Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Trivia Q&A: January 29

It was a chilly and rainy night on Tuesday in New York, but we still had a good crowd turn out for Trivia, with 11 teams taking part. We also had a Michigan-Ohio State basketball game on as well and that brought some fans out, a few who actually played Trivia along with us. It was a close night throughout, but we had something absolutely unprecedented happen at the finish: two sets of ties, one between the top two teams, and another with the next two teams tied for third place. So we broke the ties with the same question: "In his eight Suoer Bowl appearances, how many total years has Tom Brady thrown for?" The answer was 2,576, and the first tie was won by Crispy Critters, who was closest (and they finished the night with 40 points). Congratulations to Cato and Bob on their victory. DIMS finished in second place. The team of Book Hockey was the closest to the answer to break the tie for third (and they finished with 36 points, just edging out Heaps of Pasta.

Best Team Name: Roger Stone's Back Tattoo

Current Events
1. What female pop singer was accused by two rap singers of stealing their lyrics to her newest hit single?
2. What actress was nominated for an Academy Award last week and became the most nominated living person never to win an Oscar, her 7th nomination?
3. Juan Guaido swore himself in as the new interim president of what country and officially recognized by President Trump and many other nations?
4. What TV talk show host revealed last week that Barbra Streisand recently refused to appear on his show because they refused to film her on her "good side?"
5. Michael Ertel, the secretary of state from what southern state, resigned last week after photos of him wearing blackface on Halloween emerged?
6. The most expensive home in US history was recently sold for $238 million to a hedgefunder in what US city?
7. A mining dam collapsed in what South American country last Friday, causing dangerous flooding and mudslides with over 200 people still missing?

Super Bowl Trivia
1. Who did the New England Patriots defeat to win their first Super Bowl in 2002? a. Chicago Bears; b. St. Louis Rams; c. Carolina Panthers; d. Philadelphia Eagles.
2. How many Super Bowls have the Giants and Jets won in their histories combined? a. 3; b. 4; c. 5; d. 6.
3. Which TV network is broadcasting this year's Super Bowl? a. CBs; b. NBC; c. Fox; d. ABC.
4. What team has won the most Super Bowls? a. New England Patriots; b. Dallas Cowboys; c. San Francisco 49ers; d. Pittsburgh Steelers.
5. What player has won the most Super Bowl MVP awards? a. Eli Manning; b. Tom Brady; c. Terry Bradshaw; d. Joe Montana.
6. Which of the following cities has hosted the most Super Bowls? a. New Orleans; b. Los Angeles; c. Atlanta; d. Phoenix.
7. Which of the following teams has never played in a Super Bowl? a. Cincinnati Bengals; b. Detroit Lions; c. Carolina Panthers; d. Tampa Bay Bucs.

The Q Train: Before or After Trivia
1. Google was founded in 2000.
2. The New York Mets won their first World Series in 1967.
3. The first Harry Potter book was published in the UK in 1994.
4. The first Godfather movie was released in 1975.
5. Madonna released her first album in 1981.
6. The Sopranos debuted on HBO in 1997.
7. The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in NYC first opened in 1968.
8. The first iPhone was released in 2009.
9. The last Olympic Games held in the USA was in 1998.
10. The last man walked on the moon in 1974.

General Knowledge
1. Harland Sanders founded what company in 1952? ( 1 pt)
2. In what 2014 film did Matt Damon play a stranded astronaut? ( 1 pt)
3. How many moons does Venus have? ( 1 pt)
4. What actor played Mr. Pink in the 1992 film "Reservoir Dogs?" ( 2 pt)
5. The secret formula to Coca-Cola is located in what American city? ( 2 pt)
6. Between "Cherry Garcia", "Half-Baked" and "Chunky Monkey", which one was Ben & Jerry's top flavor of 2018? ( 2 pt)
7. NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal made his film debut in what 1994 sports film? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What TV show's finale had the most-watched TV episode of the 1990s? ( 3 points)
2. What civil rights group was founded on the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday? ( 4 points)
3. The first commercial airline flight took place in January 1914 and occurred between two cities in what southern US state? ( 4 points)
4. In 2009, what sports network made its TV debut in nearly 50 million cable and satellite homes in the US, the largest debut in cable TV history? ( 4 points)
5. "Piranha 2: The Spawning" was the 1981 film directing debut of what future Oscar-winning director? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. Ariana Grande; 2. Glenn Close; 3. Venezuela; 4. Jimmy Kimmel; 5. Florida; 6. New York City; 7. Brazil.

Super Bowl Trivia
1. b; 2. c; 3. a; 4. d; 5. b; 6. a; 7. b.

The Q Train: Before or After Trivia
1. Before, 1998; 2. after, 1969; 3. after, 1997; 4. before, 1992; 5. after, 1983; 6. after, 1999; 7. before, 1964; 8. before, 2007; 9. after, 2002; 10. before, 1972.

General Knowledge
1. Kentucky Fried Chicken; 2. "Interstellar;" 3. none; 4. Steve Buscemi; 5. Atlanta; 6. Half-Baked; 7. "Blue Chips."

IQ Trivia
1. "Cheers;" 2. NCAAP; 3. Florida; 4. MLB Network; 5. James Cameron.

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