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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

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1.        Which city in northern Spain hosts the annual running of the bulls?

2.        Although we call it this today, what local body of water has been known variously as “Little Lake”, “Seward’s Pond” and “Lake of Roots”?

3.        Holy irony!  In the 1996 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, 315 entries were what?

4.        One of the oldest streets in Sarnia is named for what British hero of the War of 1812?

5.         What Memphis, Tennessee home is visited by over 500,000 tourists annually?

6.        Since its creation in 1984, what local social service agency has successfully served over 13,000 young people from across Lambton County with community-based programs for youth?

7.        The works of what late Spanish artist have earned more than a billion dollars, including his painting “Boy with a Pipe” which sold for $104 million in 2004?

8.        February in Sarnia-Lambton was the coldest month ever on record.  What was the average temperature?

9.        What was the name given to early movie theaters where admission cost a nickel?

10.      In 1985, what well-known baseball player, who is still fighting to get into the Hall of Fame, became the first professional athlete to appear on a Wheaties box?

 – Tom St. Amand

ANSWERS: 1 – Pamplona; 2 – Lake Chipican; 3 – Misspelled; 4 – Brock Street (Major-General Sir Isaac Brock); 5 – Graceland (Elvis’ mansion); 6 – Sarnia-Lambton Rebound; 7 – Picasso; 8 – – 12 C or 10 F; 9 – Nickelodeon; 10 – Pete Rose







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