Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Trivia - A Google a Day XVII

What river provides the eastern boundary of the U.S. state that was the 29th admitted to the Union?
Mississippi River

Who is the author of the sprawling novel that tells the tale of six generations in a town called Macondo?
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Cheng Ho was a fleet admiral and explorer who, starting in 1405, led a number of naval expeditions that opened new trade routes for what Chinese dynasty?

How many states (not including the state it launched or landed in) are between Spacelab-3's 1985 launch site and its landing site (not including Georgia)?

What is the name of the Staph infection that is resistant to antibiotics and puts people in healthcare facilities at the most risk?

What does the female character in Mark Twain's book about the beginning episode of the Bible want to pluck from the heavens and wear in her hair?
The Stars

What "autonomous region" includes nine major islands and an islet cluster, in three main groups?

What empire was the continuation of the Ancient Roman State into the eastern region of the Mediterranean, its name derived from the ancient name of Constantinople before it became the capital of the Roman Empire in AD 330?
Byzantine Empire

From where did Chinese factories import cow bones to make tiles to meet the demands of the game craze that broke out in the 1920s?
Chicago Slaughterhouses

What Serie A football team has been home to all three of the following players: the winning captain of the 1982 World Cup Final and both captains at the 2006 World Cup Final?

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