A lady with a local church group stood up to introduce me last week and thanked me for my Monday Morning Trivia column.
She said she usually answers most of the questions correctly.
“Just wait until Monday,” I said, laughing.
Monday has arrived. Please pay attention.
1. The most horrific crime in Macon history came on Aug. 6, 1887, when Tom Woolfolk murdered nine members of his family with an ax. The trial was moved from Bibb County. Where was Woolfolk tried, convicted and hanged in front of a crowd of 10,000?
(A) Elko. (B) Perry. (C) Folkston. (D) Woolfolkston.
2. Berry Gordy Jr., the founder of the Motown record label in Detroit, was the son of Berry and Bertha Gordy from Sandersville. His sister, the late Anna Gordy, was once married to which Motown singer?
(A) Marvin Gaye. (B) Smokey Robinson. (C) Stevie Wonder. (D) David Ruffin.
3. Piggly Wiggly became the first self-service grocery store to provide what to customers in 1937?
(A) Shopping carts. (B) Plastic bags. (C) Double coupons on Wednesday. (D) In-store pharmacy.
4. Which of the following is NOT true about actress Joanne Woodward, who was born in Thomasville, the City of Roses?
(A) She is the widow of actor Paul Newman. (B) As a 9-year-old girl attending the premiere of “Gone With the Wind” in Atlanta, she jumped into a limousine carrying Laurence Olivier. (C) She was the first celebrity actress to pose for photographs next to her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (D) She has never tasted “Newman’s Own” salad dressing and spaghetti sauce.
5. The 10th annual Georgia Jugfest will be held May 17 in which Georgia town that held a reputation as a major pottery center in the South during the 19th century?
(A) Potterville. (B) Clayton. (C) Wheeler County. (D) Knoxville.
6. Which famous writer worked as a typesetter for The Macon Telegraph following the Civil War in 1866?
(A) Henry Grady. (B) Mark Twain. (C) Joel Chandler Harris. (D) Louisa May Alcott.
7. Which of the following is NOT true about Monticello-born baseball player Sherrod “Sherry” Smith, who is honored with a state historical marker on Ga. 11 as “Mansfield’s Famous Southpaw.”
(A). He was a right-handed. (B) He once invited his friend Babe Ruth home to a supper of grits and red-eye gravy. (C) His 0.89 ERA in the 1920 World Series is the fifth-best in major league history. (D) He was manager of the Macon Peaches in 1932.
8. The oldest brick Methodist church in Georgia is located in what Middle Georgia community?
(A) Rebecca. (B) Culloden. (C) Wayside. (D) Ocilla.
9. “The Glass Menagerie” is a famous play written by Tennessee Williams. It will be performed this week by students at Middle Georgia State College. Williams was a cousin of which famous Macon writer?
(A) Harry Stillwell Edwards. (B) John Oliver Killens. (C) Sidney Lanier. (D) Willie Snow Ethridge.
10. Georgia is the nation’s third-largest producer of cantaloupes, which are sometimes known by what name?
(A) Rutabagas. (B) Muskmelons. (C) Mayhaw. (D) Juicy Fruit.
ANSWERS: (1) B. (2) A. (3) A. (4) D. (5) D. (6) C. (7) A. (8) B. (9) C. (10.) B.
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Reach Gris at 744-4275 or firstname.lastname@example.org.