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Trivia Q&A: January 7

By Theomnipotentq @TheMightyQuinn
We got the decade of the 2020s off to a good start on Tuesday night, as 10 teams were in for Trivia. (I was a bit concerned when we just had a handful of folks in at 8 PM, but it was a late arriving crowd, and it was good to see you all.) The scores on the first two rounds were on the lower side, and we had a rare four-way tie going into the Q Train lightning round. But we had a three teams separated by one point heading into IQ Trivia, and the team of WWIII Vets pulled out a one-point win with 44 points to take the first Trivia Night of 2020. Congratulations to the Vets on their first ever Trivia Night victory.
DIMS finished second with 43 points, and Llama Del Rey finished third with 42 points.
Best Team Name: The Mara Lagu Security Council
Current Events
1. A 120-foot yacht belonging to what pop singer caught fire in a Miami marina and capsized last month, and a $7 million vessel was a total loss?
2. Which European country fined Google $166 million recently for "abusing its dominant position" in the online ad market?
3. The NY Post selected what local baseball star as the New York Athlete of the Decade for the 2010s?
4. According to an Insider survey, what city was selected as the "Rudest City in America" for 2019?
5. Last month, the FDA officially raised the minimum age to purchase all tobacco products to what age?
6. What Oscar-winning actor received an honorary citizenship to the nation of Greece last month, especially due to his actress wife's Greek ancestry?
7. What Oscar-nominated actress was blocked from the using the dating app Bumble recently, after some users reported her profile, thinking it was fake, but her account was later restored?
Events From 2019 Trivia
1. What song streamed so much in 2019, and had its video with more than 2.2 billion views on YouTube, that it landed on the Billboard Hot 100?
2. What film, which was released last April, became the highest-grossing movie of all-time?
3. Name 1 of the 4 nations that legalized same-sex marriage in 2019.
4. Who was selected the AP Female Athlete of the Year for 2019?
5. What country became the first to land a spacecraft on the far side, or "the dark side of the moon" last January?
6. What company was hit with a record $5 billion fine last July by the FTC for mishandled user privacy practices?
7. What film won the most Oscars (four) at the 2019 Academy Awards last February?
The Q Train: Oscar Nominees of the 2010s Trivia
1. Robert DeNiro
2. Emma Stone
3. Steve Carell
4. Glenn Close
5. Bradley Cooper
6. Julia Roberts
7. Jennifer Lawrence
8. Denzel Washington
9. Mary J. Blige
10. Christian Bale
General Knowledge
1. "The Hunt For Red October" was the debut novel for what author? ( 1 pt)
2. What European city has the world's oldest subway system? ( 1 pt)
3. Who wrote the fairy tale that "The Little Mermaid" is loosely based on? ( 1 pt)
4. A traditional patty melt has what kind of cheese? ( 2 pt)
5. Graphology is the study of what? ( 2 pt)
6. A swede is a cross between a turnip and what other vegetable? ( 2 pt)
7. Name 1 of the 2 South American landlocked countries. ( 3 pt)
IQ Trivia
1. At $150 billion, what is the most expensive object ever built? ( 5 points)
2. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the former president for 8 years of what country, became vice-president of the nation last month? ( 4 points)
3. "The Secret of the Old Clock" was the first book in what series of mystery novels? ( 4 points)
4. "The Shop Around the Corner", a 1940 comedy classic, was the basis for what 1990s Tom Hanks film? ( 3 points)
5. On April 2, 2006, what US state became the 48th state to observe daylight savings time statewide? ( 4 points)
Current Events
1. Mark Anthony; 2. France; 3. Jacob deGrom; 4. New York City; 5. 21' 6. Tom Hanks; 7. Sharon Stone.
Events From 2019 Trivia
1. "Baby Shark;" 2. "Avengers: Endgame;" 3. Northern Ireland, Austria, Ecuador and Taiwan; 4. Simone Biles; 5. China; 6. Facebook; 7. "Bohemian Rhapsody."
The Q Train: Oscar Nominees of the 2010s Trivia
1. 1; 2. 3; 3. 1; 4. 2; 5. 4; 6. 1; 7. 4; 8. 3; 9. 1; 10. 4.
General Knowledge
1. Tom Clancy; 2. London; 3. Hans Christian Andersen; 4. Swiss; 5. handwriting; 6. cabbage; 7. Bolivia and Paraguay.
IQ Trivia
1. International Space Station; 2. Argentina; 3. Nancy Drew; 4. "You've Got Mail;" 5. Indiana.

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