Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Trivia Q&A: September 10

We had a pretty good crowd in on a beautiful night for Trivia. It was a close night between the top three teams, but the team in third place, There's Only One Quinn Who'd get Our Vote, and It's John, was the only one who got 3 of 5 correct in IQ Trivia (it was a tough round), and wound up with 40 points, and won by two points. Nice job as always by Pian and her friends.

Second place went to Our Team Name Is: Team Names Are Losers Like Justin Bieber's Puerto Rican Mustache with 38 points, and third place went to Something Obscure with 35 points.

Current Events
1. What American superstar actor was reported to Italian authorities recently for piloting a boat without a license?
2. What Middle Eastern country enacted laws against domestic violence for the first time in its history recently?
3. What city was chosen to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games last week, the second time they have ever hosted it?
4. What legendary actress was acknowledged by the Guinness people as having the longest TV career for a female ever, at 74 years?
5. Swimmer Diana Nyad completed a 53-hour swim between what two locations Last week, on her fifth attempt to do so in 35 years?
6. What Grammy-winning pop singer was chosen as the performer for the halftime show at this February's Super Bowl?
7. What controversial rap star was paid $3 million to perform at the wedding of the grandson of the president of Kazakhstan last weekend?

Outer Space Trivia
1. In 1976, Viking I became the first spacecraft to land where?
2. Exactly how many Apollo missions landed on the Moon?
3. Which of the planets has the shortest day, just 9.925 Earth hours?
4. In 1962, who was the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth?
5. At its closest, which planet is closer to the Earth, Venus or Mars?
6. Titan is the largest satellite of what planet?
7. Approximately how many years are there between sightings of Halley's Comet on Earth?

Colleges and Universities Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Purdue
2. Rice
3. Tulane
4. Gonzaga
5. Johns Hopkins
6. Marshall
7. Morehouse
8. The Citadel
9. Wake Forest
10. Occidental

General Knowledge
1. What country is Tripoli the capital of? ( 1 pt)
2. Between Wimbledon, the US Open and the French Open, which tennis tournament is the oldest? ( 1 pt)
3. "The Murders In The Rue Morgue" was a short story by what 19th century author? ( 1 pt)
4. A muscat is a type of what fruit? ( 2 pt)
5. The bonnet on a car is found where? ( 2 pt)
6. What is the only South American country that borders both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea? ( 2 pt)
7. The Steamboat Geyser, the world's tallest active geyser, is in what US state? (3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Pristina is the largest city and capital of what Eastern European country? ( 4 points)
2. The St. Mary's River connects which two of the Great Lakes in the Upper Peninsula? ( 4 points)
3. Dan and Frank Carney founded what restaurant chain, now with 6,000 restaurants across the US, in Kansas in 1958? ( 5 points)
4. What is the only country that has both the Equator and one of the Tropics going through it? ( 4 points)
5. In what 2012 film are the protagonist's mental problems triggered by hearing the Stevie Wonder song "My Cherie Amour?" ( 3 points)

Current Events
1. George Clooney; 2. Saudi Arabia; 3. Tokyo; 4. Betty White; 5. Cuba to Florida; 6. Bruno Mars; 7. Kanye West.

Outer Space Trivia
1. Mars; 2. six; 3. Jupiter; 4. John Glenn; 5. Venus; 6. Saturn; 7. seventy-five.

Colleges and Universities Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Indiana; 2. Texas; 3. Louisiana; 4. Washington; 5. Maryland; 6. West Virginia; 7. Georgia; 8. South Carolina; 9. North Carolina; 10. California.

General Knowledge
1. Libya; 2. Wimbledon; 3. Edgar Allan Poe; 4. grape; 5. hood; 6. Colombia; 7. Wyoming.

IQ Trivia
1. Kosovo; 2. Superior and Huron; 3. Pizza Hut; 4. Brazil; 5. "Silver Linings Playbook."

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