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Old 01-24-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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trivia 1/24

trivia 1/24
In 2007, Oklahoma made the watermelon its official vegetable............. notable only because the watermelon is usually classified as a fruit.......

1. Whose autobiography was titled The long walk to Freedom?
2. What year saw the discovery of King Tut’s tomb ?
a. – 1920
b. – 1922
c. – 1924
d. – 1926
3. In which city was Alexander Graham Bell born in 1847?
a. – Boston
b. – London
c. – Dublin
d. - Edinburgh
4. Who composed the ballets Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker?
5. Robin Williams dressed in drag for which 1993 film?
6. Which German word means “lightning war”
7. What links the names Botvinik, Tal, Karpov, Fischer?
8. The Chrysanthemum is the national flower of what Country ?
Jimmy Carter had solar panels put up on the White House, but Ronald Reagan took them down.
1. Nelson Mandela
2. – b
3. – d
4. Tchaikovsky
5. Mrs Doubtfire
6. Blitzkrieg
7. All were Chess Champions
8. Japan
In 1979, Jimmy Carter, in a forward-looking move, installed solar panels in the roof of the White House. This symbolic installation was taken down in 1986 during the Reagan presidency. In 1991, Unity College, an environmentally centered college in Maine acquired the panels and later installed them on their cafeteria.

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