Bacchus trivia, June 12, 2018

Click each question to reveal the correct answer.

Round 1

  1. Who is the more famous pop-culture partner of the actor Alex Winter?
    Keanu Reeves (of “Bill & Ted”)
  2. Robertson, Frearson, Pentalobe, and Polydrive are a few different types of what?
    Screw heads
  3. What is the most populous U.S. state having only one Congressional district?
  4. This past Sunday (June 10, 2018), what show won the Tony Award for Best Play?
    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  5. What Asian country belongs to its own time zone which has a nearly-unique 45-minute offset from Universal Time?
  6. What three baseball statistics make up what are known as the “three true outcomes”?
    • Home runs
    • Walks
    • Strikeouts

Round 2

  1. What was the name of the naval vessel commanded by John F. Kennedy during World War II?
  2. What present-day organization is the result of the mid-20th century consolidation of the IRT, IND, and BMT?
    MTA/New York City subway system
  3. The most common types of stainless steel are produced by adding what two metallic elements to ordinary carbon steel?
    • Chromium
    • Nickel
  4. From the year 1900 to the present day, what four countries have at various times boasted the tallest skyscraper in the world?
    • United States
    • Malaysia
    • Taiwan
    • United Arab Emirates
  5. Guesstimation: as of 2014 Census estimates, what percentage of the population of the United States lives in the Eastern time zone?
  6. What drum machine introduced in 1980 is mentioned by name in the title of, and featured extensively in, a 2008 Kanye West album?
    808 (Roland TR-808)

Round 3

Name the musical artist or band, given the title of that artist or band’s only Billboard Top 40 hit and the year it was released.

  1. “Barely Breathing” (1996)
    Duncan Sheik
  2. “Bust a Move” (1989)
    Young MC
  3. “Closing Time” (1998)
  4. “Flagpole Sitta” (1997)
    Harvey Danger
  5. “Funkytown” (1980)
    Lipps Inc.
  6. “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” (2003)
    The Darkness
  7. “I Melt with You” (1982)
    Modern English
  8. “I Ran (So Far Away)” (1982)
    Flock of Seagulls
  9. “I Touch Myself” (1990)
  10. “I Try” (1999)
    Macy Gray
  11. “Just a Friend” (1989)
    Biz Markie
  12. “No Rain” (1992)
    Blind Melon
  13. “Rapper’s Delight” (1979)
    The Sugarhill Gang
  14. “Ring My Bell” (1979)
    Anita Ward
  15. “Spirit in the Sky” (1969)
    Norman Greenbaum
  16. “Torn” (1997)
    Natalie Imbruglia
  17. “Unbelievable” (1990)
  18. “What Is Love” (1993)
  19. “What’s Up?” (1992)
    4 Non Blondes
  20. “Wipe Out” (1963)
    The Surfaris

Round 4

  1. The ability of a material to provide insulation from heat or cold is typically denoted with what letter of the alphabet?
  2. A dobro is a particular type of what musical instrument?
  3. Draw a quincunx.
  4. What four New York counties share names with U.S. states?
    • Delaware
    • New York
    • Washington
    • Wyoming
  5. After the United States, what country’s flag has the most stars in its design?
    Brazil (27 stars)
  6. What five plays by Shakespeare have single-word titles?
    • Macbeth
    • Hamlet
    • Othello
    • Coriolanus
    • Cymbeline

Round 5

  1. Between Central Park and Greenwich Village, what is the dividing line between addresses marked “East” and “West” on Manhattan streets?
    5th Avenue
  2. Who is the oldest person ever to be named the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People (at the time he was named)?
    Sean Connery (in 1989, at age 59)
  3. What is the name of the indigenous people making up approximately fifteen percent of the present-day population of New Zealand?
  4. What is the only movie to become the highest-grossing film of all time, lose that record, then regain it again later?
    Gone With the Wind
  5. What country in the 2018 World Cup is the smallest country by population ever to qualify for the tournament?
    Iceland (approximately 350,000 people)
  6. The SUNY building in downtown Albany features the largest working weathervane in North America, modeled after what sailing ship that is the namesake of a Capital Region town?
    Half Moon (or Halve Maen)

Final question (Category: Business)

In 2013, the company previously known as Research In Motion changed its name to what, after its flagship product?
BlackBerry Limited