Trivia Night returned to Tuesday night with a large and rather boisterous crowd. We had 18 teams in, with a few of the missing regulars returning.
The Q Train we did tonight may have been one of the tougher ones I've ever done. It was "Name The Month Trivia," and one team got a prefect score, but most of the scores were around 4 and 5. Guess I made it too hard this week! Most teams did rather well with "Last Champions Trivia" as most got at least 10 points in the double-point round.
Most scores were rather good, especially General Knowledge. Tonight's Trivia winners were also the best team name winner: My Balls: Another Catholic Classic. Congratulations to Joe and his friends on a two-point win.
1. This comic strip ended its 86-year run last Sunday with a murky cliffhanger that left many readers confused.
2. This reality show is now the number one show in daytime TV, passing The Oprah Winfrey Show in the recent May sweeps period.
3. A 8-year-old boy in Rhode Island had a hat he was wearing banned by his school because it had these items on it, which the school said violated the district's zero-tolerance weapons policy.
4. The Vatican announced last week that this classic 1980 comedy film was declared a "Catholic classic" alongside other films such as "The Ten Commandments" and "The Passion of the Christ."
5. John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to the final song on this iconic Beatles album sold for $1.2 million at a New York auction last Friday.
6. Manute Bol, the tallest player in NBA history who played nine years and with four teams, died last Saturday at the age of 47. How tall was he?
7. Two film critics at the site Rotten Tomatoes gave this newly-released film negative reviews, preventing it from getting 100% positive reviews, which the film's two previous installments got.
Answers: 1. Annie; 2. Judge Judy; 3. Toy soldiers; 4. "The Blues Brothers;" 5. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band;" 6. 7'7"; 7. "Toy Story 3."
Name The City's Last Champion Trivia
1. San Francisco
Answers: 1. 49ers (1994); 2. Phillies (2008); 3. Heat (2006); 4. Braves (1995); 5. Blackhawks (2010); 6. Celtics (2008); 7. Browns (1964).
Name That Month Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. The Titanic sank in the North Atlantic in 1912.
2. The Challenger space shuttle exploded after liftoff in 1986, killing all seven astonauts.
3. Japan signed the formal surrender in 1945 aboard the USS Missouri, ending WWII.
4. The Kentucky Derby is run on the first Saturday of this month every year.
5. Black History Month is this month every year.
6. The anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar is this month.
7. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is traditionally observed in this month.
8. The Stonewall riots, marking a turning point in the gay rights movement, occurred in 1969 in this month.
9. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally takes place in South Dakota for one week each year this month.
10. Canada Day is celebrated by our neighbors to the north every year this month.
Answers: 1. April; 2. January; 3. September; 4. May; 5. February; 6. March; 7. October; 8. June; 9. August; 10. July.
1. Who wrote the novels "Carrie" and "Misery?" ( 1 pt)
2. Hybrid vehicles are generally powered by both gas and what else? ( 1 pt)
3. What star is currently the host of "The Daily Show?" ( 1 pt)
4. The quote "Love means never having to say you're sorry" is from what 1970 film? ( 2 pt)
5. In what African country was the film "Blackhawk Down" set in? ( 2 pt)
6. In Christianity, what are the four weeks prior to Christmas called? ( 2 pt)
7. From what tribe did Sitting Bull hail? ( 3 pt)
Answers: 1. Stephen King; 2. electricity; 3. Jon Stewart; 4. "Love Story;" 5. Somalia; 6. Advent; 7. Lakota Sioux.
1. Matthew Webb was the first man to accomplish what feat in 1875? ( 4 points)
2. What restaurant chain is owned by Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger? ( 3 points)
3. "La Gioconda" is another name for what famous painting? ( 4 points)
4. What does a philographist collect? ( 4 points)
5. What Oscar-winning actor, who holds the record for most leading roles in film, turned down the role of Dirty Harry in 1971? ( 5 points)
Answers: 1. Swim the English Channel; 2. Planet Hollywood; 3. Mona Lisa; 4. autographs; 5. John Wayne.