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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On Nov. 11, 1953, in Cambridge, Mass., what virus was first identified and photographed?
  2. In what locale is the animated series “Darkwing Duck” set: Duckburg, Cape Suzette or St. Canard?
  3. On November 12 in what year did “Pudge” Heffelfinger became the first pro football player: 1892, 1915 or 1926?
  4. According to Guinness World Records, in October 2022 a team of eight created the largest sushi roll ever (over seven feet) – in what New England city?
  5. How are “The Republic,” “Lost Horizon” and “Walden Two” similar?
  6. November 13 is World Kindness Day; in 1998 the day was created by a coalition of NGOs, which stands for what?
  7. How are the Galloping Gobbler, Pudding Pie and Turkey Leg similar?
  8. What author’s estate has registered “Queen of Crime” as a trademark?
  9. On Nov. 14, 1732, the Library Company of Philadelphia signed off on hiring its first librarian; where did it get books?
  10. What is the stage name of singer/dancer Ernest Evans?
  11. Which monarch ruled for the longest: King Louis XIV, Queen Elizabeth II or Tutankhamun?
  12. The CBS eye symbol was inspired by what that its designer saw while driving in Pennsylvania Dutch country?
  13. On Nov. 15, 1904, King Camp Gillette received a patent for his safety razor; thereafter, where did his company manufacture them?
  14. Guinness World Records has spotlighted people paddling what unusual orange craft?
  15. What comic strip’s original title was “Plain Clothes Tracy”?
  16. On Nov. 16, David Livingstone (of “Doctor Livingstone, I presume?” fame) became the first non-African to see what waterfall on the Zambezi River?
  17. What does the Latin word “novem” mean?
  18. What state has the nickname “Spud State”?
  19. What is the November flower?
  20. On Nov. 17, 1928, what sports venue opened in Boston near public transport?
  1. Polio
  2. Canard
  3. 1892
  4. Boston
  5. They are fictional utopias (written by Plato, James Hilton and B. F. Skinner, respectively)
  6. Non-Governmental Organizations
  7. They are names of awards given by broadcasters to Thanksgiving Day football game players.
  8. Agatha Christie’s
  9. England
  10. Chubby Checker
  11. King Louis XIV
  12. Hex symbols on barns
  13. South Boston
  14. Giant pumpkins
  15. “Dick Tracy”
  16. Victoria Falls (also called Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning “Smoke that Thunders”)
  17. Nine
  18. Idaho
  19. Chrysanthemum
  20. The Boston Garden

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