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Old 10-10-2018, 04:47 AM
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Default Trivia Week 15

Same as usual. Click reply and write in answers next to the dots. I'll let you know how you do. This week it a winning score of 96pts (2nd place was back on 81pts) and a correct answer rate of 60.05%. It is a little bit more American centric this week but feel free to give it a try.


Trivia
Week 15
Round 1
Question 1
It was the year The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1 spent 3 weeks as the #1 movie at the Box Office, Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson, Missouri, Scotland voted to remain part of the United Kingdom, Shirley Temple died, The San Antonio Spurs won the NBA Title, True Detective premiered on HBO, and All About The Bass by Meghan Trainor hit #1? What was the year?


Question 2
After New York City with 54, name the next 4 American cities with the most total championship across the 5 Major US Sports (one point each)?


Question 3
What island in the US is named after the Dutch Parliament?


Question 4
Living from 1181 to 1226, he was the son of a wealthy cloth merchant named Pietro Bernadone. Sometime around 1210 he started his own religious community called the Order of Friars Minor (OFM). By what name do we better know him today?


Question 5
What was the name of the auction house where The Banksy art work that was recently shredded was up for sale?


Question 6
5 Answer – I’ll give you a little information about them, you tell me the 5 artists/bands that all have colors in their names?
• Deceased male singer with a bass baritone voice who was nicknamed The Walrus of Love
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• The band that gave us Run-Around and Hook in the 90s
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• Co-founded by Rob, this NYC heavy metal band sound like they’d be more at home in a horror movie.
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• Funk rock band who gave us the albums Blood Sugar Sex Magic, Californication and Stadium Arcadium
o
• The Godfather of Soul
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Question 7 – For The Shots (Closest Guess Wins)
In 2017 how many million more people rode the Staten Island Ferry than lived in the Netherlands?





Round 2
Question 1
With it’s largest city being Munich, this German State with a light blue and white flag has by far the most foreign visitors each year. Name the State?


Question 2
The heaviest ever person from this country was at one point one of their top athletes. Name the country/sport?


Question 3
Erwin Schrodinger, Werner Heisenberg, and Max Born were all amongst the key pioneers and won the Nobel Prize for Physics for their work and research in what?


Question 4
The modern form of the word "filibuster" was borrowed in the early 1850s from the Spanish form filibustero. What were filibustero to 19th century Spanish speakers?


Question 5
Pete Conrad was #3, Alan Bean was #4, Harrison Schmitt was #12. What is the list?


Question 6
5 Answer - What are the 5 closest US State capitals to Mexico City?






Question 7 – For The Shots (Closest Guess Wins)
What percentage of the sumo wrestlers who have achieved the highest rank of Yokozuna in the last 50 years were born in Mongolia?









Round 3
Question 1
This is a famous hotel brand, and also a work by the composer Vivaldi?


Question 2
What was the name of the disgraced Mayor of Toronto who is 2013 admitted that he used crack cocaine?


Question 3
What is the actual name of the organ often referred to as the gullet?


Question 4
By far the greatest river system in the world (in terms of average discharge at mouth) is the Amazon. What famous river would be 2nd on that list?


Question 5
Which player who once returning an opening kickoff in the Super Bowl for a Touchdown, did 'Primetime' Deion Sanders nickname 'Anytime' because at anytime he could return kicks or punts back for a TD?


Question 6
5 Answer – Name the 5 US States that are home to an Ivy League school, and the oldest Law School in the state is NOT located at their Ivy League school(s)?








Final Questions

Question 1
This 32 year old British actor starred in a franchise that generated well over $1 billion at the US Box Office. Since the release of the final movie in the franchise, he is yet to star in a movie that has generated even $10 million (as of Aug 201. Who is he?


Question 2
On May 11th of 2013, the nation heard a 911 call 10 years in the making, when Amanda Berry revealed that she, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus had been kidnapped and held captive by Ariel Castro in what US City?
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