Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR… Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2021” calendar…
This Week’s Questions:
- In the year 75 BCE, what fate befell Roman statesman and general Julius Caesar when he was traveling to Rhodes to study oratory?
- What is the capital of Fiji?
- The Roman god Cupid has long been associated with Valentine’s Day. Who is Cupid’s counterpart in Greek mythology?
- Which U.S. president had a daily habit of skinny dipping in the Potomac River?
- An unusual musical instrument called the pyrophone was patented by Frederick Kastner in 1873. What is the pyrophone?
This Week’s Answers:
- He was captured by pirates in the Aegean Sea. According to legend, Caesar–who was 25 at the time–was quite the unruly captive until his ransom was paid after 38 days.
- Suva. The city is situated on the southeast coast of Viti Levu, Fiji’s largest island.
- Eros, the god of love.
- John Quincy Adams, the sixth president. He kept meticulous journals, which detail his morning bathing ritual.
- An organlike instrument featuring flames encased in glass tubes that cause sound-producing vibrations.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”