We had another fine night of Facebook Live Trivia Night on Thursday, and it was nice to see a few friends I haven't seen in a while taking part. It really close going into the final round, but Nancy and Jack Sullivan ( who are my sister and brother-in-law) gained their first Trivia Night victory, rolling up 52 points and getting a well-deserved win. See you all again next Thursday night at 8 PM ET!
September 11th Trivia
1. On this day in 1789, what man was appointed the first US Secretary of the Treasury?
2. In 1973, the democratically-elected president Salvador Allende, of what South American country, was overthrown in a coup led by General Augusto Pinochet?
3. What MLB player broke Ty Cobb's hit record for a career on this day in 1985?
4. On this date in 1978, Janet Parker, a British medical photographer, became the last recorded person to die from what disease, which the WHO said was eradicated in 1980?
5. What Emmy-winning actor died on this date in 2003 when he fell ill during a rehearsal for his TV series "8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter?"
6. Johnny Unitas, legendary QB for what NFL team from 1956-72 and three-time NFL MVP, died on this day in 2002?
7. Only once in MLB history has a team won the World Series on September 11th, in 1918 due to WWI travel restrictions. What AL team won it?
1. Which team defeated the Buffalo Bills by one point to win the Super Bowl in 1991?
2. Name 1 of the 2 teams to go 0-16 in an NFL season since 1978.
3. What was the original nickname of the NY Jets from 1960-63?
4. What NFL city was known as "Titletown USA" in the 1960s?
5. Who broke Jim Brown's all-time rushing record for a career in 1984?
6. What NFL running back just missed breaking the NFL record for rushing yards in a season by 9 in 2015?
7. Name 1 of the 2 players that have been named Super Bowl MVP at least 3 times.
The Q Train: 21st Century Oscar-Winning Characters Trivia
1. Abraham Lincoln
2. June Carter Cash
3. Harvey Milk
4. Stephen Hawking
5. Katherine Hepburn
6. King George VI
7. Idi Amin
8. Ray Charles
9. Margaret Thatcher
10. The Joker
1. According to Instagram, what is the most photographed city in the world? ( 1 pt)
2. In the logo for the TV series "The Sopranos", what letter appears as a gun? ( 1 pt)
3. In 2002, what actor co-founded the Tribeca Film Festival? ( 1 pt)
4. What best-selling author sold copies of his first novel "A Time To Kill" out of the trunk of his car? ( 2 pt)
5. After water, what is the most consumed beverage in the world? ( 2 pt)
6. "The Shipwreck Coast" can be found in what country? ( 2 pt)
7. What was the tallest man-made structure for over 43 centuries? ( 3 pt)
1. What US state borders three states with Ivy League schools, but has no Ivy League school within its borders? ( 4 points)
2. What city has the longest boardwalk in the world? ( 3 points)
3. What 1992 film holds the record for the best-selling soundtrack of all-time, with over 17 million copies sold? ( 4 points)
4. What current magazine was founded by Briton Hadden and Henry Luce in 1923? ( 5 points)
5. The word "boycott" comes from Charles C. Boycott, who was ostracized in 1880 for not reducing rents of his tenants in what European country? ( 4 points)
September 11th Trivia
1. Alexander Hamilton; 2. Chile; 3. Pete Rose; 4. Smallpox; 5. John Ritter; 6. Baltimore Colts; 7. Boston Red Sox.
1. New York Giants; 2. Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions; 3. Titans; 4. Green Bay; 5. Walter Payton; 6. Adrian Peterson; 7. Tom Brady and Joe Montana.
The Q Train: 21st Century Oscar-Winning Characters
1. Daniel Day-Lewis; 2. Reese Witherspoon; 3. Sean Penn; 4. Eddie Redmayne; 5. Cate Blanchett; 6. Colin Firth; 7. Forest Whitaker; 8. Jamie Foxx; 9. Meryl Streep; 10. Heath Ledger.
1. New York City; 2. R; 3. Robert DeNiro; 4. John Grisham; 5. Tea; 6. Australia; 7. Pyramid at Giza.
1. Vermont; 2. Atlantic City; 3. The Bodyguard; 4. Time; 5. Ireland.