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The 10 Spot - Picnic Trivia

Mar 30, 2012 02:53AM ● By Style

Bring in spring with Style by heading outside for a good ol’ fashioned picnic!

Grab a blanket, stock a basket with whatever your appetite desires – salads, sandwiches, fresh fruit, or a bottle of vino – and journey to a park, patch of grass or lake nearest you. Once you’re settled, dig into this quiz on one of America’s favorite pastimes.

  1. Where does the origin of the word “picnic” come from?

  2. When an ant finds food at your picnic, how does it pass the information on to the other ants?

  3. In the song “Teddy Bears’ Picnic,” what time do the bears’ moms and dads take them home to bed?

  4. When is International Picnic Day?

  5. Who is the sandwich named after?

  6. What is the name of the classic red and white check fabric seen on picnic blankets?

  7. Picnics, as we Americans know them today, date back to when?

  8. What is a picnic ham?

  9. What famous French artist painted Holiday (The Picnic) in 1876?

  10. Potato sack races were an actual Olympic sport at one time. True or false?


Answers on the next page...



1. The French word “piquer,” which means “to pick,” combined with the word “nique,” meaning “thing of little importance.”
 2. As it goes back to its nest, it lays down a scent nest that the other ants can follow.
 3. 6:00 p.m.
 4. June 18.
 5. John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich.
 6. Gingham.
 7. The mid-19th century.
 8. A portion of smoked pork meat, especially popular in New England.
 9. James Tissot.
10. True, sack racing was an official Olympic event in the 1904 Summer Olympic Games in St. Louis.