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 type of dog played Toto, Dorothy’s canine companion, in the movie The Wizard of Oz?
- What type of birds make nests that can be up to nine feet long and weigh up to three tons?
- What symphony is said to contain a sudden loud chord intended to wake up any listeners who may have started to doze off?
- Name Frederick Law Olmsted’s frequent collaborator in park design.
- In 1950, what did a New Mexico town change its name to, after a radio quiz show?
This week’s answers:
- A Cairn terrieer. Her name was Terry, and she was paid $125 per week.
- Bald eagles. The birds sometimes use their nests year after year, allowing them to get bigger and bigger.
- Franz Joseph Haydn’s Surprise Symphony (Symphony no. 94).
- Calvery Vaux. Together, the two designed New York’s Central Park and Prospect Park, among others.
- Truth or Consequences. The radio show said it would broadcast from the first town that named itself after the show, and from then on, the program would broadcast from there once a year.
Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”