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 2021” calendar…

This Week’s Questions:

  1. In Ancient Greek mythology, who was the god of sleep?
  2. What does the early 19th-century term bobsy-die mean?
  3. Between 2007 and 2015, the Kishi rail station in the Wakayama prefecture, Japan, was home to a stationmaster named Tama. Tama wasn’t human. What was she?
  4. What famous British author wrote a short story titled “The Janeites” about a group of former British WWI soldiers who all love Jane Austen novels?
  5. What Los Angeles high school has been used as a set for a variety of classic films, including Grease, Pretty in Pink, and A Nightmare on Elm Street?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Hypnos, known as Somnus in Roman mythology. He was the song of Nyx, goddess of night.
  2. Lots of trouble or fuss. The term evolved as a contraction of an earlier phrase, Bob’s-a-dying.
  3. A calico cat. Tama wore a stationmaster’s cap and greeted visitors at the gate.
  4. Rudyard Kipling, best known as the author of The Jungle Book.
  5. John Marshall High School, which opened in 1931. Thanks to its Gothic architecture, the school is a favorite of filmmakers looking for a visually arresting high school setting.

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


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