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Sarnia Journal Trivia Challenge

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1 – At age 51, what was conquistador Ponce De Leon allegedly searching for when he claimed Florida for Spain?

2 – Bright’s Grove resident Laura Dally recently led what Canadian university to its first national women’s basketball championship?

3 – The name of what type of pasta is derived from the Italian for “little cords”?

4 – Born in Sarnia in 1898, Marie Bickford Dunn became Marie Prevost and achieved fame for two decades in what occupation?

5 – What name is given to a creature that lacks a backbone?

6 – Mayors of cities on the Great Lakes, including Mayor Bradley, are opposed to a town’s plan to divert 38 million litres of water daily from which Great Lake?

7 – Doctors have ordered AC/DC singer Brian Johnson to quit because he risks what?

8 – Beginning this Friday, Sarnia Gives is facilitating a six-week campaign to encourage high school students to do what?

9 – When the RMS Titanic sank in 1912, its cargo included more than 7 million what in some 3,400 sacks?

10 – In 1990, Ron Townsend became the first African-American to be admitted to what club? (only 2% of its current membership is African-American).

– Tom St. Amand

 

ANSWERS: 1 – Fountain of Youth; 2 – University of Saskatchewan; 3 – Spaghetti; 4 – Acting (she appeared in 121 silent and talking movies); 5 – Invertebrate; 6 – Lake Michigan (from Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha); 7 – Going totally deaf; 8 – Volunteer with local organizations; 9 – Pieces of Mail; 10 – Augusta National Golf Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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