Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Trivia Q&A: August 3

We had 16 teams in for Trivia on Tuesday night, in what seemed like a more mellow night than we've had in some time.

It was good to see a few old friends I hadn't seen in some time, like Gareth and Tara. I really thought this was going to be a night where the scores were really high, as I thought many of the questions were rather easy. But they were not as high in Current Events and Pop Albums Trivia as I thought they would be.

It was close all night, but the team of Your Mother's a Whore, President Karzai would up getting four of the five IQ Trivia questions correct for a one-point slim win. They had fallen out of the Top 5 going into the round, but pulled out a nice comeback to seal the victory.

Congratulations, guys!

In this week's questions and answers, I am trying something different. I will now listed all the questions first, and all the answers will now appear at the conclusion of this post. With thanks to Peter for the suggestion.

Current Events
1. A federal judge ruled that this activity was not a sport and that Quinnipiac University could not replace its volleyball team with it.
2. This controversial director apologized last week for some comments he made about the Holocaust and "Jewish domination of the media" that angered many Jewish groups.
3. Former Vice-President Al Gore was cleared of sexual misconduct charges by a district attorney in this state last Friday.
4. The Parliament of Catalonia, an autonomous region of Spain, became the first region in the country to ban this activity last week.
5. Musician Wyclef Jean announced recently he has taken formal steps in an effort to run for president of this country in their 2010 general election.
6. This actor was sentenced to 30 days in rehab after pleading guilty to domestic violence charges in Colorado yesterday.
7. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticized this summertime newsmaker in a recent speech in Tehran, saying he "spread western propaganda and superstition."

Pop Album Trivia
1. Jagged Little Pill (1995)
2. Californication (1999)
3. Beggars Banquet (1968)
4. Paul's Boutique (1989)
5. What's Going On (1971)
6. London Calling (1979)
7. Because of the Times (2007)

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. There are more Subway sandwich shops than there are subway stations in Manhattan.
2. More than 1,000 languages are spoken on the continent of Africa.
3. About 20% of the US population is left-handed.
4. Humphrey Bogart and Princess Diana were distantly related.
5. The United States is larger in surface area than that of the Moon.
6. Horse racing is called "The game of kings."
7. Saccharine is derived from coal.
8. Adam's ale is a type of beer.
9. The Bible is the world's most shoplifted book.
10. There are four leaves on a shamrock.

General Knowledge
1. Who lived at 221B, Baker Street, London? ( 1 pt)
2. When a player scores three goals in a hockey game, it is called what? ( 1 pt)
3. What country is Hanoi the capital of? ( 1 pt)
4. What US president once pardoned his half-brother for his drug offenses? ( 2 pt)
5. Which sign of the zodiac is represented as a man pouring water from a jug? ( 2 pt)
6. What follows the meridian of 180 degrees longitude, roughly down the middle of the Pacific Ocean? ( 2 pt)
7. What pop singer wrote the State Farm jingle ("Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there")? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. In 1946, convenience store Totem changed its name to what to reflect its new, extended store hours? ( 3 points)
2. Millennium Stadium is located in what European city? ( 4 points)
3. What classic war movie ends with soldiers singing "The Mickey Mouse March?" ( 4 points)
4. What late comic actor was originally supposed to be the voice of Shrek? ( 4 points)
5. Where on the human body would you find the purlicue? ( 5 points)

Current Events:
1. cheerleading; 2. Oliver Stone; 3. Oregon; 4. bullfighting; 5. Haiti; 6. Charlie Sheen; 7. Paul the Psychic Octopus.

Pop Album Trivia: 1. Alanis Morissette; 2. Red Hot Chili Peppers; 3. The Rolling Stones; 4. Beastie Boys; 5. Marvin Gaye; 6. The Clash; 7. Kings of Leon.

True or False Trivia: 1. true; 2. true; 3. false, 7%; 4. true (7th cousins); 5. false; 6. false, chess; 7. true; 8. false, water; 9. true; 10. false, three.

General Knowledge: 1. Sherlock Holmes; 2. hat trick; 3. Vietnam; 4. Bill Clinton; 5. Aquarius; 6. International Date Line; 7. Barry Manilow.

IQ Trivia: 1. 7-Eleven; 2. Cardiff, Wales; 3. "Full Metal Jacket;" 4. Chris Farley; 5. hand (between the thumb and index finger).

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