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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On Oct. 14, 2022, 14 circus elephants were walked across what bridge in Boston in a test of structural integrity?
  2. In 1982, the day before the election, what presidential couple arrived at the White House to a pumpkin carved with “Stay the Course”?
  3. On Oct. 15, 1858, what “Boston Strong Boy” boxer was born in Roxbury, Mass.?
  4. Goat Island is in the middle of what waterfall?
  5. In what Shakespeare play (starting with an M) would you find “Double, double, toil and trouble”?
  6. What beer “made Milwaukee famous”?
  7. On Oct. 16, 1854, what Irish dramatist/poet/wit was born who faced legal action involving homosexuality?
  8. In what ballet would you find a scene called “The Land of Sweets”
  9. Boston brown bread was traditionally served with what?
  10. October 17 is National Pasta Day; spaghetti is the plural of what word?
  11. In 1958 who was the first First Lady to decorate the White House for Halloween?
  12. What is the world’s largest country?
  13. On Oct. 18, 1963, Félicette was launched into space, the only one of what animal species to enter space?
  14. Kabocha squash originated in what country?
  15. What does Samhainophobia mean?
  16. What English duke is the namesake of a type of boots and a culinary dish?
  17. On Oct. 19, 1987, was Black Monday – what “DJIA” event occurred?
  18. Why do clocks move clockwise?
  19. In 1818 who wrote the novel “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus”?
  20. On Oct. 20, 1962, what single by Bobby “Boris” Pickett became a graveyard smash at #1?
  1. Zakim Bridge
  2. The Reagans
  3. John L. Sullivan (the first gloved boxing heavyweight champion)
  4. Niagara Falls
  5. “Macbeth”
  6. Schlitz
  7. Oscar Wilde
  8. “The Nutcracker”
  9. Baked beans
  10. Spaghetto
  11. Mamie Eisenhower
  12. Russia
  13. Cat
  14. Japan
  15. Fear of Halloween
  16. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (Wellingtons boots and beef Wellington)
  17. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 508 points.
  18. Because the first clocks (sundials) moved clockwise.
  19. Mary Shelley
  20. “Monster Mash”

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