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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On April 14, 1866, Anne Sullivan was born in Feeding Hills, Mass.; who was her famous student?
  2. Iris was the Greek goddess of what sky phenomenon?
  3. What dog breed was Toto of the movie “Wizard of Oz”?
  4. On April 15, 1947, what Brooklyn Dodgers player broke the MLB “color line”?
  5. Who founded the “Sons of Liberty,” which was against British taxation?
  6. What is The Handlebar Club?
  7. On April 16, 1838, French forces occupied a city during the “Pastry War” in what country: Belgium, Mexico or Senegal?
  8. Who said, “Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes”?
  9. What English author with a male pen name said, “One can say everything best over a meal”?
  10. The first known taxation took place in what country?
  11. April 17 is National Haiku Poetry Day; what author of “On the Road” was a fan of Haiku?
  12. Is butter savory or sweet?
  13. How are bunny ears, saguaro and teddy-bear cholla similar?
  14. On April 18, 1906, an 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck what American city?
  15. What was the first U.S. canned dog food (part of its name is a male name)?
  16. Peggy Lee’s voice was featured in what 1955 animated musical romance film about dogs?
  17. On April 19, 1775, the Shot Heard Round the World occurred in what town?
  18. Who is the Greek goddess of spring?
  19. What term is used for the study of bell ringing: angiology, campanology or oology?
  20. On April 20, 1912, what sports venue opened in Boston?
  1. Helen Keller
  2. Rainbow
  3. Cairn Terrier
  4. Jackie Robinson
  5. Sam Adams
  6. An international club for men with “a hirsute appendage of the upper lip, with graspable extremities” (handlebar mustaches)
  7. Mexico (Veracruz – a French baker accused Mexican soldiers of vandalism)
  8. Benjamin Franklin
  9. George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)
  10. Ancient Egypt (The Pharaoh collected part of grain harvests.)
  11. Jack Kerouac
  12. Either, depending on its milk and if it is salted
  13. They are types of cacti.
  14. San Francisco
  15. Ken-L-Ration
  16. “Lady and the Tramp”
  17. Concord, Mass.
  18. Persephone
  19. Campanology
  20. Fenway Park

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