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:
- What country is home to the highest number of chess grandmasters?
- In 1979, NASA’s Voyager 1 was sent to explore Jupiter. What did the spacecraft discover on Io, one of Jupiter’s moons?
- 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?
- The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the world’s most famous sites. What two places does it connect?
- Born in Sweden in 1600, Jonas Bronck set off for the Americas in 1639. What place is named for him?
This week’s answers:
- Russia. The country has a long history of playing chess, and it was even state-sponsored at some points.
- 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.
- All told, there have been 14 Air Bud movies, including sequels, the puppies-centric Air Buddies spin-offs, and several Christmas stories.
- The city of San Francisco, and north of it, Marin County.
- The Bronx, a borough of New York City.
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