Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Trivia Q&A: June 14

We had 22 teams in for Trivia Night on its regular night again, and it was good to see so many of the regulars back. No worries folks, we are back on Tuesday night to stay!

The scores were generally high, and I think most of the questions before IQ Trivia were on the not-so-hard side. It was still a great night (even with that TV that was sitting next to my table, which was put there for the final two games of the Stanley Cup Finals).

The team of And Now, For One Week Only, No Pian (she was away, as she's one of my dedicated regulars) came out with a three point win, getting 4 of the 5 IQ Trivia questions correct and had a total of 52 points. Second place went to Team George Brett with 49 points, and third place went to It's Not The Heat, It's The Lack of Humility with 48.

I made no mention of it, as I kept it low-key, but this night was the 5th anniversary of me hosting Professor Thom's Tuesday Night Trivia. I first hosted it on June 14, 2006. Never would have guessed I'd still be doing it a half-decade later. But all of you who come out week after week make it a joy for me to do and I thank you so much for that.

Best Team Name: It's Not The Heat, It's The Lack of Humility

Current Events
1. What European country banned the words "Facebook" and "Twitter" from being spoken on TV or radio unless they are part of a news story in accordance to an old law?
2. What chocolate company issued an apology to supermodel Naomi Campbell that named and offended her in a recent ad?
3. What primetime network TV show had the highest cumulative audience for the 2010-11 season, with nearly 121 million viewers?
4. President Obama earlier today became the first sitting president to make an official visit to what place since John F. Kennedy in 1961?
5. What Academy Award-winning actor was awarded last week the CBE, or the Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth?
6. AEG Corporation said last weekend that they have spoken to the owners of 5 different NFL teams about moving to what city that has been without a team since 1995?
7. What Oscar winning actor apologized last weekend after he made comments on Twitter lashing out at the practice of male circumcision?

Q-Tip Trivia
1. Which of these US presidents served in the 19th century? a. Benjamin Harrison; b. W. H. Taft; c. Millard Fillmore; d. Grover Cleveland.
2. Which of the following actors/actresses won an Oscar in the decade of the 2000s? a. Jack Nicholson; b. Russell Crowe; c. Nicole Kidman; d. Susan Sarandon.
3. Which of the following books of the Bible are in the Old Testament? a. Leviticus; b. Deuteronomy; c. Romans; d. Philippians.
4. Which of these famous people lived to the age of 100? a. Bob Hope; b. Irving Berlin; c. George Burns; d. Strom Thurmond.
5. Which of these artists have had posthumous number one singles on Billboard's Hot 100 US chart? a. John Lennon; b. Jimi Hendrix; c. Michael Jackson; d. Elvis Presley.
6. Which of the following states entered the Union after the Civil War? a. California; b. Oregon; c. Minnesota; d. Michigan.
7. Which of the following cities are in the Eastern time zone? a. Milwaukee; b. Memphis; c. Nashville; d. Detroit.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. There are more chickens than people in the world.
2. You weigh less at the top of a mountain than at sea level.
3. Arizona is the only US state never to report a temperature of zero degrees F or below.
4. No piece of paper can be folded more than seven times. ( I tossed this question out, as I wasn't specific about how the paper was folded. I awarded everyone a point.)
5. The storytellers The Brothers Grimm were circus performers in their original profession.
6. Franklin D. Roosevelt never won a Nobel Peace Prize.
7. English is the official language of the African nation Ivory Coast.
8. The secret society Skull and Bones operates at Harvard University.
9. Invisible Woman was the only female founding member of The Fantastic Four.
10. Florence Nightingale first achieved fame while serving in World War I.

General Knowledge
1. How many zeros are in the number 20 billion? ( 1 pt)
2. In what city was the sitcom "Laverne and Shirley" originally set? ( 1 pt)
3. What novel features a character named Holly Golightly? ( 1 pt)
4. What actor played "The High Plains Drifter" in the movies? ( 2 pt)
5. What is the only letter of the alphabet not in the name of any US state? (2 pt)
6. Who was the original host of "The Tonight Show?" ( 2 pt)
7. What US state is the only one that borders just one other state? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What is the only US state with just one school district? ( 4 points)
2. What nation's coat of arms features a picture of Noah's Ark resting atop Mount Ararat? ( 4 points)
3. Rocinante was the name of the horse of what fictional character? ( 4 points)
4. Which "Seinfeld" character was the first to lose the bet regarding being "Master of Their Domain?" ( 3 points)
5. A person who is a toxophillist would compete in what sport? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. France; 2. Cadbury; 3. "60 Minutes;" 4. Puerto Rico; 5. Colin Firth; 6. Los Angeles; 7. Russell Crowe.

Q-Tip Trivia
1. a,c,d; 2. b,c; 3. a,b; 4. all; 5. a; 6. none; 7. d.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. true; 2. true; 3. false, Hawaii; 4. true; 5. false, librarians; 6. true; 7. false, French; 8. false, Yale; 9. true; 10. false, Crimean War.

General Knowledge
1. ten; 2. Milwaukee; 3. "Breakfast at Tiffany's; 4. Clint Eastwood; 5. Q; 6. Steve Allen; 7. Maine.

IQ Trivia
1. Hawaii; 2. Armenia; 3. Don Quixote; 4. Kramer; 5. archery (hunting).

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