August 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

I am the "Apollo of Dogs"! I am one of the tallest breeds - and despite my name, I come from Germany!

1. Great Dane
2. Great Pyrenees
3. Bernese Mountain Dog
4. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Solution


2nd

In 1921 Canadian doctor Frederick Banting and his collaborator Charles Best discovered insulin. Insulin is used in the treatment of what condition?

1. Diphtheria
2. Smallpox
3. Polio
4. Diabetes
Solution


3rd

This Frankish king was crowned an emperor by Pope Leo III after he had restored him to the papacy. This laid the basis for the Holy Roman Empire in 800. Who was he?

1. Charlemagne
2. Louis I
3. Constantine VI
4. Pepin the Short
Solution


4th

Where were YOU when President Kennedy was assassinated? Of course you may not have been around then, so you must answer this question: In what month of 1963 was Kennedy assassinated?

1. February
2. September
3. November
4. October
Solution


5th

For which movie did John Wayne win an Oscar?

1. Midnight Cowboy
2. Rooster Cogburn
3. The Alamo
4. True Grit
Solution


6th

What is the name of the gloomy donkey in "Winnie the Pooh?"

1. Eeyore
2. Eyesore
3. Eeyfore
4. Eeymore
Solution


7th

What game did Veronica and the Heathers play at Veronica's house in "Heathers" (1989)?

1. Water Polo
2. Basketball
3. Croquet
4. Badminton
Solution


8th

At the Sydney 2000 Olympics, the United States won the men's basketball gold medal, but who did they beat in the final?

1. Lithuania
2. Australia
3. Canada
4. France
Solution


9th

What is the part(s) of the body that rats use to regulate their body temperature?

1. tail
2. tongue
3. soles of the feet
4. ears
Solution


10th

In the television series, "The Simpson's", what does Moe the bartender say his religion is?

1. Buddhist
2. Christian
3. Jedi
4. Snake Handler
Solution


11th

In 1973 Salvador Allende's government was overthrown by a military junta. Of what country was Allende president?

1. Peru
2. Chile
3. Bolivia
4. Argentina
Solution


12th

When was Caesar assassinated?

1. March 1, 27 B.C.
2. March 1, 44 B.C.
3. March 15, 27 B.C.
4. March 15, 44 B.C.
Solution


13th

The Roman numeral MCD represents what number?

1. 800
2. 1400
3. 1600
4. 2010
Solution


14th

It might sound like the fear of dinosaurs, but it is not. What is brontophobia the fear of?

1. work (or working)
2. dust
3. thunder (or storms)
4. open space
Solution


15th

The tallest breed of dog in the world was once owned only by nobles. What is it?

1. Irish Wolfhound
2. English Foxhound
3. Scottish Deerhound
4. Afghan Hound
Solution


16th

According to a myth, the kidnapping of which woman led to the Trojan War?

1. Aspasia
2. Nefertiti
3. Cleopatra
4. Helen
Solution


17th

According to lore, this King of the Franks was praying on Christmas, 800 AD, when the Pope crept up from behind and crowned him king of the Holy Roman Empire.

1. Clovis
2. Charlemagne
3. Constantine
4. Charles
Solution


18th

What movie had Robert Redford play a man so sick of the world that he becomes a mountain man only to find that being a mountain man is a lot worse?

1. The Horse Whisperer
2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
3. Jeremiah Johnson
4. The Sting
Solution


19th

Near the equator, there are areas where there is little to no wind. What are these areas called?

1. maelstroms
2. indigos
3. doldrums
4. pyreheneses
Solution


20th

There have been numerous movies about sports. "Heaven Can Wait", starring Warren Beatty, was a movie about a quarterback who died and then came back to play with his team. Which team was depicted in this movie?

1. Dolphins
2. Raiders
3. Saints
4. Rams
Solution


21st

Who was the first African-American to win an Academy Award?

1. Whoopi Goldberg
2. Sidney Poitier
3. Hattie McDaniel
4. Denzel Washington
Solution


22nd

Besides Julius Caesar, who were the other two members of the First Triumvirate?

1. Mark Anthony and Pompey
2. Octavian and Crassus
3. Pompey and Crassus
4. Cato and Mark Anthony
Solution


23rd

The infamous "Black Tuesday", the biggest stock market crash ever, took place in which year?

1. 1922
2. 1924
3. 1926
4. 1929
Solution


24th

What country owns the Falkland Islands, located just off the eastern coast of South America?

1. Argentina
2. Great Britain
3. France
4. The United States
Solution


25th

An arts complex building was opened in Paris in 1977. It has a very controversial design. Which French President is it named after?

1. Pompidou
2. Mitterand
3. d'Estang
4. De Gaulle
Solution


26th

Who wrote the classic and ominous sci-fi novel "Brave New World"?

1. George Orwell
2. Tom Clancy
3. Isaac Asimov
4. Aldous Huxley
Solution


27th

Earl Morrall started at quarterback in Super Bowl III for the Baltimore Colts in their 16-7 upset loss to the New York Jets that rocked the football world. Although he eventually earned a Super Bowl ring with the Colts in Super Bowl V, what other team did Morrall earn a ring with?

1. Dallas Cowboys
2. St. Louis Rams
3. Miami Dolphins
4. Denver Broncos
Solution


28th

What had the Cuesta Verde Estates been built on in 1982's "Poltergeist"?

1. cemetery
2. wetland
3. swamp
4. landfill
Solution


29th

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

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


30th

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

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


31st

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

1. Apollo 13
2. Discovery
3. Voyager
4. Challenger
Solution

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