Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Trivia Q&A: February 6

We had 12 teams in for Trivia last night, with some large sized teams (in number of players that is, not the girth of players), and a rather fun night all around as well. The top five teams were neck and neck all night long, at one point only separated by just two points. But the team of DIMS pulled out the win by getting 4 of 5 correct in the IQ Trivia round, and jumped from third place and won with 45 points. Another great win for them.

Second place went to The 2018 Quinnter Olympics with 43 points, and third place went to The Iron Bank with 42 points.

Best Team Name: You Should All Be Standing and Applauding Me (which they did all night long!)

Current Events
1. What rapper was accused of sexually assaulting two women in the UK in 2016 and 2017 in a lawsuit revealed last week?
2. What Oscar-winning actor is set to Fred Rogers of PBS fame in an upcoming biopic called "You Are My Friend?"
3. Roger Federer won the 2018 Australian Open Men's Final last week, and how many Grand Slam titles has he now won?
4. What female pop singer canceled the last 10 dates of her current European tour due to severe pain, as she suffers from fibromyalgia?
5. What Republican congressman announced he was not running for re-election this November and would be returning to the justice system?
6. The NFL announced last week that what TV network will pay $3 billion for the next five years to broadcast Thursday Night Football?
7. What classic rock star announced on social media on Monday that he is retiring from touring when the current tour ends, citing the personal toll of touring and the recent death of his lead guitarist?

Winter Olympics Trivia
1. Which nation has the hosted the Winter Olympics more times than any other? a. Switzerland; b. Russia; c. USA; d. Norway.
2. What nation did the US hockey team defeat to clinch the gold medal in 1980? a. Sweden; b; Finland; c. Czechoslovakia; d. West Germany.
3. The first Winter Olympics took place in 1924 in what country? a. France; b. USA; c. Russia; d. Norway.
4. Tonya Harding's infamous attack on Nancy Kerrigan took place just prior to what year's Winter Olympics? a. 1988; b. 1992; c. 1994; d. 1998.
5. What was the first Canadian city to host the Winter Olympics? a. Montreal; b. Calgary; c. Vancouver; d. Toronto.
6. What country's Olympic bobsled team was the subject of a 1993 feature film? a. Brazil; b. Cuba; c. Bahamas; d. Jamaica.
7. Tara Lipinski of the US is the youngest athlete to win a gold medal in 1998 in what sport? a. figure skating; b. speed skating; c. ski jumping; d. cross-country skiing.

The Q Train: 21st Century Oscar-Winning Characters
1. Abraham Lincoln
2. June Carter Cash
3. Harvey Milk
4. Stephen Hawking
5. Katherine Hepburn
6. King George VI
7. Idi Amin
8. Ray Charles
9. Margaret Thatcher
10. The Joker

General Knowledge
1. "The Truth is Out There" is the tagline for what popular sci-fi TV series? ( 1 pt)
2. "Straight Out of Compton" was a 1988 album by what rap group? ( 1 pt)
3. The Arabian Sea is part of what ocean? ( 1 pt)
4. What amendment to the US Constitution abolished slavery? ( 2 pt)
5. According to Google Trends, between "beautiful", "license" and "accommodation", which is the most misspelled word in the US? (2 pt)
6. The Winter Palace is a famous building located in what country? ( 2 pt)
7. Steely McBeam is the official mascot of what NFL team? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What female rock singer performed with a band called Big Brother and the Holding Company in the 1960s before embarking on a solo career? ( 4 points)
2. Joseph-Armand Bombardier received a patent for what vehicle he invented in 1937? ( 5 points)
3. What is the only surname shared by a US president and a UK prime minister, both serving in the 20th century? ( 4 points)
4. Who is the only actress to portray Queen Elzabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II in the movies? ( 3 points)
5. What international company took its name from the First Mate in the novel "Moby Dick?" ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Nelly; 2. Tom Hanks; 3. 20; 4. Lady Gaga; 5. Trey Gowdy; 6. Fox; 7. Paul Simon.

Winter Olympics Trivia
1. c; 2. b; 3. a; 4. c; 5. b; 6. d; 7. a.

The Q Train: 21st Century Oscar-Winning Characters
1. Daniel Day-Lewis; 2. Reese Witherspoon; 3. Sean Penn; 4. Eddie Redmayne; 5. Cate Blanchett; 6. Colin Firth; 7. Forest Whitaker; 8. Jamie Foxx; 9. Meryl Streep; 10. Heath Ledger.

General Knowledge
1. "The X-Files;" 2. NWA; 3. Indian; 4. 13; 5. beautiful; 6. Russia ( I also accepted Austria); 7. Pittsburgh Steelers.

IQ Trivia
1. Janis Joplin; 2. snowmobile; 3. Wilson; 4. Helen Mirren; 5. Starbucks.

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