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trivia quiz1. 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?

5. AD SLOGANS: What laundry detergent vowed to erase “ring around the collar”?

6. FAMOUS PEOPLE: What was the profession of Duncan Hines, whose name became a household brand of food products?

7. TELEVISION: Who was talk-show host Johnny Carson’s announcer and sidekick?

8. MATH: What is the only number whose letters are in alphabetical order?

9. FOOD & DRINK: What is the color of the liquor called absinthe?

10. LANGUAGE: What is the meaning of the term “canard”?

Answers

1. Spanish-American War

2. “Respect,” in 1967

3. (Forrest) Mars & (William) Murrie, the last names of the candy’s founders

4. San Francisco

5. Wisk

6. Restaurant critic

7. Ed McMahon

8. 40 (f-o-r-t-y)

9. Green

10. A false report or story

 

By Fifi Rodriguez

(c) 2015 King Features Synd., Inc.

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