May 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 ancient times the Romans called this body of water, not far from the Mediterranean, the Propontis. What is it called today?

1. Sea of Marmora
2. Sea of Galilee
3. Ionian Sea
4. Red Sea
Solution


2nd

The Meiji Period of Japanese history, which lasted from 1867-1912, involved one of the greatest socio-political transformations in world history. What is the Japanese term used to describe the elder statesman who controlled policy during this period?

1. Tenno
2. Shijo
3. Genro
4. Keiretsu
Solution


3rd

What is the common name given to the set of funerary texts found in various tombs in ancient Egypt?

1. The Egyptian Bible
2. The Book of the Dead
3. The Book of Afterlife
4. The Books of Ra
Solution


4th

If you were to reach out and pick a random insect from the billions crawling around the world, what type of insect would it most likely be?

1. A termite
2. A butterfly
3. An ant
4. A beetle
Solution


5th

Aztec emperor Montezuma drank 50 golden goblets of hot chocolate every day. What special flavoring did he add?

1. Chili pepper
2. Vanilla
3. Coffee
4. Blood
Solution


6th

Which of the world's oceans does not border Antarctica?

1. Pacific
2. Atlantic
3. Indian
4. Arctic
Solution


7th

In which Spanish city of song is the Alhambra Palace situated?

1. Madrid
2. Barcelona
3. Seville
4. Granada
Solution


8th

In "The Beverly Hillbillies" theme song they call oil by two different names. Black gold is one. What is the other?

1. Jed's Fortune
2. Slippery Cash
3. Texas Tea
4. Runny Money
Solution


9th

The artist who painted "Sunflowers" cut off one of his ears. Who was he?

1. Rembrandt
2. Renoir
3. Botticelli
4. Van Gogh
Solution


10th

Who was the first to run a mile in less than four minutes?

1. Roger Bannister
2. John Landy
3. Sebastian Coe
4. Jesse Owens
Solution


11th

What type of device or machine was the "Jarvik-7"?

1. An automobile
2. A man-made satellite
3. An artificial heart
4. An early computer
Solution


12th

What is the only thing the Cheshire Cat of "Alice In Wonderland" leaves behind?

1. His smile
2. His eyes
3. A kiss
4. A hiss
Solution


13th

What character was the general public introduced to in the cartoon "Steamboat Willie"?

1. Popeye
2. Sylvester
3. Mickey Mouse
4. Foghorn Leghorn
Solution


14th

What type of mile is approximately 6,076 feet long?

1. As the Crow Files
2. Nautical
3. Metric Mile
4. Aeromile
Solution


15th

'Timothy' is a variant of which product: cheese, mead, hay, or yeast?

1. hay
2. mead
3. yeast
4. cheese
Solution


16th

In what Asian country do you find the Eastern and Western Ghats?

1. Indonesia
2. Myanmar
3. Thailand
4. India
Solution


17th

This comedy series dealt with a junk dealer and his aspiring son. What was it called?

1. Chico and the Man
2. Room 222
3. Sanford and Son
4. The Jefferson's
Solution


18th

Where do Hershey's Kisses get their name?

1. Their shape
2. Their sound
3. Their flavor
4. Their inventor
Solution


19th

Which Swede, who saved over 30,000 Jewish lives in World War II, was arrested by the Soviets and never seen again?

1. Raoul Wallenberg
2. Per Albin Hansson
3. Alfred Nobel
4. Georg Homin
Solution


20th

What state is mentioned in the Harlem Globetrotter's theme song?

1. Alaska
2. New Mexico
3. Alabama
4. Georgia
Solution


21st

What is the name of the mountain pass where, in 480 B.C., a handful of Greeks were able to hold back thousands of Persians before they were all killed?

1. Salamis
2. Plataea
3. Marathon
4. Thermopylae
Solution


22nd

Show your affection with a Peppermint Twist. What type of flower is the Peppermint Twist?

1. daisy
2. sunflower
3. rose
4. tulip
Solution


23rd

What breed of dog's name comes from the Russian word for 'swift'?

1. Saluki
2. Basenji
3. Borzoi
4. Whippet
Solution


24th

You have only one. What does an earthworm have 10 of?

1. Noses
2. Segments
3. Mouths
4. Hearts
Solution


25th

In 1975, a ship and its crew of 29 people vanished on Lake Superior. What was the name of the ship?

1. Vasa
2. Monitor
3. Edmund Fitzgerald
4. Titanic
Solution


26th

Which classification of triangle has all angles less than 90 degrees?

1. obtuse
2. scalene
3. right
4. acute
Solution


27th

His name may be associated with a fine meal, but this man has been called the "Father of Romanticism" in French literature.

1. Francois Chateaubriand
2. Victor Hugo
3. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
4. Johann von Goethe
Solution


28th

Of the nine commonly recognized planets in our solar system what cold planet was the last to be discovered?

1. Neptune
2. Pluto
3. Uranus
4. Saturn
Solution


29th

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, a one time Mississippi steamboat pilot, is better known by what name?

1. Lewis Carroll
2. George Eliot
3. O. Henry
4. Mark Twain
Solution


30th

The Julian calendar, containing leap years and 365 days, was the work of Julius Caesar and a number of his advisers. Which Alexandrian mathematician was his chief advisor on the calendar?

1. Manaechmus
2. Sosigenes
3. Callipedes
4. Eratasthenes
Solution


31st

What was the name of the poison that killed Socrates?

1. hemlock
2. ricin
3. arsenic
4. juice of nightshade
Solution

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