New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day”

This week’s questions:

  1. How many active battleships are there in the U.S. Navy?
  2. What is the name of filmmaker Spike Lee’s production company?
  3. What U.S. state was mentioned in the titles of three No. 1 hit songs in the 1960s and ’70s?
  4. In what women’s race at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, were the three leaders disqualified within sight of the finish line?
  5. What was the favorite beverage of TV detectives Dan Tanna on Vega$ and Barnaby Jones on Barnaby Jones?

This week’s answers:

  1. None. The last one, the last active battleship in the world, was the USS Missouri. It was decommissioned in March 1992 and is now a museum at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
  2. Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks. The name refers to the unfulfilled promise of compensation made to freed black slaves during the Civil War.
  3. Georgia. The three songs, the artists, and the years in which they were No. 1 are “Georgia on My Mind” by Ray Charles in 1960; “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” by Vicki Lawrence, in 1973; and “Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight and the Pips, also in 1973.
  4. The 20-kilometer (12.4-mile) race walk. Each was disqualified after receiving a third red flag for either having both feet off the ground at the same time or for bending the knee of her lead foot.
  5. Milk. Robert Ulrich starred as Dan Tanna in Vega$ (1978-81); Buddy Ebsen starred in the title role in Barnaby Jones (1973-80).

Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”

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