.Trivia Cafe: Close Call

Questions:

1 If all the U.S. states were listed in alphabetical order, California would be in position number what?

2 What circular server is named for a lethargic woman?

3 What common cooking measurement is equal to 16 tablespoons?  

4 Give the recent names of these countries:

a.  Sri Lanka

b.  Myanmar

c.  Kingdom of eSwatini (changed in 2018, partially because people confused the old name with a European country)

5 What two plants primarily produce commercial table sugar?

6 Who was the first actress to command $20 million dollars to star in a film? And for what 2000 movie was this?

7 What land animal was the primary meat product at the first Thanksgiving celebration, in 1621?

8 America’s oldest department store, established in 1826, is going out of business this year. What is it?

9 In 1984 and in 2007, female leaders of India and Pakistan were assassinated. Who were these women?

10 Between noon and midnight, how many times do the hands of a clock form a right angle?  

BONUS QUESTION:

Identify these iconic automobiles. The years are given.

a.  1927                   b.  1957            c.  1982          

ANSWERS:

1.  Fifth, after Alabama, Alaska, Arizona and Arkansas.

2.  Lazy Susan

3.  One Cup

4a. Ceylon

4b. Burma

4c. Swaziland

5.  Sugar cane / Sugar beets

6.  Julia Roberts / Erin Brockovich

7.  Deer, venison meat

8.  Lord and Taylor

9.  1984 – Indira Gandhi / 2007 – Benazir Bhutto

10.  22 times

BONUS ANSWERS:

a.  1927 Ford Model T                  b. 1957 Cadillac Eldorado           c.  1982 Delorian (featured in Back to the Future)

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