Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Trivia Q&A: May 21

We had 12 teams in for Trivia on Tuesday night, and we were back on the main floor of Professor Thom's. The scores for the first two rounds were a bit on the lighter side, as I guess I made those rounds a bit tough this week. But they picked up in the next two, and we had a good race to the finish. We had three teams separated by three points going into IQ Trivia, but it was the team of Herps Free Since '03 that pulled out the win, getting a perfect 20 in IQ Trivia to wind up with 47 points. It was the first win for longtime Trivia regular Julie and her friends. Congratulations to them on their win!

Second place went to DIMS with 46 points, and Whoop There It Is finished in third place with 45 points.

Best Team Name: Jeffrey Dahmer's House of Ribs

BTW, the NHL released the Stanley Cup Finals schedule and the Bruins won't be playing any games on a Tuesday, so we are back on the main floor to stay!

Current Events
1. A jury in California awarded a couple a $2 billion verdict after they sued what company after they claimed their cancer was caused by long-term exposure to one of their products?
2. A recent survey released by Dubai-based Big 7 Travel said that the accent from what US state is "the sexiest accent in America?"
3. Which NBA team from the Western Conference won the first pick in the draft lottery last week and will pick first in the 2019 draft?
4. The Social Security Administration released its annual list of the most popular baby names for 2018, and what girl's name topped the list for the fifth straight year?
5. Doris Day died last week at the age of 97. So now there are only five living individuals left from Billy Joel's 1989 hit "We Didn't Start the Fire." Name 2 of the 5.
6. What English actor was picked to be the new Batman last week, with the new film scheduled for release in June 2021?
7. What Asian country became the first country in the region to legalize same-sex marriage last week?

Memorial Day Trivia
1. Memorial Day was called by another name. What was the name?
2. What memorial, the first to be established on Washington’s National Mall, was dedicated in 1982?
3. What late 20th Century US president decreed a National Moment of Remembrance, a moment of silence at 3 PM each Memorial Day?
4. The first Memorial Day was founded to honor military personnel who died in what war?
5. What famous American WWII military leader died of injuries suffered in an automobile accident in 1945?
6. What Chicago stadium opened in 1924 as a tribute to the troops who fought in WWI?
7. What American founding father was eulogized as being “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen?”

The Q Train: 21st Century Movie Characters Trivia
1. Jordan Belfort (2013)
2. Hans Landa (2009)
3. Killmonger (2018)
4. Gandalf (2001)
5. Kylo Ren (2015)
6. Miranda Priestly (2006)
7. Katniss Everdeen (2012)
8. Tony Stark (2010)
9. Steve Rogers (2011)
10. Regina George (2004)

General Knowledge
1. Which Spice Girl rocked the Union Jack dress? ( 1 pt)
2. Robert DeNiro won his first Academy Award for what film? ( 1 pt)
3. The southern tip of South America is known as what cape? ( 1 pt)
4. The famous astrologer Nostradamus was born in what European country? ( 2 pt)
5. Who was the host of the 1990s TV series "Rescue 911?" ( 2 pt)
6. What land animal has the longest gestation period, 650 days? ( 2 pt)
7. The Oregon Trail started in what Midwestern state? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. At $57.5 million, who was the highest-paid comedian in 2018? ( 4 points)
2. What is the youngest branch of the US military? ( 3 points)
3. April 13th is the beginning of Songkran, a special three-day water festival and Buddhist celebration in what country? ( 5 points)
4. What image appears on the flags of both Argentina and Uruguay? ( 4 points)
5. What Oscar-nominated actor narrated on audiobook the 2010 Keith Richards autobiography "Life", doing an impersonation of the Rolling Stones guitarist? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Monsanto; 2. Texas; 3. New Orleans Pelicans; 4. Emma; 5. Bob Dylan, Brigette Bardot, Bernie Goetz, Queen Elizabeth and Chubby Checker; 6. Robert Pattinson; 7. Taiwan.

Memorial Day Trivia
1. Decoration Day; 2. Vietnam Veterans Memorial; 3. Bill Clinton; 4. Civil War; 5. George S. Patton; 6. Soldier Field; 7. George Washington.

The Q Train: 21st Century Movie Characters Trivia
1. The Wolf of Wall Street; 2. Inglorious Basterds; 3. Black Panther; 4. The Lord of the Rings; 5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens; 6. The Devil Wears Prada; 7. The Hunger Games; 8. Iron Man; 9. Captain America: The First Avenger; 10. Mean Girls.

General Knowledge
1. Ginger Spice; 2. "The Godfather Part II; 3. Cape Horn; 4. France; 5. William Shatner; 6. elephant; 7. Missouri.

IQ Trivia
1. Jerry Seinfeld; 2. Air Force; 3. Thailand; 4. The sun; 5. Johnny Depp.

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