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Questions for Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow’s email.

1. The Empire Builder is a passenger train connecting Chicago to Seattle. What U.S. national park was established at the behest of the Great Northern Railway and its founder, James J. Hill, to attract customers to this train line?

2. What 13th-century explorer’s biography was subtitled “From Venice to Xanadu”?

3. A baseball team called the Colt .45s were added to the MLB in 1962. The team changed its name three years later to reflect its city’s role in the burgeoning American space program. What is that team called today?

4. Which is more remote in Australia: the outback or the bush?

5. Brian Jacques wrote his most famous book series after he began reading to children at a school for the blind. His books rely on sensory descriptions of sounds, smells, feelings, and especially tastes. What is that children’s series called?