Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Trivia Q&A: October 8

We had another bigger crowd on Tuesday night, as it's nice to see the number of teams continue to increase at The Mad Hatter. As the Red Sox were on their way to an ALDS-clinching victory, it was another spirited night of Trivia. Let's keep that going!

Your Madre's A Whore, Ted Cruz! won the night, getting 4 of the 5 IQ Trivia questions correct and ended up with 45 points. Conrats to Pian and friends on the victory. Second place went to Don't Stop 'Til I Come...Up With a Better Name with 41 points, and third place went to I Think You Scored Us Wrong with 38 points.

Current Events
1. What celebrity is currently the best-selling Halloween costume of 2013 so far?
2. What 1980s rock star is currently in a public feud with troubled pop singer Miley Cyrus, going so far as sending her advice and slamming her in an open letter last week?
3. The US Treasury released a brand new bill of what denomination today, after nearly 2 1/2 years of production delays?
4. This past weekend, US Navy SEALs launched raids in two countries trying to nab Al-Qaeda militants. Name 1 of the 2 countries they were done in.
5. What female pop singer revealed in an upcoming issue of Harper's Bazaar that she was raped at gunpoint after she moved to New York before her career took off?
6. Esquire magazine named what 28-year-old actress as its "Sexiest Woman Alive" for 2013, seven years after naming her that for the first time?
7. Francois Englert and Peter Higgs were yesterday awarded the Nobel Prize for 2013 in what field?

Red Trivia
1. What author wrote the best-selling novel "The Hunt For Red October?"
2. Which MLB team has won the more World Series, the Boston Red Sox or the Cincinnati Reds?
3. "The Crimson Permanent Assurance" was a short film at the beginning of what Monty Python movie?
4. What actor/director won an Academy Award for Best Director the 1981 film, "Reds?"
5. Anthony Kiedis and Chad Smith are two of the four members of what popular rock band?
6. Ellie Boyd "Red" Redding was a main character in what Oscar-nominated film?
7. The Red Sea is a saltwater inlet of what large body of water?

Born In The USA Or Not Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Robert Downey Jr.
2. Martin Lawrence
3. Tom Hanks
4. Mila Kunis
5. Keenu Reeves
6. Natalie Portman
7. Nicole Kidman
8. Bryan Cranston
9. Jerry Springer
10. Johnny Depp

General Knowledge
1. What color is the cover of the current American passport? ( 1 pt)
2. Marco Polo Airport is located in what Italian city? ( 1 pt)
3. What is the current time difference in hours between Chicago and Athens? ( 1 pt)
4. What is the second hottest planet in the solar system, after Venus? ( 2 pt)
5. What is the name of the "hidden city" described in James Hilton's 1933 novel "Lost Horizon?" ( 2 pt)
6. Six of the seven Nobel Prizes are awarded in what city? ( 2 pt)
7. What country has the world's longest coastline? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Three of the four oldest current players in the NFL all play what position? ( 3 points)
2. Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the US, is located in what western US state? ( 4 points)
3. Bright's disease affects what organ of the human body? ( 4 points)
4. How many cards are in a standard pinochle deck? ( 4 points)
5. Blue Flyers, Foresters and Great Greys are three types of what animal? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. Miley Cyrus; 2. Sinead O'Connor; 3. $100 bill; 4. Libya and Somalia; 5. Madonna; 6. Scarlett Johansson; 7. physics.

Red Trivia
1. Tom Clancy; 2. Red Sox (7-5); 3. "The Meaning of Life;" 4. Warren Beatty; 5. Red Hot Chili Peppers; 6. "The Shawshank Redemption;" 7. Indian Ocean.

Born In The USA Or Not Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. yes; 2. no; 3. yes; 4. no; 5. no; 6. no; 7. yes; 8. yes; 9. no; 10. yes.

General Knowledge
1. Blue; 2. Venice; 3. eight; 4. Mercury; 5. Shangri-La; 6. Stockholm; 7. Canada.

IQ Trivia
1. Placekicker; 2. Oregon; 3. kidneys; 4. forty-eight; 5. kangaroo.

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