TRIVIA 11

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  1. What 19th century American painting sold for a record price of $68 million?
    The Gross Clinic by Thomas Eakins (1875)
  2. T or F: Fish are Animals?
    True
  3. What is the largest and most populous of the Greek Islands?
    Crete
  4. What is the capital of Crete, Greece?
    Heraklion
  5. What is the official currency of Greece?
    Euro
  6. What is the capital of Greece?
    Athens
  7. What is the Jewish skull cap called?
    Kippah or Yarmulke (YA-muh-kah)
  8. The central text of mainstream Judaism pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, philosophy, customs and history is called what?
    Talmud
  9. Why do Jews wear a Kippah or Yarmulke on there heads?
    Jewish custom for honoring God
  10. What year was Houston Texas founded?
    1836 (Allen Brothers)

    • John Kirby Allen
    • Augustus Chapman Allen
  11. What is legendary major league baseball manager Connie Mack's real name?
    Cornelius McGillicuddy, Sr
  12. What is the difference between acrylic paint and oil paint?
    • Acrylic paint is water-based
    • Oil Paint is oil-based
  13. What is the capital of Spain?
    Madrid
  14. Bay of Biscay, Atlantic Ocean, Strait of Gibralter, Alboran Sea and Balearic Sea surround what country?
    Spain
  15. What is the official currency of Spain?
    Euro
  16. What is the official language of Spain?
    • Spanish
    • (Catalan, Galician and Basque are also spoken regionally)
  17. During the Civil War the five slave states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri and West Virginia were known as what?
    • Border States
    • (bordered a free state to the North and a confederate state to the South-except Delaware)

    All were aligned with the Union
  18. In 1951, what famous member of the "Beat Generation" shot and killed his wife in a drunken game of "William Tell" at a party above the American-owned Bounty Bar in Mexico City?
    William Burroughs
  19. What is the only state in the continental US that touches only one other state? BB
    Maine (it shares a border only with New Hampshire)
  20. What was the last Confederate state readmitted to the union?
    Georgia (1870)
  21. How many different countries have won the World Cup since the soccer tournaments began in 1930?
    • Eight
    • (Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Uraguay)
  22. What country holds the record for most World Cup titles?
    Brazil (5)
  23. In biblical times, who impulsively cut his own military cloak in half and shared it with a beggar?
    • Saint Martin of Tours
    • (patron saint of France and of soldiers)
  24. The Protestant Bible contains how many books? BB
    • Old Testament-39
    • New Testament-27
  25. The Christian celebration of the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would miraculously conceive the baby Jesus is called what?
    Annunciation (March 25)

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