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:
- The Fauves were early 20th-century French painters who specialized in an artistic style that emphasized vivid color and rough brushwork. What does les fauves translate to in English?
- How many hearts does a squid have?
- Where can you find the world’s largest wind tunnel?
- What is a logomachy?
- Name the infamous ancient Roman emperor who was fond of playing the lyre and writing poetry?
This Week’s Answers:
- “Wild beasts.” Art critic Louis Vauxcelles coined the term in 1905.
- Three. There are two brachial hearts, which pump blood to the gills, and one systemic heart, which pumps blood to the rest of the body.
- Moffett Field, California. The tunnel is part of the NASA Ames National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex. It’s used to test commercial aircraft and space technology.
- An argument or dispute about words.
- Nero, who ruled 54 to 64 CE. Legend holds that Nero played the lyre on the roof of his palace while Rome burned during the fire of 64 CE.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”