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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

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1.      What rock formation on Salisbury Plain is thought to have been used by the Druids to predict celestial events?

2.      Sarnia-Lambton’s United Way 2014 campaign surpassed what goal, allowing them to help 22 member agencies and to provide 35 programs to area residents?

a)   1.76 million   b) 1.92 million    c)  2.1 million

 

3.      What raspy voiced English singer of such songs as “You Are So Beautiful” and “Up Where We Belong” passed away in late December at the age of 70?

4.      Formerly known as Victoria Park, the park south of the city library in which the Cenotaph stands now goes by what name?

5.      What now popular word is an Australian man credited with creating when he photographed an injury he sustained at a birthday party in 2002?

6.      January 11th marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of what famous Canadian?  (He visited Sarnia on August 21, 1872 and engaged in a raucous debate with his local opponent)

7.      In medieval times, what object did a knight throw when he threw down his “gauntlet”?

8.      What object that went on sale recently to celebrate Sarnia’s anniversary also features an engraved anniversary logo on the back?

 

9.      What popular game, invented by an out-of-work architect after the Depression, was originally called Criss-Cross Words?

 

10.     The adrenal glands are situated above which organs in the human body?

 

–       Tom St. Amand

 

ANSWERS: 1- Stonehenge; 2 – b)   1.92 million; 3 – Joe Cocker; 4 – Veterans Park; 5 – Selfie; 6 – Sir John A. Macdonald (Alexander Mackenzie was the other debater); 7 – Glove; 8 – Watch; 9 – Scrabble; 10 – Kidneys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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