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In the U.S., how many tablespoons are in a cup?
16
The Philippines was named in 1543 after Prince Philip II of what country?
Spain
Edmond Dantés is a fictional character better known by what name?
The Count of Monte Cristo
A martini made with pearl onions instead of olives is usually called a what?
Gibson
What mythical hero's mother tried to make him invulnerable by dipping him in the river Styx?
Achilles
What TV journalist assisted President Nixon in the writing of his memoirs in the 1970s?
Diane Sawyer
What U.S. Institution is nicknamed the "Nation's Attic"?
Smithsonian Institution
What country's capital, Dakar, is the westernmost point in Africa?
Senegal
The Allied invasion of Normandy on D-Day had the code name "Operation" what?
Overlord
Daniel Handler writes the children's book series "A Series of Unfortuante Events" under what pen name?
Lemony Snicket
In the 2002 movie "Minority Report," Tim Cruise's character has what body part surgically replaced?
Eyes
On the children's TV series "Sesame Street," Bert collects which of the following objects?
Bottle caps
Patagonian toothfish is served in restaurants under which of these menu-friendly names?
Chilean sea bass
What planet is known as Earth's sister planet due to its similarity in size and mass?
Venus
What pasta's name means "little worms" in Italian?
Vermicelli
On the human body, "cilia" is another word for which of these body parts?
Eyelashes
What U.S. city has hosted the most Super Bowl games?
New Orleans
The shofar is a ceremonial horn used during holidays in what religion?
Judaism
Launched in 2000, "truth" is a youth advertising campaign devoted to educating people about what?
Tobacco
In his pro-independence pamphlet "The Crisis," who wrote, "These are the times that try men's souls"?
Thomas Paine
What classic television character has sisters named Heidi and Double?
Howdy Doody
On the Apollo 13 mission, which of these astronauts said, "Houston, we have a problem"?
Jim Lovell
Sculptor Frederic Bartholdi is famous for designing which of the following?
Statue of Liberty
The symbol for the Euro resembles what capital letter with two horizontal lines through it?
C
Flokati and kilim are popular types of what home furnishing?
Rugs
By definition, a holographic will is which of the following?
Handwritten
The Curie is a unit that measures intensity of what?
Radioactivity
What Ivy League school is nicknamed "The Big Green"?
Dartmouth
In baseball lingo, which of the following is a "tater"?
Home run
How many basic positions of the feet are there in traditional ballet?
Five
California entrepreneur Gary Dahl became a millionaire when he introduced what 1970 fad?
Pet rocks
What kind of architectural feature is a campanile?
Bell tower
On the TV seres "The Golden Girls," Rose often reminisces about life in what Minnesota town?
St. Olaf
Doctors write what abbreviation on prescriptions to keep them from being filled generically?
DAW
Richard Nixon's pet dog Checkers was what breed?
Cocker spaniel
First published in 1827, Baedeker books specialize in providing information about what?
Travel
Famous for his TV appearances, naturalist Jack Hanna was the longtime director of what city's zoo?
Columbus, OH
A person with a deviated septum is most likely to have problems doing which of the following?
Breathing
In the 1980 movie "Caddyshack," Bill Murray's character obsessively battles what animal on the golf course?
Gopher
Introduced in 1947, the Marshall Plan's main goal was to promote economic recovery where?
Europe
The carotid arteries bring blood to which of these parts of the human body?
Head
What was the world's tallest man-made structure for over 43 centuries?
Pyramid at Giza
Buddy, the first Seeing Eye dog, was what breed of dog?
German shepherd
In musical notation, a sharp resembles what computer keyboard symbol?
Pound sign
According to a 1965 Bob Dylan song, "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the" what?
Wind blows
In her 1999 self-help bestseller, Suze Orman discussed "The Courage To Be" what?
Rich
In 2002, what actor co-founded New York City's Tribeca Film Festival?
Robert DeNiro
What empire's "Hanging Gardens" are considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?
Babylonian
Which of these people did not sing on the 1985 single "That's What Friends Are For"?
Diana Ross
Which of these colors does not appear on the national flag of Italy?
Gold
In the 1972 movie "The Poseidon Adventure," a cruise ship capsizes after it is struck by a what?
Tidal wave
Electronic sensors are used to determine the score in which of these sports?
Fencing
Soccer announcer Andrés Cantor is well-known for yelling what when a player scores?
GOOOOOAL!
A popular site for pilgrimages, the Wailing Wall is located in what city?
Jerusalem
Built in 1989, a giant glass pyramid serves as the entrance for what famous tourist attraction?
Louvre Museum
What is the highest whole number used in the Dewey Decimal System of book classification?
999
The 2002 bestseller "Find Me" is what TV personality's memoir?
Rosie O’Donnell
In the 1850 novel "The Scarlet Letter," what is the name of Hester Prynne's daughter?
Pearl
What novel's first line begins "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"?
A Tale of Two Cities
On the TV series "M*A*S*H," what was the real first and middle name of "Hawkeye" Pierce?
Benjamin Franklin
The 1986 movie "The Color of Money" is a sequel to what other Paul Newman film?
The Hustler
Before they hit it big, the Beatles replaced band member Pete Best with whom?
Ringo Starr
In the 1972 movie "The Godfather," one mobster tells another, "Leave the gun. Take the" what?
Cannoli
The interior of a fiber optic cable is usually made out of what substance?
Glass
The Edgar Awards are given annually for excellence in what genre of writing?
Mystery
What animal is mentioned in the opening lines of the classic song "Mack the Knife"?
Shark
The U.S. Military Academy at West Point is located in what U.S. state?
New York
On the South American continent, Brazil borders every country except Ecuador and what?
Chile
Most of the over 800 known Dead Sea Scrolls are written in what language?
Hebrew
Chitlins, a specialty in the southern U.S., are made from the small intestines of what animal?
Pig
The Sandinista National Liberation Front gained control of what nation's government in 1979?
Nicaragua
What is the title of the 2002 #1 bestseller that satirizes the lives of wealthy New Yorkers?
The Nanny Diaries
In 2002, what author's novel "Sula" was the 46th and final pick of Oprah Winfrey's monthly book club?
Toni Morrison
Purdue University is one of the largest public universities in what state?
Indiana
The wombat is a burrowing animal native to what continent?
Australia
In 1999, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation led a bloody uprising in what country?
Mexico
Introduced by infomercial legend Ron Popeil, GLH Formula Number 9 offers a solution to what problem?
Thinning Hair
In 1995, Air Force pilot Scott O'Grady was rescued six days after being shot down over what country?
Bosnia
Since 1960, Nina and Tim Zagat have published burgundy colored guides reviewing what?
Restaurants
American tycoon Andre Carnegie made his fortune in what industry?
Steel
Anna Nicole Smith became a household name after she was featured in 1992 ads for what company?
Guess
What Broadway musical features the song "Food, Glorious Food"?
Oliver!
What is the last name of TV relationship guru Dr. Phil?
McGraw
On the TV series "The Simpsons", what is Homer's favorite brand of beer?
Duff
What is the first element on the periodic table?
Hydrogen
Martin Luther King Jr. was born in what U.S. city?
Atlanta, GA
"Waltz of the Flowers" is a dance from what famous ballet?
The Nutcracker
Australian budgies are a popular kind of what bird?
Parakeet
What city's subway system is nicknamed the "T"?
Boston
In 1900, a popular uprising known as the Boxer Rebellion was sweeping through what country?
China
Which of the following is most likely to be named with an ISBN code?
Paperback Book
According to legend, which of these creatures wail loudly to warn of someones impending death?
Banshees
What retail chain's "Rollback" program paints out lower prices with a smiley face character?
Wal-Mart
Who was the only U.S. President to be sworn into office by a woman?
Lyndon Johnson
Pachinko is a Japanese gambling game that closely resembles which of the following?
Pinball
Because of the animal it depicts, the Canadian one-dollar coin is nicknamed the what?
Loonie
"The Watchtower" is an official publication of what religious group?
Jehovah’s Witness
In the music industry, the abbreviation "A & R stands for "Artists and" what?
Repertoire
Issued from 1975-76, the bicentennial quarter featured what image on its back?
Drummer
One liter of water weighs approximately how many kilograms?
1
What does the "T" stand for in the police term "SWAT"?
Tactics
Cerulean is a shade of what color?
Blue
The winner of what famous race traditionally drinks milk to celebrate victory?
Indianapolis 500
The Hoover Dam is located on the border of Arizona and what other US state?
Nevada
What actress and former Miss Ohio USA was first runnerup in the 1986 Miss USA Pageant?
Halle Berry
A common type of what tool features a "ball peen" at one end?
Hammer
Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of what Internet company?
Amazon.com
Which of these countries lies partly in Europe and partly in Asia?
Russia
What is the literal translation of the French phrase "carte blanche"?
White card
What brand of tire takes its name from the name of the American inventor of vulcanized rubber?
Goodyear
Oktoberfest is a famous beer festival held each year in what German city?
Munich
Semaphore is a system of communication using which of the following?
Flags
What food industry was responsible for the popular "It's what's for dinner" ad campaign?
Beef
What was the relationship of fashion designer Donatelli Versace to the late Gianni Versace?
Sister
On the TV series "Little House on the Prairie", Laura grows up to become a what?
School teacher
A popular Italian treat, a granita, is a type of what?
Flavored ice
What is the title of the 1979 Sugarhill Gang song that is often considered to be rap's first hit single?
Rapper’s Delight
An Eternal Flame marks the grave of what U.S. president?
John F. Kennedy
Used to describe a mind with no preconceptions, the Latin phrase "tabula rasa" means what?
Clean slate
In a 2002 Blockbuster ad campaign, the dancing duo Carl and Ray are what kind of animals?
Rabbit and guinea pig
The last episode of "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" featured what star mowing the lawn and bringing Rosie a drink?
Tom Cruise
During Operation Frequent Wind, the U.S. evacuated thousands of people by helicopter from what city?
Saigon
Sapporo is a major city in what country?
Japan
Since 1973, FedEx headquarters have been located in what U.S. city?
Memphis
Ginsu knife TV ads claimed it could cut through tough objects and still slice a what paper thin?
Tomato
In its ads, what automobile maker claims to produce "the ultimate driving machine"?
BMW
On the TV series "Bosom Buddies," Kip and Henry pose as two women named what?
Hildegarde and Buffy
At the start of a game of chess, the only pieces that can be moved are pawns and what?
Knights
Yeast causes bread to rise by producing what gas?
Carbon Dioxide
In 1952 Amy Vanderbilt published a classic book on what subject?
Etiquette
What is the English translation of the Latin phrase "Mea Culpa"?
Through My Fault
On their TV cartoon series, the Smurfs live in houses built of what?
Mushrooms
Which of these spices comes from the bark of a tree?
Cinnamon
In the cartoon "Dennis the Menace", what is the first name of Dennis's grumpy neighbor, Mr. Wilson?
George
The tarsus bones are located in which of these parts of the body?
Foot
In 1993, Republican advisor Mary Matalin married what noted Democratic political consultant?
James Carville
The word "cul-de-sac" comes from a French phrase that literally means what?
Bottom of the bag
"El Canal del Tiempo" is the Spanish-language version of what cable channel?
The Weather Channel
In the 1984 movie "The Flamingo Kid," what type of establishment is the El Flamingo?
Beach club
What U.S. president famously declared that he felt as "strong as a bull moose"?
Theodore Roosevelt
The Second Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees which of these rights?
Right to bear arms
In the movie "Back to the Future", what does Marty's mom think his name is when they meet in 1955?
Calvin
What element's name comes from the Greek word for "sun"?
Helium
Bud Selig is the commissioner of what sport's professional league?
Baseball
A popular version of the Bible, published in 1611, was commissioned by what English king?
James I
Who wrote the influential text "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations"?
Adam Smith
Usually weighing between six and ten pounds, what is the body's heaviest organ?
Skin
What restaurant chain's slogan promises, "When you're here, you're Family”?
Olive Garden
Which of the following has not yet been the subject of a documentary by filmmaker Ken Burns?
Television
Which of the following birds is not named for the sound that it makes?
Robin
James Joyce's novel "Ulysses" is loosely based on what classic work?
The Odyssey
The 2002 documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys" chronicles the early days of what US subculture?
Skateboarding
Before he was expelled in 2002, James Traficant was a 9-term congressman from what US state?
Ohio
The Pyrenees mountains form the border between France and what other country?
Spain
Founded in 1926 by Hugh Gernsback, Amazing Stories magazine was devoted to what genre of fiction?
Science fiction
Each state is represented by at least how many members of the US Congress?
3
What teen movie features a girl whose stories often begin, "One time, at band camp ..."?
American Pie
The title of the 1991 song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" refers to an actual brand of what?
Deodorant
On the TV series "Felicity", the title character works at what coffeeshop?
Dean & DeLuca
The patron saint of skiers and mountain climbers is named what?
Bernard
An ellipsis is a punctuation mark that usually consists of how many dots?
3
What band's classic rock song features the lines "Pleased to meet you. Hope you guess my name"?
The Rolling Stones
What famous painter is a character in the 2001 movie "Moulin Rouge"?
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
George C. Marshall, author of the Marshall Plan, was Secretary of State under what US president?
Harry Truman
Since 1996, the outspoken Willie L. Brown Jr. has been mayor of what US city?
San Francisco
The Adirondack Mountains are in the northeast region of what US state?
New York
Hans Christian Andersen is the author of which of these famous fairy tales?
The Ugly Duckling
In 1991, Croatia declared its independence from what country?
Yugoslavia
The Khmer Rouge, an infamous political group, seized control of what country in the 1970s?
Cambodia
Whose cameo in the 1996 movie "The First Wives Club" features the line "Don't get mad. Get everything"?
Ivana Trump
Musicians Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were members of which of these famous rock and roll bands?
Led Zeppelin
In the game of chess, which of these pieces is never able to move diagonally?
Rook
Introduced as a "ready-to-serve" drink in 1950, Hawaiian Punch's original flavor is now called what?
Fruit Juicy Red
Macular degeneration is a problem affecting what part of the body?
Eyes
Richard Russo won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for his novel set in what fictional New England town?
Empire Falls
According to a famous Noel Coward song, only "mad dogs and" who "go out in the midday sun"?
Englishmen
Independent movie director John Waters has set all of his feature films in what city?
Baltimore
Introduced in 1982, Teva is a popular brand of what?
Sandal
What is the name of the killer whale that starred in the 1993 movie "Free Willy"?
Keiko
In French, what vegetable is called "pomme de terre", meaning "apple of the earth"?
Potato
In 2002, what credit card company released a small "2GO" card that attaches to a key chain?
Discover
At the end of the story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", Ichabod Crane's hat is found lying next to a what?
Shattered pumpkin
Ceviche is a Latin American appetizer that usually features what main ingredient?
Seafood
In the 1989 movie "When Harry Met Sally", Harry and Sally sing a show tune from what musical?
Oklahoma!
A program called the "Fourteen Points" was the basis for the peace settlement that ended what war?
World War I
What is the name of the People magazine section that reviews movies, music, books and television?
Picks & Pans
What popular 1980s movie features the memorable line "Nobody puts Baby in a corner"?
Dirty Dancing
Which of these settings is most likely to be described as sylvan?
Forest
What is the fourth closest planet to the sun?
Mars
In 1835, Madame Tussaud opened a famous wax museum in what European city?
London
What does the "M" stand for in the computer abbreviation "CD-ROM"?
Memory
"Shinto", a word meaning "the way of the gods", is the name for an ancient religion of what country?
Japan
Legendary gunslinger William H. Bonney is better known by what nickname?
Billy the Kid
Charlie Chaplin's classic film character, the Little Tramp, wore what type of hat?
Derby
Payola is a type of illegal payment typically associated with what industry?
Radio
In 2001, the Boeing aircraft company relocated its world headquarters to what Midwestern city?
Chicago
In the 1957 movie "An Affair to Remember", a romantic meeting is planned atop what landmark?
Empire State Building
Industrialist John D. Rockefeller co-founded what Company?
Standard Oil
The 2002 bestseller "You Cannot Be Serious" is the autobiography of what former pro athlete?
John McEnroe
Which of these famous painters was Spanish?
Pablo Picasso
The largest ocean in terms of area is what?
Pacific
In the 1988 movie "Rain Man" Raymond insists on buying his underwear from what retailer?
K-Mart
In the US version of the board game Clue, Mrs. Peacock is represented by what color token?
Blue
Which city is west of the Mississippi River?
Little Rock
On the TV Series "M*A*S*H", what is "Hot Lips" Houlihan's first name?
Margaret
“Made in Great Britain" appears on the packaging of what popular mint?
Altoids
Anti-Terrorist agent Jack Bauer is a hero of what TV Drama?
24
A capo is a device to adjust the pitch on what instrument?
Guitar
A long-running TV ad featured coffee secretly replaced by what product?
Folgers
What former "Charlie’s Angel" TV star has had her own clothing line at K-Mart since 1985?
Jaclyn Smith
What web site scooped traditional news sources in breaking the Monica Lewinsky scandal in 1998?
The Drudge Report
Since 1902, the 3M Company has been based in what "M" state?
Minnesota
The Roman god Janus, for which January is named, has what unusual feature?
Two faces
A long running National Public Radio Show is titled "All Things" what?
Considered
Bronze, White Holland, and Bourbon Red are varieties of what animal?
Turkey
The head chef of a restaurant is often assisted by a person with what title?
Sous-chef
All Nobel Prizes except for the peace prize are awarded in what European city?
Stockholm
In 1998, 77-year-old John Glenn traveled in space while serving as a US Senator from what state?
Ohio
Founded in 1994, Old Navy is a division of what clothing retailer?
Gap Inc.
In 1804, Rhode Island College honored a $5,000 donation by changing its name to what?
Brown University
In the 1984 election, Ronald Reagan won the electoral vote in every state but which?
Minnesota
Which of these European capitals is built on top of seven hills?
Rome
What TV show featured an audience of children known as the Peanut Gallery?
Howdy Doody
In 1927 Charles Lindbergh made history when he made his non stop solo flight from the U.S. to what European city?
Paris
The Rudyard Kipling story "Rikki Tikki Tavi" is set in what country?
India
Berlitz schools specialize in teaching what?
Foreign Languages
Lake Victoria, the second largest freshwater lake in the world, feeds into which of these rivers?
Nile
Residents of what U.S. state are known as "Jayhawkers"?
Kansas
The musical "Oklahoma" features a character who sings "I'm just a girl who can't say" what?
No
In 1973, Spiro Agnew resigned as US Vice President after being charged with what crime?
Tax Evasion
Which of these ecological regions often has dense thickets of evergreen trees and shrubs?
Chaparral
"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son" is a line from what movie?
Animal House
In the musical "The Phantom of the Opera" the Phantom falls in love with a soprano named what?
Christine
Which of these sports is an event at the Winter Olympics?
Biathlon
"Telenovela" is a Spanish word for what kind of TV show?
Soap Opera
The sinking of the Lusitania Ocean Liner hastened the U.S. entry into what war?
World War I
Who was Bob Dole's running mate in the 1996 presidential election?
Jack Kemp
In the comic strip "Doonesbury," Vice President Dan Quayle was often depicted as a floating what?
Feather
Which of these desserts became popular after its recipe was published in the Girl Scout handbook in 1927?
'Smores
Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear" is a painting by what famous artist?
Vincent van Gogh
Which of the following is most likely to have a macadam surface?
Road
Whose ads used to claim, "we do more before 9:00 a.m. than most people do all day"?
US Army
In 1885, what world leader commissioned Peter Carl Fabergé to create his famed jeweled eggs?
Czar Alexander III
"Gâteau" is the French word for what food?
Cake
In 1978, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin won the Nobel Peace Prize with what Middle Eastern leader?
Anwar Sadat
If it is 4 pm in Boston, Massachusetts, what time is it in Anchorage, Alaska?
Noon
What is another name for the poisonous snake known as the water moccasin?
Cottonmouth
A full-term human pregnancy typically lasts how many weeks?
40
Which of the Great Lakes is farthest East?
Ontario
In the 50 States Quarters Program, what State quarter features the Motto "Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers"?
Ohio

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