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Trivia Q&A: October 21

By Theomnipotentq @TheMightyQuinn
We had another huge crowd in for Trivia at the Caledonia on Tuesday night. 10 teams took part, and the bar was filled with an enthusiastic group really into the Trivia. It is so gratifying to see a lot of the same folks in every week, and some new people as well. Our Trivia Night continues to grow, and I can't thank you all enough for the success so far.
It was really a two-team race in the last three rounds. The team of Kansas City's Nickname Is Fred won by ten points, getting 52 in total, including getting 4 of 5 in IQ Trivia, and getting all 7 of the General Knowledge questions correct as well (it was a tough round, and it will be a bit easier next week). Second place went to They Might Be Giants, But They'll Never Be Royals! with 42 points, and third place went to Land of the Quizfits with 28 points.
Best Team Name: Better Late Than Pregnant
Current Events
1. What actor was selected last week to host the 2015 Academy Awards for the first time after he has hosted the Tony and Emmy Awards previously?
2. What billionaire internet entrepreneur donated $25 million to the CDC in the fight against Ebola last week?
3. What controversial South American nation was elected to the UN's National Security Council last Thursday?
4. What classic rock band is currently being sued in a Pennsylvania court by a 1960s band called Spirit, as they claim the band stole their most famous song from them?
5. A cue card writer on what late-night talk show was fired last week after getting into an altercation with the show's host and another writer?
6. The World Health Organization declared yesterday that the Ebola outbreak in what West African nation has been contained, with the last case there being declared negative?
7. Police have identified a suspect wanted in a series of murders of seven women found dead in different parts of what Midwestern US state?
World Series Trivia
1. When was the last time the Kansas City Royals were in the World Series before 2014? a. 1980; b. 1985; c. 1988; d. 1995.
2. How many times have the San Francisco Giants won the World Series in this century? a. 0; b. 1; c. 2; d. 3.
3. Which Yankees Hall of Famer holds the record for playing on the most World Series champions, with 10 in all? a. Babe Ruth; b. Lou Gehrig; c. Joe DiMaggio; d. Yogi Berra.
4. Which one of the following teams have never won a World Series? a. Washington Nationals; b. Arizona Diamondbacks; c. Cleveland Indians; d. Miami Marlins.
5. What team won three consecutive World Series in the 1970s? a. NY Yankees; b. Los Angeles Dodgers; c. Oakland A's; d. Cincinnati Reds.
6. Which Red Sox player was the MVP of the 2004 World Series? a. Manny Ramirez; b. Keith Foulke; c. David Ortiz; d. Curt Schilling.
7. Name 2 of the 4 years the New York Mets appeared in the World Series.
US and World City Nicknames ("The Q Train")
1. The Gateway City
2. The City of David
3. The City of Light
4. Sin City
5. The Forbidden City
6. The Square Mile
7. The Eternal City
8. The Pearl of the Danube
9. The Big Easy
10. The Emerald City
General Knowledge
1. The country of Burkina Faso is located on what continent? ( 1 pt)
2. "Motor City Madman" is the nickname of what rock star? ( 1 pt)
3. Zane Grey wrote many books in what genre? ( 1 pt)
4. What 1964 film included the characters Major Kong, Lt. Lothar Zogg and General Jack D. Ripper? ( 2 pt)
5. What famous American poet wrote the poem "Howl?" ( 2 pt)
6. What was the name of the casino the infamous gangster Bugsy Siegel opened in 1947? ( 2 pt)
7. In what US state was the "Burning Man Festival" held in 2014? ( 3 pt)
IQ Trivia
1. What number constitutional amendment limited the number of terms a US president could serve to two? ( 3 points)
2. What is the largest southern US city that borders the Cumberland River? ( 5 points)
3. In 2007, what 1990s musician was recognized by RIAA as the top-selling solo artist of all-time, passing Elvis Presley with over 123 million units in US sales? ( 4 points)
4. The child care facility at Nike Headquarters in Oregon was named for what controversial sports figure until it was quietly changed in 2012? ( 4 points)
5. What professional sports team was originally named in honor of a famous local sporting event, the Preakness Stakes? ( 4 points)
Answers
Current Events
1. Neil Patrick Harris; 2. Mark Zuckerberg; 3. Venezuela; 4. Led Zeppelin; 5. The Late Show With David Letterman; 6. Nigeria; 7. Indiana.
World Series Trivia
1. b; 2. c; 3. d; 4. a; 5. c; 6. a; 7. 1969, 1973, 1986, 2000.
US and World City Nicknames ("The Q Train")
1. St. Louis; 2. Jerusalem; 3. Paris; 4. Las Vegas; 5. Beijing; 6. London; 7. Rome; 8. Budapest; 9. New Orleans; 10. Seattle.
General Knowledge
1. Africa; 2. Ted Nugent; 3. Westerns; 4. "Dr. Strangelove;" 5. Allen Ginsburg; 6. The Flamingo; 7. Nevada.
IQ Trivia
1. Twenty-two; 2. Nashville, TN; 3. Garth Brooks; 4. Joe Paterno; 5. Baltimore Colts.

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