Monday Trivia is springing forward and bracing for St. Patricks Day, the Cherry Blossom Festival and another run of March Madness.
Do you feel lucky today? Or just plain good? Well soon find out.
1. Which of the following has been displayed at Macons Cannonball House?
A. The rolling pin belonging Gen. Robert E. Lees wife.
B. The rock collection of Stonewall Jackson.
C. A book of matches courtesy of Sherman.
D. The bail bonds of Jefferson Davis.
2. How did the town of Lizella get its name?
A. A species of salamander found on the banks of Echeconnee Creek.
B. The combined names of Lizzy and Ella Eubanks, daughters of the towns first postmaster.
C. In honor of a pig (who wanted to be a sheepdog) owned by local farmer Arthur Hoggett.
D. A vote by the student body at the old Redding Elementary School.
3. Two weeks ago, Nu-Way Weiners on Cotton Avenue celebrated its 97th anniversary. It was founded on Feb. 27, 1916, by Greek owner James Mallis and is the second-oldest hot dog restaurant in America. What is the name of the oldest, which opened one month earlier?
A. The Varsity in Atlanta.
B. Fenway Park in Boston.
C. Nathans on Coney Island.
D. Charlie Josephs in LaGrange.
4. Which river that runs through Middle Georgia is mentioned in the song We Rode in Trucks by country singer Luke Bryan?
5. From 1967-72, Taylor County High Schools girls basketball teams, coached by Norman Carter, were famous for what?
A. They were the first high school team in the South to wear polyester uniforms.
B. They went undefeated and won a national record 132 straight games and five straight state championships.
C. They protested having to play games on Tuesday nights because of too much homework.
D. They ate at the Dairy Queen before every home game.
6. This week marks the 101st anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts of America by Juliette Low, of Savannah, on March 12, 1912. How did Low lose her hearing in one ear in 1938?
A. A grain of good-luck rice thrown at her wedding landed in her ear and punctured her eardrum.
B. She ate too many Girl Scout cookies in one sitting.
C. Low had the volume too high on the phonograph while playing a Tommy Dorsey song.
D. She went swimming at Tybee Island in February and got an ear infection.
7 . Many of the racing scenes from the 1977 movie, Greased Lightning were filmed at the Middle Georgia Raceway in Byron. The movie was about the early days of black stock car driver Wendell Scott. Who portrayed Scott in the movie?
A. James Earl Jones.
B. Bill Cosby.
C. Richard Pryor.
D. Denzel Washington.
8. Macons Judson Mitcham was named Georgia poet laureate in 2012. Mitcham was an associate professor at which local college and what did he teach? (Hint: It was not poetry.)
A. World history at Wesleyan.
B. Psychology at Fort Valley State.
C. Commercial wiring at Central Georgia Tech.
D. British literature at Georgia College & State University.
9. Amanda Dickson was the daughter of a white cotton plantation owner who fathered a child with one of his black slaves. She became one of the wealthiest black women in America after her father died and left her his estate, located in which county?
10. A national contest for the best high school nickname is being sponsored by USA Today newspaper. Which of the following is NOT the nickname of a high school in Georgia?
A. Cairo Syrupmakers.
B. Johnson High (Savannah) Atom Smashers.
C. Warren County Screaming Devils.
D. Bacon County Scrambled Eggs.
ANSWERS: 1, A. 2, B. 3, C. 4, D. 5, B. 6, A 7, C. 8, B. 9, A. 10, D.
GRADES: (9-10) Heavyweight champ. (7-8) Cruiserweight contender. (5-6) Middleweight juggernaut. (3-4) Sparring partner. (0-2) Receiving end of a knockout punch.
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