Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Trivia Q&A: November 12

It was a rather cold night in New York City on Tuesday night, but we had a good crowd turn out for Trivia, as 11 teams played. Our friends from DIMS got off to a great start, and were leading with what appeared to be a comfortable lead of six points thought the first three rounds. But the team of Walt Quizney pulled off a great comeback, coming from fourth place and nine points down after the Q Train lightning round and had the best score in the last two rounds to pull out a victory, with 42 points. My congratulations to Roxanne, Patti, Nancy and Trevor on winning on their first night ever at Trivia Night. And it was a double victory, as they also had the Best Team Name as well.

DIMS finished in second place with 40 points, and third place went to The Clinton Murder Mystery Dinner with 36 points.

Current Events
1. What iconic actor, who died in 1955, will be "cast" in an upcoming Vietnam era action-drama film, and his performance will be constructed using full body CGI and using actual footage and photos?
2. What European airline's cabin crew and other workers walked out on strike last week over pay and other issues?
3. What retail chain, which has been in major financial trouble over many years, announced last week they will close more than a third of their stores, leaving it with 182 stores nationwide?
4. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he would be running for his old Senate seat next year in what US state?
5. What longtime game show host was hospitalized last week to correct a blocked intestine, thus canceling tapings of his show?
6. Two Republican NYC councilmen plan to introduce legislation this month to create a task force to examine the feasibility of which borough to secede from New York City?
7. According to Forbes, what film is now the most profitable comic book movie ever?

November Trivia
1. In November 1967, what Paul Newman film was released, which featured the classic line, "What we have here is failure to communicate?"
2. In November 2012, Google's Gmail became the world's most popular email service. Who was the leader before that?
3. On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, how many years after it was originally constructed?
4. In November 1984, what billionaire bought Leonardo daVinci's book "Codex Leicester" for $30.8 million, a record for a book or manuscript?
5. Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit what planet in November 1971?
6. In November 1981, the wedding of Luke and Laura on what TV soap opera was one of the most watched TV weddings in history?
7. The controversial episode called "The Contest" from what sitcom aired on November 18, 1992, and was later named the number one episode of all-time by TV Guide?

The Q Train: DeNiro, Pacino and Pesci Trivia
1. Easy Money
2. Ronin
3. The Insider
4. Mean Streets
5. The Super
6. Phil Spector
7. Silver Linings Playbook
8. JFK
9. Cop Land
10. Glengarry Glen Ross

General Knowledge
1. What is the minimu temperature that is considered a high-grade fever in an adult? ( 1 pt)
2. South by Southwest Festival takes place each year in what city? ( 1 pt)
3. What fairytale is the Disney film "Tangled" based on? ( 1 pt)
4. What male film star had the starring role in two films based on video game: "Doom" and "Rampage?" ( 2 pt)
5. Who was the ancient Greek god of dreams? ( 2 pt)
6. What future Oscar-winning director was a co-writer of the screenplay for the 1983 film "Scarface?" ( 2 pt)
7. Name 1 of the 3 Monopoly pieces that were removed from the game in 2017. ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1.Since 2001, what snack food from Pepperidge Farms has gone by the catchphrase "The snack that smiles back"? ( 4 points)
2. Since 2015, what famous American businessman and entrepreneur has been portrayed in commercials by such stars as Rob Lowe, Jason Alexander and George Hamilton? ( 3 points)
3. What rock group did Neil Young found with Stephen Stills in the mid-1960s before the band split and Young went on to a successful solo career? ( 4 points)
4. The third oldest MLB ballpark currently after Fenway Park and Wrigley Field is located in what US city? ( 4 points)
5. What US state has the most cattle per person in the United States, more than four times as many cattle as they do people? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. James Dean; 2. Lufthansa; 3. Sears; 4. Alabama; 5. Pat Sajak; 6. Staten Island; 7. "The Joker."

November Trivia
1. "Cool Hand Luke;" 2. Microsoft Hotmail; 3. 28 years; 4. Bill Gates; 5. Mars; 6. "General Hospital;" 7. "Seinfeld."

The Q Train: DeNiro, Pacino and Pesci Trivia
1. Pesci; 2. DeNiro; 3. Pacino; 4. DeNiro; 5. Pesci; 6. Pacino; 7. DeNiro; 8. Pesci; 9. DeNiro; 10. Pacino.

General Knowledge
1. 103 degrees; 2. Austin, TX; 3. Rapunzel; 4. Dwayne Johnson; 5. Morpheus; 6. Oliver Stone; 7. Boot, wheelbarrow and thimble.

IQ Trivia
1. Goldfish; 2. Col. Harlan Sanders; 3. Buffalo Springfield; 4. Los Angeles (Dodger Stadium); 5. South Dakota.

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