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. Who is the iconic American character Johnny Appleseed based on?
  2. Which gemstones are associated with the month of December?
  3. Cavia porcellus is the biological name for what animal? (Hint: It’s an animal commonly kept as a pet.)
  4. The Hopi Indians of northern Arizona have an annual celebration called Soyal. When does Soyal take place?
  5. What music icon once wrote a science-fiction short story titled “The Holografik Danser”?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. John Chapman, a man born in Massachusetts in 1774. He planted many apple nurseries and was known for carrying a bag of apple seeds.
  2. Zircon, turquoise, and tanzanite. All three stones are blue.
  3. The guinea pig. The common name for these lovable rodents is quite the misnomer–guinea pigs aren’t related to pigs.
  4. On the winter solstice. During the celebration, the Hopi welcome protective spirits called kachinas that come down from the surrounding mountains.
  5. Johnny Cash. Before his music career, Cash wrote short stories under the pen name Johnny Dollar.

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


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