Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day”

Page-a-Day trivia calendar

Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2018” calendar.

This Week’s Questions:

  1. What is the only country in the world named after a woman?
  2. What world figure reportedly owns more than 200 Launer handbags?
  3. What television show takes place in Dillon, Texas?
  4. “Pocahontas” was actually a nickname meaning “playful one.” What was the real name of the Pawhatan woman whose story is a part of American history?
  5. What composer has completed over 500 cinema scores, been sampled by Jay-Z (from the film score for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly), and worked with directors like de Palma and Tarantino?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Answers:

  1. The Caribbean nation of Saint Lucia. Namesake Saint Lucy was a fifth-century virgin and martyr.
  2. Queen Elizabeth II. She prefers the Royale and Traviata styles, which have longer handles–helpful for all of the handshaking the queen does.
  3. Friday Night Lights. The fictional town was inspired by Odessa, a city in western Texas and home to the Permian Panthers. Most of the show was filmed in Austin.
  4. Matoaka. She was about 11 when the English arrived in Jamestown.
  5. Ennio Morricone. He is perhaps best known for his partnership with director Sergio Leone.

 

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

 

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