Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Trivia Q&A: July 16

After a few weeks of the crowds being down for Trivia, most likely due to the summer vacations and holidays, we had 11 teams in last night, and saw a few old friends I hadn't seen in a while. we had a two-team horse race for most of the night, between the teams of DIMS and The Mighty Space Shots. There was just three points between them going into IQ Trivia, and after the round was completed, there was still three points between them. DIMS ended up winning the night with 38 points. Congrats again to Ken, Michael and Darek on their victory.

The Mighty Space Shots finished second with 35 points, and Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Orange Whip? 3 Orange Whips finished in their place with 27 points (and also won for Best Team Name). 

Current Events
1. Rip Torn, a prolific actor who won an Emmy Award for his role in what 1990s comedy series, died last week at the age of 88?
2. Researchers recently discovered a fossil in what Southern European country believed to be about 210,000 years old and shows that humans left Africa about 16,000 years earlier than once believed?
3. Alex Acosta, who was what part of President Trump's cabinet, resigned last week after his previous handling of the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case from the early 2000s?
4. It was revealed last Friday that what onetime New York baseball star was arrested last month by New Jersey police for cocaine possession and other charges?
5. Simona Halep defeated Serena Williams last Saturday to win her first Wimbledon women's singles title and hails from what Eastern European country?
6. England defeated New Zealand last Sunday to win their first World Cup title in what sport?
7. What Spanish singer is facing a seven-figure lawsuit from a former lover who spent the last 30 years trying to prove the singer gathered her son in 1975, and a judge ruled him the father last week?

Space Trivia
1. What is the smallest planet in our solar system?
2. What was the last Apollo mission to the moon in 1972?
3. Within 5 million, how many miles from the Sun is Earth?
4. On July 20, 1976, Viking I became the first spacecraft to land where?
5. When Voyager I was sent into deep space in 1977, what 1950s rock'n'roll legend's song was included on it as an example of the sounds of Earth?
6. In 1962, who was the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth?
7. What physicist gained worldwide fame with his best-selling book about space, "A Brief History of Time?"

The Q Train: Odd Numbered Trivia
1. This number was the title of Adele’s latest album.
2. In Italian culture, this number is considered unlucky, and Alitalia has no row in its planes with the number.
3. The N.Y. Mets retired this number in honor of Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver.
4. According to the Bible, this was the age Jesus was at his crucifixion.
5. New Mexico became this number US state in 1912.
6. This is the atomic number of lithium.
7. In tennis, this number represents the first point gained in a game.
8. Richard Nixon was this number US president.
9. The Swedish language has this number letters.
10. A heptathlon contains this number athletic events.

General Knowledge
1. The first Star Wars film was released in what year? ( 1 pt)
2. The Titanic set sail on its maiden voyage from what British city in 1912? ( 1 pt)
3. Besides copper, what other metal largely makes up bronze? ( 1 pt)
4. What nation suffered the most casualties in WWII? ( 2 pt)
5. What US state gives each of its residents $1000 annually? ( 2 pt)
6. Who was the first non-Royal to appear on a British postage stamp? ( 2 pt)
7. Leveret is the proper term for what animal under the age of one? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What US state produces 70-80% of all the olives in the US? ( 3 points)
2. What word was misspelled by Stephen King in a 1983 book title and by Morrissey in a 1986 song title? ( 4 points)
3. Susan B. Anthony was famously fined $100 after Illegally voting for what 19th US president? ( 4 points)
4. What Oscar-winning actor was originally offered the role of John McClane in the 1988 film "Die Hard" because the studio was contractually obligated to offer it because he starred in the film "The Detective" which "Die Hard" was based on? ( 5 points)
5. What female pop singer was the voice of Sally in a number of Peanuts cartoons in the mid-1980s? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. "The Larry Sanders Show;" 2. Greece; 3. Labor Secretary; 4. Dwight Gooden; 5. Romania; 6. Cricket; 7. Julio Iglesias.

Space Trivia
1. Mercury; 2. Apollo 17; 3. 93 million; 4. Mars; 5. Chuck Berry; 6. John Glenn; 7. Stephen Hawking.

The Q Train: Odd Numbered Trivia
1. 25; 2. 17; 3. 41; 4. 33; 5. 47; 6. 3; 7. 15; 8. 37; 9. 29; 10. 7.

General Knowledge
1. 1977; 2. Southampton; 3. tin; 4. Russia; 5. Alaska; 6. William Shakespeare; 7. rabbit.

IQ Trivia
1. California; 2. cemetery; 3. U.S. Grant; 4. Frank Sinatra; 5. Fergie.

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