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 2019” calendar…

This Week’s Questions:

  1. What animated film has Blue Meanies as its villains?
  2. At Japan’s Nakizumo Festival, what do sumo wrestlers compete in?
  3. What Hindu holiday is also known as the Festival of Lights?
  4. The popularity of what grain helped chopsticks challenge the primacy of the spoon in ancient China?
  5. Whose family home was called New Place?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Yellow Submarine. In the Beatles film, Pepperland was invaded by the Blue Meanies.
  2. Making babies cry. The baby who cries first wins.
  3. Diwali. Oil lamps and candles are central to the celebration. Light signifies goodness in Hindu culture.
  4. Wheat. It was considered easier to eat noodles and dumplings made with wheat flour using chopsticks rather than with a spoon.
  5. William Shakespeare. He moved into the house in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1597 and lived there until he died, in 1616. Unfortunately, the house was demolished in 1759.

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


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