Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Trivia Q&A: December 4

19 teams took part in Tuesday Night Trivia last night. Always nice to see many of the same loyal faces week in and week out, and some new folks joining us as well.

I knew that the Q Train lightning round would be one of our toughest ones ever, and I was not wrong. The high score was 7 for 2012 Album Titles Trivia, and 7 teams got a grand total of 1 correct. I guess that is a sad reflection of the miserable state of current pop music.The scores bounced back nicely in the next round, and we had an occurence that rarely happens, and it also happened last week.

The team of Better Late Than Pregnant got all five correct in IQ Trivia, and they jumped over the top five teams to win the night by four points, with 44 in total. (Rarely does a team outside the Top 5 going into IQ Trivia win the night.) Second place went to I, John Quinn, Am Writing a Biography of Every Person in the Sooner State, called "OK Everyone" (which also won Best Team Name) with 40 points, and third place went to Fist Deep In Your Mouth with 38 points.

Current Events
1. What famous American athlete broke the rules at a swanky golf course last week by wearing cargo pants & refused to change them when asked & won't be invited back to play there?
2. Which prolific author did the Hollywood Reporter choose as number 1 on its list of the 25 most powerful authors in Hollywood for 2012?
3. NASA scientists last week confirmed that a vast amount of ice was found by a probe at the north pole of what planet in our solar system?
4. What actor called the New York Post "morally bankrupt trash" last week after they took the side of a woman who was arrested again for stalking him in New York?
5. Forbes magazine recently listed what rap star as the highest-earning musician for the year 2012?
6. Which former US president has been hospitalized over the last 10 days with complications due to bronchitis?
7. What world leader launched his own personal Twitter account yesterday?

December 4th Trivia
1. On this day in 1956, the "Million Dollar Quartet" of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash got together for the only time at Sun Studios in what city?
2. In 1918, who became the first US president to travel to Europe while in office?
3. In 1980 on this day, what rock band officially disbanded after their drummer died earlier in September?
4. On this date in 1991, what airline, which had been the largest international air carrier in the US since 1927, went bankrupt and ceased operations?
5. In 1978, Dianne Feinstein, the current US senator, became the first female mayor of what major US city?
6. Jeff Bridges was born on this date in 1949. For which film did he win an Oscar for Best Actor in 2009?
7. In 1991, American journalist Terry Anderson was released from captivity after spending over six years as a hostage in what Middle Eastern country?

2012 Album Titles ("The Q Train")
1. Wrecking Ball
2. The Truth About Love
4. Tuskegee
5.The Spirit Indestructible
6. Kisses On The Bottom
7. Unapologetic
8. A Different Kind of Truth
9. Uno
10. Lotus

General Knowledge
1. "D" is what number in Roman numerals? ( 1 pt)
2. Who succeeded Jack Paar as host of "The Tonight Show" in 1962? ( 1 pt)
3. On a baseball scorecard, what does a "K" signify? ( 1 pt)
4. The Blue Devils is the sports teams' nickname of what major university? ( 2 pt)
5. What river connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean? ( 2 pt)
6. What news website was established in 2005 and acquired by AOL in 2011? ( 2 pt)
7. Who was the 13th President of the United States and the last member of the Whig Party to hold the office? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What music star, born December 13, 1989, considers the number 13 her lucky number, often writing it on her hand for concerts? ( 4 points)
2. Charles Prior Hall invented what popular piece of furniture in 1968? ( 4 points)
3. What department store chain was founded in 1902 in Wyoming and was originally called "The Golden Rule Store?" ( 5 points)
4. The best-selling car of all-time was built by which automaker? ( 4 points)
5. When the first US Census was taken in 1790, what city was determined to be America's largest city? ( 3 points)

Current Events
1. Michael Jordan; 2. Stephen King; 3. Mercury; 4. Alec Baldwin; 5. Dr. Dre; 6. George H.W. Bush; 7. Pope Benedict XVI.

December 4th Trivia
1. Memphis; 2. Woodrow Wilson; 3. Led Zeppelin; 4. Pan Am; 5. San Francisco; 6. "Crazy Heart;" 7. Lebanon.

2012 Album Titles ("The Q Train")
1. Bruce Springsteen; 2. Pink; 3. Madonna; 4. Lionel Richie; 5. Nelly Furtado; 6. Paul McCartney; 7. Rhianna; 8. Van Halen; 9. Green Day; 10. Christina Aguilera.

General Knowledge
1. 500; 2. Johnny Carson; 3. strikeout; 4. Duke; 5. St. Lawrence River; 6. The Huffington Post; 7. Millard Fillmore.

IQ Trivia
1. Taylor Swift; 2. waterbed; 3. J.C. Penney; 4. Toyota Carolla; 5. Philadelphia.

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