October 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

What movie won the first Best Picture Academy Award?

1. The Gold Rush
2. Grand Hotel
3. The Sheik
4. Wings
Solution


2nd

In 1970, the US government recalled one million cases of tuna because of contamination. With what was the tuna contaminated?

1. Salmonella
2. Mercury
3. DDT
4. Botulism
Solution


3rd

Who was the leader of the first expedition to reach the South Pole?

1. Roald Amundsen
2. Robert Peary
3. Robert Scott
4. Ernest Shackleton
Solution


4th

What theme park was the Griswold family driving to in "National Lampoon's Vacation" (1983)?

1. Disneyland
2. Legoland
3. Wally World
4. Six Flags
Solution


5th

In the 'Star Trek' television series, spacecraft used deuterium to fuel their warp drives. Deuterium is a form of what element?

1. Hydrogen
2. Oxygen
3. Nitrogen
4. Carbon
Solution


6th

In 1979, what nuclear plant underwent a partial meltdown?

1. Chernobyl
2. Harrisburg
3. Three Mile Island
4. San Onofre
Solution


7th

What Brazilian city was created in the twentieth century and was built in the shape of an airplane?

1. Belem
2. Rio de Janeiro
3. Sao Paulo
4. Brasilia
Solution


8th

"You can't win, you can't break even, and you can't even get out of the game." What set of three laws does this pithy saying describe?

1. The Gas Laws
2. The Laws of Motion
3. The Laws of Entropy
4. The Laws of Thermodynamics
Solution


9th

The first Winter Olympics were held in 1924. Which country was the host?

1. Switzerland
2. France
3. Austria
4. Norway
Solution


10th

What is the only one of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, which still exists?

1. The Lighthouse of Alexandria
2. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
3. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
4. The Great Pyramid at Giza
Solution


11th

Lycanthropy is a term derived from Greek. What does it mean?

1. A psychiatric state in which the patient believes he or she is a wolf.
2. An inductee of the cult of Zeus which held a yearly gathering on Mt. Lycaeus.
3. A devotee of Lycos, the ancient Roman god whose feast was originally held on Halloween.
4. A person with a deadly fear of wearing Lycra (which is used in the making of some Halloween costumes).
Solution


12th

Franklin D. Roosevelt's most famous quote was made in a 1932 speech. 'We have nothing to fear but fear itself' was borrowed from what 19th century figure?

1. Edgar Alan Poe
2. Henry David Thoreau
3. Abraham Lincoln
4. Benjamin Disraeli
Solution


13th

To many, he was the quintessential voice of the 70's. Who was this singer of "Copacabana" and "Looks Like We Made It," who virtually defined the lounge singer?

1. Paul Simon
2. Liberace
3. Tom Waits
4. Barry Manilow
Solution


14th

Which country celebrates the Day of the Dead starting at midnight Oct. 31?

1. China
2. Germany
3. Mexico
4. Ireland
Solution


15th

What imaginary land was created by Sir Thomas More?

1. Utopia
2. Atlantis
3. Camelot
4. Erewhon
Solution


16th

In 1973, British rockers Pink Floyd released an album that would stay on the "Billboard Top 100" charts for 15 and a half years. What was this album?

1. Animals
2. The Wall
3. The Division Bell
4. Dark Side of the Moon
Solution


17th

According to superstition, on Halloween night owls would swoop down and feast on the souls of the dying. How could you protect yourself from hungry owls?

1. Sew a penny in your sleeve.
2. Turn your pockets out, and leave them hanging
3. Walk around your house three times backwards.
4. All Of The Above
Solution


18th

Halloween originated as a pagan festival known as what?

1. Samhain
2. Beltain
3. Lughnasadh
4. Imbolc
Solution


19th

An old North American superstition states that if a cat of one of the following colors crosses your path, it is an omen of bad luck. Which color is it?

1. Yellow
2. White
3. Black
4. Calico
Solution


20th

According to superstition, what does it mean if you see a spider on Halloween?

1. You will marry within the year
2. Your house needs cleaning.
3. Death will come to you in the next year.
4. A dead relative is watching over you.
Solution


21st

The ancient Celts began the tradition of wearing masks and costumes on Halloween. Why?

1. To avoid being recognized
2. To trick evil spirits
3. For fun
4. To honor the dead
Solution


22nd

What is the common name for the chart that lists all of the elements and their properties?

1. The periodic table
2. The chemical table
3. The elemental table
4. The elemental chart
Solution


23rd

Which astronomer published his theory of a sun-centered universe in 1543?

1. Johannes Kepler
2. Galileo Galilei
3. Isaac Newton
4. Nicholas Copernicus
Solution


24th

It was believed that on Halloween, spirits and other evil creatures roamed the earth. How could you protect yourself from evil?

1. All of the below.
2. Sacrifice an animal.
3. Host a 'dumb supper'.
4. Bury animal bones in your front yard.
Solution


25th

What phobia do you suffer from if you have an intense fear of Halloween?

1. Halloweenophobia
2. Samhainophobia
3. Wiccaphobia
4. Phasmophobia
Solution


26th

According to legend, a unibrow, tattoos, and a long middle finger are all signs of what Halloween creature?

1. a witch
2. a golem
3. a vampire
4. a werewolf
Solution


27th

How many "witches" were burned at the stake in the Salem Witch Trials?

1. 0
2. 6
3. 12
4. 24
Solution


28th

On any given year what is the most popular chocolate candy searched for on Halloween?

1. Hershey's Milk Chocolate
2. Nestles Crunch
3. Snickers
4. M&M's
Solution


29th

What are the true colors of Halloween?

1. Red and Black
2. Orange and Black
3. Yellow and Blue
4. Orange and Red
Solution


30th

Halloween is the second most commercially successful holiday, what is number 1?

1. Valentines Day
2. Christmas
3. Easter
4. Thanksgiving
Solution


31st

According to superstition, if you stare into a mirror at midnight on Halloween, what will you see?

1. Your Future Spouse
2. Dead Ancestors
3. Bloody Mary
4. Your Death
Solution

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