Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Trivia Q&A: June 26

We had 17 teams in for Trivia last night, as the crowds continue to grow as we enter the summer. Thanks to all of you for the continued support! We had something unusual happen last night, something I've never seen happen at a Trivia Night before. Our friends from DIMS were having another stellar evening, but they were matched with the same scores with the team of Red Card For Red Hen for the first four rounds. (They both got only one question wrong through those rounds, one in the "Canada Trivia" round!) And both teams were sitting next to each other in the bar! But IQ Trivia is where the sea parted, as Red Card For Red Hen got the win, getting 4 of 5 correct in the final round for 50 points and the win. Congratulations to them on their first ever win.  DIMS finished tied with Ready to Go, Eh? with 45 points, and they won the tie breaker question to finish in second place. (What is Canada's population as of 2017? It was 35.1 million.)

Best Team Name: Quinn-Tesential Knowledge

Current Events
1. 21st Century Fox accepted a bid of $71.3 billion to be acquired by what company last week?
2. What classic rock singer, who is on a farewell tour, announced his final show will be on September 22nd, in the borough of Queens, where he grew up?
3. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, of what country, became the second world leader since 1990 to give birth while holding office?
4. Deandre Ayton, a center from Arizona, was selected number one in the NBA Draft last week by what Western Conference team?
5.What late night TV host said last week he "regrets" having interviewed Donald Trump in 2016 in what was considered a lighthearted interview with no tough questions?
6. What country became just the second in the world, after Uruguay, to legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
7. What 1980s TV actress was arrested last Sunday night for battery on a police officer for the second time this year and after her release from jail she was rushed to the hospital on Monday after a reported overdose?

Canada Trivia
1. What US state has the longest border with Canada?
2. Of Canada's three largest cities, which one is located on an island?
3. At nearly 600,000 square miles, what is Canada's largest province?
4. What is Canada's largest religious denomination?
5. What was the last Canadian city to host an Olympic Games?
6. Who was the last Canadian hockey team to win the Stanley Cup?
7. What eastern Canadian province was the last to join the Canadian confederation in 1949?

The Q Train: Name the Decade Trivia
1. The 26th Amendment is ratified, allowing 18-year-olds to vote.
2. The first iPod is introduced by Apple.
3. Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" is broadcast and many think an alien invasion is actually happening.
4. Communism fails and the Soviet Union falls.
5. Jackie Robinson becomes MLB's first black player in the 20th century.
6. The first subway line is opened in New York City.
7. The Verazzano-Narrows Bridge opens, connecting Brooklyn to Staten Island.
8. The Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court case ends school segregation.
9. The first Academy Awards ceremony is held in Hollywood.
10. The nuclear ractor meltdown disaster at Chernobyl occurs.

General Knowledge
1. Meryl Streep won her first Academy Award for what film? ( 1 pt)
2. The beer festival of Oktoberfest is celebrated in what German city? ( 1 pt)
3. In what Spanish city is the annual "Running of the Bulls"? ( 1 pt)
4. Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie starred together on what reality TV show? ( 2 pt)
5. In the film "Fargo", what device is used in the final death scene? ( 2 pt)
6. How many players does a men's lacrosse team have? ( 2 pt)
7. What country had the most foreign visitors in 2017? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What recording legend released an album in 1991 called "The IRS Tapes: Who'll Buy My Memories?", which was recorded specifically to pay for his tax debt with the IRS? ( 4 points)
2. What country's national anthem is sung using five different languages? ( 5 points)
3. Who was the first sitting US president to win the Nobel Peace Prize? ( 4 points)
4. What Asian country has the strongest passport, allowing holders access to 189 different countries? ( 3 points)
5. South African record producer Robert "Mutt" Lange was married to what country singer, for whom he produced the best-selling album of the 1990s? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Disney; 2. Paul Simon; 3. New Zealand; 4. Phoenix Suns; 5. Jimmy Fallon; 6. Canada; 7. Heather Locklear.

Canada Trivia
1. Alaska; 2. Montreal; 3. Quebec; 4. Roman Catholic; 5. Vancouver (2010); 6. Montreal Canadiens (1993); 7. Newfoundland.

The Q Train: Name the Decade Trivia
1. 1970s (1971); 2. 2000s (2001); 3. 1930s (1938); 4. 1990s (1991); 5. 1940s (1947); 6. 1900s (1904); 7. 1960s (1964); 8. 1950s (1954); 9. 1920s (1929); 10. 1980s (1986).

General Knowledge
1. "Kramer vs. Kramer"; 2. Munich; 3. Pamplona; 4. "The Simple Life"; 5. wood chipper; 6. 10; 7. France.

IQ Trivia
1. Willie Nelson; 2. South Africa; 3. Theodore Roosevelt; 4. Japan; 5. Shania Twain.

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