Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Trivia Q&A: August 20

We had 11 teams in for Trivia on Tuesday night, and it was another win for our friends from DIMS. They pretty much led throughout the night, rolling up 44 points for the victory. We had a close race for second place, and the team of Would The Name Natalie Wood Be Too Far Overboard? had a nice comeback to reach second, as they jumped over three teams while getting 4 of 5 correct to gain 38 points and second place. Congrats to Bob and Cato. Third place went to Just The Tip with 36 points.

Ken, Michael and Darek of DIMS will not be in for Trivia next week, so we'll crown a new champion then.

Best Team Name: I Tried to Make Penis My Password But It Was Too Short

Current Events
1. A 1976 Harley-Davidson motorcycle belonging to what rock and roll legend is going up for auction later this month and is expected to break the record for a motorcycle auction price, about $2 million?
2. Alejandro Giammattei was elected president of what Central American country last week, the fourth time he's run for the office?
3. What legendary opera singer was accused of sexual harassment last week after multiple women came forward after saying he forced them into sexual relationships by offering jobs and threatened punishment if they refused?
4. Viacom announced a merger with what TV network last week worth up to $28 billion, and 13 years after they originally split up?
5. Forbes magazine selected Harvard University as the top American college for 2019. What West Coast university was selected second?
6. The NFL confirmed they have entered into a partnership with what entertainment and music mogul, with him becoming the league's official live music strategist?
7. Four women filed suit against actor Danny Masterson, who starred on what 2000s TV sitcom and the Church of Scientology, claiming they were stalked and intimidated after reporting assault allegations against him?

August Trivia
1. On August 1, 1914, what nation declared war on Russia, beginning World War I?
2. On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King made his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at what famous Washington DC landmark?
3. In August 1992, actress Tracy Gold was written out of what 1990s sitcom as she was hospitalized for anorexia?
4. MLB players went on strike in August of what year, which led to the cancellation of the World Series?
5. Name 1 of the 2 birthstones associated with the month of August.
6. Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in what US state?
7. Name 2 of the 4 US presidents born after the Civil War and in the month of August.

The Q Train: US Airports Trivia
1. PHL
2. IAH
3. TPA
4. HNL
5. MSP
6. ORD
7. NEW
8. BWI
9. LAS
10. SAN

General Knowledge
1. What nation's athletes enter first at an Olympic Games opening ceremony? ( 1 pt)
2. The TV series "Survivor" debuted in what year? ( 1 pt)
3. The headquarters for Target are located in what US state? ( 1 pt)
4. What is the second largest city in Japan by population after Tokyo? ( 2 pt)
5. What three states are powered by Hoover Dam? (2 pt)
6. What grain is Irish whiskey made from? ( 2 pt)
7. What author wrote the novel "50 Shades of Grey?" ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What 20th century US president endured two assassination attempts in less than a month? ( 4 points)
2. What comedy film was Barbra Streisand's highest grossing movie in the US? ( 4 points)
3. What US state produces the most honey in the nation, over 33 million pounds in 2017? ( 5 points)
4. What actress watches George Clooney's character die in a hit 2013 movie, and then visits his character's grave in a hit 2018 movie? ( 3 points)
5. In 1964, Congress declared what liquor to be the official spirit of the United States? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Elvis Presley; 2. Guatemala; 3. Placido Domingo; 4. CBS; 5. Stanford; 6. Jay-Z; 7. "That '70s Show."

August Trivia
1. Germany; 2. Lincoln Memorial; 3. "Growing Pains;" 4. 1994; 5. Peridot and Spinel; 6. Indiana; 7. Herbert Hoover, Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama.

The Q Train: US Airports Trivia
1. Philadelphia; 2. Houston (Bush Intercontinental); 3. Tampa; 4. Honolulu; 5. Minneapolis-St. Paul; 6. Chicago (O'Hare); 7. New Orleans (Lakefront); 8. Baltimore-Washington; 9. Las Vegas (McCarran); 10. San Diego.

General Knowledge
1. Greece; 2. 2000; 3. Minnesota; 4. Yokohama; 5. California, Nevada, Arizona; 6. barley; 7. E.L. James.

IQ Trivia
1. Gerald Ford; 2. "Meet The Fockers;" 3. North Dakota; 4. Sandra Bullock; 5. bourbon.

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