Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Trivia Q&A: January 2

It was another brutally cold night in New York City on Tuesday night, and the day after New Year's, so I feared we might not have Trivia for a second straight week. But, many hardy souls came out and braved the elements and eight teams took part. I thank all of you for the support.

We had a close three-team race to the finish last night, and they were just two points apart. But the team of Room 119 emerged victorious, running the table in the IQ Trivia round and ending up with 49 points. Congratulations to my old friend and Trivia regular Charles Evans, who came with two of his former students from the high school where he teaches, and grabbed the win. It was great seeing a longtime regular after so long!

DIMS finished in second place with 42 points, and third place went to Whole Milk and Steak with 37 points.

Best Team Name: The Browns are Winless and So is Our Trivia Team

Current Events
1. A new high-speed rail station is being built at the Western Wall in Israel and the nation's transportation minister said the station maybe named in honor of what man?
2. Who was selected by a poll from Gallup as the most admired man in America for 2017?
3. What baseball player was named the AP Male Athlete of the Year for 2017?
4. What rock singer told Rolling Stone magazine he recently had a near-death experience, and it influenced his band's newest album that came out this past November?
5. Guests on what talk show claim that the show's staff procured drugs and alcohol ahead of show tapings that focused on addiction?
6. Name 1 of the 2 music superstars who will be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2018, as they were part of her New Year's Honors List.
7. What male action star was named Forbes' highest grossing actor of 2017, as his films grossed $1.6 billion in worldwide ticket receipts?

The Year 2017 In Review
1. What pop singer had the best-selling album of 2017?
2. What group of people were selected as Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2017?
3. What film won the 2017 Best Picture Oscar last February after "La La Land" was mistakingly announced as the winner and the producers of the film realized it in mid-speech?
4. The New England Patriots won their fifth Super Bowl in February, with the greatest comeback in history against what NFC team in overtime?
5. Chester Bennington, the lead singer of what commercially successful 2000s rock band, died this past July at the age of 41?
6. As of December 15th, what live-action version of an animated classic was the number one grossing film worldwide for 2017?
7. Name 1 of the 3 nations that officially legalized same-sex marriage in 2017.

The Q Train: Albums of 2017
1. Strength of a Woman
2. Songs of Experience
3. Divide
4. Revival
5. Reputation
6. Concrete and Gold
7. Damn
8. 4:44
9. 24K Magic
10. Now

General Knowledge
1. What color is PacMan in the classic video game ( 1 pt)
2. In front of what famous structure did Martin Luther King deliver his "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963? ( 1 pt)
3. Columbia is the capital of what US state? ( 1 pt)
4. Tierra Del Fuego is located in what two South American countries? ( 2 pt)
5. What was the name of the first man made satellite launched into orbit? ( 2 pt)
6. Elton John won an Oscar for the song "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" which was featured in what film? ( 2 pt)
7. On what day will the Spring Equinox occur in 2018? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. In 2002, what PBS TV character became the only nonhuman to testify before Congress? ( 5 points)
2. Who is the only person currently prominently pictured on US currency who was not born in what is now the continental United States? ( 4 points)
3. Jinko Tabei of Japan was the first woman to accomplish what feat in 1975, 22 years after the first man did it? ( 4 points)
4. In which of Martin Scorsese's films do his parents both appear: his mother serving pasta and his father in jail? ( 3 points)
5. "Banned For Life From All Holiday Inns" was the alternate title for what classic rock guitarist's 2012 memoir? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Donald Trump; 2. Barack Obama; 3. Jose Altuve; 4. Bono; 5. Dr. Phil; 6. Ringo Starr & Barry Gibb; 7. Vin Diesel.

The Year 2017 In Review
1. Taylor Swift; 2. "The Silence Breakers"; 3. "Moonlight"; 4. Atlanta Falcons; 5. Linkin Park; 6. "Beauty and The Beast;" 7. Australia, Germany and Malta.

The Q Train: Albums of 2017
1. Mary J. Blige; 2. U2; 3. Ed Sheeran; 4. Eminem; 5. Taylor Swift; 6. Foo Fighters; 7. Kendrick Lamar; 8. Jay-Z; 9. Bruno Mars; 10. Shania Twain.

General Knowledge
1. Yellow; 2. Lincoln Memorial; 3.South Carolina; 4. Argentina and Chile; 5. Sputnik; 6. "The Lion King;" 7. March 20.

IQ Trivia
1. Elmo; 2. Alexander Hamilton; 3. Climb Mount Everest; 4. "Goodfellas;" 5. Pete Townshend.

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