Trivia Recap – May 10, 2016 – Powell’s Pub

Team Generation Double X visited Powell’s Pub for a My Trivia Live bout Monday. Fifty-three points, no prizes. Please check in after 3:30 p.m. today if you want to see the halftime standings and standings leading into the final.
Round One
1. Candy – What brand name can be a story about Porthos, Aramis or Athos or a chocolatey candy bar? Five.
2. U.S History – What nickname did Americans give to British soldiers during the Revolutionary War? Three.
3. Lakes – Which of the Great Lakes is the only one not to touch Michigan? One.
Round Two
1. SCIENCE – What element serves as the basic building block of organic chemistry?
2. Animals – What is the traditionally accepted ratio of dog years to human years?
3. Education – What is the name of the study of plants ? For three extra points, name which college campus is in the Happy Valley area? One point, no clue on bonus.
Round Three
1. Literature – In what 1993 dystopian young adult novel is color and emotional depth eradicated for an entire community? One point.
2. Advertising – What Brit actor is the face for ads involving the new LG phone? Five. Miss. One team got this correct.
3. Toys – What ’80s doll marketed to little boys wore red overalls and was said to be the inspiration for the “Child’s Play” horror films?
Halftime
Identify the ’90s TV series based on the quotes and the total season run.
1. “Maybe the dingo ate your baby,” 89-98, NBC.
2. “You know they say when you talk to God, it’s prayer, but when God talks to you, it’s schizophrenia.” Fox, 1993-2002.
3. “As a housewife, I feel that if the kids are still alive when my husband gets home, I’ve done my job.” 1988-1996.
4. “I’m the thing that monsters have nightmares about.” WB, 1997-2003.
Missed #2. My groan-o-meter tells me that other teams missed this one, too.
Halftime standings: Heck Ya, 15; Combat Wombats, 19; Says Who, 21; Prospero, 23; Ham Wallets, 26; GDX, 27; Dan Smith, 35; Glencoe/One is the Loneliest Number, 39.
Round Four
1. Celebrity Deaths – newsletter question six points.
2. Geography – Name one of the three countries bordering Cambodia? Four points.
3. Baseball – What name did the Washington Capitals go by prior to 2005? Two. Miss.
Round Five
1. Pink Floyd – What was the name of of Pink Floyd ‘ s debut album in 1967? Six.
2. U.S. History – What founding father founded the Federalist Party, U.S. Financial System, and the New York Post? Four.
3. Art – What was the subject of a majority of Edgar Degas’ impressionist paintings? Two.
Round Six
1. Landmarks – What is he name of the rebuilt World Trade Center tower, which was called Freedom Tower during its rebuilding? Two.
2. 1920s Films – What was name of short film featuring both Mikey and Minnie Mouse and was first to feature synchronized sound? Four.
3. Music Theory – A person playing what instrument sits to the far left of the conductor. Miss for six. My school district was too poor to have an orchestra, we just had band! Also a pool that it could not afford to use, but that’s another story…
Heading into the final: ???, Prospero, 43; Combat Wombats, 51; Says Who, 52; GDX, 53; Ham Wallets, 56; One is the Loneliest Number, 65; Dan Smith, 69; and Glencoe, 71.
Final Category: Food
The majority of the world’s supply of what frequently used kitchen spice comes from Madagascar and is second only to saffron in terms of costliness. What is it? Lots of teams missed this. We picked another spice commonly grown in Madagascar and more commonly thought of as a spice than the answer that was required. Final standings: Combat Wombats, 102; Dan Smith, 138; and Glencoe, 142. Until next time, which for team GDX will be Wednesday. Go DX!

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