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.

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