(REVISED February 21, 2020) Captain’s Log – Trivia Game Highlights (2020)

 Editor’s note: This will be an ongoing “log” of all of the trivia games that me and my trivia team play in 2020 beginning the week of January 6, 2020 and will be periodically edited/updated. Information provided in this “log” will include game scores, prize winnings (for regular games and tournament games), players in attendance, the number of teams in contention, game winners and final questions. To view full recaps of trivia games, click on the category “trivia recaps.”  

Log entries for regulation Sporcle Live games will be denoted in orange. Log entries for regulation My Trivia Live games will be denoted in blue. Log entries for non-regulation games in both leagues will be denoted in black

As a change from the 2019 captain’s log, I will be providing answers to the final questions in the log entries. I’ll also continue to “attempt” to provide answers to all of the questions in game recaps (in the comments section), though occasionally I may be too busy and won’t be able to do it.

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Stardate: January 6, 2020 – Sticks (Monday)

  • Location: Sticks (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 127 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: 5
  • Number of/names of players: Three- Heather, Mike, Brad
  • Place finish for night: ???
  • Team finishing in first for the night: ???>
  • Final questions correct (y/y)
  • Final question wagers:
  • Final Questions:
Game 1
In 2015 and 2016, what country held a series of referendums to potentially select a new flag, with the leading candidate featuring a silver fern representing the multi-cultural people of the country, in front of a black and blue background?
New Zealand
Game 2
In 2019, YouTube released the list of the most-viewed music videos by decade of release. Of the music videos released in the 1980s and 1990s that reached the top ten for either of those decades, three are songs credited to solo women. Name 1 of those 3.
Cyndi Lauper
Bonnie Tyler
Whitney Houston

Stardate: January 8, 2020 – Tower Inn

  • Location: Tower Inn (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 75 points
  • Prizes: $30
  • Number of teams: 4
  • Number of/names of players: Four – Heather, Mike, Brad and Evan
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing in first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (n)  –
  • Final question wagers: 0
  • Final Question:

Of Spotify’s most-streamed songs, which one is the only one on the list to have not been released in the 21st century – and was a top-streamed song during two different decades?

Answer: Bohemian Rhapsody

Stardate: January 9, 2020 – Sticks (Thursday)

  • Location: Sticks (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 148 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: 5
  • Number of/names of players: Two – Heather, Mike
  • Place finish for night: third
  • Team finishing in first for the night: Dem Iggs
  • Final questions correct (y/y)  –
  • Final question wagers:
  • Final Questions:
Game 1
The LA Galaxy have won five MLS Cup titles, D.C. United has won four, and no team has won three. Name one of the four franchises that have won exactly two MLS Cup titles.
Houston Dynamo
Seattle Sounders FC
Sporting Kansas City
San Jose Earthquakes
Game 2
The United States has formally declared war against ten countries. Name both countries located outside of Europe that have been the target of those declarations.
Japan
Mexico

Stardate: January 15, 2020 – Tower Inn

  • Location: Tower Inn (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 65 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • 5Number of teams: 4
  • Number of/names of players: Four – Heather, Mike, Brad and Evan
  • Place finish for night: ?
  • Team finishing in first for the night: Thought Dogs
  • Final questions correct (n)  –
  • Final question wagers: ?
  • Final Question:

Gary Dellapenta was the first person in the U.S. charged with what specific crime in 1999 – three weeks after California passed a law involving this crime?

Answer: Cyberstalking

 

Stardate: January 22, 2020 – Tower Inn

  • Location: Tower Inn (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 66 points
  • Prizes: $30
  • Number of teams: 5
  • Number of/names of players: Four – Heather, Mike, Brad and Evan
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing in first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (y)  –
  • Final question wagers: 66
  • Final Question:

What singer, who gained fame in 1982 for winning the Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and in 1988 for winning the 1988 Eurovision song contest – was also known for a string of hits in the 1990s – especially a worldwide hit in the later part of the decade of the 1990s? This singer represented Switzerland in the Eurovision contest, though was not a resident of that continent. Name that singer.

Answer: Celine Dion

Stardate: January 29, 2020 – Tower Inn

  • Location: Tower Inn (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 65 points
  • Prizes: $0
  • Number of teams: 8
  • Number of/names of players: Four – Heather, Mike, Brad
  • Place finish for night: ???
  • Team finishing in first for the night: ???
  • Final questions correct (n)  –
  • Final question wagers: 65
  • Final Question:

In 1950, composer Wolfgang Schmieder catalogued the works of what other composer under the initials BWV?

Answer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Stardate: January 30, 2020 – Sticks (Thursday)

  • Location: Sticks (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 126 points
  • Prizes: $15
  • Number of teams: 14
  • Number of/names of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Evan
  • Place finish for night: third
  • Team finishing in first for the night: ???
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –
  • Final question wagers: 20/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
If a driver begins in the capital city of Nebraska, then travels to the bordering state that has the capital city whose name comes next in alphabetical order after the capital city of Nebraska, in what state would the driver end?
South Dakota
GAME 2
On Billboard’s list of the 100 Songs That Defined the Decade of the 2010s, only six artists are credited on two songs, and all of them are solo men. Name any one of those six men.
Justin Bieber
DJ Snake
Enrique Iglesias
Jay-Z
Kanye West
Pharrell Williams

Stardate: February 6, 2020 – Sticks (Thursday)

  • Location: Sticks (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 126 points
  • Prizes: $25
  • Number of teams: 4
  • Number of/names of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Evan
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing in first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –
  • Final question wagers: 0/20
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
Assignment, Training, Patrol, Beach, Siege, and Moscow are the last words in the subtitles of various films in what series?
Police Academy
GAME 2
According to Money Inc., chess and checkers are the two highest-selling board games of all-time. Name three of the next six games on that list, all of which rank ahead of Candy Land and The Game of Life.
Backgammon
Monopoly
Scrabble
Clue
Trivial Pursuit
Battleship

Stardate: February 11, 2020 – McShane’s Pub

  • Location: McShane’s Pub (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 70 points
  • Prizes: $20
  • Number of teams: 10
  • Number of/names of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Brad
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing in first for the night: ???
  • Final questions correct (y)  –
  • Final question wagers: 70
  • Final Question:

What moon of Pluto is named after a mythical body of water and was discovered in 2012?

 

Stardate: February 13, 2020 – Sticks (Thursday)

  • Location: Sticks (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 123 points
  • Prizes: $10
  • Number of teams: 11
  • Number of/names of players: Two – Heather, Mike
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing in first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  –
  • Final question wagers: 20/0
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
In addition to Ivy League schools, Union College in New York, and Georgetown University, there are two colleges or universities that educated multiple U.S. presidents. Name either of those two schools.
The College of William & Mary
United States Military Academy (West Point)
GAME 2
There are three teams who play in the “Big Four” North American sports leagues that have team names that are the only team names in any of those leagues that start with that letter. One of those teams is the New York Yankees. Name the other two teams.
(Philadelphia) Eagles
(Minnesota) Vikings

Stardate: February 19, 2020 – Tower Inn

  • Location: Tower Inn (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 63 points
  • Prizes: $30
  • Number of teams: 9
  • Number of/names of players: Four – Heather, Mike, Brad, Evan
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing in first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (y)  –
  • Final question wagers: 63
  • Final Question:

What American industrialist – born in Europe in 1835 – helped provide funding for more than 2,500 public libraries – most of them in the U.S. between the years of 1880 and 1930?

 

Andrew Carnegie

 

Stardate: February 20, 2020 – Sticks (Thursday)

  • Location: Sticks (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Score: 150 points
  • Prizes: $30
  • Number of teams: 9
  • Number of/names of players: Three – Heather, Mike, Evan
  • Place finish for night: first
  • Team finishing in first for the night: Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods
  • Final questions correct (y/n)  – (y/y)
  • Final question wagers: 14/19
  • Final Questions:
GAME 1
In George Orwell’s 1984, there are four named Ministries, described as “concerning [themselves] with war… with lies… with torture and… with starvation.” Winston Smith was employed in the Records Department of the Ministry. Name 2 of the other 3.
Ministry of Peace
Ministry of Love
Ministry of Plenty
GAME 2
On Wikipedia’s English-language homepage, the “Welcome” banner includes links to eight “Portals,” which “serve as enhanced ‘Main Pages’ for specific broad subjects.” Two of those Portals are Biography and Society. Name two of the other six portals.
Arts
Geography
History
Mathematics
Science
Technology
  • Ongoing Sporcle Live 2020 points tally (Winter/Spring 2020): 771 points (average 128.5 points per night)
  • Ongoing MTL yearly points tally(not including non-regulation games) : 596 (9 games)
  • Ongoing Sporcle Live/MTL yearly prizes tally: $240/$18.46 average prize/night Sporcle Live and MTL games combined, INCLUDING “tournament” games and non-regulation games)
  • Season Tally (Winter/Spring) – Total Sporcle Live trivia spots played: One – Sticks
  • Yearly Tally – Number trivia spots played: 4 (Sticks, Tower Inn, The Graduate, McShane’s Pub )
  • Total number trivia games played (2020) – 6 (Sporcle Live), 7 (My Trivia Live) 13 total games

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