Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Trivia Q&A: March 5

We had 11 teams at The Mad Hatter for another enjoyable night of Trivia. Thanks to all of you who come out each week. Once again, it has been so great to be in the new place, with such a terrific staff, as I feel like I am a reborn Trivia Maven!

The night was like a pendulum: the scores for Current Events, General Knowledge and IQ Trivia were on the lower side, but for the two special categories they were rather high. And the team of Six Girls, One Trivia Night led from start to finish, and wound up the night with 41 points and winning by five points. Another classy win for Alex and his crew.

Second place went to You Go, Hugo! with 36 points, and third place went to Hey Chavez! Hu-Going to Hell! with 34 points.

Best Team Name: The Piano Sounds Like a Carnival & This Microphone Smells Like a Penis

Current Events
1. Beer lovers from across the US are suing which brewing company in a class-action suit, claiming that their beers are watered down to less than the 5% alcohol they claim?
2. A statue of what civil rights icon was unveiled in the US Capitol last Wednesday?
3. A hot air balloon crashed after an in-flight explosion last week, killing 19 people in what country?
4. The annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index ranked which western state as America's Healthiest State for the fourth year in a row?
5. Rumors have started that Jay Leno will retire as the host of "The Tonight Show" next year, and that he will be replaced by whom?
6. What legendary rock star recently told Rolling Stone magazine that he intends to retire from touring when he reaches the age of 70 in 2015?
7. Singer Morrissey canceled an appearance on what TV talk show last week after he discovered he'd be on the same show with the cast of the TV show "Duck Dynasty", who he called "animal serial killers?"

John Q. Public Trivia
1. In 1988, Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards took the world by storm at the Winter Olympics by placing last overall in what sport?
2. Clara Peller became famous in 1984 for the "Where's the Beef?" TV commercial for what fast food restaurant?
3. Jimmy McMillan, a man who ran for the NY State governor in 2010 with rather fierce facial hair, ran on what bizarrely-named party's ticket?
4. One-hit wonders The Baha Men had a major hit song in 2000, , which also made many "Worst Songs of All-Time" lists, called what?
5. George Lazenby played what iconic movie character just once and quit, and went off into obscurity?
6. Nadya Suleman gained a whole lot of publicity, and what nickname in January 2009?
7. What was the name of the football league founded by wrestling impresario Vince McMahon, but folded after just one season in 2001?

Who's Older Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Michael J. Fox or Barack Obama
2. Paul McCartney or Keith Richards
3. Al Pacino or Robert DeNiro
4. Bill Clinton or Al Gore
5. Adele or Lady Gaga
6. Cindy Crawford or Mariano Rivera
7. Queen Elizabeth II or Mel Brooks
8. Meryl Streep or Helen Mirren
9. Matt Damon or Ben Affleck
10. Jay Leno or David Letterman

General Knowledge
1. La Paz is the capital of what South American country? ( 1 pt)
2. "3" was a number one hit song for what female pop singer in 2009? ( 1 pt)
3. In what US state was the Mormon religion founded in 1830? ( 1 pt)
4. What color are the drapes and altar cloths used in most churches during the observance of Lent? ( 2 pt)
5. What mystery author is the creator of the character Sam Spade? ( 2 pt)
6. What country was third to send a man into space? ( 2 pt)
7. To the closest pound, how much does a gallon of whole milk weigh? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Mel Brooks, Joan Rivers and Gene Wilder did voice overs for what 1970s children's TV program? ( 3 points)
2. What was the first wildlife animal featured on a US postage stamp, in 1923? ( 4 points)
3. What Oscar-winning Hollywood legend turned down the role of The Penguin in the 1966 TV series "Batman" after his demand to kill Batman was rejected? ( 5 points)
4. What is the most populous state capital in the US? ( 4 points)
5. The first job of what US president was at Baskin-Robbins, where he scooped ice cream during his high school summer vacation? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Anheuser-Busch; 2. Rosa Parks; 3. Egypt; 4. Hawaii; 5. Jimmy Fallon; 6. Eric Clapton; 7. Jimmy Kimmel.

John Q. Public Trivia
1. Ski Jumping; 2. Wendy's; 3. The Rent Is Too Damn High; 4. "Who Let the Dogs Out;" 5. James Bond; 6. Octomom; 7. XFL.

Who's Older Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Fox (both 51, two months older); 2. McCartney (70-69); 3. Pacino (73-69); 4. Clinton (66-64); 5. Gaga (26-24); 6. Crawford (47-43); 7. Queen (both 86, two months older); 8. Mirren (67-63); 9. Damon (42-40); 10. Letterman (65-62).

General Knowledge
1. Bolivia; 2. Britney Spears; 3. New York; 4. purple; 5. Dashiell Hammett; 6. China; 7. 9 pounds (8.6 to be exact).

IQ Trivia
1. "The Electric Company;" 2. buffalo; 3. Spencer Tracy; 4. Phoenix, Arizona; 5. Barack Obama.

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