Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Trivia Q&A: December 10

We had a small crowd in for Trivia on a rainy night in New York City on Tuesday, and a close race between the top three teams. But the guys from DIMS pulled away late and won the night with 42 points. Congrats to Ken, Michael and Darek on their victory. We had a tie for second place between the teams of Quiz-Knows and Prestige Worldwide with 32 points, and we broke the tie with the following question: "How long is the center span of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in terms of overall feet?" The answer is 4,260 feet and Prestige Worldwide was closest to the answer and wound up winning second place.

A reminder that next week's Trivia on December 17th will be our final Trivia Night for 2019. We will take two weeks off for the holidays and return on January 7th at 8:30 PM for our first Trivia Night of 2020.   

Current Events
1. Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, of what Middle Eastern country, resigned last week over corruption issues and massive unrest in the country but will stay on until a new PM is chosen?
2. The Wall Street Journal recently selected Sky Harbor International Airport as the best airport in the US for 2019, and it is found in what western city?
3. What rap star won the top spot in Spotify’s most streamed artist of the decade?
4. What NY-area bridge now has a toll cost of $19, which is now the most expensive bridge in the US  to cross?
5. Rolling Stone magazine selected “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” as their number 1 album of the 2010s by what artist?
6. What R&B singer, already with many legal troubles, was accused of attempting to bribe an Illinois government official in 1994 trying to get his girlfriend a fake ID?
7. The first indoor ski slope in North America opened last week in what eastern US state?

Trivia of the Decade: 2010-19
1. On December 13, 2013, what pop singer released an album with no advance notice, at midnight and initially only available digitally through the iTunes Store?
2. What actor picked up an Emmy nomination for “True Detective” and also won an Oscar, both in 2014?
3. What sitcom ended it’s nine year run in 2014, and in the finale we saw that Ted Mosby may have ended up with Robin Scherbatsky after all?
4. Who was the only team to win three World Series titles in the 2010s?
5. In 2011, the FBI’s Most Wanted Fugitive, “James “Whitey” Bulger, a Boston mobster on the run for 16 years, was captured in what US state?
6. What 2015 film was the top-grossing movie of the 2010s in the US?
7. What NBA team won the most titles in the 2010s?

The Q Train: Movies of the 2010s
1. The Black Panther
2. The Wolf of Wall Street
3. The Shape of Water
4. Moneyball
5. La La Land
6. The Social Network
7. Jurassic World
8. The Hunger Games
9. Guardians of the Galaxy
10. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

General Knowledge
1. “I see dead people” is a famous line from what 1999 film? (1pt)
2. The Rosetta Stone was discovered in 1799 in what country? (1pt)
3. Deimos and Phobos are moons of what planet? (1pt)
4. What kind of whale was Moby Dick? (2pt)
5. What is the world’s oldest known vegetable? (2pt)
6. Hannibal Lecter’s character debuted in what film? (2pt)
7. The languages Telugu and Marathi are spoken in what country? (3pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Who had the first, and so far only, cover of a Beatles song to hit number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100? ( 4 points)
2. What was the most recent movie that won the Oscar for Best Picture but was not nominated for Best Director? 4 points)
3. Heineken beer was founded in what major European city in 1864? ( 3 points)
4. The sclera is found where on the human body? (5 points)
5. What country has won 14 Best Foreign Language Film Oscars, the most of any country? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Iraq; 2. Phoenix; 3. Drake; 4. Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge; 5. Kanye West; 6. R. Kelly; 7. New Jersey.

Trivia of the Decade: 2010-19
1. BeyoncĂ©; 2. Matthew McConaughey; 3. “How I Met Your Mother;” 4. San Francisco Giants; 5. California; 6. “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens;” 7. Golden State Warriors.

The Q Train: Movies of the 2010s
1. 2018; 2. 2013; 3. 2017; 4. 2011; 5. 2016; 6. 2010; 7. 2015; 8. 2012; 9. 2014; 10. 2019.

General Knowledge
1. “The Sixth Sense;” 2. Egypt; 3. Mars; 4. Sperm whale; 5. Pea; 6. “Manhunter;” 7. India.

IQ Trivia
1. Elton John; 2. “Green Book” (2019); 3. Amsterdam; 4. Eyes (white part); 5. Italy.

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