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. In the 1990s, talking toys known as Furbies were all the rage. However, they were banned from the US National Security Agency headquarters. Why?
  2. What are the ingredients of the Manhattan cocktail?
  3. Who served as the model for Henri Matisse’s famous painting Green Stripe?
  4. The actor James Avery was best known for playing the character of Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. However, he also voiced a popular animated character. Name that character.
  5. Name the famous book that begins with the following line: “In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines . . . “

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Officials incorrectly believed that Furbies could mimic human speech and worried that the toys might repeat national security secrets.
  2. Whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. Sometimes a maraschino cherry is added as a garnish.
  3. Matisse’s wife, Amélie. The painting is named for the green stripe that bisects Amélie’s face.
  4. Shredder, the villain in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  5. Madeline, a picture book by Ludwig Bemelmans, first published in 1939. The titular character is a precocious young girl who makes mischief wherever she goes.

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


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