Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Trivia Q&A: November 28

Here are the questions and answers to last night's round of trivia. My friends Michael, Steve and Alex were last night's champions, with 51 total points. I cannot write the name of their team, as God will probably strike me dead if I did, it is that vulgar. Next week they are promising something just as revolting for their name.

I can hardly wait to have to announce it all night long.

Anyway, here is the Q&A:

New York City Trivia
1. What the tallest building in New York City before the Empire State Building opened in 1931? Chrysler Building
2. What year did Brooklyn become a borough of New York City? 1898
3. Who was mayor of New York before Rudy Giuliani? David Dinkins
4. What year did the first subway open in New York City? 1904
5. What was the original name of JFK Airport? Idlewild Airport
6. In which NYC borough will you find the sections of Richmond Hill and Woodhaven? Queens
7. Which New York born actor founded the NYC-based Tribeca Film Festival? Robert DeNiro
8. Name 1 of 3 years that New York City suffered a significant citywide blackout? 1965, 1977, 2003
9. What was New York's original name when it was owned by the Dutch in the 17th century? New Amsterdam
10. Which New York mayor once read the comics over the radio to New Yorkers during a newspaper strike? Fiorello LaGuardia

Current Events
1. Which nation is Pope Benedict visiting this week, amid protests by the Islamic majority over statements he made earlier this year? Turkey
2. Which Asian city is planning to build a 2000-foot tower by the end of the decade, and it would become the tallest structure on earth? Tokyo
3. Which blonde bombshell announced she's divorcing her third husband after only four months of marriage? Pamela Anderson
4. In which LA comedy club did Michael Richards have his now infamous racial tirade in? The Laugh Factory
5. Which film was the number one film in America for the second consecutive week? Happy Feet
6. A concert is being planned for next year to remember the passing of this icon nearly ten years ago? Princess Diana
7. A fire in a home for the mentally ill killed ten people over the weekend. In which state did it happen in? Missouri
8. This Washington DC monument was shut down on Monday due to a suspicious note found with two mysterious bottles in a bathroom. Lincoln Memorial
9. This rock star had to stop a show in Australia on Sunday to throw up off stage, but returned 45 minutes later to finish the show. Elton John
10. A theme park and statue of the late Bruce Lee is planned to be built in this Asian country. China

Movie Quotes
1. "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" (1980) Airplane!
2. "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." (1942) Casablanca
3. "A hundred million terrorists in the world and I got to kill one with feet smaller than my sister." (1988) Die Hard
4. "Hey man, you're hit. You're bleedin' man.""I ain't got time to bleed." (1987) Predator
5. "Stupid is as stupid does." (1994) Forrest Gump
6. "Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness Monster and the theory of Atlantis?""Hey, if there's a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe in anything you say." (1984) Ghostbusters
7. "Names is for tombstones, baby! Waste him!" (1973) Live And Let Die
8. "I'm Willie Mays Hayes. I hit like Mays, and I run like Hayes." (1988) Major League
9. "I must kill The Queen! I must kill The Queen!" (1988) The Naked Gun
10. "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works." (1987) Wall Street

TV Trivia
1. From which 1970s TV series did John Sebastian have a Top 10 single from? Welcome Back Kotter
2. Which legendary actor/comedian always opened his variety show with the catchphrase, "How sweet it is!!?" Jackie Gleason
3. Which classic TV game show was the center of the quiz show scandals of the late 1950s, immortalized in the movie, "Quiz Show?" 21
4. Which show's final episode is still the most watched single TV show in American history? M*A*S*H
5. Which legendary comedian was once voted to never appear again on Saturday Night Live by an audience phone poll? Andy Kaufman
6. In which year did "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" debut in the US on ABC? 1999
7. Which future president once said, "Sock It To Me" on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In? Richard Nixon
8. Which actor left NYPD Blue after its first season, seeking a movie career, but after very little success, ended up returning to TV? David Caruso
9. On who's TV show did presidential candidate Bill Clinton once famously play his saxophone on in 1992? The Arsenio Hall Show
10. As of 2006-07, how many seasons have The Simpsons been on the air on the Fox network? 18

General Knowledge
1. Who was brought into the Beatles when Pete Best was kicked out of the band? Ringo Starr
2. At which Los Angeles hotel was Robert Kennedy assassinated at in 1968? The Ambassador Hotel
3. In which European country did the tradition of exchanging gifts first start? Italy
4. What was the better known nickname of the Old West outlaw William Bonney? Billy The Kid
5. Which of the original 13 states was the first to ratify The Bill of Rights? New Jersey
6. What was the name of Elvis Presley's first film? Love Me Tender
7. On which boxer is the film "Raging Bull" based on? Jake LaMotta
8. It is believed that one-third of all the fresh water on earth is located in which country? Canada
9. Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago was the first athlete to win this prestigious award in 1934? Heisman Trophy
10. There have been five permanent hosts of "The Tonight Show" since it debuted on NBC in 1954. Name 3 of the 5. In order: Steve Allen, Ernie Kovacs, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno


Mariangela said...

John - I've been sick, stuck in my apt for a week. I am SO coming to trivia EVERY week starting next Tuesday. And therefore I expect my U of C question :).

The Omnipotent Q said...

Sorry to hear you've been sick, Mariangela. I'll be asking "that question" again in a different form, sometime in the near future...