Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Trivia Q&A: December 11

We had a big crowd in for Trivia on Tuesday night, as there was also a party going on on the main floor of Professor Thom's, so that made it nearly standing-room only when we started. 14 teams took part, and we had a great race to get to IQ Trivia, as the top five only had seven points between them. But, lo and behold, we had yet another tie to deal with this week, the third straight time, and it involved the same team all three weeks. And it was that very team, Is "Shutdown" The Name of a Porn Star, Because Trump Isn't Pulling Out, who got the win. (The top two teams both finished with 45 points.) They answered the tie-breaker question "How many square miles is the Arctic Ocean?" closer than Brass Balls. (It is 5.427 million miles, by the way.) Congratulations to Peter and his crew for getting the win.

Third place went to DIMS with 40 points. BTW, next week will be our final Trivia Night of 2018, as since Christmas Day and New Year's Day both fall on a Tuesday, we will be taking those two weeks off. The first Trivia Night of 2019 will be happening on Tuesday night, January 8th at 8:30 PM.

Best Team Name: Diarrhea of Anne Frank

Current Events
1. The NHL announced last week that they will be expanding to 32 teams in 2021 with the addition of what West Coast city as the 32nd team?
2. What actor/comedian was chosen to host this February's Academy Awards for the first time but stepped down after some controversial tweets from 7 years ago were revealed?
3. What Ivy League school is being sued by 17 women claiming its associated hospitals covered up a doctor's sexual abuse of patients for over 20 years?
4. Pete Shelley, the lead singer of what 1970s punk rock band, died of a heart attack last week at the age of 63?
5. Netflix will pay about $100 million for the rights to continue streaming what 1990s/2000s sitcom through the end of 2019?
6. President Trump nominated State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to what position last Friday?
7. What rap star received eight Grammy nominations, the most of any artist, as the awards for 2018 were announced last Friday?

December Trivia
1. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to move from the back of a bus in what southern city, igniting a boycott and the civil rights movement?
2. On December 3, 1979, 11 fans were killed during a stampede before a concert by what rock band at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum?
3. If you were born on December 22nd, what Zodiac sign were you born under?
4. On December 5, 1933, Prohibition formally ended in the US with the passage of what number Constitutional amendment?
5. On December 5, 2008, O.J. Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in prison for robbing a pair of memorabilia dealers in what US city?
6. What former "Saturday Night Live" star died of a drug overdose on December 18, 1997?
7. What Beatles single was released on December 26, 1963 in the US and would go on to be their first US number 1 single?

The Q Train: Celebrity Real Names Trivia
1. Natalie Portman
2. Tina Fey
3. Elton John
4. Elvis Costello
5. Brad Pitt
6. Jamie Foxx
7. Jack Black
8. Reese Witherspoon
9. Helen Mirren
10. Meghan Markle

General Knowledge
1. The title song to the 1978 film "Grease" was sung by what legendary American pop singer? ( 1 pt)
2. "You had me at hello" was a famous line from what 1996 film? ( 1 pt)
3. What is the coldest country in the world during winter? ( 1 pt)
4. What is the shallowest ocean in the world? (2 pt)
5. What is the heaviest internal organ in the world? ( 2 pt)
6. What basketball move was banned by the NCAA in 1967 but was reinstated in 1976? ( 2 pt)
7. What is Canada's official summer sport? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What musician is also the only solo songwriter ever to have covers of his songs top the Billboard pop, country, R&B and adult contemporary charts? ( 4 points)
2. What Broadway musical set the all-time record of 12 Tony Award wins in 2001? ( 4 points)
3. Scott Lang is the real name of what comic book superhero? ( 3 points)
4. James Hoban designed what famous early 19th century American landmark? ( 5 points)
5. Which is the longest of all the Star Wars films in terms of total screen time? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Seattle; 2. Kevin Hart; 3. Columbia; 4. The Buzzcocks; 5. "Friends;" 6. UN ambassador; 7. Kendrick Lamar.

December Trivia
1. Montgomery, AL; 2. The Who; 3. Capricorn; 4. 21; 5. Las Vegas; 6. Chris Farley; 7. "I Want to Hold Your Hand."

The Q Train: Celebrity Real Names Trivia
1. No (Neta-Lee Hershlag); 2. yes; 3. no (Reginald Dwight); 4. no (Declan MacManus); 5. yes; 6. no (Eric Bishop); 7. yes; 8. yes; 9. no (Ilyena Mirinoff); 10. yes.

General Knowledge
1. Frankie Valli; 2. "Jerry Maguire;" 3. Russia; 4. Arctic; 5. liver; 6. slam dunk; 7. lacrosse.

IQ Trivia
1. Bob Dylan; 2. "The Producers;" 3. Ant-Man; 4. The White House; 5. "The Last Jedi" (2:33).

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