Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Trivia Q&A: December 4

We had a great crowd of 18 teams in for Trivia on Tuesday night, and it's great to see the crowds increase as we approach the holidays. We had a close race between the top 5 teams going into IQ Trivia, with them separated by just 5 points. But our friends from DIMS held on for the victory, getting 4 of 5 right in the final round to get the win with 46 points. Congrats to Ken, Michael and Darek. Second place was a tie between PVD and The Dow Is Going Down Like Pence Is On Trump with 39 points, and we broke it with: "How many total Supreme Court judges have the US had in its history?" PVD was closest to the answer, which was 114, so they got second place.

Best Team Name: Boyz II Men II Ass II Mouth

Current Events
1. The US Postal Service announced last week they will release a stamp next year for the 200th birthday of what American author and poet?
2. Stephen Hellenburg, the creator of what hit children's cartoon series, died last week of ALS at the age of 57?
3. Magnus Carlsen, from what European country, successfully defended his world chess championship against American Fabiano Curuana after three weeks and a day of tiebreakers?
4. What female TV star was named 2018's highest paid TV host by Forbes magazine, earning $147 million this year?
5. What former five-time world boxing champion was hit with hefty penalties by the SEC last week for failing to disclose money he was paid to promote investments in cryptocurrencies?
6. A new study from the University of Turin determined that what 1939 film classic edged out "Star Wars" as the "Most Influential Film of All-Time"?
7. What female pop singer's video "Thank U, Next" broke YouTube's record for the most views in its first 24 hours of release, garnering over 46 million views?

21st Century Music Trivia
1. "Songs For A Minor" was the 2001 debut album for what female R&B artist?
2. "Say It Right" was a number one hit in over 20 different music charts worldwide in 2006 for what artist?
3. "Who I Am" is a 2012 memoir written by what legendary rock guitarist?
4. What female pop singer was killed in a 2001 plane crash in The Bahamas?
5. What legendary rock star had a worldwide hit album in 2018 called "Egypt Station?"
6. Who was the headline act of this past February's Super Bowl?
7. Name 2 of the 4 artists who have won the most Grammy Awards in the decade of the 2000s.

The Q Train: 21st Century Oscar Winners
1. Octavia Spencer
2. Gary Oldman
3. Ron Howard
4. Mahershala Ali
5. Adrien Brody
6. Kathryn Bigelow
7. Nicole Kidman
8. Viola Davis
9. Tim Robbins
10. Jennifer Lawrence

General Knowledge
1. Which Spice Girl was Victoria Beckham? ( 1 pt)
2. What is the most widely spoken language in Switzerland? ( 1 pt)
3. "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" won how many Oscars in 2003? ( 1 pt)
4. What NHL team has won the most Stanley Cup titles? ( 2 pt)
5. What three colors appear on the flag of Ireland? ( 2 pt)
6. What Italian town is the setting for Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet?" ( 2 pt)
7. Your glabella is found where on the human body? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Who is the most charitable billionaire in the US, having given away more than $46 billion since 2000? ( 4 points)
2. What late rock star once had his own Internet service provider, the first artist-created ISP in 1998? ( 5 points)
3. The Economist ranked what Asian city as "the safest city in the world" in 2017 on things like vioent crime, police engagement and cybersecurity? ( 4 points)
4. When Sandra Day O'Connor retired from the Supreme Court in 2005, what current judge succeeded her to the Court? ( 3 points)
5. What 1990s presidential candidate once did an endorsement for viagra? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Walt Whitman; 2. "SpongeBob SquarePants"; 3. Norway; 4. Judge Judy; 5. Floyd Mayweather; 6. "The Wizard of Oz;" 7. Ariana Grande.

21st Century Music Trivia
1. Alicia Keys; 2. Nelly Furtado; 3. Pete Townshend; 4. Aaliyah; 5. Paul McCartney; 6. Justin Timberlake; 7. Beyonce (16), Alison Krauss (16), U2 (15), Kanye West (14).

The Q Train: 21st Century Oscar Winners
1. The Help; 2. Darkest Hour; 3. A Beautiful Mind; 4. Moonlight; 5. The Pianist; 6. The Hurt Locker; 7. The Hours; 8. Fences; 9. Mustic River; 10. Silver Linings Playbook.

General Knowledge
1. Posh Spice; 2. German; 3. Eleven; 4. Montreal Canadiens (24); 5. Green, white and orange; 6. Verona; 7. Between the eyebrows.

IQ Trivia
1. Warren Buffett; 2. David Bowie; 3. Tokyo; 4. Samuel Alito; 5. Bob Dole.

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