Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Trivia Q&A: October 15

We had in seven teams on Tuesday night, and a two-team horse race through the night between the teams of DIMS and Effervescence. The latter team led throughout the evening, and was ahead by three points after the The Q Train lightning round. But the boys from DIMS pulled it out in IQ Trivia, getting 4 of 5 correct and 48 points and the night's victory. Congrats to Ken and Michael on their fourth consecutive win.

Second place went to Effervescence with 42 points and thirs place went to Sandy Sucks Big Dick with 39 points.

Current Events
1. The TV show "South Park" just began its 23rd season and was just banned by what country?
2. Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya became the first athlete to run a marathon in under two hours last Saturday in what European capital city?
3. Lenin Moreno, the president of what South American country, moved his government from the capital city to a port city due to massive protests over an end to government fuel subsidies?
4. Astronomers announced last week that they have discovered 20 new moons around what planet?
5. What country allowed women into sports stadiums with men for the first time in 40 years last week, in a segregated section for a World Cup soccer qualifying match?
6. Abiy Ahmed, prime minister of what African country, won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his work at ending a 20-year border dispute with a neighboring country?
7. Russian Alexei Leonov died last Friday at the age of 85. In 1965, he became the first person to accomplish what feat?

October Trivia
1. In October 2006, the TV series "Dexter" premiered on what cable network?
2. In October 1967, who became the first African-American justice of the US Supreme Court?
3. What country successfully tested a nuclear weapon in October 1952, becoming the world's third nuclear power after the US and USSR?
4. In October 1992, pop singer Sinead O'Connor famously tore up a photo of who on "Saturday Night Live", leading her to be banned from the show?
5. Jennifer Lopez joined the cast of what Fox TV show in October 1991?
6. In October 1977, Ronnie Van Zant and Stece Gaines, members of what rock band, were among those killed in a plane crash in Louisiana?
7. In October 1881, the famous "Gunfight at the OK Corral" took place in the town of Tombstone, in what is now what US state?

The Q Train: US and World Athletes Trivia
1. Russell Westbrook
2. Connor McDavid
3. Karolina Pliskova
4. Pete Alonso
5. Jin-Young Ko
6. Simone Biles
7. Mohammed Salah
8. Kyler Murray
9. Zach Apple
10. Usian Bolt

General Knowledge
1. "Walk the Line" was the biopic of what musical legend? ( 1 pt)
2. What woodwind instrument does an orchestra traditionally tune to? ( 1 pt)
3. What type of poem always has five lines? ( 1 pt)
4. What is the brightest planet in the solar system? (2 pt)
5. In a standard deck of cards, what is the only king without a mustache? ( 2 pt)
6. In 2014, an original copy of what superhero's first appearance in comics sold for $3.2 million on eBay? ( 2 pt)
7. The book "Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family" was the basis for what film? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The Nostromo was the name of the spaceship in what classic 1979 science film? ( 3 points)
2. What retail company trademarked the color "1837 Blue?" ( 4 points)
3. The first baseball game is believed to be played in 1846 in what New Jersey city? ( 4 points)
4. What famous 19th century scientist invented the rolling office chair? ( 4 points)
5. What two pins are left standing in a "Woolworth split" in bowling? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. China; 2. Vienna; 3. Ecuador; 4. Saturn; 5. Iran; 6. Ethiopia; 7. Walk in space.

October Trivia
1. Showtime; 2. Thurgood Marshall; 3. UK; 4. Pope John Paul II; 5. "In Living Color;" 6. Lynyrd Skynyrd; 7. Arizona.

The Q Train: US and World Athletes Trivia
1. Basketball; 2. hockey; 3. tennis; 4. baseball; 5. golf; 6. gymnastics; 7. soccer; 8. football; 9. swimming; 10. track and field.

General Knowledge
1. Johnny Cash; 2. oboe; 3. limerick; 4. Venus; 5. King of Hearts; 6. Superman; 7. "Goodfellas."

IQ Trivia
1. "Alien;" 2. Tiffany's; 3. Hoboken; 4. Charles Darwin; 5. 5 and 10.

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