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 novelist, the winner of 1989’s Man Booker Prize, was born in Japan but came to England as a child?
- What is the name of the some 4 million people who maintain nomadic lifestyles in the Arab deserts?
- What Mexican food is sometimes considered similar to a tostada, but, as served at the fast food restaurant Taco Bell, is more like a taco within a deep-fried shell?
- Before he was impeached and charged with corruption, what state was Rod Blagojevich governor of?
- What does the smartphone app Shazam do?
This week’s answers:
- Kazuo Ishiguro. The prize was for The Remains of the Day.
- The Bedouin. Their name derives from the Arabic work bedu’in, which means one who lives out in the open.
- The chalupa.
- Illinois. Blagojevich is the fourth recent Illinois governor to face prison time.
- It identifies songs using a phone’s microphone and a few seconds of audio.
Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”