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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On May 6, 1915, against the Yankees, what Red Sox player (the Sultan of Swat) hit his first home run?
  2. Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony was adapted for what Walt Disney film?
  3. What river has the largest volume of fresh water?
  4. May is National Salad Month; how did iceberg lettuce get its name?
  5. On May 7, 2005, what Massachusetts university held a Time Traveler Convention?
  6. Which national constitution is the oldest still in use?
  7. According to Sports Illustrated, in 1972, who “became the first female player to win more than $100,000 in a year”?
  8. What is a black hole thought to be created from?
  9. May 8 is Mother’s Day; after what war was “Mother’s Friendship Day” established by Ann Jarvis, whose daughter, Anna, was instrumental in the official founding of Mother’s Day?
  10. The twins Castor and Pollux are in what constellation?
  11. “The African Queen” was set during what war?
  12. How are Coors, Paramount and Toblerone similar?
  13. On May 9, 1657, what governor of the Plymouth Colony died?
  14. What color is matcha tea?
  15. In 1975 Pet Rocks became a fad; the rocks came from a city where: Florida, Hawaii or Mexico?
  16. On May 10, 1818, what son of Apollos Rivoire and Deborah Hitchbourne died in Boston?
  17. A griffin is mythical animal that is a combination of what two animals?
  18. On May 11, 1659, what holiday did the Massachusetts Bay Colony legislature ban?
  19. Barbary macaques – the only wild monkey population in Europe – are in what British Overseas Territory?
  20. On May 12, 1861, the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” by Julia Ward Howe, was first performed at Fort Warren near what city?
  1. Babe Ruth
  2. “Fantasia”
  3. The Amazon
  4. Because it was developed in America and packed with ice
  5. MIT
  6. The U.S. Constitution
  7. Billie Jean King
  8. Collapse of a massive star
  9. The Civil War
  10. Gemini
  11. World War I
  12. Their logos feature mountains.
  13. William Bradford
  14. Green
  15. Mexico
  16. Paul Revere
  17. Eagle and lion
  18. Christmas
  19. Gibraltar
  20. Boston

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