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Ludwig van Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is in what key?
C Minor
The only two chemical elements that are liquid at a room temperature of 72ºF are mercury and what?
Bromine
Often used to refer to a rural area, "boondocks" comes from a Tagalog word meaning what?
Mountain
Since 1986, the Economist magazine has used the local cost of what product to compare world currencies?
Big Mac sandwich
David Foster Wallace's 1996 novel "Infinite Jest" takes its title from a line in what play?
Hamlet
YUM is the New York Stock Exchange for the parent company of which of these fast food chains?
Taco Bell
In math, what letter is normally used to represent the slope of a line?
m
Which of these playthings is produced by combining boric acid and silicone oil?
Silly Putty
In the game of craps what roll of the dice is known as “little Joe from Kokomo"?
Four
In 1961, members of two Detroit vocal groups, The Primes and The Distants, merged to form what musical act?
The Temptations
Gombe national park, the site of Jane Goodall's famous chimpanzee studies, is in what country?
Tanzania
What is the biggest Japanese island?
Honshu
In the 1911 novel "The Phantom of the Opera", what is the Phantom's name?
Erik
What island is often identified on maps by its local name Kalaallit Nunaat?
Greenland
Measuring over 33 miles in length, the world's longest railroad tunnel is located in what country?
Japan
Before entering the technology field, what company was best known for selling toilet paper and rubber boots?
Nokia
What U.S. state's motto, "Oro y plata", is the only state motto in Spanish?
Montana
The Torres Strait separates Australia from which of these islands?
New Guinea
In 1977, Elvis Presley performed his last live concert in what U.S. city?
Indianapolis, IN
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ernie Pyle was killed by enemy fire during what war?
World War II
Which of these famous scientists was one of the inventors of calculus?
Isaac Newton
In 2003 who did the American Film Institute select as the greatest film hero of all time?
Atticus Finch
The eyelike spots on a peacock's tail are called what?
Ocelli
'Singultus' is the medical term for a what?
Hiccup
What football convention originated at Gallaudet University, a school for deaf students?
Huddle
In 2003, London's National Theatre debuted an original opera based on what talk show host?
Jerry Springer
The Earth artifacts abord the 1997 Voyager Spacecraft included a recording of what Rock and Roll song?
Johnny B. Goode
In Laura Ingalls Wilder's book "Little House on the Prairie," the "little house" lies outside what town?
Independence, KS
What is the only Central American Country that does not have a coast on the Caribbean Sea?
El Salvador
Which of these classic comic book series was not created by writer Stan Lee?
Batman
The International Bowling Hall of Fame and Museum is located in what U.S. city?
St. Louis
What kind of flower is a fleur-de-lis?
Iris
"The Price Is Right" host Bob Barker made his national TV debut in 1956 as host of what game show?
Truth or Consequences
In theater, what Shakespeare play is said to bring bad luck to those who say its name aloud?
Macbeth
Pitchblende is an ore that is mined to obtain which of these substances?
Uranium
What is the nickname of famous environmentalist and tree sitter Julia Hill?
Butterfly
The R&B group Dru Hill named themselves after Druid Hill Park, a historic area in what city?
Baltimore
What Irish name comes from a word meaning 'girl' in Gaelic?
Coleen
In a classic cereal ad, what is the name of the bird who claims to be "cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs"?
Sonny
What was Groucho Marx's real first name?
Julius
Schmaltzy meaning overly sentimental comes from a Yiddish word for what?
Chicken fat
Which famous comic co-wrote the 1974 movie Blazing Saddles with Mel Brooks?
Richard Pryor
What prolific author has written over 40 books, including eight mysteries under the name Rosamond Smith?
Joyce Carol Oates
Scientists use the Torino scale to measure the potential damage caused by which of the following?
Asteroids
In a memorable song from the musical "Gypsy," three strippers advise that "you gotta get a" what?
Gimmick
What Shakespeare hero is tormented by the ghost of his friend Banquo?
Macbeth
A Pieta is a painting or sculpture that features what biblical scene?
Mary mourning Jesus
What is the standard unit used to measure electrical current?
Ampere
On the animated series "King of the Hill", what is the name of the Hills' dog?
Ladybird
Who was the first US president to live in the White House?
John Adams
What Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian narrates the 2003 movie Seabiscuit?
David McCullough
"Remember The Maine" was a famous rallying cry used during what war?
Spanish-American War
The 19th century novel "The Man in the Iron Mask" is a sequel to which of these novels?
The Three Musketeers
The Champs E'lyse'es terminates at which of these famous Paris landmarks?
Arc de Triomphe
Benjamin Franklin's 1784 essay "An Economical Project" was a lighthearted introduction to what concept?
Daylight-saving time
In the movie Planes Trains and Automobiles, John Candy’s character sold what for a living?
Shower curtain rings
What psychologist introduced the idea of introverted and extroverted personalities?
Carl Jung
What was the occupation of the father on the 50s TV series "Father Knows Best" ?
Insurance agent
In the 2002 movie "Catch Me if You Can," a young con artist successfully poses as a pilot for what airlines?
Pan Am
In the 1993 movie "Rudy", Rudy gets to play in one game for Notre Dame against what team?
Georgia Tech
What popular 1980's film features a paperboy who yells out, "I want my two dollars"?
Better Off Dead
What best-selling author was also the creator of the TV show "I Dream of Jeannie"?
Sidney Sheldon
What well-known TV character lives at 633 Stag Trail Road in the town of North Caldwell, NJ?
Tony Soprano
"Sabering" is a French tradition in which a sword is used to do what?
Open a champagne bottle
Weighing about 4 ounces, the pygmy marmoset is what kind of animal?
Monkey
Administrative Professionals Day, once called National Secretaries Day, is observed in what month?
April
"Semper paratus" the motto of the US coast Guard is a latin phrase meaning "always" what?
Ready
Since 1970 what has been the only men’s tennis player to win all four Grand Slam titles?
Andre Aggassi
Which of these fictional creatures are described as being "three apples tall"?
Smurfs
Radioactive isotope americium-241 is used in a common type of what household device?
Smoke detector
Anthony Swofford's best-selling 2003 memoir 'Jarhead' recounts his experiences as a what?
US Marine
An apiculturalist does what for a living?
Keeps bees
"Cutthroat" is a popular three-person version of what game?
Pool
What long running sitcom's working title was "Not the Cosby’s"
Married with Children
"Mon petite chou" is a popular French term of endearment that literally means "my little" what?
Cabbage
On September 8, 1974, Evel Knievel crashed his "skycycle" trying to jump across what canyon?
Snake River
Legendary NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s aggressive racing tactics earned him what nickname?
The Intimidator
Founded in 2000, what publication calls itself “the magazine about shopping”?
Lucky
What popular TV sitcom first aired as a segment on the anthology series “Love American Style”?
Happy Days
Which of these actors who have played James Bond was actually born in England?
Roger Moore
The 2002 film "The Pianist" tells the true story of a man's attempt to survive the Nazi occupation of what city?
Prague
In the 1994 movie "Forrest Gump," Forrest makes millions of dollars by investing in what company?
Apple Computers