Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Trivia Q&A: January 22

We had another fine turnout on Tuesday night, as 15 teams took part, and it's really encouraging to see the crowds so loyal and enthusiastic to start off 2019. It was a close contest all night long, with no one team dominating. Going into the last round, the top five teams had just four points between them. But it was the team ofg 4 of 5 correct in IQ Trivia to winight, getting 4 of 5 correct in IQ Trivia to win the night by one point, garnering 42 points. Congratulations to Bob and Cato on their return to the winner's circle.

Second place went to You Might Remember Me From Such Trivia Nights As This One with 41 points (nice to see my pal Larry back at Trivia Night) and third place went to Bob Loblaw's Law Blog with 38 points. (They also won for Best Team Name, and I didn't mess up that name even once all night!)

Current Events
1. Julian Castro, the former secretary of housing and mayor of what Texas city, announced last week his intention to run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020?
2. What broadcaster announced last week that he was leaving NBC after a 40-year career after settling his current contract with the network?
3. What female singer is suing her ex-assistant over her filming the singer in secret and using the videos to blackmail her?
4. What Grammy award-winning female R&B singer was chosen to sing the National Anthem at next month's Super Bowl?
5. Pawel Adamowicz, a big city mayor in what eastern European country, was stabbed to death at a charity event on stage last week?
6. A new study by United Van Lines said that more people moved out of what northeastern US state than any other state in 2018, with over 66% of the moves there were "outbound?"
7. 73 people were killed last Friday in what country when a gas pipeline exploded, thought to have been done by illegal taps by thieves into the pipeline?

Australia Trivia
1. In which city is the Australian Open tennis tournament held each year?
2. Between Nicole Kidman, Heath Ledger and Hugh Jackman, which one was NOT born in Australia?
3. What is Australia's largest city in population?
4. What is Australia's most popular team in sport in term's of fan attendance?
5. What explorer claimed Australia for England in 1770?
6. In what year did Sydney host the Summer Olympics?
7. What Australian-born actress has been nominated for seven Oscars, the most of any Australian?

The Q Train: 11-20 Trivia
1. This number was the title of the debut album from singer Adele.
2. This is the number of checkers each side has at the start of a backgammon game.
3. This is the number of regular season games each NFL team plays.
4. This is the number of face cards in a standard deck of playing cards.
5. The number of players on each side of a soccer match.
6. In the US, this is the number age that a person can enlist in the Armed Forces.
7. This is the number of days in a fortnight.
8. The highest number on a standard dartboard is this number.
9. Alex Rodriguez wore this number in his time with the NY Yankees.
10. The sixth album from American musician Moby in 2002 was this number.

General Knowledge
1. Elton John rewrote what song as a tribute to Princess Diana? ( 1 pt)
2. What male tennis player won the most Grand Slam titles? ( 1 pt)
3. The main character in the 1995 film "Clueless" was named after female singer/actress? ( 1 pt)
4. What South American country did the infamous Jonestown cult live in? ( 2 pt)
5. The 1990s TV series "Family Matters" was a spinoff of what hit sitcom? ( 2 pt)
6. Between hippopotamus, the spider and the mosquito, which animal kills the most humans annually? ( 2 pt)
7. Arthur Curry is the real name of what superhero? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Archie Griffin is the only person to win what coveted sports award twice? ( 3 points)
2. Beatrice Straight won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1976 for what film, one that she appeared in for only six minutes, the fewest ever for an Oscar-winning actor? ( 4 points)
3. What US president spent 233 days outside the US visiting 134 destinations, both the most of any US president? ( 4 points)
4. What pizza franchise began in the mid-1980s in a converted broom closet? ( 4 points)
5. Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph founded what online company in 1997, which today has 130 million subscribers in over 190 countries? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. San Antonio; 2. Bob Costas; 3. Mariah Carey; 4. Gladys Knight; 5. Poland; 6. New Jersey; 7. Mexico.

Australia Trivia
1. Melbourne; 2. Nicole Kidman; 3. Sydney; 4. Aussie Rules Football; 5. Captain James Cook; 6. 2000; 7. Cate Blanchett.

11-20 Trivia
1. 19; 2. 15; 3. 16; 4. 12; 5. 11; 6. 17; 7. 14; 8. 20; 9. 13; 10. 18.

General Knowledge
1. "Candle In The Wind;" 2. Roger Federer; 3. Cher; 4. Guyana; 5. "Perfect Strangers;" 6. mosquito; 7. Aquaman.

IQ Trivia
1. Heisman Trophy; 2. "Network;" 3. Bill Clinton; 4. Papa John's; 5. Netflix.

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