Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day”

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Every Trivia 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:

  1. In the Harry Potter books and movies, who is the professor of herbology?
  2. Who was U2’s classic song “Angel of Harlem” written about?
  3. The Summer Olympic Games feature two kinds of canoe sports–canoe sprint and canoe slalom. What is the difference between the two?
  4. What does the word conniption mean?
  5. What kind of sandwich did astronaut John Young famously smuggle aboard the Gemini 3 spacecraft in 1965?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Professor Pomona Sprout, who is also the head of Hufflepuff House. In the film, she is portrayed by British actress Miriam Margolyes.
  2. Billie Holliday. The song’s lyrics refer to Lady Day, a nickname for the iconic jazz singer.
  3. In canoe slalom, competitors use canoes or kayaks to race through white-water rapids instead of flat water, which is used in canoe sprint competitions.
  4. A fit of rage. For example, “Amy is going to have a conniption when she hears the bad news.”
  5. A corned beef sandwich.

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

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