Thursday, October 18, 2012

Trivia Q&A: October 17

Whenever we move Trivia over to another night, we lose people for that week. Lots of folks can't change their schedule and that is understandable. But I did see many familiar faces on Wednesday night, and I appreciate all of you who were able to come out. We had 13 teams in on a night where it was still rather noisy in the bar, and Mitt Romney dominated the team names.

We had some strong scores for True or False Trivia, and also for the last two rounds also. We had five teams who got 4 of 5 correct in IQ Trivia, but the team leading all night, I Have a Binder Full of Women But They All Look Like Jim (also the winner for Best Team Name), took the top prize with 49 points.

Second place went to Estrogen: Good For Men and Women!, after they won a tiebreaker from Mitt Romney's Three Point Plan to Help Women: Binder, Trapper, Keeper. Both teams finished with 46 points.

We return to Tuesday night next week, October 23rd, at 8:30 PM.

Current Events
1. Actress Reese Witherspoon gave birth to her third child last week, a boy, and named him after what southern US state?
2. Robert Leftkowitz and Brian Kobilka were awarded the Nobel Prize in what field last week?
3. Arlen Specter, who served in the US Senate for 30 years, died on Sunday. What state did he represent?
4. Skydiver Felix Baumgartner set a new record when he jumped how many miles above the New Mexico desert on Sunday?
5. Which female R&B singer will be performing at next February's Super Bowl halftime show?
6. Name 1 of the 2 comediennes who will host the 2013 Golden Globe Awards this coming January.
7. What automaker last week announced a recall of cars built from 2009-12, over 154,000 cars, due to problems with an airbag?

1960s Trivia
1. What actor played the role of Norman Bates in the classic 1960 film "Psycho?"
2. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968 in what southern US city?
3. What US senator did Richard Nixon defeat in November 1968 to become president of the United States?
4. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" was a number one hit in 1968 for what R&B singer?
5. "Star Trek" ran for three seasons from 1966-69 on which of the three major TV networks?
6. Harper Lee published what Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, her only one, in 1960?
7. Name 1 of the 3 world capital cities that hosted a Summer Olympics in the 1960s.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Michael Jackson appeared on the cover of Life magazine more than any person.
2. China has more English speakers than the USA does.
3. The letter "J" does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of elements.
4. The term "soldier's disease" was coined during the Civil War, meaning syphilis.
5. The youngest pope was 21 years old.
6. Canada has more inland waters and lakes than any other country in the world.
7. Scissors were invented by Benjamin Franklin.
8. The liquor bourbon gets its name from a county in Kentucky.
9. The board game Monopoly is banned in Cuba.
10. The highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere is in Canada.

General Knowledge
1. What is current name of the nation of Siam? ( 1 pt)
2. How many sides are on a hexagon? ( 1 pt)
3. Checkpoint Charlie is found in what European city? ( 1 pt)
4. What French monarch was known as "The Sun King?" ( 2 pt)
5. What color is the "black box" in a commercial airplane? ( 2 pt)
6. Who was the only US president to serve in the military during both World Wars? ( 2 pt)
7. The Copts are a Christian group based primarily in what country? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Tagalog is the national language of what Asian nation? ( 3 points)
2. The famous Lone Ranger theme song was written by what 19th century Italian composer? ( 4 points)
3. What European city was once known as Lutetia before being renamed in the 4th century AD? ( 4 points)
4. Tenzing-Hillary Airport, which recently was given the title "World's Most Dangerous Airport", is located in what country? ( 4 points)
5. "Bill W." is a 2012 documentary about the life of William Griffith Wilson, who co-founded what organization in 1935? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. Tennessee; 2. chemistry; 3. Pennsylvania; 4. twenty-four; 5. Beyonce; 6. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler; 7. Ford.

1960s Trivia
1. Anthony Perkins; 2. Memphis; 3. Hubert Humphrey; 4. Marvin Gaye; 5. NBC; 6. "To Kill a Mockingbird;" 7. Rome, Tokyo and Mexico City.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. false, Elizabeth Taylor; 2. true; 3. true; 4. false, morphine addiction; 5. false, 11; 6. true; 7. false, Leonardo daVinci; 8. true; 9. true; 10. false, Argentina (Mt. Aconcagua).

General Knowledge
1. Thailand; 2. six; 3. Berlin; 4. Louis XIV; 5. orange; 6. Dwight D. Eisenhower; 7. Egypt.

IQ Trivia
1. The Philippines; 2. Gioachino Rossini; 3. Paris; 4. Nepal; 5. Alcoholics Anonymous.

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