Wednesday, September 07, 2011

PT's Trivia Q&A: September 6

We had a smaller crowd as expected, with the Labor Day weekend having just past and some serious rainstorms in New York City on Tuesday night. But 11 teams came out for Trivia, and I appreciate all of you who braved the bad weather and had a good time.

We had a three-way horse race through the entire night. The numbers on True or False Trivia were a little less than I thought they'd be, as I guess I made it a little harder.

The three teams were separated by a single point going into IQ Trivia. But the team of Team Knock Knock. Who's There? 9/11. 9/11 Who? I Thought You Said You'd Never Forget pulled out the win, with a total of 49 points.

Second place went to Back to the 8-3 Grind with 47 points, and Just Try to Curb Your John Quinn Enthusiasm (the Best Team Name of the night) took third with 46 points.

Current Events
1. The Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit last week to prevent AT&T from acquiring what telecommunications company?
2. Name 1 of the 4 Hall of Fame baseball players who the US Postal Service will commemorate with an individual stamp for their 2012 collection.
3. Which rock superstar was recently seen in a park in Boston playing a guitar after dropping off his son at Boston College?
4. What legendary comedian/actor was chosen on Tuesday to host the Oscars ceremony in 2012?
5. 32 people were killed when Typhoon Talas struck what Asian country, the most damaging typhoon to hit it since 2004?
6. What country expelled Israel's ambassador this past weekend after Israel refused to apologize for a 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla?
7. What rock star/reality TV star recently announced he was marrying his girlfriend of 28 years this October?

Q-Tip Trivia
1. Which of the following albums was not done by the Rolling Stones? a. Let It Bleed; b. Bridges To Babylon; c. Houses of the Holy; d. Tattoo You.
2. Which of the following have won the Nobel Peace Prize? a. Al Gore; b. Yasser Arafat; c. Mother Teresa; d. Henry Kissinger.
3. Which of the following planets are larger in size than Earth? a. Mars; b. Uranus; c. Venus; d. Neptune.
4. Which states have larger populations than New York State? a. Florida; b. Texas; c. Pennsylvania; d. Florida.
5. Which of the following films did not win the Oscar for Best Picture? a. Driving Miss Daisy; b. Chariots of Fire; c. A Beautiful Mind; d. Amadeus.
6. Which of the following US presidents were born west of the Mississippi? a. Richard Nixon; b. George W, Bush; c. Dwight D, Eisenhower; d. Herbert Hoover.
7. Which of the following landmarks were built in the 20th century? a. The Statue of Liberty; b. Brooklyn Bridge; c. Empire State Building; d. Central Park.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. One of every two Americans lives within 50 miles of where they were born.
2. It took Leonardo daVinci 12 years to paint the lips of the Mona Lisa.
3. When full grown, humans have 216 bones.
4. "Time" is the most frequently used noun in the English language.
5. Walt Disney was cryogenically frozen after his death.
6. Key West is the westernmost of the Florida Keys.
7. In the book "The Wizard of Oz", Dorothy wears silver and not ruby slippers.
8. Bulls will only charge at the color red.
9. Count Dracula was based on a real person.
10. Witches were never burned at the stake in 17th century Salem, MA.

General Knowledge
1. What English king signed the Magna Carta? ( 1 pt)
2. From what animal do we get mohair? ( 1 pt)
3. What year was the Berlin Wall constructed? ( 1 pt)
4. The most fresh water lakes are found on what continent? ( 2 pt)
5. Grace Slick was the lead singer of what 1960s rock band? (2 pt)
6. What famous general was nicknamed "The Desert Fox?" ( 2 pt)
7. What is the name of the Irish finger ring comprising two hands, a heart and a crown? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Which famous building is featured on the back of the current $100 bill? ( 4 points)
2. The Thistle plant is the national symbol of what place? ( 4 points)
3. In what classic of children's literature will one find Mr. Toad, Ratty and Mr. Badger? ( 4 points)
4. Chrometophobia is an irrational fear of what object? ( 5 points)
5. The westernmost point of mainland South America is found in what country? ( 3 points)

Current Events
1. T-Mobile USA; 2. Ted Williams, Larry Doby, Willie Stargell, Joe DiMaggio; 3. Bruce Springsteen; 4. Eddie Murphy; 5. Japan; 6. Turkey; 7. Gene Simmons.

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

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. true; 2. true; 3. false, 206; 4. true; 5. false, he was cremated; 6. false; 7. true; 8. false, they are color-blind; 9. true; 10. true.

General Knowledge
1. John; 2. Angora goat; 3. 1961; 4. North America; 5. Jefferson Airplane; 6. Erwin Rommel; 7. Claddagh ring.

IQ Trivia
1. Independence Hall; 2. Scotland; 3. "The Wind In The Willows;" 4. money; 5. Peru.

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