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Can you name the answers to these general trivia questions intended for a college audience?

What is the half of the planet located above or below the equator called? 
Marty McFly is a time-travelling teenager in what trio of films? 
The medulla, the cerebellum and the cerebrum are all parts of what body part? 
What unit of currency is used in Japan? 
In the Shrek movies, what kind of creatures are Shrek and Fiona? 
What dish accompanies the ham in the classic Dr. Seuss children's book? 
What former member of the Black Eyed Peas shares her nickname with a former member of the British royal family? 
Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, and Ruben Studdard all were the winners of what television show? 
What is the first book of the Old Testament? 
In what city were the 2012 summer Olympics held? 
There are three countries of the world that are located entirely inside another country. Name any one of them. 
Name either of the authors of the Communist Manifesto. 
What actress was dumped as Shia LaBeouf's girlfriend for the third installment of the Transformers series? 
In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, what did the letter 'A' stand for? 
There are three main types of clouds. The high cirrus clouds, the layered stratus clouds, and what third type of puffy clouds? 
What TV show spun off sequels with the subtitles Special Victims Unit, Criminal Intent and Trial by Jury? 
What country lost in the finals of the 2014 men's FIFA World Cup? 
Which famous empire fell in 476 AD when its leader was deposed by a Germanic tribesman named Odoacer? 
The Nikkei 225 is the name of the market average value for stocks traded in what world city? 
In 1959, the last two states entered the Union. Name both states that joined the USA in 1959. 
There are three types of rock. Igneous, sedimentary, and this type, named because it comes from changing one of the other two types. 
What is the Latin term for a blank slate, which usually refers to an empty mind ready for filling with information? 
Name any country that is on the island of Borneo. 
What German term, named after its inventor, is given to a lighter-than-air balloon mode of transportation? 
The game of Monopoly is based on the streets in what New Jersey city? 
What composer is responsible for the ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and the Nutcracker? 
Togo, Cameroon, and Nauru are all now independent countries. At one point, they were all colonies of what country? 
Upstate New York has a series of lakes, including Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake, that are together named for what slender body part that matches the shapes of the lakes? 
Which famous Dutch painter's 'Irises' and 'Portrait of Dr. Gachet' each have held the record for the most money ever paid for a single painting? 
Despite attaining women's suffrage in 1971, in 1991 the courts granted women the right to vote in the final canton of what country? 
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