.Trivia

QUESTIONS:

1 California’s longest highway has what route number?

2 What animal was named “eight feet” in Greek and Latin?

3 What is the Inuit word for house?

4 What popular appetizer was invented in 1964 at the Anchor Bar in a city of upstate New York, after which it was named?

5 What two chemical elements comprise 99% of the air we breathe?

6  We’re looking for four countries whose names begin with M: Two are located in the southeast of Africa, as well as two island nations that lie off the southeast coast of Africa.

7 This original singer has over 45 million YouTube subscribers and over 100 million Instagram followers. She has won multiple Grammys and one Academy Award and some Billboard Music awards, and was one of the youngest entertainers to ever top the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Who is she?

8 Name the two major league baseball players who’ve been on the All-Star team roster the most: One played mostly for Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves and was on the All Star Roster 21 seasons from 1954 to 1976, and the other played mostly for the New York/San Francisco Giants, and made the team 20 times from 1948 through 1973.

9 What company involved in the beverage business is named for Captain Ahab’s first mate?

10 What movie characters sing, “Heigh ho, heigh ho, it’s off to work we go,” in what 1938 movie?

BONUS QUESTION: France’s biggest holiday, Bastille Day, is celebrated on July 14 of every year, in memory of what events?

Want more live trivia? You’re invited to our next Trivia Cafe team contest at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley on Sunday, July 24 at 5pm, hosted by Howard Rachelson.  Free admission, with a food menu and full bar available. Contact [email protected]

ANSWERS:

1 Route 101

2 Octopus: Octo=eight + pous=foot

3 Igloo or iglu

4 Buffalo wings

5 78% nitrogen, 21.5% oxygen

6 Mozambique and Malawi on the mainland, and the islands of Madagascar (shown in photo) and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean

7 Billie Eilish

8 Hank Aaron, Willie Mays

9 Starbucks—he was a shipmate in the novel Moby Dick.

10 Seven Dwarfs, in the movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

BONUS ANSWER: The holiday commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison on July 14, 1789 by the common people, which began the French Revolution and ended the “ancien régime.”

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