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Around 1990 what was the shared occupation of the group of men known as the "Keating Five"?
Which of the following cities was the first to build a subway system?
How many red stripes are currently on the 50 star US Flag?
Which of the following would not be considered a hardwood tree?
On the corporate logo of American Airlines, what icon appears between the two "A's"?
What 1968 movie features creatures called the "Blue Meanies"?
Yellow Submarine
"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it any more" is a classic line from what 1976 movie?
In the Godzilla movies, which of the following mythical creatures was not one of Godzilla's enemies?
In the 1962 movie "The Miracle Worker", what is the first sign language word that Helen Keller recognizes?
In which of the following states were slaves declared free by the Emancipation Proclamation?
South Carolina
Former special prosecutor Kenneth Starr is currently an adjunct professor at which law school?
Originally an acronym, what did the "Q" in Nasdaq stand for?
Which member of the British royal family was an athlete in the 1976 Olympics?
Princess Anne
What are the "pieces" referred to in the title of the 1970 film "Five Easy Pieces"?
Piano practice pieces
By definition, a person studying campanology is interested in what?
What is the name of the dog that is one of the tokens in the board game Monopoly?
Which of the following was the first to be known as "The Mouth That Roared"?
Howard Cosell
What NBA team did Dick Vitale coach?
Detroit Pistons
In early 2000, a mall was opened in the United Arab Emirates which has what unusual feature?
No men
Which letter is used more often than any other letter in the written English language?
On what surface is Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" painted?
An atom that has either lost or gained one or more electrons is referred to as what?
Who did Pres. Lincoln first ask to be field commander at the outset of the Civil War?
Robert E. Lee
Which of the following is not a species of tuna?
Which of the following is not one of the US Virgin Islands?
St. Martin
Walt Whitman wrote the poem "O Captain, My Captain" about the death of what famous American?
Abraham Lincoln
Who was President of the United States between Grover Cleveland's two nonconsecutive terms?
Benjamin Harrison
"Buffalo Bill" Cody was once a member of which of the following organizations?
Pony Express
Which of these is not a novel by trend-watching author Douglas Coupland?
High Fidelity
If a wine label reads "12 proof", what percentage of the wine is alcohol?
What is the name of the character who became a hero of the "male movement" through Robert Bly's 1990 book?
Iron John
Who dies in William Faulkner's novel, "As I Lay Dying"?
The mother, Addie
Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Jeff MacNelly also drew what popular comic strip?
Which of the following countries does not have a coast on the Arabian Sea?
What country refers to its organized crime as the "yakuza"?
The flag of which US state currently features the sun symbol of the Zia Pueblo Indians?
New Mexico
Romance novelist Nora Roberts writes what other type of books under the pseudonym J.D. Robb?
Futuristic suspense
What is the level directly above "species" in the Linnaean classification system?
Which of the following government departments was the last to be elevated to the US Cabinet?
Veterans Affairs
In Herman Wouk's 1951 novel, what is the name of the vessel that Captain Queeg commands?
In the 1992 novel "The Pelican Brief", what US officials are the targets of an assassination plot?
Supreme Court Justices
Haiti and what other country comprise the island of Hispaniola?
Dominican Republic
What type of artist would use "terza rima" as a tool?
In astronomy, what is the phenomenon known as "The Perseids"?
Meteor shower
The Persian Gulf War officially lasted how many days until the cessation of hostilities?
43 days
Which of the following US states has never had a governor with the last name Rockefeller?
The ruins at Chichen Itza are located on what peninsula?
What is the setting of the Andrew Wyeth painting "Christina's World"?
Grassy field
In the United States, which of the following is equal to a million million?
A figure skater makes how many revolutions when performing a single axel?
One and a half
Al Gore was the basis for the main male character in which of these best-selling novels?
Love Story
Which of the following structures in not part of Capitol Hill in Washington, DC?
Jefferson Memorial
The Secretary-General of the United Nations is appointed for a term of how many years?
Five years
Which of these authors has written 50 books set in the "87th Precinct"?
Ed McBain
Which of the following countries does not border Russia?
What Shakespeare play features the line, "Parting is such sweet sorrow"?
Romeo and Juliet
Martin Short's "Saturday Night Live" character, Ed Grimley, idolizes what game show host?
Pat Sajak
What is the smallest element of an image on a TV screen?
Queen Beatrix is the current monarch of which of these nations?
The Netherlands
What is the name of Martha Stewart's Westport, CT farm?
Turkey Hill
E. Lynn Harris is a best-selling author of what genre of books?
Since 1844, the former Sandwich Islands have been officially called what?
Hawaiian Islands
The "Pentagon Papers" was a top-secret government study of US military involvement in which country?
Which of these artists sold only one painting during his lifetime?
Vincent Van Gogh
What type of rock is formed from solidified lava?
Which of these actresses won an Emmy playing Erica Kane's daughter on the TV series "All My Children"?
Sarah Michelle Geller
The 1984 Broadway musical "Sunday in the Park with George" was inspired by a painting by what artist?
Which continent is nearest the intersection of zero degrees latitude and zero degrees longitude?
Lake Powell, Lake Mead, and Lake Havasu are reservoirs along which river?
Colorado River
On her Fox TV series, what did Tracey Ullman say at the end of each episode?
Go home!
In the 1960's TV series "I Spy", the two main characters traveled the world assuming what identities?
Tennis pro and trainer
In the book and the movie "The Talented Mr. Ripley", what is Mr. Ripley's first name?
What body of water is also known as the Sea of Cortés?
Gulf of California
Whose 1999 comedy album is entitled "Stan and Judy's Kid"?
Adam Sandler
The "dog days of summer" are traditionally associated with what star's appearance in the summer sky?
Who is the only US President to have addressed the Russian Duma?
Bill Clinton
In 1947, who became the first African-American baseball player to play in the American League?
Larry Doby
Which of the following is the defining characteristic of kinetic art?
The phrase "knuckle down" is derived from what game?
In 1989, US Troops blared what recorded sounds at Manuel Noriega's hideout to drive him out?
Rock music
In James Thurber's short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", what does the title character do all day?
Which of these celebrities has a Beanie Baby named in their honor?
Princess Diana
Who argued the appeal before the US Supreme Court for the African slaves who inspired the movie "Armistad"?
John Quincy Adams
The famous 1918 postage stamp known as "The Inverted Jenny" features an upside down image of what?
Which of the following United States Presidents attended college?
Thomas Jefferson
In the 1992 novel "Brave New World", years are measured in relation to the birth of what person?
Henry Ford
Marble comes from what type of rock?
In the 1980 movie "The Gods Must Be Crazy", what object do the bushmen think is a gift from God?
Coke bottle
The 1994 novel "Snow Falling on Cedars" takes place on an island in what US state?
The Bloomsday celebration pays homage to what author?
James Joyce
The corolla is what part of a flower?
In what US state was General George Custer's "last stand"?
In 1996, Whitewater alternate juror Barbara Adams gained media attention after wearing what to court?
Star Trek uniform
In Shakespeare's "Hamlet", what character fatally stabs Hamlet with a poisonous sword?
Which of the following actors has not had a recurring role on a daytime soap opera?
Sandra Bullock
Jesse Jackson, Jr. is a US congressman from what state?
Dendrology is the study of what?
Which of these US military operations was not conducted over the past 20 years?
Operation Overlord
Which of these countries passed a law in January 2000 reducing the official national workweek to 35 hours?
What gangster was killed by federal agents when the infamous "woman in red" tipped them off?
John Dillinger
Which of the following books was written by Woody Allen?
Without Feathers
What rapper plays a detective on the TV drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"?
In music, what is another name for a "paradiddle"?
What is the capital of Switzerland?
The Berber people live primarily in what region of the world?
North Africa
Ratified in 1992, the most recent US Constitutional ammendment concerns what topic?
Congressional salaries
What is the most popular first name for US Presidents?
The historic Oregon Trail starts in what US state?
In the 1979 movie "Alien", what is the name of Ripley's spaceship?
The logo of the Shell Oil Company is a stylized image of waht kind of shell?
Scientist Wen Ho Lee pled guilty to one count of mishandling restricted information at what nuclear facility?
Los Alamos
Which of the following Canadian providences does not border the continental United States?
Adopted in 1986, what is the national flower of the United States?
Billy Joel's "My Life" was the theme song for what 1980's TV sitcom?
Bosom Buddies
Starting on January 10, 2001, MTV aired over 17 straight hours of commercial-free scrolling text addressing what issue?
Hate crimes
What Broadway play and film tell the story of John Merrick?
The Elephant Man
Who was David Brinkley's nightly news co-anchor from 1956 to 1970?
Chet Huntley
On the average, water in Denver, CO boils at what temperature?
202 degrees
In 2000, what city offered a popular new license plate protesting "Taxation Without Representation"?
Washington, DC
In the 1950's, x-ray machines were commonly found in which of the following establishments?
Shoe stores
The San Juan Islands are part of what US state?
On a standard clothing care label, what instruction is indicated by a triangle with an X through it?
Do not bleach
In order to form a musical chord, what is the minimum number of tones that must be played together?
The slogan of the 20th-century feminist movement was "Sisterhood is" what?
Which of these celebrities stars as an animated character in a current Saturday morning cartoon series?
Jackie Chan
North Korea and South Korea are divided by what line of latitude?
38th parallel
What is the proper term for a single banana?
On the day he died, John Lennon was photographed by whom for a "Rolling Stones" magazine cover?
Annie Leibovitz
Political analyst Tavis Smiley is the host of a nightly television news show that runs on what cable channel?
What song was Michael Jackson performing when he introduced the "moonwalk" to the public in 1983?
Billie Jean
What current Republican U.S. Senator also served over nine years in the Senate as a Democrat?
Strom Thurmond
Which of these pairs of U.S. capitals is located closest to each other?
Jackson & Des Moines
In the words of a 1960's slogan, "War is not healthy for children and" what?
Other living things
In the 1963 movie "The Pink Panther," what is the Pink Panther?
By definition, a sierra is a chain of mountains or hills that exhibits which of these characteristics?
Jagged peaks
A "tercel" is the male of what animal?
In the 1951 Gian Carlo Menotti opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors", who are the night visitors?
The 1987 film "Cry Freedom" is the story of which of the following South African activists?
Steven Biko
Which actor recorded the 1998 album "Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just For You"?
Joe Pesci
A group of ferrets is called a what?
Which of these best-selling novels recounts a missionary family's experiences in the Belgian Congo?
The Poisonwood Bible
Which of these icons has appeared continuously for the longest period of time in a TV ad campaign?
Maytag repairman
Before becoming an actor, Sean Connery competed professionally in what sport?
In 2000, which of these authors released her 50th novel?
Danielle Steel
The card game solitaire is also called what?
What is Queen Elizabeth II's relationship to the current Duke of Edinburgh?
The monetary award for the Nobel Prize winners is given in what type of currency?
What is carved on Plymouth Rock?
Who first recorded and popularized the 1961 song, "Hit the Road, Jack"?
Ray Charles
Which of the following Nobel Peace Prize winners was instrumental in developing the hydrogen bomb?
Andrei Sakharov
Oregon and New Jersey are currently the only US states that ban which of the following establishments?
Self-serve gas stations
Inspired by a Beatles song, what name was given to a 3 million-year-old skeleton found in 1974?
Which of these bodies of water borders three continents?
Mediterranean Sea
A recently discovered dinosaur was named "Masiakasaurus knopfleri" after the lead singer of what band?
Dire Straits
Popularized by The Carpenters in 1973, "Sing (Sing a Song)" was originally written for what children's TV show?
Sesame Street
The first laser produced a beam that what color?
What are the two lower chambers of the human heart called?
Which of these TV shows began each week with a voice on an answering machine?
The Rockford Files
A person who is monophobic is afraid of which of the following?
Being alone
In the Robert Frost poem "The Road Not Taken", "two roads diverged" where?
In a wood
In the 1979 movie "Being There", the main character's source of knowledge is what?
From 1968 to 1991, Ben Bradlee was the executive editor of what major US newspaper?
The Washington Post
What Broadway musical features the song "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair"?
South Pacific
The explorer known as Eric the Red was the first European to discover that island?
Which of these best-selling novels features a title character who is a ghost?
The FCC put aside the "311" telephone code, now used in many US cities, for connection to what service?
Police non-emergencies
Which of the following countries does not border Vietnam?
In the 1993 book "The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure", where does the narrator go in search of an ancient text?
In chess, the word "checkmate" comes from the Persian phrase "shah mat" which means what?
The king is dead
What is Buddy Lee, the mascot for Lee Dungarees?
Little boy doll
In the 1998 film "A Fish Called Wanda", what are the main characters trying to steal?
At the 2001 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, what breed of dog won the Best in Show award?
Bichon Frise
Which of these standard US traffic signs is black and white?
One way
Who is considered chief of the Gods in Norse mythology?
Which of these 1980's movies contains a language created solely for the movie?
Quest for Fire
In the 1984 movie "The Natural", what is the name of Roy Hobbs' baseball bat?
The organ a spider uses to spin webs is found on what part of its body?
Which of the following trees is not considered a conifer?
Speleology is the study of what?
Zagreb is the capital city of what country?
Who was the first Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court?
John Jay
"Double, double, toil and trouble" is a line in what Shakespeare play?
What kind of geological formation is a "cay"?
Small island
"This isn't a hospital, it's an insane asylum," is a line from what movie?
In the 2000 movie "Gladiator", Russell Crowe's character is a gladiator under what Roman emperor?
What is the name of the all-girl musical group formed on the American TV series "Popstars"?
Eden’s Crush
What company put a target in the Pacific Ocean and offered free food if the Mir space station hit it?
Taco Bell
Republican strategist Ralph Reed is the former leader of what organization?
Christian Coalition
In 1980 Gdansk Accords were spearheaded by striking workers in what country?
On the original "Superman" TV series, what phrase does Perry White often shout when upset?
Great Caesar’s Ghost!
Henry VIII belonged to what royal family?
In the 1999 movie "Toy Story 2", what actor provides the voice of Stinky Pete the prospector?
Kelsey Grammer
Which of these cities is located on the southern tip of Africa?
Cape Town
Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton was never a member of which of the following bands?
The region known as Patagonia is primarily located in what country?
Whose newborn son was featured on the 1953 premiere issue of "TV Guide"?
Lucille Ball
In 2000, which of these comedians wrote the novella "Shopgirl"?
Steve Martin
In the 1997 movie "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion", Romy and Michelle claim to invent what?
Post-It notes
What TV talk show host has a recurring role on the TV series "The King of Queens"?
Ricki Lake
The device known as a Foucault Pendulum is used to demonstrate what natural occurrence?
Rotation of the Earth
The host of the cable TV series "The Naked Chef" is from what country?
Which of the following was at the center of the Teapot Dome scandal of the 1920's?
Oil Reserves
What rock band is named after the inventor of the seed drill?
Jethro Tull
Completed in 1726, the Spanish Steps are a popular tourist spot in what city?
What is the last name of Ken, the boyfriend of the famous Barbie doll?
In the 1937 animated movie "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", where do the dwarfs work?
Diamond mine
Mount Everest is located on the border between which two places?
Tibet & Nepal
The famed Copacabana beach is located in what resort city?
Rio de Janeiro
What author's experience as a German prisoner of war led him to write "Slaughterhouse-Five"?
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
In 1969, a police raid on New York's Stonewall Inn bar was a turning point in what movement?
Gay rights
Which of these celebrities is pictured on the package of his organic cookies?
Paul Newman
Jean-Pierre Pampal was best known for playing what instrument?
Mogadishu is the capital of what African country?
What is the tallest man-made national monument in the United States National Parks system?
Gateway Arch
What 1980's popstar received an Emmy for her role on the TV show "Mad About You"?
Cyndi Lauper
What is the common name for the garden flower whose botanical name is "pelargonium"?
"A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" is a best-selling book of what genre?
The islands of Murano and Burano are part of what coastal city?
Who has been featured on more "People" magazine covers than any other person?
Princess Diana
A kegler is someone who plays what sport?
What comic regularly referred to his childhood friend "Old Weird Harold" in his routine?
Bill Cosby
Due to efforts by London's mayor, what is no longer sold at stands in Trafalgar Square?
Pigeon feed
In the 2001 movie "Bridget Jones's Diary", which of these writers makes a cameo appearance?
Salman Rushdie
What TV show featured the characters Rollin Hand, Cinnamon Carter, and Barney Collier?
Mission: Impossible
Which of these animals is known for its distinctive spiral-shaped horns?
The siege of Troy is the subject of what Greek classic?
The Illiad
On a horse, where is the correct place to put a snaffle?
Oscar Hijuelos' Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is entitled "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of" what?
Who is the co-author of the 1998 nonfiction bestseller "The Act of Happiness"?
Dalai Lama
Which former cast member of "General Hospital" had a 1985 hit single with the song "All I Need"?
Jack Wagner
What travel book series is reported and written primarily by Harvard College students?
Let’s Go
Islamabad is the capital of what country?
"I Me Mine" is the title of what rock musician's 1979 autobiography?
George Harrison
In the 1994 movie "Pulp Fiction", Uma Thurman and John Travolta do what dance at the theme restaurant?
What music legend is an ordained minister of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Memphis?
Al Green
What classic sci-fi novel features a race of beautiful, decadent people called the Eloi?
The Time Machine
Whose 2001 book is subtitled "Cool Rules for School"?
Judy Sheindlin
The spiky American desert plant Agave americana is also known by which of these names?
Century plant
What singer and songwriter wrote the The Monkees' #1 hit "I'm a Believer"?
Neil Diamond
What was the real name of the Wild West outlaw, "The Sundance Kid"?
Harry Longabaugh
On the cover of Nirvana's 1991 rock album "Nevermind", what is the baby swimming toward?
Dollar Bill
Starting in 2000, what U.S. state replaced traditional polling place elections with "vote by mail"?
New Mexico
In 1904, Ida Tarbell wrote a groundbreaking expose of business practices in what industry?
Established in 1920, what nonprofit organization included Jane Addams and Helen Keller among its founding members?
Which of these men received two posthumous Academy Award nominations for acting?
James Dean
What country is known as "Cymru" to those who speak its native tongue?
Which of these literary works did Charles Dickens leave unfinished?
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
A bongo is what type of animal?
On the TV series "Gilligan's Island" what was the real name of the character known as "The Skipper"?
Jonas Grumby
In the 1996 movie "Waiting For Guffman," who is Guffman?
Talent scout
The Spice Islands are part of what country?
In 1922, DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace founded what monthly magazine?
Reader’s Digest
The NATO flag features which of these symbols?
Which of the following directors was knighted by the British in 2001?
Steven Spielberg
Who first said, "Religion without science is blind"?
Albert Einstein
On the TV series "M*A*S*H," which of the following characters does not appear in the final episode?
Frank Burns
The French-Canadian folk song "Alouette" is about what?
Plucking a bird
A statue of what Hans Christian Andersen character sits along Copenhagen's harbor?
Little Mermaid
In German legend, who is the beautiful siren of the Rhine River who lures boatmen to their death?
"The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!" is a line from what famous poem?
How many horizontal rows of stars appear on the U.S. flag?
Guitarist Brian Setzer portrayed what musician in the 1987 movie "La Bamba"?
Eddie Cochran
"Penholder" and "shakehands" are the two most common grips used in what sport?
What is the term for a large basin-shaped crater formed by a collapsed volcano?
Monrovia is the capital of what African country?
The Ghats mountains are located in what country?
Which of the following is a term for a group of bears?
In the 1993 movie "Groundhog Day", what song plays on the clock radio every morning?
I Got You Babe
In nature, a scarlet pimpernel is a type of what?
The Powerpuff Girls defend what fictional city against evil?
In the 2000 movie "Unbreakable," Samuel L. Jackson's character is given what nickname as a child?
Mr. Glass
In 2000, what actress became the first American spokesmodel for Lancome Paris cosmetics?
Uma Thurman
Amy Ray and Emily Sailers are better known as what music group?
Indigo Girls
A pea coat is traditionally worn by whom?
On a 35mm camera, the "35mm" is a measure of what?
Width of film
What are xenophobes afraid of?
In the 1999 movie "Stuart Little," what is the name of Stuart's enemy, the family cat?
What Trinidad-born author won the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature?
V.S. Naipaul
The Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, occurs each year during what month?
In her 1995 song "Ironic", Alanis Morissette complains of a "black fly" in her what?
Which of these countries is not a current member of NATO?
The 1990 film "GoodFellas" chronicles the story of what real-life mobster and FBI informant?
Henry Hill
Which of these novels is a well-known example of muckraking literature?
The Jungle
What fictional detective typically charges clients 25 cents a day, plus expenses?
Encyclopedia Brown
The Impressionist art movement was named after the painting "Impression: Sunrise" by what artist?
Claude Monet
The Niagara Falls flows over Niagara Falls and then into what Great Lake?
The 2001 movie "Serendipity" features a couple who meet when they try to do what?
Buy same pair of gloves
On the TV series "The Education of Max Bickford," Max is a professor of what?
In U.S. professional auto racing, what color flag traditionally is waved to signal that there is one lap to go?
In October 2001, the author of what Oprah's Book Club novel was "uninvited" to appear on the show?
The Corrections
Kampuchea is a former name of what Southeast Asian country?
What was the first name of the baseball legend Babe Ruth?
Casein is a protein naturally found in which of the following?
On the TV series "The Sopranos," Tony Soprano tells outsiders he is a consultant in what business?
Waste management
In the 1998 movie "You've Got Mail," what is the screen name of Meg Ryan's character?
In the U.S., premium caviar comes from what kind of fish?
Hungarian cuisine is known for its use of what spice?
What artist is known for a series of paintings depicting a man in a bowler hat?
René Magritte
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport serves what African capital city?
The United Nations flag depicts a map of the world surrounded by what?
Olive branches
Patagonia is a region that borders what mountain range?
Titan is the largest moon of what planet?
Which of the following is the former name of the country of Jordan?
In times of war, the phrase "fifth column" refers to what group of people?
Enemy sympathizers
Which of these is not one of the three types of muscles in the human body?
Bikram yoga is traditionally practiced in what setting?
Heated room
On a pH scale, pure water has pH of what?
In theater, spirit gum is used primarily for which of these purposes?
Attach wigs