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Nixon’s famous pooch and the star of one of his speeches, this pup was given to the family as a gift.

Who is Checkers? 

In his “Checkers Speech,” Nixon admitted that the family dog was a political gift, but he declined to give him up, as he was beloved.


Arnold “Red” Auerbach is fondly remembered for coaching this Boston basketball team to many victories in the 1950s and ’60s.

Who are the Celtics? 

Auerbach’s trademark victory cigars were seen many times throughout those decades.


The Bay of Pigs invasion happened on this island nation.

What is Cuba? 

The mission began under Eisenhower and was launched under JFK, though it ultimately failed in its goals.


Emperor Hirohito of this nation passed away at the age of 87 in 1989.

What is Japan? 

Hirohito was the longest-reigning monarch in Japanese history.


What is the name of the singer who gave us “Rocky Mountain High” and “Annie’s Song”?

John Denver. 

Denver began learning guitar when he was 11 and joined a boys’ choir as a young man.


Astro is the pet dog of this futuristic cartoon family from a 1960s TV show.

Who are the Jetsons? 

Astro is voiced by Don Messick, who also provides voices for cartoons like Speed Buddy, The Addams Family, and Yogi’s Gang.


The Super Bowl trophy is named after this great football coach.

Who is Vince Lombardi? 

Lombardi’s famous quote is, “Winning is not a sometime thing; it is an all the time thing. You don’t do things right once in a while… you do them right all the time.”


Sam Walton founded the first Walmart store in this U.S. state in 1962.

What is Arkansas? 

The name was coined by Bob Bogle, the first manager at the Walton Five and Dime, as a spin on Walton’s surname.


A Boeing 747 made its first commercial passenger trip from New York to this country on January 22, 1970.

What is England? 

The Pan American World Airways plane flew from New York to London’s Heathrow airport in six hours, 15 minutes.


What gland of the human body is responsible for producing insulin?

The pancreas. 

The gland sits behi nd the stomach and also makes digestive enzymes.


Laika, Belka, and Strelka were Soviet dogs all known for doing this.

What is going into space? 

Belka and Strelka survived their flight and went on to become stars of children’s books and cartoons.


College basketball coach Bob Knight coached Michael Jordan at this 1984 world event.

What are the Olympics? 

Team USA won the gold in a 96–65 victory over Spain.


In 1979, Margaret Thatcher was elected the first female prime minister of this nation.

What is the UK? 

Thatcher got involved with politics at an early age, first running for public office just two years after graduating from college.


In 1981, supporters of Irish independence in Maze Prison went on their second hunger strike as part of protests in this city.

What is Belfast? 

The men wanted to be treated as political prisoners.


What is the capital of Cuba?


Old Havana district, a part of the large Caribbean city, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


This is Garfield’s sidekick dog who first appeared in the comic strip on August 8, 1978.

Who is Odie? 

The Garfield comic strip created by Jim Davis gained popularity throughout the ’70s and ’80s. It was also made into a TV series and several movies.


This 49ers coach helped kick-start the careers of both Joe Montana and Jerry Rice.

Who is Bill Walsh? 

Walsh coached the 49ers for 10 seasons and won three Super Bowls with them.


This U.S. state saw the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

What is Washington? 

The 1980 eruption was triggered by a nearby earthquake.


On this continent, Morocco, Tunisia, and Guinea all won independence in 1960.

What is Africa? 

Seventeen African nations gained independence during the “Year of Africa.”


In the United States, what is the shape of a yield sign?

A triangle. 

The U.S. uses an inverted red and white triangle with the word YIELD on it for its sign. Before 1971, however, U.S. yield signs were yellow.


This is a 1974 film with a canine star who performed alongside human counterparts Peter Breck and Deborah Walley.

What is Benji? 

Reportedly, this film was a favorite guilty pleasure of Alfred Hitchcock.


Between 1963–1972, he became the first NFL coach to win 100 regular season games (with the Colts and Dolphins).

Who is Don Shula? 

Shula won a whopping 347 games during his coaching career.


The 1980 Olympics took place in this Russian city

What is Moscow? 

The 1980 Games were the 19th modern Olympics and were boycotted by many nations due to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.


This country was the site of a coup in 1961; U.S. Marines later intervened in the civil war.

What is the Dominican Republic? 

The war erupted after the assassination of “president for life” Trujillo (tru-HEE-yo).


What insurance company uses the slogan “You’re in good hands”?


The company was launched during the Great Depression in 1931.

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