Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Trivia Q&A: April 8

We had a large crowd in for Trivia on Tuesday night, with 17 teams taking part. The scores were pretty good for Current Events, but most teams had problems with Classic Quotes. Most teams got about a "5" in it. The scores were strong for True or False, as half the teams got a perfect score.

Most teams also did fairly well in General Knowledge as well. Going into IQ Trivia, it was tightly bunched, with eight teams withing three points of the lead. But the leader, Keith Drank His Face Off in Puerto Rico, ran the table with a perfect score, and wound up winning by two points. Two other teams got perfect scores as well. Congratulations to them on their victory, their third in the last five weeks.

Current Events
1. Mariah Carey had her 18th Billboard number one single last week, topping this iconic singer's solo record of 17.
2. This midwestern state currently has the highest unemployment rate in the country at 7.1%, and is the toughest state to find a job in.
3. A new study showed that this European country has over 20,000 people currently over the age of 100, more than six times the number they had in 1990.
4. This onetime supermodel's in trouble again, as she was arrested last week after being abusive to a British Airways staff on a flight to Los Angeles.
5. This rap icon signed a $150 million deal with concert giant Live Nation last week.
6. This Hollywood actor won a libel suit last week against actress Kathleen Turner and her publishers over claims in her autobiography that he was arrested twice for drunk driving and once stole a Chihuahua.
7. This first European cargo resupply spacecraft, named after this legendary science fiction author, docked with the International Space Station last week.
8. Bertie Ahern announced last week he will resign as prime minister of this country on May 6.
9. According to an Airline Quality Rating study, this Dallas-based airline had the best on-time arrival mark and the lowest rate of passenger complaints of any US airline in 2007.
10. This week in a London court, two opposing sides will argue that they own the copyright to the storm trooper uniforms and helmets worn in this classic 1970s film.

Answers: 1. Elvis Presley; 2. Michigan; 3. France; 4. Naomi Campbell; 5. Jay-Z; 6. Nicolas Cage; 7. Jules Verne; 8. Ireland; 9. Southwest; 10. "Star Wars."

Classic Quotes
1. "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt."
2. "I wouldn't want to belong to any club that would accept me as a member."
3. "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty."
4. "What does not destroy me, makes me strong."
5. "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
6. "There are three types of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics."
7. "We must learn to live together as brothers, or perish together as fools."
8. "Speak softly and carry a big stick."
9. "In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes."
10. "It ain't over until the fat lady sings."

Answers: 1. Abraham Lincoln; 2. Groucho Marx; 3. John F. Kennedy; 4. Friedrich Nietzsche; 5. Winston Churchill; 6. Mark Twain; 7. Martin Luther King; 8. Theodore Roosevelt; 9. Benjamin Franklin; 10. Yogi Berra.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. A cranberry is typically grown in a bog.
2. The novel "Dr. Zhivago" chronicles life in Germany during the early 20th century.
3. The Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869 in Nevada.
4. Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt were not related to each other.
5. Oprah Winfrey was nominated for an Oscar for her role in "The Color Purple."
6. Cambridge University in England awards the Rhodes Scholarship.
7. Cheryl Miller achieved notariety playing basketball.
8. The Italian delicacy prosciutto is made of ham.
9. A herpetologist studies spiders.
10. The Aswan Dams control the flow of the Nile River.

Answers: 1. true; 2. false, Russia; 3. false, Utah; 4. false, they were distant cousins; 5. true; 6. false, Oxford; 7. true; 8. true; 9. false, snakes; 10. true.

General Knowledge

1. In what country did the trial of the bombers of Pam Am Flight 103 take place?
2. What was the first name of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson?
3. How many decaliters are in a kiloliter?
4. The Bonneville Salt Flats are located in what US state?
5. "Double, double, toil and trouble" is a line from what Shakespeare play?
6. What successful rock group was Peter Gabriel once the lead singer?
7. Who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981?
8. If you are drinking a boilermaker, you're downing a shot of whiskey followed by a sip of what drink?
9. Who was the original host of "The Tonight Show"when it first debuted in 1954?
10. What was the title of the 1991 sequel of the book "Gone With the Wind?"

Answers: 1. Netherlands; 2. Thomas; 3. 100; 4. Utah; 5. Macbeth; 6. Genesis; 7. John Hinckley; 8. beer; 9. Steve Allen; 10. "Scarlett."

IQ Trivia
1. What classic film popularized the line: "Round up the usual suspects"? ( 4 points)
2. What term refers to a tree that loses its leaves every year? ( 5 points)
3. What organization did John Muir found in San Francisco in 1892? ( 6 points)
4. In what ocean would you find the Sargasso Sea? ( 5 points)
5. In 1904, Ida Tarbell wrote a groundbreaking expose of business practices in what industry? ( 5 points)

Answers: 1. "Casablanca;" 2. deciduous; 3. Sierra Club; 4. Atlantic; 5. oil.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I love music.