Final Jeopardy
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Final Jeopardy

By Alex KouryComing into March, the various parking lot snow mountains are slowly melting away, and spring – the season for endings and new beginnings in Japan – is upon us. It’s no different here at GMA, and I will be retiring from the Trivia Trap column following this issue. Although I won’t be involved … Continue reading

September Sonnets
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September Sonnets

by Alex Koury It was a slightly more sizable question pool for last month’s Neputa trivia, and unfortunately for our would-be prize-winners there were no correct submissions. Go back to last month’s post, now updated with answers, if you want to find out something new about the summertime festivals. However, September is a new month, … Continue reading

AstroFest
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AstroFest

By Alex Koury Last month’s big trivia winner was Hannah Adams! Congratulations on a successful submission, Hannah. For the rest of our readers, if you’re so inclined, take a look at last month’s post, which is now updated with all of the correct answers. Also, best of luck to all entrants this month. Keep your … Continue reading

6月 Rock
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6月 Rock

By Alex Koury Hello again, trivia fans. We have a winner from last month’s Mother’s Day-themed Trivia Trap! Congratulations to Genevieve Mollitor for getting all three questions correct! Our runner-up was Peter Grzywacz, who was 2 for 3. Go ahead and check out last month’s updated post if you’d like to see the answers! I’m … Continue reading

Mother, May I?
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Mother, May I?

By Alex Koury Last month’s Cherry Blossom Trivia seems to have posed a little too steep of a challenge for you, dear readers, as there were no correct responses submitted. Don’t fret, however, as there’s a new chance to test your knowledge this month! Also, feel free to slake your curiosity by checking out last … Continue reading

Awesome Blossoms
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Awesome Blossoms

By Alex Koury         Today, Trivia Trap enters a new era. Like any long running game-show, presenters need to get changed, and so I hand off the quizmaster title to Alex Koury from here on out. I’ve had a blast running this column for everyone, and buying a load of cool prizes for people. Hopefully … Continue reading

Olympic Fever 2018!
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Olympic Fever 2018!

By Peter Underwood The Winter Olympics have just concluded, and everyone has gone back to their respective countries as Olympians. At the time of writing day 3 is concluding, and there’s already been a bunch of cool stuff to remind us how great the Olympics can be. See how much you remember of the coverage … Continue reading

Firework Fantastics
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Firework Fantastics

By Peter Underwood In England, fireworks are associated with two main occasions – Bonfire Night and New Year’s. In America, it’s the 4th of July (yeehaw!). In Japan, it gets associated with an entire season. Summer may have gone, but maybe thinking about big explosions will keep the chill at bay just a little longer. Continue reading

Pumpkin Pondering
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Pumpkin Pondering

By Peter Underwood Mitchell won this one! Check the answers below…  For some of you, the spookiest month is starting. For others, it’s a time to avoid Starbucks until the threat of pumpkin flavouring has passed. I’m definitely in the latter camp, so I’m hoping a pumpkin themed Trivia Trap will please the October gods … Continue reading

Movie Madness
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Movie Madness

By Peter Underwood No one hunted these down! Check what they missed below… Second semester is starting, and although it’s the busiest, I hope you all find time to relax. Listen to music, draw pictures, go out with friends – take some time for yourself. And hey, while you’re doing that, how about checking out … Continue reading

Contest Conundrums
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Contest Conundrums

By Peter Underwood No one took the prize this time! Check out the answers below… With the middle school sports competitions fast approaching (or already over) across the prefecture, I’ve been thinking about school sports back in England – i.e. no big competitions, only occasional weekend matches and silly sports days, with egg and spoon … Continue reading

Mascot Mayhem
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Mascot Mayhem

By Peter Underwood Elaina won this one! Check the amazing pun-filled answers below… The humidity is finally hitting Aomori. Temperatures are on the rise, weather is volatile and unpredictable, and the sweat is starting to form on our brows. However, when I think back about the hottest summer moments, in the unairconditioned staff room frantically … Continue reading

Grammanagrams!
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Grammanagrams!

By Peter Underwood Hannah Marie Adams got this one! Congrats! Check the answers below… We’re mixing it up this month at Trivia Trap, with a slightly different format. This month, there will be no straight questions – instead, you’ll have to hunt down various grammatical things, collect letters from them, and then rearrange them into … Continue reading