Thursday, September 15, 2011

JW's Trivia Q&A: September 14

We had a couple of large groups of NYU students in on Wednesday night at Josie Wood's, and it certainly made for a spirited night of Trivia. They are my newest regulars, and I thank them for their continued support.

But the winner was not one of the student groups, but a couple known as Muhammad, Jugdish, Sidney and Clayton (love the Animal House reference) who scored 37 points and won by five points. They even donated their prize to the second place team, as they already paid their bar tab. Very classy, and a nice job all around.

21-30 Trivia
1. MLB Hall of Famer Willie Mays wore this number.
2. The number of days February has in leap years.
3. This was the number amendment that ended Prohibition in 1933.
4. In a normal deck of cards, there are this many red cards, as well as black cards.
5. The most famous psalm in the Bible was this number, also known as the Shepard Psalm.
6. The Arabic alphabet has this many letters.
7. Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus Christ for this many pieces of silver.
8. This is the roster size for all MLB teams.
9. Rock stars Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain all died at this age.
10. This is the total number of soccer players that can be on the field at any one time.

True or False Trivia
1. The Super Bowl actually got its name from the Wham-O Superball.
2. The President and his family pay for their own food and incidentals while in the White House.
3. Transylvania is part of Albania.
4. Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria is a distant relative of actress Eva Longoria.
5. Sylvester Stallone was once nominated for an Oscar and a Razzie Award (for Worst Actor) for playing the same role.
6. "Call Me Ishmael" is the first line from the book "Moby Dick."
7. Wimbledon is the first tennis tournament of the Grand Slam every calendar year.
8. "Flyer" was the name of the Wright Brothers plane.
9. The term "rock and roll" was coined by DJ Alan Freed.
10. George Washington appeared on the first US postage stamp.

General Knowledge
1. What name has been shared by the greatest number of popes?
2. Snoopy's best friend on the comic strip "Peanuts" was a small yellow bird named what?
3. What General Mills cereal contains stars and clovers and claims to be "magically delicious?"
4. For what film did Susan Sarandon win the Oscar for Best Actress in 1995?
5. What US president got Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat together at Camp David?
6. In the UK, what day of the year is Boxing Day celebrated?
7. What time zone is Denver, CO found in? ( 2 pt)
8. Winnipeg is found in what Canadian province? ( 2 pt)
9. Joseph Smith founded what religion in the early 19th century in upstate New York? ( 2 pt)
10. In what African country was the film "Blackhawk Down" set? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Which western US state is the only one with a bilingual constitution? ( 4 points)
2. Which of the Great Lakes does not border Canada? ( 3 points)
3. Who is America's only Nobel Prize-winning playwright? ( 5 points)
4. "Submitted For Your Approval" was a 1995 documentary about what TV legend? ( 4 points)
5. What restaurant chain is owned by Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, and Arnold Schwarzenegger? ( 4 points)

21-30 Trivia
1. 24; 2. 29; 3. 21; 4. 26; 5. 23; 6. 28; 7. 30; 8. 25; 9. 27; 10. 22.

True or False Trivia
1. true; 2. true; 3. false, Romania; 4. false, unrelated; 5. true; 6. true; 7. false, Australian Open; 8. true; 9. true; 10. false, Ben Franklin.

General Knowledge
1. John; 2. Woodstock; 3. Lucky Charms; 4. "Dead Man Walking;" 5. Jimmy Carter; 6. December 26; 7. Mountain; 8. Manitoba; 9. Mormon; 10. Somalia.

IQ Trivia
1. New Mexico; 2. Lake Michigan; 3. Eugene O'Neill; 4. Rod Serling; 5. Planet Hollywood.

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