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The U.S. largest Indian reservation by size and population, Navajo Nation occupies the northeast corner of what state?
Arizona
The setting for a 2005 animated movie, Madagascar is located off the coast of what African nation?
Mozambique
Topping the British charts in 2005, Crazy Frog's "Axel F" is the first hit to be based on what unusual source?
Cell phone ring tone
In 2005, "runaway bride" Jennifer Wilbanks fled thousands of miles to what city before turning herself in?
Albuquerque
Suffered by marathoners, hyponatremia is a serious medical condition that occurs if you do what?
Drink too much water
Which of these letters appears just once in the eleven-letter first name of Secretary of State "Condi" Rice?
L
Before he became a menacing villain, Harry Potter's archenemy Lord Voldemort had what name?
Tom Riddle
What "Star Trek" spinoff was cancelled in 2005, depriving Trekkies of original episodes for the first time in 18 years?
Enterprise
Which of the following is not true about da Vinci's Mona Lisa?
Her arms are bare
What was the real first name of former Congressman and erstwhile Cher companion "Sonny" Bono?
Salvatore
On the final episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond," Ray undergoes surgery to have what removed?
Adenoids
An antimacassar is a decorative piece of cloth most often used to protect what pieces of furniture from stains?
Armchairs
Site of an 1883 volcanic eruption that was heard thousands of miles away, Krakatoa is an island located in what country?
Indonesia
What explorer's memoirs, known as "Il Milione," had critics who claimed it was full of a million lies?
Marco Polo
In 2004, Paige Davis from "Trading Spaces" played against type with a sultry role in what Broadway show?
Chicago
What pasta's name literally means "little turnips" in Italian?
Ravioli
On the TV series "Lost," one of the castaways is the bassist for a fictional rock band named what?
Drive Shaft
On TV's "The Apprentice," what is the named of the receptionist who tells contestants "Mr. Trump will see you now"?
Robin
In 2005, what actress became the first celebrity to win a tournament at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas?
Jennifer Tilly
What type of cloud's upper layer usually consists of an anvil-shaped formation called a "thunderhead"?
Cumulonimbus
A mere 8.6 light-years from Earth, what is the brightest star in the night sky?
Sirius
In a 2005 Vanity Fair interview, the ex of what newly bleached blond star quipped, "Billy Idol called, he wants his look back."
Brad Pitt
A popular type of salsa, pica de gallo gets its name from a Spanish phrase meaning what?
Rooster's beak
A mixture of clamato juice and vodka, one of Canada's most popular cocktails is called the "Bloody" what?
Caesar
In the 2005 hit song "Hollaback Girl" Gwen Stafani repeatedly spells out what word?
Bananas
Due to its home base, what corporation does the media call the "Beast of Bentonville"?
Wal-Mart
Resistant to breaks of fractures, what is the strongest bone in the human body?
Femur
Julia Child's illustrious career was jumpstarted by the publication of her 1961 book "Mastering the Art of" what?
French Cooking
Prized for its silk-producing abilities, the silkworm is the larva of what type of insect?
Moth
Iran-Contra figure Oliver North was a Lieutenant Colonel in what branch of the military?
Marines
Sophie Kinsella's best-selling chick-lit series began with her 2001 novel titled "Confessions of a" what?
Shopaholic
The 2004 Presidential election came down to who would win what swing state’s 20 electoral votes?
Ohio
According to the American Kennel Club, what has been them most popular purebred dog in the U.S. for 15 straight years?
Labrador retriever
What U.S. company is the subject of the 2005 documentary ironically subtitled "The Smartest Guys in the Room"?
Enron
Composed mainly of hydrogen and helium, which of these planets is considered a "gas giant"?
Saturn
When measuring liquid volumes, a gallon is equal to about how many liters?
3.8
Days after President Bush's reelection in 2004, U.S. troops began a full-scale assault on what Iraqi city?
Fallujah
Produced at 36 printing plants across the country, USA Today's editorial offices are based in what state?
Virginia
Which of these wartime Presidents was a member of the peace-advocating Quaker religion?
Richard Nixon
A well-known "sensitive" variety of what plant closes its leaves in response to a person's touch?
Mimosa
The TV series "Grey's Anatomy" follows the lives of five medical interns working at a hospital in what city?
Seattle
In March 2005, Dan Rather concluded his final show as a CBS news anchor with what familiar one-word sign-off?
Courage
What noted actor narrates the 2005 hit documentary "March of the Penguins"?
Morgan Freeman
According to his company's CEO, Steve Ballmer, what mogul gets four million E-mails a year, most of it spam?
Bill Gates
In 1990, George HW Bush signed a bill naming the U.S. Interstate system after what President?
Dwight Eisenhower
A recipe popular during WWII "Mock Apple Pie" substitutes what ingredient for apples?
Ritz crackers
Frequently dyed to make it seem more valuable lapin is the fur of what animal?
Rabbit
Patented in 1909 by Leo Baekeland, Bakelite was the world's first entirely synthetic version of what material?
Plastic
Coffee beans are actually the pits of a sweet-tasting fruit called what?
Coffee cherry
An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale is how many times greater in magnitude than one measuring 5.0?
100
When their perimeters are of equal length, which of these shapes always has the largest area?
Circle
According to its mission statement, what preacher's Oklahoma university was "founded in the fires of evangelism" in 1963?
Oral Roberts
Named for its distinctive coloring, the blue-winged teal is a type of what bird?
Duck
What classic board game pieces include Generals, Scouts, Spies, and Flags?
Stratego
Based on a popular style from the '50s, a tea length wedding dress has a hem that usually falls where on the body?
Mid-calf
In the 2005 movie “War of the Worlds,” a dad and his two kids must flee as the aliens pulverize his hometown in what U. S. state?
New Jersey
Measuring up to 18 meters long and weighing over 10 tons, what is the largest fish on Earth?
Whale shark
The 1997 movie "My Best Friend's Wedding” features a memorable sing-along rendition of what Dionne Warwick hit?
I Say A Little Prayer
Named for the French widow who first produced it, Veuve Clicquot is a popular but pricey brand of what?
Champagne
What small US city is home to the world-famous Mayo Clinic, a facility that treats over 1 million patients each year?
Rochester, MN
In her first acting gig since having twins, Julia Roberts stars in the 2005 video for what band's song "Dreamgirl"?
Dave Matthews Band
In track and field, the triple jump consists of three distinct moves performed in what order?
Hop, skip, and jump
By definition, which of these popular craft hobbies involves the use of a hooked needle?
Crochet
In China, what color is traditionally worn at funerals as a symbol of mourning?
White
A figure skater performs a single axel by jumping into the air and rotating a total of how many degrees?
540
In the USDA grading system the highest quality beef falls into what catagory?
Prime
In 2005 the media adopted what movie inspired nickname for Jude Law’s matronly and well behaved new nanny?
Mrs. Doubtfire
The lines "you are a rose" and "you are like a rose" demonstrate the difference between what two literary devices?
Metaphor and simile
Which of these words cannot be played in a standard game of Scrabble because the game lacks the tiles for it?
Pizzazz
Upon marrying, what First Lady didn't need to take her husband's name because it was already her last name?
Eleanor Roosevelt
Invented by Vladimir Zworykin, the iconoscope and kinescope were precursors of what modern-day invention?
Television
What successful tech company was founded in 1984 by a college student in his University of Texas dorm room?
Dell Computers
In the original version of Trivial Pursuit what category is represented by the color yellow?
History
One of at least 50 children born to a construction mogul, Osama bin Laden was, until 1994, a citizen of what country?
Saudi Arabia
Used during surgery, a hemostat is a medical instrument designed to do what?
Stop bleeding
A standard Rubik's cube features how many individual squares on its surface?
54
Bill Clinton's 2004 bypass surgery required a transplant of the saphenous vein, which is located where in the body?
Leg
Meaning arrogant or disdainful, the word "supercilious" comes from the Latin word for what?
Eyebrow
In the U.S., what is the earliest calendar date on which Memorial Day can fall?
May 25th
Carrots are often said to be good for the eyes because they enable the body to create what nutrient?
Vitamin A
The 2005 bestseller "Why Do Men Have Nipples?" is subtitled "Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor" when?
After Your Third Martini
The site of a historic 1859 abolitionist raid, Harpers Ferry is a small town in what state?
West Virginia
In the classic children's book "Where the Wild Things Are," Max wears what kind of animal suit?
Wolf
What unit of measure is still based on a century-old platinum-iridium cylinder maintained near Paris, France?
Kilogram
In the liberal-bashing best-seller "100 People Who Are Screwing Up America," who is listed as number one?
Michael Moore
In 2005, what city elected Antonio Villaraigosa as its first Hispanic mayor since 1872?
Los Angeles
While the city of St. Louis is in Missouri, the neighboring East St. Louis is in what state?
Illinois
What magazine, which published its thousandth issue in 2005, run over 100,000 jokes in its 83-year history?
Reader's Digest
Musicians commonly use the slang term "woodshedding" to refer to what activity?
Rehearsing
Heard during the opening of TV's "Laverne and Shirley," "schlimazel" is a Yiddish word meaning which of the following?
Unlucky person
Jodhpurs, a style of long pants worn by horseback riders, take their name from a city in what country?
India
Which of these countries does not border Iraq?
Afghanistan
In Christopher Reeve's "Superman" movies, what geometric shape surrounds the "S" logo on his chest?
Pentagon
In a clever, albeit geeky, reference to the number pi, what tech company issued 14,159,265 shares of stock in 2005?
Google
Which of these Oscar winners' parents were also both Oscar winners?
Liza Minnelli
In the U.S., which of the following has never been the cost of a standard first-class postage stamp?
35 cents
In 2005, what brand's "Real Beauty" ad campaign stood out by using photos of curvy "real life" women?
Dove
The United States has never issued an official declaration of war against which of these countries?
France
What retailer, which started out in 1978 selling military-surplus clothing, is now a division of Gap Inc.?
Banana Republic
On the equator, the length of a person's shadow is usually shortest at which of these times of day?
Noon
Education professor August Dvorak is famous for devising a more efficient layout for what modern device?
Typewriter keyboard
In July 2005, GQ magazine reported that Saddam Hussein was partial to which of these snacks while in prison?
Doritos
Often appearing in the name of boats, the abbreviation "S.S." stands for what?
Steamship
In 2005, a photographer was shot with a BB gun while staking out what celebrity's baby shower?
Britney Spears
On television's Desperate Housewives, which housewife became a widow at the end of Season One?
Bree
Which of these activities is most likely to result in income classified as a "capital gain"?
Selling a home
Which of these animal's eyes have horizontal, rectangular-shaped pupils?
Goat
Gustav Holst’s 1916 composition “The Planets” does not reference what planet, because it hadn’t been discovered yet?
Pluto
The 2003 album “How the West Was Won” is a collection of vintage live music from what rock band?
Led Zeppelin
In physics equations, what letter is typically used to represent the speed of light?
c
Lynette Fromme, still in jail for attempting to assassinate President Ford, has what famous nickname?
Squeaky
Which of these musical instruments are also known as "tubular bells"?
Chimes
Because it was supposedly set there, what television series' 40th anniversary was celebrated in 2005 by Cocoa Beach, FL?
I Dream of Jeannie
Because it contains no moisture and cannot expand, what gas is often used to inflate tires in NASCAR racing?
Nitrogen
The ABC News show "Nightline" originated as a series of special reports on what story?
Iran hostage crisis
In geometry, which of the following is an example of a polyhedron?
Cube
What is the term for the tiny blood vessels that extend into the toenails of cats and dogs?
The quick
By definition, a maillot is what type of women's clothing item?
One-piece swimsuit
Appearing in over 2,600 periodicals around the globe, what is the world's most widely syndicated comic strip?
Garfield
A major competitor of Microsoft Windows, the Linux operating system uses what animal as its mascot?
Penguin
"Easy peasy" and "lovely jubbly" are some of the colorful expressions favored by what celebrity chef?
Jamie Oliver
Using a precise 100-point rating system, Robert Parker is one of the world’s most notable critics on what subject?
Wine
In a study completed in 2005, what animal was trained to “sing” a short, high-pitched version of the “Batman” theme song?
Dolphin
Indigenous to Central and South America, the bushmaster is a type of what animal?
Snake
Produced in France since 1849, Cointreau is a popular liqueur with what distinctive flavor?
Orange
To show national pride, Australian sports fans greet the chant "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie" with what rousing response?
Oi, oi, oi!
One half the electricity consumed in the U.S. is produced using what fuel source?
Coal
In the British royal family, which of the following is not the name of one of Prince Charles's three siblings?
Margaret
For decades, what natural event has been depicted on the cover of L. Ron Hubbard's mega-selling book "Dianetics"?
Volcanic eruption
In the “Spider-Man” movies and comics, Peter Parker takes photos for what fictional New York paper?
Daily Bugle
The MTV Video Music Award trophy features an astronaut holding a what?
Flag
The highest number of U.S. states lie either partially or entirely inside what time zone?
Eastern
In 2005, animal rights activists urged what country's palace guards to get rid of their famous bearskin hats?
United Kingdom
During mating season, what animal's males engage in high-speed, head-butting competitions?
Bighorn sheep
In the theme song to their TV series, who are described as "good ol' boys, never meanin' no harm"?
The Dukes of Hazzard
What 2005 movie's U.K. version was cut by eight minutes to edit out the sappy ending between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy?
Pride and Prejudice
A rich sauce used in Mexican cuisine, mole most commonly features which of these ingredients?
Chocolate
The five peace treaties that ended World War I were all signed in suburbs of what city?
Paris
Which of these countries is an island nation in the Pacific and not a country in Africa?
Papua New Guinea
Crystal differs from ordinary glass in that it contains an oxide form of what metal?
Lead
In 2005, what candy introduced a large "mega" variety with "adult-oriented" colors such as teal and maroon?
M&Ms
Because it lies mostly at or below sea level, which of these European nations is identified as one of the Low Countries?
Belgium
Las Ramblas is a colorful, tourist-friendly promenade that runs through what famous city?
Barcelona
George H.W. Bush's presidential library is located on the campus of what Texas university?
Texas A&M
Due to the presence of a bitter chemical, which of the following are inedible when picked straight from the tree?
Olives
Bernard Herrmann's score for what Hitchcock movie features only stringed instruments?
Psycho
Which of these actors did not appear in the 1982 teen movie "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"?
Tim Robbins
Character actor Hector Elizondo has appeared in every one of what director's 14 feature films?
Garry Marshall
What country's natural beauty is featured in the 1993 movie "The Piano"?
New Zealand
During standard time, what is the time difference between California and Hawaii?
Two hours
Martha Stewart served her prison sentence at a minimum security facility in West Virginia nicknamed what?
Camp Cupcake
What element's chemical symbol comes from the Latin word "natrium"?
Sodium
"Firmament" is a fancy word for which of the following?
The sky
As a schoolboy, what renowned 20th century psychiatrist was nicknamed Kleck, meaning "inkblot"?
Hermann Rorschach
On the TV show "Lost," the castaways include a lottery winner, a rock star, a fugitive, and a dog named what?
Vincent
When a shark swims near the ocean's surface, which of its fins is ominously visible above the water?
Dorsal fin
In 2005, what powerful Republican was indicted on criminal charges of money laundering and conspiracy?
Tom DeLay
In 2005, the College Board added to its SAT exam a new section called what?
Writing
What food item, supposedly bearing an image of the Virgin Mary, sold on E-Bay in 2004 for $28,000?
Grilled cheese sandwich
What state is home to an international airport named after its U.S. senator of 36 years, Ted Stevens?
Alaska
Muskmelons are commonly sold in the U.S. under what more appetizing albeit inaccurate name?
Cantaloupe
In 2005, a Russian astrologer filed a $300 million lawsuit against what U.S. agency for interfering with her horoscope?
NASA
Due to its cross-shaped flower petals, which of these healthy veggies is classified as a "cruciferous" vegetable?
Broccoli
According to legend, which of these famous ancient Greeks was blind?
Homer
In humans, the injury-prone ligament often known simply as the "ACL" is located in what joint?
Knee
Passed by Congress in 1798, the Sedition Act focused on what problem?
Treasonous activity
Released on DVD in 2004, "THX 1138" is the little-known first film of what famous director?
George Lucas
Made by Steinway & Sons, the limited edition Rhapsody piano was designed in honor of what composer?
George Gershwin
Often compared to the iPod, many radio stations have switched to an automated, DJ-less format known as what?
Jack FM
In Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass," Alice exchanges words with which of these nursery rhyme characters?
Humpty Dumpty
What singer promotes fair trade, his pet cause, by wearing tape on his fingers and drawing an equal sign on his hand?
Chris Martin
SpongeBob SquarePants has a beloved snail named Gary that commonly makes what uncharacteristic animal sound?
Meow
Named for a trendy neighborhood in Japan, Harajuku Lovers is a fashion line launched in 2005 by what singer?
Gwen Stefani
After escaping slavery, Frederick Douglass launched an influential newspaper in New York named what?
The North Star
Because its meaning can evolve over time, what historic text is often referred to as a "living document"?
U.S. Constitution
What celeb wrote about being a granddad in the 2004 children's book "I Already Know I Love You"?
Billy Crystal
What does the "R" stand for in the common scientific acronym "laser"?
Radiation
In fashion, the practice of making clothes bigger to make consumers feel slimmer is called what?
Vanity sizing
In 2000, the Clintons traded in the White House for a five-bedroom, four-bath in what upscale New York community?
Chappaqua
Appearing at the end of many country names, the suffix "-stan" originates from what language?
Persian
In 2005, what singer launched the socially conscious fashion label Edun, which is "nude" spelled backward?
Bono
Which of these words comes from a Greek word meaning "a person who eats at someone else's table?"
Parasite
What is the subject of the 2005 US postage stamp series that features works by Frank Gehry and Richard Meier?
Architecture
With the help of the ciliary muscle, what part of the eye changes shape to help you focus on near or far objects?
Lens
On the TV sitcom "The Golden Girls," which of the "girls" was not a widow?
Dorothy
In 1950, what country's constitution abolished "untouchability" a tenet of its centuries-old caste system?
India
On TV's "South Park," Mr. Mackey is the guidance counselor who punctuates almost every sentence with what word?
Mm'kay
In reference to the rich history of its setting, CBS's "Survivor: Guatemala" had what subtitle?
The Maya Empire
What 2005 film's official website invites visitors to learn about America's dependence on foreign oil?
Syriana
Measuring screen width in relation to screen height, the "aspect ratio" of a standard widescreen TV is what?
16:09
Referring to an idea that is above criticism, the phrase "sacred cow" alludes to an important tenet of what religion?
Hinduism
During the historic 2005 elections in Iraq, voters' fingertips were dyed what color to prevent multiple voting?
Purple
Steven Spielberg's 2005 movie "Munich" recounts tragic events that took place in 1972 during what event?
Summer Olympics
What city's original name was a Spanish phrase meaning "Our Lady Saint Mary of the Good Winds"?
Buenos Aires
Which of these birds is named for the distinct, repetitive call that it makes?
Whippoorwill
Before their 2005 New York City debut, the Country Music Association Awards were always held in what Southern city?
Nashville
As of 2006, the FDA is requiring Nutrition Facts labels to include what additional category?
Trans fats
"I'm not gonna be ignored, Dan" is a famous line from what 1980s thriller?
Fatal Attraction
When spoken out loud, which of these Internet abbreviations has more syllables that the term it abbreviates?
WWW
Which of these square numbers also happens to be the sum of two smaller square numbers?
25
In 1998, Intel replaced Westinghouse as sponsor of a famous high school competition in what field?
Science
What part of Ralfe Fiennes' face was digitally removed for his portrayal of Lord Voldemort in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"?
Nose
A pattern representing "X" and "Y" in telegraphic code is featured on the cover of what band's 2005 album?
Coldplay
The logo for the human rights group Amnesty International features barbed wire wrapped around what?
Candle
Featured in the memorial poem "In Flanders Fields," what flowers are commonly associated with war veterans?
Poppies
Often used in French, what pronunciation mark is always placed under a letter and never above it?
Cedilla
In a memorable song, what hit Broadway musical reminds its audience that "a year comprises 525,600 minutes"?
Rent
Once known as "Indian saffron," what spice commonly gives curry dishes their distinctive yellow color?
Turmeric
In 2005, what sports league unveiled a more conservative, "business casual" dress code for its players?
NBA
In September 2005, what Arab country held its first multi-candidate presidential election in its history?
Egypt
Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner, is the narrator of what classic American novel?
The Great Gatsby
Founded in 1967, the American Cetacean Society focuses on the conservation of which of these animals?
Whales
The Spanish-language TV program "100 Mexicanos Dijeron" is the Mexican version of what game show?
Family Feud
What historic age is commonly divided into three periods" the Paleolithic, the Mesolithic and the Neolithic?
Stone Age
In what language are letters such as "s" and "p" often silent when they come at the end of a word?
French
In a 2005 interview with Oprah, Kirstie Alley attributed her dramatic 55-pound weight loss to what activity?
Dancing
On motorboats, the outboard motor is usually mounted where on the boat?
Stern
Because it violated a policy barring the sale of used underwear, whose jewel-encrusted bra was removed from eBay in 2005?
Britney Spears
Popular in Greek cuisine, tzatziki is a dip traditionally made of yogurt and what vegetable?
Cucumber
At 1,670 feet, Hawkeye Point is the tallest spot in what U.S. state?
Iowa
Which of these healthy edibles is a type of algae?
Kelp
Before it became a U.S. territory, the island of Guam was ruled for centuries by what country?
Spain
Which of these countries lies partly in Europe and partly in Asia?
Turkey
Petrology is the study of what natural resource?
Rocks
On the 1970s sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," what is Mr. Kotter's first name?
Gabe
What classic Broadway musical opens with a group of aspiring performers singing "God I hope I get it! I hope I get it"?
A Chorus Line
Named for botanist William Forsyth, forsythia is an early-blooming shrub known for bearing what color flowers?
Yellow
Due to its unique natural setting, "Ithaca is gorges" is a popular slogan at what Ivy League school?
Cornell
By definition, a cataract is what type of natural formation?
Waterfall
When it redesigned its combat uniform in 2004, the U.S. Army dropped what color from its camouflage patterns?
Tan
Which of these words was originally defined as "the final shot in an archery contest"?
Upshot
A two-year hiatus in the space shuttle program ended with what shuttle's launch in July 2005?
Discovery
Able to travel over 7,000 m.p.h., the world's fastest aircraft is a NASA jet known by what name?
Scramjet
In 2005, what fast food chain bucked health trends by introducing the 740-calorie Enormous Omelet Sandwich?
Burger King
"God is dead" is a widely-quoted line taken from the works of what famous philosopher?
Friedrich Nietzsche
In RCA's classic logo, what breed of dog is shown attentively listening to a phonograph?
Fox terrier
The hugely successful TV show "American Idol" is based on a British program called what?
Pop Idol
In cooking, the process of heating butter to remove its milk solids is called what?
Clarifying
Imitating Tom Cruise, what actress jumped up on the couch on "Ellen" in 2005 while discussing her beau, Stuart Townsend?
Charlize Theron
What author's previously unknown play, "Beat Generation," was found in a New Jersey warehouse in 2004?
Jack Kerouac
On January 27, 2003, what Fortune 500 company changed its name to Altria Group?
Philip Morris
In the U.S., a standard stick of butter is equal to how many cups?
1/2
In 2005, Russell Crowe apologized on "Letterman" for hitting a hotel clerk in the face with a what?
Telephone
In 2004, Wal-Mart stores refused to carry George Carlin's controversial book titled "When Will Jesus" what?
Bring the Pork Chops?
A popular European destination, the Riviera is a coastal region that runs through all but which of the following countries?
Spain
What popular teen TV series has inspired a line of T-shirts reading either "I'm a Seth girl" or "I'm a Ryan girl"?
The O.C.
In 2005, Britney Spears and her husband got needed exposure with a reality show that had what one-word subtitle?
Chaotic
As of 2005, the federal minimum wage is how much per hour?
5.15
According to the title of a 2005 bestseller, "French Women Don't" do what?
Get Fat
In what summer slasher flick does Paris Hilton display her range as a party girl who takes a pole through the head?
House of Wax
Named for an Italian queen, pizza Margherita is traditionally topped with tomatoes, cheese, and what?
Basil
According to legend, what children's game originated as a training exercise to improve the footwork of Roman soldiers?
Hopscotch
"Toxicodendron radicans" is the scientific name of what common plant?
Poison Ivy
What novelist's best-known protagonists included Elizabeth Bennet, Emma Woodhouse and Elinor Dashwood?
Jane Austen
In 2005, what Oscar presenter huffily informed host Chris Rock that Jude Law is "one of our finest actors"?
Sean Penn
In 2004, what retailer sparked controversy by completely banning Salvation Army bell-ringers from its stores during the holidays?
Target
In 2005, Angelina Jolie adopted her second child, a baby girl named "Zahara" from what country?
Ethiopia
Which of these designer labels is best known for its trendy line of eyewear?
Oliver Peoples
Which of these misspelled adjectives is not also the stage name of a best-selling hip-hop artist?
Xkwisit
A law that expires after a fixed amount of time is said to contain what type of "clause"?
Sunset clause
Upon her marriage to England's Prince Charles in 2005, Camilla Parker Bowles assumed what royal title?
Duchess of Cornwall
"Slash and burn" is a destructive method of clearing land often used to prepare it for what?
Farming
What 2005 comedy features the cheesy pick-up line "I think we only use 10% of our hearts"?
Wedding Crashers
A standard yardstick is approximately how many centimeters long?
91
Oregon's SageWalk wilderness school was the setting of a 2005 ABC reality series named what?
Brat Camp
By definition, the leeward side of a ship is the side that is facing what direction?
Away from the wind
In 2005, the AMC movie chain offered a money back guarantee to boost lackluster ticket sales for what movie?
Cinderella Man
On earth, a solar eclipse can only occur when the moon is in what phase?
New moon
In sports, "turkey" is the term for when a person manages to do what three times in a row?
Bowl a strike
The distinctive hairstyle known as the Mullet shares its name with what type of animal?
Fish
E for "Everyone," T for "Teen" and M for "Mature" are standard ratings assigned to which of these modes of entertainment?
Video games
In a 2004 guest appearance, Jon Stewart testily accused what now-defunct show of engaging in "partisan hackery"?
Crossfire
What famous pop group looks for a new member in the 2005 reality series "R U the Girl with T-Boz and Chilli"?
TLC
Heterochromia is a physical condition in which a person exhibits what unusual trait?
Differently colored eyes
Which long-running TV soap begins its episodes with the narration "Like sands through the hourglass..."?
Days of Our Lives
In an effort to conserve energy, Congress voted in 2005 to extend daylight-saving time until the first Sunday of what month?
November
In the Harry Potter book series, Harry's Nimbus 2000 is what type of magical device?
Broomstick
At the National Spelling Bee, what do judges do to indicate that a word has been spelled incorrectly?
Ring a bell
In order to avoid E. Coli people are commonly warned not to eat what?
Undercooked beef
What special day has its origins in the Catholic celebration of Candlemas, which takes place 40 days after Christmas?
Groundhog Day
One of the official languages of Belgium, Flemish is a dialect of what European language?
Dutch
The title of a 2004 self-help bestseller offers single women the no-nonsense advice, "He's Just Not" what?
That Into You
Written by Doyle Brunson, the 1979 book "Super System" is considered the "bible" of what game?
Poker
On TV's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," what does the crowd chant before the new home is revealed?
Move that bus!
In 2005, supermodel Heidi Klum quietly tied the knot with what singer on the beaches of Mexico?
Seal
What is the last word of the popular four-line tounge twister that begins Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers?
Picked
In pro basketball the free throw line is always how many feet from the backboard?
15
Because it is not a cloven-hoofed animal, what type of livestock is immune to hoof-and-mouth disease?
Horse
According to the EPA's web site, what natural gas is "Good Up High" but "Bad Nearby"?
Ozone
Foods that are high in fiber contain a complex carbohydrate indigestible to humans called what?
Cellulose
The 2005 movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" reveals that Willy Wonka's father had what job?
Dentist
The 2005 TV series "Being Bobby Brown" revealed that Bobby Brown uses what unusual product to reduce eye puffiness?
Preparation H
The memorable line "Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh no no" is repeated throughout what chart-topping dance hit of 2003?
Crazy in Love
In 2005, members of Northwestern’s women’s lacrosse team caused a stir by attending a White House ceremony wearing what?
Flip-flops
What is the term for the stage of pregnancy during which a mother begins to feel her baby moving?
Quickening
Often the butt of Regis' jokes, what is the last name of the longtime executive producer of "Live with Regis and Kelly"?
Gelman
In 2005, what TV series shocked fans by killing off a key member of the Fisher family three episodes before its finale?
Six Feet Under
Mitosis is defined as the process utilized by cells in the human body to do what?
Divide into new cells
In the 2003 movie "Finding Nemo," the seagulls repeatedly squawk what work?
Mine!
Which of these spices comes from the berry of a plant?
Pepper
Which of these gemstones is usually classified as "semiprecious" rather than "precious"?
Jade
What reality TV series' competitors perform tasks called Roadblocks and Detours in order to get to the next Pit Stop?
The Amazing Race
In a May 2005 prime time special what TV personality "got real" with Dr. Phil about his substance abuse problems?
Pat O’Brian
On the TV series "Seinfeld," George's fiancée Susan meets an untimely death as a result of what wedding-related task?
Licking envelopes
What is the name of the candle that is often lit at a wedding to symbolize the merging of two families?
Unity candle
In baking, which of these ingredients acts as a leavening agent?
Yeast
Found on diver's watches, a depth meter determines underwater depth by measuring what?
Water pressure
In the genetic material known as RNA, the "R" represents what scientific prefix?
Ribo-
What athlete was an unlikely participant in the 2005 ABC reality show "Dancing with the Stars"?
Evander Holyfield
After space shuttles return safely to earth, NASA returns them to Florida using what mode of transportation?
Jumbo jet
Which of these cable networks focuses on music, not movies?
CMT
In the 2005 film "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," a painful chest hair removal procedure causes Andy to yell out what celebrity's name?
Kelly Clarkson
According to a 2005 Vanity Fair interview, Martha Stewart had what nickname in prison?
M. Diddy
Aluminum salt is the active ingredient in which of these common drugstore products?
Antiperspirants
Traditional floor coverings in Japanese houses, tatami mats are primarily made from what material?
Straw
In 2005 what MLB team moved to D.C and became the Washington Nationals?
Montreal Expos
Of the musical syllables do re mi fa so la ti, how many also happen to be U.S. State postal abbreviations?
2
A mint julep is traditionally made with mint, sugar and what type of alcohol?
Bourbon
The word "regifting," which refers to the recycling of unwanted gifts, was popularized in a 1995 episode of what sitcom?
Seinfeld
Opponents of what type of tax commonly refer to it in the media as the "death tax"?
Estate tax
Which of these types of fish is named after an island in the Mediterranean?
Sardine
What TV sitcom features a character named Fez, which is short for "foreign exchange student"?
That '70s Show
According to its full name which of these US states is actually a commonwealth?
Massachusetts
Which of these Broadway musicals usually has an exclamation point at the end of the title?
Oklahoma
In the spectrum of visible light, what color’s waves have the highest frequency?
Violet
What reality TV series’ name refers to a concept introduced by George Orwell’s classic novel “1984”?
Big Brother
In 2005, a Las Vegas woman was arrested for falsely claiming to find part of a finger in what Wendy's menu item?
Bowl of chili
Which of these U.S. coins in current circulation has the word "dollar" inscribed on it?
Quarter
Worn by stars such as Madonna and Britney Spears, Kabbalah bracelets are made from string of what color?
Red
After being fired, Serena Southerlyn asked this surprising question "Is it because I'm a lesbian?" on a 2005 episode of what show?
Law & Order
What popular TV show's characters include Stewie, a baby with a British accent and a taste for world domination?
Family Guy
In French, "voila" literally means what?
See there
What popular comic strip occasionally features an invisible, impish creature named "Not Me"?
The Family Circus
What charitable organization's symbol is identical to the Swiss flag except its colors are in reverse?
Red Cross
When introduced in 1938, what drugstore brand's bottle featured the drawing of a sailing ship named the Grand Turk?
Old Spice aftershave
Which of these professionals would most likely present you with a document known as a "bill of lading"?
Professional mover
Which of these phrases does not appear in the title of one of the best-selling Harry Potter books?
Flight of the Dragon
Public schoolchildren in NYC face off against each other in a 2005 hit documentary titled "Mad Hot" what?
Ballroom
A North American plant called the purple coneflower is a common source of what herbal remedy?
Echinacea
Like Swiss cheese, which of these types of cheese usually has large holes in it?
Jarlsberg
Which of these is not a directional abbreviation that appears on a standard compass?
EES
What popular rap song begins with the remark "Oh my god, Becky, look at her butt. It is so big"?
Baby Got Back
What medical procedure commonly requires patients to lie inside a giant tube equipped with a powerful magnet?
MRI
Consisting of a series of injections, sclerotherapy is designed to eliminate which of these cosmetic nuisances?
Varicose veins
Which of these animals is warm-blooded?
Guinea pig
In 2005, luxury retailer Hermès publicly apologized for turning away what celebrity shopper from its Paris store?
Oprah Winfrey
During the telecast of his dad's Supreme Court nomination, 4-year-old Jack Roberts stole the show by doing what?
Dancing
Worn by 2005 Emmy presenters in support of Hurricane Katrina victims, what is the state flower of both Louisiana and Mississippi?
Magnolia
Air America, which debuted in 2004, is a talk-radio network geared for what specific demographic?
Liberals
Introduced in 2001, Jade, Cloe, and Yasmin belong to a trendy line of multicultural dolls named what?
Bratz
Elected in 2005, Pope Benedict XVI is the first pope in centuries to come from what country?
Germany
On the periodic table of elements, the first two elements begin with what letter of the alphabet?
H
Before it was renamed to honor a statesman, the ancient Romans called what month Quintilis?
July
The logo for the Goodyear Tire Company features the winged foot of what Roman god?
Mercury
Known for its vibrant and artistic intellectual life, the Left Bank is a storied region of what European city?
Paris
In 2003, a laboratory named BALCO became embroiled in a high-profile scandal involving what?
Sports doping
In 2005, the finale of the "American Idol"-like series "Super Girl" drew an estimated 400 million viewers in what country?
China
What patriotic song's words are from an 1814 poem titled "Defense of Fort M'Henry"?
The Star-Spangled Banner
Illusionist David Copperfield shares his name with the title character of a classic novel written by what author?
Charles Dickens
Thousand island dressing is commonly considered a variation of what type of salad dressing?
Russian
The emblem of the U.S. Coast Guard features what two nautical symbols crossing one another?
Anchors
In May 2005, David McCullough released a nonfiction bestseller recounting events occurring in what historic year?
1776
Of the numbers 2 through 10, how many are prime numbers?
4
The best-selling motivational book “Who Moved My Cheese?” features two practical mice named what?
Sniff and Scurry
In August 2005, what country issued eviction notices for its settlers living in the contested Gaza Strip region?
Israel
At the 2005 Emmys, Donald Trump donned overalls and a straw hat to sing the theme song to what classic TV series?
Green Acres
A primary function of the respiratory system is to remove what gas from the human body?
Carbon dioxide
According to legend, Galileo insisted, "And yet it moves!" in defense of his views on the movement of what?
The Earth
In Catholocism, "pre-Cana" is an instructional program required of people who are about to do what?
Get married
The Lindy Hop is a dance from the 1920s that got its name from a 1927 headline that read "Lindy hops the" what?
Atlantic
Which of these precious substances is often classified as an "organic gemstone"?
Pearl
The Starbucks drink size venti is the Italian word for what number?
20
On TVs Law & Order, the opening narration usually begins with the phrase In the what?
Criminal justice system
Originally built in an area called Orchard Place, what city's main airport uses the code ORD?
Chicago
By definition, bariatrics is a branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of what condition?
Obesity
Other than Antarctica, what continent has the smallest population?
Australia
In chemistry, what is the term for a substance with a pH value of less than 7?
Acid
What South American nation is over 2,500 miles long from North to South but averages 110 miles in width?
Chile
Known for his brash, cowboy image, former Coca-Cola exec Vincente Fox is the president of what nation?
Mexico
In 2005, rap impressario Sean “P. Diddy” Combs changed his name once again, this time whittling it down to what?
Diddy
The Tropic of Capricorn does not pass through which of these continents?
Asia
In the movie "On the Waterfront," Marlon Brando laments that he "coulda been a contender... instead of a" what?
Bum
"Vitamin C" is the common name for what beneficial compound?
Ascorbic acid
In 2004, Michelle Wie made headlines as a 14-year-old prodigy in what pro sport?
Golf
With handles shaped like bunny ears, the Rabbit is a popular, high-end version of what kitchen utensil?
Corkscrew
In 2005, party leaders reach an agreement making Angela Merkel the first female chancellor of what country?
Germany
The 2005 movie "Get Rich or Die Tryin" is a semiautobiographical account of what rapper's rise from poverty to stardom?
50 Cent
Starring Stephen Colbert as a pompous news commentator, "The Colbert Report" is a spinoff of what TV show?
The Daily Show
In March 2005, what veteran newsman replaced Dan Rather as anchor of “The CBS Evening News”?
Bob Schieffer
The name of a famous grocery brand, "Spam" is a combination of "ham" and what other word?
Spiced
Paul von Hindenburg, namesake of the ill-fated airship, served nine years as president of what country?
Germany
Boston, the capital of Massachusetts, rhymes with what other state's capital?
Austin
In 2005, what pop star returned to "Saturday Night Live" one year after an embarrassing lip-synching gaffe?
Ashlee Simpson
Popularized in the '80s, the term "shabby chic" is usually applied to a trendy style of what?
Home décor
Birds are classified as oviparous animals because they do what?
Lay eggs
The word "alphabet" is derived from "alpha" and "beta," the first two letters of what alphabet?
Greek
What is the term for the organic matter in the earth's soil that comes from decaying plants and animals?
Humus
The shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs in what month?
December
When touch typing on a standard keyboard, the left index finger is supposed to rest on what key?
F
Little Morris McGurk lets his imagination run wild in a Dr. Seuss classic titled "If I Ran the" what?
Circus
In 2004, what news anchor was embroiled in a controversy over the authenticity of "the Killian memos"?
Dan Rather
A genetic trait also known as "achoo syndrome," the photic sneeze reflex causes you to sneeze in response to what?
Bright light
Stars of the hit musical "The Producers," Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane returned to Broadway in 2005 in what show?
The Odd Couple
A young girl and boy take a magical journey in the classic children's musical titled "Babes in" what?
Toyland
In the 1999 cult film "Office Space," what malfunctioning piece of office equipment meets an untimely end?
Printer
Which of these actresses did not appear in the 1997 movie "Soul Food"?
Regina King
In "Breakfast at Tiffany's," Holly Golightly uses what extremely literal name for her pet?
Cat
In the 1989 movie Heathers, the trend-setting Heathers spend much of their time playing which of these games?
Croquet
What director's movies are commonly referred to as "joints"?
Spike Lee
Pine tar is a substance commonly used by pros to improve their grip on what piece of sports equipment?
Baseball bat
Which of these colors is not considered a secondary color?
Yellow
In October of 2005, what famous mom revealed that she does not let her kids watch TV, read magazines or eat ice cream?
Madonna
What type of liquor is traditionally flavored with juniper berries?
Gin
Born in 2005 at Washington's National Zoo, Tai Shan is a rare and much-celebrated baby what?
Giant panda
In Shakespearean English, the word "ere" was commonly used to mean what?
Before
As holder of all of its preferred stock, the U.S. Department of Transportation owns most of what company?
Amtrak
In Canada, what abbreviation is commonly used instead of MPH when referring to speed limits?
KM/H
Richard Starkey, who is better known by his stage name, played the drums for what legendary rock band?
The Beatles
In the book "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," the Queen's men are made out of what objects?
Playing cards
In music industry lingo, an artist's record "drops" when it does what?
Gets released
Becoming a worldwide sensation in 2005, sudoku is a puzzle that involves arranging what in a grid?
Numbers
A sign with the Spanish word "salida" on it indicates what?
Exit
What animated character's lopsided head was inspired by an old hairdo worn by the creator's father?
Gumby
The quirky head investigator on the TV series "CSI," Gil Grissom is a specialist in what field?
Entomology
Which of these marine animals propels itself by squirting water out of a tubelike body part called a siphon?
Squid
A popular Mexican food, the burrito gets its name from a Spanish word that literally means "little" what?
Donkey
Endorsed by the National Institute of Health, the DASH diet is specially designed for people with what condition?
High blood pressure
What TV series features a handsome physician whom the interns have named "Dr. McDreamy"?
Grey's Anatomy
What popular US tourist destination's exterior consists of 142 stainless-steel equilateral triangles?
Gateway Arch
The scientist Archimedes made the famous claim that he could move the earth using what device?
Lever
Named after one of its main streets, the Castro is an historic neighborhood in what U.S. city?
San Francisco
Lewis Libby, Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, has hat well-known nickname?
Scooter
In 2005, NASA's Deep Impact probe lived up to its name when it deliberately crashed into what celestial object?
A comet
In an effort to compete with rival shoe giant Nike, Adidas announced a takeover of what company in 2005?
Reebok
In pregnant women, what is the name of the thin, fluid-filled membrane that surrounds the fetus?
Amnion
What classic rock opera is based on a 1964 clash between two British gangs named the Mods and the Rockers?
Quadrophenia
In September, 2005, VP Richard Cheney underwent an operation to correct an unusual type of aneurysm located where?
Behind the knee
What luxury brand's long-running slogan claims "There is no substitute"?
Porsche
Known for his slow wit and upbeat demeanor, Odie is the canine sidekick in what popular comic strip?
Garfield
Which of these medical conditions is formally known as an "embolism"?
Blocked blood vessel
Held in 1995, the Million Man March in Washington, D.C., was aimed to promote unity within what community?
African-American
"Pain perdu" is the French term for what food?
French toast
Published in 2005, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is which book in the seven-book series?
Sixth
Experts in unconventional warfare, the Green Berets are officially called the "Army's" what?
Special Forces
Because it sampled his song "Super Freak," Rick James is credited as co-writer of what rap hit?
U Can't Touch This
In a popular science experiment, kids mix vinegar with what household product to simulate a volcanic eruption?
Baking soda
Capri pants are named for a picturesque resort island located off the coast of what country?
Italy
The reunification of what European country was recognized in a 1990 agreement ccalled the “Two-Plus-Four Treaty”?
Germany
As a marketing ploy, what critter is often added to bottles of the Mexican liquor Mezcal?
Worm
Lactose, a type of sugar that many people cannot digest, is naturally found in all but which of these milks?
Soy milk
In plants, the DNA is located in what part of the cell?
Nucleus
Title IX is a U.S. law aimed at stopping discrimination in school athletics or other programs based on what?
Gender
In the Pythagorean theorem, what mathematical symbol goes between "a squared" and "b squared"?
Plus sign
Ratified in 1920 the Constitution’s 19th Amendment says what cannot be denied on account of sex?
Right to vote
What natural occurrences are classified as being either partial, annular or total?
Solar eclipses
In the popular claymation duo of Wallace and Gromit, what kind of animal is Gromit?
Dog
The Earth's equator passes through which of these continents?
Africa
SiriusHata, Jivamukti, and Ashtanga are all popular styles of what fitness activity?
Yoga
Which of these pieces of gym equipment is also often known as a "cross-trainer"?
Elliptical machine
Which of these famous statues depicts a young man who is about to do battle with a giant?
David
A chef who is butterflying shrimp is doing what to them?
Cutting them open
What kind of creature is Aslan, the iconic character from "The Chronicles of Narnia" book series?
Lion
Following in her father's footsteps, Christie Hefner has served as CEO of what media company since 1988?
Playboy
The 2004 cult hit "Napoleon Dynamite" inspired a popular T-shirt bearing what political slogan?
Vote for Pedro
In 2004, what shoe company debuted the Pump 2.0, an update of its popular 1989 sneaker?
Reebok
What country's National Day of Healing tries to make amends for its past treatment of the Aboriginal community?
Australia
In 2005, Microsoft unveiled the long-awaited new version of its Xbox with what updated name?
Xbox 360
What is the term for the aerodynamic force that directly opposes the thrust of the plane's engines?
Drag
In a 2004 buddy comedy, Harold and Kumar go on a quest to satisfy their fast-food cravings at what chain?
White Castle
On August 1,2005, what baseball player's Hall-of-Fame hopes were jeopardized by a suspension for steroid use?
Rafael Palmeiro
The famous swallows of the San Juan Capistrano mission traditionally return on St. Joseph's Day, the 19th of what month?
March
In May 2005, what country singer proposed to girlfriend Trisha Yearwood onstage in front of thousands of fans?
Garth Brooks
What Republican resigned as Speaker of the House after his party suffered losses in the 1998 midterm elections?
Newt Gingrich
In 2005, what beauty was dropped by H&M and Burberry after scandalous photos of her appeared in a British tabloid?
Kate Moss
"Wingman" is a slang term commonly used to refer to a guy who assists his friends with what?
Meeting women
"4 8 15 16 23 42" is a mysterious string of numbers that keeps popping up on what TV series?
Lost
Measuring up to 22 inches long, what mammal's prehensile tongue is used mostly to strip leaves from trees?
Giraffe
In 2005, who topped Forbes magazine's list of the 100 most powerful celebrities for the first time?
Oprah Winfrey
According to legend, Lady Godiva protested her husband's tax policy by getting naked and doing what?
Riding a horse
What 2005 movie takes its title from a slang term for a U.S. Marine?
Jarhead
The cheerleading chant "sis boom bah!" was originally meant to echo the sounds heard at what type of event?
Fireworks display
In July 2005, what female hip-hop artist was sentenced to one year in prison for a perjury conviction?
Lil’ Kim
Which of these exclamations is a traditional foxhunting cry used to signal the sighting of a fox?
Tally-ho
In the 2005 movie "War of the Worlds," unfriendly aliens wage war on mankind using giant machines called what?
Tripods
Which of these 2005 movies is based on a successful video game franchise?
Doom
A caprese salad traditionally includes which of these ingredients?
Mozzarella cheese
Since 1989, Russ Leatherman has been the famous voice behind the greeting "Hello, and welcome to" what?
Moviefone
What major artery, located in the upper arm, is commonly monitored to check a person's blood pressure?
Brachial
The 2005 movie "Good Night, and Good Luck" takes its name from the signature signoff of what newsman?
Edward R. Murrow
In the Catholic Church, what is the term for the meeting held by the cardinals to elect a new pope?
Conclave
On Season One of "Desperate Housewives, "Gabrielle has a fling with a hunky 17-year-old who works as her what?
Gardener
What casino game allows gamblers to make an "insurance" bet against losing to the house?
Blackjack
In 2005, what former presidential hopeful was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee?
Howard Dean
Believed to be the first European born in the New World, Snorri Thorfinnsson was the son of parents from what country?
Iceland
What hip-hop star used to wear a Band-Aid on his cheek to show solidarity with his incarcerated brother?
Nelly
What 1980s newsmaker's last name has become a verb meaning "to block confirmation of a political appointment"?
Robert Bork
What day of the week is referred to as "Dies lunae" in Latin?
Monday
What information that "'They' Don't Want You To Know About" is the subject of a controversial 2004 best-seller by Kevin Trudeau?
Natural cures
In 2005, an edited Arabic version of what TV show debuted, starring a soda-guzzling dad named Omar and his son Badr?
The SImpsons
In "The Addams Family" TV theme song, which of these words is not used to describe the Addams?
Shocking
In 2005, what TV drama adopted an unusual format in which two sets of lead actors alternate from one episode to the next?
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Seen in many still life paintings, a ewer is a decorative type of what household object?
Pitcher
In the "Peanuts" comic strip, which character usually wears a shirt with vertical stripes on it?
Peppermint Patty
U2's hit song "Vertigo" begins with the line "Uno, dos, tres, catorce," which is Spanish for "one, two, three" what?
Fourteen
In 2005, National Geographic sponsored a CT scan of what figure's remains to reconstruct his appearance?
King Tut
"Parting is such sweet sorrow" is a line from Shakespeare that offers an example of what literary device?
Oxymoron
Which of the following is not the name of one of Microsoft's Windows operating systems?
Windows 92
Because he was the 42nd U.S. president, whose presidential library features an eatery named Café 42?
Bill Clinton
Because she plays a domestic diva on TV, what star appeared on the premiere of Martha Stewart's talk show?
Marcia Cross
Most papers, including the New York and L.A. Times, run their most difficult crossword puzzle on what day of the week?
Saturday
Which of these famous movie quotes is an example of an interrogative sentence?
You talkin' to me?
What sign of the zodiac is usually symbolized as a maiden carrying a bundle of wheat?
Virgo
In a game of poker, which of these hands would be considered a "full house"?
Three kings, two aces
In 2005, Martha Stewart sparked a minor fashion craze when she was released from prison wearing what accessory?
Knit poncho
Often referred to as the "good" cholesterol, HDL stands for "high density" what?
Lipoprotein
What famous landmark was shipped to the U.S. in 350 pieces aboard the French frigate "Isere"?
Statue of Liberty
The Latin phrase "In vino veritas" makes the claim that "in wine there is" what?
Truth
In the competition known as the Ryder Cup, Europe and the U.S. go head-to-head in what pro sport?
Golf
Which of these TV network abbreviations can be typed using only the bottom row of letters on a standard keyboard?
NBC
In the year before her death, Princess Diana led a high-profile international campaign to ban what tools of war?
Land mines
In May of 2005, which of these celebrities started an on-line "university" named after himself?
Donald Trump
According to testimony at his 2005 trial, Michael Jackson used what now-infamous term to refer to wine?
Jesus juice
In 2005, Kmart teamed up with what other retailer in a massive $12.3 billion merger?
Sears
Lambda Legal is a national organization that was founded in 1973 to advance which of these causes?
Gay rights
Kelly Monaco, the surprise winner of this summer's "Dancing With the Stars," plays a gangster's moll on what TV soap?
General Hospital
Which of these phrases does not appear in the famous last line of the Gettysburg Address?
From the people
Commonly served with a dill and mustard sauce, gravlax is a Swedish dish made with what raw seafood?
Salmon
Holograms, the 3-D image featured on credit cards, are usually created using what?
Lasers
Operated by Google, Froogle is a search engine specifically designed to help you do what?
Shop
When converted to decimal form, which of these fractions becomes a "repeating decimal"?
38386
In his 2005 song, "Paulatics," aspiring singer Corey Clark recounts his alleged affair with a judge on what reality show?
American Idol
In January 2005, what country announced that its population had officially hit 1.3 billion people?
China
A strict ovolactovegetarian will not eat which of these foods as part of his diet?
Fish
Introduced in the U.S. in 2003, Levitra is a competitor with what popular prescription drug?
Viagra
"Cold pressing" is a process used to obtain high-quality versions of which of these cooking ingredients?
Olive oil
In Western astrology, which of these is not one of the four elements that make up the universe?
Metal
From a Maori and Hawaiian word for woman, a wahine is a woman who takes part in what sport?
Surfing
In a popular series of TV ads, women have "a totally organic experience" while noisily doing what?
Shampooing their hair
According to legend, what author got the name for his famous fictional land from a file cabinet drawer labeled "O-Z"?
L. Frank Baum
Which of these instruments is commonly used by health professionals to measure a person’s body fat?
Caliper
In 2005 Mick Jagger denied widespread rumors that the single Sweet Neo Con was about what person?
George W. Bush
The U.S. President's annual State of the Union address is traditionally delivered inside what building?
U.S. Capitol
What U.S. state's commemorative quarter features such folksy images as a cow and a wheel of cheese?
Wisconsin
According to a well-known line from "My Fair Lady," the rain in what country stays mainly on the plain?
Spain
Which of the following is commonly added to wine to make a wine spritzer?
Seltzer water
Henry Ford built a replica of Thomas Edison's Menlo Park laboratory in what Midwest city?
Dearborn, MI
The Spanish expression "hasta luego" means what?
See you later
Used to check a person’s vision the Snellen Eve chart most commonly has what bold single letter in the top row?
E
What country singer duets with Jessica Simpson in their 2005 cover of These Boots Are Made for Walking?
Willie Nelson
What last name is shared by two U.S. Presidents who were not related to each other?
Johnson
Who is the only author to have his own Dewey Decimal number assigned to him, 822.33?
William Shakespeare
Instead of cursing, "Peanuts" character Charlie Brown commonly used which of these harmless expletives?
Rats!
A famous Beatles song begins "It's been a hard day's night, and I've been" what?
Working like a dog
Due to the first three digits of the number pi, National Pi Day is celebrated on what day of the year?
38425
Used commonly in Southern cooking, fatback is what type of meat?
Pork
Held in July 2005 Live 8 was an elaborate ten country concert event aimed at tackling what critical issue?
African poverty
The birth of Mozart which marks its semiquincentennial anniversary in 2006 occurred in what year?
1756
In the name of the legendary MGM studio, the first "M" stands for what?
Metro
What is the largest U.S. state in area among the 48 contiguous states?
Texas
From opening day to the last playoff game, which of these pro sports completes its entire season within a calendar year?
Baseball
Which of these colors does not take its name from a gemstone?
Periwinkle
On May 24, 1844, "What hath God wrought?" became the first words transmitted using what form of communication?
Telegraph
Which of these vegetables is commonly referred to as a "spring onion" or "green onion"?
Scallion
What African animal lends its name to a large variety of beetle known for ist prominent harns that are used for sparring?
Rhinoceros
In 2004 Apple Computer introduced a special edition ipod autographed by what rock band?
U2
In internet chat lingo, the abbreviation "BRB" stands for what?
Be right back
Dampers, pieces of felt used to mute the strings, are commonly located inside which of these musical instruments?
Piano
What television show is said to have been inspired by a two-word memo that simply read "MTV Cops"?
Miami Vice
A person contracts her orbicularis oculi muscle in order to do what?
Wink
With almost 200 signatories, the NPT is a vital international treaty aimed at the non-proliferation of what?
Nuclear weapons
Mayonnaise, buttermilk and herbs are the primary ingredients in what variety of salad dressing?
Ranch
In economics, what word is commonly used to refer to a rapidly growing market that is about to collapse?
Bubble
Which of these months is not mentioned in the popular rhyme that begins "Thirty day hath September"?
August
In 2005 a Texas jury awarded a whopping $253 million to a widow who sued Merck Pharmaceuticals over what drug?
Vioxx
Bearing cuplike seed capsules, what flower gets its name from a Greek word meaning "water vessel"?
Hydrangea
On a standard telephone keypad, what number is located directly between the asterisk and the number sign?
0
In what '90s movie does the title character say "Garth, marriage is punishment for shoplifting in some countries"?
Wayne's World
Which of these mathematical computations results in a remainder?
28 ÷ 6
Maps that suffer from the so-called "Greenland problem" exaggerate the size of regions where?
Near the poles
In 2005, a couple was fined 1,000 rupees for indecency when they kissed at their wedding in what country?
India
Detailing his days working on a riverboat, "Life on the Mississippi" is a famous autobiography by what U.S. author?
Mark Twain
Since 2000, the logo for the online company MSN has featured a multicolored image of what animal?
Butterfly
A popular Italian menu item, pasta e fagioli is a type of what?
Soup
Which of these pairs of letters does not usually appear on the face of a clock that uses Roman numerals?
XC
"E2 to E4" is a common opening move in which of these board games?
Chess
A popular Christmas decoration in the southwest, Luminarias traditionally consist of candles placed inside of what?
Paper bags
"Maximum Angle of Stability for a Wet Granular Pile" is a published 2005 physics study on how to build the perfect what?
Sand castle
The Somali plate, one of the earth's slow-moving tectonic plates, lies underneath the eastern coast of what continent?
Africa
In a formal place setting, which of these utensils is traditionally placed farthest to the left?
Salad fork
With over 1600 locations, what "casual dining" restaurant uses the slogan. "Eatin' Good in the Neighborhood"?
Applebee's
Named after a 19th Century Austrian scientist, Doppler radar is most commonly used to predict what?
Weather patterns
What famous D.C.-area landmark is appropriately featured on the back of the $5 bill?
Lincoln Memorial
Which of these shoe names is an example of the literary device onomatopoeia?
Flip-flop
By definition, infantry is a military unit trained to fight how?
On foot
Which of these salad fixings is also commonly produced in the U.S. to make hay?
Alfalfa
What vessel regularly achieves “negative buoyancy” by pumping water into its ballast tanks?
Submarine
Which of these phrases originally referred to the parts of a musket?
Lock, stock, and barrel
The tongue-in-cheek bestseller "A Goomba's Guide to Life" is by an actor best known for his role on what television series?
Sopranos
What dessert is also customarily served during a fine meal as a palate cleanser?
Sorbet
Sculling and sweeping are the two basic forms of what athletic activity?
Rowing
On Web pages, what is the full name for an image or word that you click on to link you to another page?
Hyperlink
Famous for its annual summit, the G8 alliance consists of the world's leading countries in terms of what?
Industrialization
Which of these states is located entirely in the Eastern Time Zone?
Ohio
In 2005, what company started an industry trend by offering all US customers its "employee discount" price?
General Motors
On the new SAT exam, which debuted in March of 2005, what is the highest possible score?
2400
Used as an alternative to gasoline, ethanol is an alcohol that is usually produced in the U.S. from what crop?
Corn
In poker, what is the lowest card found in a royal flush?
Ten
First found in the United States in 1999, West Nile Virus is primarily transmitted by what animals?
Mosquitoes
As part of a traditional ritual, what sport's competitors clap their hands and stamp their feet before the start of a match?
Sumo Wrestling
Which of these popular cookie's names is printed directly on the cookie?
Oreo
On the TV series "Gilligan's Island," the Professor is a teacher of what subject?
Science
What is the highest score that a student can earn on an Advanced Placement test?
5
What word, coined by an American cartoonist, means "a state of nervous anxiety"?
Heebie-jeebies
What TV series features a beloved dog named Santa's Little Helper?
The Simpsons
In cooking, "to dice" means to cut something into what small shapes?
Cubes
What dog breed's name means "dwarf dog" in Welsh?
Corgi
In 2004, what television personality replaced Casey Kasem as host of the weekly radio show "American Top 40"?
Ryan Seacrest
A widely used indicator of U.S. inflation, the CPI indexes what?
Consumer prices
Nevada's "biggest little police force" is the focus of a tongue-in-cheek Comedy Central cop show named what?
Reno 911!
In the 1980s, the Members Only brand became famous for its wildly popular version of what clothing item?
Men's jacket
At the end of a tennis match, the chair umpire commonly makes what announcement?
Game, set, match
What old nickname did Mariah Carey incorporate into the title of her 2005 chart-topping album?
Mimi
In the U.S. Homeland Security Advisory System, what color signals the lowest threat of terror attacks?
Green
In 2004, what actress made the Guinness Book of World Records for the millions she was paid to do a commercial for Chanel No. 5?
Nicole Kidman
HIgh speed internet service offered by cable and telephone companies is commonly referred to as what?
Broadband
In June, 2005, Tom Cruise got into a heated debate on "Today" with Matt Lauer on what topic?
Psychiatric drugs
Which of these math equations results in a positive number?
-4 times -5
Great Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer is the equivalent to what U.S. cabinet position?
Secretary of the Treasury
What comedy team's famous catchphrases included "nyuk nyuk nyuk" and "why sointenly!"?
The Three Stooges
A popular sparking wine, Asti Spumante is named after the town of Asti, located in what European country?
Italy
What dance was made famous at the celebrated Parisian cabaret Moulin Rouge?
Cancan
Rubber is so named because English chemist Joseph Priestley discovered it could be used to "rub out" what?
Pencil marks
Cytoplasm would most likely be studied by a researcher in what field of science?
Cell biology
What U.S. state's three most populous cities all have names beginning with the letter "C"?
Ohio
Featured in the popular Chinese dish lo mein, "mein" means what in Chinese?
Noodles
Since 1978, the colorful Calle Ocho festival has celebrated Cuban-American culture in what city?
Miami
Lipase is a digestive enzyme used by the body to break down what food component?
Fat
Engineered by scientists, the broccoflower is what type of edible?
Vegetable
Founded in the 1930s, Airstream is a leading maker of what specialty vehicles?
Motor homes
Which of these berries is a compound fruit that consists of clusters of tiny fruits called "drupelets"?
Raspberry
In a classic story by Rudyard Kipling, what animal saves the day using its remarkable ability to kill snakes?
Mongoose
In humans, which of the following is usually caused by an involuntary spasm of the diaphragm?
Hiccup
In finance, what adjective is used to describe a person's income after taxes have been taken out?
Disposable
Prized for their many industrial applications, superconductors are named for their remarkable ability to conduct what?
Electricity
In the phrases bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah, bar and bat are Hebrew words meaning what?
Son and daughter
What movie critic gives out Golden Thumb awards to forgotten gems at his annual Overlooked Film Festival?
Roger Ebert
What is the term for the formal hearing in which a criminal defendant may plead guilty or not guilty?
Arraignment
One molecule of water consists of how many atoms in total?
3
In 2005, what pop star flaunted her first-time pregnancy in the video for "Someday (I will understand)"?
Britney Spears
Which of these instruments is usually made differently for left-handed and right-handed musicians?
Guitar
Caused by a lack of oxygen in the blood, cyanosis causes the skin to appear what color?
Blue
A provost is a high-ranking officer commonly found at what type of institution?
University
What does the “V” stand for in the name of the QVC cable shopping network?
Value
The expression "foaming at the mouth" comes from a symptom of what unpleasant disease?
Rabies
What number is the lowest common denominator of the fractions one-sixth and one-eighth?
24
What sitcom's 2005 premiere consisted of two live performances, one for the East Coast and one for the West?
Will & Grace
The 2005 movie, "The Longest Yard" tells the story of a football rivalry that develops in what unusual setting?
Prison
Often marketed as a cure-all for fatigue and aging, royal jelly is a secretion produced by what animals?
Honey bees
A small bump on the edge of the wrist is created by the head of which of these bones?
Ulna
In 2004, the FDA warned pregnant women against eating swordfish because of its high levels of what element?
Mercury
What luxury brand shares its name with a card game popular in European casinos?
Baccarat
In 44 B.C., Julius Caesar was famously assassinated on the fifteenth day, or "ides," of what month?
March
Held in Seattle in 2005, the World Barista Championship tests competitors' skills in what activity?
Making espresso drinks
On the TV series "Diff'rent Strokes," Arnold often poses what signature question to his brother, Willis?
What'chu talkin' bout?
Of the AFI's "100 Greatest Movie Quotes," the only quote that features a Spanish phrase is from what movie?
Terminator 2
In 2004, what state adopted gumbo as its "official state cuisine"?
Louisiana
What government officials traditionally give an annual speech called the "State of the State address"?
Governors
The concept of justice is often personified as a blindfolded woman carrying which of these symbolic items?
Scales
On what TV series do the judges regularly accuse the contestants of being "pitchy"?
American Idol
Which of these sides of a standard six-sided die does not have a dot located directly in the middle?
4
In 2005, what country was granted the right to be Europe's sole producer of feta cheese?
Greece
What gymnastic event features a difficult move called the "iron cross"?
Rings
Signed in 1992, NAFTA is a trade agreement among the U.S., Mexico, and what third country?
Canada
A living will is a legal document that usually specifies a person's wishes regarding what issue?
Medical treatment
In 2005, a life-size log cabin was unveiled as part of a new museum dedicated to what U.S. president?
Abraham Lincoln
Which of these U.S. company names can be spelled out using only Roman numerals?
MCI
In 2005, reality TV star Richard Hatch was indicted for tax evasion for allegedly failing to report his winnings from what show?
Survivor
In the "Legally Blonde" movies, Elle Woods gets men's attention using a signature move called what?
Bend and snap
In this scene from "Young Frankenstein," Dr. Frankenstein attempts to use charades to signal what?
Sedative
In this scene from "A Christmas Story," Ralphie uses his prized decoder pin to decipher the line "Be sure to" what?
Drink your Ovaltine
The Netflix Movie Clip Question: This scene from Shawshank Redemption features a famous poster of what screen siren?
Rita Hayworth
The 1970 movie "They Call Me Mister Tibbs!" was the less successful sequel to what Sidney Poitier classic?
In the Heat of the Night
Netflix movie clip question: The jive-talking actress in this scene from "Airplane!" is best remembered as what beloved TV mom?
June Cleaver
Which of these religious periods last for forty days?
Lent
Offering a ten-minute bird's-eye view of the area, the Whirlpool Aero Car is a popular attraction at what tourist spot?
Niagara Falls
Commonly used in the South, the word "y'all" usually functions as what part of speech?
Pronoun
In 2005, a utility worker's goof triggered blackouts that left roughly half of what U.S. city in the dark for a few hours?
Los Angeles
In the adult human body, over half of the bones are located where?
Hands and feet
What candy is protected by U.S. Patent titled "Process of Preparing Gasified Candy"?
Pop Rocks
"Laryngeal prominence" is the scientific term for what part of the human body?
Adam's apple
The musical "West Side Story" is loosely based on what Shakespeare tragedy?
Romeo and Juliet
A popular topping, lox is believed to get its name form "Lachs," the German word for what?
Salmon
In the folk song "On Top of Old Smoky," the singer laments the loss of his what?
True lover
The subject of a recent worldwide health scare, H5N1 is a strain of flu spread primarily by what animal?
Birds
Which of these characters was not one of Robin Hood’s Merry Men?
William Tell
Quiche Lorraine is a popular dish named after a region of what country?
France
Often spread by mosquitoes, encephalitis is a dangerous disease characterized by the inflammation of what organ?
Brain
In the 1976 movie "Rocky," Rocky trains by running the stairs of a museum in what city?
Philadelphia
In 2005, what country sent two "taikonauts" on a five-day space mission aboard a craft named Shenzhou VI?
China
A mulligan is an unofficial "do-over" occasionally taken by players in what sport?
Golf
Mexico's Independence Day, known as "Diez y Seis de Septiembre," falls on what day of September?
The 16th
Which of these Presidential last names is spelled with letters that all lie on the right-hand side of a standard keyboard?
Polk
The name of a well-known type of technology, IMAX is a combination of "maximum" and what other word?
Image
Which of these psychology terms comes from a Greek verb meaning "to purge"?
Catharsis
Somnoplasty is an increasingly common medical procedure designed to put a stop to what problem?
Snoring
Featuring some of the largest trees on Earth, the Giant Forest is the main attraction of what U.S. national park?
Sequoia
What is the slang term for a basketball shot that bounces wildly off the rim and misses the basket?
Brick
A politician who is so popular that he can get other members of his party elected is said to have what kind of "effect"?
Coattail
In 2005, what TV series ran a special live episode featuring a presidential debate hosted by Forrest Sawyer?
The West Wing
Not actually pigs, guinea pigs are members of what mammalian order?
Rodent
In math, what is the measure of an angle that is supplementary to a 60 degree angle?
120 degrees
Known for its bright colors and ferocious fighting ability, the moray is what type of sea creature?
Eel
What TV talk show host usually kicks off each show by performing some of her signature dance moves?
Ellen DeGeneres
In 2005, Laura Bush spoke about the value of reading on "Alam Simsim," the Egyptian version of what kid's show?
Sesame Street
What world leader's office has the Web site address "www.elysee.fr"?
Jacques Chirac
In 2005, what supermodel invited a plastic surgeon onto her new talk show to prove that her breasts are real?
Tyra Banks
Singer Debbie Harry claims that her band's name was inspired by truck drivers who made a habit of yelling what at her?
Hey Blondie!
In physics, the point at which an object can be balanced is called its "center of" what?
Gravity
The three vertical stripes of the Jif peanut butter logo feature all of these colors except what?
Yellow
In a football game, a kicker may prop the ball on a tee only for what type of kick?
Kickoff
In 2005, Danica Patrick made history when she became the first woman ever to take the lead in what sports event?
Indianapolis 500
“Enriched” flour is flour that has had which of the following added to it?
Vitamins
What classic TV show was inspired by a short L.A. Times article about couples with kids from previous marriages?
The Brady Bunch
Which of these plants is known for its distinctive, compound leaves called fronds?
Fern
What toy's 25th year in the U.S. was celebrated in 2005 with one-handed and blindfolded solving contest?
Rubik's Cube
Placing a blanket over a fire extinguishes it by robbing the flame of what gas?
Oxygen
Don McLean's 1972 hit "Vincent" is a tribute to what artist and his celebrated painting "The Starry Night"?
Van Gogh
Ty Pennington host of Extreme Makeover Home Edition got his start as a hunky carpenter on what cable show?
Trading Spaces
In 2005, what baseball team swept the Houston Astros to win its first World Series title since 1917?
Chicago White Sox
On a man's jacket, "notch" and "peak" are two common styles of what?
Lapels
In 2005, the Tolkien Society held a conference marking the 50th anniversary of what fictional work's completion?
The Lord of the Rings
In January 2006, Howard Stern made his much-hyped debut on a satellite radio station named what?
Sirius
Which of these numbers is considered an improper fraction?
2-Mar
Which of these hit TV series is filmed on location on the Hawaiian island of Oahu?
Lost
On the television series Cheers, who had a never-seen wife named Vera?
Norm
As demonstrated in the name of the 2006 Super Bowl, how is "40" expressed in Roman numerals?
XL
As of 2006, America's tricentennial is how many years away?
70
On the pronunciation of her last name, what actress has explained that it's "like the lettuce"?
Rebecca Romijn
In bowling, the ten pins are traditionally arranged to form what type of triangle?
Equilateral
On TV's "The Daily Show," the segment "Mess O'Potamia" satirizes the U.S.'s involvement with what country?
Iraq
Referring to an old riddle, U2's much-acclaimed 2004 album is titled "How to Dismantle" what?
An Atomic Bomb
In the 2003 hit song "Hey Ya!", the band OutKast urges listeners to "shake it like a" what?
Polaroid picture
With over 8000 locations, Curves is a booming fitness club chain aimed at what specific demographic?
Women
What is the title of the 2005 hit by the Black Eyed Peas that pays tribute to its singer's curvy assets?
My Humps
Made of spinach and layers of flaky pastry dough, spanakopita is a traditional dish of what country?
Greece
In 2001, Utah invited Bill Cosby to help announce what food as its official snack?
Jell-O
Written in the woods of Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau's "Walden" was named after what nearby landmark?
Pond
In the 2005 movie "The Bad News Bears", Billy Bob Thornton reprises a role originally played by what actor?
Walter Matthau
A person can feel his carotid pulse by placing his fingers where on the body?
Neck
"La Petite Roche," a riverside rock formation once used for navigation, inspired the name of what state's capital?
Arkansas
What is the name of the imaginary line that circles the globe at zero degrees longitude?
Prime meridian
The expression "asleep at the switch" originally referred to an inattentive person who worked in what industry?
Railroad
Which of these types of soup traditionally has some form of pasta in it?
Minestrone
The 2004 movie "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" stars an evil guardian named what?
Count Olaf
Which of these dishes is traditionally made with poached eggs?
Eggs Benedict
Popular in Spain and Mexico, a churro is a snack consisting of what?
Fried dough
In 1993, Intel introduced its groundbreaking computer chip named what?
Pentium
In math, the number 10 raised to the fourth power is equal to what?
Ten thousand
Which of these cooking terms means "to coat with flour or crumbs"?
Dredge
In a classic Milton Bradley game, players who correctly answer a series of questions are invited to "Go to the" what?
Head of the Class
Although it has been extinct in the area for many decades, what U.S. state's flag features the grizzly bear?
California
The snail Bufonaria borisbeckeri was named by a German researcher in honor of a champion in what sport?
Tennis
The capital of what U.S. state was named in honor of our nation's fourth president?
Wisconsin
What classic toy comes with a pointing device called a planchette?
Ouija board
A cowcatcher is a metal grill that is commonly found on the front of what type of vehicle?
Train
The only word in English that ends with the letters "mt" is a past tense form of what verb?
Dream
Since the 1940s, In-Sink-Erator has been a leading brand of which of these appliances?
Garbage disposals
What does the "T" stand for in "TRO," the abbreviation for a type of restraining order?
Temporary
The first phase of the popular South Beach Diet requires a drastic reduction in the consumption of what nutrient?
Carbohydrates
Which of these cartoon characters is a type of flightless bird?
Chilly Willy
Mather Point and Yavapai Point are two of the most popular overlooks at what U.S. tourist spot?
Grand Canyon
Prepatellar bursitis is a painful medical condition also known as "Housemaid's" what?
Knee
What mode of transportation lends its name to a well-known brand of playing cards founded in 1885?
Bicycle
By definition, what type of musical composition is meant to evoke scenes of idyllic, rural life?
Pastoral
A traditional English specialty, shepherd's pie consists of meat baked in a "crust" made from what hearty side dish?
Mashed potatoes
How many U.S. states have the letter "X" in their names?
2
Because it is an herbal tea, which of these popular varieties of tea usually has no caffeine?
Chamomile
A plaque inscribed with a sonnet by 19th-century poet Emma Lazarus is on permanent display at what U.S. landmark?
Statue of Liberty
On the Great Seal of the United States, the eagle holds in its beak a scroll bearing what Latin phrase?
E pluribus unum
In the late '80s, what country tried to fix its struggling economy with a program called "perestroika"?
USSR
Before he took the name Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla was the archbishop of what European city?
Kraków, Poland
From its founding in 1746 until 1896, Princeton University was known as the College of" what state?
New Jersey
In Maryland, restaurants commonly provide a small hammer to help you eat what signature food?
Steamed crabs
In 2005, Britain's Daniel Craig was selected as the sixth actor, and first blond, to play the lead in what movie series?
James Bond
In math, what is the more common name for the multiplicative inverse of a number?
Reciprocal
During their first year of mass production, Henry Ford's cars were only available in what single quick-to-dry paint color?
Black
Supermarket scanners typically use what type of technology to read the bar codes on products?
Laser beams
In 2005, Cindy Sheehan set up camp outside President Bush's Texas estate to confront him on what topic?
War in Iraq
What movie's 2004 sequel kept its title only after censors were shown that "Focker" was the name of a real Canadian family?
Meet the Parents
Which of the following is classified as a Slavic language?
Russian
In math, a number that has been squared has been raised to the power of what exponent?
Two
Which of these proverbs has the same meaning as "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"?
A stitch in time saves nine
Known to cover hundreds of miles, seismic waves are bursts of energy that result from what natural event?
Earthquakes
In the movie "Scarface," Al Pacino famously yells "Say hello to my little friend!" while holding a what?
Machine gun
At 110 stories, the tallest building in the U.S. is located in what city?
Chicago
In August 2005, Madonna's 47th birthday festivities were cut short when she took a bad spill doing what?
Horseback riding
What major U.S. company was founded in Seattle in 1916 as Pacific Aero Products?
Boeing
People are commonly warned to avoid eating which of these foods due to the possibility of salmonella poisoning?
Raw eggs
What titles are given to British men and women when they are "knighted" by the Queen?
Sir and Dame
In which of these board games are pieces moved according to a spinner instead of dice?
Life
A famous chocolate company founded in 1926 is named in honor of what legendary woman?
Lady Godiva
Whose presidential campaign rallied around the slogan "It's the economy, stupid"?
Bill Clinton
What actress's appearance in "Monster-in-Law" prompted a Vietnam vet in Kentucky to ban the film from his two theaters?
Jane Fonda
Whose alleged sexual orientation was the subject of a 2005 L.A. Times piece titled "Yellow and Porous and Outed"?
SpongeBob SquarePants
"Lactivists" are an increasingly vocal group of political activists who fight for the rights of whom?
Breastfeeding women
Which of these seasonings does not come from a plant or tree?
Salt
In the common pediatric diagnosis ADHD, the "H" stands for what?
Hyperactivity
According to a classic TV ad, "The best part of waking up is what brand of coffee "in your cup"?
Folgers
Until 1995, the middle digit of U.S. telephone area codes was limited to what two digits?
0 and 1
In what language is the suffix "-san" often added to the end of names as a sign of respect?
Japanese
Of the some 5,800 species of amphibians, about 5,000 are what two animals?
Frogs and toads
In 2005, what leading man publicly expressed "sincere regret" to his fiancée over his affair with the nanny?
Jude Law
Designed to be pulled by a person, a rickshaw is a small passenger cart with how many wheels?
2
Torts is a common first year course for students in what professional school?
Law
In England, the term "Oxbridge" is used to refer collectively to the country's two best-known what?
Universities
Taken from a Chinese expression meaning "white downy feathers," pekoe is a type of what beverage?
Tea
Which of these numbers has a square root that is a whole number?
36
Although a member of the order Carnivora, which of these animals usually only eats plants?
Giant Panda
Provided by many grains, bran is often recommended as a source of what dietary nutrient?
Fiber
A standard Allen wrench consists of a hexagonal bar shaped like what letter of the alphabet?
L
In a 2005 car ad, what rap star tells a befuddled Lee Iacocca, "Fo' shizzle, l-ka-zizzle"?
Snoop Dogg
"I beheld the wretch -- the miserable monster whom I had created" is a line from what classic novel?
Frankenstein
In 2005, Michael Jackson made headlines when he showed up late to court wearing what?
Pajama bottoms
Which of these parts of a house is also called an "anteroom"?
Foyer
In 2004 who succeeded Tom Brokow as the anchor of NBC Nightly News?
Brian Williams
According to its web site what household product can be used as an antacid, laundry detergent and fire extinguisher?
Arm & Hammer baking soda
Pierre Pérignon, a 17th-century monk, reportedly shouted "I'm drinking stars!" upon tasting what beverage?
Champagne
The 2005 reality TV hit "Dancing With the Stars" showcases what type of dancing?
Ballroom
Recently listed by Forbes as the world's highest-paid female athlete, Maria Sharapova is a star in what sport?
Tennis
Potatoes that are browned underneath a layer of cheese and breadcrumbs are said to be cooked how?
Au gratin
A chance mutation on a Texas farm in 1929 led to the development of the "ruby red" variety of what fruit?
Grapefruit
"Hither and yon" is an old-fashioned way to say what?
Here and there
What part of a person's body is also known as the thorax?
Chest
Often seen on Conan O’Bryan the sharp tongued Triumph the Insult Comic Dog usually has what in his mouth?
Cigar
As a hipper alternative to Diet Coke, Coca-Cola introduced in 2005 a no-calorie cola beverage with what name?
Coke Zero
What four-letter acronym is the name of a tax withheld from a person's salary to fund Social Security?
FICA
The famous rock lyric "I can't get no satisfaction" features what grammatical error?
Double negative
A popular challenge for long-distance swimmers, the English Channel is a branch of what body of water?
Atlantic Ocean
In a popular 1979 song, Pink Floyd sings, "It's just another brick in the" what?
Wall
A pair of men's pants measuring "30 x 32" has what two measurements?
30" waist, 32" inseam
A section in Us Weekly titled "They're Just Like Us" specifically focuses on the everyday lives of whom?
Celebrities
In Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls festival brave tourists run through the streets wearing what distinctive piece of clothing?
Red scarves
Jet and Essence are popular magazines aimed at what particular demographic?
African-Americans
Weighing 2.268 grams, what standard U.S. coin is the lightest?
Dime
In 2005, Christo and Jeanne-Claude used over 100,000 miles of nylon for a Central Park art installation named what?
The Gates
During the 2004 election, what state's ballots were available in English, Spanish, Navajo, Apache, and Pueblo?
New Mexico
In the 2005 movie "The Dukes of Hazzard," the Dukes drive a car named after what military leader?
Robert E. Lee
What fast food chain's logo features the red roof that traditionally sits atop its restaurants?
Pizza Hut
According to its slogan, what popular breakfast cereal has "corn on one side, rice on the other"?
Crispix
Which of these international foods is a standard ingredient of McDonald’s Egg McMuffin?
Canadian Bacon
Which of these is not traditionally made using the ingredient that it is named after?
Coffeecake
In reference to one of his classic songs, what singer is often known as "the Piano Man"?
Billy Joel
Traditionally worn by young girls, Mary Janes are a popular style of what fashion accessory?
Shoes
By definition, stalagmites are rock formations found in what natural setting?
Floors of caves
Which of these fruits is classified as "cling" or "freestone," depending on whether its flesh sticks to the pit?
Peach
What part of the carrot plant do we usually eat?
Root
In the media, which of these figures is commonly referred to as the "Leader of the Free World"?
US President
What scientific phenomenon causes bits of dust in the house to band together and form "dust bunnies"?
Static electricity
Curds and whey, Miss Muffet's snacks of choice, are created during what culinary process?
Making cheese
In the 2005 movie "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," a suburban husband and wife both happen to have what unlikely jobs?
Hired assassins
Which of these classic TV series is set in a state capital?
Cheers
Before he danced with the stars, John O'Hurley was best known for playing catalog mogul J. Peterman on what TV series?
Seinfeld
Every year, the studio audience goes wild for Oprah Winfrey's holiday gift show called "Oprah's" what?
Favorite Things
According to a famous myth the Greeks used a wooden horse to sneak into what ancient city?
Troy
According to the American Kennel Club which of these breeds has three official varieties, Standard, Toy and miniature?
Poodle
Which of these classic games is played on a vertical game board?
Connect Four
Five out of the ten smallest U.S. states in terms of area are located in what geographic region?
New England
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's three kids call what young actor "MOD" short for "My Other Dad"?
Ashton Kutcher
On what classic 1970s television series did characters often head to the Lido Deck for action?
The Love Boat
In 2005, Yoko Ono said, "I am the B-side, and that's how it should be" about her role in a Broadway musical about whom?
John Lennon
In 2005, NASA unveiled a $104 billion plan to send man back to what celestial body's surface by the year 2018?
The moon
In 1985 over 5 million Americans joined together to help the homeless in a famous charity event named what?
Hands Across America
Bluefin and yellowfin are common varieties of what fish?
Tuna
Named after German scientist Julius Petri, petri dishes are commonly used to do what?
Grow bacteria
In the Southern Hemisphere, what season is it during the months of January and February?
Summer
Which of these well-known biblical pairs were siblings?
Cain and Abel
What famous geographical landmark primarily consists of the skeletons of small creatures known as polyps?
Great Barrier Reef
Founded in 1892 by John Muir, the Sierra Club is a non-profit group dedicated to what task?
Conserving nature
According to legend, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 began when a lantern was kicked over by a what?
Cow
Once believed to be the time when witches appear, what time of day is known as the "witching hour"?
Midnight
"Nerd Amid Late TV" is an anagram of what TV personality's name?
David Letterman
In 2005, which of these starlets became engaged to a suitor who happens to have the same first name?
Paris Hilton
Which of these performers was famous for saying in a deep voice, "Thank you -- thank you very much"?