Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR… Look for five new trivia questions from “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2020” calendar…
This Week’s Questions:
- Who was the first actor to play James Bond on screen?
- What kind of bird is known as an avian architect, building elaborate structures out of twigs and leaves to attract mates?
- During the Great Depression, several restaurants catered to the poor and unemployed with meals that cost very little. What were these restaurants called?
- Which young pop star recorded a version of the Lin-Manuel Miranda-penned song “How Far I’ll Go” for the soundtrack to the 2016 Disney film Moana?
- The Caledecott Medal is an annual book-related award. What kind of book does the Caldecott honor?
This Week’s Answers:
- Barry Nelson. In 1954, several years before Sean Connery made his iconic appearance in Dr. No, Nelson starred as Bond in a television adaptation of Ian Fleming’s novel Casino Royale.
- The bowerbird. Male bowerbirds build these structures, known as bowers, and fill them with colorful decorations like berries and flowers to impress the females.
- Penny restaurants. With humble but affordable meals, like pea soup and bread, they offered an alternative to breadlines.
- Alessia Cara. The singer is also known for her songs “Here” and “Scars to Your Beautiful.”
- Picture books. Each year, the Caldecott is awarded to the artist of a noteworthy picture book.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”