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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On Jan. 14, 1882, the Myopia Hunt Club became America’s first country club; what state is it in?
  2. What female from Mississippi who had her own TV show for 25 seasons said, “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right?”
  3. What indoor game similar to croquet and golf was originally played outdoors?
  4. How are tabla, bodhran and taiko similar?
  5. On Jan. 15, 1943, what government building was dedicated – the world’s largest office building?
  6. The “Iron Chef America” TV shows were based on a TV show in what country (with a name translating to “Ironmen of Cooking”)?
  7. In March the Suez Canal was blocked by the container ship Ever Given for how many days: one, six or nine?
  8. On Jan. 16, 1970, what designer of the geodesic dome received a Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects?
  9. How are brook, rainbow and lake similar?
  10. On Jan. 17, 1997, for the first time, what predominately Roman-Catholic country legally granted a divorce?
  11. What was “The Yellow Kid,” which appeared in the 1890s and inspired the term “yellow journalism”?
  12. On Jan. 18, 1778, Captain James Hook discovered what that he called the Sandwich Islands?
  13. What insect is fed royal jelly?
  14. Which is the world’s longest road: the Pan-American Highway, the Trans-Canada Highway or the Trans-Siberian Highway?
  15. What Essex County, Mass., native – an abolitionist/poet whose name includes the name of a color – in 1866 wrote the poem “Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl”?
  16. On Jan. 19, what vehicle used on a TV show based on a comic book character was auctioned for $4.6 million?
  17. In 1921 what burger restaurant originated the fast food concept?
  18. “More Than a Feeling” is a song by a band with the name of what city?
  19. What entertainment venue was previously located at Wonderland Greyhound Park in Revere?
  20. January 20 is National DJ Day; in what year did radio DJ Jimmy Savile debut the world’s first DJ dance party in Otley, England: 1943, 1953 or 1960?
  1. Massachusetts (in South Hamilton)
  2. Oprah Winfrey
  3. Billiards
  4. They are drums (in India, Ireland and Japan, respectively)
  5. The Pentagon
  6. Japan
  7. Six
  8. Buckminster Fuller
  9. They are types of trout.
  10. The Republic of Ireland
  11. A comic strip character in two New York newspapers
  12. The Hawaiian Islands
  13. Queen bees and bee larvae
  14. The Pan-American Highway
  15. John Greenleaf Whittier
  16. The original Batmobile from “Batman”
  17. White Castle
  18. Boston
  19. Wonderland Amusement Park (from 1906-1910)
  20. 1943

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