Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Trivia for 9/17/2014

Australia is known for its natural beauty. Mount Ossa is the highest peak in which Australian State or Territory?

1. Tasmania
2. Victoria
3. Queensland
4. New South Wales
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Trivia for 9/16/2014

The logo of the Amnesty International organization is a candle surrounded by what?

1. thorns
2. crosses
3. chains
4. barbed wire
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Trivia for 9/15/2014

When were the first Olympic Games held?

1. 1000 A.D.
2. 653 B.C.
3. 936 B.C.
4. 776 B.C.
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Trivia for 9/14/2014

You pick up an "aubergine" in the fruit and vegetables section of your supermarket. What is this vegetable better known as?

1. squash
2. lettuce
3. eggplant
4. tomato
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Trivia for 9/13/2014

Do you know why 1816 was called “The Year Without Summer?” Are all these facts true, or is one false?

1. During June and July Connecticut experienced a rare summer blizzard and snow and sleet fell in Danville, Vermont.
2. While unseasonably frigid summer temperatures brought crop failures all over New England, Massachusetts had snow flurries.
3. Savannah, Georgia, had a high temperature of only 46 degrees Fahrenheit on July 4
4. The eruption of the Tambora volcano in Java the previous year spewed dust and ash into the atmosphere and caused the unusually cold summer of 1816.
5. All true.

Trivia for 9/12/2014

Name the queen of France, wife of King Louis XVI, who was executed during the French Revolution.

1. Marie Antoinette
2. Joan of Arc
3. Marie de Medici
4. Anne of Austria

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Trivia for 9/11/2014

What Greek letter represents the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle?

1. alpha
2. pi
3. theta
4. epsilon
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Trivia for 9/10/2014

What do the initials BMW, of the car company, stand for (in English)?

1. British Metal Works
2. British Motor Works
3. Bavarian Motor Works
4. Bavarian Metal Works
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Trivia for 9/9/2014

The tradition of this people claims an enormous hen turkey flew over their fields bringing them corn and teaching them how to cultivate their crops. Can you name this culture?

1. Iroquois
2. English
3. Heinrich Schieman
4. Dutch
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Monday, September 8, 2014

Trivia for 9/8/2014

What was the name of the British archaeologist who, in 1922, discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt?

1. William Albright
2. James Breasted
3. Heinrich Schieman
4. Howard Carter
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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Trivia for 9/3/2014

In North America they are called cowboys; in South America they are called what?

1. bombachas
2. malambos
3. gauchos
4. ranchers

Trivia for 9/7/2014

Who is the author of the November 2001 book "Skipping Christmas," a departure from his usual legal thrillers?

1. John Grisham
2. James Patterson
3. Dean Koonz
4. Tom Clancy
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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Trivia for 9/6/2014

At what activity did Bobby Fischer beat Spassky?

1. Swimming
2. Tennis
3. Archery
4. Chess
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Trivia for 9/5/2014

Cartoonist Al Capp died in 1979. Which comic strip did he create?

1. Calvin and Hobbs
2. Li'l Abner
3. Beetle Bailey
4. Archie

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Trivia for 9/4/2014

Which famous philosopher is known for his famous Latin phrase "cogito ergo sum", or in English, "I think, therefore, I am"?

1. Voltaire
2. Socrates
3. Nicolo Machiavelli
4. Rene Descartes
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Trivia for 9/2/2014

The Penny Black is an item much prized by collectors. What is the name of the collector of such items?

1. Phillumenist
2. Oologist
3. Numismatist
4. Philatelist
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Monday, September 1, 2014

Trivia for 9/1/2014

You have to be bright to answer this one! Ultimately, all of the energy in all life cycles on land originally comes from what?

1. O2
2. Water
3. The Sun
4. Bacteria
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Trivia for 8/31/2014

What was the name of the space shuttle that exploded on liftoff in 1986, killing, among others, teacher Christa McAuliffe?

1. Apollo 13
2. Voyager
3. Challenger
4. Discovery
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Trivia for 8/30/2014

This horse breed can be traced back to three stallions, the Byerly Turk, Godolphin Arabian, and the Darley Arabian.

1. Quarter Horse
2. Warmblood
3. Thoroughbred
4. Morgan

Trivia for 8/29/2014

Which American golfer won the British Open, the Canadian Open and the US Open all in the space of a month in 1971?

1. Arnold Palmer
2. Tiger Woods
3. Lee Trevino
4. Jack Nicklaus