Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Trivia Q&A: June 3

Our second night of Trivia at the Caledonia Scottish Pub saw a nice crowd come out despite the heavy rains that hit the city in the late afternoon. I always appreciate the folks who come out for Trivia despite the weather.

We had mic problems in the debut last week, and we used a mic in an iPhone this week. It was strange hearing my voice slightly after I talked into it, but my buddy Keith promised me a new proper mic is on the way for next week.

The team of The Worst Trade Since Bagwell For Andersen won the night with 44 points. Second place went to Six Teachers In One Hand, Half Dozen In The Other with 39 points, and Out of Towners with 27 points finished third.

Current Events
1. Apple agreed to buy Beats Electronics, a music streaming service, for $3 billion last week. Which hip-hop star is one of Beats' co-founders?
2. Which world leader was recently ranked number one on Forbes' list of the "100 Most Powerful Women?"
3. Which Hollywood superstar actor was recently struck in the face on the red carpet at the world premiere of his latest film in Hollywood last week?
4. The LA Clippers are set to be sold for an NBA record $2 billion to Steve Ballmer, who was the former CEO of what company?
5. What pop singer was excused from jury duty in NYC last week due to ill health, but later posted pictures of herself with her family on the beach?
6. What classic rock band announced they will conclude their 45-year career with six shows in New York City this October?
7. Petro Poroshenko was elected president of what Eastern European country last week?

Pop Music Trivia
1. Members of what 1980s rock band originally dyed their hair blond for a chewing gum ad?
2. Ray Manzarek was the keyboardist and co-founder of what 1960s rock band?
3. What future TV star was the lead singer for Gnarls Barkley?
4. What rock band, together since 1992, is named for the frontman's childhood nickname, supposedly due to asthma?
5. Who sang the title song in the 1978 film "Grease?"
6. Michael Jackson co-wrote the 1985 song "We Are the World" with what other pop singer?
7. What rock superstar was the leader of the late 1980s/early 1990s band "Tin Machine?"

Born In NYC Or Not ("The Q Train")
1. John Travolta
2. Barbra Streisand
3. Bruce Springsteen
4. Eddie Murphy
5. Billy Joel
6. Will Smith
7. Alicia Keys
8. Carly Simon
9. Michael Bloomberg
10. Robert DeNiro

General Knowledge
1. What US president made the first phone call to the moon? ( 1 pt)
2. At what US university did Albert Einstein work? ( 1 pt)
3. Who was the first democratically elected president of Russia? ( 1 pt)
4. New Holland was the original name for what current country? ( 2 pt)
5. In addition to its five sides, how many stories is the Pentagon ? ( 2 pt)
6. What is the most populous country in Africa? ( 2 pt)
7. What does a deltiologist collect? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Electric Mayhem was the in-house band on what 1970s TV show? ( 5 points)
2. What US city has two airports that were renamed to honor Americans who fought in WWII? ( 4 points)
3. What car company's name comes from the Latin meaning "I roll?" ( 4 points)
4. Over 10 million people live in the 27% of what European country's land area that lies below sea level? ( 4 points)
5. From 1958-1962 and again from 1965-1967, the Nielsen ratings were led by what genre of TV series, which has never again topped the ratings since? ( 3 points)

Current Events
1. Dr. Dre; 2. Angela Merkel; 3. Brad Pitt; 4. Microsoft; 5. Madonna; 6. Allman Brothers; 7. Ukraine.

Pop Music Trivia
1. The Police; 2. The Doors; 3. Cee-Lo Green; 4. Weezer; 5. Frankie Valli; 6. Lionel Richie; 7. David Bowie.

Born In NYC Or Not ("The Q Train")
1. no (Englewood, NJ); 2. yes (Brooklyn); 3. no (Long Branch, NJ); 4. no (West Orange, NJ); 5. yes (The Bronx); 6. no (Philadelphia); 7. yes (Manhattan); 8. yes (The Bronx); 9. no (West Brighton, MA); 10. yes (Manhattan).

General Knowledge
1. Richard Nixon; 2. Princeton; 3. Boris Yeltsin; 4. Australia; 5. five; 6. Nigeria; 7. postcards.

IQ Trivia
1. "The Muppet Show;" 2. Chicago; 3. Volvo; 4. Netherlands; 5. westerns.

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