Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Trivia Q&A: November 5

We had a nice turnout on Tuesday night, as the bar had Celtics, Bruins and a Michigan basketball game on, and 12 teams played Trivia. We had a nice little celebration for our beloved bartender Gigi, who was celebrating her birthday last night, and the bar gave her a nice round of "Happy Birthday." We also had a close race to the finish, but the team of Whose Dick Hertz? emerged as the winner, rolling up 46 points and the victory. Congrats to Ken of DIMS who was playing solo last night, and entered the winners circle alone (we get very few solo winners on Trivia Night). Second place went to We're Here For The Basketball with 41 points, and third place went to Happy Birthday Gigi, Epstein Didn't Kill Himself with 38 points (and they also won for Best Team Name). 

Current Events
1. Alberto Fernandez was elected president of what South American country last week?
2. Katie Hill, a Democratic Congresswoman from what US state, resigned from the House amid an ethics investigation into a sexual relationship she had with a staffer?
3. Saad Hariri, the prime minister of what Middle Eastern country, announced he would resign after two weeks of anti-government protests over the country's economic crisis?
4. What social media outlet said last week thqat they are banning political ads from its platform?
5. What Democratic presidential candidate ended his campaign last Friday, dropping the field to 17 candidates?
6. What fast-food chain apologized last week for offering a "Sundae Bloody Sundae" Halloween promotion in Portugal, the term referring to the murder of 14 people in Northern Ireland by British soldiers in 1972?
7. The corner or Ryerson Street and DeKalb Avenue was renamed last week in honor of what immortal 19th century poet who lived on that Brooklyn street?

Election Trivia
1. What US president was elected with most lopsided vote in history in terms of electoral votes?
2. What state did Richard Nixon unsuccessfully run for governor in 1962, and memorably said, "You won't have Nixon to kick around any more?"
3. What is the earliest possible day that Election Day can be held in November?
4. In 1984, Geraldine Ferraro was the first female vice-presidential candidate. What state did she represent in Congress?
5. How many times has New York senator Chuck Schumer been elected to the US Senate?
6. What number amendment to the Constitution lowered the minimum age to 18?
7. Who was the last man elected mayor of New York City three times?

The Q Train: 1-25 Trivia
1. This is the number of wives King Henry VIII had.
2. Ancient Rome had this many days in a week.
3. This is the number of frames per second at which motion picture film is usually produced.
4. Abraham Lincoln was this number US president.
5. This is the number needed to win a game of badminton or table tennis.
6. The right fielder in baseball is this number player.
7. Jim Carrey starred in a 2007 film about an obsession with this number.
8. A heptagon had this number of sides.
9. In Harry Potter's universe, this is the number for the coming of age of wizards.
10. Aquarius is this number sign of the Zodiac.

General Knowledge
1. Who played God in the 2003 film "Bruce Almighty?" ( 1 pt)
2. The images described in "The Star Spangled Banner" are from what war? ( 1 pt)
3. What famous American said "I regret that I have only one life to give to my country?" ( 1 pt)
4. Which of the four main characters in "Sex and the City" was the oldest? ( 2 pt)
5. How many colors are in a standard bag of M&Ms? ( 2 pt)
6. Feta cheese originated in what European country? ( 2 pt)
7. On what day of the year does the Meteorological Winter begin? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Montana-born Jeannette Rankin was the first American woman to do what in 1917? ( 5 points)
2. In which 2017 film does Helen Mirren play Jason Statham's mother? ( 4 points)
3. What 20th century US president was the last one who never attended college? ( 4 points)
4. In 1980, the New Jersey legislature proposed a resolution to make what 1975 classic rock song "the unofficial theme song of our state's youth?" ( 3 points)
5. What European artist was known as "The Divine?" ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Argentina; 2. California; 3. Lebanon; 4. Twitter; 5. Beto O'Rourke; 6. McDonald's; 7. Walt Whitman.

Election Trivia
1. Ronald Reagan; 2. California; 3. November 2; 4. New York; 5. four; 6. 26; 7. Michael Bloomberg.

The Q Train: 1-25 Trivia
1. 6; 2. 8; 3. 24; 4. 16; 5. 21; 6. 9; 7. 23; 8. 7; 9. 17; 10. 11.

General Knowledge
1. Morgan Freeman; 2. War of 1812; 3. Nathan Hale; 4. Samantha Jones; 5. six; 6. Greece; 7. December 1st.

IQ Trivia
1. Serve in Congress; 2. "Fate of the Furious;" 3. Harry S. Truman; 4. "Born to Run;" 5. Michelangelo.

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