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:
- Who is the iconic American character Johnny Appleseed based on?
- Which gemstones are associated with the month of December?
- Cavia porcellus is the biological name for what animal? (Hint: It’s an animal commonly kept as a pet.)
- The Hopi Indians of northern Arizona have an annual celebration called Soyal. When does Soyal take place?
- What music icon once wrote a science-fiction short story titled “The Holografik Danser”?
This Week’s Answers:
- John Chapman, a man born in Massachusetts in 1774. He planted many apple nurseries and was known for carrying a bag of apple seeds.
- Zircon, turquoise, and tanzanite. All three stones are blue.
- The guinea pig. The common name for these lovable rodents is quite the misnomer–guinea pigs aren’t related to pigs.
- On the winter solstice. During the celebration, the Hopi welcome protective spirits called kachinas that come down from the surrounding mountains.
- Johnny Cash. Before his music career, Cash wrote short stories under the pen name Johnny Dollar.
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