Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Trivia Q&A: December 2

We had yet another great turnout at the Caledonia, with the bar filled up again, and probably the biggest crowd we've so far had. And it was another night where everyone was into the Trivia.

We had a three-way tie going into General Knowledge round, and the top four separated by six points going into IQ Trivia. But the team of A$AP Snyder got 4 of 5 correct in that final round to grab their first ever win. Congrats to Christine and her friends on a nice come-from-behind win.

We had a tie for second place between Mickey Rourke's Boxing Club and Thanks For The Mammaries, both with 46 points. We broke the tie with: "How many feet is the Tower Bridge's span?" (As we had a question about the bridge earlier in the night.) Mickey Rourke's Boxing Club was closest to the right answer (800 feet to be exact) and wound up taking second.

Best Team Name: Anal Bum Cover

Current Events
1. The suit worn by which character from "The Wizard of Oz" was sold at auction last week for an astounding $3 million?
2. The Dakota apartment in NYC of what legandary actress who died this year, which she bought in 1961 for $40,000, is now going on the market for $26 million?
3. Workers in six states in what retail chain walked out on strike ahead of the Black Friday madness calling for higher wages and better hours?
4. The wife and mother of Scott Stapp, lead singer of what rock band, are seeking to have him committed for 60 days of psychiatric observation due to his ongoing drug problems?
5. Phillip Hughes, a cricket player from what country, died last week after he was struck in the head by a ball during a match?
6. It was recently revealed that the studios of what talk show host was a target for terrorists in 2009, but the bombers were caught by police before they reached the Chicago-based show?
7. Sony Pictures was the victim of a recent cyber attack resulting in a leak of five movies and disabling its networks and email. What country's government is thought to be behind the attack?

Q-Tip Trivia
1. Which of the following artists have had an album sell at least 40 million copies worldwide? a. AC/DC; b. Pink Floyd; c. Whitney Houston; d. Backstreet Boys.
2. Which of these films was Morgan Freeman nominated for an Academy Award for? a. Driving Miss Daisy; b. Invictus; c. Unforgiven; d. The Shawshank Redemption.
3. Which of these celebrities died while in their 30s? a. Kurt Cobain; b. Elvis Presley; c. Marilyn Monroe; d. River Phoenix.
4. Which of these statesmen won the Nobel Peace Prize? a. Martin Luther King; b. Yasser Arafat; c. Winston Churchill; d. Franklin D. Roosevelt.
5. Which of these US currency bills does not have a US president on them? a. $10; b. $20; c. $50; d. $100.
6. Which of the following classic sitcoms were set in New York City? a. Bob Newhart Show; b. The Cosby Show; c. All in the Family; d. Mary Tyler Moore Show.
7. Which of the following cities has a team in all four major sports: MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL? a. Seattle; b. Atlanta; c. Los Angeles; d. St. Louis.

TV Characters Trivia ("The Q Train") (Name the show they appeared on)
1. Carrie Mathison
2. Don Draper
3. Jack Tripper
4. Elaine Benes
5. Samantha Jones
6. Fox Mulder
7. Nucky Thompson
8. Monica Gellar
9. Rick Grimes
10. Al Bundy

General Knowledge
1. The Tower Bridge spans what English river? ( 1 pt)
2. Bel Air is a lavish celebrity suburb of what US city? ( 1 pt)
3. Who did Jimmy Carter succeed as US president? ( 1 pt)
4. What color are the black box flight data recorders? ( 2 pt)
5. How many fluid ounces of soda are there in a standard can? ( 2 pt)
6. On the TV series "Friends," how many times did the character Ross get married? ( 2 pt)
7. Panama hats were originally made in what South American country? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. In mythology, Morpheus was the Greek god of what? ( 4 points)
2. What still-running TV show made its debut in 1952, with host Dave Garroway calling it "a new kind of television show?" ( 5 points)
3. In what country would you find the desert plateau fortress called Masada? ( 4 points)
4. The rover called Sojourner explored what planet in 1997? ( 3 points)
5. What number one hit Beatles song was written by Paul McCartney and was based on a dream he had about his mother, who died more than a decade earlier? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. The Cowardly Lion; 2. Lauren Bacall; 3. Walmart; 4. Creed; 5. Australia; 6. Oprah Winfrey; 7. North Korea.

Q-Tip Trivia
1. all; 2. a,b,d; 3. c; 4. a,b; 5. a,d; 6. b,c; 7. none.

TV Characters Trivia ("The Q Train)
1. Homeland; 2. Mad Men; 3. Three's Company; 4. Seinfeld; 5. Sex in the City; 6. The X-Files; 7. Boardwalk Empire; 8. Friends; 9. The Walking Dead; 10. Married With Children.

General Knowledge
1. Thames; 2. Los Angeles; 3. Gerald Ford; 4. orange; 5. twelve; 6. three; 7. Ecuador.

IQ Trivia
1. Dreams; 2. "The Today Show;" 3. Israel; 4. Mars; 5. "Let It Be."

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