Tuesday, April 21, 2009

General Trivia Answers #3,589-3,594

Answer 3,589: Entertainment & Food -- Delighting in Writing

d) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

His mother passed away that year.

Answer 3,590: History & Government -- Professor Instead of President

a) Columbia

The Tennessee senator's son taught a journalism class.

Answer 3,591: Math & Science -- Oil Bi-Octo Ounces

d) 306 pounds

About 31½ gallons fill a barrel.

Answer 3,592: Geography & Nature -- Territory Share a Story

a) Chicago, Illinois

The U.S. began using the area as military post following the Treaty of Greenville with the local Indians in 1795.

Answer 3,593: Literature & Arts -- Ghost Writing

c) King Lear

Kent chides, "Vex not his ghost", but it is just a figure of speech, as King Lear is there alive. Hamlet sees his father's ghost, Brutus sees Caesar's, and Macbeth sees Banquo's.

Answer 3,594: Sports & Games -- Tessenjutsu Technique

b) Fans

The iron tessen is a Japanese war fan that samurais once wielded.

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