November 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

Where was Napoleon Bonaparte born?

1. Sardinia
2. Italy
3. France
4. Corsica
Solution


2nd

This big horse breed, founded in Scotland, was originally used in large teams pulling wagons.

1. Percheron
2. Clydesdale
3. Suffolk Punch
4. Shire
Solution


3rd

In 1975, US participation in the Vietnam War ended when what city was taken over by North Vietnam?

1. Hanoi
2. Hue
3. Saigon
4. Haiphong
Solution


4th

In what specific part of the human body can you find the only living tissue that has no blood supply?

1. The eye
2. The ear
3. The skin
4. The brain
Solution


5th

Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play major league baseball, played for which team?

1. Los Angeles Dodgers
2. Chicago Cubs
3. Brooklyn Dodgers
4. New York Mets
Solution


6th

In 1934, who was Public Enemy Number One?

1. Machinegun Kelly
2. Ma Baker
3. Al Capone
4. John Dillinger
Solution


7th

Who wrote the novel upon which "Less Than Zero" (1987) was based?

1. Michael Crichton
2. Bret Easton Ellis
3. Nick Hornby
4. Stephen King
Solution


8th

The world's first adhesive postage stamp was issued on May 6, 1840. Whose head was pictured on it?

1. Queen Victoria
2. Benjamin Franklin
3. John A. MacDonald
4. George Washington
Solution


9th

This term was not coined to describe the study of teenagers' bedrooms, but instead to describe the idea that order can be found in randomness, and randomness in order.

1. Chaos theory
2. Entropy
3. Thermodynamics
4. Equilibrium
Solution


10th

Which queen led an unsuccessful revolt against Rome and then in golden chains adorned the triumph of the Roman Emperor Aurelian in 273 A.D.?

1. Dido
2. Boudicea
3. Cleopatra
4. Zenobia
Solution


11th

There was a large loss of life after a toxic gas leaked from a pesticide plant in 1984. In what country did this disaster happen?

1. USA
2. China
3. India
4. USSR
Solution


12th

The Dionne quintuplets drew worldwide attention when they were born in 1934. What country was their birthplace?

1. France
2. Belgium
3. USA
4. Canada
Solution


13th

Which Bears quarterback was the first to throw for 400 yards in one game?

1. Sammy Baugh
2. Fran Tarkenton
3. Otto Graham
4. Sid Luckman
Solution


14th

What was the name of Tia's boyfriend in 1989's "Uncle Buck"?

1. Viper
2. Bug
3. Ouster
4. Tank
Solution


15th

Who was 'Time' magazine's 'Man Of The Year' in 1938?

1. Stalin
2. Mussolini
3. Adolf Hitler
4. Stanley Baldwin
Solution


16th

When do Turkeys gobble the the most?

1. Morning
2. Afternoon
3. Evening
4. Late Night
Solution


17th

President George Washington issued the first national Thanksgiving Day Proclamation in what year?

1. 1789
2. 1790
3. 1792
4. 1795
Solution


18th

When did the pilgrims arrived in North America?

1. December 1620
2. December 1625
3. December 1630
4. December 1635
Solution


19th

The dangling skin under a turkey's neck is called?

1. Widdle
2. Wuddle
3. Weedle
4. Wattle
Solution


20th

It is believed that how many pilgrim women survived to celebrate the first Thanksgiving?

1. 5
2. 15
3. 25
4. 39
Solution


21st

Which balloon was the first balloon in the 1927 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

1. Superman
2. Felix the Cat
3. Mickey Mouse
4. Betty Boop
Solution


22nd

The first Thanksgiving football game was started in 1934 by which team?

1. Green Bay Packers
2. Kansas City Chiefs
3. Detroit Lions
4. Pittsburgh Steelers
Solution


23rd

Which of the following was approved table manners at the first Thanksgiving?

1. To eat with your hands
2. To throw bones into the hearth when done
3. To spit on the floor
4. All of the above
Solution


24th

Most of us eat turkey on Thanksgiving. But how many eat turkey also as a Christmas meal?

1. 25 percent
2. 36 percent
3. 50 percent
4. 79 percent
Solution


25th

What vegetable did the pilgrims have available for thanksgiving but did not use because they thought it was poisonous?

1. Green Beans
2. Pumpkin
3. Potato's
4. Cauliflower
Solution


26th

Who was the first president to pardon a turkey from thanksgiving dinner?

1. Clinton
2. Jefferson
3. Lincoln
4. Truman
Solution


27th

In 1973, a political embargo was placed on a product. This led to long lines and rationing in the United States. What was the product?

1. Flour
2. Tobacco
3. Sugar
4. Oil
Solution


28th

By 1690, what became the priority at Thanksgiving?

1. Food
2. Prayer
3. Politics
4. A Day Of Rest
Solution


29th

What organ in a human baby triples in size from birth to age 1?

1. The foot
2. The brain
3. The heart
4. The stomach
Solution


30th

Ronald Reagan was known to many as the "Great Communicator." Do you know the occasion of each of the following quotes?


1. "There you go again."
a. parting words to his first wife, Jane Wyman
b. a quick reply to President Carter in a presidential debate
c. part of negotiations for arms reductions with Gorbachev
d. a rebuke to Oliver North

2. "The economic ills we suffer have come upon us over several decades. They will not go away in days, week, or months. But they will go way."
a. Reagan's second inaugural address
b. 1982 State of the Union address
c. 1984 State of the Union address
d. Reagan's first inaugural address

3. "I'm resetting my watch. It's six o'clock."
a. Reagan's way of getting evening guests to stay later.
b. What Reagan said to staffers when leaving the office early.
c. What Reagan frequently said to Tip O'Neill.
d. Reagan's way of ending boring meetings.

4.''I forgot to duck.''
a. Said to Nancy Reagan after the assassination attempt in 1981.
b. Said to Walter Mondale in presidential debate
c. Said to George Bush in 1989
d. Said to Menachim Begin

5. ''I hope you're a Republican.''
a. Reagan's words to the White House chef
b. Regan's words to a doctor about to remove a bullet from his chest
c. Reagan's comment to a TV interviewer
d. Reagan's comment to a 3rd grade student

6. ''I'm not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent’s youth and inexperience.''
a. from a Reagan-Carter presidential debate
b. from a Reagan-Ford presidential debate
c. from a Reagan-Bush primary debate
d. from a Reagan-Mondale presidential debate
Solution

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