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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On June 17, 1775, the Battle of Bunker Hill was fought; what is the name of the Battle’s other hill?
  2. What European country has six villages called Silly?
  3. What is the heaviest land animal in North America?
  4. What are Japanese zori, which were brought to America by returning soldiers after World War II?
  5. June 18 is International Picnic Day; reportedly, picnics first became popular after what revolution?
  6. What is the name of Simba’s father in “The Lion King”?
  7. On June 19, 1676, Massachusetts declared amnesty for all Native Americans who surrendered during what war?
  8. What did Julius Petri invent?
  9. What mammal can fly?
  10. On June 20, 1863, on condition that its slaves were freed, what became the 35th state which had the motto “mountaineers always freemen”?
  11. What imaginary animal is Scotland’s national animal?
  12. Mount Etna, the world’s oldest active volcano, is where: Greece, Sicily or Tonga?
  13. How are “Mr. Mistoffelees,” “Old Deuteronomy” and “Growltiger” similar?
  14. On June 21, 1948, at NYC’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, successful long-playing records were introduced to the public; for what rpm speed were they designed for?
  15. In what war was the USS Constitution nicknamed “Old Ironsides”?
  16. What orange fish has the name of an entertainer in its name?
  17. What poet with a younger sister named Lavinia stated, “To see the Summer Sky / Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie – / True Poems flee –”?
  18. On June 22, 1946, what reservoir in New England was filled up?
  19. Alexander Graham Bell suggested to use what word to answer the phone: ahoy, halloo or hello?
  20. On June 23, 1917, Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retired 26 batters in a row; what pitcher had he replaced who had punched an umpire?
  1. Breed’s
  2. France
  3. American bison
  4. A type of flip-flop sandal that became a craze in the USA
  5. The French Revolution, because then royal parks were opened to the public for the first time
  6. Mufasa
  7. King Philip’s War
  8. A way to grow bacteria in gelatin (namesake of petri dish)
  9. Bat
  10. West Virginia
  11. Unicorn
  12. Sicily
  13. They are fictional characters in T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Cats” that was based on the book.
  14. 33-1/3
  15. The War of 1812
  16. Clown fish
  17. Emily Dickinson
  18. Quabbin
  19. Ahoy
  20. Babe Ruth

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