Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Trivia Q&A: April 23

We had another good turnout on Tuesday night, with some folks in at The Mad Hatter for the basketball playoff games as well. It was also good to see an old friend, Mike, a regular from The Other Place, in with some friends. Always good to see support from folks I've known for a long time.

It was a night when a team did something I've rarely seen on Trivia Night: went from fourth to third to second to first in the last four rounds and get the win. It was done tonight by The Blueprint For Greatness In Trivia, who won with 42 points, winning by two points. Great job by Larry and Dave getting the victory!

Second place went to You Take My Blood with 40 points, and third place went to I'm Not Gay But $20 Is $20 with 39 points.

Best Team Name: My Grandma Is a Great Wrestler, But You Should See Her Box

Current Events
1. TV Guide recently selected the opening theme from what 1980s sitcom as the top TV theme song of all-time?
2. What Asia-Pacific country's parliament approved a gay marriage bill last Thursday, and broke out into song after it was done?
3. Pervez Musharraf, former president of what Asian country, was arrested on charges relating to his dismissal of judges in 2007?
4. A massive collection of memorabilia that was recently discovered in a Florida storage facility once belonging to what classic American rock band will go up for auction next month and is expected to garner several million dollars?
5. What Asian country reported that over 100 cases of bird flu were there as of last Sunday, with 20 reported deaths?
6. A skier and four snowboarders were killed last weekend in what state during the deadliest avalanche there in 50 years?
7. Name 1 of the 2 celebrities who had run-ins with the law this past weekend: one was arrested for DUI and the other was busted for disorderly conduct, both on Friday.

Florida Trivia
1. In 1821, the US acquired Florida from what country?
2. Jacksonville is the largest city by population in Florida. As of 2010, which city is second?
3. How many total teams in the four major sports play home games in Florida?
4. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which is over 4 miles in length, is located near what major Florida city?
5. The oldest European settlement in the United States is located at what Florida city?
6. As of the 2010 Census, Florida is ranked what number in terms of total population out of the 50 states?
7. Actor Burt Reynolds played college football in the 1950s at what sunshine state university?

1, 2, 3, or 4 Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. The number of state capitals named after US presidents.
2. In astrology, Taurus is this number sign of the Zodiac.
3. On a telephone, the letters DEF are found on this number.
4. This number was a hit song for The Bee Gees, Faith Hill and U2.
5. The number of Super Bowls won by the New York Giants in their history.
6. In volleyball, this is the number of sets needed to be won to win a whole match.
7. The number of US presidents that have been impeached.
8. This is the number of Noble Truths in Buddhism.
9. A Beatles greatest hits album from 2000 was this number.
10. Second baseman in baseball is this number position.

General Knowledge
1. Nicolas Sarkozy is a former president of what country? ( 1 pt)
2. What is the second letter in the Greek alphabet? ( 1 pt)
3. What instrument did jazz great Dizzy Gillespie play? ( 1 pt)
4. What fraction is often used to estimate pi, since it computes to 3.14285? ( 2 pt)
5. St. George is the patron saint of what country? ( 2 pt)
6. A "cat's game" is slang for a draw in what game? ( 2 pt)
7. What is the only nation that borders both the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. In 2001, what was the first film to win the Academy Award for Best Feature Animated Film? ( 4 points)
2. The League of Nations was headquartered in what city until its demise in 1946? ( 4 points)
3. John Oliver will be filling in for two months for what TV host, who will be taking his first ever hiatus this summer? ( 3 points)
4. What category has the most Nobel Prize winners between 1901 and 2012? ( 4 points)
5. In 1781, what was the first planet in our solar system to be discovered using a telescope? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. "Cheers;" 2. New Zealand; 3. Pakistan; 4. The Beach Boys; 5. China; 6. Colorado; 7. Al Michaels and Reese Witherspoon.

Florida Trivia
1. Spain; 2. Miami; 3. nine; 4. Tampa; 5. St. Augustine; 6. fourth; 7. Florida State.

1, 2, 3 or 4 Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. four; 2. two; 3. three; 4. one; 5. four; 6. three; 7. two; 8. four; 9. one; 10. four.

General Knowledge
1. France; 2. beta; 3. trumpet; 4. 22/7; 5. England; 6. tic-tac-toe; 7. Russia.

IQ Trivia
1. "Shrek;" 2. Geneva; 3. Jon Stewart; 4. medicine; 5. Uranus.


Suldog said...

"My Grandma Is a Great Wrestler, But You Should See Her Box"

I laughed, then I gave it too much thought and... Oog.

The Omnipotent Q said...

The bar staff loved the name, Suldog, so democracy ruled and that name won. Hope you and all the good folks of Watertown are doing well, my friend.