Thursday, September 13, 2012

Trivia Q&A: September 12

We had 16 teams in on our special Wednesday night edition of Trivia. It was a good turnout despite the change of day and time, and I thank those folks who were able to change their schedule and come out.

The numbers were rather low for Current Events, but they perked right back up for September 12th Trivia. I expected big numbers for NFL Stadiums Trivia and wasn't disappointed.

It was really a two-horse race heading into IQ Trivia, and both teams got just 2 of 5 correct in the final round, and the team of Romney's Comments On Libya Display the Patriotism of Someone Who Keeps His Money In Switzerland got a total of 43 points and the win. Second went to Love In a Time of Collared Greens with 42 points, and third went to Clay, Bill Clay (the only team to get four correct in IQ Trivia) with 39 points.

We will return to our usual day and time next week: Tuesday night, September 18th at 9 PM.

Best Team Name: I'll Bet You $5 John Quinn Can't Say "Onomatopoeia" On His First Try

Current Events
1. Which recently disgraced athlete was officially banned from running in the Chicago Marathon next month?
2. Canada officially severed diplomatic ties with what nation last Friday, citing the country's foreign policy and security concerns for its diplomats?
3. What American rock band issued a cease and desist order against Fox News, after they used a song of theirs during its coverage of the DNC?
4. Tony Mack, the mayor of what city in New Jersey, was arrested on Monday on corruption charges by the FBI?
5. What English rock superstar was awarded with France's highest public distinction, the Legion of Honor, this past weekend?
6. Serena Williams won the US Open tennis tournament last Sunday and has now won the US Open how many times?
7. Which pop singer believes that a recent benign brain tumor she had was caused by frequent cellphone use?

September 12th Trivia
1. On this day in 2003, the UN lifted sanctions against what country after they accepted responsibility for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103?
2. In 1974, Haile Selassie, leader of what African nation, was deposed after a military coup ended his 58-year reign?
3. In 1964, Canyonlands National Park was designated an official national park, and is located in what western US state?
4. On this date in 1913, Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens was born. How many gold medals did he win at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin?
5. In 1993, the Lacey V. Murrow Bridge was rebuilt in what western US city, and made it possible for a person to drive from coast to coast without leaving Interstate 90?
6. Nikita Khrushchev was elected Soviet leader in 1953 on this date, officially succeeding whom?
7. In 2003, "The Man In Black", Johnny Cash died. Name 1of the 2 California prisons he recorded classic live albums at in the late 1960s.

NFL Stadiums Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Lambeau Field
2. Lincoln Financial Field
3. Candlestick Park
4. Metrodome
5. Gillette Stadium
6. Ralph Wilson Stadium
7. Raymond James Stadium
8. Heinz Field
9. Paul Brown Stadium
10. Arrowhead Stadium

General Knowledge
1. What fictional character's nose grew longer when he was lying? ( 1 pt)
2. Calgary is a major Canadian city found in what province? ( 1 pt)
3. In the Bible, who famously denied Jesus three times before the cock crowed? (1 pt)
4. The Ganges River runs through what two Asian countries? ( 2 pt)
5. What is the most commonly used letter in the English language? ( 2 pt)
6. What type of creature is a gudgeon? ( 2 pt)
7. What is the largest artery in the human body? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Which Democratic US president is the only president who never met with Queen Elizabeth II during her sixty-year reign as monarch? ( 4 points)
2. Through 2011, what athlete has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated most often? ( 4 points)
3. What event did Prince Albert of Monaco compete in at the 2002 Winter Olympics at Salt Lake City? ( 5 points)
4. Who is famous for the sculpture he made called "The Thinker?" ( 3 points)
5. What man was famously arrested, at least initially, for the murder of a police officer named J.D. Tippit? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Lance Armstrong; 2. Iran; 3. R.E.M.; 4. Trenton; 5. Paul McCartney; 6. four; 7. Sheryl Crow.

September 12th Trivia
1. Libya; 2. Ethiopia; 3. Utah; 4. four; 5. Seattle; 6. Josef Stalin; 7. Folsom and San Quentin.

NFL Stadiums Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Green Bay Packers; 2. Philadelphia Eagles; 3. San Francisco 49ers; 4. Minnesota Vikings; 5. New England Patriots; 6. Buffalo Bills; 7. Tampa Bay Bucs; 8. Pittsburgh Steelers; 9. Cincinnati Bengals; 10. Kansas City Chiefs.

General Knowledge
1. Pinocchio; 2. Alberta; 3. Peter; 4. India and Bangladesh; 5. E; 6. fish (I also accepted "bird"); 7. aorta.

IQ Trivia
1. Lyndon Johnson; 2. Michael Jordan; 3. four-man bobsled; 4. Auguste Rodin; 5. Lee Harvey Oswald.

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