Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Trivia Q&A: August 17

We had 17 teams in for Trivia Night on Tuesday, and with the Red Sox stomping all over the Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles, it made for a very good night.

The scores were very good for Elvis Presley Trivia, as they were also for Odd Numbered Trivia. General Knowledge was slightly below what I thought it would be, but the scores going into IQ Trivia were still very close, with six teams withing two points of the lead.

But the team of Your Mother's a Whore, Glenn Beck pulled out a one point win, for their third win in four weeks, getting three of five right in the final round. (No team got as many as four correct.) Congratulations, guys.

Current Events
1. This major Midwestern city finished second behind El Centro, CA in a recent poll by the web site WalletPop for the title of "Worst Place to Live" in the US.
2. This country, which is currently building the largest clock in the world, hopes that "Mecca Time" will replace Greenwich Mean Time as the world's standard for time.
3. A museum in Texas is attempting to raise $30,000 in order to exhibit four dresses that actress Vivian Leigh wore in this classic 1939 film.
4. Former Congressman Dan Rostenkowski, who represented this state for 18 terms and was convicted on fraud charges in 1994, died last week at the age of 82.
5. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was arrested on Sunday for outstanding parking tickets and is the second person in two weeks to be arrested from this reality TV show.
6. Philip Markoff, a former medical student, was found dead in his Boston jail cell on Sunday. Markoff was accused of murdering a masseuse he met through what online web site?
7. The 2010 Summer Youth Olympics opened last Saturday in what Asian country?

Elvis Presley Trivia: True or False
1. The FBI has over 600 pages of files on Elvis Presley.
2. "Love Me Tender" was Elvis' best selling single of all-time.
3. "Heartbreak Hotel" was Elvis' first gold record.
4. Elvis famously met President Nixon in 1970 and asked to be made a "Federal Agent-at-Large" in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.
5. RCA Records was Elvis' first record-producing company.
6. "Suspicious Minds" was Elvis' last Billboard Hot 100 number one single.
7. Elvis Presley died at the age of 44.

Odd Numbered Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. The silver wedding anniversary is marked after this number of years of marriage.
2. In the US, this is the minimum age one can rent of buy R-rated films.
3. Alfred Hitchcock had a film named "This Numbered Steps."
4. A soccer match has this numbered minutes in each half.
5. This is the number of days February has in leap years.
6. According to many sources, Jesus Christ is said to be this age at the time of his crucifixion.
7. Alaska is this numbered US state to enter the Union.
8. The left fielder in baseball is represented by this number.
9. This is the number of flavors of Baskin-Robbins ice cream.
10. This is the total number of amendments to the US Constitution.

General Knowledge
1. Kenny Bania, David Puddy and Frank Costanza were recurring characters in what TV series? ( 1 pt)
2. The Buckeye State is what state's nickname? ( 1 pt)
3. "Ebony and Ivory" was a hit song for Paul McCartney and what other singer? ( 1 pt)
4. Golda Meir was the first female prime minister of what country? ( 2 pt)
5. Pat Garrett shot and killed what famous outlaw in 1881? ( 2 pt)
6. Who is the Roman god of fire? ( 2 pt)
7. What is the largest state east of the Mississippi River in terms of land area? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The Hawke's Bay earthquake of 1931 was the worst natural disaster of what country? ( 4 points)
2. Lee Richmond was the first of 20 players in MLB history to accomplish what feat, in 1880? ( 5 points)
3. The 1966 film "The Fortune Cookie" was the first of ten cinematic pairings of what two Oscar-winning actors? ( 3 points)
4. Which 19th century man was the only US president born in the state of Pennsylvania? ( 4 points)
5. Bret Easton Ellis' first novel and its recent sequel are both named for works by what singer-songwriter? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Cleveland; 2. Saudi Arabia; 3. "Gone With the Wind;" 4. Illinois; 5. "Jersey Shore;" 6. Craigslist; 7. Singapore.

Elvis Presley: True or False
1. true; 2. false, "Hound Dog;" 3. true; 4. true; 5. false, Sun Records; 6. true; 7. false, 42.

Odd Numbered Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. 25; 2. 17; 3. 39; 4. 45; 5. 29; 6. 33; 7. 49; 8. 7; 9. 31; 10. 27.

General Knowledge
1. "Seinfeld;" 2. Ohio; 3. Stevie Wonder; 4. Israel; 5. Billy the Kid; 6. Vulcan; 7. Georgia.

IQ Trivia
1. New Zealand; 2. Pitch a perfect game; 3. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau; 4. James Buchanan; 5. Elvis Costello.


Peter N said...

Q, you did it! Thank you SO much. When Nadia awakens, we're going to face off. Between you and me, I'm going to win. She has no chance. Thanks for the fun.

The Omnipotent Q said...

My pleasure, Peter! Have fun guys.