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Trivia Question #1: Which country's capital of Dushanbe was called Stalinabad from 1929 to 1961?
Trivia Question #2: Pick the musical term for "Ger. Lively":
Trivia Question #3: A sphygmomanometer measures:
Trivia Question #4: In 1943, in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, the Supreme Court agreed that in was unconstitutional to force what religious group to salute the US flag?
Trivia Question #5: What is the only film to have been based on a novel by one Nobel Prize-winning author, using a screenplay co-written by another Nobel Prize-winning author?
Trivia Question #6: Arguing that the way we handle information determines culture, who coined the phrase "the medium is the message"?
Trivia Question #7: Name the reclusive author of "The Catcher in the Rye" and "Franny and Zooey":
Trivia Question #8: OK, you might have to guess who we are. But no cheating--we like to keep it clean around here. Who are we?
Trivia Question #9: Where and when did Laurence Sterne live?
Trivia Question #10: Ernest Davis died of leukemia 18 months after he became the first African American player to win what sports distinction?
Trivia Question #11: If you are playing men's handball, how many points do you need to win?
Trivia Question #12: Someone experiencing "affluenza" has a poor "joy-to-stuff ratio." What is affluenza?
Trivia Question #13: Which feature of a novel would lead the French to classify it as a "Roman fleuve"?
Trivia Question #14: For what movie, based on a scene written for a Harvard playwriting class, did Ben Affleck and Matt Damon win a screenwriting Oscar?
Trivia Question #15: In the 1980s, what year did Rick Mears win the Indy 500?
Trivia Question #16: What is the study of stupidity called?
Trivia Question #17: Because of its large size, this breed of dog is called "king of the terriers":
Trivia Question #18: Which inventor recommended Annie Sullivan to Helen Keller's family?
Trivia Question #19: In January 1958, what baseball player became a quadriplegic after an accident coming home from the liquor store on an icy road?
Trivia Question #20: Who made "Brothers Of The Road" (1981)?
Trivia Question #21: George Halas, George McAfee and Bill George played for which NFL team?
Trivia Question #22: What director of "Pretty Baby" and "Atlantic City" started out as an assistant to Jacques Cousteau?
Trivia Question #23: "We'll need a bigger boat." What sort of animal were Quint, Brody and Hooper hunting in a boat called the "Orca"?
Trivia Question #24: What leader of the Harlem Renaissance asked "what happens to a dream deferred?" and wondered "does it dry up, like a raisin in the sun?"
Trivia Question #25: What is the aclinic line?
Trivia Question #26: In 1947, John Cobb set a land-speed record of 394.196 mph at Bonneville Salt Flats, which lasted 16 years. Where was he?
Trivia Question #27: The oceans occupy 70 percent of the earth's surface, and they contain what percentage of the world's water?
Trivia Question #28: The Green Hornet, Britt Reid, is related to:
Trivia Question #29: What was unusual about the map, apparently made in 1513, that was named for Piri Reis, a Turkish admiral?
Trivia Question #30: Which Asian country includes the provinces of Sarawak and Sabah?
Trivia Question #31: For which magazine did Charles Addams draw the cartoons upon which "The Addams Family" was based?
Trivia Question #32: What do you get when you mix two ounces of gin, half an ounce of cherry brandy, the juice of half a lemon, and a teaspoon of powdered sugar?
Trivia Question #33: Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp did their best to bring law and order to Dodge City. What state were they in?
Trivia Question #34: Which one of these towns did Led Zeppelin never play a gig?
Trivia Question #35: What band said its last goodbye in a 1978 Martin Scorsese movie called "The Last Waltz"?
Trivia Question #36: Which of the following planets has only one known moon?
Trivia Question #37: Paris is the capital of which country ?
Trivia Question #38: What was the original name of the Kansas City Chiefs?
Trivia Question #39: In Greek myth, who captured and rode Pegasus?
Trivia Question #40: Inspector Roderick Alleyn was created by Ngaio Marsh, a woman from which country?
Trivia Question #41: Who was the first president born west of the Mississippi River?
Trivia Question #42: Based on its postal abbreviation, which of these states comes first in the USPS alphabet?
Trivia Question #43: Tourism is the primary industry of all of the following countries except?
Trivia Question #44: What role did Matthew Gough play in all four of the recent Batman movies?
Trivia Question #45: A society's mores are its:
Trivia Question #46: What is the largest lake in the British Isles?
Trivia Question #47: The 2000 election pitted a vice-president against a state governor. Have more VPs or governors become president?
Trivia Question #48: If I collect ephemera, which of the following might interest me?
Trivia Question #49: My only son became King of Rome, but died of TB when he was 21. His mother was Marie Louise of Austria, so his great-aunt, ironically enough, was Marie Antoinette. Who am I?
Trivia Question #50: Linus Pauling won two Nobel Prizes. One was for Peace. What was the other for?
Trivia Question #51: Although this Florida State QB won the Heisman Trophy in 1993, he wasn't drafted by the NFL and ended up playing for the NBA's Knicks instead. Who is he?
Trivia Question #52: What was the location of Alaskan gold discovery?
Trivia Question #53: What athlete is believed to been infected with HIV during heart surgery in 1983?
Trivia Question #54: What right-wing magazine first hit hits the stands in February 1922, having been produced from a basement office in New York City by DeWitt Wallace?
Trivia Question #55: Who wrote "Mansfield Park"?
Trivia Question #56: Which Asian city was once called Edo?
Trivia Question #57: What international organization traces its origins to the 1957 Treaty of Rome?
Trivia Question #58: In the 1800s, German Americans gathered in clubs called turnvereins. What did they do there?
Trivia Question #59: Norman Rockwell created a well-known series of paintings called "The Four _______ ."
Trivia Question #60: You are flying precisely south from Greenland's southernmost point. What is the first place you can land?
Trivia Question #61: Pick the company that has the slogan "So Advanced Its Simple."
Trivia Question #62: What is really stretched if you are 'double jointed'?
Trivia Question #63: What distinction does the Dallas Cowboy's Aaron Gibson hold?
Trivia Question #64: What were the first names of explorers Lewis and Clark?
Trivia Question #65: Once called the Sparrows, what "Born to Be Wild" band renamed themselves for a Hermann Hesse novel?
Trivia Question #66: What is the religion of more than 80 per cent of the population of Indonesia?
Trivia Question #67: Where is your fibula?
Trivia Question #68: Which president had a pet raccoon named Rebecca?
Trivia Question #69: Match the slogan "You'll Feel Better With Us."
Trivia Question #70: Who was the first NHL player to serve as captain of two different Stanley Cup teams?
Trivia Question #71: What Jay-Z hit uses as its hook a song from the Broadway show Annie?
Trivia Question #72: World War I ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of what year?
Trivia Question #73: After refusing to have his brain tumor operated on, who went on to win the 1945 and 1946 Negro National League batting titles?
Trivia Question #74: What was the name of the oldest son on the long-running comedy "My Three Sons"?
Trivia Question #75: Who discovered the Sandwich Islands?
Trivia Question #76: When would the sky be crepuscular?
Trivia Question #77: Who wrote: "To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost."
Trivia Question #78: Where was Muhammad born?
Trivia Question #79: Which of the following cities is not located on the Mississippi River?
Trivia Question #80: In December 2000, who married director Guy Ritchie in Dornoch, Scotland?
Trivia Question #81: In which Canadian city did 1600 people die in the largest non-nuclear blast in history, back in 1917?
Trivia Question #82: It may be a long way to Tipperary, but in which of Ireland's provinces would you find Tipperary?
Trivia Question #83: You know astronauts and cosmonauts. But what country is hoping to be the third in space when it launches its taikonauts?
Trivia Question #84: This king's hair was described as being like 'eagles' feathers'?
Trivia Question #85: Aside from Australia and Antarctica, what is the only continent to have never provided a secretary general for the United Nations?
Trivia Question #86: On which T.V. show did a race of lizard-like aliens called "Gorn" appear?
Trivia Question #87: In May 1999, a party called Plaid Cymru managed to win 17 seats in a new parliament. Where?
Trivia Question #88: In what year was the battle of Agincourt fought?
Trivia Question #89: When Wayne Gretzky scored 92 goals in 1981-82, he broke the old record by 14 goals. Who held it?
Trivia Question #90: _______ is the only heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali knocked out in the first round.
Trivia Question #91: What word originally described the antimony powder that Arab women used as eye makeup?
Trivia Question #92: What German Freistaat had its own king as late as 1918?
Trivia Question #93: What Ottawa-raised TV star was known as the Voice of Doom on CBC radio?
Trivia Question #94: When Leonard Jones was mayor here, he refused to allow any official French at all, but in 2002, it became Canada's first officially bilingual city. What is it?
Trivia Question #95: In Greek mythology, which goddess loved Adonis?
Trivia Question #96: The elaborate baths that give England's town of Bath its name were built by the:
Trivia Question #97: As of 2002, several of the regular cast members of "Saturday Night Live" are dead. One of them is Danitra Vance, whom we'd never heard of either. How many others are there?
Trivia Question #98: Who was the author of the book "One Hundred Years of Solitude"?
Trivia Question #99: Who defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra at the naval battle of Actium?
Trivia Question #100: Which word means next to the last?
Trivia Question #101: What is the longest ... and deepest ... fresh-water lake in the world?
Trivia Question #102: You think teenage boys are bad? Which of these animals sleeps a record 22 hours on average every day?
Trivia Question #103: What does the S in NASCAR stand for?
Trivia Question #104: Don't be too depressed about this, but at room temperature, what is the lightest solid element (in terms of density)?
Trivia Question #105: Pick the company that has the slogan "We're There When You Need Us."
Trivia Question #106: In 1998, Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris's 1961 home run record. By how much?
Trivia Question #107: What unpopular jersey number did the LA Lakers retire in honor of Wilt Chamberlain?
Trivia Question #108: Pick the musical term for "Getting slower, with an implication also of generally bigger tone":
Trivia Question #109: Artifacts from the Olmec, Maya, Toltec and Aztec cultures are considered _______ art.
Trivia Question #110: What president, believed to be the first Little Leaguer to reach the Oval Office, collected more than 200 autographed baseballs?
Trivia Question #111: Born Diane Nemerov, Diane Arbus became associated with circuses. How?
Trivia Question #112: Which film critic had a cameo role in "Superman"?
Trivia Question #113: When Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton, what part of Hamilton's body did he hit?
Trivia Question #114: Because of health reasons, Paul encouraged Timothy to drink what beverage instead of only water?
Trivia Question #115: Pick the musical term for "With the":
Trivia Question #116: How long is an NBA quarter?
Trivia Question #117: The Lady de Winter is the villainess in what great adventure novel?
Trivia Question #118: In 1972, what NFL team went undefeated?
Trivia Question #119: Each of these was on of the seven dwarfs except:
Trivia Question #120: As of 2001, roughly how many known moons were there in the solar system?
Trivia Question #121: Which geographical name is not used by a major pop music group?
Trivia Question #122: What is the only even prime number?
Trivia Question #123: Pick the date this occurred: Germans capture Benghazi.
Trivia Question #124: What edible gets its name from the Hungarian word for "herdsman's meat"?
Trivia Question #125: In 1861, local voters supported the creation of what state, originally known as Kanawha?
Trivia Question #126: In 1507, what continent (or continents) was probably named by Martin Waldseemuller?
Trivia Question #127: How did Pretty Boy Floyd make his fortune in the 1920s and 1930s?
Trivia Question #128: What Estonian-American movie star shares a first name with an Egyptian godmother?
Trivia Question #129: In what sport would you practice your kata in the dojo?
Trivia Question #130: Al Qaeda is also the Arabic title of which Isaac Asimov book about a prophet plotting to displace an old empire with a new one?
Trivia Question #131: What body of water does the Colorado River empty into?
Trivia Question #132: What word describes the point in space where something is furthest from the object it orbits?
Trivia Question #133: What is antimony?
Trivia Question #134: How many gigawatts of electricity did Doc Brown need to generate to power the Delorean in "Back To The Future"?
Trivia Question #135: What Pac-10 school has Donald Duck as its mascot?
Trivia Question #136: Aside from Russia, what is the largest country in Europe by land area?
Trivia Question #137: Define this musical term: "VIBRATO":
Trivia Question #138: In Animal Farm, what happened to Boxer when he got too weak to work?
Trivia Question #139: Which country does not border the Eastern European Republic of Georgia?
Trivia Question #140: What is the term for the angle of a slope at equilibrium?
Trivia Question #141: What role did David Bowie play in "The Last Temptation of Christ"?
Trivia Question #142: What would you be working with if you were sculpting scrimshaw?
Trivia Question #143: Trismus is the same symptom as:
Trivia Question #144: Susan Weaver took her stage name from that of a minor character in "The Great Gatsby." Which one?
Trivia Question #145: As of 2002, who has played Dracula most often in the movies?
Trivia Question #146: Who recorded "Like a Rock," used in Chevy ads, and "Old Time Rock and Roll," to which Tom Cruise danced in his underwear in "Risky Business"?
Trivia Question #147: Aside from writing "Dracula," what did Bram Stoker do for a living from 1876 to 1905?
Trivia Question #148: What Houston group made its debut on the "Men In Black" soundtrack?
Trivia Question #149: Where is OPEC's HQ?
Trivia Question #150: Who was on the first cover of "People"?
Trivia Question #151: What are you lifting during a rhytidectomy?
Trivia Question #152: Where was author Gabriel Garcia Marquez born?
Trivia Question #153: What Du Pont product has been used to describe the blame-evading qualities of Ronald Reagan and John Gotti?
Trivia Question #154: The Channel Islands were the only part of which country to be occupied by the Axis powers during World War II?
Trivia Question #155: In addition to being a Latin American boy band, what else is Menudo?
Trivia Question #156: If Seinfeld's Soup Nazi had been a Soup Communist, he'd probably serve a lot of borscht. What red root vegetable is the main ingredient in borscht?
Trivia Question #157: Who wrote: "There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring."
Trivia Question #158: Sung by Sonny Curtis, the theme song of what TV show asked, "How will you make it on your own?" in the first season, but then asked "Who can turn the world on with her smile?" in every season after that.
Trivia Question #159: Smart Money is the only movie starring Edward G. Robinson and what other movie tough guy?
Trivia Question #160: The African rock scorpion is believed to the longest type of what animal?
Trivia Question #161: And you think the Oscars are too long now! Who spent an hour accepting her Oscar for her role in "Mrs. Miniver"?
Trivia Question #162: In 1875, Matthew Webb became the first person to swim what body of water?
Trivia Question #163: In 1784, the people of Franklin separated from North Carolina and tried to form a state of their own. Where is Franklin today?
Trivia Question #164: What U.S. state's hero is Nathan Hale?
Trivia Question #165: Give him liberty or death. Who said of his opposition to the Stamp Act, "If this be treason, make the most of it"?
Trivia Question #166: What is the word for a grouping of magpies?
Trivia Question #167: What did the Balfour Declaration support?
Trivia Question #168: The E Street Band was named for E Street in Belmar, which is in which state?
Trivia Question #169: What does the Latin phrase "ex cathedra" mean literally?
Trivia Question #170: What was notable about Althea Gibson's victories at Wimbledon and the U.S. championships in the 1950s?
Trivia Question #171: What foreign country gets more U.S. tourists than any other?
Trivia Question #172: Which constellation is also known as "The Charioteer"?
Trivia Question #173: What was Elvis Presley's first No.1 hit song?
Trivia Question #174: Who recorded "Year Of The Cat" in 1977?
Trivia Question #175: What kind of fire is a Class A fire extinguisher designed to put out?
Trivia Question #176: Which president was nicknamed "Young Hickory"?
Trivia Question #177: Which of these world capitals is not found on the Danube?
Trivia Question #178: In which country do one-quarter of the people speak an Austronesian language called Cebuano?
Trivia Question #179: "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like..."
Trivia Question #180: Which novel was not written by William Goldman?
Trivia Question #181: In grammar, which of these sentences uses catachresis?
Trivia Question #182: The 50 states of the Union straddle how many time zones?
Trivia Question #183: Derived from "videlicet," what does "viz" mean?
Trivia Question #184: Pick the date this occurred: Germans capture Kursk.
Trivia Question #185: In what line of work was Daniel Boone employed?
Trivia Question #186: During the 1960s, Gray Line ran a special hippy bus tour that included the Haight-Ashbury district of what city?
Trivia Question #187: What is the capital of Bangladesh?
Trivia Question #188: What did Anita Loos call the sequel to her book "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"?
Trivia Question #189: In what city would you find Hyde Park, as well as Piccadilly, Trafalgar, and Belgrave squares?
Trivia Question #190: Define this musical term: "ESPRESSIVO (ESPR.)":
Trivia Question #191: This insect glues it eggs to mosquitos. When the mosquito bites you, the eggs end up under your skin, where they hatch. What is this horrid creature?
Trivia Question #192: Which of the following ingredients is not part of a Pina Colada?
Trivia Question #193: Define this musical term: "PIANO P":
Trivia Question #194: The "eye" of a hurricane is _______.
Trivia Question #195: Which president had a campaign that promised a "Kinder, Gentler Nation"?
Trivia Question #196: What psychological term describes both shell shock and rape trauma?
Trivia Question #197: Who wrote: "There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it."
Trivia Question #198: What does the word "Taliban" mean in Urdu?
Trivia Question #199: What country produced such NHL stars as Peter, Anton and Marian Stasny?
Trivia Question #200: What city is famous for a New Year's Day Mummers' Parade?
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