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 is the term used to describe a group of apes?
  2. What popular candy bar was originally sold as three separate pieces of candy that each had a unique flavor–vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate?
  3. In Greek mythology, what punishment did the goddess Artemis inflect on the hunter Actaeon when she caught him spying on her as she bathed?
  4. What large city is sometimes called “Muddy York”? (Hint: It isn’t New York City.)
  5. Who wrote the poem “Howl,” first published in 1956, and became a leader of America’s counterculture movement?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. A shrewdness–for example, “In the first, I encountered a shrewdness of apes.”
  2. 3 Musketeers. During World War II, when vanilla and strawberry flavorings were hard to come by, the manufacturers changed it to one large bar of chocolate.
  3. Artemis turned Actaeon into a stag. In an ironic and brutal twist, he was chased and killed by his own hunting dogs.
  4. Toronto. When the city was first colonized, it was called Town of York. The “Muddy Work” nickname comes from a time in the city’s history when there were no drainage systems.
  5. Allen Ginsberg. He belonged to the Beat movement of writers, along with his famous friend Jack Kerouac.

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


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