Portal Forum General General Discussion Totally Random Trivia: 2022

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    1. Hadrian’s Wall

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    4) Detroit (For some reason, I recall hearing this years ago.).

     

    NOTE: Reread the question after seeing Viking’s answer and I’m wrong.  Misread the question and was way off.

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    4. I would guess Las Vegas.  Not sure when it was founded though.

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    4. I would guess Las Vegas. Not sure when it was founded though.

     

    I bet you’re right….founded in 1905 per Wiki.

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    Answers to Tuesday, May 2, 2022

    1. The most popular 84-mile walking path in northern England follows what ancient structure?

    Hadrian’s Wall

    2. In the 1973 Disney animated version of “Robin Hood,” which of Robin’s band of merry men is depicted as a badger?

    Friar Tuck

    3. If you’re on a crew that consists of graders, gaugers, spikers, and bolters, what are you building?

    A railroad

    4. At the close of the 19th century, Chicago was the largest U.S. city (by population) that had been founded during that century. What U.S. city held that same distinction for the 20th century?

    Las Vegas

    5. What nation, which is made up of more than 17,000 islands including Krakatoa, accounts for two-thirds of the world’s volcano deaths?

    Indonesia

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    Questions for Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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

    1. In 1956, Grace Kelly gave up her Hollywood career to become the princess of what country?

    2. In 1953, Mr. Potato Head met Mrs. Potato Head. Later that same year, they welcomed two children to the family: a daughter named Yam, and a son named… what?

    3. The Latin phrase “primum non nocere” doesn’t actually appear in the Hippocratic Oath. What does it mean in English?

    4. Lisa Simpson became vegetarian in a seventh-season episode of “The Simpsons.” What other famous vegetarian guest-starred on that episode, and joined in a performance of his song “Maybe I’m Amazed”?

    5. Maryland’s Camp Hi-Catoctin was renamed “Shangri-La” by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1942. Dwight Eisenhower renamed it again in 1953 when he became president. What did he call it?

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    5) Camp David

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    1) Monaco

    3) First do no harm

     

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    2. Spud

    4. Paul McCartney

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    Answers to Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    1. In 1956, Grace Kelly gave up her Hollywood career to become the princess of what country?

    Monaco

    2. In 1953, Mr. Potato Head met Mrs. Potato Head. Later that same year, they welcomed two children to the family: a daughter named Yam, and a son named… what?

    Spud

    3. The Latin phrase “primum non nocere” doesn’t actually appear in the Hippocratic Oath. What does it mean in English?

    “First (or ‘above all’) do no harm”

    4. Lisa Simpson became vegetarian in a seventh-season episode of “The Simpsons.” What other famous vegetarian guest-starred on that episode, and joined in a performance of his song “Maybe I’m Amazed”?

    Paul McCartney

    5. Maryland’s Camp Hi-Catoctin was renamed “Shangri-La” by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1942. Dwight Eisenhower renamed it again in 1953 when he became president. What did he call it?

    Camp David (he named it after his grandson)

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    Questions for Theme Thursday, May 5, 2022

    Mexican History: Happy Cinco de Mayo. Five questions about Mexican history!

    Answers in tomorrow’s email.

    1. You’re a discerning, educated person so you know that Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexican Independence Day. In which month is Mexican Independence Day celebrated, along with the independence days of other Spanish-speaking countries like Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua?

    2. You probably also know that Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of Mexican forces at the Battle of Puebla. Who did México defeat?

    3. The name “México” comes from the Mexica people, a part of the Aztec Empire. What language is associated with the Mexica people?

    4. Since 1994, a socialist, largely Indigenous group called the EZLN has controlled substantial territory in the state of Chiapas. By what one-word name are the EZLN usually referred to in English?

    5. Who is the current president of México?

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    2. France

     

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    4:  Zapatistas

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    3. Nahuatl – Surprised I remember this from Spanish class.
    5. Obrador

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    Answers to Thursday, May 5, 2022

    1. You’re a discerning, educated person so you know that Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexican Independence Day. In which month is Mexican Independence Day celebrated, along with the independence days of other Spanish-speaking countries like Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua?

    September
    (that’s why Hispanic Heritage Month starts on September 15)

    2. You probably also know that Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of Mexican forces at the Battle of Puebla. Who did México defeat?

    France

    3. The name “México” comes from the Mexica people, a part of the Aztec Empire. What language is associated with the Mexica people?

    Nahuatl
    (1.7 million people speak Nahuatl today!)

    4. Since 1994, a socialist, largely Indigenous group called the EZLN has controlled substantial territory in the state of Chiapas. By what one-word name are the EZLN usually referred to in English?

    Zapatistas
    (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional)

    5. Who is the current president of México?

    Andrés Manuel López Obrador

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    Questions for Friday, May 6, 2022

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

    1. Quit While You’re Ahead: Happy The Day After Cinco de Mayo! Of the 10 most popular imported beers in the U.S., five are imported from Mexican breweries. Name as many of those breweries as you can for one point each. Zero points total if you get any wrong.

    2. “Every political system in the world might be rigged.” That was one journalist’s conclusion in 2016 following the release of 11.5 million files leaked from a prominent law firm based in what country?

    3. Which is the only U.S. state capital named after a French city?

    4. Twice voted “Most Popular Dog” by the readers of TV Guide, Murray was the pet of apartment-dwellers Paul and Jamie Buchman on what ’90s sitcom? Their dog walker, Nat Ostertag, was played by Hank Azaria.

    5. Today is May 6. Happy 30th birthday to singer Baekhyun of the band Exo. He released his first solo album in 2019, which shares what name with a Charlie Chaplin film, a pop-punk band, and an independent bookstore in San Francisco?

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    3) Montpellier (??)

    4) Mad About You

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    3. Montpelier

    4. Mad About You

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    2 Panama

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    1. I’m going to go for it.

    Modelo, Tecate, Dos Equis, Corona, Pacifico.

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    Answers to Friday, May 6, 2022

    1. Quit While You’re Ahead: Happy The Day After Cinco de Mayo! Of the 10 most popular imported beers in the U.S., five are imported from Mexican breweries. Name as many of those breweries as you can for one point each. Zero points total if you get any wrong.

    Modelo, Corona, Dos Equis, Pacifico, Tecate

    2. “Every political system in the world might be rigged.” That was one journalist’s conclusion in 2016 following the release of 11.5 million files leaked from a prominent law firm based in what country?

    Panama (“The Panama Papers”)

    3. Which is the only U.S. state capital named after a French city?

    Montpelier (Vermont)

    4. Twice voted “Most Popular Dog” by the readers of TV Guide, Murray was the pet of apartment-dwellers Paul and Jamie Buchman on what ’90s sitcom? Their dog walker, Nat Ostertag, was played by Hank Azaria.

    “Mad About You”

    5. Today is May 6. Happy 30th birthday to singer Baekhyun of the band Exo. He released his first solo album in 2019, which shares what name with a Charlie Chaplin film, a pop-punk band, and an independent bookstore in San Francisco?

    “City Lights”

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    Questions for Monday, May 9, 2022

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

    1. According to the video game manufacturer NAMCO, the basic premise of “Pac-Man”—that the main character eats to grow stronger—was inspired by what cartoon character, which debuted 50 years earlier?

    2. What natural substance, known to scientists as cera alba, is considered the world’s first plastic?

    3. In the song “Puff the Magic Dragon,” where did Puff live?

    4. The world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome was built for the Roman emperor Trajan, and still stands in Rome today. What is it called?

    5. In 2018, after 30 years of research, Bayer released a variety of onion called “sunions.” What makes sunions unique?

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    3:  By the sea, in a land called Honah Lee

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    1. Popeye?

    3. Honah Lee

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    2. Beeswax

    4. Pantheon

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    5) Like Johnson’s Baby Shampoo…tearless.  Or no crying in the kitchen.

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    Answers to Monday, May 9, 2022

    1. According to the video game manufacturer NAMCO, the basic premise of “Pac-Man”—that the main character eats to grow stronger—was inspired by what cartoon character, which debuted 50 years earlier?

    Popeye

    2. What natural substance, known to scientists as cera alba, is considered the world’s first plastic?

    Beeswax

    3. In the song “Puff the Magic Dragon,” where did Puff live?

    Honalee

    4. The world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome was built for the Roman emperor Trajan, and still stands in Rome today. What is it called?

    The Pantheon

    5. In 2018, after 30 years of research, Bayer released a variety of onion called “sunions.” What makes sunions unique?

    Your eyes don’t water when you cut them

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    Questions for Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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

    1. What animated series opens every episode with a disclaimer that reads: “The following program contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be viewed by anyone”?

    2. What pasta’s name means “little mustache” in Italian?

    3. According to “The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary,” there are only three acceptable two-letter words that don’t use any vowels (including “Y”). Name one of them.

    4. Which first lady famously planted a “Victory Garden” on the White House grounds in 1943?

    5. The original Bop-It game, released in 1996, required players to do one of three things to “it.” One, of course, was “Bop it.” Name one of the other two commands.

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    3) SH, MM

    4) Eleanor Roosevelt

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    4) Eleanor Roosevelt

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    5.  Twist it?

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    1. South Park
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    2. Mostaccioli

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    5. Twist it?

    I think Twist it and Pull it?

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    Answers to Tuesday, May 10, 2022

    1. What animated series opens every episode with a disclaimer that reads: “The following program contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be viewed by anyone”?

    “South Park”

    2. What pasta’s name means “little mustache” in Italian?

    Mostaccioli

    3. According to “The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary,” there are only three acceptable two-letter words that don’t use any vowels (including “Y”). Name one of them.

    “hm,” “mm,” “sh”

    4. Which first lady famously planted a “Victory Garden” on the White House grounds in 1943?

    Eleanor Roosevelt

    5. The original Bop-It game, released in 1996, required players to do one of three things to “it.” One, of course, was “Bop it.” Name one of the other two commands.

    “Twist it,” “Pull it”

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    Questions for Wednesday, May 11, 2022

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

    1. What quintessentially British product, which is a small sponge cake covered in orange jelly and chocolate, was the subject of a 1991 trial to demonstrate that it is, for tax purposes, a cake and not a biscuit?

    2. Pop group BTS got their band name from the phrase “Bangtan Sonyeondan,” which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts” in their native language. What language is that?

    3. Elihu Root, Philander Knox, and Madeleine Albright all served what role in the U.S. Presidential Cabinet?

    4. Is Times Square north or south of Central Park?

    5. In 1992, John Singleton became the youngest person in history, and the first-ever Black director, to be nominated for the “Best Director” Academy Award. What movie got him that nomination?

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    5. Boyz N The Hood.

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    3) US United Nations Representative ??  (Edit:  WRONG )

    4) South

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    3 Secretary of state

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    1. Jaffa Cakes?
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    2. Korean

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    Answers to Wednesday, May 11, 2022

    1. What quintessentially British product, which is a small sponge cake covered in orange jelly and chocolate, was the subject of a 1991 trial to demonstrate that it is, for tax purposes, a cake and not a biscuit?

    Jaffa cakes
    (they proved it’s a cake because it gets stale and you can eat it with a fork, even though it’s the size of a cookie)

    2. Pop group BTS got their band name from the phrase “Bangtan Sonyeondan,” which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts” in their native language. What language is that?

    Korean

    3. Elihu Root, Philander Knox, and Madeleine Albright all served what role in the U.S. Presidential Cabinet?

    Secretary of State

    4. Is Times Square north or south of Central Park?

    South

    5. In 1992, John Singleton became the youngest person in history, and the first-ever Black director, to be nominated for the “Best Director” Academy Award. What movie got him that nomination?

    “Boyz n the Hood”

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    Questions for Theme Thursday, May 12, 2022

    Nursing Back to Health: May 12 is International Nurses Day! Five questions about famous nurses.

    Answers in tomorrow’s email.

    1. Walt Whitman is one of America’s most famous poets. He was also a volunteer nurse for three years during what war?

    2. Carla Espinosa is the head nurse on what medical comedy, which ran from 2001 to 2010?

    3. The American Red Cross was founded by what nurse in 1881?

    4. The comic book character Jane Foster was originally a nurse before Marvel reimagined her as an astrophysicist in a 2011 movie, as well as its 2013 sequel. Who played Jane Foster in those movies?

    5. Mary Eliza Mahoney was born in Massachusetts in 1845, and in 1879, she graduated from nursing school. What made her practice historic?

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    3. Clara Barton

     

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    1 US Civil War

    4 Natalie Portman

     

     

     

     

     

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    2. Scrubs

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    5. She was the first African American nurse

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    Zwak, Have you ever stumped everyone with all 5 questions.

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    Answers to Thursday, May 12, 2022

    1. Walt Whitman is one of America’s most famous poets. He was also a volunteer nurse for three years during what war?

    The Civil War

    2. Carla Espinosa is the head nurse on what medical comedy, which ran from 2001 to 2010?

    “Scrubs”

    3. The American Red Cross was founded by what nurse in 1881?

    Clara Barton

    4. The comic book character Jane Foster was originally a nurse before Marvel reimagined her as an astrophysicist in a 2011 movie, as well as its 2013 sequel. Who played Jane Foster in those movies?

    Natalie Portman (in “Thor”)

    5. Mary Eliza Mahoney was born in Massachusetts in 1845, and in 1879, she graduated from nursing school. What made her practice historic?

    She was the first Black nurse in the United States

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    Questions for Friday, May 13, 2022

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

    1. Quit While You’re Ahead: There have been three English kings who had “VI” appended to their names. Name as many of them as you can for one point each. Zero total if you get any wrong.

    2. If you mistype Google’s URL and end up at “google.cm,” what country’s Google page are you visiting?

    3. Of the 25 top-grossing films of all time in Japan, five were produced by what homegrown animation studio?

    4. Due to a high rate of hereditary deafness, which island off Cape Cod had its own sign language used by both Deaf and hearing residents, until it became a popular tourism spot?

    5. Today is May 13. Dancer Balasaraswati was born on this day in 1918. She was the first person to perform Bharatanatyam outside of South India. It is the state dance of which Indian state, whose largest city is Chennai?

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    1) Henry, George

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    4. Martha’s Vineyard

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    Zwak, Have you ever stumped everyone with all 5 questions.

    just to clarify, I don’t write the questions.  Trivia  Mafia sends out a daily news that contains the questions.  I just copy & paste.

     

    I don’t think there’s been a time where everyone has been completely stumped but periodically there may be one question that nobody gets.

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    just to clarify, I don’t write the questions. Trivia Mafia sends out a daily news that contains the questions. I just copy & paste. I don’t think there’s been a time where everyone has been completely stumped but periodically there may be one question that nobody gets.

    The good old days of ‘Trivia Mafia’ at Old Chicago, Apple Valley on Wednesday nights with Alex… paging Viking and WPoS.

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    just to clarify, I don’t write the questions. Trivia Mafia sends out a daily news that contains the questions. I just copy & paste. I don’t think there’s been a time where everyone has been completely stumped but periodically there may be one question that nobody gets.

    The good old days of ‘Trivia Mafia’ at Old Chicago, Apple Valley on Wednesday nights with Alex… paging Viking and WPoS.

     

    I used to host trivia at the Old Chicago in Eagan.  Not for Trivia Mafia though as they were just starting out then.

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    1. The third is Edward, I believe.
    5. Tamil Nadu

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    just to clarify, I don’t write the questions. Trivia Mafia sends out a daily news that contains the questions. I just copy & paste. I don’t think there’s been a time where everyone has been completely stumped but periodically there may be one question that nobody gets.

    The good old days of ‘Trivia Mafia’ at Old Chicago, Apple Valley on Wednesday nights with Alex… paging Viking and WPoS.

    I used to host trivia at the Old Chicago in Eagan. Not for Trivia Mafia though as they were just starting out then.

    Still the best trivia night I have been too. Very competitive and fun.

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    Still the best trivia night I have been too. Very competitive and fun.

    Apple Valley was fun and competitive. Thanks to Viking… we had a chance most every night.

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    2 .cm is Cameroon

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    Still the best trivia night I have been too. Very competitive and fun.

    Apple Valley was fun and competitive. Thanks to Viking… we had a chance most every night.

    Except when we showed up!

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    Answers to Friday, May 13, 2022

    1. Quit While You’re Ahead: There have been three English kings who had “VI” appended to their names. Name as many of them as you can for one point each. Zero total if you get any wrong.

    George, Edward, Henry

    2. If you mistype Google’s URL and end up at “google.cm,” what country’s Google page are you visiting?

    Cameroon

    3. Of the 25 top-grossing films of all time in Japan, five were produced by what homegrown animation studio?

    Studio Ghibli
    (The films are “Spirited Away,” “Howl’s Moving Castle,” “Princess Mononoke,” “Ponyo,” and “The Wind Rises”

    4. Due to a high rate of hereditary deafness, which island off Cape Cod had its own sign language used by both Deaf and hearing residents, until it became a popular tourism spot?

    Martha’s Vineyard

    5. Today is May 13. Dancer Balasaraswati was born on this day in 1918. She was the first person to perform Bharatanatyam outside of South India. It is the state dance of which Indian state, whose largest city is Chennai?

    Tamil Nadu

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    Questions for Monday, May 16, 2022

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

    1. What city is home to both Florida State University and Florida A&M University?

    2. A particular style of diamond jewelry got its name in 1987 when Chris Evert dropped hers at work. Name that jewelry item!

    3. What mammal’s Latin name is Ursus maritimus?

    4. In 1922, a man named Joseph Rosefield invented a process to make creamy peanut butter. In 1932, he launched what is now the second-most popular peanut butter brand in the U.S., and named it—without permission—after a popular newspaper comic strip character. Name that peanut butter!

    5. St. Louis hosted the World’s Fair in 1904 to celebrate the centennial of what important event in U.S. history?

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    4. Skippy

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    5. Louisiana Purchase

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    1 – Tallahassee
    5 – Lewis and Clark expedition and/or the Louisiana Purchase?

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    3. Polar bear

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    2.  Tennis bracelet?

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    #2 – DUH! Tennis bracelet

     

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    – Lewis and “Clark” expedition

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    4. Skippy

    I prefer Skippy over Jif.

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    4. Skippy

    I prefer Skippy over Jif.

     

    Ditto.

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    Answers to Monday, May 16, 2022

    1. What city is home to both Florida State University and Florida A&M University?

    Tallahassee

    2. A particular style of diamond jewelry got its name in 1987 when Chris Evert dropped hers at work. Name that jewelry item!

    Tennis bracelet
    (she halted a U.S. Open match to search the court for it)

    3. What mammal’s Latin name is Ursus maritimus?

    Polar bear

    4. In 1922, a man named Joseph Rosefield invented a process to make creamy peanut butter. In 1932, he launched what is now the second-most popular peanut butter brand in the U.S., and named it—without permission—after a popular newspaper comic strip character. Name that peanut butter!

    Skippy

    5. St. Louis hosted the World’s Fair in 1904 to celebrate the centennial of what important event in U.S. history?

    Louisiana Purchase

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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?

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    1 – Glacier NP

    2 – Marco Polo (??)

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