Thursday, May 25, 2017

Trivia Q&A: May 24

It was nice to be back on the main floor of Professor Thom's for Wednesday Night Trivia last night. We had a good turnout of 14 teams, and also had some audio problems through the first round, but my friend Neeru managed to find a mic from upstairs and we had smooth sailing through the rest of the night. Thanks to all of you who beared with us through that difficult first round. Next week should be a lot better.

We had a three-team race to the finish, and they were separated by just four points going into IQ Trivia. But the amazing team of DIMS pulled out yet another win, getting four of the five questions right to end with 48 points. Congratulations to them and their continued remarkable run.

Second place went to Book Hockey with 45 points and third place went to Should've Aimed For Elmo with 41 points.

We will be back on the main floor again for sure next week, as even if the Celtics make it to the NBA Finals, there is no game next week, as the Finals begin next Thursday. There would be a conflict on June 7th, which is a Wednesday and Game 3, but we'll see what happens with the Celtics, who are currently down 3-1 in their series with Cleveland.

Best Team Name: The Queue To Dump on Trump's Desk Starts Behind Me.

Current Events
1. Chris Cornell, the lead singer of what 1990s rock band, died last week at the age of 52 in what was determined to be a suicide?
2. The mayor of what Midwest city apologized to his police department last Friday after his office inadvertently issued a proclamation honoring a cop killer?
3. What Democratic politician spoke at a conference in Las Vegas last week, saying that "upon further reflection, Hillary Clinton wasn't a great candidate for president.'?
4. Hassan Rouhani was re-elected president of what Middle Eastern country by a wide margin this past weekend?
5. What cable TV news host surprised a colleague on his show last Friday, who was a Trump defender, by saying, "If he took a dump on his desk, you would defend him"?
6. The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that what southern state's redrawing of two congressional districts violated the Constitution by relying too heavily on race to redraw them?
7. Pope Francis named Bishop Anders Arborelius as a new cardinal and he becomes the first person born in what Protestant-dominated European country to become a cardinal?

Kennedy Family Trivia
1. What number president was John F. Kennedy?
2. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in what city in 1968?
3. Ted Kennedy ran for president once and failed to get the Democratic nomination. Who did they nominated instead?
4. JFK Stadium, which closed in 1992, was located in what city?
5. Who succeeded JFK as a congressman from Massachusetts' 11th district and served 34 years?
6. What position was Joseph Kennedy, JFK's father, forced to give up in 1940 after he made some controversial remarks that cost him his dream of running for president?
7. True or False: JFK is the youngest man ever elected US president.

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. Michael Collins, command module pilot of Apoolo 11, actually suffered an epileptic seizure during his time alone in the command module.
2. The son of Alexander Hamilton was, like his father, killed in a duel.
3. The city of Washington DC was designed by a French engineer.
4. Tiger Woods' real first name is Edward.
5. Canada is the second largest country in total land mass.
6. "Dreamt" is the only word in the English language ending in "mt."
7. Louis Armstrong gained fame by playing the saxophone.
8. Mick Jagger once attended the London School of Economics.
9. Horse racing is sometimes called "the sport of kings."
10. Brazil has the largest number of Christians in its population, more than any other country.

General Knowledge
1. What color was PacMan in the classic video game? ( 1 pt)
2. Which vowel (A, E, I, O, U) does not begin the name of any US state? ( 1 pt)
3. The Ryder Cup is awarded to countries that compete in what sport? ( 1 pt)
4. The city of Sydney is located in what Australian state? ( 2 pt)
5. From what Caribbean country does Bacardi Rum originate? ( 2 pt)
6. If you just made a sternutation, what did you just do? ( 2 pt)
7. What organization has a candle surrounded by barb wire as its emblem? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What US city re-entered the top 50 in US population in 2015 after leaving that list ten years earlier? ( 4 points)
2. "The Father of the Constitution" was the nickname of which of the American Founding Fathers? ( 3 points)
3. Who is the only artist who has been inducted  into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on three separate occasions? ( 4 points)
4. Vaduz is the capital of what small European country? ( 4 points)
5. Garrett's Farm was the site where which infamous American figure was shot dead? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. Soundgarden; 2. Cincinnati; 3. Joe Biden; 4. Iran; 5. Anderson Cooper; 6. North Carolina; 7. Sweden.

Kennedy Family Trivia
1. 35; 2. Los Angeles; 3. Jimmy Carter; 4. Philadelphia; 5. Tip O'Neill; 6. UK ambassador; 7. true.

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. false; 2. true; 3. true; 4. false, Eldrick; 5. true; 6. true; 7. false, trumpet; 8. true; 9. true; 10. false, USA.

General Knowledge
1. yellow; 2. E; 3. golf; 4. New South Wales; 5. Cuba; 6. sneeze; 7. Amnesty International.

IQ Trivia
1. New Orleans; 2. James Madison; 3. Eric Clapton; 4. Liechtenstein; 5. John Wilkes Booth.

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