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Trivia Challenge

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  1. March 4 is Employee Appreciation Day; in what decade was the movie “The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit,” which features a World War II veteran with work-life balance issues?
  2. Who is known as the “American March King” and helped create a musical instrument?
  3. What sports equipment has pentagons and hexagons?
  4. March 5 is National Absinthe Day; what color is absinthe usually?
  5. Why is a funny bone called that?
  6. In what 1967 British sci-fi series were there guest stars introduced as “the new Number Two”?
  7. On March 6, 1888, what author who had worked as a Civil War nurse died in Concord, Mass.?
  8. According to guinnessworldrecords.com, what NFL player has at least 22 “memorable records”?
  9. On March 7, 1801, which state enacted the first-ever state voter registration law?
  10. In 1910, who became the first U.S. president to attend baseball’s opening day game and throw out the first pitch?
  11. What river with the same name (also a color) is in Texas and Vietnam?
  12. What is NASA’s HelioSwarm?
  13. On March 8, 1950, the Volkswagen Type 2 started production; it was later called what?
  14. What Motown recording artist released the single “Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day”?
  15. What is the name of the comic strip in which you would find Dagwood Bumstead?
  16. March 9 is Get Over It Day, which is midpoint between what two holidays?
  17. “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey takes place in what city?
  18. In spring 1898 the song “O sole mio” (My Sunshine) was co-composed by Eduardo di Capua in Odessa in what country?
  19. Julia Kern, who competed in cross-country skiing at the 2022 Olympics, learned to ski where near Boston?
  20. On March 10, 1955, a patent was issued for “Dispensing Valves for Gas Pressure Containers,” which was to be used for what in spray cans?
  1. The 1950s (1956)
  2. John Philip Sousa (sousaphone)
  3. Soccer ball
  4. Green
  5. The real name of the upper arm bone is humerus, which sounds like humorous.
  6. “The Prisoner”
  7. Louisa May Alcott
  8. Tom Brady
  9. Massachusetts
  10. William Howard Taft
  11. Red River
  12. A hub spacecraft with eight smaller spacecraft that will measure the magnetic field and solar wind
  13. VW Bus
  14. Stevie Wonder
  15. “Blondie”
  16. Valentine’s Day and April Fools’ Day
  17. Boston
  18. Ukraine
  19. The Weston Ski Track
  20. Whipped cream dessert topping

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