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MUG's monthly quiz. Answers will be posted after 3pm on the website.

Q: Judith Lieber creates what? a) chocolate desserts b) erotic topiary c) documentaries d) cold-sore remedies e) handbags
A: Handbags

Q: The Queens Giant, a tulip tree located near Alley Pond Park, is widely considered New York's oldest tree. How old is it? a) 300 years b) 400 years c) 500 years
A: 400 years

Q: How many New York state death-row inmates have been executed in the past 25 years?
A: 0

Q: This composer, who died in NY in 1950, created the music for Lady in the Dark, One Touch of Venus, and Lost in the Stars, and is represented now on Broadway by what show? And what's his name?
A: The Threepenny Opera. Kurt Weill

Q: The Chrysler New Yorker was a beloved gas guzzler introduced in 1939. When were the last New Yorkers produced? a) 1976 b) 1993 c) they're still being produced
A: We'll just turn all the cards over and say we were wrong: 1996 should have been the (correct) second option.

Q: Mrs. Florence D'Aubry Jenkins Kibbe founded Bide-A-Wee here in 1903. What does Bide-A-Wee mean?
A: It's Scottish meaning 'stay a while'.

Q: How many square feet of office space are expected to be built at the World Trade Center site? a) 4.4 million b) 6.6 million c) 8.8 million
A: 8.8 million

Q: Who's the chef-owner of Gotham restaurant?
A: Alfred Portale

Q: Governor Pataki was reelected in 2002 with 49% of the popular vote. Independent Thomas Golisano got 15% and the Democrat got 34%. Who was the Dem? a) H. Carl McCall b) McGeorge Bundy c) Roswell P. Flower
A: H. Carl McCall

Q: She's grew up in Virginia, but has lived in NYC most of her life. She's the author of several novels, including the Big Stone Gap trilogy, Lucia, Lucia, and Queen of the Big Time, as well as a cookbook called Cooking With My Sisters: One Hundred Years of Family Recipes, from Bari to Big Stone Gap. Her name?
A: Adriana Trigiani
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