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Trivia Question #1: A/n ________ emitted in radioactive decay is called a beta particle.
Trivia Question #2: What is the most air polluted city in the United States?
Trivia Question #3: Germany got the fertilizers and explosives it needed to wage World War I, thanks to a process developed by Fritz Haber that did ... what?
Trivia Question #4: Albert Einstein's lesser-known cousin Alfred also made a name for himself. In which field?
Trivia Question #5: The Hot Fives and the Hot Sevens included Lil Hardin, whose husband happened to be the band leader. Who was he?
Trivia Question #6: Which of the Beatles tried his hand at poetry in 2001's "Blackbird Singing"?
Trivia Question #7: By which name was Peter Sutcliffe better known?
Trivia Question #8: What did the composer Alexander Borodin receive 67 years after his death?
Trivia Question #9: Which country is Abu Dhabi the capital of?
Trivia Question #10: At a 1770 trial, what future president said, "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence"?
Trivia Question #11: How did Brenda Gail Webb become famous?
Trivia Question #12: On the Roseanne show, what does D.J.'s name stand for?
Trivia Question #13: Which state is not among those with the highest life expectancy?
Trivia Question #14: Which country's king did American-born Lisa Halaby marry?
Trivia Question #15: Oddly enough, who once opened for the Monkees?
Trivia Question #16: Which historical figure nailed the famous "Ninety-five Theses" to a church door?
Trivia Question #17: In April 1997, what happened to the ashes of Gene Roddenberry and Timothy Leary?
Trivia Question #18: Despite being a "tiny" 6" 1', Isiah Lord Thomas III led what team to three straight appearances in the NBA finals?
Trivia Question #19: When he was a boy, future country singer Tim McGraw learned his dad was Tug McGraw. Who was Tug?
Trivia Question #20: In 1984, Penthouse published Gregg Whitman's picture of Ami Geier cavorting nude with what future celebrity?
Trivia Question #21: Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly solo and non-stop from North America to Europe. In 1936, who was the first person to do it the other way?
Trivia Question #22: Who does Phil Lesh play with?
Trivia Question #23: Who was afraid and petrified first, but didn't crumble or lay down and die?
Trivia Question #24: In Norse mythology, which of the following was known as the god of mischief?
Trivia Question #25: In geology, something "Precambrian" comes before the Cambrian period. What part of the world did the Romans call Cambria?
Trivia Question #26: In what country did Russia dismantle a missile base in 1962?
Trivia Question #27: When Wang Zhizhi signed with the Dallas Mavericks, he became the first Asian in what league?
Trivia Question #28: Which of these songs was the first ever to win the Grammy for Record of the Year?
Trivia Question #29: Pick the date this occurred: Start of Battle of Britain.
Trivia Question #30: Which of these countries has never, as of 2001, had one of its tennis players win a tennis grand slam?
Trivia Question #31: All of these plants are primarily known for the properties of their roots except:
Trivia Question #32: Normally, what infielder uses the smallest glove?
Trivia Question #33: Which battle took place on October 21, 1805?
Trivia Question #34: Which religion's most sacred scripture is a collection of hymns called the Vedas?
Trivia Question #35: Where would you find a tittle?
Trivia Question #36: What fish can not only change color, but also changes gender?
Trivia Question #37: How does Alice kill Freddy Krueger in "Nightmare on Elm Street 4"?
Trivia Question #38: Maurice Richard, Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull all wore the same jersey number. What is that number?
Trivia Question #39: True or false: frequent masturbation causes a decrease in future sexual responsiveness.
Trivia Question #40: Jimmie Davis, who wrote "You Are My Sunshine," was the "singing governor" of what state?
Trivia Question #41: Who was "At home drawing pictures of mountain tops with him on top"?
Trivia Question #42: In Japan, the zen version of this sport is called kyudo, and the mounted version is called yabusame. What is the sport?
Trivia Question #43: Starting with Confederation, who was Canada's first governor general?
Trivia Question #44: Who was murdered outside the Dakota apartments, near Central Park in New York?
Trivia Question #45: What has Chief Massasoit of the Wampanoag tribe been credited with doing in 1621?
Trivia Question #46: Who was the Empress of the Blues?
Trivia Question #47: Who is believed to be the first saint to experience stigmata?
Trivia Question #48: In his last will and testament, what did Hitler say he liked most about Eva Braun?
Trivia Question #49: To whom did William Shakespeare dedicate his first edition of sonnets?
Trivia Question #50: Before a translator changed them to glass slippers in the 1600s, what were Cinderella's slippers originally made of?
Trivia Question #51: Which is not a tertiary industry?
Trivia Question #52: Where and when did Astrid Lindgren live?
Trivia Question #53: In the usual opening lines of "The Christmas Song," what is Jack Frost doing?
Trivia Question #54: Where and when did Leo Tolstoy live?
Trivia Question #55: What famous philosopher founded a famous school called the Academy in around 387 BC?
Trivia Question #56: An episode of what show co-starred Vice-President Al Gore and his Action Rangers: physicist Stephen Hawking, D&D creator Gary Gygax, and Nichelle "Lt Uhuru" Nichols?
Trivia Question #57: What was the color of the cord that the spies had Rahab tie to her window?
Trivia Question #58: Which of these playing surfaces is largest?
Trivia Question #59: Which country is home to the world's tallest building?
Trivia Question #60: A prostitute named Gerda Munsinger had an affair with Pierre Sevigny, a minister in which prime minister's cabinet?
Trivia Question #61: What does the G in Kenny G stand for?
Trivia Question #62: This Springsteen song opens with... 'I had a friend was a big baseball player...'
Trivia Question #63: What was the name of the pope who reigned for just 33 days in 1978?
Trivia Question #64: All of these containers were designed to hold a dead body except:
Trivia Question #65: Which respected magazine, published by a nonprofit corporation in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1888?
Trivia Question #66: For a while, a certain branch of the Military was considering using this Village People song as a recruitment song, until they found out what it meant:
Trivia Question #67: What was James Brown's first hit?
Trivia Question #68: What planet not only rotates backwards, but rotates so slowly that its day is longer than its year?
Trivia Question #69: Which of these terms is not used to classify muscle?
Trivia Question #70: Of whom did Herman Mankiewicz say, "There but for the grace of God goes God"?
Trivia Question #71: If all of these were people in the US Army, who would have the lowest rank?
Trivia Question #72: Which country was the first to have a female elected prime minister?
Trivia Question #73: Which of these is the name of both a New Zealand director and, at one time, of a women's golf tournament named for a Canadian cigarette?
Trivia Question #74: What former Pentecostal preacher and controversial comedian was killed in a 1992 car accident?
Trivia Question #75: Originally available in lemon, orange, raspberry and strawberry flavors, what treat was created in 1897 by a New York carpenter and cough-medicine maker named Pearl Wait?
Trivia Question #76: What two states never ratified the 18th Amendment (Prohibition)?
Trivia Question #77: Approximately how fast does the average human sneeze travel?
Trivia Question #78: How many islands compose Indonesia?
Trivia Question #79: Which Indian city is farthest north?
Trivia Question #80: What talk show host was excused from military service during the Vietnam War because of a pilonidal cyst on his anus?
Trivia Question #81: Which type of bear is also called a silvertip?
Trivia Question #82: In 1998, what TV series won a record fifth straight Emmy as best comedy and in 2002 broke "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" record for most Emmys overall?
Trivia Question #83: Which country contains most of the Kalahari desert?
Trivia Question #84: Which of these Spanish explorers sought the fabled "Seven Cities of Gold"?
Trivia Question #85: As Gene Chandler would know, which of these is not one of Prince Charles's titles?
Trivia Question #86: Who wrote: "The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for."
Trivia Question #87: Why was the International Olympic Committee initially reluctant to create the Winter Olympics?
Trivia Question #88: Thanks to Pope Gregory XIII, what did many people do between Thursday, Oct. 4, 1582, and Friday, Oct. 15, 1582?
Trivia Question #89: Name the lioness raised by Kenya game wardens in the award-winning "Born Free":
Trivia Question #90: Your kids will ask, and so will we. Why are leaves green?
Trivia Question #91: 70's prog-rock act, Traffic, released "Welcome To The Canteen" in which year?
Trivia Question #92: Which performer received a gold single for the song "Daniel" in 1973?
Trivia Question #93: While at the Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Scientific Knowledge, Sandford Fleming came up with what idea adopted by 25 countries in 1884?
Trivia Question #94: My parents named me Peeter Pauwel, but I wanted people to call me Pietro Paulo. Who am I?
Trivia Question #95: What is the word for a grouping of doves?
Trivia Question #96: Who is Captain Picardís favorite dectective?
Trivia Question #97: Successful as an entertainer, athlete and entrepreneur, what was Joe Namath's nickname?
Trivia Question #98: In 2000, Alberto Diaz Gutierrez, also known as Korda, won the copyright to whose famous image?
Trivia Question #99: I was the first president to move into the White House, and my wife Abigail used to hang the wash in the East Room. Who am I?
Trivia Question #100: Who was King of the Keelboatmen?
Trivia Question #101: Who is the president pictured on the five dollar bill?
Trivia Question #102: Which continent has the lowest point in elevation?
Trivia Question #103: What color are the canaries you'd find in the wild?
Trivia Question #104: You mix aluminum soap with gasoline in order to make:
Trivia Question #105: Llewellyn Powers was governor of this state in 1898, the very year a ship with that name blew up in Havana. Which state?
Trivia Question #106: Who don't know who Deep Throat really was, but do you know who played him in "All the President's Men"?
Trivia Question #107: Which of these would you find in Grape-Nuts?
Trivia Question #108: The Cote D'Azur is better known to English-speaking people as the:
Trivia Question #109: Which of these Indian tribes originally inhabited the Canadian province of Manitoba?
Trivia Question #110: What was ended by the Coup of 18-19 Brumaire?
Trivia Question #111: In 1924, what college football team featured linemen nicknamed the Seven Mules, who fronted for the Four Horsemen?
Trivia Question #112: In 1993, on the urgings of a radio DJ, to what did the town of Ismay, population 22, change its name?
Trivia Question #113: Which Grand Slam tennis tournament is played on red clay?
Trivia Question #114: Who was Bette Midler's female backup group?
Trivia Question #115: When was Alberto Fujimori first elected president of Peru?
Trivia Question #116: Which novelist was discovered as a foundling in Doylestown, Pa., where he raised as a Quaker?
Trivia Question #117: Ingrid Bergman starred in "Stromboli" and--controversially--married its director. Who was he?
Trivia Question #118: Who summers at the Castel Gandolfo?
Trivia Question #119: From what college did Mr. Burns graduate?
Trivia Question #120: This game, loved by all kids was called by Mayor La Guardia 'An evil message to young persons because it develops the gambling urge in children"?
Trivia Question #121: Pick the company that has the slogan "Because Later Is Sooner Than You Think."
Trivia Question #122: Hog Island became Paradise Island as a way to attract more tourists to what city?
Trivia Question #123: Which of the following is not an opiate?
Trivia Question #124: What series featured former Cardinals' second baseman Tony Micelli?
Trivia Question #125: In a 1938 rematch, what black athlete quickly dispatched Nazi hero Max Schmeling?
Trivia Question #126: Though not an artist, Helga Testorf is famous in the art world. What is she?
Trivia Question #127: By playing for the Washington Capitols on October 31, 1950, Earl Lloyd became the first black player to actually play in what league?
Trivia Question #128: Half of which North American trees have been killed since the 1930s by the fungus Ophiostoma ulmi?
Trivia Question #129: The geologic periods called Cambrian and Precambrian come from the place known as Cambria. What is Cambria?
Trivia Question #130: Known almost as well for her relationship with a philosopher, who wrote "The Second Sex"?
Trivia Question #131: In ounces, what is the maximum weight of a golf ball?
Trivia Question #132: What Norwegian actress, known for roles in Ingmar Bergman movies, was actually born in Tokyo?
Trivia Question #133: Jim Morrison was arrested in Miami for exposing himself during a Doors concert in which year?
Trivia Question #134: The name of what world capital means "muddy confluence" in Malay?
Trivia Question #135: Minneapolis is one half of the Twin Cities. What is the other half?
Trivia Question #136: Pick the musical term for "Lat. A work, published composition":
Trivia Question #137: Which of these sentences is not a pangram?
Trivia Question #138: Once every 10 years, most of the cork we use in wine bottles is harvested by the Portuguese from the bark of what tree?
Trivia Question #139: In which city did the YMCA originate?
Trivia Question #140: Which moon is unique among all the large moons in our solar system in that it has a retrograde orbit around its planet (i.e., it orbits in a direction opposite to the planet's rotation)?
Trivia Question #141: Which of these is a correct use of "flout"?
Trivia Question #142: In 2002, a statue of which TV show's lead character was unveiled at 7th Street and Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, where the opening credits were filmed?
Trivia Question #143: Which American river does not flow directly into the Mississippi?
Trivia Question #144: White rose and russet are two common varieties of:
Trivia Question #145: A former Tennessee Republican senator, Fred Thompson went on to play DA Arthur Branch on what show?
Trivia Question #146: Humphrey Bogart's on- and off-screen costar, the smart and sultry actress born Betty Jane Perske, adopted which name for Hollywood?
Trivia Question #147: In "Spaceballs" what does the bumper sticker say on the back of Lonestar's ship?
Trivia Question #148: Where and when did Jorge Luis Borges live?
Trivia Question #149: Who wrote: "Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build, too."
Trivia Question #150: In 1994, a black TV family called the Cumberbatches moved into 704 Hauser Street. Who had lived there before?
Trivia Question #151: In which Shakespearean play does the airy spirit Ariel appear?
Trivia Question #152: In which present-day country would you find the ancient city of Palmyra?
Trivia Question #153: The scientific study of insects is known as:
Trivia Question #154: In 1969, eight years after he had retired, 41-year-old Pancho Gonzalez managed to beat Charles Pasarell after a record 112-game match on what court?
Trivia Question #155: What two countries nearly went to war over the XYZ Affair in 1798?
Trivia Question #156: Define this musical term: "SEGNO":
Trivia Question #157: David E. Kelley married a woman who bears an astonishing resemblance to a woman he later made famous on TV. Who did he marry?
Trivia Question #158: Who wrote: "If you were to destroy the belief in immortality in mankind, not only love but every living force on which the continuation of all life in the world depended, would dry up at once."
Trivia Question #159: Which country leads the world in gold production?
Trivia Question #160: How many stars were on the first Confederate flag in 1861?
Trivia Question #161: Dihydrogen monoxide is the key component of acid rain and it's fatal if inhaled. By what name is dihydrogen monoxide better known?
Trivia Question #162: What river were Joan of Arc's remains cast into?
Trivia Question #163: Playing for Boston in 1958, Willie O'Ree was the first black player in what league?
Trivia Question #164: How many years after the original "Star Trek" was the series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" set?
Trivia Question #165: "Capable of being understood." (National Spelling Bee winning word from 1935)
Trivia Question #166: Here's another clue for you all. In "Glass Onion," which of the Beatles is named as being the Walrus?
Trivia Question #167: What is the world's most visited mountain?
Trivia Question #168: What San Diego born player was known as the Splendid Splinter?
Trivia Question #169: When the British media published old topless photos of Sophie Rhys-Jones, to whom was she engaged?
Trivia Question #170: What country is the traditional home of Zinfandel wine?
Trivia Question #171: Define this musical term: "DAL SENGO (D.S.)":
Trivia Question #172: In the novel Moby-Dick, what does Ishmael use to stay afloat until his rescue?
Trivia Question #173: There's no real WKRP, but there is a WKRQ at FM 102 in what city?
Trivia Question #174: Which state was ruled by Charles the Fat, Charles the Mad, Charles the Simple and Charles the Well-Served?
Trivia Question #175: What is the word for a grouping of antelope?
Trivia Question #176: What would you find on Channel 9 of a CB radio?
Trivia Question #177: In "The Gold Rush," what did the Little Tramp have for Thanksgiving dinner?
Trivia Question #178: The 120-foot diameter Unisphere, the world's largest globe, was built in 1964 for what city's world's fair?
Trivia Question #179: Billed as the world's highest roller coaster, the High Roller is found atop the Stratosphere Hotel in what city?
Trivia Question #180: Pick the company that has the slogan "Work The WEB."
Trivia Question #181: In what year was the National Geographic Society formed?
Trivia Question #182: Because it is there. Where was the body of George Mallory found in May 1999?
Trivia Question #183: Tom Selleck was originally supposed to play what whipcracking Harrison Ford role?
Trivia Question #184: From which island is the tail-less Manx cat thought to originate?
Trivia Question #185: Which epic hero tells the story of his adventures to a court of listeners?
Trivia Question #186: How did John Luther Jones of Cayce, Kentucky, die in 1900, even though he lives on in folklore?
Trivia Question #187: If you go to Florida and order a real key lime pie, what color will the filling be?
Trivia Question #188: Which planet has the highest winds?
Trivia Question #189: Where and when did D.H. Lawrence live?
Trivia Question #190: Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar are bones of the:
Trivia Question #191: The name of the Oregon state capital, _______, is the anglicized form of the Hebrew word for peace.
Trivia Question #192: In math, what is 1 minus -1?
Trivia Question #193: Hearing that she would appear nude in "Gear" magazine, of whom did Tom Arnold say, "They have a saying in Ohio: Why buy the cow if you know the milk is sour"?
Trivia Question #194: Which invertebrates are the lone occupants of phylum Porifera?
Trivia Question #195: The word "tchotchke" is of Yiddish, and ultimately Polish, origins. What does it mean?
Trivia Question #196: What was the Marble Arch famous for in the 18th century?
Trivia Question #197: Which song's lyrics are the words of a lonely sailor, commiserating with a bartender?
Trivia Question #198: CityTV was originally Channel 57 on what city's UHF dial?
Trivia Question #199: Which country produces the most peaches every year, amounting to a fifth of the world's supply?
Trivia Question #200: In which state is the Kancamagus Highway located?
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