Wednesday, August 17, 2011

PT's Trivia Q&A: August 16

The crowds continue to be big on Trivia Night at Professor Thom's, as 20 teams came in on Elvis Presley's Death Day (or as the nitwit Michelle Bachmann said today, "Happy Birthday Elvis!")

We had some strong scores throughout the night, especially in True or False Trivia.

We had a close match going into IQ Trivia, as the top two teams were separated by just one point. But the team that was in first place all night, made a clean sweep in IQ Trivia, getting 22 points (the last question was worth up to six points). Congratulations to Perfekt Hare on their win with 55 points.

Second place went to Aruba: Blondes Check In But They Don't Check Out with 45 points (they also won Best Team name). Third place was taken by Rick Perry's House of Rain with 44 points.

BTW, in two weeks we will have a special Monday night edition of Trivia Night at Professor Thom's, due to the Red Sox-Yankees game on Tuesday, August 3oth. So that week we will have Trivia on Monday night, August 29th, and at a special time too, 8:30 PM.

Next week's Trivia Night will be on Tuesday, August 23rd at 9 PM.

Current Events
1. What person recently topped a poll of 1,100 adults by E-Poll as "The Most Hated Person In America?"
2. Three fugitive siblings known as the Dougherty gang, wanted for crimes in FL and GA, were nabbed last Wednesday in what state?
3. Amazon UK reported a tremendous spike in sales of what very American item in response to the riots in England last week?
4. What actor will be the opening host for the 37th season of "Saturday Night Live" on September 24th and will be making his 16th appearance as host, a record?
5. What presidential candidate dropped out of the Republican race for 2012 after finishing a disappointing third in last Saturday's Iowa straw poll?
6. Five people were killed last Saturday after a stage collapsed during a massive burst of wind before a Sugarland concert at the State Fair in what state?
7. A 26-foot statue of Marilyn Monroe and her famous pose in the film "The Seven Year Itch" was recently unveiled and is causing controversy. In what state is the statue located?

England Trivia
1. What English port city is located on the river Mersey?
2. What city was home to Lady Godiva?
3. During what century did the Great Fire of London take place?
4. On what day of the year is Guy Fawkes Day commemorated in England each year?
5. Who did Winston Churchill succeed as England's prime minister in 1939?
6. Who is England's patron saint?
7. True or false: The state of California has a larger population than England does.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Singer/songwriter Paul Anka write Frank Sinatra's hit song "My Way."
2. A group of barracudas are called a battery.
3. Our ears and nose never stop growing until the day we die.
4. John is the most common first name in the world.
5. Alexander the Great suffered from epilepsy.
6. You must have a law degree to sit on the Supreme Court as a judge.
7. There are less than 10 countries in the world in which people drive on the left-hand side of the road.
8. The tuxedo dinner jacket was named after a town in New York state.
9. Dueling is legal in Paraguay, as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
10. Florida is larger in land area than the entire nation of Japan.

General Knowledge
1. James Madison was what number President of the United States? ( 1 pt)
2. What US city is the original game of Monopoly based on? ( 1 pt)
3. Who was Led Zeppelin's lead guitarist? ( 1 pt)
4. What country's capital is Kathmandu? ( 2 pt)
5. Who is considered "The Father of Modern Medicine?" ( 2 pt)
6. "The Parish Boy's Progress" is the subtitle of what Charles Dickens novel? ( 2 pt)
7. Who was the only actor that played one of the gang of boys in both "The Goonies" and "Stand By Me?" ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. "The Picture of Dorian Grey" was the only novel written by what famous poet/playwright? ( 4 points)
2. "Turk's head" and "Carrick bend"are two types of what? ( 5 points)
3. What two words did the Wicked Witch sky-write over Emerald City in the film "The Wizard of Oz?" ( 3 points)
4. What Canadian actress was the first baby born in Canada on its 100th anniversary in 1967? ( 4 points)
5. Name 2 of the 4 MLB players who have gotten 3,000 hits in their careers who are not in the Baseball Hall of Fame. ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Casey Anthony; 2. Colorado; 3. baseball bats; 4. Alec Baldwin; 5. Tim Pawlenty; 6. Indiana; 7. Chicago.

England Trivia
1. Liverpool; 2. Coventry; 3. 17th (1666); 4. November 5th; 5. Neville Chamberlain; 6. St. George; 7. false, England is larger.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. true; 2. true; 3. true; 4. false, Mohammed; 5. true; 6. false; 7. false, 50 countries; 8. true; 9. true; 10. false, Japan is 3X larger.

General Knowledge
1. four; 2. Atlantic City; 3. Jimmy Page; 4. Nepal; 5. Hippocrates; 6. "Oliver Twist;" 7. Corey Feldman.

IQ Trivia
1. Oscar Wilde; 2. knots; 3. Surrender Dorothy; 4. Pamela Anderson; 5. Pete Rose, Craig Biggio, Rafael Palmeiro, Derek Jeter.

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