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Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Trivia Q&A: February 5

We had 11 teams in on Tuesday night, which was an unusually warm night for February in New York. It was nice to have John from Stella Artois in for the Trivia, and he gave away some cool prizes to the top three winning teams last night. The Grammy Awards category was a bit tougher than I thought it would be, as only two teams got more than four correct. It was also another night for our friends from DIMS, who took the lead in the second round and never looked back, getting 44 points and the victory. Congrats to Ken and Darek on their win.

Second place went to Turkey Club with 39 points, and third place went to DUMBS with 33 points.

Best Team Name: Adam Levine's Left Nipple

Current Events
1. Howard Schultz, the former CEO of what company, hinted last week he will make a 2020 presidential run as an Independent, with some Democrats asking him not to run?
2. The Beatles' website announced last week that a new film based on their classic movie "Let It Be" will be made with 55 hours of never-released footage and directed by what Oscar-winning director?
3. What female pop singer revealed a new tattoo last week, which was supposed to be a Japanese translation of her new single title, but instead it was misspelled and translated to mean "small barbecue grill?"
4. 4000 salaried staff at what American automaker are being laid off and they are closing four US plants as well?
5. What comedian is being sued by a company that bought the comedian's 1958 Porsche for $1.5 million three years ago only to learn the car was a fake?
6. What East Coast US senator announced his intention last Friday to run for president in 2020?
7. What MLB icon would have been 100 years old last week and MLB announced events throughout the 2019 season to celebrate his life?

Grammy Awards Trivia
1. Which rock group has won the most Grammys, with 22 in its history? a. The Rolling Stones; b. U2; c. The Who; d. The Beatles.
2. What artist is nominated for the most Grammy Awards in 2019? a. Kendrick Lamar; b. Drake; c. Brandi Carlile; d. Lady Gaga.
3. Which city will host the 2019 Grammy Awards? a. Los Angeles; b. Nashville; c. New York City; d. Miami.
4. Which of these individual artists has won the most Grammy Awards? a. Michael Jackson; b. Madonna; c. Frank Sinatra; d. Stevie Wonder.
5. Which of the following artists is the only one to win the Grammy for Best New Artist? a. P. Diddy; b. LeAnn Rimes; c. Britney Spears; d. Luther Vandross.
6. In 2000, who tied Michael Jackson's Grammy record for eight wins in one year? a. Santana; b. U2; c. Steely Dan; d. The Rolling Stones.
7. Which of the following artists is the only one to refuse a Grammy Award? a. The Sex Pistols; b. Sinead O'Connor; c. The Dixie Chicks; d. Bob Dylan.

The Q Train: 21-30 Trivia
1. In a normal deck of cards, there are this many red cards as well as black cards.
2. The Arabic alphabet has this many letters.
3. February has this number of days in leap years.
4. In 1951. this number amendment to the Constitution limited presidents to 2 terms went into effect.
5. In most US states, this is the minimum age at which a person can enter a casino.
6. This is the number of bones in the human hand.
7. Michael Jordan wore this number in his time with the Chicago Bulls.
8. This is the number of years Marty McFly went back in time in the film "Back to the Future."
9. Tupac Shakur was killed in 1996 at this age.
10. This is the number of carats in 100% pure gold.

General Knowledge
1. Jake and Elwood were first names of what musical duo? ( 1 pt)
2. Which planet is closer to Earth: Mars or Venus? ( 1 pt)
3. The term "15 minutes of fame" was coined by what late pop artist? ( 1 pt)
4. How many "Superman" movies did Christopher Reeve make? ( 2 pt)
5. Benjamin Franklin wanted what animal (not the bald eagle) to be the national emblem of the US? ( 2 pt)
6. The fictional language "Dothraki" is featured on what TV series? ( 2 pt)
7. What James Bond villain is the character Dr. Evil of the "Austin Powers" films based on? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. In 1974, what was the first novel by Stephen King to be published, and which was later turned into a feature film? ( 4 points)
2. The Battle of Palmito Ranch was the last land battle of what war? ( 4 points)
3. What movie's soundtrack was the only million-selling album of 2018? ( 4 points)
4. What two Academy Award-winning films did director Steven Spielberg work on simultaneously? ( 5 points)
5. In 1990, who became the first rap artist to have a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart? ( 3 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Starbucks; 2. Peter Jackson; 3. Ariana Grande; 4. General Motors; 5. Jerry Seinfeld; 6. Cory Booker; 7. Jackie Robinson.

Grammy Awards Trivia
1. b; 2. a; 3. a; 4. d; 5. c; 6. a; 7. b.

The Q Train: 21-30 Trivia
1. 26; 2. 28; 3. 29; 4. 22; 5. 21; 6. 27; 7. 23; 8. 30; 9. 25; 10. 24.

General Knowledge
1. The Blues Brothers; 2. Venus; 3. Andy Warhol; 4. four; 5. turkey; 6. "Game of Thrones;" 7. Blofeld.

IQ Trivia
1. "Carrie"; 2. The Civil War; 3. "The Greatest Showman;" 4. "Jurassic Park" and "Schindler's List"; 5. Vanilla Ice.

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