March 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

In 1972, a group calling itself "Black September" invaded the Olympic Village in Munich and took eleven hostages. Of what nationality were the hostages?

1. Israeli
2. French
3. Iranian
4. Palestinian
Solution


2nd

The surface appearance of one of these famous monuments in the United States can sensibly be described using the word 'patina', but which?

1. Washington Monument
2. St. Louis Arch
3. Mount Rushmore
4. Statue of Liberty
Solution


3rd

We all know that the moon really isn't made out of green cheese. But what igneous rock is the moon primarily composed of?

1. Pumice
2. Limestone
3. Granite
4. Basalt
Solution


4th

A former slave, she is probably most famous for her 'Ain't I a Woman' speech at the 1851 Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. What was her name?

1. Phillis Wheatley
2. Sojourner Truth
3. Harriet Tubman
4. Ida B. Wells
Solution


5th

What was the name of the all-consuming force threatening to annihilate Fantasia in "The NeverEnding Story" (1984)?

1. Nothingness
2. Inversion
3. Darkness
4. Negativity
Solution


6th

Thomas Edison was the most prolific inventor of all time. Of his 1,093 patented devices, one stands out as his personal favorite. What was this remarkable device?

1. Motion picture camera
2. Incandescent light bulb
3. Stock ticker system
4. Phonograph
Solution


7thWhich of the following explanations actually have been submitted on accident reports to insurance companies:

1. "Coming home, I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I didn't have."
2. "A truck backed through my windshield and into my wife's face."
3. "I was thrown from my car as it left the road and found later in a ditch by some stray cows."
4. All three.
Solution


8th

According to the book The Odd Couple Syndrome, a person who throws his or her dirty clothes on the floor may tend to be?

1. more neurotic
2. more creative
3. more rational
4. more analytical
Solution


9th

This 3rd century Greek mathematician wrote the standard geometric textbook that was used for nearly two millennia, 'Elements'. What was the name of this ancient Greek genius?

1. Ptolemy
2. Aristotle
3. Pythagoras
4. Euclid
Solution


10th

Why did Jack Webb choose badge number 714 for his Sgt. Friday character on the 1960s television show called 'Dragnet'?

1. It was the area code of his phone number in Los Angeles
2. It was the precise time of day at which he awoke every morning
3. It was the number of home runs Babe Ruth hit
4. It was the day and month of his daughter's birth
Solution


11th

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated to commemorate which of the following events?

1. The day St Patrick was born
2. The day St Patrick drove snakes out of Ireland
3. The day St Patrick made green the national color
4. The day St Patrick died
Solution


12th

She's now called Sue, and is the most complete of her kind. She was auctioned off for over 10 million dollars. What kind of an extinct animal was she?

1. Mammoth
2. Brontosaurus
3. Australopithecus
4. Tyrannosaurus rex
Solution


13th

Widely acclaimed as the 'most intelligent breed', this herding dog originated in Great Britain.

1. Bearded Collie
2. Shetland Sheepdog
3. Rough Collie
4. Border Collie
Solution


14th

What is the chief food of the giant panda?

1. Bamboo
2. Eucalyptus leaves
3. Insects
4. Grass
Solution


15th

In what year did the U.S. hold its first celebration of St. Patrick's Day as a Catholic holiday?

1. 1737
2. 1799
3. 1837
4. 1902
Solution


16th

How did St. Patrick, according to legend, make all the snakes disappear from Ireland?

1. Killing them
2. Flooding the country
3. Burning the country
4. Pounding drums
Solution


17th

What does "Erin Go Braugh" mean?

1. Happy St. Patrick's Day
2. Drink and be Happy
3. Ireland Forever
4. Luck Of The Irish
Solution


18th

On the bus in "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" (1987), Del (John Candy) led the passengers in a sing-a-long of what television show's theme song?

1. The Flintstones
2. Gilligan's Island
3. The Brady Bunch
4. The Beverly Hillbillies
Solution


19th

They are always on the move! Where in your body can you find the most active muscles?

1. The heart
2. The intestines
3. The eye
4. The feet
Solution


20th

During World War II, production of Hershey’s Kisses was halted. Do you know why?

1. Chocolate shortage
2. Hershey's produced rations instead of candy during the war
3. Sugar shortage
4. Aluminum foil shortage
Solution


21st

Kristian the Tyrant, who was responsible for causing a bloodbath in Stockholm in 1520, was king of which country, besides Sweden and Norway?

1. Denmark
2. Finland
3. Germany
4. Poland
Solution


22nd

You set out from Earth on a journey at that famous speed of light, towards the center of our solar system. In 8 minutes, where will you be?

1. Mars
2. The Milky Way
3. The moon
4. The sun
Solution


23rd

In 1946, the first bikini bathing suit was modeled in Paris. What was it named for?

1. Bikini Atoll
2. The designer
3. A Hawaiian word for two piece
4. The first woman to model the swim wear
Solution


24th

Which mythological individual links Sophocles, Stravinsky and Freud?

1. Hercules
2. Oedipus
3. Elektra
4. Perseus
Solution


25th

It would take a very long yardstick to measure the approximately 392,268 kilometers from the earth to the moon! What tool was actually used to measure the exact distance?

1. A telescope
2. A laser
3. A sonar generator
4. A rocket
Solution


26th

Alan Paton wrote the book "Cry, the Beloved Country". What is the country?

1. South Africa
2. Israel
3. Ireland
4. Suriname
Solution


27th

In the song “Here Comes Peter Cottontail,” what kind of flower does he have for your mommy?

1. Rose
2. Cherry Blossom
3. Lily
4. Orchid
Solution


28th

Eureka! He found it! What was Archimedes climbing into, according to legend, when he discovered the physics principle of displacement?

1. A cave
2. The bathtub
3. A box
4. A treehouse
Solution


29th

What does the Easter egg symbolize?

1. Rebirth
2. Hope
3. Good Luck
4. Fertility
Solution


30th

Where did Easter Island get its name?

1. The island was shaped like an egg.
2. When the island was first discover, it was inhabited by thousands of chickens.
3. An explorer named John Easter first discovered the island in the 18th century.
4. It was on Easter Day that the first Europeans landed on Easter Island.
Solution


31st

The English name for one of the world's most useful substances employed in making fabrics comes to us from Arabic. Which of these wonderful products has a name with Arabic as its source?

1. Flax
2. Cotton
3. Silk
4. Wool
Solution

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