Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Trivia Q&A: October 1

We had 11 teams in for Trivia on Tuesday night, and it's good to see the crowds begin to increase again. It started off an unusual night, as all the teams were logjammed after two rounds, with the difference of only three points from the top to bottom teams. And history was made at the end, as we had a three-way tie for first for the first time in about 10 years. So we broke the tie with the following question: "How much money did Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings win on his 74 wins on the show?" The answer was $2,520,700, and the guys from DIMS were closest with their answer, so they finished first. Congrats to Ken, Michael and Darek on their win. (It was a come from behind win for them, as they never led after any round going into IQ Trivia.)

Second place went to Shut Up and Danc(er) and third place went to A.I.D.S., both with 44 points.

Best Team Name: Whistle Blow-Jobbers

Current Events
1. What country is facing the prospect of being banned from the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after the World Anti-Doping Agency gave it three weeks to explain inconsistencies in data from its laboratories?
2. What actor's voice will be the first celebrity to be available on Amazon's Alexa and his voice will come in two versions: explicit and non-explicit?
3. What TV show made history last week becoming the longest running prime-time live action series in US TV history?
4. What two female pop singers were named the halftime performers at next February's Super Bowl in Miami?
5. What Middle Eastern city was struck by two earthquakes last week, the second a 5.8 magnitude quake?
6. For the third straight season, what AL home run hitter was the most popular player jersey among fans in 2019?
7. The co-creators of what 1990s TV show will make over $100 million each after the show will be streaming on Netflix starting in 2021?

American Pop Music Trivia
1. What was Madonna’s first number 1 US Billboard hit single?
2. What pop duo reunited in 1981 for “The Concert in Central Park”, attracting over 500,000 fans?
3. What Prince single was his first Billboard pop number 1 single?
4. What pop singer’s 2013 world tour was called “The Mrs. Carter Show?”
5. As of 2019, who is the only artist in music history to have released 7 albums to have achieved diamond status (10 million plus in sales) in the US?
6. Gwen Stefani was co-founder and lead singer of what pop group?
7. What American musician won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016?

The Q Train: US Cities & States Above or Below 1 Million Trivia
1. San Antonio, TX
2. Rhode Island
3. Detroit, MI
4. Idaho
5. Dallas, TX
6. Delaware
7. Washington, DC
8. South Dakota
9. San Jose, CA
10. Maine

General Knowledge
1. What two countries fought the Hundred Years War? ( 1 pt)
2. What is the term for a Jedi apprentice? ( 1 pt)
3. Who played Captain Hook in the 1991 film "Hook?" ( 1 pt)
4. Who was the first woman to host an American late night talk show? ( 2 pt)
5. What is the name of the killer in the "Saw" films? ( 2 pt)
6. Between Big Mac, Quarter Pounder and Double Cheeseburger, which is the most popular item ordered through McDonald's delivery service? ( 2 pt)
7. What is the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What was the name of the computer that competed won on "Jeopardy" in 2011? ( 3 points)
2. What Oscar-winning actor/writer/director has directed both a Frankenstein and a Dracula movie, the latter his last film as a director? ( 4 points)
3. What African nation did Emmerson Mnangagwa become just the third president of, via a 2017 coup? ( 4 points)
4. In 1902, what New York City building was the first escalator installed in, a building still in use today? ( 5 points)
5. What embarrassing fate befalls Bill Paxton in "True Lies", Adam Sandler in "Billy Madison" and Bradley Cooper in "A Star Is Born?" ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Russia; 2. Samuel L. Jackson; 3. "Law and Order: SVU;" 4. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira; 5. Istanbul; 6. Aaron Judge; 7. “Seinfeld.”

American Pop Music Trivia
1. “Like a Virgin;” 2. Simon & Garfunkel; 3. “When Doves Cry;” 4. BeyoncĂ©; 5. Garth Brooks; 6. No Doubt; 7. Bob Dylan.

The Q Train: US Cities & States Above or Below 1 Million
1. Above (1.56 million); 2. Above (1.08 million); 3. Below (662,000); 4. Above (1.79 million); 5. Above (1.3 million); 6. Below (975,000); 7. Below (713,000); 8. Below (892,000); 9. Above (1.03 million); 10. Above (1.32 million).

General Knowledge
1. England and France; 2. Padawan; 3. Dustin Hoffman; 4. Joan Rivers; 5. Jigsaw; 6. Double Cheeseburger; 7. Aluminum.

IQ Trivia
1. Watson; 2. Mel Brooks; 3. Zimbabwe; 4. Macy's; 5. Wet their pants.

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