Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Trivia Q&A: January 15

It's been really encouraging to see the crowds growing on Trivia Night as 2019 begins. We had 16 teams in for Trivia last night, and a great race to the finish, with three teams tied for first entering IQ Trivia, all at 28 points. But it was our friends from DIMS, who had a perfect round to end the night, getting the win with 48 points. Congratulations to Ken, Karen and Darek on their victory.

Second place went to Multiple Scorgasms with 44 points, and third place went to Tardy to the Party with 41 points.

With thanks to Brian from Sixpoint Breweries for coming in last night and giving away special prizes for the top three teams.

Best Team Name: Mediocre Yet Enthusiastic Blowjobs

Current Events
1. What country landed a vehicle on the far side of the moon earlier this month, the first country in history to do so?
2. The National Geographic Channel pulled what famous man's long-running show off the air earlier this month due to allegations of sexual misconduct against him?
3. King Muhammad V of what Southeast Asian country announced he was abdicating the throne after 2 years, the first monarch there ever to leave?
4. Prosecutors in Illinois are urging other alleged victims to come forward after several women accused what singer of sexual abuse and domestic violence?
5. President Trump named Andrew Wheeler as his nominee to be the head of what independent agency last week?
6. What iconic NYC building is now up for sale, as the owners sighted rising costs and stiff competition from new towers as reasons for selling?
7. According to a new poll conducted by Morning Consult, what senator was ranked as the most popular US senator for the 11th straight year in 2018?

African American History and Pop Culture Trivia
1. Thurgood Marshall became the first African American Supreme Court justice named by what US president?
2. "Beloved", the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about slavery's aftermath, was written by what author?
3. Who was the first African American actress to win the Academy Award for Best Actress?
4. What historically black university was founded in 1881 by author and educator Booker T. Washington?
5. Larry Doby was the first African American baseball player to play in the American League in 1947 for what team?
6. In 1996, the first Best Rap Album Grammy award went to "Poverty's Paradise" by what group?
7. Last September, Box Office Mojo named what African American actor its most bankable star, calculating he's done over 120 movies that have grossed $13.3 billion worldwide?

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. Microsoft was founded in Seattle, WA.
2. Yuengling is the oldest brewery in America.
3. Insect blood is generally colorless.
4. Neptune is the only planet named for a Greek god.
5. The USA grows the most coffee in the world.
6. The US' oldest operating subway tunnel is in Boston.
7. Italy leads the list of the world's most popular countries for tourists to visit.
8. "Suspicious Minds" was Elvis Presley's final Billboard number one hit.
9. "Creed II" was the only film sequel of 2018 that had its number in the title with Roman numerals.
10. The jackrabbit is the fastest animal on land.

General Knowledge
1. Ian Fleming created what iconic movie character? ( 1 pt)
2. What birthstone is associated with the month of January? ( 1 pt)
3. The Apollo 11 mission to the moon was launched in what year? ( 1 pt)
4. How many times has Sylvester Stallone played Rocky in the movies? ( 2 pt)
5. What 16th century European is credited for inventing the thermometer? ( 2 pt)
6. What Harry Potter book has sold the most copies worldwide? ( 2 pt)
7. What was MTV's courtroom-themed game show that ran for two seasons in the late 1990s? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Sonia Manzano starred on what American TV show for 44 years until her retirement in 2015? ( 5 points)
2. Walter Chauncey Camp is generally credited to be the "father" of what American team sport? ( 4 points)
3. The 1970s NBC series "Night Gallery" was created by what TV legend better known for a similar 1960s TV show? ( 4 points)
4. The novel "Rum Punch" was the basis for what 1997 Quentin Tarantino film? ( 4 points)
5. What iconic late 20th century sports figure appeared on 18 Wheaties cereal boxes, the most ever? ( 3 points)

Current Events
1. China; 2. Neil deGrasse Tyson; 3. Malaysia; 4. R. Kelly; 5. EPA; 6. Chrysler Building; 7. Bernie Sanders.

African American History and Pop Culture Trivia
1. Lyndon Johnson; 2. Toni Morrison; 3. Halle Berry; 4. Tuskegee University; 5. Cleveland Indians; 6. Naughty By Nature; 7. Samuel L. Jackson.

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. False, Albuquerque, NM; 2. true; 3. true; 4. false, Uranus; 5. false, Brazil; 6. true; 7. false, France; 8. true; 9. true; 10. false, cheetah.

General Knowledge
1. James Bond; 2. garnet; 3. 1969; 4. eight; 5. Galileo Galilei; 6. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone;" 7. "The Blame Game."

IQ Trivia
1. "Sesame Street;" 2. football; 3. Rod Serling; 4. "Jackie Brown;" 5. Michael Jordan.

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