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

Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar.

This week’s questions:

  1. What actor was originally supposed to play the lead role of Christian Grey in the 50 Shades of Grey movie adaptation, but backed out before filming began?
  2. “It was red and yellow and green and brown, and scarlet and black and ochre and peach…” What item are these words describing?
  3. Who were Betty Grissom, Rene Carpenter, Louise Shepard, Trudy Cooper, Marjorie Slayton, Jo Schirra, and Annie Glenn?
  4. Buyer & Cellar is a fictionalized play about a shopkeeper who works in a private underground shop. Which superstar’s shops, located on her Malibu estate, inspired the playwright?
  5. What Irish novelist won the Man Booker Prize for The Sea, the Sea?






This week’s answers:

  1. Charlie Hunnam. He reconsidered due to scheduling conflicts–and nerves. The role eventually went to Jamie Dornan.
  2. Joseph’s amazing technicolor dreamcoat, as told by the lyrics to “Jacob & Sons” in the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
  3. They were the wives of the Mercury Seven, the group of astronauts selected by NASA in 1959 for the first phase of the American space race.
  4. Barbra Streisand.
  5. Iris Murdoch. She wrote 26 novels in her lifetime.

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

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