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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On Sept. 16, 1620, the Mayflower departed what English city for the New World?
  2. The movie “West Side Story” was inspired by what Shakespeare play?
  3. What number does the Sesame Street brownstone have: 1, 88 or 123?
  4. On Sept. 17, the future Uncle Sam, Samuel Wilson, was born in Menotomy, Mass., which became what Massachusetts town?
  5. How are Kermit the Frog, Brenda Starr and Lois Lane similar?
  6. September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day; who wrote the song “Cheeseburger in Paradise”?
  7. What flag has an eagle, a snake and a cactus?
  8. How can you tell when a cranberry is ripe?
  9. On Sept. 19, 1927, country music singer Helen Carter was born, the eldest daughter of what member of the Carter family?
  10. A lobster has how many legs?
  11. Who had a lifestyle blog called “The Tig” before her marriage?
  12. On Sept. 20, 1797, the first launch of what ship into Boston Harbor failed?
  13. What actor voiced Darth Vader and Mufasa in “The Lion King”?
  14. What city has Europe’s only wild monkeys (originally from Morocco)?
  15. What vitamin does an egg not have?
  16. On Sept. 21, 1937, what book where an adventurer sets out from Bag End was first published?
  17. Are worker bees male?
  18. Do all turtles hide in their shell?
  19. The world’s largest golf resort is in what country: China, Ireland or USA?
  20. September 22 is World Rhino Day; how many horns does a rhinoceros have?
  1. Plymouth
  2. “Romeo and Juliet”
  3. 123
  4. Arlington
  5. They are fictional characters who have functioned as reporters.
  6. Jimmy Buffett
  7. The Mexican national flag
  8. If it bounces
  9. Maybelle
  10. 10 (eight legs and two “claw” legs, also for walking)
  11. Meghan Markle
  12. USS Constitution
  13. James Earl Jones
  14. Gibraltar
  15. C
  16. “The Hobbit”
  17. No; they are female.
  18. No; sea turtles can’t.
  19. China (Mission Hills Shenzhen, 5.8 sq. mi. with 216 holes of golf)
  20. One or two, depending on the species

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