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:
- What is the only country in the world named after a woman?
- What world figure reportedly owns more than 200 Launer handbags?
- What television show takes place in Dillon, Texas?
- “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?
- 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:
- The Caribbean nation of Saint Lucia. Namesake Saint Lucy was a fifth-century virgin and martyr.
- Queen Elizabeth II. She prefers the Royale and Traviata styles, which have longer handles–helpful for all of the handshaking the queen does.
- 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.
- Matoaka. She was about 11 when the English arrived in Jamestown.
- Ennio Morricone. He is perhaps best known for his partnership with director Sergio Leone.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”