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 is the name of the fictional hotel where The Shining takes place?
  2. What athlete was originally named Lew Alcindor?
  3. In the game Settlers of Catan, what is Catan?
  4. What are aglets?
  5. What is the name of the greenish layer that forms on copper, bronze, and brass when the metal is exposed to moisture?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. The Overlook Hotel. It is said to have been inspired by a real place, the Stanley Hotel in Colorado.
  2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The basketball star changed his name to honor his conversion to Islam.
  3. An island. Explorers must compete to build settlements that will grow into cities.
  4. The plastic or metal coverings on the ends of shoelaces.
  5. Verdigris patina (“Verdigris” is the color and “patina” is the layer). This is what makes the Statue of Liberty green (its original color was copper brown).

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



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