Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Trivia Q&A: November 6

We had a great turnout for Trivia on Tuesday night, as 15 teams took part. We had some very good scores on the TV Shows/Cities Trivia, as well as the True or False and General Knowledge rounds. We had three teams separated by two points going into the IQ Trivia round.

The scores in that round were generally pretty good, as two teams got four correct, and 20 points. Slut Bases was leading going into that round, and the 20 points gave them a six-point victory. Congratulations to them, as they have won the Trivia Night contest before.

Current Events
1. The president of this country suspended the nation's constitution and declared a state of emergency last week, sending it into chaos.
2. Harper Lee, author of the classic "To Kill a Mockingbird," was awarded this yesterday, the nation's highest civilian award at the White House.
3. This Eastern state was named "the healthiest state in the nation" by America's Health Rankings for 2006.
4. King Abdullah of this Middle East country visited the Vatican yesterday in which was the first audience by the head of his country with the Pope.
5. This automaker announced plans for cutting over 12,000 jobs worldwide as part of a major restructuring plan by the company.
6. A long-anticipated reunion of this band, scheduled for later this month in London, has been pushed back to next month because the band's guitarist broke a finger.
7. This one-time morning talk show host is now rumored to be coming back, this time with a possible night time talk show on MSNBC.
8. Oil prices jumped to a new record price per barrel today, after bomb attacks in Yemen and Afghanistan.
9. A "mini-tsunami," caused by a landslide hitting a river, left dozens dead or missing in the state of Tabasco in this nation.
10. This 21-year-old actor was arrested Saturday in a Walgreen's in Chicago after being asked to leave the store by a security guard who thought he was drunk and he refused.

Answers: 1. Pakistan; 2. Presidential Medal of Freedom; 3. Vermont; 4. Saudi Arabia; 5. Chrysler; 6. Led Zeppelin; 7. Rosie O'Donnell; 8. $97; 9. Mexico; 10. Shia LeBeouf.

TV Shows/Cities Trivia
1. "Murphy Brown"
2. "Mork and Mindy"
3. "Frasier"
4. "Happy Days"
5. "Married With Children"
6. "Friends"
7. "Mary Tyler Moore Show"
8. "Thirtysomething"
9. "Dharma and Greg"
10."The Practice"

Answers: 1. Washington DC; 2. Denver/Boulder; 3. Seattle; 4. Milwaukee; 5. Chicago; 6. New York City; 7. Minneapolis; 8. Philadelphia; 9. San Francisco; 10. Boston.

True or False ("The Q Train")
1. Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" was actually painted on wood.
2. The band Eurythmics was named for a method of teaching music using body movement.
3. Tapioca is a food that is made with soybeans.
4. The Rainbow/PUSH Coalition was founded by Martin Luther King.
5. Pink Floyd's first album cover featured an illustration of a banana created by Andy Warhol.
6. The Mediterranean Sea borders three continents.
7. In the opera "The Marriage of Figaro," Figaro married the servant.
8. "Bodice rippers" are another name for legal thrillers.
9. Alaska is the US state with the largest area of tundra.
10. In the 2001 movie, "Hannibal," Hannibal Lecter works a museum curator in Europe.

Answers: 1. true; 2. true; 3. false, it is not; 4. false, it was founded by Jesse Jackson; 5. false, Velvet Underground; 6. true; 7. true; 8. false, they are romance novels; 9. true; 10. true.

General Knowledge
1. What dishwashing liquid's longtime ad campaign featured Madge the manicurist?
2. What waterway was released from US control on December 31, 1999?
3. Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky sold her own line of what fashion accessory?
4. By geographical area, what is the smallest nation in the world?
5. Launched in 1996, what cable TV show featured music videos and superimposed bubbles with informative text?
6. How many US states border Mexico?
7. What action movie series follows the adventures of NY detective John McClane?
8. An atom that has either lost or gained one or more electrons is referred to as what?
9. Which Marx brother was characteristically silent in his movies?
10. The Latin word for "feather" is the source of what writing instrument's name?

Answers: 1. Palmolive; 2. Panama Canal; 3. handbags; 4. Vatican City; 5. "Pop-Up Video;" 6. four; 7. "Die Hard;" 8. ion; 9. Harpo; 10. pen.

IQ Trivia
1. The 18th, 19th and 20th US presidents all hailed from which state? (5 points)
2. Members of which US industry formed a secret society of workers called "The Molly Maguires?" (4 points)
3. Who did President Lincoln first ask to be field commander of the Union forces at the outset of the Civil War? (5 points)
4. In the classic 1954 film, "Them!", what creatures terrorize towns in the US Southwest? (6 points)
5. In a standard deck of playing cards, the "one-eyed jacks" are in which two suits? (5 points)

Answers: 1. Ohio; 2. coal miners; 3. Robert E. Lee; 4. giant ants; 5. hearts and spades.

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