Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day”

Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR… Look for five new trivia questions from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2018” calendar.

This Week’s Questions:

  1. In genetics, what is the term for an alternative form of a gene?
  2. Name the former pop singer who became mayor of Palm Springs, California, in 1988.
  3. In what country can you find a city named Batman?
  4. What voice actor served as the voice behind Yoda, Miss Piggy, and Fozzie Bear, among others?
  5. Name five of the countries the Amazon River passes through.

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Allele. Alleles can be either dominant or recessive.
  2. Sonny Bono. Several years later, he was elected to Congress.
  3. Turkey. The city probably takes its name from the Batman River, which in turn is named for a mountain known as Bati Raman. The mayor of Turkey’s Batman once threatened to sue Warner Bros.
  4. Frank Oz. As a young man, he met Jim Henson at a puppeteering conference, after which he joined the Muppets team.
  5. Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana.

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

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