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:
- What is the name of the fictional Belgian private detective that stars in many of Agatha Christie’s mystery novels?
- How did Komodo dragons get their name?
- What city is commonly known as El Fin del Mundo (“the End of the World”)?
- In the year 1633, the Italian astronomer Galileo stood trial before the Roman Inquisition. What was his supposed crime?
- In what cemetery are both rock star Jim Morrison and author Oscar Wilde buried?
This Week’s Answers:
- Hercule Poirot, who first appeared in Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles, published in 1920.
- They are named for Komodo Island, one of the few Indonesian islands where they can be found.
- Ushuaia, a city in Argentina’s Patagonia region. It is considered the world’s southernmost city (although a Chilean settlement called Puerto Williams is technically farther south).
- Heresy, for advocating for the Copernican model of the universe, which accurately placed the sun at the center of the solar system (instead of Earth, as the Roman Catholic Church believed at the time).
- Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France.
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