1. In what year did the United States drop two atomic bombs on Japan?
2. What is the name of the large white obelisk near the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., which is a memorial to a U.S. president and which was opened to the public in 1888?
3. In Shakespeare's play Hamlet, what is the name of the young girl who loves Hamlet and who ends up drowning in a stream?
4. What is the name of the oldest university in the United States?
5. What is the common name of the human bone officially known as the clavicle?
6. Name the famous Spanish author who wrote Don Quixote.
7. What unit of measure in the metric system is roughly equal to 39.37 inches?
8. Chapters 6 through 8 of Genesis mention a famous mountain where Noah's Ark came to rest after the Great Flood. Name that mountain.
9. According to astronomers, the Perseid Shower is composed of which of the following? comets; meteors; asteroids; or bits and pieces of man-made space junk falling out of orbit.
10. Which of the following is the best measurement for the area of a circle whose radius is 3.14 inches? 309 square inches; 100 square inches; 31 square inches; or 3 square inches.
11. What famous novel by Mark Twain includes two con-men known as the Duke and the Dauphin as well as a drunken and illiterate lout named Pap?
12. Chesterfields, Pall Malls, and Lucky Strikes were successful product brand names in the 20th Century, but these brands are no longer around today. What kind of products were they?
13. The shortest verse in Bible is John 11:35, which simply says: "Jesus wept." Where was Jesus weeping in that verse?
14. What is the standard number of movements in such symphonies as those composed by Beethoven?
15. Diabetes is usually caused by a malfunction in which of the following parts of the human body? the thymus; the pancreas; the cerebellum; or the liver.
16. During the presidency of the second George Bush, this African-American woman from Birmingham, Alabama, became President Bush's National Security Advisor. Name her.
17. In the famous baseball poem "Casey at the Bat," Mighty Casey strikes out. What was the name of the town where Casey's team played its home games?
18. In 1898 Pierre and Marie Curie added a new element to the periodic table. What is the name of that element which Marie named after the country of her birth?
19. To what member of a basic family unit does the French word frere refer?
20. In Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," which of the following weapons did the mariner use to kill the albatross? a shepherd's sling; a long bow; a crossbow; or a single-shot rifle.
21. In Spanish one sometimes sees the letter c printed with a small "tail" attached to the bottom of the letter. What is the proper name for that little "tail"?
22. Which of the following is the best definition of the word catamaran? a mountain lion; the support on which a coffin rests at a funeral; an influenza-like illness; or a double-hulled canoe such as those used in Tahiti and Hawaii.
23. Both cats and dogs have caudal appendages. What is the common name for a caudal appendage?
24. Which of the following terms means "an immature or inexperienced person"? greenback; greenhorn; greensward; or greengage.
25. According to classical mythology, who, where, or what is nectar?
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