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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Trivia Q&A: May 27

We officially opened Trivia Night at the Caledonia Scottish Pub on Tuesday night, and I was so happy to see many of my devoted regulars from the other places I have hosted Trivia before come out. It really means the world to me. Thank you so much.

We had a problem with the sound system, as it was not in working order, and an attempt to do the announcing by iPhone proved fruitless with too much feedback. So I had to do it the old fashioned way: read all the questions without an microphone or sound system.

And it worked.

The night went by fine (but my voice will pay the price tomorrow), and the team of Timorous Beasties wound up winning the night with 48 points. Congratulations to Alex and his friends on the victory. It was a convincing win, with we're Happy You're Back, John! took second with 24 points and Two Bars & I Still Can't Think of a Team Name finished third with 19 points.

My thanks to my old friend, bar manager and softball captain Keith who made the night a successful one. (And I loved the banana bread!)

Looking forward to seeing more of you next Tuesday. Good to be back in the saddle again!

Current Events
1. What rock superstar became a great-grandfather for the first time last week at the age of 70?
2. What western US state's ban on gay marriage was overturned by a judge last Monday?
3. What legendary rock star canceled an entire tour of Japan after coming down with a virus last week?
4. Which Asian capital city recently won an Internet poll conducted by Trip Advisor, over New York and Barcelona as the world city with the best overall experience for travelers?
5. In a recent survey by Forbes, which actor/comedian was ranked number one as the "World's Richest Actor" with a worth over $820 million?
6. What football player was hit with a $25 million sexual harassment lawsuit in Florida last week, one that appears to be a complete hoax?
7. General Prayuth Chan-ocha announced a coup d'etat following months of political crisis in what Asian country last week?

Scotland Trivia
1. What is Scotland's largest city in population?
2. Scotsman Kenny Dalglish made his name in what sport?
3. Scottish actor Sean Connery won an Academy Award for what film?
4. What language joined English to become an official language of Scotland in 2005?
5. James VI of Scotland ascended to the English throne in 1607 following what monarch's death?
6. Which 18th century American navy hero, who was nicknamed "Father of the American Navy," was born in Scotland in 1747?
7. Which saint, one of Jesus' original apostles, is the patron saint of Scotland?

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Fingernails and toenails grow at the same speed.
2. The elephant is the only animal with four knees.
3. The word "Sunday" does not appear in the Bible.
4. The minimum height for an American astronaut is 5' 9 1/2".
5. 99 of 100 tornadoes in the Northern Hemisphere rotate clockwise.
6. Identical twins have different fingerprints.
7. John D. Rockefeller was the first American worth a billion dollars.
8. New York City has over 500 miles of coastline.
9. There are no squirrels native to Australia.
10. Olympic gold medals are made of more than 90% gold.

General Knowledge
1. What American city is most associated with grunge music? ( 1 pt)
2. "The Magnificent Mile" is located in what major US city? ( 1 pt)
3. Conrad Hilton was what famous movie star's first husband? ( 1 pt)
4. What is the most populous country in Europe, not including Russia? ( 2 pt)
5. What is the most common plastic surgery in America? ( 2 pt)
6. What actor played James Bond in the 1969 film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service?" ( 2 pt)
7. What 20th century US president took the United States off the gold standard? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. Chris Haney and Scott Abbott invented what popular board game in Montreal in 1979? ( 3 points)
2. What 1981 action film was the first movie to be shot on Libert Island beneath the Statue of Liberty? ( 4 points)
3. What Asian country was ranked number one in 2013 as "The Worst Place in the World to Be a Christian" by the watchdog group Open Doors USA? ( 5 points)
4. What 19th century woman is the subject of the most American statues? ( 4 points)
5. Which classic 1969 Beatles album started off with the working title "Everest?" ( 4 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. Mick Jagger; 2. Oregon; 3. Paul McCartney; 4. Tokyo; 5. Jerry Seinfeld; 6. Johnny Manziel; 7. Thailand.

Scotland Trivia
1. Glasgow; 2. soccer; 3. "The Untouchables:" 4. Gaelic; 5. Queen Elizabeth I; 6. John Paul Jones; 7. St. Andrew.

True or False Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. False, fingernails grow faster; 2. true; 3. true; 4. false, 4' 10 1/2; 5. false, counterclockwise; 6. true; 7. false, Henry Ford; 8. true; 9. true; 10. false, 90% silver.

General Knowledge
1. Seattle; 2. Chicago; 3. Elizabeth Taylor; 4. Germany; 5. liposuction; 6. George Lazenby; 7. Richard Nixon.

IQ Trivia
1. Trivial Pursuit; 2. "Escape From New York;" 3. North Korea; 4. Sacagawea; 5. Abbey Road.

2 comments:

DJ Gary Titus said...

Welcome back JQ!

The Omnipotent Q said...

Thank you, Gary. It was a great pleasure to be hosting Trivia once again in a great new venue!