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104 Cards in this Set

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Now used to refer to a cat, the word "tabby" is derived from the name of a district of what world capital?
The real life St. Nicholas is known to have been a bishop in a region that is now part of what country?
Which of these people was not named on the infamous "enemies list" kept by Nixon's White House counsel?
Walter Matthau
What famous writer's last words were "It's been a long time since I've had champagne"?
Anton Chehkov
In 1976, Viking 1 made its historic Mars landing when it touched down on a region named what?
Plains of Gold
The 45th Psalm gave entrepreneur Harley Procter the idea for the name of what classic household brand?
After nitrogen and oxygen, what is the third most abundant gas in the air?
What precursor to "SOS" did the Titanic use when it first signaled on its radio for help?
What baseball player was the first to have his signature printed on a Louisville Slugger bat?
Honus Wagner
The son of a jazz promoter Billy Crystal was taken to his first movie by what legendary singer?
Billie Holiday
What ex-president wrote about his love for fishing in the book "Fishing For Fun and to Wash Your Soul"?
Herbert Hoover
What is the highest note on a standard 88-key piano?
What country elected its first female president in 1990?
The last cigarette ad to air on U.S. TV was broadcast on a 1971 episode of what show?
The Tonight Show
The top of an official Hostess Cup Cake features a "squiggle" pattern with precisely how many loops?
The name of a 20th-century art movement, "dada" is a French word for what children's toy?
What famous composer's skull was stolen after his death in 1809 and not reunited with his body until 1954?
Franz Joseph Haydn
Who was the first official mascot of the Summer Olympics?
Waldi the dachshund
The Argyle mine, the world's largest single diamond producer, lies in a remote part of what country?
In 1922, the Egyptian Theatre hosted Hollywood's first movie premiere with a screening of what film?
Robin Hood
In 1960, what author stabbed his second wife, Adele, with a penknife during an argument at a party?
Norman Mailer
What is the profession of the Shakespeare character who eagerly suggests "Let's kill all the lawyers"?
In the famous 1888 poem "Casey at the Bat," what is the game's final score after Casey has struck out?
4 to 2
New York's Metropolitan Opera House opened in 1883 with a performance of what opera?
What First Lady was the first woman to receive a Geology degree from Stanford University?
Lou Henry Hoover
What French painter is credited at the inventor of chocolate mousse, originally named "mayonnaise au choclat"?
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
In 1998, what U.S. congressman jumped the gun by incorrectly announcing to the House that Bob Hope had died?
Bob Stump
What world capital is known by its residents as "Krung Thep," meaning "The City of Angels"?
Bangkok, Thailand
Gangster John Dillinger was shot outside Chicago's Biograph Theatre after watching what film?
Manhattan Melodrama
The 1992 closing of Subic Bay Naval Station ended decades of U.S. military presence in what nation?
The Philippines
What U.S. state's motto is an Italian phrase that roughly means "Manly deeds, womanly words"?
In the 1850's, Edward Clark pioneered the installment payment plan to allow U.S. households to buy what?
Sewing Machines
In the movie "Pulp Fiction," Samuel L. Jackson's character memorably quotes what book of the Bible?
In 1981, what nation mediated the hostage crisis negotiations between the U.S. and Iran?
In the 1986 movie "Crocodile Dundee," what is the title character's real first name?
What Catholic saint is the patron saint of police officers, paramedics and emergency workers?
St. Michael
In "T cells," which play a key role in the immune system, the "T" stands for what?
Introduced in the U.S. in 1996, Red Bull Energy drink is imported from what European nation?
The Hindenburg's tragic final trip began in 1937 when it departed from what German city?
Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" features a hard-drinking knight named "Sir Toby" what?
The world famous Rockettes typically dance in a kick line composed of how many dancers?
In 1993, the Chevron company named an oil tanker after what future Bush Administration official?
Condoleezza Rice
Which of these dishes is named in honor of an Italian opera singer who was famous in the early 1900s?
Turkey tetrazzini
Which of the following names come from a Gaelic word meaning "handsome"?
Which of these actresses has not been nominated for a Supporting and Lead Actress Oscar in the same year?
Meryl Streep
What M*A*S*H cast member was also an Army veteran who served in Korea in the late 1950's entertaining the troops?
Jamie Farr
Which of these celebrities is not a twin?
Julia Stiles
Dennis Hopper was married to what 60's pop star for all of six days?
Michelle Phillips
On his deathbed, what famous composer's last word was "Mozart"?
Gustav Mahler
The Rolling Stones classic "tongue" logo first appeared on the label of what album?
Sticky Fingers
Josh, the winner of the 2004 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, is what breed of dog?
In 1930, what country hosted the first World Cup soccer tournament?
During his famous midnight ride, Paul Revere actually referred to "the British" as what?
The Regulars
Before marrying him, what wife of Henry VIII served as a lady-in-waiting to two of his previous wives?
Jane Seymour
Which of these retail brands was not named after an actual person?
Ann Taylor
Which of these adjectives is not one of the twelve featured in the Boy Scout Law?
What geological epoch are we currently living in?
James Madison and what later U.S. president were second cousins?
Zachary Taylor
Aired on Sept. 7, 1979, what was the first sporting event broadcast on the fledgling ESPN network?
Slow-pitch softball
Which of these words begins with a consonant sound that linguists refer to as a "voiceless glottal fricative"?
Alex Trebek of "Jeopardy!" fame also hosted all of the following lesser-known game shows except what?
Holothurians, animals that comprise up to 90% of living mass in the deep sea, are more commonly called what?
Sea cucumbers
In terms of carats, which of these celebs sports the biggest diamond on her engagement ring?
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Which of these men was elected to the U.S. presidency despite losing the popular vote?
Benjamin Harrison
When a bag of nuts is shaken, the larger ones rise to the top due to a physics principle called what?
Brazil nut effect
Which of these is not one of the three stars that form the belt in the constellation Orion?
In 1975, both houses of Congress voted to restore whose full U.S. citizenship?
Robert E. Lee
What planet was once named "Georgium Sidus" in honor of England's King George III?
Which ancient Greek philosopher first wrote about the lost civilization of Atlantis?
The first industrial robot, put to work in 1961 at a General Motors plant, had what name?
Besides the Vatican, what is the only country with a national flag in the shape of a perfect square?
Though often attributed to Darwin, the phrase "survival of the fittest' was coined by what philosopher?
Herbert Spencer
In Henri Rousseau’s 1910 painting “The Dream,” a woman lounges nude in what distinctive setting?
What does a myrmecologist study?
The only two sitting U.S. senators who have won presidential elections are JFK and who?
Warren G. Harding
What is the name of the famous sculpture by Man Ray that features a picture of an eye affixed to a metronome?
Indestructible Object
On September 14, 2001, what one congressmember opposed the resolution allowing military action against terrorists?
Barbara Lee
According to the 2000 Census, what U.S. state does not have a city with a population of at least 50,000?
David Letterman's first Top Ten list, which aired in 1985, was the "Top Ten Things That Almost Rhyme With" what?
What 19th-century British novel is subtitled "A Novel Without a Hero"?
Vanity Fair
On July 1, 1874, the first zoo in the United States opened its doors in what city?
In 1831, Nat Turner led a slave revolt in what U.S. state?
Introduced in 1947, Howard Hughes's "Spruce Goose" was an airplane built mainly out of what wood?
Stretching from Georgia to Maine, the famous Appalachian Trail does not pass through which of these states?
South Carolina
An atomic second is defined as the time it takes an atom of what gas to oscillate roughly 9 billion times?
Often seen on cowboy boots, the spiked revolving wheel of a spur is called a what?
In Abbott and Costello's famous "Who's on First?" routine, what baseball position is never mentioned?
Right Field
What is the first name of Agatha Christie's spinster sleuth Miss Marple?
In 1714, Britain offered £20,000 to the first person to devise an accurate way to measure what?
Because it was the first to give women the right to vote, what U.S. state's motto is "Equal Rights"?
Roughly 20 percent of the world's fresh water is found in what lake?
Lake Baikal
In 1863, what became the last state east of the Mississippi River to achieve statehood?
West Virginia
The highest point on Earth, the peak of Mount Everest lies approximately how many miles above sea level?
A disturbance in vision called a "blind spot" occurs where what two parts of the eye meet?
Optic nerve and retina
Delivered on March 12, 1933, what was the title of Franklin D. Roosevelt's first fireside chat?
On the Bank Crisis
When President James Garfield was shot in 1881, who invented a type of metal detector to try to find the bullet?
Alexander Graham Bell
In the classic book "Charlotte's Web", Charlotte does not spin which of these messages into her web?
Drawing more than 9 million tourists per year, what is the most visited national park in the U.S.?
Great Smoky Mountains
Located at the rear of the brain, the occipital lobe is responsible for what higher brain function?
Visual perception
During World War II, what did citizens of occupied Norway wear as a symbol of resistance?
Paper clips
The first Girl Scout troop in the U.S. was established in 1912 in what city?
Savannah, GA
In 1973, what major tennis tournament became the first to offer equal prize money to both men and women?
U.S. Open
In 1990, what became the first republic to declare its independence from the Soviet Union?
What is the name of the historic luxury yacht that served eight presidents until Jimmy Carter sold it in 1977?
USS Sequoia