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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On March 11, 1927, the Roxy Theatre opened with the silent film “The Love of Sunya,” which starred what actress whose name includes a bird’s name?
  2. What brainy Anglo-Scottish dog breed has a two-word name?
  3. What was Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s first perfume launch?
  4. On March 12, 1857, in Concord, Mass., what abolitionist spoke who would later be memorialized in a marching song?
  5. What 1973 dystopian film with a name including a color is set in the year 2022?
  6. Do toads migrate?
  7. What sport is focused on in the 1944 film “National Velvet”?
  8. On March 13, 2020, what sports event was postponed from April 20 to September 14?
  9. Where was St. Patrick born: Roman Britain, Ireland or Burgundy, France?
  10. On March 14, 1794, what Massachusetts native patented the cotton gin?
  11. Do sloths move slowly because they prefer sleeping?
  12. What is known as “The Emerald Isle”?
  13. On March 15, 1820, Massachusetts officially lost what state?
  14. What U.S. government electoral process involves 538 people?
  15. What word meaning clothes made of denim is derived from the Hindi language?
  16. On March 16, 1621, reportedly, Samoset befriended the Plymouth Colony pilgrims; why was he able to speak English?
  17. The world’s fastest public train, the Shanghai Maglev, is powered by what?
  18. What is the smallest known animal with a backbone: bird, frog or mouse?
  19. What country earned the most medals at the 2022 Winter Olympics?
  20. Why does Suffolk County in Massachusetts celebrate Evacuation Day on March 17?
  1. Gloria Swanson
  2. Border collie
  3. Chanel No. 5
  4. John Brown (“John Brown’s Body”)
  5. “Soylent Green”
  6. Yes; in spring they come out of hibernation and head for their breeding pond.
  7. Steeplechase (horse racing)
  8. The Boston Marathon
  9. Roman Britain
  10. Eli Whitney
  11. No; because they have a very low-calorie diet, making for a slow metabolic rate
  12. Ireland
  13. Maine
  14. The Electoral College
  15. Dungarees
  16. He had learned it from English ship captains trading in his home area of Maine.
  17. Magnetic levitation
  18. Frog (paedophryne amanuensis)
  19. Norway
  20. On that day in 1776 the British had to evacuate Boston.

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