Sunday, May 23, 2010

May 19th Trivia

The big crowds returned to Cappy's Wednesday for Trivia night. 8 teams came out. Scores went back and forth all night but with 19 out of 20 on "Name That Tune." Randy's Pandas won not only the night and the $20 Cappy's bucks that comes with it; but shirts from Corona beer! Here's your scores and answers. Reminder: there will be no Trivia on Wednesday June 9th. I will be at the Bonnaroo music festival.

May 19th Trivia:

Current Events:

1. This team beat the odds Tuesday night winning the NBA Draft Lottery.
The Washington Wizards

2. This week the Rolling Stones released several different versions of which classic album, all of which were remastered and expanded?
Exile on Main Street

3. Microsoft said they were revamping which service in order to compete with Google and Yahoo!

4. President Obama appeared in which Rust Belt city this week to tout his economic plans?
Youngstown, OH

5. Three aid workers were kidnapped this week in Darfur, a troubled region in which African nation?

6. A dispute unfolded between South and North Korea over what?
A sunken warship.

7. Which actor's dogs were accidentally killed in Bangor, Maine's airport?
John Travolta

8. Rescuers in the northern part of what nation were rushing to rescue trapped miners.

9. Phish, the Eagles, and The Strokes were recently named as headliners for which fall music festival?
Austin City Limits

10. Which space shuttle recently launched on its last mission?

General Knowledge

1. The rings of Neptune were discovered in 1989 by which spacecraft?
Voyager 2

2. Named after the famous 1969 riots in NYC, what is the name for the United Kingdom's largest gay rights advocate?

3. In 1944, which European nation tried to establish independence before being occupied by the USSR again?

4. What team was Bobby Thomson and the New York Giants playing against when his "Shot Heard Round The World" won them the NL pennant?
The Brooklyn Dodgers

5. Capitol Records refused to release Merle Haggard's "Irma Jackson" prior to 1972 due it's controversial subject. What was it?
An interracial relationship

6. True or False: One visitor to the John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame fell while kneeling; catching fire and burned to death.

7. Albert B. Wohlsen was mayor of Lancaster, PA for only a few weeks when he had to deal with which disaster in 1979?
The Three Mile Island nuclear meltdown

8. Prince Charles had a cameo in which British soap opera?
Coronation Street

9. May 9th is Soviet Victory day. What does the day mark?
The day the USSR was victorious over Germany in World War II

10. Georgetown University's official cheer is Hoya Saxa. What does Hoya Saxa mean?
"What rocks!"

May 19th Trivia

1. On this date in 1536, which English king's second wife Anne Boleyn was beheaded for adultery, treason, and incest.
Henry the 8th

2. On this day in 1943, President FDR and Winston Churchill sat May 1st as what important date in World War II?
D-Day, the day of the English Channel crossing

3. On this date in 1962, which famous actress sang her now famous rendition of Happy Birthday to President John f. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden.
Marilyn Monroe

4. On this day in 1994, what famous first lady passed away?
Jackie Kennedy Onassis

5. What famous Vietnamese leader was born on this day in 1890?
Ho Chi Minh

6. Malcolm X was born on this day in what year?

7. What legendary punk rock frontman was born on May 19th?
Joey Ramone

8. What professional wrestler, known for having a posse, was born in 1946 on this day.
Andre The Giant

9. This famous windmilling rock guitarist and songwriter was born in 1945 on this day.
Pete Townshend

10. This writer of Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, and other romantic comedies was born in 1941 on this day.

Name That Tune

10. Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer
9. If You Leave - Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark
8. Bad Boy - Miami Sound Machine
7. Take Me Home - Phil Collins
6. Your Love - The Outfield
5. Live to Tell - Madonna
4. What Have You Done For Me Lately - Janet Jackson
3. Why Can't This Be Love - Van Halen
2. West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
1. Greatest Love of All - Whitney Houston

IQ Trivia

1. Which NBA team had two players on its 1988-9 roster both named Charles Jones? (5 points)
The Washington Bullets

2. What year was the White Horse Temple, the first Buddhist temple in China, established? (5 points)
68 AD

3. What year was the IBM 608, the first completely transistorized computer released? (6 points)

4. Chris Towson replaced which drummer on a 1967 UK tour?
Keith Moon of the Who (4 points)

5. What was the last artwork to be worked on by Andy Warhol before his death? (5 points)

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