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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On Aug. 5, 1924, what comic strip about a girl debuted?
  2. What pants are named for an island?
  3. Brown bears live with their mother for how many years: one, three or six?
  4. On Aug. 6, 1890, “Cy” Young pitched his first game as a pro; what did his nickname mean?
  5. Is a coconut a nut?
  6. What country has won the World Cup in soccer five times?
  7. What First Lady wrote a newspaper column called “My Day”?
  8. On Aug. 7, 2007, who beat Hank Aaron’s career home run record?
  9. Most caves are formed in what kind of rock: granite, limestone or gneiss?
  10. What playwright was associated with the Globe Theatre and the group of actors called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men?
  11. On Aug. 8, 1984, the Massachusetts Bay Colony charter was stolen from what building in Boston that is now a National Historic Park?
  12. This August, for the first time in decades, what cat is being returned to India’s wild forests?
  13. In what country would you find a traditional music instrument called a didgeridoo?
  14. August 9 is National Book Lovers Day; what is a bibliophile?
  15. What children’s book series inspired a sport?
  16. During the 1936 Sumer Olympics in Berlin, in what sport did Jessie Owens win four gold medals?
  17. August 10 is National S’mores Day; Rev. Sylvester Graham, who inspired graham flour products, died in what Massachusetts city with the Calvin Coolidge House?
  18. What Austrian dance was once called the forbidden dance due to its body contact?
  19. What did golf balls used to be made of?
  20. On Aug. 11, 1934, what prison known as “The Rock” opened?
  1. “Little Orphan Annie”
  2. Capris
  3. Three
  4. “Cyclone” (Due to his “destructive” fastball, “One of the fellows called me ‘Cyclone,’ but finally shortened it to ‘Cy’…”)
  5. No, it is a one-seeded fruit.
  6. Brazil
  7. Eleanor Roosevelt
  8. Barry Bonds – in 2007 he hit his 756th career home run.
  9. Limestone
  10. Shakespeare
  11. The Old State House
  12. Cheetah
  13. Australia
  14. A lover of books or book collector
  15. Harry Potter (quidditch)
  16. Track & field
  17. Northampton
  18. Waltz
  19. Wood
  20. Alcatraz

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