Wednesday, September 21, 2011

PT's Trivia Q&A: September 20

We had 19 teams in for Trivia on Tuesday night, as the night started off a bit slow, but got going as we got into the later rounds. The numbers for True or False were a little lower than I would have thought, as they also were for General Knowledge. Guess I made both harder than I thought.

The winners were He Was No Jack Palance, with 45 points. Second place went to John Quinn's Turtleneck: Don't Ask, Don't Tell? with 43 points. Third place was a tie between The Bar and I'd Like to Talk Like a Pirate, But I Don't Speak Somali, both with 39 points.

Best Team Name: Rice & Palin: In Michigan Be Nail'n

Current Events
1. Which European country elected its first ever female prime minister last Thursday?
2. The Census Bureau released data on poverty and median income last week, and which southern state was ranked lowest in the US in both?
3. What actor pulled out of last Sunday's Emmy Awards show after the Fox network cut a joke he was going to do about the phone hacking scandal?
4. 10 people were killed last Friday when a plane crashed into a crowd of spectators watching an air race in what US state?
5. What Central American country was rocked by four earthquakes on Monday, resulting in one death?
6. What singer/guitarist canceled two concerts and will delay the release of his newest album until next year due to a granuloma on his vocal cords?
7. What company announced they will be splitting into two services, with their DVD service now being called "Qwikster?"

September 20th Trivia
1. On this day in 1633, what famous astronomer was put on trial for teaching that the Earth orbits the Sun?
2. In 1881, what US president was inaugurated after the assassination of James Garfield?
3. On this date in 1973, Billie Jean King won the famous "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match against what male rival?
4. In 1962, James Meredith was barred from becoming the first blacks tudent at what southern university? ( He would enter 11 days later.)
5. On this day in 1970, Doors singer Jim Morrison was convicted of indecent exposure and profanity during a 1969 concert in what US city?
6. In 1982, which US sports league saw the start of a 57-day players strike, one in which replacement players were used?
7. In 1519 on this day, which European explorer set out to circumnavigate the globe, but was killed before he could complete it?

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. The state of Alaska has more caribou than people.
2. The average man is five inches taller that the average woman.
3. The most landed on space on the Monopoly game board is Reading Railroad.
4. The manual for IRS employees includes provisions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war.
5. Cleopatra, "Queen of the Nile," was not Egyptian.
6. Charles Lindbergh was the person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
7. Four pairs of US presidents have been related.
8. If Earth's total existence was measured in a total day, human existence of 40,000 years would cover less than one second.
9. Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta was named after two of the city's mayors.
10. No defensive player has ever won the Super Bowl MVP Award.

General Knowledge
1. Valley Forge is located in what US state? ( 1 pt)
2. What color is the maple leaf on the Canadian flag? ( 1 pt)
3. Who was the first democratically elected president of Russia? ( 1 pt)
4. The world-famous opera house known as La Scala is located in what European city? ( 2 pt)
5. Where in London is Speakers Corner located? ( 2 pt)
6. The Panama Canal connects the Pacific Ocean with what other body of water? ( 2 pt)
7. Billy Batson is the alter-ego of what comic book character? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What game is played in an arena known as a fronton? ( 4 points)
2. Josephine Cochrane invented what household appliance in 1886? ( 5 points)
3. The Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers join together to form the Ohio River at what US city? ( 3 points)
4. What 17th British leader was hanged and decapitated two years after he died? ( 4 points)
5. What popular beverage was first developed at the University of Florida? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Denmark; 2. Mississippi; 3. Alec Baldwin; 4. Nevada; 5. Guatemala; 6. John Mayer; 7. Netflix.

September 20th Trivia
1. Galileo Galilei; 2. Chester A. Arthur; 3. Bobby Riggs; 4. University of Mississippi; 5. Miami; 6. NFL; 7. Ferdinand Magellan.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. true; 2. true; 3. false, Illinois Avenue; 4. true; 5. true; 6. false, first solo; 7. true; 8. true; 9. true; 10. false, six have won it.

General Knowledge
1. Pennsylvania; 2. red; 3. Boris Yeltsin; 4. Milan; 5. Hyde Park; 6. Caribbean Sea; 7. Captain Marvel.

IQ Trivia
1. Jai-alai; 2. dishwasher; 3. Pittsburgh; 4. Oliver Cromwell; 5. Gatorade.

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