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 2018” calendar.

This Week’s Questions:

  1. What’s another name for a young swan?
  2. Where did the phrase “hoist with his own petard” first appear?
  3. A character in Nathanael West’s 1939 novel The Day of the Locust has a very familiar name. What is it?
  4. In 2012, a blogger rewrote Alien from the perspective of what inhabitant of the spaceship?
  5. Where is the world’s largest gypsum dunefield located?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. A cygnet.
  2. The play Hamlet. Hamlet himself says it in Act III.
  3. 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.
  4. Jones the cat, who belonged to Ellen Ripley, the movie’s main character.
  5. White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. Gypsum is a mineral used in construction and decoration.

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


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