(2005) AT: Lightning Round

The Gulf of Bothnia is a body of water that borders what continent?
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Name any two of the three cities destroyed in 79 A.D. by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.Pompeii, Herculaneum, and StabiaeWhat word, beginning with "G," in Hebrew folklore referred to a lifeless automaton that could be supernaturally endowed with life by a magical formula?GolemWhat major North American mountain range runs from Quebec to northern Alabama?AppalachiansWhat structure in a plant is the part of the stamen where pollen is produced?AntherIdentify the town in the north central Ukraine where in April of 1986 the worst known nuclear reactor disaster in history took place.ChernobylWhat three-digit number was given to the first commercial jet planes, introduced by Boeing in the mid-1950s?707What two-word French phrase is used to refer to something that has already been done, presumably irreversibly?Fait accompliWhat food item is classified into three major categories, called fortified, table, and sparkling?WineWho created fictional character Phileas Fogg, who went to great lengths in an attempt to win a bet?(Jules) VerneWhat is the x-intercept of the graph of the equation y=x+1?Minus one or (-1,0)According to legend, who once rode naked on horseback through the town of Coventry, England?Lady GodivaAlthough there is little evidence to support it, a popular legend states that a Union officer during the Civil War named Abner Doubleday invented what in 1839 in Cooperstown, New York?BaseballTwo answers needed: Add one letter to the name of a gland in the male body and you get a word that means "stretched out with both face and chest lying on the ground." What are the two words?Prostate and ProstrateWhat nickname is shared by entertainer Jackie Gleason and hockey legend Wayne Gretzky?The Great OneWhat word, starting with the letter "B," is defined as the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence towards something considered sacred?BlasphemyA basketball team that loses 16 out of 20 games would have what three-digit decimal winning percentage?.200With whose death is Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, inextricably linked?(John F.) KennedyHer name has become associated with a highly temperamental, nagging, shrewish wife. Identify this ancient Greek of the 5th century BC, who bore her husband Socrates three sons.Xanthippe [ZAN-thip-ee]Which of Snow White's seven dwarfs is not listed here: Doc, Happy, Grumpy, Bashful, Sneezy, and Dopey?SleepyWhat term is given to the single cell that is formed from the fusion of a male and female sex cell?ZygoteThe five Great Lakes border on exactly how many Canadian provinces?One (it's Ontario)In 1855, what American first published a compilation that he had been working on for years titled Familiar Quotations?(John) BartlettWhat art form takes its name from the Greek words for "beautiful writing"?CalligraphyWine enthusiasts will frequently comment upon a wine's "nose." What are they referring to with this term?Its aroma or smellMahayana, Thereavada, and Zen are some of the major schools of thought in what major religion?BuddhismIn Greek mythology, which god was believed to have constructed the palaces of the gods on top of Mount Olympus?HephaestusThe acronym WASP, when applied to certain groups of people, stands for what?White Anglo-Saxon ProtestantWhat do Canadians call the creature that Americans call Bigfoot and people of the Himalayas call the Yeti?SasquatchWhat is the name of the broad, pleated sash worn across the lower abdomen as part of a tuxedo?CummerbundA yeshiva [yuh-SHE-vah] is a type of elementary or secondary school with a curriculum based on what religion and culture?JudaismWhat two-word term is used to describe any game or competitive situation in which any gain by one side must come from a corresponding loss by the other side?Zero sumWhat adjective, meaning "foolishly impractical, especially in the pursuit of ideals," takes its name from the title character of a book by Miguel Cervantes?QuixoticIn what year did George Washington deliver what is known as his Farewell Address?1796The Roman deity named Vesta was the goddess of what?The hearthWhat is the title of the 1513 book in which Niccolo Machiavelli asserts that, when you are in power, it is better to be feared than loved?The PrinceHow many stars are there on the state flag of Texas?OneWhat NFL team is often slangily referred to by fans and journalists as "The Fish," even though its nickname is actually a mammal?Miami DolphinsIn what Virginia town are the main headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency located?LangleyWhat two-word term is used to describe a woman whose hair has been severely bleached to the point of taking on a metallic tinge?Platinum blondeFrom the Latin for "to draw forward," this object is used to draw, plot, and measure angles. What is it?ProtractorWhen these two National Hockey League teams play each other, newspapers and other media often refer to it as the "Battle of Alberta." What two teams are they?Edmonton (Oilers) and Calgary (Flames) (ask for cities if not given)Exactly how many ounces are there in one short ton?32,000 (thirty-two thousand)Identify either the title or the author of the famous 14th-century Italian literary work that consists of a group of stories told by ten people who have fled the city of Florence because of the plague.The Decameron, by (Giovanni) BoccaccioAt an altitude of 9,570 feet, what peak is the highest mountain in Greece?Mount OlympusAccording to the first section of The Divine Comedy, titled The Inferno, what phrase is inscribed upon the gates of Hell?"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here" (need not be exact, but should be close)In English nobility, what name or title is given to the wife of an earl?CountessWhat term is given to the types of maps in which lines are drawn to connect points that are all at a given elevation?Contour"Tell me, O muse, of that ingenious hero who traveled far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Troy." This quotation is the first line of what famous work of antiquity?The OdysseyChisinau is the capital and largest city of what former Soviet republic?Moldova (accept Moldavia)Albert Einstein once said, "If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y plus Z. X is work. Y is play." What did Einstein say that Z was?Keep your mouth shutIn what body of water is the island of Malta located?Mediterranean SeaFrom the years 1912 to 1959, what US state could claim to be the most recently admitted state to the Union?ArizonaWhat is the full meaning of the computer adage known by the letters GIGO?Garbage in, garbage outIn the legendary Abbott and Costello routine "Who's on First," what is the only position whose name is never mentioned?Right FieldWho was Vice President of the United States from 1989 to 1993?(Dan) QuayleThe city of Odessa is the primary seaport of what nation?UkraineAccording to the old saying, what is a dish best served cold?RevengeMade of chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and peppers, this type of soup is also a dish best served cold. What is it?GazpachoBunyip, billabong, and didgeridoo are some words from the language of the native peoples of what continent?AustraliaWhat professional sports league plays each year to win the Grey Cup?CFL (Canadian Football League)What seven-letter word beginning with "F," coined within the last thirty years and now in common use, originally referred to a piece of information that had the appearance of being reliable or accurate, as from being repeated so often that people assumed it was true?FactoidWhich of the following is not a type of red wine: Beaujolais, Chablis, Chianti, Claret, or Merlot?ChablisWhat is the current annual salary of the office of President of the United States?$400,000 (four hundred-thousand)What African country is currently ruled by President Hosni Mubarak?EgyptMata Hari was the name of a famous Dutch courtesan and spy who was executed for her espionage committed during what war?In what body of water are the Canary Islands located?If you were to insult someone by calling them a "piker," would you be saying that he or she is immature, foul-mouthed, loud, cheap, or has poor personal hygiene?CheapAn indoor plant placed in a sunlit window will appear to bend or grow in the direction of the sun. By what name is this phenomenon known?Phototropism (accept heliotropism)What is the full name of the women's organization known by the acronym DAR?Daughters of the American RevolutionXenophobia is defined as the fear of what?Strangers or foreignersIn the epic poem The Odyssey, what is the name of the wife of Odysseus?PenelopeThe Arabian, the Morgan, the Appaloosa, and the Clydesdale are different breeds of what common animal?HorseWhat three-letter word meaning "a yearning, craving, or desire," is also the name of the primary monetary unit of Japan?YenWhat five-letter word starting with "M" entered movie trivia history in 1972 because it was notably never once uttered in the hit movie The Godfather?MafiaDefine abysmalExtremely bad or awful; or extremely deep; profoundWho is the creator, writer, and artist of the popular comic strip Garfield?(Jim) DavisWhat two-letter abbreviation, often found in reference books, comes from the Latin words for "which see"?Q.V. (quod vide)What major-league baseball pitcher holds the current record for most career wins, with 511?(Cy) YoungRounded to the nearest thousand feet, what is the currently accepted height of Mount Everest?29,000 (actual elevation is 29,028 feet)On what continent are the Great Victorian Desert and the Great Sandy Desert located?AustraliaWhat country was ruled from 1936 to 1952 by King Faruk I [fuh-ROOK]?EgyptWhat type of government takes its name from a bundle of birch or elm rods bound together by a red strap with a projecting axe blade, used as a symbol of power during the Roman Republic?FascismWhat is the capital of Guatemala?Guatemala CityWhat simple sugar is responsible for the sweet taste of honey and most fruit juices, especially grapes?Glucose (accept dextrose)What is the name of the religious movement that recognized the emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974 as the living God?Rastafari(anism)Of quartet, quintet, sextet, septet, or octet, which word best describes Monty Python, the legendary British comedy troupe?Sextet (there were six members)An utterly pointless and unhelpful effort that does not accomplish anything of lasting use or value is sometimes referred to as doing what activity "on the Titanic"?Rearranging the deck chairsWhen he was asked if he would be going to dinner at a certain popular restaurant after the game, he said "Aw, nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded." Name this New York Yankee known for his oddly witty sayings, such as "it ain't over 'til it's over,"(Yogi) BerraDesdemona is the name of one of the moons orbiting what planet?UranusName the mythological hero who, in an epic by Virgil, became romantically involved with Dido, the queen of Carthage.AeneasWhat word is defined as the status of holding one's position on a permanent basis without periodic contract renewals, especially in reference to a teacher or professor?Tenure"In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople, one who does." What word beginning with "I" did Ambrose Bierce define in this way?InfidelIdentify the Civil War general, nicknamed "Fighting Joe," who was defeated at the Battle of Chancellorsville in May of 1863.(Joseph) HookerWhat American anthropologist wrote such works as Male and Female, Growing Up in New Guinea, and Coming of Age in Samoa?(Margaret) MeadWhat goddess of Greek mythology was also known as Pallas?AthenaWhat is the term for the dry powdered ink used in photocopiers and laser printers?TonerWhat word in Hinduism is used to refer to a physical incarnation of a god living among human beings?AvatarIn what city and state are the main headquarters of the cable network CNN located?Atlanta, GeorgiaMade since ancient times, the alcoholic beverage known as mead is made from fermented what?HoneyWhat term, starting with "A," is given to automatons or robots that are designed specifically to resemble human beings?AndroidPlace the following five organizations in chronological order, by the year they were founded: American League baseball, National League baseball, the NHL, the NBA, and the NFL.NL (1876), AL (1901), NHL (1917), NFL (1922), NBA (1946)Florence Nightingale became known throughout the world after her service during what war?Crimean WarWhat was the professional name used by Ehrich Weiss, a legendary magician who allegedly died from appendicitis caused by being punched in the stomach before he was ready for it?(Harry) HoudiniIn Greek mythology, who was the personification of divine justice and the vengeance of the gods?NemesisKabbalah is a mystical tradition and philosophy associated with what major religion?JudaismWhat holiday is celebrated in England, Wales, parts of Canada, and other nations of the Commonwealth on December 26th?Boxing DayIn ancient Egypt, it was a symbol of life and eternity. It is a cross in which the vertical portion above the crossbar is a loop instead of a line. By what four-letter name is this symbol known?AnkhThe Yalta Conference of February 1945 was held in a seaport on what peninsula, which at the time was part of the Soviet Union?Crimea(n)An infinite geometric series that has a sum is said to converge. If the series does not have a sum, it is said to do what?DivergeWhat bodily measurement is most commonly expressed as systole (SISS-tuh-leel over diastole (DIE-ass-tuh-leel?Blood pressureThe largest religious minority group in Egypt is a denomination of Christianity that is known by what name?Coptic (Orthodox)They do no work, produce no honey, are stingless, defenseless, and unable to feed themselves. What term is given to these male honeybees?Drone(s)Between 1893 and 1954, the area of modern-day Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam was collectively known by what name?French Indochina (ask for more if team just says "Indochina")According to legend, only one of these birds existed at any one time. Every 500 years, it would allow itself to be consumed by fire, and a new bird would rise from the ashes of the fire. What bird was it?PhoenixEmphysema is a progressive disease that originates in what large organ of the human body?Lung(s)In the early part of the 20th century, the African nation of Mozambique was ruled by what European colonial power?Portugal19th-century British politician John Sholto Douglas, the 8th Marquess of Queensbury, was the originator of the modern-day rules that regulate what sport?BoxingNumbers which indicate positions in a series, such as second, tenth, and thirty-ninth, are given what general name?OrdinalThe War of 1812 began in 1812. In what year did it end?1815What is the only city in China that has more people than Beijing?ShanghaiThe Dead Sea Scrolls were one of the most important archeological and literary discoveries of the 20th century. They were found in a group of caves in northern Jordan by Bedouin nomads in what decade of the 1900s?1940s (1947, specifically)Who was the losing general at the Battle of Leipzig, also known as the Battle of the Nations?Napoleon (Bonaparte)A game of regulation table tennis ends when one side has scored how many points (assuming that the lead is at least two points)?21People who travel to visit the famous Blarney Stone usually try to do what to it?Kiss itWhat people of southern Russia, noted for their fast dances featuring leaping, provided the Russian Empire with scouts and mounted horses in place of paying taxes?Cossack(s)The southernmost point of land in Canada is an uninhabited island located in what body of water?Lake ErieIdentify the grammatical mood of the sentence you are listening to right now.ImperativeIt was named after Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and one of the sons of King George III of Great Britain. Its capital is Charlottetown. Name this smallest Canadian province.Prince Edward IslandWhat Western Hemisphere country has, since 1966, endured a long fight with a rebel group known by the acronym FARC?Colombia (FARC is the Spanish acronym for Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia)Year numbers in areas of the world where Christianity was influential are sometimes followed by the words Anno Domini, or A.D. In areas dominated by what religion are years sometimes measured by Anno HegiraeIslam (as measured from the date of the Hegira)What US state comes-last alphabetically?WyomingItaly, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Germany, and Belgium all use the same basic monetary unit. What is it?EuroIn economics, what term is given to the original amount of money lent, not including profits and interest?PrincipalHappy Chandler, Ford Frick, Bowie Kuhn, Peter Ueberroth, Bart Giamatti, Fay Vincent, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, and Bud Selig have all held what job title?Commissioner of (Major League) BaseballIt is derived from the Japanese words for "(May you live) ten thousand years." Identify this six-letter Japanese patriotic cheer or battle cry.Banzai!What musician had a gigantic hit song in 1955 titled "Rock Around the Clock"?(Bill) Haley (and the Comets)Name any one of the three English kings who were members of the house of York, which ruled England from 1461 to 1485.Edward IV, Edward V. Richard IIIIn Dante Alighieri's 14th-century epic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, what Roman poet acts as his guide through Hell and Purgatory?VirgilWhat character, whom Dante idealized as a symbol of perfect love and based on a real woman he loved, acts as his guide through Paradise?BeatriceHe has been referred to as "quite possibly the most controversial Anglican since King Henry VIII," Identify the New Hampshire Episcopalian whose consecration as bishop has threatened to split the church.(V. Gene) RobinsonIn what US state is Arlington National Cemetery located?VirginiaWhat two-word term is given to the set of rules laid out in the book titled Robert's Rules of Order?Parliamentary procedure (accept parliamentary practice or law)Polyhymnia, Melpomene, Euterpe, Terpsichore, Erato, Clio, Urania, Thalia, and Calliope were the nine what, in Greek mythology?MusesShock, Denial, Bargaining, Fear, Anger, Despair, and Acceptance are commonly known as the seven stages of what?GriefWhat two-word term is used to describe someone who uses the dying embers of one cigarette to light the next one?Chain smokerWhat are the four Grand Slam events of men's professional golf?British Open, US Open, Masters, PGA Championship (in any order)What job title is currently held by all of the following: Joschka Fischer of Germany, Jack Straw of Great Britain, and Dominique de Villepin of France?Foreign minister (accept foreign secretary)For the third consecutive year, according to Forbes magazine, Elvis Presley was the highest-paid dead celebrity in America, as measured by income earned by his estate in the past year. Name any one of the next five highest-earning dead celebrities.In order: (Charles) Schulz, (J.R.R.) Tolkien, (John) Lennon, (George) Harrison, (Theodor) Geisel (accept Dr. Seuss)"Sing, O goddess, of the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans." This quotation is the first line of what famous work of antiquity?The IliadIn the United States, the blood disease called sickle-cell anemia is predominantly found in people of what general ethnicity?African-American (blacks)A petroglyph is a carving performed in what medium?Stone or rockWhat Pennsylvania city is that state's only major port on the Great Lakes?ErieIn ancient and medieval times, by what collective name were the following studies known: grammar, logic, rhetoric, geometry, arithmetic, astronomy, and music?(The Seven) Liberal ArtsIn baseball, a 5-6-3 double play is one in which the ball is handled by what three defenders, in exact order?Third baseman, shortstop, first baseman (must be in order)Soviet dictator Josef Stalin was a native of what modern-day country, which at the time was part of the Russian Empire and gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991?GeorgiaWhat are the last words spoken by most bachelors in the United States?I do18th-century scientist Antoine Lavoisier, considered the founder of modern chemistry, died by what specific method?He was guillotined (if the team says "he was executed," ask to be more specific)If someone asks you to perform a task "on the QT," they want you to do it how?QuietlyProminently featured in its advertising and promotions, what is the exact eight-word slogan of the United Negro College Fund?A mind is a terrible thing to wasteOf police officers, doctors, lawyers, cowboys, or the military, members of what profession were the main characters of classic television shows titled The Mod Squad and Hawaii Five-O?Police officersWhat type of grammatical error appears in the following sentence: "I wanted to get a good seat at the football game, but we sat so far away that I couldn't hardly see anything."Double negativeWhat major US city is nicknamed "The City of Brotherly Love"?PhiladelphiaWhy is Philadelphia called "The City of Brotherly Love"?Philadelphia is Greek for brotherly loveWhat term is given to fatty acids that do not contain as many hydrogen atoms as is physically possible?UnsaturatedSociologists classify some married couples as being DINKS. What does the acronym DINK stand for?Double Income, No KidsIn 1964, Luther Terry issued a report stating that cigarette smoking was a definite factor contributing to lung cancer. What was his job title at the time?Surgeon GeneralThe Well-Tempered Clavier is a composition written for the harpsichord by what composer?(Johann Sebastian) BachKing Henry VIII of England had six wives. Which number was Anne of Cleves?FourthOn computer bulletin boards and chat rooms, what does the acronym IIRC mean?If I Remember CorrectlyFive of the six categories of the annual Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden. Which of the six is awarded in Oslo, Norway, instead?Peace (Prize)What U.S. President's wife was nicknamed "Lemonade Lucy' because she refused to serve alcohol at White House functions?(Rutherford B.) HayesThe last NFL team to go through an entire season undefeated, both in the regular season and the playoffs, did so in 1972. What team was it?Miami Dolphins (may accept either city or nickname)According to the title of the TV show, how much money did it take to "rebuild" Steve Austin?Six million dollarsAyn Rand, author of the novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, was born in what country in 1905?RussiaWhat is the traditional gift to give to a couple celebrating their first wedding anniversary?PaperWhat American cartoonist created both the Republican elephant and the Democratic donkey?(Thomas) NastWhich day of the week was named for the Norse god Odin?WednesdayIn bowling, a turkey refers to how many strikes in a row?ThreeWhen Dwight Eisenhower stepped down as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army in 1948, what general was appointed to the position?(Omar) BradleyIn what country is the Negev Desert located?IsraelThe American Civil War began in April 1861 when what Confederate general opened fire on Fort Sumter, South Carolina?(P.G.) BeauregardThe Crimean peninsula is located in which of the former Soviet republics?UkraineUnder current NHL rules, during overtime how many total players are on the ice?Ten (four on four, plus two goalies)The presidential retreat called Camp David is located in what state?MarylandWords that are pronounced the same way, but have different meanings, origins, and sometimes spellings, are called what?HomophonesGive the correct spellings and meanings of both of the pair of homophones in which one word means "unchanging" and the other means "writing materials."STATIONARY - unchanging, STATIONERY - writing materialsThe flavoring and coloring additive called saffron provides what color to items it is added to?YellowIn Greek mythology, what was the collective name for the fifty sea nymphs who were the attendants of Poseidon?Nereid(s)In what state is Truman State University located?MissouriWhat word can appear before each of the following words: mover., rate, rib, time, minister, meridian, and number?PrimeIf you order pickerel at a restaurant, what general kind of food item will you be eating?FishIn what state is Old Dominion University located?VirginiaWhat poet succeeded William Wordsworth as poet laureate of England in 1850?(Alfred, Lord) TennysonBy what name is sports legend Cassius Clay much better known?(Muhammad) AliWhat term is given to a wisdom tooth that has become wedged between the jawbone and another tooth?ImpactedWhat French phrase is used in art to describe a type of painting that creates an optical illusion or visual deception and literally means "trick of the eye"?Trompe l'oeilWho said, "I refuse to believe that God plays dice with the universe"?(Albert) EinsteinWhat day of the week is named after a god best known for wielding an object named Mjollnir mee-YOL-ner)?ThorBlog is a new term entering the language from the Internet. Blog is word coined from the shortening of what phrase?Web logIdentify both the US state and the chemical element that use the two-letter abbreviation MO.Missouri and molybdenumWhat was the occupation of the mythological character after whom the only moon of the planet Pluto is named?Ferryman or boatmanWhat was the collective name given to the group of American writers that included Lawrence Ferlinghetti, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac?The Beat Generation or the BeatniksWhat is the term for the central part of an airplane, to which the wings and tail are attached and in which the passengers are seated?FuselageOf biology, astronomy, history, chemistry, or mythology, which field of study would require the study of taxonomy?BiologyThe Royal Dutch Petroleum Company is the second largest oil company in the world, and sells gasoline in the United States under what brand name?ShellWhat term, containing a number, refers to the small amount of facial hair that becomes visible on a man's face several hours after he has shaved?Five o'clock shadowAn object such as an automobile that is unsatisfactory or defective, especially when purchased new, is referred to as what kind of fruit?LemonWhat common phobia is essentially the opposite of agoraphobia?ClaustrophobiaWhich of the following would be most likely to be stored in a cistern: weaponry, grain, clothing, rainwater, or books?RainwaterAround, of, by, for, out, under, in, from, up, and to are all words that are what part of speech?PrepositionsWhat section of New York City was named by Dutch settlers after a city just west of Amsterdam near the North Sea?HarlemLyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as President of the United States while in what kind of transportation vehicle?Airplane (it was Air Force One)What is the sum of the number of universities in the Big 12 Conference and the Big Ten Conference?Twenty-threePeople who are slangily referred to as "backbenchers" are members of what well known European group?The British House of Commons (if "Parliament is given, ask to be more specific)What term, starting with "C," is applied to words in different languages that have the same derivation or origin, mean the same thing, and are spelled nearly the same way?Cognate(s)In business and law, what is the five-letter terin for someone who has been given the legal authority or power to act for another person?ProxyIf the area of a rhombus is forty, and the length of one diagonal is eight, what is the length of the other diagonal?TenWhat English historian and scholar is best known as the author of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire?(Edward) GibbonWhat was the maiden name of Rose Kennedy, the mother of American statesman Robert F. Kennedy, President John F. Kennedy, and Senator Ted Kennedy?FitzgeraldBy what name do English-speaking people know the city that Italians call Firenze?FlorenceWhat is the name of the O'Hara plantation in the novel Gone With the Wind?TaraChester A. Arthur became the 21st President of the United States upon the death of what other President?(James) GarfieldWho led the overthrow of the government of Fulgencio Batista in 1959?(Fidel) CastroWhat is the name of the character that gets walled up in an underground vault in Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Cask of Amontillado"?FortunatoIn what U.S. state did the Sacco-Vanzetti trial take place in the 1920s?MassachusettsWhat is the name of the alphabet used by the Russian language?CyrillicA feud between the Grangerfords and the Shepherdsons takes place in what classic American novel?(The) Adventures of Huckleberry FinnWhat U.S. state is nicknamed "The Land of Enchantment'?New MexicoWhat ordinal number describes the position of the month of the year whose name comes from the Latin word for eight?Tenth (October is the tenth month)In most word processing programs, the 'cut' command removes highlighted text from a document. What name is given to the opposite command, which inserts a block of text into a document?PasteAt the start of the Civil War, what was the largest port city in the Confederacy, in terms of population?New OrleansSince 1915, what branch of the U.S. military has operated a training base off the coast of South Carolina on Parris Island?MarinesIn what Himalayan mountain kingdom does the James Hilton novel Lost Horizon take place?Shangri-LaIn Germany, "Rauchen verboten." In Spanish, "No fumar." In French, "Defense de fumar." What is it in English?No smokingName any two of the three bones that comprise the pelvic bone.Ilium, ischium, pubisName the range located in Minnesota where rich sources of iron ore were found in the late 1800s.MesabiThe Americas are named after what Italian explorer and navigator?(Amerigo) VespucciLogo, Modula-2, Ada, Algol, LISP, Pascal, Fortran, COBOL, BASIC, and "C-plus plus" are all types of what?Computer languagesWho are the two sons of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's play, Death of a Salesman?Biff and HappyIn the Boy Scouts, what rank comes just before Eagle Scout?LifeIn what country was explorer Ferdinand Magellan killed in 1521?PhilippinesThe highest recorded temperature in US history was 134 degrees Fahrenheit, measured in 1913 at what California location?Death ValleyMembers of the religious group formally known as the Society of Friends are more commonly known by what name?QuakersOn what island is Mount Suribachi located?Iwo JimaWhat month of the year is named after the Roman god of doors and gateways?JanuaryWhat term is given to the industrial process of adding sulfur to natural rubber and subjecting it to heat in order to increase its strength?VulcanizationBoth an amulet and a talisman are objects that supposedly protect their owners from evil. What is the primary difference between the two terms?An amulet must be worn to be effective; (a talisman need not be accept equivalent answers)Medieval physicians believed that the body had four essential fluids, or "humors." Name any two of those four bodily humors.Blood, phlegm, yellow bile, black bileThe 1984 Winter Olympic Games were held in Sarajevo, a city that is today located in what country?Bosnia (-Herzegovina)What deity of Greek myth was born when she leapt fully grown and armored from the forehead of her father, Zeus?AthenaWhat 100-mile-long canal, which opened in 1869, is named for the isthmus it crosses and, when spelled backwards gives the name of the chief god of Greek mythology?Suez (canal)The date "1788" and the phrase "Gateway to Freedom" appear on the commemorative quarter of what state?New YorkWhat legendary creature sprang from the blood of Medusa after she was slain by Perseus?PegasusWhat was Civil War General Stonewall Jackson's real first name?ThomasWhich of the following verbs is a synonym of 'matriculate"; to chew, to graduate, to educate, to enroll, or to give birth?To enrollPhileas Fogg is the main character in what Jules Verne novel?Around the World in Eighty DaysThe Ross and Weddell Seas are located just off the coast of what continent?AntarcticaBy what pen name is the French writer and philosopher Francois Marie Arouet better known?VoltaireIn what French city was Joan of Arc burned at the stake in 1431?RouenFrom the Italian for "small city," what word refers to a stronghold or fortress in a commanding position near or within a city?CitadelWhat two-word metallic term is used in a popular saying to refer to the basics, or the essentials of a situation, as in "let's get down to the <blank> <blank."?Brass tacksLorraine Newman, Garrett Morris, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, and Dan Aykroyd were the seven original cast members of what television program that premiered in 1975 and is still running today?Saturday Night LiveThe day known as the ides in the Roman calendar fell on the fifteenth day of the month only four times a year: March, May, July, and October. In all other months it fell on what other day?ThirteenthWhat number appears as the ones digit in the value of six raised to the 181st power?SixThe legendary geyser known by the name Old Faithful is located in what national park?YellowstoneThe 1946 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to a German writer of works such as The Glass Bead Game, Siddhartha, and Steppenwolf. Who is he?(Hermann) HesseWhat is the fifth largest planet in the solar system?EarthWho said the following in 1877: "From where the the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever."Chief JosephWhat is the title of the 1908 novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery in which an independent, spirited orphan wins the acceptance of the elderly brother and sister who adopt her?Anne of Green GablesIn 1861, Confederate forces raised and repaired an abandoned Union ship named the Merrimack and gave it what new name?VirginiaHistorically, actors have considered it bad luck to utter the name of this Shakespearean play, so they refer to it only as "the Scottish play." To what play are they referring?MacbethSilver is used for a 25th anniversary, and gold for a 50th. What is used for the 60th?DiamondThe Tale of Tom Kitten and The Tale of Peter Rabbit are some of the better-known works written by what late-19th and early 20th century English author?(Beatrix) PotterBy what pen name is the French dramatist Jean Baptiste Poquelin better knownMoliéreWho was the sister of King Arthur and the mother of Gawain and Mordred?Morgan le FayWhat name is given to the lowest interest charged by commercial banks to their best and most creditworthy customers?Prime rateWhat term is given to either the diameter of a piece of ammunition, or the diameter of the inside of the cylinder of the firearm that fires said ammunition?CaliberWhat eight-letter adjective starting with "S," means "cheerful, confident, and optimistic," and comes from the Latin word for "blood"?SanguineWhat is the term for a legislative act that declares a person guilty of a crime without a trial? This kind of act is prohibited by the U.S. Constitution.Bill of attainderIn 1813, he was killed while leading an assault that led to a British-surrender-in-the area of present-day Toronto. In 1806, while exploring the Louisiana Territory, he discovered a 14,000-foot tall mountain that is one of Colorado's most well known peaks. Name him.(Zebulon) PikeIn ancient Greek mythological art, the sea god Poseidon was usually depicted holding a trident and often accompanied by what animals?Dolphin(s)Rounded to the nearest twenty-five million, what is the current population of the United States?Three hundred millionWhen you make a food item out of raw ingredients, instead of using items that have already been prepared in some way, it is said that you have made it from what?ScratchWhat Norse explorer was the father of Leif Ericson?Eric the Red"The Impossible Dream" is a song featured in what long-running Broadway musical?Man of La ManchaWhich of the Seven Wonders the Ancient World was located at Ephesus?The Temple of ArtemisMount Marcy is the highest peak in what eastern U.S. state?New YorkThe eggs of a large fish, such as sturgeon or salmon, salted and made into a relish and then eaten as a delicacy, is known as what?Caviar (accept roe)What hyphenated term, meaning completely developed or having attained an official status, originated in reference to birds that have matured and grown their full plumage?Full-fledgedRip, band, circular, hand, hack, chain, and jig are several different types of what objects?SawsA jigsaw is a type of saw that is designed specifically to make it easy for its user to do what?Cut (sharp) curvesWhat U.S. ship and 83-man crew was seized in the Sea of Japan in January, 1968?(U.S.S.) PuebloIf you traveled directly north from the Great Salt Lake, what would be the first state you enter as you leave Utah?IdahoWhat British naval captain survived a 3,600 mile trip in an open boat after being set adrift by mutineers aboard the H.M.S. Bounty?(William) BlighTriscuits, Nilla Wafers, Ritz crackers, Fig Newtonand Oreos are some of the well known brand-name products of what large manufacturer of baked goods, founded in 1898 as the National Biscuit Company?NabiscoIn what city was William McKinley assassinated?Buffalo, (New York)What European capital city was called Lutetia by the Romans and took its present name around 300 A.D.?ParisCaptains Courageous and The Light That Failed are works by what British author?(Rudyard) KiplingThe Dalmatian coast borders what part of the Mediterranean Sea?Adriatic (Sea)"You can have any color you want, as long as it's black," Of what product was this said?Model T (Ford)What author of the 2004 book God Has a Dream served as the first black Anglican bishop in Johannesburg, South Africa?(Desmond) TutuThe recent book The Know-It All was written to tell what its author learned from reading all 32 volumes of--what famed reference work?Encyclopedia BritannicaIn 2005, doctors learned that a dual-chamber version of it works better than the traditional model. Name this electronic device implanted into a heart to keep it beating regularly.pacemakerWhat metric unit is equal to 0.455 pounds?one kilogramA man on the ground who shined a laser into the eyes of an aircraft pilot in 2005 was arrested and charged under--what federal law, passed after September 11th to make it easier to fight terrorism?Patriot ActOne example is if someone sings "Row, Row, Row Your Boat", and while he's singing "Gently down the stream", someone else begins, "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." Name this type of song created by having people begin and end singing the same song at different times.(a) roundDuring 2005, Amazon.com began selling a toy called the Flybar 1200, which allows you to jump as much as 5 feet off the ground while still keeping your feet on--what classic one-person toy?(a) pogo stickIn what Shakespeare play would you hear the chant, "By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes." ?MacbethIn 2004, H&R Block offered him free tax preparation for life, something he could dearly use now that he has two and a half million dollars in his bank account. Name this 74-game winner on "Jeopardy!"(Ken) JenningsPrivate Henry Fleming is the main character in—what classic Civil War story by Stephen Crane?(The) Red Badge of CourageWhat mountain range was formed by the Indian land plate converging with the Eurasian land plate?HimalayasGive the most common oxidation number of magnesium.+2Give the 2-word term for the large increase in America's birth rate between 1946 and 1964.Baby BoomThe town of Oyster Bay is located on Long Island Sound in what Eastern state?New YorkWhat comedian died in 2004 after a long career of getting "no respect, no respect at all"?(Rodney) DangerfieldThe new book Faithful, co-written by famed author Stephen King, is basically a diary of the 2004 baseball season as seen by two long-suffering fans of what team?Boston or Red SoxIt is said that composer Johannes Brahms drank a toast to Chief Sitting Bull after Sitting Bull's victory over George Custer at what 1876 battle?Battle of Little Big HornWhen Interstate Bakeries filed for Chapter 11 in 2004, it put the future in doubt for what brand name that appears on its boxes of Twinkies?HostessGive the first name of the woman that guided Dante through the Paradise.BeatriceThe Clifford Odets play The Flowering Peach concerns Shem, Ham, and their father, who is what Biblical character?NoahWhat author announced in 2004 that she will donate to charity all the proceeds she receives from her 8th novel about Harry Potter?(J.K.) RowlingIf you sing a song "a cappella", you are singing it without what?(without) accompaniment (accept equivalents)Name the Frenchman that wrote a series of novels he called the Human Comedy.(Honore de) BalzacLake Charles, Bogalusa, Thibodaux [TIB-a-doe] and Baton Rouge are all cities in what state?LouisianaIn November 2004, he got himself suspended for the rest of the current NBA season for going into the stands after fans following a game-ending brawl in Detroit. Name this Indiana Pacers player.(Ron) ArtestThe Thirty Years War of the 17th century was partly caused by the defenestration of what European city?PragueDrumthwacket, meaning "wooded hills" in Gaelic, is a mansion located near Princeton University that serves as the official home of the Governor of-what Eastern state?New JerseyThe Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva are the four of what earliest sacred books of Hinduism?VedasWhat is the value of 7 factorial, divided by 5 factorial?42It is a group of electrical cells, connected in series, that provides an energy source for a circuit. Name this object, sold commercially in 9-volt, D, C, double-A and triple-A sizes.batteryRobbers there stole more than $40 million of its currency in 2004 and then discovered that most of the money is basically worthless outside of their home country. Name this nation whose capital is Belfast.Northern Ireland (both words needed; do not accept Ireland)In German, how many possible genders are there for nouns?three (der, die, das)Compound, electron, scanning electron and transmission electron are all types of what scientific instrument used to look at slides in biology class?microscopeWhat eccentric billionaire was the real-life subject of the 2004 movie The Aviator?(Howard) HughesA dead person's heart continues to be heard beating in--what author's short story The Tell-Tale Heart?(Edgar Allan) PoeIt can happen either when a jury is hung, or when a mistake is made that jeopardizes a party's right to a fair trial. Give this term for a trial that ends prematurely and without a judgment.mistrialThe Metropolitan Museum of Art gave a 2004 lecture on his collection of drawings entitled Studies for the Libyan Sibyl. Name this artist who used those drawings to help design the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.MichelangeloThe Soviet Union's Venera probes sent photos of its surface, while America's Magellan probe got some global views of it. Name this object that is the closest planet to Earth.VenusWhat biome that stretches across northern Eurasia has a name that comes from the Russian word for the pine forests you find there?taigaShoppers might call it that because so many people are in the stores at the same time, while retailers call it that because it marks the day when their annual accounting ledger begins showing a profit. Give this two-word term for the day after Thanksgiving.Black FridayWhat artist's painting The Military Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq (COAK] is better known as The Night Watch ?Rembrandt (van Rijn)Give the term for the organic material broken down by bacteria under controlled conditions to make a nutrient-rich fertilizer.compostSchleswig-Holstein [SHLASE-vick HOLE-shtine) is an area near Germany's northern border with-- what country?DenmarkWhat religious sect is based on the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard?(Church of) ScientologyThe suicide of her son Nick caused her to set up a foundation to benefit abused children. Name this best-selling author whose novels include more than 20 that have been made into movies, including Kaleidoscope, Once in a Lifetime, Family Album, Message from Nam, and Secrets.(Danielle) SteelDuring 2004, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning broke the NFL record for touchdown passes in a season, formerly held by what Miami Dolphins quarterback?(Dan) MarinoWhat ancient-world leader was briefly removed from his Egyptian tomb in 2005 so scientists could use a CT scan to determine his cause of death?King Tutankhamun (accept King Tut)Name the man who served as John Adams' Secretary of State before spending the last 34 years of his life as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.(John) MarshallWhat Karl Marx term describes people who sell their labor to the bourgeoisie?proletariatAmong other things, it contains a computer's CPU, ROM, ports, USB slots, and device controllers. Name this important part of the computer that keeps everything working together--unless it gets "fried."motherboardIn 2004, Australian scientists discovered a skeleton of so-called "Flores man" that people have said is only about as tall as what character created by J.R.R. Tolkien?a hobbitThe Asian countries of Indonesia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka were among those worst-hit by what December 2004 disaster that resulted from a 9.0 earthquake under the Indian Ocean?a tsunami (accept tidal wave, though they're technically a bit different)He announced a hiatus from his weekly column in 2005, saying he didn't want people to start thinking that he used to be funnier. Name this syndicated humor columnist for the Miami Herald.(Dave) BarryWhat 18th-century composer of more than 400 concerti is most famous now for his set called The Four Seasons?(Antonio) VivaldiInterstate 495 around Washington D.C. is called the "Capital Beltway" and goes through what two neighboring states?Maryland and VirginiaThe mineral called "malachite" [MAL-a-kite] is green because it contains what metallic element?copperName the woman who died in 2004 at age 91 after a long career that included writing the popular book Mastering the Art of French Cooking.(Julia) ChildHow many meters are in 11 kilometers?11,000Though Arthur Miller's play The Crucible discussed the Salem witch-hunts, the play was really about the 1950's Communist "witch hunts", led by--what Wisconsin legislator?Joseph McCarthyWhat country was the birthplace of the deceased Nobel-winning poet Czeslaw Milosz [CHESS-lov MEE-loash]?PolandAstrid Lindgren was the creator of what red-headed orphan girl?Pippi LongstockingIt is clear below a pH of 8 and red above a pH of 9.6. Identify this chemical indicator used in titrating weak acids against strong bases.phenolphthalein [fee-null-THAY-leen]What famed landmark is between the towns of Custer and Rapid City in western South Dakota?Mount RushmoreWhat rapper earned a Grammy nomination in 2004 for his work "The College Dropout"?Kanye WestRodrigo, Cesare (chay-zah-ray), and Lucrezia (loo-cray-tsee-uh) are the best-known members of what Italian family that provided the model for Machiavelli's The Prince?BorgiaMillions of Irishmen came to the United States in the 1840's so they could eat after what crop failed to grow in Ireland?potatoesWhat literary term is given to plays where the main character's life ends up a complete disaster, such as King Lear or Oedipus Rex?tragedyThe majority of students at Virginia's Patrick Henry College share what unusual educational background?(they were) home-schooled (as children)If the bottom left corner of a square is the point (5,3) and the top right corner is (11,7), what point is at the lower right corner?(11,3)19th-century musicologist Ludwig von Koechel (KERSH-ul) is most famous today for chronologically numbering the works of --what legendary composer?(W. A.) MozartIn 2005, former members of its board of directors agreed to pay millions of dollars to settle lawsuits from its demise. Name this communications company formerly run by Bernie Ebbers.WorldComAntipholus (an-TIFF-a-luss) and Dromio [DROE-mee-o] are the names of the two pairs of twins in-- what Shakespeare play?(The) Comedy of ErrorsIn October 2004, flooding put its St. Mark's Square under a foot of water. Name this Italian city where lots of other things are under water all the time.Venice"Eat to live, not live to eat" and "Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other" are among the pithy sayings attributed to what 18th-century American statesman?(Benjamin) FranklinWhat former National Security Advisor under Bill Clinton resigned from John Kerry's advisory team in 2004 after admitting that he took classified documents from the National Archives?(Sandy) BergerThey consist of high stretches of land covered by heavy grass. Name this geographic feature that makes up about half of Scotland.moorsWhat "colorful" standard for wireless networking was developed in Sweden in the late 1990's as a radio interface to connect cell phones and their accessories?BluetoothVan Gogh Painting Sunflowers and Tahitian Women were among the best-known paintings of what French artist?(Paul) Gauguin [go-GANN]Name the golfer who finally won his first major tournament in 2004 with a victory at the Masters.(Phil) MickelsonIn the 17th century, its black and orange plumage was thought to look similar to the Calvert family shield. Identify this state bird of Maryland whose name is now used for a sports franchise there.Baltimore oriole (both words needed)El Salvador is the only Central American country that does not border the Caribbean Sea, meaning that its only access to water is what ocean?Pacific Ocean19th -century American writers Margaret Fuller, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson were all associated with what philosophical movement that stressed self-reliance?TranscendentalismIf the note A used to tune an orchestra has a frequency of 440 Hertz, give the frequency of the A exactly two octaves lower.110 HzPatriot Reign was a 2004 book about the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and what coach of the team?(Bill) BelichickIt was stolen from a Norwegian museum on the opening day of the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Identify this scary best-known painting of Edvard Munch.(The) ScreamHe was pardoned while standing before a firing squad and sent to Siberia for 4 years. Name this Russian author who, after his time in Siberia, wrote Notes From the Underground.(Fyodor) DostovevskyIn the 1970 best-selling book by Richard Bach, what kind of bird was Jonathan Livingston?seagullA white oak takes about 20 years to begin producing what fruit, commonly produced by oaks?acorn(s)The novels Frankenstein and Jane Eyre are examples of what literary style that emphasizes dank, dark locations and secret or supernatural happenings?Gothic (style)What Shakespeare character said, "Lord! what fools these mortals bel" ?Puck (in A Midsummer Night's Dream)Venezuela, Iraq, Libya, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kuwait, Iran, Algeria, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia are the current members of--what international oil organization?OPEC or (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries)Eddie Lampert burnished his image as a takeover guru in 2004 when he succeeded in getting K-Mart to merge with-- what major retailer?Sears (Roebuck)Before the 2000 election between Bush and Gore, the last really controversial Presidential election was in 1876, when Samuel Tilden lost the Presidency to who?(Rutherford B.) HayesAs of 2004, what county with the largest population in Wisconsin shares its name with the largest city in that county?MilwaukeeIn a high-school cross-country race where each team has 5 members, what is the best possible score a winning team can receive?15 pointsThe ratio of the velocity of a receding galaxy to the galaxy's distance from earth in megaparsecs is equal to--what constant, represented by the value H sub-zero?Hubble constantIn 2005, her appeal for a new trial was granted, based on a psychiatrist for the prosecution giving false testimony. Name this Houston woman convicted of drowning her 5 children in a bathtub.(Andrea) YatesWhat unconstitutional practice is defined as "being tried twice for the same crime"?double jeopardyWhen British authorities shut down a manufacturer named Chiron in 2004, it sent shock waves through the U.S. because Chiron was one of the world's main suppliers of vaccine for what disease?influenzaWhat 19th-century composer is famous for his "Trout" Quintet and "Unfinished" Symphony?(Franz) Schubert