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Trivia Challenge

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  1. August 12 is World Elephant Day; in Asia what island nation has the highest density of elephants?
  2. Gomez is the father of what TV family?
  3. Reportedly, in what city did the Moscow Mule drink originate: Moscow, NYC or London?
  4. On Aug. 13, 1959, what football organization had its founding and first official meeting?
  5. What country has museums for baked beans, lawnmowers and pencils?
  6. What person besides a clown uses balloons as a tool at work?
  7. On Aug. 14, 1621, members of what colonial group departed to rescue Squanto?
  8. Vienna’s Hotel Sacher is the namesake of what?
  9. What horn most resembles an oboe?
  10. On Aug. 15, 1860, what First Lady was born who became the first to cast a ballot (in 1920) for her husband?
  11. What fictional sea monster’s name combines the Japanese words for whale and gorilla?
  12. Which song on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll is older: “Downhearted Blues,” “The Twist” or “Wabash Cannonball”?
  13. August 16 is National Roller Coaster Day; Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., in 1959 opened a ride named after what European mountain?
  14. What jazz musician’s last name is also a religious person’s title?
  15. In 1962 what country named Pelé a national treasure to keep him from emigrating to Italy?
  16. On Aug. 17, 2008, what Olympic swimmer became the first to win eight gold medals?
  17. What animal shape are the fudge pieces in Vermonty Python ice cream?
  18. Who released an album called “The Hissing of Summer Lawns”?
  19. Dolf is a combination of what game and sport?
  20. On Aug. 18, 1920, the U.S. Constitution’s 19th Amendment was ratified, which guarantees what?
  1. Sri Lanka
  2. “The Addams Family”
  3. NYC (the Bronx)
  4. The American Football League
  5. The United Kingdom
  6. A weather forecaster uses info from weather balloons.
  7. The Pilgrims in Plymouth, Mass.
  8. Sacher torte
  9. English horn
  10. Florence Kling Harding
  11. Godzilla
  12. “Wabash Cannonball”
  13. The Matterhorn
  14. Thelonious Monk
  15. Brazil
  16. Michael Phelps
  17. Cows
  18. Joni Mitchell
  19. Darts and golf
  20. Women the right to vote

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