Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Trivia Q&A: December 3

We had 10 teams in for Trivia on Tuesday night, and we had a Michigan basketball game that brought a few fans that played, and that's always a good thing. We had to go with a makeshift mic until the game ended and that was a bit of a pain. But by the fourth round we were back to normal. And in that fourth round, we had some of the lowest scores ever for the General Knowledge round, but that happens sometimes. The top six teams were only separated by five points going into IQ Trivia, so it was tight going in. The scores in that round were on the stronger side, and we ended up with a tie for first, between DIMS and Hey Hermano with 45 points. We broke the tie with "What is the current population for the nation of Iran?" DIMS was the closest (it's 82,900,000), and garnered the victory. Congrats to Ken, Michael and Darek on their win.

Third place went to A Name to Remember with 44 points.

Best Team Name: John Quinn 4 President-The Change We Need

Current Events
1. Uber will not be granted a new license in what European capital city after repeated safety failures?
2. Unranked basketball team Stephen F. Austin defeated what number 1 ranked team last week to knock them out of the top ten rankings?
3. What legendary baseball immortal's bat he used to hit his 500th home run went up for auction last week and it is believed it will break the record for the most expensive bat ever sold (over $1 million)?
4. What rock singer was recently escorted off stage of his own bar in Nashville after letting out a slew of lewd comments about Oprah Winfrey?
5. Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro blamed what Oscar-winning actor for fanning Brazil's devastating Amazon forest fires by donating to local groups accused of purposefully setting the fires?
6. According to the wealth intelligence firm New World Wealth, what city is now the world's wealthiest city, worth more that $3 trillion?
7. A new poll from the Hollywood Reporter revealed what classic 1964 TV claymation special is America's favorite Christmas-themed TV special?

December Trivia
1. On December 1, 1955, Rose Parks refused to move to the back of a bus in what southern US city, a key moment in the civil rights movement?
2. In December 1954, what fast-food restaurant opened for the first time in Miami, Florida?
3. In December 1980, what classic rock band disbanded after their drummer's shocking death three months earlier?
4. What US president was the first statesman awarded the Nobel Peace Price in December 1906?
5. In December 2009, what science fiction film was released, and went on to become the highest grossing movie ever at that time?
6. On December 18, 1997, what beloved comedian died of a drug overdose in Chicago at the age of 33?
7. Also on December 18, 1997, NBC aired an episode of "Seinfeld" called "The Strike" which featured the holiday of Festivus. What day in December is it celebrated?

The Q Train: 1-10 Trivia
1. An octagon has this number of sides.
2. In the Book of Revelation, there were this many "Horsemen of the Apolcalypse."
3. This is the number LeBron James wore with the Miami Heat.
4. Pearl Jam and LL Cool J both had this number for an album title.
5. This is the number of justices that sit on the Supreme Court.
6. On the TV series "Seinfeld", George Costanza wanted to give his first-born son this number for a first name.
7. This is the atomic number of helium.
8. The only players in soccer and hockey who can wear this number are goalkeepers.
9. In baseball, this many innings have to played at minimum for a game to be official.
10. Gemini is this number sign of the Zodiac.

General Knowledge
1. The game of mah jongg originated in what country? ( 1 pt)
2. What is the name of the song played to wake up US soldiers? ( 1 pt)
3. How many "Hunger Games" movies were there? ( 1 pt)
4. Mariner 2 was the first spacecraft to travel to another planet in 1962. Which planet was it? ( 2 pt)
5. Between gold, copper and silver, which metal is the best conductor of electricity? ( 2 pt)
6. What MLB player holds the record for the most MVP awards won in a career? ( 2 pt)
7. Who played the Pinball Wizard in the 1975 film adaptation of the musical "Tommy?" ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What Middle Eastern country's currency is the rial, and is one of the least valuable currencies in the world? ( 4 points)
2. In the 1930s and 1940s, Louis Buchalter and Albert Anastasia headed what American organized crime group responsible for as many as 1,000 contract killings? ( 4 points)
3. What character has been played in the movies by Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin and Ben Affleck? ( 3 points)
4. The Liberty Bell March is the theme song to what classic comedy TV series? ( 4 points)
5. Mary Bojaxhiu was born in 1910 in North Macedonia but was better known to the world by what name? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. London; 2. Duke; 3. Babe Ruth; 4. Kid Rock; 5. Leonardo DiCaprio; 6. New York City; 7. "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer."

December Trivia
1. Montgomery, AL; 2. Burger King; 3. Led Zeppelin; 4. Theodore Roosevelt; 5. "Avatar;" 6. Chris Farley; 7. December 23rd.

The Q Train: 1-10 Trivia
1. 8; 2. 4; 3. 6; 4. 10; 5. 9; 6. 7; 7. 2; 8. 1; 9. 5; 10. 3.

General Knowledge
1. China; 2. Reveille; 3. four; 4. Venus; 5. Silver; 6. Barry Bonds; 7. Elton John.

IQ Trivia
1. Iran; 2. Murder Incorporated; 3. Jack Ryan; 4. "Monty Python's Flying Circus;" 5. Mother Teresa.

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