The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Which bestselling horror author once described himself as “the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries”?

2 – What did the city purchase for Veterans’ Park to commemorate the lives of four soldiers from Sarnia who lost their lives at Vimy Ridge 100 years ago?

3 – Seventy years ago, Jackie Robinson forever broke baseball’s colour barrier by playing for what team?

4 – The second annual Daffodil Dip into Lake Huron at the Sarnia Riding Club (on April 22nd) is raising funds for what agency?

5 – What is the most sacred river in India?

6 – What annual art show is named after a highly respected local educator, avid painter, and community volunteer who passed away in 2008?

7 – On what condition did Paul McCartney and his late wife Linda agree to portray themselves on TV’s The Simpsons?

8 – In what city park were 1,000 red and white tulips planted last autumn to commemorate Canada’s upcoming July 1 sesquicentennial?

9 – Last summer what fast food chain launched its own sunscreen (SPF 30) called “Extra Crispy” that smells like the food it serves?

10 – Paul Newman, Dustin Hoffman and Cuba Gooding Jr. all won Oscars playing opposite what actor?

 

– Tom St. Amand

 

ANSWERS: 1 – Stephen King; 2 – A bench featuring the silhouettes of the four soldiers; 3 – Brooklyn Dodgers; 4 – Sarnia-Lambton Canadian Cancer Society; 5 – Ganges; 6 – Floyd Gibson; 7 – That Lisa would become a vegetarian; 8 – Germain; 9 – KFC; 10 – Tom Cruise