Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Trivia Q&A: August 26

After last week's Trivia Night postponement, I was concerned about what kind of crowd we would have in last night. I need not have worried, as the bar was filled with a large crowd that was really into the Trivia. Thanks to all of you who came out, and my apologies to those of you who turned up last week to discover Trivia was off. We are back on Tuesdays to stay!

We had a great two-team race to the finish, and both of those teams got 4 of 5 correct in IQ Trivia to make it a win for the team of Pope Francis Was In Korea, with 50 points. Second pace went to Oxford Comma Sutra with 48 points. (It was their first time at Trivia Night. Very nice debut, guys!) Third Place went to Call Me Daddy with 32 points. (Looking forward to the banana bread next week, ladies!)

Best Team Name: Snoop Quizzle

Current Events
1. Which female pop singer is cancelling her Asian tour due to concerns over her husband's ill health?
2. Richard Attenborough, legendary British director, died Sunday at the age of 90. For what 1982 film did he win 2 Oscars, including Best Director?
3. What action film regained the top spot at the box office this past weekend and is now the summer's top-grossing domestic release?
4. What state's governor was indicted on a charge of abuse of power recently over pressuring a district attorney in his state to resign?
5. What rock superstar played the final show ever at Candlestick Park in San Francisco recently, a venue he last played nearly 48 years ago?
6. Pope Francis visited what Asian country for five days recently, the first Papal visit to an Asian nation since 1999?
7. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange announced this week that he will leave what country's London embassy "soon," where he has been living for 2 years to avoid extradition to Sweden?

Pop Music Trivia
1. The Beatles won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for what album?
2. What soul singer was shot to death by his father in 1984?
3. What future rap star was, as a 13-year-old youth, an advisor to the Oakland A's baseball team?
4. What R&B legend had hits with such songs as "Sex Machine" and "I Got Ants In My Pants?"
5. What popular country male singer's father played for the 1969 Miracle Mets?
6. What US state was Michael Jackson born in?
7. Of the four major awards, Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy, which is the only one Elton John has never won?

Name the Century Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. The US Census announces that the American Frontier had officially "closed."
2. Facebook is founded in Cambridge, MA.
3. Fletcher Christian leads the famous mutiny on The Bounty.
4. The Euro, the currency of the majority of EU countries, is established.
5. The Boston Red Sox win the first World Series.
6. Alexander Graham Bell is credited with inventing the telephone.
7. Vermont becomes the first state admitted to the Union after the Original Thirteen.
8. Theodore Roosevelt wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
9. Thomas Jefferson sends Lewis and Clark to explore the West.
10. Dennis Tito, a multi-millionaire, become the first "space tourist," funding his own trip into space.

General Knowledge
1. In the film "Anchorman," Ron Burgundy told what city to "stay classy?" ( 1 pt)
2. What was the name of King Arthur's legendary sword? ( 1 pt)
3. What does the "S" in NASCAR stand for? ( 1 pt)
4. According to the US Census Bureau, Smith is the most common surname in the US. What name is second? ( 2 pt)
5. What TV talk show host has a house band called The Roots? ( 2 pt)
6. In the 2013 film "Captain Phillips," a ship was hijacked by pirates from what country? ( 2 pt)
7. What city do the Golden State Warriors play their home basketball games in? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What sitcom spinoff was the first TV show to debut at number one in the Nielsen ratings in the mid-1970s? ( 4 points)
2. What former US president was granted the first-ever Medicare ID card? ( 5 points)
3. What onetime world leader was the first person to be named an honorary US citizen in 1963? ( 4 points)
4. The sauna originated in what European country? ( 3 points)
5. Which midwestern state is the only US state to have its official motto, "L'Etoile du Nord," written in French? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Celine Dion; 2. "Gandhi;" 3. "Guardians of the Galaxy;" 4. Texas; 5. Paul McCartney; 6. South Korea; 7. Ecuador.

Pop Music Trivia
1. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band;" 2. Marvin Gaye; 3. MC Hammer; 4. James Brown; 5. Tim McGraw; 6. Indiana; 7. Emmy.

Name the Century Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. 19th (1890); 2. 21st (2004); 3. 18th (1789); 4. 20th (1999); 5. 20th (1903); 6. 19th (1876); 7. 18th (1791); 8. 20th (1906); 9. 19th (1803); 10. 21st (2001).

General Knowledge
1. San Diego; 2. Excalibur; 3. Stock; 4. Johnson; 5. Jimmy Fallon; 6. Somalia; 7. Oakland.

IQ Trivia
1. "Rhoda;" 2. Harry S. Truman; 3. Winston Churchill; 4. Finland; 5. Minnesota.

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