Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Trivia Q&A: April 24

As the Celtics won their playoff game last night, we were once again upstairs in the Loft for Trivia last night at Professor Thom's. We had a smaller crowd than last week, as 7 teams came out, but it was a very enthusiastic gathering. The top three teams were separated by four points, but this was another one of those nights when a team came from behind in the final round to grab the victory. And it was done by And In First Place..., who came from four points down to run the table in IQ Trivia and win the night by four points. They ended with 46 points and their first ever Tuesday Night Trivia win. My congratulations to the boys on a hard-fought win.

DIMSUM finished second with 42 points, and Sean Hannity Pulls Out? (which also won for Best Team Name) finished third with 39 points.

As of right now, we don't know if we will be in the Loft next week. It will depend on the Celtics, if they advance to the second round (they are up 3-2 in their series), and if they do, if they have a scheduled game next Tuesday. As soon as it is confirmed, I will pass along the info about next Tuesday.

Current Events
1. Harry Anderson, who starred on what popular NBC sitcom in the 1980s, died last week at the age of 65?
2. Who became the first rap artist to win a Pulitzer Prize for his 2017 album last week?
3. People magazine, in their "Beautiful Issue," named what American singer as "The Most Beautiful Woman" for 2018?
4. Miguel Diaz-Canel was selected by his country's government as the new president of what nation last week?
5. Who did Queen Elizabeth II name to take over her duties as the next head of the Commonwealth last week?
6. The NBA team the Miwaukee Bucks announced last Friday during their playoff game that what superstar NFL player will become a part owner of the club?
7. 83-year-old Walter Moody became the oldest man to be executed last week since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, by lethal injection in what southern state?

US Geography Trivia
1. Lake Tahoe straddles the border between which two US states?
2. How many US states share a border with Mexico?
3. What state is bordered by Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming?
4. Lake Okeechobee, the second largest freshwater lake in the continental United States, is located in what state?
5. In which state is the northernmost point in the continental United States?
6. What is the only state to touch the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean?
7. Of all the Great Lakes, which is the only one that doesn't touch the state of Michigan?

The Q Train: Who's Taller Trivia
1. Shaquille O'Neal or Kobe Bryant?
2. Katie Holmes of Tom Cruise?
3. Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates?
4. Reese Witherspoon or Nicole Kidman?
5. Ivana Trump or Melania Trump?
6. Khloe Kardashian or Kris Jenner?
7. Ben Affleck or Matt Damon?
8. Kevin Hart or Ice Cube?
9. Michelle Obama or Prince Harry?
10. Tom Brady or Giselle Bundchen?

General Knowledge
1. Shaun White is an Olympic gold medalist in what extreme sport? ( 1 pt)
2. The ancient city of Pompeii was destroyed by what volcano? ( 1 pt)
3. A symphony usually has how many total movements? ( 1 pt)
4. According to Greek mythology, who was the god of wine? ( 2 pt)
5. Johnny Depp has appeared in eight films directed by whom? ( 2 pt)
6. How many states is Germany divided into? ( 2 pt)
7. What department store currently stands on the site that was Cornelius Vanderbilt's Manhattan mansion? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What is the only country in South America whose official language is English? ( 4 points)
2. What 1984 megahit album was the first commercial music CD pressed in the United States? ( 4 points)
3. Who is the only athlete to ever play in a Super Bowl and a World Series? ( 3 points)
4. "Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable" is a quote from what classic film? ( 4 points)
5. "Til Death Do Us Part" was a UK sitcom that was the basis for what hit 1970s American sitcom? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. "Night Court;" 2. Kendrick Lamar; 3. Pink; 4. Cuba; 5. Prince Charles; 6. Aaron Rodgers; 7. Alabama.

US Geography Trivia
1. California and Nevada; 2. four; 3. Colorado; 4. Florida; 5. Minnesota; 6. New York; 7. Lake Ontario.

The Q Train: Who's Taller Trivia
1. O'Neal; 2. Holmes; 3. Gates; 4. Kidman; 5. Ivana; 6. Kardashian; 7. Affleck; 8. Ice Cube; 9. Harry; 10. Brady.

General Knowldge
1. Snowboarding; 2. Mt. Vesuvius; 3. four; 4. Dionysus; 5. Tim Burton; 6. sixteen; 7. Bergdorf Goodman.

IQ Trivia
1. Guyana; 2. "Born in the USA;" 3. Deion Sanders; 4. "The Wizard of Oz;" 5. "All in the Family."

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