Monday Morning Trivia is here with an important public service announcement.
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1. Blind Willie McTell, a famous blues musician during the 1920s and 30s, died in Milledgeville in August 1959. Bob Dylan wrote a song about McTell in 1983, and one of his most famous songs was recorded by The Allman Brothers Band. What was it?
(A) Midnight Rider. (B) Whipping Post. (C) Chattahoochee Coochie Man. (D) Statesboro Blues.
2. Sherman burned Atlanta to the ground in 1864. It remains the only city in North America destroyed by fire as an act of war. Which bird from Egyptian mythology became a symbol of Atlantas rise from the ashes?
(A) Condor. (B) Phoenix. (C) Avator. (D) Falcon.
3. Which of the following is NOT considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia?
(A) Stone Mountain. (B) Amicalola Falls. (C) Jay Bird Springs. (D) Okefenokee Swamp.
4. What do Home Depot, UPS, Delta, Coca-Cola and AFLAC all have in common?
(A) They are Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Georgia. (B) They are all owned by Ted Turner and Arthur Blank. (C) They are owned by China. (D) They offer double coupons on Wednesday.
5. Former Georgia congressman Dudley M. Hughes, of Danville in Laurens County, once had a vocational school named after him in Macon. One of his lasting contributions was the bill he sponsored with Sen. Hoke Smith (both were appointed by President Woodrow Wilson) to develop the Smith-Hughes Vocational Act of 1917. This legislation led to the creation of which organization in 1928?
(A) Woodmen of the World. (B) Future Farmers of America. (C) United Auto Workers. (D) Southeastern Conference.
6. What was the name of the community once located near Geico and Herbert Smart Airport on Ocmulgee East Boulevard?
(A) Smithville. (B) Smithsonia. (C) Smiths Station. (D) Smitty Crossing.
7. What is the significance of the cannonball mounted in front of the Upson County Courthouse in Thomaston?
(A) It is believed to be the first shot fired at Fort Sumter, S.C., at the start of the Civil War. (B) It was kidnapped from the Cannonball House in Macon. (C) Custer fired it at Little Big Horn after telling his troops to take no prisoners. (D) Its a 10-pound bowling ball on loan from Magnolia Lanes in Griffin.
8. Author Frances Mayes, who was born in Fitzgerald, had one of her books made into a 2003 movie starring Diane Lane. What was the name of the novel that made it to the big screen?
(A) Seabiscuit. (B) Big Fish. (C) Legally Blonde. (D) Under the Tuscan Sun.
9. Macon native Chris Hatcher, the head football coach at Murray State, will be the guest speaker at the Macon Touchdown Club Monday night. Hatcher was a record-setting quarterback at Valdosta State in 1994 when he won the NCAAs Division II equivalent of the Heisman Trophy. What is the award called?
(A) Harlon Hill Trophy. (B) Faith Hill Trophy. (C) Coleman Hill Trophy. (D) Capital Hill Trophy.
10. Which of the following is NOT true about agricultural pioneer Naomi Chapman Woodroof?
(A) She was the first woman named to the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame. (B) She was one of the first two female agricultural graduates in the nation. (C) She tried to convince Georgia farmers that kudzu would be more of a cash crop than peanuts. (D) Her husband, Jasper, was the first president of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton.
ANSWERS: (1) D. (2) B. (3) C. (4) A. (5) B. (6) B. (7) A. (8) D. (9) A. (10) C.
REPORT CARD: (9-10) Macadamia of all quizzes. (7-8) Cashew valedictorian. (5-6) Pecan pie in the oven. (3-4) No walnuts for you. (0-2) Working for peanuts.