Tough Trivia, 7/13/21

Match the famous ballets to their composers:

Ballets:

  1. Afternoon of a Faun
  2. Appalachian Spring
  3. The Firebird
  4. The Four Seasons
  5. Midnight Sun
  6. The Nutcracker
  7. The Rite of Spring
  8. Romeo and Juliet
  9. The Sleeping Beauty
  10. Swan Lake

Composers:

  • Aaron Copland
  • Claude Debussy
  • Aaron Copland
  • Sergei Prokofiev
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Igor Stravinsky
  • Igor Stravinsky
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Giuseppe Verdi

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U.S._Military_Academy_Coat_of_Arms.svgYesterday’s question was:

The US military academies, give their names, dates of founding, locations, and which services they serve.

The answers are:

The United States Military Academy, also known as West Point, was established on March 16, 1802, in West Point, New York. West Point is the training academy for the US Army

The United States Naval Academy, also known as Annapolis, was established on October 10, 1845, in Annapolis, Maryland.

The United States Coast Guard Academy was established in 1876 in New London, Connecticut.

The United States Merchant Marine Academy was established in 1943 in Kings Point, New York.

The United States Air Force Academy was established on April 1, 1954, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Ian’s Tough Trivia is a daily feature of this blog (Monday’s category is History; Tuesday is Arts; Wednesday is Science; Thursday is Entertainment; and Friday is Grab Bag). Each day, I post a tough question, as well as the answer to the previous day’s question. Simply comment on this post with your answer. I’ll approve the comments after the next question is posted. Sure, you can probably find the answers by searching the web, but what’s the fun in that?

And if you’ve got a favorite trivia question—or even just a topic for which you’d like to see a question—let me know! Reader participation is warmly encouraged.

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