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

What river, that starts in Minnesota and ends in Louisiana, also shares its name with a US State? 
What series of books written by Stephenie Meyer features a love triangle between Bella, a vampire and a werewolf? 
What 2-part bathing suit is named after an atoll in the Pacific? 
What river, along with the Euphrates, bounded the area known as the fertile crescent? 
What flightless bird shares its name with a term for a New Zealander? 
What non-English language is the official language of India? 
What is the medical term for inflammation of the gums that many dental products claim to prevent? 
What is the term for a portion of a baseball game involving 3 outs by each team? 
What type of hot pepper lends its name to a thick stew of meat and/or beans with hot peppers in it? 
What Egyptian goddess shares her name with an Iraqi militant extremist group? 
What is the number 1448 in Roman numerals? 
What two-word phrase appeared in the title of seminal Acts of 1964 and 1968 in the United States that dealt with discrimination, voting, and fair housing? 
What 5 German brothers eventually merged their circus with Barnum and Baileys'? 
What 1960s shortened fashion innovation is most associated with Mary Quant? 
What ancient Roman poet is most famous for writing the 'Aeneid' and appears as a guide in Dante's 'Inferno'? 
What is the term for the group of biological molecules that includes fats, waxes, and polyglycerides? 
What type of building was Don Quixote jousting with thinking they were giants? 
What name can be found paired with either Houghton or Dunder in names of 'companies'? 
What Swiss tennis player, who was named after Martina Navratilova, spent 209 weeks at #1? 
According to Hebrew tradition, what woman is said to be Adam's first (as well as one of Frasier Crane's) wife? 
What superhero name does Dick Grayson take on when he outgrows being Batman's sidekick Robin? 
What Tony-winning musical features a pseudo-historical plot involving characters named Charlemagne and his titular real-life son? 
What female lead from 'La bohème' dies of consumption, but the parallel character in 'Rent' suffers from AIDS? 
What ancient Chinese text about divination is known in English as The Book of Changes? 
What is the second word in the Lewis Carroll poem 'Jabberwocky', the first of the gibberish words? 
What city is the capital of the country of Georgia? 
What was the currency of Austria that was replaced by the euro in 1999? 
What is the name of the sports team for the state university found in Champaign-Urbana? 
What District 4 victor, who won at the age of 14, is an ally of Katniss Everdeen and wields a trident? 
What highly toxic poison, used in several terror attacks, is made from castor beans? 
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