Join the Fun with the Fourth Andover Trivia Night

By Larry Chase
Andover Trivia Night, held monthly via Zoom, is sponsored by the Andover Community Hub.

The fourth monthly Andover Trivia Night will be held on Thursday, May 27, at 7 PM.  Participants and viewers may join in from their desktop or laptop computers at home, using a Zoom link obtained by sending an email to

The event, organized by the Andover Community Hub, is open to public participation on a first-come, first-served signup basis. Future events  are scheduled for the fourth Thursday of each month.  Those wishing to participate – as individuals or in teams – may sign up anytime via the email address above. Teams are limited to six members. Questions are for all ages.

Winners of the second Trivia Night on March 25 were, for the second consecutive month,  Vicky and Jon Mishcon, whose team is called The Game’s Afoot.  Winners of the April 22 event will be announced in the June Beacon. Winners receive a gift certificate for a pizza from Pizza Chef in Andover.

Contest host is Andover’s Ken Wells, a retired physics teacher, current Hub board member, and former New Hampshire State Representative serving Andover, Danbury, and Salisbury.  The show’s producer is Mark Vashro, also a Hub board member, and an award-winning actor/producer/director who recently relocated with his family to Andover from California.

Answers to the sample questions posed in the April Beacon are: 

1. How many teeth does an adult human have?   32
2. What is the nearest planet to the sun?   Mercury
3. What is the largest planet in the solar system?   Jupiter
4. What is the rarest blood type?   AB
5. Which is the only US state to begin with the letter “P”?   Pennsylvania
6. What is the world’s biggest island?   Greenland.

This month’s questions for Beacon readers:

From which social media platform did the hashtag (#) concept appear first?
If you were painting with tempera, what would you be using to bind together color pigments?
Where was the Winter Hill Ice Company located?
Who is the voice of Woody in Toy Story?
What does Hakuna Matata mean?
What is the origin of the Mishcons’ team name (see above)?