Friday, October 16, 2020

Trivia Q&A: October 15

After a two-week absence, Facebook Live Trivia Night returned for its twenty-sixth edition last night. We were in competition with all the political stuff on TV, but we did have a nice turnout of regulars, and my friend Larry Fleisher wound up this week's champion, rolling up 46 points and the victory. Congrats Larry! My sister Nancy and my brother-in-law Jack, celebrating his recent release from Facebook jail, rolled up 42 points and finished second. Have a great week everyone, and see you next Thursday!
American Music Trivia
1. In 1997, what famous rapper was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles?
2. What was Elvis Presley's first number 1 single in the US in 1956?
3. What legendary R&B singer was nicknamed "Soul Brother Number 1" and "Mr. Dynamite?"
4. Dave Grohl rose to fame in the early 1990s as a member of what band?
5. What American female pop singer had had the most number 1 singles on the US charts, with 19?
6. In 1998, what American pop singer became the oldest woman, at 52, to have a number 1 single on the US charts?
7. Who was the first country artist to sell over 10 million copies of an album?
2000s Trivia
1. What female singer was awarded the title of Top Radio Songs artist of the 2000s by Billboard magazine in 2009?
2. What NFL team won the Super Bowl three times in the 2000s?
3. What classic rock band's 2000 greatest hits album was the top-selling album of the decade?
4. What country launched its first manned mission in October 2003?
5. In 2008, the Republic of Kosovo gained its independence from what European country?
6. Name 2 of the 3 world cities that hosted a Summer Olympics in the decade of the 2000s.
7. What 2009 film was the highest-grossing film at the box office in the US in the 2000s?

The Q Train: 1-2-3-4 Trivia 
1. This is the number of state capitals named after US presidents.
2. Catcher is this number on a baseball team.
3. On a telephone, this number key is associated with the letters D, E and F.
4. Cancer is this number sign of the Zodiac.
5. This is the number of US presidents who have been impeached.
6. In volleyball, this is the number of sets needed to be won to win an entire match.
7. This is the total number of Oscars won by Al Pacino in his career.
8. This is the maximum number of times Friday the 13th can happen in a given year.
9. This is the number of future US presidents who signed the Declaration of Independence.
10. Hall of Fame athletes Ozzie Smith and Oscar Robertson both wore this number.
General Knowledge
1. The infamous Salem Witch Trials took place in what US state? ( 1 pt)
2. How many natural satellites does the planet Mercury have? ( 1 pt)
3. "The Lizard King" was what rock legend's nickname?  ( 1 pt)
4. What tennis grand slam title did Briton Andy Murray win 2013? ( 2 pt)
5. What classical composer created "The Moonlight Sonata"? ( 2 pt)
6. The Khmer language is spoken in what Asian country? ( 2 pt)
7. What is Europe's largest nation in area (excluding Russia)? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The modern pizza was invented in the 18th century in what Italian city? ( 4 points)
2. What actor was banned in China for nearly 20 years after a 1997 film he made about the Dalai Lama, but was allowed back in 2016? ( 5 points)
3. Where in the human body would you find the metacarpus? ( 4 points)
4. Kate Winslet won an Academy Award for Best Actress for what film? ( 3 points)
5. In which South American country were legendary outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid supposedly killed in 1908? ( 4 points)

American Music Trivia
1. Notorious BIG; 2. Heartbreak Hotel; 3. James Brown; 4. Nirvana; 5. Mariah Carey; 6. Cher; 7. Garth Brooks.

2000s Trivia
1. Beyonce; 2. New England Patriots; 3. The Beatles; 4. China; 5. Serbia; 6. Sydney, Athens and Beijing; 7. Avatar.

The Q Train: 1-2-3-4 Trivia
1. 4; 2. 2; 3. 3; 4. 4; 5. 3; 6. 3; 7. 1; 8. 3; 9. 2; 10. 1.

General Knowledge 
1. Massachusetts; 2. None; 3. Jim Morrison; 4. Wimbledon; 5. Beethoven; 6. Cambodia; 7. Ukraine.

IQ Trivia
1. Naples; 2. Brad Pitt; 3. Hand; 4. The Reader; 5. Bolivia.

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