Friday, September 18, 2020

Trivia Q&A: September 17

Our twenty-fourth edition of Facebook Live Trivia Night went really well last night, with another fine turnout of folks, with a few I hadn't seen in a little while. It was another close finish, but my sister Maureen Russell was the winner with 50 points, her first ever Trivia title. Congratulations Maureen! Larry Fleisher finished second with 47 points. Looking forward to seeing many of you next Thursday night!
Ireland Trivia
1. In what century did Ireland's Potato Famine take place?
2. Larry Mullen Jr. is the drummer for what Irish rock band?
3. To make Irish coffee, what alcohol ingredient would you use?
4. What is the most popular team sport in Ireland?
5. What is Ireland's second largest city in population after Dublin?
6. Which actor who played James Bond was born in Ireland?
7. During which major holiday did the 1916 uprising in Ireland against Great Britain take place?

September Trivia
1. In September 2002, Kelly Clarkson became the first winner on what TV reality show?
2. In September 1991, the name of the Russian city St. Petersburg was restored after it was known by what name since 1924?
3. A lockout began in September 2004 which led to what pro sports league being canceled for one season? 
4. On September 19, 2005, the sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" premiered on what TV network?
5. On September 25, 1980, John Bonham, the drummer of what rock band, died of alcohol asphyxiation?
6. What is the birthstone for the month of September?
7. Name 1 of the 2 US presidents who originally became president in the month of September.

The Q Train: TV Shows Before or After 2010 (When They Started)
1. Homeland
2. Breaking Bad
3. The Americans
4. Modern Family
5. Game of Thrones
6. Shameless
7. Grey's Anatomy
8. The Good Wife
9. American Horror Story
10. Mad Men

General Knowledge
1. Samuel Clemens was the real name of what famous 19th century American? ( 1 pt)
2. What coastal Georgia city is the birthplace of the Girl Scouts? ( 1 pt)
3. Which bill of US currency features a picture of the White House on the back? ( 1 pt)
4. Who played the president of the US in the 2002 film "Love Actually?" ( 2 pt)
5. What American city has the busiest cruise port in the world? ( 2 pt)
6. Between the letters "J", "X" and "W", which is worth the least in a game of Scrabble? ( 2 pt)
7. How many states does the Mississippi River flow through or border? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What 19th century woman was the first female depicted on an American coin in 1979? ( 4 points)
2. First nominated in 1977, and again in 2016, who holds the record for the longest time between Oscar nominations for portraying the same character? ( 4 points)
3. In 1974, what was the first magazine to sell one billion copies in a single year? ( 5 points)
4. The medical condition known as myopia is better known by what name? ( 4 points)
5. For its 125th anniversary in 2014, what European landmark installed a glass floor 187 feet off the ground? ( 4 points)

Ireland Trivia
1. 19th Century; 2. U2; 3. Whiskey; 4. Gaelic Football; 5. Cork; 6. Pierce Brosnan; 7. Easter.

September Trivia
1. American Idol; 2. Leningrad; 3. NHL; 4. CBS; 5. Led Zeppelin; 6. Sapphire; 7. Chester A. Arthur and Theodore Roosevelt.

The Q Train: TV Shows Before or After 2010
1. After (2011); 2. Before (2008); 3. After (2013); 4. Before (2009); 5. After (2011); 6. After (2011); 7. Before (2005); 8. Before (2009); 9. After (2011); 10. Before (2007).

General Knowledge
1. Mark Twain; 2. Savannah; 3. $20; 4. Billy Bob Thornton; 5. Miami; 6. W; 7. ten.
IQ Trivia
1. Susan B. Anthony; 2. Sylvester Stallone; 3. TV Guide; 4. Nearsightedness; 5. Eiffel Tower.

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