Thursday, March 6, 2014

Atlanta Trivia Championships

Team Trivia is a big thing in Atlanta. Every 6 months, there are city-wide championships for which the top 150 teams are eligible. This is your chance to try your luck. We don't get to use outside help (living, electronic, or otherwise), so you shouldn't either.

In rounds 1, 2, and 3, one of your questions must be a 1-pointer, 1 must be a 2-pointer and 1 must be a 5-pointer. When you get the first question, you will know the other categories, but not the specific questions.

Round 1

Banks:                            The world’s only bank that allows its ATM transactions in Latin is where?

Oscar Moments:             For what film was Jack Nicholson receiving an Academy Award when he pranced on the stage to avoid stepping on the lines on the floor?

Photographs:                  Taken in 1934, the “surgeon’s photograph” is supposedly the most famous picture of what legendary creature?

Round 2

Nobel Prize:                    Besides Jimmy Carter, who is the only person born and raised in Georgia to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?

Sports Lingo:                  What sporting activity is the origin of the term “second string”?

Music Honors:                In a 2002 High Times magazine reader poll, what British band was voted “the best band to listen to while stoned”?

Round 3

Reality TV Stars:             When A&E placed Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson on suspension in December 2013, it was due to comments he made in an interview with what magazine?

Typing:                           What continent’s name can be typed using the keys from only one row on a standard keyboard?

US Highways:                 The US state with the most mileage of I-95 is Florida.  What state has the second most?

There were three halftime questions with 13 total answers. You get two points for each correct answer.


For 2 points each:
What are the four types of sports balls featured in the logo for Dick’s Sporting Goods?
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According to, by the end of 2013, name the five most followed Twitter accounts that were not for an individual person?  (Three are online services, one is a musical group, and one is a news outlet.)
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In February 1980 (for the year 1979), the Grammy Awards gave out an award – for the first and only time – for Best Disco Recording.  Gloria Gaynor won for “I Will Survive.”  Given the artists, name the other four songs nominated: Earth Wind & Fire (featuring The Emotions), Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, and Donna Summer.
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Rounds 4, 5, and 6 are like the first half, but point values are 2, 4, and 6.

Round 4

Science:                           According to Natural Medicine Journal and, what is the heaviest element essential to human life, with an atomic weight of 126.90?

Winter Olympics:            The Besti squat, the Walley jump, and the Ina Bauer are all maneuvers in what Winter Olympic sport?

Actors:                            What 2011 People magazine Sexiest Man Alive winner was the first actual graduate of The Actors Studio to be interviewed as a guest on Inside the Actors Studio?

Round 5

Georgia Trivia:                On November 22, 2013 at 11:08 AM, Linda and Mike Weinroth became the last Georgia residents to do what, after becoming the first to do it on August 1, 1993?

Publishing:                      In 1980 what romance novel company was started by Simon & Schuster to compete with their former client, Harlequin?

The Internet:                  At The Simpson’s official website,, what object spins in the middle of the screen as an object is loading?

Round 6

TV Debuts:                     Most likely done on purpose, what sitcom was the first show broadcast on The WB network on January 11, 1995?

US Presidents:                 Which US President has/had his family’s crest tattooed on his chest?

Music Duos:                    What unusual distinction do these Hall & Oates Top-40 songs have in common: “Back Together Again,” “Possession Obsession,” and “How Does It Feel to Be Back?”

The rules and the questions for the finale are below. Note the penalties.


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 3 points for each incorrect answer.  (Those left blank will not count against you.)

By city limits, name the ten most populous US cities whose names contain a double letter (e.g. Boone).
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By paid circulation in 2013, name the top five magazines in the US whose titles include the name of a real person.
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In 1994 the NFL named its 75th Anniversary All-Time Team, which included five players who were still active at the time – a quarterback, a wide receiver, a defensive end, a safety, and a cornerback.  Name them.
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