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 novelist, the winner of 1989’s Man Booker Prize, was born in Japan but came to England as a child?
  2. What is the name of the some 4 million people who maintain nomadic lifestyles in the Arab deserts?
  3. 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?
  4. Before he was impeached and charged with corruption, what state was Rod Blagojevich governor of?
  5. What does the smartphone app Shazam do?

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week’s answers:

  1. Kazuo Ishiguro. The prize was for The Remains of the Day.
  2. The Bedouin. Their name derives from the Arabic work bedu’in, which means one who lives out in the open.
  3. The chalupa.
  4. Illinois. Blagojevich is the fourth recent Illinois governor to face prison time.
  5. It identifies songs using a phone’s microphone and a few seconds of audio.

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

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