Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Trivia Q&A: March 23

We had 13 teams in for Trivia Night on Tuesday night. Crowd was down a bit, and I'm beginning to think that maybe the fact that we are going up against "Lost" on Tuesday nights is actually hurting us attendance-wise. I hope that's not the case.

Anyway, scores were decent through the first two rounds, and about half the teams got the five points in the All or Nothing Trivia round. Numbers were rather good for General Knowledge, and going into IQ Trivia the top three teams were within two points of each other.

But the team of You and Your Mother Are Whores, John Boehner ran in the table in the round (no, it wasn't nearly as hard as last week) and wound up the winners by six points. My congratulations to them, as this was the third straight week they have come up winners, and I don't believe anyone has had the hat trick in three consecutive weeks on Trivia Night. Great job guys!

A heads-up to all Trivia Night players: we will be having a special night of Trivia in two weeks, on Monday night, April 5th at 9 PM. The Red Sox are playing the Yankees on Tuesday, April 6th at night so the move was necessary for that week. We will be having Trivia Night next Tuesday night, and it will return to its normal day and time on Tuesday, April 13th at 9 PM.

Current Events
1. Fess Parker, an actor who gained fame on TV in the 1950s, died last week at the age of 85. Name 1 of the 2 characters that he played on network TV, one in the 1950s and the other in the '60s.
2. This rock legend broke Elvis Presley's record last week of getting into the Billboard Top Five album chart the most years after his death, and in his case, 40 years.
3. Thomas Hagan, who was convicted in the assassination of this man, was granted parole on his 17th attempt earlier this month.
4. Officials of this African nation admitted that they have been jamming Voice of America radio broadcasts there after they said VOA is promoting propaganda that is inciting genocide in the country.
5. Sony Music signed a deal last week with the estate of this deceased pop star which made it the largest recording deal in history and includes releasing unreleased material.
6. Stewart Udall, former interior secretary and the last living member of this president's cabinet, died last weekend at the age of 90.
7. This world leader announced on Sunday that he is starting his won blog, and he said he will have his own "battle trench on the Internet."

Answers: 1. Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone; 2. Jimi Hendrix; 3. Malcolm X; 4. Ethiopia; 5. Michael Jackson; 6. John F. Kennedy; 7. Hugo Chavez.

Q Are You?
1. This man was born in Kapuskasing, ONT, Canada in 1954. He is a director, producer, writer and editor. He's won Oscars for Best Director and Best Film Editing, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last December.
2. This man was born in New York City in 1940. He is a widely respected actor, has won two Tony Awards, one Emmy, an Oscar on his 7th nomination in 1993, and has played roles as diverse as the Mayor of New York and Satan.
3. This man was born in Dallas, TX in 1947. His second album sold 43 million copies worldwide in 1977, but it took him nearly 15 years to get back on top, as he battled bankruptcy, mangers stealing his money and voice problems.
4. This man was born in Newark, NJ in 1926. He is a comedian, actor, producer, director, writer and singer. He was been awarded lifetime achievement awards at the Oscars, Emmys and the American Comedy Awards and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.
5. This woman was born in Lorain, Ohio in 1931. She is a Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and her Pulitzer Prize winning book was adapted into a 1998 film that starred Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover.
6. This man was born in Walnut Creek, CA in 1963. He pitched on six MLB teams, won Cy Young Awards in both leagues, pitched a perfect game, was a World Series MVP, and was the last pitcher to win 300 games.
7. This woman was born in Staten Island, NY in 1980. Her debut album in 1999 spawned three number one singles. She has won four Grammy Awards and has sold over 40 million records worldwide.

Answers: 1. James Cameron; 2. Al Pacino; 3. Meat Loaf; 4. Jerry Lewis; 5. Toni Morrison; 6. Randy Johnson; 7. Christina Aguilera.

All or Nothing Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. New Amsterdam was what city's previous name?
2. Montgomery is this state's capital.
3. What is the world's largest ocean in area?
4. The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution gave women what right?
5. In what team sport do you find a Red Line and two Blue Lines?
6. Who directed the 1990 film "Goodfellas?"
7. In what music genre was Enrico Caruso a famous name?
8. What rock band were Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious a part of?
9. What country was Charlemagne king of?
10. What is Guglielmo Marconi credited with inventing?

Answers: 1. New York City; 2. Alabama; 3. Pacific; 4. vote; 5. hockey; 6. Martin Scorsese; 7. opera; 8. Sex Pistols; 9. France; 10. radio.

General Knowledge
1. What city is home to St. Peter's Basilica? ( 1 pt)
2. What famous musician was born Robert Allen Zimmerman? ( 1 pt)
3. Micky Dolenz played drums for which "made-for-TV" 1960s rock band? ( 1 pt)
4. Weighing nearly 1500 pounds, the largest species of moose is native to what US state? ( 2 pt)
5. What sign of the zodiac immediately follows Libra? ( 2 pt)
6. Columbia in 1934 was the last Ivy League school to win what college football bowl game? ( 2 pt)
7. Australia's southernmost mainland point is Wilson's Promontory in what Australian state? ( 3 pt)

Answers: 1. Vatican City (Rome); 2. Bob Dylan; 3. The Monkees; 4. Alaska; 5. Scorpio; 6. Rose Bowl; 7. Victoria.

IQ Trivia
1. What is the more common term used when a person has to eructate? ( 3 points)
2. How many sides does a dodecahedron have? ( 4 points)
3. "Traveller" and "Lucy Long" were the two horses that belonged to what immortal 19th century military leader? ( 4 points)
4. What famous group consisted of the US Supreme Court Chief Justice, four members of Congress, and the former heads of the CIA and the World Bank? ( 4 points)
5. Who is the only woman to win gold medals in three consecutive Winter Olympics and have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? ( 5 points)

Answers: 1. belch; 2. twelve; 3. Robert E. Lee; 4. The Warren Commission; 5. Sonja Henie.


Rick said...

my matutinal eructate usually causes a cacaphony. Luckily this has been exiguous lately

The Omnipotent Q said...

Sounds like you swallowed a dictionary, Rick. Could that be what's making you eructate?

Rick said...

At times I am a bit of a logophile