Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Trivia Q&A: April 2

We had a nice night of Trivia, but the crowd was down again, which maybe due to the holidays that have just concluded. Many of the regulars were not in. Thanks to all of you who came out and enjoyed the night.

The numbers were a bit low throughout most of the night, as I think this was one of those nights where the Trivia was a bit on the harder side. The highest score in True or False Trivia was 7 (we almost always have a team with a perfect score), and in Pop Music Trivia was 5. I promise the Special Categories won't be as tough next week!

The team of The Originals led from start to finish, and ended the night with 43 points and the win. Second place went to Bowell and The Movements with 35 points and third place went to I'd Like To Bend Over a Barrel and Show Her the 50 States with 30 points (who also won for Best Team Name).

Current Events
1. Julia Pierson was sworn in last week as the first female director of what government agency?
2. What comic actor took a lot of heat last week after he made a video lampooning the late actor Charlton Heston and his famous "Cold Dead Hand" speech?
3. What athlete caused a bit of an uproar last week after being part of an ad saying "Winning Takes Care of Everything?"
4. George Mason University recently released a study of the "Freedom of the 50 States" in terms of personal and economic freedom. Which eastern US state was ranked last?
5. What TV show was canceled last week after 25 years on the air, and it was the third time in its history (on two different networks) it had been canceled?
6. Which of the four major US wireless carriers became the first to remove the contract requirement from its mobile phone payment plans?
7. What action film won the Easter weekend at the box office, pulling in over $41 million in its first weekend of release?

Pop Music Trivia
1. What female pop singer suffered a vocal hemorrhage in 2011?
2. In 2005, the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Collaboration was won by Ray Charles and what female artist?
3. What female pop singer starred for three seasons in the reality TV series "Newlyweds?"
4. What rock singer played a bar owner in 1998 English gangster film "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels?"
5. Shawn Corey Carter is the real name of what rap star?
6. According to Billboard, who was the top selling album artist of the 1970s in the US?
7. What rock band's "Greatest Hits", released in 1981, is the all-time best-selling album in UK history?

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Bill Clinton was one of just two US presidents to donate their salaries to charity.
2. Kool-Aid can be turned into Gatorade by adding some salt.
3. The word "nerd" was actually invented by Ernest Hemingway.
4. The darker the color of your alcoholic drink, the more likely it is to give you a hangover.
5. The band Creed once put on such a bad show that they were slapped with a class action lawsuit by the fans in attendance.
6. The sitcom "Seinfeld" was originally titled "Insomnia Cafe."
7. Firstborn children tend to have higher IQs than their other siblings.
8. Sloppy handwriting skills of doctors are responsible for over 7,000 deaths each year.
9. Adolf Hitler was once selected as Time magazine's Man of the Year.
10. Women in Saudi Arabia, who are not allowed to drive cars, are allowed to fly airplanes.

General Knowledge
1. What letter vitamin do we get from the sun? ( 1 pt)
2. What folk singer wrote the classic song "This Land Is Your Land?" ( 1 pt)
3. What war was fought on American soil from 1756-1763? ( 1 pt)
4. Regina is the capital of what Canadian province? ( 2 pt)
5. The Rio Grande River begins in what US state? ( 2 pt)
6. How many noggins (or gills) are there in a pint? ( 2 pt)
7. "Boz" was a pseudonym used by what famous 19th century novelist? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What food symbolized eternity in ancient Egypt? ( 5 points)
2. "Arrangement in Grey and Black" is the formal title of what 19th century painting, known by what more common name? ( 4 points)
3. What automobile company was founded by William Crapo Durant and Fredric L. Smith in 1908? ( 4 points)
4. The Grand Canal is the longest canal in the world at 1400 miles, and is located in what Asian country? ( 3 points)
5. Of the 13 independent island nations of the Caribbean, which is closest to the South American coast? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Secret Service; 2. Jim Carrey; 3. Tiger Woods; 4. New York; 5. "America's Most Wanted;" 6. T-Mobile USA; 7. "GI Joe: Retaliation."

Pop Music Trivia
1. Adele; 2. Norah Jones; 3. Jessica Simpson; 4. Sting; 5. Jay-Z; 6. Elton John; 7. Queen.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. false, Herbert Hoover & JFK; 2. true; 3. false, Dr. Seuss; 4. true; 5. true; 6. false, "Friends"; 7. true; 8. true; 9. true; 10. true.

General Knowledge
1. D; 2. Woody Guthrie; 3. French & Indian War; 4. Saskatchewan; 5. Colorado; 6. four; 7. Charles Dickens.

IQ Trivia
1. Onions; 2. Whistler's Mother; 3. General Motors; 4. China; 5. Trinidad and Tobago.

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