Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Trivia Q&A: September 30

We had another good crowd in at the Caledonia for Trivia, as the AL Wild Card Game was going on (and will become an instant classic for sure). The team of Lester? I Don't Even Know Her led for the first four rounds, but were overtaken when the team of I Can't Read That Out Loud got 4 of 5 correct in IQ Trivia and wound up winning the night with 38 points, for their first ever Trivia Night win. Lester? Wound up in second with 32 points, and Brains of Kyrgykstan finished third with 25 points.

Best Team Name: Good Name Next Time!

Current Events
1. What US state was hit by a 6.2 earthquake last Thursday, causing minimal damage, and it was estimated that it was 32,000 times less powerful than the state's worst earthquake of 1964?
2. The president of the region of Catalonia, from what country, authorized an independence referendum for November 9th last week over the country's government opposition?
3. The daughter of the infamous BTK serial killer criticized what author recently for having written a screenplay based on the 2005 Kansas case?
4. A new book recently claimed that what legendary comedian faked his own death 30 years ago, and the author, his friend, claims he will reveal his prank to the world soon?
5. Dennis Kimetto set a new marathon world record last Sunday of 2:02:57 in what European capital city?
6. Over 30 people are feared dead after a volcano erupted on Mount Ontake in what Asian country?
7. Ashraf Ghani was sworn in last Sunday as the new president of what Asian country?

Which Came First Trivia
1. a. The American Civil War ends; b. Canada becomes an independent nation.
2. a. Saigon falls and Vietnam unifies; b. Richard Nixon resigns and Gerald Ford becomes president.
3. a. OJ Simpson is indicted for double murder; c. MLB players walk out on strike & the World Series is later canceled.
4. a. American Idol debuts on Fox; b. Survivor debuts on CBS.
5. a. Barack Obama is born; b. JFK is inaugurated president.
6. a. New England Patriots win their first Super Bowl; b. Boston Red Sox win their first World Series in 86 years.
7. a. Bernie Madoff is arrested for running a Ponzi scheme; b. Barack Obama is elected 44th US president.

1-2-3-4 Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. This is the number of state capitals named after US presidents.
2. Catcher is this number on a baseball team.
3. On a telephone, this number key is associated with the letters D, E and F.
4. Cancer is this number sign of the zodiac.
5. This is the number of US presidents who have been impeached.
6. In volleyball, this is the number of sets needed to be won to win a whole match.
7. This is the total number of Oscars won by Matt Damon in his career.
8. This is the maximum number of times Friday the 13th can happen in a given year.
9. This is the number of future US presidents who signed the Declaration of Independence.
10. Hall of Fame athletes Ozzie Smith and Oscar Robertson wore this number.

General Knowledge
1. In what classic game can you be ordered to "go directly to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200?" ( 1 pt)
2. What is the sixth planet from the sun? (1 pt)
3. Jakarta is the capital of what Asian country? ( 1 pt)
4. Michael Hutchence was the lead singer of what pop/rock band? ( 2 pt)
5. Matthew Brady was a noted photographer of what war? ( 2 pt)
6. What is the largest bone in the human body? ( 2 pt)
7. Geronimo was the noted leader of what American Indian tribe? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Where in the human body would you find the metacarpus? ( 4 points)
2. Kate Winslet won an Academy Award for Best Actress for what film? ( 3 points)
3. What US state shares the Lake of the Woods with Canada? ( 4 points)
4. The city where Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914 is now the capital of what independent nation? ( 4 points)
5. In August 2014, California native Kevin McCarthy became only the 25th person in American history to hold what post? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. Alaska; 2. Spain; 3. Stephen King; 4. Andy Kaufman; 5. Berlin; 6. Japan; 7. Afghanistan.

Which Came First Trivia
1. a; 2. b; 3. a; 4. b; 5. b; 6. a; 7. b.

1-2-3-4 Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. 4; 2. 2; 3. 3; 4. 4; 5. 2; 6. 3; 7. 1; 8. 3; 9. 2; 10. 1.

General Knowledge
1. Monopoly; 2. Saturn; 3. Indonesia; 4. INXS; 5. Civil War; 6. femur; 7. Apache.

IQ Trivia
1. Hand; 2. "The Reader;" 3. Minnesota; 4. Bosnia & Herzogovina; 5. Majority Leader of the House of Representatives.

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