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MMS Scholar's Bowl 1

MMS Scholar's Bowl Questions

QuestionAnswer
Of the three states of matter, this is the only one that maintains a fixed volume and shape. What is this states of matter than can change when its shape is broken? Solid
What adjective describes natural resources than can be replaced? Renewable
What cell organelles build the proteins that repair the cell? Ribosomes
The survivors of this sinking ship were rescued by the RMS Carpathia. Identify this ship that met her fate in the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912 RMS Titanic
Vladimir Lenin led this party which ultimately became the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Bolshevik Party
Name Mars 2 Moons Phobos and Deimos
The opera features the Queen of the Night whose daughter Pamima has been captured by the evil sorcerer named Sarastro. The Queen enlists the help of an enchanted instrument. What is the name of this opera written by Mozart? The Magic Flute
Sara Crewe attends Miss Minchin's boarding school where she uses her imagination to survive in a attic. Name this book? The Little Princess
This heavy dull black rocks is composed of quartz and feldspar. It is found in Iceland and Hawaii. What is this most common igneous rock that oxidizes quickly and rusts? Basalt
Although this Mexican national holiday is thought to be the country's independence day, it actually celebrates the Battle de la Puebla on May 5th, 1862 in which Mexican forces defeated the French. Cinco de Mayo
A jury of persons convened by a court to decide whether or not there is enough evidence to bring a person to trial Grand Jury
A jury that cannot agree on a verdict Hung Jury
She took the ride of her life when she became the first American female astronaut Sally Ride
Made of marble, granite, and gneiss, this Robert Mills designed structure stands over 555 feet tall making it the tallest stone structure in the world. Completed in 1884, what obelisk was built to honor the first US president? Washington Monument
The art material used to create a piece of art such as a canvas or photograph Medium
The scientific process in which two different species benefit from their interactions in an environment is called? Mutualism or Symbiosis
This is the name given to an American frigate nicknamed "Old Ironsides" that fought in the War of 1812 The USS Constitution
This creature had the head of a human and the body of a lion and was famous for its riddle that was eventually solved by Oedipus Sphinx
This creature had the head of a bull on the body of a man and lived in the Cretan Labyrinth Minotaur
This chemical is odorless, tasteless, and colorless. It is essential for the growth of animals and plants. In its pure form, it is harmful to humans. Name this element that makes up 77% of the earth's atmosphere. Nitrogen
What state did Ronald Reagan govern before he became the 40th US President? California
A substance that cannot be broken down by chemical means Element
The process by which molecules undergo the transition from a liquid to a gas Evaporation
This visual phenomenon occurs when light rays bend to create an image that is displaced against distant objects such as the sky. Often seen in the desert, what is this optical illusion occurring when light rays pass from a colder area to a warmer area Mirage
This pandemic caused 1/3 of Europe's population to die between 1347 and 1350. What was this illness named for the darkening of the skin with lesions? Black Plague or Black Death
Samuel de Champlain founded the first permanent French settlement in America. What city is the present site of this settlement? Quebec (Canada)
Considered a parallelogram, this geometric shape contains diagonals that bisect each other and create perpendicular angles. Name this quadrilateral that has 4 congruent sides but not 90 degree angles. Rhombus
As member of the Nez Perce tribe, which Native American leader said "My heart is tired, sick, and sad. I shall fight no more forever" Chief Joseph
Who wrote "Tuck Everlasting"? Natalie Babbitt
This island in the Caribbean is nicknamed "The Island of Enchantment" and its Spanish name is "Rich Port". What is this commonwealth that the US acquired after the Spanish American War and whose capital is San Juan? Puerto Rico
What is the name of a poem in which the initial letter of the lines spell a name or title Acrostic
During WWII, this Native American tribe used their own native language to stump the Axis Powers when transmitting radio messages for the US military. Their nickname was the "Windtalkers". Navajo
Who wrote "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry"? Mildred Taylor
President Lincoln called this author "the little lady who wrote the book that made the big war". Who is this author of Uncle Tom's Cabin? Harriet Beecher Stowe
This term refers to the 45 year period of tension between the US and the Soviet Union. Although there were no actual battles, both countries built up their nuclear arsenals and threatened war numerous times The Cold War
What Native American tribe was Crazy Horse a member of? Lakota Sioux
The original of this painting was destroyed by a WWII bombing raid in Germany by Britain. Some joke that it was Britain's revenge for the American Revolution since it depicts an American general moving his troops by boat for a surprise attack. Washington Crossing the Delaware
This sculpture located in Rome in St Peter's Basilica shows the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother after his crucifixion. The Pieta
This fresco is found on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It is an illustration of the story from the Book of Genesis in which God breathes life into the earth first human. The Creation of Adam
How many faces appear on a hexahedron? 6
This radioactive gas can be present in your home without you knowing about it. It is often called the "silent killer" because it is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. What is the name of this gas that has the chemical symbol Rn? Radon
Which Italian physicist invented the first electric battery? Allesandro Volta
This German physicist discovered the relationship between resistance and currents in an electrical circuit George Ohm
This pop singer started her career on the Mickey Mouse Club. She had hits with "Genie in a Bottle" , "Beautiful", and "What a Girl Wants" and is a recurring judge on The Voice. Christina Aguilera
This white marble mausoleum, memorializing Shah Jahan's wife Mumtaz is located in Agra, India. Anchored by 4 minarets, what graceful building is visited by millions of tourists a year? Taj Mahal
Who wrote "The Crucible" the play about the Salem Witch trials? Arthur Miller
What device did Sir Issac Newton use to separate colors that led to the discovery that the colors within white light that are separated in the same order as the colors of the rainbow? Prism
In the Phantom Tollbooth, what was the name of watchdog who sets off to Dictionopolis with the lad? Tock
This US President served during the Panic of 1893 and the Pullman Strike of 1894. He was the first president to be married in the White House, the first to have a child there, and the only president to serve two non- consecutive terms. Grover Cleveland
What union practice involves a work stoppage until labor's demands are met? Strike
Who was the first president of the American Federation of Labor? Samuel L. Gompers
This 20th century poet wrote about social injustice, child labor, and the oppression of women. She wrote the poems "The Drama of Exile", and the "Visions of Poets". Who wrote the sonnet "How do I love thee, Let me count the ways" Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Who created Peter Pan? James M. Barrie
This label is applied to a person who opposes authority particularly in the government. What is this term for a person who does not believe in government and wants to overthrow it? Anarchist
The person was the first Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court John Jay
This person was the longest serving Justice of the US Supreme Court John Marshall
Also known as a G-Clef, this sign is used in music for such instruments as the violin, trumpet, and oboe. What is the clef called that indicates notes that are to be played by the right hand on the piano? Treble Clef
What is the longest bone in the human body? Femur
What is the scientific process of cartilage gradually changing into bone? Ossification
Who wrote the Artemis Fowl book series? Eoim Colfer
This country is the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet. It is also where tourists come to view the famous statue of "The Little Mermaid" . Which country's capital is Copenhagen? Denmark
This street located in Los Angeles is famous for its billboards and night life and shares its name with a 1950 film by Billy Wilder Sunset Boulevard
This son of Zeus completed 12 labors to atone for the murder of his children Hercules
This husband of Medea led the Argonauts in search of the Golden Fleece Jason
This great grandson of a slave graduated with a law degree from Howard University. He was the lawyer for the famous Brown v Board of Education case. Who was the first African American Supreme Court Justice? Thurgood Marshall
This was the first American to ever win the world chess championship Bobby Fischer
Oceania is in a state of perpetual war and all the residents are constantly watched by the government or Big Brother in what novel? 1984 (Written by George Orwell)
He was the Prime Minister of England during World War 2 Winston Churchill
This British general surrendered to George Washington at the Battle of Yorktown Lord Cornwallis
Who created the character Captain Nemo? Jules Verne
This is the name given to a US president who is not re-elected but continues to hold the office until the new president is inaugurated Lame Duck
This is the pupal stage of butterflies Chrysalis
This 19th century photographer documented the US Civil War and photographed many US Presidents. He even took the photo used for Abraham Lincoln on the penny and 5 dollar bill Matthew Brady
Who created the artwork "Nighthawks"? Edward Hopper
This Swedish chemist deciphered the atomic weights of nearly all of the elements of his time and created the chemical symbols that were used when writing chemical formulas and equations Jakob Berzelius
This is the highest mountain in the Andes Mountain Range Mt. Aconcagua
This color blind Englishman used homemade equipment to develop his atomic theory John Dalton
This is South America's southernmost point Cape Horn
This rock family contains rocks with fossils Sedimentary
This military man led the United Nations Command in the Korean War until removed by President Truman. He famously said "I Shall Return" when he evacuated from the Philippines during World War 2. Which US general accepted Japan's surrender on Sep 2, 1945? Douglas MacArthur
This US president declared "A War on Poverty" Lyndon B Johnson
Who wrote "The Old Man and the Sea" and "The Sun Also Rises"? Ernest Hemmingway
Who wrote "Of Mice and Men" and "The Grapes of Wrath"? John Steinbeck
Lyme disease is caused by this blood sucking organism Tick or Deer Tick
A glacier moving into a valley near the sea can cut one of these inlets with steep cliffs into rocks. This feature is mainly found in Norway Fjords
This landmark 1803 US Supreme Court Case established the process of judicial review Marbury v Madison
This is the name given to the process by which the Supreme Court can invalidate law that Congress made if they violate the Supreme Law of the Land or US Constitution. Judicial Review
Uranus's largest moons Titania and Oberon are named after characters in which of Shakespeare's most famous play? A Midsummer Night's Dream
She is the most famous woman Aviatrix and in 1932 she was the first woman to make a trans-Atlantic solo flight. In 1937, her plane disappeared and she was presumed dead. Amelia Earhart
Name the Egyptian text containing many spells that details the process of mummification and burial The Book of the Dead
Egyptian gods are often depicted giving life to mummified bodies using this sacred object, a cross with a looped handles that resembles a key. Ankh
This god's mother is depicted as either a hawk or woman with falcon's wings. He is often depicted with the head of a jackal. Name this Egyptian god of the afterlife and mummification Anubis
The Kaaba Stone is found in the world's largest one of these places, a house of holy worship for Muslims Mosque
Who was the narrator in the book "The Great Gatsby" written by F Scott Fitzgerald? Nick Carraway
Name the famous document signed by King John in 1215 at Runnymeade that limited the power of the kings Magna Carta
Name the story in which Della sells her hair and Jim sells his watch in order to buy each other Christmas presents. The Gift of the Magi (by O Henry)
In this epic poem by John Milton, Adam and Eve are expelled from the Garden of Eden Paradise Lost
What is the scientific name of the knee cap? Patella
This heroic figure is introduced to readers at the tavern in Bree as Strider, a Ranger from the north. He meets up with four hobbit companions and it is revealed that he is the true heir to throne of Gondor. Who is this Lord of the Rings character? Aragorn
Which scientific scale measures the intensity of earthquakes? Richter Scale
Which scientific scale measures the intensity of tornadoes? Fujita Scale
In the visible spectrum, red light has the longest wavelength, while this color of light is located at the other end of the spectrum and has the shortest wavelength and the highest frequency. Violet
This word is the name for a rectangular chamber that allows ships to move from one water level to another by changing the amount of water inside the enclosure. Lock
Seen through an otoscope, this cone-shaped part of the human anatomy appears pearl gray in a healthy patient. Attached to the malleus, this membrane vibrates when struck by sound waves. The rupture of this can lead to severe hearing loss Tympanic membrane or eardrum
This man was the only man in US History to be a governor of two different states-Tennessee and Texas. He was the first governor of the Republic of Texas. Who is this man for whom the largest city in Texas is named? Sam Houston
In which city was the 1893 World's Fair which was also known as the Columbian Exposition? Chicago
This gland controls the amount of protein in our bodies as well as a response to hormones. It is controlled by the hypothalamus and the pituitary. What gland at the base of your neck regulates your metabolism? Thyroid
What is the term for the numbers placed in front of symbols in a chemical equation to help balance the equation? Coefficients
What kind of reaction takes place when two compounds form two new compounds? Double Replacement Reaction
This cultural event took place on Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel New York a few weeks after the Apollo Moon Landing. Attended by over half a million people what is the name of this historic music festival that featured Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and the Who Woodstock Music Festival
This state is called the "Mother of Presidents" because 8 US presidents were born here. It was also the location of the first permanent English colony in the New World. Officially known as the Commonwealth, which state is located next to North Carolina? Virginia
What is the official language of all of the Central American countries except for Belize? Spanish
This state's coin shows two locomotives facing each other symbolizing the 1869 joining of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads at the town of Promontory Point. Utah
Name this character in the musical Les Miserables who becomes a single mother of Cosette and dies of tuberculosis. Fantine
Through the life of a young orphan, this British novel illuminates the horrifying conditions of the poor in Victorian England. The boy travels between orphanages and meets Fagin and the Artful Dodger in which Charles Dickens novel? Oliver Twist
Which aging monarch appears in a Shakespeare's tragedy who has two ruthless daughters and one devoted one? King Lear
Which bad monarch appears in a Shakespeare tragedy and would trade his kingdom for a horse? King Richard II
Of all the boys marooned on an island in William Goulding's Lord of the Flies, what immoral character tortures a pig before he kills Piggy by smashing him with a boulder? Roger
Which character in Harry Potter is revealed to be Harry's protector and godfather? Sirius Black
What is the word meaning the sudden breaking of ice away from a glacier? Calving
This two word Italian phrase is a dynamic marking indicating that the musical selection should be played medium loud. Mezzo Forte
How many strings are on an acoustic guitar? 6
On what US holiday is the flag flown at half mast until noon? Memorial Day
This term can be applied to an atom that can lose or gain electrons which gives the atom a negative or positive charge. What is the three letter term for this unbalanced atom? Ion
How many total atoms are combined to form one molecule of ZnSO4? 6
The musical My Fair Lady is based on what play about the phonetics professor Henry Higgins and the flower girl Eliza Doolittle whom he tries to teach to speak like a lady. Pygmailon
This artist used his dentist and his sister as inspiration for his painting that depicts an American farmer and his wife holding a pitchfork. It is named for the type of house depicted in the painting American Gothic (by Grant Wood)
In 1949 the People's Republic of China officially began under the rule of this man who killed many Chinese intellectuals during the Cultural Revolution. Mao Zedong
In 1925 this teacher rose to prominence after Tennessee passed a law making the teaching of evolution in schools a crime. At the urging of a lawyer and businessman, this teacher went to court to fight for the right to teach Darwin's Theory of Evolution. John T. Scopes (Scopes Monkey Trial)
This bank robber of the 1930's was caught by the "woman in red" and was the subject of the Johnny Depp movie "Public Enemies". John Dillinger
This gang leader from Missouri robbed banks, stagecoaches, and trains with his brother after the Civil War Jesse James
The period after the US Civil War where the country tried to repair itself was known by this term Reconstruction
The point on a line segment that divides the segment into two equal parts is called a Midpoint
A pair of shell shaped wooden clappers that are used as a rhythm instrument are called Castanets
The piece of curved metal tubing that connects the reed of the bassoon to the body of the instrument is called a Crook
He composed the 1812 Overture , Swan Lake, and the Nutcracker Peter Tchaikovsky
He wrote The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, Life on the Mississippi, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Mark Twain
Russian author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
Name given to the forced relocation of the Native Americans in 1831 to Oklahoma Trail of Tears
Which US president succeeded Warren Harding and was known as "Silent Cal" Calvin Coolidge
Alexander the Great was tutored by this man, a student of Plato Aristotle
This scientific scale measures wind speed and damage from hurricanes Saffir-Simpson Scale
Name given to the Nazi war crimes tribunals after WWII Nuremburg Trials
Roman Emperor who allegedly fiddled while Rome burned Nero
Flammable jelly like substance used in bombs and flame throwers during the Vietnam War Napalm
Word uttered repeatedly throughout the Edgar Allen Poe poem "The Raven" Nevermore
This is a collection of stories told by a group of pilgrims including the Knight, the Wife of Bath, as they travel to the shrine of St Thomas Becket. Canterbury Tales (written by Geoffrey Chaucer)
Name the play written by Victor Hugo in which Inspector Javert pursues Jean Valjean. Les Miserables
This slave tried to sue for his freedom in an 1857 Supreme Court Case. He was denied because the court determined that as a slave he was not a US citizen and therefore he could not sue for his freedom. Later the 14th amendment would overrule this case. Dred Scott
This man invented the cotton gin Eli Whitney
Westminister Abbey and Buckingham Palace are located in which European city located on the Thames River? London
This conflict saw the use of trenches poison gas and lasted from 1914-1918 World War I
Notre Dame Cathedral can be seen in the background of this painting in which a boy is holding two pistols and French woman carrying a flag is climbing over a heap of wreckage and bodies. Liberty Leading the People
This book begins when a Cessna pilot has a heart attack causing the plane to crash and the character Brian Robeson has to survive with the help of the title tool Hatchet
Name the author of Hatchet Gary Paulsen
Judaism is an example of this form of worship in which followers believe in one single all powerful diety. Monotheism
Coming from the Latin word for "spirit" this form of worship views all living things including trees and animals as having spirits within them Animism
World War I began when Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was killed in what capital city of today's Bosnia? Sarajevo
Name the American poet who wrote "The Road Not Taken" and "Fire and Ice" and depicted rural New England Robert Frost
In one section of this musical piece "In the Halls of the Mountain King" is played after a chase scene. Identify this suite written to accompany a Scandinavian Folk Tale Peer Gynt (Composed by Edvard Grieg)
This figure stole fire from the gods and gave it to the humans. For punishment he was chained to a rock and had his liver eaten out every day Prometheus
Triton is the largest moon of this outermost giant Neptune
In this work, Heck Tate orders the shooting of Tim Johnson. Dill watches her father defend Tom Robinson against the Ewell family. Atticus Finch appears in what novel about Jem and Scout written by Harper Lee? To Kill a Mockingbird
This medieval weapon was used by English archers against the French at the Battle of Crecy and Agincourt during the Hundred Years War. What is this weapon that shoots arrows? Longbow
Who wrote The Fault in Our Stars? John Michael Green
He was the first American awarded the 1930 Nobel Prize in Literature . He wrote "Main Street" and "Babbitt" Sinclair Lewis
This US President was president during the sinking of the Lusitania during World War I. After the war he created his 14 points to keep America out of another world war Woodrow Wilson
Name the short lived mail service in which horseback men delivered mail from station to station across the American West. Pony Express
This rider for the Pony Express toured with his Wild West Show which employed Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull William "Buffalo Bill" Cody
Much of the Pony Express followed this route which led wagon trains from Missouri west to the Pacific Ocean Oregon Trail
The period from 1920-1933 where the sale, transportation, and consumption of alcohol was banned under the Volstead Act was called Prohibition
Louis XVI was executed during this decades long period of unrest in France that began with the storming of the Bastille Prison. French Revolution
This element has the chemical symbol Cu on the Periodic Table Copper
What word describes a non-indigenous species that when introduced has the potential to wreak havoc on an ecosystem (examples include kudzu, fire ants, and the cane toad) Invasive Species
Ordering a jury to stay away from their home and watching the news during a trial is referred to as Sequestering
This chemical element has the symbol Xe on the Periodic Table Xenon
This is the lord of the underworld in Egyptian mythology who was killed and cut up into pieces that were collected by his wife and sister Isis. Osiris
Three square windows can be seen in the back of this painting. The central figure is wearing red and blue with his hands on the table. On his right is the Apostle John. What Leonardo da Vinci painting depicts Christ's final meal with his apostles? The Last Supper
While traveling back to his hometown, this man solves a riddle with the answer of "man". He kills his own father and marries his mother Jocasta fulfilling a prophecy at his birth. What is the name of this man in a play by Sophocles? Oedipus (Oedipus the Rex or Oedipus the King)
Policies during this war included the "Strategic Hamlet" program and the use of Agent Orange as a defoliant. The war ended with the Fall of Saigon and Ho Chi Minh became the country's leader after the war. Vietnam War
The DNA in this organelle is inherited only from the mother. Name this organelle responsible for cellular respiration which produces ATP and thus provides energy for the cell Mitochondria
Name the three main gods in the Hindu Religion Brahma (the supreme creator) , Vishnu (the protector), and Shiva (the destroyer).
He was known as the "Sun King" and created a grand palace at Versailles, France with a Hall of Mirrors Louis XIV (14th)
This man lost the election to Thomas Jefferson in 1800 and shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel Aaron Burr
In 1994 thieves stole this painting and left a note that said "Thanks for the Poor Security". This painting is of a man holding his hands to his head and making a loud distressed noise. What is the name of this painting by Edvard Munch. The Scream
The husband of Aunt Chloe is killed by Simon Legree in what American novel depicting the life of slaves written by Harriet Beecher Stowe? Uncle Tom's Cabin
In this novel, Charlotte Lucas marries William Collins. Lydia marries the villainous Mr. Wickham and Jane marries the rich Mr. Bingley. Elizabeth Bennett marries Fitzwilliam Darcy in what Jane Austen novel? Pride and Prejudice
This men led the secret police during the Great Purge in Russia. He ordered the killing of his rival Leon Trotsky and became the ruler of Russia after Vladimir Lenin died. Who is the "man of steel" who ruled Russia with an iron fist. Joseph Stalin
At the end of this story, the title object is revealed to be worth 500 francs. Monsier Loisel frantically searched for this object after a ball but to no avail. After Mathilde loses it, her husband must work many jobs to replace it. Name this story The Necklace
The founding of this nation was promised in the Balfour Declaration. David Ben Gurion was the first prime minister of this country. This country fought Egypt in the 6 Day War. Name this country whose capital is Tel Aviv Israel
As punishment for not worshipping a golden statue, this man's friends were ordered thrown into a furnace but not burned. This man interpreted writing's on the wall during Belshazzar's Feast. Name this Hebrew prophet who was thrown in the lion's den Daniel
This organ contains the limbic system and includes the hippocampus and the amygdala. Meningitis is an inflammation of the lining of this organ. Name this organ that contains the cerebellum and the cerebral cortex. Brain
This attempt at direct taxation of the 13 colonies placed a duty on commercial and legal papers as well as cards and paper. Stamp Act
"Treasure Island" and "Kidnapped" were written by this Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson
These subatomic particles contribute to the atomic mass but not the atomic number. Name these particles which are found along with protons in the nucleus in an atom Neutrons
This is the term for elements that have the same number of protons but a different number of neutrons Isotopes
Name the river that runs through the Black Forest in Germany and flows through Vienna before emptying into the Black Sea Danube River
The Danube River divides two halves of this Hungarian capital Budapest
On March 31, 1980, this man attempted to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan in an attempt to impress movie actress Jodie Foster. John Hinckley Jr.
Johann Strauss wrote on of these pieces of music titled "The Blue Danube" while Franz Liszt wrote one called "Mephisto" Waltz
This author wrote "Are you there God its me Margaret" and "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" Judy Blume
Name the fossil fuel whose lignite variety contains plant remains Coal
Which character in Greek mythology must eternally roll a rock up a hill only to have it fall back down when it nears the top? Sisyphus
Name the Renaissance work in which the title goddess rides in from the sea on a large sea shell. A nymph tries to throw a pink robe on her in what painting by Sandro Botticelli? The Birth of Venus
James Maxwell stated that these astronomical objects must be made up of small particles and are not solid. They are named with the letters G. F. A. B. and C. Saturn's Rings
This African American wrote the short story called "Uncle Tom's Children". Bigger Thomas is put on trial for killing Mary Dalton in his novel "Native Son" Richard Wright
She was the last African American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature for her work in "Beloved" Toni Morrison
Howard Carter discovered this man's tomb in 1922 King Tutankhamen
This is the term for the amount of time it takes for half of the atoms in a radioactive sample to decay Half-Life
This is the term for a candidate running for re election for a position which he or she currently holds. Incumbent
This ability of incumbents to have their mail paid for by the Federal Government is known by this name Franking Privilege
Name this diagram that shows a direct progression of how energy is transferred from autotrophs to herbivores to carnivores Food Chain
The Art Institute of Chicago includes the painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte" which exemplifies this artistic style which employs the use of many tiny dots Pointillism
The most famous painting in the Art Institute of Chicago is this Edvard Hopper painting which depicts a downtown diner with a few patrons and one waiter set late at night. Nighthawks
Name the song sung by the character Fantine in Les Miserables in which Anne Hathaway won a Best Supporting Actress in 2013. I Dreamed a Dream
In this set of novels, 15 year old twins Sophie and Josh work for NIck and Perry Fleming and end up in an epic battle between a Michael Scott whose title character uses The Codex to keep from aging The Alchemyst
Which Supreme Court case stated that not all free speech is protected such as that of yelling "fire" into a crowded theater? Schneck v U.S.
This trio of goddesses determined the destiny of every person as they spun, measured, and cut the thread of life. Fates
Name the elegy for Abraham Lincoln whose title character lies fallen, cold, and dead in a poem by Walt Whitman O Captain, My Captain
This non Italian artist painted ants on a timepiece as well as clocks melting in "The Persistence of Memory" Salvador Dali
This Austrian psychoanalyst proposed that the mind is divided into the ID, EGO, and SUPEREGO and used Dream Analysis when working with his patients Sigmund Freud
Samuel Chase was the only member of this group to be impeached. Marbury v Madison in 1803 was an important decision made by what 9 member panel who are the highest ranking in the judicial branch? US Supreme Court
Though called its beta, its brightest star is Rigel and the constellation is only visible in the winter. The center of the constellation features the star Betelguese and the other stars form a belt in what constellation known as the hunter? Orion
He posted the 95 Theses on the door of a church in Wittenberg Germany. He stated that the Catholic church was selling indulgences. He is credited with starting the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther
One work by this composer includes the sections "O Death, where is thy sting"? and "I Know that my Redeemer Liveth". He composed a piece called "Water Music" and composed the line "and he shall reign for ever and ever" in a chorus named Hallelujah. George Frideric Handel
One character in this play states "Life is but walking shadow, a poor player". Minor characters in this play include Ross and Lennox. Banquo and Fleance appear in what play by Shakespeare about a Scottish Lord? Macbeth
This river is nicknamed "The Big Muddy" and serves as the border between Louisiana and its namesake state. It is the longest river in the US Mississippi River
Name the two stranded structure of the DNA Molecule developed by scientists Watson and Crick Double Helix
Name the state that was the destination of the Joad Family and other poor families during the Dust Bowl in John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" California
This is a tiny country in the Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain that is ruled jointly by the two countries. Andorra
This one square mile nation features the neighborhood of Monte Carlo and a grand casino that its residents cannot gamble in Monaco
This younger sister of Beezus Quimby made herself a crown out of burrs to win a spot in a TV commercial Ramona
Venus's surface cannot be directly observed from earth because of its clouds made up of this acid with the chemical formula H2SO4 Sulfuric Acid
Venus is one of two planets which rotate about their axis in this way-opposite to the direction of their orbits Retrograde
The first of Hercules labors was to kill this animal which could not be harmed by weapons due to its heavy hide Nemean Lion
This leader of the Chicago Outfit was sent to Alcatraz for tax evasion. He was responsible for much of the bootlegging during Prohibition and was pursued by Elliot Ness' Untouchables. Al Capone
This New Mexico gunslinger was shot by Pat Garrett. He was a member of the Regulator Gang Billy the Kidd (William H Bonney)
In this novel, mice fabricate a question that a super computer was attempting to formulate but it was destroyed before the answer. Arthur Dent survives the Earth's destruction in what Douglas Adams novel titled after an encyclopedia for space hobos? The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
This man wrote "Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink" in the Rime of the Ancient Mariner. This British poet also wrote about Xanadu and a Mogul emperor in his "Kublai Khan". Samuel Taylor Coleridge
One diety from this myth system received the 4 winds as a gift from his grandfather and used them to kill the goddess Tiamart. Marduk and Ishtar appear in what myth system that includes the epic poem of King Gilgamesh Babylonian Empire or Mesopotamian
He published a controversial theory in his "On the Revolution of Celestial Spheres" and was accused of heresy from the Catholic Church. Name this Polish astronomer who proved the theory of heliocentrism. Nicolaus Copernicus
Khufu is the largest of these figures found in Giza which are used as tombs for Egyptian pharaohs Pyramids
This Robert Frost poem questions why "good fences make good neighbors" Mending Wall
This poem is set during the Battle of Balaclva in the Crimean War. Name this poem that begins "Half a league, half a league, half a league onward all in the valley of death rode the 600 Charge of the Light Brigade (by Alfred Lloyd Tennyson)
After the Great Fire of 1666 in London, this architect designed many of the churches that were rebuilt including St Paul's Cathedral. Christopher Wren
Like Buddhists and Hindu's, Jains believe in this concept which states that after death, a person's soul will inhabit that of another being. Reincarnation
The spiritual leader of the people of Tibet Dalai Lama
Process of breaking down food by mechanical and chemical means for body absorption and use Digestion
A device that allows electric current to pass in one direction only Diode
Author of the Origin of Species Charles Darwin
Which American boxer is remembered for saying "I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee"? Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)
This 1954 Supreme Court Case stated that separate educational facilities are inherently unequal essentially ending segregation in schools. Brown v Board of Education of Topeka
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 invalidated segregation laws known by this phrase taken from a 19th century minstrel show. Jim Crow Laws
This man was president of the US when the Civil Rights Law of 1964 was passed Lyndon B Johnson
Besides degrees name one other unit for measuring angles Radians or Grades
Many Vikings settled in this region of Northwestern France later the site of the Allied D Day Invasion during World War II Normandy
William Duke of Normandy earned his nickname "The Conqueror" by beating the English in this famous 1066 battle Battle of Hastings
In this Shakespeare play the title character seeks revenge on Uncle Claudius . Polonius is the father of Ophelia who is the protagonist's sweetheart. Hamlet
In this Shakespeare play Thane of Cawdor conspires with his wife to kill both the Scottish King Duncan and his own friend Banquo before being killed by Macduff. Macbeth
In this Shakespeare play the treachery of Iago causes the title Moor to smother his wife Desdemona Othello
This entity is comprised of 66% of silicon dioxide and makes up 6% of the earth's total weight. Name this 40 kilometer deep entity the layer closest to the earth's surface. Crust
He assumes a number of pseudonyms in order to get revenge pf those who wronged him including Caderousse and Ferdinand Mondeg. Identify this former prisoner of the Chateau d"If and assumes the title of a nobility Edmond Dantes or the Count of Monte Cristo
Phillippe the twin of Louis XIV is the central figure of this work who is forced to wear the title object due to his resemblance to the king. The Man in the Iron Mask
Edmond Dantes is the protagonist of the Count of Monte Cristo which was written by this author who also wrote the Man in the Iron Mask Alexander Dumas
A special glove is used to wield this object, Thor's hammer, which always returns to its owner Mjollair
This building was built for Edgar Kauffman and its cantilevered balconies rise above the title entity. Identify this building in southwestern Pennsylvania Fallingwater
This architect was born in Oak Park, Illinois and designed the Robie House and Fallingwater Frank Lloyd Wright
Aztec rule collapsed under Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes
Hernan Cortes captured this Aztec emperor whose halls are referenced in the US Marine Corps hymn Montezuma
This volcano is the tallest mountain in the solar system and is located on Mars Olympus Mons
West African nation whose capital is Bamako Mali
German romantic composer who composed many symphonies including the music for A Midsummer's Night Dream" Felix Mendelssohn
French journalist and physician who was murdered in his bath as depicted by a Jacques Louis David painting Marat
A criminal offense less than a felony Misdemeanor
This entity broke up into Laurasia and Gondwanaaland. Alfred Wegener coined its name during a lecture about his theory of Continental Drift. Identify the name of this supercontinent that existed 250 million years ago Pangaea
At one point in this musical Dr. Dillamond sings "Something Bad" Madame Morrible announces the main character is an enemy of the town and then sings "Defying Gravity" The main characters are sisters Elphaba and Glinda in this Wizard of Oz prequel Wicked
This type of bond is where two atoms share electrons with each other Covalent Bond
This German theologian spoke at the Diet of Worms and posted his 95 Theses a list of grievances against the Catholic Church Martin Luther
The scientific method involves testing these educated guesses about what is actually happening in an experiment. Hypothesis
One way of forming a hypothesis is through this type of reasoning which uses specific facts or observations to make generalizations Inductive reasoning
Although idolized by his troops, his ruthlessness made him unpopular in the newspapers of the day. Who was this general who marched through Atlanta burning down everything on his way during the Civil War? General William Sherman
This American film star married Prince Ranier II of Monano and dies in a car accident Grace Kelley
This English King abdicated his throne in order to marry an American actress named Wallis Simpson. Edward VIII
In this novel Bonnie Blue dies while jumping a fence with her horse. The protagonist falls in love with the owner of the Twelve Oaks Plantation named Ashley Wilkes even though she is married to Rhett Butler. What is this novel by Margaret Mitchell Gone With the Wind
The Battle of Bataan was fought in this country and General Douglas MacArthur said "I Shall Return" to this country during WWII. One ruler named Ferdinand Marcos had a wife who owned thousands of pairs of shoes. What country has its capital at Manila? Philippines
Corundum has a value of 9 and talc a value of 1 on what scale that measures a mineral's hardness? Mohs Scale
Otis and Ephialtes tried to capture this goddess but ended up slaying each other when she turned into a deer. Actaeon caught a glimpse of this deity bathing and she turned him into a stag who was mauled by wolves. Name this twin of Apollo Artemis
A roll on this instrument followed by a chorus begins Karl Orff's O Fortuna. Name this family of instruments that uses mallets, triangles, and drums. Percussion
It reportedly began with a snowball fight. The first person to die in this fight was African American Crispus Attucks. Five bystanders died after being fired upon by British troops in what 1770 incident named after the New England city it is named for? Boston Massacre
The 9th and 10th amendments created this type of government where power is shared between a federal government and state or local governments. Federalism
This man was born in the Year of the Elephant and won the Battle of Badr. In a cave on Mount Hira, the prophet Gabriel approached him and told him to read a scroll and destroy idols around the Kaaba when capturing Mecca. Name the 1st prophet of Islam Mohammed
In one story by these authors, a tailor kills 7 flies hovering over his jam. They also wrote about a woman who was tricked into spinning straw into gold. Name these authors of "Rumplestilskin" and the "Brave Little Tailor" Brothers Grimm
The Oort Cloud ends at the beginning of this region's elliptic. Identify this area on the edge of the solar system that houses thousands of comets. Kuiper Belt
This leader ordered Thomas Cromwell to dissolves the monasteries in his country. After a marriage to a Spanish princess ended, he married Anne Boleyn but had her beheaded in 1536. Name this Tudor King who eventually had six wives. Henry VIII
This country was ruled by Fulgencio Batista who was deposed in 1959. It was the site of the Rough Riders by Teddy Roosevelt at San Juan Hill and houses Guantanamo Bay. Name this country once ruled by Fidel Castro Cuba
When air resistance exactly counteracts this force, an object has reached its terminal velocity. The escape velocity is the minimum speed needed to overcome the effects of this force This force accelerates at 9.8 meters per second squared. Name this force Gravity
This is a collection of short stories told to a sultan. Name these stories which are told by Scheherezade who makes each night a different story so the sultan will not kill her. Arabian Knights
Maine contains part of this mountain range that stretches from Alabama to Canada Appalachian Mountains
This law states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction Newton's Third Law of Motion
Issac Newton's 2nd Law of Motion states that force is equal to this quantity times acceleration Mass
Issac Newton's First Law governs this concept defined as the tendency of an object to stay in motion unless acted upon by an outside force Inertia
What country used a system of racial segregation called "apartheid"? South Africa
The first non white president of South Africa was this man who was imprisoned for many years for his opposition to a white only government Nelson Mandela
The music group "The Doors" had a controversial hit with this song when lead singer Jim Morrison left in the lyrics "girl we couldn't get much higher" on The Ed Sullivan Show. Light my Fire
This line extends from a center of a circle to the perimeter of the circle. It is half the length of the diameter. Radius
This line touches he circle at one point. The word is also a term in Trigononomy that means sine over cosine Tangents
During a speech in Fulton Missouri this leader claimed that an "iron curtain" had descended upon Europe. His first speech in the house promised "blood, sweat, toil, and tears". He was the Prime Minister of Britain during WWII Winston Churchill
In this type of plot, outliers are represented by asterisks Name this plot in which the rectangle contains the middle 50 percent of the data Box and Whiskers Plot
After a massacre at the end of this novel, the title character's preaching causes him to be sent to China. The title character teaches English to another character Friday. What is the name of this novel about a lost Englishman by Daniel Defoe? Robinson Crusoe
These astronomical objects are made of the interstellar medium-the gases and particles between stars. Famous examples include the Lagoon one in Sagittarius and the Horsehead in Orion. What are these colorful clouds of gas and dust? Nebulae
One character in this novel becomes an outlaw named Kissin Kate Barlow. The book takes place in Camp Green Lake and begins when a pair of shoes hits the main character. Name this story by author Louis Sachar. Holes
At one point in this novel the main character is told to jump off a cliff but is stopped. That character joins the crew of Hal, Charles, and Mercedes. Name this Jack London novel that sees Buck leave his spoiled life to become a sled dog on the Yukon Call of the Wild
He voyaged with Robert Fitzhugh on the RMS Beagle to the Galapagos Islands to study birds and wildlife. Who is this British author of "The Decent of Man" and "On the Origin of Species" Charles Darwin
A series of descending examples of this scale opens Rimsky-Korsakov's famous "Flight of the Bumblebee". On the piano one can play one of these by striking every black key and white key in a row. Playing this scale involves only moving half steps. Chromatic Scale
This artists statue of a dying slave and a horned Moses were to adorn the tomb of Julius II. His only signed work is a statue of Mary holding a dead Jesus across her body called the Pieta. He also created a famous statue and painted the Sistine Chapel Michelangelo
This Native American empire was held together with the use of quipus Machu Picchu discovered by Howard Bingham was part of this empire. What civilization was overthrown by Francisco Pizarro? Incan
Gerda saves Kai from the Snow Queen in a story by this author. The Sea Witch gives a knife to one of the titles character while another one matures into a swan in one of his other stories. Who is this author of "The Little Mermaid' & the "Ugly Duckling Hans Christian Anderson
This man's secretary and vice-president were accused of scandals in the Whiskey Ring and Credit Moblier. He won the battle of Vicksburg before getting command of all the Union troops during the Civil War. Who is this 18th president of the US Ulysses S. Grant
In physics this is the only element with a known solution to the Schrodinger equation. This element is flammable and caused the fatal Hindenburg disaster. Name this lightest element with an atomic number of 1. Hydrogen
The official name of the constellation containing the Little Bear Ursa Minor
This is the plane that Charles Lindbergh flew non stop over the Atlantic Ocean Spirit of St Louis
This is the name of the lunar module that carried Neal Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin from the Apollo spacecraft to the surface of the moon Eagle
Name the Jewish holiday known as the Festival of Spring that commemorates the Jewish Exodus from Egypt Passover
In the Jewish religion, the Haggadah is read on at this meal on the first two nights of Passover. Participants in this meal discuss the meaning of the bitter herbs, kharoset, the shankbone, and the egg Seder
During the meal (Seder) of the Jewish holiday Passover, a cup is set out for this prophet and the door is left open in hopes that this prophet will arrive. Elijah
Visible light with the longest wavelength appears as this color. This color is prefaced with the word infra to describe electromagnetic waves with slightly higher wavelengths and thus lower frequencies. Red
He was killed near the end of a 1876 Battle in the Montana territory. Name this 7th Calvary commanderwho was killed at his "Last Stand" General George Armstrong Custer
George Custer's Last Stand is famously known as this Battle named for a nearby river Battle of Little Bighorn
This music marking is two expanding lines and directs musicians to get louder. Crescendo
This musical marking is a semi circle above a dot and directs the musician to hold the note until directed to stop. Fermata
This novel sees Atticus Finch defending a black man (Tom Robinson) from an unjust rape charge. To Kill a Mockingbird (by Harper Lee)
The province of British Columbia, the third largest in Canada, contains this largest city the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Vancouver
This country was used by the British as a place to send convicts. Name this country famous for its Outback. Australia
When the British arrived in Australia, they had to fight these indigenous people from Polynesia known for their war dances and a war dance called the Haka. Maori People
The closest binary star to Earth is this one whose slightly large A star is the closest to the sun. Alpha Centauri
This monster is the first protagonist in an Anglo Saxon epic. Identify this monster whose mother and a dragon are the other two antagonists. He attacks the hall of King Hrothgar before getting his own arm ripped off. Grendel
The monster Grendel is slain by this Geatish hero and namesake of an epic Anglo Saxon poem. He also killed many sea monsters during a swimming match with his friend Breca and wields his sword called "Hrunting". Beowulf
Gustav Geoffroy said that if this statue were to stand up and walk, the ground under his feet would tremor Name this bronze statue of a seated Dante pondering his Divine Comedy. His head rests on his hand as he looks as if he is in deep contemplation. The Thinker
The statue "The Thinker" which is a depiction of Dante was created by this sculptor of "The Kiss" and "The Age of Bronze" Auguste Rodin
The statues of "The Thinker" and "The Kiss" are two parts of a larger sculpture depicting the Gates of this place. Hell
The wood of a tree is made from the dried remnants of this vascular tissue which transports water up the tree. Xylem
Name this period of time which saw the philosophers such as Voltaire, Kant, and Rosseau and was also known as the "Age of Reason". Age of Enlightenment
Denis Diderot published the first one of these references works during the Age of Enlightenment Encyclopedia
The Age of Enlightenment's philosophy was influential during this period which saw the fall of the Bastille and Maximillen Robespierre's Reign of Terror The French Revolution
The main characters of this book adopt the motto "All for one and one for all" The Three Musketeers
This scale measures the intensity of hurricanes from 1-5 Saffir- Simpson Scale
This effect is often citied for the reason that hurricane spin counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. Coriolis Effect
This man is the current mayor of Chicago and was the White House Chief of Staff under President Obama Rahm Emmanuel
As proof that even the ugly guys can get the good looking girl, this lame god was married to Aphrodite. Name this blacksmith of the gods Hephaestus
This structure was built on the orders of Walter Ulbricht who termed it anti-Fascist. Its best known crossing was at Checkpoint Charlie. US President charged Mikhail Gorbachev to tear it down Berlin Wall
In one poem, this writer depicted the blacksmith named Basil as the father of Gabriel who is the title daughter of Benedict. In another story, an evil magician is named Pearl Father. Who is this author of "Evangeline" and "The Song of Hiawatha"? Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
By mass, most of the atmosphere is contained within this layer as it is the densest. Most weather is contained within this lowest layer of the atmosphere. Troposhpere
The protagonist of this book refers to Mr. Tweedie as a squeak pig. The main character joins the Sons of Liberty as a young silversmith during the American Revolution. What is the name of this book written by Esther Forbes? Johnny Tremain
A woman's face is dimly superimposed on his "Old Guitarist" as part of his blue period. He also painted the aftermath of a bombing of a town in Spain called "Guernica". Name this Spanish artist, a pioneer of Cubism. Pablo Picasso
In this play, the characters are Peter Quince, Demetrius, Helena, Titania, and Oberon, and the servant Puck. The marriage between Hippolyta and Theseus happens in what comedy depicting Athenian lovers that was written by William Shakespeare? A Midsummer Night's Dream
This city's northeast area is home to Mt. Scopus. Landmarks in this city include the Dome of the Rock revered by many Muslims and the Western Wall of the former Temple which is revered by many Jews. What is the name of this city? Jerusalem
The earliest example of this form of music was created by Jacopo Peri which described the love between Apollo and Daphne. This style combines Greek style tragedy combined with music. Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo sing this type of music Opera
This figure's father was struck dumb for not believing his wife Elizabeth would conceive this figure. Salome asks Herod for this figure's head on a platter. Name this saint who baptized Jesus. John the Baptist
Name the novel by Miguel de Cervantes in which a chivalry obsessed title character tilts at windmills and whose squire is named Sancho Panza, Don Quixote or the Man from La Mancha
He defended his campaign with the "Checkers Speech". Name this 37th President of the US who resigned after the Watergate Scandal. Richard Nixon
Two stars in the asterism are the Horse and Rider called Mizar and Alcor. Though the North Star is not in this asterism, one can trace a line from its stars to the North Star. Name this group of seven stars that are found in the constellation Ursa Major. Big Dipper
This state was the site of the Civil War naval battle in which David Farragut shouted "Damn the Torpedoes". A 1965 voter registration march from Selma to Montgomery occurred in this state. Alabama
One of this writer's stories follows Annemarie Johnson's as she helps her friend Ellen escape from Nazi occupied Denmark. Identify this Newberry award author who wrote "Number the Stars", "Gathering Blue" and "The Giver". Lois Lowery
He wrote "The Little Red Book" about the Cultural Revolution and Great Leap Forward in China. Who was this communist leader of China who took control of the country in 1949? Mao ZeDong
This play's opening brawl is started by Gregory and Sampson. This play features the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. Name this William Shakespeare story about doomed star crossed lovers. Romeo and Juliet
After having much of his legislation being overturned by the Supreme Court, this leader proposed his "Court Packing Plan". He led the US during most of World War 2. Name this US president who served a historic four terms in office? Franklin Delano Roosevelt
On the right side of this painting is a large grey rectangle cut off the edge of the canvas. In the back of the painting there is a body of water. There is a white monster in the center & an upside down object covered with ants as well as a melting clock The Persistence of Memory (Salvador Dali)
This man's dog dies amid a garbage heap. Many of his ships are destroyed by monsters. In what epic poem by Homer, does the title character spend 20 years trying to get home after the Trojan war? Odysseus
One leader of this country annexed the Sudetenland prior to WW2. It was united in 1871by Kaiser Wilhelm I and Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. Name this country formally led by Adolf Hitler Republic of Germany
In one opera by this man, the soldiers Fernando and Guglielmo test their wives by seducing them in the guise of Albanians. Name this Austrian creator of the operas Cosi Fan Tutte, Don Giovanni, A Little Night Music and who fought with his mentor Salieri Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
This man published Studies in Hysteria and divided child development into the oral, anal, and phallic stages. He also talked about defense mechanisms, the id, ego, and superego and discussed the Oedipus Complex. Who is this Austrian psychologist? Sigmund Freud
Name this American gothic author who wrote "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Fall of the House of Usher" Edgar Allen Poe
This Edgar Allen Poe poem starts "Once upon a midnight dreary while I pondered weak and weary" and features a title black bird sitting on a bust of Pallas Athens The Raven
Name this man who was proclaimed the universal ruler of the Mongols in 1206. Genghis Khan
Earthworms grind up their food using this muscular part of their digestive system which is located behind the crop Gizzard
While performing it a person kisses a black stone and throws other stones at a representation of Satan. Identify this trip a pilgrimage to Mecca that is required of all Muslims at least once in their life. Haj
The Haj is one of these entities in Islam. The Zakat, Sawm, Salat, and Shahadah are the other requirements. Five Pillars of Islam
In addition to the "Death of Marat" and "The Death of Socrates" Jacques Louis David created this painting titled the "Coronation" of this man Napoleon Bonaparte
This US President ordered the Trail of Tears, the forced relocation of Native Americans. He was known as "Old Hickory" Andrew Jackson
Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto are the four moons of Jupiter founded by this man in 1610. Galileo Galilei
Name the microstate founded on the banks of the Tiber River surrounded by Rome Vatican City
Every 9 years, 7 males and 7 female children were sent here as a tribute to the Minotaur. Name this maze on Crete where Ariadne led Theseus to slay the Minotaur. Labyrinth
This character sings his name repeatedly over and over again in "Largo Al Factotoum". Name this barber of Seville who gets married in a Mozart opera Figaro
The Barber of Serville and the William Tell Overature the theme for the Lone Ranger were composed by this Italian composer Rossini
These different versions of a single gene determines the physical trait associated with that gene. Allele
This settlement was founded in 1607 and was named for the first Stuart King of England. John Smith was a leader in this first English settlement in the New World. Jamestown
This fictional land is ruled by Aslan and temporarily ruled by the White Witch in a book called The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe written by C.S. Lewis Narnia
This play ends with the death of Willy Loman and that man's funeral is only attended by Happy, Linda, Biff, Charley, and Bernard. Name this work by Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman
A play by Arthur Miller that tells the story of the Salem Witch Trials and includes characters such as Giles Corey who is crushed by rocks after being accused of being a witch. The Crucible
This painting is a view from St Remy asylum. It features a nocturnal scene in which a blue sky swirls , the moon is bright in the corner , and a large tree looms in the foreground. Starry Night
He painted "The Potato Eaters", "Night Café, Self Portrait with a Bandaged Ear", and "Starry Night" Vincent Van Gogh
Rene Descartes a mathematician in the 17th century created the X, Y Coordinate system and made the famous statement "Cogito Ergo Sum" which translates to what phrase in English? "I think therefore, I am"
In Cartesian coordinates, the second or Y Axis of an ordered pair is the ordinate. What is the term for the first or X Axis called? Abscissa
During this battle, Marshal Ney led a cavalry assault that was turned back at Brussels. It ended when combined forces of English and Dutch forces under the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon in 1815. Name this battle Battle of Waterloo
Name the American author of "Absalom, Absalom", "As I Lay Dying", and "The Sound and the Fury". William Faulkner
Friezes removed from this building in 1812 are now housed in the British museum and are known as the Elgin Marbles. This ancient building was a temple dedicated to Athena on the Acropolis in Greece. Parthenon
The holder of this position in government is the 3rd in line for the presidential succession after the Vice President and the Speaker of the House. This title is usually given to the most senior member of the majority party in the Senate President Pro Tempore
What are the cool, dark areas on the surface of the sun called Sunspots
The outermost layer of the sun can be seen during a solar eclipse. Solar winds escape through holes in this layer. Corona
The protagonist in this novel is expelled from Pencey Prep before adventuring around New York City. Name this novel featuring William Caulfield who wears a red hat and loves Jane Gallagher. It was written by J.D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye
Cities on this Great Lake include Duluth and Sault St Marie Lake Superior
The first man to reach the South Pole was this Norwegian in 1911. He beat the British Robert Scott by one month Roald Amundsen
The composer of "El Capitan" also wrote the official song of the Marine Corps. He has a tuba named after him John Phillip Sousa
John Phillip Sousa wrote this official march of the United States Stars and Stripes Forever
He was birthed by his father's thigh after his mother was incinerated. Name this god of wine and agriculture Dionysus
During this process an animal matures from a larvae into an adult. Name this stage of the life cycle of many insects and other organism. Metamorphosis
This man received the sword Excalibur from the Lady of the Lake. Name this king of Camelot whose wife Guinevere had an affair with Lancelot. King Arthur
Name the brother of King Arthur who serves as his right hand man Sir Kay
This cousin of King Arthur and son of Morgan Le Fay mortally wounds King Arthur Mordred
Identify this Asia Minor empire whose notable rulers were Justinian and Empress Theodora. Byzantine
The Byzantine Empire had its capital renamed to this in honor of a Roman leader converted to Christianity. Constantinople
This is caused by the atmosphere's ability to absorb and emit infrared radiation Greenhouse Effect
A treaty signed in this city in Japan tried to limit worldwide emissions of greenhouse gases Kyoto Protocol
This artist created art out of everyday items including Campbell Soup Cans and images of actress Marilyn Monroe Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein were pioneers of this art movement that used everyday items as inspiration rebelling against abstract impressionism Pop Art
This element is the main component in diamonds and has the atomic number 6. It has the symbol C Carbon
This German man wrote the book "Das Kapital" and another book called "The Communist Manifesto" with Frederic Engels. His view of the world and of workers uniting against government is called "dialectical materialism" Karl Marx
He is known as the Father of the US Constitution as he took all of the notes during the Constitutional Convention James Madison
This sport was played by Ivan Lendl, Boris Becker, Rafael Nadal, and Rodger Federer. More recently Selena and Venus Williams have been dominating the female ranks of this sport Tennis
An Australian landmark includes this red-sandstone monolilth in the Northern Territory known to the Aborigines as Ulhru Ayers Rock
Danish architect Jorn Utzon created an opera house in this city's harbor in Australia Sydney
These biological catalysts work by lowering the activation energy of a reaction. Name these proteins that bind substrates at their active site to speed up cellular respiration. Enzymes
Like all proteins, enzymes consist of a chain of these molecules whose 20 types include lysine, phenylalanine, and tryptophan Amino Acids
This part of grammar involves the way words are combined to form words and phrases Syntax
This type of sentence asks a question Interrogative
This US president signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 Abraham Lincoln
This US president was the first president to undergo the impeachment process but was found not guilty by one vote Andrew Johnson
This US Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln was responsible for the purchase of Alaska thus bears his namesake "Folly" William Seward (Seward's Folly is the nickname of the Alaska purchase)
Name these figures that compare the relationship in a set. They are usually drawn with overlapping circles used for comparing and contrasting items with given traits Venn Diagram
Francis Burnett wrote a book about Sarah Crewe whose title character receives magical gifts from a monkey after her father dies while searching for riches in India A Little Princess
Mary Lennox and her invalid cousin nourish flowers and animals with Dickon, a Yorkshire boy with a talent to handling animals in this book's title location. The Secret Garden
Other than iron, this is the most prevalent element in the Earth's core. It is also found in meteorites Nickel
This is the scientific study of earthquakes and the Earth's core Seismology
This American artist painted numerous covers for the Saturday Evening Post and created Rosie the Riveter and the Four Freedoms Norman Rockwell
This US photographer developed the Zone system and is best known for his photos of Yosemite National Park including El Capitan and Moon and Half Dome Ansel Adams
Much of this book takes place on the Nellie, a boat that goes to Africa. Name this novella in which Charles Marlow travels up the Congo River to find Kurtz. This novel was written by Joseph Conrad. Heart of Darkness
Zues sent Hermes to negotiate with this sea nymph for Odysseus' release after he was kept hostage for 7 years Calypso
The sorceress Circe turned Odysseus' men into these Pigs
The monster Charybdis took the form of one of these rotating bodies of water Whirlpools
The people shouted "God Wills It" when Pope Urban II called for the first of these conflicts. Name these religious conflicts fought between Muslims and Christians over control of the Holy Land The Crusades
This disastrous crusade was led by 12 year old Stephen of Cloyes. All of its younger participants were either killed or sold into slavery in North Africa after leaving Marseille France The Children's Crusade
This apparatus rotates containers, containing liquids, at high speeds to separate substances of differing densities Centrifuge
Even though La Boheme is set in Paris. It is performed in this language as was other operas including Puccini's other Opera Tosca. Italian
In La Boheme, the character Mimi suffers from this disease which was called consumption Tuberculosis
Before World War I, this man had a major work titled Hind Swaraj. Name this non violent leader of India's Independence Movement who was assassinated by Nathuram Godse Mahatma or Mohandas Ghandi
The perimeter of a circle is called its..... Circumference
The power of Congress to declare war is one of these 18 powers listed in Article One Section 8 of the US Constitution Enumerated Powers
This poem ends with "You'll be a man my son". Name this poem with a one word title that begins by talking about keeping your head when others around you are losing theirs. "If" by Rudyard Kipling
He wrote the "Jungle Book" and "Gunga Din" Rudyard Kipling
Scientists have debated whether or not black holes emit the radiation named after this physicist. He wrote the book "A Brief History in Time" and he suffers from Lou Gehrig's disease. The movie "The Theory of Everything" is about his life. Steven Hawking
The New York city borough includes Roosevelt Island and Liberty Island in addition its namesake island. Name this borough that includes Central Park, Broadway, and The World Trade Center Manhattan
In book one of this work, the word Pandemonium is first used to describe Satan's Place. Satan tricks Uriel into letting him escape to make his way to earth to tempt mankind. The archangel Gabriel leads mankind out of the Garden in what John Milton poem Paradise Lost
The highest peak in this mountain range is Mt. Aconcagua and is home to Lake Titicaca. Name this range that includes the cities of La Paz and Quito in South America Andes Mountains
During this war, Andrew Jackson defeated the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. Tecumseh died during the Battle of the Thames in this war. The White House was burned down by the British in what 19th century conflict between the US and Britain? War of 1812
During the War of 1812, he composed the Star Spangled Banner after witnessing the fighting at Fort McHenry Francis Scott Key
Name the novel about a red headed orphan adopted by Marilla and Matthew Cutbert of Avonlea which takes place on Prince Edward Island and was written by Lucy Maud Montgomery Anne of Green Gables
Franz Shubert's Three symphonies are in the key nicknamed Tragic, Little, and Great. Mozart's Jupiter Symphony and Bach's first prelude from the Well Tempered Claviar are also in this key whose relative is A Minor. This key contains no sharps or flats C Major
Name the Jewish Day of Atonement where Jews try to transfer their sins away by reciting the Kol Nidre Prayer Yom Kippur
One novel by this writer is about a man who enters a volcano in Iceland and ends up in Italy. Name this author of "Around the World in 80 Days", "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth" Jules Verne
This scientific region was discovered as a result of Rutherford's gold foil experiment. Name this dense central region of an atom that contains protons and neutrons Atomic Nucleus
Protons and Neutrons each consist of 3 of these particles. A proton has two up and one down examples of them while a neutron has one up and two down Quarks
A person murdered in this work is discovered stuffed inside a chimney. Identify this short story about C. Auguste Dupin who finds an orangutan hair at the scene of a brutal murder of two women Murders in the Rue Morgue (By Edgar Allen Poe)
The narrator of this Poe short story unwittingly helps Roderick entomb his still alive sister Madeline. Roderick is driven mad by his guilt and the narrator flees the house seeing it split in two The Fall of the House of Usher
Some historians believe that this tsar lost his sanity when his wife died in 1560. HIs son Feordor's unsuccessful reign led to the Time of Troubles Ivan the Terrible (Ivan IV)
This Russian tsar moved the Russian capital from Moscow to a city named for him. He also defeated the Swedish Empire in the Great Northern War. Peter the Great
This Russian tsar was the last of the Romanov dynasty and was killed along with his wife and children in 1918 prior to the formation of the Soviet Union. It is rumored that his daughter Anastasia survived Nicholas II
His enemies the Silence, try to make his death by the shores of Lake Silencio in a fixed point of time. Name this main character of a BBC Show who travels through space and time in a blue police box Dr. Who
This poem opens on Good Friday in the year 1300 when the main character is attacked by a lion and a she wolf. Identify this poem the masterpiece by Dante Alighieri composed of segments called Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise The Divine Comedy
What disease is often called the "kissing disease"? Mononucleosis
In Dante's " 9th Circle of Hell" Satan is described as chewing three traitors in his mouth while trapped in a lake of ice. Name any of the three Cassius, Brutus, or Judas Iscariot
Name the creator god of HInduism. He is depicted with four heads and four arms Brahma
This god of HInduism takes the form of 10 avatars which include Krishna and Rama. He is often depicted as having blue skin. He is sometimes referred to as "The Protector" Vishnu
This Hindu god is referred to as "The Destroyer" Shiva
What is 5 factorial? 120
Gustav Klimt often painted using this technique during his "golden phase" Gold Leaf
This building in Washington D.C. was struck by a plane in the September 2001 attacks. Identify this building that is named after its distinct five sided shape The Pentagon
The Sherlock Holmes novels were written by this man Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The "Valley of Fear" and the "Final Problem" feature this criminal mastermind who is Sherlock Holmes greatest enemy Professor James Moriarty
The first Spanish settlement on the American mainland was founded by Pedro Menendez de Aviles. It is located in present day Florida. Saint Augustine
This US river is the largest tributary by volume to the Mississippi River. Louisville, Kentucky is located at the widest and deepest part of this river Ohio River
This US river forms the border between the United States and Mexico Rio Grande
This character has been the subject of works by Christopher Marlowe, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, and Thomas Mann. Name this fictional character who exchanges his soul for knowledge and pleasure Faust
Steel is an alloy of this transition metal with Carbon. Like cobalt and nickel, it exhibits ferromagnetism which is named for it Iron
Agua regia a combination of nitric acid and hydrochloric acid-is notable for being able to dissolve this precious metal whose symbol comes from the Latin name aurum Gold
This metal has the highest melting point among metallic elements. It is used in incandescent light bulb filaments. Its symbol on the periodic table is W. Tungsten
In what century did the French Revolution take place? 18th century
In what century did the Black Death kill over 100 million people? 14th century
This god hung himself from Yggdrasil for 9 days and nights in order to obtain the knowledge of the runes. This husband of Frigg was known as the "Allfather" and will be killed at Ragnarok by the wolf Fenrir. Name this chief god of Norse mythology Odin
His opposition to harsh criticism after the sinking of the Lusitania caused him to resign as Secretary of State. He argued against Clarence Darrow in the Scopes Monkey Trial. He gave the famous "Cross of Gold Speech" and ran for president 3 times William Jennings Bryan
This empire's ruins were founded in 1911 by Hiram Bingham and the empire's capital was at Cuzco. The most famous ruins from this civilization were at Machu Picchu. Francisco Pizzaro conquered this South American civilization. Incan
This musician sang a duet with Ella Fitgerald called "Let's call the whole thing off". He had albums called Hot Five and Hot Seven. Who is this jazz trumpeter who was nicknamed Satchmo and sang "What a Wonderful World"? Louis Armstrong
This German astronomer published the three laws of planetary motion. Johannes Kepler
Joan of Arc was captured and burned at the stake during this war. The battles of Crecy, Agincourt, and the Battle of St. Crispin's Day were part of what war between England and France? The Hundred Years War
Stomach acid mainly consists of a compound of hydrogen and this element. It is the second lightest after Fluorine. At room temperature it is a yellow-green gas. It is used in bleach and forms table salt with sodium. Name this element with the atomic #17. Chlorine
One character in this novel is asked by Mistress Hibbins to join her in a witches Sabbath and another character Pearl is rumored to be fathered by the devil in what novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne does Hester Prynne wear a title piece of cloth? The Scarlet Letter
Rheumatic fever can damage the mitral region of this organ. A murmur can result from leaking valves. This organ directly connects to the aorta and has two atria and two ventricles. Name this organ of the circulatory system that pumps blood to your body Heart
Other than James and John, this is the only man to witness the Transfiguration of Jesus. He cut off the guard Malchus's ear in the Garden of Gethsemane. This man is said to have been crucified upside down. Name this apostle of Jesus Christ Simon Peter (St Peter)
This Russian composer created music for many ballets including "Sleeping Beauty", "The Nutcracker" and "Swan Lake" Pyotr Tchaikovsky
The main character of this book dislikes sharing a room with Mr. Dussel, a dentist. That character misses her own cat. What is this book about a Jewish family living in an attic hiding from the Nazi's Diary of Anne Frank or Diary of a Young Girl
Although she later had her sentence commuted & eventually pardoned by Bill Clinton, this woman was convicted of conspiring with a terrorist group. She was a media heiress in 1974 when she was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army and "brainwashed" Patty Hearst (Patricia Hearst)
This Roman goddess of the moon drove a chariot across the sky each night and also protected the crops. Name this goddess who shares her name with a yellowish green moth Luna
Which word completes the 17th century rhyme "Please remember the 5th of November ________ treason and plot? Gunpowder-This refers to Guy Fawkes plan to blow up the English House of Parliament in 1605
Scientific name for the white blood cells that help fight against disease Leukocytes
Microbe capable of causing disease Pathogen
Which US president authorized the first US ground combat troops in the Vietnam War in March 1965? Lyndon B Johnson
Who was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee? Martin Luther King Jr
Who was assassinated on June 5, 1968 in Los Angeles, California by Sirhan Sirhan? Robert Kennedy
What two US capital cities end in the Greek word for "city"? Annapolis and Indianapolis
What are the only two US capitals that are named for Revolutionary War Generals? Montgomery and Nashville
If a circle is inscribed in a square with sides lengths of 2, what is the exact area within the square but outside the circle? Four minus pi
What literary movement included such members as Henry David Thoreau, Bronson Alcott, Walt Whitman, Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson etc and believed that reality is essentially spiritual in nature? It was set in New England in the 19th century Transcendentalism
On January 1st, 1946, which leader of what country renounced all claims of the divinity that had formerly been claimed for him? In private life this emperor carried on research in marine biology? Emperor Hirohito of Japan
Which Cuban leader overthrew the president of Cuba on January 1, 1959? Fidel Castro overthrew Fulgenio Batista
14 others who were banished never played baseball again. Name the unrepentant manager and former ballplayer nicknamed "Charlie Hustle" who in 1989 was banned from baseball for life for betting on his own team? Pete Rose-of the Cincinnati Reds
Which American author stated these words "I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear, nor did I wish to practice resignation unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow in life... Henry David Thoreau in Walden Pond (this quote was spoken in the movie Dead Poet's Society)
Identify the E, m, c squared in the equation E=mc2 Energy, Mass, Speed of Light
How many provinces does Canada have? 10
Name the three Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
What belief asserts that God exists and He created the world but that He has since remained indifferent to His creation? Voltaire and others in France were notable adherents to this belief. Deism
Who wrote "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"? Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Who wrote "The Age of Reason"? Thomas Paine
What gas is formed when sodium reacts with water? Hydrogen
This is the largest river in Italy and empties into the Adriatic Sea Po River
CBS news anchor who ended his newscast every night with "And that's the way it is" Walter Cronkite
Who wrote the words "One nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all" Francis Bellamy
Identify the Connecticut born radical abolitionist who tried to free the slaves In Kansas and whose name completes the song "_______'s body lies a mouldering in the grave...His soul is marching on John Brown-he led the raid on Harper's Ferry in Virginia in 1859
He performed the first known human heart transplant Dr. Christiaan Barnard
This is the nickname of the US State Department. (Starts with the letter F) Foggy Bottom
In what geological time period called "The Age of Mammals" did primates first appear? Cenozoic
Identify the Massachusetts born president who was the first to serve in the Navy, the first to win a Pulitzer Prize, and who's term was called "The New Frontier" John F Kennedy
Country whose flag I known as "The Union Jack" Great Britain
Which French explorer and settler was sent to North America by Henry IV. This person was known as the "Father of New France". He explore the St Lawrence River and established Quebec Samuel De Champlain
What is the least common multiple of 3, 6, and 8? 24
How many men have walked on the moon? Name 3 of them Armstrong, Aldrin, Bean, Cernan, Duke, Irwin, Mitchell, Schmitt, Shepard, Young, Conrad, and Scott
Which word coined by Teddy Roosevelt was derived from a character in John Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress" who would rather rake filth than look up to see the heavenly crown being offered to him from above? Muckrakers
What type of "holiday" did FDR declare from March 5 to March 12, 1933 to stop the hoarding of money? Bank Holiday
What significant event occurred on July 16, 1945 in New Mexico? First successful explosion of the Atomic Bomb
Which American novelist went to Europe as an ambulance driver in WWI and was a war correspondent in Spain during their Civil War. He also spent 2 years hunting German submarines and won a Nobel Prize in 1954 before committing suicide in 1961? Ernest Hemmingway
This Ernest Hemmingway novel is set in the Atlantic Ocean and features Santiago a Cuban fisherman The Old Man and the Sea
In some Arthurian legends, King Arthur obtains this sword Excalibur from pulling it from a stone. Identify the supernatural figure from whom King Arthur receives the sword in other versions of the story. The Lady of the Lake
Art term for a particular shade or tint of a given color Hue
In which city do Muslims face when they say their prayers 5 times a day? Mecca
Legendary figure whose face launched a thousand ships Helen of Troy
Name the only two monotremes in the world Spiny Anteater and duck billed platypus
Name the half crazed pirate who is marooned for 3 years on Treasure Island and helps Jim Hawkins retrieve the treasure in Robert Louis Stevenson's work Ben Gunn
A bird's second stomach is called the ..... Gizzard
Section of a city in which Jews were formerly required to live apart from everyone else. Now it refers to a poor section of an inner city neighborhood Ghetto
General name of the graph of the equation: y equals x squared Parabola
What are the four terrestrial planets? Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars
Which US President served the longest term? Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Longest running TV show in History is this news program Meet the Press
Which tree is named after a Cherokee Indian who invented a written alphabet for his tribe? Sequoia
In which Tchaikovsky ballet are the characters of Princess Aurora, the wicked fairy, and Prince Florimund? Sleeping Beauty
What does the root prefix or suffix "tele" mean? Far Off or Distance
In this country a Pan Am jet was blown up near Lockerbie in 1988 Scotland
Identify the 7th century B.C. Athenian lawgiver who was noted for the severity of laws he laid down. The adjective form f his name describes any unusually harsh law or code Draco (Draconian)
Body of Roman law codified and promulgated in 529-565 AD Justinian Code
Babylonian legal code of the 18th century BC that dealt with criminal and civil matters Hammurabi's Code
Religion whose ancient laws are called Manu Smriti (Code of Manu) Hinduism
Which law in Chemistry states that the total amount of energy remains the same during all energy changes? Law of Conservation of Energy or Law of the First law of Thermodynamics)
Give the one word title of Sir Issac Newton's work in which he discusses the laws of gravitation. Principia
Somnos or Somnus is the Roman mythological god of sleep. Identify his Greek counterpart Hypnos
Identify the US president in whose administration the Teapot Dome Scandal occured Warren Harding
Harbor in Cuba where the American battleship "The Maine" was blown up Havana
Disease prevented when fruit was brought aboard ships to add to a sailor's diet Scurvy
Which type of nuclear reaction is thought to be the source of energy in the stars? Fusion
Complete Christ's saying "Neither do men light a candle and put it under a ........" Bushel
Name the tough outside layer of the wall of the human eyeball that is normally called the "white of the eye" Sclera
What two US states share the Ohio River as a border with Ohio Kentucky and West Virginia
In how many ways can three of five people be seated in three chairs? 60
The style of William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury owes much to this technique used by James Joyce. In this style of writing a character's perceptions and thoughts are presented as occurring in random form? Stream of Consciousness
What literary device is represented by "Buzz", "Hiss" and Boom" words whose sounds suggest their meaning? Onomatopoeia
Punctuation mark used for an intentional omission, one consisting of 3 periods or asterisks Ellipsis
Which valuable raw material obtained mostly from African animals is known as "white gold" and is often traded by poachers? This material is often made into fine jewelry and carvings Ivory
According to some of his followers, which 16th century astrologer predicted an earthquake caused by a planetary alignment in California in May 1988? He also predicted that there would be an evil ruler named Hister from Germany Nostradamus
English astronomer who was the first to calculate the orbit of a comet and a comet is named for him Edmund Halley
In what novel is Heathcliff a disruptive influence in the Earnshaw's lonely moorland home? Wuthering Heights
Name the French architect and engineer who laid out the city of Washington D.C. The English translation of his surname is "the child" Pierre L'Enfant
This US state is known as "The Keystone State" Pennsylvania
Name the vile biblical queen who was thrown from a window and devoured by dogs and her name today means "any loose woman" Jezebel
What two countries border the Aegean Sea? Turkey and Greece
Polish pianist composed "Revolutionary Etude" for piano when he heard that Russian forces had invaded Poland in 1831 Frederic Chopin
Year in which Germany invaded Poland on September 1st to begin World War II 1939
He was called the "George Washington of South America" Simon Bolivar
American botanist and chemurgist who was called "The Plant Doctor" He also invented over 100 uses for the peanut George Washington Carver
Shakespeare play that opens with the line "If music be the food of love, play on!" Twelfth Night
This play written by an African American woman, Lorraine Hansberry in 1959, tells of an African American family the Younger's who move into an all white neighborhood in Chicago and face discrimination. A Raisin in the Sun
He created the musicals, CATS, The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, and Joseph and the Amazing Technocolor Dreamcoat. Andrew Lloyd Webber
Branch of zoology that deals with fish Ichthyology
Which US president invented the swivel chair and the dumbwaiter? Thomas Jefferson
What is the surname of Jo in Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women? March
In Judges 15:14-16 who escaped the Philistines when the ropes that bound his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire? He then found the jawbone of a donkey and killed 1,000 men before breaking away Samson
In Genesis 19:15-26 who escaped the destruction of Sodom with his two daughters? Lot
Is 145 prime or composite? Composite
Is 61 prime or composite? Prime
Name the dragon like monster described in a Lewis Carroll nonsense verse in his "Through the Looking Glass" Jabberwocky
An Arabic word for "Muslim holy war against infidels" Jihad
Name the fabled gigantic American lumberjack and his giant blue ox Paul Bunyan and Babe
Which metallic element completes this phrase "_______ tongued to designate a speaker who is eloquent and persuasive? Silver
To "get down to ______ tacks means to get down to business" Brass
Astronaut and Senator John Glenn was from this Midwest state Ohio
Which mischievous spirit or Elf of English folklore is also called Robin Goodfellow in a Shakespeare play called "Midsummer's Nght's Dream" Puck
This nuclear power plant exploded at a nuclear reactor in the former Soviet Union in 1986. This caused a nuclear meltdown and the spread of radioactive gases resulting in many deaths and illnesses. Chernobyl
Branch of technology in which microminature devices are produced by working atoms and molecules Nanotechnology
System of locating things underwater by echoes sent from short bursts of sound Sonar
2 word term that describes the loud sound when an airplane travels faster than the speed of sound Sonic Boom
What are the 6 simple machines? Lever, inclined plane, pulley, wedge, screw, and wheel
What are the 7 kinds of electromagnetic waves? Gamma Rays, X Rays, Ultraviolet Light, Visible Light, Infrared Rays, microwaves, and radio waves
To what was the ancient Greek Archimedes referring to when he stated "Give me somewhere to stand and I will move the earth" Lever
He wrote "Common Sense" in 1776, a pamphlet about the reasons why the colonies needed to be free from British rule Thomas Paine
He wrote the "Social Contract Theory" in 1762 which states that governments have certain rights to provide to its citizens and in return the citizens will provide allegiance to the government. This theory goes back to ancient Greece Jean Jacques Rousseau
This ancient Greek wrote the book "The Elements" in the 3rd century BC which discussed the concepts of geometry, algebra, and theorems. Euclid
A 5 line humorous or nonsense verse form described as the "only fixed verse form indigenous in the English language" is known as a... Limerick
The central character in a play or novel whether they are a hero or villain is known as the... Protagonist
A writing that pokes fun at human follies in order to bring about social change is known as a.... Satire
This is the nickname of Jack Dawkins the head pickpocket in Fagin's gang in Charles Dickens Oliver Twist Artful Dodger
She is Tom Sawyer's sweetheart in Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Becky Thatcher
Character A.A. Milne patterned after his own son in the Winnie the Pooh series Christopher Robin
Poor teenage boy, the title character in a Christopher Paolini novel who can communicate telepathically with the dragon Saphira and who tries to get revenge on Galbartorix the last of the Dragonriders. Eragon
She was the gypsy woman who was the love interest in the bellringer of Notre Dame in Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". Esmerelda
She was the young girl who saves Wilbur the pig from being slaughtered in E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web" Fern
Character whose father "The King of Denmark" is killed by his uncle Claudius who then marries his mother Gertrude in William Shakespeare's play of the same name Hamlet
This woman had to wear the letter "A" on her dress as punishment for her adultery in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" Hester Pyrnne
Heroic elephant who is the only one to hear a tiny voice in a speck of dust in a famous Dr. Seuss book. Horton
Boy wearing the wolf suit who is sent to bed without eating in Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are". Max
Shakespeare character who is tricked by Iago into killing his wife Desdemonda thinking she has been unfaithful and then kills himself out of remorse. Othello
Accident prone honey bear wearing a shabby hat and yellow macintosh who lives with the Brown family in London in a series of books by Michael Bond. Paddington Bear
The hunchback bellringer in Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" Quasimodo
Washington Irving character who falls asleep for 20 years while hunting the Catskill Mountains and is not recognized until he returns home Rip Van Winkle
Fairy tale dwarf who helps a young woman spin straw into gold in exchange for a promise to give him her first born child unless she can guess his name Rumplestiltskin
Cruel slave driver in Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" SImon Legree
Coon dog who gets shot while trying to protect his master in a book by William Armstrong Sounder
Two inch high mouse who is the second son of the Littles in an E.B. White book of the same name Stuart Little
Stuffed rabbit magically turned into a real rabbit in a 1922 book by Margery Williams Velveteen Rabbit
Quiet, easy going man who dreams of glory and heroic actions in a story by James Thurber. The book was recently made into a movie. Walter Mitty
This is the name of the pig who is a friend to Charlotte, the spider in E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web" Wilbur
These are known as waterspouts usually in the forms of grotesque figures or fantastic creatures found on old churches and buildings in Europe Gargoyles
These are dwarves of Scandinavian mythology who lives in caves and hordes monies or treasures. Trolls
This is the fictional island that King Arthur was taken to after his death Avalon
Fictional English town where King Arthur and his court lived Camelot
Legendary spring of water that Spanish conquistador Ponce de Leon sought after in the Americas known for its magical properties to keep one eternally young Fountain of Youth
Fictional Home of Winnie the Pooh and his friends Eeyore, Piglet, and Tigger in a book by A.A. Milne Hundred Acre Wood
Superman's home planet was known as... Krypton
This is the magical land entered by a passageway behind a wardrobe in a series of books by author C.S. Lewis Narnia
This is the fictional fertile land northwest of Middle Earth where the Hobbits live in a series of books by J.R.R. Tolkien The Shire
Secret kingdom of Jesse Aarons and Leslie Burke in a Katherine Patterson novel Terabithia
Sir Thomas Moore's perfect society on an imaginary island off of the coast of South America is known as.... Utopia
According to the nursery rhyme, these characters "went up the hill/to fetch a pail of water/ but he fell and broke his crown" Jack and Jill
Identify the 2 fat little men in Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass" whose names today are used for a metaphor for two people or two things that are so alike, that they are indistinguishable" Tweedledee and Tweedledum
This author wrote about a fictional jungle born hero named Lord Greystoke who grew up in a jungle and took a woman named Jane for his mate. Edgar Rice Burroughs
Name the 4 March sisters in Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" Amy, Jo, Beth, and Meg
Name the three sisters in Beatrix Potter's "The Tales of Peter Rabbit" Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail
Name the 3 musketeer's from French author Alexander Dumas Athos, Porthos, and Aramis
Name the 3 Mrs. W's in Madeline L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time" Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which
Which 3 words begin this saying by Marc Antony in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar " ____________, ___________, and __________ lend me your ears"/I come to bury Caesar not to praise him" Friends, Romans, Countrymen
What 3 character "all jumped out of a rotten potato" in the nursery rhyme "Rub a dub dub/Three men in a rub" Butcher, Baker, Candlestick maker
According to the nursery rhyme, what 3 things are little boys made of? Snakes, and snails and puppy dog tails
According to the nursery rhyme, what 3 things are little girls made of? Sugar, and spice, and everything nice
What book does this quote come from "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others"? Animal Farm by George Orwell
Who wrote these words "Because I could not stop for death/He kindly stopped for me"? Emily Dickinson in the poem "Because I could not stop for death"
What 4 words were spoken before the banquet in "Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone" by JK Rowling Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!
What story ends with "God bless us everyone!!"? A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (by the character Tiny Tim)
Who said "I am a bear of very little brain and long words bother me"? Winnie the Pooh
Who said "In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart" in her book? Anne Frank in Dairy of a Young Girl
Who said "The woods are lovely dark and deep/But I have promises to keep/And miles to go before I sleep" Robert Frost in his poem "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening"
"To be or not to be: That is the question" is from what William Shakespeare play? Hamlet
A line segment between two points on a given curve is called a.... Chord
An angle greater than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees is known as an ...... Obtuse Angle
How many zeroes does a billion have? 9
A geometric solid with exactly one circular base and exactly one vertex is called a.... Cone
The measurement of the space occupied by a solid figure is known as a ...;. Volume
What are the 3 measures of central tendency of a data set? Mean, Median, Mode
The side opposite of the right angle in a right triangle is called the...... Hypotenuse
What woodwind instrument is usually made of silver and differs from the other woodwinds because it is held horizontally and produces sounds by blowing across a mouthpiece at the left end? Flute
What is the lowest pitched instrument of the brass family? Tuba
Kettledrums are often called by this term ..... Timpani
This is a type of xylophone used in Africa and South America which is composed of wooden bars suspended in a frame with a gourd or wooden box beneath each bar to act as a reasonator Marimba
These instruments originated in Spain and are two shell shaped pieces of hard wood joined by a cord that passes over the thumb. Castanets
This instrument is a cousin to the guitar. It originated in Italy and is played by plucking the 10 strings with quick movements Mandolin
A shorter version of a trumpet is called a ..... Cornet
What two books in the Old Testament contain the Ten Commandments? Exodus and Dueteronomy
What Italian word means the end or concluding section of a musical work? Coda
What is the name of the half sized flute that sounds one octave higher than the standard flute? Piccolo
Pizzicato is a term used with stringed instruments. What does it tell the player to do? Pluck the strings with the finger rather than use the bow
What term refers to the highness or lowness of a note? Pitch
What male voice lies between a tenor and a bass? Baritone
This musical was based on a novel by Margaret London entitled "Anna and the King of Siam". It centered around an English schoolteacher who goes to Bangkok to teach English to the Siamese King The King and I by Rogers and Hammerstein
This musical and subsequent movie was based on the novel "The Trapp Family Singers" which tells the story of 7 children and a single father who falls in love with the nun Maria whom he hires as their governess. It takes place before WW2 in Austria . The Sound of Music
Which American inventor said "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety nine perspiration"? Thomas Edison
This is the capital of Ireland Dublin
Which American humorist and social critic began his lectures and columns by saying "All I know is just what I read in the papers"? Will Rogers
Which American statesman said "I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country...The Turkey is a much more respectable Bird" Benjamin Franklin
What 4 words did George Washington add after he repeated the presidential oath? So help me God
What 4 presidents have been assassinated? Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, John F Kennedy
Identify the 7 word saying based on Proverbs 13:24 that argues for the use of discipline in raising a child correctly. Spare the rod and spoil the child
What 3 words beginning with the prefix "omni" are used by most religions to describe their god as "all knowing", "all powerful" and "present in all places at the same time"? Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnispresent
What are the 7 deadly sins or Cardinal Sins? Pride, Wrath, Envy, Lust, Gluttony, Avarice (Covetouness), & Sloth
Name the 5 children who are invited to visit the factory in Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Augustus (Gloop), Mike (Teavee), Charlie (Bucket), Veruca (Salt), Violet (Beauregarde)
What are the 4 houses that first year students are divided into by the Sorting Hat in the Harry Potter Series? Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slytherin
What are the 8 reindeer's names in Clement C Moore's Poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas"? Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen
How many different pitches are found in an octave? 8
What is the name given to three or more different tones that are played or struck at exactly the same time? Chord
What is the name of the first section of a musical composition in which the theme is presented? Exposition
This animal is sacred to Hindu's and are not to be eaten because Hindu's believe that this animal contains the souls of all dead people Cows
What term refers to the highness or lowness of a note? Pitch
What musical symbol is used to represent silence? Rest
Name 6 types of simple machines Lever, inclined plane, pulley, wedge, screw, and wheel
What is the normal body temperature in humans? 98.6 degrees
What 2 word phrase beginning with the letter Q means an abrupt sizable step forwards especially because of new information or technology? Quantum Leap
How many days (not counting Sundays) does it take for a bill to become a law after the President of the US receives it if he does not act upon it and what term designates the indirect veto that occurs when a bill is left unsigned and Congress adjorns 10 Days/Pocket Veto
On what day does the Supreme Court's Annual terms traditionally begin? First Monday in October
Cemetery in which JFK is buried and where his widow lit an eternal flame and where the tomb of the Unknown Soldier is guarded every minute or every day Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC
How many US Presidents have won the Nobel Peace Prize? 4-Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama
Which 3 countries did then President Bush label as an "axis of evil" in his 2002 State of the Union address? Iran, Iraq, North Korea
What was the name of the Space Shuttle that burned up upon re-entry over Texas in 2003? Columbia
City in which a church bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church killed 4 young black girls in September 1963. Birmingham, Alabama
Identify President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Four Freedoms which he introduced as the cornerstone of his presidency in a message to Congress in 1941. Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear
On what Battleship in Tokyo Bay in 1945, did Japan surrender ending World War II? U.S.S. Missouri
Physicist who arrived in the US from Germany in 1921 who described time as the fourth dimension in his lecture on the theory of relativity Albert Einstein
Boxer known as the "Brown Bomber" who won the US Heavyweight championship in 1937 after knocking out James J Braddock becoming only the 2nd black man to win the title Joe Louis
Island where the famous photograph of the raising of the US flag by the 3rd Marine division on February 23, 1945 was taken Iwo Jima
Name given to the US project to build the first atomic bomb Manhattan Project
US State in which 4 black college students started a non violent "sit-in" protest at a Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro in April 1960. North Carolina
Which US president once said "I can do one of two things. I can be President of the United States or I can control Alice. I cannot possibly do both"? Theodore Roosevelt
Which US President in a speech to Congress in 1917 said "....the world must be made safe for democracy..."? Woodrow Wilson
Identify the name designating the renegade white Republican Southerners who collaborated with blacks and Northerners during the Reconstruction period Scalawags
What part of the US was known as "Seward's Icebox" or "Seward's Folly" and from what country did the US buy this territory? Alaska/Russia
Identify the city hit by a great fire in 1871 which was said to be started when Mrs. O'Leary's cow knocked over a lantern. Chicago
Name the 3 states in which Yellowstone National Park is located Wyoming, Idaho, Montana
At which site in South Dakota did the US 7th Calvary kill over 200 Sioux men, woman, and children in 1890? Battle of Wounded Knee
What was the name of the Calvary troops that Teddy Roosevelt led during a charge up San Juan's hill during the Spanish American War? Rough Riders
Nickname for the US government derived from the nickname given to the chief army inspector for Samuel Wilson at Anderson's New York stockyards in 1812 who stamped "US" on pork barrels. Uncle Sam
He created the Opera "Carmen" in 1845 Georges Bizet
These types of clouds are thin, white, delicate clouds that contain ice crystals and are the highest in the atmosphere at 4 or 5 miles Cirrus
These type of clouds are dark, rugged storm clouds that produce precipitation and are known as rain clouds or thunderheads Nimbus (Cumlonimbus)
These types of clouds are huge, fluffy white piles of dome shaped clouds with a flattened base Cumulus
These types of clouds are wide gray layered clouds the lowest ones associated with stormy weather Stratus
Who is considered the "Father of Modern Economics"? In 1776 he advocated the principles of laissez-faire economics in his book "Wealth of Nations" Adam Smith
What is the capital of the Netherlands? Amsterdam
What is the capital of Spain? Madrid
Name the Spanish king and queen on Spain who financed Christopher Columbus' voyages to the New World and what were the names of his ships? King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella/Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria
Identify the Earth's first artificial satellite in 1957 and the country that launched it Sputnik/Soviet Union
This man was the first explorer to sail around the tip of Africa in 1487 which became known as the Cape of Good Hope Bartholomew Dias
This is the name of Japan's highest mountain located on the island of Honshu Mt. Fuji
This is the name of the mountain in Turkey in which Noah's Ark is believed to have landed Mt. Ararat
This is the mountain chain that divides France and Spain Pyrenees
This is the longest river in Europe Volga
This saltwater lake is the worlds lowest body of water on earth, the world's saltiest, and is located between Israel and Jordan Dead Sea
This strait connects the Atlantic with the Mediterranean Sea Strait of Gibraltar
The two states in which Dinosaur National Monument is located Colorado and Utah
This city contains the streets of Bourbon, Canal, and Royal Streets, as well as the French Quarter, Jackson Square, the Mardi Gras Parade, and the Superdome New Orleans, Louisisiana
These mountains divide Europe from Asia Caucasus Mts
This is known as the zone of active volcanoes around the Pacific region Ring of Fire
This country is home to the Giant Pandas China
A bugle call used to awaken troops in the morning is called.... Reveille
Italian for "tail" this is an ending added to a musical piece Coda
This is the number of holes on a golf course 18
What is 7 cubed? 343
What is the least common multiple of 6, 8, and 16? 48
Who said "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"? Neil Armstrong
In the United States, how long is the term of a US Senator? 6 Years
What is the name of a word or phrase that is spelled the same forward and backward such as "pop" or "Madam"? Palindrome
A vehicle of this kind called Furthur was used by Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters in Tom Wolfeʹs book The Electric Kool‐Aid Acid Test.   Joanna Cole created Ms. Frizzle, who drives a ”magic” one.    School Bus
A story by this man is set in 2081, when “everybody was finally equal.”  This author wrote about a 14‐year‐old genius named Harrison Bergeron that depicts the firebombing of Dresden.    Billy Pilgrim appears in what authorʹs Slaughterhouse‐Five? Kurt Vonnegut
A wife named Janey has to “fill in” for her husband Clyde, who has a broken leg.    A village girl whispers “I hope itʹs not Nancy” as theHutchinson family takes part in the title event.  What Shirley Jackson story ends with a mother stoned to death? The Lottery
What former senator from Mississippi was chosen as president of the Confederacy during the Civil War? Jefferson Davis
She authored the book Shiloh Phyllis Reynolds
Alex Rigopolus and Eran Egozy founders of the company Harmonix are responsible for creating this popular video game. First released in 2005, it has spawned sequels such as Legends of Rock. What game allows players to jam to their favorite rock bands? Guitar Hero
This Asian city was adopted into English as a verb meaning to take someone against their will as a slave. Located on the mouth of the Yangtze River, what is this largest city in China? Shanghai
Spelled one way, this homophone serves as an adjective meaning trivial or insignificant. Identify this homophone that when spelled differently means a person who excavates coal or minerals from the earth Minor/Miner
According to this mathematical property, if A=B and B=C, then A =C Transitive Property of Equality
This wooded are that's most often associated with Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men Sherwood Forest
Joan of Arc secured French Independence in 1429 at which famous battle? Siege of Orleans
Berlioz, Chopin, and Felix Mendelssohn were composers during this time period in music that focused on feelings and passions Romantic Period
Palestrina, Byrd, and Monteverdi were composers during this time period in music where time signatures and written bar lines were added to music Renaissance Period
This ship carried Jason and his crew on the search for the Golden Fleece Argo
This was the rat in Charlotte's Web Templeton
This Ohio school was the site of an incident on May 4, 1970 that most people believed hastened the end of the Vietnam War. At what university were 4 students killed by national guard members for protesting American involvement in Vietnam and Cambodia? Kent State University
This blood disorder is characterized by excessive clotting and causes circulatory problems. Several members of the The Romanov family in Russia suffered from this disease Hemophilia
What famous architect designed the unique Rock n Roll Museum that is located in Cleveland, Ohio? I.M Pei
What are the 3 types of classic Greek architecture that form many of the world's most famous buildings? Doric, Ionic, Corinthian
What is the strongest number on the Ph scale? 14
What is the only state in the US that borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes? New York
What natural phenomenon is Carl Sandburg describing when he writes "It sits looking over the harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on"? Fog
What tennis scoring term is also the name for playing a card with two spots? Deuce
What tectonic plate lies directly to the west of the San Andreas fault? Pacific Plate
What football term is also used when referring to fishing apparatus, gear, and equipment? Tackle
What exotic female dancer was accused of spying for the Germans during World War I and was shot by a French firing squad in 1917? Mata Hari (real name was Margaretha Zelle)
What property of a mineral allows it to break along a smooth plane surface? cleavage
In what country is the famous Acropolis, an ancient citadel on top of a hill, and the Parthenon, an ancient temple dedicated to the god Athena, located? Greece
In what country is the great mosque and museum, the Haggia Sofia located? Turkey
In what country is the Kremlin which is the official residence of the leader of the country located? Russia
In what country is Neuschwanstein Castle which Disney's Sleeping Beauty's Castle is based upon located? Germany
In what country is Stonehenge, a prehistoric ring of standing stones, located? England (Britain)
In what country is the ancient temples of Angkor Wat located? Cambodia
This is the star ingredient in Hawaii's traditional "blue plate" special and is the object of Monty Python jokes. Hormel has sold 7 billions cans of this lunch meat. What is the name of this product made from pork shoulder and packaged in a can? Spam
This planet has a ring system, magnetosphere, and a number of moons. What makes it unique is its axis of rotation where it tilts sideways. Name this planet that was discovered by William Herschel in 1781. Uranus
In 1619, the Virginia Company established its own legislature that was elected by the "free men" of the colony. What was this legislative body called that began the tradition of representative government in America? House of Burgesses
In Sanskrit this word literally means " I bow to you" and it is a common greeting in India. In the US it is most likely heard in a yoga studio and means "the light within me honors you". What is the word? Namaste
The pointed end part of a calligraphy pen is called a.... Nib
This animal guarded the gold of the north. What is the name of this creature which was half eagle and half lion and belonged to Zeus? Griffin
This US President had eaten tainted meat when he served during the Spanish American War. He was moved when he read "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair about cleaning up the meatpacking industry. Who is this president who passed the Meat Inspection Act of 1906? Teddy Roosevelt
Slash was a famous guitarist for which rock band ? Guns and Roses
This spice along with mace is derived from evergreen trees and is traditionally used in eggnog. Nutmeg
The cured pods of this orchid plant is often used to flavor ice cream and other sweet treats. Vanilla
This son of Adam and Eve is murdered by his brother Cain as told in the Old Testament of the Bible. Abel
This company's failure includes the Edsel and the Pinto whose gas tanks led to many explosions. Name this company created by the man who invented the assembly line and whose cars now include the Focus and the Fusion Ford
Its creation story sees the birth of the home islands from Izanagi and Izanumi. Name this religion, the former state religion of Japan. Shintoism
These spirits inhabit nature in the Shinto Faith Kami
In an outline, what type of symbol is used to indicate a major heading? Roman Numeral
What is the Latin name for the constellation otherwise known as "The Twins"? Gemini
Which two word phrase is used to describe the plants and animals native to a region? Flora and Fauna
What creature is the only natural enemy of the Great White Shark? Killer Whale
In Greek and Roman mythology, it was known as the nectar of the gods Ambrosia
With which sport would you associate nocks, quivers, and broadheads? Archery
From which documents do the words "When in the course of human events it becomes necessary...? Declaration of Independence
Which substance found in bogs and swamps can be described as "unfinished coal"? Peat
What was the name of the first nuclear powered submarine to be commissioned in the US Navy? U.S.S. Nautilus
Who was the first US President to be inaugurated in the White House? Thomas Jefferson
He invented the telegraph Samuel Morse
Photogoraphy pioneer who invented the Kodak camera George Eastman
He invented the mechanical reaper Cyrus McCormick
This is the name of Garfield's dog Odie
Jolene shines a blue light on a red apple. What color did the apple appear to be? Black
Nowadays we have to memorize several PIN numbers to access bank accounts and other personal data. What does the letter I mean in the phrase PIN number? Identification
In the literary world what term means the events and actions that create the framework of a written work Plot
What amendment to the US Constitution deals with the salary of Congressional members? 27
The song America the Beautiful has 4 verses. Complete the last 3 words in this verse: "Land where my fathers died, Land of the Pilgrim's pride, From every mountainside, ___________" Let Freedom Ring
A Latin term that means a piece of music should be played in a smooth, even style with no breaks between the notes Legato
A 7 letter Latin term that means to play at a brisk, fast tempo. Allegro
The Latin root word of this part of the sun means crown. Its temperature is millions of Kelvins higher than the surface of the sun. What is this outermost layer of the sun's atmosphere called? Corona
What zodiac constellation is known as the Ram? Aries
What zodiac constellation is known as the Bull? Taurus
Where are the famous Incan ruins, Macchu Picchu located? Peru
In soccer this person is the teams best scoring forward that plays the center field Striker
In soccer this is a warning or caution card, two of which equal the removal of a player from the game Yellow Card
Most Dr. Seuss books are read to little kids. However, this book is often read at high school graduations because it talks about the challenges of life and ends with the phrase "Will you succeed", Yes you will indeed! What is the name of this book? Oh the Place You'll Go
These are the fastest growing woody plants in the world. They are found in diverse climates, but mostly in Asia where they are used for food and building materials. What is this grass with woody stems that looks more like a tree than grass? Bamboo
Ancient Egyptians used solar powered shadow clocks to tell time. By what name are these devices more commonly known? Sundials
Who am I? I was the 9th president of the US and the first to die in office. I served the shortest term of just 31 days. William Henry Harrison
According to a German folktale, the Pied Piper played his music and led both the rats and the children out of the town. In what town did this fateful event occur? Hamelin
A large group of Boy Scouts from all over America have gathered in Boston. What is this large gathering called? Jamboree
What are the parallel sides of a trapezoid called? Bases
This word is associated with a river. It refers to a stream of water that flows in the opposite direction of the main current to create a whirlpool. What is this 4 letter word? Eddy
What fractional part of the total membership of the US Senate makes up a quorum? 2/3
What word rhymes with bolt and is the name given to a young migrating salmon as it travels from a freshwater environment to a saltwater environment? smolt
In Disney's Peter Pan, Wendy and her brothers are led to the magical world Neverland by their hero Peter Pan. Once there they have many adventures. What is the name of the group that includes Foxy, Rabbit, Skunk, Cubby, and the Raccoon Twins? The Lost Boys
Which American celebrity singer had the nickname "Old Blue Eyes"? Frank Sinatra
Which American celebrity singer had the nickname "The Man in Black"? Johnny Cash
Although it had a wingspan of 20 inches and could fly, scientists claim that it had to climb a tree before jumping into the air. Name this strange prehistoric bird from 155 million years ago that had feathers like a bird and teeth like a reptile Archaeopteryx
What is the name of the Roman god of wine and music? Bacchus
This is the name of a short piece of music preceded by a more substantial work or an orchestral introduction to an opera Prelude
What is the name of the Roman god of the underworld? Pluto
In a triangle, what is a line segment from a vertex to the opposite side that divides the vertex in half? Bisector
What kind of triangle as classified by its angle measurements has an angle that measures 42 degrees and another that measures 34 degrees? Obtuse
How long must a person reside in our country before he or she can apply for citizenship? 5 years
He was the only actor to appear on the cover of TV guide for 3 consecutive weeks. Who played the TV roles of Little Ben Cartwright on Bonanza, Charles Ingalls on Little House on the Prarie, and Jonathan Smith on Highway to Heaven? Michael Landon
This elements symbol is taken from the Latin word Stannum, This silvery metal is often used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion since it is not easily oxidized in air. What is this element that has an atomic # of 50 & the chemical symbol Sn? TIn
Mythology is the body of stories associated with a culture of group of people. What group of explorers and warriors gave stories about Freya, the goddess of beauty and love, Thor the war god, and Odin, the ruler of the universe? Vikings
What word begins with the 3rd letter of the alphabet and describes a set of points that are in a straight line? Collinear
What heavenly body am I? Astronomers thought I was 2 separate bodies. I am called the morning or evening star, even though I am really a planet. I have a swirling cloud of sulfuric acid droplets around me & named after the Roman goddess of love & beauty Venus
This thin muscle aids in the rotation of the hip & knee. It runs the length of the thigh & is the longest muscle in the body. Sartorius
What is the more frequently used word for the French art term papier colle? Collage
On the movie set, this is the person that is the chief electrician in charge of lighting? Gaffer
Which of the 7 wonders of the ancient world was said to be built by Nebuchadnezzar II in Babylon for his wife because he missed the scent of plants from her native country? The Hanging Gardens
This schoolteacher was killed in the Challenger space shuttle disaster Christa McAuliffe
What is the term for a noun or pronoun that follows a linking verb and renames the subject? Predicate Nominative
Sir Issac Newton, the famous scientist and inventor had a dog that followed him everywhere he went. Name this sog that shares its name with the hardest mineral on Mohs Scale of Hardness? Diamond
This word means a mollusk that has two shells Bivalve
Complete the following proverb: "If you can't stand the ___________, get out of the kitchen" heat
Complete the following proverb: "Strike while the _______ is hot" iron
This unit of measurement is defined as a thousandth of an Imperial nautical mile and is equal to six feet. What is this unit used to measure water depth? fathom
This term literally means that governments should not intervene in business or in most aspects of society. What is this French terms that literally means to "let alone"? laissez-faire
This unit or capacity is equal to 16 cups and is often used in reference to gasoline or milk. What is the name for a liquid amount that is equal to 4 quarts? gallon
In the Simpson's, Bart enjoys prank calling this profane tavern keeper whom Homer frequently visits Moe Syzlak
This molecule stores genetic information DNA
This is the Roman name for the god Artemis Diana
A substance's mass to volume ratio is called its..... Density
English translation of the Spanish word "muerte" Dead
Contact lenses can be used to treat this condition also known as shortsightedness Myopia
Jimmy Wales was the founder of this free encyclopedia on the internet that anyone can edit. Wikipedia
This novel's protagonist is nicknamed "the girl on fire" after being given a dress by her stylist Cinna. She volunteers for a contest meant for her sister Primrose. Name this book by Suzanne Collins about Katniss Everdeen who fights in the title contest The Hunger Games
Hank Morgan takes over Merlin’s position through time travel. In A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court the deceitful Duke & Dauphin trick a boy who travels with Jim down the Mississippi River. Name this author of Huckleberry Finn & Tom Sawyer Mark Twain
This biblical figure was thrown in jail for refusing the romantic advances of Potiphar’s wife. This man put a silver cup into a bag of grain after his brothers, sold him into slavery. Name this biblical man who owned a beautiful coat of colors. Joseph
A tomb containing a mercury river and an army of Terracotta soldiers honors this country’s emperor Qin Shi Huangdi who began building this nation’s defense against the Huns.Name this nation, home to a Great Wall China
TheDraconids and Perseids are examples of these events, which arise from Earth passing through the debris path of a comet. Name these brilliant celestial displays in which hundreds of “shooting stars” appear. Meteor Showers
The Potato Eaters is by this man, who created a still life with Sunflowers while living in Arles. This man painted the village of Saint-Remy ´under a swirling sky while institutionalized for cutting off his own ear. Name this painter of Starry Night Vincent Van Gogh
Zoroastrianism was the dominant religion of this Middle Eastern region until it was conquered in the seventh century by the Rashidun Caliphate. This ancient region roughly corresponds with modern Iran. Persia
This English literary character appears in novels by Howard Pyle and Sir Walter Scott. Name this literary character who lives in Sherwood Forest with his “Merry Men,” and who robs the rich to feed the poor. poor Robin Hood (Robin of Locksley)
Johannesburg is the largest city in this African country, where Afrikaans was supported by the controlling government as part of an official state policy of racial segregation called Apartheid. South Africa
A protective layer of ozone exists in this region of Earth’s atmosphere, which lies just above the troposphere Stratosphere
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote a historical poem about this American hero, a silversmith who rode to Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts to warn the colonists that the British were coming. What was the name of this poem? Paul Revere's Ride
Give this general term for anxiety disorders named for the Greek word for “fear.” Phobia
This term refers to the extreme fear of spiders and eight-legged creatures related to them. Arachnophobia
This phobia is often described as the fear of open spaces, since this term comes from the Greek for “fear of the public square.” Officially, this term refers to any anxiety stemming from the inability to escape an unsafe environment. Agoraphobia
A painting is said to adhere to this principle if a rectangle drawn in the painting features something interesting 61.8% of the way . Name this aesthetically pleasing ratio, expressed as the mathematical constant phi , found in classical artwork. Golden Ratio
She advocated for landmine removal and was killed in August 1997 in a car accident in Paris, Name this member of the British royal family, the first wife of Prince Charles. After her death, Elton John re-wrote the song “Candle in the Wind” as a tribute. Princess Diana
The Davydov Stradivarius cello once played by Jacqueline du Pre now belongs to this Chinese-American cellist, possibly the most popular classical musician in America today. Yo Yo Ma
William R Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer’s newspapers engaged in this “colorful” form of sensationalist journalism, using catchy headlines instead of soundly-researched facts to attract readers. Yellow Journalism
Hearst’s yellow journalism is often cited for raising support for the United States’ 1898 war against this European country over possession of Cuba, the Philippines, and other islands. Spain (Spanish American War)
”Anti-Stratfordians” believe that this man did not write the many plays attributed to him, though most experts believe that he is in fact the author of such plays as King Lear, Othello, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. William Shakespeare
Sickle Cell is a genetically inherited disorder in which these cells are misshapen, causing the obstruction of capillaries. Red Blood Cells
Because of widespread malaria in Jamestown, this city was made the capital of its colony for 80 years in the 1700s, Thomas Jefferson declared Richmond the capital . Name this city, which has a living museum dedicated to colonial history. Williamsburg
Name the three-headed dog who guards the entrance to Hades. Cerberus
When Odysseus returned to Ithaca after the Trojan War, this dog was the only creature who recognized him. Shortly after reuniting with his master after decades apart, this long-lived dog died. Argos
On this date in 1929, several members of Bugs Moran’s gang were killed on the orders of Al Capone. This Christian feast day celebrates a saint who broke Roman law by performing weddings for soldiers. What holiday celebrates love with flowers and candy? Valentine's Day
Bram Bones wins the heart of Katrina Van Tassel when Ichabod Crane vanishes. The headless horseman was created by, what author of the stories “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?” Washington Irving
In addition to “Diamonds and Toads” and “Puss in Boots,” this figure has been credited with creating poems like “Humpty Dumpty” and “Jack and Jill.” Name this imaginary bird-author of many tales. and nursery rhymes. Mother Goose
The marriage of Queen Isabella of Castile and King Ferdinand of Aragon essentially unified this modern European country. They also supported Christopher Columbus voyage to the new world. Spain
Ganymede, which orbits a different planet, is the only moon larger than this one. Name this moon, the second largest in the solar system and the only one to have a dense atmosphere. Titan
The moon Titan orbits this planet, whose ring system has been studied by the Cassini probe. Saturn
This neighborhood in Manhattan was the namesake of a 20th century literary movement of black writers. A Langston Hughes poem named for this neighborhood asks, “What happens to a dream deferred? / Does it dry up / like a raisin in the sun?” Harlem
Name this African-American orator and founder of the Tuskegee Institute who argued for a “compromise” in which blacks would accept white political leadership in the south in exchange for education, employment, and equal treatment under the law Booker T Washington
Journey to the Center of the Earth is by this French author of early science-fiction adventure novels, who also wrote Around the World in Eighty Days and a novel about Captain Nemo. Jules Verne
In this novel by Verne, Captain Nemo takes Pierre Aronnax aboard his submarine, the Nautilus, to investigate sharks and giant squid deep in the ocean. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
This essential vitamin prevents oxidation and is therefore used as a food additive. It also promotes collagen synthesis, preventing the onset of scurvy Vitamin C
Beta-carotene is a precursor molecule to this vitamin for humans, but not cats, who can’t convert it. The retina requires this vitamin for the generation of light-absorbing molecules Vitamin A
This US president was the only one to be elected by unanimous vote George Washington
This was the false king of Narnia who was uncle to Prince Caspian in C.S. Lewis' novel Prince Caspian Miraz
This legendary performer released the album "Thriller" in 1982 with sales totaling over 120 million copies. Who was this "King of Pop" who holds the record for the best selling album of all time? Michael Jackson
Most of its 750 residents are priests or nuns. Name this smallest country in the world, who area is approximately .016 of a square mile and is surrounded by another country. The Vatican
A pigmented area or birthmark on the skin is called this word that begins with the letter "N" Nevis
An environmental area in an animals habitat that provides the needs of the animal is called its...... Niche
Discovered on July 23, 1995, at a great distance from the sun, this comet was dubbed the Great Comet of 1997. What is the name of this celestial body which gave a great show in 1997 and is named for the 2 observers who first discovered the comet? Hale-Bopp
What country launched its first manned space mission in October 2003, becoming the third country to do so? China
Located in Grenada, Spain, this elaborate fortress built by the Moors was later taken over by Christians. It resembles medieval structures in that it has a castle, a palace, and outbuildings. Its name means "red fortress". Name this famous building. Alhambra
What is the frame or structure called on which a piece of sculpture is formed? armature
Which famous poet wrote "O, my luve is like a red, red, rose/That's newly sprung in June/O, my luve is like the melodie/That's sweetly played in tune? Robert Burns
This island located in Lake Michigan is where James Jesse Strang formed a Mormon kingdom in 1848. Beaver Island
This city is named for the local trees that are valued honey plants. However this southern city is best known as the birthplace of Elvis Presley. Name this Mississippi town. Tupelo
Diane always has an ache or pain although the doctor gave her a clean bill of health. What adjective describes a person like Diane who has an abnormal preoccupation with real or imagined illnesses. Hypochondriac
This acidic substance is produced in the stomach to aid with digestion Pepsin
This floor covering was invented by Englishman Frederick Watson who patented his formula in 1860. Name the world's first practical floor covering that was first made from cork, dust, resins, and linseed oil. Linoleum
In Tchaikovsky's ballet the "Nutcracker", who is the Nutcracker's main enemy? The Mouse King
What substance did people use to cure meat before the era of refrigeration because it inhibits the growth of microorganisms and bacteria. Salt
What musical note is placed on the third line from the bottom on a staff that bears the treble clef sign? B
What animals can be classified into breeds such as Holsteiner, Morgan, Appaloosa, Arabian, and Clydesdale? Horses
What 8 letter word means to take money out of your savings account? Withdraw
A scout quit his job when Houston didn't pick this player #1 in 1992. In 2011, he homered for his 3,000th hit. Name this captain who wore number 2 as the starting shortstop for five World Series-winning New York Yankees teams before retiring in 2014. Derek Jeter
This document’s Clause 61 gave a certain group of barons the power to override unlawful acts of the king. Name this charter signed at Runnymede by King John in 1215. Magna Carta
Name this story story in which Della sells her hair and Jim sells his watch in order to buy each other Christmas gifts. Who wrote this story? The Gift of the Magi. It was written by O Henry
This material, a sediment whose particles are smaller than sand, is another common bearer of water in an aquifer. This material is commonly found in river water and deposited at the mouths of rivers. Silt
Water can be harvested by digging or drilling one of these structures, then installing a pump or using buckets to bring the water to the surface. These may be called Artesian if simple pressure forces the water up. Wells
Give this term for the multiplicative inverse of a number, often used in the context of fractions. For example, this value for seven is one-seventh. Reciprocal
Name this short-lived mail service, in which relay teams of horseback riders delivered mail from station to station across the American West Pony Express
This organization's viral video, set to "Everything is Awesome" shows an Arctic landscape flooding with oil, In 1985, the French bombed this organization's ship, the Rainbow Warrior, to prevent it from protesting nuclear testing. Name this global enviro Greenpeace
One song about this location was accused of hiding the message "Here's to my sweet Satan" in the lyrics backwards. In "Imagine," John Lennon claims that this location doesn't exist. Bruno Mars laments being "Locked Out of" this place. Name this location Heaven
This religion follows the “Five Classics.” Followers of this religion practice respect for their ancestors & parents, known as filial piety. Name this philosophy based on the teachings of the Chinese author of the Analects Confucianism
Scrimshaw is the art of carving and engraving of this material. The artform began among whalers,who had plenty of time while on their ship and plenty of this material from their harvested whales. Ivory
Robert Burns asks "Should auld acquaintance be forgot/and never brought to mind?" in the opening to “Auld Lang Syne,” a poem now traditionally sung on this holiday New Year's Eve
Much of Jack London's "The Call of the Wild" is set in this region of western Canada during a late 19th century gold rush Klondike (Yukon Territory)
A famous paradox posed by Zeno asks whether this man will ever catch a walking tortoise, given that in the time it takes this Greek man to reach the tortoise, the tortoise will have moved forward. Achilles
John Locke argued that if this concept is broken, people have the right to form a new government. This 2-word term describes the agreement between individuals & their rulers to give up some freedom in exchange for the protection of other rights. Social Contract Theory
In Norse mythology, This “middle land,” the realm of men, was formed by Ymir’s [ee-meer’s] eyebrow. It is encircled by a namesake “Serpent,” and during Ragnarök, it will sink into the sea Midgard
In Norse mythology, Midgard is connected to Asgard by this rainbow bridge, which is guarded by Heimdall. Bifrost
On August 9th, 2014, police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in this city. Name this suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, where anti-police protests were met with force in summer 2014. Ferguson
This US Cabinet position has been filled by Janet Napolitano and Jay Johnson in the Obama administration. It is last in line of Presidential succession, as its department was created most recently, in 2001. Department of Homeland Security
Give the Chinese philosophical term that describes complementary, yet opposing, forces. It is also symbolized by a circle with swirling black and white regions Yin and Yang
This 3rd largest island of its chain is also its most populous; it’s home to the Punahou School, whose graduates include Barack Obama. Name this island, whose tourist attractions include the royal 'Iolani Palace and the dormant volcano Diamond Head. Oahu
John Keats’ poem “Ode on a Grecian Urn” ends by comparing two abstract concepts. Name either. Beauty or Truth
These objects can be “seeded” with silver iodide , & may show “anvil­heads” and “mares’ tails.” Fog is a ground­level example of the stratus type of these objects, whose cumulonimbus variety is a source of snow and rain. Name these masses of water vapor Clouds
This man wrote about an animal who steals from the farmers in The Fantastic Mister Fox. He also wrote about a girl with psychic powers who reads every book in the library in Matilda. Another work is about a piece of fruit on the Empire State Building Roald Dahl
He fulfilled a prophecy by accidentally killing his grandfather Acrisius with a discus. This man borrowed the invisibility cap of Hades, the shield of Athena, & the winged sandals of Hermes. He also slew a sea monster. Name this man who killed Medusa. Perseus
He led his troops across the Rubicon to start a civil war with Pompey, one of his partners in the First Triumvirate. Name this Roman leader who was assassinated by Brutus on the Ides of March. Julius Caesar
This state has the fewest members in its state legislature; it is also the only state with a unicameral one. The western part of this state contains Chimney Rock. It became a state in 1867 . Name this state whose largest city is Omaha Nebraska
This son of Lamech found favor in the eyes of the Lord," according to Genesis 6:8. Name this Biblical figure who cursed his grandson Canaan . His three sons were Ham,Japheth, and Shem. Noah
This manʹs ears were turned into donkey ears after he judged Pan to be a better musician than Apollo.   He washed himself in a river because he was unable to eat anything he touched.  Name this king who could turn things into gold. Midas
This speech followed a 2 hour speech by Edward Everett who said “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here.” ”Four score and seven years ago” are the opening words of what speech given by Abraham Lincoln dedicating a cemetery Gettysburg Address
Letters from a Farmer by John Dickinson, represented this state in the Continental Congress.    President George Washington led troops in this state during the Whiskey Rebellion.   Name this state where the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia. Pennsylvannia
One of these creatures is stolen from Judd Travers in a novel by Phyllis Naylor.   One of these animals that has a clock in his belly named Tock and befriends Milo in The Phantom Tollbooth Clifford, is a big, red one of these animals? Dog
This company was sued in August 2015 over its 2‐step verification process, which is used on products such as FaceTime.    Its CEO Tim Cook announced the launch date for its next phone, the X.Name this U.S. company by share value, which makes the iPhone Apple
Activist Bree Newsome was arrested in June 2015 for taking down one of these items.   Identify these objects, which were pulled from sale by WalMart and Amazon because they are considered symbols of white supremacy Confederate Flags
In this battle, the Greek navy withdrew to Salamis. The Theban s chose to stay & make a last stand against the advance of the 10,000 immortals.Name this 480 BC battle in which Leonidas and 300 Spartans delayed a much larger Persian force before dying Battle of Thermopylae
This Muslim leader helped end the Third Crusade by allowing Christians free passage to the holy land. Name this sultan, the Kurdish founder of the Ayyubid dynasty, who ruled much of the Middle East until his 1193 death. Saladin
King Saladin was opposed in the Third Crusade by this legendarily brave English king, who left his kingdom in the hands of his brother John I as he went off to fight. Richard the Lionheart or Richard I
The Third Crusade was launched in response to King Saladin’s 1187 capture of this holy city in modern Israel, where the occupying Franks threatened to destroy the Dome of the Rock on their way out. Jerusalem
This artist won awards early in her career with a still life depicting a dead rabbit and a copper pot. Name this American artist whose many paintings of flowers includes series of Oriental Poppies & Red Cannas. She mostly painted scenes of New Mexico Georgia O'Keefe
In Edgar Allen Poe's “The Raven,” the narrator asks if he will ever be able to clasp this “rare and radiant maiden” and asks to be allowed to drink a “kind nepenthe” to forget this dead woman. Lenore
Walter Cronkite described this war as a “stalemate” after the Tet Offensive. Name this war in Southeast Asia, defined by jungle warfare against the communist forces of Ho Chi Minh Vietnam War
American troops during the Vietnam War attempted to flush enemy troops out of the jungle with napalm and this chemical, a herbicide and defoliant that was sprayed on trees via helicopter. It caused significant dioxin poisoning. Agent Orange
America was not the only country to face defeat in Vietnam; this European country, a former colonizer of Vietnam, was forced to leave Indochina after losing at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. France
Synonym for “man-made” that describes Technetium and Plutonium, elements on the Periodic Table which cannot be naturally found on Earth. Synthetic
Guiseppi Verdi opera in which the title Ethiopian princess is kidnapped by Egyptian soldiers and falls in love with Radames Aida
This man’s military career included leading the Hearts of Oak in a raid against the British. He helped establish the US Mint. Name this first US Secretary of the Treasury, found on the ten dollar bill, who died in an 1804 duel with Aaron Burr. Alexander Hamilton
German agents orchestrated this man’s return from exile via a sealed train ride from Switzerland. [Name this first leader of the Soviet Union, a communist who led the Bolsheviks during the chaos of World War I. Vladimir Lenin
Paradise is the third poem in this longer work by Dante Alighieri, which also contains Purgatory and Inferno. The Divine Comedy
This term designates the branch of government including the president in a framework alongside the judicial and legislative branches. Give this word that also identifies orders given by the president that are made without congressional approval. Executive
Executive orders are subject to this process, whereby they can be declared unconstitutional by the court system. In the US, this process was established by the case Marbury v. Madison. Judicial Review
Lord Byron mocked his fellow writers in this poem, accusing Robert Southey of being a drunk & calling Coleridge “quaint and mouthy". What is the poem about a title man who is easily seduced, although his name refers to a legendary womanizer? Don Juan
To cross from the world of the living to the world of the dead, a soul had to pay a coin to this ferryman of the underworld, who transported souls across Styx and Acheron Charon
A statue of this person at Cumbre Pass was erected for a 1904 peace deal between Chile & Argentina. A concrete & soapstone sculpture of this person sits atop Mount Corcovado ,a popular tourist attraction that overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro. Jesus Christ (Christ the Redeemer Statue)
Homer Hickam left coal country to work for this organization at the end of October Sky. Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan, & Katherine Johnson’s work as human computers for this organization in the film Hidden Figures. Name this government agency. NASA-National Aeronautics Space Agency)
It is the home of a granite structure known as the Ka’aba . Name this birth city of Muhammad, the holiest city in Islam Mecca
This substance is composed of adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine. Name this molecule that provides the genetic instructions for life and whose double helix structure was discovered by Watson and Crick DNA
Carcinogens can cause these events in DNA. The “frameshift” type of these events includes the insertion or deletion of a nucleotide, changing the genetic code. Mutations
Richard Nixon was pardoned for various crimes arising from this scandal by Gerald Ford in 1974. Name this scandal that began with a break-in at the namesake hotel, where the Democratic National Committee was headquartered. Watergate
As a result of Watergate, Richard Nixon became the only US President to do this action, doing so shortly after it became clear that he’d probably be impeached. Resign as President of the US
About a year before resigning, US President Richard Nixon gave a speech in which he claimed the “people have got to know whether or not their President is” one of these people, before claiming “I am not” one of these people. Crook
In the novella "The Old Man and the Sea", what is the Old Man’s profession, which is threatened when he goes 84 days without a catch? What creature threatens the old man's catch? (2) the creatures that destroy the Old Man’s catch? He is a fisherman named Santiago. Sharks threaten his catch.
In 2011, NASA reported the discovery of what may be salty water flowing downslope on this planet. That discovery was made using orbital pictures, not data gained by the Curiosity rover. Mars
This woman never actually cried “let them eat cake” when told of a famine affecting French peasants. Name this queen, who was executed a few months after her husband, Louis XVI, during the French Revolution. Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI were executed using this method, a common form of public execution during the French Revolution. Guillotine
Voting for the President and members of Congress takes place in this month, even though the electoral college doesn’t meet until December. November
Name the department within the US Government to which of these agencies belong: Bureau of the Census-Food and Drug Administration Dept of Commerce/Health and Human Services
Because of his aggressive & often belligerent style this former member of President Obama's cabinet earned the nickname "Rahmbo". He served as Obama's White House Chief of Staff during Obama's first term. He is currently the mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel
Which color has the longest wavelength? Red
What part of the eye is covered with light sensitive cells shaped liked cones and rods that process the light into nerve impulses? Retina
This officer rank in the US Armed Forces was established in 1862 with David Farragut achieving this rank in 1866. What is this title for a naval officer who has been promoted to the highest rank in the US Navy? Admiral
A Muslim house of worship is called a.... Mosque
An arabic word meaning elder of leader of a nomadic tribe Sheikh
This American actress & singer was the voice of Candace Flynn in the popular animated series Phineas & Ferb. What star rose to fame as the candy counter girl Maddie Fitzpatrick in the Suite Life of Zack and Cody & played in the High School Musical movies? Ashley Tisdale
What actor provided the voice for the Fat Panda in Kung Fu Panda 2? Jack Black
What type of shop did the panda's father, Mr. Ping, own and operate in the Kung Fu Panda movies? Noodle Shop
According to this scale, a tropical storm becomes a hurricane when the maximum sustained winds reach 74 mph. Named for an American engineer and meteorologist who developed it in 1971, what is the name of this widely used classification system for storms? Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
What type of star rapidly spins and appears to blink on and off because its spinning is sending out intense bursts of radiation? Pulsar
What type of star is the densest object in the universe? Neutron Star
This southern city was chosen as the first capital of the Confederate States of America before it was moved to Richmond Virginia. In 1955, an African American woman was arrested in this city for refusing to give up her seat on the bus. Montgomery
What war is represented by two black sunken walls in Washington D.C.? Vietnam War
What US president has a monument that is an obelisk 555 feet high? George Washington
In the nursery rhyme what did the rat eat that "lay in the house that Jack built"? Malt
What is the five letter geometry term for a solid polyhedron with two parallel, congruent, polygonal bases that are joined by rectangular faces? Prism
Name the note that is the perfect fifth in the F Sharp major chord and the major third in the A major chord C Sharp or D Flat
In what musical are the characters Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio, and Nick Massi? Jersey Boys
In what musical are the characters Tracy, Edna, WIlbur Turnblad, and Velma Tussie? Hairspray
This term means to issue an authoritative command or order (ends in ate) Mandate
This term means to soothe or give in (ends in ate) Placate
This term means someone's property and assets especially after death (ends in ate) Estate
This term means to criticize or scold vehemently for a long time (ends in ate) Berate
This term means something that is elaborately decorated (ends in ate) Ornate
This term means to throb or beat rhythmically (ends in ate) Pulsate
This distensible organ sits on the pelvic floor and collects the fluid excreted by the kidneys before it is expelled by urination. What organ receives urine via the ureters and dispells it via the urethra? Bladder
Because the Mushroom festival is held every September in the Kennett Square of Chester County in this state, perhaps it should be named the Mushroom state instead of the Keystone State. Name this state home of Hershey's Chocolate Co & Heinz ketchup Pennsylvannia
What continent is the Tierra Del Fuego Archipelago located? South America
On what continent is the Great Rift Valley located? Africa
2.54 centimeters is equivalent to what customary US measurement? an inch
1.61 kilometers is equivalent to what customary US measurement? 1 mile
What is the antecedent of the demonstrative pronoun in the following sentence? That has always been by favorite color. Color
What is the name of the highway system in Germany where cars can go as fast as 130 mph? Autobahn
What restaurant uses the slogan "Live Mas"? Taco Bell
What restaurant uses the slogan "We Have the Meats"? Arby's
The German meteorologist surveyed Greenland taking the first ice cores from a mobile glacier & studied the Polar Jet Stream. What scientist's book "The Origins of Continents &Oceans" became the basis for the theory of continental drift? Alfred Wegener
In this type of energy an object is based on position rather than its motion Potential
The process of combining two small atomic nuclei to form a larger nucleus is called.... Nuclear Fusion
As a result of a wager made at his gentleman's club in London, this fictional character & his companion embark on a trip to circumnavigate the globe. What is the name of this character in Around the World in 80 Days? Phileas Fogg
What type of sea bird helped guide and encourage Mafatu in the book titled "Call it Courage"? Albatross
Legend says words to this song were written by a British army surgeon to ridicule untrained American colonial troops during the French & Indian War. What song that colonists adopted has the words "Mind the music and step it up & with the girls be handy"? Yankee Doodle Dandy
A long serious poem that tells the story of a heroic figure is called an..... Epic poem
A commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary written in praise or reflecting the life of a deceased person is called an.... Epitaph
At 768 MPH, sound travels slower than the speed of this electromagnetic phenomenon a difference which answers the question why thunder is heard after a flash of lightening. What travels at 186,000 miles per second-the fastest in the universe? Light
In 1901, President William McKinley visited this Great Lake city to attend a national exposition in the Music Pavillion and was assassinated. What is the name of this city? Buffalo
What was the name of the pamphlet that Thomas Paine wrote in 1776 to argue for colonial independence from Britain? Common Sense
In what historical document can we read the line "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal"? Declaration of Independence
During Andrew Jackson's presidency, this political symbol was adopted to represent his stubbornness in refusing to re-charter the National Bank. Name this symbol that now represents the Democratic Party. Donkey
The reason why someone committed a crime is called the..... Motive
This is the measurement of energy that is needed to heat one pound of water from 39 degrees to 40 degrees. It has largely been replaced by the joule but it still used to describe the power of heating & cooling systems such as BBQ's, stoves, & air units British Thermal Units (BTU's)
Fluorine's atomic number is 9 and the mass is 19. How many protons are found in one fluorine atom? How many neutrons are in one fluorine atom? 9 protons/10 neutrons
A verb meaning to move with a quick, slight jerk is called a.... twitch
Name the animated movie with these characters: Ted Wiggins, Audrey, the Once-ler Lorax
Name the animated with these characters: Merida, Queen Elinor, King Fergus Brave
This adjective describes any material that has not formed from living organisms. inorganic
This describes any igneous rock that formed from magma inside the earth instrusive
This powerful literary technique mocks a person, institution, moral code, or social procedure by using humor and wit. Identify this 6 letter literary technique which is often employed in Mad Magazine Satire
The sequel to "Long Way from Chicago" by Richard Peck is a hilarious Newberry Award winner. It features Grandma Dowdel in a town in southern Illinois where she lives in the late 1930's Year Down Yonder
Express 0.1 as a power of 10 10 -1
What type of pronoun refers to the person who is speaking, the person spoken to, or the person who is being spoken about? Personal Pronoun
What is the term for a noun to which a pronoun refers? antecedent
A measure of difference in electrical potential in two points in space, a material, or an electric circuit. It can be calculated by multiplying the current by the resistance in Ohms Law Voltage
An medical instrument used to listen to body sounds, like the beating of a heart a heart. stethoscope
The scientific name of the breastbone is called the..... sternum
This speech was barely 2 minutes long & contained only 10 sentences. Given during the dedication of the Soldier's National Cemetery what was the name of this famous speech by Abraham Lincoln that began "Four score & years ago"? Gettysburg Address
This instrument in the brass family is called "the middle instrument" because its pitch is lower than the trumpet but higher than the tuba. What is this instrument that is the only one in an orchestra that uses a slide? Trombone
Give the other name for this black key on the piano: A sharp: B Flat
Give the other name for this black key on the piano: A Flat: G sharp
How many days are in the months of May, June, August, and September? 122
This mythological Greek boy & his father were imprisoned on the island of Crete. In order to escape, his father fashioned a pair of wings so they could fly off the island. Despite warnings, the boy flew close to the sun, burned & plunged to his death. Icarus
She was the sole author of the Babysitter's Club books Ann Martin
This former Chicago sports star wore number 21 and hailed from the Dominican Republic. He hit over 60 plus home runs each year. Who is this slugger whose career was marred by a corked bat incident and an alleged connection to steroids? Sammy Sosa
Identify the sport with one wicket keeper, one bowler, and 9 other fielders Cricket
This term is used to define the area where fresh water and salt water mixes at the mouth of a river where it meets the sea. (This is the zone between river and ocean environments) Estuary
This is the branch of earth science that deals with the study of earthquakes Seismology
This is the branch of earth science that deals with the study of prehistoric life forms by studying fossils Paleontology
Give the value of n: n-16=-4 n=12
This adjective refers to a type of money that has been produced illegally to be used as legal tender. This word describes money that appears to be authentic but is in fact a reproduction that was made with the intent to decieve counterfeit
Which US amendment deals with Freedom of Religion? 1st Amendment
Venison comes from what animal? Deer
Mutton comes from what animal? Sheep
Veal comes from what animal? Calf (young cow)
Calamari comes from what animal? Squid
Hassenpfeffer comes from what animal? Rabbitt
Scottish Haggis comes from what animal? Sheep (intestines)
Escargot comes what from what animal? Snails
This is the most basic computer language based on 0's and 1's Binary
This term is equal to 1024 megabytes 1 gigabyte
Martha is having dinner guests over and needs to make more room at her dining room table. What is the piece that is inserted in a table to make it longer called? Leaf
These dark reddish brown beans are shaped like an internal organ and are used in salads and chili Kidney Bean
Also known as Japanese edamame, these beans can be served whole in the pod Soybeans
The book "Wednesday Wars" takes place in what US state? New York
In the German fairy tale "Town Musicians of Bremen" by the Brothers Grimm, a dog, a cat, a rooster, and this companion go on a trip to a town known for the animals ruling and running off the humans. What is the 4th animal? donkey
The book "Hoot" takes place in what US state? Florida
The 2nd largest island in the US, 2/3 of this mountainous island is a wildlife refuge. What Alaskan island is named for one of its most famous animal inhabitants, the brown bear? Kodiak Island
Founded in 1325, the Aztecs built an artificial island around this Mexican city which became powerful in Meso America. What was this capital city of the Aztec empire that was destroyed by Hernan Cortes in the 1500's? Tenochtitlan
What famous Leonardo da Vinci mural depicts Jesus celebrating as Passover meal with the 12 apostles? The Last Supper
In the Roman Catholic church, what special title is given to the Bishop of Rome & is the leader of all the church? Pope
Famous for his portraits of US Presidents, this painter from Rhode Island gave us our most famous painting of George Washington. Gilbert Stuart
What airplane instrument shows the airplanes distance above the ground? Altimeter
This engineering project became fully operational in 2012 as the world's largest power station. Although it employs state of the art technology, it displaced over 1 million people & threatened archaeological treasures. It spans the Yangtze River in China Three Gorges Dam
Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Aberdeen are cities in what US state? South Dakota
And, For, But, Nor, For, So, and Yet are what specific parts of speech? Coordinating Conjunctions
What type of pronoun is always used to begin a question? Interrogative
What type of pronoun refers to a person, place, or thing that is not specifically named? Indefinate
This compound word originated as a cowboy idiom meaning beginner. Using the ranking system of the Boy Scouts, what word refers to an inexperienced person who is not a seasoned outdoors man yet? Tenderfoot
A boat that transfers goods or people across a body of water is called .... Ferry
Sugars found in fruit juices and honey is called ..... Fructose
This type of plant produces flowers, seeds, and fruits with seeds. Examples include the orchid, cactus, rose, and geranium. In contrast to gymnosperms, which do not produce flowers o fruit, what is the scientific name for flowering plants? Angiosperm
A localized collection of pus surrounded by infected tissue is called an... Abscess
A medical procedure usually done about the 16th week of pregnancy in which a small sample of amniotic fluid is drawn out of the uterus through a needle inserted in the abdomen. Amniocentesis
This unit of measure was named for a scientist who was born in the year that Galileo died. The standard unit of force in SI, identify this unit whose name honors the English physicist & mathematician who laid the foundations for most classical mechanics Newtons
In 1963, this city was the site of a Civil Rights march planned to dramatize the plight of blacks in the south. From this event came one of the most famous speeches in American history. In what city did MLK deliver his famous "I Have a Dream" speech? Washington D.C.
This man is buried in Arlington National Cemetery and was the first man to fly over both geographical poles. Richard Byrd
This musical family includes such instruments as the hammered dulcimer, the lute, & sitar. Comprising the largest section of an orchestra, what is this family of instruments that include the double bass & viola? String Family
Fill in the Blank of this Newberry Award book : 1973: Julie of the _________ Wolves
Originally built in 1923, this stadium was rebuilt for the start of the 2009 baseball season. Located at East 161st Street & River Avenue & known as "colloquially as "The house that Ruth built". Name of this ballpark home to the "Bronx Bombers". Yankee Stadium
What US city is home to the NBA team the 76er's ? Philadelphia
What US city is home to the NBA team the Thunder? Oklahoma
If you were born between December 22 and January 20th, this is your zodiac sign represented by a goat. Capricorn
In what month is the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere? June
What type of moon is larger than a half moon but smaller than a full moon? Gibbous
What is the term for numbers that are in the set of real numbers but not in the set of rational numbers? Irrational Numbers
What is the name for a number such as the square root of negative one, that is not in the set of real numbers? Imaginary Number
This agency known by its acronym W-H-O played a leading role in the eradication of smallpox. It's current priorities are communicable & non communicable diseases, food safety, aging, & substance abuse. This agency is part of the United Nations World Health Organization
What proportion of states must approve a constitutional amendment before it can take effect? 3/4
What proportion of both houses of Congress must approve any proposal to change the US Constitution? 2/3
JFK was the youngest president elected to office at 43. However, who was the youngest US president to ever be sworn into office when he succeeded an assassinated president at age 42? Teddy Roosevelt
What electrical protection device works by melting a metal filament thereby breaking the connection & preventing an excessive current? Fuse
This mountain is in the same range as Kanchenjunga and Makalu. It was first successfully ascended by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. What is this mountain in the Himalayas, the tallest in the world? Mt. Everest
Thomas Edison helped develop a predecessor to these, the wax cylinder. The main types of these were turned at 78, 45, and 33 1/3 rotations per minute. What are these objects which were played on 20th-century jukeboxes? Records
When these flow down a sea level valley, they may erode its bed 800 feet below sea level. Global warming is likely causing their rapid retreat, which has drastically increased over the past 15 years. Name these giant masses of ice which move over land? Glaciers
Cells in this system include neurons and glia. What is this system which, in higher animals, has the functions of detecting stimuli, transmitting messages, interpreting information, and responding? Nervous System
This single-celled fungus changes sugars into alcohol and carbon dioxide. During Passover, Jews do not eat bread containing this fungus. Name this agent that causes bread dough to rise Yeast
What is the indirect object in this line? “The herpetologist fed his snakes mice.” His snakes
What is the object of the preposition below? “I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.” a parallel universe
This type of radiation has a wavelength of 10 to 400 nanometres, giving it a shorter wavelength than visible light. Exposure to this radiation leads to the synthesis of Vitamin D in humans. This radiation may cause sunburns Ultraviolet
The “slow match” variety of these was frequently covered with potassium nitrate. Name this device, essentially a long cord of waterproofed fabric with a core of gunpowder, which is used to fire an explosive charge Fuse
The formula to find this quantity is mass divided by volume. For water, this quantity is about 1.0 grams per cubic centimeter, though it changes with temperature. What is this property of liquids? Density
Math. Find two consecutive integers whose sum is 77. 37, 38
This is probably the most dangerous form of static electricity. According to USA Today, it most frequently occurs in Florida, Name this phenomenon, involved in a famous experiment designed by Benjamin Franklin involving a kite and a key. Lightening
She is commonly known by a name that means “having all gifts,” since, all the gods gave her gifts. In fact, she was herself given as a gift to Epimethius. Who is this Greek lady who released all the evils into the world from her namesake box? Pandora
The multi-story, apartment-like dwellings inhabited by the Anasazi peoples of the American Southwest were constructed of what traditional building material, after which the software company responsible for Flash and Acrobat is named? Adobe
The framers of the Constitution were hesitant to allow the president to be elected directly by the people. They devised what system by which Americans vote for a limited number of people who in turn cast their votes for president? Electoral College
A famous chorus named for these objects occurs in the opera Il Trovatore. In the opera Siegfried, the title character splits one of these in half with a sword . What are these tools made of heavy black iron upon which blacksmiths shape metal by hammering Anvil
A famous picture in this style depicts Sunday afternoon on a certain island. Another painting of this style is a self-portrait of the artist with a bandaged ear. What is this art movement, artists of which include Renoir, Gaugin, & Vincent van Gogh? Impressionism
These people and other things are all associated with what country? F. W. de Klerk, the Sharpeville massacre, Transvaal, the African National Congress, apartheid, Nelson Mandela South Africa
Angular momentum is equal to angular velocity X the moment of this property. Newton defined it as “a power of resting.” What force, a natural resistance to a change in motion, causes passengers on a train to fall when the train starts or stops? Inertia
This state was founded as a debtors' colony by the amusingly-named James Oglethorpe. At one point during the Civil War, this state threatened to secede from the Confederacy. What is this state, the southernmost of Britain's North American colonies? Georgia
This class of vertebrates appeared during the Carboniferous period. Protective shells cover their eggs, and scaly hides protect them from predators. What is this class that includes snakes, crocodiles, and lizards? Reptiles
George McClellan was a commander of an army named for this river. John Brown crossed it in his attempted raid on Harper's Ferry. What is this river near the U. S. Capitol? Potomac
American colonists used this process to crystallize the saline content of seawater in marshes. Unlike boiling, this process occurs only on a liquid's surface. What is this process which, in the water cycle, moves water from the ocean to the atmosphere? Evaporation
The 3 parts of this organ are the duodenum, the jejunum, & the ileum. At 20 feet in length, this organ is primarily involved in digestion & absorption of food. What is this organ located between the stomach & the large intestine? Small Intenstine
Perhaps the most famous authors of this genre is Bashō. This type of Japanese poetry often describes nature. What is this type of three-line poetry, in which the first and last line have five syllables and the middle line has seven? Haiku
Juan Ponce de León called these “The Martyrs.” The Dry Tortugas National Park is the closest national park to this archipelago. What are these islands, which stretch about 105 miles into the sea from mainland Florida? The Florida Keys
This phenomenon is transmitted through all materials by molecular collisions. The speed named for this phenomenon is equal to Mach 1. What is this phenomenon, measured in decibels? Sound
. In quantum mechanics, these subatomic particles are said to travel in orbitals. Their flow causes incandescence in light bulbs. What are these particles, which carry a negative charge? Electrons
What is the sound which accompanies the breaking of the sound barrier by aircraft? Sonic Boom
What is the official language of Oman and Kuwait? Arabic
This property can be transferred by radiation, conduction, and convection. When this property increases beyond a certain level, many solids become liquid. What is this property, one type of energy? Heat
This river passes through Arizona, New Mexico, and the state for which it is named. Its mouth is in the Gulf of California. What is this river which lies between Zion National Park and the Petrified Forest, and flows through the Grand Canyon? Colorado
These biomes contain five different zones, including the Tree Stratum zone and the Herb zone. Contrasting with Conifer forests, what is this biome dominated by trees which shed their leaves? Deciduous
A word or group of words that receives the action of a transitive verb in a sentence is called a … direct object
This document contained some of the earliest references to habeas corpus, and was signed by King John of England. What is this charter, which in 1215 transformed the English absolute monarchy into a limited monarchy? Magna Carta
This word comes from an Algonquin word meaning “kinship group.” Often made from cedar, the tallest one is 173 feet. Name these tribal emblems of Pacific Northwest Indians consisting of pillars carved and painted with animal figures? Totem Poles
During the Reagan administration, the US government sold arms to this country in order to fund rebel groups in Nicaragua. What country, did George Bush place along side Iraq & North Korea in his “Axis of Evil"? of Evil”? Iran
Three types of this structure are bunker, tower, and bag. What are these tall, cylindrical towers in which fodder and silage are stored? silos
Tribes described by this term include the Baka, the Bambuti, and the Twa. Theories for their unusual characteristic include a lack of food or Vitamin D. Name these groups, found in Africa whose adult members are usually less than 59 inches tall. Pygmy
A type of vulture, only 20 of these remained in the wild in the early 1980s. Though their Andean cousins are among the world's largest birds, their wingspan grows to “only” ten feet. What are these critically endangered Californian birds? California Condor
Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize for ending a war between Japan and this country, home to such writers as Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. It's current president is Putin. Russia
The Loop Quantum theory of this force attempts to unify it with the other three fundamental forces, as does String Theory. On Earth, acceleration due to this force is about 9.8 meters per second squared. What is this force? Gravity
Perhaps his most famous opera is “Eugene Onegin,” which contains a fifteen-minute long letter aria. He also wrote ballets like “Swan Lake” and orchestral pieces like the “1812 Overture.” Who is this Russian composer of “The Nutcracker”? Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The person who holds this position casts the tie-breaking vote in the Senate. Ones who have had sudden promotions include Andrew Johnson, Theodore Roosevelt,& LBJ . What position is currently held by Mike Pence, who would take over if Trump dies? Vice President
This city had seven kings, but they were driven out following the rape of Lucretia. Its founders, Romulus and Remus, were the twin sons of Rhea Silvia. What is this city on the banks of the Tiber, home to people like Cicero and Julius Caesar? Rome
Their teeth tend to have fairly flat crowns, and they do not have canines for biting meat. Contrasted with carnivores and omnivores, what are these animals which basically eat only plants? Herbivores
Seven months after the ratification of the Articles of Confederation, the Americans handed the British their final defeat at what battle where Cornwallis surrendered to American and French troops? Battle of Yorktown
In human nutrition, necessary bulk minerals beginning with “p” are phosphorous and this element. However, its atomic symbol is K, from the Latin kalium. What is this element, found in bananas and seawater? Potassium
These animals usually have moist skin to help them respirate. Their name comes from the Greek for “double life,” since they live both in water and on land. What are these vertebrates, examples of which include salamanders and frogs? Amphibians
Darzee the tailor-bird and Chuchundra the muskrat help this character, though he does “the real fighting,” and defeats the cobra Nagaina. Who is this mongoose, the titular protagonist of a Rudyard Kipling story? Rikki-tikki-tavi
This pamphlet argues that in “no instance hath nature made the satellite larger than its primary planet,” so it is nonsensical that an island should rule a continent. What is this revolutionary pamphlet by Thomas Paine? Common Sense
In Shakespeare's, he gives his wife their second-best bed. What is this document, an individual's declaration of how he wants his property disposed after his (or her) death? Last will & Testament
He became president after Leon Czolgosz assassinated his predecessor, William McKinley. During the Spanish-American war, he led the Rough Riders, at the Battle of San Juan Hill. What president, led the Bull Moose party, who refused to shoot a tied-up be Teddy Roosevelt
Born Elizabeth Griscom, she made flags for the Pennsylvania navy. However, she is better known for doing something she may not have, sewing the first American flag. Who was this American seamstress? Betsy Ross
A national park in this desert includes Racetrack Playa & the Eureka Sand Dunes, the tallest sand dunes in California.This desert “forms part of the southwestern border of the Great Basin. What is this desert, the lowest & hottest area in North America Death Valley
This compound consists of three oxygen atoms, and in the earth's atmosphere it absorbs ultraviolet radiation. What is this compound which forms a layer of the atmosphere with a large hole in it? Ozone
Even when this body is hidden, it has an observable sodium tail. In Roman mythology, the Titan Pheobe was identified with this body, which has locations like the the Mare Tranquillitatis, where the Apollo 11 mission landed. Moon
The heavily-polluted Ganges river flows through this country, whose capital is New Delhi. Another river, the Indus, nursed a Bronze Age civilization. What is this country, birthplace of Mohandas Gandhi? Ganges
In this country's mythology, Set was the god of Chaos. It occupies the northeastern corner of Africa. What is this country, location of the Nile river? Egypt
Who was hanged in 1776 for spying on the British and regretted that he had but one life to lose for his country? Nathan Hale
What figure of speech besides anaphora and simile is found in this poem? “The ice was here, the ice was there, / The ice was all around : / It cracked and growled, and roared and howled, / Like noises in a swound!” onomatopoeia
At 15 he wrote his first song, the “Soda Fountain Rag.” He was the first African-American to be featured by himself on a US Quarter. Who is this jazz musician, known for “It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't got that Swing)” & “Take the 'A' Train,” Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington
Scott Engle and others recently discovered that this star is 1.5 times brighter than it was when first observed by Ptolemy. What is this star which lies almost directly above the North Pole? Polaris
In the Good Friday Alaskan earthquake of 1964, the main quake with a magnitude of about 8.3 was soon followed by another 28 tremors with Richter magnitudes up to 6.0 called ... aftershocks
An example occurs at the end of Euripides' Medea, when the character is carried away on the chariot of a sun god. What is this literary device by which a quandary is miraculously resolved at the last minute, coming from Latin for “God out of a machine”? deus ex machina
In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Slartibartfast says he won an award for designing these structures. What do Norwegians call these deep grooves cut in the coastline by prehistoric glaciers that are now filled with seawater? Fjords
What structures cover most of a coelacanth's body? scales (its a rare order of fish)
Mikhail Gorbachev resigned his presidency when what nation dissolved in 1991? Soviet Union
Joseph of Arimathea donated his to Jesus of Nazareth. Howard Carter discovered one of these in the 1920s. What are these resting places, words ending in a silent “b,” where dead bodies reside? tombs
Famous players of this instrument include J.J. Johnson, Tommy Dorsey, and Al Grey, who was famous for using a plunger mute with this instrument. What is this brass instrument with seven positions and a prominent slide? trombone
Mammals who can produce this include the solenodon & the platypus. Contrasted with poisons, which make bad things happen when they are eaten or absorbed in the skin, this is usually transmitted by a bite or a sting. What is the toxin present in cobras? venom
Some of his famous statues include the earliest “Pietà” and a statue of David. He also designed the dome of St. Peter's Basilica. Who is this Renaissance artist who painted frescoes in the Sistine Chapel? Michealangelo
Another word for this type of fracture is “open”, because the bone is exposed to contamination. What is this type of fracture in which bone protrudes from the skin? They're very nasty. Compound
The highest point in this state is Black Mountain, at 4,145 feet. The Cumberland Gap is a pass through the Cumberland Mountains near the point where Virginia, Tennessee, and this state meet. What is this state, whose capitol is Frankfort? Kentucky
This party came to power soon after the Great Depression peaked in Germany. Members of this party included Goebbels and Goering. What is this party, whose most infamous leader was appointed chancellor of Germany? Nazi
This country is the world’s largest producer of olive oil. Perched on a sea bordered by three continents, this is the closest European nation to Africa. Name this country, found on the Iberian Peninsula, whose capital is Madrid. Spain
Mercury is one of the few elements that is in this phase at room temperature & standard pressure. What is this phase, which takes the shape of its container, an example of which is water? liquid
These birds are the only known parrots to display lekking behavior, & only 1 of 2 nocturnal parrots. The males have a booming mating call, but females respond only when there is abundant fruit. What are these nearly-extinct birds native to New Zealand? kakapo(s)
In this biome, low temperatures lead to stunted vegetation. There also tend to be long periods of daylight or darkness, sometimes up to four months at a time. Name the biome where there a layer of permanently frozen subsoil called permafrost exists Tundra
Your body needs this vitamin to help it produce collagen. Jacques Cartier discovered that a tea made from leaves containing this vitamin cured his men of scurvy. What is the common name for this vitamin, which humans ingest when consuming citrus foods? Vitamin C
The Suez Canal links this sea to the Red Sea, and the Dardanelles link it to the Black Sea. Islands in this sea include Ibiza and Sicily. What is this body of water, the world's largest inland sea? Mediterranean Sea
The pulmonary one carries deoxygenated blood to the lungs. The others carry oxygenated blood away from the heart. What are these large blood-transporting vessels? arteries
In 1872, this was established as the world's first national park. Passing through it are the Snake River, the Lewis River, and a river sharing its name. What is this park in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, home of the geyser Old Faithful? Yellowstone
The fifteenth amendment granted this right to Americans regardless of race, but it wasn't until 1920 that women had this right. What is this right which Americans are not guaranteed until eighteen years of age? suffrage (right to vote)
This component of the eukaryotic cell stores useful material and digests waste proteins and organelles. Found only in plants, what is this cytoplasm-less space, a fluid-filled structure enclosed by a membrane Vacoule
What is the meaning of the prefix in the words audiophile, audiometer, and auditory? To hear or listen
One kind of this force in fluids is called drag. [Identify this force that comes in static, kinetic, and rolling types. This force makes it difficult to push an object across a carpeted floor Friction
When a falling object’s drag force is equal to gravity, it is said to be falling at this rate at which there is no acceleration Terminal Velocity
This European country stretches from the Alps to the North and Baltic Seas. Name this country whose major cities include Hamburg and Munich Germany
The second ­longest river of Europe begins in the Black Forest of Germany. Danube
This American children’s novel sees the piglet Wilbur’s life spared after Fern convinces her father not to kill him. Name this novel whose title spider leaves messages, such as the phrase “Some Pig,” to save a more mature Wilbur from slaughter. Charlotte's Web
In Charlotee's Web, Wilbur’s life is spared after he is shown at this event by Homer Zuckerman. At this event, Charlotte dies after laying her eggs. County Fair
Which latitude lies exactly halfway between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn? the equator
In the ballet position known as attitude, the dancer might be standing on the tips of his toes,known by this two word French phrase En Pointe
One of Jesus’ Beatitudes recounted in the Gospel of Matthew suggests that these people will “inherit the Earth.” meek
In 2015, journalist Seymour Hersh claimed that the U.S. account of Operation Neptune Spear was a lie.Name this May 2011 event, the goal of Operation Neptune Spear, where members of the U.S. Special Forces found &killed the leader of al­Qaeda Assassination of Osama Bin Laden
Osama bin Laden first appeared on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list after his involvement in an 1998 embassy bombing in this country with capital at Nairobi. Kenya
Diamond and graphite are both allotropes of this element. Identify this nonmetal element with symbol C and atomic number 6. Carbon
In this novel, the title family visits Grandma Sands. Name this novel that sees Kenny and his siblings exposed to racism at its worst when their grandmother’s church is bombed in the title city The Watsons go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis
This novel details the life of a certain family in Maycomb County, Alabama. Name this novel narrated by Scout Finch, a work of Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird
Two descendants of this person have become First Ladies of the United States. Name this woman who became known as Rebecca Rolfe after marrying John Rolfe. She is also sometimes linked with John Smith Pocahantas
Pocahontas was a member of this Native American tribe, named after her father who was Chief at the time of her capture. Powatan
One of the First Ladies descended from Pocahontas is this wife of Ronald Reagan who launched the “Just Say No” drug campaign. Nancy Reagan
Earth’s atmosphere makes life possible, but things can get pretty crazy. This is the layer of the atmosphere in which weather takes place. In this layer closest to Earth, temperature decreases with altitude. Troposphere
The tops of these clouds can sometimes reach near the top of the troposphere due to their extremely intense convection, which can create an anvil shape. Cumulonimbus clouds
The ozone layer, which helps shield Earth from UV radiation, is located in this layer of the atmosphere. Stratosphere
This website’s first video shows its co­founder Jawed Karim at the the zoo. Name this popular video sharing website that is now owned by Google. You Tube
This most subscribed channel on YouTube is owned by Swedish gamer Felix Kjellberg PewDiePie
This is the “male” organ of the flower. It consists of a pollen­producing anther on top of a filament Stamen
Quadrilaterals can be classified by the lengths of their sides. This quadrilateral is made up of two pairs of adjacent sides that are equal in length Kite
This character’s parents names are Percival & Kendra, and his sister Ariana may have died because of him. This man is the founder of the Order of the Phoenix. He defeated Grindelwald to become master of the Elder Wand. He is killed by Snape Albus Dumbledore
This singer’s debut album included the song “Chasing Pavements.”She was the first person to win an Oscar for a song from a James Bond movie .Name this British singer whose recent hit is the song “Hello.” Adele
An account of this event was written by John Hersey in the New Yorker. Name this event, in which the device “Little Boy” was used, that occurred after Japan refused to meet the terms of Harry Truman’s Potsdam Declaration bombing of Hiroshima​- accept “first use of atomic bomb
The atomic bomb was developed by this government­ funded “project.” The group of scientists in this project included Enrico Fermi and Leo Szilard. Manhattan Project
This scientist, sometimes called the “father of the atomic bomb”, remarked “Now I ambecome death, the destroyer of worlds” after witnessing the Trinity test Julius Robert Oppenheimer
This wildly popular AMC television show is currently in its sixth season. Name this television show starring Andrew Lincoln as Deputy Rick Grimes who lives in a world infested by zombies Walking Dead
A hit cable series was this Disney Channel show starring Ross Lynch and Laura Marano as a talented singer and songwriter duo. Austin and Ally
A Disney star found recent success with his band DNCE and the hit song “Cake by the Ocean.” Joe Jonas
The ozone layer has also been impacted by climate change. In the 1970s and 1980s, these compounds that destroy ozone were phased out with the Montreal Protocol. CFC's -chlorofluorocarbon​s
Identify the following terms from Buddhism. These are the basic principles that define the human existence through Dukkha, or suffering. Four Noble Truths
Some Buddhists teach that a person can make a series of choices in life that can bring an end to suffering, given this name for the number of factors one must develop. Eightfold Path
This term is used in Buddhism to mean the attainment of samsara, or a release from the cycle of earthly suffering. Nirvana
The Greek story of the sorceress Medea has captivated readers for hundreds of generations. Medea is the jealous wife of this Greek hero, the leader of the Argonauts. Jason
In Paris, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier lies underneath this 164­foot­tall arch. Arc de Triomphe
Although not technically art, the natural arches at Arches National Park in this state are quite beautiful to look at. Utah
This actor is most famous for playing the role of Rocky Balboa on screen Sylvester Stallone
This Supreme Court justice is the first Hispanic justice and one of just four women to have ever served on the court. Sonia Sotomayor
This policy was enforced by the Volstead Act. Name this policy, which banned the sale or production of alcoholic beverages in the United States between 1920 and 1933. Prohobition
This element is the heaviest naturally occurring element, with 92 protons. Uranium
This European country was the original home of the British king William of Orange. Name this country, which contains cities like The Hague, Rotterdam, and Amsterdam The Netherlands
This company, based in Amsterdam, was given a monopoly on Dutch spice trade in 1602 and was one of the first major international corporations Dutch East India Company
Many fairy tales were collected and told by these German siblings, making them popular even still today Brothers Grimm
This event was captured on the Zapruder film. It occurred on November 22, 1963 in Dallas and its perpetrator was Lee Harvey Oswald. Assassination of JFK
During the 1968 California primaries, Sirhan Sirhan shot and killed this brother of JFK in a hotel. Robert Kennedy
Simple machines can make our lives much easier. Name the simple machine that can be described as an inclined plane wrapped around a wedge. Screw
The Lion King is loosely based on this Shakespeare play and includes the elements of the murderous uncle and the father’s ghost from this play. Hamlet
An overseas territory of the United Kingdom, these Caribbean islands share a name with reptiles closely related to alligators Cayman Islands
] An outbreak of this disease, transmitted by the same species of mosquitoes as malaria, has recently led to several governments in South America urging against pregnancies. Zika Virus
This Muslim holy book is divided into 114 suras which were written by the Prophet Muhammad. Koran or Quaran
This collection of five books sacred in Judaism tells the story of the creation of the Earth and the founding of the nation of Israel. Torah
This Democrat from California has been the only woman so far to have been Speaker of the House. Nancy Pelosi
This character from Treasure Island is hired as the ship’s cook but plans a pirate mutiny of the ship, surprising Jim Hawkins. Long John Silver
This region in France produces a bubbly wine that is commonly used during celebrations Champagne
Many of the potatoes in the United States are certified as being from this state. That certification comes from this state’s Potato Commission. Idaho
This musical follows the birth of the U.S. from the perspective of an immigrant who played a key role in the formation of the government. Name this award­winning musical that follows the life of America’s first Secretary of the Treasury Hamilton
Pope Gregory XIII’s version of this replaced the ‘Julian’ one. These things are a means to reckon time, especially to figure out what day it is. Calendar
In this painting by Raphael, Aristotle is seen holding a copy of one of his books, The Nicomachean Ethics. Name this painting depicting several philosophers and mathematicians The School of Athens
This group, led by Abu Bakr al­Baghdadi, was responsible for the attacks in November 2015 on Paris that killed 130 people ISIS
Because clouds are made of small liquid droplets suspended in a gas, they are one of these types of mixtures, most often associated with spray cans aerosols
This structure was fortified by many Chinese dynasties to help ensure the safety of goods traveling along the Silk Road The Great Wall of China
In economics, this is a measurement of how much of a good would be purchased at any particular price. demand
This German is usually credited with the invention of the printing press in the mid­ 15th century. Johannes Gutenberg
One of Gutenberg’s most famous books that he printed was the Vulgate version of this book, written in Latin and made official by the Catholic Church. Bible
This biblical hero was abducted from Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar along with his friends Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. [ Name this hero who survived a den of lions after being accused of worshipping God. Daniel
After World War II, Joseph McCarthy was a leading proponent of the idea that America was being taken over by Communism, a belief often given this two­ word name Red Scare
This three ­word phrase reflects support by some people who believe that police officers are being unfairly criticized, similar to a phrase used by African ­Americans since 2013. Blue Lives Matter
This theory was in “On the Origin of Species” & was developed independently by Alfred Russell Wallace.Name this process in which organisms adapted to their environment survive longer and produce more offspring, thus passing on their advantageous traits. Natural Selection
This singer rose to fame after being discovered on YouTube. Name this Canadian pop star whose hit song “Baby” is the most disliked video in YouTube history. Justin Bieber
During the feudal age, this country had warriors who followed the Bushido code. [ Name this country whose Kamakura period saw the samurai caste emerge. Japan
Also during the Kamakura period, Mongol fleets attempted two attacks on Japan that were both repelled by this “divine wind.” Later, this term referred to Japanese suicide attacks by plane Kamikaze
This inventor, currently the CEO of Tesla Motors, has proposed a hyperloop transporter and founded the private space exploration company SpaceX. Elon Musk
This collection of poems includes one where a character writes “I’m writing these lines from inside a lion, and it’s rather dark in here.” Name this collection of children’s poems which includes the title poem about a place “before the street begins.” Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Shel Silverstein wrote and illustrated this children’s picture book about a boy taking advantage of a tree who loves him. The Giving Tree
Give the term for an amount of money, typically a percent of a purchase, that consumers often have to pay in order to fund government projects. California recently placed one on soda Sales Tax
In the United States, income taxes are collected by this agency under the Department of Treasury. Internal Revenue Service
Members of this gang saved children from a burning church. Name this rough literary gang whose members include Johnny and Ponyboy The Greasers
The Greasers and Socs (Socials) gangs appear in this novel by S. E. Hinton. The Outsiders
In this genetic disorder, sticky mucus can build up in the lungs, causing breathing disorders, and it is also characterized by excessively salty sweat. Cystic Fibrosis
This Caribbean island territory with capital at San Juan is often considered the most likely to become the 51st state. Puerto Rico
When Izanagi washed his face, Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi, and Susanoo were born from him. That myth originated from this indigenous Japanese faith. Shintoism
In this allegorical story, the workhorse Boxer’s motto is “I will work harder.”[ Name this novella in which the pigs Snowball and Napoleon lead a takeover and declare,“All animals are equal.” Animal Farm
This type of poem is made of fourteen lines with a fixed rhyme scheme. William Shakespeare wrote many poems of this type. sonnet
This Great Lake, named for a Canadian Province, is the smallest by surface area. The city of Toronto sits on the banks of this lake. Ontario
This character has a brief relationship with Amy Lawrence and sees Injun Joe murder Dr Robinson. Identify this character, who gets trapped in McDougal’s Cave with Becky Thatcher Tom Sawyer
Along with his half brother Sid, Tom Sawyer lives with this woman and her daughter in St. Petersburg, Missouri. Tom convinces his friends to whitewash this character’s fence. Aunt Polly
The Titanic which sunk after hitting an iceberg in 1912, was operated by this cruise line, whose flag featured their namesake celestial object. This cruise line later merged with their former competitor, Cunard Line. White Star
James Thurber wrote a collection of these stories including one about “The Unicorn in the Garden.” Give the term for a story in which anthropomorphic animals or other characters teach a moral lesson. Many of these stories were written by Aesop Fables
James Thurber adapted this Aesop fable, in which the title fast animal loses a race to a very slow creature because he stops to take a nap. Tortoise and the Hare
This god of law helped judge the worthiness of the dead by weighing the feather of Ma’at. Name this ibis­ headed Egyptian god of knowledge and magic, who invented writing and settled disputes between the gods. Thoth
Thoth, the Egyptian god of knowledge and magic, decided whether deceased Egyptians were worthy of entering the afterlife by weighing the feather of Ma’at against this human body part. Heart
Characters in this ballet visit the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets. Name this ballet in which Herr Drosselmeyer gives the title toy to Clara. This ballet includes the mesmerizing “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.” The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky based The Nutcracker ballet on a Charles Perrault fairy tale. Carabosse curses King Florestan’s daughter, who is saved by a kiss Prince Désiré in this ballet. Sleeping Beauty
In the aftermath of one event in this city, a man was granted the title “Baron of Highfall.” Name this current capital of the Czech Republic, where Count von Thurm threw a pair of Catholic diplomats out of a window in 1618. Prague
To the Lighthouse is by this English author, who wrote that a woman who wishes to be a writer must have “A Room of One’s Own.” Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf’s essay “A Room of One’s Own” is a work in this literary genre, which promotes the equal treatment of women. feminism
This is the outermost layer of skin. It covers the dermis and is connected to it by the basement membrane Epidermis
Skin contains this structural protein that gives tendons their elastic quality. Fibroblasts produce this triple­alpha helix protein, the most abundant polypeptide in mammals. Collagen
Pablo Picasso’s Cubist works of art are generally grouped into periods. This early period of Picasso’s work is more somber than his Rose period, and includes works like The Old Guitarist. Blue Period
This Italian island, home to Mount Etna, is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Sicily
This Greek island was once home to the Minoan civilization. During their wars with an Italian city, the Ottoman Empire conquered this island Crete
An increase in sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide in the atmosphere can cause this weather phenomenon. Name this type of precipitation that causes metal corrosion and the erosion of stone statues, and has a low pH. Acid Rain
Hourly pollution reports issued on Twitter by the US embassy in this country once described its air as “crazy bad.” This Asian country’s air pollution is a result of its many coal­ burning factories and the second­ highest number of cars in the world China
Both acid rain and smog may result from this controversial drilling technique that pumps water and chemicals into the ground to release natural gas and oil. Hydraulic Fracturing
Being an early Christian was risky business. This saint was imprisoned, beaten, and beheaded for providing marriages to Christian couples. This patron saint of love is commemorated on February 14. Saint Valentine
This saint, the namesake of an order of friars, was followed by Saint Clare and died from his stigmata after a long fast. This Italian is the patron saint of animals. St. Francis of Assisi
This “doubting” Apostle was legendarily martyred in India, where he was impaled on a lance. Thomas
Name this constant, symbolized c. This is the fastest that any object in the universe can travel. Speed of Light
These particles, the unit particle of light, exhibit wave ­particle duality and travel at the speed of light Photons
Photons can move at the speed of light because they have none of this property, whose unit is the kilogram. Because they do not have this property, photons have no rest energy. Mass
Unemployment generally increases during these economic “downturns” that occur when GDP remains down for at least two fiscal quarters. In 2008, the United States experienced a major one of these. Recession
Adding all of the values in a set, then dividing by the total number of values, gives you the arithmetic type of this statistic. Arithmetic Mean
The middle term of a set of data is given this term, which describes a value that is greater than exactly half of the values in a set. Median
With his nephew, this god built the walls of Troy. This Greek god of horses cursed Odysseus for blinding his son Polyphemus. This husband of Amphitrite wielded a trident, & this god was the brother of Hades and Zeus. Name this Greek god of the sea Poseidon
Prior to this war, the Chesapeake­Leopard affair led to outrage over forced military service. Andrew Jackson fought the Battle of New Orleans .First Lady Dolly Madison was forced to flee the capital in what war which the British burned Washington DC? War of 1812
Teachers of this religion must learn halakhah, including 613 mitzvot, a series of commandments that were given on Mount Sinai. Members celebrate Seder in memory of the Passover, when Moses led this faith’s believers out of slavery. Name this religion Judaism
A sculpture of this man shows him wearing only a hat & boots by Donatello. A marble statue of this biblical figure shows him standing casually, with a slingshot draped over his shoulder. Michelangelo sculpted, what biblical king who slew Goliath? David (King David)
Missions to this planet include Mariner and a mission that landed using a “sky crane.” That mission never reached this planet’s volcano, Olympus Mons, in the quest for water on this planet. Name this red planet whose moons are Phobos & Deimos Mars
The Rock Edicts were created by a convert to this religion, Ashoka the Great. The Maha Bodhi Society helped revive this religion, whose founder sought enlightenment under a bodhi tree & was named Siddhartha Gautama . Buddhism
Wiz Khalifa dedicated “See You Again” to this Fast and Furious star, who died in a car crash in November 2013 with his friend Roger Rodas. Paul Walker
In 1997, this English Princess was killed in a crash car in Paris. Her death has largely been blamed on aggressive paparazzi, though an investigation suggested that her driver, Henri Paul, was drunk Princess Diana
Fortune tellers are forced to walk with their heads twisted backward for all eternity in this poem, in which unbaptized, virtuous people stay in Limbo. Identify this 1st entry in Dante’s Divine Comedy, in which Dante explores the Circles of Hell. Inferno
Dante is accompanied through Hell and part of Purgatory by this Roman poet, a resident of Limbo. This author of the Aeneid hands Dante off to the beautiful Beatrice as Dante approaches Heaven. Virgil
In the frigid ninth Circle of Hell, Dante and Virgil encounter Satan chewing on the legs of Cassius and Brutus, and on the head of this man Judas Iscariot
This largest internal organ produces bile that is used in digestion. Name this organ that removes toxins such as alcohol from the bloodstream Liver
Malfunction of the liver may cause bilirubin stores to increase and cause this condition which results in yellowing of the skin and eyes. Jaundice
Vincent Van Gogh also painted several still lifes showing these large yellow flowers in a vase set against a blue background Sunflowers
The intersection of two lines creates four angles; no matter what angles are created, what is the sum of the degree measurements of those four angles? 360 degrees
This mineral is found in emery powder and was used to construct the first laser. Name this crystalline form of aluminum oxide, found in gemstones like ruby and sapphire Corundum
In the Bible, Romans is an epistle written by this man, who also wrote to the Corinthians and the Ephesians. Before he was blinded by the Holy Spirit on the road to Damascus, this man was known as Saul. Paul
Romans, Corinthians, and Ephesians are books in this section of the Bible, which begins with the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and ends with the book of Revelation. New Testament
This book opens by discussing the “spectre haunting Europe,” & argues that the working class has “nothing to lose but their chains.” This book discusses the class struggle between the proletariat & bourgeoisie & calls on the men of the world to unite. Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
This Greek mathematician’s principle explains buoyancy, and he supposedly shouted “Eureka!” after realizing that water displacement could be used to prove a gold crown was fake. This man also established the law of the lever. Archimedes
Romeo and Juliet is this type of play, contrasted with Shakespeare’s histories and comedies. In this type of play, the heroes’ stories end sadly. Tragedy
In the climactic scene of Romeo and Juliet, the audience knows that Juliet has taken a sleeping potion, rather than poison, but Romeo does not; that is an example of what literary device? Dramatic Irony
This Norse goddess governed both love and war, and received half of all the men slain in battle at her mead ­hall, Folkvangr Freyja
Ishtar, a goddess of war in the religion of this region, set the Bull of Heaven on mankind after being rejected by Gilgamesh. This region stretches between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Mesopotamia
After one battle, this man commented, “It is well that war is so terrible­ otherwise we would grow too fond of it.” Name this Confederate general who lost at Gettysburg, and later surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse. Robert E Lee
A severe blow to Lee’s army was the death of this general at Chancellorsville from friendly fire. This general’s actions at the First Battle of Bull Run earned him the nickname “Stonewall.” Stonewall Jackson
The poor use of pontoon bridges at the Battle of Fredericksburg led to the attempted resignation of this Union general, known for his wild facial hair. Ambrose Burnside
This author spent two years, two months, and two days living in the woods in Massachusetts. Identify this American author, who promoted self ­reliance in his book "Walden" Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau belonged to this American literary movement, which promoted intellectual freedom and independence from government and society. Transcendentalism
Answer the following about the Puccini opera La Bohème (set in Paris) which inspired the musical Rent. This title character of both Rent and La Bohème asks Rodolfo to help light her candle before dying of consumption Mimi
This battle was code named Operation Detachment. Name this battle over a Pacific island during which the USS Bismarck Sea was sunk. During this battle, Joe Rosenthal photographed a group of soldiers raising a US flag. Battle of Iwo Jima
Joe Rosenthal’s photograph was taken at the peak of this mountain. During the fight for Iwo Jima, the Japanese were highly entrenched at this location Mount Suribachi
Peptides and steroids are examples of these signaling molecules. Name this group of messenger molecules that regulate metabolism, kidney function, and pregnancy. Hormones
Known as the “master gland,” this pea ­sized gland at the base of the brain is responsible for producing human growth hormone and prolactin. Pituitary
The pituitary gland is a part of this bodily system, which release hormones to regulate the body’s growth and functions. Endocrine System
Name the leader of Fascist Italy who gained power during the 1922 March on Rome. This leader spent WW II playing second fiddle to Adolf Hitler. Benito Mussolini
Mitosis creates two identical daughter cells, but this process results in genetic diversity. Identify this type of cell division, in which the daughter cells inherit half of the original cell’s DNA. Meiosis
One way in which meiosis creates unique cells is when crossing over occurs between homologous pairs of these coiled strands of DNA. Chromosomes
In Norse mythology, there are several realms in which the gods and mortals can reside, known as The Nine Realms. Name the realm where the gods preside. Odin and his wife Friga rule over this realm Asgard
In Norse Mythology, this frozen underworld is comprised of a frozen river where the goddess Hel looks over those Norsemen and women who did not die heroically or nobly. Niflheim
This polygon’s interior angles add up to 540 degrees Pentagon
This “weird” city serves as the capital of Texas. The annual South by Southwest festival occurs in this city annually. Austin
This city in Texas lies across the Rio Grande from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and is home to Fort Bliss, one of the U.S. military’s largest installations El Paso
Plants will die if not exposed to the sun, because they are unable to perform this process. Name this process in which organisms use light energy to make sugar Photosynthesis
These organelles are the site of photosynthesis, and the pigment they contain is the cause of a plant’s green color. Chloroplasts
This author has created a book series based on Norse mythology featuring the character Magnus Chase. Name this author, who also created the Kane Chronicles series about Egyptian mythology Rick Riodan
] Riordan’s best known series is based on Greek mythology and follows this boy with ADHD as he discovers he is a demigod. Percy Jackson
In Percy Jackson, Percy’s Latin teacher, Mr. Brunner, is revealed to be one of these creatures from Greek mythology named Chiron. Centaur
Name this first emperor of a unified China, who died from ingesting cyanide which he thought would make him immortal Qin ​​Shihuang
Emperor Qin may be best known for building an “army” made of this red brick ­like material. Its name is Italian for “baked earth. Terra Cotta (Warriors)
The sky behind the subject of this painting is said to be red due to Name this painting whose open ­mouth subject is engaged in the title action The Scream by Munch
The White House’s official address is 1600 on this avenue which runs through Washington,D.C. Pennsylvania Ave
The Queen of England lives in this mansion near London. The queen’s “garden parties” are often held on its grounds. Buckingham Palacae
In 2016, President Obama announced his “CS For All” initiative which proposed to teach students about coding. Codes are written using certain symbols that can be combined in ccertain ways. Those constructions, such as C, Perl, Java, & Python, are what? Programming Languages
Programming languages can also be used to create this construct, which is a set of instructions to solve a specific problem or task. Algorithims
This character is half St. Bernard and half sheepdog. Identify this dog who is sold as a sled dog in the Arctic. After much abuse, he eventually finds a kind master in the gold hunter John Thornton Buck
This policy was reinforced by the Bantu Education Act. Name this policy, which Stephen Biko protested in South Africa. It called for the racial segregation of blacks and whites Apartheid
Answer these questions about the Nobel Prize in physics. This German won the award in 1918 for discovering that light energy traveled in quanta as opposed to continuous waves. He names a fundamental “length” in physics Max Planck
William Roentgen was awarded the first Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of this portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between ultraviolet and gamma radiation. X Rays
Judge Webster Thayer denied all appeals following the sentencing of these men. Name these two Italian immigrants who were convicted of armed robbery in 1920. They were defended by Felix Frankfurter. Sacco & Vanzetti
Literature can often be divided into certain movements with similar themes. This movement from the 14th to the 17th centuries had themes of learning and cultural flowering. It featured writers such as Boccacio, John Milton and William Shakespeare. Renassiance
Later British writers such as William Wordsworth, Percy Shelley and Lord Byron were part of this period which focused on nature and strong emotions Romanticism
A key writer of the Modernist movement in the early 20th century was this author of avant­garde works like Ulysses and Dubliners. James Joyce
This 2013 video game follows the adventures of Joel and Ellie, 2 survivors in a post­apocalyptic America attempting to find a cure for a fatal fungus. Name this survival horror zombie game made by Naughty Dog studios, which won IGN’s Game of the Year. The Last of Us
Ganymede, which orbits a different planet, is the only moon larger than this one. Name this moon, the second largest in the solar system and the only one to have a dense atmosphere. Titan
This black playwright borrowed a line from Langston Hughes’s poem “Harlem” for the title of her play about the Younger family’s struggles living in Chicago, A Raisin in the Sun. Lorraine Hansberry
This mnemonic is used as an algorithm to remember all steps in double-binomial distribution,& could be used in finding the answer to 42 times 27. This mnemonic reminds you of the four terms in the product, including the first and last. FOIL Method
Name this African-American orator and founder of the Tuskegee Institute who argued for a “compromise” in which blacks would accept white political leadership in the south in exchange for education, employment, and equal treatment under the law. Booker T Washington
Opponents of Booker T. Washington’s “compromise” included W.E.B. DuBois, who co-founded this civil rights organization in 1909. NAACP
In Journey to the Center of the Earth, Lidenbrock & Axel travel through an Icelandic volcano to discover dinosaurs, electrically glowing clouds of gas, & a big cavern in which a 12Ft-tall humanoid herds these prehistoric relatives of the woolly mammoth Mastadon
This English literary character appears in novels by Howard Pyle and Sir Walter Scott. Name this literary character who lives in Sherwood Forest with his “Merry Men,” and who robs the rich to feed the poor Robin Hood
Robin Hood appears as “Locksley” in this Sir Walter Scott novel, in which the title knight jousts with the Black Knight and helps save Rebecca and Lady Rowena. Ivanhoe
Answer the following about references to hip-hop & musicals in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical, Hamilton. The Hamilton song “A Winter’s Ball” references this group’s “Hey Ladies.” This group was responsible for “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” and “Sabotage.” Beastie Boys
In a shout out to Biggie Smalls, Alexander spells his own name during this song. In the song he notes “I’m just like my country, I’m young, scrappy, and hungry” and states he isn’t “throwing away” the title concept. My Shot
Johannesburg is the largest city in this African country, where Afrikaans was supported by the controlling government as part of an official state policy of racial segregation called Apartheid. South Africa
Ozone in the stratosphere absorbs radiation in this band of the electromagnetic spectrum; as a result, temps are higher at the top of the stratosphere than at the bottom. This type of radiation has wavelength just shorter than that of visible light Ultraviolet
In this Poe short story, a mysterious branch of the Spanish Inquisition performs elaborate tortures on an unnamed narrator, strapping him under a swinging blade and trapping him between red-hot iron walls and a seemingly bottomless hole Pit and the Pendulum
Gandalf returns from the dead to help Bilbo’s nephew, Frodo Baggins, transport the title powerful piece of jewelry to Mordor to be destroyed in this three-book novel by Tolkien. Lord of the Rings
Its plot is set into motion by an old lady with a shotgun. Name this animated movie that sees Remy use Linguini's hair to cook French cuisine, &sees the critic Anton Ego consume the title food Ratatouille by Pixar
They attacked the monastery of Lindisfarne in 793. For 10 points each:Give this term for Scandinavian raiders who attacked Western Europe during the Middle Ages. Vikings
Many Vikings settled in this region of northwestern France, later the site of the Allied D-Day invasion during World War II. Normandy
In this Shakespeare tragedy, the title Danish prince seeks revenge on his uncle Claudius. Claudius’s advisor Polonius is the father of Ophelia, the protagonist’s sweetheart. Hamlet
In this Shakespeare tragedy the title Thane of Cawdor conspires with his wife to kill both the Scottish king Duncan and his own friend Banquo before being killed by Macduff. Macbeth
In this Shakespeare tragedy, the treachery of Iago causes the title Moor to smother his wife Desdemona Othello
This building was built for Edgar J. Kaufman by Frank Lloyd Wright and its cantilevered balconies rise above the title entity. Identify this building located in southwestern Pennsylvania. Fallingwater
What is the only state that touches the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico? Florida
In what state would you be if you were at an Air Force Academy Falcons home game? Colorado
Where is the Sugar Bowl played? New Orleans
The original highway named Route 66 began in Chicago. If you had traveled the entire highway, in what state would you be at the end of the road? California
This disease is the result of muscular constriction of the bronchi and swelling of the bronchial mucosa. Name this chronic disease characterized by sporadic attacks of shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing Asthma
Which film, released by the Disney Studios in 1938, was the first feature-length-animated film? Snow White and the 7 Dwarves
This Greek nymph of Diana was shunned by Narcissus and faded to nothing but a voice. Later she was condemned never to speak first and never to be silent when anyone else spoke. Who was she? Echo
Spongy textured rock created when lava is blown out of a violent volcano which contains much trapped gas Pumice
Erie, Allentown, Scranton, Reading are all cities in what US state? Pennsylvania
The grammatical term for what is said about the subject of the sentence Predicate
It was built from the Tyne to the Solway in 122 to 126 AD. What is the name of this structure that served as the northern border of Roman Britain? Hadrian's Wall
What digestive organ is well developed in grass-eating herbivores, but is undeveloped in humans? Appendix
Give the common name for : Nitrous Oxide Laughing Gas
Which organ is responsible for regulating the body’s blood sugar level? Pancreas
What color jersey is worn by the leader during the Tour de France? Yellow
Queen Victoria was the longest ruling monarch in English history. In contrast, who was the Queen of England for only nine days? Lady Jane Grey
British Rock group who has been performing for over 40 years with songs like "Satisfaction", "Paint it Black", "Gimme Shelter, "Beast of Burden". The lead singer is Mick Jagger. Rolling Stones
Author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand
Where Peter, Peter, Pumpkin eater kept his wife in a nursery rhyme Pumpkin Shell
Trip to a holy place by Christinas, Muslims, and others is called a.... Pilgrimage
Term for the Pacific islands including Samoa and Tahiti Polynesia
Medical term for whooping cough Pertussis
Nickname of Louisiana because of the large billed birds found along its coast Pelican State
Nickname for an untrained person in medicine Quack
2 word term for the normal rate of marching Quick Time
Paralysis of all 4 limbs is called.... Quadrapeligic
Match played before a semifinal one Quarterfinal
Naval Petty officer in charge of steering, signals, etc...or a a military officer responsible for providing quarters, rations, clothing, and other supplies (starts with q) Quartermaster
Another name or the Society of Friends (starts with q) Quakers
Person convicted of killing Martin Luther King Jr or any straight line that extends from a point Ray
Most of Latin America's population is this religion Roman Catholic
Term that designates the period in American history following the Civil War from 1865-1877 Reconstruction
He was the oldest man to serve as president of the US Ronald Reagan
The United States national flower is the.... Rose
The English founder of the Lost Colony of Roanoke was... Sir Walter Raleigh
Weather phenomenon that occurs when the shine shines upon falling rain or mist. Usually seeing one brings good luck. Rainbow
This is the American word for the British word The Tube Subway
Instrument invented by Theophile Laennec for listening to sounds in patients chests Stethescope
Woodwind instrument that Bill Clinton played at his inauguration ball Saxophone
The capital of Oregon is... Salem
French word for the front of a building is called ... Facade
Theater in which Abraham Lincoln was assasinated Ford's Theater
2 word term for the men who signed the Declaration of Independence (starts with f) Founding Fathers
First US astronat to orbit the earth John Glenn
Atlanta Georgia school whose athletic teams are the "Yellow Jackets" Georgica Tech
Political cartoonist who created the Republican and Democratic symbols Thomas Nast
Number of Theses in Martin Luther’s Wittenberg document 95
This outstanding American inventor, born in Ohio in 1847, only had 3 months of formal education. He was considered “addled” and particularly dull in mathematics. Name this “Wizard of Menlo Park” who invented the phonograph & the first incandescent lamp Thomas Edison
Who was the only Alabama governor to serve 4 terms? George Wallace
In Norse mythology which handsome god was killed by a twig of mistletoe? Balder
What is the name given to the swelling on the neck caused by an iodine deficiency or over activity of the thyroid gland? Goiter
What science is the study of projectiles in motion? Ballistics
What science studies sound? Acoustics
Russian goldsmith famous for his jeweled eggs Faberge
Which French mathematician and philosopher used the phrase “cogito ergo sum” (I think, therefore I am) as the foundation for his philosophical theory? Rene Descartes
What Italian composer created the operas Tosca, La Boheme, and Madame Butterfly? Puccini
What instrument made Wynton Marsalis famous? Trumpet
What Russian leader said "We will bury you"? Nikita Krushev
What famous US general said "I Shall Return"? Douglas MacArthur
What is the biological term for tiny blood vessels in the human body that connect arteries and veins? Capillaries
Word meaning to "beg" especially in the streets or a narrow strip of land extending between two states or territories. Panhandle
What is the pneumonia-like disease that was named after the people who caught it while attending an American Convention in Philadelphia in 1976? Legionnaire’s Disease
He composed four operas based on the Norse myths of Siegried and Brunhilde in Ring of the Nibelung. Who was he? Wagner
Three of the Five Civilized Tribes were Creek, Choctaw, and Cherokee. Name the other two Chickasaw & Seminole
Which planet is covered by sulfuric acid? Venus
Identify the following architecture styles based on their characteristics. Soaring ceilings, pointed arches, and flying buttresses, popular between 1140 and 1560 Gothic
Ornate architectural style, often described as rococo, with elaborate carvings and decorations using gilt, plaster, and paint, popular between 1600 and 1770 Baroque
Who created the cartoon character Steamboat Willie? Walt Disney
Identify the sign if the Zodiac represented by the Scales of Justice Libra
What was the name of the Thracian slave who led an ultimately successful gladiator revolt against Rome in 73 BC? Spartacus
Formal court order directing a party to refrain from performing a specific act (Starts with i) Injunction
Volcanic Pacific island captured March 1945 by US Marines at great cost (starts with i) Iwo Jima
Philadelphia building where the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed (starts with i) Independance Hall
Peninsula on which Spain and Portugal are located (starts with i) Iberian
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that reduces pain, fever, inflammation (starts with i) Ibropofen
Style of painting begun by Renoir, Monet, Sisley, Cezanne, and Pissaro (starts with i) Impressionism
Country whose capitol is Reykjavik (starts with i) Iceland
Odin’s steed was this eight-legged horse, who was born after Loki turned himself into a mare to distract Svadilfari from constructing Asgard’s walls. Sleipnir
Odin was also served by two of these dark birds, Huginn and Muninn who flew around the world and gathered information. Ravens
This composer commemorated the 300th anniversary of the Augsburg Confession by composing the Reformation Symphony, though he didn't publish it during his lifetime. Name this German composer, whose other works include the Italian and Scottish symphonies. Felix Mendelssohn
Felix Mendelssohn may be best known today for a set of incidental music for this Shakespeare play,including a Wedding March, indicating that Theseus and Hippolyta, Lysander and Hermia, and Demetrius and Helena have all been married. A Midsummer's Night Dream
In this Twain short story, Simon Wheeler tells a story about the title animal, who is fed buckshot so it will lose a contest for Leonidas W. Smiley Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
This U.S. President was in office during the stock market's crash in 1929 and the start of the Great Depression. Herbert Hoover
Examples of these include the giant panda’s “thumb” & the beak shapes of Darwin’s finches. Name these inherited traits that enhance the survival of an organism in its environment. Larger brains and walking upright were such traits in human ancestors. Adaptation
The almost identical adaptations seen in the bodies of dolphins and extinct ichthyosaurs result from this type of evolution in which unrelated species evolve in similar environments. Convergent
Convergent evolution among birds produced the now extinct North Atlantic great auk and these living flightless birds of Antarctica. Both groups had the same black-and-white color pattern. penguins
A common house variation, but not an official Monopoly rule, is to award $500, or some other amount, to anyone who lands on this corner space between New York and Kentucky Avenues. Free Parking
On TV, the Simpsons own five versions of the game: "regular Monopoly, Star Wars Monopoly, Rasta-Mon-opoly, Galip-olopoly, & one named for this character, Bart Simpson's 4th grade teacher. Edna Krabappoly
This author was a fighter pilot in World War II, and included the bomb-crazy Head of the Air Force in a novel about a Big Friendly Giant. Name this author of the novel Matilda and James and the Giant Peach. Roald Dahl
This Dahl novel about a boy and his grandmother is named for people who “look very much like ordinary women,” but who “[hate] children with a red-hot sizzling hatred that is more sizzling and red-hot than any hatred you could possibly imagine.” The Witches
In some stories, this Hindu god was born from a golden egg, and became the father of humanity. Name this creator god, who is a member of the Trimurti along with Shiva and Vishnu Brahma
The Trimurti is often called the Hindu version of this Christian concept, which defines God as one being that is comprised of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Trinity
This event, the creation of heavier-than-hydrogen elements like helium-4 and lithium-7, took place within minutes after the Big Bang. This term can also refer to the creation of elements within stars nucleosynthesis
In 312 CE, Constantine I soundly defeated Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, which spans this major river of Rome. Maxentius drowned in this river's waters during the battle. Tiber River
In 1297, this kingdom defended its freedom at Stirling Bridge by routing a surrounded English army. This kingdom's forces at Stirling Bridge were led by Andrew Moray and William Wallace. Scotland
The Jamestown colony was heavily supported by the export of this crop, which was grown by John Rolfe and introduced to Europe by Sir Walter Raleigh. tobacco
This man descended into the Greek underworld to retrieve his dead wife, Eurydice but lost her when he looked behind him to see if she was following. Orpheus
A Muslim who has become a hafiz must have done this with the text of the Quran. Memorized it
The Quran frequently mentions these invisible creatures made of “smokeless fire.” One of these creatures, Iblis refused to bow to Adam and became Shaitan, the Islamic version of the Devil jinn (genies)
Any event where 3 or more astronomical bodies lie along a straight line, as during an eclipse or a transit, is referred to by this six letter word. The moon, Sun, and Earth experience these events roughly twice a month, causing spring tides on Earth. syzygy
Eclipses of the Sun or Moon can be seen on Earth, but not on every planet. Name both of the two planets in our Solar System which cannot view an eclipse. Mercury & Venus
Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible is based on accounts of this historical Massachusetts event, in which Abigail Williams accused Tituba and Sarah Good of performing supernatural acts. Salem Witch Trials
Harry Truman visited this city a dozen times as President, establishing a "Little White House." Name this southernmost city of the continental United States. The 2,300-plus miles of U.S. Route 1 run from Maine south through Miami to this city. Key West
These particles were first theorized by Murray Gell-Mann. Name these elementary particles that come in six flavors - up, down, charm, strange, top,and bottom Quarks
This man's Twitter description simply says "You know... the 'Eat It' Guy." Name this polka musician, whose 2014 album Mandatory Fun features the songs "Handy" and "Word Crimes," which are parodies of Iggy Azalea and Robin Thicke songs. Weird Al Yankovic
Weird Al released eight music videos for Mandatory Fun, beginning with this parody of Pharell Williams' song "Happy." This music video features Jack Black wearing a glittery fanny pack backwards. Tacky
Two air tragedies struck the same Southeast Asian airline in 2014. This airline lost its Flight 370 in March over the Indian Ocean and its Flight 17 to an attack over Ukraine in July. Malaysia Airlines
Receiving this tissue is a way to treat diseases like leukemia that prevent this tissue from producing hundreds of millions of cells per day. Name this tissue where red blood cells are produced, found within bones. bone marrow
Ferdinand &Isabella of Spain issued this decree after completing the Reconquista ( series of wars& battles between the Christians & Muslims for control of Spain from 718 to 1492.) It expelled all Jews who refused to convert to Christianity. Alhambra Decree
Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain created a new instance of this institution in 1478 to replace one controlled by the Pope. This organization attempted to find conversos, and it executed a punishment known as an auto-da-f´e Spanish Inquisition
This is the only prime number that is one less than a perfect square. Name this number. It’s also the smallest odd prime number 3
Highly explosive volcanic eruptions can produce this deadly, fast-moving current of hot gas and ash that speeds down the volcano. These phenomena can reach temperatures of 1000 degrees Celsius. pyroclastic flow
The wife of Julius Caesar, whose nightmares make her beg Caesar not to go to the Senate (where he is eventually murdered) Calphurnia
Element that, with helium, made up a majority of the atoms produced in the Big Bang Theory Hydrogen
John Philip Sousa... Was known as the “king” of this musical genre, often used in military events. Marches
The Sousaphone is a marching version of this brass instrument. tuba
John Phillip Sousa composed this piece for the Marine Corps, taking its title from the motto of the Marines. Semper Fidelis
The elephant and the donkey as symbols for the Republican and Democrat parties were first sketched by this man, whose cartoons attacking Boss Tweed contributed to the downfall of Tammany Hall. Thomas Nast
This element is found in the central porphyrin ring of hemoglobin. Foods like spinach and red meat are good sources of this metal Iron
Name this sea monster. While passing through a narrow strait, Odysseus chose to take his chances with this monster, which has twelve tentacle-like legs and four to six dog-heads ringed around her waist, instead of with her counterpart Charybdis Scylla
In one of his novels, Florentina and Fermina marry after being apart for fifty years. Name this magical realist author of Love in the Time of Cholera who depicted Santiago Nasar’s death in Chronicle of a Death Foretold. : Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The activities of this group were exposed in the Mitrokhin Archives after its author defected to MI5, its British counterpart. Name this “sword and shield” of the Soviet Union, a security agency that operated from 1954 to 1991. KGB
During a session of the United Nations, this man banged his shoe on the table in protest of a speech. This man provided evidence of his predecessor’s “Great Purge” in his “Secret Speech.”Name this leader of the Soviet Union after Joseph Stalin. Nikita Khrushchev
A popular aria from this opera compares love to a rebellious bird. This opera, in which Escamillo enters singing the Toreador Song, includes the Habanera. Name this opera by Georges Bizet about a gypsy girl. Carmen
This character is torn in half by the Hulk & fights off adversaries. This man is raised in Canada alongside his half-brother, who eventually become the villain Sabretooth. Logan is the alias of what clawed member of the X-Men Wolverine
This man believed that ren, or benevolence, was key to becoming a junzi, or “gentleman.”The philosophy named for him advocates hierarchical order. The Analects are the collected teachings of what Chinese scholar? Confucius
JFK wished to “splinter this group into 1000 pieces” after Allen Dulles failed to unseat Fidel Castro in the Bay of Pigs invasion. Name this group that attempted numerous counter-communist coups in the Cold War, the foreign intelligence of the US CIA
This phase change takes place when a solid immediately transitions into a gas, as seen in dry ice. sublimation
Japan’s surrender during WWII was hastened by Truman’s order to attack these two Japanese cities with nuclear weapons Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Name this 9-digit number, used for identification within a governmental program that provides funds to elderly Americans Social Security
Your Social Security number serves as a broad method of identification; in particular, it allows this governmental agency to account for the taxes you paid and/or owe to it. IRS (Internal Revenue Service)
In this system, a laborer entered into a contract with an employer, often providing unfree labor for a specific period of time in return for passage to America. After the contract expired, this type of laborer was considered free. Indentured Servant
In post-slavery South, former slaves continued to work on plantations under this system, in which a plantation owner gave the farmer land and supplies in exchange for part of the harvest. Like tenant farming, laborers in this system often fell into debt. Sharecropping
The sides of this top, often played with during Chanukah, are inscribed with Hebrew letters that traditionally stand for “a great miracle happened there.” dreidel
This novel written by Stephen King was adapted into a Stanley Kubrick film starring Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance. Name this novel in which Jack becomes a caretaker at the Overlook Hotel and slowly loses his sanity The Shining
The most recent game of this franchise follows the Spirit of Fire’s conflict with the brute Atriox. Name this Bungie video game originally a first person shooter game, whose first 3 games followed a Spartan-II super soldier as he fought the Covenant. Halo
The poster child for the Halo franchise, John-117, is commonly referred to by this name, his rank. In the Halo universe, this rank is equivalent to a Sargent Major and is the 2nd highest rank a non-commissioned officer can reach Master Chief
In Texas v. Johnson, the Supreme Court held that burning this object was constitutionally protected. Name this item. Its section in the US Code specifies that, once it is unusable, it “should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” American Flag
This man & his friends Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego are thrown into a hot furnace for refusing to worship a golden idol. This man interprets the kings writings on the wall & later he emerges unharmed from a den of lions. Name this biblical character Daniel
The square root of 2 is this type of number; that is, it cannot be written as a fraction, and its decimal expansion never terminates or repeats. irrational number
Three years after Brown v BOE, this group of black students, including Ernest Green, attempted to integrate Central High School in Arkansas. They were blocked by segregationists until Pres Eisenhower brought in federal troops Little Rock Nine
The zeroth entry of this series allows players to switch between Billy Coen a& Rebecca Chambers. The most recent game involves humanoid bacteria called the “Molded.” Name this horror video game series where players fight against the undead in Biohazard Resident Evil
Name this actress who co-hosted a popular game show called Wheel of Fortune with Pat Sajak since 1982. In that time, she has revealed nearly one million letters. Vanna White
Wheel of Fortune, like Jeopardy!, was created by Merv, an entertainment mogul with this last name, shared by the central family of a Seth MacFarlane-created animated sitcom. Griffin
American heroes, like John Hancock & Sam Adams, are fictionalized in this novel, whose title character delivers the Boston Observer during the American Revolution. Name a Esther Forbes book where a silversmith’s apprentice spies for the Sons of Liberty Johnny Tremain
Johnny Tremain also includes a fictionalized version of this historical man, who traveled through Lexington and Concord to warn Americans of incoming British troops with “a cry of defiance and not of fear,” in a poem about his “midnight ride.” Paul Revere
This building was designed by James Hoban in white painted sandstone. Name this residence, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, that was largely destroyed during the War of 1812. White House
Southeast of the White House is this central neighborhood of Washington D.C.; its name is used by newscasters to colloquially refer to Congress, which meets at the crest of this area. Capitol HIll
This engineer of French ancestry proposed a namesake plan for the layout of Washington D.C. after the Revolutionary War, placing the Capitol building at the top of Capitol Hill. Pierre L’Enfant
A massive star’s death is normally marked by this explosive event. One of these events was seen in 1054 and resulted in the Crab Nebula. Supernova
Stellar remnants are left behind after a star goes supernova. These stellar remnants of about 1.4 and 3 solar masses consist of solely the namesake type of uncharged subatomic particle. Neutron Star
Stellar remnants are left behind after a star goes supernova. These stellar remnants of about 1.4 and 3 solar masses consist of solely the namesake type of uncharged subatomic particle. Chandrasekhar limit
Police inspector who is obsessed with recapturing Jean Valjean for breaking parole in Les Miserables Javert
Military base created on that island; it has controversially been a military prison for terrorists since 2002. Guantanamo Bay
Practice used by William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer to sell newspapers and rouse support for the Spanish American War Yellow Journalism
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is contracted from this disease, technically known as bovine spongiform ncephalopathy. Misfolded proteins, or prions, cause this disease, whose outbreak in the UK has required recalls of beef. Mad Cow disease
This neurodegenerative disease occurs in patients with decreased levels of dopamine production in the brain, leading to tremors and shaky movement. Parkinson’s Disease
Unlike other neurodegenerative diseases in which neurons die or are disabled, this disease is a deterioration of the myelin sheath surrounding the neurons. This disease can cause muscle weakness, sense difficulties, and trouble with communication multiple sclerosis
Aircraft from Germany’s Condor Legion bombed this town in 1937. Identify this town, whose namesake painting created two months after its destruction brought worldwide attention to the ongoing Spanish Civil War. Guernica
This monarch became the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee in 2017. Name this current and longest-serving British monarch. Queen Elizabeth II (England)
Queen Elizabeth II surpassed this queen to become the longest-serving British monarch in history. This queen’s reign is often depicted as an era of strict, moralistic behavior. Queen Victoria
Drag is a consequence of the fluid form of this force. Name this force that opposes the motion of one surface sliding against another. Friction
When objects are not moving relative to each other, they experience this type of friction. Once it is overcome, they experience kinetic friction. This adjective also describes a form of electricity built up by a Van de Graff generator. Static Friction
This Greek studied the moon and starts as early as 100 BC and is known as the "Father of Astronomy" Hipparchus
He is known as the "Father of Modern Computing" because he invented the first calculator Charles Babbage
This French teacher redesigned a system of code used by the Army. He used raised dots to represent letters so a blind person could read an article by feeling the raised dots. Louis Braille
He invented the elevator brake Elisha Otis
He is known as the "Father of the Modern Rocket". In 1926, he engineered the first liquid fuel rocket. Robert Goddard
In this story ,Teddy is saved from Nagaina by the mongoose Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. Wolf cubs in this story are taught by the bear Baloo, who also teaches the “man-cub” Mowgli. Name this story by Rudyard Kipling The Jungle Book
She was 130 years old when she had her 3rd son, Seth. One of her children was exiled to Nod after murdering his brother. She was tempted by a serpent to eat from the tree of knowledge. Name this mother of Cain and Abel, the first woman in the Bible Eve
This man uttered ”nevertheless, she persisted” in telling why Elizabeth Warren was punished. Donald Trump tweeted at this Republican to “get back to work” & fix health care. Name this Kentucky senator who has served as Majority Leader since 2015. Mitch McConnell
This artist says “when I leave here on this earth, did I take more than I gave?” in his 2017 song “Glorious.” He described a 3rd grade experience with stereotypes in 2012ʹs “Same Love.” Ryan Lewis & what rapper recorded the song “Thrift Shop”? Macklemore
These objects have a rear slot called a nock. Zenoʹs ”fletcherʹs paradox” argues that one of these objects can never be in motion. ones wielded by Cupid. Name these projectiles shot from bows Arrows
In this book, there is a rule that only the person holding a conch shell may talk during group meetings. Glasses belonging to Piggy are broken by the choirboy Jack. School‐aged children are stranded on an island in what novel by William Golding? Lord of the Flies
Whoever kills this character is cursed by God to suffer “sevenfold vengeance.” He was upset after God disapproves his offerings from the soil. He asks "Am I my brotherʹs keeper?” Name this man in the Book of Genesis who murders his brother Abel Cain
Half of this shapeʹs perimeter is used to find its area in Heronʹs formula. This shapeʹs side lengths & angles are related in the law of cosines and sines . The interior angles of this shape add up to 180 degrees. Name this 3‐sided polygon. Triangles
A movie subtitled “Skull Island” featured this giant ape, who climbed the Empire State Building in a 1933 film. King Kong
The first spinoff of The Lego Movie was named after this character voiced by Will Arnett Batman
Emma Watson played a French girl who fends off the advances of Gaston in this live‐action remake of a 1991 Disney film Beauty and the Beast
The H. L. Hunley was a vessel of this type. Name these ships that strike from underwater, and include the American George Washington class vessels. submarines
These German submarines were used during World War I, most notably in the sinking of the Lusitania. U Boats
During World War I, the U‐Boat U‐151 laid mines in this bay off Virginia that receives the Potomac River. Chesapeake
In his first appearance, this character tries to keep Harry Potter from returning to Hogwarts. Name this house elf who prevents Harry from boarding the train back to school. Dobby
The Mona Passage separates Hispaniola from this island, which is a U.S. territory governed from San Juan Puerto Rico
Examples of these errors in argumentation include ”begging the question” and ”no true Scotsman.” Name these instances of improper reasoning, such as assuming that correlation implies causation. Fallacies
The name of this element means ”light‐bearing.” Name this nonmetal, whose “red” form replaced its “white” form for use in lighting matches. phosphorus
Odin wields Gungnir , which is this type of weapon. In Irish myth, Cú Chulainn uses one called the Gáe Bulg spear
Jacques de Molay was burned at the stake in front of Notre Dame in 1314. He was the last Grandmaster of the “Poor Fellow‐Soldiers of Christ,” the Catholic military order better known by this name. Knights of the Templar
This is the name for the great circle at 0 degrees latitude on Earth Equator
Most gymnosperms, including cedars, firs, and pines, house their seeds in these woody organs that consist of plates called “scales.” cones
The intense color of this product is caused primarily by the compound crocin. Name this thread‐like spice with a distinctive golden‐orange color. It is generally regarded as the worldʹs most expensive spice. saffron
Saffron is a key ingredient in paella, often considered a national dish of this country where it originated. Spain
During this singerʹs Dangerous Woman tour, pink balloons dropped as she sang “Sometimes.” She released the song “No Tears Left to Cry” in 2018. Ariana Grande
Judy Garland starred with James Mason in this 1954 musical about the rise of a young singer/actress. It was recently remade with Lady Gaga in the leading role. A Star is Born
The7th version of this software, called “Nougat,” came out in 2017. Windows may have been surpassed by this operating system as the most‐installed in the world. What mobile OS developed by Google is named after a word for a human‐like robot? Android
In science, sometimes ʹOʹ comes before ʹAʹ. A. O, B, A, F, G, K, and M are classes along the ”main sequence” of these objects, ordered from hottest to coolest Stars
These organisms may be classified as ”gram‐positive” or ”gram‐negative,” which roughly corresponds to the thickness of their cell walls. Name these microorganisms that include E. coliand Salmonella Bacteria
The Rockettes are based in this Manhattan theater, which has hosted both the Grammy and Tony Awards. Its name refers to a broadcast medium Radio City Music Hall
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated during a showing of Our American Cousin at this Washington, DC, theater Ford's Theater
“Itʹs raw!” is a catchphrase of what Scottish‐born celebrity who hosts the reality shows Hellʹs Kitchen and Master Chef? Gordon Ramsay
What British actor, who played the villain Deckard Shaw in the most recent Fast and Furious movie, starred with Melissa McCarthy in 2015ʹs Spy? Jason Statham
What Italian music term means to play notes in a connected manner, the opposite of staccato? legato
Cups, swords, wands, and pentacles are the traditional suits of cards one would find in what type of ostensibly prophetic deck? tarot cards
What R&B singer whose albums include Evolver, Get Lifted, and Love in the Future, has had hits with “Used to Love U” , “Green Light”, and "All of Me"? John Legend
In Charles Dickensʹs A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by how many ghosts? 4 (Christmas Past, Christmas Present, Christmas Future, Jacob Marley)
What structure in the abdomen produces a large amount of hydrochloric acid? Stomach
What is the largest vein in the human body? inferior vena cava
What king who compiled Domesday Book was depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry, which celebrated his victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066? William the Conqueror
Hope stayed behind in what item that released disease, hate, and other evils into the world when it was opened by the first woman in Greek myth? Pandora's Box
In what film do Dr. Grace Augustine and Miles Quaritch quarrel over mining unobtainium from beneath princess Neytiri and her Naʹvi people on Pandora Avatar
What play, in which Giles Corey is crushed to death, also features a slave named Tituba, is by Arthur Miller, and depicts the Salem witch trials? The Crucible
What actor plays the title physician in the 2016 Hulu series Chance, and portrayed a Vicodin ‐addicted Head of Diagnostic Medicine on the series House? Hugh Laurie
What hardware component is divided into chipsets like northbridge and southbridge, is connected to the microprocessor, and is the main circuit board? the motherboard
What president ran the so‐called ”Daisy ad” in a race against Barry Goldwater, promoted the Great Society, and was sworn in on Air Force One in 1963? LBJ
Science Fiction knocked this artistʹs album Rainbow, which features the songs “Woman” and “Praying,” off the top of the Billboard chart. She also recorded “Tik Tok.” Kesha
In a rite of passage from this religion, newborn babies are initiated by visiting the tutelary kami 30 to 100 days after birth Shintoism
This American inventor created the first long-lasting, commercially-viable light bulb. Known as the Wizard of Menlo Park, he also invented the motion picture camera and the phonograph Thomas Edison
This Serbian, who invented the alternating current method of transmitting electricity, feuded with Edison because of the American’s dirty campaign to market direct current as a safer alternative. Nikola Tesla
God sent a storm to harass this prophet, who shirked his duty of warning the people of Nineveh. After his shipmates cast him overboard, a giant fish, or whale, swallowed this man. Jonah
While he was a prisoner of the Romans, this man warned of an impending storm, but no one heeded the warning. This figure previously was struck temporarily blind on the road to Damascus St Paul
This man calmed a storm on the Sea of Galilee after his disciples expressed their fearfulness that the storm would overtake their boats Jesus
The unusual colors in many paintings of these objects were likely due to the artist’s cataracts. Name these plants painted by Claude Monet floating in a pond in his garden Water Lilies
This man was labeled the “Butcher of Baghdad” due to the brutality of his regime. Name this Baathist dictator whose cousin, “Chemical Ali”, commited war crimes against Kurdish rebels Saddam Hussein
Lawyer and future president who defended the British soldiers at trial after the Boston Massacre John Adams
Technical term for the lower jawbone Mandible
Paired set of lymphoid tissue at the top of the throat that may swell and require surgical removal Tonsils
This ship was forced to abandon its companion, the Speedwell, which sprung a leak. The ship’s was to land in VA, but due to high winds, it landed at Cape Cod. Name this ship that, in 1620, landed near Plymouth and brought the Pilgrims to the Americas. Mayflower
This work’s last movement ends with two women’s choruses singing from another room as the door slowly shuts. Name this orchestral suite whose movements include “Neptune, the Mystic,” and “Mars, Bringer of War.” The Planets by Holst
This event will begin after Sk¨oll and Hati swallow the sun and the moon. Name this future apocalypse which will result in the death of most of the Norse gods Ragnar¨ok
Ragnar¨ok will include a massive earthquake which will free this giant wolf from his bondage. This creature will consume Odin before being slain by Vidarr Fenrir
In Norse mythology, Fenrir was originally bound after this god placed his hand in Fenrir’s mouth to gain his trust. Tyr
Name this type of animal, exemplified by the murderous Shere Khan, who is addressed in “Mowgli’s Song” in Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. Bengal Tiger
This English author wrote about a tiger who insists that he can “fly as well as Owl,” “jump as far as Kangas,” and “climb trees better than Pooh” when questioned by his friend, Roo. A.A. Milne (referring to Tigger)
The tilt of Earth’s rotational axis causes these phenomena, marked by different weather patterns and amounts of sunlight. Each one is roughly three months long seasons
On these days, the Sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, causing the longest and shortest days of the year solstices
] On these days, the Sun shines directly on the equator, making the day and night equal in length equinoxes
The constitutional law principle of due process is derived from clauses in this amendment. Name this Reconstruction amendment that guarantees equal protection under the laws and was ratified after the freeing of the slaves 14th
The First Barons’ War was sparked after a signatory of this agreement refused to abide by it. Name this 1215 document that limited the power of the monarchy and established the basis of English liberty after being signed in Runnymede by King John Magna Carta
The piccolo is a smaller version of this transverse woodwind instrument flute
The four variants of this instrument - soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone - are commonly found in jazz bands. Despite their brass-like appearance, these instruments are actually in the woodwind family. Famous players include Charlie Parker. Saxophone
The English horn is a slightly larger and lower sounding version of this woodwind instrument, which traditionally leads the tuning of the orchestra oboe
The small intestine receives digestive enzymes from this organ through the duct of Wirsung. This organ also produces insulin to regulate blood glucose levels pancreas
Interstates 65, 24, and 40 meet in this city on the Cumberland River. The Parthenon , Vanderbilt Univ., Andrew Jackson’s home The Hermitage, Grand Ole Opry, & Country Music Hall of Fame are in, what capital of Tennessee? Nashville
What woman was arrested for voting in the 1872 election for U.S. president? Susan B Anthony
How many rings are there on a five-zone archery target? 4
What team sport's rules were first printed in 1892 in the newspaper of a Springfield, Massachusetts YMCA training school? Basketball
What do you fear will stick to the roof of your mouth if you have arachibutyrophobia? Peanut Butter
What state’s gourmets devour 3.6 cans of Spam per second, double the rate of the rest of the U.S.? Hawaii
What was the nickname of frontierswoman Martha Jane Burk? “ Calamity Jane
How many colors are there in a rainbow? 7
She constantly repeats the address "P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Lane, Sydney." In one movie, this character is reunited with her parents, Jenny & Charlie, with the help of an octopus named Hank. Name this forgetful fish who appeared in two Pixar movies Dory
From 1994 to 2015, the Los Angeles Rams NFL team was based in what city? St Louis
A being kicks his foot into a monster's jaw and rips apart its mouth to avenge his father. During this event, the Midgard Serpent, the wolf Fenrir, Thor, and Odin all die. What event in Norse mythology results in the deaths of most of the gods? Ragnarok
What term refers to a problem that creates a struggle or disagreement between characters in a play? conflict
What term means when people sing and play the same note at the same time? unison
How many beats does a whole note get? 4
In drama, what is the name for a conversation or talking between two people? dialogue
What musical term refers to a form of music where performers play or sing the same melody by entering at different times? round
What is 10 cubed? 1,000
Which literary element provides description about characters through their actions, speech, and thoughts Characterization
If you classify a mineral as dull or glossy or pearly, you are describing what property of a mineral? luster
What is an object called that allows no light to pass through it? opaque
What part of a flowering plant contains the embryo? the seed
An animal without a backbone is called an ______. invertebrate
What type of electrical circuit is the example of the old Christmas lights where if one bulb goes out, they all go out? series
When wood is burned and turned into ash, what kind of change has occurred? chemical change
Who were the people who exchanged their work for a number of years to pay for their trip from Europe to the colonies? indentured servants
In 1773, the British Parliament made a new law saying that only one company could sell tea in America. Name the group that responded by throwing tea into the Boston Harbor, which came to be known as the "Boston Tea Party." Sons of Liberty
What do you call two lines of a poem that rhyme? couplet
Which 1862 Act gave farmers free land if they farmed on the Great Plains? Homestead Act
What river does the Brooklyn Bridge span in New York City? East River
What is a solid compound or element from the Earth's crust that has a definite chemical composition and crystal shape? mineral
The elbow consists of three main bones. They are radius, ulna, and __________. humerus
What alkaline earth metal is a basic constituent of bones and shells? calcium
Anne Frank died at which concentration camp? Bergin-Belsen
The chamber of the middle ear is connected to the pharynx by means of what tube? Eustachian tube
) Andrew Smith Hallidie was a Scottish immigrant who had found wealth in San Francisco as a wire-rope manufacturer. He was instrumental in establishing what form of public transportation in that city? Cable Cars
) What type of business transaction has occurred when one corporation ceases to exist by becoming part of another continuing corporation? merger
What hairy, long-nosed, often one-eyed creature that in Norse Mythology lives in mountains and under bridges, as in “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” troll
) Name the phenomenon in which the frequency of a sound appears to be affected by the relative motion of the source and a listener. doppler effect
The nickname “doughboys” was given to American soldiers during which war? World War 1
) There are two fundamental categories of energy. Which is illustrated by these examples? a boulder on top of a hill, a stick of dynamite in your attic, a plate of garbanzo beans, an arrow held in a drawn bow potential energy
What is another name for the set of teeth referred to as “baby teeth” – those that fall out early in life? deciduous teeth
A dilation of the cranial arteries is an important cause of this ailment, which can result in loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting migraine
) He stood without an overcoat for two hours during his inauguration and died shortly thereafter of pneumonia. Name this American president. William H Harrison
What hand-held rocket launcher of World War II which could be loaded and fired by only two men proved effective against heavily armored vehicles and emplacements? bazooka
What four-syllable adjective refers to the period from 323 B.C. when Alexander the Great died to 31 B.C. when the Romans conquered Egypt? Hellenistic
Letters are used as symbols which represent numbers in which branch of mathematics? algebra
) It is located just south of the celestial equator. It includes the only bright green star known called Beta Librae. Name this constellation related to balance and the scales libra
What is the name for the form of oxygen whose molecules consist of three oxygen atoms? ozone
Branch of the Armed Forces whose slogan is Semper Fi (Semper Fidelis), “Always Faithful” US Marine Corp
In this story, a message about a faked death is delayed by a quarantine and Friar Lawrence marries two characters, one of whom compares the other to a rose while below her balcony. Name this Shakespearean play about star-crossed lovers. Romeo and Juliet
This developer of Five-Year Plans and “socialism in one country” drove out Leon Trotsky. Name this Soviet leader who instigated the Great Purge and fought Hitler in World War II after succeeding Lenin. Joseph Stalin
This particle is composed of one up and two down quarks,& nuclear fission is dependent upon it. It's mass is roughly equal to that of a proton. James Chadwick discovered, what particle found in the nucleus that has a net charge of zero? neutrons
from the mantle, and it includes the class Cephalopoda. Name this phylum of animals that includes bivalves such as clams, as well as squid and octopi. Mollusca
One feature in this constellation is a radio source at the center of the galaxy, possibly a supermassive black hole; that feature is near its border with Scorpius. Name this constellation representing an archer. Sagittarius
The sky in this work was inspired by the eruption of Krakatoa. Two people can be seen walking in the background on a bridge, &the subject of this painting is standing in the center of the bridge, performing the title action. Name this painting by Munch The Scream
In this religion, “Groundations” are holy days & reasoning ceremonies are performed. Jah is God and Mount Zion is believed to be in Ethiopia. Name this Jamaican religion whose members smoke ritual “ganja” and wear their hair in dreadlocks. Rastafarianism
He became a leader in his country after Boris Yelstin resigned.In 2008, he declined to run for a third term as president, but in 2011, he announced he would once again run. Name this Russian politician who is the current prime minister of Russia. Vladamir Putin
Thomas Edison helped develop a predecessor to these, the wax cylinder. The main types of these were turned at 78, 45, and 33 1/3 rotations per minute. What are these objects which were played on 20th-century jukeboxes? records
When these flow down a sea level valley, they may erode 800 feet below sea level. Global warming is likely causing their rapid retreat, which has drastically increased over the past 15 years. What are these giant masses of ice which move over land? glaciers
Cells in this system include neurons and glia. What is this system which, in higher animals, has the functions of detecting stimuli, transmitting messages, interpreting information, and responding? nervous system
The formula to find this quantity is mass divided by volume. For water, this quantity is about 1.0 grams per cubic centimeter though it changes with temperature. What is this property of liquids? density
This is probably the most dangerous form of static electricity. According to USA Today, it most often occurs in Florida, especially Tampa. Name this phenomenon, involved in a famous experiment designed by Benjamin Franklin involving a kite and a key. lightening
She is commonly known by a name that means “having all gifts,” since all the gods gave her gifts. In fact, she was herself given as a gift to Epimethius. Who is this Greek lady who released all the evils into the world from her namesake box? Pandora
The multi-story, apartment-like dwellings inhabited by the Anasazi peoples of the American Southwest were constructed of what traditional building material, after which the software company responsible for Flash and Acrobat is named? Adobe
The framers of the Constitution were hesitant to allow the president to be elected directly by the people. They devised what system by which Americans vote for a limited number of people who in turn cast their votes for president? Electoral College
A famous chorus named for this object occurs in the opera Il Trovatore. In another opera, the main character splits one of these in half with the sword Nothung . What tools are made of heavy black iron upon which blacksmiths shape metal by hammering? anvil
These people and other things are all associated with what country? F. W. de Klerk, the Sharpeville massacre, Transvaal, the African National Congress, apartheid, Nelson Mandela South Africa
This author died when he was halfway through writing the book, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. His 1st novel describes the adventures of members of the Pickwick Club. Who is this British author of David Copperfield, A Christmas Carol, and Oliver Twist? Charles Dickens
Angular momentum equals angular velocity times the moment of this property. Newton defined it as “a power of resting.” What is this force, a natural resistance to a change in motion, that causes people on a train to fall when the train starts or stops? inertia
This class of vertebrates appeared during the Carboniferous period. Protective shells cover their eggs, and scaly hides protect them from predators. What is this class that includes snakes, crocodiles, and lizards? Reptiles
George McClellan was a commander of an army named for this river. John Brown crossed it in his attempted raid on Harper's Ferry. What is this river near the U. S. Capitol? Potomac
This type of Japanese poetry often describes nature. What is this type of three-line poetry, in which the first and last line have five syllables and the middle line has seven? Haiku
Juan Ponce de León called these “The Martyrs.” The Dry Tortugas National Park is the closest national park to this archipelago. What are these islands, which stretch about 105 miles into the sea from mainland Florida? Florida Keys
This phenomenon is transmitted through all materials by molecular collisions. The speed named for this phenomenon is equal to Mach 1. What is this phenomenon, measured in decibels? sound
Some of these include Rathdrum Prairie & Federal Way near Mirror Lake. Good sources of groundwater, they are sometimes confused with underground rivers. What are these bodies of rock which water can easily pass through? aquifer
A 1755 earthquake in this country destroyed records of the voyages of Vasco de Gama. In 1654, this European country took control of Brazil from the Dutch. What is this country, whose capitol is Lisbon, and which borders Spain? Portugal
In quantum mechanics, these subatomic particles are said to travel in orbitals. Their flow causes incandescence in light bulbs. What are these particles, which carry a negative charge? electrons
In the 1850s, one member of this body bludgeoned another with a cane. In 2005, this body confirmed John Roberts as chief justice of the United States. What is this body in which Barack Obama served for almost three years before being elected president? US Senate
Major earthquakes devastated this city in 1906 and in 1989. Both of those earthquakes were caused by the San Andreas Fault. A famous skyscraper in this city is the Transamerica Pyramid. What is this city, the location of the Golden Gate Bridge? San Francisco
Its preamble begins with a clause about the course of human events, and the second paragraph discusses certain unalienable rights. What is this document, written primarily by Thomas Jefferson? Declaration of Independence
By committing this crime, chief priests convinced Judas Iscariot to betray Jesus of Nazareth. In 2009, Rod Blagojevich was arrested for solicitation of this crime. What is this crime, in which money or some other favor is offered in return for a service? bribery
As a senator, voiced objection to this war declared by James K. Polk. Battles in this war include Veracruz and the Alamo. What was this war, ended by the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, fought between the United States and its southern neighbor? Mexican American War
The area of a circle is given by pi times the square of what quantity? length of the radius
At the outset of the Civil War, the Confederacy knew it had to take what fort that guarded Charleston harbor? Fort Sumter
What is the official language of Oman and Kuwait? Arabic
This property can be transferred by radiation, conduction, and convection. When this property increases beyond a certain level, many solids become liquid. What is this property, one type of energy? heat
A word or group of words that receives the action of a transitive verb in a sentence is called a … direct object
This word comes from Algonquin meaning “kinship group.” Often made from cedar, the tallest, at 173 feet, is in British Columbia. What are these tribal emblems of Pacific Northwest Indians consisting of pillars carved and painted with animal figures? totem poles
During the Reagan years, the US government sold arms to this country in order to fund rebel groups in Nicaragua. Its president is Ahmadinejad. What country did George Bush place along side Iraq and North Korea in his “Axis of Evil”? Iran
Three types of this structure are bunker, tower, and bag. What are these tall, cylindrical towers in which fodder and silage are stored? silos
Perhaps his most famous opera is “Eugene Onegin,” which contains a fifteen-minute long letter aria. He also wrote ballets like “Swan Lake” and orchestral pieces like the “1812 Overture.” Who is this Russian composer of “The Nutcracker”? (Pyotr Ilyich) Tchaikovsky
The person who holds this position casts the tie-breaking vote in the Senate. Ones who have had sudden promotions include Chester Arthur, Andrew Johnson, Teddy Roosevelt, & LBJ. What is this position whose main job is to take over if the president dies? Vice President
Seven months after the ratification of the Articles of Confederation, the Americans handed the British their final defeat at what battle where Cornwallis surrendered to American and French troops? Battle of Yorktown
In human nutrition, necessary bulk minerals beginning with “p” are phosphorous and this element. However, its atomic symbol is K, from the Latin kalium. What is this element, found in bananas and seawater? potassium
Though officially called “The Weightless Wonder,” what more amusing term is often used for NASA's weightlessness simulators? Vomit Comet
Whether prose, poetry, or drama, all imagined stories are broadly classified as … fiction
These animals usually have moist skin to help them respirate. Their name comes from the Greek for “double life,” since they live both in water and on land. What are these vertebrates, examples of which include salamanders and frogs? amphibians
This pamphlet argues that in “no instance hath nature made the satellite larger than its primary planet,” so it is nonsensical that an island should rule a continent. What is this revolutionary pamphlet by Thomas Paine? Common Sense
In Shakespeare's, he gives his wife their second-best bed. What is this document, an individual's declaration of how he wants his property disposed after his (or her) death? Last Will and Testament
Born Elizabeth Griscom, she made flags for the Pennsylvania navy. However, she is better known for doing something she may not have, sewing the first American flag. Who was this American seamstress? Betsy Ross
Even when this body is hidden, it has an observable sodium tail. In Roman mythology, the Titan Pheobe was identified with this body. The Apollo 11 mission landed here. What object, did Frank Borman, James Lovell, &William Anders see the dark side of? moon
Who was hanged in 1776 for spying on the British and regretted that he had but one life to lose for his country? Nathan Hale
The first African-American to be featured by himself on a US coin, he appears on the District of Columbia quarter with a piano. Who is this jazz musician, known for pieces like “It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't got that Swing)” & “Take the 'A' Train" Duke Ellington
In the Good Friday Alaskan earthquake of 1964, the main quake with a magnitude of about 8.3 was soon followed by another 28 tremors with Richter magnitudes up to 6.0 called ... aftershocks
Characters in this novel include St. Claire, Eliza and Simon Legree, who owns the title character. What is this novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe, credited with helping to start the American Civil War? Uncle Tom's Cabin
In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Slartibartfast says he won an award for designing these structures. What do Norwegians call these deep grooves cut in the coastline by prehistoric glaciers that are now filled with seawater? fjords
What structures cover most of a coelacanth's body? scales
The highest point in this state is Black Mountain, at 4,145 feet. The Cumberland Gap is a pass through the Cumberland Mountains near the point where Virginia, Tennessee, and this state meet. What is this state, whose capitol is Frankfort? Kentucky
This party came to power soon after the Great Depression peaked in Germany. Members of this party included Goebbels and Goering. What is this party, whose most infamous leader was appointed chancellor of Germany? Nazi's
Mercury is one of the few elements that is in this phase at room temperature. Glass is sometimes considered to be in this phase. What is this phase, which takes the shape of its container, an example of which is water? liquid
In this biome, low temperatures lead to stunted vegetation. There also tend to be long periods of daylight or darkness, sometimes up to four months at a time. Name the biome where there a layer of permanently frozen subsoil called permafrost exists tundra
This component of the eukaryotic cell stores useful material and digests waste proteins and organelles. Found only in plants, what is this cytoplasm-less space, a fluid-filled structure enclosed by a membrane vacuole
What is the meaning of the prefix in the words audiophile, audiometer, and auditory? to hear
Which American president has a varied career as a Navy officer, nuclear engineer, successful farmer, businessman, and governor of a southern state? Jimmy Carter
What instrument was the first means of telling time? sundial
An alphabetized list of the fifty states of the Union would begin with Alabama and end with what state? Wyoming
THE WALRUS AND THE CARPENTER is a ballad depicting the trials and tribulations of some oysters. Who wrote the poem? Lewis Carroll
Stone Mountain, Georgia, measures about two miles long, one mile wide, and is the largest stone mountain in North America. What kind of stone is it? granite
Saudi Arabia’s religious police have declared what dolls a threat to morality, complaining that the revealing clothes of the toy—already banned in the kingdom—are offensive to Islam? Barbie
The first commercially successful steamboat was designed and built by Robert Fulton. What was the name of the vessel? Clermont
In 1628, an English doctor demonstrated how the human blood circulates. Who was he? William Harvey
How many others were crucified with Jesus Christ? 2
What period of the year begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday? Lent
Typically, it is made of diced apples, celery, and nuts dressed with mayonnaise. This salad was named for a famous hotel in new York City. Can you name it? Waldorf Salad
What street is celebrated as the Cradle of Jazz? Bourbon Street in New Orleans
Winnie the Pooh's donkey friend likes to eat thistles. What is the name of this strange creature? Eeyore
Which of the following fossils is the oldest: trilobite, snake, petrified wood, megalodon tooth Trilobite
How many limbs are tetrapods typically considered to have? 4
What is the name for the “river” of high altitude wind over North America that marks the southern boundary between polar air to the north and warmer air to the south? Jet Stream
What specific structure is most directly responsible for the motility of bacteria? Flagella
In the real numbers, a number times its multiplicative inverse equals what? 1
What is the most common term for the symbiotic relationship where one organism benefits and the other is harmed? parasitism
What terrestrial planet rotates in an opposite direction to the planet Earth? Venus
Molasses flows more slowly than water. What is the most common scientific term for the ability of different substances to flow more or less freely? Viscosity
A screw driver and a doorknob are considered variations of what simple machine? Wheel and Axle
Egyptian Goddess of the moon and cats. She has the head of a cat. Bast
Until the controversial 2015 publication of Go Set a Watchman, To Kill a Mockingbird was the only published novel by this author, a longtime friend of Capote. Harper Lee
Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy end up marrying in this Jane Austen novel, in which Lydia elopes with Mr. Wickham and Jane marries Charles Bingley. Pride and Prejudice
Prior to being elected president, for which state did Franklin D. Roosevelt serve as governor? New York
Find the value of 7 cubed, or 7 to the third power. 343
Identify the bone found in the leg between the knee and the hips. Femur
He appears before his opponents each day and demands ​combat, as stated in the Book of Samuel. This Philistine loses a contest to a son of Jesse of Bethlehem, who armed himself with five stones and a sling. Goliath
This sequence of numbers is defined recursively such that each value is the sum of the previous two. It begins 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 Fibonacci​ sequence
Tom Cruise and John Travolta are adherents of this religion that calls the soul a thetan. It follows L. Ron Hubbard’s teachings. Scientology
The Watchtower is a publication of this group centered in Warwick, New York. This group refuses blood transfusions and its name includes a Latin form of the name of God. Jehovah's Witness​es
This religious group was founded by Mary Baker Eddy, who believed sickness can be corrected by prayer alone. In 2009, it changed its daily newspaper, the Monitor, into a weekly magazine Christian Science
This is the scientific study of earthquakes and the propagation of their waves as they pass through the Earth seismology
Examples of these words include madam, racecar, and noon. Give this term for a word spelled the same way forwards and backwards. palindrome
Paul Laurence Dunbar used this adjective to describe a non-free bird in his poem “Sympathy”. Maya Angelou used the same text to title an autobiography "caged". (I know why the) caged​ ​(bird sings)
One way to calculate this is the expenditure method, which totals consumption, investment, government spending, and net exports. Give this term for the market value of goods and services produced by a country. GDP (Gross Domestic Product)
This figure crossed on the Pacific in 1521, but was killed on the Philippine island of Mactan. His crew completed the world’s first circumnavigation Ferdinand Magellan
An island country with capital Avarua is named for this explorer who labeled Hawaii the "Sandwich Islands". A stolen boat led to a conflict and the death of this HMS Resolution captain. James Cook​ (accept Cook Islands​)
US President Franklin Pierce signed an 1854 act forming Nebraska and this other central plains territory. The controversy between pro- and anti-slavery factions here led to its "bleeding" conflict. Kansas
Name this saint depicted in art: Paolo Veronese depicted this figure pouring water onto Jesus's head, while William Blake's version of the same act has Jesus and this man standing in the river Jordan. John the Baptist
These hominids who lived until 40,000 years ago were named for their discovery in Feldhofer Cave in a namesake German valley Neanderthal
This Australopithecus afarensis skeleton found by Donald Johanson in Ethiopia and was named for a female in a Beatles song. Lucy
These large seaweeds are brown macroalgae that comprise the order Laminariales. Macrocystis pyrifera is one species of what organisms that can grow in underwater forests 100 feet tall kelp
Pi Day is observed on this month and day derived from its digits. March 14​th (or 3/14​)
In this Aesop fable a rodent wakes a fearsome predator, but is let go unharmed. When the larger beast is captured by hunters, the rodent enables an escape The Lion and the Mouse
Thomas Young studied these ideograms, as did Jean-François Champollion. “A cartouche was used to encircle rulers’ and gods’ names in these,such as "Anubis" or "Tutankhamun". The Rosetta Stone helped to decipher what writings of ancient Egypt? hieroglyph​ics
This man defeated Barry Goldwater in a presidential election, and he approved Medicare and Medicaid upon signing a 1965 act, as part of his Great Society initiative. Lady Bird was the wife of what Texan often referred to by three initials? LBJ (Lyndon Baines Johnson)
It owns the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery as well as the National Zoological Park, and its newest additions concern Native Americans and African American culture. Name this institution whose Washington D.C. landmarks include the Air and Space Museum Smithsonian Museum
In venture capitalism, this slang term is used for startups worth $1 billion. These legendary creatures are sometimes labeled monoceruses and their bony head projections purportedly had medicinal value. Name these one-horned creatures unicorns
A regular one of these polygons has internal angles measuring 108 degrees and diagonals that draw a star. The truncated icosahedron has 12 of these as its faces in a soccer ball. The Dept of Defense is named for what five-sided polygon? Pentagon
This character sees the face of an old partner in place of his door knocker, who later appears in chains. He is shown his own poorly-attended funeral and the Cratchits' grief over Tiny Tim's death. Three ghosts visit what miser in A Christmas Carol? Ebenezer​ Scrooge
The characters on this series include Edward Nygma, Ivy Pepper, and the butler Alfred Pennyworth. Ben McKenzie plays police detective James Gordon on what FOX series named for the city protected by Batman? Gotham
Blowing up the House of Lords to assassinate King James I was the goal of this 1605 plot. The British celebrate its failure on Guy Fawkes Day. Gunpowder​ Plot
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” is a phrase used in this Orwell novella in which the pigs Napoleon and Snowball vie for power. Animal Farm
It’s often called the fourth state of matter. Name these hot ionized gas mixtures now common in televisions. plasma
Schizophrenia may include this condition in which individuals are sensitive to setbacks, persistently hold grudges, and are sure everyone is out to “get them.” paranoia
James Oglethorpe wanted this American colony to be a place where prison debtors could start anew. In reality few convicts were brought here, and instead it allowed slavery in 1749. Georgia
Katniss Everdeen participates in a title competition to the death in this Suzanne Collins work, whose sequels are Catching Fire and Mockingjay. The Hunger Games
In this Shirley Jackson short story about a mob mentality or adherence to tradition, Tessie Hutchinson is stoned to death by her townspeople. The Lottery
In this book of the Bible, Jephthah defeats the Ammonites but then must sacrifice his daughter. This book also includes the stories of Ehud, Deborah, and Gideon. Book of Judges
An astounding 85% of homes with televisions saw at least part of the 1977 adaptation of this Alex Haley novel centered on the character Kunta Kinte Roots
Solomon Northup wrote this memoir of the dozen years he worked on Louisiana plantations. It was recently made into a movie. Twelve Years a Slave
Sumer was among the civilizations that lived in this region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Mesopotamia
The Sumerian king list states this figure ruled between king Dumuzid and his own son Ur-Nungal. In an ancient story, this figure loses his friend Enkidu and learns the secret of immortality. Gilgamesh
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes is book about a girl who does this art of paper folding to earn a granted wish. origami
This god was also known as Adrestia or Invidia. Give this Greek god whose name comes from a word meaning "to give what is due". This daughter of Nyx is often depicted with a lash. Nemesis
Nemesis punished this beautiful hunter for rejecting the love of Echo. Nemesis lured him to a pool of water where he was unable to leave the image he saw Narcissus
In one story Nemesis became a goose attempting to evade Zeus. In that tale, Nemesis is the mother of this woman whose abduction by Paris sparked the Trojan War Helen of Troy
The military built Fort Gibson here in 1795. Name this island that processed 12 million newcomers when it housed an immigration station. This island is about a mile north of the Statue of Liberty. Ellis​ Island
The first of these was organized by the architect and graphic designer Richard Saul Wurman in 1984. Name these presentations often held in Vancouver, and then posted on the web under the slogan "Ideas worth spreading." TED Talks ("Technology, Entertainment, Design"]
Freckles and sunburn are caused by these rays used in blacklights. They can be absorbed by sunscreen UV​ or ultraviolet
The universe's brightest electromagnetic events consist of these rays with frequencies above 10 exahertz. Ernest Rutherford gave them a name to denote they were found after two other types of decay gamma​ rays
Name this type of reproduction in which offspring arise from a single organism. Examples of this process include fission, budding, and parthenogenesis asexual​ reproduction
Females of this Varanus genus member have produced asexually in zoos, with the surviving offspring being all male. This monitor lizard native to Indonesia can grow to 10 feet. Komodo dragon
“Semper Fidelis” and "The Stars and Stripes Forever" are by this composer who asked James Welsh Pepper to develop a tuba easier to play while standing John Philip Sousa
Julia Ward Howe wrote this song’s text. Its chorus states “Glory, glory, hallelujah! / His truth is marching on.” The Battle Hymn of the Republic​ (or Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory​)
Francis Scott key wrote the lyrics to this song after seeing the bombardment of Fort McHenry. Each verse concludes “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” The Star-Spangled Banner
Name this vital sign often expressed as systolic and diastolic values, such as 110 over 80. BP​ or blood pressure
John F. Kennedy was a member of this religious denomination. It became a major issue in the 1960 Presidential campaign Roman Catholic
Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon were both members of this religious denomination, known for its Pacifist beliefs Quakers
The right to peaceably assemble is guaranteed by this US amendment 1st
This event occurred on December 7, 1941, and brought the US into World War II. What was this surprise attack on an American naval base? Attack on Pearl Harbor
The Missouri compromise was ruled unconstitutional by in what widely-ridiculed 1857 Supreme Court decision? Dred Scott v. Sandford
This Ancient Wonder of the World was located in Ephesus. What was this wonder dedicated to the Greek goddess of the Hunt?Herostratus set fire to this building in order to become famous Temple of Artemis
Jack Thornell won a Pulitzer for his photograph of what civil rights activist lying on the ground after being shot in the back? Earlier, that activist had been the first black student at the University of Mississippi. James Meredith
This mythological figure bathed in the river Pactolus in order to lose his powers. He judged a music contest between Pan & Apollo. When he ruledfor Pan, Apollo gave him the ears of a donkey. What king could turn things into gold by his touch? Midas
This dinosaur's back was covered with distinctive triangular plates, and it had a spiked tail. This is what dinosaur whose name means roof lizard? Stegosaurus
He was in the films Demolition Man and Predator. His earlier career saw him feuding with the likes of Dutch Savage and Jimmy Snuka in the WWF and WCW. Who is this wrestler, turned actor, turned politician who was elected governor of Minnesota in 1999? Jesse "The Body" Ventura
Evidence for this man's existence, a stone, was discovered in Caesera. The Book of the Apocrypha describes Jesus's trial & resurrection, during which he literally washed his hands. What Roman governor of Judea authorized the crucifixion of Jesus? Pontius Pilate
According to one episode of Family Guy, getting him to say his name backwards banishes him back to the 5th dimension, and in 2007 one contest on the show he hosts tricked him into doing it. What man in 1984 replaced Art Fleming as host of Jeopardy? Alex Trebek
He appeared in the 2005 music video to "Sick Inside" by Hope Partlow. In Aug2007 he appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone & was Link Larkin in the film Hairspray . What actor best known for playing Troy Bolton in the High School Musical films? Zac Efron
The name of the character on The Andy Griffith Show, whose pistol often goes off accidentally is also the same name of characters on The Simpsons and The Flintstones. Give this name of a children's show character, a big purple dinosaur. Barney
This TV network broadcasts shows, The Little Couple, Little People, Big World, Miami Ink, and Cake Boss. The Learning Channel
This politician was a senator from Mississippi before the Civil War. However, he was born in Kentucky, not far from Abraham Lincoln. Name the first and only president of the Confederacy. (JEFFERSON) DAVIS
Examples of this type of rock are slate and marble. Heat and pressure combine to form it. Which type of rock is a combination of sedimentary and igneous rock? METAMORPHIC
In this poem, the speaker passes, "the school, where children strove / At recess, in the ring." The carriage holds the speaker, Immortality, and Death. Identify this poem by Emily Dickinson. BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP FOR DEATH
These regions are based on longitude relative to Greenwich , England. They are coordinated with the Earth's rotation. Give these regions, examples of which are Pacific, Central and Eastern Standard. TIME ZONES
Children's books in this genre include Dude, Where's My Spaceship? and The Time Hackers. Which literary genre often includes aliens, space travel, supernatural activities, and technology? Science Fiction
The “demi” version of this technique involves only the ball of the foot, while the full version of it makes use of the reinforced end of its namesake shoes. Name this ballet technique, in which a dancer performs standing on the toes. (EN) POINTE
These clouds take their name from the Latin word for "a curling lock of hair." They often indicate the arrival of precipitation, and exist at high altitudes. Identify this type of cloud with a white, wispy appearance. CIRRUS (CLOUDS)
This explorer fled his creditors on Hispaniola for Central America in 1508. There, he became part of an expedition to cross Panama. Who was the first known European to see the Pacific? (VASCO NUÑEZ DE) BALBOA
In this folk tale, a young boy sells his mother's cow, which no longer gives milk. He steals a hen who lays golden eggs, and encounters a giant. Which folk tale centers on a boy climbing a tall plant? JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
In this nursery rhyme, people build the title structure out of wood and clay. They later build it from bricks and mortar, iron and steel, and silver and gold. Name this rhyme about a collapsing British landmark. LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN
This agreement did not set up an executive branch, and gave the federal government very little power. It was soon replaced by the Constitution. What was the first plan of government for the United States? ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION
As a verb, this word means "to stretch one's neck." One noun version describes "a device for lifting and moving heavy things." Identify this word, which also describes the paper birds Sadako makes in an Eleanor Coerr novel. CRANE
On one of these devices, the length of time that the aperture remains open is known as the “shutter speed.” Name this device used by Robert Capa, Margaret Bourke White, and Mathew Brady, whose modern “digital” type is often measured in megapixels CAMERA
Some protozoa, plants, and fungi use these cells. They are adapted for survival and dispersal in unfavorable conditions. Name these reproductive structures SPORES
This prolific inventor was known as "The Wizard of Menlo Park." Among other things, he developed the stock ticker, direct current, and phonograph. Which inventor is given credit for the light bulb? (THOMAS) EDISON
In mathematics, this punctuation mark can signify multiplication. In printing, it can indicate omitted letters or ungrammatical phrases. Identify this punctuation mark, whose name means "little star." ASTERISK
Give the adjective clause in the following sentence: The vegetables that people leave uneaten are good sources of vitamins. THAT PEOPLE LEAVE UNEATEN
He was the oldest of the Mercury Seven astronauts. Name this former Ohio senator who became the first American in space, in 1962, then became the oldest person in space, in 1998. John Glenn
This young orphan lives in Beldingsville, Vermont with her Aunt Polly. She frequently plays the "Glad Game," in which she finds something good in any situation. Name this relentlessly cheerful girl, created by Eleanor H. Porter. POLLYANNA
An “internal engine” of this type powers your family’s car. Which chemical reaction usually combines fuels to produce heat and light? COMBUSTION
If four of these musical markings are used in a key signature, they will affect D, A, E, and B. What type of accidental indicates a pitch is to be played one half­step lower? FLAT
Musical instruments native to this continent include the mbira [em­BEER­uh] and the slit and talking drums. What continent’s instruments also include the djembe [JEM­beh]? AFRICA
Several of this machine can be combined to make a block and tackle system. It is essentially a rope around a wheel and axle, allowing the user to lift very heavy loads easily. What is this simple machine? PULLEY
In this book, the title character's heart is "two sizes too small." He steals Whoville's presents and Roast Beast, but he can't steal the town's happiness. Name this holiday story, by Dr. Seuss. HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
One predecessor of this modern instrument was the sackbut . Modern ones may have an F attachment, and their most recognizable sound is known as a glissando. What brass instrument is played by moving a long slide? TROMBONE
This quantity is −273.15 degrees Celsius and −459.67 Fahrenheit. What two­word phrase refers to the temperature at which a thermodynamic system has the least energy? ABSOLUTE ZERO
In this book, five children discover golden tickets to tour a candy­making plant. OompaLoompas sing songs about greedy children, and Willy Wonka chooses the title boy to take over the business. Identify this Roald Dahl novel. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Songs from this opera include My Man’s Gone Now, It Ain’t Necessarily So, I Got Plenty O’ Nuthin’, and Summertime. The opera featured a cast of African­Americans, who lived on Catfish Row. Name this opera by George Gershwin. PORGY AND BESS
This group was founded in Switzerland by Jakob Ammann . They are notable for not using modern technology and shunning disobedient members. Identify this religious group who dress in simple, black clothing. and live mainly in Pennsylvania and Ohio. AMISH
These clouds look like cottonballs, and gazers often notice shapes within them. They indicate rising air drafts, thermals, and the arrival of other types of clouds. Give this type of cloud with a white, puffy appearance. CUMULUS (CLOUDS)
This island was originally settled by the Inuit before the Norsemen showed up around 900 A.D. Erik the Red played a large part in its settlement. What is the world's largest island? GREENLAND
In this fairy tale, a miller's daughter must spin roomfuls of straw into gold. A creature helps her, in exchange for her jewelry & the promise of her first­born child. Identify this Brothers Grimm story, in which the woman must guess the creature's name RUMPELSTILTSKIN
This cellular component is found in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. It uses RNA to assemble amino acids into proteins. What is this cellular component, not quite an organelle? RIBOSOME
This war was caused largely by the impressment of American sailors. Battles included Horseshoe Bend, New Orleans, and the burning of Washington. What war between the United States and Britain resulted in a stalemate? WAR OF 1812
As a verb, this word means "to move along the border of" or "to avoid." Which word, as a noun, refers to "the part of a dress that extends downward from the waist"? SKIRT
In the 16th century, these works of art were often destroyed by namesake “clasts.” What term, used to describe pieces of artwork featuring holy persons,can also mean the small images used to represent a computer program or file? ICONS
In its gradual form, this process goes through three stages: egg, nymph, and adult. In its complete form, the four stages are egg, larva, pupa, and adult. In what process do you see the changes of an insect as it becomes an adult? METAMORPHOSIS
You are given a set of data. You put the data in order from least to greatest. What name is given to the number that occurs most frequently in the data set? MODE
This amendment, part of the Bill of Rights, prevents against excessive bail. It also protects convicted people from "cruel and unusual punishment." Identify this Constitutional amendment. EIGHTH (AMENDMENT)
This economic measure is sometimes referred to as "being in the black." It is found by subtracting all costs from all revenue. Give this measure which indicates how much money a business makes. PROFIT
In 1948, this man was assassinated by Nathuram Godse. What spiritual and political leader is known for using nonviolent protest to achieve independence for India? (MAHATMA or MOHANDAS (KARAMCHAND)) GANDHI
This word follows “Bolshoi” and Marinsky in the names of famous companies associated with this type of dance. Major musical works for what dance style include Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty? BALLET
This writer's first book was And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street! He explored environmental issues in The Lorax, but returned to lighter themes with Fox in Socks and Yertle the Turtle. Who created the Grinch, Horton, and the Cat in the Hat? (DOCTOR) SEUSS
Abbreviations of these musical markings include “s­f­z” and “n,” meaning silence. What musical markings also include “mezzo forte” and “piano”? DYNAMICS
In this book, Asta's Son flees Lord Furnival's feudal territory after his mother dies. He encounters John Ball's Peasants' Revolt, and travels with the jester Bear. Name this 2002 Newbery Medal­winning book by Av CRISPIN(:THE CROSS OF LEAD)
Arsenio Rodriguez and Eddie Palmieri are among the performers associated with this AfroCuban style of dance music. What type of music shares its name with a tomato ­based dip? SALSA
In this book, adolescent Charles Wallace Murry saves the world from a nuclear attack. Charles changes the past in order to defeat Mad Dog Branzillo, the South American dictator of Vespugia Identify this third novel in Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quartet. SWIFTLY TILTING PLANET
An example of this literary device is, "The sun smiled on the playing schoolchildren." Identify this device, which gives human qualities to inanimate objects. PERSONIFICATION
This settlement was founded in 1565 by the Spanish after the French were driven out. It is located near modern ­day Jacksonville. Identify the first permanent European settlement in North America. ST. AUGUSTINE
According to legend, this pioneer met his wife during a fire hunt. Another legend says that he killed ninety­nine bears along North Carolina's Bear Creek. Identify this pioneer, who helped blaze a trail through the Cumberland Gap (DANIEL) BOONE
In 1992, the Catholic Church expressed regret for how it treated this scientist,who was pronounced a heretic for his support of the heliocentric view of the solar system. Name this scientist, who observed the moons of Jupiter through his telescope. GALILEO (GALILEI)
For an orchestral performance, this may involve a reprise of a work’s coda. In a musical, it sometimes is a rendition of the musical’s best known song. What word is traditionally shouted by an audience when they wish for a performance to continue? ENCORE
This law led to the slogan "no taxation without representation!" It was implemented to offset the costs of the French and Indian War. Name this tax which mandated that all paper goods carry a certain mark. STAMP ACT (OF 1765)
Examples of this group of flowering plants include grasses, tulips, and orchids. Their name comes from the fact that they have one embryonic leaf. Give these plants, the counterparts of dicots MONOCOT(S)
This explorer's young son was kidnapped in the "Crime of the Century." He gained fame by flying the Spirit of St. Louis solo across the Atlantic Ocean, becoming the first person to do so. Identify this pilot sometimes called "Lucky." (CHARLES) LINDBERGH
This amendment protects accused American citizens. Part of the Bill of Rights, it prevents double jeopardy and self ­incrimination. Identify this Constitutional amendment which accused people often plead. FIFTH (AMENDMENT)
In Japan, these are often made to represent the imperial family, or legendary figures. Ancient civilizations made these objects from alabaster or painted wood. The “kachina” is a Native American example of what type of childhood toy? DOLL
Prominent names of this social science include Karl Marx and Adam Smith. It may study anything from household finances to global issues. Identify the social science of production and consumption of goods and services. ECONOMICS
This nation is the poorest in the Western Hemisphere. In January 2010, it washit with an earthquake that left much of the country in ruins. Identify this Caribbean country with its capital at Port ­au ­Prince HAITI
Movement exhibited by plants toward the "center of the Earth" is called? GEOTROPISM
In his wartime studies,he took a special interest in twins. After the war, Odessa assisted him in his escape to Argentina, and later to Paraguay and Brazil. The camp physician at Auschwitz is what Nazi war criminal, known as the "Doctor of Death. Josef Mengele
He collaborated with Ice Cube for the NWA's debut album, Straight Outta Compton, and then with Niggaz4Life. He co-founded Death Row Records with Suge Knight. What rapper is known for his solo album, the Chronic? Dr. Dre -Andre Romelle Young
10 is the best possible score, & 0 is the worst. A low score indicates that medical intervention is needed. This test is given after birth. Named for the pediatrician who created it, what test for assessing the health of newborn babies? Apgar test
Seven students crowd around the titular figure and a corpse in this painting. This is what Rembrandt work which shows an anatomy lesson by the titular figure? The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp
He was only the second person to win a posthumous Academy Award. Who was this Australian actor who died in 2008 from a lethal combination of prescription drugs. He played the Joker in a remade Batman movie. Heath Ledger
This Theban hero stumbled onto Artemis while she was bathing. Artemis turned him into a deer, and he was torn to shreds by his own dogs Actaeon
He killed his son Pelops and served him as a meal to the other Gods. The Gods made him stand in a pool of water under a fruit tree, both of which would move away if he reached for them. Tantalus
This king killed his father-in-law, then later tried to rape Hera. He is bound to a wheel of fire for all eternity Ixion
Traditionally, the first sacrifice from every Greek household was to this daughter of Cronus and Rhea Hestia
According to legend, King Arthur is buried on this mythical British island. Avalon
This creature has the head of a man, the body of a lion, the tail of a scorpion, and may or may not have wings. Manticore
Planting them in the ground would cause fully armed warriors to immediately grow and attack the planter. What are these mythological objects? Dragon's teeth
The human survivors of Ragnorok are this Norse equivalent of Adam and Eve, who survive the battle by hiding in Hodmimir's Forest. Name either of them. Lif or Lifthrasir
This Inuit God, whose name means polar bear, was the master of bears. He shares his name with the titular character of the first documentary film ever made Nanook
This queen of the Amazons was given a magic girdle by Ares. Hippolyta
The only mention of Lilith that occurs the Bible is in this book. In the King James version, it is placed between Ecclesiastes and Jeremiah. Book of Isaiah
In Egyptian Mythology, he was the son of Geb and was the god of storms and chaos. Set
This archangel delivered the annunciation to Mary, and messages from God to Muhammad. Gabriel
Name this place from Norse mythology. This is the realm of humans. Midgard
What spice is traditionally stuck into hams or floated in cider? Cloves
What is the general term for foods made of raw fish and wrapped in seaweed or a soft rice shell? Sushi
Soaking meat in a flavored liquid prior to cooking is called . Marinating
What French phrase means "baked with a topping of grated cheese or crumbs?" Au Gratin
He was a king of Macedonia and Greece. He conquered the entire Persian Empire from the Aegean Sea to India and around the Mediterranean to Egypt. He cut the Gordian knot. Name him. Alexander the Great
He is known as the first European poet. He lived around 900 B.C. Legend has it that he was blind. The two surviving epic poems attributed to him were written in Greek using dactylic hexameter. Name him. Homer
A phalanx in ancient Greece was a .. Military Formation
What Greek wrote the first history? Herodotus
It is an excellent example of Doric architecture. It was constructed in honor of the patron goddess of Athens from white pentelic marble. It is 237 feet long with 8 outer columns at each end and 17 columns at each side. Name it. Parthenon
The fable is a very old form of story that descends from tales attributed to what Greek slave in the 6th century B.C.? Aesop
Raphael and El Greco painted during the Renaissance. What is the meaning of this French term? rebirth
What 20th-century art movement stressed the weird, the fantastic, and the dream world of the subconscious? Surrealism
These are among the traditional arts of what country? ikebana kabuki origami bonsai Japan
What American abstract expressionist said this? On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way Ican walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting. Jackson Pollack
In the folk song, who is cautioned not to cry by her lover with a banjo on his knee? Susanna (Oh)
Which folk character had a song made about him by Peter, Paul, and Mary and lived in a land called Honalee? His friend was Jackie Paper. Puff the Magic Dragon
"Follow the Drinking Gourd," a folk song used by the Underground Railroad, brings what constellation to mind? Big Dipper
What did Yankee Doodle stick into his hat according to the song lyrics? feather
What name precedes this song lyric? ---- row the boat ashore. Hallelujah! Michael
What woman's name is found near the end of the first stanza of the song, "I've Been Working on the Railroad"? Dinah
These are examples of what category of folk songs? Steal Away, By and By , Go Down Moses Spirituals
His music was especially popular during the 1960s and often his lyrics bear a theme of social protest. Name the musician who wrote these works. The Times They Are-a-Changin', Like a Rolling Stone, Blowin' In the Wind Bob Dylan
What story by Dr. Seuss is about a pachyderm that takes on the responsibility of producing a young feathered biped from a fertilized ovum? Horton Hatches The Egg
Achilles was invulnerable except for an area near his ... A. coccyx B. calcaneus C. sphenoid D. mandible E. zygomatic B. Calcaneus
What subject was primarily addressed in the writings of J.J. Audubon? A. birds B. trees C. whales D. beetles E. reptiles A. Birds
An underground ceremonial room used by the Pueblo Indians for secret social and religious purposes is called a(n)... A. kiva B. atlatl C. hogan D. travois E. calumet A. Kiva
Made from earth and stone, it stretches for 1500 miles, with watchtowers every 660 feet. Name this massive construction. Great Wall
. Members of this faith undergo “sealing” to establish marriages, and their dietary restrictions follow those outlined in the Word of Wisdom. Joseph Smith founded and Brigham Young led what branch of Christianity whose members live primarily in Utah? Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)
An archaeological site from this civilization includes The Temple of the Sun and the Room of Three Windows and was discovered by Hiram Bingham. Atahualpa led what South American empire conquered by Francisco Pizarro? Incan
The Bank of China Tower and John Hancock Tower were designed by what Chinese-American architect of the glass pyramid in front of the Louvre . I.M. Pei
One music video by this band features a man with a dog’s head carrying a radio around in New York City. One of their songs states “she’s up all night to ‘til the sun” and “we’re up all night to get lucky.” Name this helmet-wearing French electronic duo. Daft Punk
Prior to becoming president, this signer of the Interstate Highway Act led the D-Day landings. What president succeeded Harry Truman and served as Supreme Commander of Allied forces in World War II? Dwight D Eisenhower
Manshiyat Naser is a slum in this city, whose inhabitants reside in the City of the Dead. This city’s Tahrir Square was the site of protests against Hosni Mubarak during the Arab Spring. Naguib Mahfouz wrote a trilogy set in what capital of Egypt? Cairo
The first Act of Supremacy was passed during the reign of this king after Pope Clement VII refused to annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Name this English king who had six wives. Henry VIII
The Emperor and Sun were written by the “father of,” what genre that Joseph Haydn was known for, an ensemble of two violins, a viola, and cello? String Quartet
This artist depicted Cecilia Gallerani, mistress of Ludovico Sforza, in Lady with an Ermine. Name this Renaissance artist who superimposed two sketches of himself inscribed in a circle in Vitruvian Man. Leonardo da Vinci
As president, Lyndon B. Johnson launched this series of programs that included Medicare and Medicaid. Its most famous part was the “War on Poverty” that led to the Economic Opportunity Act. The Great Society
LBJ's “Great Society” included this preschool education program for low-income children Head Start
This 110-acre micro state (country) in the middle of Rome is home to St. Peter’s Basilica and led by the Pope Vatican City
This 499-acre city-state (country) on the French riviera is large enough for a Formula1 Grand Prix and the Monte Carlo Casino, but not much else. Monaco
This small “Most Serene Republic” surrounding Monte Titano in the Apennine Mountains of Italy claims to be the oldest republic in the world San Marino
This device, a series of suspended balls that swing back and forth and strike one another on either end of the series, is used to demonstrate conservation of momentum. Newton's Cradle
Garbiñe Muguruza defeated Venus Williams to win the 2017 rendition of this tournament. Name this grass tournament which Roger Federer won for an unprecedented 8th time without dropping a set. Wimbledon
The phrase “banality of evil” was coined after this man stated he simply followed orders. Name this Nazi organizer of the Holocaust, who was executed after a 1962 trial in Israel. Adolf Eichmann
Mending Wall” is by this American author, who noted that “two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by” in the poem “The Road Not Taken.” Robert Frost
This man serves as the type specimen for the species Homo sapiens. Name this Swedish naturalist and “Father of Modern Taxonomy” who established the system of binomial nomenclature. Carl Linnaeus
Rivers of mercury allegedly flow through an unexcavated tomb located west of this site. Identify this sculpture collection in Xi'an China, a group of approximately ten thousand life-sized military figures who each have a unique face. Terra Cotta Warriors
The Sagrada Familia by Anton Gaudi was designed in a combination of Art Nouveau and this other architectural style popular in Medieval Europe. The Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was designed in this style Gothic
After reading The Jungle, US President Theodore Roosevelt signed this Act into law. This act created the FDA and mandated the labelling and inspection of certain products Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906
. In order to find the objects needed to kill Medusa, Perseus interrogated these women by taking the only eye and tooth that they shared. the Graeae [GREY-EYE] (accept the Grey Sisters)
Medusa was beheaded by this hero, who saved and married Andromeda and accidentally killed his grandfather Acrisius with a discus. Perseus
These objects can be used to “magnify” images or correct eyesight. Name these objects that focus beams of light. They are often made of glass. lenses
This religion states that Xenu, the ruler of the “Galactic Confederacy,” exploded hydrogen bombs in Earth’s volcanoes. Name this cult religion founded by L Ron Hubbard that believes that the thetan is an immortal soul . Members include Tom Cruise. Church of Scientology
Oedipus Rex is fated to die in this location sacred to the Furies. After leaving Thebes, Oedipus comes to this location, where he meets Theseus, with Antigone and Ismene. Colonus
Johann Strauss Jr. was the “king” of this dance done in ¾ time. The Viennese is a quicker version of this dance, while couples whirl slowly around the dance floor in its “English” form. waltz
The gancho, where one dancer hooks their leg around their partner, and the boleo leg lift are moves in this Argentine dance. tango
The quickstep is a variation of this ballroom dance, popularized by Vernon and Irene Castle, which consists of alternating a slow step and two quick steps. foxtrot
This large Roman arena built by Vespasian and Titus was often used for gladiatorial games or mock sea battles. Roman Colosseum
The Meller’s duck lives on Lake Alaotra in this country, the largest producer of vanilla in the world. Comoros is NW of this country separated from the mainland by the Mozambique Channel. Lemurs are endemic to what African island country? Madagascar
This character tells a girl to “get thee to a nunnery” and is poisoned in a duel with Laertes. Name this Danish prince who muses “to be or not to be” as he attempts revenge for his father’s death by killing Claudius in a Shakespeare play. Hamlet
The Port Act targeted this city after men dressed as Mohawk Indians attacked the Dartmouth. Five members of a snowball-throwing crowd were killed when Thomas Preston’s soldiers fired on a group of protesters in what Massachusetts city’s “massacre?” Boston
This organelle’s membrane is continuous with the nucleus and may be studded with ribosomes. Name this organelle which comes in ‘rough’ and ‘smooth’ varieties. endoplasmic reticulum
One test classifies this concept into dichotomies like intuitive or sensing and perception or judging, while another asks subjects to describe asymmetric inkblots. The Myers-Briggs & Rorschach test measure what generalization of an individual’s behavior? personality
The Saros cycle predicts one of these events every 18 years. Baily’s beads caused by the sunlight still being able to reach the Earth occur during what event where one can see the sun’s corona when the moon passes directly between the sun & Earth? Solar Eclipse
What term refers to the belief in many gods? polytheism
Which period in human cultural development is so named because people of that time learned to forge ferrous metals into tools and weapons? Iron Age
What hyphenated word describes primitive, pre-agricultural people who exist by collecting edible plants and pursuing and killing wild game? hunter-gatherer
In this type of social group, an individual's descent is traced back through either the female or male line to a common ancestor. It is more comprehensive than a family. Associated with the people of Scotland, name this social unit. clan
A declining stock market is called a ... A. rat market B. bull market C. sow market D. bear market E. buck market bear market
Which U.S. government agency would be directly involved in investigating stock fraud? A. EPA B. SEC C. OMB D. FCC E. NSF SEC (Securities and Exchange)
The colorful and fragrant part of a flower is the ... A. style B. sepal C. stamen D. anther E. corolla Corolla
Its name when translated from German literally means "noble white." Name this perennial herb that serves as the national flower of Switzerland. Edelweiss
You rub your fingers over the stamens of a flower and get a yellow dust on your skin. This dust is called .. pollen
Plants that have flowers which open at night are said to be ... nocturnal
Thermal energy may be converted into mechanical energy by means of a ... A. diesel engine B. electric motor C. pulley system D. microwave oven E. system of levers diesel engine
Which phase of matter is the poorest conductor of heat? gas
AN EPISTOLARY NOVEL IS WRITTEN IN THE FORM OF THESE LETTERS
COMPLETES THE TITLE OF ELIZABETH GILBERT'S TALE OF A 3-COUNTRY JOURNEY, "EAT, PRAY,..." LOVE
1 INCH EQUALS 2.54 OF THESE CENTIMETERS
IN EXODUS 19 "THE LORD DESCENDED UPON" THIS MOUNT "IN FIRE" SINAI
THIS GROUP PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN EARLY GREEK COMEDY BUT LATER APPEARED ONLY BETWEEN ACTS CHORUS
IT'S "THE YELLOWHAMMER STATE" ALABAMA
THE FRUITED PLAIN APPEARS IN THIS 1893 SONG AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
What late disc jockey was the voice of Shaggy in the Scooby Doo cartoon? Casey Casem
Who as the first wrestler to be inducted into the Wrestling Hall of Fame? Andre the Giant
The ancient Egyptian symbol Ouroboros depicts a serpent eating what? its own tail
Tasmania is an island that belongs to what continent? Australia
A blunderbuss is a type of obsolete what? Gun
In Olympic archery what is the standard distance of the target from the archer? 70 meters
What is the mathematical formula for Newton's 2nd law of motion? F=M times A
Alexander the Great were taught by which Greek philosopher? Aristotle
What heavy metal was once known as quicksilver? Mercury
Who became Vice President and President without being elected to either office? Gerald Ford
What is the only mammal born with horns? Giraffe
In what city was the Wizard of Oz set? Emerald City
What is the name of the pigment found in your skin and hair that gives it its color? Melanin
Who holds the record for the most home runs in a single season? Barry Bonds (200 1 he had 73)
What video game company created Fortnite? Epic Games
Where does Spongebob Squarepants work? The Krusty Krab
What flightless bird is located on New Zealand/s Dollar Coin? Kiwi
What city is often referred to as the City of Lights? Paris, France
What is the nickname of the four engine B-17 bomber planes used in World War 2? Flying Fortress
What US State has the motto "Live Free or Die" on its licence plate? New Hampshire
“Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything” is a Nike advertisement associated with what former NFL player? Colin Kaepernick
The joint at the junction of the humerus, radius, and ulna is the ... elbow
What kind of triangle could have sides of 15, 22, and 33 centimeters? scalene
In the "Harry Potter" novels, what character with a name reminiscent of a legendary founder of Rome turns into a werewolf? Remus Lupin
What is the meaning of the abbreviation, ESP? extra sensory perception
The unit of matter that results when two or more atoms are joined is called a ... molecule
What phrase popularized in the 1840s meant that U.S. expansion across North America was both readily apparent and inexorable? manifest destiny
Washington and the Colonial Army endured the terrible winter of 1777 where in eastern Pennsylvania? Valley Forge
Uh oh! The Moon's umbra just fell onto the Earth! Name this phenomenon. solar eclipse
Name the biased, oversimplified opinions about a group or the preconceived generalizations about a type of person that are applied to everyone in a group. stereotypes
This is about whom? He did not invent the automobile or the assembly line, but his perfected versions made this son of an Irish immigrant farmer one of the richest and most powerful men in America Henry Ford
A country that takes no side in a war between other nations in hopes of avoiding attack from any of them is described as . neutral
What kind of heat energy is released at Earth's surface through geysers, mud pots, and hot springs? geothermal energy
Name these items grown in the Garden of Hesperides, one of which disrupted the wedding of Peleus and Thetis and led to a beauty contest judged by Paris. Golden Apple
This goddess of discord threw the Apple of Discord because she was not invited to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. Eris
Members of this phylum contain highly developed central nervous system and a calcium carbonate shell . Name this phylum whose members include squids and snails. mollusks
Air shafts were included in the “dumbbell” form of these buildings, which were generally subdivided into 3-room units. Name these buildings home to poor urban families. An 1879 act required these buildings to have fire escapes & every room have windows. tenements
This man legendarily untied the Gordian Knot by cutting it in half with a sword. Name this Macedonian king who conquered his way to Indus River before the age of 30, only to die in Babylon three years later Alexander the Great
A “royal fork” involves a knight in position to attack a rook, a queen, and this piece. Name this chess piece that can move one square in any direction and can be “checkmated.” King
In Chess, this special exception to the king’s movement involves moving it two spaces to the right or left and bringing the rook around it in its “kingside” and “queenside” variations. castling (accept castle)
In Chess, the white king will normally castle queenside in the “dragon” variation of this chess opening that begins with a white pawn on e4 [E-4] and a black pawn on c5 [C-5]. Sicilian Defense
An animated Netflix original is a series featuring these two characters. In a 2014 film, this talking dog and his adopted son travel through time and cause a rip in the space-time continuum. Mr. Peabody and Sherman
On Netflix, “Eleven” is portrayed by British actress Millie Bobby Brown on this series exploring the disappearance of Will Byers in Hawkins, Indiana. Stranger Things
Common examples of these mixtures include milk and fog. Name these systems of dispersed particles spread throughout a continuous medium. Emulsions are examples of these systems where both phases are liquids. Colloids
Colloids are subject to this effect, in which light scatters and often gives a blue appearance to the system. This effect explains the color of blue eyes. Tyndall effect (accept Tyndall scattering)
Solutions are a subcategory of this type of mixture that has uniform composition of ingredients throughout the substance. They contrast with heterogenous mixtures. homogenous mixtures
This company substantially cut the price of many groceries after it purchased (*) Whole Foods, while its virtual assistant Alexa became available on the Echo in 2015. Jeff Bezos is the CEO of what online sales company? Amazon
The first of these campaigns was led by Peter the Hermit, who responded to the call of Pope Urban II, while the fourth sacked Constantinople. Name these military expeditions to the “Holy Land.” Crusades
Which is the largest phylum of animal kingdom? Arthropod
In Orthodox churches, the soma is removed from the cross, wrapped in a shroud, & taken to the altar in the church’s sanctuary on this day. Catholics eat fish instead of meat &attend the Stations of the Cross . This day is two days before Easter Sunday. Good Friday
What colorless, pungent gas is often dissolved in water to yield a solution that is used as a biological preservative? FORMALDEHYDE
What yellow metal is an alloy of copper and zinc? BRASS
What is the name given to the process, discovered by Goodyear, of adding sulfur to heated rubber? VULCANIZATION
Name the general type of mammal that gives birth to undeveloped young that are kept in pouches. MARSUPIAL
Automobile catalytic converters cause the carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons which result from incomplete combustion to be converted into what two substances? CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) AND WATER (H2O)
At room temperature, most elements are in which phase of matter? SOLID
: The following are the names of man-made structures in the United States. Identify the type of structure. Hungry Horse, Yellowtail, Dworshak, Don Pedro, Cougar, Glen Canyon, Grand Coulee and Hoover. Name the type of structure. DAMS
LOSS OF CALCIUM FROM BONES osteoporosis
What is shed when you desquamate? skin cells
Radioisotopes which are used in medical diagnosis are known as what? tracers
. Its oxide is the key ingredient added to glass to make crystal of it, but the metal itself is used to fit together the pieces of stained-glass windows. Name this metal, once commonly added to gasoline Lead
US Patent #174,465, granted in 1876, has been called the most valuable ever issued . Western Union turned down its inventor when he tried to sell them, for $100,000, the patent for his device. Name both invention & inventor Telephone/Alexander Graham Bell
What is the name for the little "sideways happy faces" that people use when in email or chat groups? Emoticons
A green film forming naturally on copper or bronze by long exposure is called a: patina
The Greek goddess of dawn was Eos. Name her Roman counterpart. Aurora
What noun means an unselfish concern for others altruism
Who besides Jesus walked on water? Peter
What kind of clause makes a complete grammatical statement that can stand alone? Independent clause
To cast an actor in a role based on appearance or previous experience with similar parts is called what? typecasting
While the main character was delivering her soliloquy, another actor toward the rear of the stage was reacting to the speech by making faces and emitting strange noises, drawing the audience's attention to himself. This is called what? Upstaging
The symbol for which sign of the Zodiac is similar to the symbol for justice? Libra
. If a tourniquet is not loosened at least every 15 minutes, the prolonged pressure may lead to what grave condition in which tissues die and decay? Gangrene
What two-word term used in astronomy designates the gas and dust in the space between the stars? Interstellar matter
Richard Nixon made the most historic telephone call ever dialed, to which place July 20, 1969? the moon
. In 1920, the 19th amendment gave women the right to vote. In 1971, what did the 26th amendment do? It gave 18-year-olds the right to vote.
An earthquake has many different intensities, because intensity is the measure of its destructiveness from area to area. What three-syllable word names the single fundamental quality of an earthquake's strength? Magnitude
Ralph Waldo Emerson called it "the surest poison," but others call it "of the essence." What is it? Time
The 1938 radio broadcast War of the Worlds triggered nationwide panic with its fictional account of a Martian landing. Who was the narrator? Orson Welles
The expression "You can't fight _______" expresses the futility of struggling against bureaucracy. City Hall
What is the eight-letter name for any word that limits, describes, or makes more precise the meaning of another word? Modifier
Give a four-letter word for conflagration Fire
These animals, of the class Asteroidea, can regenerate body parts and produce new bodies from a fragment starfish
Foods that have a disagreeable odor and the taste of decomposing oils or fats are described as being rancid or spoiled
What adjective that literally means "water-fearing" describes molecules that are not polar and therefore do not dissolve in water? hydrophobic
This neoclassicist scene served as a public memorial to a martyred hero of the French revolution. It depicts a man with a painful skin disease, who writes on a wooden board in his bathtub. Name this 1792 work by Jacques-Louis David. Death of Marat
The Greek word for "making numb" gives us which name for a general class of drug? Narcotic
Medical procedures that do not require entering the body or puncturing the skin are described by what eleven-letter adjective? Noninvasive
Elizabeth Montgomery played the witch Samantha in what TV series? Bewitched
A piece of art created by pasting various materials such as pictures, magazine and newspaper clippings, ribbons, etc. is called a(n) collage
. A student of art or an artist in training during the Middle Ages lived with a master for several years learning the artist’s craft. This student was known as a(n) _______. apprentice
Grotesque figures used as water spouts on medieval cathedrals are known by what “g” term gargoyles
In September 2014, a national referendum was held in this country, a part of the United Kingdom, putting the question of whether this country should become an independent sovereign state Scotland
This movie based on the life of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, considered to be one of the most lethal in his line of work, received six Oscar nominations in 2015. American Sniper
Her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, brought her international recognition and acclaim; also known for her amazing poems, she was asked to do a poem reading during President Clinton’s inauguration. She passed away in May 2014 Maya Angelou
Identify the conjunction used below. Although he spends his weekends in the mountains, his heart is near the ocean although
Give the name of the basketball player who won six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls and is now the current owner of the Charlotte Hornets Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan starred in a film featuring Bugs Bunny and his friend. Name the film Space Jam
In the game, Clue, which suspect holds a military rank? Give both rank and last name Colonel Mustard
What is a person called when they sow discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off­topic messages in an online community? troll
Name the spinning Philippine weapon and toy that became an overnight hit in the U.S. when Donald Duncan introduced it in 1928. One of its tricks includes the “Walk the Dog.” yo-yo
The egg position of a ski racer going downhill and trying to minimize the effects of wind drag is known as a _______. tuck
What specific structure is most directly responsible for the motility of bacteria? flagella
This invention was created by the Swedish army officer D.H. Fridberg. Hiram Maxim perfected the first practical one of this weapon used to sustained deadly effect in World War I. John Browning designed what weapon that uses a belt feeder & a bipod stand? machine gun
Country that ruled Alaska before selling it to the United States. Russia
Late 19th century event that brought an influx of immigrants into Alaska, begun by a discovery by Soapy Smith Gold Rush
This state is home to the Hanford Works site part of the Manhattan Project. During the Great Depression, workers built the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River in what Pacific Northwest state where Boeing built World War II bombers in Seattle? Washington
Memes are usually referred to as “dank”, a practice that KnowYourMeme partially traces to this website’s user xEphr0m. On this website, which contains communities like r/The_Donald, people can receive “karma” through upvotes and downvotes Redditt.com
The ruins of the Shang capital, near the city of Anyang, are filled with these objects. Used by the Shang for divination and sometimes extracted from tortoises, these objects contain the first recognizable examples of Chinese writing. oracle bones
This dance became well-known when Madonna released a single heavily inspired by it. Name this freestyle dance that was inspired by modeling and Egyptian hieroglyphs. It originated in Harlem drag balls in the 1980s Vogue
Caldwell 14 is called a “double” one of these objects, since 2 of these objects are visible in the Perseus constellation. The Pleiades & Hyades in Taurus are examples of these objects. They classify as globular or open. It is a collections of stars clusters
For Hindus, the main part of this event is the sapta·padi, which consists of taking 7 steps around a fire. At one in the New Testament, Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine. Name this event where 2 people often exchange rings. weddings or marriages
Tom yum is a type of hot and sour soup that originated in which country? Thailand
In the arcade game Joust, the player controls a knight riding what flying animal? Ostrich
How many books are there in the standard Bible? 66
What fraction of a person did slaves originally count as in the U.S. Constitution? 3/5, 1/2, 1/4, 5/8 3/5
In what type of matter are atoms most tightly packed? solid, liquid, gas, same solid
What planet has the most moons? Jupiter (67)
Which method of heat transfer best describes a lava lamp?conduction, convection, radiation, condensation convection
What layer of the Earth's atmosphere makes radio communications possible? stratosphere, thermosphere, ionosphere, exosphere ionosphere
What did Albert Einstein win the Nobel Prize for in 1921? zero point theorem,theory of relativity, photoelectric effect, wave-particle duality photoelectric effect
In which type of chemical bonding are electrons shared between adjacent atoms? ionic, covalent, subatomic, isoptopic covalent
What superhero was born with the Curse of Kordax? Captain Marvel, Aquaman, Superman, Hawkman Aquaman
Edwin Jarvis serves as butler to what superteam? Justice League, Team Titans, Avengers, Fantastic Four Avengers
T'Challa, the king of Wakanda, is also known as what superhero? Kazar, Black Panther, Ironman, Ironfist Black Panther
Who is the most decorated Olympian of all time? Carl Lewis, Jim Thorpe, Mary Lou Retton, Michael Phelps Michael Phelps
Where would you find the Sea of Tranquility? the moon
Name the actor who starred in 142 films including The Quiet Man, The Shootist, The Searchers, and Stagecoach. John Wayne
Name the only heavyweight boxing champion to finish his career of 49 fights without ever having been defeated? Rocky Marciano
If you were painting with tempera, what would you be using to bind together colour pigments? egg yolk
What event signified the end of the cold war between the US and Russia? Tearing down of the Berlin Wall in 1989
Name the author of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Dr No and Thunderball, among other James Bond Books? Ian Fleming
The King James Bible has a word in it which is known to appear for about 773,692 times. What is that word? Amen
This novel sees Major Duncan Heyward profess his love for Alice, half-sister of Cora Munro. On the way from Fort William Henry, the party is ambushed by Magua, Name this 2nd book of the Leatherstocking Tales, a work of James Fenimore Cooper. Last of the Mohicans
Its interaction with Earth's magnetic field causes the auroras. Made up of charged particles, including protons and electrons, identify this phenomenon that flows outward from the sun. Solar Wind
After a failed siege of Zaragoza, this man's retreating army was defeated by the Basques at the Battle of Roncevaux Pass. Name Cthis son of Pepin the Short and King of the Franks who was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 800 by Pope Leo III on Christmas day Charlemagne
A song by The Chainsmokers revolves around this action, which Ellen DeGeneres famously did with a group of celebrities at the 2014 Oscars. Name this action taken by Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's funeral, where a user takes their own picture. taking a selfie
This incompetent son Feodor I would spark the Time of Troubles. Name this 16th century Russian czar who killed his son. While he may have suffered from mental illness, his early zemskii sobor reforms were not as awful as his name might suggest. Ivan IV or Ivan the Terribel
His nephew, Iolaus, helped him slay the Lernean Hydra, and he cleaned the Augean stables in a single day by diverting a pair of rivers. Name this son of Zeus and Alcmene who was assigned twelve labors by Eurystheus for killing his wife and sons. Hercules
Heracles’ first labor was to slay this beast whose hide was impenetrable from attack. He killed it by strangling it and may have used its hide as his armor. Nemean Lion
By the Arrhenius definition, these substances increase the concentration of hydronium ions when dissolved in water. Name these substances, defined as proton donors in Brønsted-Lowry theory, which have a pH less than seven bases
ts "frictional" form occurs when a worker is between jobs, & its "structural" variety occurs when a market's needed abilities do not match the skills of potential workers. Name this economic status where people are actively seeking but cannot find work. unemployment
] This Harding-era scandal was the subject of an investigation by Thomas J. Walsh. It involved the leasing of Navy petroleum reserves in Wyoming and California to private oil companies at low rates without fair bidding Teapot Dome Scandal
In 2014, Nigeria faced the kidnapping of 276 female students from Chibok by this Islamic terrorist group, whose name translates to "the deception of western education is forbidden." Boko Haram
Its includes gravitational lensing and gravitational redshift. Name this theory expounded by Einstein as a revision of Newtonian dynamics. Its “special” form sets light as the universal speed limit and also includes the equation "E equals m c squared.” Relativity
Classes of this disease include sarcomas, lymphomas, and carcinomas. Name this wide group of diseases that stem from the inability of cells to undergo apoptosis. They result in malignant tumors cancers
This process, coming from the Greek for "displacement," is the spread of cancer from one organ to another part of the body not directly connected to it, usually through the bloodstream or lymphatic system. Metastasis
This show's protagonist frequently comes into conflict with dealers of the drug Vertigo. Other characters in this show include Roy Harper & John Diggle and its central character's real name is Oliver Queen. Name this CW about a DC Comics super-archer. Arrow
After this event, a trial resulted in the acquittal of Thomas Preston. Name this 1770 event occurring in response to the Townshend Acts in which British Troops opened fire on men like Crispus Attucks. Boston Massacre
Some organisms in this phylum have a mouthparts known as Aristotle’s Lantern. Along with Chordata, members of this phylum are deuterostomes, and all members have radial symmetry. Name this phylum that includes animals like sea cucumbers and starfish. Echinoderms
This ruler's administration saw a rebellion of Yaik Cossacks led by Pugachev & three partitions of Poland. Gregory Orlov, helped this leader come to power by killing Peter III. Name this patron of Diderot and Voltaire, an "enlightened" empress of Russia. Catherine the Great
Gondwana & Laurasia were formed upon the breaking up of Pangaea during this geologic period. This period saw the formation of the Solnhofen limestone, which preserved many fossils. Name this 2nd period of the Mesozoic era, noted for its dinosaurs. Jurassic
When humans came to his realm, he weighed their hearts on the Scales of Justice against the Feather of Truth. Name this Egyptian jackal headed god of embalming and the underworld. Anubis
In Egyptian mythology, If a person's heart was heavier than the feather, it was fed to this creature. It was a mixture of a crocodile, hippopotamus, and lion. Ammit
The descriptions of mummification practices comes from this Egyptian text. It also contained a list of spells useful for travelling through the afterlife. The Book of the Dead
The policy "He who does not work, does not eat" was instituted during the "starving time" of this colony. ] Name this first permanent English settlement of the New World. Jamestown
It comes after the G2 phase. Name this form of cell division that produces two daughter cells, each genetically identical to the parent cell Mitosis
This phase in mitosis sees the condensed chromosomes line up their centromeres at the center of the cell. It is the phase during which karyotyping is typically performed. Metaphase
Marshall Mathers goes by this stage name, which he used on The Marshall Mathers LP 2, as well as his other work, such as his song "Lose Yourself" and movie 8 Mile. Eminem [accept The Real Slim Shady
A court case ruled that the states could not be forced to participate in its Medicaid expansion. Name this act, commonly referred to as "Obamacare." Its main goal includes increasing the quality & affordability of insurance Affordable Care Act
His discoveries provided support for the germ theory of disease, & he developed a vaccine for anthrax.Name this French chemist and microbiologist who also lends his name to a technique of treating milk and wine in order to prevent bacterial contamination. Louis Pasteur
President who defeated Tenskwatawa at Tippecanoe and used the victory in his campaign slogan William Henry Harrison
President who served as a Five-Star General during World War II. Dwight D Eisenhower
Egyptian waterway targeted by France, Israel, and Great Britain in a 1956 Crisis. Suez Canal
THE OLFACTORY NERVES AFFECT THIS SENSE IN THE BRAIN smell
THUMPER IS THIS TITLE DISNEY CHARACTER'S BEST FRIEND Bambi
THE BOWLER & THE FEZ ARE BOTH TYPES OF THESE hats
IN THE SOUTH, HOMINY WHEN GROUND IS MORE POPULARLY KNOWN AS THIS grits
THIS "ALICE IN WONDERLAND" CHARACTER WAS "SHOUTING, 'OFF WITH HIS HEAD!'" Queen of Hearts
FOXES, WOLVES & JACKALS ALL BELONG TO THIS FAMILY OF MAMMALS Canines
This theory posits that the Universe was created – 13.8 billion years ago. Name this theory in which the Universe experienced a titular rapid expansion from a singularity Big Bang
Which animal has the longest gestational period? elephants
Which girl’s name is also the name given to a female donkey? jenny
In chess, what is the only piece that can jump over other pieces? knight
Which pair of superheroes are known as the ‘Dynamic Duo’? Batman and Robin
What is a group of rattlesnakes called? rhumba
Who was the antagonist in Donkey Kong Jr.? jumpman
Name the four ghosts in Pac-Man. Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde
What hormone does the pancreas produce? Testosterone, Adrenaline, Estrogen, Insulin Insulin
What is the function of kidneys in the human body? Remove waste, regulate blood pressure, maintain acid-basebalance, all of these All of these
What is Johannes Kepler best known for? Laws of Thermodynamics, laws of motion, laws of planetary motion, laws of universal gravitation laws of planetary motion
An important contribution of the Phoenicians was the development of ... A. bronze B. algebra C. the compass D. an alphabet E. the astrolabe alphabet
Once regarded by his teacher as incapable of learning, what man developed these devices? quadruplex kinetograph electric vote counter incandescent lamp Thomas Edison
What invention ended the era of the open range in the western United States? barbed wire
Which inventor is not correctly paired with his invention? A. Rudolph Diesel - diesel engine B. Igor Sikorsky - helicopter C. James Hargreaves - spinning jenny D. Samuel Morse - telegraph E. Robert Fulton - cotton gin E. Robert Fulton invented the Steamboat
In excavating the courtyard of the Eanna Temple in the ancient city of Uruk, archaeologists found a clay tablet with a pictograph of a cart dating from 3200 B.C. This is the earliest positive evidence for what invention? wheel
The invention of three instruments permitted 15th century navigators to venture away from coastlines and make longer voyages. Two were the compass and telescope. Name the third. astrolabe
In the United States, a patent is good for ... A. 9 years B. 17 years C. 41 years D. the life of the inventor 17 years
The invention of what kind of railroad car around 1870 made every city in the U.S. a potential market for the beef produced in the West? refrigerated car
It was invented at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey in 1947. Name this electronic device that paved the way for integrated circuits, microprocessors, and the rest of the computer revolution. transistor
This passage is about the effects of what substance that came into widespread use in the 1400s? No longer were castles of any use. No longer were knights in armor of any use. No longer were bows and arrows of any use in this new kind of fighting. gunpowder
What document in the United States is analogous to the Institutes of Justinian, the Decalogue, the Code of Hammurabi, and the Magna Carta? US Constitution
Which president is on the $100 dollar bill? Ben Franklin
Which president is on the $5.00 bill? Abraham Lincoln
Bank robber from the 1903's who eventually was caught by the "Woman in Red" and the subject of the Johnny Depp movie "Public Enemies" John Dillinger
The original highway named Route 66 began in Chicago. If you had traveled the entire highway, in what state would you be at the end of the road? California
In 1880 this state became the first to declare itself a dry state. Name this state home of John Brown. Its capital is Topeka. Kansas
Which country sold land to the US including the present day states of Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Dakota, Iowa and Louisiana in 1803? France
The art movement associated with Andy Warhol and Lichtenstein Pop Art
An unconstitutional tax that must be paid before a person is allowed to vote Poll Tax
What is the chemical symbol for the most abundant element in the universe? H
At 1292 feet below sea level, this is the lowest point on earth. What is this area on the border between Israel and Jordan? Dead Sea
Which organ is responsible for regulating the body’s blood sugar level? Pancreas
Identify these famous Alabama politicians. A) In 1853 he became Vice President of the United States. B) This US senator served from 1927 through 1937 and then he spent forty-four years on the U. S. Supreme Court. William Rufus Devane King Hugo Lafayette Black
What is the Greek (and Christian) name for the first five books of the Bible? The Pentateuch
How many points can a football team earn with a safety? 2
How many US states have a Pacific Ocean coastline? California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii
This American document declared that any further European colonial ambitions in the Western Hemisphere would be regarded as threats to US peace and security. Name this document written in 1823 by the fifth US President Monroe Doctrine
Which bird feeds with its head upside down and its beak held horizontally beneath the water? Flamingo
This British rock band formed in 1965 had Syd Barrett as one of its founders. Name this group whose albums include The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall? Pink Flloyd
Who was the first baseball player, a Mobile native, to break Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1974? Hank Aaron
Who was the Heisman Trophy winner form Auburn who made a name for himself in both professional football and baseball in the 1980’s and 1990’s? Bo Jackson
What American composer wrote Oh Suzannah, Camptown Races and My Old Kentucky Home? Stephen Foster
What name is given to a statistician who calculates life expectancy, etc. for an insurance company? Actuary
This Hebrew word literally means “peace.” Name this word that also is used to mean both “hello” and “good-bye.” shalom
What is the point in the orbit of a satellite at which it is closest to its parent body? perigree
Which constellation is named after the mother of Andromeda? Cassiopeia
Identify these Alabama cities by their nicknames. A) “Rocket City, USA” B) “Pittsburgh of the South” Huntsville B) Birmingham
Consider the sentence: Mr. Daly, my neighbor, is a probation officer. What case is the word neighbor? Nominative
Name the destructive English rock band that made the rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia and had Keith Moon on drums. The Who
Shared name of a city located in AL, GA, TN, OH, and Greece Athens
Chiefly metallic element whose symbol is Sb Antimony
A variety of quartz distinguished by its beautiful purple color. Amethyst
A mathematical statement taken to be true without proof (Starts with A) Axiom
Small bony fish of the herring family found on some pizzas Anchovy
Inland country of Central Asia, location of the Khyber Pass (Starts with A) Afghanistan
In the children’s book about self-confidence, what machine repeats “I think I can”? train engine (Little Engine that could)
What Memphis record company first recorded Elvis Presley? Sun Records
He claimed that there are galaxies beyond the Milky Way. He discovered the Red Shift laying the foundation for the Big Bang Theory. The space telescope named for him was the 1st permanent astronomical observatory above the earth’s atmosphere. Edwin Hubble
Identify these French artists. A) He was the court painter to Napoleon. B) He created the sculptures The Kiss and The Thinker. A) Jacques-Louid David B) Auguste Rodin
Hawaii and Tahiti are islands in what central and southern Pacific Ocean island group? Polynesia
. This mythological god was a master of wisdom, magic and poetry, as well as chief god of slain warriors. Chief among Norse gods, our day Wednesday is named for him. Who is he? Odin (Wooden)
What Agatha Christie play opened in 1952 and became the longest running show in the world? The Mousetrap
Answer these questions about African-American Alabamians. A) Who was the first African-American mayor of Birmingham? B) In 1972, he was the first African-American mayor of an Alabama city. Who was he? A) Richard Arrington B) Johnny Ford
Who was the first African-American to be permanently inducted into the Grand Ole Opry? Charlie Pride
The name is the same. What surname is the same for a Wimbledon champion, a blues guitarist, a Canadian Prime Minister, and an author of horror stories? king
Vocab: To linger for no apparent reason, particularly in a public place (Starts with L) Loiter
A body of quiet salt water isolated from the open sea by islands (starts with L) Lagoon
What do the initials CPR stand for? Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Words thrown into a sentence without fulfilling any particular function as a part of speech are separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma. Examples are “yes,” “no,” “ah,” “well.” What are these parts of speech called? Interjections
At what Montgomery Baptist church did MLK serve as pastor beginning in 1955? It was from this church that he led his challenge against the segregated bus system. Dexter Baptists Church
In March 26, 1965, after 5 days on the road, Martin Luther King’s protest march for voting rights ended. In what town did it begin? Selma
8. What is the study of solid earth and its rock formations called? Geology
What is the favorite food of giant pandas? Bamboo Shoots
What leaves does a silkworm prefer to eat? Mulberry
The name’s the same. What is the Russian word for “peace” or the name of the Soviet space station launched in 1986? Mir
In what German city were World War II war criminals tried? Nuremberg
Table delicacy consisting of salted unripe eggs of sturgeon and other fishes (Starts with C) Caviar
Property of addition that states that a + b = b + a Cumulative
Name the sport that has 2 main international styles – freestyle and Greco-Roman. wrestling
Identify the vehicle that has no brakes, no steering mechanism, and is used in a Winter Olympic competition luge
This movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1984, as well as Best Director and Best Actor with F. Murray Abraham playing the role of the tormented rival of Mozart. What is the title of this movie? Amadeus
10. It triggered a tidal wave of over 120 feet flooding homes in Java and Sumatra. It plunged the region into darkness for 2 ½ days. What volcano’s 1883 eruption is thought to have caused over 30,000 deaths? Krakatoa
He was born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. He died when the plane he was piloting crashed into the Pacific. Who is the renowned singer known for such hits as “Annie’s Song” and Rocky Mountain High”? John Denver
What is the Latin word for “elsewhere,” a word we use to mean that a person under suspicion was somewhere else when the crime was committed? Alibi
In mathematics a number above and to the right of the base number (Starts with E) Exponent
What is the name of a triangle that has exactly two angles and two sides congruent? Isosceles
At what temperature does water freeze on the Celsius thermometer? Zero
What was the Roman name for Cupid, the god of love? Eros
It was the first Confederate state capital to fall to Union forces. Name this city, site of the Parthenon, the hermitage, and the Grand Ole Opry Nashville
According to English legend, in what forest did Robin Hood live? Sherwood Forest
How good is your Alabama history? A) What Alabama city is known as the “Cradle of the Confederacy”? B) What one county in northeastern Alabama seceded from Alabama as a “Free State”? A) Montgomery B) Winston
“Joshua Fit the battle of Jerico,” “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” and “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” are examples of religious songs originated by African Americans. What kind of music is this? Spiritual
The country singer who recorded an album in Folsom Prison in 1968. He was also the man known as the Man in Black Johnny Cash
In astronomy, this occurs when the moon is at a point farthest from the earth. What is this position called? Apogee
Which body of people is sometimes referred to as “The Fourth Estate”? The Press
What French explorer founded Detroit, Michigan? Antoine de la Mathe Cadillac
What name is given to the art of clipping trees and shrubs into ornamental shapes? Topiary
In humans, this tube connects the mouth to the bronchial tubes and serves to carry air to the lungs. Also known as the “windpipe,” what is the anatomical name for this passageway? Trachea
Common name for financial district at the lower end of Manhattan in New York City Wall Street
One who testifies in court to what he has seen or heard (starts with w) Witness
Monet’s most famous work based on flowers from his elaborate garden (starts with w) Water Lillies
Funeral celebration, common in Ireland, usually with feasting and drinking (starts with w) wake
US Program of the 1930s and 1940s that built bridges, sidewalks, and buildings Works Progress Administration (WPA)
Country for which Cardiff serves as capitol(starts with w) Wales
Composer of The Flying Dutchman, Tannhauser, Lohengrim (starts with w) Wagner
It's five lines long and rhymes with A, A, B, B, A. What is the humorous verse form called? Limerick
What character is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland suffers from the mercury poisoning characteristic of his trade? Mad Hatter
What bay separates Greenland from Canada? Baffin Bay
What is the large human tooth behind your bicuspids called? Molar
How many colors are there in the spectrum when white light is separated? 7 (ROY G BIV)-Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet
This cloth was first manufactured in the French town of Nimes, from which it got its name. Identify this material made popular by Levi Strauss denim
Consider these conjunctions: and, but, or, nor. What is this category of conjunctions called? coordinating
. During the American Revolution what name was given to the people who still supported King George III? Tories
What Colonial American wrote “In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes”? Ben Franklin
Identify the British poet whose poems include “In Memoriam” and “The Charge of the Light Brigade.” Alfred Lloyd Tennyson
The pronouns this, these, that, those indicate nearness to or distance from the speaker. What kind of pronouns are these? Demonstrative
What term refers to the brightness or dullness of a color? intensity
Which French mathematician and philosopher used the phrase “cogito ergo sum” (I think, therefore I am) as the foundation for his philosophical theory? Rene Descartes
What Russian leader was famous for saying: “We will bury you.” Nikita S. Khrushchev
This section of the human mouth separates the mouth from the nasal cavity. Often referred to as the “roof of the mouth,” what is the anatomical term for this body part? palate
Fast moving current of air, 6-12 km high in the atmosphere (starts with J) Jet Stream
Any of several neck veins that drain blood from the head to the heart (starts with J) Jugular
What Latin word for "I Will Please" is a word used today to mean a sugar pill that has no active effect? placebo
These post Civil War Northerners moved South to get involved in politics and businesses. What was the derogatory term for these people? Carpetbaggers
How many keys are on a standard piano? 88
Ritual signaling a child's transition to adulthood such as the Bar Mitvah and Catholic Confirmation (Starts with r) Rite of Passage
A question posed purely for effect (Starts with r) rhetorical
Set of behaviors, rights, and obligations that define a person's place in society. (Starts with r) role
Former Massachusetts governor who was the 2012 Republican Presidentaial nominee and now is a senator from Utah Mitt Romney
US President who promoted supply-side economics Ronald Reagan
Tallest volcano in Washington State Mt. Rainier
The US is currently progressing towards this type of electrical grid featuring networked meters to monitor electricity use and other tools to save energy. Smart Grid
The Sinaloa drug cartel operates in this country. President Felipe Calderon has tried to curb drug violence especially in Ciudad Juarez and Nuevo Laredo. Names this country, the US neighbor to the south. Mexico
This launched in 2007 and takes its name from a college yearbooks. Name this social networking site designed by Mark Zuckerburg that lets people over 13 poke friends and tag photos. Facebook.com
In the first version of this game, you can play as Master Chief while you're on a ODST in the third version. Name this science fiction shooter series created by Bungie Studios. Halo
In the video game Halo, you battle against this conglomerate of species which includes the Elites and Brutes. Covenant
One of the greatest mathematicians of all time, this ancient Greek was a geometer, analyst, and physicist. Name this man who referring to the principle of leverage, said "Give me the place to stand and I will move the earth" Archimedes
A set of letters, numbers, and symbols in a particular typeface, style, and size is called a .... font
Name of social policies of Harry S Truman Fair Deal
Name the social policies of FDR New Deal
Name the social policies of Theodore Roosevelt Square Deal
Name the social policies of LBJ Great Society
Name the social policies of JFK New Frontier
Literary plot device that prepares the reader for what will eventually happen. Foreshadow
Name the social policies of Woodrow Wilson New Freedom
Name the social policies of Warren G Harding Return to Normalcy
Any continuous 12 month period used as an accounting period (Starts with f) Fiscal Year
Capital of Kentucky (starts with f) Frankfort
What is the science of colors called? Chromatics
What is the highest number used in a Sudoku puzzle? 9
Which swimming stroke is named after an insect? butterfly
What are birds of a feather said to do? flock together
What is the only bird that can hover in the air and also fly backwards? hummingbird
What instrument can be bass, electric or Spanish? guitar
Which female-named hurricane devastated New Orleans in September 2005? Katrina
In the zodiac, which animal is linked with Capricorn? goat
How long is there between rounds in boxing? one minute
What name can be a lettuce or a mass of floating frozen water? ice berg
This African American woman from Alabama became George Bush's Secretary of State during his second term. Name her. Condeleeza Rice
With which swimming stroke do races begin in the water? backstroke
Who pricked her finger on a spinning wheel and slept for 100 years? Sleeping Beauty
In which town do the Flintstones live? Bedrock
Which animal s regarded as the one with the longest lifespan? tortoise
What does an invertebrate not have? backbone
What do philatelists collect? stamps
Which musical instrument has dampers, hammers and strings? piano
What superhero has been played by Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale? Batman
Which TV Show featured older women named Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia? Golden Girls
What game features the terms love, deuce, match and volley? tennis
Which country features a maple leaf on its flag? Canada
What is the name of the 'tool' needed to play snooker or billiards to hit the ball? pool cue
His tomb in France reads “He taught us how to become free” as his writings were instrumental in creating a spirit of freedom during the French Revolution. Who was he? Voltaire
LPG(Liquefied Petroleum Gas) is mainly a mixture of which gases? Propane and Butane
What kind of weapon is a falchion? sword
“Itʹs raw!” is a catchphrase of what Scottish‐born celebrity who hosts the reality shows Hellʹs Kitchen and MasterChef? Gordon Ramsay
What British actor, who played the villain Deckard Shaw in the most recent Fast and Furious movie, starred with Melissa McCarthy in 2015ʹs Spy? Jason Statham
What man, who wrote five of the Federalist Papers, names a 1794 treaty with Great Britain and was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court? John Jay
It led to the creation of the TVA & the construction of the Hoover Dam, allowing unemployed workers to move out of Hoovervilles. Name this series of economic programs, including the WPA and NRA FDR attempted to end the Great Depression with New Deal
The narrator of this novel joins Queequeg and Starbuck on a ship’s crew, and tells the reader to “call me Ishmael.” ] Name this novel about Captain Ahab’s search for the title white whale, who bit off Ahab’s leg. Moby Dick
Moby Dick written by Herman Melville is largely set on this ship, captained by Ahab, which is finally destroyed by the white whale Pequod
This video game recently replaced Peter Dinklage with Nolan North. Name this “shared ­world shooter” whose third expansion, The Taken King, was released in September 2015. Destiny
Identify the term for this kind of prediction about the outcome of an experiment or a process in nature. These statements are often written in “If, Then” form hypothesis
When a hypothesis has been repeatedly confirmed by experimentation or observation, it becomes one of these, a well­supported explanation of how nature works. Einstein famously devised one of relativity. theory
This pidgin language has French and African roots, and is still spoken in Louisiana. The name for this language is also used generally to refer to any language naturally formed from a pidgin Creole
The three witches that appear to Macbeth and Banquo at the beginning of the play Macbeth are known by this name. A rock group in Harry Potter also goes by this name. The Weird Sisters
Name this so­called “Scottish Play,” a tragedy by Shakespeare about a title Thane of Glamis who, along with his scheming wife, murders his way to the throne, only to be undone by fear and paranoia. Macbeth
Hillary Clinton used her personal e­mail server for classified government business while serving in this Cabinet position in charge of American foreign affairs. Secretary of State
Name the leader of Facist Italy who gained power during the 1922 March on Rome. Despite being his inspiration, this leader spent WWII playing second fiddle to Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini
Benito Mussolini’s militia supporters in the March on Rome were given this colorful nickname, based on their uniforms blackshirts
This man was suffering injuries when he was attacked on April 14, 1865 during Lincoln’s assassination. Name this Secretary of State, who was stabbed by Lewis Powell as part of the conspiracy. He later spent $7.2 million to purchase Alaska from Russia. William Seward
This type of star, located near the top of the H­R diagram, is the most luminous. These stars are named for their extremely large radius and include Rigel, Antares, and Betelgeuse. Supergiants
In this Richard Adams novel, a group of rabbits leave their warren and search for a new one. On the way, they encounter socialist and totalitarian rabbit communities before creating a democracy. Watership Down
Early packaging claimed that this product “tickled your innards” & featured the mascot Willy the Hillbilly. Coconut water is found in this product’s Kickstart line, and other variations include LiveWire and Baja Blast. Name this lemon lime cola product. Mountain Dew
In an attempt to perform this action, Norma McCorvey claimed she was raped before adopting a pseudonym and filing a lawsuit. Name this action which was legalized by Roe v Wade. abortion
Thomas Mann was a writer from this country, as were Johann Goethe and two brothers who collected stories like "Rapunzel" and "Cinderella." Name this European country, the home of the Grimm brothers Germany
A hunter pretends to bring the organs of this girl to the queen, whose magic mirror tells her that this character has gone to live with seven dwarves. Name this protagonist of a Grimm brothers fairy tale, a pale­skinned princess Snow White
The wrong body part appears in which expression? A. shake a leg B. play it by ear C. give the cold shoulder D. costs an arm and a hand E. bury your head in the sand D. It should be arm and a leg
What broad literary category includes diaries, journals, biographies, memoirs, and autobiographies? non fiction
What award, which George Washington initially called the "Badge of Military Merit," is the American military's oldest decoration and is given to members of the armed forces who have been killed or wounded in action against an enemy Purple Heart
When the World’s Fair leaves town, many cities still have tourist landmarks. This iron structure was built for the 1889 World’s Fair. It remains the world’s most visited monument and the tallest structure in Paris. Eiffel Tower
When Seattle hosted the 1962 World’s Fair, they commissioned this 600 foot tall observation tower, painted in “Astronaut White.” Space Needle
In The Chronicles of Narnia, this character represents Jesus; in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, this lion sacrifices himself for Edmund, and is resurrected by a “Deeper Magic from Before the Dawn of Time. Aslan
The late Ziolkowski family are building a memorial to this man in the Black Hills; The face was completed in 1997. Name this Native American leader who died after being stabbed by US soldiers in 1877, after fighting in the Battle of the Little Bighorn Crazy Horse
With a steady hand and some help from this force, nearly 50 drops of water can fit on a penny. Name this interaction between fluid molecules that allows insects to walk across the surface of a pond surface tension
Sun Tzu, a general during China’s ancient Spring and Autumn Period, wrote this influential treatise on military tactics. Its 13 chapters include entries on using spies and moving armies. The Art of War
A statue of this story’s title character sits on a coastal rock in Copenhagen. Name this short story in which the youngest daughter of the Sea King bargains with a witch to get legs so that she can fall in love with a human prince. The Little Mermaid
“The Little Mermaid” is a fairy tale by this Danish author of “The Ugly Duckling” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Hans Christian Anderson
The Berlin Wall fell two years after Ronald Reagan demanded that this Soviet leader “tear down this wall.” Two years after the Berlin Wall fell, the Soviet Union collapsed and this man gave power to Boris Yeltsin Mikhail Gorbachev
Which term refers to the sum total of all life on Earth? Lithosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere, Atmosphere Biosphere
DNA is organized into long structures called ________? Cytoplasm, Nucleotides, Mitochondria, Chromosomes Chromosomes
What is the most volcanically active body in our solar system? Ganymede, Earth, Io, Venus Io (Jupiter's Moon)
What is the hardest substance in the human body? muscles, bone, tooth enamel, fingernails tooth enamel
What is the brightest planet in Earth's sky? Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter Venus
Which of the following is NOT a noble gas? Helium, Hydrogen, Argon, Krypton Hydrogen
Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in Physics? Marie Curie
What physicist and cosmologist suffered from Lou Gehrig's Disease and had a movie made about his life called "The Theory of Everything? Carl Sagan, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein Stephen Hawking
What is the standard unit of kinetic energy? kilowatt, joule, calorie, newton joule
What branch of science is concerned with the interaction between matter and electromagnetic radiation? spectroscopy, chemistry, physics, geology spectroscopy
Who is Bullwinkle’s squirrelly cartoon friend? Rocky
He coined his name after Fats Domino and started a dance craze called “The Twist.” Name this musician. Chubby Checker
What is the name given to an astronomical explosive in which a star increases its energy output as much as a billion fold and then fades to less than its original brightness? supernova
Andrew Jackson defeated this tribe, the most powerful Native American nation in the Southeast in the late 18th century, in 1814 at Horseshoe Bend. Creek Indians
What US President signed the Medicare Bill in 1965? LBJ
What kind of grammatical error occurs in the following: Not that I know of. fragment
The Mediterranean Sea borders Italy on the west. What sea borders Italy on the east? Adriatic
Capital of Afghanistan (Starts with k) Kabul
A young goat is called a.....(Starts with K) kid
Title of German rulers before 1918 (Starts with K) Kaiser
Drum consisting of copper bottom and parchment top (Starts with K) Kettledrum
Common name for the patella (Starts with K) Kneecap
Alabamian who was cared for by Anne Sullivan (Starts with k) Helen Keller
Abbreviation of the Soviet secret police from 1953 - 1991 (Starts with k) KGB
Which male tennis players has won the highest number of Grand Slams? Rodger Federer
In what country was the game of snooker invented? India
X in the Roman Numerals means? 10
What is the energy an object possesses due to its motion? Kinetic
What do you call an interstellar cloud of dust? nebula
How many chambers does the human heart have? 4
What is the longest bone in the human body? femur
What are the bones in your hands called? metacarpals
What term describes the hazy-looking patch surrounding the nucleus of a comet? coma
What do you call the application of science to criminal investigation? Forensic Science
Who was known as "The Science Guy"? Bill Nye
Which term refers to the variability of life on Earth? Biodiversity
What is the scientific study of animal biology? Zoology
Fermentation of glucose by yeast will produce this two-carbon alcohol, known as drinking alcohol. ethanol
In this story, one animal ends up losing a competition because he gets overconfident and takes a nap during it. Name this tale, in which a fast creature loses a race to a much slower one and learns the lesson “slow and steady wins the race.” Tortoise and the Hare
Lyndon Johnson was sworn in aboard this presidential aircraft due to the sudden death of his predecessor, leading to accusations that he seized power before the body was even cold. Air Force One
As of 2016, the world’s tallest Ferris Wheel requires 30 minutes for one rotation and provides views of this Nevada city’s “Strip,” a four-mile stretch of road featuring dozens of hotels and casinos. Las Vegas
The original Ferris Wheel was the key attraction of this city’s 1893 Columbian Exposition. Today, a newer wheel attracts tourists to this city’s Navy Pier Chicago
Wife of the Egyptian pharaoh Akenaten( Sun worshiper), who may have ruled on her own after his death. A famous bust of this woman is held in Berlin Nefertiti
Phenomenon that takes place on circuit boards, due to the presence of charged particles and seen in lightning bolts. electricity
Conductive material through which the charged particles move. It is part of alloys like brass and bronze copper
When the marks that Jesus showed to Thomas appear on believers’ hands, wrists, feet, ankles, side, or head, they are known by this term stigmata
This apostle was nicknamed Didymus or “the Twin” and inspired Jesus’s statement “blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”Name this disciple of Jesus, who declared his faith after the risen Jesus let this man touch the wounds on his hands and side Doubting Thomas
It is the product of current and resistance in Ohm’s Law. Name this measure of the difference in electric potential per unit charge between two points, which is usually 1.5 between the ends of a AAA battery and 9 in a slightly larger battery volt(age)
These cells have nuclei, unlike platelets and other cells suspended in the plasma. Name these cells, also called leukocytes, that play an important role in the immune system. A subgroup of these cells is divided into B and T types white blood cells
The number of white blood cells in the body normally rises in response to infection. Patients suffering from this syndrome, caused by HIV, may suffer from a low T cell count and struggle to fight infection. AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency)
This character’s daughter guides him to Colonus. This character correctly answers the Riddle of the Sphinx and marries Jocasta, who turns out to be his own mother. Name this king of Thebes, the subject of a Sophocles trilogy. Oedipus
Martin Luther during the Protestant Reformation attacked people who sold these things, which may also be given for saying a prayer or performing a good deed and which promise to lessen the temporal punishment for sin. indulgences
The issuing of the 95 Theses by Martin Luther on a church in Wittenburg, Germany started this religious movement, a break from the Catholic Church. John Calvin and Ulrich Zwingli also contributed to this movement. Protestant Reformation
Bolus is turned to chyme in this organ, then passed through the pyloric sphincter into the duodenum; that part of digestion is aided by gastric acid. Name this digestive organ between the esophagus and small intestine. stomach
Earthquakes most often occur when these moving pieces of Earth’s lithosphere suddenly release built up stress against each other. tectonic plates
In this geologic process, one tectonic plate moves under another. The namesake “zones” where this process occurs are hot spots for earthquakes. subduction zone
In this war’s Battle of Crecy the longbow, was used and again at Agincourt. A peasant girl inspired by visions, Joan of Arc, helped lift the siege of Orleans in this conflict. Name this lengthy war between England and France. Hundred Year's War
Raphael Lemkin in 1940's coined a term to describe “acts committed with intent to destroy a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group.” Give this term for the mass killing of an entire group of people. The Holocaust inspired the need for this term genocide
This novel follows Billy Colman as he raises the hounds Old Dan & Little Ann. Name this novel by Wilson Rawls titled after the plant that blossoms over the dogs’ graves. Where the Red Fern Grows
One of these processes occurs when dry ice is exposed to standard temperature and pressure. Give this general term for a transition between states of matter, such as between solid and gas or between solid and liquid phase change
What acid gives lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruit their distinctive taste? Citric Acid
Which chemical element is named after the creator of dynamite? Beryllium, Nobelium, Uranium, Strontium Nobelium (After Alfred Nobel)
What kind of scientist was George Washington Carver? physicist, astronomer, botanist, chemist botanist
What is the name of the closest large spiral galaxy to our own Milky Way? Andromeda
What is the most earthquake-prone state? Alaska
1/60 th of a degree of an angle is a (Starts with m) minute
In Shakespeare's Othello, who is the wife of the play's protagonist? Desdemona
Any prepartory coat of paint put on the surface of a canvas before paitning is called a ..... primer
What are the numbers placed in front of symbols in a chemical equation tohelp balance the equation called? coeffcients
This California band popularized surf rock with hit tunes including "Surfin USA and "Surfer Girl" Beach Boys
In what state are these cities located ? Lakewood, Fort Collins, Boulder Colorado
What three syllable term refers to the specified amount that the insured person must pay when filing a claim before the insurance company pays the remaining amount of the losses deductible
What seven letter term refers to the dollar amount that the insured person must pay the insurance company to obtain coverage? premium
Repeating identical or similar vowels especially in stressed syllables in nearby words (starts with a) assonance
A short narrative account of an amusing unusual, revealing, or interesting event (starts with a) anectode
When testing a hypothesis, this group is used as a check on a scientific experiment to confirm the validity of the hypothesis. What is the name for this comparison group that receives no special treatment by the experimenters? control group
This narrow but powerful band of rapidly moving water can carry even the strongest swimmer away from the shore. Swimming parallel to the shore until the current lessens is the best way to react to this frightening movement. rip current
This label is applied to a person who opposes authority or hierarchical organization particularly in government. This person does not believe in government and usually advocates violence to overthrow the government. anarchists
The name for this muscle is derived from the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet, which is shaped like a triangle. At the shoulder, this muscle makes the rounded contour over the upper surface of the arm and shoulder and helps move the shoulder joint. deltoid
Who wrote "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"? Jeff Kinney
What is the name of the Seattle based largest coffee house company in the world? Starbucks
What major computer company is in Redmond , Washington? Microsoft Corp.
This word is the name for the black sticky material produced from the distillation of coal or a vicious substance produced by some plants such as the pine tree. What word may also refer to the relative high or low level of a sound? pitch
Another name for an atom smasher that hurls particles at very high speeds towards a target (Starts with par) particle accelerator
A pair of glands found in the front of the ears that makes and supplies saliva to the mouth (starts with par) parotid glands
This book of the Old Testament contains a passage that has been used in literature and in song to emphasize that there is an appointed time for everything. What is the book of the Bible that follows Proverbs in the King James Version? Ecclesiastes
This great grandson of a slave graduated Magna Cum Laude with a law degree from Howard University in 1933. He was the lawyer in the Brown vs. Board of Education case. Who was the first African American to become a Supreme Court Justice? Thurgood Marshall
America's 13th president (Starts with f) Fillmore
First American to win the world chess championship (starts with f) Fischer (Bobby)
Oceania is in a state of perpetual war and all the residents are constantly watched by the government or Big Brother. Name the novel. 1984 (Orwell)
A channel on each side of the lane which you don't want your ball to go (in bowling) gutter
The result that occurs when a bowler knocks down the remaining pins on his or her second ball. spare
This state's coin features two steam locomotives facing each other symbolizing the 1869 joining of the Central and Pacific railroads in the town of Promontory. Utah
This state's coin features the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse shining on a schooner out at sea Maine
The antonym for progress regress
The antonym for homogeneous heterogeneous
What play by Tom Taylor about an uncultured American being introduced to his English relatives was playing at the Ford's Theater in the night of April 14, 1865 when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated? Our American Cousin
What is the chemical formula for table salt? NaCl
A pianist who plays the music for a vocal solists is called an... (Starts with a) accompanist
In bowling, a score of 300 is known as a.... perfect game
In bowling, the target between the 1 and 3 pins that maximizes the possibility of getting a strike pocket
This radioactive gas could be present in your home without your being aware of it. It has been called the silent killer because it is colorless, odorless, & tasteless. Name this gas formed by decaying radium in the soil with the chemical symbol of Rn Radon
What term defines colors that are made up of a single, unique wavelength that cannot be separated further into other colors? monochromatic
This layer of the atmosphere is sandwiched between the stratosphere and the thermospere. Name this layer where millions of meteors enter the atmosphere and melt or vaporize as a result of collisions with gas particles there. mesosphere
What number is equal to negative nine raised to the zero power and is also equal to the sum of any integer and its additive inverse. 1
Technically the VP presides over all meetings of the US Senate but in reality the VP gives the gavel to this person in the Senate. President Pro Tempore
This name is given to a president who is not re elected but continues to hold the office until the new president is inaugurated. lame duck
This term is used when a president holds a bill without signing it until the legislature has adjourned. pocket veto
This compound word refers to the information that is generated by computer calculations. Identify this term that describes the changes that occur when exiting a system output
The screen on which computer information is viewed is called a .... monitor
A program such as Windows XP or MAC that manages a computer's resources. operating system
This Italian cooking term describes pasta that is cooked so it is still firm when eaten. Identify this cooking instruction which literally translates as "to the tooth" al dente
Sharing a name with a small Italian island, this is a ham and cheese sandwich dipped in egg batter and fried Monte Cristo
This signature sandwich of New Orleans consists of Sicilian sesame bread cut in half and filled with olive salad, Italian meats and cheeses. muffuletta
The long tube on the tail section of some insects that's used when laying eggs is called the ...(Starts with o) ovipositor
This five letter art term can refer to recurrent designs, patterns, and figures within art and music. What is this term starting with m that is the name given to a theme, idea, or shape that is repeated over and over. motif
A boundary between two non moving air masses is called a.... stationary front
This vocal technique was developed by Swiss herders to communicate with their flocks. What is this technique that involves a quick melodic shift between a falsetto and a deeper toned voice? yodeling
What is the name of a wind instrument of bra or copper with a cupped mouthpiece used for military calls and infantry signals sometimes called a trumpet without keys bugle
This is an appartus for producing air currents in an accordion bellows
She was 130 years old when she had her 3rd son, Seth. One of her children was exiled to Nod after murdering his brother. She was tempted by a serpent to eat from the tree of knowledge. Name this mother of Cain and Abel, the first woman in the Bible. Eve
This man wrote a story in which Captain Kiddʹs treasure is revealed to Tom Walker by the devil. In another story, Katrina van Tassel marries Brom Bones after Ichabod Crane is spooked by a ghostly “Headless Horseman.” Name this author. Washington Irving
Name the Italian city often considered to be the birthplace of the Renaissance Florence
This desertʹs Dragonʹs Breath Cave contains one of the worldʹs largest underground lakes. The Namib Desert is west of this desert, which includes the delta of the Okavango River. Most of Botswana is covered by what desert of interior southern Africa? Kalahari Desert
The Lascaux cave paintings were discovered in what country in 1940? France
The 24th amendment to the U.S. Constitution bans the use of what in federal elections? poll taxes
What dark-green, thick-skinned, and pear-shaped fruit is used in salads? avocado
What substances are the building blocks of proteins? amino acids
What part of the circumference of a circle is measured in degrees? arc
On what did Greg Louganis hit his head on at the 1988 Olympics? diving board
In this play, a message about a faked death is delayed by a quarantine and Friar Lawrence marries two characters, one of whom compares the other to a rose while below her balcony. Name this Shakespearean play about star-crossed lovers. Romeo and Juliet
Lagoon Nebula makes this constellation’s namesake “triplet.” A feature in this constellation is a radio source at the center of the galaxy, a supermassive black hole. .Name this constellation representing an archer. Sagittarius
A zero on the stadium scoreboard or a web footed wild or domestic waterfowl Goose Egg
In Genesis 19:15-26 who escaped the destruction of Sodom with his 2 daughters? Lot
According to Judges 6-8 Which judge and warrior of Israel led 300 men in the defeat of the Midianites? Gideon
Prisoner who by popular choice of the Jews was released instead of Christ? Barabbas
Which French term for "relaxation" designates an improvement of relations between nations especially the US and Soviet Union? This term was in vogue during the 1970's when arms control conferences were held. detente
Give meaning of the prefix -poly- as in polyhedron or polytheism? many
Which US resident was originally named Leslie Lynch King? Gerald Ford
Identify the Athens gymnasium where Plato first taught. It was named after the hero Hecademus Academy
Identify the colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is the most abundant element on earth by weight Oxygen
Which term derived from Latin for "entire" designates a form of government in which the state does not tolerate parties with differing opinions and exercises absolute control over every aspect of life? Totalitarianism
Name the White House garden where many ceremonial events takes place Rose Garden
He said "The three tyrants are the external world, the superego, and the id. Identify the Austrian creator of psychoanalysis who made this statement. Sigmund Freud
Name the spice derived from the dried bark of a tropical plant and ground to a powder or sold as rolled pieces of bark called "quills" cinnamon
Name the phylum in which insects are classified Arthopoda
After his wife died & left him with 8 children, he married a younger woman and had 7 more children with her. Name this U.S. President who later became a member of the Confederate Congress & became President after the death of William Henry Harrison John Tyler
Its logo has used to state “Old Fashioned Hamburgers.” Identify this nationwide fast-food chain whose signs will still feature the red hair, freckles and pigtails of the daughter of its founder, Dave Thomas Wendy's
Born on the Mediterranean island of Corsica, he crowned his wife Josephine Empress while he was Emperor of France. Name this leader who sold the Louisiana Purchase to the US, invaded Russia in 1812 & was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo. Napoleon Bonaparte
It requires Congress to meet at least once a year --on January 3rd at noon, 17 days before any new President is inaugurated. Identify this Constitutional Amendment that moved Inauguration Day from March 4th to January 20th 20th amendment
Found in oceans but not in freshwater, its crown-of-thorns variety eats algae and coral at such a rate that it now threatens the ecosystem of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Name this symmetrical sea creature that can regrow any of its five arms. starfish
The fovea , the macula , the iris , the lens, the retina, and the corneaare all major pieces within—what part of your body that can be damaged by glaucoma and allows you to see things? eye
This character in the opera Hansel and Gretel puts Hansel and Gretel to sleep in the forest, just like he is said to put children to sleep at night sandman
When one of these “blows”, electricity stops flowing; to get electricity going again, you either replace it or (in some houses) reset it fuse
Andrew Jackson accused this son of a former President of making a “corrupt bargain” in 1824 to get himself elected as President even though Jackson had more votes John Quincy Adams
Answer this about the Edward Munch painting The Scream: Munch said he was inspired by a blood-red sunset while walking along a fjord in this Scandinavian country where he was born. Norway
In the Comic Books, This former Soviet spy’s real name is Natalia Romanova Black Widow
In the Comic Books, The real name of this man with anger issues is Dr. Bruce Banner The Incredible Hulk
In this book, Greta moves in with a family in Stillwater. Greta, her children, and Captain Cook become performers but are Name this book about a man who takes care of some birds who prefer the cold. Mr. Popper's Penguins
This statue may represent Dante sit.ting at the “Gates of Hell.” This bronze statue is of a nude man with his hand on his chin. Name this famous sculpture by Auguste Rodin, which appears to be a man pondering a difficult question. The Thinker
This god cut Sif’s hair while she was asleep, bringing dishonor to her & her husband Thor. This god was the father of creatures like Jörmungandr and Fenrir. He is destined to kill and be killed by Heimdall.Name this shape-shifting Norse trickster god. Loki
This book introduces “the glad game,” &the main character uses it to make friends. She received crutches and was glad she did not need them. Name this novel about a cheerful young girl who becomes temporarily disabled due to a car accident. Pollyanna
This politician from California delivered a speech about a dog he had been sent named Checkers. As president, he ended the draft & was the first president to travel to China, before the Watergate scandal. Name this American president who resigned in 1974. Richard Nixon
This ship’s captain, Christopher Jones, & his crew stayed with passengers through a brutal winter in Cape Cod. This ship took on passengers from the Speedwell before crossing the Atlantic. Name the ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth in 1620. The Mayflower
Because she didn’t understand the words, this character called the national anthem “the dawnzer song.” She first appeared in the book Henry Huggins as the annoying sister of Beatrice, known as “Beezus. Name this sister of Beezus created by Beverly Cleary Ramona Quimby
Frank Sinatra was nominated for six of these awards during their first year. The group Pentatonix won one of these awards in 2015 and 2016. Name these music awards given by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Grammy Awards
The title character of this book gets into trouble.Gregory dies in this book because a rat chews his rope. That rat, Roscuro, hatches a plan with the servant girl Mig to kidnap Princess Pea. Name this Kate DiCamillo book about a mouse with big ears. The Tale of Despereaux
In this movie, Abigail is abducted by Ian a rescued by Ben & Riley, The main character in this movie buys a copy of the document he has just stolen, the Declaration of Independence. Name this movie starring Nicolas Cage as Ben Gates. National Treasure
This man illustrated 3 books asking different bears what they hear and see. He also illustrated a book where an insect meets a blue whale. Name this author & illustrator of the "The Grouchy Ladybug" & "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Eric Carle
One of the most popular origami designs is this bird which is important in Japanese culture. Folding 1,000 of these birds is supposed to bring one luck or a wish. crane
The Elgin Marbles came from this ancient Greek building. Name this historic temple in Athens, which was mostly destroyed by the Ottoman Empire in 1687. Parthenon
What term is used to describe silver which contains 7.5% copper? Sterling
In the periodic table, which of the following identifies a horizontal row? w) period x) group y) family z) series Period
The elements in group 1A of the periodic table are called: w) halogens x) alkaline earths y) alkali metals z) rare earths Alkalai Metals
Identify the only 2 crimes specified in the US Constitution as grounds for impeachment. Treason and Bribery
Which US territory was the first to grant women the right to vote in 1869? When this territory entered the union, it became the first state with women suffrage so its called "The Equality State" Wyoming
In which country were the Marines when the first American troops landed on June 10, 1989 when a battalion seized Guantanamo Bay.? Cuba
Who reacted to the quantum theory with these words "I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world"? Albert Einstein
Who said in 1984, "if we can do this, we can do anything" and "There are no doors that we cannot unlock". She made these statements at the Democratic National Convention when she was chosen by Walter Mondale to run for Vice President. Geraldine Ferraro
In the comic world, which characters's name is Steve Rogers? Captain America
What were the three ships with Columbus on his voyage to the new world? Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria
From time to time, a country allows political refugees to remain within its boundaries as protection from persecution or oppression. What six-letter noun describes this state of existence? asylum
Two-word name that refers to an individual who refuses to follow a government directive to serve in the military based on his religious or moral beliefs conscientious objector
Which U.S. cultural icon represented the American women who worked in factories producing munitions and war supplies during World War II? Rosie the Riveter
Strabo wrote that these people lost their rights during the rule of Agis I, & a group of them was massacred at the Temple of Poseidons. These people were said to have caused an earthquake when they revolted in the Messenian Wars. Name these Spartan slaves helots
Hans Christian Andersen title character who freezes to death on New Year's Eve The Little Match Girl
Articles of Impeachment against a US president are prepared by this legislative body House of Represenatives
This organ can be affected by eczema & psoriasis and is made up of sebaceous glands. Those glands secrete a waxy, oily substance that lubricates & waterproofs the body. Name this largest organ of the body, which is made up of the dermis & the epidermis. skin
This idea was first implemented by the French in 1784, after a satirical article by Benjamin Franklin. America adopted this idea during WW1 and WW2. Name this concept where Americans move their clocks forward in March & back in November. Daylight Savings Time
In Baroque music, this key is known as the “key of benediction,” &Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations are said to be “80 minutes of this key.” The music to The Star-Spangled Banner was written in this key, but is sung in an A-flat major D Major
Multiplying a number by this number is equivalent to changing its sign, which is proved by using the distributive law. Name this number, which is the additive inverse of 1. Negative 1
The title character of this poem is “dressed all in fur/From his head to his foot,”& his clothes were covered in “ashes and soot.” Name this poem about the title character who “came down the chimney in a bound” written by Clement C. Moore. “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (accept “Twas the Night Before Christmas
Production of this commodity was low in 2017, due to bad harvests & weather. Italy, France, & Spain are the 3 largest producers of this product that was smuggled into Boston by John Hancock in the 1768 Liberty incident. It's made by fermenting grapes. wine
This man was born during the Year of the “Elephant” in which Abraha attempted to take over Mecca. Name this man, who went to the cave of Hira to receive the verses of the Qu’ran from the angel Gabriel and is the founder of Islam Muhammad
This city began during a famous land rush & it has been struck by 13 tornadoes of EF-4 or EF-5 in its history. It was the location of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building* that was destroyed in a 1995 terrorist attack .Name this capital city of a Panhand Oklahoma City
This Union fort in Charleston Harbor was the site of the first shots of the Civil War, after Confederate forces opened fire on the small Union garrison Fort Sumter
Mark Twain collaborated with Charles Dudley Warner to write this 1873 novel about the Hawkins family’s attempts at wealth in 1800’s America. This novel now names an era in U.S. history where greed and corruption were rampant. The Gilded Age
This interior Texas city lies halfway between Dallas and Austin and is the location of Baylor University. It was also the site of the 1993 siege of the Branch Davidian compound that ended in over 70 deaths. Waco
According to Spongebob, “the best time to wear this item of clothing is all the time!” A striped sweater
This character in Spongebob goes to a local Bikini Bottom recording studio to record a song, which in turn, causes the band recording it to die and large areas of the town to catch fire Patrick Star
Kurdistan revolted against this former Iraqi leader at the end of the 1991 Gulf War. This man ordered a chemical weapons attack on the Kurdish city of Halabja in 1988 that killed at least 7,000 people. Saddam Hussein
This Biblical book Judges opens with the death of this Biblical character who had conquered Jericho after its walls collapsed. Joshua
This number can NEVER be negative. ) Name this number, which is essentially how far a number is from zero. Absolute value
George Bernard Shaw’s most famous work is this play in which Professor Henry Higgins attempts to turn the flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a proper lady. A Broadway musical called "My Fair Lady" was based on this story. Pygmalion
George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin on this island nation, also home to James Joyce and William Butler Yeats Ireland
. Author Christopher Marlowe first used the phrase, “the face that launch’d a thousand ships” to describe this mythological woman. Name this woman, supposedly the most beautiful in the ancient world, who was kidnapped by Paris to begin the Trojan War. Helen of Troy
This island accepted & then abandoned, a multi-million dollar contract with a Montana-based company to replace its destroyed power grid. Name this Caribbean island nation that was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September 2017 Puerto Rico
The Argonne Forest is located along the border between France and this nation, which, despite its neutrality, was invaded by Germany in 1914 to begin World War I. Belgium
This army group was famously trapped behind enemy lines fora week during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in Oct 1918. Give the nickname for this group, 9 companies of the 77th Division of the American Expeditionary Force The Lost Batallion
The composer of this piece was inspired by a summer spent in Iowa. Name this 1893 symphony by Antonin Dvorak that features Native American music and African-American spirituals New World Symphony
Her 2010 & 2012 albums, Animal and Warrior, were massive hits, but a legal dispute with her former manager Dr. Luke delayed her third album, Rainbow, until 2017. Name this pop star, whose track “Praying” describes her attempts to heal from years of abuse Kesha
This Norse god stands watch where the rainbow* bridge, Bifrost, meets heaven, while awaiting the onset of Ragnarok. Name this Norse god, who is foretold to kill, and in turn be killed by, Loki when Ragnarok occurs. Heimdallr
This alkali metal reacts violently with oxygen in the water or air. Ions of this element are necessary for the function of cells & a deficiency can cause an abnormal heart rhythm in humans. Name this element with atomic number 19 and symbol “K.” Potassium
The Girl Scouts were founded in this American city & it was the site of a British victory in the Am. Revolution. This city was “presented” as a Christmas gift by General Sherman to President Lincoln at the end of his “March to the Sea” through Georgia. Savannah, Georgia
This man’s best-known book was turned into a popular miniseries in 1977. ) Name this African-American author who traced his family’s history from West Africa to the New World through his ancestor Kunta Kinte in the book Roots Alex Haley
Poseidon gave this creature the job of stopping Mount Helicon from floating away after he struck it with his hooves. Name this winged creature born from the decapitated body of Medusa. Pegasus
This brother of Pegasus was said to be the king of Iberia and married Callirhoe and fathered the triple-headed Geryon Chrysaor
Wernher von Braun used Robert Goddard’s ideas to create this weapon for Nazi Germany, which was used against cities like London and Antwerp and was the first intercontinental ballistic missile V2 Rocket
This man was severely wounded during the Italian Campaign in WW2 and lost much of the use of his right arm. Name this native Kansan who was elected to the U.S. House in 1960, before joining the Senate in 1968, where he served until 1996. Robert Dole
This scientific field studies the interactions between various organisms, including humanity, in the natural world. Name this branch of biology that studies such topics as ecosystems, biodiversity, & is often linked with the environment & conservation Ecology
This scientist was one of the founding members of the Royal Society of England. Name this scientist who discovered the law of elasticity and has been dubbed as “England’s Leonardo.” He is also credited for naming cells. Robert Hooke
The recent Supreme Court ruling Jennings vs. Rodriguez has been compared to this controversial 1944 case. Name the case, where the Supreme Court ruled that the internment of Japanese-Americans could occur during World War II due to “military necessity.” Korematsu vs. United States
. One of this nation’s two capitals is the highest capital of any nation in the world at almost 12,000 feet above sea level. ) Name this South American nation, which along with Paraguay, is one of only two landlocked nations on that continent Bolivia
Charles Frazier's book about this war was entitled Cold Mountain. Ambrose Bierce’s short story, “Chickamauga,” describes the aftermath of a battle in Georgia during this war. What war is described by Stephen Crane in The Red Badge of Courage. Civil War
A festival in China that celebrates this event is called Duanwu & features dragon boat racing, while another in Austria is celebrated by lighting large mountain fires. Name this day, which occurs on June 21st and is the longest day of the year. Summer Solstice
This structure was built in Knossos, and designed by Daedalus for King Minos. Minos imprisoned Daedalus & his son Icarus in a tower in order to safeguard the design of this structure. Theseus used a ball of string from Ariadne to defeat the Minotaur Labyrinth
This President served in the Civil War and was wounded. He was a Congressman, & Governor of Ohio before winning a controversial election, in spite of losing the popular vote. Name this President, who ended Reconstruction in the South Rutherford B Hayes
In Yann Martel’s book Life of Pi, one of these animals is trapped in a lifeboat & is named Richard Parker. In Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, one of these animals was named Shere Khan. Name these animals, that are typically orange with black stripes. tigers
This Norse god is a shape-shifter, & takes the guise of a salmon, a fly, a mare, & an elderly woman. After engineering the death of Baldur this god was punished by having a serpent drip venom upon him. Name this god, who will fight Heimdall at Ragnarok. Loki
In his book Elements, Euclid proved that there were infinitely many of these numbers. Name these types of natural numbers, which form the central role of number theory and have factors of 1 and themselves. prime numbers
7 states do not have this type of revenue measure, but a 1913 amendment to the Constitution requires it to be paid at the federal level. Name this revenue device that requires all Americans to file by April 15 & is the subject of the 16th Amendment. income tax
Edna Millay said this month “comes like an idiot, babbling & stewing flowers.” In Orwell’s 1984, he states a “bright cold day in this month,” when “the clocks were striking 13.” Shakespeare claimed this month "put a spirit of youth in everything" April
This is the only U.S. state to border along 3 Canadian provinces, & has seen growth in its sparse population due to the discovery of oil. Name this western state, whose largest city is Billings, and capital is Helena. Montana
This author states “one could do worse than be a swinger of birches,”* in a poem, while describing “the darkest evening of the year” in a poem entitled, “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening.”, Name this New England poet, who wrote "The Road Not Taken.” Robert Frost
China produces nearly half of the world’s total amount of this resource in 2017. Lignite is the lowest rank of this resource & thus is used mainly as a fuel for electrical power. Name this resource, whose common types are anthracite and bituminous coal
This Biblical female’s “Book”’is read every year on the Jewish holiday of Shavuot & she was a convert to Judaism. This woman’s great-grandson was David. Name this Biblical woman from Moab who is considered a model of loving kindness. Ruth
This man’s early scientific projects involved purification of water from the Seine River. Name this French scientist, who is often referred to as the “Father of Modern Chemistry.” He also gave the name to the elements oxygen and silicon Antoine Lavoisier
This author’s latest novel was released in 2017 called "Turtles All The Way Down" about Aza Holmes who has OCD. Name this young adult author whose books include Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and The Fault in Our Stars John Greene
In July, 2017, Jeff Bezos, the head of this online retail corporation, briefly passed Bill Gates from Microsoft to become the world’s richest man Amazon
A lawsuit was filed in 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri over the ingredients of this product that people claim contains none of the title ingredient. Name this soft drink, two popular name brands of which are Schweppes and Canada Dry Ginger Ale
Dr. Pepper sued Coca-Cola in 1972 over its introduction of this pepper-flavored drink, which is still Coca-Cola’s competitor to Dr. Pepper Mr. Pibb
This Egyptian god, who takes the form of a snake, attempts to kill the sun god Ra daily as he travels through the sky on his barge. Apep
A line from this Shakespeare play describes “the last syllable of recorded time.” Name this play about a Scottish general who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that he will one day become King Macbeth
Despite many historical claims, Marie Antoinette likely did not say this famous four-word phrase, which made her seem insensitive to the plight of French peasants “Let them eat cake!”
Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI's deaths are often cited as the beginning of this bloodiest period of the French Revolution, led by Maximilien Robespierre and the Committee of Public Safety. Reign of Terror
The signals from a collision between two collapsed stars reached Earth in 2017 after traveling 130 million years. The collision, called a “kilonova,” came from this constellation, the largest of the 88 known constellations, and named for a water creature Hydra Constellation
This theorem is used to determine the area of an isosceles triangle, and is named for the man who first outlined its proof. Pythagorean Theorem
This nation declared independence in 1993 from Ethiopia after a long-running civil war. Name this East African nation, with capital at Asmara and borders the Red Sea, landlocked Ethiopia when it declared independence Eritrea
) The 17th Amendment was passed in 1913 and provided for the direct election of these individuals, who had previously been chosen by state legislatures. senators
This type of chemistry bond occurs when two or more atoms share an electron pair. These bonds can be labeled as “polar” or “nonpolar.” covalent bonds
This isolated island received its first commercial flight in 2017 when a South African passenger plane landed. It is in the South Atlantic Ocean. It's capital is Jamestown & it is the final resting place of Napoleon Bonaparte. St. Helena
Studies have shown that individuals without this structure are more likely to suffer from colitis,*so some scientists believe that it should only be removed as a last resort. Name this structure, which can cause a life-threatening illness if it ruptures appendix
Author James Dickey set his suspense novel Deliverance in the mountainous northern part of this Southern state. This state is also the setting for Tara , the plantation of the O’Hara family in Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind Georgia
This President’s first year in office was marked by an undeclared war called the Quasi War with France. He approved the Alien and Sedition Acts in the aftermath of the XYZ Affair, in which a group of French representatives bribed American delegates. John Adams
Benjamin Britten wrote a suite for this instrument & it has a neck, resonator, & strings. The “frame” version of these has a pillar at its end to support the strings, while the “arch” & “bow” versions do not. Name this triangular, stringed instrument. harp
This river’s lower portion is controlled by a series of floodgates that prevent it from flowing into the Atchafalaya River.Name this river, which rises in central Minnesota and travels southward, through 10 U.S. states before reaching New Orleans Mississippi
This religious structure originally featured a spire, but was destroyed during the Great Fire of London in 1666. Architect Christopher Wren was tasked with rebuilding this structure after the fire, & he added a dome. St Paul's Cathedral
A Joseph Heller novel about this war concerns the pilot Yossarian who wants to be declared unfit to fly but he must continue flying missions. A Kurt Vonnegut novel about this war describes Billy Pilgrim, who survived the firebombing of Dresden. World War II
Janet Reno served in this position in the Clinton Cabinet. Eric Holder ignited controversy when he served in this position under President Obama. Name this Cabinet position in which Jeff Sessions recently resigned under Donald Trump. Attorney General
This spacecraft launched successfully from Kennedy Space Center, but its breakup began occurring after the failure of the right solid rocket booster about 73 seconds into flight. Its1986 destruction was discovered to have been caused by a failed O-ring Space Shuttle Challenger
Nearly all of the world’s supply of this gemstone is found in Colombia. This gemstone has a hexagonal structure & contains chromium & vanadium which gives it's' color. Name this gemstone, the birthstone for May, which is famous for its green color. Emerald
This nation launched its “People’s Volunteer Army” from Manchuria in 1951 to stop a UN advance led by General Douglas MacArthur. Name this nation, which has only fought the United States in a conventional war one time, the Korean War of 1950-53. China
The founder of this religion famously sat under a Bodhi tree to attain enlightenment. Name this man, who began preaching throughout his native India, and is considered the founder of a namesake religion. Buddha (accept “Siddhartha Gautama” or “Gautama Buddha”)
Besides Buddhism, this other religious faith from India also believes in the idea of nirvana, but it is seen as the union of the identities of Atman with Brahman. Hinduism
This MLB team began play in 1962 as the “Colt.45’s” before changing to their current name in 1965. Name this American League franchise which won the 2017 World Series in a deciding 7th game in which neither starting pitcher made it to the 3rd inning. Houston Astros
Joseph Haydn is also considered the “Father” of this musical ensemble that features two violin players, a viola player, and a cello player. String Quartet
This work by Alexandre Dumas follows a young man named Edmond Dantes as he is wrongfully imprisoned at Chateau d’If and seeks vengeance on those who wronged him. The Count of Monte Cristo
This man spent much of his career as the court musician for the Esterházy family, which he claimed forced him to “become original.Name this Austrian composer who wrote over 100 symphonies, and is sometimes referred to as the “Father of the Symphony.” Franz Joseph Haydn
This Vice-President was on a hiking trip in the Adirondack Mountains when he was told of William McKinley’s assassination in Buffalo by Leon Czolgosz. This man finished out McKinley’s term and was elected to his own term in 1904. Theodore Roosevelt
William McKinley was the last President to NOT have this group protecting him. This group had been created after the Civil War by the Treasury Department, but now has the primary job of protecting the President. Secret Service
This Spanish city and host of the 1992 Summer Olympics is the capital of Catalonia and was the scene of an ISIS attack on its Las Ramblas pedestrian walkway in August, 2017 Barcelona
According to more modern mythology, werewolves or “lycanthropes” can only be felled by a bullet of this type. The origin of this myth was the 17th century French “Beast of Gevaudan silver
This philosopher and author of The Social Contract, outlined the concept of the “stag hunt,” in which 2 individuals can choose whether to hunt for a stag or for a hare, using cooperation Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Glenn Seaborg and Edwin McMillan shared the 1951 Nobel Prize for their work with elements in the periodic table. Seaborg and McMillan worked with these elements, located between 89-103, and usually placed below the periodic table to make it easier to read actinide series
All of the actinide series elements on the Periodic Table end with this 3-letter suffix, which means “of.” ium
Six of the actinide series of elements were released into the environment during a 1952 test of one of these types of nuclear devices, invented by Edward Teller hydrogen bombs
This American author turned 50 years old in 2014 just before releasing his last book in the Heroes of Olympus series. Name this author of mythological fiction books such as The Lightning Thief, The Lost Hero, The Red Pyramid, and The Sword of Summer Rick Riordan
In Rick Riordan's works , Percy Jackson is one of these people due to the fact that he is the son of a mortal woman and the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon. demi-god
The federal government removed Native American activists on Alcatraz in 1971, but began dismantling this policy of integrating Native Americans into American life, which began with the Dawes Act in 1887. Assimilation
One of Honolulu’s most notable features is this extinct volcano that received its name from British sailors who mistook calcite deposits on a nearby beach Diamond Head
. A recent discovery in Sweden may alter the perception of these people and their interaction with the outside world. ) Name this seaborne people who lived in the Scandinavian regions, Greenland, and Iceland The Norse
The discovery of Arabic characters on costumes in a Norse cemetery is thought to be trade goods from this route that ran from China to Europe The Silk Road
New guidelines for this medical measurement were released in November, 2017. Name this measurement of systolic and diastolic levels in the title bodily fluid, and is considered normal at 120 over 80. Blood Pressure
Any systolic reading over 120 mmHG is referred to as “high blood pressure” or by this term, which can cause major problems if it remains elevated for a long period of time Hypertension
This ballet opens with a family Christmas celebration that sees the title character brought as a gift by the magician Drosselmeyer. name this ballet, which features the “Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy,” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker
The “escape” version of this scientific concept is the minimum speed an object must attain in order to leave the Earth. The “terminal” version is the highest attainable speed* an object can reach as it passes through a “fluid,” like the air. Velocity
These entities cannot be divided by 0, & a relationship between 2 or more numbers called a “ratio”* is usually expressed as this entity. If the 2 numbers in this entity are reversed, it is referred to as a reciprocal &probability is expressed as this fraction
This American city was the site of a devastating molasses flood in 1913, & a 9-month siege during the Rev. War. Name this New England city whose suburb of Charlestown was burned during the American Rev. & was the site of a 2013 terrorist attack Boston
This world leader once brought a dog to a meeting because he heard another leader was afraid of them. He became Prime Minister to evade the constitutional requirement of a 2 term limit Russia Vladimir Putin
Dr. Hastie Lanyon dies of shock after seeing the main character “transform” in this work & that character murders Sir Danvers Carew. Name this story where the title doctor transforms into a murderous alter ego using a potion, by Robert Louis Stevenson. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
James Monroe was the first President to give this outdoors, because a dispute in Congress. Zachary Taylor famously turned his back to the crowd in order to give this to Congress, while William Henry Harrison gave the longest one at 2 1/2 hours. Inagural Address
The most prominent feature of this island is mo’ai massive stone heads that were seemingly carved & placed everywhere, of which most remain today. Name this Chilean island, known as “Rapa Nui” by its inhabitants, and named for a Christian holiday Easter Island
This animal’s fur resembles a mole’s & it is only found in the wild in Australia . This animal has ankle spurs, but only a male’s delivers venom to its enemies. This animal’s facial feature contains electroreceptors, which they use to locate their prey. Duck-billed Platypus
One English king of this name was dubbed “the Confessor” while the first official English king of this name was dubbed Longshanks”. The 8th English king of this name abdicated his throne in 1937 to marry Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee Edward
General Douglas MacArthur, the hero of the Pacific War, got into a very public dispute with this President in 1951 during the Korean War which resulted in his unpopular firing Harry S Truman
This successor to Truman campaigned in 1952 with the slogan “I Shall Go to Korea” and even threatened the use of nuclear weapons to get a truce completed in 1953. Dwight D Eisenhower
"These Happy Golden Years" describe Laura’s Ingalls Wilder marriage to this man, whose character first appeared in the second book of the series, Farmer Boy. Almanzo Wilder
Due to its “cursed” nature, this Italian opera singer refused to perform the opera, "La Forza del Destino" . This man, one of the “Three Tenors,” died in 2007 Luciano Pavarotti
This southeastern Tennessee city is located on the Georgia border and is almost completely surrounded by hills and mountains, leading to its nickname, the “Scenic City.” Chattanooga
This mortal woman was a priestess in Argos before she met Zeus. Name this woman, who at first rejected Zeus’ advances, which prompted him to turn her into a heifer (cow). Io
This three-word phrase is often cited as part of the Hippocratic Oath, although in the translated version, this phrase does not appear. “Do No Harm”
) While there is no specific punishment for violating the Hippocratic Oath, a doctor who does so could be charged with this legal action by a court of law Medical malpractice
President Trump has called this “the worst trade deal ever” in American history. Name this trade deal that was signed in 1992, and took effect in 1994, which links together the economies of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
A mosque belonging to this Islamic sect was attacked by militants in the Sinai Peninsula in November, 2017. Name this mystical form of Islam that focuses on an inward search for God and shuns materialism Sufism
In this O. Henry short story, Della and Jim each sell their prized possessions in order to buy Christmas gifts for each other, which in turn makes their gifts meaningless The Gift of the Magi
The namesake of this SI unit was a military engineer and physicist in the French military. Name this unit of electric charge that measures the charge transported by a constant current of one ampere in one second. Coulomb
A coulomb is also the measure of excess charge on one of these electrical components that stores potential energy in an electric field Capacitor
This legal and political system flourished in Western Europe between the 9th and 15th centuries. Name this system, in which relationships were structured around the exchange of land for labor and security Feudalism (accept “Manorialism”)
“Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” was included in this 1855 poetry collection by Walt Whitman that also contains “Song of Myself” and “I Sing the Body Electric.” Leaves of Grass
The first one of these was established in 1938 by the Fair Labor Standards Act. Name this law, which establishes the lowest amount of income that can be paid per hour to a worker in America. Minimum wage
This element was first observed as a yellow line during a solar eclipse, & large reserves of it were discovered in natural gas fields. The “liquid” type of this element is used in cooling magnets in MRI scanners. Name this colorless & odorless element . Helium
This website was founded in Berlin for file-sharing purposes, but has become infamous for its uploaded hip-hop content. Name this online audio distribution platform whose logo is orange with a namesake weather-related element in white. Sound Cloud
Times Beach, MO became one of these types of places after dioxin contaminated the soil, while parts of Niagara Falls, NY called Love Canal* became one of these because of the dumping of toxic waste. Name these locations abandoned like the Old West Ghost Towns
This organ is located beneath the left diaphragm and lower ribs, and portions of it lie next to the kidneys and pancreas. Name this organ, which functions as a large lymph node and acts primarily to filter blood from the body. spleen
This # has been proposed as the atomic number of the theoretical element “tetraneutron. The Greeks had no symbol for this number. Name this #, which serves as the additive identity of integers and real numbers and has no value. zero
This nation’s former leader, Hugo Chavez, died of cancer in 2013, the same year that this nation’s economic downturn began. Name this South American nation, which is in the midst of a serious financial crisis and whose capital is Caracas Venezuela
This novel opens with the lines, “First the colors, then the humans, that’s usually how I see things.” An air raid destroys the protagonist’s house which she survived because she was in the basement. It was written by Markus Zusak The Book Thief
A game of this sport is found in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, where the Queen of Hearts uses a hedgehog as the ball, a flamingo as the mallet, & playing cards as wickets. Name this sport often linked to the wealthy. Croquet
This U.S. state was the site of the Massacre at Bad Axe during the Black Hawk War, & its city of Alton saw the lynching of abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy. Name this state, once represented in Congress by both Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama Illinois
This chemical compound was first called “oxidized water” by Louis Thenard. It has been used as a propellant for rockets, but is more commonly used as an oxidizer, a bleaching agent, and antiseptic. Name this compound with formula H2O2 . Hydrogen Peroxide
The people best known for living in this literary region had escaped from Mirkwood by traveling over the Misty Mountains. Name this literary region from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Middle Earth” that is the residence of the Hobbits, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins The Shire
A 2006 bill was signed by President George W. Bush to provide funding for this entity as did Bill Clinton. Name this entity that has President Trump fighting with Congress to provide funding to separate the United States and Mexico. The Border Wall
This entity can come in forms like, “absolute,” “relative,” & “extreme,” & the UN has programs to try and reduce this entity. Name this economic condition which is the scarcity of resources, & which President LBJ declared “War on” in the 1960’s Poverty
This city did not become the capital of its nation until 1911, when a foundation stone for a “new” portion of this city was laid by its British rulers which replaced Calcutta. Name this capital of India New Delhi
The family that began this company started in Iowa, but they moved to Wisconsin in the 1870’s, where they established their headquarters. This company switched from “Big Tops” to indoor arenas in the 1950’s. Name this circus company that closed in 2017. Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
When the Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453, they converted the Hagia Sophia into one of these types of religious buildings. Name type of religious building, which contains a tower called a “minaret” and is the place of worship for followers of Islam mosques
. The largest specimen of this dinosaur species is kept at the Field Museum in Chicago, and paleontologists debate over whether this species was an apex predator or a scavenger. A recent drawing showed this species with feathers. Tyrannosaurus Rex
This entity was not referenced until 120 years after the settlers arrived. This entity broke int 2 pieces in 1774 . Malcolm X gave a famous speech where he claimed that this entity “landed on us”*. Name this entity in MA where the Pilgrims landed. Plymouth Rock
This book has been listed as the best-selling children’s book of all time. The book opens with John Arable sparing the life of a pig who Fern names “Wilbur.” Charlotte’s Web
Explorer John C. Frémont led a number of expeditions into the Rocky Mountains and was in California when this war broke out between America and its southern neighbor. Mexican American War
This climate type is named for a body of water and is found in coastal California, parts of Australia South Africa, and central Chile, and sees mild winters and very warm summers. Mediterranean climate
After years of debate, President Trump announced in early December, 2017 that he would move the American Embassy in Israel to this historically disputed city. Name this city, that is sacred to the three Abrahamic religions, located on a ridge in Israel. Jerusalem
While the “degree” is commonly used and acceptable, the official SI unit of measurement of a circle is this other term Radians
The French govt. investigated this company’s practices after a bombshell revelation about its products came to light. Name this company, which revealed in Dec 2017, that it secretly “slowed down” older phones to get people to buy new ones. Apple
This Greek demigod was known for his extraordinary ability at playing the lyre. Name this man, the lover of Eurydice whose brother was Linus, and mother was Calliope. Orpheus
This scale has a key signature that consists of two sharps. Name this key, a major scale whose relative minor is B minor, and dominant key is A major D Major
This Baroque composer wrote Canon in D major, which has become a popular wedding song, and whose chord progression is still used today in popular music Johann Pachelbel
This author’s 1st book was" The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo" published in 1969. Name this young adult author who also wrote "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret, Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing, and "Fudge" Judy Blume
Pluto was discovered in 1930 by this astronomer, when he was working at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. Clyde Tombaugh
Edward the Confessor died in 1066, and a succession crisis began, which saw this English noble take power as the new king of England. However he was defeated by William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings. Harold Godwinson
This metalloid, with atomic number 5, is largely found in Turkey, and is used in fiberglass materials, polymers and ceramics Boron
This element, with chemical symbol As, is primarily used in alloys of lead, like car batteries and ammunition Arsenic
This other metalloid, with chemical symbol Sb, is also used in alloys of lead and tin, as well in fire-retardant materials Antimony
The “Black Country” in Britain which is full of coal is centered in the Midlands region west of this industrial factory town, which shares its name with the largest city in the U.S. state of Alabama Birmingham
This prominent politician was born on the island of Nevis, and emigrated to America in 1772. Name this politician, who became George Washington’s aide-de-camp during the American Revolution and the subject of certain hip-hop musical Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton became the first Secretary of this branch of government in 1789 when Washington became the first President of the United States Secretary of the Treasury
This organelle generates most of the cell’s supply of ATP. Name this organelle found in all eukaryotic organisms that is referred to as “the powerhouse of the cell.” Mitochondria
During WW I, this scientist worked on a top-secret project to use sonar to detect submarines, which was used in WW II. He discovered the concept of the “half-life". Name this scientist who used the “gold-foil experiment,” and described the proton. Ernest Rutherford
This book of the Bible was originally contained in the Old Testament, but in pocket Bibles is often included in the New Testament with the Book of Psalms. It is often called a book of wisdom. Proverbs
This political work opens with the phrase, “A spectre is haunting Europe---the spectre of this” title governmental type. Name this 1848 work which ended with , “Working men of ALL countries--UNITE!,” and written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. The Communist Manifesto
This company’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, stepped down after many allegations of sexual harassment,*& this company’s business tactics have brought it into conflict with taxicab companies. Name this ride-sharing company that competes with Lyft. Uber
This painting features a woman with a parasol and a monkey on a leash. Name this painting, using the pointillist technique of thousands of small dots, about a group of bathers at the title location and day, by Georges Seurat A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
This mythological deity’s name supposedly translates as “one who enters everywhere,” and he is usually depicted holding a lotus flower in his left hand and a mace in his right hand. Name this blue-skinned Hindu preserver god, who is accompanied by Lakshmi Vishnu
One of these entities, the Costa Concordia, wrecked in 2012, while another one, the Norwegian Dawn, was damaged by a rogue wave. In 1915, the RMS Lusitania, was hit by a German torpedo and in 1912 one struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic Cruise Ships or Ocean Liners
This man is considered one of the heroes of Scottish independence for his defeat of the English at Stirling Bridge and Lanark. He was later captured and executed by the English. William Wallace
This artist was shot in 1968, but survived with internal injuries. Name this artist, a leader of the Pop art movement who painted 32 Campbell’s Soup Cans, as well as a silkscreen painting containing several replicated photographs of Marilyn Monroe Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol worked out of this studio, located in Manhattan, New York The Factory
In this artist’s most famous painting, he detailed a lonely corner restaurant in the evening, with a well-dressed couple talking to an employee & a man in a fedora with his back to the viewer. Name this American artist of Cape Cod Evening, & Nighthawks. Edward Hopper
One of his 1st tasks was to convince the press that his boss had largest crowd ever at an American Presidential Inauguration. Melissa McCarthy parodied this man on Saturday Night Live. Name this man, who resigned as President Trump’s Press Secretary. Sean Spicer
The Governor’s Mansion in this state’s capital burned in 1993 due to Christmas tree wiring. 80% of this state’s population lives on the Wasatch Front. Name this western U.S. state, the only one with a majority religion, with capital at Salt Lake City. Utah
William Herschel, discoverer of Uranus, was this king’s court astronomer. This king took power at the end of the French & Indian War, & he appointed ministers to deal with the American colonies. Name this British king who lost the American colonies George III
Foods eaten on this religious holiday are typically fried in oil to commemorate the use of its symbol. Children play a game with a spinning top called a dreidel and eat traditional potato cakes called latkes. Name this Jewish holiday that last 8 nights Hanukkah
The music video for this song was filmed at a club in the La Perla neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Justin Bieber recorded a remix of this song in Spanish. Name this 2017 hit song, by Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, whose title in English means “slowly.” Despacito
These 2 U.S. states redrew their border in recent years using GPS technology, which caused the border to shift by 100 feet in some areas. Name BOTH of these states, which were one entity between 1660 and 1735, when they were split by King George II. North and South Carolina
This musical effect can occur spontaneously through variations in the human larynx. Name this effect which consists of a regular, pulsating change in pitch. Vibrato
These lines are commonly found along opposite edges of a regular tetrahedron. Give the name for these lines in mathematics that do not intersect AND are not parallel skew lines
This city-state’s militaristic society held a class of slaves called helots. It was a frequent adversary of Athens Sparta
This commander of Sparta in the Peloponnesian War dissolved the Delian League following his decisive victory over the Athenian fleet at Aegospotami Lysander
At the start of this work, the main group is greeted by Thomas and Ethel Rogers. Give the current standard American name for this 1939 novel written by Agatha Christie in which people are killed one by one on an island off the coast of Devon And Then There Were None
Vikings called this region home. Sweden and Norway are on this peninsula. In a broader sense, this term includes Finland, Denmark, and Iceland, and refers to a political and cultural region. Scandinavia
Early pioneers in this dance form include Martha GrahamThis form of dance was formalized in France, so its terminology uses French words for such positions as the arabesque and the croisé ballet
Holden Caulfield travels to this city in The Catcher in the Rye. He visits locations like the American Museum of Natural History and Central Park. New York City
Ulysses S. Grant attributed his presidential victory to “the sword of Sheridan and the pencil” of this man. Name this editorial cartoonist whose drawings and caricatures led to the downfall of Tammany Hall Thomas Nast
This largest freshwater lake by volume can be found in Russia. It is also the world’s deepest, at over a mile deep Lake Baikal
A ballet adapted from this work includes “The Dance of the Knights” Name this Shakespeare play containing a feud between two families from Verona and “star-crossed lovers” Romeo and Juliet
It is home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world, where the Asian elephant and clouded leopard can be found. Name this third largest island in the world, at the western edge of the Pacific Ocean, which is shared by three countries Borneo
These people were some of the earliest known to populate the Yucatan Peninsula. Name this ancient civilization, which built settlements at La Venta and San Lorenzo, known for its sculptures of large stone heads Olmec
The Olmecs were also the first to use this tree-derived substance, which gave them their name. This material was a key component in the ball of the Mesoamerican ballgame. rubber
Their addition can cause a reaction’s activation energy to decrease. A reaction needs one of these in order to proceed. This necessity is often denoted by a symbol or symbols over the “yields” arrow, such as a Pt for platinum or a triangle for heat. catalyst
One of William the Conqueror's undertakings was this tome, regarded as the first modern census. This “Great Survey” was a record of the land and livestock holdings of every lord in England. The Domesday Book
Jesus took a path known as the Via Dolorosa through this city. Modern pilgrims visit this city to follow the 9 Stations of the Cross Jerusalem
These disorders are combated with drugs that reduce the response of T cells and other responders to viruses. Name this class of diseases and disorders wherein the body attacks its own organs and structures. Examples include multiple sclerosis and lupus. autoimmune diseases
This transcendentalist author famously spent two years, two months and two days in a small cabin off the titular pond of his only book, Walden. Henry David Thoreau
Ralph Waldo Emerson was another famous transcendentalist author. He wrote this work about the necessity of nonconformity Self-Reliance
Dante places negligent rulers, the unabsolved, the indolent, and these people in the Ante-Purgatorio in his book The Divine Comedy Ex communicated
Contrary to popular belief, Tweedledee and Tweedledum are found not in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but in this Lewis Carroll work. Through the Looking Glass
Name this work of J.R.R. Tolkien in which Bilbo Baggins gets out of his comfort zone and goes on an adventure, the prequel to Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit
In this book, Jose Arcadio founds the city of Macondo. Name this Colombian novel about the Buendia family written by Gabriel Garcia Márquez who also wrote "Love in the Time of Cholera". One Hundred Years of Solitude
In this poem, the author shows how the allegorical Moloch destroyed “the best minds” of his generation. Name this Allen Ginsberg poem. The Howl
In this Douglas Adams novel, Zaphod Beeblebrox picks up Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect, saving them from certain death by space air The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
In this novel, the sequel to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur &Ford try to determine what the Ultimate Question is, but all they can come up with is “what do you get when you multiply six X nine”, to which the answer is only 42 in base-13. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
In this author’s only novel, Esther Greenwood attempts to commit suicide by taking 50 sleeping pills because she doesn’t think she fits in with the systemic expectations of the patriarchy. Name this author of The Bell Jar, who also wrote poetry Sylvia Plath
In this Anton Chekhov play, Lyubov Ranevskaya has to sell an estate containing the title location in order to pay off a family debt or have the title location be replaced by a set of summer cottages. The Cherry Orchard
This is the professor in the Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis who harbors the Pevensies and owns the wardrobe through which they enter Narnia. Digory Kirke
In this Edgar Allan Poe poem, the narrator goes insane as he interrogates the title bird about his love Lenore, but the bird’s only response is “Nevermore”. “The Raven"
This misunderstanding results from a misreading of the lines “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I / I took the one less traveled by / And that has made all the diff’rence.” Name this Robert Frost poem that is NOT titled “The Road Less Traveled” “The Road Not Taken”
This computer scientist helped crack the enigma machine during World War II and names a test for determining if a computer has achieved strong A.I. that is based on its ability to pass for a human in conversation. Alan Turing
Scintillators are alternatives to these devices. Name these devices that produce audible clicking noises in response to radioactivity. Geiger counter
The main body of this animal’s mass is enclosed in the mantle, which has a swimming fin along each side. The axon may be up to 1 mm in diameter in some larger species of this animal innervates the mantle and controls part of the jet propulsion system giant squid
Squids, known as inklings in this video game make sounds such as “wommy”, while octopuses known as octolings make sounds like “veemo”. Splatoon (2)
This reedless wind instrument is commonly used in its tenor form. It can come in alto or bass forms and also supports an F-trigger. Trombone
This instrument is played by pressing its keys which usually come in the colors black and white. It is usually used in DCI music as it can play a variety of instruments. Some forms of this instrument come in “Halo”, “Effect” and “Warm” varieties Synthesizer
Name this website based in San Francisco, which allows its users to make their own subsections. The “Ask Me Anything” subsection of this website generated so much traffic after a post by Barack Obama that it crashed. Reddit
This city contains airports like Midway and O'Hare International. Chicago
This American multinational corporation designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, and missiles worldwide. Its CEO is Dennis Muilenburg, and the headquarters for this company is located in the Windy City. Boeing
Founded in 1953, this largest German airline and, when combined with its subsidiaries, also is the largest airline in Europe both in terms of fleet size and passengers carried during 2017. Lufthansa
This ship was the personal flagship of Darth Vader until it was destroyed at the Battle of Endor after crashing into the second Death Star. Executor
This disco group was made up of the three Gibbs brothers and produced hits such as “Night Fever” and “Stayin’ Alive” Bee Gees
This Asian religion is represented by the symbol Yin and Yang Taoism or Daoism
The Blue Marble photograph was taken of this planet during the Apollo 17 lunar mission in 1972. Earth
This planet’s moons include Europa, Castillo, Ganymede, and Io. Jupiter
This building is guarded by yeomen in red and gold uniforms known as the Beefeaters. Name this castle that houses the Crown Jewels of England, and which is where Thomas More and Sir Walter Raleigh were held before their execution. Tower of London
The title of this series comes from the superweapons in the shape of rings capable of killing all sapient life in the galaxy. Name this video game series created by Bungie and whose most popular character is Master Chief Petty Officer John-117. Halo
Before using it, a woman cries "Wise!" despite her husband's saying it's "foolish". It was created by "a holy man to show that fate ruled people's lives". Its 1st owner killed himself. Name this story by WW Jacobs that grants 3 wishes causing mayhem The Monkey's Paw
This company’s founder has openly expressed his desire to colonize Mars, but watched its Falcon 9 spacecraft explode on the tarmac at Kennedy Space Center in 2016. Name this company founded by Elon Musk Space X
Protagonists in this game travel to various locations called “biomes,” including the “swamp” variety. Mobs are also prevalent in the game such as pigs, cows, and sheep. Name this three-dimensional sandbox game whose protagonist is known as Steve Minecraft
The Rus’ were thought to be an offshoot of these Scandinavian seafarers, whose leaders included Cnut the Great and Leif Eriksson Vikings
This man described Captain McWhirr’s experiences aboard the SS Nan-Shan in his novella Typhoon. Name this Polish-born author, who more famously described Marlow’s obsession with the ivory trader Kurtz in Heart of Darkness. Joseph Conrad
On Rosh Hashanah, Jews eat this food dipped in honey in hopes for a sweet new year. apples
Samson found this food in a lion’s carcass. John the Baptist ate only locusts and this food while he lived in the desert. honey
In Shinto weddings, the couple drinks from three cups of the rice kind of this drink. Name this drink. In Genesis, Noah lay naked in his tent after he drunk this liquid. wine
Hákarl is a traditional fermented shark dish, which tastes of ammonia, from this country. This country also contains the most powerful waterfall in Europe, the Dettifoss. Iceland
This writer read his poem The Gift Outright at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration. Name this American writer of “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “The Road Not Taken Robert Frost
This man pioneered “underway fuel replenishment” for the US Navy as Chief Engineer of the USS Maumee during World War I. Name this fleet admiral who commanded the Pacific Fleet during World War II. He names a class of nuclear-powered US aircraft carriers Chester William Nimitz
Jacob Riis, who documented tenement life in How the Other Half Lives, was part of this movement to expose corrupt American institutions. Ida Tarbell, who wrote The Rise of the Standard Oil Company, also belonged to this movement muckraking
This war’s Operation Menu was divided into Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner, Supper, and Dessert. Name this war where that campaign bombed Cambodia while Operation Rolling Thunder pummeled the namesake country, divided into northern and southern factions Vietnam War
The Pritzker Prize is the highest award in this field. Name this field of art whose practitioners include Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan architecture
The Kowloon walled city was a former slum north of Victoria Harbor in this city. Name this city and special administrative region at the mouth of the Pearl River, governed under “one country, two systems.” It is currently governed by China. Hong Kong
This special administrative region of China near Hong Kong was colonized by Portugal and is a major gambling hub with 33 casinos. Macau
In “The Case for Reparations,” Ta-Nehisi Cortes argued that 250 years of this practice and “99 years of Jim Crow” should lead to a conversation about atoning for “moral debts.” This practice was attacked by Harriet Beecher Stowe in Uncle Tom’s Cabin slavery
These structures are produced by megakaryocytes in the bone marrow and are also known as thrombocytes. Name these blood cells that form clots platelets
John O’Sullivan coined this term while calling for American expansion to “possess the whole of the continent.” Give that two-word term, the idea that the United States had a divine right to expand its borders to the Pacific Manifest Destiny
The idea of Manifest Destiny was often used to support the annexation of this republic once led by Sam Houston and Mirabeau Lamar from Austin. Republic of Texas
Because this mineral is piezoelectric, it can be found in the crystal oscillators of some watches. Name this second most abundant mineral in Earth’s crust, which is composed of silicon dioxide and has a value of 7 on the Mohs Hardness scale. quartz
One of these animals which lived on Mount Erymanthos was captured by Hercules and has its tusks preserved at the Temple of Apollo. Name this type of animal, one of which kills Adonis. One of these animals is cooked & fed to the warriors in Valhalla daily boar
This character’s story was popularized by Poldek Pfefferberg who helped have him buried in Jerusalem. Name this German industrialist who defies the Nazi commander Amon Goeth by saving thousands of Jews. Oskar Schindler
Red is considered a lucky color in Chinese culture, so red-colored envelopes are used to distribute gifts of money on this holiday Chinese New Year
This character promises Georgie Denbrough that he’ll “float too” before murdering him in a storm drain, & often holds red balloons. Name this entity who feeds off of children’s fears & had people dressing up in clown outfits. "IT" was a book & movie. "Pennywise" by Stephen King
This book was written by the same author as the Gospel of Luke. Name this New Testament book where Matthias replaces Judas and Saint Stephen is stoned for blasphemy . Acts of the Apostles
In Acts of the Apostles, this man is converted on the road to Damascus, where he is blinded and receives a vision of Jesus. This man wrote fourteen of the epistles in the New Testament and is shipwrecked in Malta on his way to Rome, where he is arrested Saint Paul (or Saul of Tarsus)
The Apostle Paul wrote two epistles to Christians in this city, one of which states “when I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child.” That epistle also states “faith, hope and love abide” but “the greatest of these is love.” Corinth (Corinthians)
This Edgar Allen Poe short story features an unnamed narrator who claims to have been disturbed by an old man with a “vulture eye.” The Tell-Tale Heart
A false history attributes the creation of this classic Neapolitan pizza to Raffaele Esposito in homage to the namesake Queen of Italy in 1890. Tradition has it that the tomato, mozzarella, and basil on this pizza represent the colors of the Italian flag Margherita pizza
This puff pastry-wrapped tenderloin dish was named after Arthur Wellesley, a famed field marshal who defeated Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo. The dish’s name derives from the Somerset town of which Wellesley was the first duke. Beef Wellington
This baked meringue dessert derives its name from a world famous Russian ballerina in the early 1900s. Commonly topped with cream and fruit, this dessert is a common summer dish in Australia and New Zealand pavlova
The Great Pyramid of Giza is named for this Old Kingdom monarch. Although this son of King Sneferu created the largest of the Egyptian pyramids, the only artifact maintaining this king’s likeness is a small ivory statue Khufu [or Cheops]
Violent resistance to integration in this city caused part of Center Street to be nicknamed “Dynamite Hill” In 1963, dynamite at this city’s 16th Street Baptist Church killed 4 African-American girls. MLK Jr. wrote a famous letter from this city's jail Birmingham
The head of this cabinet department is supposed to have not been in the U.S. military for the past seven years, though waivers were granted to George Marshall and James Mattis. Name this department that oversees the United States Armed Forces. Department of Defense
These components of the Army and Air Force are similar to reserve forces, but they are under both state and federal control, and are often activated by governors to handle emergencies National Guard
This type of court, first established in the 1980s, addresses cases in which people cannot pay their debts. These courts can rule on Chapter 7 liquidations and Chapter 11 reorganizations bankruptcy courts
This popular horror writer sets many of his novels in Maine, including Carrie, in which a telekenetic high schooler takes revenge on Chamberlain, Maine. Stephen King
The organs of Osiris were given to this god as a gift. Thoth recorded the results when this god weighed the hearts of people who had died. Name this god of mummification who protected the dead and had the head of a jackal. Anubis
People who receive Social Security Disability Insurance payments can also receive benefits through this program. Name this U.S. government program that provides health insurance to people who are at least 65 years old. Medicare
This is the most popular Protestant denomination in the United States. Its Southern Convention has 15 million members. Identify this denomination whose name comes from its doctrine that a certain act should be done by believers instead of by infants. Baptist
A woman in this story says that she & Harry could have stayed in Paris, or they could have gone shooting in Hungary. Name this story by Hemingway in which Harry contemplates the stories he never wrote while dying in Africa of a gangrene infection. “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”
This northwest African staple food consists of very small balls of semolina. In Morocco, it may be served alone as sfouf or topped with vegetables couscous
The first two movements of this piece are subtitled “the Bringer of War” and “the Bringer of Peace”. Name this early-20th-century composition by Gustav Holst. The Planets
This person was quoting an old song when he said “Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” Name this U.S. general whom President Truman fired during the Korean War. Douglas MacArthur
If this segment is extended infinitely in both directions, the result is called a secant line. Give this term for a segment between two points on a circle chord
This president was the first one to be impeached, and he came within one vote of being removed. Name this president who took office upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln Andrew Johnson
Bill Clinton promised to “end” this system “as we have come to know it”, leading to the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, which was known as a reform of this type of system. Give this general term for government aid to poor people welfare
The oxide of this element is the main ingredient in calamine lotion, which is used to treat sunburn. This element is used to prevent rust in the galvanization of iron. Name this element that combines with copper to form brass. zinc
This condition is the interruption of breathing during sleep. It is often accompanied by snoring. sleep apnea
This play opens with Orsino, the Duke of Illyria saying “If music be the food of love, play on.” Identify this William Shakespeare play named for the end of Christmas. Twelfth Night
This statistic is commonly used to summarize standardized test scores. Name this quantity equal to one hundred times the number of scores below a given score, divided by the total number of scores. percentile
During filming of this movie based on a TV show, 3 actors were killed. One scene was inspired by an episode in which a gremlin rode on the wing of an plane. Episodes of this show warned “You are about to enter another dimension.” The Twilight Zone
Queen bees use these chemicals to attract mates. Name these chemicals that animals release to cause a response by other animals of the same species, which is why these chemicals are sometimes described as “external hormones”. pheromones
The cyclopses built a helmet for Hades that gave him this power. invisibility
Brontes , Steropes, and Arges were all master blacksmiths and were this type of creature. Name these mythological creatures with one eye in the center of their forehead. cyclopses
The cyclopses helped the gods after the gods freed them from this dark pit. Tartarus
The five-factor model is one way in which psychologists seek to understand this concept. Name this usually-stable collection of traits and behaviors that define an individual. personality
Kevin Leman and Frank Sulloway have written that this factor has a major impact on personality. Kevin Leman’s book on this topic is subtitled Why You Are the Way You Are birth order
Louis Armstrong recorded the most popular version of this song. It begins “I see trees of green, red roses too; I see them bloom for me and you.” “What a Wonderful World”
Irving Berlin wrote this song for a Rodgers and Hart musical, and it became a title song in a Bing Crosby movie. The title thing is “smiling at me”, and the second verse is “Bluebirds singing a song, / Nothing but bluebirds all day long.” Blue Skies
Find the probability of getting a 2 or a 3 when you roll one die. 1/3
Find the probability of getting a sum of 2 or 3 when you roll two dice. 1/12
The Iditarod dogsled race's opening ceremony is held in this most populous city in Alaska. Anchorage
Casualties on this beach were the highest because of the roughly 150 foot cliffs overlooking it. Name this D-Day beach. Taking this beach was the responsibility of the US Army troops and was attacked by the 29th Infantry Division Omaha Beach
This man wrote the majority of the New Testament after meeting Jesus in a conversion experience on the road to Damascus. Karl Barth wrote a commentary titled after this man’s Epistle to the Romans Paul or Saul
This term refers to infectious diseases that are transmittable from animals to humans. Examples of these diseases include swine flu, rabies, and Lyme disease zoonosis
A large-scale one of these events is called a pandemic. Name this sudden & rapid spread of diseases that affect large numbers of people. While this term usually refers to infectious diseases, it has also been used to describe obesity and opioid use epidemic
The Khmer empire was located in this modern day country, inspiring the 20th century dictator Pol Pot to name his government the Khmer Rouge Cambodia
The fall of the Berlin Wall was a major symbolic defeat for the USSR, which was led at the time by this reformist-minded implementer of perestroika and glasnost. Mikhail (Sergeyevich) Gorbachev
In some myths, this group plucked the feathers from the Sirens, and made wreaths from them. Name this group of nine goddesses who represent various arts, including dance and epic poetry. Muses
The mother of the Muses was this Titaness of memory who slept with Zeus for 9 consecutive nights Mnemosyne
Because the Pierides lost a music competition to the Muses, they suffered this fate being turned into birds
In Toulouse-Lautrec’s painting At the Moulin Rouge: The Dance, the subject appears to be teaching this scandalous dance style. This style of dance, with women in ornate dresses, features high kicks, jump splits, and cartwheels. can-can
Richard Lawrence, an unemployed house painter, attempted to shoot this seventh President when he was exiting a funeral. Luckily, both of Lawrence’s pistols misfired and this president, Old Hickory, beat him with his cane. Andrew Jackson
In Poland, this type of dumpling is a Christmas staple. Krakow has a yearly festival celebrating this food item pierogis
This lawsuit, brought to the Supreme Court in 1984, held that the burning of the American flag was a protected form of speech. Texas v. Johnson
The longest axons in the human body are those of this nerve, which runs from the base of the spinal cord through the buttock to the big toe. sciatic nerve
A famous mythological island is this island, upon which Leto gave birth to Artemis and Apollo. It was mostly barren Delos
Name the South American nation home to a majority of the Atacama Desert, with its capital at Santiago. Chile
This four-word phrase was the title of a declaration that Germany’s aggression would end. Give this four word phrase that titles a speech concerning the Munich Agreement “Peace for our Time"
Name this man, who, amid increased sanctions from the United States, met with President Trump. Trump has previously called this North Korean dictator “Rocket Man.” Kim Jong-un
A slave rebellion named after this holiday on the island of Jamaica was led by preacher Samuel Sharpe and mobilized up to 60,000 slaves in 1831. Also known as the Baptist War, this holiday also names an Australian island south of the island of Java. Christmas
This kind of simple machine decreases the amount of force needed to push an object by increasing the distance the object needs to travel. One example of this simple machine is a driveway. inclined plane or ramp
While participating in the hajj, this ruler gave away so much gold that he devalued it and devastated the economy of the Islamic world. This man ruled the West African Mali Empire, and on his pilgrimage he reportedly built a mosque every Friday. Mansa Musa
One man of this name became king of Argos and fought alongside Ajax the Greater against the Trojans. Give this name, which also belonged to a giant of Thrace who was killed by a Greek hero. Diomedes
This disease, also known as atopic dermatitis, usually causes people to get itchy rashes on their hands, neck, face or legs. Eczema
In this painting, a flower grows out of a broken sword while a mother holds a dead infant. Identify this 1937 painting inspired by the bombing of a town during the Spanish Civil War created by Pablo Picasso. Guernica
This player made All-NBA first team in his rookie season& helped his team go to the playoffs that year. Nicknamed the “Big Fundamental” name this recently retired power forward who won 5 NBA championships with the San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan
The first mention of this man comes in Exodus 17 when he forms a militia to battle the Amalekites. He was a leader of the tribe of Ephraim. He commanded the destruction of Jericho and became leader of the Israelites after the death of Moses. Joshua
In its 3rd chapter, Nicodemus asks how one can be born again, to which Jesus answers that “God so loved the world that He gave his only Son”. Presumably written by the “disciple whom Jesus loved” name the last gospel of the New Testament Gospel of John
Doctor Bartolo plans to marry Rosina in this opera but so does Almaviva. Identify that two act opera where the aria “Largo al Factotum” is sung by the title character.It was created by Rossini The Barber of Seville
Hades allowed Orpheus to try to bring back this wife from the underworld after hearing some beautiful music from Orpheus. This woman was killed by viper venom Eurydice
For a wave, this value measured in hertz is the inverse of the wave’s period and is the amount of oscillations per unit time. Frequency
Most sand dunes are composed of particles of this mineral. This mineral, along with feldspar and mica, makes up granite Quartz
2 characters in this novel play Scrabble, which is forbidden. The protagonist of this novel had an affair & a child with the married Luke. The Eyes are a police force. Name this novel about the dystopian Republic of Gilead written by Margaret Atwood. The Handmaid’s Tale
This man founded Mormonism in upstate New York in the 1820s after supposedly being led to some gold tablets by the angel Moroni. He was killed by a mob in Illinois after allegations about polygamy appeared in a newspaper Joseph Smith
The crew of a ship believes this animal to be a symbol of fortune responsible for the north-blowing winds. Its corpse is hung around the neck of the man who shot it in the 1834 poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge titled "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" the albatross
Located near Colorado Springs, this oft-visited mountain in the Rockies named after an American explorer is near the park known as the Garden of the Gods. Pike’s Peak
Demeter had two children with this Greek God including an immortal talking horse. In another myth, this God created the horse to sleep with Demeter Poseidon
These pre-Columbian Mesoamerican people were responsible for monuments like the pyramids at Chichen Itza and their remarkably accurate calendar that famously “predicted” the end of the world on December 21, 2012. Mayans
This early, major Mesoamerican civilization inhabited areas in the modern states of Veracruz and Tabasco. They are also famous for their colossal stone carvings of heads. Olmec
Name the documents that promoted the ratification of the Constitution, they were written primarily by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison The Federalist Papers
The Anti-Federalist Papers were partially written by this Virginia politician who staunchly supported states’ rights and supposedly declared, “I smell a rat!” during the Constitutional convention Patrick Henry
In one myth, this god helps destroy Seth and this god was worshipped at cities like Arsinoe. Identify this god of the Nile who supposedly brought fertility to the land and is often featured with a crocodile head. Sobek
Nicknamed the “Lost Colony”, some believe that this settlement’s residents all fled to the nearby island of Croatoan during the three-year Anglo-Spanish War. It was led by Sir Walter Raleigh Roanoke
This country spans three time zones and is home to the most Muslims in the world.Identify this archipelago nation with capital at Jakarta. Indonesia
Two new Pokémon games were released in November 2016. The new games are named after these two celestial objects that are represented by the Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala. the sun and the moon
This word refers to any planet that is not orbiting our Sun. In other words, these objects are far past Pluto. Exoplanet
This class of exoplanets have a size and mass close to our planet but have a larger volume. One example of this celestial object is 55 Cancri e and the rock Kepler-10b. Super Earths
In this novel, Ambrose Bierce crosses the El Paso border to find Pancho Villa. Name that novel where Harriet Winslow teaches English to the Miranda children written by Carlos Fuentes The Old Gringo.
The “snows” of this mountain where a lion was buried were described in a Ernest Hemingway story in which the gangrene infected Harry narrates his life experiences to Helen. Harry tells her he fished in the Black Forest and harbored a deserter. Mount Kilimanjaro (accept “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”)
In 1968, this national forest was established to curb the destruction of America’s largest, tallest trees. This California park also contains large condors The Redwood Forest
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