Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Trivia Q&A: July 30

We had nine teams in for Trivia on Tuesday night, and for the second time in the last two months, we had another perfect game done on Trivia Night! I've been doing Trivia for over 13 years and it never happened before, and now it has happened twice this year, and by the same team! Our friends from DIMS, Ken, Michael and Darek, pulled off the trick again, as they did on June 26th, rolling up 56 points and getting another victory. My congratulations to them on another historic Trivia win.

Second place went to Tastes Like Burning with 46 points, and third place went Rat and Rodent with 45 points.

Best Team Name: I Just Blue Myself

Current Events
1. What Asian country launched an unmanned mission to the Moon last week, attempting to become the fourth country to land there?
2. The Senate voted 90-8 to confirm Mark Esper to what position in President Trump's cabinet last week?
3. Rutger Hauer, Dutch-born actor, died last week at the age of 75. He's best-known for his role as a murderer in what classic 1982 sci-fi film?
4. What Oscar-winning actress was fired last week from the Broadway-bound play, "Tea at Five" after she had an altercation with a crew member and she fostered "a hostile work environment?"
5. Beji Caid Essebsi, at 92 one of the world's oldest leaders and the first democratically elected president of what North African country, died last Thursday?
6. Four automakers, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW, reached an agreement with what US state to produce fleets that are more fuel-efficient in coming years?
7. What female presidential candidate filed a lawsuit against Google for $50 million last week, saying they infringed on her free speech when they briefly suspended her campaign's ad account last June?

Blue Trivia
1. What 19th century classical composer wrote "The Blue Danube?"
2. "True Blue" was a 1986 album by what female pop singer?
3. "The Bluegrass State" is a nickname of what US state?
4. What actress won an Academy Award for the 2013 film "Blue Jasmine?"
5. What blue jean company was founded in 1853 in San Francisco?
6. "Pocket Monsters Blue" is a special edition of what video game franchise?
7. Dennis Franz and Jimmy Smits starred in what 1990s TV crime drama?

The Q Train: Born in Boston, NYC or Philly Trivia
1. Alicia Keys
2. Will Smith
3. Mark Wahlberg
4. Richard Gere
5. Edward Norton
6. Bradley Cooper
7. Jennifer Lopez
8. Uma Thurman
9. Kevin Bacon
10. Tom Cruise

General Knowledge
1. The 1990 film "Total Recall" was mostly set on what planet? ( 1 pt)
2. What was the name of Han Solo's ship? ( 1 pt)
3. The film "8 Mile" is based on the life of what rap star? ( 1 pt)
4. Who is the longest serving Chief Justice of the United States? ( 2 pt)
5. The first atomic bomb was tested in what western US state? ( 2 pt)
6. Actress Audrey Hepburn was born in what European country? ( 2 pt)
7. What European country has the longest coastline? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Auguste Cesar Sandino was a 1920s-era revolutionary and the national hero of what Central American country? ( 5 points)
2. What entertainer was the creator of both "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune?" ( 3 points)
3. Sarah Tilghman Hughes of Texas became the first, and to date the only, woman in November 1963 to do what? ( 4 points)
4. The foible, forte and tang are parts of the equipment in what sport? ( 4 points)
5. What type of liquor, translated from Gaelic, means "the water of life?" ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. India; 2. Defense Secretary; 3. "Blade Runner;" 4. Faye Dunaway; 5. Tunisia; 6. California; 7. Tulsi Gabbard.

Blue Trivia
1. Johann Strauss; 2. Madonna; 3. Kentucky; 4. Cate Blanchett; 5. Levi Strauss; 6. Pokemon; 7. "NYPD Blue."

The Q Train: Born in Boston, NYC or Philly Trivia
1. NYC; 2. Philly; 3. Boston; 4. Philly; 5. Boston; 6. Philly; 7. NYC; 8. Boston; 9. Philly; 10. NYC.

General Knowledge
1. Mars; 2. Millennium Falcon; 3. Eminem; 4. John Marshall; 5. New Mexico; 6. Belgium; 7. Norway.

IQ Trivia
1. Nicaragua; 2. Merv Griffin; 3. Swear in a US president; 4. fencing; 5. whiskey.

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