Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Trivia Q&A: March 12

It was a rainy day and nght in New York on Tuesday, and the crowd was a bit light, but were definitely enthusiastic. The folks knew their Ireland Trivia, as the scores were on the higher side, and they also did well knowing what parts of the British Isles the celebrities are from.

We had a tie going into IQ Trivia, but the team of One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato Famine! got 4 of the 5 questions correct, and won the night with 46 points. (They also won Best Team Name as well.) Second place went to Blue Barracudas with 42 points, and we had a tie for third between Erin Go Barf! and The Chelsea Landmark Sucks No Matter What Floor You're On with 41 points. Erin Go Barf! won the tie-breaker question: "What is the record for most PGA titles won (by Sam Snead)? They guessed 82 on the nose.

Current Events
1. What Asian country has the world's fastest internet connection speeds, according to a new article in Forbes magazine?
2. The Hawaii state senate passed a celebrity privacy bill last week, and named it after what American rock star?
3. A book tour by what controversial NFL player was canceled by Barnes & Noble this week after the player received many threats of violence made toward him?
4. To the closest hour, how many hours was Sen. Rand Paul's epic filibuster to deny John Brennan's nomination as CIA director?
5. According to Parade magazine, what athlete earned $57.5 million in 2012 and was the highest-paid celebrity in America?
6. What lead singer of a heavy metal band stooped a show in Sydney, Australia last weekend and was rushed to a hospital for an emergency operation for kidney stones?
7. What film grossed over $80 million last weekend in its opening, making it the biggest opening weekend for any film in 2013?

Ireland Trivia
1. Which Irish saint is said to have explored America 1000 years before Columbus? a. Patrick; b. Finbar; c. Brendan; d. Thomas.
2. Larry Mullen Jr. is a member of what Irish rock group? a. Black 47; b. U2; c. The Pogues; d. Thin Lizzy.
3. How many counties are there in the Republic of Ireland? a. 19; b. 26; c. 30; d. 33.
4. During which major holiday did the 1916 uprising in Ireland against Great Britain take place? a. Easter; b. Christmas; d. New Year's; d. Queen's birthday.
5. What is Ireland's most popular team sport? a. soccer; b. rugby; c. cricket; d. Gaelic football.
6. What year did Ireland become an independent nation? a. 1916; b. 1918; c. 1922; d. 1926.
7. What movie, set in Ireland, won an Oscar in 1992 for Neil Jordan's screenplay? a. The Commitments; b. The Crying Game; c. In The Name of The Father; d. Far and Away.

Born In The British Isles Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Kate Winslet
2. Elvis Costello
3. Ewan McGregor
4. Pierce Brosnan
5. Christian Bale
6. Van Morrison
7. Rod Stewart
8. Catherine Zeta-Jones
9. Sean Connery
10. Bono

General Knowledge
1. XC is what number in Roman numerals? ( 1 pt)
2. What is the principal ingredient in the Russian soup borscht?( 1 pt)
3. Who was the first rap group to have the number one album on the Billboard Pop Album chart? ( 1 pt)
4. What is the name of the course in Scotland that is regarded as the birthplace of golf? ( 2 pt)
5. What 1970s heavyweight champion has five sons, all of whom have the same given name as him? ( 2 pt)
6. What continent is the world's largest producer of peanuts? ( 2 pt)
7. What is the state bird of Maryland? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What funnyman, in his days as a struggling comic, appeared on three episodes of the TV series "Benson" in the role of "Frankie" before being fired? ( 4 points)
2. The Khyber Pass is a route between Pakistan and what other country? ( 4 points)
3. What futuristic novel opens with the line, "It was a pleasure to burn?" ( 4 points)
4. What rock guitar legend had a cameo role in the 2007 film "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End?" ( 3 points)
5. What is the more common term for the medical procedure known as a rhytidectomy? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. South Korea; 2. Steven Tyler; 3. Michael Vick; 4. thirteen; 5. Lebron James; 6. Vince Neil; 7. "Oz The Great and Powerful."

Ireland Trivia
1. c; 2. b; 3. b; 4. a; 5. d; 6. c; 7. b.

Born In The British Isles Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. England; 2. England; 3. Scotland; 4. Ireland; 5. Wales; 6. Ireland; 7. England; 8. Wales; 9. Scotland; 10. Ireland.

General Knowledge
1. ninety; 2. beetroot; 3. Beastie Boys; 4. St. Andrew's; 5. George Foreman; 6. Asia; 7. Baltimore Oriole.

IQ Trivia
1. Jerry Seinfeld; 2. Afghanistan; 3. "Fahrenheit 451;" 4. Keith Richards; 5. face lift.

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