Answers to June 22 Trivia

1. Which day is understood as the first day of summer?

June 13
June 20 or 21
June 16
June 22

2. Who holds the record for maximum home runs?

Babe Ruth
Alex Rodriguez
Barry Bonds
Henry Aaron

3. How many long distance summer trips are made in the USA each year?

500 million
350 million
400 million
650 million

4. In which year was Don Henley’s nostalgic song, “The Boys of Summer” released?

1982
1984
1986
1980

5. Which month of the year is national ice cream month?

July
August
June
September

Answers to June 15 Trivia

1. Which goddess is the month of June named after?

The Greek goddess, June
The Roman Goddess, Juno
The Roman Goddess, Juventas
The Roman Goddess, Juturna

2. What percentage of water is in a watermelon?

99%
90-92%
95%
100%

3. Which president hosted the first barbeque at the White House?

John F. Kennedy
Gerald Ford
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Lyndon B. Johnson

4. Which insect are the most widespread in the summer?

Flies
Ants
Mosquitos
Bees

5. When were ice pops invented?

1905
1903
1906
1908

Answers to June 8 Trivia

1. In the US, what is the bestselling BBQ meat throughout the summer?

Steak
Hot dogs
Hamburger meat
Hot links

2. Who is the public service mascot that was first introduced to the US on August 9, 1944?

Yogi Bear and Boo Boo
Smokey Bear
Sparky the fire dog
Woodsy owl

3. Which three fresh fruits outsell all other fruits during the summer in America?

Guava, papaya, watermelon
Grapes, pineapple, watermelon
Watermelon, tomatoes and peaches
Cantaloupe, watermelon, peaches

4. Who had the summer hit with “Sealed With a Kiss?”

Brian Hyland
The Beach Boys
Frankie Valli
Billie Joe Royal

5. In which year was the beach ball invented?

1940
1938
1943
1936

Answers to June 1 Trivia

1. What was the most traditional way to make pink lemonade?

Add extra sugar
By adding a few drops of beet juice to regular lemonade
By adding a few drops of red food coloring for pink color
Add grapefruit juice to the lemonade

2. In which state in the USA were ice cream sandwiches believed to have been invented?

California
Delaware
Pennsylvania
New York

3. Which is the most sold summer item in America?

Swim shoes
Goggles
Swimsuits
Floats

4. Which beach sport became official in 1986?

Beach soccer
Surfing
Beach volleyball
Ultimate Frisbee

5. In which year was table tennis introduced to the summer Olympics?

1972
1965
1988
1945

Answers to May 25 Trivia

What percentage of people travel by car on Memorial Day weekend?

15%
72%
47%
88%

What is the top Memorial Day weekend destination?

New York, New York
Orlando, FL
Washington, D.C.
Philadelphia, PA

Approximately how many Americans barbecue on Memorial Day weekend?

75%
25%
50%
90%

Answers to May 18 Trivia

Which state was the first to designate Decoration Day as an official holiday?

New York
Pennsylvania
North Carolina
Virginia

What item is placed on each grave at Arlington Cemetery every year during the National Memorial Day celebration?

A paper poppy
A small American flag
A military medal
A wreath

How many soldiers are buried in Arlington National Cemetery?

50,000
10,000
400,000
1 million

What is the most popular activity people participate in on Memorial Day?

Visiting friends and family
Parade
Decorating graves
Watching war documentaries

Answers to May 11 Trivia

Why was May 30th chosen as the original day to celebrate Memorial Day?

It marked the start of the Civil War.
It marked the end of the Civil War.
It was the day of the first Civil War casualty.
There were no significant battles on that day in history.

In what year did Memorial Day become a legal federal holiday?

1865
1868
1942
1971

Who started the tradition of wearing red poppies on Memorial Day?

Moina Michael
Dorothea Dix
Florence Nightingale
General John Logan

Which of the following is commonly used to decorate graves on Memorial Day?

Balloons
Notes
Wreaths
Candles

Answers to May 4 Trivia

What was the original name for Memorial Day?

Remembrance Day
Decoration Day
Civil War Soldier Day
The Day of Remembrance

Who is credited with starting Memorial Day?

Abraham Lincoln
Robert E. Lee
James Garfield
John Logan

The American Civil War resulted in the creation of the country’s first what?

National cemeteries
National monument
National guard
National Security Administration

Where is the official birthplace of Memorial Day?

Massachusetts
Virginia
New York
Pennsylvania

Answers to April 27 Trivia

Which country celebrates Anzac Day, on the 25th of April?

China
Russia
Australia
Canada

What should you be doing on the 26th of April?

Eating hotdogs
Exercising
Baking buns
Planting a tree

Which Saint celebrates his feast day on the 23rd of April?

St. Agnes
St. Joseph
St. George
St. Martin

Answers to April 20 Trivia

Which famous fictional character celebrates a birthday on the 17th of April?

Sherlock Holmes
Daffy Duck
Shrek
Peter Parker

What International Day is recognized on the 22nd of April?

Human Rights Day
Intergalactic Alien Day
Earth Day
International Children's Day

What city was hit by an earthquake on the 18th of April, 1906?

Rome
Madrid
Tokyo
San Francisco

Which famous writer celebrated his birthday on the 23rd of April?

Ian Fleming
Arthur Conan Doyle
William Shakespeare
Jeffery Chaucer

Answers to April 13 Trivia

If you were born in April, what would your birthstone be?

Sapphire
Emerald
Ruby
Diamond

Which classic board game is honored on the 13th of April?

Monopoly
Clue
Chess
Scrabble

The titanic hit the infamous iceberg on which day in April?

29
14
22
7

Which fat food franchise first opened its doors on April 15th, 1955?

Dairy Queen
Jack in the Box
McDonald's
A&W

Answers to April 6 Trivia

If you were born in April, what would your flower be?

Sweet Pea
Peony
Bee Balm
Foxtail

If you were born on the 15th of April, what would your zodiac sign be?

Aries
Cancer
Scorpio
Libra

Which U.S. President was born on the 13th of April 1743?

James Madison
Thomas Jefferson
John Quincy Adams
Andrew Jackson

If you were born on the 28th of April, what would your zodiac sign be?

Aquarius
Leo
Sagittarius
Taurus

Answers to March 16 Trivia

1. Which sport has a tournament named March Madness?

Hockey
Soccer
Basketball
Baseball

2. The holiday of Nowruz is celebrated in March. What is this celebration?

Russian Independence
International Human Rights Day
The End of World War One
New Years

3. Which country celebrates Martisor?

Vietnam
Spain
Iceland
Romania

4. Which of these Saint's days is not in March?

Saint George
Saint David
Saint Joseph
Saint Patrick

5. Prince Kuhio is recognized in March. Which culture celebrates this man?

Hawaiian
Chinese
Japanese
Indonesian

Answers to March 9 Trivia

1. How many days are in the month of March?

28
30
27
31

2. The Ides of March is a famous day. What day is it?

5th
3rd
26th
15th

3. Which historical figure was killed on the Ides of March?

Joan of Arc
Plato
Socrates
Julius Caesar

4. Which US President was born on the 29th of March?

Woodrow Wilson
Herbert Hoover
Grover Cleveland
John Tyler

5. If you were born on the 27th of March, what is your zodiac sign?

Gemini
Libra
Aquarius
Aries

Answers to March 2 Trivia

1. If your birthday is on the fifth of March, what is your zodiac sign?

Libra
Cancer
Leo
Pisces

2. What is your birthstone if you are born in the month of March?

Garnet
Ruby
Opal
Aquamarine

3. The month of March is named for which god?

The god of war
The god of music
The god of love
The god of spring

4. If you were born in March, what is your flower?

Hyacinth
Crocus
Tulip
Daffodil

5. The month of March is associated with which culture's god?

Celtic
Gaelic
Norse
Roman

Answers to February 23 Trivia

1. Which formula One Driver was kidnapped in February 1958?

Bob Anderson
Juan Manuel Fangio
Red Amick
Skip Barber

2. What disaster occurred in February 1887 on the Mediterranean resulting in the death of 2, 000 people?

An earthquake
A tsunami
A hurricane
A volcano eruption

3. Which of the following had a subway crash in February 1975 resulting in the death of forty-three people?

New York
London
Tokyo
France

4. In February 1953, what famous scientific/medical breakthrough occurred?

DNA structure discovered
First heart transplant
X-ray machine developed
The iron lung was first used

5. Which famous building was the site of a bombing on the t wenty -sixt h of February, 1993?

Karl Marx's grave
Oklahoma City
World Trade Center
Buckingham Palace

Answers to February 16 Trivia

1. Which famous explorer was killed in Hawaii on the fourteenth of February, 1779?

Charles Darwin
Captain Cook
Francis Drake
John Cabot

2. What solar body did Astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh discover on the eighteenth of February, 1930?

Saturn
Pluto
Uranus
Callistro

3. Whose Manifesto was published on the twenty-first of February, 1848?

Mao Tse-Tung
Adolph Hitler
Karl Marx
Benito Mussolini

4. Which vaccination was first given to school children on the twenty-third of February, 1954?

Scarlet Fever
Small Pox
Polio
Measles

5. Which Olympian made history by becoming the first person to win five individual medals in February, 1980?

Eric Heiden
Mark Spitz
Michael Phelps
Dorothy Hamil

Answers to February 9 Trivia

1. Approximately how many Valentine's cards are swapped each year?

500,000
1 million
25 million
150 million

2. There are many Saints named Valentine or Valentinus, what do they all have in common?

They were martyrs.
They lived at the same time.
They fought in battles.
Only their names.

3. Some say the holiday is based loosely on what Pagan holiday?

Samhain
Lupercalia
Beltane
Vernal equinox

4. Who first declared February 14th as Valentine's Day?

Julius Caesar
Pope Gelasius
Saint Valentine
President Millard Fillmore

5. In what year did the first written valentines appear?

100
1931
1415
1647

6. What were the first mass-produced valentine cards decorated with?

Original photographs
Ink
Lace and ribbon
Charcoal

7. What is the most popular Valentine's Day gift in the U.S.?

Candy
Jewelry
Flowers
Card

8. What is the top candy purchased for Valentine's Day?

Chocolates
Skittles
Ring Pops
Conversation hearts

9. Which candy company produced the first heart-shaped box of chocolates?

Hershey's
Cadbury
Mars
Haribo

10. What percentage of people will dine out on Valentine's Day?

70%
10%
35%
55%

Answers to February 2 Trivia

1. Which US state entered into the union on the 14th of February 1912?

Arizona
Alaska
Hawaii
Washington

2. In February of 1959, whose plane crashed?

Buddy Holly
Carole Lombardi
Rocky Marciano
Glenn Miller

3. Which famous celebrity succumbed to anorexia on the fourth of February 1983?

Karen Carpenter
Lena Zavaroni
Isabelle Caro
Renee Vivien

4. Which band was featured on the Ed Sullivan show on the ninth of February, 1964?

The Rolling Stones
The Who
The Beatles
Elvis Presley

5. Who won the first Medal of Honor for their actions on the thirteenth of February, 1861?

Tasker Bliss
Colonel J. D. Irwin
William Sherman
Peyton March

Answers to Super Bowl Trivia

1. Which player won the most consecutive Super Bowls?

Ken Norton, Jr
Deion Sanders
Tom Brady
Chris Long

2. Who is the oldest player to play in the Super Bowl?

Adam Venatieri
Matt Stover
Payton Manning
Tom Brady

3. Which QB had the highest passing rating in a single Super Bowl game?

Tom Brady
Peyton Manning
Troy Aikman
Phil Simms

4. Who had the most rushing yards in one Super Bowl game?

Emmitt Smith
Franco Harris
Marcus Allen
Timmy Smith

5. Who had the longest rushing TD from scrimmage in a Super Bowl game?

Willie Parker
Colin Kaepernick
John Riggins
Herschel Walker

6. Who had the most receptions in one Super Bowl game?

Jerry Rice
Rob Gronkowski
James White
Michael Irvin

7. Who had the most sacks in one Super Bowl game?

Lawrence Taylor
Reggie White
L.C. Greenwood
Dwight White

8. Who had the longest field goal in a Super Bowl game?

Steve Gostkowski
Steve Christie
Adam Venatieri
Don Chandler

Answers to January 26 Trivia

1. Which of the following authors was born in January?

J.R.R. Tolkien
J.K. Rowling
Stephen King
Mark Twain

2. Many cultures around the world celebrate New Year's Day on the Spring Equinox. In what month is the Spring Equinox?

April
May
March
February

3. National Trivia Day falls on what day in January?

4th
8th
12th
16th

4. January has 31 days. How many other months also have 31 days?

Five
Seven
Six
Eight

5. On what day in January does Haiti celebrate its Independence Day?

1st
7th
14th
21st

Answers to January 19 Trivia

1. In January of what year was Czechoslovakia divided into Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

2003
1983
1993
2013

2. Which of the following astrological signs represent January 20th to February 18th?

Aquarius
Libra
Cancer
Capricorn

3. In the United States, January is national...

Black History Month
Blood Donor Month
Parent Leadership Month
School Success Month

4. The Japanese New Year's is celebrated on what days that fall in January?

1st to 3rd
3rd to 5th
2nd to 4th
4th to 6th

5. Except for leap years, January always begins on the same day as what other month?

May
October
June
July

Answers to January 12 Trivia

1. Which of the following American presidents was born in January?

Bill Clinton
Richard Nixon
Ronald Reagan
Barack Obama

2. In January of what year did, the Euro banknotes and coins enter circulation?

2004
2002
2000
2006

3. What is the American birth flower for the month of January?

Daisy
Snowdrop
Morning Glory
Honeysuckle

4. What American holiday is celebrated on the third Monday of January?

Washington's Birthday
Memorial Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Columbus Day

5. How would you say January in Latin?

Janvier
Januar
Januarius
Gennaio

Answers to January 5 Trivia

1. Named by the Romans, the month of January was named after the Roman god Janus. Janus is the god of?

Beginnings
Resolutions
Celebrations
War

2. The Internet's Domain name system was created in January of what year?

1995
1975
1985
2005

3. The birthstone for January is the?

Ruby
Garnet
Diamond
Emerald

4. In Australia, Australia Day is celebrated on?

January 14
January 7
January 26
January 30

5. What is the British birth flower for the month of January?

Rose
Poppy
Carnation
Lily of the Valley

Answers to December 15 Trivia

1. Including Rudolph, how may reindeer pull Santa’s sleigh?
Nine

2. What was the name of the magician in Frosty the Snowman?
Professor Hinkle

3. How many “drummers drumming” are there in the song “The 12 Days of Christmas?”
Twelve

4. What does Alvin the Chipmunk want for Christmas in “The Chipmunk Song?”
A hula hoop

5. How many ghosts visit Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol?
Four (Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas present, past, and future)

6. What does Ralphie want for Christmas in the movie A Christmas Story?
A Red Ryder BB gun

7. Where does the Grinch live?
Mount Crumpit outside of Whoville

8. Where did the McCallister family go on vacation when they left Kevin alone in Home Alone?
Paris, France

9. What city was the baby Jesus born in?
Bethlehem

10. What three gifts did the wise men bring the baby Jesus?
Gold, frankincense, and myrrh

11. How did the shepherds find baby Jesus?
They followed a bright star.

12. Which state produces the most Christmas trees?
Oregon

13. What is the name of the elf who wants to be a dentist in Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer?
Hermey

14. The movie Miracle on 34th Street takes place in what city?
New York City

15. Who kisses Lucy in A Charlie Brown Christmas?
Snoopy

16. In the movie It’s A Wonderful Life, how did George Bailey become deaf in one ear?
He caught a bad cold after jumping into icy water to save his brother's life.

17. What Christmas carol includes “figgy pudding?”
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

18. What fruit does Santa’s nose look like?
A cherry

19. What is the name of the main character in Elf?
Buddy

20.Who kept time with the Little Drummer Boy when he played his drum for baby Jesus?
The ox and lamb