Daily Trivia – 11/8/11

Question: What song do the townspeople sing just prior to being shot by the Russian and Cuban soldiers?

A. “Battle Hymn of the Republic”
B. “The Star-Spangled Banner”
C. “America the Beautiful”
D. “God Bless America”

Last Question: What is the name of the aircraft carrier that we see in both the beginning and ending of “Top Gun”?

A. USS Missouri
B. USS Intrepid
C. USS Enterprise
D. USS Alabama

Answer: C. USS Enterprise

The USS Alabama and USS Missouri were both Battleships in WWII. The USS Intrepid was decommissioned in 1974. In 1982 the Intrepid became the foundation of the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City. You can still do tours on the ship.

The original USS Enterprise was an Aircraft Carrier in WWII and was decommissioned in 1947. There have been more aircraft carriers that bear the name, including the one in Top Gun. It is the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The Enterprise Commissioned November 25, 1961, Enterprise was originally designed for a 25-year service life, but due to maintenance and upkeep, it has served for nearly 50 years and has been engaged in every major combat operation over the past five decades.

It is estimated that more than 100,000 Sailors and Marines have served aboard the Enterprise.

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