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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On July 8, 1932, what reached its lowest point in the Great Depression?
  2. In July 1953, Insta-Burger King, the predecessor of Burger King, was founded – inspired by what brothers’ restaurant in California?
  3. What is the Stone of Scone – an oblong of sandstone with an incised cross – used for?
  4. On July 9, 1793, what state became the first to prohibit slavery?
  5. What word related to labor unions originated in maritime history?
  6. According to Leviticus in the Bible, how often was a jubilee celebrated: annually, every 25 years or every 50 years?
  7. How many players are on a team in Olympic beach volleyball?
  8. What kind of crab does not have a shell?
  9. On July 10, 1941, what “Jazz King of New Orleans” died whose nickname is the name of a dessert?
  10. What lullaby is in the George Gershwin opera “Porgy and Bess”?
  11. On July 11, 1972, the World Chess Championship games between what two players began?
  12. Sara Coleridge wrote, “Hot July brings cooling showers, Apricots and gillyflowers”; what is a gillyflower?
  13. July 12 is Cow Appreciation Day; what breed of cow is included in a state’s name?
  14. How does a seahorse get pregnant?
  15. Who composed the first jazz composition to win a Pulitzer Prize?
  16. On July 13, 1977, what U.S. city had a 25-hour blackout after a lightning strike?
  17. What is gelato traditionally served with?
  18. How are bubblegum, hot and shocking similar?
  19. When did the modern Olympic games first include swimming: 1872, 1896 or 1934?
  20. On July 14, 1904, Isaac Bashevis Singer was born, who wrote a story that inspired what film starring Barbra Streisand?
  1. The Dow Jones Industrial Average
  2. The McDonald Brothers
  3. Coronation ceremonies in England and Scotland
  4. Vermont
  5. Strike – in 1768 in London, in a work stoppage, unhappy sailors “struck” (removed) the topsails of ships.
  6. Every 50 years
  7. Two
  8. Hermit crabs (They “borrow” their shell.)
  9. “Jelly Roll” Morton
  10. “Summertime”
  11. Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky
  12. Carnation
  13. Jersey
  14. A female seahorse transfers eggs to the male’s brood pouch; the male gets pregnant and gives birth.
  15. Wynton Marsalis
  16. NYC
  17. A paddle (or spade)
  18. They are shades of pink.
  19. 1896
  20. “Yentl”

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