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Trivia Question #1: Normally, the deaths of such writers CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley would be big news, except that they happened to die on the same day as which US president?
Trivia Question #2: Although one field event has been at every Olympics, it has never (as of 2001) produced a world record. What is this event?
Trivia Question #3: Often found in nature and architecture, the ratio between two consecutive Fibonacci numbers is an irrational number named for what Greek letter?
Trivia Question #4: Margaret Dumont appeared regularly in the films of:
Trivia Question #5: As of 2001, what is both the number of OPEC members and of official languages in South Africa?
Trivia Question #6: Pick the date this occurred: Beginning of Operation Cobra - Allied breakout from Normandy.
Trivia Question #7: The name of what mammal comes from the Old Norse for "horse whale"?
Trivia Question #8: Pick the musical term for "Boldly, vigorously":
Trivia Question #9: By what name was the pirate Edward Teach better known?
Trivia Question #10: Larry Niven's infamous essay "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex" speculated on the potential sexual problems of what superhero?
Trivia Question #11: How many consecutive times did Sonja Henie win the world figure skating championship?
Trivia Question #12: Which two letters are missing from the telephone dial (or, nowadays, keypad)?
Trivia Question #13: He made his fortune smelting metalic ores in New Mexico and Colorado:
Trivia Question #14: Who said: The Crown is not my right and it pleaseth me not?
Trivia Question #15: In April 1928, a Yale English professor named William Lyon Phelps let which boxer lecture the class on Shakespeare?
Trivia Question #16: Supposedly, which Polish-born composer only shaved the side of his face that faced an audience?
Trivia Question #17: What middle name is shared by both inventor Thomas Edison and TV personality Dick Cavett?
Trivia Question #18: Which Boston-born Patriot's own son was the Loyalist governor of New Jersey?
Trivia Question #19: Where is the "Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes"?
Trivia Question #20: Before becoming one of Russia's great composers, who published chemistry research papers on aldehydes and amarines?
Trivia Question #21: Who sings "Unchain My Heart" in 1987?
Trivia Question #22: Which term denoted a southern supporter of the reconstruction after the Civil War?
Trivia Question #23: What is Elton John's middle name? You may have to "labor" over this.
Trivia Question #24: What is the word for a grouping of rabbits?
Trivia Question #25: Miso, a basic ingredient in Japanese cooking, is made from:
Trivia Question #26: Amyl nitrate handles angina, but as a street drug, it also enhances sexual performance. What is its street name?
Trivia Question #27: In 2001, Timothy McVeigh was executed in Terre Haute in what state?
Trivia Question #28: Which country currently occupies the Falkland Islands?
Trivia Question #29: The Hittite empire flourished in this area:
Trivia Question #30: How many people died of flu between 1918 & 1919?
Trivia Question #31: Your computer may be an IBM. What do the letters IBM stand for?
Trivia Question #32: Which classic novel is subtitled, "A Tale of the Seaboard"?
Trivia Question #33: What sport did a surfer named Tom Sims help create in 1963?
Trivia Question #34: A young adult story that deals with the pressure to conform in a Catholic school:
Trivia Question #35: Which of these travels through the body at 240 miles an hour?
Trivia Question #36: Which country shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic?
Trivia Question #37: What Led Zepplin song was thier first major hit in 1969?
Trivia Question #38: Which modern city is located only 90 km (56 mi) north of the site of the ancient city of Babylon?
Trivia Question #39: How long does it take for a photon to travel from the Sun's core to the Sun's surface?
Trivia Question #40: Define this musical term: "STREPITOSO":
Trivia Question #41: Aside from -1, what is only square number that is two less than a cube number?
Trivia Question #42: Which of these was a character, not on "Dawson's Creek," but on "Party of Five"?
Trivia Question #43: What word describes a brimless red Turkish cap with a tassel?
Trivia Question #44: Pick the musical term for "Less movement, slower at once":
Trivia Question #45: What kind of hat can purportedly hold 37.85 litres of liquid?
Trivia Question #46: Define this musical term: "SOPRA":
Trivia Question #47: Also found in a "milk"-y laxative, what mineral helps prevent muscle spasms and leg cramps?
Trivia Question #48: What was Maurice Richard's nickname?
Trivia Question #49: According to Cecil Adams and "The Straight Dope," at $350 billion per pound, what is the most expensive thing in the world?
Trivia Question #50: Russian musician Sviatoslav Richter is known in the world of music as a:
Trivia Question #51: Pick the false statement. The kinetic theory of gases states that ________.
Trivia Question #52: What is a judge doing what she or he issues an obiter dictum?
Trivia Question #53: Madonna appeared on the cover of the May 1985 debut issue of what magazine?
Trivia Question #54: Which of these is the name of the man who assembled the Three Tenors, rather than of one of the Tenors themselves?
Trivia Question #55: What were the Huguenots?
Trivia Question #56: In 1984, the population can be divided into three groups, The Outer Party, The Inner Party and the Proles. According to Winston, with which group does the hope of freedom lie?
Trivia Question #57: In 47 BC, who "came, saw and conquered" King Pharnaces of Bosporus, in what is now Turkey?
Trivia Question #58: The last 14 kings of this empire were all named Ptolemy:
Trivia Question #59: In British history, what was the Domesday Book?
Trivia Question #60: What bird traditionally pops out of a Swiss clock?
Trivia Question #61: The aging-hippie town of Christiania sits outside Copenhagen in what country?
Trivia Question #62: Who directed the Rage Against the Machine video "Sleep Now in the Fire"?
Trivia Question #63: Since 1970 the World Series of Poker has been held at Binion's Horseshoe, a casino in what city?
Trivia Question #64: By definition, what element is found in all organic compounds?
Trivia Question #65: Pick the musical term for "Delicate":
Trivia Question #66: What city, America's Glass Capital, is home to baseball's Mud Hens and to MASH's Corporal Max Klinger?
Trivia Question #67: In the title of his 1870 book, how far did Jules Verne take us under the sea?
Trivia Question #68: What is the name of the Mexican wrestler the Springfield 'investorettes' sponsor?
Trivia Question #69: Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn were from St. Petersburg, which Mark Twain modeled after his boyhood hometown. Where was this?
Trivia Question #70: Which world leader was assassinated by a nationalistic Hindu newspaper editor?
Trivia Question #71: Which Neo-Impressionist artist used small dots of pure color to produce his paintings, including "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte"?
Trivia Question #72: Which legal defense is also referred to as "The Nuremberg Defense"?
Trivia Question #73: Which of these heroes borrowed his theme song from "Les Preludes" by Franz Liszt?
Trivia Question #74: With a feast day of July 25, who is the patron saint of travelers?
Trivia Question #75: Pick the company that has the slogan "You're In Good Hands."
Trivia Question #76: General Bernardo O'Higgins was an important figure in which country's struggle for independence?
Trivia Question #77: Who was the author of the book "Little Women"?
Trivia Question #78: Which team has not only won the Stanley Cup the most times, but is also the only remaining team to have won it without being in the NHL?
Trivia Question #79: Often found in metalwork, what is repousse?
Trivia Question #80: In the 1930 movie "Little Caesar," who uttered these dying words: "Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?"
Trivia Question #81: Which prime minister's grandfather led an oddball rebellion that ended with all sides retreating after the Battle of Montgomery's Tavern'?
Trivia Question #82: Define this musical term: "APASSIONATO":
Trivia Question #83: Pick the company that has the slogan "_______ Makes The Very Best."
Trivia Question #84: The size of an atom is approximately one _______ of a millimeter?
Trivia Question #85: What is the world's most widely used vegetable?
Trivia Question #86: Who was the first president to have the same vice-president as his predecessor?
Trivia Question #87: A collection of Haitian refugees spawned solo careers for its members: Lauryn Hill, Pras Michel and Wyclef Jean. What was the band called?
Trivia Question #88: Now that London uses less coal, its people experience fewer pea-soupers. What is a pea-souper?
Trivia Question #89: What "almost famous" daughter of Goldie Hawn's married the Black Crowes' Chris Robinson, an "almost famous" rock star?
Trivia Question #90: When an Umingmaktormiut Eskimo talks about kaniktshaq, qanik, anijo, kanut and nahauliq, what is he talking about? (This isn't as hard as it sounds).
Trivia Question #91: With his "fleas" cheering him on, what Mexican-American nearly won golf's grand slam in 1974?
Trivia Question #92: Where was the band Led Zeppelin playing when they were robbed of $203,000?
Trivia Question #93: All of these men assassinated world leaders except:
Trivia Question #94: The name of
Trivia Question #95: Where would one find Cockpit Country?
Trivia Question #96: Which province has no daylight saving time?
Trivia Question #97: In 1998, Exhibitor Relations corrected for ticket-price inflation and identified what movie as the all-time highest grossing?
Trivia Question #98: The first performance of Handel's "Messiah" was given as a fundraiser for the relief of prisoners in which city?
Trivia Question #99: All of these are dog breeds except:
Trivia Question #100: Made from the dry distillation of wood, creosote is not a good choice for which of these uses?
Trivia Question #101: Who wrote "A Farewell to Arms"?
Trivia Question #102: The world's highest capital city is La Paz, and it is one of two capital cities in which country?
Trivia Question #103: What province had a Padlock Act that allowed its attorney general to padlock any building used to propagate communism?
Trivia Question #104: The name Daniel means:
Trivia Question #105: What family of birds includes the world's smallest birds?
Trivia Question #106: What kind of advice would you get from Emily Post and Amy Vanderbilt?
Trivia Question #107: During the Tour de France, the cyclist with the lowest cumulative time wears the maillot jaune. What color is the maillot jaune?
Trivia Question #108: Pick the company that has the slogan "The Pain Reliever Hospitals Use Most."
Trivia Question #109: What was the first product sold by Richard Sears and Alvah Roebuck?
Trivia Question #110: What William Golding book describes a group of stranded English schoolboys who descend into barbarism?
Trivia Question #111: Junius Scales was the only American sent to prison for what crime?
Trivia Question #112: What did Cadmus plant to grow the warriors who founded Thebes' noblest families?
Trivia Question #113: Who "wrote" the book "A Mother's Gift" about a chaste 14-year-old singer from the South?
Trivia Question #114: The Golden Boy sits atop which province's legislature?
Trivia Question #115: The British extended the Roman mile from 5000 feet because they wanted it to be how many furlongs?
Trivia Question #116: Pick the correct statement:
Trivia Question #117: To a photographer, what does SLR mean?
Trivia Question #118: Who did Leon Czolgosz shoot?
Trivia Question #119: Define this musical term: "SCHERZO":
Trivia Question #120: Pick the company that has the slogan "Achieve _______"
Trivia Question #121: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! What famous female character did Australian-born Pamela L. Travers create?
Trivia Question #122: What magazine sponsored a board game where the object was to lose all of your money?
Trivia Question #123: Linda Perry, who helped the careers of Pink and Christina Aguilera, was once part of what band?
Trivia Question #124: What detergent was among the top ten best-selling grocery items?
Trivia Question #125: On February 1, 1958, Syria merged with what country to form the United Arab Republic?
Trivia Question #126: Who was the first president to have his portrait on a U.S. coin?
Trivia Question #127: Photographer Alfred Stieglitz took nude pictures of his famous wife. Who was she?
Trivia Question #128: How is carbon-14 put to use?
Trivia Question #129: With a feast day of October 28, who is the patron saint of lost causes?
Trivia Question #130: Where is the region of Ungava?
Trivia Question #131: When the body can't supply sufficient blood to its tissues, the result is:
Trivia Question #132: In the mid-1990s, what Jamaican-born Canadian stockbroker became the "fastest man alive"?
Trivia Question #133: On the day that abolitionist John Brown was executed, future painter Georges Seurat was born. When was this?
Trivia Question #134: Who wrote the book "A Clockwork Orange," complete with its controversial violence?
Trivia Question #135: According to U.S. government rules, passengers are expressly prohibited from doing what on most U.S. domestic flights?
Trivia Question #136: In 1942, Nobuo Fujita managed to drop two incendiary bombs in a forest. Where?
Trivia Question #137: In a 1993 survey, what percentage of Norwegian pregnant teenagers decided to terminate their pregnancy with an abortion:
Trivia Question #138: Who wrote: "Riches I hold in light esteem And love I laugh to scorn; And lust of fame was but a dream, That vanished with the morn"
Trivia Question #139: What was the name of the Led Zeppelin concert movie?
Trivia Question #140: What is the Earth's escape velocity (the speed required for a spaceship to leave the Earth's gravitational field)?
Trivia Question #141: Who wrote "Journey to the Center of the Earth"?
Trivia Question #142: Name the first person to fly a solar-powered plane across the English Channel
Trivia Question #143: Supposedly, who killed herself in 30 BC by inducing an asp to bite her?
Trivia Question #144: Octavio Paz is a noted Mexican:
Trivia Question #145: Which type of fish comes in brook, brown, lake and rainbow varieties?
Trivia Question #146: What country is Timbuktu in?
Trivia Question #147: What was the flip side of Hey Jude?
Trivia Question #148: What first is Valentina Tereshkova famous for?
Trivia Question #149: What is the word for a grouping of snipe?
Trivia Question #150: In 1889, the Eiffel Tower became the world's tallest structure, displacing what other structure for the top spot?
Trivia Question #151: Members of the United States Armed Forces helped write this country's constitution:
Trivia Question #152: Georges Melies, a former magician, is considered the father of what cinematic art?
Trivia Question #153: What color dress was The Hollies' 1972 Long, Cool Woman wearing?
Trivia Question #154: Once the world's largest ports for shipping coal, Cardiff is now the capital of which part of Great Britain?
Trivia Question #155: How many eyes does an earthworm have?
Trivia Question #156: A cherry is an example of this kind of fruit:
Trivia Question #157: What was the name of the Beach Boys' first album?
Trivia Question #158: Forget Bush and Gore. Alexander Joseph Luthor is the forty-third president of the United States. Whose enemy is he?
Trivia Question #159: The parents of John Balliol, King of Scotland, founded a famous college at what university?
Trivia Question #160: How did the movie "Wife Beware" earn its place in cinematic history?
Trivia Question #161: How many stars in the Milky Way are estimated to be bigger than our Sun?
Trivia Question #162: What, probably, was the Black Death?
Trivia Question #163: Bunnies are saltatorial. Kangaroos are ricochetal. What does this mean they do?
Trivia Question #164: Formed in 1790, the Royal Toxophilite Society promotes what Olympic sport?
Trivia Question #165: He played Captain Blood and Robin Hood, but because of his terrible health he was 4F and couldn't serve in World War II. Who was he?
Trivia Question #166: Who wrote: "Each of us bears his own Hell."
Trivia Question #167: How old was John Paul Jones when he joined his first real band?
Trivia Question #168: Which insects use the substance propolis to glue together their homes?
Trivia Question #169: Which river discharges the most sediment annually?
Trivia Question #170: What is the address of the White House? _____ Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.
Trivia Question #171: What animal's form did Zeus assume when he raped Leda?
Trivia Question #172: An inlet of the Bosporus called the Golden Horn, known locally as the Halic, separates the ancient and modern sides of what city?
Trivia Question #173: In a Siberian language, what word means "forested mountain ridge"?
Trivia Question #174: What former Pinkerton agent was romantically linked to playwright Lillian Hellman?
Trivia Question #175: What actor became a baroness in 1996, when her husband became the Fifth Baron Haden-Guest of Saling?
Trivia Question #176: What fraternity do the Lewis and Gilbert join in "Revenge of the Nerds"?
Trivia Question #177: What is the word for a grouping of goldfinches?
Trivia Question #178: Before John Paul II, popes rarely left Italy. But where did Paul VI go in 1964?
Trivia Question #179: In 1877, what did Helen Magill White become the first American woman to do?
Trivia Question #180: Who was the first British Conservative leader to be elected by ballot?
Trivia Question #181: In which 1945 book do we read that "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others"?
Trivia Question #182: In the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice increases or decreases her size by:
Trivia Question #183: Agenda 21 was a document that resulted from:
Trivia Question #184: According to its license plates, what province is "yours to discover"?
Trivia Question #185: In Greece, only the king could cut this herb. The Hindus revered it. Some people share a name with this herb, including a TV hotelier. What is it?
Trivia Question #186: In total, how many Apollo astronauts landed on the moon?
Trivia Question #187: In "To Kill a Mockingbird," Harper Lee modeled one of the characters on which of her real-life girlhood neighbors?
Trivia Question #188: Where in the human body is the vitreous humor located?
Trivia Question #189: USA states: What's the capital of Oregon?
Trivia Question #190: Reggae star Jimmy Cliff converted to what religion in 1973?
Trivia Question #191: In Animal Farm, which animal, when trying to learn the alphabet, couldn't remember more than 4 letters?
Trivia Question #192: Who was the author of the book "Blindness"?
Trivia Question #193: Which part of the ear helps maintain balance?
Trivia Question #194: In which year did Beatlemania hit America as the Fab Four tour the USA?
Trivia Question #195: On what show are the character's mothers played by Christina Pickles, Marlo Thomas, Brenda Vaccaro, Teri Garr and Morgan Fairchild?
Trivia Question #196: The Pennsylvania Dutch are not really Dutch. Actually their heritage is ________.
Trivia Question #197: Who won the soccer world cup in 1978?
Trivia Question #198: Which country celebrates Bastille Day?
Trivia Question #199: Who gave one of his sons the longest personal name in the Bible, Mahershalalhashbaz, as part of a prophecy about the Assyrians?
Trivia Question #200: Unless it has been obscured by unsightly hair, where would you see somebody's glabella?
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