Thursday, April 06, 2017

Trivia Q&A: April 5

Last night at Professor Thom's, we had an influx of Celtics and Red Sox fans in to watch their games, so we moved Trivia upstairs to the second floor, called The Loft. It's an intimate place that is used for private parties and such. We did the Trivia there and it went great. The only drawback is the fact that the space is a bit limited, so we had 13 teams in and the Loft was crowded all night. I thank all of you who came in and enjoyed the night. With the Celtics and Bruins about to begin their playoff runs later this month, there will be Wednesdays where we will be in the Loft to do Trivia Night. I do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Next week it is not certain yet where we will be, but it should be a great night nonetheless. I will keep all of you posted on our Facebook group page with updates.

This was one of those nights where I made the Trivia a bit tougher, especially in the rounds of 1990s Trivia and IQ Trivia, as the scores were a bit low in both. I guess I'll have to make up for that next week! LOL But in the IQ round, I did discover I made an error on question #4, as I used the word "hydrogen" instead of "nitrogen." I do apologize for that mistake. No one got the question correct, so it ultimately didn't affect the final scores.

Our friends from the team of DIMS continue the reign over Trivia Night, as they won the night, getting 43 points. Congrats to them on another fine victory. Second place went to 17 Going On 18, who got 33 points, and third place went to Tar Heels Can Use Any Bathroom They Want with 31 points.

Best Team Name: Bill O'Reilly's Summer Interns

Current Events
1. What classic rock singer recently told the New Musical Express, "The Democrats threw it away by nominating Hillary Clinton. A dead dog would have won against her."?
2. An elevated section of the northbound Interstate 85 in this city collapsed last Thursday after a massive fire broke out.
3. Rioters stormed and set fire to what South American country's Congress last Friday after the Senate secretly voted for an amendment allowing its president to run for re-election?
4. What recent Grammy-winning musician donated $1 million to Chicago's public schools last week, and it was matched by the NBA's Chicago Bulls?
5. What controversial TV host was reported by the New York Times last week to have settled as many as five sexual harassment cases against him for as much as $13 million?
6. Over 200 people were killed and hundreds injured from flooding and landslides last weekend in what South American country?
7. This sports league announced on Monday it would not be sending any of its players to the 2018 Olympics as owners were increasingly unhappy having to shut down its league down every four years.

1990s Trivia
1. In what year in the 1990s was Nelson Mandela released from a South African jail after 27 years?
2. What record became the world's biggest-selling single of all-time in 1997?
3. The 1992 Summer Olympics were held in what European city?
4. Madonna won a Golden Globe for the first time in 1997 for what film?
5. Johnny Carson left the Tonight Show as host after 30 years in what year?
6. Who succeeded Margaret Thatcher as British prime minister in 1990?
7. The massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado and the death of JFK Jr. both occurred in what year?

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. The maximum number of digits allowed on a credit card in 19.
2. Cracking your knuckles can cause arthritis.
3. "Bookkeeper" is the only word in the English language with three consecutive double letters.
4. Panama hats are actually manufactured in Panama.
5. Abraham Lincoln was the first US president born in a log cabin.
6. New Zealand was the first nation to grant women the right to vote.
7. More people are killed by donkeys every year than are killed in plane crashes.
8. Only male mosquitoes bite humans.
9. Bananas originated on the continent of Asia.
10. Texas has the most ghost towns of any state in the US.

General Knowledge
1. A bar mitzvah is celebrated when a Jewish boy reaches what age? ( 1 pt)
2. Who was the US president during the War of 1812? ( 1 pt)
3. Wright Brothers National Memorial is located in what US state? ( 1 pt)
4. Hypertension is the medical term for what common health problem? ( 2 pt)
5. The novel "Brave New World" was written by what 20th century author? ( 2 pt)
6. What finger is fractured twice as often on average as any other? ( 2 pt)
7. Mount Desert Island is the largest island off the coast of what US state? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What 1985 film earned Harrison Ford his only Oscar nomination to date? ( 3 points)
2. "A Nation Once Again", written in 1840, is an anthem associated with the independence of what nation? ( 4 points)
3. In 1860, what board game, still available today, was founded by Milton Bradley and was his first board game? ( 5 points)
4. After nitrogen and oxygen, what is the third most abundant element in the earth's atmosphere? ( 4 points)
5. What is the least populous state capital in the United States? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Roger Daltrey; 2. Atlanta; 3. Paraguay; 4. Chance the Rapper; 5. Bill O'Reilly; 6. Colombia; 7. NHL.

1990s Trivia
1. 1990; 2. "Candle in the Wind;" 3. Barcelona; 4. "Evita;" 5. 1992; 6. John Major; 7. 1999.

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. true; 2. false; 3. true; 4. false, Ecuador; 5. false, Andrew Jackson; 6. true; 7. true; 8. false; 9. true; 10. false, Oregon.

General Knowledge
1. 13; 2. James Madison; 3. North Carolina; 4. high blood pressure; 5. Aldous Huxley; 6. pinky; 7. Maine.

IQ Trivia
1. "Witness;" 2. Ireland; 3. The Game of Life; 4. argon; 5. Montpelier, VT.

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