Friday, August 21, 2020

Trivia Q&A: August 20

We had another great night of Trivia on Thursday, our twentieth edition of Facebook Live Trivia Night. It was a close race to the finish, but the team of Team FinniQuinn pulled off the victory, rolling up 48 points. My sister Maureen Russell was second with 46 points. It was the second win for Team FinniQuinn, and my congratulations to Lauren and Michael on yet another victory. Looking forward to seeing many of you next Thursday night!
August Trivia 
1. On August 1, 1914, what nation declared war on Russia, beginning WWI? 
2. On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King made his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at what famous Washington DC landmark?
3. In August 1992, actress Tracey Gold was written out of what 1990s sitcom as she hospitalized for anorexia?
4. MLB players went on strike in August of what year, which led to the cancellation of the World Series?
5. Name 1 of the 3 birthstones associated with the month of August.
6. Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in what US state?
7. Name 2 of the 4 US presidents born after the Civil War and in the month of August.

Democratic Party Trivia
1. Who was the first Democratic president of the 20th century?
2. Patrick Leahy, of what US state, is currently the longest-serving Democratic senator?
3. Which Democrat succeeded George Pataki as governor of New York state?
4. What former US senator is the only Democrat to lose both a presidential and a vice-presidential election?
5. Who was the first Democratic president to be impeached?
6. John Glenn, the former astronaut and Democratic senator, represented what midwest state?
7. What eastern US state was the only one that George McGovern won in his 1972 presidential defeat to Richard Nixon?

The Q Train: US Airports Trivia (Name the City)
1. PHL
2. IAH
3. TPA
4. MSP
5. HNL
6. ORD
7. NEW
8. BWI
9. LAS
10. SAN

General Knowledge
1. The headquarters for Target is located in what US state? ( 1 pt)
2. What military base includes the hangar that is the home of Air Force One? ( 1 pt)
3. What is the second largest city in Japan in population after Tokyo? ( 1 pt)
4. What NBA team did Larry Bird go on to coach after leaving the Boston Celtics? ( 2 pt)
5. The Azore Islands belong to what European country? ( 2 pt)
6. What author wrote the novel "50 Shades of Grey?" ( 2 pt)
7. "The Jesus Tablet" is a nickname for what item? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What 20th century US president endured two assassination attempts in less than a month? ( 4 points)
2. What character spent a full decade on TV trying to secure a "section 8"? ( 3 points)
3. What North African country has been the largest country in Africa by area since 2011? ( 5 points)
4. Willis Carrier was an engineer who is credited for inventing what modern appliance? ( 4 points)
5. An antiemetic is a drug that is effective against what common problem? ( 4 points)

August Trivia
1. Germany; 2. Lincoln Memorial; 3. Growing Pains; 4. 1994; 5. Peridot, Sardonyx and Spinel; 6. Indiana; 7. Hoover, LBJ, Clinton and Obama.
Democratic Party Trivia
1. Woodrow Wilson; 2. Vermont; 3. Eliot Spitzer; 4. Walter Mondale; 5. Andrew Johnson; 6. Ohio; 7. Massachusetts.
The Q Train: US Airports Trivia
1. Philadelphia; 2. Houston; 3. Tampa; 4. Minneapolis-St. Paul; 5. Honolulu; 6. Chicago (O'Hare); 7. New Orleans (Lakefront); 8. Baltimore-Washington; 9. Las Vegas; 10. San Diego.
General Knowledge
1. Minnesota; 2. Andrews AFB; 3. Yokohama; 4. Indiana Pacers; 5. Portugal; 6. E.L. James; 7.iPad.
IQ Trivia
1. Gerald Ford; 2. Max Klinger; 3. Algeria; 4. Air conditioner; 5.Vomiting/nausea.

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