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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On Sept. 2, 1912, the Boy Scouts of America awarded the first of what type of award?
  2. What Mexican food’s name means “Little Donkey”?
  3. How are Monsters of the Midway, The Bronx Bombers and The No-Name Defense similar?
  4. What two U.S. states produce coffee?
  5. On Sept. 3, 1856, Louis Sullivan, a pioneer in skyscraper design, was born in what city nicknamed The Hub?
  6. According to Judges 16:19 in the Bible, how many braids did Samson’s hair have?
  7. What month’s birthstone is not a mineral?
  8. On Sept. 4, 1888, George Eastman received a U.S. patent for a box camera and registered what trademark name?
  9. September 5 is Labor Day; what Founding Father said, in Poor Richard’s Almanack, “No man e’er was glorious, who was not laborious”?
  10. What is the world’s largest fruit?
  11. On September 5 in what year was the first Labor Day parade (in NYC): 1882, 1906 or 1930?
  12. The world’s largest fiddle, which is 60′ tall, including the bow, and in Sydney, Cape Breton Island, is made of what: driftwood, steel or teak?
  13. What sports event in Zaire was called “The Rumble in the Jungle”?
  14. On Sept. 6, 1916, in Memphis, Tenn., the first Piggly Wiggly opened, which was what business first?
  15. What are the names of the two Muppets named after hotels?
  16. Who wrote and set a novel at Orchard House?
  17. September 7 is National Beer Lovers Day; in what decade were beer cans not allowed in the USA?
  18. What is the fastest dog breed?
  19. In 1980 what singer-songwriter released an album called “One-Trick Pony”?
  20. On Sept. 8, 1961, JAMA reported statistics linking heavy smoking with heart disease; what does JAMA stand for?
  1. Eagle Scout
  2. Burrito
  3. They are names of sports teams’ lineups (Chicago Bears, New York Yankees and Miami Dolphins, respectively)
  4. California and Hawaii
  5. Boston
  6. Seven
  7. June (pearl)
  8. Kodak
  9. Benjamin Franklin
  10. The Atlantic giant pumpkin
  11. 1882
  12. Solid steel
  13. The championship boxing match between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali (Oct. 30, 1974)
  14. Self-service grocery
  15. Statler and Waldorf
  16. Louisa May Alcott (“Little Women”)
  17. 1942-1947 due to the war
  18. Greyhound
  19. Paul Simon
  20. Journal of the American Medical Association

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