Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Trivia Q&A: January 8

We had 17 teams for Trivia on Tuesday night. At first it looked like it was going to be a quiet night, but we had a flurry of folks coming in just before the start time, including many of the regulars. I also made a late change to the special category. Since it was the birthday of Elvis Presley, I decided to make it the category last night.

The numbers for the Elvis Trivia were not very strong, but I thought the same about the True or False scores as well, but right after I called out the scores, I had numerous people come up to the mic to tell me I got their score wrong. It turned out I made an error on the scoresheet I use when marking the papers, as I had one answer down as "true" when it should have been "false." Almost every team had false as a answer, so that improved the scores of that round very much. (My apologies for the error; The Omnipotent Q goofs once in a while.)

A team called Hillary's Camel Toe Delight had the lead the entire night, and went into the final round with a three-point lead. They had a strong IQ Trivia round, getting fourteen points and the win. It is their third win in four weeks. (There was one team, Rural Jurors, who missed the first round, but had an excellent IQ Trivia round and finished a strong second, just four points back.) My congratulations to them.

Current Events
1. The current price of oil per barrel reached this landmark high last week.
2. This European country was struck by a 6.5 registered earthquake on Sunday, but there were no reports of casualties or damage.
3. Gov. Eliot Spitzer of New York is proposing that the Triborough Bridge in NYC be renamed for this onetime NY senator and presidential candidate.
4. A charter bus ran off a wet road yesterday in this Western state, killing 9 people and injuring 20 others.
5. This team won the BCS college football title game last night in New Orleans and are now the national champions.
6. This onetime supermodel interviewed Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez for the British edition of GQ magazine this month.
7. This actor/comedian was slapped with a defamation lawsuit yesterday by an author who claims his wife stole her book idea.
8. Joe Gibbs, an NFL Hall of Fame coach with this team, resigned today after his second stint with the team.
9. The ceremony for this awards show was officially scrapped today, due to the ongoing writers' strike.
10. A town in Louisiana ditched this area code number after much complaining, citing religious concerns over it.

Answers: 1. $100; 2. Greece; 3. Robert F. Kennedy; 4. Utah; 5. LSU Tigers; 6. Naomi Campbell; 7. Jerry Seinfeld; 8. Washington Redskins; 9. Golden Globes; 10. 666.

Elvis Presley Trivia
1. In which US state was Elvis Presley born in? a. Mississippi; b. Illinois; c. Tennessee; d. Arkansas.
2. What was the name of Elvis' first film? a. "Love Me Tender;" b. "King Creole;" c. "Jailhouse Rock;" d. "Kid Galahad."
3. What was Elvis' rank when he left the US Army in 1960? a. private; b. corporal; c. sergeant; d. lieutenant.
4. What was Elvis' first number one US single? a. "Don't Be Cruel;" b. "Hound Dog;" c. "Heartbreak Hotel;" d. "All Shook Up."
5. In what city is Graceland located? a. Nashville; b. Memphis; c. Biloxi; d. Atlanta.
6. How old was Elvis when he died? a. 42; b. 40; c. 44; d. 46.
7. What was Elvis' last number one single (in 1969)? a."Suspicious Minds;" b. "Good Luck Charm;" c. "Surrender;" d. "Are You Lonesome Tonight."
8. In what year did Elvis make his famous Comeback Special for NBC? a. 1962; b. 1965; c. 1967; d. 1968.
9. What record label did Elvis record his first single with? a. Sun; b. RCA; c. CBS; d. Capitol.
10. In which foreign country did Elvis do his military service? a. England; b. Germany; c. South Korea; d. France.

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

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. A league is a unit measure that is three miles long.
2. Sport rock climbers normally use sawdust on their hands to keep from slipping.
3. Kentucky is located entirely in the Central Time Zone.
4. In 2004, NASA announced the discovery of the solar system's most distant object, a "planetoid" called Sedna.
5. Rene Descartes was Auguste Rodin's inspiration for his famous sculpture, "The Thinker."
6. The ear bones are the smallest bones in the human body.
7. The City of Seattle,WA was named for an Indian chief.
8. Ziggy Marley once sang the theme song to the animated children's show, "Arthur."
9. The pistil is the part of a plant that produces pollen.
10. The National Aviation Hall of Fame is located in Washington, DC.

Answers: 1. true; 2. false, they use chalk; 3. false, Eastern Time Zone; 4. true; 5. false, Dante Alighieri was; 6. true; 7. true; 8. true; 9. false, it's the stamen; 10. false, it's in Dayton, OH.

General Knowledge
1. Helen Gurley Brown was the longtime editor of what woman's magazine?
2. What MLB player was the first to surpass Babe Ruth's record of career home runs?
3. In terms of area, what is the largest country in the world?
4. In the 1973 PBS documentary series, "An American Family," what is the last name of the central family?
5. On the TV series, "Dallas," what is the name of the ranch where the Ewings live?
6. Dermatoglyphic studies usually involve the analysis of what physical characteristic?
7. In 2004, Tiger Woods appeared in a prominent ad campaign parodying what classic sports movie?
8. Named after a region in France, the Anjou is a variety of what fruit?
9. In a 1992 episode of "The Simpsons," Maggie's first word, "daddy," was voiced by what actress?
10. Convicted serial killer Aileen Wuornos was the subject of what movie?

Answers: 1. Cosmopolitan; 2. Hank Aaron; 3. Russia; 4. Loud; 5. Southfork; 6. fingerprints; 7. "Caddyshack;" 8. pear; 9. Elizabeth Taylor; 10. "Monster."

IQ Trivia
1. By definition, what does a lepidopterist study? ( 5 points)
2. President Bush gave his famous "Mission Accomplished" speech in 2003 aboard what aircraft carrier? ( 5 points)
3. Who coined the term, "Homo sapiens," the scientific name for modern humans? ( 6 points)
4. The southernmost point in Europe is the island of Gavdos which belongs to what country? (4 points)
5. What U.S. organization was started in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low? ( 5 points)

Answers: 1. butterflies; 2. USS Abraham Lincoln; 3. Carolus Linnaeus; 4. Greece; 5. The Girl Scouts.


KAYLEE said...

JUST caE to SAY hi:P

The Omnipotent Q said...

Nice to see you here again, Kaylee. I hope you are feeling better...

Take care of yourself.