Friday, May 08, 2020

Trivia Q&A: May 7

We had another great turnout for our fifth "Facebook Live Trivia Night" last night. The high number of folks tuning in was 38. We've now gone back to five rounds, with two Special Categories every week, and seven questions apiece in those rounds. The scores were generally on the higher sides for both rounds. We had a tie score of 51 points for the high score of the night between my sister Maureen Russell and my softball-playing friends The Jabooties. (We don't have tiebreakers for our online Trivia Nights.) Congratulations to both teams on their victories!

1980s Trivia
1. "Theater of Pain" was an album from 1985 by what American heavy metal band?
2. What film in the initial "Star Wars" trilogy did Jabba the Hut make its first initial appearance?
3. What event occurred on November 9, 1989, symbolizing the beginning of the fall of communism?
4. "Go ahead, make my day" was a famous Clint Eastwood quote from what "Dirty Harry" sequel film?
5. What 1980s TV star had a pop album in 1986 called "Heartbeat?"
6. In 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space as a crew member of what space shuttle?
7. What NFL championship team had a rap hit in the mid-1980s called "The Super Bowl Shuffle?"

May Trivia
1. On May 10, 1869, the first Transcontinental Railroad was completed, with the golden spike drilled at Promontory Summit in what state?
2. In May 1865, what famous figure of the Confederacy was captured by Union troops in Georgia?
3. What sitcom ended its 11-year network run in May 1993 with 80 million people tuning in?
4. In May 2010, what actress hosted Saturday Night Live thanks to a push by fans on Facebook, and she won an Emmy for her appearance?
5. What is the birthstone for the month of May?
6. What two Zodiac signs share the month of May?
7. Singer Paul David Hewson was born in May 1960 and is better known by what single name?

The Q Train: 1-10 Trivia
1. Capricorn is this number sign of the Zodiac.
2. Jupiter is this number planet from the Sun.
3. How many sides does a heptagon have?
4. The Beatles released a compilation album in 2000 entitled what number?
5. Yankee Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig wore this number.
6. How many years did the Korean War last?
7. This is the number of points awarded in football for a safety.
8. The right fielder in baseball is this number player.
9. Hanukkah lasts this number days and nights.
10. In the 12 Days of Christmas, how many "geese a-laying?"

General Knowledge
1. How many square inches are there in one square foot? ( 1 pt)
2. What star sign would you be if you were born on January 4th? ( 1 pt)
3. "Tin Lizzie" was the nickname of what classic American car? ( 1 pt)
4. In the 2000 Census, what city ranked fourth in US population after NYC, LA and Chicago? ( 2 pt)
5. According to the Girl Scouts, what is their best selling cookie? ( 2 pt)
6. What rock legend appeared on the first cover of Rolling Stone magazine in 1967? ( 2 pt)
7. In what European city is the famed 17th century "Bridge of Sighs?" ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The first woman to serve as a US cabinet member served under what president? ( 4 points)
2. What Oscar-winning film director directed Michael Jackson's 1988 video "Bad?" ( 4 points)
3. In 1963, what former world leader was made an honorary citizen of the US by an act of Congress? ( 4 points)
4. Vincent Furnier is the real name of what American hard rock legend? ( 5 points)
5. What cartoon character was the first to appear on a US postage stamp in 1997? ( 3 points)

1980s Trivia
1. Motley Crue; 2. "Return of the Jedi;" 3. Berlin wall falls; 4. "Sudden Impact;" 5. Don Johnson; 6. Challenger; 7. Chicago Bears.

May Trivia
1. Utah; 2. Jefferson Davis; 3. "Cheers;" 4. Betty White; 5. Emerald; 6. Taurus and Gemini; 7. Bono.

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

General Knowledge
1. 144; 2. Capricorn; 3. Model T; 4. Houston; 5. Thin Mints; 6. John Lennon; 7. Venice.

IQ Trivia
1. Franklin D. Roosevelt (Frances Perkins); 2. Martin Scorsese; 3. Winston Churchill; 4. Alice Cooper; 5. Bugs Bunny.

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