Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Trivia Q&A: October 15

Trivia Night began just a few minutes after the Red Sox won Game 3 of the ALCS, so as you might guess, I was in a good mood all night.

We had another fine crowd in, and a close night throughout between the top teams. The top four teams were separated by just four points, and we had four teams get all five correct in IQ Trivia. (I'll have to make it a little tougher next week.) One of those teams was Happy Birthday Charles!, which took the winner's circle with 52 points. Congrats to Charles and his friends on their win.

Second place went to Spermologers (my friend Dave from the BLOHARDS and a number of his friends) with 49 points, and third place went to Ship of Fools with 48 points.

Current Events
1. Rafael Correa, the president of what South American country, said in an interview that President Obama calling America "exceptional" was reminiscent of "Nazism?"
2. What rock superstar made a surprise performance at a Queens high school last week, as well as one in Times Square the next day?
3. Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller all won the Nobel Prize in what field earlier this week?
4. What Asian country was hit by a cyclone yesterday, with 18 deaths reported?
5. Former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, of what US city, was sentenced to 28 years in prison for racketeering, conspiracy and tax crimes?
6. What female pop singer was in Thailand recently and tweeted about a lewd sex show in a bar she was in and it led to the arrest of the bar owner?
7. What retail chain announced they will open most of their stores for the first time ever on Thanksgiving Day, breaking a long-standing tradition of being closed on the holiday?

Blue Trivia
1. What 19th century classical composer wrote "The Blue Danube?"
2. "True Blue" was a 1986 album by what pop singer?
3. What was the name of Paul Bunyon's Blue Ox?
4. John Popper is a member of what rock band?
5. "The Bluegrass State" is a nickname for what US state?
6. "Big Blue" is a nickname for what major American company?
7. Dennis Franz and Jimmy Smits starred in what 1990s TV crime drama?

Name The City's Last Champion Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Miami
2. Los Angeles
3. Atlanta
4. Tampa
5. Boston
6. San Francisco
7. Cleveland
8. Philadelphia
9. Baltimore
10. Detroit

General Knowledge
1. Orly Airport is located in what European city? ( 1 pt)
2. Fresh water, 2% of the earth's surface, is made of oxygen and what element? ( 1 pt)
3. In the Bible, Isaac is the son of Sarah and who? ( 1 pt)
4. In what year was the Falklands War fought between Great Britain and Argentina? ( 2 pt)
5. What is the traditional color of the sari that a bride wears at an Indian wedding? ( 2 pt)
6. What was the name of the dog in the Garfield comic strip? ( 2 pt)
7. Tennis players Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin were born in what European country? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What 19th century historical figure died at the Petersen House? ( 4 points)
2. What science fiction film was set on the fictional moon called Pandora? ( 3 points)
3. Since 2005, the world record for the fastest men's 100-meters has been owned by runners from what nation? ( 4 points)
4. Fred Jones, Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley were 3 of the main characters from what popular 1970s cartoon series? ( 5 points)
5. Robert Rayford, who died in St. Louis in 1969, is now believed to be the first American to have died from what cause? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Ecuador; 2. Paul McCartney; 3. economics; 4. India; 5. Detroit; 6. Rhianna; 7. Macy's.

Blue Trivia
1. Johann Strauss; 2. Madonna; 3. Babe; 4. Blues Traveler; 5. Kentucky; 6. IBM; 7. "NYPD Blue."

Name The City's Last Champion Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Heat; 2. Kings; 3. Braves; 4. Lightning; 5. Bruins; 6. Giants; 7. Browns; 8. Phillies; 9. Ravens; 10. Red Wings.

General Knowledge
1. Paris; 2. hydrogen; 3. Abraham; 4. 1982; 5. red; 6. Odie; 7. Belgium.

IQ Trivia
1. Abraham Lincoln; 2. "Avatar;" 3. Jamaica; 4. "Scooby-Doo;" 5. AIDS.

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