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On the last episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," who is the only character to not get fired?
Ted Baxter
In 2004, Miss America officials announced that what event would be dropped from the live TV broadcast?
In 2004, introduced a popular cartoon featuring Kerry and Bush singing a parody of what song?
This Land Is Your Land
Iago is the treacherous villain of what Shakespeare tragedy?
A cubic foot consists of how many cubic inches?
In 1948, the Allies began a massive airlift of supplies in response to a Soviet blockade of what city?
West Berlin
Which of these desserts typically features an ice cream filling?
Baked Alaska
What is the square root of the cube root of 64?
What nationality is professional golfer Annika Sorenstam?
In states that observe daylight-saving time, what is the longest month of the year?
Peter Gabriel's 1980 song "Biko" pays tribute to a fallen political activist from what country?
South Africa
In April 2004, who heard the coveted words "You're hired!" as the winner of TV's "The Apprentice"?
Bill Rancic
From May 2003 to June 2004, who served as the U.S.'s chief administrator in Iraq?
Paul Bremer
Paris's largest airport is named after what French leader?
Charles de Gaulle
An increasingly controversial delicacy, foie gras is made from the liver of which of these animals?
When speaking of his talks with Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan often quoted the proverb, "Trust, but" what?
"Hoosegow" is and old-fashioned slang word for what?
Each year, the American Cancer Society holds the "Great American Smokeout" during what month?
A paper towel's absorption of water is an example of what scientific principle?
Capillary action
Which of these "Beverly Hills 90210" stars was a regular cast member for the entire ten-year run of the show?
Tori Spelling
The formula "subtract 32, and multiply by 5/9" is used to make what common conversion?
Fahrenheit to Celsius
Which of these bakery ingredients commonly contains cream of tartar?
Baking Powder
"Romaji" is a system used to write what language using the Roman alphabet?
In 2004, Dick Cheney grabbed headlines by using profanity on the Senate floor in response to whom?
Pat Leahy
Which of these stars of the 1985 film "The Breakfast Club" did not also appear in "St. Elmo's Fire"?
Molly Ringwald
Before it was retired in 2003, the Concorde jet flew from London to New York City in an average time of what?
3 hours 20 minutes
The paper used to make U.S. currency is 25% linen and 75% what?
What does the "O" stand for in the name of the famous B & O Railroad?
In June 2002, tribal leader Hamid Karzai became the head of state of what country?
In the 2004 movie, "Troy," Achilles engages in a climactic duel with what warrior?
The Akita, a breed of dog once used to hunt bears, was named a national treasure of what nation in 1931?
In the computer abbreviation JPEG, the "P" stands for what?
Which of these expressions makes reference to the chief god of Roman mythology?
By Jove!
In the famous Latin saying, "veni, vidi, vici," what does "vidi" mean?
I saw
In numeric form, a googol is represented as a one followed by how many zeroes?
One Hundred
What cheese is aged for at least three months in the limestone caves in the south of France?
Which of these bodies of water was named by explorer Ferdinand Magellan in the early 1500s?
Pacific Ocean
The Canadian portion of Niagara Falls, named for its distinctive shape, is called what?
Horseshoe Falls
A person who experiences "schadenfrude" gets pleasure from what?
Unhappiness of others
How many children were born to Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey on November 19, 1997?
What is the width of a standard queen size mattress?
Named after one of his songs, the 2004 movie "De-Lovely" is a biopic of what composer?
Cole Porter
Which of these barnyard animals is classified as a ruminant?
"Buddha" is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning what?
Enlightened One
On a US Scrabble board, the center square is what type of premium space?
Double word score
What veteran singer had his first #1 Billboard album with the 2004 release "License to Chill"?
Jimmy Buffet
Movie star Will Smith's first name is short for what?
Living up to his nickname "Chairman of the Board," Frank Sinatra started up what record label in 1961?
What singer and ordained minister performed the wedding ceremony of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis?
Little Richard
Which of these celebs was not among those who showed up at Martha Stewart's 2004 trial as a show of support?
Nathan Lane
According to a popular rumor Full House star Dave Coulier is the subject of what hit 90's song?
You Oughta Know
Which of these actors has never appeared in a movie with the well-connected actor Kevin Bacon?
Denzel Washington
Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially divorced in 1996 after how many years of marriage?
Famous for its dramatic landscapes, Zion National Park is located in what U.S. state?
The only marsupial native to North America is a species of what animal?
"Globus hystericus" is a medical condition more commonly known as what?
Lump in the throat
In 2004, the lit Olympic torch made its journey through which of these continents for the first time?
In 1994, Oliver North fell less than three percentage points shy of winning the U.S. senate seat of what state?
First observed in the 1920s, the "hemline theory" states that shorter skirts correlate with a rise in what?
Stock prices
Introduced in 1928, Red Stripe Beer is brewed in what country?
Visitors customarily place slips of paper with prayers on them into the cracks of what famous landmark?
Wailing Wall
What presidential hopeful was featured in a Newsweek cover story on his battle with "the Wimp Factor"?
George H.W. Bush
In the book, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", what happens to Alice when she eats a cake labeled "Eat me"?
Grows larger
Because of the way the Mississippi River curves through the city, New Orleans is nicknamed what?
Crescent City
What common childhood disease is also known as "rubeola"?
What company's famous logo was designed by college student Carolyn Davidson in 1971 for $32?
The square root of 9 is the same value as 9 raised to what power?
Completed in 1926, Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary is located in what U.S. state?
The 1966 movie "What's up, Tiger Lily?" was one the first directorial efforts of what famous filmmaker?
Woody Allen
In 2004, NASA's Cassini spacecraft finished a 7-year journey by entering the orbit of what planet?
What desert's name is a Mongolian word meaning "waterless place"?
Among U.S. commercial radio stations, what music format is played by the most stations?
From 1930 to 1974, Haile Selassie served as the emperor of what African nation?
The 1999 book "Black Hawk Down" recounts a disastrous 1993 U.S. military invasion in what country?
With a standard pair of six-sided dice, what are the odds of rolling a 12?
1 in 36
The moon Phobos, which shares its name with the Greek word for "fear," orbits what planet?
Which of these movies has a controversial scene that features the song "Singin' in the Rain"?
A Clockwork Orange
In what language was the "Communist Manifesto" originally written?
Before it was used to refer to tall buildings, the word "skyscraper" usually referred to a what?
Sail of a ship
What movie star used his own rise to fame as the basis for the 2004 HBO series "Entourage"?
Mark Wahlberg
The point on the Earth located at zero degrees longitude and latitude lies in what body of water?
Atlantic Ocean
Since 1945, the Best Picture Oscar category has featured how many nominees each year?
Faced with an energy crisis, what U.S. president signed into law the 55-mph national speed limit?
Richard Nixon
Which of these common tongue-twisting phrases features numerous examples of sibilance?
She sells seashells
In 2004, Morse code was updated for the first time in decades with the addition of a code for what symbol?
"At" sign
Which of the following was not a major news story during the summer of 1969?
Attica riots
Andrew Grove, Time magazine's 1997 "Man of the Year," is the Chairman of the Board of what company?
General John "Black Jack" Pershing was the Commander of U.S. forces in what war?
World War I
What professional sports group uses the slogan "These guys are good"?
Often used to make shawls, pashmina is woven from the soft wool of what animals?
What classic TV show debuted in 1948 under the name "Toast of the Town"?
The Ed Sullivan Show
In 1995, what vegetable became the first food grown in space?
In 2003, who did the American Film Institute select as the top movie villain of all time?
Hannibal Lecter
By definition, a currycomb is a tool used to do what?
Groom horses
Which of these sea creatures belongs to the class Cephalopoda, meaning "head foot"?
Often mentioned in its ads, "sildenafil citrate" is the scientific name for what?
In 2003, the first cow in the U.S. to test positive for "mad cow" disease was found in what state?
In the Broadway musical "Sweeney Todd," the vengeful title character works as a what?
In boxing, a "rabbit punch" lands where on the body?
Back of the neck
How many tiles are there in a standard set of "Double-six" dominoes?
Completed in 1994, the computer program Chinook is thought to be the world's best player of what game?
In 1912, the Titanic met its untimely end 400 miles off the coast of what North Atlantic island?
Dynamite is commonly made by soaking sawdust in what?
At a cost of over $450 million, what city opened its much-hyped 24-acre Millennium Park in 2004?
Who was Chief Justice when the Supreme Court heard the landmark case Roe v. Wade?
Warren Burger
The Swedish turnip is a vegetable more commonly known as a what?
A famous 1969 fire on what U.S. river is credited with sparking the environmental movement of the 1970's?
In the Olympics, Rhythmic gymnasts may use all of the following as props except what?
The altar is usually located in which of these parts of a church?
Rounded to the nearest thousandth, how many days does it take the Earth to orbit the Sun?
What activity is the source of the expression "passing the buck"?
Playing poker
Which of these countries shares a border with more than one other country?
In 2004, Mattel announced that Barbie has split with Ken and also has an Australian "friend" named what?
The Great Seal of the United States appears on the back of what denomination of U.S. currency?
One-dollar bill
By definition, an ombudsman is an official whose duty is to do which of the following?
Investigate complaints
Also featuring muralist Diego Riveria, "Diego and I" is a famous self-portrait by what artist?
Frida Kahlo
What popular movie features a comical priest who declares, "Mawage is wot bwings us togeder today?
The Princess Bride
In 2001, Chevron merged with what company to form the U.S.'s second largest oil and gas provider?
In 2004, what did the American Film Institute name as the greatest movie song of all time?
Over the Rainbow
Who is the author of the popular wedding poem that begins, "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways"?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
In which of these races do participants travel the farthest?
Tour de France
"Reversi" and "Annexation" were both early versions of what classic game?
In 2004, NASA's Genesis probe crashed to Earth after a 3-year mission to collect particles from what?
Solar wind
In the 1965 movie "The Sound of Music", who is the oldest of the seven Von Trapp children?
Which of the following refers to the part of a ship that lies below the water?
In the 2004 movie "I, Robot," what is then name of the emotional robot suspected of murder?
In 2004, the FDA approved using Botox injections as a treatment for what?
Excessive sweating
In physics, the standard unit of electrical resistance is named after what scientist?
Georg Ohm
What is the real first name of U2's lead singer, Bono?
The legendary tale of the Pied Piper takes place in Hamelin, a town in what country?
Which of these symbols does not appear on the buttons of a standard PlayStation 2 video game controller?
Used to extend the shelf life of packaged foods, hydrogenation is a process in which hydrogen is added to what?
Vegetable oil
Which of these countries does not border the small European nation of Luxembourg?
In square inches, what is the approximate area of a U.S. dollar bill?
What First Lady is said to haunt the White House's East Room, where she hangs her laundry out to dry?
Abigail Adams
In the Olympics, the gymnasts' balance beam is how wide?
4 inches
Often sold in health food stores, spirulina is a nutrient-rich type of what?
Everybody's favorite game show, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," shares its name with a song by what composer?
Cole Porter
On the TV cartoon series, "The Smurfs," who was the only Smurf to wear a red hat instead of white?
Papa Smurf
As suggested by its scientific name, the giraffe was originally thought to be a cross between a leopard and a what?
Since 1934, what pro football team has traditionally played on Thanksgiving Day?
Detroit Lions
"Volare," the title of a 1958 hit song, is an Italian word meaning which of the following?
Founded in 1842, the Plain Dealer is the main newspaper of what U.S. city?
In the Homeland Security Advisory System, which of the following is not one of the five levels?
Artists become eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame how many years after the release of their first record?
In the 1987 movie "Can't Buy Me Love," a teen rents a girlfriend with money he was saving to buy a what?
Which of these types of bombs is often referred to as a thermonuclear bomb?
Hydrogen bomb
In 2004, what teen celeb gushed that former camp counselor Jenna Bush was "awesome" and "really sweet"?
Hilary Duff
A person's postprandial blood pressure is measured just after a person has done what?
The bola tie is the official neckwear of what state?
Based out of Love Field in Dallas, what airline's stock ticker symbol is LUV?
In a famous poem, Welsh poet Dylan Thomas urges “Do not go gentle into that good” what?
Before he became a politician, John Kerry rocked the house as the bass player in a high school band named what?
The Electras
Comprising a significant percentage of human body weight, adipose tissue is also known as what?
Body fat
The Pinyin system is commonly used to write what language using the Roman alphabet?
What product features on its label the Gold Medallion for excellence it won at the 1900 Paris Exposition?
Campbell's soup
If you burn after 10 minutes in the sun, wearing SPF-15 sunscreen should prevent burning for up to how long?
Two and a half hours
What is the relationship between the traditional puppet show characters Punch and Judy?
Husband and wife
On a doctor's stethoscope, what is the term for the flat, circular device that touches your body?
In mathematics, what is the largest prime number under 100?
In April 2004, Bob Edwards signed off after nearly 25 years as host of what NPR radio program?
Morning edition
Dermestids, used by scientists to clean off skeletons, are a flesh-eating type of what?
What famous explorer was the first governor of Puerto Rico under the Spanish?
Juan Ponce de León
By definition, a defenestrated object has been what?
Thrown out a window
What U.S. state flag incorporates the Confederate battle flag into its design?
Europeans of what religion are often referred to as either Ashkenazim of Sephardim?
Used in computer networking, the term “P2P” stands for what?
What New England city's name is a variation of the Hebrew word for "peace"?
How many different shapes, or "Tetraminoes," are featured in the classic video game Tetris?
Which of these types of rocks is classified as a sedimentary rock?
Beginning in the 16th century, Protestants from what country were often known as Huguenots?
What slang word is thought to have been coined in 1958 as the name of a Superman villain?
The Van Gogh Museum, is a popular destination for art lovers visiting what European capital?
In a T-bone steak, the meat is attached to what “T”-shaped bone?
The peninsula of Anatolia is the westernmost point of what continent?
A standard deck of tarot cards consists of how many cards?
What U.S. inventor, who spent years improving the telegraph, nicknamed his first two children Dot and Dash?
Thomas Edison
What designer's career skyrocketed after he clothed Richard Gere in the 1980 film "American Gigolo"?
Giorgio Armani
In the novel and movie "Cold Mountain," where is Cold Mountain?
North Carolina
Frequently displayed on signs in France, "sortie" is a French word meaning what?
At the 2004 Olympics, what country came in second to the U.S. in terms of total number of medals?
Consisting of a proton, an electron and a neutron, deuterium is an isotope of what common element?
After his death, what thinker's brain was stolen by an eccentric pathologist who kept it over 40 years?
Albert Einstein
What is the approximate age difference between 2004 rivals John Kerry and George W. Bush?
Kerry is 2.5 years older
The first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island when it opened in 1892 was a teenage girl from what country?
"Don't be evil" is the corporate motto of what tech company?
Featuring the lyric "heavy metal thunder," what classic song is credited with popularizing the phrase "heavy metal"?
Born to Be Wild
The longest interstate highway in the U.S., I-90 runs from Boston to what West Coast city?
Started in 1971, the popular restaurant chain Hard Rock Cafe is known for its logo "Save the" what?
What author-inspired word means "marked by a senseless, confusing and often menacing complexity"?
Which of the following is currently the name of an Eastern European country?
Bosnia and Herzegovina
What was Princess Di's middle name?
Under the official rules of table tennis, the top of the net must be how high above the table?
6 inches
In the U.S., millions of barrels of reserve oil are stored in enormous salt caverns that span what two states?
Louisiana and Texas
Which of these people was not featured in Barbara Walters' 2004 "10 Most Fascinating People" TV special?
Jessica Simpson
What is the name of the much-discussed, unproven theory that classical music sharpens the mind?
Mozart effect
In 2003, what star invested $10 million in "Taboo," one of Broadway's biggest flops of the year?
Rosie O'Donnell
Which of these schools is a public university?
U. Michigan
In 1981, Australia launched its popular "Slip! Slop! Slap!" public awareness campaign to get people to do what?
Wear sun protection
Which of these fruits is also known as the Chinese gooseberry?
Though traditionally prepared as a vegetable, which of these produce items is technically a berry?
Still in use today, a system devised by German scientist Friedrich Mohs ranks minerals based on what?
In January 2003, what world leader was dubbed "Dr. Evil" by a Newsweek cover story?
Kim Jong Il
On the children's TV show "Blue's Clues," the clues are marked with what symbol?
Paw print
What musical instrument's name, literally translated, means "jumping flea"?
Traditionally worn by golfers, "plus fours" are a type of what?
Now a full-time philanthropist, Jeff Skoll became a billionaire as president of what internet company?
What famed illustrator is credited as being the first to depict Santa Claus as a jolly, heavyset character?
Thomas Nast
Originally bred for hunting, which of these dog breeds is classified by the American Kennel Club as a sporting dog?
Golden retriever
In the boot-shaped country of Italy, which of these cities is closest to the "toe"?
In terms of both land area and population, Israel is closest in size to which of these U.S. states?
Coal is the official mineral of what U.S. state?
Which of these European countries shares a land border with only one other country?
Introduced in 2004, the fragrance Enchantment is a tie-in with a story line on what soap opera?
All My Children
Grenadine is a popular drink made from the juice of what fruit?
What performers are spoofed in the 2003 mockumentary "A Mighty Wind"?
Folk Singers
Philosopher's Stone was a legendary substance that alchemists believed could turn lead into what?
On the TV series, "Inside the Actor's Studio", host James Lipton keeps his notes on what color index cards?
Circadian dysrhythmia is a physical condition better known as what?
Jet lag
A memorable scene in the 1986 movie "Stand By Me" features what kind of contest?
Pie Eating
In 2004, Teresa Heinz Kerry made headlines by responding to a reporter with what sassy remark?
Shove it
Meningitis is a disease characterized by the swelling of tissue surrounding the spinal cord and what organ?
Often used in southern cooking, collard greens belong to the same species as what vegetable?
Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta "The Mikado" is set where?
In 2004, what movie flop was released on DVD in a "VIP edition" that includes a blindfold and pasties?
The classic movie "It's a Wonderful Life" ends as the people of Bedford Falls sings what song?
Auld Lang Syne
In 2004, the Lance Armstrong Foundation raised millions for cancer research selling a rubber bracelet of what color?
The word "trampoline" comes from the Italian word "trampoline," which means what?
How is the fraction 9/100,000 expressed in decimal form?
"Hellanthus annus" is the scientific name for what well-known flower?
The mostly black-and-white movie "Schindler's List" features a little girl wearing a coat of what color?
In the 2004 movie "Dodgeball," the underdogs compete in order to save a run-down what?
Fitness center
In the novel and movie, "The Return of the King," the king in the title refers to whom?
In the Bible, the Israelites gathered manna in order to make what?
What 1980s romantic comedy is a modern-day version of the classic play "Cyrano de Bergerac"?
What major river flows through Baghdad?
"It's morning again in America" was a TV ad slogan for what U.S. President's reelection campaign?
Ronald Reagan
On the Great Seal of the United States, the eagle holds in its left claw a bundle of thirteen what?
What Broadway musical features the extravagant song-and-dance number "Springtime for Hitler"?
The Producers
In 2004, what author publicly demanded that the documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" be renamed?
Ray Bradbury
"I'm going down to Yasgur's farm" is a lyric from what 1970 hit song by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young?
Conrad Siegfried, mastermind of the evil organization KAOS, was the main villain on what TV series?
Get Smart
In the Catholic Church, a novena is a series of prayers recited over a period of how many days?
What game show host was the subject of a 2003 cable TV reality show subtitled "Naturally Stoned"?
Chuck Woolery
The American Lung Association was founded in 1904 to combat what disease?
For almost 200 years, which branch of the U.S. military issued bell-bottoms as part of its uniform?
In a game of tennis, what word is used to indicate a score of zero?
A person allergic to gluten would most likely experience symptoms after eating which of the following?
The prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards are presented annually for excellence in what field?
Broadcast journalism
In 2003, singer Kelis released a racy hit single named after what tasty treat?
What phone company's ads feature James Earl Jones urging you to "make progress every day"?
The Strait of Gibraltar connects the Mediterranean Sea with what other body of water?
Atlantic Ocean
What self-help guru is the author of the best-selling book "Self Matters"?
Dr. Phil
The 2004 documentary "Super Size Me" recounts a filmmaker's thirty day quest to eat only from what fast food chain?
By definition, a plutocracy is a government that is controlled by whom?
The wealthy
What classic animated Disney movie has a title character who never speaks?
In Greek mythology, who was punished by Zeus for stealing fire and giving it to humans?
Who did Tony Blair succeed when he became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1997?
John Major
What popular 1980's movie features the love ballad "Almost Paradise"?
In 2004, United Airlines launched a low-cost airline name what?
What U.S. President began the tradition of serving no more than two terms by not running for a third?
George Washington
What kind of an establishment is the subject of the 2004 cable reality show "Blow Out"?
Hair salon
In 2004, what became the first SUV model to be commercially available as a hybrid in the U.S.?
Ford Escape
Featured in the movie "The Insider", Don Hewitt is the veteran creator and producer of what TV show?
60 Minutes
In 2002, what brand of beer released nationwide a low-calorie, low-carbohydrate version called Ultra?
Who famously showed off her sports bra after her team won the 1999 Women's World Cup soccer final?
Brandi Chastain
"Pablum" which means "simplistic or trite ideas" is also a trademarked brand of what?
Baby cereal
What actor, though still a registered Democrat, spoke at the 2004 Republican Convention?
Ron Silver
Known for its high-profile clients, Promises is a posh rehab clinic located in which of these California cities?
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson got hitched three years after they starred together in what 1980s comedy?
A favorite of Jessica Simpson's, the Murakami is a colorful bag made by what designer?
Louis Vuitton
What Broadway musical has starred members of the Spice Girls, 'N Sync, and 98 Degrees?
In 2001 Prince William began a 4 year course of study at what prestigious UK university?
St. Andrews
In July 2004, what 40 something actor marries a 20-year old waitress he met at a sushi bar?
Nicholas Cage
Since May 2004, Britney Spears and Kevin Federline have sported what matching tattoos?
In 2003, Alabama's Chief Justice refused to remove from the courthouse a monument depicting what?
Ten Commandments
Giving him the initials J.F.K., what is John Kerry's middle name?
On TV's "American Idol," host Ryan Seacrest signs off with what signature line?
Seacrest out!
In the U.S. Navy, which of these officers is the highest ranking?
What type of poem often consists of an octave followed by a sestet?
In 2004, R&B star Usher topped the Billboard charts with a single simply titled what?
Taken from the name of an Old Testament patriarch, the word "Methuselah" refers to a what?
Very old man
Potential jurors for a trial are carefully questioned by the lawyers during a phase called what?
Voir dire
Due to his saying, "A penny saved is penny earned," what American's grave site is often dotted with pennies?
Benjamin Franklin
In 2003, what author's son told Oprah he got a D on his high school book report for "East of Eden"?
John Steinbeck
A single molecule of which of these substances consists of three atoms?
In 2003, the Rolling Stones headlined a massive open-air concert to benefit what Canadian city?
Invented by the U.S. military in the 1980's, the MRE is a type of what?
Prepackaged meal
What is the southermost country in Central America?
Rumspringa, meaning "running around," is a freewheeling rite of passage for teens in what community?
What famous opera was the inspiration for the Broadway musical "Rent"?
La Bohème
The 1,776-foot-tall structure being built at the site of the World Trade Center is named what?
Freedom Tower
In 2004, J.K. Rowling revealed to fans that her next book will be titled "Harry Potter and the" what?
Half Blood Prince
A traditional Italian delicacy, pancetta is a type of what?
Cured pork
Which of these kitchen utensils primarily uses centrifugal force to operate?
Salad spinner
Author of "Tartuffe" and "The Misanthrope," playwright Jean Baptiste Poquelin wrote under what name?
Thought to reduce the risk of cancer, lycopene is an antioxidant commonly found in which of these foods?
Since 1985, what company has owned a majority share of the NBC television network?
General Electric
President George W. Bush has a pet cat that shares its name with what country?
The focus of a 2004 FBI investigation, Sandy Berger held what office in the Clinton administration?
National Security Advisor
What Cabinet-level official is popularly known as the nation's "top cop"?
Attorney General
What troubled telephone company emerged from bankruptcy in April 2004 and renamed itself MCI?
Introduced to the comic pages in 1930, the bumbling Joe Palooka competed as a what?
In 1996, The U.N. introduced a controversial program in Iraq called "oil-for" what?
In the 2004 movie "The Manchurian Candidate," the title character is a candidate for what office?
U.S. Vice President
Since 1967, Israel and Syria have fought for control over a key strategic region named what?
Golan Heights
Since 1877, tourists have taken rises in swan-shaped boats in what city's Public Garden Lagoon?
In 1998, John Glenn returned to orbit how many years after his first historic space mission?
Which of these foreign language-inspired words literally means "the many"?
Hoi Polloi
What European nation does not belong to NATO or the E.U. and only joined the U.N. in 2002?
In bartending, a "fifth" is equal to about one-fifth of what measurement?
Which of the following phrases is an example of a "spoonerism'?
Mell of a hess
In the U.S., how many cups are in a gallon?
Introduced in 2002 by iRobot, the Roomba is a fully automated, hands-free what?
Vacuum cleaner
What Tony-winning Broadway musical features a cast of risqué, R-rated puppets?
Avenue Q
A popular side dish, cowpeas are more commonly known as what?
Black-eyed peas
What is the one U.S. state capital that is not spelled with any of the letters used in its state's name?
The autobiography of what legendary actress is titled "Me: The Stories of My Life"?
Katherine Hepburn
In the U.S., publicly traded companies are required to release earnings reports how often?
Every three months
What Broadway musical spawned an unsuccessful 1990 sequel subtitled "Miss Hannigan's Revenge"?
The 2004 Tour de France included stages that ascended the Alps and what other mountain range?
"Bug boy" is a nickname for a person who is training to be a what?
Which of these is not one of the four elements that are usually present in an amino acid?
In the 2004 movie "Shrek 2," Antonio Banderas is the voice of what swashbuckling character?
Puss In Boots
One kilogram is equal to how many pounds?
Bryce Canyon National Park, famous for its strange rock formations, is located in what state?
Before being exposed as a fraud, Milli Vanilli won the 1989 Grammy in what category?
New Artist
In 1994, American teen Michael Fay was caned in Singapore as punishment for what crime?
What term is used to refer to the highest part of a horse's back?
A Mercator projection map is created by projecting Earth's features onto a what?
"Kim" and "Park" are two of the most common family names in which of these Asian countries?
South Korea
Commonly used to state the time, the term "o'clock" is short for what phrase?
Of the clock
What type of animal is an alewife?
Which of these Biblical events is not depicted in the 2004 movie "The Passion of the Christ"?
Birth of Christ
In the 2003 movie "Something's Gotta Give", Jack Nicholson plays the unlikely owner of a what?
Hip-hop label
Triclosan is an increasingly controversial chemical often used in which of these household products?
Antibacterial soap
Lake Tiberias, the world's lowest freshwater lake, is more commonly known as what?
Sea of Galilee
A traditional Jewish decoration, the mezuzah is a small container usually placed where in a house?
On a doorpost
What town's founders sailed to America in 1607 aboard the Godspeed, the Susan Constant and the Discovery?
In May of 2004, the hugely successful "O, the Oprah Magazine" launched a spin-off titled what?
O at Home
Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon on the 20th of what month in 1969?
In the United States, what number is written in numeral form as a 1 followed by 18 zeroes?
Legendary comedian Bob Hope, who became a U.S. citizen in 1920, was born in what country?
What level of the Earth's atmosphere begins at the Earth's surface?
What is the name of the imaginary line that circles the Earth at a latitude of about 66 degrees North?
Arctic Circle
A hurdy-gurdy is an old-fashioned musical instrument that a person plays by doing what?
Turning a crank
By definition, nanotechnology is a branch of engineering dealing with things that are very what?
In 2004, what topped the Fortune 500 list of America's largest companies for the 3rd straight year?
In the Jewish faith, the High Holiday period concludes with the observance of what holy day?
Yom Kippur
Over 95% of human DNA serves no known purpose and is commonly known as what?
Junk DNA
What is the term for the upside-down "v" that appears is some foreign words, such as "chateau"?
Which of these illnesses is caused by a bacteria, not a virus?
Strep throat
"The Voyage of the Beagle" is a collection of the five years of observations made by what famous scientist?
Charles Darwin
What is the name of the luxury cruise liner that took over the QE2's transatlantic route in 2004?
Queen Mary 2
Because of its relative swiftness in the sky, what planet is named for the Roman messenger of the gods?
Thought to be 17,000 years old, the famous cave paintings of Lascaux are in what country?
What rap group, known for its politically controversial lyrics, was formed in 1982 by Chuck D?
Public Enemy
Which of these lawyers was not part of the "Dream Team" that defended O.J. Simpson in his 1995 trial?
Mark Geragos
The voltaic pile, made by Alessandro Volta in 1800 out of metal and wet cardboard was an early type of what?
What TV journalist wrote the 1998 bestseller "The Greatest Generation"?
Tom Brokaw
What world leader was born on the island of Corsica and died on the island of St. Helena?
Napoleon Bonaparte
The word "donnybrook", meaning "brawl", comes from the name of a rowdy fair that was held in what country?
What famous opera had its premiere in 1871 in Cairo, Egypt?
A popular Middle Eastern dessert, baklava is a pastry traditionally made with which of the following?
Nuts and honey
The Pampas, a region of grass-covered plains, is located on what continent?
South America
Although many cuisines features "meat-on-a-stick," the phrase "shish kebab" comes from what language?
In 2004, first daughters Jenna and Barbara Bush graduated from what two universities?
Univ. of Texas and Yale
What slogan appears on the ubiquitous yellow wristbands sold by the Lance Armstrong Foundation?
Live Strong
In 2004, movie star Julia Roberts gave birth to twin babies with what distinctive names?
Hazel and Phinnaeus
Ken Jennings's marathon streak on "Jeopardy!" ended when he missed a Final Jeopardy question about what company?
H&R Block
A major campus fad was sparked in 1939 when a Harvard freshman swallowed what animal on a $10 bet?
Bootleg remixes that combine two songs from different genres are commonly called what?
The origin of the word "palace," Palatine Hill is a historic part of what city?
Approximately how many megabytes are in one gigabyte of computer memory?
One thousand
What U.S. agency made headlines in 1993 when it raided the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, TX?
Fort Sumter, the site of the first battle of the Civil War, is located in the harbor of what U.S. city?
Which of these U.S. cities is named after an ancient Greek city, not a Native American tribe?
The square root of which of these numbers is considered an imaginary number?
Which of these U.S. States does not share its western border with Mississippi River?
Known for their devotional "whirling" dances, dervishes are members of what faith?
What famously reclusive author has lived in Cornish, NH since the 1950s?
J.D. Salinger
What 1980s movie's story line begins when a young man finds a severed ear lying on the ground?
Blue Velvet
What is the name of the camera technique used to keep near and far objects in focus at the same time?
Deep focus
In 1994, Stanford grad student Jerry Yang and David Filo founded what company in a campus trailer?
In medicine, statin drugs are commonly prescribed in order to do what?
Lower cholesterol
Like the tomato, which of the following is usually considered to be a vegetable but is really a fruit?
At the end of the movie "Dead Poets Society," the students stand on their desks and call out what line?
O captain, my captain
What playwright won Tony Awards in 1993 and 1994 for the two-part drama "Angels in America"?
Tony Kushner
In March 2004, the U.S. Mint released new nickels commemorating what event?
Louisiana Purchase
On December 13, 2003, U.S. troops captured Saddam Hussein in a raid dubbed "Operation" what?
Red Dawn
Approximately one half of the world's wild tigers live in what country?
One of the longest and tallest naval vessels ever built, the USS Enterprise is what type of ship?
Aircraft carrier
On the FDA Nutrition Facts label, "Dietary Fiber" is listed under what category?
Total Carbohydrate
Pyongyang is the capital of what Asian country?
North Korea
Joe Shlabotnik is the underachieving baseball player adored by what comic strip character?
Charlie Brown
What scientific scale ranges from "calm" to "moderate gale" to "hurricane"?
The Beaufort Scale
Born in 1879, activist Margaret Sanger is best remembered as a pioneer of what movement?
Birth control
In the classic video game Frogger, players helped a frog to do which of the following?
Cross a street
In a classic children's book, a painter named Mr. Popper becomes the proud caretaker of twelve what?
"Bachelorette" Trista Rehn's televised 2003 wedding ceremony had what color as its theme?
When dancing the macarena, a person does not usually touch which of these body parts?
Madras, a colorful lightweight fabric, is named after a port city in what country?
The term “embouchure” refers to the special positioning of one’s mouth while doing what?
Playing a wind instrument
Elvis Presley was born in 1935 in what small southern city?
Tupelo, Mississippi
Often hunted for its dark fur, the sable is a carnivorous member of what animal family?
What percentage of a chessboard's 64 squares are occupied by chessmen at the start of a game?
After killing its prey, what animal is known to take up to half an hour catching its breath before dining?
In Olympic track and field, a runner's time is measured by when what part of his body reaches the finish line?
What is the maiden name of First Lady Laura Bush?
What country is home to the 2,300-mile-long Volga, Europe's longest river?
Which of these famous tycoons amassed his fortune in the oil business?
J. Paul Getty
The exterior of St. Louis’s Gateway Arch is made of what material?
Stainless steel
What kind of Pontiac did Oprah give to the 276 lucky audience members on her 2004 premiere?
In the classic board game Life, players move around on the board using pieces shaped like what?
In the 1966 Beach Boys hit "Good Vibrations", what word is repeatedly rhymed with "vibrations"?
According to a well-known poem by Ogden Nash, "Candy is dandy, but" what?
Liquor is quicker
If alive today, which of these music legends would have been the oldest?
Elvis Presley
Munchausen syndrome is a psychological disorder that causes a person to do what?
Fake illness
In 2004, Elton John delivered a public profanity-filled tirade accusing what star of lip-synching?
In Spanish, the word "salud" is commonly spoken after a person does what?
Bouillabaisse is a French stew that traditionally features which of the following?
In the "Arabian Nights" stories, who enters a cave using the magic password "Open Sesame"?
Ali Baba
"Indienne" is a cooking term that refers to Indian-style dishes prepared with what spice?
Over 90% of this country's dairy cows are what breed?
Featured in the 2004 "Harry Potter" movie, a hippogriff is part eagle and part what?
Except for the Super Bowl, a NFL game's halftime usually lasts how long?
12 minutes
A basic unit of energy, also called a newton-meter is name after what 19th-Century scientist?
James Joule
Horn and Fischbacher are the last names of what famous duo?
Siegfried & Roy
Which of these vehicles is a type of bus?
A danger to humans and fish along coastal waters, red tides are primarily caused by what?
Because it is central to the plot, fans of the novel "The Da Vinci Code" have flocked to what art museum?
Which of these northern African countries borders the Red Sea and not the Mediterranean?
What classic brand name comes from the German word for "water" and the Greek for "oil"?
The astrological sign Capricorn is often represented as a goat that has the tail of a what?
Which of these acclaimed cable TV series usually kicks off each episode with a death?
Six Feet Under
A standard foosball table features how many rows of tiny plastic men?
What scientist's first law of motion offers the primary reason that people need to wear seat belts?
Isaac Newton
What ex-Beatle wrote a nostalgic song titled "When We Was Fab"?
George Harrison
In June 2004, who did Forbes identify as the world's top-paid female athlete of the year?
Serena Williams
The Second City is a famous improvisational theater company that began in 1959 in what U.S. city?
What first-time novelist's 2004 book, "Star," is billed as "what happens when A-list meets D-cup"?
Pamela Anderson
"Two bits" is a slang term for what amount of money?
25 cents
Which of these well-known war movies is not set during World War II?
In September 2004, what troubled airline declared bankruptcy for the second time in just over two years?
US Airways
How many U.S. states have names that begin with two vowels?
In the human body, which of these passageways connect the eyes to the nose?
Tear ducts
The busiest single runway airport in the world, Gatwick serves what major metropolitan area?
Although they are commonly removed from the body, tonsils help with which of these important tasks?
Fighting infection
Which of these cities has never hosted a season of MTV's "The Real World"?
Before Bill Gates beat him in 1998, what country's sultan was listed by Forbes as the world's richest person?
Due to its shape, what part of the brain is named after a scientific term for "sea horse"?
What group had a 1982 hit single named after the keyboard player's old flame, Rosanna Arquette?
Kobe, Japan is famous for producing a high quality expensive grade of what meat?
What recent hit movie was adapted from a best-selling book for parents titled "Queen Bees and Wannabes"?
Mean Girls
What is the primary focus of the popular website
Before it was linked to heart attacks and strokes in 2004, Vioxx was a popular drug used to treat what?
In 2004, the author of the biography "Come Together" won the right to look at the FBI's files on whom?
John Lennon
In sports lingo, which of the following words means to shut out an opponent?
In 1999, Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench got Oscar nominations for playing what role in two different movies?
Queen Elizabeth
Nixon's infamous White House Special Investigations Unit was better known by what name?
Often used by professional cooks, a mandoline is a tool commonly used to do what?
Slices fruits and vegetables
Which of these 2004 movies is set in the earliest time period?
In a 2004 sequel "Meet the Fockers," what are the names of Gaylord's hippie parents?
Bernie and Roz
In the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", what is the name of the candy that never gets smaller?
Everlasting Gobstoppers
What unhappy homemaker's untimely death is the starting point of the TV series "Desperate Housewives"?
Mary Alice
In the skiing event known as the “super G,” the “G” stands for what?
In economics, which of these conditions creates a “buyer’s market”?
Supply exceeds demand
What Broadway musical follows the trial of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl accused of shooting her lover?
In the famous Bible story, the "Good Samaritan" helps a man who has been attacked by what?
Band of thieves
Which of these "American Idol" recording stars did not actually win the competition?
Clay Aiken
The Four Corners, where four U.S. States meet at one point, is in what part of the country?
A popular breed of poultry, Cornish hen takes its name from a region of what country?
In the long-running comic strip "Shoe," Shoe and his friends are what type of animals?
The liquor tequila is named after a town in what country?
International Orange is the official name of the color used to paint what famous Structure?
Golden Gate Bridge
At the dinner table, which of the following is a type of stemware?
Indicted in 2004, Ken Lay was once the chairman and CEO of what scandal-ridden company?
At a July 2004 rally, Kerry joked that he and Edwards have what physical advantage over Bush-Cheney?
Better hair
Which of these U.S. states is commonly referred to as a "Bible Belt" state?
In 1855, Walt Whitman publishes his landmark volume of poetry titled "Leaves of" what?
In 2002, former VP Walter Mondale ran a brief campaign to represent what state in the U.S. Senate?
Which of these Mexican dishes is prepared by deep-frying a burrito?
"Eat Fresh" is the slogan of which fast food company?
What U.S. agency is headquartered in a D.C.-area neighborhood known as "Langley"?
What comic strip character flies an imaginary Sopwith Camel fighter plane?
Rembrandt is a popular brand of personal care products used to do which of the following?
Whiten teeth
The Caribbean's Virgin Islands are divided between the U.S. and what European country?
United Kingdom
Which of these movies uses a distinctive slow-motion special effect called "bullet time"?
The Matrix
What shape is a traditional Chinese checkers board?
Six-pointed star
What U.S. city's name is Spanish for "the meadows"?
Las Vegas
The Beignot is a traditional pastry of what U.S. city?
New Orleans
In the game of blackjack, what term refers to a tie between a player and the dealer?
The U.S. government's fiscal year begins on the first of what month?
A winter Olympics event, the biathlon combines rifle shooting with what other sport?
Cross Country Skiing
Banned in the U.S. in 1972, the chemical DDT was used primarily as a what?
Since 1999, what symbol has been removed from new U.S. quarters to make room for individual state designs?
Bald eagle
What liquor is made from the fermented juice of the blue agave plant?
Which of these fruits shares its name with a popular electronic hand-held organizer?
In the lunar cycle, approximately how many days goes by between two full moons?
At the 2004 Democratic Convention, Ron Reagan gave a controversial speech in support of what?
Stem-cell research
When it was introduced in 1996, the Motorola StarTAK was the world's smallest what?
Cell Phone
During the WWII invasion of Normandy, over 5000 ships crossed what body of water?
English Channel
In music, one quarter note is equal to how many sixteenth notes?
In business, what phrase is used to describe traditional companies that do not exist purely on the internet?
Brick and Mortar
"Notre Dame," the name of both a famous university and cathedral, is a French phrase meaning what?
Our Lady
In the 2004 movie "The Day After Tomorrow," disaster strikes the Earth due to what?
Global warming
In the 2003 movie "Freaky Friday," Lindsay Lohan wakes up to find she has switched bodies with whom?
Her mom
Famous for his exploits as a soldier, El Cid is a national hero in what country?
Which of these is not one of the three main stages of the Earth's water cycle?
What type of musical instrument is a high-hat?
What snack food's ads once featured Jay Leno saying, "Crunch all you want, We'll make more"?
Which of these types of wine is not associated with a region in France?
Often carried by ancient samurai warriors, a katana is a type of what?
California's frequent seismic activity is caused primarily by a major fault line named what?
San Andreas
How many cardplayers are needed to play a standard game of bridge?
In the Greek myth, Jason and the Argonauts set out to capture what mystical treasure?
Golden Fleece
Popular among Latina teens, "quinceañera" parties celebrate what birthday?
An endoscope is a flexible, tubelike device typically used to look inside what?
Human body
What island group takes its name from two Greek words meaning "many islands"?
The word "cliche" comes from "clicher", a French verb meaning what?
To stereotype
The pavlova, a fluffy dessert popular in the 1930's, was inspired by a world-famous what?
Ballet dancer
A TelePrompTer is an electronic device politicians often use to do what?
Deliver speeches
In psychology, bipolar disorder is also commonly known as what?
In 2004, what Slim-Fast spokeswoman was fired after making off-color puns about President Bush's name?
Whoopi Goldberg
In August 2004, what leading man reportedly bit his bodyguard's ear due to a "misunderstanding" in Toronto?
Russell Crowe
Siegfried's partner-in-illusion, Roy, is still recovering from his 2003 run-in with their white tiger named what?
In 2003, soccer Olympian Mia Hamm tied the knot with what baseball star?
Nomar Garciaparra
In 2004, what pop star removed 11 of her famous body piercings, leaving just one in a "special place"?
Christina Aguilera
In June 2004 former Friends star Courtney Cox Arquette gave birth to a baby girl named what?
Due to her Uncle's untimely death, 18 year old Allegra Beck controls half of what fashion empire?
Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins have both won Oscars for movies in which they starred opposite what actor?
Sean Penn
Often used by the U.S. military, the Apache Longbow is what type of vehicle?
Which of these musical instruments usually features small ridges called frets?
The Little Dipper is a part of what constellation?
Ursa Minor
According to its name, the pasta sauce "quattro formaggi" features what four ingredients?
In which of these sports can players make a mistake called a "foot fault"?
Extremely bitter and dark, unsweetened chocolate is also know by what name?
Baking chocolate
On a standard telephone keypad, the pound sign is located directly below what number?
Like a cow, which of these animals has a stomach that is divided into four compartments?
In candy stores, truffles are traditionally confections with what flavor?
The title of a 1981 fictional thriller, Gorky Park is a famous park located in what world capital?
When New Yorkers ring in the New Year at midnight, what time is it in Paris, France?
In 2004, President Bush nominated Congressman Porter Goss to replace George Tenet as head of what agency?
In football, blocking an opponent illegally from behind is called what?
In 2004, new versions of the nickel were issued honoring what famous figures in American history?
Lewis and Clark
The Tomb of the Unkown Soldier memorial is located in a military cemetery in what U.S. city?
Arlington, VA
A well-known technique used to profit from falling stock prices is called "selling" what?
In medicine, what kind of image is obtained by touching the skin with a wandlike device called a transducer?
In 1991, Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of making a lewd remark involving what unlikely object?
Coke can
As a professional boxer, Muhammad Ali fought in what weight division?
How many fluid ounces are in a pint?
At a press conference after her 2004 sentencing, Martha Stewart invoked what memorable catchphrase?
I'll be back
The French phrase "fin de siecle" would most likely refer to events occurring in which of these years?
Which TV comedian plays the role of Bosley in the 2003 "Charlie's Angels" sequel?
Bernie Mac
Often served in restaurants, endive is a type of what?
Salad green
Named for grasslands in Africa, the savannah is a large and exotic breed of what domestic animal?
When the year "1776" is written in Roman numerals, what letter is farthest on the right?
In the late 1800's, William "Boss" Tweed lead a corrupt political machine centered in what U.S. city?
New York
In criminal law, a plea of "nolo contendere" is more commonly known as a plea of "no" what?
Which of these trees secretes a thick, sticky substance called pitch?
According to the U.S. Census, what state has the highest ratio of single men to single women?
In 2004, what singer was booted from a Las Vegas casino after praising filmmaker Michael Moore onstage?
Linda Ronstadt
In baseball, home plate is traditionally shaped like a what?
Which of the following is a fancy word for "stamp collector"?
What is the name of the classic toy that utters lines such as "The cow says moo" with the pull of a string?
See 'n Say
What well-known TV character regularly gets psychiatric counseling from Dr. Jennifer Melfi?
Tony Soprano
What does the "P" stand for in the name of the UPN TV network?
In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary made history by reaching the top of what mountain?
Mount Everest
Which of these distinctive names can be typed using only the left side of a standard keyboard?
Zsa Zsa
The South China Sea is the western arm of what ocean?
The blades on ice skates are commonly called what?
Lake Champlain, which once served as a busy water highway, lies between New York and what state?
The title of the 2004 bestseller "Bergdorf Blondes" makes reference to an exclusive what?
Department store
Which of the following is a decennial event?
National Census
Carolyn Kepcher and George H. Ross are the stone-faced suits featured on what TV reality series?
The Apprentice
What is the westernmost capital in continental Europe?
Dee Dee, Tommy, Joey and Johnny were the original members of what classic punk band?
The Ramones
Since 1950, what magazine has published a series of "condensed" versions of popular books?
Reader's Digest
In London, the subway system is commonly known by what nickname?
The Tube
What is the national airline of Spain?
What U.S. states postal abbreviation comes first alphabetically?
Alaska (AK, Alabama is AL)
Which of these desserts' names comes from an Italian word meaning "small tubes"?
"Lupus" is the Latin word for what animal?
In his 2002 farewell speech, what aging U.S. senator said "I love you all---and especially your wives?"
Strom Thurmond
What Olympic champion wrote the 1995 best-selling autobiography "Breaking the Surface"?
Greg Louganis
What Southern state is home to the minor league team featured in the 1988 movie "Bull Durham"?
North Carolina
Which of these physical conditions is often accompanied by a set of visual symptoms called an "aura"?
Migraine headache
Tranquility Base, where the U.S. flag was planted in 1969, is located where?
In street lingo, "scratch" is slang for what?
The whammy bar is a device often used with what musical instrument?
Electric guitar
On maps, lines of latitude are often known as what?
Due to its rich history, what area of the world is popularly known as the "cradle of civilization"?
A cocktail called a "Cuban libre" usually consists of cola mixed with what type of liquor?
Since 1954, what state's license plates have featured the slogan "Land of Lincoln"?
What 1990s bomb was dubbed "Fishtar" and "Kevin's Gate" due to its apocalyptic budget?
What military title comes from an old French word meaning "place holding"?
Introduced in 1935, the Sperry Top-Sider is a classic brand of what?
One mile is equal to approximately how many inches?
Which of these phrases is not featured in the classic show tune "Do Re Mi"?
A sunny day in June
What phrase originally referred to a Catholic official designated to argue against making someone a saint?
Devil's Advocate
What does the "S" stand for in the name of the cable TV network "C-SPAN"?
Named for a Maori word meaning "fat and round," the Kunekune is a small domestic breed of what?
Anaphylactic shock is a dangerous physical state caused by what?
Allergic reaction
A classic Big Mac jingle starts with "Two all-beef patties" and lists all of the following except what?
In 1960, U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers was captured when his spy plane was shot down over what nation?
In 1996, what U.S. state's Route 375 was officially renamed Extraterrestrial Highway?
In the 2004 movie "The Village," villagers live in fear of wood-dwelling creatures with an attraction to what color?
What is the average time in between high tide and low tide in coastal areas?
6 hours, 12 minutes
Which of these rocks is known for its ability to produce sparks when it is struck with steel?
Trying to create a hipper image, Tylenol introduced pain-relief caplets in what new flavor in 2004?
In Greek mythology, Nemesis is the goddess of what?
What is the subject of the 2004 nonfiction bestseller "Eats, Shoots, and Leaves"?
What magical land was introduced in the classic book "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"?
Which of these bones is informally known as the "shoulder blade"?
Featured in traditional Jewish weddings, a chuppah is a type of what?
Ben and Jerry's ice cream is usually in what size container?
What is the term for the rich mixture of chocolate and whipped cream that is often used as cake frosting?
Who served as a maid of honor at the ill-fated wedding between Liza Minnelli and David Gest?
Elizabeth Taylor
Bill Clinton's 1996 campaign prominently featured the theme "building a bridge to the" what?
21st century
A famous German commander during WWII, Erwin Rommel was nicknamed "The Desert" what?
Imported from Holland, Ketel One is a trendy brand of what liquor?
In the well-known acronym "laser", the "L" stands for what?
With over 1,000 issued in his name, what inventor holds more U.S. patents than any other individual?
Thomas Edison
London's 221B Baker Street is the address of what famous fictional character?
Sherlock Holmes
What TV actress topped the Billboard charts in 1973 with the song "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia"?
Vicki Lawrence
In internet lingo, a silent member of an online discussion group is commonly known as a what?
On a standard circular clock, the minute hand travels how many degrees around the clock in one minute?
What school's facilities include the George Lucas Instructional Building and the Johnny Carson TV Stage?
The main campus of Northwestern University is located 12 miles outside of what U.S. city?
The Joint Chiefs of Staff is a body that advises the U.S. president mainly on matters involving what?
The military
In 2004, the "Grand Theft Auto" video game series released a much-hyped sequel set in what fictional state?
San Andreas
If you take one bill from a wallet holding four $5 bills and eight $10 bills, what is the probability of pulling out a $5?
One in three
Named after a 19th-century British dentist, a stent is a medical tool that is commonly used to do what?
Open blocked arteries
In the 1950 movie "All About Eve," Bette Davis warns, "Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a" what?
Bumpy night
The World War I song "Over There" refers to American troops going to what continent?
Which of these animals is classified as a primate?
In the U.S., a standard sheet of letter-size paper has an area of how many square inches?
What property is normally determined by dividing an object's mass by its volume?
Compote is a dish that is prepared by cooking what food in syrup?
Which of these adjectives is an anagram of one of its common synonyms?
The radio shorthand term "wilco" is short for the phrase "will" what?
Senator Zell Miller, keynote speaker at the 2004 Republican Convention, is a Democrat from what state?
In 2004, the FDA approved the use of fly larvae, or maggots, for what medicinal purpose?
Cleaning out wounds
The title of the famous love song "O Sole Mio" is an Italian phrase meaning what?
Oh my sun
Often used in baked goods and cocktails, simple syrup is a mixture of water and what?
Nahasapeemapetilon is the last name of what character on TV's "The Simpsons"?
A touchback is a common play in what sport?
Tanning beds use what kind of radiation to produce artificial suntans?
Ultraviolet rays
By definition, cats that are considered "feral" have done what?
Returned to the wild
Which of these misspelled edibles is not the name of a popular musician or music group?
Beaverton, Oregon is home to the world headquarters for what Fortune 500 company?
A staple of slapstick comedy, a "pratfall" is literally defined as a fall in which a person does what?
Lands on his buttocks
Susan Powter's 1993 bestseller "Stop the Insanity!" is a guide to what?
Before becoming head of the EPA in 2001, Christine Todd Whitman served as the governor of what state?
New Jersey
Used to indicate academic honors, the Latin phrase "cum laude" literally means "with" what?
In San Francisco, the epicenter of '60s hippie culture was at the intersection of Haight and what?
Ashbury Street
Famed for its beautiful scenery, the Amalfi Coast is a popular vacation destination in what country?
Sangria, a drink made with wine and fruit, gets its name from a Spanish word meaning what?
Due to a federal corruption probe, John Rowland resigned in 2004 as governor of what state?
In 2004, what magazine released a collection of 68,647 cartoons that have appeared on its pages since 1925?
The New Yorker
What is the only U.S. state that has an element in the periodic table named after it?
First performed in 1604, what Shakespeare play is subtitled "The Moor of Venice"?
A type of sausage, the wiener got its name from what European city?
Once run by the government, Fannie Mae is a company that specializes in helping people do what?
Buy homes
On the menu at a French restaurant, "fruits de mer" refers to what kind of food?
On a standard keyboard, what four letters are to the direct right of QWERTY?
On what classic TV game show did contestants frequently chant “No Whammies!”?
Press Your Luck
A haiku is a Japanese poem consisting of how many lines of verse?
Which of the following is traditionally added to gin to make a gimlet?
Lime juice
Tasseography is a common occult practice in which the future is divined by "reading" what?
Tea leaves
In 1918, Henry Ford narrowly lost an election for a U.S. Senate seat in his home state of what?
In 2003, what athlete filed for bankruptcy after reportedly squandering a $300 million fortune?
Mike Tyson
From 1919 to 1933, the government of what European country was known as the Weimar Republic?
In a classic show tune from "Oklahoma!" what crop is said to be "as high as an elephant's eye"?
"Tauromachy" is a fancy word for what?
In the 1800s, wooden statues of Indians were usually placed outside stores to indicate the sale of what?
Baseball legend Babe Ruth was commonly known as the “Sultan of” what?
The five interlocking rings on the Olympic flag each represent a what?
In the 1930s, what movie studio began releasing its classic Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons?
Warner Brothers
Fettuccine is a type of pasta that gets its name from an Italian word meaning "small" what?
A hectare is a metric unit used to measure what?
In bartending, a shot usually consists of how many ounces of liquid?
Once favored by sailors, a cutlass is a type of what?
A hacksaw is a tool primarily used to cut through what?
People who are getting x-rays taken commonly wear protective bibs containing what metal?
A classic TV commercial for American Tourister features its luggage being abused by a what?
At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens shocked the host nation by winning 4 golds in what sport?
Track and field
Named for its distinctively-colored silt, the Huang He is better known by what name?
Yellow River
18th-century British writer Edmond Hoyle was a renowned expert on what subject?
Card games
Which of the following numbers in an integer?
High-speed trains called "Shinkansen" zips passengers from city to city in what country?
What musical instrument shares its name with the Italian word for "soft"?
Which of these card games often features one or more cards known as "wild cards"?
The Sundance Film Festival is held every January in what U.S. state?
Over forty years ago, W. Dorwin Teague designed a fully reclining chair still used today in offices of what doctors?
In his 1999 impeachment trial, Bill Clinton was charged with perjury and what other crime?
Obstruction of justice
Margarine, cookies, and snack foods are common sources of a harmful fat known by what name?
Trans fat
The musical "We Will Rock You," which opened in London in 2002, features songs by what British band?
In a 2004 memoir, what TV journalist discusses her battle with bipolar disorder?
Jane Pauley
"Frankenfood" is a disapproving term given to food that has been what?
Genetically modified
According to a famous quote attributed to Wallis Simpson, "You can never be too rich, or too" what?
Which of these parts of a cell are present in the cells of plants but not animals?
What country is home to the "Halls of Montezuma that are featured in the first line of the Marines' Hymn?
Which of these high-tech gadgets makes use of a handwriting recognition program called Graffiti?
Palm Pilot
20-year-old John Walker Lindh made the news in 2001 when U.S. forces captured him in what country?
According to the First Amendment, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of” what?
What cooking term comes from the French word for "white"?
Since 1992, Brett Favre has played quarterback for what NFL team?
Green Bay Packers
What popular brand of liquor comes in a distinctive purple pouch with a gold drawstring?
Crown Royal
Binomial nomenclature is the widely-used system that assigns two-part Latin names to all types of what?
Living organisms
In math, what is the term for two angles that add up to 90 degrees?
In which of these sports does the winning team usually need to beat its opponent by at least two points?
Which of these bands' names is an example of an oxymoron?
Quiet Riot
In the 1880s, homesteaders who illegally claimed land in the Oklahoma Territory were given what nickname?
"Shakedown" is a slang word for what crime?
In 2004, domestic diva Martha Stewart made headlines when she was sentenced to how many months in prison?
5 months
Which of these devices is commonly used to correct the medical condition presbyopia?
Reading glasses
In 2004, Duke University announced it would give what gadget to all freshmen as an educational tool?
The Broadway musical "Evita" recounts the life of what country's most famous first lady?
What popular TV series ends each episode with a brief segment called a "Moment of Zen"?
The Daily Show
A popular tropical cocktail, the mai tai is traditionally made with what liquor?
Members of the Religious Society of Friends are more commonly known by what name?
Because of its uniqueness, a person's genetic makeup is often called his "DNA" what?
Milwaukee, WI lies on the banks of what Great Lake?
What conservative political action group was founded by Reverend Jerry Falwell in 1979?
Moral Majority
A top-secret military base rumored to exist in Nevada is known to conspiracy theorists as "Area" what?
When a coin is flipped, what are the odds it will come up "heads" four times in a row?
One in sixteen
In business, what is the term for a common tactic used by a company to defend itself from hostile takeovers?
Poison Pill
Famous for its oranges, Valencia is a sunny region of what country?
President George W. Bush and his dad own matching hats with what numbers respectively stitched on them?
43 and 41
In 1939, T.S. Eliot penned the famous poem collection "Old Possum's Book of Practical" what?
Which of the following is not a Scandinavian country?
The Netherlands
When written, the letter "p" appears in the first line of the classic tongue twister about Peter Piper how many times?
Responsible for vital hormone production, the thyroid gland is located where in the body?
What is the title of Canada's national anthem?
O Canada
In a standard game of bowling, how many pins are set up in the row furthest from the bowler?
In the Harry Potter book series, what birds are used to deliver mail to Hogwarts students?
Mao Tse-tung came to power in China with the support of a large army known by what name?
Red Army
What does the "N" stand for in the name of the popular GNC retail chain?
Prince Charles and Princess Diana had two sons named William and what?
What 2004 reality series' first episode was titled "This is My Very First Time on an Escalator"?
Amish in the City
"The tie goes to the runner" is an informal rule from what sport?
What major mountain range runs through the country of Nepal?
To avoid controversy, what singer released a toned-down version of her video for the 2003 "American Life"?
Which of these foods is named after the capital of Belgium?
Brussel Sprout
Which of the following is not a foreign word meaning "thank you"?
Since 2001, Ariel Sharon has been the prime minister of what country?
The Internet chat room abbreviation "ROFL" stands for "rolling on the floor" what?
What TV sitcom often features the antics of über-geek Steve Urkel?
Family Matters
Which of these major U.S. cities lies on the shores of Lake Michigan?
In 1998, Matt Damon won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay with what actor and longtime friend?
Ben Affleck
In the 2004 movie, "Spider-Man 2," the title hero defends New York from what super villain?
Doctor Octopus
RSVP stands for "respondez s'il vous plaït," a French phrase that literally means what?
Please reply
What comic book superhero has a secret hideaway in the Arctic called the "Fortress of Solitude"?
In a formal place setting, which of these items is found to the left of the dinner plate?
Dinner Fork
Tourists crowd the town of Straford-upon-Avon to visit the birthplace of what British writer?
William Shakespeare
CNN's conservative "Crossfire" co-host Tucker Carlson wears what distinctive fashion accessory?
Bow tie
The constellation Canis Major takes its phrase from a phrase meaning "great" what?
What was the provocative title of the 2003 reality show that searched for "America's sexiest people"?
Are You Hot?
What sitcom family has a dog named Tiger?
The Bradys
Which of these states has over 3000 miles of shoreline on the Great Lakes?
Introduced in 1920, Johnnie Walker is a popular brand of what alcoholic beverage?
A "stiff-arm" is a common maneuver used to push an opponent away in what sport?
At the age of 18, Arnold Schwarzenegger served as a tank driver in the army of what country?
Elysèe Palace is the official residence of the president of what country?
Which of these items are commonly packaged inside plastic containers called jewel boxes?
Compact discs
George W. Bush and John Kerry are both known alumni of a famous Yale secret society named what?
Skull and Bones
To play the popular game Yahtzee, each player takes turns doing what?
Rolling Dice
In 2003, Selma Hayek was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of what famous artist?
Frida Kahlo
Which of the following is an important source of vitamin D?
Introduced in 1966, Fresca is a brand of diet soda with what flavor?
Miners used to carry canaries into the mines in order to detect what?
Poisonous Gases
What young singer appears as a skimpily clad boxer in the video for her 2002 single "Dirrty"?
Christina Aguilera
Which of these colors is, by definition, a shade of purplish-red?
The opening scenes of the Broadway musical "Miss Saigon" are set during the last days of what war?
Vietnam War
What section of a symphony orchestra typically features the most musicians?
The Internal Revenue Service is perhaps the least popular branch of what U.S. department?
By definition, a semicircle is what portion of a circle?
What HBO show's "clean" version, aired on the TBS cable channel, now often features the word "freaking"?
Sex and the City
Scrimshaw is the art of carving or decorating the bones and teeth of what animal?
At a movie studio, a person is most likely to go to the commissary to do what?
Eat Lunch
The value pi is written out as 3.1416 when rounded to the nearest what?
Ten thousandth
What is the time difference between New York City and Los Angeles?
Three hours
Which of these capital letters has both vertical and horizontal symmetry?
In the 2001 movie "Zoolander," the dimwitted title character works as a what?
Fashion model
Which of these musical instruments is pitched one octave higher than a flute?
In 1991, what drink brand launched an ad campaign urging us to "Be Like Mike"?
Often eaten with coffee, biscotti are a traditional type of cookie from what country?
A southern speciality, turducken is a dish featuring three different layers of what?
Angry colonists engineered the Boston Tea Party in 1773 to protest British laws dealing with what issue?
An old proverb from the Bible warns you not to "cast pearls before" what animals?
Often seasoned with herbs, focacia is a popular Italian type of what?
A circle consists of how many quadrants?
18th-century German physicist Franz Mesmer is considered a pioneer of what "scientific" practice?
Since 1965, Nice'n Easy has been a leading brand of what beauty product?
Hair color
Since 1974, Merill Lynch has featured what animal in its logo?
Born with a long tail that gradually disappears, a polliwog grows up to become a what?
In 2003, what band posed nude for Entertainment Weekly with epithets such as "Traitors" written on their bodies?
Dixie Chicks
Due to a dare, what diva has a tattoo of two dog paws on her chest?
"Survivor: All-Stars" runner-up Rob Mariano was known in the media by what geographic nickname?
Boston Rob
In September 2003, Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz made the news when they shared a steamy kiss where?
On a surfboard
Of the first five seasons of "The Bachelor", how many times has the Bachelor married his final pick?
The bestseller "The Devil Wore Prada" is believed to be based on Anna Wintour the famous editor of what?
Hollywood's star-studded Walk of Fame is located at the famous intersection of Hollywood and what?
What star attended a 2004 premiere with strange marks on her back due to an alternative medicine practice called cupping?
Gwyneth Paltrow
Internet domain names for universities usually have what three-letter suffix?
Which of these adjectives is commonly used to describe a person with a "type B" personality?
The 2002 book "Live From New York" chronicles the history of what TV program?
Saturday Night Live
Peter Frampton's 1976 best-selling live album is titled "Frampton" what?
Comes Alive!
What term is often used to refer to scams involving high-pressure sales over the phone?
Boiler room
Usually served cold, vichyssoise is a type of what?
Usually associated with pirates, the "Jolly Roger" is a distinctive what?
Eiderdown, often used to fill comforters and pillows, is made from what birds' feathers?
Which of these medical conditions is characterized by inflammation of the gums?
Since 1912, a distinctive needlepoint design has graced the packaging for what candy brand?
Whitman's Sampler
In medicine, which of the following is considered to be one of a patient's "vital signs"?
What was the capital of East Germany?
East Berlin
Which of these insects does not have wings?
In 2004, the FDA gave clearance to use what bloodsucking animals as medical devices?
In 2004, Washington, D.C.unveiled a long-awaited national monument honoring veterans of what war?
World War II
Cockney English is a distinctive dialect that originated among the working class of what city?
Which of these TV shows contains an ellipsis in its title?
Married ... With Children
In e-mail, what icon is commonly used to indicate that there is an attachment?
Paper clip
A song from the musical "Hair" features the line "This is the dawning of the age of" what?
On a standard compass, what direction lies at 90 degrees?
What airline offers preflight waiting areas called King David Lounges?
El Al
In France, what farm animal is said to go "Cocorico"?
Often used to describe injections, "subcutaneous" comes form two Latin words meaning what?
Under skin
What movie features the line "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine"?
In 1959, the U.S., USSR and ten other nations signed a treaty banning military activity on what continent?
The mint julep is a cocktail traditionally served at which of these sporting events?
Kentucky Derby
Native to southern Asia, a gibbon is a small, tailless what?
"Le Cordon Bleu," the name of the famous French culinary school, literally means "the blue" what?
Legendary jazz pianist Ferdinand Morton was better known by what delectable nickname?
Jelly Roll
What popular 1960s song begins with the line "Hello darkness, my old friend"?
The Sounds of Silence
Which of these musical instruments is traditionally made out of a dried gourd?
According to the popular RICE method, minor injuries require "rest, ice, compression" and what?
A section of a table that can be added or removed is called a what?
In Greek mythology, sirens were creatures who led sailors to ruin enchanting them with their what?
What celebrity's Barbie doll is dressed in a navel-baring Bob Mackie gown and a feather boa?
A common ailment, dyspepsia gets its name from Greek roots meaning "bad" what?
What nut's resemblance to the brain once led people to believe it was good for headaches?
Which of these deli meats is a type of sausage?
In a hit 2002 song, Justin Timberlake invites his ex-girlfriend to "Cry Me a" what?
In the acronym "POTUS," the "P" stands for what?
According to a well-known quote by historian Lord Acton, "Absolute power" does what "absolutely"?
On the reality series "The Simple Life 2", Paris and Nicole travel cross-country using what mode of transportation?
Airstream trailer
The day after he became president, Jimmy Carter pardoned almost everyone who had refused to do what?
Fight in Vietnam
In 2004, what U.S. state's governor declared "I am a gay American" while announcing his resignation?
New Jersey
During the conclusion of her 1998 grand jury testimony, Monica Lewinsky declared, "I hate" whom?
Linda Tripp
By definition, an aerie is what type of animal habitat?
Bird Nest
What famous movie features the advice "There's a great future in plastics"?
The Graduate
According to the title of a hit British TV series, gal pals Edina and Patsy are "Absolutely" what?
What 2003 summer action movie is subtitled, "Rise of the Machines"?
Terminator 3
In the 1986 movie, "Top Gun," what is the nickname of Tom Cruise's character?
American patriot Alexander Hamilton was the first person to head what U.S. Department?
Due to its strong smell, garlic is affectionately nicknamed the "stinking" what?
In the international organization known as the IMF, the "M" stands for what?
Dendrochronology is the science of determining a tree's age by looking at its what?
What French woman's name is also a cooking term that means "cut into long thin strips"?
What is the common name for a popular dessert made of cream filling sandwiched between two cookies?
Whoopie Pie
What country's invasion of Afghanistan prompted a widespread boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics?
Soviet Union
Calvin Coolidge's famously reticent nature earned him what nickname?
Silent Cal
What Shakespeare character's dying words feature the line "Et tu, Brute"?
Julius Caesar
Hannukah is a Jewish holiday also known as the "Festival of" what?
In February 2003, what TV newscaster scored an exclusive interview with Saddam Hussein?
Dan Rather
What is the name of the well-known organization for gay and lesbian Republicans?
Log Cabin
What track and field event requires competitors to keep one foot touching the ground at all times?
50-kilometer walk
Theomania is a mental illness in which a person believes he is what?
Which of these brass instruments can play the lowest notes?
The subject of recent controversy, hormone replacement therapy is commonly used to replace what hormone?
According to a show tune from "Annie," "you're never fully dressed without a" what?
Which of these tools is commonly used for punching small holes into wood or leather?
In the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes", what kind of animal was Hobbes?
Neil Simon won a Tony Award for his nostalgic 1991 play titled "Lost in" what?
According to a hit 1988 song by DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, what people "just don't understand"?
What is the one vowel that does not appear in the numbers 1 through 100 when they are spelled out?