 points between them going into IQ Trivia, but the team of The Original Reality Kings pulled out the win by running the table in the round, and getting 49 points and the victory. Congratulations to them on a hard fought win.

We had a tie for second place between DIMS and We Come From Behind (they tied for first two weeks ago for first place with DIMS winning the tiebreaker) with 45 points, but We Come From Behind got the nod by the closer guess to this question: "How long is the Great Wall of China in total miles?" Originally both teams made the same guess, so they both guessed again.

BTW, sorry to all of you for that stupid popup ad that interfered with my blog recently. My thanks to Bentley, one of our Trivia regulars, who saw what the problem was and corrected it.

Best Team Name: Stop the Bus and Let My Friend Jack Off

Current Events
1. Lawmakers in what eastern US state impeached all four of the state's Supreme Court judges over spending issues last week?
2. 43 people were killed last Tuesday when a bridge collapsed in what European country?
3. What beer company put up "victory fridges" in stores around Cleveland that will automatically open when and if the Browns win a game and free beer will be available to their fans?
4. A satanic temple sparked a furor last Friday by unveiling a statue of a goat-headed winged creature in what southern state's capital?
5. Over 600 people were sickened in Ohio over the last month at what restaurant chain in what health officials determined was caused by a common foodborne bug?
6. What 33-year-old actress was ranked number one on Forbes' list of female actresses earnings for 2018, earning $40.5 million for three films this year, including one of the year's highest grossing films?
7. What disgraced movie star's latest film, "Billionaire Boys Club" earned a staggeringly low $126 at the 10 theaters it opened at across the US on its opening day last Friday?

2010s Movie Trivia
1. Released in 2015, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was given what episodic number?
2. The Coen Brothers remade what classic 1969 western film in 2010?
3. What action movie icon starred in the 2012 film "Looper", which was a sci-fi film set in 2074?
4. Eddie Redmayne won an Academy Award in 2014 for Best Actor for what film?
5. The 2010 movie "The King's Speech" told the story of what English king?
6. Who is the only actor to be nominated 3 times in the two major acting Oscar categories in the 2010s, winning once for Best Supporting Actor in 2010?
7. Name 1 of the 2 actresses to be nominated at least 4 times in the two major acting Oscar categories in the 2010s?

The Q Train: Name the Sport Trivia
1. Jimmy Garoppolo
2. Lindsey Vonn
3. Henrik Lundqvist
4. Simona Halep
5. Shohei Ohtani
6. Brooks Koepka
7. Adam Rippon
8. Kyle Busch
9. Jose L. Ortiz
10. James Harden

General Knowledge
1. What was the first "Saturday Night Live" skit adapted into a movie? ( 1 pt)
2. Marcel was the name of a pet monkey on what TV sitcom? ( 1 pt)
3. What African country is known as "The Rainbow Nation?" ( 1 pt)
4. The smallest muscles in the human body are located where? ( 2 pt)
5. Which of the Great Lakes has the most shipwreck sites? ( 2 pt)
6. Al Gore was a college roommate at Harvard with what Oscar-winning actor? ( 2 pt)
7. What is the world's oldest known vegetable, dating back over 8000 years? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The languages Telugu and Marathi are the third and fourth most popularly spoken languages in what country? ( 4 points)
2. What is the smallest country in population to ever make it to soccer's World Cup Finals? ( 4 points)
3. In 1974, what sport reinstated its ban on left handed players, to avoid dangerous head-on collisions? ( 3 points)
4. In 1970, what future comedy star was arrested at Chicago's O'Hare Airport on his 20th birthday for attempting to smuggle 10 pounds of marijuana through the airport?
5. What music video was the first video on YouTube to reach 5 billion views? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. West Virginia; 2. Italy; 3. Bud Light; 4. Arkansas; 5. Chipotle; 6. Scarlett Johansson; 7. Kevin Spacey.

2010s Movie Trivia
1. Seven; 2. "True Grit;" 3. Bruce Willis; 4. "The Theory of Everything;" 5. George VI; 6. Christian Bale; 7. Meryl Streep (5) and Jennifer Lawrence (4).

The Q Train: Name the Sport Trivia
1. Football; 2. skiing; 3. hockey; 4. tennis; 5. baseball; 6.golf;  7. figure skating; 8. auto racing; 9. horse racing; 10. basketball.

General Knowledge
1. "The Blues Brothers;" 2. "Friends;" 3. South Africa; 4. ear; 5. Lake Superior; 6. Tommy Lee Jones; 7. pea.

IQ Trivia
1. India; 2. Iceland; 3. polo; 4. Bill Murray; 5. "Despacito."

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.