Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Trivia Q&A: October 9

We had 27 teams in on a busy night of Trivia. We had some strong scores through the first three rounds, especially in the Q Train, which had "Beatles/John Lennon Songs Trivia." It was nice to see people know their Beatles songs, as 17 of the teams got perfect scores in the round.

Going into IQ Trivia, we had the top five teams bunched within three points, but the team in seventh place, My Dick In Inches, jumped over all of them by getting 20 points and winning the night by five points. It rarely happens that a team out of the money does it, but they did. They completed the night with 50 points.

We had a tie for second at 45 points, and we broke it by asking a Beatles question, "How many Top 40 songs did the Beatles have in their career in the US?" They had 49, and the team of Fire Big Bird? Really? wound up winning as their guess was closest. Third place went to Little Sandusky Urban Achievers.

Best Team Name: I Wish This Penis Was a Microphone

Current Events
1. Facebook reached what milestone number in total users worldwide last week?
2. What former politician blamed the high altitude of Denver for President Obama's lackluster performance in last week's presidential debate?
3. What comedian recently wrote an angry letter to a New York times critic and defended the use of the word "really" in scripted TV?
4. Which major airline canceled nearly 100 flights last week after many of its Boeing 757s needed inspection due to passenger seats coming loose during flights?
5. What Hollywood actress was arrested last week in Texas after protesting the construction of an oil pipeline being built bringing oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast?
6. John Gurdon of England and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan both won this year's Nobel Prize in what field yesterday?
7. What 29-year-old Hollywood actress was named "Sexiest Woman Alive" this week by Esquire magazine?

October 9th Trivia
1. On this day in 1701, the Collegiate School was first incorporated. By what name do we now know this New England institution of higher learning today?
2. In 1919, the Chicago White Sox lost Game 8 of the World Series, and would forever be known as "the Black Sox." What NL team won the World Series?
3. On this day in 1967, Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara was executed for attempting to cite a revolution in what South American country?
4. In 1635, religious dissident Roger Williams was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and went on to establish a settlement in what current US state?
5. On this day in 1976, "A Fifth of Beethoven" a disco/classical hybrid song by Walter Murphy, was the number one song in the US. On what smash 1977 soundtrack album did the song get another life when it was featured in that film?
6. In 1944, John Entwistle was born. What classic British rock band was he the bass player for?
7. On this day in 2002, serial killer Aileen Wuornos was executed by the state of Florida. What 2003 film was based on her life?

Beatles/John Lennon Songs Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Come Together
2. Just Like Starting Over
3. Instant Karma
4. I Am The Walrus
5. In My Life
6. Whatever Gets You Through The Night
7. Mind Games
8. Revolution
9. The Ballad of John and Yoko
10.Power to the People

General Knowledge
1. Canberra is the capital of what country? ( 1 pt)
2. What actor played the president of the United States in the TV series "The West Wing?" ( 1 pt)
3. Which celebrity started a charitable organization called ( 1 pt)
4. What is the most popular day of the week for people to eat out in the United States? ( 2 pt)
5. The first successful heart transplant was performed in 1967 in what country? ( 2 pt)
6. Pearl Harbor is located on which of the Hawaiian islands? ( 2 pt)
7. Ganymede and Callisto are both moons of what planet? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What baseball Hall of Famer was the last man to win the batting Triple Crown on two different occasions? ( 4 points)
2. Name 1 of the 2 sitting US presidents who were arrested while they were in office. ( 4 points)
3. The American embassy in which world capital city is the largest and most expensive of any embassy in the world? ( 4 points)
4. Which major tennis tournament did John McEnroe win four times, the most in his career? ( 3 points)
5. A person who is a gelotologist studies what type of human behavior? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. 1 billion; 2. Al Gore; 3. Jerry Seinfeld; 4. American Airlines; 5. Daryl Hannah; 6. medicine; 7. Mila Kunis.

October 9th Trivia
1. Yale University; 2. Cincinnati Reds; 3. Bolivia; 4. Rhode Island; 5. "Saturday Night Fever;" 6. The Who; 7. "Monster."

Beatles/John Lennon Songs Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Beatles; 2. solo; 3. solo; 4. Beatles; 5. Beatles; 6. solo; 7. solo; 8. Beatles; 9. Beatles; 10. solo.

General Knowledge
1. Australia; 2. Martin Sheen; 3. Kevin Bacon; 4. Saturday; 5. South Africa; 6. Oahu; 7. Jupiter.

IQ Trivia
1. Ted Williams; 2. Franklin Pierce and Ulysses S. Grant; 3. Baghdad; 4. US Open; 5. laughter.

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