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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On July 22, 1893, Katharine Lee Bates wrote “America the Beautiful” after admiring the view from what peak in Colorado?
  2. In 1924 what hot weather treat was patented – and still has a trademarked name?
  3. Octothorpe is the name of what symbol used frequently on social media?
  4. What 29thS. president had been a newspaper publisher and member of the Citizens Cornet Band, which played at both Democratic and Republican rallies?
  5. July 23 is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day; the vanilla orchid originated in what country: India, Madagascar or Mexico?
  6. According to Guinness World Records, Michael Nilsen received a Megazord birthday present and went on to collect 9,364 items of what kind of memorabilia (the world’s largest collection)?
  7. On July 24, 1901, what American author was released from prison after serving time for embezzlement from a bank?
  8. What frequently colorless mineral is the primary component of beach sand?
  9. What animal has the loudest sound: howler monkey, lion or whale?
  10. How are Esther Williams and Annette Kellerman similar?
  11. On July 25, 1936, the “Voodoo Macbeth” – set in the Caribbean – closed; it was created for the Federal Theatre Project of the WPA, which stands for what?
  12. What children’s book has the line “With that Jo marched straight away and the rest followed, a bright little band of sisters, all looking their best in summer suits, with happy faces under the jaunty hat brims”?
  13. On July 26, 1974, the FDA approved what artificial sweetener: aspartame, stevia or xylitol?
  14. On what point in Massachusetts was Taft’s Hotel, which was nationally famous for its food?
  15. On July 27, 1694, Indians from what tribe attacked Groton, Mass.: Abenaki, Fox or Ojibwa?
  16. France is having a legal controversy about the burkini, which is what?
  17. Recently, a Japanese restaurant chain announced it is giving free refills of what product to people who can prove they voted?
  18. What comedy group inspired a name for mass unsolicited emails?
  19. Which country produces the most tomatoes: China, Italy or USA?
  20. On July 28, 1866, what English children’s book author/illustrator was born who loved flora and fauna and landscape?
  1. Pikes Peak
  2. Popsicle
  3. #
  4. Warren G. Harding
  5. Mexico
  6. Power Rangers
  7. Henry
  8. Quartz
  9. Whale
  10. They were movie star swimmers.
  11. Works Progress Administration
  12. “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott
  13. Aspartame
  14. Point Shirley in Winthrop
  15. Abenaki
  16. Swimwear with almost full body coverage
  17. Ramen
  18. Monty Python (“Spam,” which they chanted)
  19. China
  20. Beatrix Potter

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