We had 13 teams in for Trivia Night on Tuesday. Good crowd, not as big as last week. We had some strong scores for Current Events, some good ones for Irish Trivia and General Knowledge, but a little weak for True or False Trivia.
But I was really surprised at what transpired at IQ Trivia. It may have been the hardest round we've ever had, as seven of the teams did not get even one question correct. Only two teams got as many as two correct, and the one team that did better than that, Your Mother's a Whore, Wink Martindale, got four correct and jumped from third place and wound up winning by a whopping nine points. Congratulations to them, and I promise that next week the IQ Trivia round won't be as difficult!
1. This entertainer filed a $100 million lawsuit against E-Trade over a Super Bowl commercial they did, that she felt it violated her privacy.
2. Eric Massa, a Democratic congressman from this state, recently resigned his House seat after allegations he groped a number of male staffers in his office.
3. Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico was bestowed with what title last week?
4. Merlin Olsen, an actor who previously had been a football player for 15 years with this team and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died of cancer last week at the age of 69.
5. Mykola Azarov formally replaced Yulia Tymoshenko as the prime minister of this European country last week.
6. This classic rock band won a court battle with EMI in England, saying that their individual songs, including digital downloads, must not be sold without the band's permission.
7. The 2010 Winter Paralympics, a multi-sport event for athletes with physical and visual disabilities, opened in this North American city last weekend.
Answers: 1. Lindsay Lohan; 2. New York; 3. World's Richest Man; 4. Los Angeles Rams; 5. Ukraine; 6. Pink Floyd; 7. Vancouver.
1. What is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland after Dublin?
2. What beloved 1952 film was shot in County, Mayo, Ireland and was directed by Oscar winner John Ford?
3. What Irish saint is said to have visited America 1,000 years before Columbus?
4. What movie set in Ireland won an Oscar in 1992 for Neil Jordan's screenplay?
5. What Irish rock band had hits in 1970s such as "Jailbreak" and "The Boys Are Back In Town?"
6. Until 2007, Lansdowne Road was the largest sports stadium in Dublin. Name 1of the 2 sports played there by Irish national teams.
7. During which major holiday did the 1916 uprising in Ireland against Britain take place?
Answers: 1. Cork; 2. "The Quiet Man;" 3. St. Brendan; 4. "The Crying Game;" 5. Thin Lizzy; 6. soccer and rugby; 7. Easter.
True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Elizabeth II succeeded George VI as Britain's monarch in 1952.
2. Daniel Defoe based the character of Robinson Crusoe on a real-life castaway who was rescued.
3. Cesar Romero played The Penguin character in the TV version of "Batman."
4. "Baby One More Time" was Britney Spears' debut album.
5. Rolling Stone magazine picked "Satisfaction" as the greatest rock song ever written.
6. Oprah Winfrey is a former beauty pageant winner.
7. Keanu Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon.
8. The Mont Blanc tunnel links France to Spain.
9. "Dr. No" was Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel.
10. Johann Sebastian Bach died after an unsuccessful eye operation.
Answers: 1. true; 2. true; 3. false, The Joker; 4. true; 5. false, "Like a Rolling Stone;" 6. true; 7. true; 8. false, it connects to Italy; 9. false, "Casino Royale;" 10. true.
1. In what film did Warren Beatty star as a square-jawed comic book detective? ( 1 pt)
2. What immortal figure has been lying in state in Moscow for over eight decades and gets a change of clothes every three years? ( 1 pt)
3. What country's last Communist leader, Nicolae Ceausescu, was executed in 1989? ( 1 pt)
4. What MLB team is named for a law enforcement agency created in 1835? ( 2 pt)
5. Turkey forms the southern border of what sea? ( 2 pt)
6. What current movie star's real name is Thomas Mapother IV? ( 2 pt)
7. Deuterium and tritium are isotopes of what element? ( 3 pt)
Answers: 1. "Dick Tracy;" 2. V. I. Lenin; 3. Romania; 4. Texas Rangers; 5. Black Sea; 6. Tom Cruise; 7. hydrogen.
1. What Canadian province's largest lake is a saltwater lake called Bras d'Or? ( 5 points)
2. What is the only non-broadcast network TV series ever to win an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series? ( 3 points)
3. What is the name of today's longest-ruling royal family in Europe, in power for most of the last 700 years? ( 4 points)
4. What US president was nicknamed "Old Man Eloquent?" ( 4 points)
5. What famous Broadway play contained the character Horace Vandergelder? ( 4 points)
Answers: 1. Nova Scotia; 2. "Sex and the City;" 3. Grimaldi (Monaco); 4. John Quincy Adams; 5. "Hello, Dolly!"