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Trivia Question #1: Which pastry was invented in 1720 by a Swiss cook named Gasparini?
Trivia Question #2: Who wrote: "Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad."
Trivia Question #3: Pick the word that means an economic system in which money is invested in business with the goal of making a profit.
Trivia Question #4: What team posted the best record in the AFC for the decade of the 90's?
Trivia Question #5: Of the "lower 48," which American state's Smith County is smack dab in the middle at the geographic center?
Trivia Question #6: Founded in 1690 by British trader Job Charnock as a trading post of the English East India Company, what city served as India's imperial capital from 1773 to 1911?
Trivia Question #7: Name the Bob Dylan song in which he sings these lines: "I would not feel so all alone. Everybody must get stoned."
Trivia Question #8: Pick the company that has the slogan "Tap Water, Transformed."
Trivia Question #9: Who sang "I was hunting you down/ And I was the bait"?
Trivia Question #10: Which president was nicknamed "The Man from Plains"?
Trivia Question #11: Held in July, what amateur sport dominates the Henley Regatta, held in Henley-on-Thames near Oxford?
Trivia Question #12: What should you do if you receive this Morse Code signal: dot dot dot dash dash dash dot dot dot?
Trivia Question #13: What river flows through Dublin?
Trivia Question #14: What singer played Caitlin Davies, who married Sonny Crockett, only to get shot dead a few episodes later?
Trivia Question #15: How long was Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak in 1941?
Trivia Question #16: Pick the musical term for "As if, almost":
Trivia Question #17: In which year did Hippie musical Hair open on Broadway?
Trivia Question #18: Coached by Hayden Fox, the Screaming Eagles played football at what university?
Trivia Question #19: Who first became famous for his mobiles, or sculptures with moving parts?
Trivia Question #20: The word electricity comes from the Greek word "elektron." What does "elektron" mean?
Trivia Question #21: Which masterpiece did Miguel de Cervantes create between 1605 and 1615?
Trivia Question #22: At which city's world fair would you have found a 700-ft obelisk called the Trylon and a 200-ft globe called the Perisphere?
Trivia Question #23: What was the name of the monster that attacked Luke in the trash compactor in "Star Wars"?
Trivia Question #24: On "Happy Days," what was the real name of the Fonz?
Trivia Question #25: In the Braille alphabet, what is the only letter represented by a single raised dot?
Trivia Question #26: Where is the world's largest double deck tram fleet?
Trivia Question #27: First isolated in 1808 by Humphry Davy, what element is found in lime, cement, milk and teeth?
Trivia Question #28: How is artist Domenicos Theotocopoulos better known today?
Trivia Question #29: Where did Jim Thorpe win the first Olympic decathlon, only to be stripped of his medal in 1913?
Trivia Question #30: Which Beatles' single was the first to go gold in the U.S., reaching the mark in February 1964?
Trivia Question #31: Define this musical term: "SONORE":
Trivia Question #32: Also called the Duomo, Santa Maria del Fiore is a cathedral in what city?
Trivia Question #33: There isn't anything at all maternal about mummies. So why were they called that?
Trivia Question #34: Before World War I, Canada's Tom Longboat dominated which sport?
Trivia Question #35: What type of bird is known scientifically as "Troglodytes troglodytes"?
Trivia Question #36: Henri Cartier-Bresson escaped after 35 months in a German prison camp and served in the French Resistance. In what field did he later become famous?
Trivia Question #37: As suggested in the title of the TV show about Col. Steve Austin, how much does it cost to make a man bionic?
Trivia Question #38: How did Dennis Tito make the news in 2001?
Trivia Question #39: The gasoline additive STP is said to stand for "scientifically treated petroleum," but what did it stand for originally?
Trivia Question #40: In the 1970s, what type of chemical compound was identified as a major threat to the ozone layer?
Trivia Question #41: All these words except _______ relate to knowledge, wisdom or understanding.
Trivia Question #42: Which French city is the center for production of fine mustards?
Trivia Question #43: As the mules are to the Democrats and the elephant to the Republicans, what party was symbolized by the raccoon?
Trivia Question #44: Who wrote: "The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness."
Trivia Question #45: Wunnerful, wunnerful! What instrument did Lawrence Welk play to make his champagne music?
Trivia Question #46: Because of time zones, which of these cities celebrates the new year earliest?
Trivia Question #47: What does Ally Sheedy use to decorate her picture in "The Breakfast Club"?
Trivia Question #48: What "Cheers" star, born in the US Virgin Islands, played Morgan Bateson, captain of the USS Bozeman, on an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"?
Trivia Question #49: In April 1994, Laurence Canter and Martha Siegel Legal Services were the first to do what vile act?
Trivia Question #50: What is the equatorial circumference of the earth?
Trivia Question #51: What country is home to the world's largest Muslim population?
Trivia Question #52: The bonobo is the pygmy version of what animal?
Trivia Question #53: What did Willem Jansz discover in 1606?
Trivia Question #54: A guinea pig voiced by Jim Belushi and a rabbit voiced by James Woods appear in commercials for whom?
Trivia Question #55: The mother of the author of "Frankenstein" was herself an author, penning "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman." Who was she?
Trivia Question #56: Copenhagen is the capital of which country?
Trivia Question #57: What is another name for "Joan of Arc"?
Trivia Question #58: What would you buy in a charcuterie?
Trivia Question #59: Once called the Venice of the East because of its many canals, Bangkok is which country's capital?
Trivia Question #60: As of 2000, where are the headquarters of the Eastman Kodak Company?
Trivia Question #61: He wrote such books as "The Stranger," "The Rebel" and "The Plague":
Trivia Question #62: What is the name of the long-haired bus driver?
Trivia Question #63: In the 1860s, who advertised for employees this way: "Wanted: Young, skinny, wiry fellows. Not over 18. Must be expert riders. Willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred."
Trivia Question #64: What do humans have that a clam doesn't?
Trivia Question #65: When the first White Castle restaurant opened in 1921, its hamburger cost one cent for each of the holes the patty now has. How much was it?
Trivia Question #66: In 1978, Tower of Power released which album?
Trivia Question #67: In October 1956, students at Lorand Eotvos University started a revolt that spread to workers in which country?
Trivia Question #68: Flin Flon straddles Manitoba and Saskatchewan. But where did Flin Flon get its name?
Trivia Question #69: What does t'ai chi literally mean in English?
Trivia Question #70: Which Hemingway book about Jake Barnes gets its name from Ecclesiastes?
Trivia Question #71: What is humus?
Trivia Question #72: Who wrote: "The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone."
Trivia Question #73: What did Homer prepare for dinner the night Frank Grimes visited?
Trivia Question #74: Which of these is not one of the three magnetic elements?
Trivia Question #75: Where and when did Salman Rushdie live?
Trivia Question #76: Riga is the capital of which country?
Trivia Question #77: Also known as marsh gas, what is the main component of natural gas?
Trivia Question #78: Pick the company that has the slogan "Solutions For A Small Planet."
Trivia Question #79: In 1977, a freelancer retyped "Steps," the 1969 National Book Award winner, and sent it to 14 publishers and 13 agents, all of whom rejected it. What "Being There" author wrote "Steps"?
Trivia Question #80: What is the national language of Luxembourg?
Trivia Question #81: Who wrote "The Children of the New Forest"?
Trivia Question #82: Cotton's Theme, also known as "Nadia's Theme" after Nadia Comaneci used it in her floor exercises at the 1976 Olympics, has been the theme to what soap opera?
Trivia Question #83: During World War II, why was Jackie Robinson arrested by military police at Ford Hood, Texas?
Trivia Question #84: What was Scarlett O'Hara's actual first name?
Trivia Question #85: Which holiday marks the beginning of the Jewish new year?
Trivia Question #86: Who was the last team not still active in the NFL to claim an NFL championship?
Trivia Question #87: Who wrote: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity..."
Trivia Question #88: In the 1830s, where was Susanna Moodie "roughing it in the bush"?
Trivia Question #89: In which religion might you consult the "Bhagavad Gita"?
Trivia Question #90: Had the Equal Rights Amendment passed, which amendment would it have been?
Trivia Question #91: The technique known as the Frasch process is used to extract ________.
Trivia Question #92: In "Charlotte's Web," what kind of animal was Templeton?
Trivia Question #93: What did the United States buy for $7,200,000 in 1867?
Trivia Question #94: What ballpark has been the traditional home of the Boston Red Sox?
Trivia Question #95: What bird, sometimes shown pulling a thorn from the crucified Christ's head, is a symbol of Christ's pain and passion?
Trivia Question #96: In the ABC TV movie "Brian's Song," James Caan and Billy Dee Williams played Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers. What team did they play for?
Trivia Question #97: Pick the word that describes a government in which power is given on the basis of a family relationship.
Trivia Question #98: Thanks to her performance on the uneven bars, at which city's Olympics did Nadia Comaneci become the first gymnast to win a perfect 10?
Trivia Question #99: With a 47-second shift with the Detroit Vipers, who became the only pro hockey player active in six decades?
Trivia Question #100: What brand of rye whiskey did Seagram introduce in 1939, to celebrate the royal visit of King George Vl and Queen Elizabeth?
Trivia Question #101: What is Grandpa Simpson's first name?
Trivia Question #102: "Danny Boy" was the theme song for this television show:
Trivia Question #103: In "Adam's Rib," both Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn played people in which profession?
Trivia Question #104: Supposedly, Cleopatra proved her love to which Roman by dissolving two pearls in wine?
Trivia Question #105: He'll be back ... in a big car. What California Republican bought the first commercially available Hummer?
Trivia Question #106: What country's government did the 26th of July Movement overthrow?
Trivia Question #107: For his roles as a Portuguese fisher and as a Catholic priest, who was the first man to win the best actor Academy Award twice in a row?
Trivia Question #108: Which fruit has edible seeds?
Trivia Question #109: One of the greatest baseball players of all time, who also (as of 2000) holds the career record for strikeouts?
Trivia Question #110: Who wrote: "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."
Trivia Question #111: Too wild for his tavern-owning father to raise, what future baseball player was sent at age 7 to Saint Mary's Industrial School for Boys in Baltimore?
Trivia Question #112: What author, really named William Sydney Porter, embezzled a Texas bank, fled to Honduras, but ended up spending three years in an Ohio penitentiary?
Trivia Question #113: Who wrote: "It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry."
Trivia Question #114: Which of these people would you most likely have found in France?
Trivia Question #115: Who wrote: "The result justifies the deed."
Trivia Question #116: What actor said this?
Trivia Question #117: What was the first U.S. state to attempt to secede from the Union on December 20, 1860?
Trivia Question #118: What is the capital of Romania ?
Trivia Question #119: This is the world's most painted, photographed and climbed mountain:
Trivia Question #120: What animal can turn its stomach inside out and extract it from its body?
Trivia Question #121: Of what is a philhellene a fan?
Trivia Question #122: Charles Mraz pioneered apitherapy in the 1930s. How does apitherapy threat you?
Trivia Question #123: What is both the record number of career interceptions by NFLer Paul Krause and the record number of PGA tour events won by Sam Snead?
Trivia Question #124: What word for a cowboy also applies to the winner of Cambridge University's highest math honors?
Trivia Question #125: What bird has symbolized the Roman, Napoleonic, Russia, German and Austro-Hungarian empires?
Trivia Question #126: What three Biblical books, found after the five books of the Pentateuch, gave Lyle Lovett the title for one of his albums?
Trivia Question #127: The word Atman roughly means "universal soul." In what religion is your soul called an atman?
Trivia Question #128: What "miraculous" team stopped being a laughingstock in 1969, when they won 100 games and took the World Series in just five games?
Trivia Question #129: Name the tight-fitting wool hat worm by women:
Trivia Question #130: Fast Eddie Parker inspired "The Hustler," a movie about what activity?
Trivia Question #131: A person who states an opinion without real conviction is said to be "paying" what kind of "service"?
Trivia Question #132: Which of the following is also called "quicksilver"?
Trivia Question #133: How did God stop the construction of the Tower of Babel?
Trivia Question #134: Although it was changed to blue in 1964, what is the "colorful" nickname for the Alien Registration Receipt Card, Form I-151 or I-551?
Trivia Question #135: Pick the date this occurred: Germans abandon Bulgaria.
Trivia Question #136: "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice."
Trivia Question #137: How did the monkey wrench get its name?
Trivia Question #138: How many eyes does a bee have?
Trivia Question #139: Where would you find wooden poles, called changsung, that are carved with human faces and meant to drive off evil spirits?
Trivia Question #140: On October 20, 1991, TV actress Lisa Hartman married which country singer?
Trivia Question #141: Which film features the T-1000, a liquid metal, shape changing, killing machine?
Trivia Question #142: Considered one of its founders, this philosopher denied he was an existentialist:
Trivia Question #143: In the opening, who is not in the music class?
Trivia Question #144: Which quarterback has thrown the most career Super Bowl passes without allowing a single interception?
Trivia Question #145: Heavens to Murgatroyd! Which Hanna-Barbera character will "exit, stage left"?
Trivia Question #146: Which of the following is not a primary language of Brunei?
Trivia Question #147: Pick the company that has the slogan "Put A Tiger In Your Tank."
Trivia Question #148: Who was Fawn Hall's most famous boss?
Trivia Question #149: What company was founded in Two Harbors, Minnesota, by people who sold sandpaper after investing in a corundum mine that had no corundum at all?
Trivia Question #150: Who wrote: "He listens well who takes notes."
Trivia Question #151: James Watson and Francis Crick modeled the chemical structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in what shape?
Trivia Question #152: Which composer wrote "Clair de lune" and "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun"?
Trivia Question #153: January 26 is Australia Day. What does Australia Day commemorate?
Trivia Question #154: By what nickname is Manfred von Richthofen better known?
Trivia Question #155: "Deep Throat" is the source of inside information in this book:
Trivia Question #156: What yellow flower has come to be associated with the fight against cancer?
Trivia Question #157: What New Zealander learned that radioactive elements are warm because of atomic decay?
Trivia Question #158: What are polyps called collectively?
Trivia Question #159: Anna Kournikova shot to fame despite a dismal record for winning titles in what sport?
Trivia Question #160: Francis Bellamy is known for writing:
Trivia Question #161: Which swampy state's bird is the eastern brown pelican?
Trivia Question #162: In what country would you find the most people who speak Spanish as a first language?
Trivia Question #163: Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In was filmed in beautiful downtown ... where?
Trivia Question #164: National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice got her unusual name from the Italian musical phrase "con dolcezza." What does this mean?
Trivia Question #165: Who recorded "Imagine" in 1971?
Trivia Question #166: As of 2002, what is the longest-running series on television?
Trivia Question #167: What part of your body is politely referred to the axilla?
Trivia Question #168: Who wrote "The Call of the Wild"?
Trivia Question #169: Where in the United States did an earthquake kill 700 people in 1906?
Trivia Question #170: A native of French Lick, in 1997 Larry Bird went home to coach what nearby basketball team?
Trivia Question #171: What was the Beach Boys' first No.1 hit?
Trivia Question #172: What is the most common bra cup size in the U.S.?
Trivia Question #173: Where would you be most likely to find radicchio?
Trivia Question #174: Despite having lost two fingers on his left hand in a caravan fire, Django Reinhardt became a virtuoso with what jazz instrument?
Trivia Question #175: Named for Maria Montessori, the Montessori method would most likely be used by whom?
Trivia Question #176: Who was the last king of England?
Trivia Question #177: What egg-laying mammal uses its duckbill to detect the tiny electrical signals passing between nerves and muscles in the tails of the shrimp it eats?
Trivia Question #178: Who was born Taidje Khan?
Trivia Question #179: From which language is the word "geyser" derived?
Trivia Question #180: Alexander Borodin is a major Russian:
Trivia Question #181: In 1974, who addressed the UN General Assembly wearing a gun holster ... accessorized with a gun?
Trivia Question #182: In 1775, if two lights shone in the Old North Church, what "sea" would the British be crossing?
Trivia Question #183: Known for its Personal Pan pizzas, what chain was founded in Wichita in 1958 by two college students named Frank and Dan Carney?
Trivia Question #184: Which river forms the border between Laos and Thailand?
Trivia Question #185: Which of these dates can never be Easter for a Roman Catholic or Protestant?
Trivia Question #186: "A medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders that have primarily mental or behavioral symptoms and with the care of people having such disorders." (National Spelling Bee winning word from 1948)
Trivia Question #187: In 1988, Sergei Bubka became the first pole vaulter to clear 6 m. In 1991, he became the first to clear 6.1 m. What is this to Americans?
Trivia Question #188: What do acclaimed Canadian writers Evelyn Lau, Victor Malarek and Roger Caron all have in common?
Trivia Question #189: Although the term is incorrectly used, the pronghorn is usually called an:
Trivia Question #190: Rock star Lenny Kravitz is more famous than his mom was. But Roxie Roker was a regular on which 1970s TV show?
Trivia Question #191: What country produces the most soybeans?
Trivia Question #192: Pick the company that has the slogan "We Help You Do Things Right."
Trivia Question #193: Philo T. Farnsworth sounds like a Groucho Marx character. Vladimir Zworykin sounds like a James Bond villain. Together, they helped invent what household object?
Trivia Question #194: What is the Russian ruble divided into?
Trivia Question #195: Relatively speaking, what is element #99 on the periodic table?
Trivia Question #196: Which of these words was originally a trademarked term for a brand of de-greasing solvent?
Trivia Question #197: All of these are diseases of the lungs except:
Trivia Question #198: Who set a record by taking home eight Grammys in 1984?
Trivia Question #199: From 1967 to 1969, George Mikan was what league's first commissioner?
Trivia Question #200: Found in many computer programs, video games and DVDs, what phrase describes an unadvertised bonus feature?
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