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 country is home to the highest number of chess grandmasters?
  2. In 1979, NASA’s Voyager 1 was sent to explore Jupiter. What did the spacecraft discover on Io, one of Jupiter’s moons?
  3. Air Bud, a family-friendly movie about a basketball-playing golden retriever, came out in 1997. How many movies are there in the Air Bud series?
  4. The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the world’s most famous sites. What two places does it connect?
  5. Born in Sweden in 1600, Jonas Bronck set off for the Americas in 1639. What place is named for him?

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week’s answers:

  1. Russia. The country has a long history of playing chess, and it was even state-sponsored at some points.
  2. Volcanic activity. It is result of heat generated by the gravitational pull of Jupiter itself combined with the gravitational pulls of Jupiter’s other moons.
  3. All told, there have been 14 Air Bud movies, including sequels, the puppies-centric Air Buddies spin-offs, and several Christmas stories.
  4. The city of San Francisco, and north of it, Marin County.
  5. The Bronx, a borough of New York City.

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

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