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

Quiz Updated Feb 26, 2017

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In the Harry Potter universe, what is the name of the Prison that is guarded by Dementors? 
What is the largest subtropical hot desert in the world, and the largest if you don't count frozen expanses? 
What is the largest US state by far in area? 
What US State capital hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics? 
What waterway was first opened on August 15, 1914 after the Americans took over for the French in its construction? 
What yellow fruit does India produce 20% of the world supply but Ecuador produces 30% of the world exports? 
What now-closed prison is the central location in the movie 'The Rock?' 
Which country is the second largest in the world in total area? 
What type of reference book, such as the one started by Ben Franklin for farmers, usually features weather and astronomical data? 
What period, the 9th month of the Islamic calendar, is a time when many worldwide Muslims fast? 
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In 1999, what band joined Rob Thomas for the song 'Smooth,' the second most successful song all time on the Billboard chart? 
What cocktail, made from whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters, is named for an island? 
What Napoleonic Wars battle site is commemorated in the UK with a square featuring Nelson's Column? 
What is the capital of Turkey? 
What Best Picture winning film of 1943 shares its name with a North African city? 
What is a seafaring vessel with two parallel but separate hulls of equal size called? 
What Turkish dessert is made with phyllo dough layered with nuts and a sweetener like honey? 
In the Old Testament, what patriarch is the father of Ishmael and Isaac? 
What ant-eating animal's name comes from the Dutch for 'earth pig?' 
What Dreamworks animated movie franchise has featured the voices of Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, and Jada Pinkett Smith? 
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Which Knight of the Round Table was an illegitimate son of Sir Lancelot? 
Which Robert served as the Secretary of Defense for both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson? 
What type of ecosystem is described as a grassland with trees spaced far enough apart not to make one large canopy? 
Which Romance language is the official language of Andorra? 
What is the name of the hall in Asgard ruled over by Odin featuring those who have fallen in battle? 
By what name would you call Ms. Fatale of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame or one of Marvel's Black Widows? 
What is the general term for a mixture, that also refers specifically to any alloy that contains the element mercury? 
What Alexandre Dumas character is central to 'The Three Musketeers' and 'Twenty Years After?' 
Which country, the largest landlocked country in the world, has its capital at Astana? 
What territory in Risk borders Japan, Alaska, Mongolia, Irkutsk, and Yakutsk? 

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