Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Trivia Q&A: January 8

We had 20 teams in on a busy Trivia night, and our return to Tuesday night. The scores were very good through the first four rounds. We had a close night throughout, with the top six separated by just two points heading into IQ Trivia.

And then we had a rare occurrence happen. A team from outside the Top 5 jumped over them all and won. The team of Celibate Tamagotchis were in 9th place, and were the only team to get 4 of 5 correct and wound up winning the night by just two points, with 44 all told. It was a tough round, as only two other teams got as many as three correct. Nice job, guys.

Second place wound up a tie between After Seeing Miss Alabama, The Musburger Now Comes With a Special Sauce and "I've Never Seen You Wear Leather", both at 42 points. We broke the tie with an Elvis Presley question, in honor of his birthday: "How many Top 40 singles did Elvis have in his career?" The answer was 114, and After Seeing Miss Alabama was closest with their guess and took second.

Best Team Name: Why Do The Waitresses Look So Hot Tonight?

Next week's Trivia Night day is currently up in the air, as the NHL has not yet announced their schedule after the lockout's end, and their Opening Night could be January 15th, next Tuesday. But the strong rumor is that it will be Saturday, January 19th. If that is true, Trivia will go on as scheduled next Tuesday. If the opener is next Tuesday, we will move Trivia over to next Monday, January 14th at 8:30 PM. Check back with the blog updates.

Current Events
1. What Asian country blocked access to YouTube recently, and just hours after it had lifted a ban on the site for "carrying blasphemous material?"
2. The New York Post reported that what onetime supermodel was mugged & suffered a leg injury trying to hail a cab in Paris last month?
3. The world's longest high-speed rail line, over 1400 miles, opened in what Asian country recently?
4. French actor Gerard Depardieu renounced his French citizenship last week over high taxes and was granted citizenship by which country?
5. Which northeastern city topped The Daily Beast's list for the second straight year as "The Drunkest US City?"
6. What controversial rapper stated last week that he, as a longtime marijuana user, will "teach his children the right way to smoke weed?"
7. Last week, a petition was created on the White House website to mint a new platinum coin to help against the debt ceiling crisis. How much would this platinum coin be worth?

January 8th Trivia
1. On this day in 1975, Ella Grasso of Connecticut became the first woman in US history to hold what elected office?
2. In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson famously declared "war" on what in his State of the Union address?
3. In 2011, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was wounded and six others were killed in an attempted assassination in what US state?
4. On this day in 1963, what legendary painting had its one and only exhibition in the US at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC?
5. Elvis Presley was born on this day in 1935. What 1956 song was his first number one single in the US?
6. Robby Krieger, lead guitarist for The Doors, was born on this day in 1946. What Doors song, arguably their best known song, was their first number one song & number one for three weeks in 1967?
7. David Bowie was born on this day in 1947. With what legendary 1930s/40s male crooner did he record a version of "The Little Drummer Boy" on his Christmas TV special in 1977?

Oscar Winning Movie Characters Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Christy Brown
2. June Carter
3. Andrew Beckett
4. Margaret Thatcher
5. King George VI
6. Virginia Woolf
7. Annie Wilkes
8. Idi Amin
9. Edith Piaf
10. Maximus Decimus Meridius

General Knowledge
1. What telephone prefix of three numbers is used in the movies by most filmmakers? ( 1 pt)
2. What country was first in overall medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics? ( 1 pt)
3. In "Monty Python and The Holy Grail", was kind of animal was said to be "a terrible monster with nasty, big, pointy teeth?" ( 1 pt)
4. What name was given to the program to give US economic aid to Europe at the end of World War II? ( 2 pt)
5. The novel "Brave New World" was written by what 20th century author? ( 2 pt)
6. What continent is the platypus native to? ( 2 pt)
7. "Caveat Emptor" is a Latin phrase meaning what? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The only international airport named after a rock star is found in what foreign city? ( 4 points)
2. As of 2011, which US company has the most US patents, with nearly 6200? ( 4 points)
3. What are you suffering from if you have amusia? ( 5 points)
4. What is the only Clint Eastwood film in which the movie star's tough guy character is shot dead? ( 3 points)
5. Aquidneck Island is located in what eastern US state? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Pakistan; 2. Naomi Campbell; 3. China; 4. Russia; 5. Boston; 6. Snoop Dogg; 7. $1 trillion.

January 8th Trivia
1. Governor; 2. poverty; 3. Arizona; 4. Mona Lisa; 5. "Heartbreak Hotel;" 6. "Light My Fire;" 7. Bing Crosby.

Oscar Winning Movie Characters Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Daniel Day-Lewis; 2. Reese Witherspoon; 3. Tom Hanks; 4. Meryl Streep; 5. Colin Firth; 6. Nicole Kidman; 7. Kathy Bates; 8. Forest Whitaker; 9. Marion Cotillard; 10. Russell Crowe.

General Knowledge
1. 555; 2. USA; 3. rabbit; 4. Marshall Plan; 5. Aldous Huxley; 6. Australia; 7. "Buyer beware."

IQ Trivia
1. Liverpool (John Lennon); 2. IBM; 3. Tone deafness; 4. "Gran Torino;" 5. Rhode Island.

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