Thursday, June 15, 2017

Trivia Q&A: June 14

We had 12 teams last night at Professor Thom's, which turned out to be a great night of Trivia. We had a tight race throughout the evening, with four teams battling for Trivia supremacy. The top three were separated by just two points going into IQ Trivia. But the team of Backchannel Surfers emerged victorious, by just a single point with 43 points. Congratulations to two of my old regulars who came in for the first time in a few months to snag the victory.

Our friends from DIMS finished second with 42 points. They had won an amazing 12 consecutive times, and 15 of the last 16 weeks. It was a "Ken Jennings"-like run, and I congratulate them on such an amazing run of wins. In all my years doing Trivia, I've never seen a team dominate like this.

Third place went to I Love Trivia So Much I'm Recording Part 3 of the Celtics-Lakers Documentary Tonight with 38 points.

Best Team Name: Manifest Destiny's Child

Current Events
1. What rock singer was forced to postpone shows on his tour in London last week and was hospitalized due to a head injury from a fall he took?
2. What Middle Eastern country apologized last week after its national soccer team didn't stand at attention for a moment of silence for the London terror attack victims in a World Cup qualifier against Australia?
3. What comedian made news on social media last week after the singer Kesha attempted to hug him and he rebuffed her attempt, later saying he doesn't hug total strangers?
4. What American athlete finished second behind soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo as the highest paid athlete for 2017 (in salary and endorsements) in Forbes magazine's yearly rankings?
5. Rafael Nadal won the men's French Open singles title on Sunday, extending his record for the number of titles won at the event. How many French Open titles has he won?
6. What musician and entrepreneur was ranked number one in Forbes maagzine's list of the richest celebrities, earning $130 million in 2017?
7. Jeff Immelt, the chairman and CEO of what American conglomerate corporation for the last 16 years, announced his resignation on Monday?

Sunday Trivia
1. The 1976 movie "Black Sunday" is about a terror attack at what event?
2. "Bloody Sunday" was a 1972 incident when 13 civil rights protestors were shot and killed where?
3. "Easy (Like Sunday Morning)" was a 1977 Top 10 hit for what musical group?
4. "Low Sunday" is observed one week after what holiday?
5. Sunday Island is a small low-lying island off the coast of what country?
6. "Sunday's at Tiffany's" was a 2008 best-selling book by what popular author?
7. "Sunday in the Park With George" was a 1984 Broadway musical with music and lyrics by what eight-time Tony Award winner?

The Q Train: Red, White & Blue Flags Trivia
1. Thailand
2. Sweden
3. Paraguay
4. Brazil
5. Haiti
6. Argentina
7. Iceland
8. Netherlands
9. Spain
10. Costa Rica

General Knowledge
1. How many degrees are there in a right angle? ( 1 pt)
2. What state borders both Wyoming and Missouri? ( 1 pt)
3. What is the most frequently transplanted human organ in the US? ( 1 pt)
4. Henry Kissinger served as secretary of state under which two presidents? ( 2 pt)
5. On the TV series "Dallas", what was the name of the ranch the Ewing family lived on? ( 2 pt)
6. The Jetta TDI is a model of what car manufacturer? ( 2 pt)
7. Who is currently third in line to the British throne? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What was the first US state to join the Union after the Original 13? ( 3 points)
2. What city was the most recent and the only one in the last 50 years to have a king open its Summer Olympics? ( 4 points)
3. What movie star did Egypt ban in June 1956 when she converted to Judaism? ( 4 points)
4. Stacey Koon, Laurence Powell, Timothy Wind and Theodore Briseno were the four men who went on trial in 1992 for an incident involving what man? ( 4 points)
5. About 90% of the world's licorice is used not for candy but in what non-edible consumer product? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. Phil Collins; 2. Saudi Arabia; 3. Jerry Seinfeld; 4. LeBron James; 5. ten; 6. Sean Combs; 7. General Electric.

Sunday Trivia
1. Super Bowl; 2. Northern Ireland; 3. The Commodores; 4. Easter Sunday; 5. Australia; 6. James Patterson; 7. Stephen Sondheim.

The Q Train: Red, White and Blue Flags Trivia
1. yes; 2. no; 3. yes; 4. no; 5. yes; 6. no; 7. yes; 8. yes; 9. no; 10. yes.

General Knowledge
1. Ninety; 2. Nebraska; 3. kidney; 4. Richard Nixon & Gerald Ford; 5. Southfork; 6. Volkswagen; 7. Prince George.

IQ Trivia
1. Vermont; 2. Barcelona; 3. Marilyn Monroe; 4. Rodney King; 5. cigarettes.

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