Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Trivia Q&A: March 26

We had 13 teams in for Trivia on Tuesday night, another fine and rather spirited group as well. It was a rather tight race throughout the evening, with the top five teams separated by just five points heading into General Knowledge. But it was the team of The Microphone Reminds Me of My Brother Jack took charge, having a perfect General Knowledge round, and also got 4 of 5 correct in IQ Trivia, and got the win with 45 points. Congrats to Bob and Cato on another terrific win.

Second place went to Tittlers and Shitters with 39 points. Third place was a tie at 37 points between DIMS and Oh Shake Weight. (The guys from DIMS graciously passed on the tie breaker and allowed Oh Shake Weight to take the pitcher of beer for third place.)

Best Team Name: Hard Brexxxit

Current Events
1. Rep. Devin Nunes, of what US state, announced a lawsuit of $250 million against Twitter, alleging anti-conservative bias of the social media site?
2. Karen Uhlenbeck became the first woman to ever win the Abel Prize last week, which is one of the most prestigious awards in what field?
3. Last week in an interview, Eric Roth, who wrote the screenplay to what Oscar-winning 1990s film, revealed he wrote a sequel to the film in 2001, but it was scrapped due to the 9/11 attacks?
4. The New York Mets announced last week that they will rename 126th Street, which runs right next to their ballpark Citi Field, after what baseball legend later this year?
5. Last Thursday, Jimmy Carter passed what president as the oldest living US president in history, at 94 years and 172 days?
6. MillerCoors filed a false advertising lawsuit last Thursday against what competitor company, over billboards they posted in Colorado that said "Coors Light uses corn syrup. We don't."?
7. What female singer faced a heavy backlash last week after an interview with the Times of London where she downplayed the accusations of 2 men who detailed the abuse they claimed to have suffered at Michael Jackson's hands?

MLB Trivia
1. What National League team has won the most World Series? a. Giants; b. Cardinals; c. Dodgers; d. Pirates.
2. Which Red Sox Hall of Famer got his 3000th hit against the Yankees in 1979? a. Carl Yastrzemski; b. Wade Boggs; c. Jim Rice; d. Ted Williams.
3. What Yankees player won the most World Series in history with 10? a. Lou Gehrig; b. Babe Ruth; c. Yogi Berra; d. Joe DiMaggio.
4. When Barry Bonds broke the single season home run record in 2001, who's record did he break? a. Babe Ruth; b. Hank Aaron; c. Roger Maris; d. Mark McGwire.
5. The Mets won their last NL pennant in what year? a. 1986; b. 2015; c. 2000; d. 2006.
6. What NL team did the Yankees defeat to win their last World Series in 2009? a. Mets; b. Dodgers; c. Phillies; d. Braves.
7. What NL team plays their home games in Petco Park? a. Giants; b. Phillies; c. Tigers; d. Padres.

The Q Train: Film Franchises Trivia
1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. X-Men
3. The Terminator
4. Ace Ventura
5. Harry Potter
6. The Godfather
7. Pirates of the Caribbean
8. Jurassic Park
9. The Hunger Games
10. Die Hard

General Knowledge
1. Mount St. Helens is located in what US state? ( 1 pt)
2. The 1973 film "Mean Streets" was the first collaboration between Robert DeNiro and what director? ( 1 pt)
3. Between the elephant, the dog and the mouse, which animal has the best sense of smell? ( 1 pt)
4. The first Winter Olympics were held in 1924 in what country? ( 2 pt)
5. What US state is largest lobster producer? ( 2 pt)
6. The original "Blade Runner" was set in what year? ( 2 pt)
7. How many US presidents have died in office? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What Oscar-nominated director's first film was the low-budget science fiction, box-office flop "THX 1138?" ( 4 points)
2. According to Greek mythology, who was the first woman on Earth? ( 3 points)
3. What Asian country is the world's second-largest producer of coffee, accounting for nearly 20% of the world's coffee? ( 5 points)
4. In 1996, what late rock singer released the first ever internet-only, downloadable single in music history called "Telling Lies?" ( 4 points)
5. Beethoven's "Symphony No. 3" was written for what 19th century historical leader? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. California; 2. mathematics; 3. "Forrest Gump;" 4. Tom Seaver; 5. George HW Bush; 7. Barbra Streisand.

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

The Q Train: Film Franchises Trivia
1. 4; 2. 7; 3. 5; 4. 2; 5. 8; 6. 3; 7. 5; 8. 5; 9. 4; 10. 5. (Note: There was some confusion about number 5 "Harry Potter", as there were two "spinoff" films that weren't originally counted, so I tossed out the question and gave everyone the point.)

General Knowledge
1. Washington; 2. Martin Scorsese; 3. elephant; 4. France; 5. Maine; 6. 2019; 7. eight.

IQ Trivia
1. George Lucas; 2. Pandora; 3. Vietnam; 4. David Bowie; 5. Napoleon Bonaparte.

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