Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions “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 are the two longest monosyllabic words in the English language?
  2. Who gave the state of Florida its name?
  3. What is the real name of the rapper known as Vanilla Ice?
  4. What does the musical term adagio mean?
  5. Before achieving fame through his tabloid talk show, Jerry Springer served as mayor of what U.S. city?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Scraunched and strengthed (an archaic word) are tied at 10 letters each.
  2. Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León. In 1513 he arrived on the coast during the season of Easter, and was inspired by the Spanish term for the holiday (Pascua Florida).
  3. Robert Matthew Van Winkle. He is best known for his 1990 song “Ice Ice Baby.”
  4. The music should be played slowly. Adagio is one of several Italian terms that indicate how fast to play music.
  5. Cincinnati. Springer was mayor from 1977 to 1981. He went on to become a reporter and TV news anchor before getting his own show.

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

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