Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Trivia Q&A: February 8

We had another fine turnout on a really cold night in Manhattan, with 18 teams coming for the Trivia. It was close all night, with some very high scores for the Grammy Winners Trivia. But they were brought down a bit by General Knowledge, as the most anyone got in that round was 9 of 12. (And few people remembered that England ran Florida until 1783.)

We had a rare event: three teams tied for the lead going into IQ Trivia. But one of those teams, 10 In Your Hand Is Better than 4 In Her Bush, got four of the five correct and wound up a two point winner. Second place went to Mubarak Mu'Problems with 52 points and third Cairo Let 'Em Go with 47.

It was the first win for the team of my friends Bob and Peter, and their friend Carey. Nice job guys.

Best Team Name: We May Not Win But At Least We Are Not The Cleveland Cavaliers

Current Events
1. Elton John, in the latest edition of Rolling Stone, said that this friend and fellow musician needs more rehab for his alcohol problems and that in his past rehab he "got off light."
2. What coach won the NFL Coach of the Year for 2010 for the third time in his career last week?
3. What Grammy award and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award winner will be performing live on the Grammy Awards ceremony for the first time next week, but without his band?
4. Two people were killed and over 200 injured during celebrations in what world capital city to welcome the Lunar New Year last Thursday?
5. What female R&B singer's current video has now been banned in 11 countries, flagged by YouTube and edited down by MTV over its' racy content?
6. John Barry, and English-born Oscar winning composer, died last week at the age of 77. What series of films was he best known for doing the score for?
7. What digital media giant acquired the web site The Huffington Post for $315 million earlier this week?

Q Are You?
1. This man was born in Thunder Bay, ONT in 1949. He's a musician, actor, author and comedian. He's released two solo albums and played on many recording artist's albums. He's been a musical director and was also the first person to say the "F" word on "Saturday Night Live."
2. This woman was born in Heworth, England in 1934. She is one of the most respected actresses of her generation. She's won an Academy Award, a Tony, 2 SAG awards and she 's best known for appearing in many of the James Bond films.
3. This man was born in Bridgeport, CT in 1977. He is a musician and songwriter, with his first two albums, released earlier in the last decade, going multi-platinum. He's won 7 Grammys, including 2005's Song of the Year.
4. This man was born in Exeter, NH in 1964. He began his career pursuing a career in Hollywood and music in the early 1990s, even releasing a CD of his music. But he turned his attention to writing thriller novels and two of them were runaway hits and were adapted into controversial films in the 2000s.
5. This man was born in Cedar Rapids, IA in 1978. He's an actor, producer and former fashion model. he's best known for a Fox sitcom he starred on, a cable show he produced and hosted. He's currently producing a reality show, "Beauty and The Geek."
6. This woman was born in Boston, MA in 1929. She's an author and broadcast journalist. She was the first co-anchor of a network evening news program and she's hosted morning TV shows and a TV newsmagazine in her storied career.
7. This man was born in Houston, TX in 1981. He's a 4-time MLB All-Star and 4-time stolen base leader who tied the MLB record for steals in a game with 6 in 2009. he's now best known for signing the largest free agent deal ever for an outfielder this off-season.

In Q's iPod: Grammy Winners Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Bridge Over Troubled Water--Simon and Garfunkel
2. Just the Way You Are--Billy Joel
3. What a Fool Believes--The Doobie Brothers
4. What's Love Got to Do With It--Tina Turner
5. Streets of Philadelphia--Bruce Springsteen
6. Smooth--Santana
7. Change the World--Eric Clapton
8. Beautiful Day--U2
9. I Will Always Love You--Whitney Houston
10. Graceland--Paul Simon

General Knowledge
1. What is considered to be the largest river in the world? ( 1 pt)
2. What is the study of plant life called? ( 1 pt)
3. What European nation had control of Florida from 1763-83? ( 1 pt)
4. In 1824, the Goodrich company first introduced what foul weather item to the general public? ( 2 pt)
5. In what midwestern US state was Thomas Edison born? ( 2 pt)
6. In "Star Trek," what color was Mr. Spock's blood? ( 2 pt)
7. What month in the US has the highest birth rate? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What political figure did Arthur Bremer shoot at a Maryland political rally in 1972? ( 4 points)
2. Lyssa is another name for what disease? ( 4 points)
3. Henry Gondorff and Johnny Hooker were the two main characters in what classic film that won seven Oscars? ( 4 points)
4. What European country was attacked by the Russians in 1939, fought for the Germans after 1941, and was again defeated by the Russians in 1945? ( 3 points)
5. What food business tycoon started his empire out of gas station in 1930? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. Billy Joel; 2. Bill Belichick; 3. Mick Jagger; 4. Beijing; 5. Rhianna; 6. James Bond; 7. AOL.

Q Are You?
1. Paul Shaffer; 2. Judi Dench; 3. John Mayer; 4. Dan Brown; 5. Ashton Kutcher; 6. Barbara Walters; 7. Carl Crawford.

General Knowledge
1. Nile; 2. botany; 3. England; 4. galoshes; 5. Ohio; 6. green; 7. August.

IQ Trivia
1. George Wallace; 2. rabies; 3. "The Sting"; 4. Finland; 5. Colonel Harlan Sanders.

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