Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Trivia Q&A: January 16

It was a relatively quiet night at Professor Thom's on Tuesday night, as the cold kept some folks away. But we did have nine teams competing in Tuesday Night Trivia, and we had a good contest going. In the end it was won by a team called Professor Uncle Thom's Cabin, who had a tremendous final round, getting 21 of a possible 30 points in the Multiple Points round to take the title by two points over The Delinquents. PUTC answered the first three of the final six questions perfectly to gain 15 points, and gained six points in the final three to secure the win.

Today I also debut a new feature with my Tuesday Night Trivia wrapup. I had a few requests to put the answers in a separate section after the questions, as a few of my friends out there wanted to play along on my site to see how they would do. I hope you like this new format, and feedback is always appreciated.

Current Events
1. Two kidnapped boys, one missing four days and the other four years, were found alive last Friday by Authorities in which Midwestern state?
2. This supermodel pleaded guilty today in New York to assaulting her maid with a cell phone.
3. This film won 3 Golden Globes last night, including one for Best Comedy/Musical.
4. A Miss USA Pageant contestant from this state stepped down yesterday when she revealed she was pregnant.
5. The ex-wife of this NFL star won a $15.3 million divorce settlement from her ex-husband last week.
6. A newspaper in Spain reported that this onetime world leader's health had deteriorated to the point where he faces "a very grave prognosis."
7. The UN reported that the number of Iraqi civilians killed in 2006 topped this figure.
8. Power was knocked out by an ice storm to thousands of people in this New England state on Monday.
9. The first of the four major tennis tournaments opened in this country on Monday.
10. This onetime baseball superstar is in talks with the Texas Rangers about making a comeback.

Answers: 1. Missouri; 2. Naomi Campbell; 3. Dreamgirls; 4. New Jersey; 5. Michael Strahan; 6. Fidel Castro; 7. 34,000; 8. New Hampshire; 9. Australia; 10. Sammy Sosa

Martin Luther King Trivia

1. In which southern city was Martin Luther King born in? a. Charlotte; b. Atlanta; c. Memphis; Birmingham.
2. Which university did Dr. King attend? a. Howard University; b. University of Florida; c. Morehouse College; d. Alabama A&M.
3. Which US president signed into law making MLK Day a national holiday? a. Jimmy Carter; b. Ronald Reagan; c. George H.W. Bush; d. Bill Clinton.
4. In front of which Washington DC building did MLK make his famous "I Have A Dream" speech in 1963? a. Lincoln Memorial; b. The Capitol; c. Jefferson Memorial; d. Washington Monument.
5. In which year did Dr. King win the Nobel Peace Prize? a. 1962; b. 1963; c. 1964; d. 1965.
6. In which southern city was MLK assassinated in? a. Memphis; b. Atlanta; c. Nashville; d. Birmingham.
7. Who was sentenced to 99 years for Dr. King's murder and eventually died in prison? a. Sirhan Sirhan; b. James Earl Ray; c. Jack Ruby; d. John Hinckley.
8. How old was MLK at the time of his death? a. 36; b. 39; c. 42; d. 45.
9. To which city did Dr. King lead a civil rights march to in 1965? a. Birmingham; b. Tuscaloosa; c. Dothan; d. Montgomery.
10. Which US president awarded MLK the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously? a. Lyndon Johnson; b. Richard Nixon; c. Gerald Ford; d. Jimmy Carter.

Answers: 1. b; 2. c; 3. b; 4. a; 5. c; 6. a; 7. b; 8. b; 9. d; 10. d

General Knowledge
1. Which amendment to the US Constitution abolished slavery?
2. If you just had rhinoplasty, what part of your body would be bandaged?
3. What religion was founded by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon?
4. What are the proper names for an adult male deer?
5. Which American politician wrote the classic book, "Profiles In Courage?"
6. In the film, "Boogie Nights," what name does Mark Wahlberg's character take for his film career?
7. Name 2 of the 3 European countries located on the Iberian peninsula.
8. How many members does the US House of Representatives currently have?
9. Which rock band reported Ticketmaster to the Justice Department in 1994 for monopolizing the ticketing industry?
10. In which Western state is the nation's highest zip code, 99950, located in?

Answers: 1. 13; 2. nose; 3. The Unification Church; 4. buck or stag; 5. John F. Kennedy; 6. Dirk Diggler; 7. Andorra, Portugal and Spain; 8. 435; 9. Pearl Jam; 10. Alaska

TV Characters (name the actor/actress and show)
1. Elaine Benes
2. Ted Baxter
3. Norm Peterson
4. Chandler Bing
5. Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III
6. Ray Barone
7. Kelly Garrett
8. Lenny Briscoe
9. Peggy Bundy
10. Alex P. Keaton

Answers: 1. Julia Louis Dreyfus, "Seinfeld;" 2. Ted Knight, "Mary Tyler Moore Show;" 3. George Wendt, "Cheers;" 4. Matthew Perry, "Friends;" 5. David Ogden Stiers, "M*A*S*H;" 6. Ray Romano, "Everybody Loves Raymond;" 7. Jaclyn Smith, "Charlie's Angels;" 8. Jerry Orbach, "Law And Order;" 9. Katey Sagal, "Married With Children;" 10. Michael J. Fox, "Family Ties"

Multiple Points Trivia

1. Name 3 of the last 5 teams to win the Super Bowl.
2. Name 3 of the 5 Great Lakes.
3. Name 4 of the first 6 US presidents.
4. Name 3 of the last 5 Best Actor Oscar Winners.
5. Name 3 of the 5 largest cities in Canada by population.
6. Name 3 of the 5 largest countries in Europe in land area.

Answers: 1. St. Louis Rams, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Bucs, Pittsburgh Steelers; 2. Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, Ontario; 3. George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams; 4. Denzel Washington, Adrien Brody, Sean Penn, Jamie Foxx, Philip Seymour Hoffman; 5. Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary; 6. Ukraine, France, Spain, Sweden, Germany

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