Wednesday, November 16, 2011

PT's Trivia Q&A: November 15

We had another big crowd on Tuesday night, as 20 teams took part in the festivities. The scores were a bit tough for Pop Music Trivia, but they were made up for in 1-10 Trivia, as all but four teams got all ten right. (I can promise you that next week's Q Train will be a little bit tougher.)

The teams were tightly bunched going into the final round, as the top five were divided by just three points. (The top two were tied, and the other three were also tied among themselves.)

But one of those teams in third, Sandusky Likes 'Em Husky, ran the table with 20 points, and wound up winning by seven points, with a total of 49. Nice job by Bob and his buddies.

Second place went to It's Only Horseplay, with 42 points, and we had a tie for third place between Something Witty and If I Am Elected Your Trivia Host, I Will Abolish Current Events, IQ Trivia and ..Oops, both with 41 points.

Best Team Name: 9-9-9 Problems and a Bitch Is One

Current Events
1. A petition with over 50,000 signatures is asking the Detroit Lions NOT to have what Canadian rock band perform during halftime of their Thanksgiving Day game?
2. In what western US state were voters allowed to use iPads to cast their ballots, the first state to use them on Election Day?
3. In a recent poll of 100-year-olds by United Healthcare, which elderly actress outpolled President Obama in a survey of who they would most like to have dinner with?
4. What actor was named host of the Academy Awards ceremony for 2012 after Eddie Murphy, the original host, bowed out last Wednesday?
5. Wilson Ramos, a catcher for the Washington Nationals, was kidnapped last week by armed gunmen and later set free in what country, his home country?
6. Bil Keane, who drew what popular newspaper comic strip for over 50 years, died last week at the age of 89?
7. What actor was widely criticized last for writing on Twitter that the firing of Penn State head coach Joe Paterno was "in poor taste?"

Pop Music Trivia
1. What rock star was killed in a helicopter crash in Wisconsin in 1990?
2. "Losing My Religion" by REM in the early 1990s was the first number one song to use what instrument since Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" in 1971?
3. Dave Matthews was born in what country?
4. The 25-acre memorial in Central Park for John Lennon is called what?
5. Who holds the title of "Highest Grossing Music Tour By a Female Artist" for her "Farewell Tour" of 2005?
6. "Lady Soul" is what female R&B singer's nickname?
7. What artist has the greatest number of Billboard Top 40 hits all-time?

1-10 Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Capricorn is this number sign of the Zodiac.
2. Jupiter is this number planet from the Sun.
3. How many sides does a heptagon have?
4. The Beatles released a compilation album in 2000 entitled what number?
5. Yankees Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig wore this number.
6. How many years did the Korean War last?
7. This is the number of points awarded in football for a safety.
8. June is this number month of the year.
9. The right fielder in baseball is this number player.
10. Hanukkah lasts this number days and nights.

General Knowledge
1. Which is the most easterly of the Great Lakes? ( 1 pt)
2. The musical instrument the sitar is associated with what country? ( 1 pt)
3. How many minutes are there in each period of a regulation hockey game? ( 1 pt)
4. What body organ creates insulin? ( 2 pt)
5. In what team sport would you perform a maneuver called a kong? (2 pt)
6. What Greek poet wrote "The Illiad" and "The Odyssey?" (2 pt)
7. From what country does Bacardi Rum originate? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Malabar Black is the most expensive variety of what commodity? ( 3 points)
2. Vaduz is the capital of what European country? ( 5 points)
3. In what present-day US state was the Roanoke Colony founded, in 1585? ( 4 points)
4. What 1960s Oscar-winning film featured only one female in the entire movie, a camel named Gladys? ( 4 points)
5. What Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer died in 1983 after choking on the cap of his bottle of eyedrops? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Nickelback; 2. Oregon; 3. Betty White; 4. Billy Crystal; 5. Venezuela; 6. The Family Circus; 7. Ashton Kutcher.

Pop Music Trivia
1. Stevie Ray Vaughan; 2. mandolin; 3. South Africa; 4. Strawberry Fields; 5. Cher; 6. Aretha Franklin; 7. Elvis Presley.

1-10 Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. ten; 2. five; 3. seven; 4. one; 5. four; 6. three; 7. two; 8. six; 9. nine; 10. eight.

General Knowledge
1. Lake Ontario; 2. India; 3. twenty; 4. pancreas; 5. volleyball; 6. Homer; 7. Cuba.

IQ Trivia
1. pepper; 2. Liechtenstein; 3. North Carolina; 4. "Lawrence of Arabia;" 5. Tennessee Williams.

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