Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions and Answers from “Page-A-Day”

Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar.

This week’s questions:

  1. What experimental 20th-century female poet, author of “The Pool,” went by two initials?
  2. Elton John re-released his song “Candle in the Wind” in 1997. What event preceded this?
  3. What species are the fastest land insects?
  4. What did Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas notably do in February  2006, during the case of Holmes vs. South Carolina?
  5. Where and when did the deadliest hurricane in human history take place?

 

 

 

This week’s answers:

  1. H.D., born Hilda Doolittle, was a contemporary of Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams.
  2. The death of England’s Princess Diana. The song topped the charts for 14 weeks.
  3. Australian tiger beetles, which have been clocked at 4.2 miles per hour.
  4. This was the last time Thomas spoke or asked a question during a Supreme Court oral argument before a many-years-long silence.
  5. Galveston, Texas, in 1900. Somewhere between 8,000 and 12,000 people died amid widespread destruction.

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

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