Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Trivia Q&A: July 2

We had one of the smaller turnouts for Trivia Night on Tuesday due to the July 4th holiday, but it didn't dampen the spirits of those who played, and we had a great race to the finish. But it was the guys from DIMS, coming off their "perfect game" last week, who went back to the winner's circle again this week. They missed a question in Current Events, so the pressure to repeat last week's historic night was off their shoulders. But they wound up winning the night, getting 4 of 5 correct in IQ Trivia, and finishing with 46 points. Congrats to Ken and Michael on another victorious night.

Second place went to Evil Doers with 40 points, and third place went to Go Blue Rendezvous with 39 points.

Current Events
1. What Eastern European country had its largest protests since 1989 last week, with over 250,000 people calling on President Andrej Babis to resign over accusations of fraud?
2. Joe Sestak, a former congressman from what Eastern US state, became the 25th Democrat to run for president in 2020 last week?
3. The WalletHub survey recently released its findings and named what northeastern US state as "the least patriotic state in the nation" based on military and civic engagement?
4. What European nation won the vote to host the 2026 Winter Olympics last week?
5. What US city became the first city in America to ban e-cigarettes last week?
6. Stephanie Grisham was appointed to what White House position last week?
7. The New York Mets renamed the street in front of their home ballpark in Queens, Citi Field, in honor of what legendary player last Thursday?

July 4th Trivia
1. On this date in 1976, Israeli commandos rescued hostages on an Air France jetliner at Entebbe Airport in what African country?
2. What Asian country gained their independence from the US in 1946 after nearly 400 years of near-continuous rule by various powers?
3. Ron Kovic, a Vietnam vet and peace activist, was born on this day in 1946. What Hollywood actor portrayed him in a movie based on his life?
4. This playwright, who authored such plays as "The Odd Couple" and "Lost In Yonkers", was born on this day in 1927.
5. In 1976, The Clash made their debut in Sheffield, England as the opening act for what legendary punk band?
6. In 1881, Tuskegee University opened in what US state?
7. In 1997, NASA's Pathfinder became the first US spacecraft in two decades to land where?

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. PETA once asked the Green Bay Packers to change their name because it promoted violence and bloodshed.
2. Windows 96 was the first Windows edition named for a year instead of a version number.
3. Kentucky is one of four US states that call themselves commonwealths.
4. The female mosquito is responsible for more human deaths than any other animal in history.
5. Alan Page of the Vikings was the last defensive player in the NFL named MVP in 1971.
6. 75% of all crimes committed in the US are committed by high school dropouts.
7. Research has determined that most people are happiest on Friday night.
8. Dan Aykroyd was the first SNL cast member to be nominated for an Academy Award.
9. The Zimbio Hall of Fame honors celebrities with the mullet hairstyle.
10. There have been more Democrat presidents than Republicans in US history.

General Knowledge
1. What stringed instrument appears on the logo for Guinness beer? ( 1 pt)
2. What actress took over the role of Mary Poppins in 2018? ( 1 pt)
3. What does "B&O" stand for in B&O Railroad? ( 1 pt)
4. What male golfer holds the record for grand slam wins with 18? ( 2 pt)
5. What Batman film featured Arnold Schwarzenegger? ( 2 pt)
6. What British monarch preceded Elizabeth II? ( 2 pt)
7. What is the name of the X-shaped sign located just before a road that crosses railroad tracks? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. "Go Set a Watchman" is the follow-up to what classic American novel? ( 3 points)
2. What designer brand named a purse after Princess Diana, making it one of the most popular handbags of all-time? ( 4 points)
3. What circle of latitude is located at 23.5 degrees south? ( 5 points)
4. Who invented the first alternating current (AC) motor in 1890? ( 4 points)
5. What 1984 action adventure hit film was responsible for the creation of the PG-13 rating? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Czech Republic; 2. Pennsylvania; 3. New Jersey; 4. Italy; 5. San Francisco; 6. press secretary; 7. Tom Seaver.

July 4th Trivia
1. Uganda; 2. The Philippines; 3. Tom Cruise; 4. Neil Simon; 5. The Sex Pistols; 6. Alabama; 7. Mars.

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. True; 2. false, Windows 95; 3. true; 4. true; 5. false, Lawrence Taylor (1986); 6. true; 7. false, Saturday night; 8. false, Joan Cusack; 9. true; 10. false, Republican (19-15).

General Knowledge
1. Harp; 2. Emily Blunt; 3. Baltimore and Ohio; 4. Jack Nicklaus; 5. "Batman and Robin;" 6. King George VI; 7. Crossbuck.

IQ Trivia
1. "To Kill a Mockingbird;" 2. Gucci; 3. The Tropic of Capricorn; 4. Nikola Tesla; 5. "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom."

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