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.

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