Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Trivia Q&A: December 18

Our final Trivia Night for 2018 brought out another big crowd, with 15 teams taking part. We had a close race all night, and as we got to IQ Trivia, the top five teams were separated by just four points. But the team of Rock You Like a Candy Cane, who were in first place (or tied for it) all evening, got four of five correct to get the victory with 45 points. They were first time winners, and congratulations to them for winning our last Trivia Night of the Year.

For the fourth straight week, we had to break some kind of tie, and it was for second place this week. It was between The Artist Formerly Known As Boobs and Redimption, both finished with 39 points. The tie-breaker question was: "How many pizzas were bought on Super Bowl Sunday of 2018?" The answer is 12.5 million,  and the Artist Formerly Known As Boobs was closest and finished second.

Best Team Name: I'm On a Whiskey Diet, I've Lost 3 Days Already

This is our final Trivia Night of 2018, as we will be taking the next two weeks off, as Christmas Day and New Year's Day both fall on a Tuesday. Trivia Night will return on Tuesday, January 8th at 8:30 PM. Thanks to all of you who made 2018 such a great year, and I'll see you in three weeks. Enjoy the holidays!

Current Events
1. What sports team was selected "Sportsperson of the Year" for 2018 by Sports Illustrated last week?
2. What musical romantic drama received four nominations, the most for the 2019 SAG Awards last week, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress?
3. What late 1950s male singer returned to the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for the first time since 1969 with his seasonal hit "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" last week?
4. What singer became the first female to be inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame for the second time, first with her band in 1998 and as a solo artist in 2019?
5. Eliza Dushku, an actress who appeared on what current CBS TV series, won a &9.5 million settlement from the network after she accused one of her co-stars of sexual harassment?
6. What American city, which had previously hosted the Olympics, was chosen last Friday by the USOC to bid for a future Winter Olympics hosting?
7. Ryan Zinke, who held what position in President Trump's cabinet, will be stepping down at the end of this year?

Christmas Trivia
1. What legendary actor narrates the 1966 classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas?"
2. What beloved Christmas character was created by an advertising man from Montgomery Ward department store in 1939?
3. From what European country does Santa Claus receive the most letters in the world?
4. What Christmas song, which would go to be the best-selling song of all-time, debuted in the 1942 film "Holiday Inn?"
5. In 1981, Bob and Doug McKenzie of "SCTV Network" released their own version of what classic Christmas song?
6. What Oscar-winning actor played Scrooge in the 1992 film "The Muppet Christmas Carol?"
7. The TNT Network broadcasts what 1983 Christmas movie in a 24-hour marathon every Christmas Day?
8. (Bonus) What are 2 of the 3 main rituals of the holiday of Festivus?

The Q Train: 2018 Events Trivia
1. The Phildelphia Eagles win their first ever Super Bowl.
2. First Lady Barbara Bush dies at the age of 92.
3. Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle.
4. France wins soccer's World Cup for the second time.
5. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore.
6. "The Shape of Water" wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
7. Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court.
8. Sen, John McCain dies at the age of 81.
9. "Game of Thrones" wins the Emmy Award for Best Drama Series.
10. Alabama defeats Georgia, 26-23, to win the College Football National Championship.

General Knowledge
1. Who was the King of England during the American Revolutionary War? ( 1 pt)
2. What western state has the highest alcohol consumption per capita of any US state? ( 1 pt)
3. What day of the year do Americans consume 67% more pizza than any other day? ( 1 pt)
4. What Supreme Court justice has currently been on the Court the longest? ( 2 pt)
5. What planet has the longest day? ( 2 pt)
6. What nation has the second-largest economy in the world? ( 2 pt)
7. Elton John appeared as himself in what 2017 action film? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What R&B band was the only American act to take part in the charity supergroup Band Aid in 1984? ( 5 points)
2. What was the last TV series to lead the yearly Nielsen ratings in its final season, which was 1998? ( 4 points)
3. Bodega Bay was the setting for what classic Alfred Hitchcock film? ( 4 points)
4. Who was the first woman to direct a film that grossed at least $100 million at the US box office? ( 4 points)
5. The founder of what fast food chain returned to high school and earned his GED in 1993 because he no longer wanted to be a "successful dropout?" ( 3 points)

Current Events
1. Golden State Warriors; 2. "A Star Is Born;" 3. Dean Martin; 4. Stevie Nicks; 5. "Bull;" 6. Salt Lake City; 7. Secretary of the Interior.

Christmas Trivia
1. Boris Karloff; 2. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer; 3. France; 4. "White Christmas;" 5. "The 12 Days of Christmas;" 6. Michael Caine; 7. "A Christmas Story;" 8. The Festivus pole, the airing of grievances and the feats of strength.

The Q Train: 2018 Events Trivia
1. February; 2. April; 3. May; 4. July; 5. June; 6. March; 7. October; 8. August; 9. September; 10. January.

General Knowledge
1. George III; 2. Nevada; 3. Super Bowl Sunday; 4. Clarence Thomas; 5. Venus; 6. China; 7. "Kingsman: The Golden Circle."

IQ Trivia
1. Kool and the Gang; 2. "Seinfeld;" 3. "The Birds;" 4. Penny Marshall; 5. Wendy's (Dave Thomas).

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