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What city did George Washington take his oath of office? New York City
List the top two populous cities in Egypt in the correct order. 1. Cairo 2. Alexandria
What was the name of the ship that received the Japanese surrender to end World War II USS Missouri
Branch of biology which studies fungi mycology
The shallowest Great Lake Lake Erie
Excluding the Great Lakes, identify the largest lake in the United States. The Great Salt Lake (Utah)
Originating in Germany, identify the 2nd longest River in Europe which passes through 10 countries before emptying into the Black Sea Danube River
In biology, an evolutionary theory that explains the origin of eukaryotic cells from prokaryotes. It states bacteria invaded larger prokaryotes and took on the properties of mitochondria. Endosymbionic Theory
Helen Keller's teacher Anne Sullivan
Legal age to run for President of the United States 34 years old
Largest lake in New England Lake Champlain
Historic agreement signed in September of 1978 by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister, Menachem Begin following 12 days of secret negotiations and witnessed by U.S. President, Jimmy Carter Camp David Accords
Given the songs, Identify the musical: Do-Re-Mi, Climb Every Mountain, Edelweiss, and My Favorite Things. The Sound of Music
Given the songs, Identify the Musical: Matchmaker, If I Were a Rich Man, and Sunrise Sunset. Fiddler on the Roof
Edgar Allen Poe short story that describes the torments endured by a prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition, as the narrator details his experiences of being tortured. The Pit and the Pendulum
An epic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow detailing the romance of a Native American Hero. Song of Hiawatha
Term in Biology which means without Oxygen Anaerobic
Signed in 1598 by Henry IV of France. Granted the Calvinist Protestants of France (Huguenots) substantial rights in the nation, which was, at the time, still considered essentially Catholic. Edict of Nantes
Prompted by the Protestant Reformation, it was one of the Catholic Church's most important ecumenical councils and has been described as the embodiment of the Counter-Reformation. The Council of Trent
Given the songs, identify the musical: Maria, America, Somewhere, Tonight, A Boy Like That, and I Feel Pretty. West Side Story
Classic coming of age tale featuring main characters, Jim Hawkins, Dr. Livesey, Captain Smollett, Squire Trelawney, and Long John Silver. Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)
Also called lead glance, it is the natural mineral form of lead (II) sulfide. It is the most important ore of lead and an important source of silver. Galena
Black body radiation predicted to be released by black holes due to quantum effects near the event horizon. Hawking radiation
Motivated by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War, identify the Thoreau essay first published in 1849 that argues individuals should not permit governments to overrule their conscience. Civil Disobedience
Biological Phylum consisting of sea urchins, sand dollars, and sea stars, Echinodermata or Echinoderms
Astronomical theory which explains the expansion of the universe. Big Bang Theory
Longest River in Canada Mackenzie River
Tallest Peak in Canada Mt. Logan
Biological Phylum which includes flatworms such as flukes and tapeworms. Phylum Platyhelminthes
Specialize respiratory organs in spiders. Book lungs
Childhood friends of Hamlet, summoned by King Claudius to distract the prince from his apparent madness and if possible to ascertain the cause of it. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern
English short-story writer, poet, & novelist. Wrote tales & poems of British soldiers in India & children's stories. Won Nobel Prize in Lit. (1907), making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize. Works Gunga din, The Jungle Book. Rudyard Kipling
Shakespearean play. Tells of the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, & Hippolyta. Includes adventures of 4 young Athenian lovers & a group of 6 amateur actors (the mechanicals),who are controlled & manipulated by fairies who inhabit the forest. A Midsummer Night's Dream
Due to her size and spherical shape, this asteroid was reclassified as a "dwarf planet" in Aug 2006, along with Pluto and Eris—appropriately honoring it to be the Mother of the asteroids Ceres
Second most massive body in the asteroid belt, surpassed only by Ceres. The brightest asteroid in the sky, it is occasionally visible from Earth with the naked eye. It is the first asteroid to be visited by a spacecraft (Dawn mission, 2011) Vesta
E. A. Poe short story where Roderick, a man so sure his family is cursed by madness, he will stop at nothing to prevent his sister, Madeline from marrying Philip Winthrop in order to prevent their family bloodline from continuing. The Fall of the House of Usher
One of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919, exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Treaty of Versaille
The Treaty that ended the 1904–05 Russo-Japanese War. It was signed on September 5, 1905 after negotiations lasting from August 6 to August 30, at a Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, in the United States. Treaty of Portsmouth
The term in Biology with Greek origins meaning "naked seeds", after the unenclosed condition of the seeds (called ovules in their unfertilized state).The seeds grow into plants that includes conifers, cycads, Ginkgo, and Gnetales. Gymnosperms
American labor union leader and author who served as the President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) union from 1958 until 1971. He vanished in late July 1975 at age 62. Jimmy Hoffa
More common name for the painting titled, "Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1" Whistler's Mother
Israeli teacher, politician and the 4th Prime Minister of Israel. Elected Prime Minister of Israel on March 17, 1969. Israel's first woman and the world's fourth woman to hold such an office, she has been described as the "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics. Golda Meir
American general during the American Revolutionary War who defected to the British Army. While an American general, he obtained command of the fortifications at West Point, New York, and planned to surrender it to the British Benedict Arnold
25th Governor of New York and the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Presidency in the disputed election of 1876, winning a popular vote majority, but ultimately being denied victory by the electoral college. Samuel Tilden
Short story by Edgar Allan Poe that follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid a dangerous plague by hiding in his abbey along with many other wealthy nobles, during a masquerade ball. Masque of the Red Death
One of the longest, most destructive wars in European history between 1618-1648. Initially a war between Protestant & Catholic states, it gradually developed into a more general conflict involving most of the great powers of Europe 30 Years War
Poem written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., in 1830, as a tribute to the eighteenth-century frigate USS Constitution. Thanks in part to the poem, she was saved from being decommissioned and is now the oldest commissioned ship in the world still afloat. Old Ironsides
Noted for his innovative use of drawing media and for the painting technique known pointillism, his masterpiece, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884–1886), altered the direction of modern art. Georges Seurat
Title of two oil on canvas paintings by J. M. W. Turner, depicting the fire that broke out at the Houses of Parliament on the evening of 16 October 1834. The Burning of the House of Lords and Commons
Most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 1762 until her death in 1796 at the age of 67. Catherine the Great
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