POP QUIZ: JUNK IN THE TRUNK

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Anyone remember ‘elephant jokes’? I think the fad was just ending when I hit grade-school.

What time is it when en elephant sits on you fence? Time to buy a new fence.
How do you fit four elephants in VW Bug? Two in the front, two in the back.
How do you know if an elephant has been in your cupboard? Footprints in the peanut butter.

I loved those when I was a kid.

Here’s a quiz that you should never forget…

1) In the Disney Film, what is the name of Dumbo’s mother?
2) What happened to Topsy the Elephant at Coney Island amusement park in January of 1903?
3) What fictional Elephant King was created Jean de Brunhoff?
4) The swahili word for “chief” is thought to be the origin for the name of what famous elephant? Named by zookeepers in London, the massive beast was later sold to P.T. Barnum.
5) What 2006 pachadrem-themed novel by Sara Gruen was made into a 2011 film starring Robert ‘Sparkly Vampire’ Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon?
6) In what year did Hannibal bring elephants (and a bunch of other people and things) across the Alps, to make war on the Roman Republic? You can have five years either way.
7) What singular talent was possessed by Queenie The Elephant, which she performed regularly at State and County fairs throughout the late ’50s and early ’60s, and also landed her a gig on “The Tonight Show” and “I’ve Got A Secret”?
8) Jerakeen, Berilia, Tubul and Great T’Phon are very, very large elephants indeed, and can be found in which series of comic fantasy novels?
9) What was the first book to feature the elephant Horton?
10) Who composed “Circus Polka: For a Young Elephant” in 1942? It was then used for a ballet performed by fifty elephants and fifty ballerinas, choreographed by Georges Ballanchine?

Thanks,
QM Bill

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