Trivia Recap – July 27, 2017 – Wurst Bar

Last Wednesday, team GDX met up for an all-women trivia night, featuring myself (Heather), KimberlyKirsten (both longtime players with the Sporcle Live team Sparty On), and Laura, who plays on a MTL league team called the Squirrels. We finished in first place with a $30 prize, and jokingly debated using the name “Pods Ladies Auxiliary” as yet another moniker…And the questions!
Round One
1. Lakes – What Great Lake lies farthest east?
2. Theaters – What Chicago venue helped John Candy and bill Murray get their start in comedy?
3. Companies – What company was originally called Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company?
Got all of these.
Round Two
1. Music – What Otis Redding song released in 1967 became a signature hit for Aretha Franklin?
2. Awards – Who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize?
3. Food -What snack food with an alliterative name featuring toffee-covered popcorn and nuts made its debut in 1967? For an extra three-point bonus, what Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor shares its name with a Led Zeppelin song? Missed the bonus.
Round Three
1. Hockey – What former Detroit Red Wing player was the last player to score 50 goals in 50 games – having done whit twice while playing with the St. Louis Blues?
2. TV – What “Golden Girls” spinoff, which debuted in 1988 and ran for seven seasons, featured Richard Mulligan living with his two adult daughters?
3. Actors – Actor Richard Dreyfuss appeared in an uncredited role in what 1967 Mike Nichols film?
Got all of these…
Halftime – Identify the states based on the former capital cities.
1. Lancaster
2. Knoxville
3. Galveston
4. Zanesville
Got all of these for 10 points.
We were in first with 37 point going into the second half.
Round Four
1. Song Lyrics – The original last line of America the Beautiful was not, “From sea to shining sea”. What was it? Newsletter clue.
2. Music – What musical term derived from the Latin word for “tail” indicates the end of a musical movement? Miss for 4.
3. Fictional Characters – What fictional character, introduced in 1919 in a story called “The Curse of Capistrano” has appeared several times on film? Miss.
Round Five
1. Video Games – In what video game series would you find a character named Johnny Cage? Laura nails this one…
2. Boxing – In the 1988 Olympics, what future heavyweight championship won a gold medal by defeating Riddick Bowe? Miss…
3. Computers – Which three-digit number typically identifies a “file not found?”
Round Six
1. Capitals – Minsk is the capital of what Eastern European city?
2. Movies – What best picture Oscar winner is a remake of the Hong Kong film called Internal Affairs?
3. Languages – What is the official language of Cuba?
Finished with 65 points heading into the final, in first place.
Final Category – Geography
What country shares the longest land border with China?
Got this and wagered it all…First place!

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