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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On Feb. 25, 1956, what Russian gave a speech called “On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences”?
  2. What creature has the largest eyes: Colossal squid, owl or swordfish?
  3. On Feb. 26, 1992, where in Massachusetts was a nuclear reactor shut down?
  4. Which country exports the most daffodils: Holland, United Kingdom or USA?
  5. In what novel did Dashiell Hammett create the fictional detectives Nick and Nora Charles?
  6. On Feb. 27, 1807, what author (with a middle name that is also in the name of an art museum in Hartford) of the poem “Woods in Winter” was born?
  7. What problem does a sheep have if it is called a cast sheep?
  8. What former captain of U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics teams said, “You can’t always be the best. You have to remember that everyone makes mistakes sometimes”?
  9. On Feb. 28, 1915, what actor who sang “If I Were a Rich Man” in “Fiddler on the Roof” was born?
  10. What is the 1934-1935 military retreat of the Red Army in China commonly called?
  11. Which U.S. island has the highest population?
  12. On March 1, 1917, what poet was born in Boston whose last name is the name of another Massachusetts city?
  13. What food never needs preservatives?
  14. In what film franchise would you find “The Imperial March”?
  15. Black American J.W. Reed patented what improvement to the rolling pin?
  16. On March 2, 1959, what was tested by the Southern New England Telephone Company to see if it helped people get the right numbers?
  17. What was the first name of Mr. Rogers of TV?
  18. What is the last name of the main family in “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott?
  19. Which country consumes the most coffee per capita: Brazil, Canada or Finland
  20. On March 3, 1821, the first U.S. patent granted to a Black American was given to Thomas Jennings for what kind of cleaning process?
  1. Nikita Khrushchev
  2. Colossal squid
  3. Rowe on the Deerfield River
  4. United Kingdom
  5. “The Thin Man”
  6. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art)
  7. It is stuck on its back.
  8. Aly Raisman
  9. Zero Mostel
  10. The Long March
  11. Long Island
  12. Robert Lowell
  13. Honey
  14. Star Wars (also called “Darth Vader’s Theme”)
  15. A rolling pin with handles connected to a center rod
  16. A push-button phone
  17. Fred
  18. March
  19. Finland
  20. Dry cleaning

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