Thursday, June 08, 2017

Trivia Q&A: June 7

When I arrived at Professor Thom's for Trivia last night, I discovered that we were being moved upstairs to the Loft, and it was due to Game 3 of the NBA Finals. I learned that the bar was really crowded due to spillover from Finnerty's, the bar next door that caters to the fans of the Bay Area teams. And it was indeed crowded with Golden State Warriors fans last night. So we returned to the Loft for one last time.

It was a light crowd, as eight teams took part, and our friends DIMS kept their winning streak rolling with a 56 point effort. Congrats to them again. Second place went to Reality Winner, You're Fired with 49 points, and Scooter Corgi finished in third with 48 points.

Best Team Name: Comey, Comey, Comey, Comey, Comeyleon

We will back on the first floor next Wednesday, as even if the Cleveland Cavaliers stage an amazing comeback in their series, there will be no game next Wednesday.

Current Events
1. What Middle Eastern country banned the film "Wonder Woman" last week because the film's star is Israeli and served in their military?
2. What American billionaire said last week he'll make sure the UN gets $15 million it needs for the Paris Climate Agreement after the US pulled out?
3. An open-air concert this past weekend at a race track in what country was suspended on Friday and resumed on Saturday due to a possible terrorist threat?
4. A new Showtime documentary about what 1950s Hollywood leading man stated that at the age of 53 he submitted to 100 LSD therapy sessions to try to get over his problems with women?
5. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt all cut ties with the nation of Qatar this past weekend over that country's ties with what other nation?
6. What prestigious university rescinded offers to at least 10 students this past week after they posted offensive photos and messages on social media?
7. What nation that was once part of Yugoslavia officially became the 29th member of NATO this past week?

Q-Tip Trivia
1. Which of these films was not directed by Martin Scorsese? a. The Night of the Hunter; b. Gangs of New York; c. The Last Temptation of Christ; d. The Age of Innocence.
2. Which of these US presidents served their terms before the Civil War? a. Franklin Pierce; b. Benjamin Harrison; c. Zachary Taylor; d. James Garfield.
3. Which of these planets are smaller than Earth? a. Uranus; b. Mars; c. Mercury; d. Neptune.
4. Which of these entertainers has never won an Oscar? a. Glenn Close; b. Ed Harris; c. John Travolta; d. Johnny Depp.
5. Which of these universities and colleges are found in New York State? a. Rider University; b. Drew University; c. Williams College; d. Quinnipiac University.
6. Which of these teams didn't win a World Series in the decade of the 2000s? a. Houston Astros; b. St. Louis Cardinals; c. Chicago White Sox; d. Philadelphia Phillies.
7. Which of these countries are larger in area than the US? a. Australia; b. China; c. Brazil; d. Canada.

The Q Train: Even Numbered Trivia
1. This was JFK's age at the time of his assassination.
2. This is the number worn by sports Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax, Magic Johnson and OJ Simpson.
3. This is the total number found in a score.
4. In a normal deck of cards, there are this number of red cards.
5. In the Bible, this is the number of days between Jesus' resurrection and his ascension.
6. Visa bank cards have this many digits.
7. This is the total number of men who have walked on the Moon.
8. Most half-hour sitcoms on US TV today are this many minutes with the commercials removed.
9. The second point won in a game of tennis is this number.
10. Mariano Rivera was the last player in professional baseball to wear this number, now permanently retired.

General Knowledge
1. If the temperature is 32 degrees Fahrenheit, how many degrees Celsius is it? ( 1 pt)
2. Who has been the only bachelor president of the US? ( 1 pt)
3. What current African nation was formerly called Rhodesia? ( 1 pt)
4. The Rosetta Stone was found in what country? ( 2 pt)
5. What is the Aurora Borealis more commonly known as? ( 2 pt)
6. In what team sport would you perform a maneuver called a "kong?" ( 2 pt)
7. What card game has a name that comes from the Spanish for "basket"? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The motto of what US territory is "Where America's Day Begins?" ( 3 points)
2. What are the two official languages of the nation of Israel? ( 4 points)
3. The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is better known by what name? ( 4 points)
4. Of the eight Ivy League schools, which one was the only one founded after the American Revolution? ( 5 points)
5. What is the most populous state capital in the US? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Lebanon; 2. Michael Bloomberg; 3. Germany; 4. Cary Grant; 5. Iran; 6. Harvard; 7. Montenegro.

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

The Q Train: Even Numbered Trivia
1. 46; 2. 32; 3. 20; 4. 26; 5.40; 6. 16; 7. 12; 8. 22; 9. 30; 10. 42.

General Knowledge
1. zero; 2. James Buchanan; 3. Zimbabwe; 4. Egypt; 5. Northern Lights; 6. volleyball; 7. canasta.

IQ Trivia
1. Guam; 2. Hebrew & Arabic; 3. Gateway Arch; 4. Cornell; 5. Phoenix, AR.

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