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The accepted tomb of this Old Testament prophet was set on fire again by Muslim extremists in October 2015 even though Muslims accept him as a prophet. Name this man whose two sons Ephraim and Manasseh are also said to be buried with him - but not his 11 brothers or his coat of many colors. Joseph
Pencils and paper ready! If the square root of 3 is 1.73, give, to two decimal places, the two possible values of the expression -2 plus or minus square 3. -0.27 and -3.73
The ancient temples of Alexander the Great, Karnak, Osiris, Queen Hatshepsut, Seti, Ramses, Nefertiri and Luxor were all located in - what nation, led for centuries by dynasties of pharaohs. Egypt
Called "animalcules" by van Leeuwehnoek, they can be classified as "good for humans" or bad for humans" and are typically divided by their shapes: spiral, rod-shaped or round. Give the general term for these organisms that include E. coli and move using their flagella bacteria
Riding down one of these objects can be done for recreational purposes and is similar to riding down a snowy hill. Name this landform, not normally made of silt or pebbles, that is common in large deserts and is formed when wind and gravity an accumulation of sand into a huge mound. sand dune
Eight months after refusing to do his Bill Cosby impression at a Saturday Night Live reunion, he did his Cosby impression while receiving the 2015 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Name this black comedian whose is recognized by younger kids as the donkey in the Shrek Movies. Eddie Murphy
The Vigilantes group that sponsors its main tourist attractions got in trouble in October 2015 after one of the group was shot with a gun containing real bullets during its most popular re-enactment. Name this "deadly" Arizona town were Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday joined forces during its 1881 Gunfight at the OK Corral. Tombstone
This six-foot-six Welshman wrote The Vicar of Nibbleswicke but is best-known today for his story about one boy who ends up living in New York's Central Park and his story about another boy whose life is changed by a Golden Ticket. Name this author of James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Roald Dahl
In biology, it is the final stage of ecological succession, when a set of plants has finally adapted to its environment. Give this 6-letter word that comes from the Greek for "ladder", perhaps because it refers to the highest point of a speech or the most exciting part of a story. climax
One of its types was about 100 feet from end to end and could hold up to 60 men. Created in several sizes, it could always be used even in shallow water and had a sail made of wool. Give the term for this medieval craft sailed by Viking raiders. longships
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