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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On July 7, ca. 1906, renowned baseball pitcher Leroy Robert Paige was born; what was his nickname?
  2. In 1964 what band had a hit with “Under the Boardwalk”?
  3. On July 8, 1776, the Liberty Bell rang at what State House to invite residents to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence?
  4. What singer with a one-word name has had tours called “Living Proof: The Farewell Tour” and “Here We Go Again”?
  5. What U.S. president born in Vermont had a bulldog named Boston Beans?
  6. On July 9, 1955, what single by Bill Haley & His Comets became the first rock-and-roll recording to be number one on Billboard’s pop charts?
  7. What basketball star who had a lucrative shoe endorsement career retired from the sport in 1993, 1999 and 2003?
  8. Why does the bullfrog have “bull” in its name?
  9. On July 10, 2019, Volkswagen ended production of what?
  10. What state has an area known as the “bootheel”?
  11. In 1992 the Olympics debuted what sport performed on sand?
  12. What familiar Asian word means “planted in a container”?
  13. July 11 is Cow Appreciation Day; the day was launched as part of what restaurant chain’s “Eat Mor Chikin” marketing?
  14. Where is the Rhaetian Railway, which, according to Guinness World Records, has had the longest narrow gauge passenger train in the world: Australia, Germany or Switzerland?
  15. What American author/humorist who was born in Florida, Missouri, said, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter”?
  16. On July 12, 1976, what family-centric game show debuted on ABC?
  17. Who is the only Pope Emeritus?
  18. Why did Richard Nixon relinquish his lifelong Secret Service protection?
  19. “The Birdman of Alcatraz,” who could not actually have birds there, was serving what kind of sentence?
  20. July 13 is National French Fry Day; what country believes it invented the dish and had it listed by UNESCO as a cultural treasure?
  1. Satchel
  2. The Drifters
  3. Pennsylvania State House (later called Independence Hall)
  4. Cher
  5. Calvin Coolidge
  6. “Rock Around the Clock”
  7. Michael Jordan
  8. Because some think it sounds like a cow mooing.
  9. The Beetle
  10. Missouri
  11. Beach volleyball
  12. Bonsai
  13. Chick-fil-A
  14. Switzerland (100 coaches in 2022)
  15. Mark Twain
  16. “Family Feud”
  17. Benedict XVI
  18. To save the country money
  19. Life imprisonment in solitary confinement (He studied birds and had them while at Leavenworth Penitentiary.)
  20. Belgium

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