I’m glad everyone enjoyed the Macon restaurant trivia two weeks ago. A lot of folks are still talking about it. We will do another one real soon.
In the meantime, buckle your seat belts for another test drive down the Monday Morning Trivia Turnpike.
1. At the height of the Depression in the 1930s, which of the following did Mercer University NOT accept as a payment for tuition?
(A) Cotton. (B) Corn. (C) Peanuts. (D) Whiskey.
2. The 1970 Atlanta International Pop Festival, which was held in Byron, was the highest attended event in state history until what came along 26 years later?
(A) Summer Olympics in Atlanta. (B) Redneck Games in Dublin. (C) Gnat Festival in Camilla. (D) Black Friday at Wal-Mart.
3. What is Macon’s oldest business, founded in 1826?
(A) Geico. (B) Nu-Way. (C) Piggly Wiggly. (D) The Telegraph.
4. The airport in Tifton is named after Henry Tift Myers, who was the first official “presidential” pilot. Which two U.S. presidents did Myers transport in planes that were the predecessors of Air Force One?
(A) Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. (B) Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman. (C) Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. (D) Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
5. Which Macon restaurant got a shout-out in a readers poll of “Dixie’s Best Burgers” in the August/September issue of Garden & Gun magazine.
(A) McDonald’s. (B) The Rookery. (C) Five Guys Burgers and Fries. (D) Checkers.
6. Monticello, the county seat of Jasper County and hometown of country singer Trisha Yearwood, was named after the Virginia home of which U.S. president?
(A) Calvin Coolidge. (B) George Washington. (C) Thomas Jefferson. (D) John Adams.
7. In 1969, Lake Tobesofkee opened its first public recreation area. What was it called?
(A) Flintrock Park. (B) Flintstone Shores. (C) Pebble Beach. (D) Sleepy Hollow.
8. For a brief period in the 1850s, Swainsboro went by the name of which European city?
(A) Munich. (B) Barcelona. (C) Paris. (D) Venice.
9. The state office for which religious denomination is located on Vineville Avenue in Macon?
(A) Southern Baptist. (B) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (C) Lizella Lutherans. (D) Payne City Puritans.
10. Which two attractions were introduced during the 1936 Macon Peaches baseball season at Luther Williams Field?
(A) Radio broadcasts and all-you-can-eat Cracker Jack. (B) Thirsty Thursdays and home run derby. (C) Designated hitter and knothole gang. (D) Night baseball and Sunday games.
ANSWERS: (1) D. (2) A. (3) D (4) B. (5) B. (6) C. (7) A. (8) C. (9) B. (10) D.
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