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MCA – Trivia Challenge March 23-26, 2015

AnswerJapan

ThursdayThe basic currency of this country is the yen.

Wednesday – The type of poem known as the Haiku comes from this country.

Tuesday – Education is taken very seriously in this country.  Young children even take calligraphy classes to learn the art of  fine handwriting.

Monday – This week the answer is a country.  Most people in this country practice the Shinto religion.

MCA – Trivia Challenge March 16-19, 2015

AnswerAndrew Jackson

ThursdayThis president’s hot temper involved him in several feuds and duels.

Wednesday – This president’s nickname was Old Hickory.

Tuesday – When he was 13, he refused to shine a British officer’s boots, and got his face slashed with a sword.

Monday – Yesterday was this president’s birthday.  He was the first westerner elected president.

MCA – Trivia Challenge March 2-5, 2015

AnswerFlorida

Thursday – This state’s most important business is tourism.  While Mickey Mouse is in this state, this isn’t the first state to hold one of his parks.

Wednesday – Ponce de Leon was an explorer who searched the land of this state for the Fountain of Youth.

Tuesday – The oldest city in the U.S., St. Augustine, is in this state.  It has been lived in since 1565.

Monday – This state has the 2nd longest coastline in the U.S.

MCA – Trivia Challenge February 23-26, 2015

AnswerGone with the Wind

Thursday – The main characters in this movie were Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler.

Wednesday – Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Oscar and she won it for her role in this movie.

Tuesday – This movie was based on a fiction book which was written by Margaret Mitchell.

Monday – This movie which came out in 1939 was set around the time before and after the Civil War.

MCA – Trivia Challenge February 9-12, 2015

AnswerConversation Hearts

Thursday – In the 1990s, new sayings started being added to these candies, such as “email me” and “fax me.”

Wednesday – Daniel Chase invented the process by which words can be printed directly on these candies.

Tuesday – These candies were first made in such shapes as postcards, baseballs, or horseshoes.

Monday – This candy was first produced by the company NECCO in the early 1900s.

MCA – Trivia Challenge February 2-5, 2015

AnswerElizabeth Blackwell

Thursday – This woman was the first woman allowed to practice medicine in the U.S. She faced a lot of ridicule from the male doctors.

Wednesday – In 1868 this woman realized a dream by opening the Women’s Medical College of the New York Infirmary.

Tuesday – Today would be this woman’s birthday. She was born in 1821 near Bristol, England.

Monday – This woman studied medicine at Geneva College in west central New York.

MCA – Trivia Challenge January 12-15, 2015

AnswerStephen Foster

Thursday – Although he had may popular songs, he received very little money for his work and died impoverished (poor).

Wednesday – His first hit before becoming professional was “Oh! Susanna.”

Tuesday – This man died on this date in 1864 after an extended fever.

Monday – This man was recognized as the first professional songwriter in the U.S.