Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Trivia Q&A: July 23

We had a similar size crowd to last week, but I was pleasantly surprised by my acting buddy Arik who came in and took part in the Trivia Night for the first time.

The team of Just XXX won the night, as they got a perfect score in IQ Trivia and won the night with 49 points. They were three points ahead of Maybe Carlos Danger Should Have Stuck To Trivia, who finished second with 46 points. Third place was won by Taco Tuesdays with 35 points.

Current Events
1. Bob Filner, mayor of what California city, last week rejected calls by his political allies to step down after he was hit by a number of sexual harassment charges by employees and constituents?
2. What Pacific island country was hit by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake last Sunday?
3. What rap star got into a scuffle with paparazzi at LAX last Friday, and accused them of provoking him, saying "so I'll have to pay you, like $250,000"?
4. What political drama series made Emmy history last week as the first online series to be nominated for Best Drama Series among its nine nominations?
5. What Canadian rock band, who were recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, were honored by their native country with being featured on a postage stamp?
6. 23 students died and dozens more fell ill at a primary school in what Asian country after eating a meal contaminated with pesticide?
7. NYC Public Advocate Bill deBlasio says he wants to prevent what Middle Eastern country's national airline from landing at JFK Airport because they bar Israelis from flying on their airline?

1980s Trivia
1. When the Fox network debuted in October 1986, who hosted their first show, a talk show called "The Late Show?"
2. What world leader was assassinated during a parade in his country on October 6, 1981?
3. Meryl Streep won an Academy Award in 1982 for Best Actress for what film?
4. What R&B legend was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987?
5. In what year was the San Francisco earthquake, registering 7.1 on the Richter scale, strike the city, killing 63 people?
6. Andrew Ridgeley was a member of 1980s pop group?
7. What Super Bowl championship team had a rap hit in the mid-1980s called "The Super Bowl Shuffle?"

Country of Their Birth Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Kate Beckinsale
2. James Cameron
3. Salma Hayek
4. Lucy Lawless
5. Gene Simmons
6. Pierce Brosnan
7. Hugh Jackman
8. Dave Matthews
9. Eddie Van Halen
10. Juliette Binoche

General Knowledge
1. Gymnast Nadia Comaneci represented what country in the 1976 Summer Olympics? ( 1 pt)
2. Who was nicknamed "The Maid of Orleans?" ( 1 pt)
3. The largest national park in the US is found in what state? ( 1 pt)
4. 1960s singer Tiny Tim was known for playing what instrument? ( 2 pt)
5. Anne Boleyn was what number wife of King Henry VIII? ( 2 pt)
6. How many sheets of paper are there in a quire? ( 2 pt)
7. Where in the body is the occipital bone found? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. "Tender Is The Night" is the last completed novel by what American author? ( 4 points)
2. Betty Rizzo, Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsen were all characters from what 1970s film? ( 3 points)
3. What Oscar-winning actor was born Krishna Pandit Bhanji in 1943? ( 4 points)
4. "Is This Real Life?" was a 2011 book telling "The Untold Story of" what English rock group? ( 5 points)
5. What world leader used to take an immense Bedouin tent wherever he went, which Central Park refused to let him erect there in 2009? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. San Diego; 2. New Zealand; 3. Kanye West; 4. "House of Cards;" 5. Rush; 6. India; 7. Saudi Arabia.

1980s Trivia
1. Joan Rivers; 2. Anwar Sadat; 3. "Sophie's Choice;" 4. Aretha Franklin; 5. 1989; 6. Wham!; 7. Chicago Bears.

Country of Their Birth Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. England; 2. Canada; 3. Mexico; 4. New Zealand; 5. Israel; 6. Ireland; 7. Australia; 8. South Africa; 9. Netherlands; 10. France.

General Knowledge
1. Romania; 2. Joan of Arc; 3. Alaska; 4. ukulele; 5. two; 6. 25; 7. head (brain).

IQ Trivia
1. F. Scott Fitzgerald; 2. "Grease;" 3. Ben Kingsley; 4. Queen; 5. Moammar Khadafy.

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