Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Trivia Q&A: November 13

Our three week hiatus ended on Tuesday night, and Trivia Night was back in full swing with 20 teams taking part, with most of the regulars back in as well. It was so nice to see everyone back and get back to the serious business of Trivia!

Current Events may have had the lowest numbers because many of the questions were written by me a couple of weeks ago. But the numbers really picked up in Horror Movies Trivia and General Knowledge. It was really tight going into the final round, with two teams tied for first, and three teams all tied for third but just one point behind the leaders.

One of those teams in first, Bob Loblaw's Law Blog, Lobbing Law Bombs got four of five correct, and wound up winning the night with 52 points. Congrats to them winning for the third time in their last three times in on Trivia Night.

Second place went to Force Majeure with 49 points, and third was taken by I Already Gained 10 Pounds, So Now I Have to Get Pregnant with 46 points.

Best Team Name: David Petraeus' Middle East Strategy: Every Hole's a Goal

Current Events
1. What retail store chain was attacked by hackers recently, with the PIN pads in 63 of its stores compromised?
2.What rock legend narrowly avoided being in a helicopter crash last May when it was revealed last week the helicopter plunged suddenly near his English estate in bad weather but managed to land safely at a nearby airport?
3. What late actress was ranked number one in Forbes magazine's recent poll of the richest dead celebrities for the last 12 months?
4. China blocked what American newspaper's web site recently after they published an investigation of the wealth of the country's premier?
5. What rap star has been accused of sexual assault by a Los Angeles woman, but it adamantly denying the accusations?
6. Internet analytics company ComScore recently said which email service is number one in the world, with over 287 million unique visitors worldwide?
7. What company purchased Lucasfilm Ltd. from George Lucas for over $4 billion, acquiring the rights to the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises?

Pop Music Trivia
1. "Frank" was the 2003 debut album from what pop singer?
2. What Boston-based rock band won MTV's first Best Video Award in 1984?
3.What pop/rock band announced they were splitting up after 35 years during a concert in Australia this past weekend?
4. Jim Morrison of the Doors died in 1971 in what foreign city?
5. What hit Michael Jackson song did Eddie Van Halen play lead guitar on?
6. In 1987, who became the first female artist to debut on the Billboard album charts at number one?
7. What pop singer had the best selling album in the US for the year 2011?

Horror Movies Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Halloween
2. Poltergeist
3. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
4. Night of the Living Dead
5. Psycho
6. Saw
7. Alien
8. Silence of the Lambs
9. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
10. The Sixth Sense

General Knowledge
1. In 2012, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated how many years as the UK's Queen? ( 1 pt)
2. The Country Music Hall of Fame is located in what city? ( 1 pt)
3. Lutz, axel and camel are terms associated with what sport? ( 1 pt)
4. What role made former Olympic swimmer Johnny Weismuller famous as a film actor? ( 2 pt)
5. According to the 2011 census, what Canadian province had the highest population? ( 2 pt)
6. What type of animal was Laika, the world's first space traveler sent up by the Russians in 1957? ( 2 pt)
7. What London street is synonymous with British journalism? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. In which of director Martin Scorsese's films do his parents both appear: his mother serving pasta and his father in jail? ( 3 points)
2. "Banned For Life From All Holiday Inns" was an alternate title for what classic rock guitarist's 2012 memoir? ( 4 points)
3. The Faroe Islands are an island group under the sovereignty of what European country? ( 4 points)
4. The Golden Hind was a ship that circumnavigated the globe and was captained by what 16th century navigator? ( 5 points)
5. The country formerly known as British Honduras is today called what? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Barnes & Noble's; 2. Paul McCartney; 3. Elizabeth Taylor; 4. New York Times; 5. Cee Lo Green; 6. Gmail; 7. Disney.

Pop Music Trivia
1. Amy Winehouse; 2. The Cars ("You Might Think"); 3. INXS; 4. Paris; 5. "Beat It;" 6. Whitney Houston; 7. Adele.

Horror Movies Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. 1970s (1978); 2. 1980s (1982); 3. 1970s (1974); 4. 1960s (1968); 5. 1960s (1960); 6. 2000s (2004); 7. 1970s (1979); 8. 1990s (1991); 9. 1950s (1956); 10. 1990s (1999).

General Knowledge
1. 60; 2. Nashville; 3. figure skating; 4. Tarzan; 5. Ontario; 6. dog; 7. Fleet Street.

IQ Trivia
1. "Goodfellas;" 2. Pete Townshend; 3. Denmark; 4. Sir Francis Drake; 5. Belize.

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