Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Trivia Q&A: May 14

We were back in the Loft for Trivia on Tuesday night, as the Bruins had their Game 3 playoff game downstairs. We had a party up there that concluded a bit late, so we started a few minutes after 8:30. We had 9 teams take part, and I think it may have been the toughest Current Events round I've ever done, as only one team got as many as four correct. But the night belonged to Ken from DIMS (under the team name "3Peat?"), as he was solo for the third consecutive week, and wound up winning the night, as he got 38 points and the victory. Congrats to him on another solo win.

Second place went to Plateaus Are The Highest Form of Flattery with 34 points, and third place went to The Knicks Will Blow It with 32 points.

I want to wish Bentley and Callan all the best, as they have been two of my loyalest Trivia regulars, and they are departing New York City for Tennessee later this month. Last night was their last time at our Trivia Night, and I hope they can come back again one day. Good luck to you both!

Next week we will be back on the main floor of Professor Thom's for Trivia on Tuesday night, as no matter what happens in the Bruins series, there won't be a game next Tuesday. See you then.

Best Team Name: A Schlong of Ice and Fire: The Tale of Tyrion, The Tallest Lannister

Current Events
1. What NYC radio station announced last week that their final broadcast will be on May 31st when the station will change formats and call letters?
2. What standup comedian and onetime host of his own comedy show will be awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American humor for 2019?
3. What game host was awarded the Guinness World Record last week for "the longest career as a game show host of the same show", 35 years and 198 days?
4. What major retail company announced last Wednesday they are raising the age to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21 beginning in July?
5. What country released a banknote six months ago with the word "responsibility" misspelled and it was just discovered recently?
6. What 1990s rock band is suing a Colorado brewery for trademark infringement after they named an ale with a similar sounding name as the band?
7. What Broadway play set a new record last week for the highest-grossing American play in Broadway history, going over $40 million total?

May Trivia
1. On May 10, 1869, the first Transcontinental Railroad was completed, with golden spike drilled at Promontory Summit in what state?
2. In May 1865, what famous figure of the Confederacy was captured by Union troops in Georgia?
3. What sitcom ended its 11-year run on NBC in May 1993 with 80 million people tuning in?
4. In May 2010, what actress hosted Saturday Night Live thanks to a push by fans on Facebook and she won an Emmy for her appearance?
5. What is the birthstone for the month of May?
6. What two Zodiac signs share the month of May?
7. Singer Paul David Hewson was born in May 1960, and is better known by what single name?

The Q Train: TV Shows Before or After 2010 Trivia
1. Homeland
2. Breaking Bad
3. The Americans
4. Modern Family
5. Game of Thrones
6. Shameless
7. Grey's Anatomy
8. The Good Wife
9. American Horror Story
10. Mad Men

General Knowledge
1. What breed of dog was Snoopy from "Peanuts?" ( 1 pt)
2. What country has hosted the most Olympic Games? ( 1 pt)
3. In computer lingo, what does "KB" stand for? ( 1 pt)
4. Who was the highest-paid author of 2018? ( 2 pt)
5. Who was the most streamed artist on Spotify in 2018? ( 2 pt)
6. What alcohol spirit goes into a traditional Tom Collins? ( 2 pt)
7. What is the highest-grossing Disney film to date worldwide? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What town in southwestern Georgia was the site of 13,000 deaths during the Civil War, almost twice as many as any battlefield?  ( 4 points)
2.  In 2013, the Writers Guild of America selected what 2000s drama series as the best written TV series in history? ( 4 points)
3. What eastern state is the only US state to have all its counties considered urban areas? ( 4 points)
4. What New York location is the most filmed place in the world, with over 230 movies made on its premises? ( 3 points)
5. What Western Hemisphere country is the only country that displays the Bible on its flag? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. WPLJ; 2. Dave Chappelle; 3. Pat Sajak; 4. Walmart; 5. Australia; 6. Guns 'N' Roses; 7. "To Kill a Mockingbird."

May Trivia
1. Utah; 2. Jefferson Davis; 3. "Cheers;" 4. Betty White; 5. Emerald; 6. Taurus and Gemini; 7. Bono.

The Q Train: TV Shows Before or After 2010 Trivia
1. After (2011); 2. Before (2008); 3. After (2013); 4. Before (2009); 5. After (2011); 6. After (2011); 7. Before (2005); 8. Before (2009); 9. After (2011); 10. Before (2007).

General Knowledge
1. Beagle; 2. USA; 3. kilobyte; 4. James Patterson; 5. Drake; 6. gin; 7. "Avatar."

IQ Trivia
1. Andersonville; 2. "The Sopranos"; 3. New Jersey; 4. Central Park; 5. Dominican Republic.

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