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Trivia Challenge

  1. On Aug. 26, 1826, what market with the name of another community opened in Boston, Mass.?
  2. How are farmer, hoop and Humboldt Fog similar?
  3. What type of Chinese dress has frog fasteners on the collar and lapel?
  4. On Aug. 27, 2003, a world record–winning battery system was installed in what cold climate U.S. city that is nicknamed “The Golden Heart City”?
  5. How many times has the U.S. Constitution been amended: 10, 27 or 33?
  6. Which planet has Valles Marineris, which is solar system’s largest known canyon: Earth, Jupiter or Mars?
  7. August 28 is National Bow Tie Day; what American performance artist has been known for a bow tie hairstyle?
  8. After what year did the world’s population switch from mostly rural to mostly urban: 1953, 1990 or 2008?
  9. Who inspired Robert Zimmerman to change his name to Bob Dylan?
  10. On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in what state?
  11. How are ascorbic acid, retinol and calciferol similar?
  12. What item of clothing was named after a horserace?
  13. On Aug. 30, 1885, what method of transport was first patented by Gottlieb Daimler?
  14. Guinness World Records reported that Zeus, a 3‘5” dog in Texas, is the world’s tallest dog; what breed is he: greyhound, Great Dane or borzoi?
  15. Does thunder only happen when it rains?
  16. In what South American country is it popular for women to wear bowler hats?
  17. On Aug. 31, 1895, what German patented a navigable balloon?
  18. How are Martin Arrowsmith, Yuri Zhivago and Victor Frankenstein similar?
  19. What song from the 1980’s is subtitled “A Salute to 60’s Rock”?
  20. On Sept. 1, 1897, the first American subway opened in what city?
  1. Quincy Market
  2. They are types of soft cheese made in America.
  3. Cheongsam
  4. Fairbanks, Alaska (In 2005 Guinness recognized it as the World’s Most Powerful Battery.)
  5. 27
  6. Mars (“almost four times longer, 20 times wider, and four times deeper” than the Grand Canyon, according to National Geographic.)
  7. Lady Gaga
  8. 2008
  9. The poet Dylan Thomas
  10. Louisiana
  11. They are names of vitamins (C, A and D2, respectively).
  12. Ascot (a scarf-like tie named after “The Royal Ascot” race at Ascot Heath in Ascot, England)
  13. Motorcycle
  14. Great Dane
  15. No; there are dry thunderstorms (predominantly in the western states)
  16. Bolivia
  17. Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin
  18. They are fictional doctors (from “Arrowsmith,” “Dr. Zhivago” and “Frankenstein”)
  19. “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.” by John Mellancamp
  20. Boston

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