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

365 Days of Amazing Trivia! Page-A-Day Calendar 2020 by Workman Publishing

Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR… Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2020” calendar…

This Week’s Questions:

  1. What 2017 film brought widespread acclaim and recognition to its star, Timothée  Chalamet?
  2. What famous 19th-century author once published under the pseudonym Captain George North?
  3. Where did Toru Iwatani, the creator of Pac-Man, get his inspiration for the shape of the iconic video game character?
  4. A teenager named Edward Jones burgled Buckingham Palace multiple times during the reign of Queen Victoria. What did he steal?
  5. Linguine is a kind of narrow, flat pasta. What does the word linguine literally mean in Italian?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Call Me by Your Name. The film, based on a novel by André Aciman, is a gay romance set in Italy in the 1980s.
  2. Robert Louis Stevenson. When portions of Stevenson’s classic novel Treasure Island were serially published in magazines, they were credited to Captain George North.
  3. Pizza. Iwatani claims he took a piece from a pizza pie and realized that the remaining pie looked like a character.
  4. On his first break-in, Jones took the queen’s underwear. On a subsequent visit, he stole food. Jones was obsessed with Victoria, and he has been dubbed the original celebrity stalker.
  5. Little tongues. Many pasta names describe their shape–spaghetti means little strings, while fettuccine means little ribbons.

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


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