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The Lighter Side (May 2022)

May 27, 2022
Trivia Teaser: Shine a little light
1. A leg-shaped lamp is revered as a "major award" in which film comedy? a-"Animal House," b-"Stripes," c-"Here Comes the Boom," d-"A Christmas Story."
2. The collection of the Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford includes the lantern carried by which man on the night of the Gunpowder Plot? a-Dick Turpin, b-Guy Fawkes, c-Rob Roy, d-Sir Walter Raleigh.
3. Which "Lady of the Lamp" was named for the Italian city where she was born? a-Clara Barton, b-Florence Nightingale, c-Helen Keller, d-Mary Seacole.
4. In 1775, Robert Newman and John Pulling hung two lanterns in which Boston building as a warning of the approaching British Army? a-Faneuil Hall, b-Independence Hall, c-Old North Church, d-Old State House.
5. Where would you find the inscription of a poem ending "I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"? a-Lincoln Memorial, b-Statue of Liberty, c-U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, d- Mount Rushmore.
6. The power ring wore by the superhero Green Lantern is ineffective against objects of which color? a-Green, b-Red, c-Yellow, d-Purple.
7. Which British Invasion group recorded the 1966 top ten song "Leaning on the Lamp Post"? a-Paul Revere & the Raiders, b-The Searchers, c-Gerry & the Pacemakers, d-Herman's Hermits.
8. "I love lamp" is spoken by Steve Carell's character in which movie comedy? a-"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," b-"Dinner for Schmucks," c-"Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," d-"Date Night."
9. The cynical philosopher Diogenes was notorious for carrying a lamp during the day, searching for what? a-An honest man, b-Egg salad recipe, c-Dice, d-His late wife.
10. Who is carrying a lantern before the door of a house in the Holman Hunt painting "The Light of the World"? a-The Grim Reaper, b-Jesus Christ, c-Harlequin, d-Chinese mandarin.
Trivia answers:
1-d, "A Christmas Story"
2-b, Guy Fawkes
3-b, Florence Nightingale
4-c, Old North Church
5-b, Statue of Liberty
6-c, Yellow
7-d, Herman's Hermits
8-c, "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy"
9-a, An honest man
10-b, Jesus Christ
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