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Sequence of rules and instructions describing how to solve a problem. (Named after mathematician al-Khwarizmi, not Clinton’s Vice President)A
Type of fundamental particle that is not a fermion. A well-known type is named after Peter Higgs.B
Fictitious force that determines the movement of the wind based on Earth's rotation.C
Scientist that studied finches in the Galapagos and theorized natural selection.D
Conic section shape that is commonly called an oval (by those who are uncultured).E
Sequence of numbers named after an Italian guy who counted bunnies. (1, 1, 2, 3...)F
Device that measures radiation.G
Type of suit you might wear when handling corrosive substances.H
An object's resistance to change in velocity, demonstrated by swinging around a bucket of water.I
SI unit of energy.J
Temperature scale that starts at Absolute Zero.K
Type of molecule that includes fats and fatty acids.L
Amount of atoms in a gram of an element. AKA Avogadro's number.M
Cell that sends electrochemical messages in the brain.N
Electrons fill these up as you progress along the periodic table. (s, p, d, and f)O
Excreted chemicals that impact the behavior of members of the same species.P
Celestial object where a black hole emits large amount of energy from a galactic center.Q
Scale that measures earthquake severity.R
Constellation of a warrior centaur.S
In animals, the body part between the neck and abdomen.T
Radioactive element with atomic number 92, used in nuclear weaponry.U
Unit of electrical potential, often used in battery names.V
Scientist that theorized the model of DNA with Francis Crick.W
Wave discovered by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895.X
Microscopic fungus used to make breads and alcohols.Y
Point in the sky directly above an observer.Z
Novel by Leo Tolstoy that states “happy families are all alike.”A
This character is watching you, according to a novel by George Orwell.B
Spanish author who described a man 'tilting at windmills' in Don Quixote.C
Langston Hughes asked 'What happens to a __ deferred?'D
This is the last name of George, author of Middlemarch, and Thomas, poet of The Waste LandE
Novel in which fireman Guy Montag burns books for a living.F
Novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald about the title millionaire’s obsession with Daisy Buchanan.G
Narrator of Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita” who is a pervy professor.H
Herman Melville’s book Moby-Dick begins “Call me __.”I
Upton Sinclair novel about the nasty realities of the meatpacking industry.J
American author of “On the Road,” a leading figure of the Beat Generation.K
Word that begins both a novel about rings and a different novel about flies.L
“That Scottish Play,” three witches, a curse, Shakespeare, need I say more?M
Fictional world created by CS Lewis. Its “Chronicles” start with “The Magician’s Nephew.”N
Main character of “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood.O
“Frankenstein; or, the Modern __” is a gothic horror novel by Mary Shelley.P
Title Hunchback of a Victor Hugo novel in which he falls in love with Esmeralda.Q
This animal names the title character of several books by John Updike, and there are talking ones in the book “Watership Down”R
Gabriel García Márquez’s novel, “One Hundred Years of __.”S
William Blake poem about a certain animal “burning bright” and mentions “fearful symmetry.”T
Harriet Beecher Stowe novel that promoted anti-slavery in America before the Civil War.U
American author who created the character Billy Pilgrim in his book 'Slaughterhouse-Five.'V
British poet of “I wandered lonely as a cloud.”W
'In __ did Kubla Khan...' begins a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.X
Main character of Joseph Heller’s satirical war novel Catch-22.Y
French author of 'Germinal' who famously coined the headline 'J'Accuse!'Z
Body of water that Greenland and many islands of Canada reside in.A
The tallest building in the world currently.B
City in Morocco that names a famous movie with Humphrey Bogart.C
The tallest mountain in the USA. (After name-change)D
Island known for its mysterious giant heads.E
Bay in Nova Scotia where the tidal range is over 40 feet.F
Territory claimed by Palestine that borders Israel and Egypt.G
Along with Mohenjo-Daro, this ancient Indus river valley city was one of the first large cities to exist.H
Term for a narrow strip of land between mainlands. Panama is the best-known example of one.I
Florida city known for its football team, the Jaguars.J
Frequently contested region between India, Pakistan, and China that sounds similar to a type of wool.K
City in the UK that is known for its soccer team as well as being the birthplace of the Beatles.L
Historically important strait between Indonesia and Malaysia.M
African river that is not the Congo, but also has two countries named after it.N
Island on which you would find the city of Honolulu.O
Capital city where Kim Jong-un is the supreme leader.P
Language spoken by the indigenous peoples of the Andes, a remnant of the Incas.Q
Currency of South Africa. (Or the last name of the author of “Atlas Shrugged”)R
Largest City in the western hemisphere.S
Archipelago off the mainland of Argentina and Chile, means “Land of Fire.”T
Mountain range that separates Europe from Asia within the country of Russia.U
Smallest country in the world, run by the Holy See.V
Capital city of New Zealand.W
As the ancient capital of China, this city was called Chang'anX
Language that is not Hebrew, but is historically spoken by Ashkenazi Jews.Y
African Island that partially lends its name to the country of Tanzania.Z
Grant Wood painting of a man and woman on a farm.A
Six Bach compositions written for a German count. They share their name with a gate in Berlin.B
The visual art of writing and signature, often in very fancy cursive.C
Avant-garde art movement expressing nonsense and rejecting capitalism in response to WWI. Marcel Duchamp was a leading figure.D
British composer of the Enigma Variations and “Pomp and Circumstance”E
Early 20th century art movement that emphasized color over realism, Henri Matisse is a painter of this movement.F
Large Picasso painting that depicts the bombing of a Spanish town.G
Japanese woodblock artist of “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa”H
Claude Monet painting that a famous artistic movement is named after.I
Nickname of Mozart’s 41st symphony and a movement of Holst’s “The Planets.”J
Mexican painter famous for her self-portraits (and her unibrow).K
In the Da Vinci Code, Langdon believes that the man to the right of Jesus in this painting is actually a woman.L
Famous Dorothea Lange photograph that perfectly frames life during the Great Depression.M
Rembrandt painting known for its use of light and contrast, depicting a group of militia guards.N
Term referring to a musical composition. An artist’s best work is known as their “Magnum” this term.O
Technique/art movement similar to impressionism using tiny dots to paint.P
An ensemble of five musicians.Q
Renaissance painter of “The School of Athens.” (Think Ninja Turtles!)R
String instruments that are incredibly rare and known as having the most beautiful sound, named after an Italian family.S
Auguste Rodin sculpture of a man in a ponderous position.T
Hawaiian instrument similar to a banjo or guitar.U
Italian composer of the Four Seasons, known as the “Red Prince.”V
Architect of the Guggenheim museum and Fallingwater.W
Instrument that symbolizes bones in “Dans Macabre.”X
Famous Asian-American cellist who has won several prizes for his music.Y
Genre of music popular in Louisiana, often paired with Cajun music.Z
Francis Ford Coppola war movie that should’ve won Best Picture in 1980.A
This “Child” is the best thing to come out of Star Wars in 2019B
Ridiculous-looking Tesla vehicle that was mocked by the internet upon its release.C
House elf that is freed by Harry Potter with a sock.D
Rapper whose name sounds like a brand of candy, also known as “Slim Shady.”E
SNL Actress who played Liz Lemon in 30 Rock and wrote the movie Mean Girls.F
Character that comes in gray and white varieties, and shouts “You shall not pass!”G
Either a song by Beyoncé or a popular FPS video game.H
Nickelodeon teen sitcom that starred the often memed character Gibby. Ran from 2007 to 2012.I
Freaky fast sandwich chain.J
Famous family that includes Kanye’s wife and OJ Simpson’s attorney.K
Disease that tragically killed famous Fortnite player Ninja.L
YouTuber known for his gaming videos and play-throughs.M
What you might say in response to “Omae wa mou Shindeiru.”N
Company that released the Rift, a virtual reality headset, in 2016.O
2020 Best Picture winner, a South Korean movie about a lower-class family that tricks an upper-class family.P
Band led by Freddie Mercury known for many songs, such as their hit “Bohemian Rhapsody.”Q
Animated sitcom about a mad scientist and his grandson. (This show is only for smart people)R
Director of the Indiana Jones movies, “Jaws,” and “Jurassic Park.”S
Chinese video-sharing application, or a song by Kesha.T
Villain of the movie The Little Mermaid, or Phoebe’s twin sister on Friends.U
NFL team from Minnesota, mentioned in Lizzo’s song Truth Hurts.V
Graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons about the title group of heroes, made into a TV series recently.W
TV show about Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, paranormal investigators.X
If you didn’t hear the word “Laurel,” you probably heard this made-up word.Y
This man is most likely a robot or a lizard king, but most people know him as the founder of Facebook.Z
South African system of racial segregation, ended by FW de Klerk.A
Highest level of India’s caste system, exemplified by priests and religious figures.B
Brothers that each led Cuba under their communist regimes.C
Proclamation sent by the Second Continental Congress to England on July 4th, 1776.D
First woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, disappeared mysteriously in the Bermuda Triangle.E
Social system of medieval Europe which consisted of lords, vassals, and fiefs.F
Italian general who started the Redshirt movement which led to Italy's unification.G
Nomadic people of the 5th century, famously led by Attila.H
Metaphor used by Winston Churchill for the boundary between Soviet and non-Soviet states in Europe after WWII.I
Saint who fought in the Hundred Years War dressed as a man and was later burned at the stake.J
Family that was prominent in American politics in the 20th century, members include John, Robert, and Ted.K
Nazi air division that perpetrated the Blitzkrieg during World War II.L
King of Mali famous for his pilgrimage to Mecca on which he distributed heaps of gold.M
Canadian-American teacher who invented the sport of Basketball in 1891.N
1917 Russian revolution led by Vladimir Lenin and his Bolsheviks.O
Cambodian dictator and leader of the Khmer Rouge.P
Religious text from the 7th century, based on revelations received by Muhammad.Q
French statesman who became an influential leader during the Reign of Terror.R
Egyptian canal nationalized in 1956 by Gamal Nasser, starting its namesake crisis.S
1989 protest in Beijing, China, that ended in the deaths of hundreds of protesters. Tank Man became a symbol in this event.T
Pope that ordered the First Crusade in 1095.U
Phrase attributed to Julius Caesar that translates as 'I came, I saw, I conquered.'V
Battle where Napoleon was finally defeated at the hands of the Duke of Wellington in Belgium.W
King of Persia during the Achaemenid dynasty who was also the Pharaoh of Egypt for 20 years.X
World War II meeting between FDR, Churchill, and Stalin in a namesake Ukrainian city.Y
Mexican revolutionary whose peasant movement ousted Porfirio Díaz in 1911.Z

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