Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Trivia Q&A: July 1

For the third straight week, we had exactly eight teams in for Trivia at The Caledonia, and there were even more folks in the pub then either of the last two weeks. I take that as a hopeful sign that our new Trivia Night is growing by the week.

The team of Squam Rock Land Trust won the night, garnering 47 points and the win. They were tied with the second place team, And the Living Is Easy, going into IQ Trivia, but they got 4 of the 5 questions correct to pull into the winner's circle and take it by five points. The Macs were third with 35 points.

Best Team Name: Two Morons (It got laughs every time I said it!)

Current Events
1. What female pop singer recently offered to write a campaign song for Hillary Clinton if she should run for president in 2016?
2. Tim Lincecum, a pitcher for what NL team, threw the second no-hitter of his career last Wednesday against the San Diego Padres?
3. Howard Baker, former US senator from Tennessee, died last Thursday at the age of 88. Under what president was he the Chief of Staff?
4. Board members of what famous bridge unanimously approved a $76 million project to build a steel suicide barrier last week?
5. The son of what movie star, who has had his own problems with drugs, was arrested on cocaine possession charges last Sunday?
6. What rock icon's original draft of his most famous song, written in 1965, was recently sold at auction for $2 million?
7. What country is preparing to try two American tourists as spies, claiming they were "attempting to carry out hostile acts" against the country?

July 4th Trivia
1. On this day in 1976, Israeli commandos raided Entebbe Airport in what African country and rescued hostages held by Palestinian terrorists?
2. In 1863, the Battle of Vicksburg was won by the Union in the Civil War. Which Union general did the rebels surrender to?
3. In 1855, "Leaves of Grass," the most famous book published by what American poet, was first released in Brooklyn?
4. On this day in 1881, Tuskegee University first opened in what US state?
5. In 1997, NASA's Pathfinder became the first US spacecraft in over decades to land where?
6. On this date in 1894, a short-lived republic was proclaimed by Sanford Dole in what future US state?
7. Name 2 of the 3 19th century US presidents who died on July 4th.

Odd Numbered Trivia
1. This is the number of days February has in leap years.
2. Alaska is this number US state.
3. This is the minimum age for a person to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives.
4. First base in baseball is represented by this number.
5. A soccer match contains this number of minutes in each half.
6. Prohibition was ended in the US with this numbered amendment to the Constitution.
7. This is the number of flavors of Baskin-Robbins ice cream.
8. The lunar month is approximately this many days.
9. The debut album from pop singer Adele was this number.
10. Jesus Christ is said to have been crucified at this age.

General Knowledge
1. What American city holds the oldest annual marathon in the world? ( 1 pt)
2. The headquarters for Amazon is located in what US state? ( 1 pt)
3. Hilary Swank won her first Best Actress Oscar for what film? ( 1 pt)
4. What car company owns the Lexus brand of automobiles? ( 2 pt)
5. What color is the number 3 ball on a standard pool set? ( 2 pt)
6. On which continent did the pineapple originate? ( 2 pt)
7. What actor/comedian was fired by MTV for dressing up as Bin Laden on the day after the 9/11 attacks? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. In the classic 1974 western "Blazing Saddles," what last name is shared by all the citizens of the town of Rock Ridge? ( 3 points)
2. What Caribbean country's president, Michael Martelly, became famous there in the 1990s as "Sweet Micky", a popular musician? ( 4 points)
3. Comedian Jack Benny was actually a skilled musician on what instrument, which he often made a gag of playing badly in his act? ( 4 points)
4. What is the only continent without an active volcano? ( 4 points)
5. What 19th century US president is remembered with a statue in Madison Square Park in New York City? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. Katy Perry; 2. San Francisco Giants; 3. Ronald Reagan; 4. Golden Gate Bridge; 5. Robert Downey Jr.; 6. Bob Dylan; 7. North Korea.

July 4th Trivia
1. Uganda; 2. U.S. Grant; 3. Walt Whitman; 4. Alabama; 5. Mars; 6. Hawaii; 7. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe.

Odd Numbered Trivia
1. 29; 2. 49; 3. 25; 4. 3; 5. 45; 6. 21; 7. 31; 8. 29; 9. 19; 10. 33.

General Knowledge
1. Boston; 2. Washington; 3. "Boys Don't Cry;" 4. Toyota; 5. red; 6. South America; 7. Russell Brand.

IQ Trivia
1. Johnson; 2. Haiti; 3. violin; 4. Australia; 5. Chester A. Arthur.

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