Red Sox Series at London

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)

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.

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