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Trivia Q&A: August 13

By Theomnipotentq @TheMightyQuinn
We had 10 teams in for Trivia on Tuesday night, and a group of folks from my Tower Records days came in to join in on the festivities (hence the reason I was wearing my Tower shirt last night). My thanks to Billy, Wendy, Scott and Dave for coming in and making the night even more special. Our friends from DIMS, who took last week off, returned last night and won the night easily, rolling up 51 points. Congrats to Ken, Michael and Darek on another impressive win.
Second place went to Coat Hanger Dodgers with 33 points, and Fawlty Towers finished third with 31 points.
Best Team Name: And In Last Place With Zero Points, DIMS!
Current Events
1. What luxury retail giant filed for bankruptcy last week, and announced plans to close 15 stores across the nation?
2. President Trump signed an executive order freezing all government assets and imposing a total economic embargo against what country's government?
3. What pizza chain announced they are closing about 500 of their 7500 US restaurants, as they said they will focus more on delivery?
4. Wanda Vazquez was sworn in last Thursday to what position?
5. MLB announced that the White Sox and Yankees will play a special game next August near the site where the film "Field of Dreams" was made and it will be the first MLB game played in what state?
6. What Hollywood actor led a group that brought supplies to a humanitarian ship that was stuck in the Mediterranean Sea after rescuing 121 migrants?
7. What 86-year-old singer canceled the remainder of 2019 tour, including an appearance at Farm Aid in September, due to recurring breathing problems?
Woodstock Artists Trivia
1. What rock artist won eight Grammy awards, including Album of the Year, tying Michael Jackson's record in 2000?
2. What West Coast-based band, which never won a Grammy, didn't reach the top 10 on the album charts until 1987, with the album "In The Dark?"
3. John Belushi did a hilarious parody in 1975 on "Saturday Night Live" of what English singer who appeared at Woodstock?
4. "Quadrophenia" and "Endless Wire" were hit albums for what English rock band?
5. What legendary guitarist played "The Star Spangled Banner" at his Woodstock appearance?
6. John Sebastian, lead singer of the Lovin Spooonful, had a top ten single in 1975 with the theme to what ABC sitcom?
7. What legendary female singer, who would die the year after Woodstock, played at the festival with her band the Kozmic Blues Band?
The Q Train: Science Fiction Film Characters Trivia
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. Emmet Brown (1985)
9. David Bowman (1968)
10. Robert Scott Carey (1957)
General Knowledge
1. Emma Stone won an Oscar for Best Actress for what film? ( 1 pt)
2. To what country does the island state of Tasmania belong? ( 1 pt)
3. Ecuador and what other country are the only South American members of OPEC? ( 1 pt)
4. The first radio transmission was sent in 1894 from what European country? ( 2 pt)
5. Who was the first man elected president of Russia? ( 2 pt)
6. Pope Francis ended the longstanding papal tradition of popes wearing shoes of what color? ( 2 pt)
7. From 1996-98, Craig Kilborn was the first host of what current TV show? ( 3 pt)
IQ Trivia
1. Which vodka brand topped the list of "Best Alcohol Brands in the World" for 2019? ( 3 points)
2. What 1938 animated film was the first movie to release a soundtrack? ( 4 points)
3. What Oscar-winning actor is the oldest man to win People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" award? ( 5 points)
4. In terms of social and political stability, militarization and homicide rates, which European country was ranked the world's safest country for the 11th straight year in 2018? ( 4 points)
5. In 2016, President Obama signed an act recognizing what mammal as the national mammal of the United States? ( 4 points)
Current Events
1. Barney's; 2. Venezuela; 3. Pizza Hut; 4. Governor of Puerto Rico; 5. Iowa; 6. Richard Gere; 7. Willie Nelson.
Woodstock Artists Trivia
1. Santana; 2. Grateful Dead; 3. Joe Cocker; 4. The Who; 5. Jimi Hendrix; 6. "Welcome Back, Kotter; " 7. Janis Joplin.
The Q Train: Science Fiction Film Characters Trivia
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. "La La Land; 2. Australia; 3. Venezuela; 4. Italy; 5. Boris Yeltsin; 6. red; 7. "The Daily Show."
IQ Trivia
1. Smirnoff; 2. "Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs;" 3. Sean Connery; 4. Iceland; 5. bison.

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