Trivia Challenge – March

AnswerPeace Corps

Thursday – The program was established by Executive Order 10924, issued by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961.

Wednesday – Nearly 220,000 Americans have served in 141 countries through this organization.

Tuesday – Its purpose is to promote world peace and friendship.

Monday – This week’s answer is a government organization.

Trivia Challenge – January

AnswerLouis Braille

Thursday – At the age of 15 he created his own system of reading for the blind that is still used today.

Wednesday – Uncommon for that era, his parents made many efforts to raise him in a normal fashion.

Tuesday – He was blinded in both eyes as the result of an early childhood accident.

Monday – This French man was born in 1809 and died in 1852.

Trivia Challenge – December


Thursday – She also commissioned the building of its great Church of the Nativity in 327.

Wednesday – Empress Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, promoted its rebuilding.

Tuesday – This city was destroyed during the second-century Bar Kokhba revolt.

Monday – This is a city whose name in Arabic means House of Meat.

Trivia Challenge – November

AnswerLydia Maria Child

Thursday – She is best known for writing a poem about visiting her grandfather’s house in 1845. It was called “The New-England Boy’s Song about Thanksgiving Day.”

Wednesday – She loved to visit her grandfather’s house.
Tuesday – She was born in 1802 and died at the age of 78.
Monday – This woman was an activist who fought for the rights of slaves, women, and Native Americans.

Did you know . . . by Makayla (2017-18 edition)

5/22/18 – In total there are said to be around 400 million dogs in the world.

3/19/18 – A type of monkey in Japan which is called a Macaques can use coins to buy vending machine snacks.

1/23/18 – Swans only have one partner for their whole life. If their partner dies they could pass away from a broken heart.

11/2/17 – Over forty million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving.

Did you know . . . by Joel (2017-18 edition)

5/21/18 – A 12 oz jar of peanut butter requires about 540 peanuts to make.

3/15/18 – If coloring wasn’t added to Coca-Cola, it would be clear. (The rumor that it would be green is false.)

12/19/17 – There are approximately 25-30 real Christmas trees sold in the Ū.S. every year.

10/24/17 – The spring peeper is named for the sounds it makes as a sign winter is over and spring is coming.

Trivia Challenge – October

AnswerSydney Opera House

Thursday – After 15 years of construction, this building was opened and dedicated by Queen Elizabeth II on tomorrow’s date in 1973.

Wednesday – Its different roofs look like ships’ sails in the harbor.

Tuesday – It is built on the Nennelong Point in Sydney, Australia.

Monday – This building is the most famous work of Danish architect, Jørn Utzon.