Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Trivia: April 14th

First ever Cappy Cafe's team trivia night is in the books. Night was a success despite the Pens' loss. 8 teams checked in with the bar's very own Kubby winning it all beating We Have Malaria by one point after Genius trivia. Thank you to everyone for coming out and Bryan Carey for giving me the space and time. See you next Wednesday at 9!

Current Events:

1. Malcolm McLaren, founder of which legendary English punk band, died at age 64.
Sex Pistols

2. Tiger Woods returned to the golf course at the Masters this week which is held in which Georgia town?

3. Which country posted it's first trade deficit in six years?

4. This week, Apple announced what number version of its iPhone OS?

5. "Date Night" became with this week's number one film. Which two TV actors starred in the film AND which TV shows do they star in?
Steve Carell (The Office) and Tina Fey (30 Rock)

6. Two more glaciers have vanished from Glacier National Park, leaving how many?

7. A day care center in Vancouver, Washington was closed after a deadly stain of what bacteria was found there?

8. A plane crash claimed the life of Lech Kaczynski, president of what European nation?

9. Meinhardt Raabe died at age 94 this week. What role did he play in the 1939 film the Wizard of Oz?
The Munchkin coroner

10. The NHL season wrapped up this week. scored the most goals this season. What trophy does he win?
The Maurice "Rocket" Richard trophy

General Knowledge:

1. If you hit a golf shot 3-under-par, what would you call that?

2. Now in it's 9th year, Lebowski Fest celebrating all things related to the Coen Brothers' film "The Big Lebowski" is held in what city and state?
Louisville, KY

3. The line "A kingdom for my horse" comes from what Shakespeare play opening at CMU April 15th?

4. How many US states contain the word "New" in its name?
4 (New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico)

5. The NBA 24-second shot clock was born in what US city which has a monument dedicated to the invention?
Syracuse, NY

6. What musician died in a motorcycle accident on October 29, 1971?
Duane Allman

7. What legendary city of gold were Spanish conquistadors looking for in the 1500s?
El Dorado

8. Canada has two national sports. Name them.
Hockey AND Lacrosse

9. What Detroit record label recently celebrated it's 50th anniversary?

10. The film "Waiting for Guffman" took place in fictional Blaine, Missouri, a town know for production of what household item?
The stool

Tax Day:

1. On which 1966 album did George Harrison's "Taxman" appear?

2. Turbotax software is made by Intuit which is known mainly for which financial software?

3. As of January 1st, 2009, what percentage is Allegheny County's drink tax?

4. In 1992, to pay back taxes, this country legend released an album called "The IRS Tapes: Who'll buy my memories?"
Willie Nelson

5. Richard Hatch was convicted for failing to report the 1 million dollars he earned as winner of the first season of what reality show?

6. In 1773, residents of what New England city dumped tea into the harbor to protest taxes on it.

7. What phrase appears on the District of Columbia's license plates?
Taxation without Representation

8. Tax is based in the Latin word "taxo" which means what?
I estimate

9. What island chain is world famous for it's tax haven status?
The Cayman Islands

10. On October 10, 1973, what vice president had to resign under charges for tax evasion?
Spiro Agnew

Name That Tune:
The Billboard Hot 100 for April 14th, 1994:

10. Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen
9. The Most Beautiful Girl in the World - Prince
8. Now and Forever - Richard Marx
7. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm - Crash Test Dummies
6. Whatta Man - Salt-N-Pepa
5. So Much in Love - All-4-One
4. The Power of Love - Celine Dion
3. Without You - Mariah Carey
2. The Sign - Ace of Base
1. Bump 'N Grind - R. Kelly

Genius Trivia:

1.Which US President effectively killed the Second Bank of the United States? (5 points)
Andrew Jackson

2. How long is the lease on the original Guinness brewery in Dublin? (4 points)
9000 Years

3. Which US state was its own republic from 1777 until 1791? (5 points)

4. How many NHL career points did Mario Lemieux finish with, good enough for 7th overall? (6 points)

5. According to the RIAA, which album is the best selling live album of all-time? (5 points)
Garth Brooks - Double Live

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