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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On Nov. 26, 1966, in Brittany, what European president opened the first tidal power station in the world?
  2. In what country did apple pie originate?
  3. What sex of turkey gobbles?
  4. What one-word 1978 disco song title has four periods?
  5. On Nov. 27, 1955, what engineer and author was born who had a PBS series about science?
  6. Which U.S. state has the most pumpkin acreage: California, Illinois or New Mexico?
  7. What U.S. bridge has been “sold” by con artists at least three times (one ending up in Sing Sing)?
  8. On Nov. 28, 1967, the first pulsar was discovered; what is a pulsar?
  9. What is a supreme (or supreme – highest degree of quality) of poultry?
  10. On Nov. 29, 1972, Atari released what video game?
  11. Where do wild turkeys sleep?
  12. What is the first recorded year when Cape Cod cranberry bogs were flooded and frozen for a better harvest: 1732, 1838 or 1907?
  13. On Nov. 30, 1872, the first-ever international soccer match took place in Glasgow; what two countries competed?
  14. In the 1893 play “A Woman of No Importance,” who wrote, “After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations”?
  15. On Dec. 1, 1878, who installed the first telephone at the White House?
  16. On Nov. 23, 1921, The Baltimore Sun reported that what took an airplane to the White House “wearing an aviation helmet and goggles and clad in a black and gold sweater held on by a pink bow” (and also a train ride after it got sick)?
  17. December 2 is International Day for the Abolition of Slavery; what U.S. state’s constitution (1777) was the first U.S. document to abolish slavery?
  18. What country produces the most cranberries?
  19. Can turkeys fly?
  20. On Dec. 3, 1800, the Electoral College had a tie vote for what two candidates?
  1. Charles de Gaulle
  2. England
  3. Males
  4. M.C.A.
  5. Bill Nye (the Science Guy)
  6. Illinois
  7. The Brooklyn Bridge
  8. A pulsating radio source (thought to be a neutron star with a rapid spin)
  9. A skinless, boneless breast
  10. Pong
  11. In trees
  12. 1838
  13. England and Scotland
  14. Oscar Wilde
  15. Alexander Graham Bell
  16. A turkey named Supreme II
  17. Vermont’s
  18. USA
  19. Only wild turkeys can fly.
  20. Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr

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