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:
- What is the term used to describe a group of apes?
- What popular candy bar was originally sold as three separate pieces of candy that each had a unique flavor–vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate?
- In Greek mythology, what punishment did the goddess Artemis inflect on the hunter Actaeon when she caught him spying on her as she bathed?
- What large city is sometimes called “Muddy York”? (Hint: It isn’t New York City.)
- Who wrote the poem “Howl,” first published in 1956, and became a leader of America’s counterculture movement?
This Week’s Answers:
- A shrewdness–for example, “In the first, I encountered a shrewdness of apes.”
- 3 Musketeers. During World War II, when vanilla and strawberry flavorings were hard to come by, the manufacturers changed it to one large bar of chocolate.
- Artemis turned Actaeon into a stag. In an ironic and brutal twist, he was chased and killed by his own hunting dogs.
- Toronto. When the city was first colonized, it was called Town of York. The “Muddy Work” nickname comes from a time in the city’s history when there were no drainage systems.
- Allen Ginsberg. He belonged to the Beat movement of writers, along with his famous friend Jack Kerouac.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”