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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On July 1, 1804, George Sand was born, a French author who was known for wearing what kind of clothes?
  2. What was the Dress Act of 1746 by Great Britain’s Parliament?
  3. Telephone numbers were first used in Lowell, Mass. (due to a measles epidemic) in what year: 1867, 1879 or 1909?
  4. On July 2, 1869, in Boston, Mass., the brig Novelty landed with what cargo from Matanzas, Cuba, in large tanks?
  5. In 1777 the first organized Independence Day celebration took place in what city?
  6. On July 3, 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Eternal Light Peace Memorial where?
  7. Who was the oldest Declaration of Independence signer: John Adams, Samuel Adams or Benjamin Franklin?
  8. On July 4, 1960, a star was added the flag for what state?
  9. In what state was the first newspaper that published the Declaration of Independence?
  10. On July 5, 1841, what then current Massachusetts Representative/former President wrote in his diary that he dined at the White House and “There was turtle soup from a turtle weighing 300 lb a present from Key West”?
  11. Which New England state has the country’s oldest July 4th parade?
  12. From summit to base, what is the world’s tallest mountain: Mauna Kea in Hawaii, Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Everest?
  13. Reportedly, what is the most popular seafood in the USA?
  14. July 6 is National Fried Chicken Day; the first known U.S. recipe for fried chicken was in “The Virginia Housewife, Or Methodical Cook,” which was published when: 1825, 1866 or 1899?
  15. Southerners called the Battles of Manassas just that; why did Northerners call them the Battles of Bull Run?
  16. What is the world’s most common bird?
  17. Which U.S. president promoted a brand of steaks?
  18. What color agave plant is the most common for making tequila?
  19. What country has three areas known (in English) as “toe,” “heel” and “spur”?
  20. On July 7, 1906, athlete Leroy Robert Paige was born; he had what nickname?
  1. Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dudevant, a female with the pen name George Sand, wore male attire.
  2. It made wearing Scottish Highlander dress, including the tartan kilt, illegal.
  3. 1879 (A callee’s name was previously given to a switchboard operator.)
  4. Molasses
  5. Philadelphia
  6. The Gettysburg Battlefield
  7. Benjamin Franklin
  8. Hawaii
  9. Pennsylvania (The Pennsylvania Evening Post)
  10. John Quincy Adams
  11. Rhode Island (in Bristol)
  12. Mauna Kea (Its base is below the ocean’s surface.)
  13. Shrimp
  14. 1825
  15. That is the name of the stream at the battlefield.
  16. The domestic chicken
  17. Donald Trump (Trump Steaks)
  18. Blue
  19. Italy (Calabria, Salento and Gargano, respectively)
  20. Satchel (played in Major League Baseball in his later years)

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