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 from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2020” calendar…

This Week’s Questions:

  1. What is the only U.S. state with a one-syllable name?
  2. Scholars have traced Halloween’s origins to an ancient pre-Christian Celtic festival. What was the name of the that festival?
  3. What is the name of the last album released by music legend David Bowie before his death?
  4. What was the first U.S. city to host the Olympics?
  5. What is the largest land mammal still in existence?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Maine. The most common syllable count for state names is three (for example, Idaho, Washington, and Alaska).
  2. Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”). Celts believed Samhain was the day the spirits of the dead crossed into the otherworld.
  3. Blackstar. The critically acclaimed album was released on January 8, 2016. Bowie died two days later.
  4. St. Louis, in 1904. The Olympics organizers combined the Games with Louisiana Purchase Exposition, a fair that celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase.
  5. The African bush elephant. These elephants can grow up to 24 feet long and tower 13 feet high.

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

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