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Old 10-02-2020, 07:28 AM   #1
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Trivia 10/2

trivia 10/2
Without the atmosphere to create a greenhouse-type effect, the average
temperature on Earth would be just 5 degrees Fahrenheit.

1. How did the Mexican-American singer Selena die ?
a. - Tour Bus Crash
b. - Car Crash
c. - Ovarian Cancer
d. - Gunshot Wound
2. Strange Words are These ; INDURATE ....
a. - Make Hard or Harder
b. - Make Soft or Softer
c. - Make Dark or Darker
d. - Make Wide or Wider
3. The Ilex and the Hedera are an integral part of the Christmas
celebrations in many parts of the world - how are they better known?
(Hint ; H____ and I__ ...)
4. During the "Scramble for Africa" one country resisted European
colonization and numerous invasion attempts by the Italians. It eventually
briefly fell to Italy during World War II, but prides itself on resisting
full colonial occupation. Which African country am I referring to?
a. - Somalia
b. - Libya
c. - Ethiopia
d. - Chad
5. Fill in the Blank ;
Not so much a card game as a scam, 'Find the Lady' is also known as
Three-Card _____ ...
6. Cetartiodactyla is a scientific hypothesis that proposes whales are
closely related to which African animal?
7. Which song from the 1941 Disney animation film "Pinocchio" won the Oscar
for Best Original Song?
(Hint; six words...)
8. This 'C' country is an island in the Mediterranean. Name it.

When Emperor Qin Shi Huang built the Great Wall of China around 221 B.C., ,
over 40,000 workers lost their lives in the process.
1. - d
2. - a
3. Holly and Ivy
4. - c
5. Monte
6. Hippopotamus
7. ' When You Wish Upon a Star'
8. Cyprus
(In case you put Crete, it is not a country. It is a Greek island, as is
Corfu. Corsica also is not a country, but a part of France.)

That the Great Wall is a single, continuous wall built all at once is a
myth. In reality, the wall is a discontinuous network of wall segments built
by various dynasties to protect China’s northern boundary.
When Emperor Qin Shi Huang ordered construction of the Great Wall around 221
B.C., the labor force that built the wall was made up largely of soldiers
and convicts. It is said that as many as 400,000 people died during the
wall's construction; many of these workers were buried within the wall
itself. Great Wall of China Through the Centuries
The best-known and best-preserved section of the Great Wall was built in the
14th through 17th centuries A.D., during the Ming dynasty.

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
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