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Trivia Question #1: Set on the sand planet of Arrakis, what Frank Herbert book won the first Nebula Award?
Trivia Question #2: What word comes from the Arabic for "ashes of the saltwort plant"?
Trivia Question #3: USA states: What's the capital of Georgia?
Trivia Question #4: Where does the Byrd family live on the TV drama, "The Byrds of Paradise"?
Trivia Question #5: John Burke is associated with reference books about what subject?
Trivia Question #6: What Swiss architect designed the capital of Punjab?
Trivia Question #7: What bear's real name was Edward Bear?
Trivia Question #8: In the Christmas carol, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," after which word should you place the comma?
Trivia Question #9: What 1993 movie became the most commercially successful cartoon of all time?
Trivia Question #10: Why was Nikolay Vavilov denounced in the Soviet Union?
Trivia Question #11: How many points do you get for a bull's-eye in archery?
Trivia Question #12: Which of these shows was set at Bayside High?
Trivia Question #13: Which of the following is most numerous in the US?
Trivia Question #14: Almost continuously from 794 to 1868, Kyoto was what country's imperial capital?
Trivia Question #15: Which does not border Suriname?
Trivia Question #16: How old was Noah when the flood waters came on the earth?
Trivia Question #17: Why was Catherine the Great, great?
Trivia Question #18: Want some more? What Dickens book is about "The Parish Boy's Progress"?
Trivia Question #19: What was Jimmy Durante's famous closing line?
Trivia Question #20: What is used to make ceviche?
Trivia Question #21: In what show does somebody from Possum Lodge remind us to keep our sticks on the ice?
Trivia Question #22: What river is spanned by the Rainbow Bridge?
Trivia Question #23: Both the name of this state and its capital are French. And the capital has the lowest population of any state capital. What is it?
Trivia Question #24: Sports fans ... and birdwatchers ... will know this. What are the colors of an adult male Baltimore oriole?
Trivia Question #25: What James Bond movie was shot in part at the actual headquarters of MI6?
Trivia Question #26: What disease forced Michael J Fox to leave Spin City?
Trivia Question #27: Pencil lead isn't really lead. It's actually a mixture of clay and which material?
Trivia Question #28: A World Heritage Site, Carcassonne is Europe's last inhabited fortress town. Where is it?
Trivia Question #29: Which song: "Oh God I am the American dream/ I do not think I'm too extreme"?
Trivia Question #30: How much does the average skeleton of the average 160-pound body weigh?
Trivia Question #31: What Broadway composer got his start in 1968 when he created cryptic crosswords for New York magazine?
Trivia Question #32: Who did Lisa once have a crush on?
Trivia Question #33: At least she's patriotic. In which of these movies did Mena Suvari not appear?
Trivia Question #34: In which of these countries is the official language most like Hungarian?
Trivia Question #35: What did Prince rename a Cincinnati girl named Tara Patrick?
Trivia Question #36: With a minimum of 3 returns, which player averaged more yards per kickoff return than any other in a single Super Bowl?
Trivia Question #37: Which D.H. Lawrence novel has not been the basis of a film?
Trivia Question #38: How much does a new, regulation cricket ball weigh?
Trivia Question #39: In Japan, what is a zaibatsu?
Trivia Question #40: Which titled person is fictional?
Trivia Question #41: What is the postal abbreviation for Nunavut?
Trivia Question #42: Called Levkosia by the Greeks and Lefkosa by the Greeks, what do we call the capital of Cyprus?
Trivia Question #43: This movie 1979 movie starred Peter Sellers and Shirley Maclaine:
Trivia Question #44: What is the most common metallic element on earth?
Trivia Question #45: What awards are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association?
Trivia Question #46: Which was founded by Pierre de Coubertin in the late 19th century?
Trivia Question #47: Which future president of the United States served on the Warren Commission?
Trivia Question #48: Where were the first medically and genetically documented quintuplets to survive past infancy born?
Trivia Question #49: What you see as fire is actually different temperature regions of gas, created as matter is turned to energy. Which color flame is the coolest?
Trivia Question #50: A subatomic particle called the meson was nearly called the yukon. Why?
Trivia Question #51: Which metal is also known as quicksilver?
Trivia Question #52: Whose 1988 book, "A Brief History of Time," sold 729,000 copies, most of which were probably never read?
Trivia Question #53: Lew Wallace was governor of both New Mexico and Illinois, but he also wrote a book, which became a movie that won 11 Oscars. What was the book?
Trivia Question #54: Writing in the Netherlands, what famous diarist began entries with "Dear Kitty"?
Trivia Question #55: In 1918, William Berkeley Enos was drilling artillery and directing parades. How did Busby Berkeley make his name in Hollywood?
Trivia Question #56: Pick the company that has the slogan "Turn On The Future"
Trivia Question #57: Two non-British citizens have played James Bond. One is an Australian named George Lazenby. What Irishman is the other?
Trivia Question #58: In what movie did Ben Stiller first played the unfortunately named Gaylord Focker?
Trivia Question #59: Who married both himself and Carmen Electra?
Trivia Question #60: Chinese New Year occurs in one of which two months?
Trivia Question #61: Biblically speaking, what was the distance from Noah's elbow to his fingertip?
Trivia Question #62: Define this musical term: "SüSS":
Trivia Question #63: Which two countries fought the Chaco War in the 1930s?
Trivia Question #64: What did the Manhattan Project develop in the 1940s?
Trivia Question #65: In which country would you find the Altiplano?
Trivia Question #66: The Don McLean song "Starry, Starry Night" is a tribute to which one-eared artist?
Trivia Question #67: In July 1999, while in Rome, Hircham El Guerrouj set a new record for running the mile. What country is he from?
Trivia Question #68: Which of these Edwards abdicated?
Trivia Question #69: Who was the first U.S. President to be born in Tennessee?
Trivia Question #70: What "destructive" word is derived from the Latin for "to strike out words"?
Trivia Question #71: The first person in space who was neither a Soviet nor an American citizen was Vladimir Remek. What country was he from?
Trivia Question #72: Which A.A. Milne character might you meet in the Hundred Acre Wood?
Trivia Question #73: Which statement about the basking shark is false?
Trivia Question #74: During the American Civil War, the Kearsage fought the Alabama, not in American waters, but in France's Cherbourg harbor. Who painted the scene?
Trivia Question #75: In the movie "The Goonies" what did the Fertelli's do to escape jail?
Trivia Question #76: Virginia secedes from the Union, followed within five weeks by Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina, thus forming an eleven state Confederacy with a population of 9 million, including nearly 4 million slaves.
Trivia Question #77: The Sunflower State gets its name from a Sioux word meaning "people of the south wind." And a band named for this state reminded us that we are all just dust in the wind. What state is it?
Trivia Question #78: Who wrote "Of Mice and Men"?
Trivia Question #79: What was the name of the A-bomb dropped on Hiroshima?
Trivia Question #80: How did The Rolling Stones' Brian Jones die?
Trivia Question #81: On July 14 of what year did the French storm the Bastille?
Trivia Question #82: Pick the company that has the slogan "Great Tasting Water Without The Bottle."
Trivia Question #83: When the residents of Springfield went to the Super Bowl who had a portable church in the parking lot?
Trivia Question #84: What was typically carved on the figurehead of a Viking drekar longboat?
Trivia Question #85: Once a colony called Ubangi-Shari, what country was turned into an "empire" by the insane Col. Jean-Bédel Bokassa?
Trivia Question #86: Who was the Long Island Lolita?
Trivia Question #87: In Halifax, Nova Scotia, Abraham Gesner developed something he called coal oil. What do the rest of us call it?
Trivia Question #88: On whose TV show are you most likely to see Triumph the Insult Comic Dog?
Trivia Question #89: In Britain, to whom would a countess be married?
Trivia Question #90: Who built the Ark of the Covenant?
Trivia Question #91: Kolkata used to be called Calcutta. Where is it?
Trivia Question #92: Which religion has taught that the dead resided in Sheol?
Trivia Question #93: What does mens rea mean?
Trivia Question #94: Conon was a gardener who lived in Pamphylia in Asia Minor. And he said to have been whose last living recorded relative?
Trivia Question #95: What Shakespeare play inspired the title of Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" and the plot of the film "Forbidden Planet"?
Trivia Question #96: In what city do the Spanish Steps lead to the 15th-century church of the Trinita dei Monti?
Trivia Question #97: Crossing the Khyber Pass, you go from the Valley of Pakistan to the high plateau of:
Trivia Question #98: Fill in both blanks with the same number. If a number is divisible by __, the sum of the digits in that number will probably be divisible by ___.
Trivia Question #99: Henry VIII not only beheaded this woman for adultery and witchcraft, but he also beheaded her wolfhound. Who was she?
Trivia Question #100: Pick the date this occurred: Germans capture Smolensk.
Trivia Question #101: Where was the emperor from in the movie "The Emperor's New Groove"?
Trivia Question #102: The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down, of the big lake they called Gitchigumi. It's said that this lake never gives up her dead, including the 29 people who died on what ship, which sank on November 10, 1975?
Trivia Question #103: Which song from the movie "An Officer and a Gentleman" won the 1982 Academy Award for Best Song?
Trivia Question #104: Pick the word that describes the condition of desiring nothing:
Trivia Question #105: Edwin Land was really interested in polarized light and worked on 3D movies and infrared goggles, but for what invention is he best known?
Trivia Question #106: How are Harris tweeds dyed?
Trivia Question #107: Cecil, Annette, Emily, Maria and Yvonne were more famous by their last name. What was this name?
Trivia Question #108: With Dale Arden on my arm and Dr. Hans Zarkov at my side, I'm off to the planet Mongo to deal with Ming the Merciless. Who am I?
Trivia Question #109: Which place did Frederick Albert Cook and Robert Edwin Peary both claim to have reached first?
Trivia Question #110: This film opens with "On Broadway," and closes with "Bye Bye Love":
Trivia Question #111: Which African National Congress leader was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1960?
Trivia Question #112: What epic poem begins, "Sing, Goddess, the anger of Peleus's son Achilles"
Trivia Question #113: In 1949, Antonio de Egas Moniz won the Nobel Prize. Why?
Trivia Question #114: In 1986, soccer star Diego Maradona's "Hand of God" punched the ball into the net, helping which country beat England?
Trivia Question #115: Pick the company that has the slogan "You're One Call Away From A _______ Portfolio."
Trivia Question #116: What did William Wrigley Jr. give away to help sales of his baking powder?
Trivia Question #117: Kevin Williamson, who created the Scream movies, also created what TV show?
Trivia Question #118: Who was the author of the book "The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories"?
Trivia Question #119: Whose first color film was titled "Cries and Whispers?"
Trivia Question #120: Pick the company that has the slogan "How The World Stays In Touch."
Trivia Question #121: What rock band was named for a gym teacher at Robert E Lee High School in Jacksonville, Florida?
Trivia Question #122: Found in California's Santa Clara County, what region got its nickname from an electronics writer named Don Hoeffler?
Trivia Question #123: This famous Science Fiction author was involved in developing radar.
Trivia Question #124: Which spacecraft did Yuri Gagarin make the first flight in space in?
Trivia Question #125: Which couple caused a scandal, appearing nude on the cover of "Two Virgins"
Trivia Question #126: Colombia’s cultural center as well as its political capital, ________ is sometimes called the Athens of South America.
Trivia Question #127: Who succeeded Alexander Mackenzie as Canadian prime minister?
Trivia Question #128: Which Paddy Chayefsky TV play went on as a motion picture to win four Oscars and the Cannes Golden Palm?
Trivia Question #129: Best known for his role on "Melrose Place," which actor has also played Major League Soccer for the Los Angeles Galaxy?
Trivia Question #130: If you see a nephrology specialist, what part of your body is probably in trouble?
Trivia Question #131: In 1961, Robert Frost read the poem "The Gift Outright" at which president's inauguration?
Trivia Question #132: What is Nyasaland now known as?
Trivia Question #133: Which of these continents has provided a secretary general for the United Nations?
Trivia Question #134: What was the name of the SUV that Homer bought?
Trivia Question #135: How much money did John D. Rockefeller give away in his lifetime?
Trivia Question #136: What is Homer Simpson's middle name?
Trivia Question #137: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and _______ were the three men in "Three Men and a Baby."
Trivia Question #138: Which of these instruments does not usually have four strings?
Trivia Question #139: In which year did Uri Gagarin become the first man in space?
Trivia Question #140: Pick the company that has the slogan "Doesn't It Feel Good To _______."
Trivia Question #141: Back in 1867, when an MP went to Ottawa, what was his daily salary?
Trivia Question #142: Which "Front Page Challenge" panelist also wrote definitive pop-history books about the CPR, the Dionne quints, Vimy Ridge, the War of 1812 and the Yukon gold rush?
Trivia Question #143: Which is the oldest of the major college football bowl games?
Trivia Question #144: What country has more lakes than the rest of the world combined?
Trivia Question #145: Define this musical term: "CALANDO":
Trivia Question #146: What percentage of deaths in Japan are cremated?
Trivia Question #147: What is the capital of Zimbabwe now called?
Trivia Question #148: Which cold potato soup was first served in 1910 on the rooftop of Manhattan's Ritz-Carlton Hotel?
Trivia Question #149: Signed by 125 nations in 1973 and in effect since 1975, who or what does the CITES treaty protect?
Trivia Question #150: What was the original name of the Detroit Lions?
Trivia Question #151: Born Clara Ann Fowler, what "Tennessee Waltz" singer was renamed by Tulsa radio station KTUL for a milk company that was sponsoring it?
Trivia Question #152: As the Bash Brothers, Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco led what team to three straight World Series appearances?
Trivia Question #153: Who built houses called hogans, whose doors faced east, toward the first light of day?
Trivia Question #154: President Lincoln issues a Proclamation calling for 75,000 militiamen, and summoning a special session of Congress for July 4.
Trivia Question #155: Pick the date this occurred: Germany begins occupation of Channel Islands.
Trivia Question #156: Talk show host Arsenio Hall graduated from Kent State. Why was Kent State in the news in May 1970?
Trivia Question #157: What East Coast rapper was killed in 1996 in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting
Trivia Question #158: Pick the company that has the slogan "A Different Kind Of Company. A Different Kind Of Car."
Trivia Question #159: What country's soccer team is known as the Indomitable Lions?
Trivia Question #160: Robert Clive's victory at the Battle of Plassey was a major turning point in the history of what country?
Trivia Question #161: What is the lifespan of an average eyelash?
Trivia Question #162: Known for singing "Danke Schoen," which part Indian Las Vegas celebrity claimed descent from Pocahantas?
Trivia Question #163: Oddly, there were 99 male Smurfs, and only one female Smurf. What was her name?
Trivia Question #164: Which president fathered more children than any other president?
Trivia Question #165: Released in 2000, whose face was on the US gold-colored dollar coin?
Trivia Question #166: In the 2000 ad campaign, Jeff Douglas says, "My name is ___ and I am Canadian." Fill in the blank.
Trivia Question #167: What was the name of the US girl group created by the reality show "Popstars"?
Trivia Question #168: What is the environmental lapse rate (the average decrease in temperature) for every 1000 foot increase in elevation? (in Fahrenheit)
Trivia Question #169: What holiday tradition involving releasing something under about 70 psi of pressure?
Trivia Question #170: "La Marseillaise" is the national _______ of France.
Trivia Question #171: Who wrote: "Watch out for the fellow who talks about putting thing in order! Putting things in order always means getting other people under your control."
Trivia Question #172: A white metal that burns in water, plus a poisonous green gas, combine to make what substance?
Trivia Question #173: Whose album "Red Rose Speedway" included a Braille message ("We love you, baby") for Stevie Wonder?
Trivia Question #174: This famous First Lady wrote the book 'This I Remember' in 1949:
Trivia Question #175: Upon whose experiences was "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" based?
Trivia Question #176: What was the name of the Kids in the Hall's disastrous 1996 movie?
Trivia Question #177: With more than 70 movies filmed so far around the world, what Shakespeare play has been made into the most movies?
Trivia Question #178: Which country is home to the world's tallest building?
Trivia Question #179: In 1977, Led Zeppelin played to over 76,000 people at one gig which broke the record for a single band performance. Who did they take this record from?
Trivia Question #180: What did Nelson say when he lay dying at the Battle of Trafalgar?
Trivia Question #181: Where and when did Vladimir Nabokov live?
Trivia Question #182: Who wielded Excalibur?
Trivia Question #183: The title characters on "Will and Grace" shared their last names with a US president and a psychologist. Who are they?
Trivia Question #184: Who attacked TV's Murphy Brown for treating single motherhood as "just another lifestyle choice"?
Trivia Question #185: In which state did Willa Cather grow up and attend university, later using it as the setting for her novel "O Pioneers!"?
Trivia Question #186: When would you use Archimedes' screw?
Trivia Question #187: Science fiction writers will sometimes insert themselves as characters in their own work. Who "is" Kilgore Trout?
Trivia Question #188: By what name are Quakers more formally known?
Trivia Question #189: The tribe I founded lived on the west bank of the Jordan River, and its members were noted for their archery and for being left-handed. Who am I?
Trivia Question #190: In 2002, who became the first British royal since Charles I to be convicted of a criminal offense?
Trivia Question #191: What is a zygote?
Trivia Question #192: Can I Get A ... rapper who launched a series of Reebok runners under his real name, with the "S. Carter Collection by Rbk"?
Trivia Question #193: Funded through the will of a professor at the University of Toronto, the Fields Medal is given to whom?
Trivia Question #194: Which country's flag is different on each side?
Trivia Question #195: The southernmost point of the Rocky Mountains are found in what US state?
Trivia Question #196: Where is the Giant's Causeway, this region's popular tourist attraction and spectacular complex of basaltic columns, located?
Trivia Question #197: What American state is known as "The Gopher State"?
Trivia Question #198: Which of these people would have a morganatic marriage?
Trivia Question #199: If I have synesthesia, what is unusual about my sensory organs?
Trivia Question #200: Whose space agency launches its communications satellites from Kourou in French Guiana?
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