Wednesday, October 05, 2011

PT's Trivia Q&A: October 4

We had a terrific turnout on Tuesday night for Trivia, as 21 teams took part. There was playoff baseball on the TVs, but most of the folks in wanted their Trivia, and they got it.

I made the Q&A a bit harder this week, as the scores last week were just too high. And the harder questions were reflected in the scores. We only had two perfect scores before the IQ round.

I thought I made IQ Trivia rather difficult this week, but four teams ran the table and got the full 20 points in the round. One of those teams, The Dead Are Walking The Earth and Winning Nobel Prizes, wound up winning by four points with 49. Congratulations to Dave and Anton on their win.

Second place went to Like iPhone 4G, I'm Still Too Wide, I Don't Last Very Long and I'm Totally Overrated, and Third Place was a tie between Goodbye Baseball! Hallo, Ween! and Oh Wow, They're Making an Arrested Development Movie. I Can't Wait To Take the 2nd Avenue Subway to See It (who also won Best Team Name), with 44 points.

Current Events
1. What country launched their first ever space station, nicknamed "Sky Palace 1," last week?
2. What Emmy-winning actor is releasing another of his spoken word-cover albums and one of the songs on it will be Black Sabbath's "Iron Man?"
3. Stephen King announced he is writing a sequel to what 1977 novel of his, which was turned into one of the scariest movies of the 1980s?
4. 15 people have died around the US over the last 3 weeks from consuming what contaminated fruit grown in Colorado?
5. Which film took in over $14 million this past weekend in its second weekend of its release to become the number one film in America?
6. What airline announced that they will offer classes on how to survive plane crashes, but just to their Executive Club members only?
7. What female superstar was heavily rumored yesterday to be performing at this February's Super Bowl?

Pop Music Trivia
1. Who composed the music for the film "West Side Story?"
2. John Bonham was what classic rock band's drummer?
3. Cameron Crowe's documentary "Twenty" is a film about what rock band?
4. Kylie Minogue, "The Pop Princess," is a native of what country?
5. In 1985, what pop duo became the first Western pop group to perform in China?
6. In 1988, what future pop star was runner-up on "Star Search," with a version of Whitney Houston's "The Greatest Love of All?"
7. Pop star Alecia Moore was born in Puerto Rico in 1979, and by what one-word name is she known by?

1-25 Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. This number is needed to win a game in badminton or table tennis.
2. At the Last Supper, ther were this many people around the table.
3. The number of holes in a stipulated round of golf.
4. This number has been retired for MLB Hall of Famers Ted Williams and Reggie Jackson.
5. Abraham Lincoln was this number US president.
6. Jim Carrey starred in a 2007 film about an obsession with this number.
7. A toatl of this many men walked on the moon.
8. This is the total number of points on a Star of David.
9. Aquarius is this number sign of the Zodiac.
10. This is the number of frames per second at which motion picture film is usually projected.

General Knowledge
1. What country was once known as Siam? ( 1 pt)
2. The Islamic month of fasting is called what? ( 1 pt)
3. The Boll Weevil is damaging to what crop? ( 1 pt)
4. What country did the Battle of Waterloo take place in? ( 2 pt)
5. What two US states' most populous cities share the same name? ( 2 pt)
6. What 1970s detective lived ina trailer on the beach? ( 2 pt)
7. The Algiers Accords, in the 1980s, ended what 14 1/2 month long standoff? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What day of the year ranks second only to Thanksgiving when it comes to the highest food consumption in the US? ( 4 points)
2. Bodoni, Garamond and Univers are among the top ten most popular what? ( 4 points)
3. What English city is nicknamed "The City of Dreaming Spires?" ( 5 points)
4. What famous woman, who died in England in 1536, was the youngest daughter of Columbus' patrons Ferdinand and Isabella? ( 5 points)
5. What did Alfred Butts first call "Alph" and later "Criss-Cross" when he invented the game in 1948? ( 3 points)

Current Events
1. China; 2. William Shatner; 3. "The Shining;" 4. cantaloupe; 5. "Dolphin Tale;" 6. British Airways; 7. Madonna.

Pop Music Trivia
1. Leonard Bernstein; 2. Led Zeppelin; 3. Pearl Jam; 4. Australia; 5. Wham!; 6. Christina Aguilera; 7. Pink.

1-25 Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. 21; 2. 13; 3. 18; 4. 9; 5. 16; 6. 23; 7. 12; 8. 6; 9. 11; 12. 24.

General Knowledge
1. Thailand; 2. Ramadan; 3. cotton; 4. Belgium; 5. Maine and Oregon; 6. Jim Rockford; 7. Iran hostage crisis.

IQ Trivia
1. Super Bowl Sunday; 2. typefaces (fonts); 3. Oxford; 4. Catherine of Aragon; 5. Scrabble.

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