Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Trivia Q&A: November 13

We had 10 teams in for Trivia on a blustery night in New York, and we had an unusual occurrence after the fourth round. Going into IQ Trivia, we had the first seven teams all separated by one point each. The top team had 30 points, second place had 29, third place had 28, all the way down to the seventh place team with 24 points. I've never seen anything like that before, and it meant it was quite the horse race heading into the final round.

The team of The Pub Quiz MC Is Hot (who was in fourth place) had the best IQ round, and finished the night with 42 points and the win. Congrats to them. Second place went to Hey, Did Anything Happen While We Were Gone? finished with 38 points, and we had a tie for third between War-Burgers and My Computer's Got Miley Virus. It Has Stopped Twerking. (who also won for Best Team Name) with 37 points. We broke the tie with the following question: How many total points did Michael Jordan score in his NBA career? The answer was 32,292 and Miley Virus was closest on their guess and got third place.

Current Events
1. Later this month, an auction of over 100 items belonging to what 20th century president will be held in Boston that will include a cardigan sweater, bomber jacket and many candid photos?
2. Jared Polis, a congressman from what western state, became the country's first openly gay male elected governor last week?
3. What British Emmy-nominated actor was named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" for 2018?
4. The travel site "The Points Guy" revealed their annual Best Airports In America and picked Sky Harbor Airport, located in what city, as the best for the third straight year?
5. A report from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said that what western European country will pass Japan in having the world's longest life expectancy by 2040 (85.8 years)?
6. What US state's voters last week voted to ban greyhound racing there, a state that has 11 of the nation's 17 greyhound tracks there?
7. What music icon will be receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom later this week, and it's just the third musician to receive the honor posthumously?

2010s In Entertainment Trivia
1. In 2014, Jimmy Fallon succeeded who as host of "The Tonight Show?"
2. In December 2013, what female pop singer released her 5th solo album with no advance notice and only available digitally through the iTunes store?
3. What American actor won an Academy Award for Best Actor for "Dallas Buyers Club" in 2014?
4. What medical TV drama ended its eight-year network run in 2012 with an episode entitled "Everybody Dies?"
5. What animated Disney film surpassed "Iron Man 3" in the final weeks of 2013 to become the top-grossing film of that year?
6. In 2012, the Academy Award for Best Picture went to what mainly silent movie?
7. At the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, who appeared to make an entrance at the festivities by parachuting from a helicopter?

The Q Train: Who's Older Trivia
1. Oprah Winfrey or Bill Gates
2. Kanye West or Jay Z
3. David Ortiz or Tom Brady
4. George W. Bush or Bill Clinton
5. Jimmy Fallon or Jimmy Kimmel
6. Emma Stone or Jennifer Lawrence
7. Lady Gaga or Adele
8. Harvey Weinstein or Kevin Spacey
9. Mookie Betts or Mike Trout
10. Mel Brooks or Betty White

General Knowledge
1. The movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" took place in what city? ( 1 pt)
2. What does the "E" stand for in ESPN? ( 1 pt)
3. Julia Roberts called off her 1991 wedding to what TV and movie actor? ( 1 pt)
4. Michael Jordan is the primary owner of what NBA team? ( 2 pt)
5. What legendary 20th century American famously said "I shall return?" ( 2 pt)
6. What is the most common eye color in the world? ( 2 pt)
7. What dog breed provides at least 70% of all guide dogs for the blind in the US? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. With more than 140 million followers, what female singer and actress has the most followers on Instagram? ( 4 points)
2. What 1960s horror film was the first feature film to show a toilet flushing on-screen? ( 4 points)
3. What Olympic sport includes Chocktaw Turns and Charlotte Spirals? ( 3 points)
4. Praia do Cassino is the longest beach in the world and found in what country? ( 4 points)
5. What eastern US state has the most golf courses per square mile? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. John F. Kennedy; 2. Colorado; 3. Idris Elba; 4. Phoenix; 5. Spain; 6. Florida; 7. Elvis Presley.

2010s In Entertainment Trivia
1. Jay Leno; 2. Beyonce; 3. Matthew McConaughey; 4. "House;" 5. "Frozen;" 6. "The Artist;" 7. Queen Elizabeth II.

The Q Train: Who's Older Trivia
1. Winfrey (64-63); 2. Jay Z (49-41); 3. Ortiz (43-41); 4. Bush (both 72); 5. Kimmel (51-44); 6. Stone (30-28); 7. Gaga (32-30); 8. Weinstein (66-59); 9. Trout (27-26); 10. White (96-92).

General Knowledge
1. Chicago; 2. Entertainment; 3. Kiefer Sutherland; 4. Charlotte Hornets; 5. Douglas MacArthur; 6. brown; 7. Labrador.

IQ Trivia
1. Selena Gomez; 2. "Psycho;" 3. figure skating; 4. Brazil; 5. Rhode Island.

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