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The Eredivisie, whose notable teams include AFC Ajax and PSV Eindhoven, is the top football league in what country?Sports + Geography
John Fogerty expressed his eagerness to play what baseball position in a 1985 hit?Sports +
Music
What winner of the 1981 Academy Award for Best Picture tells the story of two British runners at the 1924 Olympics?Sports + Movies
What sport was developed by Canadian-born physical education instructor James Naismith in 1891 while he was working at the YMCA International Training School in Springfield, MA?Sports + History
What Bernard Malamud novel follows the career of baseball player Roy Hobbs with the New York Knights, in an update of sorts to characters from Arthurian legend?Sports + Literature
What baseball pitch is thrown with minimized spin, creating vortices in the flow of air over the seams and erratic movement that can be difficult to hit?Sports + Science
The name of what 'Big 4' U.S. sports team is a reference to the Spanish Franciscan friars (such as Junípero Serra) who founded the team's city?Sports + Religion
What turducken-loving Oakland Raiders coach of the 1970s is well-known for endorsing a popular series of NFL video games since 1998?Sports + Gaming
Ska and reggae are music genres strongly associated with what island country where they originated?Geography + Music
What African city known for its casbah gave its name to a Best Picture-winning film starring Humphrey Bogart?Geography + Movies
What country formerly known as Siam was the only Southeast Asian nation never colonized by a European power?Geography + History
The fictional Yoknapatawpha County, primary setting of multiple Faulkner novels including 'The Sound and the Fury' and 'Light in August' is located in what real U.S. state?Geography + Literature
What volcanic archipelago lying on the Equator is known for its vast number of endemic species, studied by Charles Darwin during his voyage on the HMS Beagle?Geography + Science
What country is home to the world's largest Muslim population?Geography + Religion
What red-coated educational computer game villain's main racket involves high crimes against world geography such as the theft of major landmarks (perhaps like Balboa Park, say)?Geography + Gaming
What Italian composer is known for his film scores to movies such as 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly', 'Cinema Paradiso', and 'The Untouchables'?Music + Movies
What 1880 composition by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky that is named after an earlier year was a commemoration of Russia's defense against the invasion of Napoleon's Grande Armée?Music + History
What E. L. Doctorow novel takes its name from the music genre whose most famous composer was Scott Joplin?Music + Literature
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What synthesizer-heavy 1982 Thomas Dolby hit featured British scientist Magnus Pyke repeatedly exclaiming 'Science!' and similar utterances in the background?Music +
Science
What German-British composer is known for the 'Hallelujah Chorus' from his oratorio 'Messiah' which draws from the text of the King James Bible?Music + Religion
'Epona's Song' is a melody that may be played by protagonist Link on what type of woodwind instrument (given to him by Princess Zelda) for which a 1998 video game is named?Music + Gaming
In what movie based on a Roman slave revolt did Laurence Olivier play Marcus Licinius Crassus, member of the first Roman triumvirate?Movies + History
Blade Runner, Total Recall, and Minority Report are film adaptations of the work of what science fiction author?Movies + Literature
What movie based on the life of mathematician John Nash, a key contributor to game theory, was the recipient of the 2001 Academy Award for Best Picture?Movies + Science
In what Kevin Smith film do Ben Affleck and Matt Damon play fallen angels attempting to get back into heaven?Movies + Religion
'The only winning move is not to play' is a quote referring to a strange game in what 1983 movie?Movies + Gaming
What 1852 novel noted for its influence over the national dialogue in the leadup to the U.S. Civil War was the best-selling novel of the 19th century?History + Literature
The incidence of what disease prevalent in the 1950s was greatly reduced after the introduction of the Salk vaccine?History + Science
What religious reformer is often credited with sparking the Protestant Reformation by posting 95 theses to the door of a church in Wittenberg in 1517?History + Religion
Fort Kearney and Chimney Rock are landmarks featured in what game that taught kids historical realities about the dangers of dysentery and attempting to ford rivers?History + Gaming
What literary scientist known for creating a monster is described as 'The Modern Prometheus' in the subtitle of the novel in which he appears?Literature + Science
What 1678 classic of religious literature by John Bunyan involves a trip from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City (by way of the Valley of Humiliation and Vanity Fair)?Literature + Religion
What card game does James Bond play against villain Le Chiffre in the original Bond novel 'Casino Royale'?Literature + Gaming
What Augustinian friar is considered the father of the science of genetics for his experiments involving pea plants in the garden of the Abbey of St. Thomas in Brno?Science + Religion
Gordon Freeman, a theoretical physicist at Black Mesa, was introduced as the protagonist of what video game named for the time it takes a radioactive material to decay 50%?Science + Gaming
In what 2005 PS2 video game based on Greek mythology does the Spartan Kratos seek revenge against the (titular) Greek god Ares?Religion + Gaming

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