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

365 Days of Amazing Trivia! Page-A-Day Calendar 2020 by Workman Publishing

Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR… Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2020” calendar.

This Week’s Questions:

  1. The New Seven Wonders of the World include the Great Wall of China, Petra, Chichen-Itza, Machu Picchu, the Christ Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, the Colosseum, and what other wonder?
  2. Who are Granny Smith apples named for?
  3. What does an anemometer measure?
  4. When was the Gregorian calendar (the solar dating system currently in place) adopted?
  5. What is the real name of the singer-songwriter known as Pink?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. The Taj Mahal.
  2. Maria Ann Smith, who first cultivated the green apple variety in Australia in the 1860s.
  3. Wind speed. The instrument gets its name from the Greek work anemos, which means wind.
  4. In 1582. Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian calendar as a reform of the Julian calendar, which, due to miscalculation, did not properly align with the seasons.
  5. Alecia Beth Moore. Her stage name was inspired by the character of Mr. Pink in the film Reservoir Dogs.

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


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