Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Trivia Q&A: August 6

We had 12 teams compete in Trivia Night on Monday, which was a clammy night in New York. The humidity was awful, and for a time there it looked like we'd have very few teams come in to play. But we did get going at about 8:45 PM, and we concluded at about 10:30, just after the Red Sox-Angels game got going in Anaheim.

The special category of Original Artists Trivia (name the original artist who recorded the hit song) was a tough one for most teams, as only two got a score of more than 5. Most teams did well in The Q Train round, but the swcores on General Knowledge were lower than I would have thought.

It was close going into the final round, but the team called Bud Selig Is A Douchebag held on to their three point lead and won by four points.

Next week, Trivia Night returns to its normal time, around 9:30 PM, as the Red Sox have a home game that night against Tampa Bay.

Current Events
1. Jerry Ringlien, an ad executive who created the campaign of "My bologna has a first name" for this company, died of a heart attack Monday at age 77.
2. This film, just released last Friday, rolled up over $70 million at the box office and was the number one film in the US last week.
3. Six miners were trapped in a mine in this Western state on Monday when a minor earthquake caused a cave-in.
4. This Hollywood actor met with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez last week as a "visiting journalist."
5. This southern-based retail chain announced that seven antibiotics will be available at no cost for people with prescriptions.
6. An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease from this country caused the US and Japan to ban pork products from there.
7. Four paintings were stolen from a museum yesterday in Nice, France and it included one from this late 19th Century French artist.
8. The manager who was fired by singer Kelly Clarkson recently was hired this singer to try to resurrect her dying career.
9. The owners of this fast-food chain agreed to sell the Boston Market restaurant chain to a private equity firm yesterday.
10. A caretaker who worked at this Hollywood actor's home was mauled and killed by a dog last week.

Answers: 1. Oscar Mayer; 2. "The Bourne Ultimatum;" 3. Utah; 4. Sean Penn; 5. Publix; 6. England; 7. Claude Monet; 8. Britney Spears; 9. McDonald's; 10. Ving Rhames.

Original Artists Trivia
1. "Blinded By The Light"
2. "Mony Mony"
3. "Shout"
4. "You've Got a Friend"
5. "I Shot The Sheriff"
6. "I Will Always Love You"
7. "Nothing Compares 2 U"
8. "Tumbling Dice"
9. "Just My Imagination"
10. "The Mighty Quinn"

Answers: 1. Bruce Springsteen; 2. Tommy James and The Shondells; 3. The Isley Brothers; 4. Carole King; 5. Bob Marley and The Wailers; 6. Dolly Parton; 7. Prince; 8. The Rolling Stones; 9. The Temptations; 10. Bob Dylan.

True Or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. In 1954, turkey was the first food introduced in the first Swanson TV dinner.
2. James Brown was nicknamed "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business."
3. If you order a po' boy in New Orleans, you are getting a salad.
4. A shark is not considered a mammal.
5. Cameroon was founded in the 1820s as a refuge for freed American slaves.
6. Iron Eyes Cody was the "Crying Indian" in the 1970s TV ads about pollution.
7. A rattlesnake was featured on a Revolutionary War flag that read, "Don't Tread on Me."
8. Nobel Prize founder Alfred Nobel invented the machine gun.
9. The 1981 film, "Mommie Dearest" painted an unflattering portrait of actress Betty Davis.
10. Former president Bill Clinton was actually born in Louisiana.

Answers: 1. true; 2. true; 3. false, it's a sandwich; 4. true; 5. false, it was Liberia; 6. true; 7. true; 8. false, he invented dynamite; 9. false, it was Joan Crawford; 10. false, he was born in Arkansas.

General Knowledge
1. Edgar Allen Poe wrote a poem about the "tintinnabulation" of what objects?
2. What boxing champion was charged with draft evasion in 1967?
3. The song "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen was featured prominently in which 1992 movie?
4. What Pennsylvania town suffered from disasterous floods in 1889 and 1977?
5. What type of animal gave the Galapagos Island group its name?
6. Who provided the voice of the neurotic ant "Z" in the 1998 movie "Antz?"
7. Kosher dill and bread-and-butter are two kinds of what picked vegetable?
8. What is the official term for the throng of spectators that attends a professional golf tournament?
9. In the movie, "Marathon Man," what device is used to torture Dustin Hoffman?
10. At the end of the popular fable, what group did the Pied Piper lure away from the village of Hamelin?

Answers: 1. bells; 2. Muhammad Ali; 3. "Wayne's World;" 4. Johnstown; 5. tortoise; 6. Woody Allen; 7. cucumber; 8. gallery; 9. a dentist drill; 10. children.

IQ Trivia

1. What does the holiday known as Juneteenth celebrate? (5 points)
2. What author's novels follow the adventures of Dr. Kay Scarpetta? (5 points)
3. Which current TV soap opera was created by Agnes Nixon? (4 points)
4. The 1985 book, "Hammer of the Gods" is about the excesses of which rock group? (5 points)
5. Before it was prescribed to help regrow hair, minoxidil was used to treat what? (6 points)

Answers: 1. Freeing slaves in Texas in 1865; 2. Patricia Cornwell; 3. "All My Children;" 4. Led Zeppelin; 5. hypertension.


Michael Leggett said...

Your Trivia should replace Barry* Coverage on ESPN

The Omnipotent Q said...

Thanks, Michael.

I'm sure it's more entertaining.

At least I don't kiss Bonds' ass.