Friday, July 31, 2020

Trivia Q&A: July 30

We had another great turnout for our seventeenth edition of "Facebook Live Trivia Night" on Thursday, and thankfully we had another night where everything went smoothly. We had a terrific race to the finish, but night ended in a tie between Larry Fleisher and the team of Molly Vallon and Brad Cook, both teams rolling up 49 points. Congratulations to this week's co-champions! See you all again next Thursday night!

Emmy Awards Trivia
1. Which show has won more Emmy Awards in its history: Saturday Night Live or The Simpsons?
2. What 1990s comedy series has the most Emmy wins among comedy shows, with 37?
3. Name 1 of the 2 actresses who hold the record for the most Emmy wins ever, with 8?
4. What HBO drama series holds the record for most wins by a fictional series, with 38?
5. In 2013, Netflix became the first streaming platform to win a Primetime Emmy Award and what drama series won it?
6. What comedy actor is the only actor to be nominated for portraying the same character on three different shows?
7. What comic legend hosted the Emmys four times in the 1970s, the most times anyone has hosted the awards?

Famous Seconds Trivia
1. What European capital city was the second city to host the Olympic Games in 1900?
2. Who was the second man to walk on the Moon?
3. What is the second smallest state in the US by area?
4. Who was the second vice-president of the US?
5. What was the second James Bond film released in the famous film series?
6. What was the second album released by the pop singer Adele?
7. What was the name of the second wife of King Henry VIII?

The Q Train: Movie Heroes and Villains Trivia (Name the Film)
1. Andy Dufresne
2. Alex Forrest
3. Sarah Connor
4. Tommy DeVito
5. Biff Tannen
6. George Bailey
7. Alonzo Harris
8. Ellen Ripley
9. Travis Bickle
10. Little Bill Daggett

General Knowledge
1. What country has won the most Olympic titles in men's basketball? ( 1 pt)
2. "E" and "O" are worth how many points in Scrabble? ( 1 pt)
3. The Barbary Coast is located along what body of water? ( 1 pt)
4. At an average depth of 62 feet, which is the shallowest of the Great Lakes? ( 2 pt)
5. Coca-Cola's world headquarters is located in what US city? ( 2 pt)
6. What day every year does the Atlantic hurricane season begin? ( 2 pt)
7. In 2013, what pop singer became the first person with 40 million Twitter followers? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What country in Central America, following a civil war in 1948, disbanded its armed forces and is one of the largest countries in the world with no standing army?  ( 4 points)
2. In the film "Miss Congeniality", Gracie Hart joins the Miss United States pageant representing what state? ( 4 points)
3. What was the name of the very first book in the Harry Potter series? ( 3 points)
4. In 2012, the Tower that houses Big Ben in London was renamed what? ( 5 points)
5. "Suicide Is Painless" is the theme song to what 1970s/1980s TV series? ( 4 points)

Emmy Awards Trivia
1. Saturday Night Live (54-32); 2. Frasier; 3. Cloris Leachman and Julia Louis-Dreyfus; 4. Game of Thrones; 5. House of Cards; 6. Kelsey Grammer; 7. Johnny Carson.

Famous Seconds Trivia
1. Paris; 2. Buzz Aldrin; 3. Delaware; 4. Thomas Jefferson; 5. From Russia With Love; 6. 21; 7. Anne Boleyn.

The Q Train: Movie Heroes and Villains Trivia
1. The Shawshank Redemption; 2. Fatal Attraction; 3. The Terminator; 4. Goodfellas; 5. Back to the Future; 6. It's a Wonderful Life; 7. Training Day; 8. Alien; 9. Taxi Driver; 10. Unforgiven.

General Knowledge
1. USA; 2. 1 point; 3. Mediterranean Sea; 4. Lake Erie; 5. Atlanta; 6. June 1; 7. Justin Bieber.

IQ Trivia
1. Costa Rica; 2. New Jersey; 3. Harry Potter and The Philosopher's (or Sorcerer's) Stone; 4. Elizabeth Tower; 5. M*A*S*H".

Friday, July 24, 2020

Trivia Q&A: July 23

We had another terrific night of Trivia on Thursday night, with no freezes and most of the usual suspects playing along. We had a great race to the finish, as three teams were tied for the lead heading into IQ Trivia. But Jen Kilburn and her team pulled out the win, running the table in that final round and ending up with 50 points. Congratulations to them on a fine victory, and I'll see you all again next Thursday night!

Baseball Trivia
1. What NL team has won the most World Series?
2. What Red Sox Hall of Famer got his 3000th hit against the Yankees in 1979?
3. What Yankees player won the most World Series in history with 10?
4. When Barry Bonds broke the single season home run record in 2001, who’s record did he break?
5. The Mets won their last pennant in what year?
6. What NL team did the Yankees defeat to win their last World Series in 2009?
7. What NL team plays their games at Petco Park?

NYC Movies Trivia
1. Gene Hackman won his first Oscar for playing a hardnose NY detective in what 1971 film?
2. “Dog Day Afternoon” was a 1975 film starring Al Pacino as a bank robber who tries to heist a bank in what NYC borough?
3. The 2007 film “American Gangster” was based on a NY drug dealer Frank Lucas and what Oscar-winning actor played Lucas?
4. What 1977 NY-based film did Woody Allen receive his only nomination for Best Actor?
5. In the 2004 film “The Terminal”, what actor starred as an Eastern European immigrant stranded at JFK?
6. What actor won an Oscar for Best Actor playing a struggling NY actor in the 1977 film “The Goodbye Girl”?
7. Between “New York, New York”, “Escape From New York” and “Gangs of New York”, which film wasn’t directed by Martin Scorsese?

The Q Train: Time Difference Trivia (From NYC)
1. Denver, CO
2. Tokyo, Japan
3. Phoenix, AZ
4. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
5. Hong Kong
6. Honolulu, HI
7. Moscow, Russia
8. Paris, France
9. Sydney, Australia
10. Mexico City, Mexico

General Knowledge
1. Mount St. Helen's is located in what US state? (1 pt)
2. What US state is the largest lobster producer? (1 pt)
3. Between the elephant, the dog and the mouse, which animal has the best sense of smell? ( 2 pt)
4. What private company is the largest employer in the US? (2 pt)
5. The first Winter Olympics were held in 1924 in what country? ( 2 pt)
6. What creature is featured on the Alfa Romeo logo? (2 pt)
7. How many US presidents have died in office? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. According to Greek mythology, who was the first woman on Earth? ( 4 points)
2. Who is the only character in film that has won two different actors an Academy Award? ( 3 points)
3. What branch of the US Armed Forces uses the motto “Semper Paratus,” meaning “Always Ready”? (4 points)
4. What Asian country is the world’s second largest producer of coffee, accounting for 20% of the world’s coffee? (5 points)
5. Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 3” was written for what 19th century historical leader? (4 points)

Baseball Trivia
1. St. Louis Cardinals; 2. Carl Yastrzemski; 3. Yogi Berra; 4. Mark McGwire; 5. 2015; 6. Philadelphia Phillies; 7. San Diego Padres.

NYC Movies Trivia
1. The French Connection; 2. Brooklyn; 3. Denzel Washington; 4. Annie Hall; 5. Tom Hanks; 6. Richard Dreyfuss; 7. Escape From New York.

The Q Train: Time Difference Trivia
1. 2; 2. 13; 3. 3; 4. 1; 5. 12; 6. 6; 7. 7; 8. 6; 9. 14; 10. 1.

General Knowledge
1. Washington; 2. Maine; 3. Elephant; 4. Walmart; 5. France; 6. Snake; 7. Eight.

IQ Trivia
1. Pandora; 2. Vito Corleone; 3. Coast Guard; 4. Vietnam; 5. Napoleon Bonaparte.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Trivia Q&A: July 16

We had another great turnout for our fifteenth edition of "Facebook Live Trivia Night" on Thursday night, and thankfully no technical glitches of freezes. We had first time winners with Nancy and Jack Sullivan, who are known as Jaknan, and are also my sister and my brother-in-law. They rolled up 51 points and the win. Congrats Nancy and Jack! See you all next Thursday night!

Pop Music Trivia
1. What rock singer played a bar owner in the 1998 English gangster film "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels?"
2. Shawn Corey Carter is the real name of what rap star?
3. What female pop singer starred for three seasons in the reality TV series "Newlyweds?"
4. According to Billboard, who was the top selling album artist of the 1970s in the US?
5. Who replaced David Lee Roth as Van Halen's lead singer in 1986?
6. Andrew Ridgeley was a member of what 1980s pop group?
7. What rock star was killed in a helicopter crash in Wisconsin in 1990?

Space Trivia
1. What is the smallest planet in our solar system?
2. What was the last Apollo mission to the Moon in 1972?
3. Within 5 million, how many miles from the Sun is Earth?
4. On July 20, 1976, Viking I became the first spacecraft to land where?
5. When Voyager I was sent into deep space in 1977, what 1950s rock and roll legend's song was included on it as an example of the sounds of Earth?
6. In 1962, who was the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth?
7. What physicist gained worldwide fame with his best selling book about space, "A Brief History of Time?"

The Q Train: Oscar Winners Film Trivia (Name the Film)
1. Whoopi Goldberg
2. Tommy Lee Jones
3. Helen Mirren
4. William Hurt
5. Charlize Theron
6. George Clooney
7. Robert Duvall
8. Helen Hunt
9. Nicolas Cage
10. Jennifer Hudson

General Knowledge
1. How many squares are there on a standard chess board? ( 1 pt)
2. What foreign city was the home to the first Hard Rock Cafe? ( 1 pt)
3. The world's longest border is between what two countries? ( 1 pt)
4. What soft drink did John Pemberton create in 1886? ( 2 pt)
5. What musician received the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016? ( 2 pt)
6. At over 2300 miles, what is the longest river in the US? ( 2 pt)
7. Which of the original 13 states was the last to ratify the Constitution? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What is the only US state name that can be typed using just one row of the traditional QWERTY keyboard? ( 5 points)
2. In what religion would you find the gods Vishnu and Ganesha? ( 4 points)
3. What place in the US has the most suicides in history occurred at? ( 4 points)
4. What actor made his screen debut playing a corpse in the 1984 film "The Big Chill?" ( 3 points)
5. In the second century BC, what was the first city in the world to reach a population of one million? ( 4 points)

Pop Music Trivia
1. Sting; 2. Jay Z; 3. Jessica Simpson; 4. Elton John; 5. Sammy Hagar; 6. Wham!; 7. Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Space Trivia
1. Mercury; 2. 17; 3. 93 million; 4. Mars; 5. Chuck Berry; 6. John Glenn; 7. Stephen Hawking.

The Q Train: Oscar Winners Film Trivia
1. Ghost; 2. The Fugitive; 3. The Queen; 4. Kiss of the Spider Woman; 5. Monster; 6. Syriana; 7. Tender Mercies; 8. As Good As It Gets; 9. Leaving Las Vegas; 10. Dreamgirls.

General Knowledge
1. 64; 2. London; 3. US and Canada; 4. Coca-Cola; 5. Bob Dylan; 6. Missouri; 7. Rhode Island.

IQ Trivia
1. Alaska' 2. Hinduism; 3. Golden Gate Bridge; 4. Kevin Costner; 5. Rome.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Trivia Q&A: July 9

We had our fourteenth edition of Facebook Live Trivia Night last night, and unfortunately, we had another freeze late during the IQ Trivia round, so I ended up in my backyard, as darkness was falling with one of my neighborhood cats! We all had a great time otherwise, and Steve Thomas and Mary Reynolds, two of my Trivia regulars from my Professor Thom's days, emerged  victorious with 52 points, on the first Facebook Live Trivia Night, as they just joined the group earlier this week! My congratulations to Steve and Mary, and I'll see you all next Thursday!

France Trivia
1. What is the second most populous city in France after Paris?
2. What French author wrote the classic novel "The Count of Monte Cristo?"
3. Marie Antoinette was the wife of what French king?
4. The Eiffel Tower is more or less than 1000 feet (with its antenna)?
5. What country did France defeat in 1998 to win its first World Cup soccer title?
6. Jean Dujardin was the last French actor or actress to win an Oscar for what 2011 film?
7. What three words make up France's national motto?

July Trivia
1. In July 1971, Doors lead singer Jim Morrison died at the age of 27 in what city?
2. In July 2013, Mohamed Morsi, president of what Middle Eastern country, was overthrown from power by the nation's military?
3. Of the four US presidents who have been assassinated in office, which one was shot in July?
4. What is the birthstone for the month of July?
5. On July 13, 1985, the Live Aid concerts were held simultaneously in what two cities?
6. On July 29, 1982, pro wrestler Jerry Lawler slapped comedian Andy Kaufman in the face in a famous staged event on what network TV show?
7. On Jlu 29, 1981, Prince Charles married Lady Diana before an TV audience of 700 million worldwide at what London church?

The Q Train: Born in New York or New Jersey Trivia
1. Jimmy Fallon
2. Joe Pesci
3. Lady Gaga
4. Peter Dinklage
5. Eddie Murphy
6. Shaquille O'Neal
7. Danny DeVito
8. Robert Downey Jr.
9. John Travolta
10. Michael Jordan

General Knowledge
1. Victoria is the capital of what Canadian province? ( 1 pt)
2. Robert F. Kennedy served as a senator from what state? ( 1 pt)
3. Harpo Productions is a company founded by what famous person? ( 1 pt)
4. What is the most downloaded iPhone application of 2020 so far? ( 2 pt)
5. The IKEA company is now headquartered in what European country? ( 2 pt)
6. What country is the most populous democracy in the world? ( 2 pt)
7. What Midwestern state is the only state whose two-letter postal abbreviation is a preposition? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Robert Baden-Powell, a British war hero, is widely credited with founding what youth group in July 1907? ( 4 points)
2. In 1986, President Reagan signed a proclamation declaring what flower the national flower of the US? ( 3 points)
3. What recording artists hold the all-time record with 37 top ten albums in Billboard's US charts? ( 4 points)
4. The success of the first vaccine discovered by Jonas Salk was announced in 1955 on the 10th anniversary of who's death? ( 4 points)
5. What European country celebrates "The First Day of Summer" as an annual public holiday every April? ( 5 points)

France Trivia
1. Marseille; 2. Alexandre Dumas; 3. Louis XVI; 4. More (1063 feet); 5. Brazil; 6. "The Artist;" 7. Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.

July Trivia
1. Paris; 2. Egypt; 3. James Garfield; 4. Ruby; 5. London and Philadelphia; 6. "Late Night With David Letterman;" 7. St. Paul's Cathedral.

The Q Train: Born in New York or New Jersey Trivia
1. NY; 2. NJ; 3. NY; 4. NJ; 5. NY; 6. NJ; 7. NJ; 8. NY; 9. NJ; 10. NY.

General Knowledge
1. British Columbia; 2. New York; 3. Oprah Winfrey; 4. Facebook; 5. Netherlands; 6. India; 7. Indiana (IN).

IQ Trivia
1. The Boy Scouts; 2. Rose; 3. The Rolling Stones; 4. FDR; 5. Iceland.

Friday, July 03, 2020

Trivia Q&A: July 2

 We had our thirteenth edition of Facebook Live Trivia Night on Thursday, and another good crowd turned out for it. And it's so nice to see so many of the same people tuning in week after week! And we had another Trivia Night with no interruptions, which is always a good thing. We had a close finish, but Jen Kilburn, who had a perfect score through the first three rounds, held on for the win with 50 points. Congrats to you and your team, Jen! Have a Happy 4th of July weekend, everyone, and I'll see you next Thursday night!

July 4th Trivia
1. Which two US presidents, both signers of the Declaration of Independence, died on July 4, 1826?
2. Which Asian country was granted their independence on July 4, 1946?
3. Ron Kovic, a Vietnam vet and peace activist, was born on July 4, 1946. What actor portrayed him in a movie based on his life?
4. "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland", this author's most famous work, was published on July 4, 1865?
5. Israeli commandos, on July 4, 1976, raided Entebbe Airport in what African country and rescued hostages being held by terrorists?
6. The Battle of Vicksburg was won by the Union during the Civil War on July 4, 1863. What southern state is Vicksburg located in?
7. What playwright, who authored such plays as "The Odd Couple" and "Lost In Yonkers", was born on July 4, 1927?

Canada Trivia
1. What US state has the longest border with Canada?
2. Of Canada's three largest cities, which one is located on an island?
3. At nearly 600,000 square miles, what is Canada's largest province?
4. What is Canada's largest religious denomination?
5. What was the last Canadian city to host an Olympic Games?
6. Who was the last Canadian hockey team to win a Stanley Cup?
7. What eastern Canadian province was the last to join the Canadian confederation in 1949?

The Q Train: Red, White and Blue Flags Trivia (Yes or No)
1. Australia
2. Canada
3. Sweden
4. France
5. Spain
6. Russia
7. Dominican Republic
8. Argentina
9. Cuba
10. Italy

General Knowledge
1. Who named his fast-food chain after his daughter Wendy? ( 1 pt)
2. What city was supposed to host the 2020 Summer Olympics Games before they were postponed? ( 1 pt)
3. How many chambers are there in the human heart? ( 1 pt)
4. What medical condition often causes sufferers to suddenly and unexpectedly fall asleep? ( 2 pt)
5. Before becoming a film star, actress Claire Danes starred on what TV show? ( 2 pt)
6. If you were standing on Mars watching the sunset, what color would the sky around the sun appear? ( 2 pt)
7. What South American country has had the most Miss Universe winners, with 7? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The world's oldest active volcano is located in what country? ( 4 points)
2. Art Fleming was the original host of what TV game show? ( 3 points)
3. What 20th century artists's work has been stolen more than any other's, with over 500 of his works still listed as missing? ( 5 points)
4. What country was once known as New Holland? ( 4 points)
5. In 1993, what late comedian regularly called the cast of the film "Schindler's List" to "cheer them up?" ( 4 points)

July 4th Trivia
1. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson; 2. The Philippines; 3. Tom Cruise; 4. Lewis Carroll; 5. Uganda; 6. Mississippi; 7. Neil Simon.

Canada Trivia
1. Alaska; 2. Montreal; 3. Quebec; 4. Roman Catholic; 5. Vancouver; 6. Montreal Canadiens (1993); 7. Newfoundland.

The Q Train: Red, White and Blue Flags Trivia
1. Yes; 2. no; 3. no; 4. yes; 5. no; 6. yes; 7. yes; 8. no; 9. yes; 10. no.

General Knowledge
1. Dave Thomas; 2. Tokyo; 3. four; 4. Narcolepsy; 5. "My So-Called Life;" 6. Blue; 7. Venezuela.

IQ Trivia
1. Italy (Mount Etna); 2. Jeopardy; 3. Pablo Picasso; 4. Australia; 5. Robin Williams.