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Which of these cities is out of place in the list: Tokyo, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro, Montreal, New York?Tokyo (It's the only national capital)
66.7%
Who was in the habit of saying 'Off with her head!'?The Queen of Hearts
62.2%
In skiing, the international symbol for expert slopes is what shape of what color?Black diamond
60%
Which country has the most coastline?Canada
60%
The world's largest layer of permafrost is about 1600 meters thick. Is it in Alaska, Russia, Canada, or Norway?Russia
60%
Which of the following items does not belong on the list: Heathrow, Pimlico, Orly, Laguardia?Pimlico (Pimlico is a racetrack while the others are aiports)
57.8%
How many Earth days does it take the Sun to rotate around its own axis? Is it 2.7, 27.5, 55.2, or 81?27.5
55.6%
Many of this author's novels had a purpose of trying to accomplish some reform. Is it Robert Louis Stevenson, William Saroyan, Irving Stone, Charles Dickens, or Mary Shelley?Charles Dickens
53.3%
'Old Man River' refers to what river?The Mississippi River
53.3%
What famous fictional character who tilted at windmills hailed from La Mancha?Don Quixote
53.3%
What cakes are commonly called 'foam cakes' because their leavening is based on rising action of steam escaping from beaten egg whites?Angel food cake/Sponge cake
51.1%
Throwing a custard pie into someone's face is what kind of humor?Slapstick
51.1%
The state bird is the chickadee. The tree is the white pine. It ranks 39th in size among all states and is the largest New England state. What state am I talking about?Maine
48.9%
In which country is the period from 1867 to 1912 known as the Meiji Period for the time when the emperor Mutsihito adopted as his title 'Meiji' meaning 'enlightened ruler'?Japan
48.9%
Of the three branches of the United States government, which one is responsible for enforcing federal law?Executive
48.9%
Walk, cantor, and gallop are three of four gaits of a show horse. What is the other?Trot
48.9%
A blood feud raged in Pike County, Kentucky in the latter decades of the 19th century between what two famous families?Hatfields and McCoys
46.7%
Can you name the 1987 American film based on the 1985 French film 'Trois hommes et une enfant'?Three Men and a Baby
46.7%
Give me the phrase derived from a psychiatrist's name which means a mistake made by a person because he was thinking about something else.Freudian slip
44.4%
'When Johnny Comes Marching Home' is an overly sentimental song from which war?The Civil War
42.2%
In triangle GHI, GI and HI are equal. Angle G is 55 degrees. How many degrees are in angle I?70
40%
What surgical tool cuts without a blade?Laser
40%
This transportation is still used in certain communities. It consists of a four-wheeled vehicle drawn by a horse. The communities are located in Amish areas. What is it called?Buggies
40%
Proof in a criminal case must satisfy the judgment and conscience of a jury as to the guilt of a party beyond what degree of doubt?Reasonable doubt
37.8%
It is proceeding with a $4 billion project to build 79 mobile floodgates in hopes of reducing serious annual flooding problems. I am talking about what European city?Venice
37.8%
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The prehistoric archaeopteryx was the first true what?Bird
37.8%
Who said, while campaigning in 1952, 'The great problem of America today is to take the straight road down the middle'?Dwight D. Eisenhower
35.6%
In Charles Dickens' 'Tale of Two Cities', what was Madame Defarge always doing?Knitting
33.3%
The Battle of the Thames was a decisive conflict in which American war?The War of 1812
33.3%
What is the largest single employer in the United States?US Government
33.3%
Combined, these two players have, combined, more than 1,000 home runs, more than any other father-son duo in Major League Baseball. Give me their surname.Bonds (Barry and Bobby)
28.9%
Under the British legal system, a solicitor advises clients and represents them in the lower courts. What's the name given to a lawyer who pleads cases in the higher courts?Barrister
20%
What number was Schubert's most famous unfinished symphony?8th
15.6%
What do we call a polyhedron in which all faces but one have a vertex in common?Pyramid
13.3%
Who said modestly about his landmark work: 'I have seen farther than any other man by standing on the shoulders of giants'?Isaac Newton
11.1%
Most governors are elected for a four-year term. Only two states still have two-year terms for governor. Name one.New Hampshire and Vermont
8.9%
What is the general name given to Olmec, Mohica, and Chavin sculpture, which were all styles used before 1492?Pre-Columbian
8.9%
It's a flammable material made from proxalin and camphor and was patented in 1889 by George Eastman. Name this material used in photographic film.Celluloid
6.7%
All human veins carry deoxygenated blood except for this one.Pulmonary vein
6.7%
In mathematics, what kind of equation cannot be uniquely solved because it has an infinite number of solutions?Indeterminate
4.4%
Explain the meaning of the term 'certified check'?It's backed by the bank
4.4%
He was the first man to serve as Secretary of State under three presidents. He won acclaim as a lawyer in a Supreme Court case affecting his alma mater Dartmouth. Who was he?Daniel Webster
4.4%
A 'matchmaker' could be one who manufactures flame producing devices, but what is a 'matchmaker' in the musical comedy 'Fiddler on the Roof'?Someone who sets up marriages
2.2%
Identify the author of this quote: 'Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo. Shovel them under and let me work. I am the grass. I cover all.'Carl Sandburg
2.2%
Within the elastic limit, strain is proportional to stress. Whose law can be summarized by this simple formula?Hooke's Law
2.2%
Admiral Farragut shouted 'Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!' during what famous Civil War battle?Battle of Mobile Bay
2.2%
This group of 92 historical buildings, including Edison's laboratory, was collected and restored by Henry Ford. What's the name of this site located in Dearborn, Michigan?Greenfield Village
2.2%
The wife of Richard Byrd, she has an Antarctic land named after her. Who was she?Marie Byrd
2.2%
'It is human nature to hate those you have injured' said the most famous of Roman historians. Can you name him?Tacitus
2.2%

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