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April 27, 2011

Fast Trivia, 4/25,2011

With Lent now over, it seems like a good time to ask a question about fasting. During traditional fasts, Christians were expected to abstain from all animal products, with the exception of fish. What animals were the exceptions to the exception, eaten during fasts even though they were not technically fish? There are at least four correct answers, so the winner will have to strive for completeness, as well as explain the reason for the exception.

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April 19, 2011

The Greatest Trivia Ever Sold, April 18, 2011

Over 750 towns were founded in southwest France over 150 years during the 13th and 14th centuries. Built for the purpose of defense, the taxing of trade, or just for settling the wilderness, what were these new towns called?

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April 17, 2011

Soul Trivia, 4/11/2011

According to Gregory of Tours, how did Mummolus, general of King Gunthrum of Burgundy (c. 532-592), attempt to prevent the rebellious Duke Gunthram Boso and his men from crossing the Rhone?

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April 11, 2011

Your Trivia, 4/5/2011

What films with plots that take place in the Middle Ages have been nominated for at least three Academy Awards? For the sake of argument, we'll define the Middle Ages here as the 4th century to the 15th century so that we can avoid sand and sandals epics and the Elizabethan era. However, Shakespearean adaptations with medieval settings still count.

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