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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On May 19, 1884, what circus was founded by five brothers in Wisconsin?
  2. What island nation has three consecutive lowercase dotted letters in its name?
  3. What TV show topped the Nielsen ratings from 1972 to 1976?
  4. On May 20, 2002, the British government survey found that what is their country’s most-hated vegetable: beans, Brussels sprouts or cabbage?
  5. What name of a city was the first word spoken to the world from the moon?
  6. Which mosquitos bite, male or female?
  7. On May 21, 1954, the U.S. Senate voted down lowering the voting age to what: 16, 18 or 20?
  8. Who was the engineer on Illinois’ Cannonball Special?
  9. What hot pepper was named for a capital city?
  10. How are the flags of Finland, Greece and Israel similar?
  11. On May 22, 1849, what U.S. congressman (and future president) received a patent for a device to lift boats over shoals?
  12. What “Founding Father” sold hundreds of imported books and founded the country’s first lending library?
  13. Where did Rosa Parks refuse to move to the back of the bus?
  14. On May 23, 1928, in “The Karnival Kid,” what Disney cartoon character spoke for the first time (Hot dogs, hot dogs!)?
  15. What U.S. president’s nickname was “The Sphinx” (would he run for another term or not?); he was also known by his initials?
  16. Broadway’s “Rent” revises what opera to a Greenwich Village apartment?
  17. On May 24, 1626, what island did Peter Minuit buy from a Canarsie tribe for 60 guilders (about $24) in cloth and buttons?
  18. What is the official dog of Massachusetts?
  19. Who provided the original voice for Yogi Bear: Jim Backus, Groucho Marx or Walter Matthau?
  20. On May 25, 1787, the Constitutional Convention opened in what city?
  1. Ringling Brothers Circus
  2. Fiji
  3. “All in the Family”
  4. Brussels sprouts
  5. Houston
  6. Female (The males feed on flower nectar.)
  7. 18
  8. Casey Jones
  9. Habanero (Havana)
  10. They are blue and white.
  11. Abraham Lincoln
  12. Benjamin Franklin
  13. Montgomery, Alabama
  14. Mickey Mouse
  15. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  16. “La Bohème
  17. Manhattan
  18. Boston terrier
  19. Jim Backus
  20. Philadelphia

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