Thursday, May 11, 2017

Trivia Q&A: May 10

We were back in Professor Thom's Loft for Trivia on Wednesday night, for the fifth time in the last six weeks due to the Celtics playoff game. The crowd was on the smaller side, with 10 teams taking part, but it was a spirited group and everyone enjoyed the night. We had a close race going into IQ Trivia, with the teams of DIMS and Comey 2012 separated by just one point. But the scores on IQ Trivia were on the lighter side, as four teams would up not scoring a point in the round. DIMS got three questions correct, and won the night with 43 points. Congrats to them on the win.

We had a tie for second, with Comey 2012 and Knowledge Fires tied with 31 points. Comey 2012 won the tiebreaker, as they were closest to the answer of "How tall is the Gateway Arch in total feet?" (It was an IQ Trivia answer.) It was 630 feet, and congratulations to them on their second place finish.

Best Team Name: Big Fact Hunt

Right now we don't know if we will be downstairs or upstairs for next week's Trivia, as that will depend on the status of the Celtics making it to the next round and having a game scheduled next week. I will be posting on the Facebook group page when it becomes official.

Current Events
1. The Sunday Times of London named what English rock superstar the richest musician on their annual "Rich List" last week?
2. What talk show host set off a firestorm on social media last week with a sexually charged joke about President Trump, with some calling for his firing?
3. What talk show host said in an interview on Friday that President Trump won't be appearing on the host's show, saying "he's against everything I stand for."?
4. Mark Green, President Trump's nominee for what secretary post, withdrew from consideration last week after lawmakers objected to stands he made on some social issues?
5. What tuna-canning company agreed to pay a $25 million fine after pleading guilty to conspiring with competitors to fix prices?
6. What former president is collaborating with best-selling author James Patterson on a fictional thriller that will be published next year?
7. Alan Joyce, the CEO of what foreign-based airline, was speaking at a breakfast when a man in a suit hit him in the face with a cream pie?

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; b. MLB players walk out on strike and 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. John F. Kennedy 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.

The Q Train: SNL Characters
1. Prymatt Conehead
2. Wayne Campbell
3. Matt Foley
4. Ed Grimley
5. The Church Lady
6. Emily Litella
7. Sean Spicer
8. Alex Trebek
9. Tommy Flanagan
10. Barack Obama

General Knowledge
1. Clemson University is found in what US state? ( 1 pt)
2. Michael Hutchence was the lead singer of what rock band? ( 1 pt)
3. How many natural satellites does the planet Mercury have? ( 1 pt)
4. Geronimo was the noted leader of what American Indian tribe? ( 2 pt)
5. Rod Laver Arena is located in what country? ( 2 pt)
6. Kate Winslet won an Academy Award for Best Actress for what film? ( 2 pt)
7. A vicennial event occurs how many years apart? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What is the tallest man-made monument in the US? ( 4 points)
2. In what South American country were legendary outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid supposedly killed in 1908? ( 4 points)
3. What small European nation is the world's most densely populated country? ( 3 points)
4. Charles Fairbanks, Charles Curtis and Charles Dawes were all early 20th century Americans who held what position? ( 5 points)
5. Of the original thirteen colonies, which was the last to become an official state? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Paul McCartney; 2. Stephen Colbert; 3. Ellen DeGeneres; 4. Secretary of the Army; 5. Bumble Bee; 6. Bill Clinton; 7. Qantas.

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

The Q Train: SNL Characters
1. Jane Curtin; 2. Mike Myers; 3. Chris Farley; 4. Martin Short; 5. Dana Carvey; 6. Gilda Radner; 7. Melissa McCarthy; 8. Will Ferrell; 9. Jon Lovitz; 10. Fred Armisen & Jay Pharoh.

General Knowledge
1. South Carolina; 2. INXS; 3. none; 4. Apache; 5. Australia; 6. "The Reader;" 7. twenty.

IQ Trivia
1. Gateway Arch; 2. Bolivia; 3. Monaco; 4. Vice-president of the US; 5. Rhode Island.

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