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’s another name for a young swan?
- Where did the phrase “hoist with his own petard” first appear?
- A character in Nathanael West’s 1939 novel The Day of the Locust has a very familiar name. What is it?
- In 2012, a blogger rewrote Alien from the perspective of what inhabitant of the spaceship?
- Where is the world’s largest gypsum dunefield located?
This Week’s Answers:
- A cygnet.
- The play Hamlet. Hamlet himself says it in Act III.
- Homer Simpson. Simpsons creator Matt Groening has said he got the name for his character from West’s novel–as well as from his own father, who was named Homer.
- Jones the cat, who belonged to Ellen Ripley, the movie’s main character.
- White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. Gypsum is a mineral used in construction and decoration.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”