July 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

An unusual 70s fad was a pet that wasn't really a pet. Gary Dahl made a fortune out of selling what common objects as pets?

1. Clay animals
2. Cacti
3. Rocks
4. Wooden spoons
Solution


2nd

In "The Breakfast Club" (1985), what did Claire, played by Molly Ringwald, do to get a Saturday detention?

1. Smoked pot.
2. Mouthed off to a teacher.
3. Skipped class to go shopping.
4. Refused to change her clothes for gym class.
Solution


3rd

Which 60's band sang "Rag Doll" and "Walk Like a Man"?

1. The Kinks
2. The Troggs
3. The Four Tops
4. The Four Seasons
Solution


4th

The first 'Superbowl' game was in 1967. Do you know who won?

1. New York Jets
2. Kansas City Chiefs
3. Green Bay Packers
4. Dallas Cowboys
Solution


5th

Who did Gaius Julius Caesar (Caesar) name as his heir?

1. Marcus Antonius (Marc Anthony)
2. Ptolemy Caesarion (Caesarion)
3. He named no one
4. Gaius Octavianus (Octavian)
Solution


6th

The most notorious gangster of the twenties, Al Capone, was eventually imprisoned for what crime?

1. Murder
2. Tax Evasion
3. Dealing in illegal liquor
4. Racketeering
Solution


7th

Of the six vanished Wonders of the Ancient World, which was the last to disappear?

1. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
2. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
3. The Lighthouse of Alexandria
4. The Colossus of Rhodes
Solution


8th

In the 1960s and 70s, a pesticide was blamed for causing the eggshells of birds, like brown pelicans and bald eagles, to weaken and break. What was this pesticide?

1. DDT
2. Pyrethrin
3. Dieldrin
4. Malathions
Solution


9th

What dog breed is suspicious of strangers, has a thick coat with a ruff around the head and neck, and has a black tongue?

1. Shar Pei
2. Chow Chow
3. Chinese Crested
4. Akita
Solution


10th

What is the term for a word that can be rearranged to form another word?

1. Acronym
2. Palindrome
3. Antonym
4. Anagram
Solution


11th

Marie Curie and her husband Pierre discovered which radioactive substance?

1. Radium
2. Uranium
3. Plutonium
4. Byzantium
Solution


12th

What was the real last name of authors Ellis, Acton, and Currer Bell?

1. Shelley
2. Austen
3. Bronte
4. Eliot
Solution


13th

The Bronx Zoo once had a picture frame covered by cloth. It was labeled "The most dangerous species in the world." If you removed the cover, what framed object did you see?

1. A rat
2. A great white shark
3. A virus
4. A mirror
Solution


14th

Who said "Eureka!" when he sat in his bathtub and discovered the properties of displacement?

1. Eureka
2. Archimedes
3. Plautus
4. Euripedes
Solution


15th

Zorbing is a sport in which one rolls down a hill encased inside a giant inflatable pvc ball. From what country did this sport originate?

1. Australia
2. Britain
3. India
4. New Zealand
Solution


16th

This popular movie star of the twenties starred in "The Sheik". Who was he?

1. Rudolph Valentino
2. Harold Lloyd
3. Johnny Weissmuller
4. Douglas Fairbanks
Solution


17th

After the English had seized the town of New Amsterdam in North America from the Dutch in the 1660s, what did they rename it?

1. Chicago
2. New Jersey
3. New Orleans
4. New York
Solution


18th

What speed barrier was broken for the first time in 1947?

1. Underwater
2. Sound barrier
3. Four minute mile
4. Land
Solution


19th

Of what two gases is earth's atmosphere mainly composed?

1. carbon dioxide and oxygen
2. argon and nitrogen
3. hydrogen and oxygen
4. oxygen and nitrogen
Solution


20th

We have all seen those pretty little glass doodads that are manufactured to make rainbows on the wall when light shines through them. What are they called?

1. Wave generators
2. Prions
3. Diffusers
4. Prisms
Solution


21st

Which Scottish inventor patented the steam engine in 1769?

1. Thomas Edison
2. Thomas Newcomen
3. James Watt
4. Benjamin Franklin
Solution


22nd

In 1976, a fleet of "Tall Ships" sailed into New York Harbor. What event were they celebrating?

1. The Bicentennial of the United States
2. Columbus Day
3. Veteran's Day
4. The anniversary of the Boston Tea Party
Solution


23rd

As it applies to time zones, what does "GMT" stand for?

1. Gross Metered Time
2. Greenwich Mean Time
3. Global Mean Time
4. Global Metric Time
Solution


24th

Which country has governed Greenland since the 14th century?

1. Iceland
2. Norway
3. Canada
4. Denmark
Solution


25th

If you journeyed to the very center of the earth, what two main elements would you find?

1. Iron and copper
2. Aluminum and iron
3. Carbon and hydrogen
4. Iron and nickel
Solution


26th

Mika Hakkinen, Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill have all been winners in this type of auto racing.

1. NASCAR
2. Drag racing
3. CART
4. Formula One
Solution


27th

His theorem on triangles is something everyone knows, at least if you paid attention in geometry. Who is he?

1. Pythagoras
2. Archimedes
3. Protagoras
4. Euripedes
Solution


28th

If spelunking is your hobby what would you be exploring?

1. mountains
2. reefs
3. caves
4. tropical forests
Solution


29th

In the 1986 NFL Draft, what player was selected with the number one overall selection, but didn't sign with the team, instead playing baseball that year?

1. Deion Sanders
2. Lawrence Elkins
3. Bo Jackson
4. Ricky Bell
Solution


30th

Popular children's' bikes of the 70s had seats shaped like what fruit?

1. Pear
2. Watermelon
3. Apple
4. Banana
Solution


31st

The word "planet" comes from the Greek word meaning what?

1. heavenly body
2. sphere
3. wanderer
4. corkscrew
Solution

 

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