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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Trivia Q&A: November 27

We had 13 teams in for Trivia on Tuesday night, and another good crowd that was really into the Trivia. The boys from DIMS were leading from the second round on, but the team of Buckeyes, More Like...Ugh, Screw 'Em had a perfect IQ Round and caught them, as both teams were tied at 46 points. So we had a tie-breaker question of "As of 2017, what is the population of Montpelier, Vermont?" (It is based on one of the IQ questions.) The Buckeyes guessed closest to the answer (which is 7,484). So they came away the champions for this week. Congrats to Peter and his crew. Third place went to SMID with 39 points.

Best Team Name: The Fall of Romaine Empire

Current Events
1. What Beatles album returned to the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart last week shortly after the 50th anniversary reissue?
2. What rap star received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week, and thanked himself while referring to himself as a "bad MFer?"
3. What retail store is considering shutting hundreds of its stores at shopping malls across the US due to slumping sales?
4. Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana issued an apology to the people of what country after calling people there "ignorant dirty smelling Mafia" and the country of the poop emoji"?
5. Sources revealed last week that what famous man, who died last year, had his closest aides put his sex tapes and intimate photos in a casket and dumped it into the Pacific Ocean just before he died?
6. The president of what country announced last weekend that his nation will return 26 artworks to the west African nation of Benin that were taken during the colonial era?
7. What film sequel debuted this past weekend, grossing $56 million at the box office to become the number one film in the US?

November Trivia
1. On November 8, 1971, Led Zeppelin released what album, one of the best-selling ones of all-time, which includes the classic "Stairway to Heaven"?
2.  What is the traditional gemstone for the month of November?
3. On November 7, 1989, Douglas Wilder became the first African-American elected governor in US history, in what southern state?
4. On November 13, 1927, what NYC tunnel that connects to NJ was first opened to traffic and was the first underwater tunnel built in the US?
5. "November Rain" was a 1992 hit song for what rock band?
6. If you were born on November 7th, what would your birth sign be?
7. On November 18, 1992, an episode of what comedy series called "The Contest" aired, and was later named the number one comedy episode of all-time by TV Guide?

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait led to the Iran-Iraq War.
2. In Dante's "Inferno", the deepest ring of Hell is reserved for those guilty of treachery.
3. The first feature film produced entirely with computer-generated imagery was "Toy Story."
4. The African Elephant is the largest carnivore on land.
5. The modern Caesar salad originated in Mexico.
6. Tug-of-war was once an Olympic sport.
7. The Rose Bowl football game is annually the largest single-day spectator-attended sporting event in the US.
8. Andromeda is the closest star to Earth.
9. Tom Marvolo Riddle is Harry Potter's archenemy.
10. A penny dropped from a tall building can reach sufficient velocity to kill a pedestrian below.

General Knowledge
1. What artist painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? ( 1 pt)
2. What planet has the most moons? ( 1 pt)
3. Which Constitutional amendment gave women the right to vote? ( 1 pt)
4. In which US state is the Sundance Film Festival held? ( 2 pt)
5. How many years are in a semicentennial? ( 2 pt)
6. What was the highest-grossing movie in US history before "Titanic" was released in 1997? ( 2 pt)
7. What ancient Greek is generally called "The Father of History?" ( 2 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. "Nothing Lasts Forever", a 1979 thriller novel by Roderick Thorp, was adapted into what very successful 1988 action thriller film? ( 4 points)
2. What is the only US state capital city without a McDonald's restaurant? ( 5 points)
3. Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to accomplish what feat in 1963? ( 4 points)
4. Millennium Park is the most popular tourist attraction in what US city? ( 3 points)
5. Stillwater was the name of the fictional band featured in what 2000 rock movie? ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. White Album; 2. Snoop Dogg; 3. The Gap; 4. China; 5. Hugh Hefner; 6. France; 7. "Creed II."

November Trivia
1. Led Zeppelin IV; 2. Topaz; 3. Virginia; 4. Holland Tunnel; 5. Guns "N" Roses; 6. Scorpio; 7. Seinfeld.

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. false, Gulf War; 2. true; 3. true; 4. false, Kodiak bear; 5. true; 6. true; 7. false, Indy 500; 8. false, the sun; 9. true; 10. false.

General Knowledge
1. Michelangelo; 2. Jupiter; 3. 19th amendment; 4. Utah; 5. 50; 6. "Jurassic Park;" 7. Herodotus.

IQ Trivia
1. "Die Hard;" 2. Montpelier, VT; 3. Fly in space; 4. Chicago; 5. "Almost Famous."

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