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Monday, December 15, 2014

An Tobar Trivia 12.14.14

An Tobar Trivia 12.14.14
Round One
1. Who's got a beard that's long and white? Who comes around on a special night? Who wears boots and a suit of red? Who wears a long cap on his head? Who's got a big red cherry nose? Who laughs this way HO HO HO? Who very soon will come our way?

2. Based on the lyrics to the song, how many golden rings does the man or woman receive from his or her true love during The Twelve Days of Christmas in all?

3. At the Christmas party during the ninth and final season of NBC's The Office, which character dressed up as Belsnickel instead of Santa?

4. According to legend, which saint's statuette should you bury on your property to help speed the sale of your home?

5. Chris Hemsworth, People Magazine's sexiest man alive for 2014, portrays what Norse god/superhero in the Marvel Studios films?

6. What is the coldest planet in our solar system?

7. Whose all-time NHL goal record did Wayne Gretzky break when he scored his 802nd goal on March 23, 1994?

8. In the movie ''Scrooged,'' Bill Murray plays a TV network president whose version of ''A Christmas Carol'' featured what former Olympic athlete in the role of Tiny Tim?

9. As a result of the Missouri Compromise (1820), was the state of Missouri admitted to the union as a slave state or as a free state in 1821?

10. In 46 BC Julius Caesar penned the words, "Veni, vidi, vici" to the Roman Senate. Which is the best translation of this phrase?
I saw. I came. I conquered.
I saw. I conquered. I came.
I came. I saw. I conquered.

Round Two
1. In which sequel to the movie Rocky did Rocky Balboa knockout Ivan Drago in the 15th round of an unsanctioned boxing match on Christmas Day?

2. What 1936 best-selling Christmas gift featured rich Uncle Pennybags?

3. Which happened first: the U.S. House of Representatives votes to impeach President Bill Clinton or The Sopranos is first broadcast on HBO?

4. Connect these words: Blue, Straw, Dingle

5. Ponch and Jon were the two lead characters on what late 70s/early 80s TV show?

6. Though Marcellus might have been surprised it's not rotten, which of the world's nations is the least corrupt (according to Transparency International's rankings)?

7. "Crow's feet," when they occur, are located to the sides of what human organ?

8. What famous reindeer is portrayed as Donner's son in the 1964 Rankin-Bass TV show, and as Blitzen's son in the GoodTimes' Entertainment 1998 movie (the latter movie was presumably based on more recently developed DNA evidence)?

9. What celebrity has made famous Andrea Constand, Tamara Green, Barbara Bowman, Janice Dickinson, Joan Tarshis, Louisa Moritz, Angela Leslie, Renita Chaney Hill, Victoria Valentino, Joyce Emmons, and Jewel Allison? (And those are only the ones with names I can easily pronouce.) Or, phrased more tastelessly, What could be the new name for this drink: a Bloody Mary topped off with a beer and a quaalude?

10. What it the well-known Scottish phrase for "times gone by" or "days long ago?"

Harry Potter Questions
1. What two Christmas gifts did Harry Potter receive from Mrs. Weasley during his first Christmas vacation at Hogwarts? (1/2 point each, question is worth 1 pt total)

2. What did Veron Dudley's sister Marge give Harry Potter for Christmas the same year she gave Dudley Durley a computerized robot?

3. Who was Harry Potter's date to Professor Slughorn's Christmas party in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince?

4. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, what attacked Harry and Hermione on Christmas Eve in Godric's Hollow?

5. Which member of Dumbledore's Army, prior to this incident still at Hogwarts, was abducted by Death Eaters over the Christmas holidays in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?

Round Three
1. What Will Farrell movie character said, “I'm just a cotton-headed ninny muggings?”

2. Who are the only quarterbacks in NFL history to be 100 or more games over .500 in wins and losses? (2 pts)

3. In what two states would you find a city, town, or hamlet called "North Pole"? (2 pts.)

4. What is the Oxford English Dictionary 2014 word of the year?

5. Who came in second to "Otherwize" in the 1997 Rap Olympics?

6. What hyphenated word has come to be defined as, "something that shows or teaches you something in a surprising way," but in the 18th and 19th centuries usually just meant "a drink of alcohol in the morning"?

7. What instrument did George Carlin's character, Rufus, play in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure?

8. Composer of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, what is Beethoven's full name?  (Must answer full name for 1 pt.) [If you're trying to answer this at home, this is asking you to come up with the first and second words/names that precede his well-known third word/name, "Beethoven"]

9. What country artist did a 2002 cover of Nine Inch Nail's 1994 song Hurt?

10.  In what Florida city does the most famous annual "drag queen drop" occur each New Year's Eve?

Bonus Round
1. Analogy: The Gillette Mach3 razor blade : The Gillette Fusion razor blade :: the _____ dinosaur  : the pentaceratops dinosaur

2. Which is the hottest month of the year in most of the Northern Hemisphere, and which is the coldest? (2 pts)

3. Name the three actors who have portrayed the Hulk in major motion pictures since 2003?

4. What are the four days following Thanksgiving on the retail-sales/charity calendar called? Note: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, are insufficient.

5. List five of the women's names in Lou Bega's song Mambo Number 5.
A little bit of don-da-da in my life
A little bit of don-da-da by my side
A little bit of don-da is all I need
A little bit of don-da is what I see
A little bit of don-da in the sun
A little bit of don-da all night long
A little bit of don-da-da here I am
A little bit of you makes me your man

Sudden Death
Bing Crosby [White Christmas]–
Gene (Orvon Grover) Autry [Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer]–
Connie Francis [Baby's First Christmas]–
Perry Como [Home for the Holidays]–
José Feliciano­ [Feliz Navidad]–

Closest to the Pin
What number wedding anniversary are William Henry and Camile Olivia Cosby due to celebrate on January 25, 2015?

Round One Answers
1. Santa or Must Be Santa Claus [Mitch Miller & The Gang, 1960]
2. 40 [5 × 8 = 40]
3. Dwight
4. St. Joseph
5. Thor
6. Uranus
7. Gordie Howe
8. Mary Lou Retton
9. slave state
10. I came. I saw. I conquered.

Round Two Answers
1. Rocky IV
2. Monopoly
3. Clinton impeached December 1998 [Sopranos first aired in January 1999]
4. Berry or berries
5. CHiPs
6. Denmark
7. eyes
8. Rudolph
9. Bill Cosby
10. auld lang syne

Harry Potter Answers
1. hand-knitten sweater in emerald green and a large box of homemade fudge
2. box of dog biscuits
3. Luna Lovegood
4. Nagini
5. Luna Lovegood

Round Three Answers
1. Buddy the elf
2. Tom Brady (158–46)* and Peyton Manning (177–76)* [Roger Staubach 85–29; Joe Montana 117-47; Terry Bradshaw 107–51; Ben Roethlisberger 103–52*; Bret Favre 186–112; John Elway 148–82)] *active, in flux
3. Alaska; New York
4. vape
5. Eminem
6. an eye-opener
7. the guitar
8. Ludwig van Beethoven 
9. Johnny Cash
10. Key West

Bonus Round Answers
1. triceratops (other possible answers: Eotriceratops; Einiosaurus; Diabloceratops, but unless you can prove to me that you are professional paleontologist, I will not accept any other dinosaur)
2. hottest—July; coldest—January
3. Eric Bana (Hulk 2003), Edward Norton (The Incredible Hulk 2008), and Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers 2012)
4. Black FridaySmall Business SaturdayGood-shopping Sunday, and Cyber Monday, (the following Tuesday is Giving Tuesday)
5. AngelaPamelaSandra and Rita mentioned in the lead-up, and MonicaEricaRita (again), TinaSandraMary, and Jessica are in the chorus

Sudden Death
d. (1977)
d. 1998
a. (b. 1938)
d. (2001)
a. (b. 1945)

Closest to the Pin
51 (1964)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Second Sunday Trivia at An Tobar Irish Pub 11.9.14

Second Sunday Trivia at An Tobar Irish Pub 11.9.14
"The best trivia at the best venue"
Round One
1. Where have all the flowers gone?

2. Connect these words: Family, Tree, General

3. Who is the patron saint of lost causes?

4. After week 9 of the football season, what team has the best record in the NFL?

5. After her comic book creator died in 1947, what superhero began to feature big breasts more than her magic lasso?

6. Founded in 1964 as the Blue Ribbon Sports Company, what shoemaker reportedly had its motto inspired by serial killer Gary Gilmore's last words before his execution in 1977?

7. Which of the following is was never a cable TV show?
Amish Mafia
Amish Paradise
Breaking Amish  
Return to Amish

8. Is a gecko a reptile or an amphibian?

9. What famous barrier was removed on this date [11/9] in 1989?

10. In which hellacious river was the infant Achilles incompletely immersed?

Round Two
1. What is the most well-known brand of beer brewed by Jim Koch's company Boston Beer?

2. Andromeda, Sombrero, and Whirlpool are all examples of what astronomical systems?

3. What product's TV advertisement would typically begin with a celebrity asking, "Do you know me?" Followed by the celebrity pitching for the product and telling the viewers, "Don't leave home without it."

4. The Big Head Ant has replaced what stinging ant in many parts of the state of Florida?

5. According to legend, and Wikipedia, Cronkite Award-winning journalist Ronan Farrow's legal father is Woody Allen, but who may be his biological father?

6. What was Oscar the Grouch's original color?

7. Originally built for the judo competition in the 1964 Summer Olympics, what was the name of the Tokyo arena where Cheap Trick performed a concert on April 28, 1978?

8. Which is sweeter tasting a yam or a sweet potato?

9. John Wayne, Billy Bob Thornton, and Fess Parker all portrayed what frontier king and one-time Tennessee Congressman?

10. Which word came to mean "excellent" first, radical or awesome?

Harry Potter
1. What was Dumbledore's Phoenix's name?

2. Who finally fixed Harry Potter's wand at the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?

3. Who were the only two people to leave permanent, physical scars on Harry Potter's body?

4. What were the first names of Harry and Ginny Potter's three children?

5. What was Neville Longbottom's grandmother's name?

Round Three
1. According to the annual preseason survey of NBA general managers, which team will be most improved in 2014-15?

2. What role will Johnny Depp be playing in the upcoming film, based on the Broadway musical, Into the Woods?

3. The Swiss retailer Migros apologized for selling packets featuring the faces of what two fascists on the side of its packages of coffee creamers? (2 pts)

4. Which came first, Taylor Swift was born or My Cousin Vinny was released in theatres?

5. Who did Dan Akroyd introduce as "every biker's dream ride," before she performed at the 1984 MTV Awards?

6. What does McDonald's call the Egg McMuffin without the yolk?

7. Matt Bissonnette and Rob O’Neill are both claiming to have killed whom on May 2, 2011?

Waynes World8. In the movie Wayne's World, what woman did Wayne and Garth refer to as, "a babe, a robo babe, Babia Major, and Babraham Lincoln?" (I will accept either the actress's name who played the character, or her character's name during Wayne's World.)

FSU football9. What team picked FSU Heisman-trophy winning Quarterback Charlie Ward 26th overall in the first round of the 1994 draft?

"Uniformed branches of the federal government"10. Memorial Day honors whom, and Veteran's Day honors whom? Be specific. (2 pts.)

Bonus Round
1. Who took the alias Alek James Hidell in 1962?

2. On TV's Dukes of Hazard, what were the full first names of Bo and Luke Duke?

3. According to researchers who developed the interactive game Hooked on Music, the three most easily recognizable UK hit singles of all-time where performed by The Spice Girls, Lou Bega, and Survivor. Name the titles of these three songs.

4. What do the STE, and M stand for in the academic disciplines referred to by the acronym "STEM?"

5. List the five airports people from West Africa are required to arrive at when entering the United States? (I am looking for the cities where the airports are located, but would also accept the airport's names instead.)

Round One Answers
1. Young girls have picked them everyone.
2. Dollar
3. Saint Jude
4. Arizona Cardinals
5. Wonder Woman
6. Nike
7. Amish Paradise
8. reptile (lizard)
9. The Berlin Wall
10. Styx

Round Two Answers
1. Sam Adams
2. galaxies
3. American Express Card
4. The Fire Ant
5. Frank Sinatra
6. orange
7. Budokan
8. sweet potato
9. Davy Crockett
10. radical (1964 vs. A: 1980)

Harry Potter Answers
1. Fawkes
2. Harry Potter
3. Lord Voldemort and Dolores Umbridge
4. JamesLily, and Albus
5. Augusta Longbottom

Round Three Answers
1. Cleveland Cavaliers
2. the wolf
3. Hitler and Mussolini
4. Taylor Swift was born on December 13, 1989; MCV March 13, 1992
5. Madonna
6. Egg White Delight
7. Osama bin Laden
8. Tia Carrere or Cassandra
9. The New York Knicks
10. Those who died serving in the military; all who have served in the military

Bonus Round Answers
1. Lee Harvey Oswald
2. Beuregard and Lukas
3. WannabeMambo No. 5Eye of the Tiger
4. Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
5. JFK International Airport in New YorkNewark International Airport in New Jersey, Dulles International Airport outside Washington, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, or O’Hare Internal Airport in Chicago