April Trivia
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Trivia: The dictionary defines "trivia" as: Insignificant or inessential matters; trifles. I like to call them, small facts that don't make or break your day. A new trivia question posted daily. See below....

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1st

What was the name of the first Alfred Hitchcock film that was shot entirely in color?

1. Rope
2. Vertigo
3. Rear Window
4. To Catch a Thief
Solution


2nd

Electronics wizard J. Presper Eckert, along with his partner John Mauchly, co-invented the first electronic calculating machine. What was this machine called?

1. Cray I
2. UNIVAC
3. Mark I
4. ENIAC

Solution


3rd

Despite a persistent urban legend, milk from this huge hairy bovine is not pink.

1. Cape buffalo
2. Water buffalo
3. Bison
4. Yak
Solution


4th

What color was the suit worn by the Joker in "Batman" (1989)?

1. Purple
2. Green
3. Black
4. Blue
Solution


5th

The Paris to Dakar car and motorcycle rally is one of the world's toughest tests for man and machine, but in which country is Dakar?

1. Mali
2. Niger
3. Senegal
4. Chad
Solution


6th

Who was the first female author to win the Pulitzer Prize? 

1. Edith Wharton 
2. Shirley Jackson 
3. Margaret Mitchell 
4. Pearl Buck
Solution


7th

At 500 AD the Franks had firmly established themselves in power over much of the areas of modern France and Germany. Which famed and soon-to-be Christianized king of the Franks was in power during that year?

1. Pepin
2. Alaric
3. Charlemagne
4. Clovis
Solution


8th

Before joining the military, what job did John Winger (Bill Murray) have in "Stripes" (1981)?

1. bartender
2. grocery bagger
3. cab driver
4. garbage collector
Solution


9th

Which of the following is most likely to steal your identity?

1. Spyware
2. Worm
3. Trojan
4. Virus
Solution


10th

Balsamic vinegar is one of the most prized, and expensive, vinegars in the world. What does the term 'vecchio' refer to when describing balsamic vinegar?

1. Sweetness
2. Viscosity
3. Acidity
4. Age
Solution


11th

Who was the only English Pope?

1. Lucius II
2. Stephen I
3. Clement VI
4. Adrian IV
Solution


12th

Where did the so-called 'Kitchen Debate' between Nixon and Khrushchev take place?

1. Ottawa
2. Washington
3. Moscow
4. New York
Solution


13th

Plants don't need to go to the grocery store. What process do they use to make food instead?

1. Photosynthesis
2. Regeneration
3. Oxidation
4. Respiration
Solution


14th

Which model Ford went on sale in the US for $850 in 1908?

1. Model A
2. Model B
3. Model F
4. Model T
Solution


15th

There are several ghosts in the Harry Potter books. Peeves is a ghost that throws things around and moves things. What do we call this kind of ghost?

1. Poltergeist
2. Zombie
3. Banshee
4. Kelpie
Solution


16th

Ever noticed how your side view mirrors are labeled "Objects may be closer than they appear"? What mirror shape accounts for this property?

1. Toroidal
2. Spheroidal
3. Convex
4. Concave
Solution


17th

In the 14th century, the dwindling cat population (and growing rat population) in Europe culminated in what disease becoming rampant?

1. Influenza
2. Bubonic Plague
3. Tuberculosis
4. Measles
Solution


18th

The invention of the cotton gin revolutionized the cotton industry. Whose brainchild was the gin?

1. Eli Whitney
2. James Watt
3. James Hargreaves
4. Benjamin Franklin
Solution


19th

What is the geological term for the debris left behind after a glacier melts?

1. jetsam
2. morsel
3. cirque
4. moraine
Solution


20th

It really makes a lot of "sense", and it may "change" your life! There are 293 different ways to do what common action?

1. Cook eggs
2. Make change for a dollar
3. Fold a shirt
4. Tie your shoes
Solution


21st

Your pancreas secrets a hormone called insulin that helps to control the level of glucose in your blood stream. The pancreas also produces another hormone with the opposite effect. What is this hormone, antagonistic to insulin, called?

1. Glycol
2. Glyconic acid
3. Glucagon
4. Glycogen
Solution


22nd

According to a survey, what % of people prefer to eat the ears of a chocolate Easter bunny first before any other part?

1. 66%
2. 76%
3. 86%
4. 96%
Solution


23rd

What fictional character, based on the experiences of an actual sailor, did Daniel Defoe create?

1. Tom Jones
2. Oliver Twist
3. Robinson Crusoe
4. Gulliver
Solution


24th

Which singer with a 'precious' name sang the National Anthem before the first game of the 2001 Baseball World Series?

1. Ruby Wax
2. Madonna
3. Neil Diamond
4. Jewel
Solution


25th

In 1897, the Indiana legislature considered setting the value of what famous number to 3.2?

1. e
2. i
3. Avogadro's number
4. Pi
Solution


26th

You are standing looking in amazement at a whole army of terra cotta soldiers. These figures were buried 2,000 years ago and were discovered in 1974. What country are you in?

1. China
2. Japan
3. Peru
4. Easter Island
Solution


27th

Let's stick together- this is the only continent that's composed of just one country. What is it?

1. Asia
2. Greenland
3. Australia
4. Antarctica
Solution


28th

What outstanding team won a record-breaking eight consecutive NBA titles?

1. New York Knicks
2. Boston Celtics
3. Los Angeles Lakers
4. Chicago Bulls
Solution


29th

'Xibalba' was the underworld (hell) in the myth system of which of the following ancient people?

1. Chaldean
2. Hittite
3. Mayan
4. Aztec
Solution


30th

What candy bar was originally packaged to include three separate pieces of candy flavored vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry?

1. Milky Way
2. Mars
3. Charleston Chew
4. 3 Musketeers
Solution

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