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Trivia Question #1: What type of fish is caught by the old man in Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea"?
Trivia Question #2: Which of the Rat Pack, its nominal leader, was Angie Dickinson's character married to in "Ocean's Eleven"?
Trivia Question #3: What Nintendo hit started out as a flop called Radarscope until it was redesigned by a Japanese art student?
Trivia Question #4: Every day, Muslims face which city when they pray?
Trivia Question #5: Who flew a B-17 for the United States and a commercial plane for Pan-Am before he created "Star Trek"?
Trivia Question #6: Who wore a hat labeled "In this style 10/6"?
Trivia Question #7: In which Canadian city would you find the Hockey Hall of Fame?
Trivia Question #8: In which city were the Olympic summer games in 1928?
Trivia Question #9: What city was once named for Col. John By, the engineer and lumberman who built the Rideau Canal?
Trivia Question #10: What was the name of the cult the Simpsons joined?
Trivia Question #11: A dish of fruit cooked in a sweet syrup is commonly known as what?
Trivia Question #12: How many time zones are there in the People's Republic of China?
Trivia Question #13: What constellation is also known as the sea goat?
Trivia Question #14: If you're seeing a lunar eclipse on Earth, what is your astronaut buddy seeing on the moon?
Trivia Question #15: Trichloromethane, or CHCl3, used to used as an anesthetic. What do we call it nowadays?
Trivia Question #16: Vodka is a diminutive of the Russian word "voda." What does "voda" mean?
Trivia Question #17: U.S. President's most common Christian name (first name) is ________.
Trivia Question #18: Stendhal wrote "The Charterhouse of Parma." But who are you most likely to find in a charterhouse?
Trivia Question #19: What is the English translation of "Hanoi"?
Trivia Question #20: Kemal Amin Kasem changed his name to Casey. For what is he known?
Trivia Question #21: Although derived from a Persian word meaning "three stringed," what musical instrument actually has many more than three strings?
Trivia Question #22: For what purpose is trinitroluene most commonly used?
Trivia Question #23: Pick the date this occurred: Germany declares war on USA.
Trivia Question #24: On TV, what was Warren Weber's nickname?
Trivia Question #25: The Phoenicians called Utica the "old city." What city did they call Kart-Hadasht, meaning "New City"?
Trivia Question #26: What bear is classified scientifically as Ursus arctos horribilis?
Trivia Question #27: Usually, it's the baseball players who get traded. But in 1973, two Yankees named Mike Kekich and Fritz Peterson traded something else. What was it?
Trivia Question #28: What is the oldest federal building in Washington, D.C?
Trivia Question #29: Pick the company that has the slogan "The Financial Network."
Trivia Question #30: Whose eyes inspired a 1981 Kim Carnes hit?
Trivia Question #31: Which animal is the world's noisiest land animal?
Trivia Question #32: Define this musical term: "LEGATISSIMO":
Trivia Question #33: Served improperly in a Japanese restaurant, fugu can kill you. What is fugu?
Trivia Question #34: According to Communist American writer John Reed, how many days shook the world?
Trivia Question #35: Which is not a type of animal?
Trivia Question #36: Drawn by Ub Iwerks, rather than by Walt Disney, what character first appeared in "Plane Crazy"?
Trivia Question #37: Which U.S. state is home to the Hopi Native American reservation?
Trivia Question #38: What kind of creature is Greek mythology's Chiron?
Trivia Question #39: In 1905, where did Frederick Wells find the world's largest diamond, a 21-pound, 3,106-carat monster?
Trivia Question #40: Where did Rowland Hussey Macy set up Macy's Grand Central Fancy Goods Establishment, which survives under a much shorter name today?
Trivia Question #41: In addition to holding the world middleweight title, Roberto Duran held all but which of these titles?
Trivia Question #42: Isaac Asimov was a member of which organization, dedicated to Sherlock Holmes?
Trivia Question #43: Which president was known as "The Gentleman Boss"?
Trivia Question #44: What is the word for a grouping of frogs?
Trivia Question #45: Sakichi Toyoda created Japan's first power loom, but after WWII, he built what new empire?
Trivia Question #46: Define this musical term: "MEZZO PIANO P":
Trivia Question #47: Which president ordered the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
Trivia Question #48: Here's a tale. What ecclesiastical city in Kent did the Romans call Durovernum?
Trivia Question #49: In 1991, what team made Eric Swann, of the semipro Bay City Titans, the first non-college player drafted in the first round of the NFL draft since the Rams drafted Emil Sitko in the first round in 1946?
Trivia Question #50: The name for what kind of coat probably comes the Russian Aleut word for "pelt"?
Trivia Question #51: What city is the world's most southerly national capital?
Trivia Question #52: Derided as "McNews," when did USA Today debut?
Trivia Question #53: Pick the company that has the slogan "Come To _______ Country."
Trivia Question #54: All of these foods are seeds except:
Trivia Question #55: What jazz legend produced the movie "The Color Purple," as well as the TV shows "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and "Mad TV"?
Trivia Question #56: Until 1993, neither of Andorra's rulers were from Andorra. One was a Spanish bishop. Who was the other?
Trivia Question #57: As Prince of Walachia, Vlad II called himself Son of the Dragon. What does this translate to in Romanian?
Trivia Question #58: At what pub did the gang from "Three's Company" congregate?
Trivia Question #59: Pick the item with the correct statement below:
Trivia Question #60: What did Al Hirschfeld start hiding in his cartoons in 1945?
Trivia Question #61: Who invented the telescope?
Trivia Question #62: Aside from an outtake from "Charade," I never said, "Judy, Judy, Judy" in the movies, but I did say "Susan, Susan, Susan" in "Bringing Up Baby." Who am I?
Trivia Question #63: Who holds the record for most yards rushing in a single game?
Trivia Question #64: Whose first novel, "The Pickwick Papers," was published in installments, rather than all at once?
Trivia Question #65: North America's longest-running sporting event is believed to be a regatta held on Quidi Vidi Lake in what city?
Trivia Question #66: What Orson Welles movie starts with a single long shot until a car bomb goes off on the Mexican border?
Trivia Question #67: Which equation is a combination of all the gas laws?
Trivia Question #68: Where did the dingo originate?
Trivia Question #69: With "The Buena Vista Social Club," Ry Cooder reintroduced the world to the music of what country?
Trivia Question #70: Which cartoon character married Wilma Slaghoople?
Trivia Question #71: "Good to the last drop" was an advertisement for:
Trivia Question #72: Back in 1865, Nokia was a wood-pulp mill that made paper in what country?
Trivia Question #73: A person who makes a bad situation worse is said to be "rubbing" what "in the wound"?
Trivia Question #74: Where was CERN atomic researcher Tim Berners-Lee when he invented the World Wide Web?
Trivia Question #75: Ornithologists talk about a bird's furculum, which absorbs the shock of wing motion and helps birds breathe while they fly. What do the rest of us call it?
Trivia Question #76: What was the Greek sport called "pankration"?
Trivia Question #77: According to a common phrase, people who are very close are said to be "thick as" what?
Trivia Question #78: Which American president once greeted Canadian prime minister Lester Pearson by calling him Lester Wilson?
Trivia Question #79: After 23 publishers rejected Dr. Seuss's first book, he took it to a buddy who edited children's books at Vanguard Press. What was the book?
Trivia Question #80: Pick the company that has the slogan "A World Of Comfort."
Trivia Question #81: The number varies, depending on what you count, but roughly how many chemical elements occur naturally in nature?
Trivia Question #82: From 1932 to 1991, what Russian writer was the city of Nizhniy Novgorod renamed for?
Trivia Question #83: Your tour bus is heading off to see the only wonder of the ancient world still standing. Where are you?
Trivia Question #84: The Ku Klux Klan takes its name from the Greek word "kuklos." What does this word mean?
Trivia Question #85: The last of the York kings died at the Battle of Bosworth. And Shakespeare turned him into an evil hunchback. Who is he?
Trivia Question #86: What is the longest day of the year known as?
Trivia Question #87: What did George Gallop invent?
Trivia Question #88: What color has Tiffany traditionally used for his boxes of jewelry and its shopping bags?
Trivia Question #89: Who wrote "Tender is the Night"?
Trivia Question #90: On what TV show would you listen to KBHR in Cicely, Alaska?
Trivia Question #91: On Christmas Day of AD 800, Pope Leo III revived the Roman Empire when he crowned somebody. Whom?
Trivia Question #92: George Smiley debuted in "Call for the Dead," the first book for which author?
Trivia Question #93: Which of these is not named Shalimar?
Trivia Question #94: What Montreal university was founded by the YMCA and used to be called Sir George Williams?
Trivia Question #95: "Horse" is slang for which drug?
Trivia Question #96: What chemical will burn violently when mixed with water, but not at all in kerosene?
Trivia Question #97: Why do we call late summer and early fall "dog days"?
Trivia Question #98: Long before the euro, a gold coin called the florin was once Europe's standard currency. Where was the florin from?
Trivia Question #99: Pick the date this occurred: Soviets enter Yugoslavia.
Trivia Question #100: What detective first appeared in 1930 in "The Secret of the River Clock"?
Trivia Question #101: How many red stripes are there on the American flag?
Trivia Question #102: What magazine did Jann Wenner start in 1967, with $7500 he had borrowed from relatives?
Trivia Question #103: What Motor City was home to the TV shows "Martin" and "Home Improvement"?
Trivia Question #104: He failed to win the presidency in November, but his cousin won the Oscar in April. Who was he?
Trivia Question #105: What part of your body is sometimes called the gullet?
Trivia Question #106: Where and when did Stendhal live?
Trivia Question #107: Which technological word was first used in Karel Capek's play "R.U.R."?
Trivia Question #108: In 1970, how did Pierre Trudeau famously reply to a question posed by CBC reporter Tim Ralfe?
Trivia Question #109: What does a schwa look like?
Trivia Question #110: What does an British M.P. want if he asks for The Chiltern Hundreds?
Trivia Question #111: Americans celebrate Washington's birthday. If Canadians celebrated John A. Macdonald's birthday, what day would they get off?
Trivia Question #112: Who had "Instant Karma"?
Trivia Question #113: Bernard Malamud is the author of this baseball story that was made into a major film:
Trivia Question #114: Which contiguous U.S. state has the northernmost point in the country?
Trivia Question #115: "What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a _______ ?" End Langston Hughes' line.
Trivia Question #116: In addition to being civilian dress worn by people in the military, "mufti" also means something else. What?
Trivia Question #117: To help the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, what talk show host auctioned off a Harley-Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider covered in celebrity autographs?
Trivia Question #118: From 1349 to 1830, who was called the dauphin?
Trivia Question #119: What is this an example of? 1s2 2s2 2p3
Trivia Question #120: Which actor finished 300th in a high school class of 301, but nevertheless got a javelin-throwing scholarship?
Trivia Question #121: Elementary, my dear trivia players. What spiritualist is said to have not only staged the Piltdown Man hoax, but to have written about it obliquely in a book called "The Lost World"?
Trivia Question #122: Which mountain is divided into two peaks, Kibo and Mawenzi?
Trivia Question #123: The Belfast Agreement, Northern Ireland's peace treaty, was signed in 1998 on what holiday?
Trivia Question #124: Greta Garbo was born Greta Gustaffson. Where?
Trivia Question #125: Pick the musical term for "Gay, merry":
Trivia Question #126: What happens in the first shot of the surrealist movie "Un Chien Andalou"?
Trivia Question #127: What was the official religion of Japan until the end of World War II?
Trivia Question #128: Which radio program created a national panic on October 30, 1938?
Trivia Question #129: In "Beverly Hills Cop", when Axel Foley enters the hotel, he uses an alias. Who does he say he works for?
Trivia Question #130: Who wrote: "I want to work with the top people, because only they have the courage and the confidence and the risk-seeking profile that you need."
Trivia Question #131: The Red Barn, a former shipyard and now part of the Museum of Flight in Seattle, was what corporation's first home in 1916?
Trivia Question #132: Despite being barefoot, what Olympic event did Ethiopia's Abebe Bikila win in 1960?
Trivia Question #133: Before he died in 2000, the short-statured Joe C hung with what rocker?
Trivia Question #134: Who is credited with the invention of the technique of 12-tone music?
Trivia Question #135: What land mammal is most closely related to the whale?
Trivia Question #136: Strictly speaking, Big Ben is what specific part of the Houses of Parliament?
Trivia Question #137: The Confederation of Delos appears to have been the first sustained federal alliance of sovereign states. Where were these states?
Trivia Question #138: In the "Breakfast Club", Bender tells a joke without a punch line. What was the naked blonde carrying under her arms?
Trivia Question #139: Which president was it that said, "Any president that lies to the American people should have to resign."?
Trivia Question #140: US Marine Corps ace Gregory Boyington shot down more enemy aircraft than any other marine. How many did he down?
Trivia Question #141: Which of these guns is most technologically advanced?
Trivia Question #142: I directed my father Walter to an Academy Award in "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" and my daughter Anjelica to one in "Prizzi's Honor." Who am I?
Trivia Question #143: How many masts are there on a brigantine?
Trivia Question #144: You're operating the Cold War hotline. If it's noon in Washington, D.C., what time is it in Moscow?
Trivia Question #145: In the movies, what is Xander Cage's nickname?
Trivia Question #146: What writer won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for his novel, American Pastoral?
Trivia Question #147: What is the world's largest cactus?
Trivia Question #148: When atoms of two or more different substances join together what is produced?
Trivia Question #149: Sponsored by the World Book Encyclopedia, what explorer went back to the Himalayas in 1960, looking for a yeti?
Trivia Question #150: How are Bobby and Al Unser Sr. related?
Trivia Question #151: In what Disney movie is "Bella Notte" playing as the two lovers eat spaghetti in an alley?
Trivia Question #152: Who met with Stalin at Yalta?
Trivia Question #153: In which city were the Olympic summer games in 1996?
Trivia Question #154: What building material was named for gypsum deposits found in France?
Trivia Question #155: In the 1970s, what city's 2 million people were forced to live in the countryside as agricultural workers?
Trivia Question #156: Red Connors was which T.V. cowboy's sidekick?
Trivia Question #157: Princess Beatrix was installed as the queen of this country in 1980:
Trivia Question #158: Pick the musical term for "Broadly":
Trivia Question #159: What tropical bird have both Guinness beer and Froot Loops used as their mascot?
Trivia Question #160: In Eminem's 2000 rap song "The Real Slim Shady," he asks the real Slim Shady to please do what?
Trivia Question #161: Pick the musical term for "Becoming gradually louder":
Trivia Question #162: Which country is Dar es Salaam the capital of?
Trivia Question #163: Until 2000, which country had been dominated since 1929 by the Institutional Revolutionary Party?
Trivia Question #164: What disease kills Mimi in Puccini's "La Boheme" and Violetta in Verdi's "La Traviata"?
Trivia Question #165: What was Elvis Presley's last top 10 single?
Trivia Question #166: What is an animal's dewlap?
Trivia Question #167: Those menu items described as "en croute" are served:
Trivia Question #168: Which newspaper, founded in 1847, was controlled by legendary right-winger Robert McCormick from 1914 to 1955?
Trivia Question #169: The third most populated city in the world, after Tokyo and Mexico City, is:
Trivia Question #170: Which of the following are found in the nucleus of a cell and contain genes?
Trivia Question #171: Which is not associated with the 1920's?
Trivia Question #172: What is the name of the green-shag ogre that is the Philadelphia Phillies' mascot?
Trivia Question #173: What desert country borders Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and the Persian Gulf?
Trivia Question #174: This tennis player's last name meant "tall tree by still waters" and there were ugly rumors that she had a tail. Who is she?
Trivia Question #175: This actor got mad and left Hollywood for Hong Kong after he didn't get the lead part in the "Kung Fu" TV show.
Trivia Question #176: Ninety percent of the world's curlers live in which country?
Trivia Question #177: In what year did Windmills first come in to use?
Trivia Question #178: In the 1840s, Richard Owen coined what science word?
Trivia Question #179: Which of the following athletes never played in the National Hockey League?
Trivia Question #180: In 1999, which famous Italian stood for election to the European Parliament on the Democrat party ticket?
Trivia Question #181: Which car maker had a car called the Super Bee?
Trivia Question #182: "Relating to, involving, or committing the violation, desecration, or theft of something considered holy or sacred." (National Spelling Bee winning word from 1942)
Trivia Question #183: What lisping duck debuted in the 1937 Warner Brothers' cartoon "Porky's Duck Hunt"?
Trivia Question #184: In what year was the Battle of Gettysburg fought?
Trivia Question #185: In 2002, what cable network aired "A Season on the Brink," its first original movie, about Bobby Knight?
Trivia Question #186: What is the Adam's Apple called medically?
Trivia Question #187: Define this musical term: "ANDANTE":
Trivia Question #188: Whose 15 minutes of fame were nearly up in 1968, when he was shot by Valerie Solanas, the president and only member of SCUM (the Society for Cutting Up Men)?
Trivia Question #189: The study of the relationships between words and their meanings is called:
Trivia Question #190: Called Lutetia by the Romans, in which city can you still walk down the "Avenue of the Elysian Fields"?
Trivia Question #191: Who was the first president to have previously served as secretary of state?
Trivia Question #192: What does someone who suffers from Anthophobia fear?
Trivia Question #193: Painted by Chris Ofili in 1996, why did a painting called "The Holy Virgin Mary" attract controversy when it was displayed at the Brooklyn Museum of Art?
Trivia Question #194: This is the character in the Wizard of OZ who received a gold heart on a chain?
Trivia Question #195: In 1992, who became first citizen named an honorary armed forces veteran by Congress?
Trivia Question #196: Pick the musical term for "The rapid playing of a scale":
Trivia Question #197: Which of these foods would you not find on a Swedish smorgasbord?
Trivia Question #198: What do geographers call the parallel of latitude at 66°30' N?
Trivia Question #199: As of 1999, Connie Willis had won the most Nebula awards. What sort of books does she write?
Trivia Question #200: The Ark of the Covenant was built to hold the stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments were inscribed. What else was placed in the Ark of the Covenant?
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