Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Trivia Q&A: October 12

We had 15 teams in for Trivia Night on Tuesday. Not a bad crowd, and it was nice to see my old friends Will and Sam back with their old team "Table One." They were back in the US from London for a wedding. Nice when my old players return for a visit and a night of trivia.

It was also a night when Brett Favre was a popular choice for team names. (See Best Team Name below.)

The numbers were a bit low for Current Events, but were generally fairly strong for the rest of the categories, especially Q-Tip Trivia. They were pretty decent for IQ Trivia, and the team of You're Mother's a Whore, Carl Paladino got 4 of 5 correct in that round to win the night by five points.

Congratulations to them on their second straight win.

Best Team Name: Bobby Cox Retires, But Brett Favre's Doesn't

Current Events
1. A study by Social Business Report picked which American city as the Top Twitter City, with the most active businesspeople on that blogging site?
2. What hard rock band was chosen recently as "The Best Band in the World" in a recent poll on Myspace?
3. What woman was selected as Forbes magazine's "Most Powerful Woman in the World", and bumped Oprah Winfrey down to number 3?
4. Which female R&B singer filed for bankruptcy for the second time last week, and it's estimated she may owe as much as $50 million in debts?
5. Peruvian-Spanish Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the Nobel Prize in what field of endeavor?
6. Which MLB Hall of Fame outfielder revealed last Saturday that he is suffering from cancer of the perotid gland, which he believes was caused by his use of smokeless tobacco?
7. The owners of which MLB team are trying to buy Liverpool FC of the EPL for $430 million, but are currently being blocked by the club's current American owners?

Q-Tip Trivia
1. Which of the following states first joined the Union in the 20th century? a. Wyoming, b. Utah; c. New Mexico; d. Arizona.
2. Which of these films did Paul Newman appear in? a. Somebody Up There Likes Me; b. Slap Shot; c. Earthquake; d. Cool Hand Luke.
3. Which of these teams play in the NL Western Division in MLB? a. Arizona Cardinals; b. Colorado Rockies; c. Seattle Mariners; d. San Francisco Giants.
4. Which of these neighborhoods are found in the borough of Brooklyn? a. Bay Ridge; b. Williamsburg; c. Sunset Park; d. East New York.
5. Which of these albums were recorded by Led Zeppelin? a. Sticky Fingers; b. Face Dances; c. Highway to Hell; d. Houses of the Holy.
6. Which of the following TV series are currently on HBO? a. Boardwalk Empire; b. Mad Men; c. Dexter; d. The Closer.
7. Which of the following statesmen won the Nobel Peace Prize? a. Winston Churchill; b. Franklin D. Roosevelt; c. Martin Luther King; d. Yasser Arafat.

10-100 Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Ulysses S. Grant is on this number monetary bill.
2. In years of marriage, pearl is this anniversary.
3. NFL Hall of Fame WR Jerry Rice wore this number.
4. Bases in baseball are this many feet apart.
5. Ronald Reagan was this number US president.
6. A standard dartboard has this many segments.
7. Babe Ruth hit this many hRs in 1927, establishing a record that stood for 34 years.
8. The boiling point of water is this many degrees Celsius.
9. Dudley Moore starred in a 1979 film with this number in the title.
10. The national speed limit in the UK is this number miles per hour.

General Knowledge
1. Which country hosted the 2008 Olympics? ( 1pt)
2. Which metal is heavier, silver of gold? (1 pt)
3. In 1890, which church outlawed polygamy? ( 1 pt)
4. Which instrument did the legendary jazz musician Miles Davis play? ( 2 pt)
5. Which is the smallest ocean in the world? ( 2 pt)
6. What author wrote "Alice in Wonderland?" (2 pt)
7. What former US president won a Grammy award for his participation in a recording of "Peter and The Wolf?" ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The Washington Post once said that what late journalist coined the phrase "red and blue states" during the 2000 presidential election? ( 4 points)
2. What notorious 20th century despot was once quoted as saying "I regard Henry Ford as my inspiration"? ( 4 points)
3. The president of France is, by law, also the co-prince of what other nation? ( 5 points)
4. Where on your body would you wear brogues, Bluchers and Balmorals? ( 3 points)
5. According to legend, what famous object was forged on the isle of Avalon? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. New York City; 2. AC/DC; 3. Michelle Obama; 4. Toni Braxton; 5. literature; 6. Tony Gwynn; 7. Boston Red Sox.

Q-Tip Trivia
1. c & d; 2. a, b & d; 3. b & d; 4. all; 5. d; 6. a; 7. c & d.

10-100 Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. 50; 2. 30; 3. 80; 4. 90; 5. 40; 6. 20; 7. 60; 8. 100; 9. 10; 10. 70.

General Knowledge
1. China; 2. gold; 3. Mormon; 4. trumpet; 5. Arctic; 6. Lewis Carroll; 7. Bill Clinton.

IQ Trivia
1. Tim Russert; 2. Adolf Hitler; 3. Andorra; 4. feet; 5. Excalibur.

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