Friday, August 14, 2020

Trivia Q&A: August 13

We had another great turnout of folks for Trivia on Thursday night, our nineteenth edition online, and nearly had history made in our short time of doing Facebook Live Trivia Night. Steve Thomas and Mary Reynolds, two of my old Professor Thom's Trivia regulars, had an amazing game going, as they were perfect in the first four rounds. (I mentioned that the "p" word was going, as I didn't want to jinx anything!) But unfortunately, they got 4 of 5 correct in IQ Trivia, so the perfecto was gone. But they wound up the champions for the second time, getting 52 points and the win. Congrats to them both. Larry Fleisher finished second with 49 points. See you all next Thursday night!
Woodstock Artists Trivia
1. What rock artist won 8 Grammys awards including Album of the Year, tying Michael Jackson’s record in 2000?
2. What West Coast based band, which never won a Grammy, didn’t reach the Top 10 on the album chart until 1987 with “In The Dark?”
3. John Belushi did a hilarious parody in 1975 on “SNL” of what English singer who appeared at Woodstock?
4. “Quadrophenia” and “Endless Wire” were hit albums for what English rock band?
5. What legendary guitarist played The Star Spangled Banner at his Woodstock appearance?
6. John Sebastian, lead singer of the Lovin Spooonful, had a Top 10 single in 1975 to the theme from what sitcom?
7. What legendary female singer, who died in 1970, played at the festival with her band Kozmic Blues Band?

2010s Movie Trivia
1. Released in 2015, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was given what episodic number?
2. The Coen Brothers remade what classic 1969 western film in 2010? 
3. What action film icon starred in the 2012 film “Looper”, a sci-fi film set in 2074?
4. Eddie Redmayne won an Oscar in 2014 for Best Actor for what film?
5. The 2010 film “The King’s Speech” told the story of what English king?
6. Who was the only actor nominated 3 times in the 2 major acting Oscar categories in the 2010s, winning Best Supporting Actor In 2010?
7. Name 1 of the 2 actresses to be nominated at least 4 times in the 2 major acting Oscar categories in the 2010s?

The Q Train: Classic Movies Cities Trivia
1. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
2. Dirty Harry
3. The Blues Brothers 
4. Moonstruck 
5. Driving Miss Daisy
6. Trading Places 
7. The Town
8. A Streetcar Named Desire
9. Scarface
10. Gran Torino

General Knowledge 
1. What is the heaviest planet in the solar system? ( 1 pt)
2. To what country does the island of Tasmania belong? ( 1 pt)
3. Pope Francis ended the longstanding papal tradition of popes wearing shoes of what color? ( 1 pt)
4. What US president's real name was Hiram? ( 2 pt)
5. Between Sherlock Holmes, Superman and Spiderman, which character has been played by the most actors? ( 2 pt)
6. From 1996-98, Craig Kilborn was the first host of what current TV show? ( 2 pt)
7. Themyscira was the mythical island home of what superhero? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Who was the top selling British solo singer in the US, having sold over 78 million units in this country? ( 4 points)
2. What US city has more billionaires per capita than any other city in the world? ( 4 points)
3. What Oscar-winning actor is the oldest man to win People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive?" ( 5 points)
4. "Goldeneye" was the first film made by what James Bond actor? ( 3 points)
5. Dixville Notch is a small community in what eastern US state that announces its presidential vote first in the nation just after midnight every four years? ( 4 points)

Woodstock Artists Trivia
1. Carlos Santana; 2. Grateful Dead; 3. Joe Cocker; 4. The Who; 5. Jimi Hendrix; 6. Welcome Back, Kotter; 7. Janis Joplin. 

2010s Movie Trivia
1. Seven; 2. True Grit; 3. Bruce Willis; 4. The Theory of Everything; 5. George VI; 6. Christian Bale; 7. Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence.

The Q Train: Classic Movies Trivia
1. San Diego; 2. San Francisco; 3. Chicago; 4. New York; 5. Atlanta; 6. Philadelphia; 7. Boston; 8. New Orleans; 9. Miami; 10. Detroit.

General Knowledge
1. Jupiter 2. Australia; 3. Red; 4. US Grant; 5. Sherlock Holmes; 6. The Daily Show; 7. Wonder Woman.

IQ Trivia
1. Elton John; 2. San Francisco; 3. Sean Connery; 4. Pierce Brosnan; 5. New Hampshire.

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