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. How long does it take sunlight to travel from the sun to the earth?
  2. Name the famous artist who is credited with the following quote: “I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.”
  3. Who was the first woman to jump from a hot-air balloon with a parachute?
  4. Name the 2018 album released by Florence + the Machine that featured the song “Hunger.”
  5. What period of US history was called the Gilded Age?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. On average, 8 minutes and 20 seconds. Because the earth follows an elliptical orbit around the sun, this number varies slightly depending on earth’s distance from the sun.
  2. Salvador Dalí, the painter of surrealist masterpieces such as The Persistence of Memory.
  3. Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse. In 1799, she parachuted from a hot-air balloon that was 3,000 feet high.
  4. High as Hope. The album also featured the songs “Big God” and “Grace.”
  5. The years between the end of the Civil War (1865) and the end of the 19th century–a time of wealth and opulence for some Americans but also a time of widespread corruption in industry and politics.

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

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