Wednesday, October 26, 2011

PT's Trivia Q&A: October 25

We had 17 teams in on Tuesday night, on a night when Professor Thom's had their "Crabtoberfest."

We had some strong scores on World Series Trivia, but they were not so strong for New York City Places Trivia, as I guess many of the folks in are either not native New Yorkers or don't know this town as well as I thought.

Four teams got 4 of 5 correct in IQ Trivia, and one of those teams, In Loving Memory of Colonel Qaddafi, would up taking the title with 50 points, and won by four points. Nice job, and their first ever win.

Second place went to This Halloween, The World Population Will Be 7 Billion, So Buy More Candy finished with 46 points, and Third Place went to The Bloodsucking Lawyers From Jurassic Park with 45.

Best Team Name: Is It Halloween or Are We Just In Williamsburg?

Current Events
1. Andrew Holness was named what Caribbean island nation's new prime minister last week?
2. What Oscar-winning actress referred to Pope Benedict XVI as a "nazi" last week?
3. John Bryson was confirmed by the Senate last Thursday to what position in President Obama's cabinet?
4. What Republican presidential candidate's paid staffers in New Hampshire all quit in frustration last Friday?
5. Bank of America, which was America's largest bank, was recently passed in total assets by which bank, which is now number one?
6. Which major TV network paid $425 million to broadcast soccer's World Cup in the US in 2018 and 2022?
7. What country was struck by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake last week, with a death toll reaching over 200?

World Series Trivia
1. Last Saturday, Albert Pujols became the third player ever to hit three home runs in a World Series game. Name one of the other two.
2. What Yankees Hall of Fame player holds the record for playing on the most World Series winners, ten in all?
3. What team did the New York Mets defeat in the 1969 World Series to win their first ever title?
4. Among the following expansion teams: Tampa Bay Rays, Kansas City Royals and Colorado Rockies, which is the only one that has won a World Series?
5. How many World Series did Joe Torre win as Yankees manager?
6. Name 1 of the 3 expansion teams to win the World Series twice.
7. What current manager is one of just two managers to win the World Series in each league?

New York City Places Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Sunset Park
2. Fort Wadsworth
3. Marble Hill
4. Pelham Bay Park
5. Snug Harbor
6. Red Hook
7. Co-Op City
8. Willets Point
9. Gerritsen Beach
10. Fort Totten

General Knowledge
1. "Go ahead, make my day" was a line made famous by what movie actor? ( 1 pt)
2. What was the name of the first Beatles movie? ( 1 pt)
3. Which vowel (a,e,i,o,u) does not begin the name of a US state?
4. Which war brought the words to the American national anthem? ( 2 pt)
5. The city of Sydney is located in which Australian state? ( 2 pt)
6. The Rosetta Stone was found in what country? ( 2 pt)
7. Which legendary figure got his famous nickname after he was attacked with a knife at a Brooklyn nightclub in 1917? (3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Which European capital city is divided into 20 arrondissements? ( 3 points)
2. Which European country adopted its current national anthem in 1770, and to this day it still has no official lyrics? ( 5 points)
3. Which Las Vegas casino has a $9 million lion habitat in its lobby? ( 4 points)
4. What singer recently broke Bob Dylan's record of being the oldest artist to reach number one on the Billboard album chart? (4 points)
5. What is the only horror film to be nominated for at least 10 Academy Awards? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Jamaica; 2. Susan Sarandon; 3. Secretary of Commerce; 4. Michelle Bachmann; 5. JP Morgan Chase; 6. Fox; 7. Turkey.

World Series Trivia
1. Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson; 2. Yogi Berra; 3. Baltimore Orioles; 4. KC Royals; 5. four; 6. Mets, Blue Jays and Marlins; 7. Tony LaRussa (and Sparky Anderson).

New York City Places Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Brooklyn; 2. Staten Island; 3. Manhattan; 4. The Bronx; 5. Staten Island; 6. Brooklyn; 7. The Bronx; 8. Queens; 9. Brooklyn; 10. Queens.

General Knowledge
1. Clint Eastwood; 2. "A Hard Day's Night;" 3. E; 4. War of 1812; 5. New South Wales; 6. Egypt; 7. Al Capone.

IQ Trivia
1. Paris; 2. Spain (La Marcha Real); 3. MGM Grand; 4. Tony Bennett; 5. "The Exorcist."

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