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. The Owl and the pussycat of the Edward Lear poem “dined on the mince, and slices of quince” with what fictional utensil?
  2. What is the name of the teenage protagonist who is also a criminal mastermind, created by Eoin Colfer in the book series of the same name?
  3. Pieta is an art term for what?
  4. What speed does the wind have to reach for a tropical storm to be upgraded to a hurricane?
  5. What part of a human body is about 18 inches, or 45 centimeters, in length?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. A runcible spoon. Runcible is a word created by Lear.
  2. Artemis Fowl. He stars in eight books, published between 2001 and 2012.
  3. Works of art depicting the Virgin Mary mourning Jesus Christ’s dead body.
  4. 74 mph. If the speed is less than 39 mph, it qualifies as a tropical depression rather than a storm.
  5. The spinal cord. It extends from the foramen magnum to the first or second lumbar vertebra.

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

 

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