Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Trivia Q&A: June 18

We had nine teams in for Trivia on Tuesday night, and a four-way tie for first after the second round. But it turned into a tough three-team fight after the lightning round. By the IQ Trivia round, the top three teams had six points between them. But it was a great night for Turkey Heart, who held on to first place all night, and got 4 of 5 correct in the final round to win the night with 47 points. Congratulations to Bob and Cato on another great victory.

DIMS finished in second place with 40 points, and third place went to Prolapse In Judgment (who won for Best Team Name) finished with 33 points.

Current Events
1. A street in Brooklyn was renamed for what late rap star last week?
2. What Oscar-winning actor was arrested last week for allegedly groping a woman at a bar in Midtown Manhattan?
3. In a poll of 600 Iowa Democrats last week, 2 of the 22 presidential candidates did not receive even one first or second place vote. Name 1 of the 2.
4. The USA women's soccer team opened the World Cup last week with the biggest lopsided win in World Cup history over Thailand by how many goals?
5. Last week a missile fired by Houthi rebels struck the arrivals hall of an airport in what Middle Eastern country?
6. Oberlin College, in what Midwestern state, was ordered to pay $44 million by a jury after they ruled the college assisted in helping students defame a local bakery?
7. A jersey belonging to what baseball legend was sold at auction for $5.6 million last Saturday, a new record for a piece of sports memorabilia?

June Trivia
1. What US president couldn’t take up residence in the White House in June 1800 because it wasn’t completed, so he moved into a Washington DC tavern instead?
2. Hernando deSoto claimed what current US state for Spain in June 1539?
3. What classic Beatles album was released in June 1967?
4. What HBO drama series concluded its memorable run in June 2007?
5. What American newspaper famously published the Pentagon Papers, about the Vietnam War, in June 1971?
6. The rainbow flag, representing gay pride, was flown for the first time in June 1978 in what US city?
7. What two Zodiac signs fall in the month of June?

The Q Train: Classic Car Songs Trivia
1. Freeway of Love (1985)
2. Born to Run (1975)
3. Autobahn (1974)
4. Little Red Corvette (1982)
5. Paradise By the Dashboard Light (1977)
6. Mustang Sally (1966)
7. Drive My Car (1965)
8. Little Deuce Coupe (1963)
9. On the Road Again (1980)
10. I Can't Drive 55 (1984)

General Knowledge
1. What British tycoon founded Virgin Records and Virgin Atlantic Airways? ( 1 pt)
2. What author wrote the novel "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?" ( 1 pt)
3. How many strings does a standard ukulele have? ( 1 pt)
4. What country supplies the guards who protect the Pope? ( 2 pt)
5. The USSR was officially dissolved on Christmas Day of what year? ( 2 pt)
6. What chess piece was originally called "The Elephant?" ( 2 pt)
7. What Central American country produces the most pineapples? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What European country has the oldest flag still in use today? ( 5 points)
2. What actress is to date the youngest person to ever host "Saturday Night Live?" ( 4 points)
3. In 1874, merchant William Blackstone of Indiana built his wife a birthday present that was an early version of what appliance? ( 4 points)
4. Which two US states have the largest cities of the same name? ( 3 points)
5. Pago Pago is the capital of what US territory? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Notorious BIG; 2. Cuba Gooding Jr.; 3. Bill DeBlasio and Wayne Messam; 4. 13; 5. Saudi Arabia; 6. Ohio; 7. Babe Ruth.

June Trivia
1. John Adams; 2. Florida; 3. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band; 4. “The Sopranos”; 5. New York Times; 6. San Francisco; 7. Gemini and Cancer.

The Q Train: Classic Car Songs Trivia
1. Aretha Franklin; 2. Bruce Springsteen; 3. Kraftwerk; 4. Prince; 5. Meat Loaf; 6. Wilson Pickett; 7. The Beatles; 8. The Beach Boys; 9. Willie Nelson; 10. Sammy Hagar.

General Knowledge
1. Richard Branson; 2. Robert Louis Stevenson; 3. four; 4. Switzerland; 5. 1991; 6. bishop; 7. Costa Rica.

IQ Trivia
1. Denmark; 2. Drew Barrymore; 3. Washing machine; 4. Maine and Oregon (Portland); 5. American Samoa.

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