Friday, June 26, 2020

Trivia Q&A: June 25

Another fine crowd of folks turned out for our twelfth edition of Facebook Live Trivia on Thursday night, as I was celebrating Liverpool's first English title win in 30 years. And by coincidence, we did a round of England Trivia, with the answer to the first question being "Liverpool." (I really didn't plan that, I swear!) We also had another night with no technical problems, so hopefully they are long behind us. Anyway, my pal and longtime Trivia regular Larry Fleisher got the win, rolling up 43 points and gaining his first win on Facebook Live Trivia Night. Congrats, Larry! Have a great week everyone, and I'll see you next Thursday night!

England Trivia
1. What England port city is located on the River Mersey?
2. Speaker's Corner is found in what famous London park?
3. What English city was the home to Lady Godiva?
4. What month of the year is Guy Fawkes Day commemorated in England each year?
5. Former prime minister Tony Blair was a member of what political party?
6. What is the largest city in England by population after London?
7. Who is England's patron saint?

US States Trivia
1. The largest indoor shopping mall in the US is found in what state?
2. The College World Series is played every year in what midwestern state?
3. Ronald Reagan was born in 1911 in what state?
4. What is the only US state to have had the flags of six nations fly over it?
5. The Wright Brothers, Paul Newman and Drew Carey were all born in what state?
6. What state is bordered by 8 other states, the most of an US state?
7. What state is the number one producer of three "Ps": peanuts, pecans and peaches?

The Q Train: Classic TV Cities Trivia
1. Married With Children
2. Breaking Bad
3. Dharma and Greg
4. Dexter
5. Frasier
6. The Wire
7. Billions
8. Ally McBeal
9. Home Improvement
10. Happy Days

General Knowledge
1. Who is the most decorated Olympian of all-time? ( 1 pt)
2. Which Star Wars film contains the oft-quoted line: "Luke, I am your father?" ( 1 pt)
3. Which one has more bones: the average human or the average shark? ( 1 pt)
4. The Galapagos Islands belong to what South American country? ( 2 pt)
5. In 2013, Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater set the NFL record for the longest field goal of how many yards? ( 2 pt)
6. In what Asian country are the majority of the world's eggplants grown? ( 2 pt)
7. What year did the last manned mission to the Moon take place? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. In 2003, who became the youngest actor at 29 to win the Academy Award for Best Actor? ( 4 points)
2. What 1998 comedy film led to the creation of an officially recognized religion? ( 4 points)
3. The first World's Fair was held in what European capital city? ( 4 points)
4. An otoscope is a device used to examine what part of the human body? ( 3 points)
5. Twisted Brown Trucker is the backing band since 1994 for what American musician? ( 5 points)

England Trivia
1. Liverpool; 2. Hyde Park; 3. Coventry; 4. November; 5. Labour; 6. Birmingham; 7. St. George.

US States Trivia
1. Minnesota; 2. Nebraska; 3. Illinois; 4. Texas; 5. Ohio; 6. Tennessee; 7. Georgia.

The Q Train: Classic TV Cities Trivia
1. Chicago; 2. Albuquerque; 3. San Francisco; 4. Miami; 5. Seattle; 6. Baltimore; 7. New York; 8. Boston; 9. Detroit; 10. Milwaukee.

General Knowledge
1. Michael Phelps; 2. The Empire Strikes Back; 3. Human; 4. Ecuador; 5. 64; 6. China; 7. 1972.

IQ Trivia
1. Adrien Brody; 2. The Big Lebowski; 3. London; 4. eardrum; 5. Kid Rock.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Trivia Q&A: June 18

We had another terrific turnout of Trivia folks for Thursday night's eleventh edition of Facebook Live Trivia Night, and the best news of all is that we had absolutely NO technical problems during the hour! We had a good race to the finish but last night's champions were my cousin Michael and his wife Lauren (aka Team FinniQuinn), who rolled up 40 points and took the night with their first win. Congrats guys!

Mob Movies Trivia
1. Robert DeNiro won his first Academy Award for what mob film?
2. The book "Wiseguy" was the basis for what 1990 mob film?
3. "Kill The Irishman" was a 2011 gangster film about mobster Danny Greene and his rise in the underworld in what US city?
4. In what mob film did Al Pacino portray a low level mobster named Lefty Ruggiero?
5. Martin Scorsese won his first Oscar for directing what mob film?
6. What actor portrayed gangster Frank Lucas in the 2007 film "American Gangster?"
7. Oliver Stone co-wrote what 1983 mob film?

Fathers Trivia
1. What actor/director directed the 2006 film "Flags of Our Fathers?"
2. Which of the Founding Fathers was the founder of the New York Post in 1801?
3. What month of the year is Fathers Day in the UK?
4. What 19th century biologist was known as "the father of evolution?"
5. Gene Hackman was the original first choice to play the father of the family in what beloved 1970s TV series?
6. What actor played the father of the bride in the 1991 film of the same name?
7. "Dance With My Father" was a 2003 song and the last top 40 hit song for what late R&B singer?

The Q Train: Colleges and Universities Trivia (Name the State)
1. Marquette
2. Occidental
3. The Citadel
4. Gonzaga
5. Drexel
6. Morehouse
7. Creighton
8. Wake Forest
9. Quinnipiac
10. Marshall

General Knowledge
1. How many degrees are in a right angle? ( 1 pt)
2. What US state borders both Wyoming and Missouri? ( 1 pt)
3. What is the most frequently transplanted human organ in the US? ( 1 pt)
4. Henry Kissinger served as secretary of state under which two presidents? ( 2 pt)
5. On the TV series "Dallas", what was the name of the ranch the Ewing family lived on? ( 2 pt)
6. Which is the only continent without an active volcano? ( 2 pt)
7. What sport would you make use of a cart called a sulky? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The Maurice Podoloff Trophy is awarded every year in what team sport? ( 5 points)
2. What was the first US state to join the Union after the Original 13? ( 4 points)
3. What movie star did Egypt ban in June 1956 when she converted to Judaism? ( 4 points)
4. About 90% of the world's licorice is used not for candy but in what non-edible consumer product? ( 4 points)
5. The Allegheny and Monogahela rivers join together to form the Ohio River at what US city? ( 3 points)

Mob Movies Trivia
1. The Godfather Part II; 2. Goodfellas; 3. Cleveland; 4. Donnie Brasco; 5. The Departed; 6. Denzel Washington; 7. Scarface.

Fathers Trivia
1. Clint Eastwood; 2. Alexander Hamilton; 3. June; 4. Charles Darwin; 5. The Brady Bunch; 6. Steve Martin; 7. Luther Vandross.

The Q Train: Colleges and Universities Trivia
1. Wisconsin; 2. California; 3. South Carolina; 4. Washington; 5. Pennsylvania; 6. Georgia; 7. Nebraska; 8. North Carolina; 9. Connecticut; 10. West Virginia.

General Knowledge
1. 90; 2. Nebraska; 3. kidney; 4. Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford; 5. Southfork; 6. Australia; 7. harness racing.

IQ Trivia
1. Basketball (NBA); 2. Vermont; 3. Marilyn Monroe; 4. cigarettes; 5. Pittsburgh.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Trivia Q&A: June 11

We had another fine turnout of Trivia Players for last night's tenth edition of "Facebook Live Trivia Night." And for the third straight week we had the problem of my iPhone freezing in the middle of the TRivia. We actually ended up in the backyard to finish the evening, and I had to hustle as night was falling! One of my neighborhood cats was with me as I completed the Trivia, and I'm sure she got a bang out of it! Last night's high score went to Francine Hamilton, who got 48 points and her second win. My congratulations to her. As far as next Thursday night goes, we'll give it another go from my backyard, and my fingers are crossed that the weather will hold! (So far the forecast looks pretty good.) Have a great week, everyone!

TV Trivia
1. What Saturday Night Live cast member left the show in 1994 after having been in a record 153 shows?
2. What rock band performed the opening theme to the TV show "The Big Bang Theory?"
3. What groundbreaking 1970s TV series was based on an English series called "Til Death Do Us Part?"
4. "I Want to Believe" was a phrase featured on a poster in what 1990s TV series?
5. What 2000s TV drama series was set on Wisteria Lane?
6. What movie actor was famously murdered by Tony Soprano with a 12-gauge shotgun on a 2004 episode of "The Sopranos?"
7. Ending its run in 2010, what TV drama was the longest-running crime drama in the history of American TV?

Florida Trivia
1. What FLA city is the oldest European settlement in North America?
2. What FLA port city was the busiest military port in the USA during the 1991 Gulf War?
3. Name 1 of the 2 teams that train during Spring Training in Ft. Myers, Florida.
4. What drink was first developed at the University of Florida in the 1960s?
5. Within 5, how many US House of Representatives members does Florida have in 2020?
6. Which is the largest island in area in the Florida Keys?
7. Which Spanish explorer is credited with being the first European to set foot in FLA in 1513?

The Q Train: Classic 20th Century Novels (Name the Decade)
1. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone (J.K. Rowling)
2. The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
3. Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt)
4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
5. 1984 (George Orwell)
6. Beloved (Toni Morrison)
7. To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
8. The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
9. The Godfather (Mario Puzo)
10. The Shining (Stephen King)

General Knowledge
1. What country is the Taj Mahal located in? ( 1 pt)
2. Who won an acting Oscar for the film "Shakespeare In Love?" ( 1 pt)
3. What disease must you have had already in order to get shingles? ( 1 pt)
4. The Statue of Liberty is coated with a thin layer of what metal? ( 2 pt)
5. What was the name of Michael Jackson's chimpanzee? ( 2 pt)
6. Prince William Sound is located in what US state? ( 2 pt)
7. How many flowers are included in the design imprinted on Oreo cookies? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The largest pyramid in the world is found in what country? ( 4 points)
2. What European capital city began in ancient times as a settlement called Lutetia? ( 4 points)
3. What is the only Best Picture Oscar winner to spawn a hit TV series, which ran on network TV in the 1990s? ( 5 points)
4. What male rock star is the only artist to have a song in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart every year from 1970 to 1999? ( 3 points)
5. In 1975, what sport banned lefthanders from participating for safety reasons? ( 4 points)

TV Trivia
1. Phil Hartman; 2. Barenaked Ladies; 3. All In The Family; 4. The X-Files; 5. Desperate Housewives; 6. Steve Buscemi; 7. Law and Order.

Florida Trivia
1. St. Augustine; 2. Jacksonville; 3. Red Sox and Twins; 4. Gatorade; 5. 27; 6. Key Largo; 7. Ponce deLeon.

The Q Train: Classic 20th Century Novels
1. 1990s (1997); 2. 1980s (1982); 3. 1990s (1996); 4. 1960s (1962); 5. 1940s (1948); 6. 1980s (1987); 7. 1960s (1960); 8. 1920s (1925); 9. 1960s (1969); 10. 1970s (1977).

General Knowledge
1. India; 2. Gwyneth Paltrow (I also accepted Judi Dench); 3. Chicken Pox; 4. copper; 5. Bubbles; 6. Alaska; 7. 12.

IQ Trivia
1. Mexico; 2. Paris; 3. In the Heat of the Night; 4. Elton John; 5. polo.

Friday, June 05, 2020

Trivia Q&A: June 4

Our ninth edition of "Facebook Live Trivia Night" happened last night, with another nice turnout for the Q&A. But unfortunately we had more of the same technical problems we had last Thursday, and I wound up moving twice inside my house to complete the Trivia. I will be doing a test over the weekend, as I'm planning on doing next week's Trivia in another part of my place. (I'll probably end up in the bathroom at some point!) Anway, it was another win for Gillian and her team, this time called "Bob Loblaw's Oblong Law Blog" ( I remember that team name well from the old first Professor Thom's days). They rolled up 53 points and got their second consecutive win. My congratulations to them. See you all next Thursday night!

June Trivia
1. What US president couldn't take up residence in the White House in June 1800 because it wasn't completed, so he moved into a Washington DC tavern instead?
2. Hernando deSoto claimed what state for Spain in June 1539?
3. What classic Beatles album was released in June 1967?
4. What HBO drama series concluded its run in June 2007?
5. What American newspaper famously published the Pentagon Papers , about the Vietnam War, in June 1971?
6. The rainbow flag, representing gay pride, was flown for the first time in June 1978 in what US city?
7. What two Zodiac signs fall in the month of June?

New Jersey Trivia
1. After Newark, what is the second largest city in New Jersey in population?
2. True or False: The first officially recorded baseball game in history was played in New Jersey.
3. Within three, how many counties does New Jersey have?
4. What city was Frank Sinatra born in New Jersey?
5. Queens College was the original name of what New Jersey institution of higher learning?
6. What New Jersey town is in the title of Bruce Springsteen's debut album in 1972?
7. Name 1 of the 2 current senators who represent the state of New Jersey.

The Q Train: American Pro Sports Venues (Name the City)
1. Oracle Park
2. Minute Maid Park
3. United Center
4. M&T Bank Stadium
5. Heinz Field
6. Raymond James Stadium
7. Petco Park
8. Staples Center
9. TD Banknorth Garden
10.US Bank Stadium

General Knowledge
1. Deborah Harry was the lead singer of what 1970s rock band? ( 1 pt)
2. What British tycoon founded Virgin Records and Virgin Atlantic Airways? ( 1 pt)
3. What country supplies guards who protect the Pope? ( 1 pt)
4. A portobello is a popular type of what food? ( 2 pt)
5. What was the name of the casino that gangster Bugsy Siegel opened in 1947? ( 2 pt)
6. What chess piece was originally called "The Elephant?" ( 2 pt)
7. What Central American country produces the most pineapples? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What actress is to date the youngest person ever to host "Saturday Night Live?" ( 4 points)
2. Which two US states have the largest cities of the same name? ( 4 points)
3. What cherished Christmas song was originally inspired by an annual horse race in Medford, MA in 1850? ( 3 points)
4. "Rush to Judgment" was a national best-selling book about what famous American event? ( 4 points)
5. Pago Pago is the capital of what US territory? ( 5 points)

June Trivia
1. John Adams; 2. Florida; 3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; 4. The Sopranos; 5. New York Times; 6. San Francisco; 7. Gemini and Cancer.

New Jersey Trivia
1. Jersey City; 2. True; 3. 21; 4. Hoboken; 5. Rutgers; 6. Asbury Park; 7. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez.

The Q Train: American Pro Sports Venues
1. San Francisco; 2. Houston; 3. Chicago; 4. Baltimore; 5. Pittsburgh; 6. Tampa Bay; 7. San Diego; 8. Los Angeles; 9. Boston; 10. Minneapolis.

General Knowledge
1. Blondie; 2. Richard Branson; 3. Switzerland; 4. Mushroom; 5. The Flamingo; 6. Bishop; 7. Costa Rica.

IQ Trivia
1. Drew Barrymore; 2. Maine and Oregon (Portland); 3. Jingle Bells; 4. JFK Assassination; 5. American Samoa.