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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On Nov. 12, 1958, a rock-climbing team became the first to ascent The Nose on what rock formation in Yosemite Valley?
  2. What is the mission of the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth?
  3. The highest town in the world is La Rinconada, which is in what South American country?
  4. What Italian treat does a chef bake in the lava of Pacaya volcano in Guatemala?
  5. November 13 is World Kindness Day; J. M. Barrie wrote “always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary” in “The Little White Bird”; what is his more famous play?
  6. What Concord, Mass., native said, “The thinnest yellow light of November is more warming and exhilarating than any wine they tell of”?
  7. In what state is the world’s largest hop farm?
  8. According to the NFL, how many feet long is a football field: 170, 240 or 360?
  9. On Nov. 14, 1947, Buckwheat Zydeco was born; what instrument was he well-known for playing?
  10. What country created the first recipe for apple pie: England, France or USA?
  11. How are Russian blue, Ragamuffin and American Wirehair similar?
  12. What is Cookie Monster’s real name?
  13. On Nov. 15, 1896, the Niagara Falls Power Company’s first long-distance hydroelectricity transmission went to what U.S. city?
  14. What is considered the oldest alcoholic drink?
  15. What Caribbean capital that is also the name of a cigar was moved twice due to mosquitos – until its founding on Nov. 16, 1519?
  16. In the 1980s who designed the Louvre Pyramid lobby?
  17. On Nov. 17, 2003, what actor became governor of California?
  18. Which U.S. state has never had a foreign flag flying over it: California, Idaho or Massachusetts?
  19. The deepest operating mine is Mponeng Gold Mine, which is in what country?
  20. November 18 is the Great American Smokeout; smoking causes COPD, which stands for what?
  1. El Capitan
  2. It “cultivates the hobby of growing giant pumpkins throughout the world”
  3. Peru
  4. Pizza
  5. “Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up”
  6. Henry David Thoreau
  7. Idaho
  8. 360
  9. Accordion
  10. England
  11. They are cat breeds.
  12. Sid
  13. Buffalo
  14. Mead
  15. Havana
  16. M. Pei
  17. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  18. Idaho
  19. South Africa
  20. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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