Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Trivia Q&A: June 18

It was nice to see a few old friends back in The Mad Hatter for Trivia I had not seen in some time. Great to see Joe, Gillian, Amy, John and a few others. It was another small crowd but an energetic one.

The night was won by When the Mets Win Tuesday Night Trivia, Then They Can Celebrate with 41 points. Second place was taken by We Should Have Taken The Q Train with 34 points. We had a tie for third place, and the tie-breaker was won by Between Kim and Kanye: Two Shitty Releases (which also won for Best Team Name), who had 31 points.

Current Events
1. A fire in what US state last week destroyed more than 360 homes and is now considered the worst forest fire in the state's history?
2. MLB announced last Wednesday that the 2014 regular season will begin with a two-game series in late March between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers in what foreign country, the first regular season games played there?
3. What Hollywood superstar actor was heavily criticized last week for praising Walmart "as a role model" and "improved women's lives around the world"?
4. Hassan Rouhani was elected president of what Middle eastern country last Saturday?
5. What Oscar-winning producer/director won his first ever Emmy award at the Daytime Emmy awards this past Sunday night?
6. What Asian country will send out the last telegram this coming July 14, 144 years after Samuel Morse invented and sent the first telegram?
7. What world leader denied this week he stole New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's Super Bowl ring when they met in 2005, but he says he will reimburse Kraft for a new ring?

Sports Movie Trivia
1. "Miracle" was a 2004 film starring Kurt Russell about a team in what sport?
2. "Pride of the Yankees" was a 1942 film about what legendary Yankees player?
3. What Oscar-winning actor was the star of the 1977 comedy film "Slap Shot?"
4. What future Oscar-winning actor played a dying baseball player in the 1974 film "Bang the Drum Slowly?"
5. "Invincible" was a 2006 film that starred Mark Wahlberg as a bartender who eventually becomes a player for what NFL team?
6. What Oscar-winning actor portrayed heavyweight champion James Braddock in the 2005 film "Cinderella Man?"
7. Name 2 of the 3 sports films that have won the Best Picture Oscar.

Country Nicknames Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Land of the Rising Sun
2. The Hexagon
3. The Red Dragon
4. Land of Fire and Ice
5. Graveyard of Empires
6. Land of the Incas
7. The Hermit Kingdom
8. India's Teardrop
9. The Boot
10. The Rainbow Nation

General Knowledge
1. The ancient city of Mecca is found in what country? ( 1 pt)
2. Which of Jesus Christ's twelve apostles denied knowing him three times? ( 1 pt)
3. "I Am a Rock" and "Cecilia" were hit songs for what 1960s rock act? ( 1 pt)
4. The city of Honolulu is located on which one of the Hawaiian Islands? ( 2 pt)
5. "Pb" is the chemical symbol for what element? ( 2 pt)
6. What 19th century European composer created the Brandenburg concertos? ( 2 pt)
7. What explorer first reached the South Pole in 1911? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The cocktail Buck's Fizz is made up of two parts orange juice and one part what alcoholic ingredient? ( 4 points)
2. What island was Napoleon Bonaparte exiled to by the British, where he spent the last six years of his life? ( 4 points)
3. King Albert II is the current reigning monarch of what country since 1993? ( 4 points)
4. The first successful flyby of another planet in the solar system, in December 1962, was of which planet? ( 3 points)
5. "Lost in the Funhouse" was a 2001 biography of what late comedian? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. Colorado; 2. Australia; 3. Tom Cruise; 4. Iran; 5. George Lucas; 6. India; 7. Vladimir Putin.

Sports Movie Trivia
1. Hockey; 2. Lou Gehrig; 3. Paul Newman; 4. Robert DeNiro; 5. Philadelphia Eagles; 6. Russell Crowe; 7. Rocky, Chariots of Fire and Million Dollar Baby.

Country Nicknames Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Japan; 2. France; 3. China; 4. Iceland; 5. Afghanistan; 6. Peru; 7. North Korea; 8. Sri Lanka; 9. Italy; 10. South Africa.

General Knowledge
1. Saudi Arabia; 2. Peter; 3. Simon and Garfunkel; 4. Oahu; 5. lead; 6. Johann S. Bach; 7. Roald Amundsen.

IQ Trivia
1. Champagne; 2. St. Helena; 3. Belgium; 4. Venus; 5. Andy Kaufman.

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