Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Trivia Q&A: August 6

We had another great night of Trivia on Tuesday night, as eight teams took part. Two of our regular teams, DIMS and Bob and Cato, took the night off so the trivia night was a bit more wide open. The top four teams were separated by six points going into IQ Trivia, but the team of No Loaf emerged victorious, getting 3 of the 5 IQ questions correct, and getting the win with 35 points. Congratulations to Ayden, Nick and Spencer on their first ever win on their first night coming in for Trivia!

We had a tie for second place between Da Jabooties and Oh-Yum with 30 points, and we broke the tie with "What is the current population of the city of Hartford?" (Hartford was the answer to an IQ Trivia question, which no one got correct.) Oh-Yum was closest to the answer (123,400) and won second place.

Best Team Name: O'Dore's Irish Panty Party

Current Events
1. Egan Bernal, at 22, became the youngest champion of the Tour de France last week, and also the first man from what South American country to win?
2. A software engineer in Seattle hacked into a server holding customer information from what bank and obtained personal data from over 100 million people and was later arrested?
3. The body of what notorious 1930s gangster is set to be exhumed after his nephew sought a permit to do so for an upcoming History Channel project?
4. What US state's governor signed a bill last week requiring all presidential candidates to release their tax returns, or they won't be on the primary ballot in March?
5. The tourism ministry of China announced a ban on people traveling to what island nation starting August 1, leading to a rebuke from the country’s president?
6. What European nation passed a new law banning burqas, ski masks and other face coverings in public buildings and transportation?
7. Former US ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft was confirmed by the Senate last week to what position?

Red Trivia
1. What author wrote the best-selling novel “The Hunt For Red October?”
2. What actor/director won an Academy Award for Best Director for the 1981 film ”Reds”?
3. Which MLB team has won more World Series in their history: the Red Sox or Reds?
4. Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding was a main character in what Oscar nominated film?
5. What two red card suits in a standard deck of cards are colored red?
6. What pop singer’s 2012 album “Red” featured the hit song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together?”
7. What Asian country’s flag has a red circle centered on a green background?

The Q Train: Beer Brands Trivia
1. St. Pauli Girl
2. Labatt's
3. Heineken
4. Yuengling
5. Carlsberg
6. Asahi
7. Guinness
8. Kronenbourg
9. Hoegaarden
10. Foster’s

General Knowledge
1. In the movies, John Rambo is a veteran of what war? ( 1 pt)
2. Which two planets have no moons? ( 1 pt)
3. What 19th century author wrote the novel "Les Miserables?" ( 1 pt)
4. The oldest existing McDonald's restaurant is located in what US state? ( 2 pt)
5. What European country produces approximately 75% of the world's olive oil each year? ( 2 pt)
6. Between animal attacks, drowning and falling from heights, which is the number 1 cause of deaths in national parks? ( 2 pt)
7. What kind of stone is the Leaning Tower of Pisa made of? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What Southeast Asian country is the world's leader in coconut production? ( 5 points)
2. In 2002, Ukranian Sergey Karjakin became the world's youngest chess grandmaster at what age? ( 4 points)
3. America's oldest newspaper still being printed, from 1764, is located in what state capital city? ( 4 points)
4. What is the largest of Canada's ten provinces in area? ( 3 points)
5. What South American country had five different presidents over a span of ten days in 2001? (4 points)

Current Events
1. Colombia; 2. Capital One; 3. John Dillinger; 4. California; 5. Taiwan; 6. Netherlands; 7. US Ambassador to the U.N.

Red Trivia
1. Tom Clancy; 2. Warren Beatty; 3. Red Sox (9-5); 4. “The Shawshank Redemption;” 5. Diamonds & Hearts; 6. Taylor Swift; 7. Bangladesh.

The Q Train: Beer Brands Trivia
1. Germany; 2. Canada; 3. Netherlands; 4. USA; 5. Denmark; 6. Japan; 7. Ireland; 8. France; 9. Belgium; 10. Australia.

General Knowledge
1. Vietnam; 2. Mercury & Venus; 3. Victor Hugo; 4. California; 5. Spain; 6. drowning; 7. marble.

IQ Trivia
1. Indonesia; 2. 12; 3. Hartford, CT; 4. Quebec; 5. Argentina.

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