Thursday, April 13, 2017

Trivia Q&A: April 12

We were back in the Loft at Professor Thom's for Trivia last night, as the bar was invaded by Bruins fans for the first playoff game. 16 teams turned for another great night of Trivia upstairs. I reintroduced the "Q-Tip Trivia" round for the first time since my return, and it went very well, and one team even got the highest score possible in the round of 17 points. It was a two-team race in the final rounds, but the team of DIMS had a perfect round in IQ Trivia to seal their victory with 60 points. Congrats to the boys on another well-earned victory.

Second place went to Malicious Advertisers getting 46 points (nice to see some old friends from my first go-around at Thom's back last night), and third place went to United Didn't Even Sink to Using Chemical Weapons with 43 points.

A quick note to say we will be back in the Loft again next Wednesday, as the Bruins will have their Game 4 playoff game then. It also looks like we will upstairs again for April 26th, the following Wednesday, as well. I will keep you all updated as information becomes available. Once again, my apologies to everyone for the lack of seats last night, as space in the Loft is a bit less than downstairs. Thank you all for understanding!

Best Team Name: You Can't Have Your Chocolate Cake and Bomb it, Too

Current Events
1. A 46-year-old man filed a lawsuit against Ed Murray, the mayor of what West Coast city, that he raped and molested him over 30 years ago?
2. David Letterman substituted for Neil Young, who was ill, in inducting what rock band into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame last Friday?
3. Facebook admitted last week that they were tricked by a malicious advertiser into carrying a fake news post that what legendary rock star had committed suicide?
4. 45 people were killed and more than 100 injured when two bombs were detonated at Christian churches last Sunday in what country?
5. Separate groups led by Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush have emerged as possible bidders for what NL baseball team, with the price tag in the range of $800 million- $1.6 billion?
6. Gov. Robert Bentley, of what US state, resigned on Monday as impeachment proceedings began over charges he was using state resources to cover an affair he was having?
7. In a recent poll of 85,000 registered voters by Morning Consult, Charlie Baker, governor of this state, was voted the US' most popular governor.

Q-Tip Trivia
1. Which of the following countries have hosted the Summer Olympics? a. Canada, b. Russia, c. Netherlands, d. Belgium.
2. Which of these US presidents had more than one vice-president? a. FDR, b. Richard Nixon, c. Theodore Roosevelt, d. Abraham Lincoln.
3. Which of these neighborhoods are located in Brooklyn? a. Woodhaven, b. Tottenville, c. Kingsbridge, d. Murray Hill.
4. Which of the following films were set in New York City? a. Dirty Harry, b. Field of Dreams, c. Working Girl, d. The Producers.
5. Which of the following musicians were drummers? a. Don Henley, b. Peter Criss, c. Karen Carpenter, d. Sheila E.
6. Which of the following films did not win the Oscar for Best Picture? a. Saving Private Ryan, b. Gladiator, c. Chicago, d. The Aviator.
7. In which of the following years was a Democrat elected to the White House? a. 1968, b. 1996, c. 1984, d. 1988.

The Q Train: 21-30 Trivia
1. This is the number of MLB Hall of Famers Willie Mays, Tony Perez and Rickey Henderson.
2. The number of days February has in leap years.
3. This is the number amendment that ended Prohibition in 1933.
4. In a normal deck of cards, there are this many red cards, as well as black cards.
5. The most famous psalm in the Bible was this number, also known as the Shepherd Psalm.
6. The Arabic alphabet has this many letters.
7. Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus for this many pieces of silver.
8. This is the current roster size number for all MLB teams.
9. Rock stars Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain all died at this age.
10. This is the total number of soccer players that can be on the field active at any one time.

General Knowledge
1. "Land of Lincoln" is what US state's nickname? ( 1 pt)
2. Who was the last president of the Soviet Union? ( 1 pt)
3. The holiday known as Festivus gained popularity because of what TV sitcom? ( 1 pt)
4. Croatia and Slovenia were both formerly part of what country? ( 2 pt)
5. The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy is an award presented every year in what sport? ( 2 pt)
6. At 2,290 miles, what is Europe's longest river? ( 2 pt)
7. How many main islands does the state of Hawaii have? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Robert LeRoy Parker was the real name of what 19th century outlaw? ( 4 points)
2. What US president is the only person named Time's "Person of the Year" three different times? ( 3 points)
3. In the famous Abbott and Costello comedy routine "Who's On First", the third baseman's name is? ( 4 points)
4. The Order of the Arrow is the honor society of what national organization? ( 5 points)
5. What state has been hit by more than half of all the earthquakes recorded in the United States? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Seattle; 2. Pearl Jam; 3. Paul McCartney; 4. Egypt; 5. Miami Marlins; 6. Alabama; 7. Massachusetts.

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

The Q Train: 21-30 Trivia
1. 24; 2. 29; 3. 21; 4. 26; 5. 23; 6. 28; 7. 30; 8. 25; 9. 27; 10.22.

General Knowledge
1. Illinois; 2. Mikhail Gorbachev; 3. "Seinfeld;" 4. Yugoslavia; 5. hockey; 6. Volga; 7. eight.

IQ Trivia
1. Butch Cassidy; 2. FDR (1932, 1936 and 1941); 3. I Don't Know; 4. Boy Scouts of America; 5. Alaska.

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