Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR… Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2019” calendar…
This Week’s Questions:
- Name the novel where main character Flora Poste is orphaned and goes to live with her distant relatives the Starkadders.
- Name the artist who immortalized Adele Bloch-Bauer with a portrait in 1907.
- One of the earliest examples of a video game was Tennis for Two, which people lined up to play at Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1958. What was the name of the device on which the game was played?
- What writer, best known for his fiction about the Civil War, was never heard from again after 1914, when he declared his intention to go to Mexico and join Pancho Villa’s forces?
- What is actress Mia Farrow’s connection to the Beatles song “Dear Prudence”?
This Week’s Answers:
- Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons. It was published in 1932 and parodies popular accounts of rural life from the time.
- Gustav Klimt. The film Woman in Gold tells the story of one of Bloch-Bauer’s descendants, who fought to gain ownership of the painting after it was seized by Nazis during World War II.
- An oscilloscope, with just a 5-inch screen. The game was created by a nuclear physicist.
- Ambrose Bierce. His best-known work is the short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.”
- It was written about her sister, Prudence Farrow. The Fab Four met Prudence in India in 1968.
Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”