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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Trivia Q&A: November 13

We had 10 teams in for Trivia on a blustery night in New York, and we had an unusual occurrence after the fourth round. Going into IQ Trivia, we had the first seven teams all separated by one point each. The top team had 30 points, second place had 29, third place had 28, all the way down to the seventh place team with 24 points. I've never seen anything like that before, and it meant it was quite the horse race heading into the final round.

The team of The Pub Quiz MC Is Hot (who was in fourth place) had the best IQ round, and finished the night with 42 points and the win. Congrats to them. Second place went to Hey, Did Anything Happen While We Were Gone? finished with 38 points, and we had a tie for third between War-Burgers and My Computer's Got Miley Virus. It Has Stopped Twerking. (who also won for Best Team Name) with 37 points. We broke the tie with the following question: How many total points did Michael Jordan score in his NBA career? The answer was 32,292 and Miley Virus was closest on their guess and got third place.

Current Events
1. Later this month, an auction of over 100 items belonging to what 20th century president will be held in Boston that will include a cardigan sweater, bomber jacket and many candid photos?
2. Jared Polis, a congressman from what western state, became the country's first openly gay male elected governor last week?
3. What British Emmy-nominated actor was named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" for 2018?
4. The travel site "The Points Guy" revealed their annual Best Airports In America and picked Sky Harbor Airport, located in what city, as the best for the third straight year?
5. A report from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said that what western European country will pass Japan in having the world's longest life expectancy by 2040 (85.8 years)?
6. What US state's voters last week voted to ban greyhound racing there, a state that has 11 of the nation's 17 greyhound tracks there?
7. What music icon will be receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom later this week, and it's just the third musician to receive the honor posthumously?

2010s In Entertainment Trivia
1. In 2014, Jimmy Fallon succeeded who as host of "The Tonight Show?"
2. In December 2013, what female pop singer released her 5th solo album with no advance notice and only available digitally through the iTunes store?
3. What American actor won an Academy Award for Best Actor for "Dallas Buyers Club" in 2014?
4. What medical TV drama ended its eight-year network run in 2012 with an episode entitled "Everybody Dies?"
5. What animated Disney film surpassed "Iron Man 3" in the final weeks of 2013 to become the top-grossing film of that year?
6. In 2012, the Academy Award for Best Picture went to what mainly silent movie?
7. At the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, who appeared to make an entrance at the festivities by parachuting from a helicopter?

The Q Train: Who's Older Trivia
1. Oprah Winfrey or Bill Gates
2. Kanye West or Jay Z
3. David Ortiz or Tom Brady
4. George W. Bush or Bill Clinton
5. Jimmy Fallon or Jimmy Kimmel
6. Emma Stone or Jennifer Lawrence
7. Lady Gaga or Adele
8. Harvey Weinstein or Kevin Spacey
9. Mookie Betts or Mike Trout
10. Mel Brooks or Betty White

General Knowledge
1. The movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" took place in what city? ( 1 pt)
2. What does the "E" stand for in ESPN? ( 1 pt)
3. Julia Roberts called off her 1991 wedding to what TV and movie actor? ( 1 pt)
4. Michael Jordan is the primary owner of what NBA team? ( 2 pt)
5. What legendary 20th century American famously said "I shall return?" ( 2 pt)
6. What is the most common eye color in the world? ( 2 pt)
7. What dog breed provides at least 70% of all guide dogs for the blind in the US? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. With more than 140 million followers, what female singer and actress has the most followers on Instagram? ( 4 points)
2. What 1960s horror film was the first feature film to show a toilet flushing on-screen? ( 4 points)
3. What Olympic sport includes Chocktaw Turns and Charlotte Spirals? ( 3 points)
4. Praia do Cassino is the longest beach in the world and found in what country? ( 4 points)
5. What eastern US state has the most golf courses per square mile? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. John F. Kennedy; 2. Colorado; 3. Idris Elba; 4. Phoenix; 5. Spain; 6. Florida; 7. Elvis Presley.

2010s In Entertainment Trivia
1. Jay Leno; 2. Beyonce; 3. Matthew McConaughey; 4. "House;" 5. "Frozen;" 6. "The Artist;" 7. Queen Elizabeth II.

The Q Train: Who's Older Trivia
1. Winfrey (64-63); 2. Jay Z (49-41); 3. Ortiz (43-41); 4. Bush (both 72); 5. Kimmel (51-44); 6. Stone (30-28); 7. Gaga (32-30); 8. Weinstein (66-59); 9. Trout (27-26); 10. White (96-92).

General Knowledge
1. Chicago; 2. Entertainment; 3. Kiefer Sutherland; 4. Charlotte Hornets; 5. Douglas MacArthur; 6. brown; 7. Labrador.

IQ Trivia
1. Selena Gomez; 2. "Psycho;" 3. figure skating; 4. Brazil; 5. Rhode Island.

Monday, November 12, 2018

It's Been A Great Decade For Entertainment

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, November 13th at 8:30 PM, with "2010s In Entertainment Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions about events in movies, TV and music that occurred in this decade. The Q Train lightning round will be "Who's Older Trivia." I will give you ten sets of two current celebrities and you have to tell me who is the older of the two.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"The movie 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' took place in what city?"

We've had some terrific crowds in the last two weeks since we returned from hiatus, and I hope we can continue to build on that. I look forward to seeing many of you on Tuesday night!

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Trivia Q&A: November 6

We had a terrific turnout of Trivia players last night at Professor Thom's on Election Night, as 15 teams turned out. The scores for the first two rounds were on the lower side, and I was thinking that it might be a night where I made the Trivia a little too hard. But the scores were stronger than I would have thought for US Senators Trivia (people know their senators!) and the last two rounds as well. It was a two-team race for the first three rounds, but we had two other teams that had great rounds at the end to make it very close. Ken and Michael from DIMS held on in IQ Trivia to grab the win with 47 points.

Second place went to The Wife Beto O'Rourkes with 44 points (they were one of the team that put up a late charge to the finish) and third place went to Tide Pod Racing with 44 points (they also came on strong at the end).

Best Team Name: Erection Night In America

Current Events
1. Whitey Bulger, the notorious Boston mobster who was serving a life sentence for murder, was found dead in his prison cell, located in what US state?
2. D.J. Durkin, the head coach of what eastern college football team, was fired a day after being reinstalled from suspension after one of his players died during practice and because of the toxic culture around the team?
3. What car company is offering buyouts to a third of its US white collar staff as the company transitions to self driving vehicles and other new technologies?
4. Salesforce Tower, the tallest building in what major US city, was lit up on Halloween to depict the Eye of Sauron, the symbol of the Dark Lord adopted in "The Lord of the Rings?"
5. Todd Latourette, an actor on what current TV series, admitted that he actually cut off his right arm and pretended to be a wounded vet in order to further his acting career?
6. What Hollywood actress is being sued by an EMT who says she attacked her last June as the EMT was responding to a disturbance at her home?
7. Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, was acquitted by what Asian country's Supreme Court, setting off protests by Islamists?

US Elections Trivia
1. Since 1948, what president won by the largest percentage of electoral votes?
2. What Democrat challenged President Jimmy Carter for the 1980 presidential nomination but failed to win?
3. Besides FDR, who is the only other man who has been on four winning presidential tickets?
4. Who did Ed Koch defeat in a runoff primary election for New York City mayor in 1977 and later in the general election when he ran on the Liberal line?
5. What is the earliest possible day that Election Day can be held in November?
6. What number constitutional amendment set the minimum voting age at 18 for federal elections in 1971?
7. How many times has New York senator Chuck Schumer been elected to the US Senate?

The Q Train: US Senators Trivia
1. Missouri
2. Iowa
3. Illinois
4. Connecticut
5. Alabama
6. Texas
7. Florida
8. Alaska
9. New Jersey
10. Pennsylvania

General Knowledge
1. In what state is the Kennedy Space Center located? ( 1 pt)
2. Who holds the record for hosting the most games show episodes in US TV history? ( 1 pt)
3. What was Whoopi Goldberg's first feature film? ( 1 pt)
4. Between Emma, Olivia and Isabella, which was the most popular girls' name in the US in 2017? ( 2 pt)
5. Easter Island is a territory of what South American country? ( 2 pt)
6. What US-based airline has the largest fleet of planes in the world? ( 2 pt)
7. What was the first pizza company to offer online ordering in 1994? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. In reference to his hit 2004 album, what country star's fanbase is often called "No Shoes Nation?" ( 4 points)
2. By what name is the painting "Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1" better known? ( 4 points)
3. Vin Diesel recorded one line more than 1,000 times for what movie? ( 3 points)
4. What Asian country has the largest population of people living abroad? ( 4 points)
5. Because of his father's job, who was the only vice-president not born in one of the 13 colonies or 50 states? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. West Virginia; 2. University of Maryland; 3. General Motors; 4. San Francisco; 5. "Better Call Saul;" 6. Heather Locklear; 7. Pakistan.

US Elections Trivia
1. Ronald Reagan (1984); 2. Teddy Kennedy; 3. Richard Nixon; 4. Mario Cuomo; 5. November 2nd; 6. 26; 4. four.

The Q Train: US Senators Trivia
1. 1D, 1R; 2. 2R; 3. 2D; 4. 2D; 5. 1D, 1R; 6. 2R; 7. 1D, 1R; 8. 2R; 9. 2D; 10. 1D, 1R.

General Knowledge
1. Florida; 2. Alex Trebek; 3. "The Color Purple;" 4. Emma; 5. Chile; 6. American Airlines; 7. Pizza Hut.

IQ Trivia
1. Kenny Chesney; 2. Whistler's Mother; 3. "Guardians of the Galaxy;" 4. India; 5. Al Gore.

Monday, November 05, 2018

It's All About Elections On Tuesday

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, November 6th at 8:30 PM, and the Special Category will be "US Election Trivia," in honor of Tuesday being Election Day. It will be seven questions connected to elections in America in one way, shape or form. The Q Train lightning round will be "US Senators Trivia." I will give you the names of ten US states, and you have to tell me the current breakdown of that state in the Senate. It can be "2 Democrats", "2 Republicans" or "1 Democrat and 1 Republican." And it will be BEFORE this Election Day. (And any states with Independents won't be included.)

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"In what state is the Kennedy Space Center located?"

We had a great turnout last week for Trivia after our long hiatus, and I hope we can build on that. And remember to vote before you come out to Trivia on Tuesday night!