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Trivia Question #1: What duck-billed dinosaur was named for the capital of Alberta?
Trivia Question #2: In 1994, what former CFL star from Oklahoma became the only black Republican in Congress?
Trivia Question #3: Upon whom were the first aerial bombs dropped?
Trivia Question #4: Who's doing the lead vocals for The Rolling Stones?
Trivia Question #5: Where does the expression 'smörgåsbord' come from?
Trivia Question #6: Introduced by the US Bureau of the Census in the 1970s, the term POSSLQ referred to whom?
Trivia Question #7: What slave owner was on the Great Seal of the Confederacy?
Trivia Question #8: A network of a different kind ... What tiny group of Polynesian islands has become hot property on the Web thanks to its domain name?
Trivia Question #9: Pick the date this occurred: Soviets enter Berlin.
Trivia Question #10: Define this musical term: "LEGNO":
Trivia Question #11: Pick the date this occurred: Danzig captured by Soviets.
Trivia Question #12: Although Ted Hughes was England's poet laureate, he is best known for his marriage to what suicidal poet?
Trivia Question #13: In 2001, we learned that King Abdullah dressed as a commoner to see how his government was doing. Of what country was he king?
Trivia Question #14: Who had been a goalkeeper for Real Madrid until a car crash left him semi-paralyzed, leading to a different career altogether?
Trivia Question #15: What patriotic symbol would a vexillologist study?
Trivia Question #16: Who was the author of the book "The Iliad and The Odyssey"?
Trivia Question #17: Which television dad worked for the ad agency "McMahon and Tate"?
Trivia Question #18: The first bobsled club was founded in 1897 in what future Winter Olympic city?
Trivia Question #19: Who managed to compose 202 hours of music in just 29 years of his 35-year life?
Trivia Question #20: What ancient game includes such variations as Big Clock, Matador, Sebastopol and Traffic?
Trivia Question #21: To whom does the AAU award the James E. Sullivan Memorial Award every year?
Trivia Question #22: Which language was constructed by L.L. Zamenhof?
Trivia Question #23: What famous structure did Frank Lloyd Wright design in Bear Run, Pennsylvania?
Trivia Question #24: Billed as Arnold Strong, whose US movie debut was "Hercules in New York"?
Trivia Question #25: What was the original home of the Cardinals?
Trivia Question #26: Who wrote "1984"?
Trivia Question #27: Which planet has the longest day, from sunrise to sunrise?
Trivia Question #28: What do you mix with Guinness beer to create a Black Velvet?
Trivia Question #29: Who wrote: "A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."
Trivia Question #30: True or false: about 50 percent of boys have homosexual activity or play around the time of puberty or early adolescence.
Trivia Question #31: The title of which reclusive writer's most famous book refers to the arc of a V-2 rocket?
Trivia Question #32: Martin Luther King became involved in a boycott. What was the fine he received?
Trivia Question #33: Which organist at Westminster Abbey wrote music for more than 40 plays, including "The Fairy Queen" and "The Tempest"?
Trivia Question #34: What is the SI unit of electrical charge?
Trivia Question #35: He didn’t believe in atoms, x-rays, Darwinism, radioactivity or that we would ever fly in airplanes. Who was this “absolute zero”?
Trivia Question #36: What do they call a Danish in Denmark?
Trivia Question #37: Two boxers have won the heavyweight championship three times. One is Muhammad Ali. Who is the other?
Trivia Question #38: In 1977, 130 million Americans saw at least one episode of which eight-part TV series?
Trivia Question #39: All these writers are known for their horror stories except:
Trivia Question #40: The original charlatan was a ciatlatano, a resident of Cerreto, Italia. What reputation did a ciatlatano have?
Trivia Question #41: Supposedly, Pope Gregory the Great introduced the custom of saying "God bless you" after what sudden violent spasmodic audible expiration of breath?
Trivia Question #42: At its height, which empire extended from the Black Sea to the White Sea?
Trivia Question #43: On which island would you find JFK and La Guardia airports?
Trivia Question #44: What are cepe, porcini, boletus and shitaki?
Trivia Question #45: In ancient Rome, where would you have seen a retiarius, a myrmillo, a secutor and a hoplomachus?
Trivia Question #46: Whose empire did Francisco Pizarro conquer in 1533?
Trivia Question #47: Yeah, that's the ticket! Who played pathological liar Tommy Flanagan on "Saturday Night Live"?
Trivia Question #48: Pick the date this occurred: Soviets and Yugoslavs sign treaty.
Trivia Question #49: What would you have found in the very first book ever published by Simon & Schuster?
Trivia Question #50: Excluding live versions and redubs, which of these songs was recorded most recently by the Rolling Stones?
Trivia Question #51: Who was the first Prime Minister of Great Britain?
Trivia Question #52: Who wrote: "Retirement is the ugliest word in the language."
Trivia Question #53: If your hand is on your girlfriend's ilium, where is it?
Trivia Question #54: Which newspaper sent Ernest Hemingway to Paris as its foreign correspondent?
Trivia Question #55: On June 5, 1983, U2 played the Red Rocks Amphitheater. Where is it?
Trivia Question #56: Who fought the English Civil War?
Trivia Question #57: Which island off the coast of Africa is home to 6,000 flowering plants, half the world's chameleon varieties and most of its surviving lemurs?
Trivia Question #58: Neutrons, gamma rays, alpha and beta particles make up:
Trivia Question #59: Which of these catch-phrases came, not from Seinfeld, but from The Simpsons?
Trivia Question #60: What does the German, Dutch and Afrikaans word "berg" mean?
Trivia Question #61: The Cars' "Shake It Up" is from which year?
Trivia Question #62: In addition to being a flute player, boxer and chess master, who is Michael Flatley?
Trivia Question #63: Which subway system has the world's highest ridership (with approximately 3.16 million riders in 1997)?
Trivia Question #64: We're betting that Lars Gustafsson got a kick out of nominating what sport for the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize?
Trivia Question #65: Define this musical term: "ACCELLERANDO (ACCEL.)":
Trivia Question #66: The state sport is rodeo, the state dish is chili, and the state plant is the prickly pear cactus. Which state?
Trivia Question #67: What city is the center of the Morman Religion?
Trivia Question #68: Although best known as a home-run hitting first baseman, who was a pitcher for two years at Southern Cal?
Trivia Question #69: As of 2002, which Best Picture Oscar winner had the highest earnings?
Trivia Question #70: The Torrance Community Dance Group appears in whose Praise You video?
Trivia Question #71: What was the name of Scrooge's late business partner, whose ghost comes to visit in "A Christmas Carol"?
Trivia Question #72: Eric Clapton wrote "Layla" and "Wonderful Tonight" for Patti Boyd, but her first husband wrote "Something" for her. Who is he?
Trivia Question #73: The band had another nickname for John "Bonzo" Bonham when he was drinking. What was it?
Trivia Question #74: The 2001 Nobel Prize for Chemistry went to work on chiral molecules. What part of our body is chiral?
Trivia Question #75: What is the only African country to use Spanish as its official language?
Trivia Question #76: When I was 11, I played Mozart with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In 1984, I won a Grammy for "Rockit," which mixed rap and jazz. Who am I?
Trivia Question #77: What was the name of China's last emperor?
Trivia Question #78: Most of the weekdays are named for Norse gods. All but one. Which weekday is NOT named for a Viking god?
Trivia Question #79: What country produced a work of literature called the Edda?
Trivia Question #80: For what insect does the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua and Honduras appear to be named?
Trivia Question #81: Which writer died on the same date (although not actually the same day) as William Shakespeare?
Trivia Question #82: At a Royal Command Performance on November 4, 1963, who said the following? "Will the people in the cheaper seats clap their hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewellery."
Trivia Question #83: A 1999 US stamp misplaced the Grand Canyon. Do you know where it really is?
Trivia Question #84: One of the stories that Scheherazade tells in "The Arabian Nights" is about which Chinese kid?
Trivia Question #85: In the Old Testament, he escaped the evil city of Sodom with his daughters:
Trivia Question #86: Who wrote "Death in Venice"?
Trivia Question #87: This tiny country is nestled between France and Spain:
Trivia Question #88: Who was the first president to have been nominated at a national party convention?
Trivia Question #89: The Canary Islands are named for what type of animal?
Trivia Question #90: Which disaster does the Fujita scale measure?
Trivia Question #91: Made by crushing fish and leaving it to rot, garum would be used by a Roman for what purpose?
Trivia Question #92: Which waddling bird is known for tobogganing on its belly and "flying" underwater?
Trivia Question #93: Name the song: "When I find myself in times of trouble/ Mother Mary comes to me"?
Trivia Question #94: What racist DW Griffith movie, one of the most influential of all time, glorified the KKK?
Trivia Question #95: Which of the X-Men is Canadian?
Trivia Question #96: Who wrote: "Yield not to evils, but attack all the more boldly."
Trivia Question #97: Pakistan’s capital city, ________, boasts a rich assortment of classical Islamic and contemporary architectural styles.
Trivia Question #98: Dry ice is the solid form of:
Trivia Question #99: Founded by William S Paley, which network became known as the Tiffany Network?
Trivia Question #100: Some people can use the auriculares muscles to move what body part?
Trivia Question #101: Pick the company that has the slogan "The Official Battery Of The Family Car."
Trivia Question #102: Why did George Eastman call his company Kodak?
Trivia Question #103: What would you commonly find in a Canopic jar?
Trivia Question #104: In 1517, Martin Luther is said to have nailed his 95 theses to the door of Castle Church in what city?
Trivia Question #105: Analogous to the Tony Awards, the Olivier Awards are given out for productions in what country?
Trivia Question #106: Who was the author of the book "Ulysses"?
Trivia Question #107: _______, the capital of Wyoming, is named for the Native American people who first inhabited the area.
Trivia Question #108: Pick the musical term for "(con.) Boldness and spirit":
Trivia Question #109: What was the name of Ralph Nader's 1965 book criticizing the auto industry?
Trivia Question #110: Which science-fiction movie became associated with Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative?
Trivia Question #111: Pick the company that has the slogan "Where Pets Are Family."
Trivia Question #112: Who wrote a Fifth Symphony that is famous for its four-note C-minor opening?
Trivia Question #113: In what state did Betty Parris and Abigail Williams blame their fits on the "witchcraft" of a slave named Tituba?
Trivia Question #114: The 22nd Amendment to the U.S. constitution limited our presidents to ________.
Trivia Question #115: Sidney Franklin and John Fulton Short have "taken the alternative" to become professionals in what sport?
Trivia Question #116: A bobsled team from what tropical country inspired the crowd, and a Hollywood movie, at the Calgary Olympics?
Trivia Question #117: How many mainland European countries are smaller than Rhode Island?
Trivia Question #118: What missing person was last seen at the Machus Red Fox Restaurant?
Trivia Question #119: This 1979 Oscar-winning film portrayed the lives of four bike-racing friends in Indiana:
Trivia Question #120: Where would you find an aluminum statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus?
Trivia Question #121: As far as scientific classification goes, what is seaweed?
Trivia Question #122: Who left her alcoholic first husband, Charles Gloyd, shortly after marrying him in 1867?
Trivia Question #123: Whose characters included Ernestine the telephone operator and a little girl name Edith Ann?
Trivia Question #124: The last Beatle to get married was ________.
Trivia Question #125: What element did Joseph Priestly call dephlogisticated air, only for it to be renamed by Anton Lavoiser, who thought it created acids?
Trivia Question #126: What coffee shop hired Joey Tribbiani and Rachel Green to serve coffee, and even let Phoebe Buffay sing "Smelly Cat"?
Trivia Question #127: Who co-starred with Humphrey Bogart in "To Have and Have Not," "The Big Sleep," "Dark Passage" and "Key Largo"?
Trivia Question #128: Pick the date this occurred: Le Havre liberated.
Trivia Question #129: In 2000, what world leader (a judo champion and karate instructor) was judo wrestled to the ground by Natsumi Gomi, a 10-year-old Japanese girl?
Trivia Question #130: Rudolf Wanderone remained himself for Minnesota Fats, Jackie Gleason's character in "The Hustler." What game did he play?
Trivia Question #131: How many states comprise Mexico?
Trivia Question #132: Which was discovered in the 18th century?
Trivia Question #133: A gorget, a tasse and a gauntlet are articles that would have been worn by:
Trivia Question #134: Name the two movies that Michael Crichton made (before Jurassic Park) about a theme park out of control.
Trivia Question #135: What was the world's most successful singing group of the 1970s?
Trivia Question #136: This seafood has claws, a tail, legs and a body, all edible. What is it?
Trivia Question #137: Where is "Le Figaro" published?
Trivia Question #138: What is Denver's nickname?
Trivia Question #139: Talk about nicknames with low expectations! What Alabama steel town used to call itself the Pittsburgh of the South?
Trivia Question #140: Which country held its first & last Grand Prix in 1939?
Trivia Question #141: Who wrote: "One word Frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love."
Trivia Question #142: What does "Je me souviens," the motto of the province of Quebec, mean?
Trivia Question #143: What African nation was founded in the 1800s by ex-slaves from the United States?
Trivia Question #144: Four independent countries are completely south of the Tropic of Capricorn. Which of these is not one of them?
Trivia Question #145: In the official Monopoly rules, what happens when you land on "Free Parking"?
Trivia Question #146: Which Talking Heads song: "Fightin' fire with fire"?
Trivia Question #147: Which war first gave us the term "shell shock"?
Trivia Question #148: Who was the first Canadian prime minister born in Quebec?
Trivia Question #149: Which of these things is true of the Great Wall of China?
Trivia Question #150: Which of these favorite things appears first in the song "My Favorite Things"?
Trivia Question #151: To a Catholic, what is the Immaculate Conception?
Trivia Question #152: How many bathrooms they have on Air Force One?
Trivia Question #153: What island is found between the Cabot Strait in the east and the Strait of Belle Isle in the west?
Trivia Question #154: In December 1984, the residents of Frobisher Bay voted to adopt an Inuktitut name meaning "place of fish." What is Frobisher Bay called today?
Trivia Question #155: Which statement is false?
Trivia Question #156: What is mastication?
Trivia Question #157: Which of of these is not a kind of hero sandwich?
Trivia Question #158: Which country does not border Turkey?
Trivia Question #159: In the 1980s, what network did Brandon Tartikoff take from "worst to first"?
Trivia Question #160: Which mystery did Jean-Francois Champollion solve in 1822?
Trivia Question #161: Get off my plane! Who played President Jim Marshall in "Air Force One"?
Trivia Question #162: The Provincetown Players theater group discovered this major playwright:
Trivia Question #163: In business terms, an O.T.C. is a type of:
Trivia Question #164: Thanks to a discovery made by Joseph Priestly in 1770, why is rubber called rubber?
Trivia Question #165: In 1956, in this country they "Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom." The next year they cracked down on dissent, and the year after they launched the Great Leap Forward. What country is this?
Trivia Question #166: Whom did the Vietnamese defeat at Dien Bien Phu in 1954?
Trivia Question #167: Most of the world's production of _______ is used for heat-resistant and magnetic alloys:
Trivia Question #168: Which of these words best describes an up-and-down movement of the human head?
Trivia Question #169: Which of the following familiar faces was not born in Canada?
Trivia Question #170: What future "Boy Wonder" was once in a McDonald's commercial with Michael Jordan?
Trivia Question #171: What does a pisctologist excel at?
Trivia Question #172: Which Middle Eastern city has the largest population?
Trivia Question #173: Gastroliths are unusual stones. Where would you find them?
Trivia Question #174: What Jean-Claude Lauzon movie, about a freed criminal, won a record 13 Genies in 1988?
Trivia Question #175: Pick the correct statement:
Trivia Question #176: President Lincoln appoints George B. McClellan as Commander of the Department of the Potomac, replacing McDowell.
Trivia Question #177: The 2002 World Cup marked the first time two nations shared hosting. Which two?
Trivia Question #178: In "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," what poet penned the often misquoted lines, "Water water everywhere/ nor any drop to drink"?
Trivia Question #179: In addition to being a would-be world conqueror, a Napoleon is all but which of the following?
Trivia Question #180: Who sang about "Shiny happy people laughing"?
Trivia Question #181: Which is not true of private investigator Jim Rockford?
Trivia Question #182: On August 21, 1940, in Mexico City, Ramon Mercador plunged a pickaxe into somebody's skull. Whose?
Trivia Question #183: In 2002, what did the last bits of Yugoslavia rename itself?
Trivia Question #184: Michael, Jermaine, Marlon, Jackie and Tito Jackson together are ________?
Trivia Question #185: Which country is Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, from?
Trivia Question #186: Which kind of whale could be called the unicorn of the sea?
Trivia Question #187: What athlete did Paul Newman play in "Somebody Up There Likes Me"?
Trivia Question #188: Mozart and Rossini wrote operas based on the work of which royal-court watchmaker?
Trivia Question #189: Bonsai trees are tiny because they are:
Trivia Question #190: What team defeated Chicago in the notorious Black Sox World Series scandal of 1919?
Trivia Question #191: How many years older than the Empire State Building is Bob Dole?
Trivia Question #192: Appropriately, given its packaging, what computer company uses a cow in its ads?
Trivia Question #193: If Hollywood had existed in medieval Russia, which of these movies might have been made about Baba Yaga?
Trivia Question #194: Pick the musical term for "A direction to the accompanist":
Trivia Question #195: What Pink Floyd album top all in 1980?
Trivia Question #196: Where is the Deseret News published?
Trivia Question #197: What did John Bartlett first compile into a popular book in 1855?
Trivia Question #198: An enlarged planum temporale in the left temporal lobe of the brain appears to be connected with what artistic ability?
Trivia Question #199: What spice shares a name with the capital of French Guiana?
Trivia Question #200: Child actor Hallie Eisenberg became famous lip-syncing in TV commercials for which product?
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