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. What American city is sometimes called the “City of Big Shoulders”?
  2. Who was the first woman to serve in a U.S. presidential cabinet?
  3. What real-life man inspired the name of the video game character Mario?
  4. What is an incunabulum?
  5. What is the most venomous spider in the world?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Chicago. The name comes from a line in Carl Sandberg’s poem “Chicago” and celebrates the city’s tradition of hard work and labor by likening the city to strong, broad shoulders.
  2. Frances Perkins. She served as Franklin D. Roosevelt’s secretary of labor, beginning in 1933.
  3. Mario Segale, the landlord of the warehouse where Nintendo’s U.S. headquarters were housed in the early 1980s.
  4. A book printed before the year 1501. These books were created during the earliest stages of movable-type printing.
  5. The male Sydney funnel-web spider (Atrax robust) is the spider that’s most toxic to humans. It can be found near Sydney, Australia (not that you’d want to find it…).

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


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