Are You Smarter Than a College Student? XIX

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

What geological period comes between the Triassic and the Cretaceous? 
What TV show and movie series features Johnny Knoxville doing stupid activities? 
What chemical element has the symbol K? 
What is the term for the head diplomat from one country to another? 
What two tools, one used in orienteering, and one used in geometry to make circles, share the same name? 
What iconic female collie dog of film and television was often played by a male collie named Pal? 
What retired tennis player with a career grand slam has been married to both Brooke Shields and Steffi Graf? 
What US state is home to Plymouth Rock, where the Mayflower eventually landed? 
What 2004 Mel Gibson religious film became the highest grossing R-rated movie in US history? 
What Spanish painter and co-founder of the cubist movement painted 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon?' 
What is the name of Lewis Carroll's sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland? 
What long double reed instrument is used for the Grandfather in 'Peter and the Wolf'? 
What city is the capital of the Bahamas? 
What alloy is a mixture of copper and zinc? 
What breed of dog is Droopy the cartoon, Flash from 'The Dukes of Hazzard', Fred from 'Smokey and the Bandit,' and the logo of Hush Puppies? 
In the biological taxonomic hierarchy, what level comes between phylum and order? 
What thick dark brown syrup is created during the purification of white sugar? 
What type of insects are the enemy in Pixar's 'A Bug's Life?' 
What Greek shipping magnate was the second husband of Jackie Kennedy? 
What British hairdresser created the first chain of salons and haircare products, with the tagline 'If you don't look good, we don't look good?' 
What constellation, named for a vain Greek queen, makes the shape of a W in the night sky? 
What 'sea,' which is really just a region of the North Atlantic Ocean, is named for the seaweed found there loved by eels? 
What empire existed until 612 BCE when its capital Nineveh fell to the Babylonians? 
What mountain route between Afghanistan and Pakistan, has been a well known path for invaders such as Darius I, Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan? 
What Irish-German actor, who was nominated for an Oscar for '12 Years a Slave,' plays the young Magneto in the X-Men films? 
What mythological daughter of the king and queen of Troy was given the gift of prophecy, along with the curse that no one would believe her? 
What cooking term, from the French for saucepan, refers to both a vessel and a dish usually made with meat, vegetables and a starch to bind them together? 
What appropriately-titled Stephen Sondheim musical features characters like John Wilkes Booth, Sara Jane Moore and Charles Guiteau? 
What leader has been the President of Syria, since he took over for his father after his death in 2000? 
What once common North American bird was hunted to extinction until the last one, named Martha, died in the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914? 
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