Monday, June 1, 2009

General Trivia Answers #3,763-3,768

Answer 3,763: Entertainment & Food -- Planetary Piece

a) Jupiter Symphony

Johann Peter Salomon bestowed the nickname because the music is jovial, and Jove is another name for the Roman god Jupiter.

Answer 3,764: History & Government -- Abe-Negator

b) John Wilkes Booth

The actor had originally only intended to kidnap the President. Five days after General Lee's surrender, however, Booth changed his plans and history.

Answer 3,765: Math & Science -- Hurray for Herschel

d) Uranus

The German-born Englishman originally named it Georgium Sidus (George's Star) for King George III, but the scientific community, not surprisingly, overruled him.

Answer 3,766: Geography & Nature -- Snake River State

a) Idaho

The Snake River joins the Lewis River at Yellowstone's south entrance.

Answer 3,767: Literature & Arts -- Sonnet Scheme

d) 14

English sonnets like Shakespeare's use an ABAB/CDCD/EFEF/GG rhyming pattern.

Answer 3,768: Sports & Games -- Replaced by Rose

b) Stan Musial

The lefty first baseman and outfielder knocked out 3,630 hits for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1941 to 1963.

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