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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On December 24 what country has a traditional “Feast of the Seven Fishes”?
  2. In 1817, Hawaii’s first coffee was planted in what district of the Big Island?
  3. On Dec. 25, 1821, Clara Barton was born – the “Angel of the Battlefield” and founder of the American Red Cross – in North Oxford in what N.E. state?
  4. In 1970 who wrote and recorded “Feliz Navidad”?
  5. Simba is a Swahili word for what animal?
  6. December 26 is the first day of Kwanzaa, which has how many days?
  7. What TV music show had a bubble machine?
  8. Which NYC borough is more populous, Brooklyn or Manhattan?
  9. What U.S. state’s language is the derivation of a word for an appetizer?
  10. Are flamingos always pink?
  11. On Dec. 27, 1932, what “Showplace of the Nation” opened at Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center?
  12. How are thiamin, riboflavin and niacin similar?
  13. What well-known Englishman wrote the 1842 travelogue “American Notes for General Circulation,” including the line “The tone of society in Boston is one of perfect politeness, courtesy, and good breeding”?
  14. On Dec. 28, 1958, what teams – based in Atlantic Ocean ports – played at the first NFL sudden death overtime game?
  15. How are shekel, rand and real similar?
  16. “Frosty the Snowman” was first recorded in 1950 by what “Singing Cowboy”?
  17. On Dec. 29, 1997, what Asian port began killing chickens to contain the spread of avian flu?
  18. The Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball is covered with triangles made of what?
  19. What two planets have polar ice caps?
  20. On Dec. 30, 1865, Rudyard Kipling was born, who authored what book with a one-word title that is a person’s name?
  1. Italy
  2. Kona
  3. Massachusetts
  4. José Feliciano
  5. Lion
  6. Seven
  7. “The Lawrence Welk Show”
  8. Brooklyn
  9. Hawaii (pūpū for pupu platter)
  10. Flamingo chicks are grey or white, and a diet of plankton with carotenoids causes them to change color.
  11. Radio City Music Hall
  12. They are B vitamins.
  13. Charles Dickens
  14. The Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants
  15. They are types of currency (for Israel, South Africa and Brazil, respectively)
  16. “Gene” Autry
  17. Hong Kong
  18. Waterford crystal
  19. Earth and Mars
  20. “Kim”

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