Friday, September 25, 2020

Trivia Q&A: September 24

We had our twenty-fifth edition of Facebook Live Trivia Night on Thursday night, and a good crowd turned out for it. We had a close race to the finish, but we wound up having a tie between Larry Fleisher and Steve Thomas & Mary Reynolds, both teams had 46 points. Congratulations to both teams on a fine night of Trivia and both entering this week's winners circle. Looking forward to seeing many of you next Thursday night!
California Trivia
1. Who was the first US president born in California?
2. What year did the California Gold Rush begin?
3. What is the second largest city in California by population after Los Angeles?
4. Who succeeded Gray Davis as California governor after he was recalled in 2003?
5. Between Mt. Whitney, Mt. Rainier and Mt. McKinley, which is located in California?
6. California is the number one of all states in population. What state is second?
7. The Pony Express ran mail in the 1860s between Missouri and what California city?

Baseball Movies Trivia
1. What future Oscar-winning actor played a catcher with Hodgkin's Disease in the 1973 film "Bang the Drum Slowly?"
2. Gary Cooper played what legendary player in the 1942 film "Pride of the Yankees?"
3. Kelly Leak and Tanner Boyle were two of the main characters in what 1976 baseball film?
4. What future Oscar-winning actress was the lead actress in the 1989 film "Bull Durham?"
5. What hapless team was the centerpiece of the 1988 film "Major League?"
6. Who directed the 1992 film "A League of Their Own?"
7. Name 1 of the 2 actors nominated for acting awards in the 2011 film "Moneyball?"

The Q Train: Science Fiction Film Characters (Name the Film)
1. Peter Venkman (1984)
2. Lando Calrissian ( 1980)
3. Ellen Ripley (1979)
4. Rick Deckard (1982)
5. Snake Plissken ( 1981)
6. Sarah Connor (1984)
7. Dr. Robert Neville (2007)
8. Dr. Emmitt Brown (1985)
9. David Bowman (1968)
10. Robert Scott Carey (1957)

General Knowledge
1. What country has the largest air force in the world? ( 1 pt)
2. How many spikes are on the Statue of Liberty's crown? ( 1 pt)
3. Fresh water, 2% of the earth's surface, is made of oxygen and what other element? ( 1 pt)
4. Between bat, octopus and snake, which animal is almost totally deaf? ( 2 pt)
5. What is the traditional color of the sari that a bride wears at an Indian wedding? ( 2 pt)
6. What was the name of the dog in the comic strip "Garfield?"
7. Tennis players Kim Clijsters and Justin Henin were born in what European country? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What 19th century historical figure died at the Petersen House? ( 3 points)
2. What science fiction film was set on the fictional moon called Pandora? ( 4 points)
3. Robert Rayford, who died in St. Louis in 1969, is now believed to be the first American to have died from what cause? (4 points)
4. Who is the only active NFL quarterback to have defeated all 32 NFL teams in his career? ( 4 points)
5. What Oscar-winning actor/writer/director had directed both a Frankenstein movie and a Dracula movie, the latter his last film as a director? ( 5 points)

California Trivia
1. Richard Nixon; 2. 1848; 3. San Diego; 4. Arnold Schwarzenegger; 5. Mt. Whitney; 6. Texas; 7. Sacramento.

Baseball Movies Trivia
1. Robert DeNiro; 2. Lou Gehrig; 3. Bad News Bears; 4. Susan Sarandon; 5. Cleveland Indians; 6. Penny Marshall; 7. Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill.

The Q Train: Science Fiction Film Characters
1. Ghostbusters; 2. The Empire Strikes Back; 3. Alien; 4. Blade Runner; 5. Escape From New York; 6. The Terminator; 7. I Am Legend; 8. Back to the Future; 9. 2001: A Space Odyssey; 10. The Incredible Shrinking Man.

General Knowledge
1. USA; 2. Seven; 3. Hydrogen; 4. Octopus; 5. Red; 6. Odie; 7. Belgium.

IQ Trivia
1. Abraham Lincoln; 2. Avatar; 3. AIDS; 4. Drew Brees; 5. Mel Brooks.

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