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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On Jan. 28, 1985, 45 recording artists met in Hollywood to sing what charity single?
  2. In 1999 at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, what U.S. women’s team won an international sporting event?
  3. In what part of the world is a Boston bun (also known as Sally Lunn) traditional?
  4. What is an affogato?
  5. On Jan. 29, 1995, what team became the first to win the Super Bowl five times?
  6. In what John Steinbeck novel’s first chapter is the word “dust” used 24 times?
  7. What are lotus shoes?
  8. On Jan. 30, 1995, a TV Guide survey found that who was the most trusted media personality?
  9. What country has a dish called champ?
  10. On Jan. 31, 1940, Ida May Fuller, of Brattleboro, Vt., received the first of what type of check after paying only three years of payroll taxes ($25)?
  11. What culture has a traditional red telephone box?
  12. On Feb. 1, 2022, what culture celebrates the New Year?
  13. In 2022 in Hawaii, Cameron Smith won the golf Tournament of Champions with the lowest-ever score; how many strokes under par was it: 10, 21 or 34?
  14. On Feb. 2, 1887, the first Groundhog Day was observed in the town of Punxsutawney in what state?
  15. The Vogue Doll Company, which had manufacturing plants in Malden, Medford and Melrose, started producing the Ginny doll in what decade: the 1920s, the 1940s or the 1960s?
  16. On Feb. 3, 1902, after an NYC snowstorm, the Morning Telegraph debuted the nickname “the Great White Way” for what?
  17. In the 1934 movie “Here is My Heart,” what actor/singer with a nickname introduced the song “June in January”?
  18. What instrument has felt-covered hammers?
  19. On Feb. 4, 1938, what play by Thornton Wilder set in Grover’s Corners, N.H., opened in NYC?
  1. “We Are the World”
  2. Women’s World Cup for soccer
  3. Australia and New Zealand (Reportedly, the inventor of the Boston bun came from Boston during Australia’s gold rush in the 1850s.)
  4. Espresso and vanilla ice cream
  5. The San Francisco 49ers
  6. “The Grapes of Wrath” (due to the Dust Bowl setting)
  7. The tiny shoes Chinese women wore after their feet were bound.
  8. Walter Cronkite
  9. Ireland (a mashed potato/scallion dish)
  10. Social Security
  11. British
  12. Chinese (the Lunar New Year, or Year of the Tiger)
  13. 34
  14. Pennsylvania
  15. 1948
  16. Broadway
  17. Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby Jr.
  18. Piano
  19. “Our Town”

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