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Trivia Challenge

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  1. February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day; what 1800s author (who died in Concord) said, “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late”?
  2. The company of Madam C.J. Walker – an African American who was America’s first female, self-made millionaire – sold what product?
  3. The first toothbrush with bristles was made in China; what animal were the bristles from?
  4. In what movie does Ilsa say, “Play it, Sam. Play ‘As Time Goes By’”?
  5. On Feb. 18, 1847, in Faneuil Hall, Bostonians met in response to news of the worsening of what famine?
  6. What does penultimate mean?
  7. What is light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation more commonly known as?
  8. On Feb. 19, 2016, what author of “To Kill a Mockingbird” died?
  9. What was the first video on MTV by a Black artist?
  10. What word game was originally called Criss Cross?
  11. On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit earth; how many orbits did he make that day: one, two or three?
  12. Who was the only unanimously elected U.S. president?
  13. Mark Twain helped what U.S. president write his memoirs?
  14. Which is a permanent federal holiday mandated by Congress: Washington’s Birthday or Presidents’ Day?
  15. On Feb. 21, 1927, what housewife who wrote a newspaper column called “At Wit’s End” was born?
  16. In what business would you find a machine called an Enrober?
  17. In New Orleans, what is the traditional Mardi Gras dessert?
  18. How are Knights of Momus, Mistick Krewe of Comus and Twelfth Night Revelers similar?
  19. In what song would you find Little Jackie Paper”?
  20. On Feb. 22, 1980, in an upset victory at the Winter Olympics, what team defeated the Soviet ice hockey team?
  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. Cosmetics
  3. Pig
  4. “Casablanca”
  5. In Ireland (In 1847, Catholic and non-Catholic groups in Boston sent aid to Ireland.)
  6. The second to last of a series of things
  7. Laser (an acronym)
  8. Harper Lee
  9. “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson
  10. Scrabble
  11. Three
  12. George Washington
  13. Ulysses S. Grant
  14. Washington’s Birthday
  15. Erma Bombeck
  16. Primarily candy making, as its function is to coat something with chocolate
  17. King cake
  18. They are social organizations that parade during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
  19. “Puff, the Magic Dragon”
  20. U.S.

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