Thursday, December 07, 2006

Trivia Q&A: December 6

It was another great night of Trivia last night, a special Wednesday edition. There was probably the biggest crowd ever there last night, and 16 teams participated. There was some controversy in the "TV Trivia" round, as I was not specific enough in question 1 about Saturday Night Live, and I miswrote question 10 about "The Queen of Nice," so I tossed out both questions and gave everyone a point for both.

A team called Firebirds were the overall champions with 42 points, and they had the only perfect score in the final round to win it. My friends Steve, Alex and Michael came up with their usual "team name I cannot mention in mixed company" and finished second.

We will be doing Trivia again next Tuesday night again, and it will happen after the Bill Lee appearance and DVD showing, which begins at 7 PM. (Hopefully, we'll get Trivia Night going sometime after 9 PM as usual.)

So here were last night's questions and answers:

Current Events
1. This actor, who was arrested for DWI three years ago, was arrested again on the same charge after a traffic accident in upstate NY on Monday. Rip Torn
2. For the third consecutive week, this was the number one film in America last week. Happy Feet
3. An outbreak of E. coli in New Jersey over the weekend was traced to which fast food restaurant? Taco Bell
4. Due to the film, "Borat," tourism to this Eastern European country has actually increased. Kazakhstan
5. 1,000 people are feared dead from typhoon Durian in this Asian country. The Phillippines
6. The military staged a coup earlier this week in this South Pacific island nation and announced they were taking over the government. Fiji
7. A gown worn by Audrey Hepburn in this film was sold in London on Tuesday at auction for $807,000. Breakfast At Tiffany's
8. This R&B artist won nine Billboard Music Awards this past Monday night. Mary J. Blige
9. This American city has become the first to ban artificial trans fats in food at restaurants. New York City
10. This team was selected to play Ohio State in the BCS National Championship game in January in Arizona. Florida Gators

Movie Quotes
1. "With the exception of my kid being born, this is the greatest night in the history of my life." (1979) Rocky II
2. "You tell me what you want to know, and I'll confirm. I'll keep you in the right direction if I can, but that's all. Just follow the money." (1976) All The President's Men
3. "Take me to Pleasure Town!!" (2004) Anchorman
4. "Seven years of college down the drain. Might as well join the Peace Corps." (1978) Animal House
5. "The future is not set. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves." (1991) Terminator 2: Judgment Day
6. "Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'." (1994) The Shawshank Redemption
7. "The new phone book's here! I'm somebody!" (1979) The Jerk
8. "Sticking feathers up your butt doesn't make you a chicken." (1999) Fight Club
9. "In Kazakhstan, Barbara means to eat, and Bush means Bush." (2006) Borat
10. "I guess what I'm trying to say is: you make me want to be a better man." (1997) As Good As It Gets

TV Trivia
1. How many seasons were the original Not Ready For Prime Time Players a part of Saturday Night Live? 5
2. Which cable TV show host was David Letterman referring to when he said to him, "About 60% of all you say is crap." Bill O'Reilly
3. Which 1980s TV series was Howie Mandel a regular on? St. Elsewhere
4. In which East Coast city was the show "Homicide" set in? Baltimore
5. Which media mogul was the driving force behind the creation of CNN in 1980? Ted Turner
6. Which TV network is broadcasting this February's Super Bowl? CBS
7. Who succeeded Walter Cronkite as the anchor of the CBS Evening News in 1981? Dan Rather
8. Within 5 years, how many years has Sesame Street been on the air on PBS? 37
9. How many times has Helen Hunt won the Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy Series? 4
10. Which former TV talk show host was once called "The Queen of Nice?" Rosie O'Donnell

New York City Trivia
1. Which New York City borough contains the sections of Tottenville and Stapleton? Staten Island
2. Name 1 of the 3 years when New York had a significant transit strike. 1966, 1980, 2005
3. Which former US Congressman became the mayor of New York in 1978? Ed Koch
4. Which section of Manhattan was immortalized in the 2003 film, "Gangs Of New York?" The Five Points
5. Which Brooklyn-born singer and actress attended Erasmus High School along with Neil Diamond? Barbra Streisand
6. On which New York City avenue would you find "The Museum Mile?" 5th Avenue
7. A section of Central Park on the West Side was named for which Beatles song? Strawberry Fields Forever
8. What's the name of the Revolutionary War fort that was built to protect Brooklyn and is still in use today? Fort Hamilton
9. Which Lower Manhattan church is the oldest building in continuous use in New York? St. Paul's Chapel (1752)
10. The section of Harlem was named after a city in which European country? Netherlands

General Knowledge
1. Which Midwestern city is nicknamed, "The Queen City?" Cincinnati
2. How were presidents Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt related to each other? They were distant cousins
3. In which year did North Vietnam overrun South Vietnam and unite the country as one? 1975
4. In which European city do the soccer clubs Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur play their home games? London
5. Which British leader was the first Englishman to be made an honorary citizen of the United States? Winston Churchill
6. If you were born on January 31, what horoscope sign were you born under? Aquarius
7. Within 5 years, what year was the original Lincoln head penny introduced in? 1909
8. What state did Robert Kennedy represent when he was a US Senator? New York
9. What US city has the sports stadiums Petco Park and Qualcomm Stadium? San Diego
10. What instrument did the great jazz musicians Bill Evans, Dave Brubeck, and Thelonious Monk make famous? Piano

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