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Trivia Challenge

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  1. August 4 is International Beer Day; what yeast product makes beer bubbles?
  2. What type of clothing is named for an Italian island?
  3. In what year did Kraft debut boxed macaroni & cheese: 1909, 1921 or 1937?
  4. Grendel is the name of a monster in what Old English epic poem?
  5. On Aug. 5, 1812, the Massachusetts governor refused to commit the Massachusetts militia to the War of 1812; what president then refused to send troops to protect Massachusetts?
  6. What science fiction writer also founded a church?
  7. What has the nickname Dishy McFlatface?
  8. On Aug. 6, 1848, Susie King Taylor was born a slave in Georgia; she was the only African American woman to write what kind of memoir?
  9. In Atlanta there is a vault that contains the formula for what beverage?
  10. What is the largest national park in the lower 48 states?
  11. On Aug. 7, 2007, who hit a 756th career home run to break Hank Aaron’s record?
  12. In September what USA city will be holding its 70th anniversary of being named the “Wedding Capital of the World”?
  13. In what Dickens novel with a title that is also a person’s name is the first line, “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show”?
  14. On Aug. 8, 1984, the Massachusetts Bay Colony Charter (1629) was stolen from what Boston building?
  15. How many U.S. Cabinet department heads are there: nine, 15 or 17?
  16. What is Captain Ahab’s ship called?
  17. August 9 is National Book Lovers Day; what word means a person who loves or collects books?
  18. What Motown group was the first to have a hit with “Heat Wave”?
  19. How are Gabriel, Lucifer and Michael similar?
  20. On Aug. 10, 1950, what film about Hollywood premiered that Gloria Swanson promoted by train, visiting 33 cities?
  1. Carbon dioxide
  2. Capris
  3. 1937
  4. “Beowulf”
  5. James Madison
  6. Ron Hubbard (the Church of Scientology)
  7. It is the part of Starlink that collect’s signals from satellites (part of SpaceX).
  8. Civil War (She was a teacher and a nurse and moved to Boston after the war.)
  9. Coca-Cola
  10. Death Valley
  11. Barry Bonds
  12. Las Vegas
  13. “David Copperfield”
  14. The Old Statehouse
  15. 15
  16. Pequod
  17. Bibliophile
  18. Martha and the Vandellas
  19. They are the three angels who are named in the Bible.
  20. “Sunset Boulevard”

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