Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR… Look for five new trivia questions from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2020” calendar…
This Week’s Questions:
- What is the only U.S. state with a one-syllable name?
- Scholars have traced Halloween’s origins to an ancient pre-Christian Celtic festival. What was the name of the that festival?
- What is the name of the last album released by music legend David Bowie before his death?
- What was the first U.S. city to host the Olympics?
- What is the largest land mammal still in existence?
This Week’s Answers:
- Maine. The most common syllable count for state names is three (for example, Idaho, Washington, and Alaska).
- Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”). Celts believed Samhain was the day the spirits of the dead crossed into the otherworld.
- Blackstar. The critically acclaimed album was released on January 8, 2016. Bowie died two days later.
- St. Louis, in 1904. The Olympics organizers combined the Games with Louisiana Purchase Exposition, a fair that celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase.
- The African bush elephant. These elephants can grow up to 24 feet long and tower 13 feet high.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”