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:
- In Ancient Greek mythology, who was the god of sleep?
- What does the early 19th-century term bobsy-die mean?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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:
- Hypnos, known as Somnus in Roman mythology. He was the song of Nyx, goddess of night.
- Lots of trouble or fuss. The term evolved as a contraction of an earlier phrase, Bob’s-a-dying.
- A calico cat. Tama wore a stationmaster’s cap and greeted visitors at the gate.
- Rudyard Kipling, best known as the author of The Jungle Book.
- 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”