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 2018” calendar.

This Week’s Questions:

  1. What college’s mascot is a Billiken?
  2. What video game franchise is Satoshi Tajiri created with creating?
  3. What flower was once used as a cure for the bubonic plague?
  4. On the Barbra Streisand album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, the singer performs Broadway hits with films stars. With what two actresses does she sing “At the Ballet,” from A Chorus Line?
  5. What 19th-century Hungarian pianist is considered one of the world’s first rock stars?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Saint Louis University. A Billiken is a mythical chubby creature, similar to Cupid, who is supposed to bring good luck.
  2. Pokemon. The game is said to have been inspired by Tajiri’s childhood hobby of collecting bugs.
  3. Angelica. Its name is derived from “angel.” A monk is said to have dreamed that an angel came to him and recommended treating the plague with it.
  4. Anne Hathaway and Daisy Ridley. Streisand sings the part of Sheila, Hathaway sings as Maggie, and Ridley sings Bebe’s part.
  5. Franz Liszt. Lisztomania, a word coined at the time by a German poet to describe Liszt’s effect on female fans, predated Beatlemania by about a hundred years.

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

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