Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Trivia Q&A: September 17

We had another nice turnout for Trivia on a cool Tuesday evening at The Mad Hatter. It was one of those rare nights were almost all the teams were in the running for the Winners Circle from the start, and heading into IQ Trivia, the top three teams were separated by just four points.

But the team in third place, Something Snappy, ran the table and got all five IQ Trivia questions correct, and wound up winning by a single point, with 47 points. Great job, gentlemen.

Second place went to Don't Push Me Alvarez-Bieber's Got My Back with 46 points. Third place went to Cockney Rebel with 41 points.

Current Events
1. What Saturday Night Live alumnus was announced as the host for the show's premier show this season later this month?
2. Thomas Bach, a former German fencer, was elected the 9th president of what last week?
3. What pop singer set a new record for the greatest number of views in 24 hours for a video on YouTube, with 19.3 million last Tuesday?
4. What airline sold tickets for $0, $5, and $10 due to a computer glitch and will honor those prices?
5. What former MLB star's conviction on an obstruction of justice charge was upheld by a federal appeals court last Friday?
6. Which Asian country switched off their last nuclear reactor last Sunday, leaving it nuclear power-free for the second time in the last two years?
7. What was 24-year-old Nina Davuluri in the headlines this past weekend?

September 17th Trivia
1. On this day in 1862, the bloodiest single-day battle in American history occurred during the Civil War, with over 22,000 soldiers wounded or killed at what battle?
2. Vanessa Williams became the first black Miss America on this day in 1983. What state did she represent?
3. The US Constitution was signed on this day in 1787 in what city?
4. The Camp David Accords were signed on this day in 1978, laying the groundwork for a permanent peace between which two countries?
5. NASA unveiled the first space shuttle on this day in 1976. What was that space shuttle's name?
6. Spiro Agnew, the 39th Vice-President of the United States, died on this day in 1996. Under which president did he serve as vice-president?
7. Phil Jackson, legendary NBA coach who won 11 titles as head coach, was born on this day in 1945. With which team did he win two titles as a player in the 1970s?

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Arizona is the only US state never to report a temperature of zero degrees (F) of below.
2. Franklin D. Roosevelt never won the Nobel Peace Prize.
3. The secret society Skull and Bones operates at Harvard University.
4. The youngest pope ever was 11 years old.
5. There was once a 5 cents bill issued by the US government.
6. Robert E. Lee commanded the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War.
7. Harry S. Truman is the only US president born in Missouri.
8. Actor John Ritter was the son of country singer Tex Ritter.
9. The movie "Chariots of Fire" was set during the 1936 Summer Olympics.
10. The first novel that featured James Bond was "Dr. No."

General Knowledge
1. In what sport would one use a shuttlecock? ( 1 pt)
2. A person who is an octogenarian is at least what age? ( 1 pt)
3. "Touch Me", "People Are Strange" and "Hello I Love You" were all hit songs by what 1960s rock band? ( 1 pt)
4. The military code word for the letter "T" is what? ( 2 pt)
5. Mariska Hargitay portrayed Detective Olivia Benson on what TV show? ( 2 pt)
6. Santiago is the capital of what country? ( 2 pt)
7. What is the average age of a first-time grandparent in the US, within two years? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What major US land acquisition won ratification by the US Senate by just one vote? ( 4 points)
2. What two countries fought a war from September 1980 until August 1988? ( 3 points)
3. What major UK city has the River Clyde running through it? ( 5 points)
4. Of all the African countries that border the Mediterrean Sea, which is by far the smallest in area? ( 4 points)
5. What is the world's warmest ocean? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Tina fey; 2. International Olympic Committee; 3. Miley Cyrus; 4. United Airlines; 5. Barry Bonds; 6. Japan; 7. She was crowned Miss America.

September 17th Trivia
1. Antietam; 2. New York; 3. Philadelphia; 4. Israel & Egypt; 5. Enterprise; 6. Richard Nixon; 7. New York Knicks.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. False, Hawaii; 2. true; 3. false, Yale; 4. true; 5. true; 6. false, Army of Northern Virginia; 7. true; 8. true; 9. false, 1924; 10. false, "Casino Royale."

General Knowledge
1. Badminton; 2. eighty; 3. The Doors; 4. tango; 5. "Law and Order: SVU;" 6. Chile; 7. forty-seven.

IQ Trivia
1. Alaska; 2. Iran & Iraq; 3. Glasgow; 4. Tunisia; 5. Indian Ocean.

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