Thursday, August 22, 2013

Metro Atlanta Trivia Championships -- August 2013

For all those of you who don't live in the Atlanta area or those who do, but don't pay attention to trivia, it has a huge following here. Try your luck at last weekend's questions.

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TeamTrivia Top 150 Tournament, 8/17/2013

Round 1

Royalty:                          Recently, photos of the Royal baby’s (George Alexander Louis) birth certificate surfaced.  On it, Kate’s occupation is listed as what?

Music Quotes:                 Regarding her nominations at this month’s MTV Video Music Awards, what singer tweeted, “If you vote and get us one, I promise to keep a firmer grip on the mic this time”?

Beverages:                       According to a June 2013 press release from Coca-Cola announcing the debut of Coke in Myanmar, there are only two countries where Coca-Cola is not currently sold.  Name one.

Round 2

Advertising Icons:           What advertising icon is the subject of the Tumblr account titled “Robble Robble”?

Movie Plots:                    In Erin Brockovich, what is the name of the California town with the contaminated water supply?

Sports Logos:                  According to owner Robert Kraft, the face in the current New England Patriots’ logo is a depiction of the face of what entertainer?

Round 3

Mascots:                         Named in honor of a famous athlete, what is the name of Twitter’s bird mascot?

Traditions:                      Each year on March 19, the swallows return to San Juan Capistrano.  In what month are they reputed to leave?

Authors:                         What author used the pen name Robert Galbraith in writing the 2013 crime fiction novel The Cuckoo’s Calling?


For 2 points each:
Since the creation of the National Toy Hall of Fame in 1999, only five board games have been inducted.  Name them.
There have been six sports figures – individual or group – to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated, Time, and Newsweek in the same week.  Who are they?  You don’t have to match them to the correct years, but the years were 1973, 1976, 1984, 1994, 1996, and 1999.

Round 4

Tributes:                         What Italian’s death in Rome in 1937 was observed with two minutes of silence on the radio the next day throughout the world?

Bridges:                          The bridge that crosses the Hudson River between Hudson and Catskill is named after what fictional character?

Directors:                        Simon Wells, great-grandson of H.G. Wells, directed what 2002 film?

Round 5

Cartoons:                        In one issue of a Looney Tunes comic book, what cartoon character’s middle name was said to stand for Ethelbert?

American Politics:           Founded in 2009, the Modern Whig Party uses what type of bird as its symbol?

Science:                           In 2011 the world’s largest sperm bank announced it would no longer accept donations from men with what physically recognizable trait?

Round 6

Entertainers:                   In January 2001 what woman became the first to have a #1 album and a #1 movie simultaneously?

The Braves:                     This season, in what city did the Atlanta Braves play a regular season game for the first time in the history of the franchise?

Vegas:                             On October 18, 2000, Barbara Eden helped reopen what Las Vegas hotel/casino by crossing her arms and blinking?


You do not have to answer all the answers; put down as many as you’re comfortable with.  You will receive 2 points for each correct answer but lose 2 points for each incorrect answer.  (Those left blank will not count against you.)

The 1997 family film Air Bud features a dog who plays basketball.  Including direct-to-video releases, name the sports featured in the first four sequels to Air Bud.
______________    ______________    ______________    ______________

Since Billboard magazine debuted its first “Music Popularity Chart” in 1940 (eventually morphing into the Top 100 singles chart and Top 200 Albums chart), name the top solo artist each of the following decades, based on chart performance: 1940s, 1950s/1960s (same person for both decades), 1970s, 1980s, 1990, 2000s (2000-2009).  There is only one female.
___________________    ___________________    ___________________
                    1940s                         1950s and 1960s                        1970s
___________________    ___________________    ___________________
                    1980s                                 1990s                                2000s

Name the five US Presidents to have served as president, or “rector,” of a university.
___________    ___________    ___________    ___________    ___________

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