Thursday, July 15, 2010

July 14th Trivia Answers

Current Events:

1. What former vice president had a new heart pump recently installed?
Dick Cheney

2. On what Leonardo Da Vinci painting was its restoration recently completed?
Virgin of the Rocks

3. What hit MTV reality show recently aired its last episode?
The Hills

4. The National League on the MLB All-Star Game for the first time since what year?

5. A billboard for the Northern Iowa Tea Party was removed this week because it compared President Obama to which two European leaders?
Hitler and Lenin

6. George Steinbrenner, infamous owner of the New York Yankees, dies this week at age 80. How many World Series titles did the Yankees win while he was the owner?
7 (1977. 1978, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009)

7. A ship was recently diverted to Egypt by Israel despite being an attempt to bring aid to the Gaza Strip. What country was that ship from?

8. What type of blunt has recently been discovered to have cause 400 deaths in China?
A mushroom

9. PennDOT demolished the Allegheny River Bridge this week which since 1951 brought which roadway across the rive?
Pennsylvania Turnpike

10. Which major college sporting event was announced it will be hosted at the Consol Energy Center in 2013?
The Frozen Four


1. True or False, Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River in terms of land area.

2. Who is Georgia named after?
King George the 2nd

3. What is the state song of Georgia?
Georgia on My Mind

4. What US General destroyed much of Georgia, including Atlanta and Savannah, during his March to the Sea during the Civil War?
William Tecumseh Sherman

5. What fruit appears on the Georgia state quarter?

6. True or False: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest passenger airport in the world

7. Dalton, GA is famous for the production of 90% of the world's what?

8. What Georgia resident is famous for igniting the cable television revolution?
Ted Turner

9. What hip-hop duo is famous for bring Atlanta and the Dirty South to the forefront?

10. What soft drink was created in Atlanta on May 6, 1886?

Name That Tune:
200-191 Pitchfork 60s

200. Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
199. Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair - Nina Simone
198. Walk on By - Dionne Warwick
197. Solo Dancer - Charles Mingus
196. Time Is On My Side - Irma Thomas
195. Night Train - James Brown
194. Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
193. Jackson - Johnny Cash and June Carter
192. I'm Still In Love With You - Alton Ellis
191. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Cannonball Adderly Quartet

Mystery Category:
Bastille Day/July 14th

1. In France, what does Bastille Day celebrate?
The Storming of the Bastille

2. What year was the Bastille stormed?

3. What was the Bastille?
A Prison

4. Where does the key to the Bastille reside now?
Mount Vernon in George Washington's home.

5. On this day in 2002, what French leader escaped assassination?
President Jacques Chirac

6. Article 17 of France's constitution allows the President to do what on Bastille Day?
Pardon criminals

7. Paris' annual Bastille Day parade is a major event in France. What made the 2004 edition special?
It maked the first time the parade was led by British troops

8. Philadelphia's Bastille Day celebrations has what famous queen throwing pastries at soldiers?
Marie Antoinette

9. On this day in 1881, what famous American outlaw was shot and killed by Pat Garrett?
Billy the Kid

10. On this day in 1912, what American folk singer was born?
Woody Guthrie

Genius Round:

1. Ed Reulbach in 1908 pitched two shutouts on the same day, the only player to do so. What team did he play for? (5 points)
Chicago Cubs

2. The first use of the term boycott was used by the Irish Land League against who? (5 points)
Captain Charles C. Boycott

3. Who is the only female director to win the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival? (4 points)
Jane Campion

4. A person who is ecclesiophobic is afraid of what? (6 points)

5. Philadelphia-born Alicia Moore is better known as what music artist? (5 points)

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