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. Before Michael Phelps came on the scene and won eight golds at the 2008 Beijing games, who held the record for winning the most gold medals at a single Olympics?
  2. Early in Earth’s history, scientists speculate that there was one supercontinent, known as Pangea, surrounded by one global ocean. What name is this ocean known by?
  3. What is the name for the Jewish cookie that is made of rolled-up dough filled with chocolate, nuts, jam, or another filling?
  4. What was the name of the real-life club featured in Prince’s movie Purple Rain?
  5. The flags of a third of the world’s countries feature religious imagery, and of those, 31 are symbols of Christianity. Which country’s flag features the Bible?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Mark Spitz. He won seven gold medals in the 1972 Munich games. Like Phelps, Spitz was a swimmer.
  2. Panthalassa. The breakup of the continents was accompanied by division of the oceans.
  3. Rugelach. The dessert may be associated with Hanukkah because of the Book of Judith, but they are appropriate to eat at any holiday or non-holiday, all year long.
  4. First Avenue. The Minneapolis nightlife spot first opened in 1970 and was one of Prince’s favorite venues.
  5. The Dominican Republic. It features a coat of arms that also has a shield, spears, a cross, and the national motto.

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


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