Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Trivia Q&A: April 13

We had a big crowd in for Trivia on Tuesday night, and 18 teams took part. The crowds are definitely increasing as the weather gets better, and hopefully it's a sign of things to come. (Nice to see my old friend Keith and a few of his pals in last night. The rotating phone numbers as the team name was really funny.)

The scores for the night overall were rather good. Our second edition of "Q Tip Trivia" went really well. I had to explain the rules many times, but I think overall the players enjoyed the category. It is now a rotating category that will be back in May. We actually had a small controversy in the category, too. It was pointed out to me that the Bee Gees had recorded "If I Can't Have You," which they turned over to Yvonne Elliman to sing on "Saturday Night Fever." We originally had them as no, but made the change when one of our regulars had the song on his iPod.

It was a close night all night, and it was exceptionally close going into IQ Trivia, with three teams tied for second, all one point behind the leaders. But the team in first, The Death Panelists, got 4 of 5 correct to hold one for a one point victory. It was their first time taking part in Tuesday Night Trivia, and congratulations to them on their win.

Current Events
1. Malcolm McLaren, the famous English impresario who founded and managed this legendary English punk band of the 1970s, died last week at the age of 64.
2. This former presidential candidate was chosen by the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in a vote last Saturday as their favorite for the 2012 presidential election and won by a single vote.
3. British Airways merged with this European-based airline last week to create the third largest airline in the world by revenue.
4. Dixie Carter, an Emmy-nominated actress best known for her role on this 1980s/90s CBS series, died last week at the age of 70.
5. This golfer won The Masters at Augusta this past Sunday, his third Masters title and fourth majors title of his career.
6. The former home of this NFL team was imploded this past Sunday, and the fans held tailgate parties near the stadium to mark the event.
7. Actor Dick Van Dyke did some rapping on the latest online album, a children's album, with Chad Smith, the drummer from this rock band.

Answers: 1. The Sex Pistols; 2. Mitt Romney; 3. Iberia; 4. "Designing Women;" 5. Phil Mickelson; 6. Dallas Cowboys; 7. Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Pop Music Q Tip Trivia
1. Which of the following one-initialed 80s singers had a Billboard #1 single? a. Stevie B; b. Heavy D; c. Sheila E; d. Kenny G.
2. Which of the following are brothers of Michael Jackson? a. Brandon; b. Randy; c. Rebbie; d. Marcus.
3. Which of the following were original names that became The Beatles? a. The Quarrymen; b. The Crickets; c. Johnny and the Moondogs; d. The Silver Beatles.
4. Which of the following musical acts appeared at Woodstock? a. Neil Diamond; b. The Who; c. Sha Na Na; d. Sly and The Family Stone.
5. Which of the following are rap songs from '80s? a. Roxanne, Roxanne; b. Roxanne's Revenge; c. Roxanne's Doctor; d. The Parents of Roxanne.
6. Which of the following songs were recorded by The Bee Gees? a. To Love Somebody; b. You Make Me Feel Like Dancing; c. New York Mining Disaster 1941; d. If I Can't Have You.
7. Which of the following artists sang on the original "We Are The World" single? a. Chevy Chase; b. Bonnie Raitt; c. Peter Wolf; d. Diana Ross.

Answers: 1. none; 2. a, b; 3. a,c,d; 4. b,c,d; 5. all; 6. a,c,d; 7. d.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Leonardo daVinci's "Mona Lisa" painting has no eyebrows or eyelashes.
2. If a cockroach's head has been cut off, it can still live for about a week.
3. Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII, was beheaded on charges of witchcraft.
4. A toilet seat has more germs than a car steering wheel.
5. Lansing is the capital of Michigan.
6. Sapphire is the birthstone for September.
7. The actor George Burns lived to the age of 100.
8. St. Patrick, Ireland's patron saint, was actually born in Ireland.
9. The Lumbar Curve is located in the leg of the human body.
10. Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Answers: 1. true; 2. true; 3. false, adultery; 4. false; 5. true; 6. true; 7. true; 8. false, Britain; 9. false, back; 10. true.

General Knowledge
1. What planet is called Earth's "sister planet?" ( 1 pt)
2. In which state is the NCAA basketball runners-up, Butler University, located? ( 1 pt)
3. Which word, placed at the end of each of these words describes a popular game: duck, candle, five, ten? ( 1 pt)
4. The island nation of Mauritius can be found in what ocean? ( 2 pt)
5. Pleurisy is a disease that affects what organ in the body? ( 2 pt)
6. Who wrote the opera "Don Giovanni?" ( 2 pt)
7. In the game of billiards, what color is the number 5 ball? ( 3 pt)

Answers: 1. Venus; 2. Indiana; 3. pin; 4. Indian Ocean; 5. lungs; 6. W.A. Mozart; 7. orange.

IQ Trivia
1. The Luzon Strait separates The Philippines from what other nation? ( 4 points)
2. What two airlines flew the Concorde from 1976-2003? ( 4 points)
3. Divers can get the bends due to bubbles from what type of gas? ( 3 points)
4. Who was the first US president who was born an American citizen and the only president whose second language was English? ( 4 points)
5. The Leatherstocking Tales were a series of novels by what 19th century author? ( 5 points)

Answers: 1. Taiwan; 2. British Airways and Air France; 3. nitrogen; 4. Martin Van Buren; 5. James Fenimore Cooper.


Rick said...

never would have pegged Dick Van Dyke as a rapper (or Chad Smith for that matter)

(done to rap beat)
My name is Dick Van Dyke - I am the rapper that you will like-
if you find me a bore perhaps you should watch me and Mary Tyler Moore- In the 60's my act was sweet - in this millenium I will be the man to beat
Sorry I will stop there

The Omnipotent Q said...

Never thought of you are rap lyrics writer, Rick!