Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Trivia Q&A: November 26

 We had a smaller crowd for Trivia this week, as the Thanksgiving holiday kept some folks away. But eight teams took part, and we had a close contest though the evening. The top three teams were separated by five points heading into IQ Trivia. But the team in second place and four points behind, The Coastal Camel Toes, got 4 of 5 correct in the final round to pull out the victory with 39 points. Congratulations to Anthony, Victor and Vinny on their win, on their first time in Professor Thom's and playing trivia.

Second place went to Team 7 with 35 points, and third place went to Who Is Bowen Taylor? with 30 points.

Current Events
1. What R&B/rap star was nominated for eight 2020 Grammy Awards last week, the most of any artist, including Record and Song of the Year?
2. What NBA and sports commentator issued an apology last week after saying to a female reporter "I don't hit women but if I did it would be you?"
3. What small European country is set to become the world's first nation to make all of its public transportation free next summer?
4. An asteroid was named after what late classic rock star last week, on the occasion of what would have been his 70th birthday?
5. On a recent "Tonight Show", Will Ferrell said that what Oscar-winning actor told him that the infamous Saturday Night Live sketch "More Cowbell" "ruined his life", as overzealous fans once brought cowbells to his theater performances?
6. What tuna maker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week and the company is also facing civil lawsuits related to price-fixing?
7. What pop singer was named Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards last Sunday night?

Thanksgiving Trivia
1. Which 20th century US president proclaimed that the fourth Tuesday in November to be Thanksgiving Day?
2. In what current US state was the first Thanksgiving held?
3. What West African country also celebrates a Thanksgiving Day every November?
4. Which giant balloon character has flown in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade more times than any other?
5. Which midwestern US state has the most number of live turkeys in production in America?
6. Name 1 of the 2 NFL teams that traditionally host a football game on Thanksgiving.
7. WPIX Channel 11 in NYC traditionally shows what classic 1934 film every Thanksgiving Day?

The Q Train: Saturday Night Live Characters Trivia
1. Wayne Campbell
2. Alex Trebek
3. Mary Catherine Gallagher
4. Mr. Robinson
5. Debbie Downer
6. Hanukkah Harry
7. Matt Foley
8. The Church Lady
9. Emily Litella
10. Bill Clinton

General Knowledge
1. Who was the Greek god of the sea? ( 1 pt)
2. What was the name of Jack Sparrow's ship in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films? ( 1 pt)
3. Badminton originated in what country? ( 1 pt)
4. The first hospital in the US was founded in 1751 in what eastern city? ( 2 pt)
5. In 1971, who was the first actor to ever refuse an Oscar for Best Actor? ( 2 pt)
6. In the film franchise "Transformers", what planet are the Transformers from? ( 2 pt)
7. In 1960, what was the first animated sitcom to air on prime time TV? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Cabo San Lucas sits at the tip of what peninsula? ( 4 points)
2. The movie "Jurassic Park" is based on a novel written by what acclaimed American author? ( 3 points)
3. What US government agency owns and operates the GPS (Global Positioning System)? ( 4 points)
4. In what Asian country is Labor Thanksgiving Day celebrated every November 23? ( 4 points)
5. Tommy Bolt, winner of the 1958 US Open, is the only golfer to be fined by the PGA for committing what bodily infraction on the course, and is probably the only athlete to be fined doing this in any sport? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. Lizzo; 2. Charles Barkley; 3. Luxembourg; 4. Freddie Mercury; 5. Christopher Walken; 6. Bumble Bee; 7. Taylor Swift.

Thanksgiving Trivia
1. FDR; 2. Massachusetts; 3. Liberia; 4. Snoopy ( 40 times); 5. Minnesota; 6. Lions and Cowboys; 7. "March of the Wooden Soldiers."

The Q Train: Saturday Night Live Characters
1. Mike Myers; 2. Will Ferrell; 3. Molly Shannon; 4. Eddie Murphy; 5. Rachel Dratch; 6. Jon Lovitz; 7. Chris Farley; 8. Dana Carvey; 9. Gilda Radner; 10. Phil Hartman and Darrell Hammond.

General Knowledge
1. Poseidon; 2. The Black Pearl; 3. England; 4. Philadelphia; 5. George C. Scott; 6. Cybertron; 7. "The Flintstones."

IQ Trivia
1. Baja, California; 2. Michael Crichton; 3. US Air Force; 4. Japan; 5. Farting.

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