Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Trivia Q&A: February 26

It was an unusual night at The Mad Hatter on Tuesday, as there was a birthday celebration going on in about half of the bar. So we had to keep the Trivia confined to the other half, and that caused us to have just 8 teams playing. (I'm certain we would have had more, but the speakers couldn't be heard over the roar of the crowd at the party. The number of teams will be bigger next week.) But everybody enjoyed the night who did play.

The team of I Predict Pistorious Will Not Be Found Guilty, But That Doesn't Mean I Think He's Gonna Walk led from the second round on, and wound up getting 4 of 5 correct in IQ Trivia to ice the win with 49 points, and won by four points. Great job by Dave, Larry and company.

Second place went to Squam Rock Land Trust with 45 points, and third place went to Silver Snakes with 37 points.

Best Team Name: If a Fat Girl Falls In The Woods, Do The Trees Laugh?

Current Events
1. Which southern state officially ratified the 13th amendment last week, after it was discovered recently that the proper papers had not been officially filed due to a clerical error many years ago?
2. Which superstar pop singer canceled the remainder of her current tour last week due to surgery she needed to replace a tear in her hip?
3. The New York Times Co. announced they are formally looking for a buyer for what major northeastern newspaper, which they purchased in 1993?
4. Forbes magazine selected what midwest city as the 2013 "Most Miserable City in America" based on factors such as crime, unemployment, weather and travel?
5. What movie sequel won seven "Razzie" awards for film ineptitude this past weekend?
6. What 1980s rap star was arrested on charges of obstructing a police officer last week, but claimed on Twitter that he was a victim of racial profiling?
7. What film won the most Academy Awards this past Sunday night, and how many did it win?

1990s Trivia
1. In what year in the 1990s was Nelson Mandela released from a South African jail after 27 years?
2. Which MLB team won its first World Series in 1997 after being created as an expansion franchise just five seasons earlier in 1993?
3. The 1992 Summer Olympics were held in what European city?
4. What record became the world's biggest-selling single of all-time in 1997?
5. What actor won his first Academy Award in 1993 after six previous Oscar losses?
6. What Republican candidate was defeated by Bill Clinton in 1996, and who was his running mate?
7. The massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado and the death of John F. Kennedy Jr. in a plane crash both occurred in what year?

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. The maximum number of digits allowed on a credit card in 19.
2. Cracking your knuckles can cause arthritis.
3. Only male mosquitoes bite humans.
4. There are more dogs than children in Paris.
5. Your thumb is approximately the same length as your nose.
6. The average man smiles more in a day than the average woman.
7. "Bookkeeper" is the only word in the English language with three consecutive double letters.
8. Barack Obama is the first president to ever brew beer in the White House.
9. More people are killed by donkeys than are killed every year in plane crashes.
10. Elvis Presley's first Grammy award win was for the song "Jailhouse Rock."

General Knowledge
1. "Ebony and Ivory" was a 1982 hit song by which two music superstars? ( 1 pt)
2. What actress played the leading role opposite Billy Crystal in the film "When Harry Met Sally?" ( 1 pt)
3. What river forms a border between Texas and Mexico? ( 1 pt)
4. The new TV series "The Carrie Diaries" is a prequel to what other TV show? ( 2 pt)
5. The gunfight at the OK Corral in 1881 was in what town and state? ( 2 pt)
6. The word "ovine" refers to what type of animal? (2 pt)
7. The only commissioned US Navy vessel not in American hands is the USS Pueblo, which is currently a captive of what country? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The world's oldest wooden building was built in the 7th century AD and is located in what country? ( 4 points)
2. The name "Helvetia" appears on what European country's stamps and coinage? ( 4 points)
3. Who was the first MLB player to have his number retired? ( 3 points)
4. "Chim Chim Cheree" won an Academy Award for Best Song for what film? ( 4 points)
5. Besides Brunei, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, there is a fourth country where women can't vote in elections, and it is not in Asia. What is it? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. Mississippi; 2. Lady Gaga; 3. Boston Globe; 4. Detroit; 5. "Twilight 2: Breaking Dawn;" 6. MC Hammer; 7. "Life Of Pi," with four.

1990s Trivia
1. 1990; 2. Florida Marlins; 3. Barcelona; 4. "Candle In The Wind;" 5. Al Pacino; 6. Bob Dole and Jack Kemp; 7. 1999.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. true; 2. false; 3. false, females; 4. true; 5. true; 6. false; 7. true; 8. true; 9. true; 10. false.

General Knowledge
1. Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder; 2. Meg Ryan; 3. Rio Grande; 4. "Sex and the City;" 5. Tombstone, AZ; 6. sheep; 7. North Korea.

IQ Trivia
1. Japan; 2. Switzerland; 3. Lou Gehrig; 4. "Mary Poppins;" 5. Vatican City.

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