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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

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1 – What does the acronym GOP stand for, in reference to the U.S. Republican Party?

2 – What is the new sports nickname of Great Lakes Secondary School?

3 – What long-running show features the ticking of a stopwatch rather than a theme song?

4 – In local author Jen Dafoe’s popular books, Chico’s First Trip to the Dentist, and Chico’s First Trip to the Hospital, who is Chico?

5 – What butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck releases hormones which control metabolism?

6 – Following his triumph in the American Civil War, what general (and future President) stayed overnight in Point Edward in 1865 while traveling to Detroit?

7 – Besides starting a tire company, the Michelin brothers also started awarding Michelin stars to what types of establishments?

8 – What local radio station received a provincial award recently for its “That Night in Sarnia” fundraiser?

9 – Remember when? In 1971, Ernie of Sesame Street reached #11 on the Billboard chart with what timeless hit about bath time toys?

10 – “Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord” is the opening line to what poem/song by the late Leonard Cohen?

– Tom St. Amand

ANSWERS: 1 – Grand Old Party; 2 – The Wolfpack; 3 – 60 Minutes; 4 – A puppy  (Pek-Tzu Chorkie); 5 – The thyroid; 6 – Ulysses S. Grant; 7 – Restaurants; 8 – Blackburn Radio’s K106.3; 9 – Rubber Duckie; 10 – Hallelujah













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