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:
- When its home city underwent bankruptcy, what art museum almost had to auction off its collection of paintings and sculpture to help pay debts?
- Before an 1847 order, San Francisco had a different name. What was it?
- What product was originally known as Baby Gays?
- What musical includes the songs “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'” and “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top”?
- Politician Ted Cruz didn’t like the first name he was born with, so he changed it. What was his original name?
This Week’s Answers:
- The Detroit Institute of Arts. A plan called “the grand bargain” was formed in 2014 to save the museum.
- Yerba Buena. The city’s first mayor, Washington Bartlett, made the name change official.
- Q-Tips. They’ve been on the market since 1923.
- Oklahoma! The Rodgers and Hammerstein show opened on Broadway in 1943.
- Rafael, but he went by the nickname “Felito,” which other kids made fun of.”
Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”