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8. In “The Big Sea” who wrote “For poems are like rainbows; they escape you quickly”? 9. What Revolutionary War song is also Connecticut’s state song? 10. True or false: Since 1896 every Olympics has included cycling. 11. Who was the subject of the movie “Bound for Glory”? 12. What dolls come with a birth certificate? 13. True or false: “Keeping Up With the Joneses” is the name of a novel by “Pop” Momand. 14. On Nov. 11, 1790, what flower was introduced to England from China? (Hint: also called mums.) 15. What U.S. battlefield has a presidential wax museum? 16. What World War II general was a 1912 Olympian? 17. Who were the Navy WAVES? 18. On Nov. 13, 1946, the first U.S. artificial snow from a cloud was produced over what Massachusetts mountain? 19. What was Veterans Day originally called? 20. What is the Sunflower State?

Answers below - No cheating!

15. Gettysburg 14. Chrysanthemum 13. False (It was his comic strip.)

3. J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings”

12. Cabbage Patch Kids

2. The piano

11. Woody Guthrie

1. Ivory

The Advocate’s Super Trivia Quiz


7. What is maize also known as?

4. Cornmeal

ynnfield, formerly of Saugus, Mr. Richard P. Cushman, age 81, October 29th, after a short and courageous battle with cancer, passed away peacefully at home with his family and four legged faithful companion “Chewy” at his side. He was the husband of the late Marcia (Widell) Cushman. Born in East Boston and raised in Win-

6. From what sport does “rain check” come from?

16. George S. Patton


security problem?

5. A virus

Richard P. Cushman

5. On Nov. 10, 1983, Fred Cohen first documented what computer

6. Baseball (Early tickets had a note about the rained-out policy.)

f Everett, November 1. Beloved wife for 65 years to Geno S. Lozzi. Loving mother of Stephen Lozzi and his wife Kathleen of Westwood, Peter Lozzi and his wife Roberta of Revere, and Patricia Lozzi of Everett. Sister of the late Dan and Neil McCarron Jr. She is also survived by her two beloved grandchildren, Suzanne Lozzi and Dawn Lighthiser and her husband Allen; 3 Stepgrandchildren, Shaun and his wife Colleen, Kyle and Taylor, 1 Step-great grandson, Jack, and many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral was held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett on Monday, November 6. Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Everett. Interment at Holy cross Cemetery in Malden. For more information:

4. What ingredient is common to spoonbread and hoecake?

17. Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service


Middle Earth?

7. Indian corn

Margaret M. “Marge” (McCarron) Lozzi

3. In what book would you find “the undying lands” west of

18. Mount Greylock

f Lynnfield, formerly of Chatham, Nov. 3. Beloved wife of Thomas J. McLaud. Loving mother of Marilyn Flint of Salem, Katherine Welenc of Beverly, James McLaud of Lynnfield, Jane Lingad of Yorktown, VA, Paula Doyle of Peabody, and Nancy Lang of Lynnfield. Sister of Olive McGrath of Lynn. Also survived by 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Her Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Maria Goretti Church, Lynnfield on Thursday, November 9. Interment, Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield. For obit/guestbook:

2. What instrument did Louis Armstrong’s wife, Lil, play?

8. Langston Hughes

Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.


Lucille M. (Oak) McLaud

1. Poker chips were sometimes made of what valuable substance?

19. Armistice Day

Dear Savvy Senior What can you tell me about assistance dogs for people with disabilities? My sister, who’s 58, has multiple sclerosis and I’m wondering if an assistance dog could help make her life a little easier. Inquiring Sister Dear Inquiring For people with disabilities and even medical conditions, assistant dogs can be fantastic help, not to mention they provide great companionship and an invaluable sense of security. Here’s what you and your sister should know. While most people are familiar with guide dogs that help people who are blind or visually impaired, there are also a variety of assistance dogs trained to help people with physical disabilities, hearing loss and various medical conditions. Unlike most pets, assistance dogs are highly trained canine specialists – often Golden and Labrador Retrievers, and German Shepherds – that know approximately 40 to 50 commands, are amazingly well-behaved and calm, and are permitted to go anywhere the public is allowed. Here’s a breakdown of the different types of assistance dogs and what they can help with. Service dogs: These dogs are specially trained to help people with physical disabilities due to multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, chronic arthritis and many other disabling conditions. They help by performing tasks their owner cannot do or has trouble doing, like carrying or retrieving items, picking up dropped items, opening and closing doors, turning lights on and off, assisting with dressing and undressing, helping with balance, household chores and more. Guide dogs: For the blind and visually impaired, guide dogs help their owner get around safely by avoiding obstacles, stopping at curbs and steps, negotiating traffic and more. Hearing dogs: For those who are deaf or hearing impaired, hearing dogs can alert their owner to specific sounds such as ringing telephones, doorbells, alarm clocks, microwave or oven timers, smoke alarms, approaching sirens, crying babies or when someone calls out their name. Seizure alert/response dogs: For people with epilepsy or other seizure disorders, these dogs can recognize the signs that their owner is going to have a seizure, and provide them with advance warning, so he or she can get to a safe place or take medication to prevent the seizure or lessen its severity. They are also trained to retrieve medications and use a pre-programmed phone to call for help. These dogs can also be trained to help people with diabetes, panic attacks and various other conditions. Finding a Dog If your sister is interested in getting a service dog, contact some assistance dog training programs. To find them, Assistance Dogs International provides a listing of around 65 U.S. programs on their website that you can access at After you locate a few, you’ll need to either visit their website or call them to find out the types of training dogs they offer, the areas they serve, if they have a waiting list, and what upfront costs will be involved. Some groups offer dogs for free, some ask for donations and some charge thousands of dollars. To get an assistance dog, your sister will need to show proof of her disability, which her physician can provide, and she’ll have to complete an application and go through an interview process. She will also need to go and stay at the training facility for a week or two so she can get familiar with her dog and get training on how to handle it. It’s also important to understand that assistance dogs are not for everybody. They require time, money, and care that your sister or some other friend or family member must be able and willing to provide.

f Everett formerly of East Boston. Daughter of the late Jack and Virginia Tripi. Sister of Lucy Clifford, Robert Clifford, Joanne Armstrong and her husband John and the late Rose Olivero. Also, survived many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A private service will be held. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information: www.roccofuneralhomes. com

9. “Yankee Doodle”

Assistance Dogs Provide Help and Love


20. Kansas

by Jim Miller

Virginia “Tripi” “Gina” Trippe

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10. True

Savvy Senior


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