Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Trivia Q&A: April 2

We had another terrific crowd in for Trivia on Tuesday, as 14 teams took part. The bar had a huge crowd, as it seemed most teams had at least 5 or 6 folks per team.  Going into IQ Trivia, we had the top five teams separated by just four points. But the team in second, Quizards of Waverly Place, got four out of five correct to seal their first victory with 47 points, on their very first night playing with us. My congratulations to McCamey and her friends on a hard fought debut win.

Second place went to DIMS with 46 points, and third place went to We'll Trade You Trump For Brexit with 44 points.

Best Team Name: Vandelay Imports and Exports

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Trivia Night will NOT be happening next week, as I will be away at the Red Sox opener at Fenway Park. Trivia will return in two weeks on April 16th at 8:30 PM. See you then!

Current Events
1. Lawyer Michael Avenatti was arrested last week for an alleged $20 million extortion scheme against what company, embezzling a client's money and defrauding a bank?
2. What world capital city was the best-rated destination in the world by the annual Traveler's Choice Awards for 2019?
3. What movie actor was on a flight in Southern California last week that had to make an emergency landing and assisted many passengers making the final 100 miles of their trip to LA?
4. What tiny southeast Asian country passed a law that goes into effect this week that will punish gay sex with punishments as death by whipping and stoning?
5. Health officials in Rockland County, New York declared a state of emergency last week due to an outbreak of what contagious disease?
6. What TV series was renewed for a 21st season last week and will become the longest-running drama in TV history?
7. The lead singer of what superstar rock band announced this past weekend that his illness forced the group to postpone their American tour that was suppose to start this month?

1979 Trivia
1. What Michael Jackson album from 1979 produced four top ten hit singles?
2. Idi Amin, dictator of what African country, was overthrown in April 1979?
3. What Vietnam War picture won the Oscar for Best Picture in April 1979?
4. What British rock star became the first Western pop star to tour the USSR in May 1979?
5. In June 1979, Pope John Paul II visited what Communist country, the first ever to do so?
6. In March 1979, the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident occurred in what state?
7. What NFL team won their third Super Bowl in January 1979, a 35-31 win over Dallas?

The Q Train: Name the Month Trivia
1. The anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar is in this month.
2. The Stonewall riots, marking the turning point in the Gay Rights movement, occurred in 1969 in this month.
3. The Kentucky Derby is run on the first Saturday in this month every year.
4. Hurricane Katrina struck the southern US in 2005 in this month.
5. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed in the US in this month.
6. World War I concluded in this month in 1918.
7. Comedian Chris Farley died of a drug overdose in Chicago in 1997 in this month.
8. In recent years, the Emmy Awards have been presented in this month.
9. In the UK, the Queen's Birthday is officially celebrated in June, but Queen Elizabeth was actually born in this month.
10. Bastille Day is celebrated in France each year in this month.

General Knowledge
1. What is the first astrological sign of the Zodiac? ( 1 pt)
2. In a regular letter, what does "P.S." stand for? ( 1 pt)
3. What country originally produced Jaguar cars? ( 1 pt)
4. As of 2018, how many cities in California have a population over 1 million? ( 2 pt)
5. What is the most common eye color in the US? ( 2 pt)
6. "I think, therefore I am" was originally said by what famous scholar? ( 2 pt)
7. William Shakespeare's wife had the same name as what Hollywood actress? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What actor, who won an Academy Award in this decade, provided the voice for the yellow M&M in their commercials? ( 4 points)
2. At $22 million, what 1993 film was the most expensive black and white movie ever made? ( 3 points)
3. What American woman was the highest-paid model of 2018, earning $22.5 million? ( 4 points)
4. The hyoid bone is the only bone that is not connected to any other bone in the human body and is located where? (5 points)
5. In 1965, what Dr. Seuss book was banned by the Chinese government for its "portrayal of early Marxism?" ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Nike; 2. London; 3. Keanu Reeves; 4. Brunei; 5. measles; 6. "Law and Order SVU;" 7. The Rolling Stones.

1979 Trivia
1. "Off the Wall;" 2. Uganda; 3. "The Deer Hunter;" 4. Elton John; 5. Poland; 6. Pennsylvania; 7. Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Q Train: Name the Month Trivia
1. March; 2. June; 3. May; 4. August; 5. October; 6. November; 7. December; 8. September; 9. April; 10. July.

General Knowledge
1. Aries; 2. post script; 3. UK; 4. three (LA, San Diego and San Jose); 5. brown; 6. Rene Decartes; 7. Anne Hathaway.

IQ Trivia
1. J.K. Simmons; 2. "Schindler's List;" 3. Kendall Jenner; 4. tongue; 5. "Green Eggs and Ham."

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