Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Trivia Q&A: May 7

We were back on the main floor for Trivia at Professor Thom's last night, and we had a fine turnout of 12 teams. It was an unusual night in that it was a close race throughout the evening, with no one team pulling away from the pack at any time. And for the first time that I can remember, not a single team got a perfect score in any round. Going into IQ Trivia, the top four teams were all separated by one point between them. But it was Ken Solo II (Ken from DIMS working solo again this week) who pulled out the win, getting 3 of 5 correct in the round and getting 38 points. Congrats to Ken for his second straight solo victory.

As of this writing, we don't know if we'll be upstairs in the Loft next week or still on the main floor. The Bruins are in the NHL Eastern Conference Finals and the NHL has not yet released the full schedule. I'll pass along the info when I get it at the Facebook group, and here on the blog.

Second place went to I Like Being Downstairs With John Quinn with 36 points, and third place went to The Brenda Bunch with 35 points.

Best Team Name: Tip Neeru 27%

Current Events
1. What actor, best known as a child star in the 1980s, was arrested last week for the second time on domestic violence charges in the last month?
2. What fast food franchise revealed last week they closed over 1,000 restaurants in the US in 2018, more than doubled they previously forecasted in their revitalization plan?
3. What rap artist won 12 awards at the Billboard Music Awards last week to become the most-awarded artist in BBMA history with 27?
4. Catherine Pugh, the mayor of what eastern US city, resigned last week in the aftermath of a scandal involving childrens books?
5. Michael Bennet, senator from what western state, became the 7th US senator to announce a bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president last week?
6. 200 women players from what professional sport announced a boycott of next year's professional season in North America unless a single pro league is established?
7. A street corner in Staten Island was renamed Saturday in honor of what legendary hip hop group in recognition to their contributions to the borough?

Mothers Trivia
1. Who was the frontman for the rock band "The Mothers of Invention?"
2. What country in the world did Mother Teresa do most of her charity work with the poor?
3. Who in the Bible is credited with being the "Mother of all the living?"
4. Mother Love Bone was a later 1980s band from the Northwest, and two members of that group would form what superstar rock band in the 1990s?
5. Natalie Suleman, known as "The Octomom", came into prominence in 2009 when she gave birth to how many children?
6. "The mother of all battles has begun" is a statement credited to what onetime world leader?
7. In Spain, Mothers Day is usually celebrated in what month?

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. The Statue of Liberty's official name is now "Liberty Enlightening the World Wide Web."
2. The Grand Canyon is over 10,000 feet deep at its deepest point.
3. Sneezes regularly exceed 100 MPH.
4. Abraham Lincoln had no middle name.
5. There are about 100 dimples on a standard golf ball.
6. Before becoming queen, Queen Elizabeth II was a mechanic.
7. Kentucky is the state printed on a Jack Daniel's label.
8. Red M&Ms were once banned in the 1970s.
9. Germany drinks the most beer per person in the world.
10. All the kings in a standard deck of cards have a mustache.

General Knowledge
1. What is the official language of Austria? ( 1 pt)
2. Geri Halliwell was which member of the Spice Girls? ( 1 pt)
3. What planet is named after the Roman god of the sea? ( 1 pt)
4. In billiards, what color is the stripe on a 9 ball? ( 2 pt)
5. In standard poker, what hand ranks between a full house and a straight flush? ( 2 pt)
6. In the series finale, how long is the Seinfeld gang sentenced to prison? ( 2 pt)
7. What author was credited with coining the phrase "cold war" in 1945? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What Midwestern US state produces about 250 million pounds of popcorn each year, the most of any state? ( 3 points)
2. What was the first fast food burger chain in the US, opened by Walter Anderson and Billy Ingram in Kansas in 1921? ( 5 points)
3. "Brad's Drink" was the original name of what soft drink that was founded in 1893? ( 4 points)
4. What Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist was the final act to take the stage at the Woodstock Festival in 1969? ( 4 points)
5. What actor made history in 2018 when he was nominated for the Best Actor Emmy award for the 12th time? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Rick Schroeder; 2. Subway; 3. Drake; 4. Baltimore; 5. Colorado; 6. hockey; 7. Wu-Tang Clan.

Mothers Trivia
1. Frank Zappa; 2. India; 3. Eve; 4. Pearl Jam; 5. eight; 6. Saddam Hussein; 7. December.

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. true; 2. false, 6000 feet; 3. true; 4. true; 5. false, about 336; 6. true; 7. false, Tennessee; 8. true; 9. false, Czech Republic; 10. false, King of Hearts has no mustache.

General Knowledge
1. German; 2. Ginger; 3. Neptune; 4. yellow; 5. four of a kind; 6. one year; 7. George Orwell.

IQ Trivia
1. Nebraska; 2. White Castle; 3. Pepsi; 4. Jimi Hendrix; 5. Ted Danson.

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