Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Trivia Q&A: August 14

We had 13 teams in at Professor Thom's on Tuesday night for Trivia, and it was one of the harder nights of Trivia we've had in a while. The scores were on the lower side for both August Trivia and General Knowledge. (The highest score in General Knowledge was just 7 points out of a possible 12.) I promise it won't be as hard next week! We had three teams that were in a race to finish, separated by just four points going into IQ Trivia. But our friends from DIMS had a prefect IQ round and took the night getting 44 points and the win. And it was nice to see many of the players applauding them at the end of the night. Congrats once again to Ken, Michael and Darek on their victory.

Second place went to Turkey Club with 33 points, and third place went to Reality Kings with 31 points.

Best Team Name: If You're Using a Straw You Suck At Life

Current Events
1. The president of what South American country was the traget of an assassination attempt last week, according to that country's government?
2. What Hollywood legend announced his retirement from acting last week at the age of 81 after 60 years of life on the silver screen?
3. What popular automobile, which has been in production since 1964, rolled out its 10 millionth model last week?
4. Congressman Chris Collins, a Republican from what eastern state, was indicted on insider trading charges and lying to federal agents last week?
5. What Hollywood star is rumored to be considering a run for a congressional seat in New York state, despite denials from the actor's reps?
6. An empty passenger plane was stolen last Friday from what West Coast city by an airport ground crew member and later crashed, killing him in what is believed to be a suicide?
7. What comic actor was accused of slamming a photographer against a door and poured water on him while he was taking photos of a band at a Massachusetts restaurant last week?

August Trivia
1. In August 1990, Iraq invaded what nation which led to the First Gulf War?
2. On August 7, 1912, Theodore Roosevelt was nominated as the presidential candidate for what political party?
3. What famous painting was stolen on August 21, 1911 and was missing 28 months before being recovered?
4. On August 29, 1966, the Beatles played their last ever concert in what American city?
5. MLB players went on strike on August 12th of what year, which ended with a canceled season and no World Series played that season?
6. On August 1, 1980, Vigdis Finnbogadottir became the first democratically elected female head of state by being elected president of what country?
7. On August 14, 1975, what cult science fiction/comedy film opened in LA, and would go on to have the longest-running theatrical release in film history?

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. Justin Timberlake's mother came up with the name "NSYNC" for her son's band.
2. A cataphile is someone who paints cat portraits.
3. Queen Elizabeth II owns over 6 billion acres of land worldwide.
4. The chemical element with the symbol "K" is potassium.
5. Aretha Franklin's hit song "Respect" was written by R&B singer Ike Turner.
6. The Great Wall of China is visible from space.
7.Quito, Ecuador is the closest world capital city to the equator.
8. Bulls are color blind.
9. It can take up to seven years for gum to be digested when swallowed.
10. Humans can distinguish between over 1 trillion smells.

General Knowledge
1. Who is the most decorated Olympian of all-time? ( 1 pt)
2. What Oscar-winning actor played Lex Luthor in the 1978 film "Superman?" ( 1 pt)
3. What North African nation is 90% desert? ( 1 pt)
4. The Galapagos Islands belong to what South American country? ( 2 pt)
5. In what Asian country are the majority of the world's eggplants grown? ( 2 pt)
6. In 2013, Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater set the NFL record for the longest field goal, which was how many yards? ( 2 pt)
7. What US state is the closest to the continent of Africa? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Called the Bank of Italy upon its founding in 1904 in San Francisco, by what name is the company now known? ( 4 points)
2. The first World’s Fair was held in what world capital city? ( 4 points)
3. In 2003, who became the youngest actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor? ( 5 points)
4. What 1998 comedy movie led to the creation of an officially recognized religion? ( 3 points)
5. Since rising to fame with her 1988 album "Watermark", what female singer has sold nearly 100 million albums worldwide without ever once going out on tour? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Venezuela; 2. Robert Redford; 3. Ford Mustang; 4. New York; 5. Richard Gere; 6. Seattle; 7. Bill Murray.

August Trivia
1. Kuwait; 2. Bull Moose Party; 3. Mona Lisa; 4. San Francisco; 5.1994; 6.Iceland; 7. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. True; 2. false, explorer of Paris catacombs; 3. true; 4. true; 5. false, Otis Redding; 6. false; 7. true; 8. true; 9. false; 10. true.

General Knowledge
1. Michael Phelps; 2. Gene Hackman; 3. Libya; 4. Ecuador; 5. China; 6. 64; 7. Maine.

IQ Trivia
1. Bank of America; 2. London; 3. Adrien Brody (29); 4. "The Big Lebowski;" 5. Enya.

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