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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On Dec. 10, 1830, poet Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Mass.; where did she attend college?
  2. The first-known written mention of “pigs in blankets” was in a Betty Crocker children’s cookbook in what year: 1921, 1945 or 1957?
  3. How many ghosts are in “A Christmas Carol”?
  4. In “computerese” what does SMTP stand for?
  5. On Dec. 11, 1769, Venetian blinds were patented in what country: England, Italy or the United States?
  6. In what United Kingdom language with many words describing snow would you find “skelf” (a large snowflake) and “spitters” (small drops of driving snow)?
  7. On Dec. 12, 1917, in Nebraska, Father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town for wayward boys; in what year did it start accepting girls: 1918, 1960 or 1978?
  8. Do both male and female mosquitoes bite?
  9. Omicron is the 15th letter of what alphabet?
  10. How are ostriches, emus and kiwis similar?
  11. December 13 is National Cocoa Day; in 1765 chocolate manufacturing – using West Indian cocoa beans – in the American Colonies began in what Massachusetts city?
  12. How are “Death Valley Days,” “General Electric Theater” and the 1959 Tournament of Roses parade similar?
  13. What Christmas movie/song character “stink, stank, stunk”?
  14. On Dec. 14, 1542, after her father died, Princess Mary Stuart became Queen of Scots at what age: one week, four years or 16 years?
  15. How are “Becoming,” “Where the Light Enters” and “Spoken from the Heart” similar?
  16. December 15 is Bill of Rights Day; how many constitutional amendments are in the Bill of Rights: five, 10 or 27?
  17. What two animals are used to hunt truffles?
  18. What color is in an Elvis Christmas song title?
  19. What is the name of the mountain range that goes through Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia?
  20. On Dec. 17, 1917, Sir Arthur Charles Clarke was born, who cowrote the screenplay for what 1968 sci-fi film?
  1. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, which became Mount Holyoke College
  2. 1957
  3. Four: Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.
  4. Simple Mail Transport Protocol
  5. England
  6. Scottish
  7. 1978
  8. Only the females do.
  9. Greek
  10. They are flightless birds.
  11. Dorchester
  12. Ronald Reagan acted as host for all of them.
  13. Grinch
  14. One week
  15. They are books by First Ladies: Michelle Obama, Jill Biden and Laura Bush.
  16. 10
  17. Dogs and pigs
  18. Blue – “Blue Christmas”
  19. The Atlas mountains
  20. “2001: A Space Odyssey”

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