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Who was the only Monty Python member born in the USA?
Which scientist won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1954, and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962?
For almost 50 years, Norman Rockwell provided the cover illustrations of what magazine?
Which war movie was based on Gustav Hasford’s novel “The Short Timers”?
The twelve tribes of Israel were named after the sons and grandsons of which Biblical figure?
What piece of classical music is considered the “anthem of Europe”?
What is the term for a solid becoming a gas without first changing into a liquid?
According to the 2010 census, what is the most populous of the eight Hawaiian islands?
Which musician was inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame on his own in 1995, and again in 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield?
What is the highest peak in the Alps?
The Order of the Illuminati was founded in 1776 in what German state?
Serving for 17 years, Sam Rayburn held which position in the US government for longer than anybody else?
What is the name for the adjustable part of a drill that holds the bit in place?
Which Roman famously said, “Let them hate, as long as they fear”?
Which poet is considered the father of the Italian language?
What is the name of the probe NASA launched in 1977, and is now at the edge of the Solar System?
The economies of Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea are known as the Four Asian what?
King Olav V of Norway and King Constantine of Greece won gold at the 1928 Amsterdam and 1960 Rome Olympics, respectively, for what sport?
Essential for growth and reproduction, what is vitamin B9 known as?
Scheduled to open in December 2018, the new “Crossrail” line on the London Underground will be named what?
Who was given an Honorary Academy Award in 1972 and received a 12-minute standing ovation?
Ada Lovelace, considered the world’s first computer programmer, was the daughter of which famous poet?
Representing Montana and elected in 1916, who was the first woman to serve in the US Congress?
Mercury and which other element are liquids at room temperature?
UK Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith is the great-grandfather of which actress?
What was the Russian submarine that sank in 2000?
Between 1946 and 1951, Enid Blyton wrote six novels called what “…Towers?”
What city was known as Leningrad between 1924 and 1991?
If someone is a “gentleman’s gentleman,” what is their occupation?
The Mighty Handful was a prominent group of Russian what?
What’s the name of the American wizarding school in the world of Harry Potter?
What was signed on June 28, 1919?
Which still-running Russian ballet company was founded the same year the American Declaration of Independence was signed?
What religious text does the Decalogue refer to?
What Central American country has been without an army since 1948?
Pu Yi, the final emperor of China, adopted what English name?
What was the collective name for the first group of American astronauts in 1958, among whom were John Glen and Alan Shepard?
What font type is used to resemble that of an old-fashioned typewriter?
Which former Deputy Director of the FBI was revealed in 2005 as the Watergate whistleblower “Deep Throat”?
Michael Jackson’s famous ranch, Neverland, is based in what US state?
What device takes its name from the 1911 book “Tom Swift and his Electric Rifle”?
Who was the Louisville Lip?
What disease is an inflammation of the liver?
Who wrote the famous operas “La Boheme,” “Tosca” and “Madame Butterfly?”
In what year did The Beatles perform their final concert as a group at Candlestick Park in San Francisco?
What nickname did aviator Douglas Corrigan earn after flying from New York to Ireland, when his intended destination was allegedly California?
Geronimo was a prominent figure in what Native American tribe?
Who led the famous mutiny on the HMS Bounty?
What battle is commonly referred to as Custer’s Last Stand?
In golf, what area of the course is known as the “dance floor”?

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