Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Trivia Q&A: August 21

We had our biggest crowd of the summer for Trivia on Tuesday night, with 17 teams in. It was a great night with a few Trivia regulars back in, and everyone was really into it last night. We had the top eight teams with just 4 points between them going into IQ Trivia, but the team of The Original Reality Kings pulled out the win by running the table in the round, and getting 49 points and the victory. Congratulations to them on a hard fought win.

We had a tie for second place between DIMS and We Come From Behind (they tied for first two weeks ago for first place with DIMS winning the tiebreaker) with 45 points, but We Come From Behind got the nod by the closer guess to this question: "How long is the Great Wall of China in total miles?" Originally both teams made the same guess, so they both guessed again.

BTW, sorry to all of you for that stupid popup ad that interfered with my blog recently. My thanks to Bentley, one of our Trivia regulars, who saw what the problem was and corrected it.

Best Team Name: Stop the Bus and Let My Friend Jack Off

Current Events
1. Lawmakers in what eastern US state impeached all four of the state's Supreme Court judges over spending issues last week?
2. 43 people were killed last Tuesday when a bridge collapsed in what European country?
3. What beer company put up "victory fridges" in stores around Cleveland that will automatically open when and if the Browns win a game and free beer will be available to their fans?
4. A satanic temple sparked a furor last Friday by unveiling a statue of a goat-headed winged creature in what southern state's capital?
5. Over 600 people were sickened in Ohio over the last month at what restaurant chain in what health officials determined was caused by a common foodborne bug?
6. What 33-year-old actress was ranked number one on Forbes' list of female actresses earnings for 2018, earning $40.5 million for three films this year, including one of the year's highest grossing films?
7. What disgraced movie star's latest film, "Billionaire Boys Club" earned a staggeringly low $126 at the 10 theaters it opened at across the US on its opening day last Friday?

2010s Movie Trivia
1. Released in 2015, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was given what episodic number?
2. The Coen Brothers remade what classic 1969 western film in 2010?
3. What action movie icon starred in the 2012 film "Looper", which was a sci-fi film set in 2074?
4. Eddie Redmayne won an Academy Award in 2014 for Best Actor for what film?
5. The 2010 movie "The King's Speech" told the story of what English king?
6. Who is the only actor to be nominated 3 times in the two major acting Oscar categories in the 2010s, winning once for Best Supporting Actor in 2010?
7. Name 1 of the 2 actresses to be nominated at least 4 times in the two major acting Oscar categories in the 2010s?

The Q Train: Name the Sport Trivia
1. Jimmy Garoppolo
2. Lindsey Vonn
3. Henrik Lundqvist
4. Simona Halep
5. Shohei Ohtani
6. Brooks Koepka
7. Adam Rippon
8. Kyle Busch
9. Jose L. Ortiz
10. James Harden

General Knowledge
1. What was the first "Saturday Night Live" skit adapted into a movie? ( 1 pt)
2. Marcel was the name of a pet monkey on what TV sitcom? ( 1 pt)
3. What African country is known as "The Rainbow Nation?" ( 1 pt)
4. The smallest muscles in the human body are located where? ( 2 pt)
5. Which of the Great Lakes has the most shipwreck sites? ( 2 pt)
6. Al Gore was a college roommate at Harvard with what Oscar-winning actor? ( 2 pt)
7. What is the world's oldest known vegetable, dating back over 8000 years? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The languages Telugu and Marathi are the third and fourth most popularly spoken languages in what country? ( 4 points)
2. What is the smallest country in population to ever make it to soccer's World Cup Finals? ( 4 points)
3. In 1974, what sport reinstated its ban on left handed players, to avoid dangerous head-on collisions? ( 3 points)
4. In 1970, what future comedy star was arrested at Chicago's O'Hare Airport on his 20th birthday for attempting to smuggle 10 pounds of marijuana through the airport?
5. What music video was the first video on YouTube to reach 5 billion views? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. West Virginia; 2. Italy; 3. Bud Light; 4. Arkansas; 5. Chipotle; 6. Scarlett Johansson; 7. Kevin Spacey.

2010s Movie Trivia
1. Seven; 2. "True Grit;" 3. Bruce Willis; 4. "The Theory of Everything;" 5. George VI; 6. Christian Bale; 7. Meryl Streep (5) and Jennifer Lawrence (4).

The Q Train: Name the Sport Trivia
1. Football; 2. skiing; 3. hockey; 4. tennis; 5. baseball;;  7. figure skating; 8. auto racing; 9. horse racing; 10. basketball.

General Knowledge
1. "The Blues Brothers;" 2. "Friends;" 3. South Africa; 4. ear; 5. Lake Superior; 6. Tommy Lee Jones; 7. pea.

IQ Trivia
1. India; 2. Iceland; 3. polo; 4. Bill Murray; 5. "Despacito."

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