Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Trivia Q&A: May 28

On a rainy spring night in New York, we had a smaller crowd in for Trivia last night, as seven teams took part. It was also the day after a holiday weekend, so the crowds are normally down then. But we still a great night of Trivia, as those folks in had a great time and we were really into the Trivia.We had a close race to the finish, and wound up with a tie for first place with 52 points between Darak: You're Fired! and Turkey Club, two of our regular teams. But Turkey Club wound up guessing closest to the tie-breaker question: "What is the current population of the state of Kansas?" (2,293,000 to be precise.) Congrats to Bob and Cato on their victory.

Third place went to John Triviolta (who also won for Best Team Name) with 38 points.

Current Events
1. Niki Lauda, a legendary figure and three-time world champion in what sport, died last week at the age of 70?
2. More than two dozen employees of what fast food restaurant are suing the company for sexual harassment?
3. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the redesigned $20 bill featuring what iconic 19th century figure has been delayed and no new imagery will be unveiled until 2028?
4. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Howard Stern revealed one of the great regrets of his life is that he never did apologize to what late comedian, who he said he treated badly on his show in the mid-1990s?
5. Last week, BuzzFeed published an investigation of what self-help guru with accusations of sexual misconduct, and four women came forward with additional allegations against him afterwards?
6. "Parasite" was voted the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival last week and became the first film from what Asian country to win?
7. What 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, in the most recent Quinnipiac poll, garnered a negative 37 point favorable rating among Democrats, by far the lowest of all the candidates?

Q-Tip Trivia
1. Which of these planets are smaller than Earth? a. Mercury; b. Mars; c. Uranus; d. Neptune.
2. Which of the following countries are currently in the top 10 in population as of 2019? a. Mexico; b. Nigeria; c. Pakistan; d. Brazil.
3. Which of the following NYC subway lines is never regularly scheduled to travel to Brooklyn? a. 1 train; b. G train; c. 7 train; d. D train.
4. Which of the following music artists won an Oscar for Best Song? a. Frank Sinatra; b. Elton John; c. Carly Simon; d. Bruce Springsteen.
5. In poker, which of the following hands beats a four-of-a-kind? a. Full house; b. Flush; c. Straight Flush; d. Straight.
6. Which of these films won the Best Picture Oscar? a. The Wizard of Oz; b. Apocalypse Now; c. Raging Bull; d. Saving Private Ryan.
7. Which of these American cities have teams in all four major sports? a. Atlanta; b. St. Louis; c. Houston; d. Detroit.

The Q Train: Classic TV Cities Trivia
1. Married With Children
2. Breaking Bad
3. Dharma and Greg
4. Dexter
5. Frasier
6. The Wire
7. Billions
8. Ally McBeal
9. Home Improvement
10. Happy Days

General Knowledge
1. What is the second largest city in New York State in population? ( 1 pt)
2. The US purchased Alaska in 1867 from what country? ( 1 pt)
3. Between mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup, which was invented first? ( 1 pt)
4. What author wrote the novel "The Jungle Book?" ( 2 pt)
5. What Asian country has blue traffic lights for go instead of green? ( 2 pt)
6. Which sense is most closely linked to memory? ( 2 pt)
7. In what state is the geographic center of the continental United States? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Who was the only president to be awarded the Purple Heart? ( 4 points)
2. What famous person who once,lived at 1116 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach in a mansion that is the third-most photographed home in the US, after the White House and Graceland? ( 4 points)
3. What is the most visited art museum in the world, with over 10 million visitors in 2018? ( 3 points)
4. In 1990, Washington State University loaned a "research moose" named Mort to what TV show filming its opening credits? ( 4 points)
5. What 17th century monarch is the longest-reigning monarch of all-time, having been on the throne for 72 years? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. Auto racing; 2. McDonald's; 3. Harriet Tubman; 4. Robin Williams; 5. Tony Robbins; 6. South Korea; 7. Bill DeBlasio.

Q-Tip Trivia
1. a,b; 2. all; 3. a,c; 4. b,c,d; 5. c; 6. none; 7. d.

The Q Train: Classic TV Cities Trivia
1. Chicago; 2. Albuquerque; 3. San Francisco; 4. Miami; 5. Seattle; 6. Baltimore; 7. New York; 8. Boston; 9. Detroit; 10. Milwaukee.

General Knowledge
1. Buffalo; 2. Russia; 3. mustard; 4. Rudyard Kipling; 5. Japan; 6. smell; 7. Kansas.

IQ Trivia
1. John F. Kennedy; 2. Gianni Versace; 3. The Louvre; 4. "Northern Exposure;" 5. King Louis XIV.

No comments: