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TRIVIA TEST By Fifi Rodriguez

1. LITERATURE: Which 19th-century novel begins with the sentence, “There was no possibility of taking a walk that day”?

2. CHEMISTRY: Which element’s Latin name is hydrargyrum and goes by the symbol Hg?

3. HISTORY: Who was the first female detective in the United States, hired by the Pinkerton Detective Agency in 1856?

4. ADVERTISING SLOGANS: What product’s 1970s advertising slogan was, “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing”?

5. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Only two Catholics have served as president of the United States. Who are they?

6. MOVIES: The “Star Wars” movie series was partly filmed in which African country?

7. LANGUAGE: What does the name Boca Raton (Florida) mean in Spanish?

8. U.S. STATES: The highest and lowest points in the contiguous United States can be found in which state?

9. ENTERTAINERS: Which American actor and comedian was born Eric Marlon Bishop?

10. TELEVISION: Which 1950s Western series featured the theme song “Happy Trails”?

Answers

1. “Jane Eyre”

2. Mercury

3. Kate Warne

4. Alka-Seltzer

5. John Kennedy and Joe Biden

6. Tunisia

7. Rat’s mouth (named for sharp rocks where ships docked)

8. California: Mount Whitney and Death Valley

9. Jamie Foxx

10. “The Roy Rogers Show”

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