Wednesday, August 03, 2011

PT's Trivia Q&A: August 2

We had another huge and boisterous crowd in for Trivia on Tuesday night: 21 teams took part. We had some strong scores for Movie Trivia (six perfect scores; I'll make it harder next time). It was close all night, but the team of Hey Obama, Tell Me How My Boehner Tastes took the win, winning by three points after getting 4 of the 5 IQ Trivia questions correct. It was their third win in as many tries.

Second place went to Hey Dorothy, Can We Add "Sugar Coated Satan Sandwich" To The Menu? with 47 points, and third place was a tie between The Bar and At Least They Let Obama Keep His Wedding Ring with 44 points.

Best Team Name: Hey Dorothy, Can We Add "Sugar Coated Satan Sandwich" To The Menu?

Current Events
1. Jeret Peterson, an Olympic silver medalist in what Winter Olympic sport, was found dead last week in Utah of an apparent suicide?
2. What MSNBC talk-show host is being sued for $50 million for defamation for comments about a Minnesota-based ministry?
3. What game show host was injured last week chasing a burglar out of his hotel room in San Francisco?
4. Truong Tan Sang became president of what Asian country last week?
5. What controversial woman was recently offered $500,000 to pose nude in Hustler magazine?
6. What rock band just concluded their recent tour in Canada last week, which grossed over $736 million, making it the highest grossing tour of all-time?
7. Comedian George Lopez told CNN last week that he will "move to Canada" if what person is elected president in 2012?

Q-Tip Trivia
1. Which of the following planets have no satellites? a. Neptune; b. Uranus; c. Mars; d. Mercury.
2. Which of these nations were part of the Central Powers, who fought the Allies in WWI? a. Italy; b. Turkey; c. Bulgaria; d. Greece.
3. As of 2007, which of these newspapers were in the Top 10 in circulation in the US? a. USA Today; b. New York Times; c. Chicago Tribune; d. New York Post.
4. Which of these TV shows debuted in the 1980s? a. The Oprah Winfrey Show; b. Married With Children; c. Late Show With David Letterman; d. Saturday Night Live.
5. In which of these years was the World Series, which began in 1903, not played? a. 1904; b. 1917; c. 1945; d. 1994.
6. Which of these major European cities has never previously hosted an Olympic Games, Summer or Winter? a. London; b. Rome; c. Stockholm; d. Paris.
7. Which of these music superstars won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in the 2000s? a. Steely Dan; b. U2; c. Dixie Chicks; d. Eric Clapton.

Movies Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Carlito's Way, State of Grace, Dead Man Walking
2. 28 Days, Hope Floats, The Net
3. Me, Myself and Irene, Bruce Almighty, Man On The Moon
4. The Devil Wears Prada, Defending Your Life, She-Devil
5. Patriot Games, Presumed Innocent, Witness
6. Batman Returns, Married To The Mob, Witches Of Eastwick
7. Benny and Joon, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, Blow
8. Get Smart, Brokeback Mountain, Valentine's Day
9. Fight Club, Sleepers, Snatch
10. Avatar, Working Girl, Gorillas In The Mist

General Knowledge
1. Yellow mixed with red creates what color? ( 1 pt)
2. Who was the leader of "The Underground Railroad?" ( 1 pt)
3. The grave of what person is the most visited at Arlington National cemetery? ( 1 pt)
4. What is the numerical difference in the boiling point of water in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius? ( 2 pt)
5. What country was forced to halt its liberalization program by the invasion of Soviet troops in 1968? ( 2 pt)
6. How many men are raising the flag over Iwo Jima in the famed news photo? ( 2 pt)
7. The Asteroid Belt is found between what two planets in our solar system? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. By area, what is the largest landlocked state in the United States? ( 4 points)
2. Who was pictured on the first $5 bill ever authorized by the US in 1861? ( 5 points)
3. Christiania is the former name for which European capital city? ( 4 points)
4. Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger is better known today by what name? ( 3 points)
5. What country attempted to build a Panama canal in the 1880s but failed and abandoned the project? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Skiing; 2. Rachel Maddow; 3. Alex Trebek; 4. Vietnam; 5. Casey Anthony; 6. U2; 7. Sarah Palin.

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

Movies Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Sean Penn; 2. Sandra Bullock; 3. Jim Carrey; 4. Meryl Streep; 5. Harrison Ford; 6. Michelle Pfeiffer; 7. Johnny Depp; 8. Anne Hathaway; 9. Brad Pitt; 10. Sigourney Weaver.

General Knowledge
1. Orange; 2. Harriet Tubman; 3. John F. Kennedy; 4. 112 (212-100); 5. Czechoslovakia; 6. six; 7. Mars and Jupiter.

IQ Trivia
1. Montana; 2. Alexander Hamilton; 3. Oslo; 4. Pope Benedict XVI; 5. France.

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