New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day” 7/21

This week’s questions:

1) Who was the first woman named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine?

2) How many animals were sentenced to death in 1692 at the infamous Salem witch trials?

3) What popular appetizer bears a common Mexican nickname?

4) Which state was the first in the U.S. to establish Labor Day as a legal holiday?

5) Who asked, “Why don’t you speak for yourself, John?” in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous poem The Courtship of Miles Standish?

 

This week’s answers:

1) Tennis great Billie Jean King, in 1972, the year after she became the first woman athlete to earn more than $100,000 in one session.

2) Two, both of them dos. They were hanged from gallows as suspected accomplices of witches, during the trials in the Massachusetts colony at which 20 men and women were sentenced to death.

3) Nachos.

4) Oregon, in 1887. It was followed that same year by Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. Congress made Labor Day a legal national holiday seven years later.

5) Priscilla Mullins. She posed the question to John Alden.

Source: Workman Publishing/Page-A-Day

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