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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On Aug. 19, 1950, ABC first aired what kind of TV shows on Saturday mornings?
  2. What Canadian Island is known for piping plovers?
  3. What bird builds the smallest nest?
  4. What mountain range has Mount Ansel Adams?
  5. On Aug. 20, 1911, the first-ever worldwide cable message – “This message sent around the world” – was transmitted from what newspaper building?
  6. How are Etna, Krakatoa and Fuji similar?
  7. What does sagamore mean?
  8. On Aug. 21, 1909. The Pilgrim Monument was completed in what town?
  9. The tarantella is a folk dance of what country?
  10. In which Charles Dickens novel would you find Uriah Heep, Wilkins Micawber and Betsey Trotwood?
  11. On Aug. 22, 1906, the Victor Talking Machine Company began production of a record player called Victrola that sold for who many dollars: 50, 100 or 200?
  12. What is the “toad” in English “toad-in-the-hole”?
  13. How are Mandarin, wing and shawl similar?
  14. On Aug. 23, 1966, the Lunar Orbiter 1 took the first photograph of what?
  15. The flightless kiwi bird is native to what country?
  16. How are The Black Pearl, Argo and The Jolly Roger similar?
  17. August 24 is Independence Day of Ukraine, which celebrates its Declaration of Independence in what year: 1918, 1953 or 1991?
  18. Eastern diamondback is the name of the largest of what kind of animal?
  19. Brant Point Lighthouse, North America’s second oldest lighthouse, is on what island?
  20. On Aug. 25, 1819, Scotsman Allan Pinkerton was born; he emigrated to the USA and founded what kind of agency?
  1. For children (Animal Clinic and Acrobat Ranch)
  2. Prince Edward Island
  3. Hummingbird
  4. The Sierra Nevada
  5. The New York Times building
  6. They are active volcanoes.
  7. Chief or sachem
  8. Provincetown, Mass.
  9. Italy
  10. “David Copperfield”
  11. 200
  12. Sausage (cooked in batter)
  13. They are types of collar.
  14. The earth from the moon
  15. New Zealand
  16. They are fictional ship names (in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Jason and the Argonauts” and “Peter Pan,” respectively)
  17. 1991
  18. Rattlesnake
  19. Nantucket
  20. A detective agency that was “one of the first of its kind”

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