Friday, April 24, 2020

Trivia Q&A: April 23

Our third edition of "Facebook Live Trivia Night" brought in another big crowd, with the high of 35 watching at the highest point. The night belonged to my old friend and fellow Red Sox fanatic Ruth Montilla and her Aussie boyfriend, who rolled up 45 points and got the win. It was another enjoyable night, and thanks to all of you who took part. See you next Thursday night at 8 PM ET on Facebook Live!

Pop Music Trivia
1. "Frank" was the 2003 debut album from what female pop singer?
2. What Boston-based rock band won MTV's first Best Video Award in 1984?
3. What hit Michael Jackson song did Eddie Van Halen play lead guitar on?
4. In 1987, who became the first female artist to debut on the Billboard album charts at Number 1?
5. What was Madonna's first number 1 US Billboard hit single?
6. Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker were what 1960s rock band?
7. For what album did the Beatles win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year?
8. What female pop singer founded the Lilith Fair music festival?
9. "Say It Right" was a number 1 hit in over 20 different music charts worldwide in 2006 for what female artist?
10. Dave Grohl rose to fame in the early 1990s as a member of what rock band?

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. Top-performing companies are called "blue chips" after the costliest chips in casinos.
2. Italian is NOT an official language of Switzerland.
3. The Davis Cup is awarded in the sport of golf.
4. Dallas is the largest city by population in the state of Texas.
5. George Orwell got the title for his novel "1984" by reversing the last two numbers, as it was written in 1948.
6. A silverfish is actually a fish colored silver.
7. Jerry Stiller, aka Frank Costanza, is the father of actor Ben Stiller.
8. The temperature of Absolute Zero is minus 459 degrees Fahrenheit.
9. Coca-Cola at one time actually contained cocaine.
10. The host of the children's TV show "Blue's Clues", Steve Burns, died of a heroin overdose.

General Knowledge
1. In what country is most of the world's coffee produced? ( 1 pt)
2. The 1812 Overture was written by what 19th century composer? ( 1 pt)
3. Michelangelo's Statue of David is located in what Italian city? ( 1 pt)
4. What large US state has the biggest state fair? ( 2 pt)
5. Between blue, orange and purple, which color property gives you the best odds of winning Monopoly? ( 2 pt)
6. The main headquarters for Lego is found in what European country? ( 2 pt)
7. What fruit is traditionally eaten at midnight on New Year's Eve in Mexico? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. In what midwestern state would you find the largest US cities beginning with the letters "X" and "Z"? ( 5 points)
2. What current country is the French navigator Jacques Cartier famous for exploring in the 16th century? ( 3 points)
3. "Think", written in 1964, is the theme song to what current iconic TV show? ( 4 points)
4. In 1901, what became the first billion-dollar company in US history? ( 4 points)
What object does Tom Cruise's character use as a microphone while dancing in his underwear in the movie "Risky Business?" ( 4 points)

Pop Music Trivia
1. Amy Winehouse; 2. The Cars; 3. "Beat It;" 4. Whitney Houston; 5. "Like a Virgin;" 6. Cream; 7. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band;" 8. Sarah MacLachlan; 9. Nelly Furtado; 10. Nirvana.

The Q Train: True or False Trivia
1. True; 2. false; 3. false, tennis; 4. false, Houston; 5. true; 6. false, it is a wingless insect; 7. true; 8. true; 9. true; 10. false, it is an urban legend.

General Knowledge
1. Brazil; 2. P.I. Tchaikovsky; 3. Florence; 4. Texas; 5. Orange; 6. Denmark; 7. grapes.

IQ Trivia
1. Ohio (Xenia and Zanesville); 2. Canada 3. "Jeopardy;" 4. US Steel; 5. Candlestick.

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