The Grades are In, Nerds

A huge congratulations to 'Megan Needs to Break Up with Her Boyfriend' for taking home first prize at the Inaugural NERDS night co-hosted with Politics & Prose.

Keep an eye out for our next Trivia Night, coming in March... and for those who couldn't join us on Saturday, I've decided to share the quiz and answers (shhhh, don't tell the teacher):

Round 1: Questions
1)    What do India (1966), Israel (1969), United Kingdom (1979), Germany (2005), Liberia (2006) and Australia (2010) have in common?
2)    This emerald of the West Coast was the first American city to put its metropolitan police force on bicycles.
3)    ‘Leave it to Beaver’ was the first to show this on television.
4)    From highest to lowest, rank the 6 highest winning poker hands.
5)    Which man-made place on earth appears brightest from space?
6)    In China, animals are not allowed to use human language. Based on this belief, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s famous children’s book was banned. What was the book, and what is this author’s better-known pseudonym?
7)    This phrase is derived from the Persian Shah mat, meaning ‘the King is Dead’.
8)    In North Korea, this grandson of the ‘Eternal President’ was declared supreme leader following the death of his father.
9)    What is the hardest substance in the human body?
10) Recently hacked, this Painting President is the most recent representative of only two families that have produced both a father and son who became American Presidents.  From most recent to oldest, who are the 4 men to hold this distinction?
Round 2: Questions
1)    In Moby Dick, you called him Ishmael, and you know about the obsessive Captain Ahab. What re the names of Ahab’s first mate, his second mate, and third mate?
2)    In Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Cat’s Cradle, what is the name of the material that is developed as a weapon with the power to destroy all of humankind?
3)    In Season 9, the television show The Simpsons parodied what book in an episode called “Das Bus” that included the chat “Kill the dorks! Bash their butts! Kick their shins!”?
4)    This mid-20th century allegorical novel was criticized by the New Republic upon publication with the reviewer stating that “the failure of this book arises from the fact that the satire deals not with something the author has experienced, but rather with stereotyped ideas about a country which he probably does not know very well.” The review added, “Commercially, it is already assured of tremendous success.” Your high school English teacher might agree. What is the novel?
5)    In the Harry Potter series, Hermione Granger’s pet cat is named what?
6)    One of the characters in this novel, originally published in 1937, is Behemoth, an enormous and demonic black cat with a number of human tendencies, including the capability of speech, walking on two legs, and a refined sense of sarcasm. Name the Novel. (Bonus for 2 points: this character’s name is taken from what book of the Bible)?
7)    In the Shrek franchise, Spanish actor Antonio Banderas provided the voice-over for the character Puss in Boots, based on ta 17th-century French fairytale. Banderas also provided the voice-over for the bee in the commercials for what allergy medicine?
8)    The 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is based on what novel by writer Gary K. Wolf?
9)    In Doreen Cronin’s award-winning children’s illustrated book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type, Farmer Brown’s cows use an old typewriter to demand what from Farmer Brown (and when he refuses to provide these, the cows go on strike).
10) This DC Comic’s caped crusader’s lesser-known masked enemies include Catman, Firefly, Killer Crok, and Owlman, a member of the fictional Crime Syndicate of America. Name the Superhero

Round 1: Answers
First national election of a female head of government; Seattle; Toilet; Royal Flush, Straight Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight; Las Vegas; Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carrol; Checkmate; Kim Jong Un; Tooth enamel; George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush; John Quincy Adams; John Adams. 
Round 2: Answers
Starbuck, Stubb, and Flask; Ice-Nine; Lord of the Flies; Animal Farm; Crookshanks; The Master and Magarita (Job 40:15-24); Nasonex; Who Censored Roger Rabbit?; Electric Blankets (because the barn is cold at night); Batman.
Round 3: Songs
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something; Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison; Somebody that I used to know  - Gotye (Feat. Kimbra); Like a Prayer – Madonna; Sweet Child o’ Mine – Guns ‘n’ Roses
The Inaugural Class (teams):
Carnival Shuffleboard Champs 2013; Cerebral Sardines; District Direwolves; Encoders of the Arbritrary Outset; Flying Flock of Flopping Flounders; Glad We Came Early; I like Big Books and I Cannot Lie; Iranian Space Monkeys; Jordan’s Angels; Jumbo Mensch; Knossos; Know Nothings; Marco Rubio’s Poland Spring Break; Megan Needs to Break Up with Her Boyfriend; Midwesterners Ltd.; Miz Trivia and the Kotters; Mman; Newt Gingrich’s Moon Colony; Parental Units; Pope’in Ain’t Easy; Russian Comets; Speaking Russian; Spoiler Alert; Cousin Mathew Dies; Summer School Valedictorian; Tale of Two Tables; The Clam Jammers; The Planeteers… Just Sayin’; The Prosers; The Red Shirts; The Team Who Must Not Be Named; They Who must Not Be Named; Too Young for This; Tritons; Triviateers!


Calling the Nerdly Folk

Which U.S. city has the nickname 'Chicago of the north'?
What are the names of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
What is the "Holy See"?
What's the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Who doesn't like to display their random knowledge?! Join us for our first trivia night - co-hosted with Politics & Prose - on Saturday, Feb. 16. The fun begins at 7:30pm.

The fine print: Teams are limited to 5 people, and PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED to the winning teams!