Trivia Tuesday: 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. Who was the first Disney princess? (Hint: It wasn’t Snow White.)
  2. In World Wars I and II, Germany used submarines known as U-boats. What is the term U-boat short for?
  3. How did Jenga, the classic tower-building game, get its name?
  4. A deadly coincidence: In the Philippines, a number of karaoke bar patrons have died while singing one specific song. Name that song.
  5. What was George Lucas’s original name for Yoda, the Jedi master who first appears in The Empire Strikes Back?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Persephone. Before Snow White debuted on the silver screen, Disney animators created The Goddess of Spring, a 1937 animated short about Persephone, a character from Greek mythology.
  2. Unterseeboot (“undersea boat”). These submarines were highly effective at sinking enemy merchant ships.
  3. The word jenga comes from Swahili and means “to build.”
  4. Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” Over the years, several people have been mysteriously killed while singing the Sinatra classic.
  5. Buffy. The character was later renamed Minch Yoda, which was then shortened to Yoda.

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


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