Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Trivia Q&A: April 16

We had a terrific crowd of 17 teams in for Trivia on Tuesday night, after taking last week off. The sports gods were good to us, as both the Celtics and Bruins were off from their playoff series, so we did Trivia on the main floor. (We'll see what happens next week.) Nice to see my old friend Andrea in, as we watched many Red Sox games together many years back. We also had Sean from Stella Artois in again, and we awarded two passes to the Tribeca Film Festival to the Best Team Name winner, courtesy of Stella. The Trivia went very well, as the top five teams heading into IQ Trivia were just separated by five points. But it was the team of Chris Penis that pulled off the victory, as they got 4 of 5 correct to take the night with 46 points. They had a slow start, but came on strong. Congratulations to Snehal and his friends on their great win.

Second place went to DIMS with 43 points, and third place went to Defamers with 41 points.

Best Team Name: In the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Smokes!

Current Events
1. What major US city recently elected its first black woman and openly gay person as mayor?
2. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, the six-term senator from what southern state, died last week at the age of 97?
3. Omar al-Bashir was deposed as president of what African country in a coup d'etat last week after 30 years in office?
4. The East Village concert venue Webster Hall will reopen on April 26th after a renovation with a concert by what rap star?
5. What team defeated Texas Tech in overtime to win the men's NCAA basketball championship, 85-77?
6. Chris Davis, the first baseman for what AL Team, set a new all-time record for futility, going 0-for 54 at the plate, a new record for position players in MLB history?
7. What Australian Oscar-winning actor won a sexual harassment suit against the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph last week?

April Trivia
1. England's patron saint is remembered on April 23rd. Who is he?
2. In April 1998, Pol Pot, the onetime dictator of what Asian country, died?
3. What 19th century US president was born on April 13, 1743?
4. In April 1993, what female tennis star was attacked and injured during a match in Germany?
5. San Jacinto Day is an official holiday every year in what US state?
6. "Apollo 13", a feature film from 1995 about the ill-fated mission to the Moon, was directed by what Oscar-winning director?
7. Name 2 of the 4 US states that celebrate Patriots Day in April as a state holiday.

Comedy Films Trivia
1. Some Like It Hot
2. Napoleon Dynamite
3. Duck Soup
4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
5. Midnight Run
6. Dumb and Dumber
7. Nine to Five
8. The Jerk
9. The Odd Couple
10. Shaun of the Dead

General Knowledge
1. Between cats, fish and dogs, which is the most popular pet in America, based on the number owned? ( 1 pt)
2. What 1990s TV series was centered around the death of a character named Laura Palmer? ( 1 pt)
3. "Vision of Love" was the first number one hit single for what female singer? ( 1 pt)
4. Jerry Springer was once the mayor of what Midwestern city? ( 2 pt)
5. What US state experiences the most earthquakes? ( 2 pt)
6. What country has the largest number of Facebook users? ( 2 pt)
7. Soccer is the world's most popular sport with the most fans. What team sport is second? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. In 2017, the national Music Publishers Association declared what 1971 number one single to be "the song of the century?" ( 5 points)
2. In 1976, the NY Taxi and Limousine Commission gave hack license 265216 to what famous New Yorker, who spent a month driving 12-hour cab shifts daily? ( 4 points)
3. What superhero was created by the inventor of the lie detector, Charles Marston? ( 4 points)
4. Who is the only person to earn Nobel prizes in two different sciences? ( 3 points)
5. What rock star inspired Jack Sparrow's character in the film "Pirates of the Caribbean?" ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Chicago; 2. South Carolina; 3. Sudan; 4. Jay Z; 5. Virginia; 6. Baltimore Orioles; 7. Geoffrey Rush.

April Trivia
1. St. George; 2. Cambodia; 3. Thomas Jefferson; 4. Monica Seles; 5. Texas; 6. Ron Howard; 7. Massachusetts, Maine, Wisconsin and Connecticut.

The Q Train: Comedy Films Trivia
1. 1950s (1959); 2. 2000s (2004); 3. 1930s (1933); 4. 1970s (1975); 5. 1980s (1988); 6. 1990s (1994); 7. 1980s (1980); 8. 1970s (1979); 9. 1960s (1968); 10. 2000s (2004).

General Knowledge
1. Fish; 2. "Twin Peaks;" 3. Mariah Carey; 4. Cincinnati; 5. Alaska; 6. India; 7. cricket.

IQ Trivia
1. "Imagine;" 2. Robert DeNiro; 3. Wonder Woman; 4. Marie Curie; 5. Keith Richards.

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