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Minnesota

What city was originally called Pig’s Eye?  

How much shoreline does Minnesota have?  

On what Minnesota Lake was water skiing invented in 1922?  

Which Minnesota State Fair food contains the most calories?

What U.S. fashion craze started in a Roseville, Minnesota gym in 1988?

Sports

Which baseball team won the first World Series in 1903?

How long is a football field?

Who is the all-time leading point scorer in the NBA?

What is the most common type of pitch thrown by pitchers in baseball?

Who was the first golfer to win the Masters Tournament two years in a row?

History

In Norse mythology, who is the god of thunder?

Alexander the great was taught by which Greek philosopher?  

Which city served as the capital of the U.S. from 1785 until 1790?

Who was the king of Britain during the American Revolutionary War?  

Which event did U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt call ”a day that will live in infamy?”  

Geography

Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona meet at what US Landmark?

Able to be seen from outer space, what is Earth’s largest living structure?

Located in southeast Vietnam, what is the former name of Ho Chi Minh City?

What is the largest lake in Africa?

What is the largest country located entirely in Europe?

 

Music

Who is the lead female vocalist in the band Fleetwood Mac?

What 1985 benefit concert was held at Wembley Stadium and John F. Kennedy Stadium?

What year did the Rolling Stones debut the album “Tattoo You”?

Where was the band U2 formed?

What was the best selling album in 1980?

Who wrote part of the original soundtrack for the Lion King?

Science

What gives red blood cells their color?

The world’s fastest growing plant is a species of what?

How many electrons does a hydrogen atom have?

What is the name of the phenomenon when the magnetosphere in the Northern Hemisphere is disturbed by solar wind resulting in a natural light display?

Fe is the chemical symbol for what element?  

 

Answers:

Minnesota

What city was originally called Pig’s Eye?  St. Paul

How much shoreline does Minnesota have?  90,000 miles (more than Hawaii, Florida and Cali combined)

On what Minnesota Lake was water skiing invented in 1922?  Lake Pepin

Which Minnesota State Fair Food contains the most categories? Fried candy bars

What U.S. fashion craze started in a Roseville, Minnesota gym in 1988? Zubaz pants

Sports

Which baseball team won the first World Series in 1903?  Boston Americans

How long is a football field? 120 yards

Who is the all-time leading point scorer in the NBA?  Kareem Abdul- Jabbar

What is the most common type of pitch thrown by pitchers in baseball?  Fastball

Who was the first golfer to win the Masters Tournament two years in a row? Jack Nicklaus

History

In Norse mythology, who is the god of thunder? Thor

Alexander the great was taught by which Green philosopher?  Aristotle

Which city served as the capital of the U.S. from 1785 until 1790? New York

Who was the king of Britain during the American Revolutionary War?  George III

Which event did U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt call ”A day that will live in infamy?”  The Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

Geography

Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona meet at what US Landmark?   Four Corners Monument

Able to be seen from outer space, what is Earth’s largest living structure?  Great Barrier Reef

Located in southeast Vietnam, what is the former name of Ho Chi Minh City? Saigon

What is the largest lake in Africa? Lake Victoria

What is the largest country located entirely in Europe?  Ukraine

 

Science

What gives red blood cells their color? Hemoglobin

The world’s fastest growing plant is a species of what?  Bamboo

How many electrons does a hydrogen atom have?  One

What is the name of the phenomenon when the magnetosphere in the Northern Hemisphere is disturbed by solar wind resulting in a natural light display?   Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)

Fe is the chemical symbol for what element?  Iron

Music

Who is the lead female vocalist in the band Fleetwood Mac? Stevie Nicks

What 1985 benefit concert was held at Wembley Stadium and John F. Kennedy Stadium? Live Aid

What year did the Rolling Stones debut the album “Tattoo You”? 1985

Where was the band U2 formed? Dublin, Ireland

What was the best selling album in 1980? Pink Floyd’s The Wall

Who wrote part of the original soundtrack for the Lion King? Elton John

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