Wednesday, September 14, 2011

PT's Trivia Q&A: September 13

We had a nice bounce back after the last two weeks when the crowds were a bit off for Trivia Night at Professor Thom's. 20 teams were in, and the crowd was really into the Trivia.

The team of I Loathe Hydrangeas got 4 of 5 correct in the final round to secure a two point win, with 48 points. Second place went to We Clicked Heels Together and Dorothy Came Back. There's No Place Like Thom's finished in second, two points back (and won Best Team Name), and Third Place was a rare three-way tie at 42 points between You Say Boehner, I Say Boner, Fifth Place and Manny Beating Mrs. Manny.

Current Events
1. What Hollywood actress was struck by a car in Santa Monica, CA last Wednesday while jogging but was not seriously injured?
2. What milestone number of total users did Twitter announce they currently have last Thursday?
3. A plane crashed last week that killed 43 people, including all members of a professional hockey team, in what country?
4. The most destructive wildfire in the history of what state destroyed more that 1300 homes in one county recently?
5. Samantha Stosur won the US Open women's singles title last weekend and became the first woman since 1973 to win it from what country?
6. The journal Pediatrics claims in a study done recently that what children's program was found to impair preschoolers' thinking?
7. What magazine's October issue will cost only 60 cents when it is released on Friday, and the editors have styled it with a retro look matching 1961?

Multiple Answers Trivia
1. Name 4 of the 6 smallest US states in population.
2. Name 3 of the 5 most common surnames in the US.
3. Name 4 of the top 6 most visited cities in the US by tourists.
4. Name 3 of the last 5 teams to win the World Series.
5. Name 3 of the 5 largest cities in Canada.
6. Name 3 of the 5 largest countries of Europe in terms of land area.
7. Name 3 of the last 6 monarchs to rule over the UK.

US States Nicknames Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. The Show-Me State
2. First in Flight State
3. The Spud State
4. The Silver State
5. The Last Frontier
6. Razorback State
7. Terrapin State
8. The Pelican State
9. North Star State
10. Green Mountain State

General Knowledge
1. Emperors of Rome usually associated with what color? ( 1 pt)
2. The Utah Jazz play in what professional sport? ( 1 pt)
3. The concept of "perestroika" or "openness", was introduced by what Russian leader? ( 1 pt)
4. "Suspicious Minds" was the last number one single in 1969 in the career of what singer? ( 2 pt)
5. What was the subtitle of the 1984 film "Star Trek III?" ( 2 pt)
6. What composer wrote "Rhapsody In Blue?" ( 2 pt)
7. Besides FDR, what US president is the only man to win the popular vote in three consecutive presidential elections? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The largest man-made waterfall in North America is found at what place? ( 4 points)
2. A cruciverbalist is an enthusiast in what activity? ( 4 points)
3. Worthington Foulfellow was a character in what Disney film? ( 3 points)
4. What European city is located on the Tagus River? ( 5 points)
5. A chapter entitled "I Am Born" opens what Charles Dickens novel? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Reese Witherspoon; 2. 100 million; 3. Russia; 4. Texas; 5. Australia; 6. SpongeBob SquarePants; 7. Playboy.

Multiple Answers Trivia
1. Wyoming, Vermont, North Dakota, Alaska, South Dakota, Delaware; 2. Smith, Johnson, Williams, Brown, Jones; 3. New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, Las Vegas; 4. Giants, Yankees, Phillies, Red Sox, Cardinals; 5. Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary; 6. Ukraine, France, Spain, Sweden, Germany; 7. Elizabeth II, George VI, Edward VII, George V, Edward VII, Victoria.

US States Nicknames Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Missouri; 2. North Carolina; 3. Idaho; 4. Nevada; 5. Alaska; 6. Arkansas; 7. Maryland; 8. Louisiana; 9. Minnesota; 10. Vermont.

General Knowledge
1. purple; 2. basketball; 3. Mikhail Gorbachev; 4. Elvis Presley; 5. "The Search For Spock;" 6. George Gershwin; 7. Grover Cleveland.

IQ Trivia
1. World Trade Center; 2. crossword puzzles; 3. "Pinocchio"; 4. Lisbon, Portugal; 5. "David Copperfield."

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