Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Trivia Q&A: March 19

We had another terrific crowd in for Trivia on Tuesday night, as 15 teams took part in the festivities. We had a close race between five teams, and two of those teams were separated by the slimmest of margins, just one point, going into IQ Trivia. But the boys from DIMS held on and won, getting 43 points and their third consecutive victory. Congrats to Ken and Darek on another job well done.

We had a rare occurrence on Tuesday night, as the top four teams finished exactly one point behind the other. Second place went to Too Many Countries with 42 points, and third place went to Reality Kings with 41 points. (Fourth place went to White Van, Free Candy with 40 points.)

Best Team Name: I Want to Go Camping. I Hear the Sex Is In Tents.

Current Events
1. What midwestern city was chosen by the DNC for the Democratic National Convention in 2020?
2. After weeks of protests, the president of what North African country announced he won't run for a 5th term, but also postponed next month's election?
3. The governor of what US state signed an executive order blocking any executions in his state while he's governor?
4. Francesco Cali, the boss of what New York Mafia crime family, was shot dead outside his Staten Island home last week?
5. Over 1,000 people are feared dead after a cyclone struck what southern African nation this past weekend?
6. The USPS announced last week they would be honoring the 50th anniversary of what TV show this year with a set of 16 stamps from the show's characters?
7. What state's Senate passed a bill last week that would drop President Trump or any other presidential candidate in 2020 who doesn't release their tax returns for the previous 5 years from the state's general or primary ballot?

March Trivia
1. How many national holidays occur in the month of March?
2. In March 1964, the highest registered earthquake, at 9.2 on the Richter scale, occurred in the US in what state?
3. Which two Zodiac signs are associated with the month of March?
4. In March 1998, what movie became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide?
5. In March 1997, what rap star was shot to death at a stoplight in Los Angeles?
6. What actor declined his Best Actor Academy Award in March 1973?
7. What celebrity appeared on "The Late Show With David Letterman" in March 1994 and went on a profanity-laced tirade, and it was the most censored talk show appearance in history?

The Q Train: Country Nicknames Trivia
1. The Gift of the Nile
2. The Celestial Empire
3. Land of the Incas
4. The Hermit Kingdom
5. Graveyard of Empires
6. The Hexagon
7. The Rainbow Nation
8. The Land of Hope and Glory
9. Land of a Thousand Lakes
10. The Boot

General Knowledge
1. "The Best a Man Can Get" is what company's slogan? ( 1 pt)
2. What African nation was formerly known as Southern Rhodesia? ( 1 pt)
3. "That Thing You Do" was a 1996 film and the first one directed by what actor? ( 1 pt)
4. What name did blues legend B.B. King give to his guitars? ( 2 pt)
5. What is the fastest growing fingernail? ( 2 pt)
6. Who became the first female Secretary of State in 1997? ( 2 pt)
7. The Janka Scale is used to measure the hardness of what? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What is the only film nominated for at least 11 Academy Awards to win every nomination? ( 3 points)
2. The eggbeater and the flamingo are two popular moves in what competitive sport? ( 4 points)
3. What American rock band released the first digitally downloadable song, one that was left off their 1994 album "Get a Grip?" ( 4 points)
4. Time magazine picked what 1990s show in 2000 as "the best TV show of the 20th century?" ( 4 points)
5. Who was the first president to be born a US citizen? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. Milwaukee; 2. Algeria; 3. California; 4. Gambino; 5. Mozambique; 6. "Sesame Street;" 7. Washington.

March Trivia
1. None; 2. Alaska; 3. Pisces and Aries; 4. "Titanic;" 5. Notorious BIG; 6. Marlon Brando; 7. Madonna.

The Q Train: Countries Nicknames Trivia
1. Egypt; 2. China; 3. Peru; 4. North Korea; 5. Afghanistan; 6. France; 7. South Africa; 8. England; 9. Finland; 10. Italy.

General Knowledge
1. Gillette; 2. Zimbabwe; 3. Tom Hanks; 4. Lucille; 5. middle finger; 6. Madeleine Albright; 7. wood.

IQ Trivia
1. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King;" 2. synchronized swimming; 3. Aerosmith; 4. "The Simpsons;" 5. Martin Van Buren.

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