Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Trivia Q&A: June 25

History was made on Tuesday night at Professor Thom's. Firstly, we were back in the Loft last night, as the bar hosted many Michigan baseball fans who were in for the College World Series. Everything went great up there, as we had 12 teams in. But it was an historic night, as the guys from DIMS, Ken, Michael and Darek, did something that was never done in all the nights I have hosted Trivia going back to 2006: they had a perfect night! They got all 36 questions correct, and rolled up 56 points, and won the night by a staggering 22 points. My congratulations to them on having the greatest evening in Trivia Night history.

Second place ended in a tie between the teams of Orifice Prime (who won for Best Team Name) and Summertime & The Nachos Are Cheesy with 34 points. We broke the tie wiith the question: "What is the current population of the UK?" Orifice Prime was closest to the actual answer (66,934,000) and won second place.

Current Events
1. Over 16.5 tons of cocaine, valued at over $1 billion, was seized from a cargo ship last week at what East Coast city’s port?
2. A country singer named Heidi Merrill filed a lawsuit last week against what female singer claiming  she plagiarized the “Sunday Night Football”theme song?
3. French billionaire Bernard Arnault, Europe’s richest person, became the third person to be worth $100 billion, joining which two others?
4. Last Thursday, MLB gave the Tampa Bay Rays permission to explore becoming a two-team city team and possibly playing home games in what city that once had an MLB team?
5. What rap star was indicted by a Queens grand jury on a felony assault charge in connection with a brawl last year at a Queens strip club?
6. Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay won a guitar at auction last week for over $3.9 million, a new record for a guitar sold at auction, from David Gilmour from what classic rock band?
7. Nine people died last Friday when a skydiving excursion in a small plane crashed in what US state?

Canada Trivia
1. What is Canada’s third largest city in population after Toronto and Montreal?
2. Who is currently Canada’s head of state?
3. What Eastern Canadian province became the most recent Canadian province in 1949?
4. How many countries in the world are larger in area than Canada?
5. What is Canada’s official national summer sport?
6. In 2016, who was the last Canadian actor to be nominated for the Best Actor Oscar?
7. What Canadian female singer’s 2004 album “Up” is the last album to go “double diamond” (2 million plus) in sales in Canada?

The Q Train: Oscar Winners Trivia
1. The Help (2001)
2. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
3. Reversal of Fortune (1990)
4. The Hours (2002)
5. Crazy Heart (2009)
6. The Accused (1988)
7. Blue Jasmine (2013)
8. Darkest Hour (2017)
9. Chicago (2002)
10. Traffic (2000)

General Knowledge
1. What is the official language of Jamaica? (1 pt)
2. What character did Danny DeVito play in “Batman Returns?” (1 pt)
3. “We’ll always have Paris” is a famous line from what classic film? ( 1 pt)
4. What sport involves a pommel horse? ( 2 pt)
5. What video game features the characters Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde? ( 2 pt)
6. What was the first human organ to be successfully transplanted? (2 pt)
7. In the 2016 Brexit referendum, which two of the four UK constituent countries had a majority of voters opt to remain in the EU? (3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What 20th century author’s first professional sale was a short story called “The Glass Floor?” ( 4 points)
2. What is the world’s oldest currency still in use? ( 3 points)
3. Opened in 1903, what is the oldest continuously operating theater on Broadway? ( 5 points)
4. What is the largest island in area in the United States? ( 4 points)
5. Who was the only US president ever to serve aboard a Navy submarine, and later had a sub named for him? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Philadelphia; 2. Carrie Underwood; 3. Jeff Bezos & Bill Gates; 4. Montreal; 5. Cardi B; 6. Pink Floyd; 7. Hawaii.

Canada Trivia
1. Vancouver; 2. Queen Elizabeth II; 3. Newfoundland; 4. One (Russia); 5. Lacrosse; 6. Ryan Gosling; 7. Shania Twain.

The Q Train: Oscar Winners Trivia
1. Octavia Spencer; 2. Alan Arkin; 3. Jeremy Irons; 4. Nicole Kidman; 5. Jeff Bridges; 6. Jodie Foster; 7. Cate Blanchett; 8. Gary Oldman; 9. Catherine Zeta-Jones; 10. Benicia Del Toro.

General Knowledge
1. English; 2. The Penguin; 3. “Casablanca;” 4. Gymnastics; 5. Pac-Man; 6. Kidney; 7. Scotland and Northern Ireland.

IQ Trivia
1. Stephen King; 2. British pound; 3. Lyceum Theatre; 4. Hawaii; 5. Jimmy Carter.

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