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 Jazz Age singer was nicknamed “The Empress of the Blues”?
  2. Who is the patron saint of dentists?
  3. Who played the titular character in the 2018 film Black Panther?
  4. What is the capital of Paraguay?
  5. Actor Tom Hanks inspired the name of an asteroid, 12818 Tomhanks. Which of Hanks’s frequent costars also inspired an asteroid name?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Bessie Smith. With a powerful, soulful voice and hit songs like “Downhearted Blues” and “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out,” Smith captivated audiences in the 1920s and 1930s.
  2. Saint Apollonia. The ill-fated deaconess lived in Alexandria, Egypt, in the 3rd century. When she refused to renounce her Christian faith, an angry pagan mob knocked out all her teeth.
  3. Chadwick Boseman. The film also starred Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o.
  4. Asunción. The city’s name is a nod to the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, which is celebrated on August 15–the same day a stockade was first completed in Asunción back in 1537.
  5. Meg Ryan. The asteroid’s name is 8353 Megryan. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan appeared together in several beloved romantic comedies, including Sleepless in Seattle.

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

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