Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions 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 is actor Will Smith’s full first name?
  2. In math, what does ax2 + bx + c = 0 signify?
  3. Before they turned to aviation, Wilbur and Orville Wright specialized in selling and repairing what?
  4. What strange dying request did the composer Frederic Chopin make to his family?
  5. World Wrestling Entertainment was previously known by a different name. What was it, and why did it change?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week’s answers:

  1. Willard. Contrary to what most people might guess, “Will” isn’t short for “William.”
  2. The quadratic equation. It can be solved using the quadratic formula.
  3. Bicycles. They opened a shop in 1887, right around the time of an American bicycle boom.
  4. That his heart be removed from his corpse and buried in his home country, Poland.
  5. It used to be the World Wrestling Federation, but the organization was forced to rename itself in 2002 after it was sued by an entity it shared initials with: the World Wildlife Fund.

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

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