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The Earth is approximately how many miles away from the Sun? a) 9.3 million b) 93 million c) 39 million d) 139 million?
Which of these US presidents appeared on the television series Laugh-In? a) LBJ b) Nixon c) Carter d) Ford?
Which insect shorted out an early supercomputer and inspired the term 'computer bug'? a) moth b) roach c) fly d) Japanese Beetle?
Which of the following men does not have an element named after him: a) Isaac Newtown b) Neils Bohr c) Enrico Fermi d) Albert Einstein?
Which of the following countries is landlocked entirely within another country: a) Luxembourg b) Burkina Faso c) Tonga d) Lethoso?
In the childern's book series, where is Paddington Bear originally from? a) Canada b) Iceland c) Peru d) Sweden?
Who is credited with inventing the first mass-produced helicopter? a) Igor Sikorsky b) Lugwig von Zeppelin c) Elmer Sperry d) Gottileb Daimler?
What letter must appear at the beginning of every non-military registration number in the US? a) H b) A c) N d) U?
During World War II, soldiers used the first commercial aresol cansto hold what? a) Cleaning fluid b) Insecticide c) Shaving cream d) Anitseptic?
The U.S. icon Uncle Sam was based on Samuel Wilson, who worked during the War of 1812 as what? a) Historian b) Meat packer c) Mailman d) Weapons mechanic?
Who did Grant Wood use as the model for the farmer in his painting 'American Gothic'? a) His barber b) His butcher c) Traveling salesman d) His dentist?
What delegation of what country inspired Nikita Khrushchev to bang his shoe during a 1960 meeting of the UN General Assembly? a) Cuba b) New Zealand c) Philippines d) Poland?
For ordering his favorite beverages on demand, LBJ had four buttons installed in the Oval Office labeled 'Coke', 'Coffee', 'Tea' and what? a)Fresca b) V8 c) A&W Root Beer d) Yoo-Ho
Which first lady was a ninth generation descendant of Pocahontas? a) Helen Taft b) Edith Wilson c) Bess Truman d) Mamie Eisenhower?
Whose death is attributed to a chill he caught while stuffing a chicken with snow in an experiement about refrigeration? a) Isaac Newton b)Archimedes c) Pythagoras d) Francis Bacon
According to the Population Reference Buerau, what is the approximate number of people who have ever lived on Earth? a) 50 billion b) 100 billion c) 500 billion d) 1 trillion?
Who delivered a less famous two hour speech that preceeded Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address? a) Adam Everett b) Daniel Webster c) Robert G Ingersoll d) Wendell Phillips?
What famous painting was once cut to fit into a doorway? a) Detroit Industry b) The Last Supper c) Guernica d) Birth of Venus?
Who once wrote, ''Barlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work,' a quotation now found in said work? a) Truman Capote b) Cher c) Winston Churchill d) John Lennon?
The most watched TV show of all time, the final episode of M*A*S*H aired at 8:30 PM following what sitcom? a) Square Pegs b) Private Benjamin c) Alice d) Newhart?
'Nephelococcygia' is the practice of doing what? a) Finding shapes within clouds b) Sleeping with your eyes open c) Breaking glass with your voice d) Swimming in freezing water?
Who survived an assassination attempt at point blank range because both guns misfired? a) Martin Van Buren b) Andrew Jackson c) Zachory Taylor d) Ulysses Grant?
A rare example of a word that rhymes with orange, the Blorenge is what? a) River in Ireland b) Forest in Scotland c) Desert in Australia d) Mountain in Wales?
In 1912, former US President Theodore Roosevelt was a candidate for which political party? a) Bull Moose b) Bull Dog c) Bull Elephant b) Bull Frog?
Which of these is not one of the American Triple Crown races? a) Arlington Million b) Kentucky Berby c) Preakness Stakes d) Belmont Stakes?
The number of one followed by 100 zeroes is known by what name? a) Nanomole b) Gigabit c) Googol d) Googolplex?
Which one of these ships were not one of the three taken over by colonists during the Boston Tea Party? a) Beaver b) Eleanor c) Dartmouth d) William?
Which King was married to Eleanor of Aquitaine? a) Henry I b) Henry II c) Henry III d) Henry IV ?
What scientist first determined that human sight results from images projected onto the retina? a) Galileo b) Copernicus c) Kepler d) Newton?
The last known sighting of Jimmy Hoffa was July 30 1975 in the parking lot of what Michigan restaurant? a) Machus Red Fox b) Big Daddy's Parthenon c) Uno's Pizza d) Motor City Deli
Neurologists believe that the brain's medial ventral prefrontal cortex is activated when you... a) Get a joke b) Remember a name c) Listen to music d) Have a panic attack?
Although the Declaration of Independence was fully put into place on July 4, 1776, fifty of the 56 delegates signed it on what day? a) July 2 b) July 23 c) August 2 d) September 25
What world capital has the coldest annual average temperature? a) Oslo b) Ottawa c) Ulaan Bator d) Rejavik?
In Dumas' book, The Three Musketeers, two of the Musketeers are called Athos and Porthos. What was the name of the third Musketeer? a) Richelieu b) Planchet c) Bors d) Aramis?
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