New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day” 3/1

This week’s questions:

  1. What World War II Allied offensive was given the whimsical code name Chattanooga Choo Choo?
  2. What is a young frog called when it grows out of its tadpole stage but has not yet reached adulthood?
  3. What was the glitzy modern setting of director Peter Sellars’s controversial 1988 version of Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro?
  4. What is the significance of the official address of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.–1964 Independence Avenue SW?
  5. What early American invented an odometer to measure distances along the Boston Post Road?

This week’s answers:

  1. Allied air attacks on Nazi train movements in France and Germany, begin in May 1944, that were aimed at disrupting the shipment of supplies and munitions to German forces in advance of D-Day.
  2. A froglet.
  3. An apartment in New York City’s Trump Towers. Mozart’s opera, written in 1786, is set in a castle in Seville, Italy.
  4. The number 1964 was chosen to acknowledge the key role King played in passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It also marks the year he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
  5. Benjamin Franklin, in 1753, in his capacity as deputy postmaster for the northern colonies, appointed by the crown.

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

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