Strange but True

STRANGE BUT TRUE by Samantha Weaver — * It’s still not known who made the following sage observation: “Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.” * You probably won’t be surprised to learn that 92 percent of teens say that they use social media — the only question […]

April trivia test

1. GAMES: How many dots are on a pair of standard dice? 2. GEOGRAPHY: The Tropic of Capricorn crosses three continents. What are they? 3. U.S. STATES: Which state capital is the only one that ends in the letter “x”? 4. MUSIC: The song “Getting to Know You” appears in what movie or play? 5. […]

Strange but true

• It was President Franklin Roosevelt who made the following sage observation: “Government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob.” • Are you a ceraunophiliac? If so, Central Florida, is the place to live. The area between Tampa Bay on the peninsula’s west coast and Cape Canaveral on the east coast is […]

March Trivia

1. GEOGRAPHY: What river flows through the Grand Canyon? 2. MUSIC: Who sang the pop hit “School’s Out”? 3. LANGUAGE: What is the subject studied in zythology? 4. MOVIES: In “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” what kind of creature was Jim Carrey looking for? 5. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of ants called? 6. MATH: […]

Trivia for February

1. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the largest desert in the world? 2. MOVIES: Which one of the Seven Dwarfs wears glasses in Disney’s “Snow White” animated film? 3. HISTORY: When did Sonia Sotomayor become the first Hispanic member of the U.S. Supreme Court? 4. LANGUAGE: What is a xenophobic person afraid of? 5. TECHNOLOGY: What search […]

January’s trivia test

1. GEOGRAPHY: Which U.S. state is closest to Russia? 2. HISTORY: In what year did labor leader Jimmy Hoffa disappear? 3. FOOD & DRINK: What relative of the banana is a staple food in tropical regions? 4. TIME: When is the next leap day? 5. MOVIES: What famous 1950s movie featured an unlikely couple named […]

Trivia test

1. HISTORY: What conflict did Secretary of State John Hay refer to as a “splendid little war”? 2. MUSIC: What was Aretha Franklin’s first No. 1 hit? 3. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What does the candy name M&M’s stand for? 4. GEOGRAPHY: Which California city is the farthest west — San Francisco, Los Angeles or San Diego? […]

Trivia test

1. U.S. STATES: What is the highest capital city in the United States? 2. SLOGANS: What was Woodsy Owl’s message from the federal government? 3. RELIGION: When is Maundy Thursday in the Christian religion? 4. MUSIC: Which pop singer was called “The Man from Memphis”? 5. DISCOVERIES: Who is credited with discovering streptomycin? 6. U.S. […]

Trivia test

1. HISTORY: What country once was known by the Latin name of Caledonia? 2. ANIMAL ADJECTIVES: What is a group of dragons called? 3. ANATOMY: Where is the retina located? 4. TELEVISION: Who played the character Latka Gravas on “Taxi”? 5. U.S. PRESIDENTS: How old was Bill Clinton when he was inaugurated as president? 6. […]

Trivia quiz

1. MEASUREMENTS: What is the Fahrenheit equivalent of 100 degrees Celsius? 2. GEOGRAPHY: How many U.S. states border the state of Missouri? 3. LANGUAGE: What is a pangram? 4. BIBLE: What kind of birds did Noah send to find dry land? 5. MUSIC: Which pop music song contains the phrase, “You can’t hide your lyin’ […]