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Kurt Cobain was the lead singer of what influential rock group?
Nirvana
On TV’s Saturday Night Live, the duo of Hans and Franz often claimed “We’re going to” what?
Pump you up
The abbreviation S.O.P stands for Standard Operating what?
Procedure
Since the 1970s, journalists used what word as a suffix to indicate a political scandal?
Gate
What is the lowest rank in the U.S. Army?
Private
Popular in many states, "Click it or Ticket" campaigns encourage drivers to do what?
Wear seatbelts
In the U.S., a 100 bill is often referred to as what kind of "note"?
C-note
"Stethoscope" comes from the greek word "shethos" meaning what?
Chest
What line is repeated throughout the theme song of the TV series "Friends"?
I'll be there for you
Reform, Conservative and Orthodox are three major movements of what religion?
Judaism
A famous show tune from "The Sound of Music" asks, "How do you solve a problem like" whom?
Maria
What does the "A" stand for in the common military acronym "AWOL"?
Absent
In 1980, George H. W. Bush famously referred to Reagan's tax cut proposal as what kind of economics?
Voodoo
In the 1980s, what country's government adopted a policy of openness called "glasnost"?
Soviet Union
What carmaker's ads featured the slogan "Driven"?
Nissan
The "Toy Sory" movies feature a gallant sci-fi action figure named what?
Buzz Lightyear
Famous "Bachelor" Andrew Firestone is the great-grandson of an entrepeneur famous for making what?
Automobile Tires
Often sold on the streets of Paris, crepes are a French type of what?
Pancake
Claustrophobia is the fear of what?
Enclosed spaces
From 1979 to 1989, Ayatollah Khomeni was the political and religious leader of what country?
Iran
By definition, aerobic organisms require what gas to live?
Oxygen
The pulmonary artery carries blood from the heart to what internal organ?
Lungs
Which of these U.S. states is part of the industrial region known as the "rust belt"?
Pennsylvania
In geometry, pi is the ratio between the circumference and the diameter of what shape?
Circle
Millionaire Bruce Wayne is the true identity of what comic book superhero?
Batman
Tasers are popular law enforcement weapons that use what to subdue attackers?
Electricity
What business offers its extra-large drinks in "Super Big Gulp" cups?
7-Eleven
In the classic fable "The Tortoise and the Hare," the hare loses the race because he does what?
Falls asleep
The classic jingle for Toys R Us begins with the line "I don’t want to" what?
Grow up
Hero and Claudio are the young lovers in a Shakespeare comedy titled "Much Ado About" what?
Nothing
According to a show tune from "The Music Man," what seventy-six instruments led the big parade?
Trombones
By definition, extremely hot molten rock located beneath the earth's surface is called what?
Magma
"Rudbeckia hirta" is the scientic name for the flower better known as "black-eyed" what?
Susan
The French phrase "déjà vu" literally means what?
Already seen
Tiny hooks and loops are the main compunents of what common fastening device?
Velcro
In the New Testament, the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are called the what?
Gospels
A sarong is a length of cloth typically worn where on the body?
Around the waist
In his 1956 hit single Fats Domino sings "I found my thrill on" what hill?
Blueberry
Which of the following is a traditional ingredient of picante sauce?
Tomato
According to an old proverb, what "begins at home"?
Charity
In 2003, what paper admitted that one of its reporters, Jayson Blair, had left a long trail of deception?
N.Y. Times
A 'hand' is a unit traditionally used to measure the height of what animals?
Horses
King William I of England, crowned in 1066, is better known as 'William the' what?
Conqueror
At the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, Madonna shared a steamy onstage kiss with which of these stars?
Britney Spears
Which of these cities is located on the Mississippi delta?
New Orleans
Ads for what products feature the slogan "Take comfort in our strength"?
Tylenol pain relievers
Which of these vegetables has an edible center commonly known as the "heart"?
Artichoke
A classic kids book series introduced in the 1930’s featured Dick and Jane and their dog named what?
Spot
What European nation is known for its long running policy of neutrality in times of war?
Switzerland
Bottles of Corona beer are traditionally served with what squeezed into the bottle?
Wedge of lime
What country's Mir space station returned to Earth in 2001 after 15 years in orbit?
Russia
Featured in Palmolive's long-running ad campaign, the outspoken Madge worked as a what?
Manicurist
During a trial, a 'side bar' usually involves a discussion between the judge and who else?
Attorneys
Which of these animals was nearly hunted to extinction in the U.S. in the nineteenth century?
Buffalo
Since 1891, what charitable organization has used kettles to collect money during the Christmas season?
Salvation Army
By definition, a coven is a group of what supernatural beings?
Witches
According to an old belief, what animal sheds tears while preying on its victims?
Crocodile
Since 1997 MasterCard commercials have featured what one word catchphrase?
Priceless
The ESPY awards were introduced in 1993 to recognize achievement in what field?
Sports
A popular snack food, buffalo wings are named for a city in what state?
New York
What is the term for an integer that is divisibly only by itself and one?
Prime Number
Philadelphia is often known as the city of what?
Brotherly Love
In 2002, what company introduced its slogan, "What can brown do for you"?
UPS
On the TV series "The Brady Bunch," what is the name of the oldest Brady brother?
Greg
Which of these drugstore remedies is known for its pink color?
Pepto-Bismol
What country's national flag features a red maple leaf?
Canada
In the 2002 movie, "Maid in Manhattan," Jennifer Lopez's character finds love while working where?
Luxury hotel
Which of these children's games is usually played in a swimming pool?
Marco Polo
The 1967 single Respect is the signature song of what legendary performer?
Aretha Franklin
In the 1980s, an Australian marketing campaign encouraged visitors to put a what "on the barbie"?
Shrimp
The unconventional young women of America's Jazz Age are commonly known by what nickname?
Flappers
A common debate about childhood personality development is known as "nature versus" what?
Nurture
What does the "I" stand for in the hospital abbreviation ICU?
Intensive
According to superstition, a person who spills salt at the table should throw it in what direction?
Over the shoulder
By definition, your Mother's nephew is your what?
Cousin
In the name of the anti-drunk driving group MADD, the "M" stands for what?
Mothers
The fictional Character Tarzan was raised by what animals?
Apes
Leonardo da Vinci’s painting "The Last Supper" depicts Jesus eating with whom?
The Twelve Apostles
Which of the following is also known as a perambulator?
Baby carriage
"Blue Chip" stocks share their name with pieces used in what game?
Poker
In a classic children's book, Hans Brinker hopes to win a pair of what?
Silver skates
In the U.S. version of the game Clue, the person represented by a yellow piece is named Colonel what?
Mustard
The word "duffer" most commonly refers to someone who does what poorly?
Golf
The adjective "two-faced" is used to describe a person who is what?
Hypocritical
What is the second letter of the Greek alphabet?
Beta
A standard deck of playing cards consists of how many cards?
52
Tabasco sauce is commonly used to make which of these cocktails?
Bloody Mary
Before it shortened its name the nonprofit group AARP was the American Association of what?
Retired Persons
The three most important factors in what industry are often said to be "location, location, location"?
Real Estate
The IRA is a controversial nationalist group devoted to the independence of what country?
Ireland
In 1958, pole vaulter Bob Richards became the first athlete featured on the front of what cereal's box?
Wheaties
The classic logo for Colombian coffee featured Juan Valdez standing alongside what trusty animal?
Mule
By definition, a feed bag is used to feed which of these domesticated animals?
Horse
In a popular ragtime sont from the 1920s, the singer claims "I'm just wild about" whom?
Harry
Often served at Italian Restaurants, antipasto is a type of what?
Appetizer
Which of thes flower names can also mean "a brilliant yellow"?
Dandelion
"Mephitis mephitis" meaning stench stench is the scientific name for what animal?
Skunk
By definition a "narc" is a law enforcement agent who investigates crimes involving what?
Drugs
Established in 1946, Frederick's of Hollywood specializes in what kind of merchandise?
Lingerie
In chess, the object is to checkmate which of your opponent's pieces?
King
The 'motherboard' is an essential component of what electronic device?
Personal Computer
In art, the three primary colors are red, yellow and what?
Blue
Which of these household appliances is most likely to feature a lint trap?
Clothes dryer
A yarmulke is a skullcap commonly worn by men and boys of what faith?
Jewish
Home to New York City's theater district, Broadway is commonly nicknamed the "Great" what?
White Way
By definition, the nape is the back of what part of the human body?
Neck
Named after a French Town the bayonet is a blade that fits on the end of a what?
Rifle
What famous entrepreneur's TV ad claims "it takes a tough man to make a tender chicken"?
Frank Purdue
In a version of the nursery rhyme "Pop goes the Weasel," the weasel is chased "all round the" what?
Mulberry bush
Chicken parmigana is named after Parma, a city in what country?
Italy
What Italian city lends its name to a common type of luncheon meat?
Bologna
In which of the US postal code abbreviations does the 'N' not stand for 'New"?
ND
Talc is a mineral often found in which of these products?
Baby powder
“Television for Women” is the slogan for what cable channel?
Lifetime
In 2003, Tom Ridge made headlines by urging Americans to stock their home emergency kits with what?
Duct Tape
“Reply hazy, try again,” is one of the responses offered by a classic toy called “The Magic” what?
8 Ball
What sportswear company is named after the Greek Goddess of victory?
Nike
Mount Rushmore National Monument depicts the faces of how many US Presidents?
4
The Japanese word "sayonara" means what in English?
Good-bye
Which of these symptoms is closely identified with the medical condition vertigo?
Dizziness
China is a type of dishware that is usually made of which of the following?
Porcelain
In what sport do players often score points by "spiking" the ball?
Volleyball
In 1937 Kraft Foods introduced its classic version of what kind of pasta "and cheese"?
Macaroni
In the fairy tale "Puss in Boots," a poor miller leaves to his son an exceptionally clever what?
Cat
Which of these fairy tale characters is tormented by her wicked stepsisters?
Cinderella
A hand-held radar gun is typically used to measure what?
Speed
What punctuation mark is used to indicate possesion in most English nouns?
Apostrophe
In baseball, what is the second half of an inning called?
Bottom
Which of these US coins is largest in diameter?
Quarter
On TV's The Price is Right," audience members who are picked as contestants are told to do what?
Come on down!
"Electrophorus electricus" is the scientific name for a marine animal known as the electric what?
Eel
On the TV cartoon "Rocky and His Friends" Rocky's friend Bullwinkle is what kind of animal?
Moose
"Monkey suit" is a slang term for what type of outfit?
Tuxedo
A popular rhyme about the number of days in each month begins "Thirty days hath" what?
September
According to a popular saying, what "conquers all"?
Love
In a classic 1954 monster movie, what creature terrorizes the city of Tokyo?
Godzilla
What long running TV series claims to have helped capture over 700 criminals?
America’s Most Wanted
Which word is normally used to describe a pad of writing paper measuring 8 ½ by 14 inches?
Legal
The aorta is an important vessel of the human body that is used to do what?
Circulate blood
What is the two-letter abbreviation for "ounce"?
Oz
What does the "I" stand for in the common law enforcement abbreviation "DUI"?
Influence
The traditional symbol for Communism features a hammer and what other tool?
Sickle
What kind of animal is the praying mantis?
Insect
The perennial bestseller "What to Expect When You're Expecting" provides guidance for whom?
Mothers-to-be
In the Old Testament, Cain asks the famous question "am I my brother's" what?
Keeper
In the federal agency abbreviation EPA, the "E" stands for what?
Environmental
The government agency abbreviation FBI stands for "Federal Bureau of" what?
Investigation
A muscle cramp that often occurs in the leg is known as a Charley what?
Horse
Scottish music traditionally features which of these musical instruments?
Bagpipe
In the 1700s, businessmen Maurice Grey and August Poupon founded a popular brand of what?
Mustard
What Italian city boasts a famous tower that is leaning approximately fifteen feet to one side?
Pisa
In the game Twister, the mat is covered with what brightly-covered shapes?
Circles
College football's Rose Bowl traditionally takes place on what holiday?
New Year's Day
What was the primary setting for the 1980s TV drama "St. Elsewhere"?
Hospital
The start of the American Revolution is often known as "the" what "heard round the world"?
Shot
The theme song for the Miss America pageant begins with what famous line?
There she is
All Fools Day is another name for the first day of what month?
April
Encouraging someone to do the opposite of what you want him to do is usually called "Reverse" what?
Psychology
Which of the following are frequently stored in saline solution when not being used?
Contact lenses
Before becoming Minnesota's governor in 1999, Jesse Ventura held what unconventional job?
Pro wrestler
A hangar is a large building typically used for the storage and repair of which of these vehicles?
Airplane
For over 80 years, Sun-Maid has been a leading brand of what snack food?
Raisins
Traditionally, a margarita is served in a glass with what around the rim?
Salt
A wildly successful 1997 ad campaign featured a talking Chihuahua who said "yo quiero" what?
Taco Bell
Which of these athletes often coats his hands with chalk before competition?
Gymnast
In Baseball, a player waiting to take his turn at bat is said to be "on" what?
Deck
The Olive Garden restaurant chain specializes in what type of cuisine?
Italian
Sarcophilus Harrisii is the scientific name for a fierce marsupial better known as the Tasmanian what?
Devil
Scotland Yard is a common nickname for what London institution?
Police force
The star of over a dozen movies in the 1920s and 1930s, Rin Tin Tin was what kind of animal?
Dog
Native to Africa, the tsetse is a dangerous type of what animal?
Fly
Which of these culinary terms is often used to describe a popular type of detective fiction?
Hard boiled
According to a famous proverb, “hell hath no fury like a woman” what?
Scorned
A famous gospel song begins with the line “Swing low, sweet” what?
Chariot
“Moonwalk” is the 1988 autobiography of what famous performer?
Michael Jackson
Which of these candy treats promises a bubble gum center?
Charms Blow Pop
Originally a small military outpost, Ft. Lauderdale is now popular vacation spot in what US State?
Florida
On car dashboard what two letters often appear on the fuel gauge?
E and F
Gambling haven Las Vegas, NV is commonly known by what nickname?
Sin City
Introduced in 1948 Nestle’s Quik is traditionally used to make which of the following?
Chocolate Milk
The prank phone call that begins "is your refrigerator running?" usually features what punch line?
Better go catch it
In a classic monster movie, what character has an assistant named Igor?
Frankenstein
Which of these tools would most likely be used to draw a perfect circle?
Compass
Someone who is speaking passionately about a subject is said to have "gotten on his" what?
Soapbox
Which of these words is used to refer to a person with very pale blond hair?
Towhead
What two letters are written at the end of a letter to signify "hugs and kisses"?
XO
In 1986, what snack brand introduced its popular "Cool Ranch" flavor?
Doritos
In the song "You're a Grand Old Flag", which of these phrases is used to describe the U.S. Flag?
High-flying
A flapjack is another name for what breakfast food?
Pancake
A gangplank is a small board or ramp commonly used to enter or exit what type of vehicle?
Boat
The tonsils are masses of tissue located where in the body?
Throat
The Olympic decathlon consists of how many individual events?
10
You are most likely to get the advice "stop, drop and roll" when learning about what?
Fire Safety
According to a famous tongue twister, "She sells seashells by the" what?
Seashore
A colt is a young male what?
Horse
Bamboo is the main source of food for which of these animals?
Pandas
Literally meaning "to God", "adieu" is the French word for what?
Good-bye
Miracle Whip was introduced in 1933 as a low cost alternative for what condiment?
Mayonnaise
In a song from the classic Disney movie, Snow White advises you to Whistle While You what?
Work
The law of supply and demand is a basic principle in what field of study?
Economics
Which of these animals is a major source of the world's ivory?
Elephant
What Native American tribe has a famous punk hairstyle named after it?
Mohawk
Someone who suffers from the obsessive impulse to steal is a what?
Kleptomaniac
An airplane pilot flies while seated in an area called the what?
Cockpit
A person working from midnight until 8 a.m. is often said to be working what type of "shift"?
Graveyard
What method of cooking eggs usually involves first beating the eggs?
Scrambling
Playing basketball is often referred to as "shooting" what?
Hoops
According to a popular saying, "absence makes the heart grow" what?
Fonder
Twizzlers is a popular brand of what kind of candy?
Licorice
In supermarkets, honey is often sold in bottles shaped like what animal?
Bear
The expression "burning the midnight oil" comes from the old-fashioned use of oil to do what?
Light Lamps
Feared for its toxic venom, the black widow is a poisonous species of what?
Spider
Quasimodo is a classic fictional character also known as "The Hunchback of" what?
Notre Dame
A purse that has no handles or straps is commonly known as a what?
Clutch
Which of these major U.S. cities lies in the Mountain time zone?
Denver
By definition, a gurney is used to transport whom?
Patients
An old fashioned way to order coffee is to ask for a "cup of" what?
Joe
Which of these soft drinks is usually lemon lime favored?
Sprite
In 1943 Milton Bradley introduced a classic board game titled "Chutes and" what?
Ladders
Which of these birds is usually classified as poultry?
Chicken
Cartoon character Foghorn Leghorn is what type of bird?
Rooster
Throwing a gutter ball is an embarrassing but common occurrence in what sport?
Bowling
A person with a gripe or complaint is said to have a 'bone to' what?
Pick
A mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female what?
Horse
Something that can change direction quickly is said to "turn on a" what?
Dime
Which of these types of physicians typically treats only female patients?
Gynecologyst
By definition, a chain gang is a group of what?
Prisoners
Someone who shows his feeling openly is said "to wear his heart" where?
On his sleeve
A wheelbarrow usually has how many wheels?
1
In a classic fairy tale what magic item reveals that Snow White is "the fairest of them all"?
Mirror
A classic brand of what toy is named for entrepreneur and inventor Donald F. Duncan?
Yo-yo
A classic automobile ad slogan asked, "Have you driven a "what "lately"?
Ford
Worn for their warmth, long johns are a type of what?
Underwear
In 1965, what company introduced its giggly advertising mascot named Poppin' Fresh?
Pillsbury
In the Looney Tunes cartoons, Daffy Duck’s feathers are usually what color?
Black
Galoshes are a waterproof clothing item used to keep what part of the body dry?
Feet
Someone said to be hitting the links is most likely to be doing what?
Playing golf
A limerick is a short humorous poem that shares its name with a town in what country?
Ireland
A root beer float is made by adding what to a glass of root beer?
Ice Cream
A small problem is often referred to as a fly in the what?
Ointment
Which of these brands makes pet food for dogs?
Alpo
In the song Old McDonald what animals go "gobble-gobble here and gobble-gobble" there?
Turkeys
Which of these phrases refers to a popular method of artificial respiration?
Mouth to Mouth
Browsing pages on the Internet is usually known by what name?
Surfing
In the Old Testament, God makes the famous proclamation "Let there be" what?
Light
Popular at breakfast, a Danish is a type of what?
Pastry
Which of these words is traditionally spoken at the end of a Christian prayer?
Amen
Teddy Grahams are a popular brand of snack cookie in the shape of what animal?
Bear
A "sweet sixteen" celebration customarily honors a person's sixteenth what?
Birthday
Every July, thrill seekers go to Pamplona, Spain to take part in the famous "running of the" what?
Bulls
According to a popular saying, "it ain't over till" what person sings?
The fat lady
A male goat is typically called a what?
Billy Goat
At a traditional wedding, a bride usually has an attendant called "maid of" what?
Honor
Bobby pins are usually used to hold what in place?
Hair
According to a popular saying, which of the following "is golden"?
Silence
A drink served over ice cubes is commonly said to be served "on the" what?
Rocks
The act of illegally copying software or music is known as what?
Piracy
An employee who is said to have been "downsized" has been what?
Laid off
A classic children's joke begins with the question "Why did the chicken" do what?
Cross the road
According to the song Hush, Hush Little Baby "if that mockingbird don’t sing papa gonna buy you a" what?
Diamond Ring
What does the letter I stand for in the government agency abbreviation IRS?
Internal
Something that is plain or ordinary is often described as being what flavor?
Vanilla
For many years, Playtex has offered a line of brassieres called "Cross Your" what?
Heart
Since 1944, Hallmark has used the famous slogan, "When you care enough to send" what?
The Very Best
According to a famous show tune, what "are alive with the sound of music"?
The hills
Which of these brand names is often used to mean "tissue"?
Kleenex
An elephant is the traditional symbol of what U.S. political party?
Republican
By definition, "empty nest syndrome" is a depressed feeling parents get when their kids do what?
Leave Home
A common home remedy for insomnia is drinking a warm glass of what?
Milk
Off! is a popular brand of spray used to do what?
Repels insects
By definition a greenhouse has wall and a roof made mainly of what?
Glass
According to a common expression, actions speak louder than what?
Words
Known for its ability to change colors, a chameleon is a type of what?
Lizard
Clint Eastwood plays The Man With No Name in the 1966 movie "The Good, The Bad, and the" what?
Ugly
On an airplane, which of these terms is often used to refer to the section with the cheapest seats?
Coach
A TV episode that features a suspenseful and unresolved ending is called a what?
Cliffhanger
The expression "fire and brimstone" refers to the unpleasant conditions in what place?
Hell
According to a proverb, "a bird in the hand is worth two in the" what?
Bush
A person who is trained to assist attorneys is often given what title?
Paralegal
Mousse is a foamy beauty product that is typically used to do what?
Style Hair
Air Force One is the radio call sign for any Air Force plane carrying what passenger?
US President
What famous fictional superhero is nicknamed "The Man of Steel"?
Superman
What word refers to a corporate insider who reports wrongdoing?
Whistle-blower
The phrase 'chop-chop' is used to tell someone to perform a task how?
Quickly
According to a story often told to children, what special delivery do storks bring?
Babies
According to a popular saying, "the" what "is in the pudding"?
Proof
The part of a wedding dress that trails onto the floor is called a what?
Train
According to common superstition, a black cat brings bad luck if it does what?
Crosses your path
According to its advertising slogan, Maxwell House is "Good to the Last" what?
Drop
St. Valentine is the patron saint of whom?
Lovers
According to a common saying what shouldn’t you do with the hand that feeds you?
Bite it
In a 1965 hit, the Supremes ask you to do what "in the name of love"?
Stop
"Aloha" is a traditional Hawaiian word commonly used to mean which of the following?
Good-bye
Since 1980, Dr. Ruth Westheimer has been known for dispensing candid advice about what?
Sex
In a knock-knock joke, what question typically follows the line "Knock- knock"?
Who’s there?
King Arthur and his knights were said to have met around what legendary piece of furniture?
The round table
According to a popular children’s rhyme, little girls are made of “sugar and spice and” what?
Everything nice
According to a proverb, what kind of an animal can’t be taught “new tricks”?
Old dog
What type of stories traditionally begin with the phrase “Once upon a time”?
Fairy Tales
The term 20/20 is typically used to refer to a normal sense of what?
Vision
Which of these governments buildings is know for its five sided shape?
Pentagon
A popular Disneyland ride features children endlessly singing "It’s a Small what After All”?
World
According to an old saying, "Laughter is the best" what?
Medicine