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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On July 28, 1929, what First Lady was born who once worked as an “inquiring photographer” for the Washington Times-Herald?
  2. What candy did Forrest Mars and William Murrie develop?
  3. According to Guinness World Records, what is the fastest growing mammalian tissue: deer antlers, baby kangaroos or baleen?
  4. What does the G in GIF stand for?
  5. On July 29, 2005, scientists announced the discovery of Eris, which is what?
  6. How are tabla, snare and tom similar?
  7. In what museum would you find the “Mona Lisa”?
  8. What is the fastest flying insect?
  9. On July 30, 1932, the Olympic Games in Los Angeles opened; what place was first instituted there?
  10. In 1792 in Newburyport, Mass., the first American commercial bakery opened; eventually it was renamed the National Biscuit Company, which was renamed what?
  11. July 31 is National Avocado Day; what is another name for avocado that includes the name of a reptile?
  12. How many rooms does the White House have: 54, 98 or 132?
  13. In what New York city would you find a U.S. military academy and a U.S. Mint?
  14. On August 1, 1876, what state (the Centennial State) that includes Cripple Creek became part of the USA?
  15. What are the three primary colors?
  16. In 1885 what product was named for extracts of coca leaves and kola nuts?
  17. On August 2, 1992, Jackie Joyner-Kersee won the Summer Olympics heptathlon, which has how many different track & field events?
  18. In what Northeast River valley is what was once called the Asparagus Capital of the World?
  19. In June what in the USA went over $32 trillion?
  20. August 3 is National Watermelon Day; what author of the 1870s book “Roughing It” said of watermelon, “When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat”?
  1. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
  2. M&Ms
  3. Deer antlers
  4. Graphics
  5. A dwarf planet (at first thought to be a 10th planet)
  6. They are types of drums.
  7. The Louvre in Paris
  8. Dragonfly
  9. The Olympic Village
  10. Nabisco
  11. Alligator pear
  12. 132
  13. West Point
  14. Colorado
  15. Blue, red and yellow
  16. Coca-Cola
  17. Seven
  18. Connecticut River Valley in Mass. (the Town of Hadley)
  19. The gross national debt
  20. Mark Twain

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