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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.

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