Are You Smarter Than a College Student? XXVIII

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

What surname is shared by Irish TV host Graham, 'Fight Club' actor Edward, and heavyweight boxer Ken? 
What palindromic time of day is the furthest from midnight? 
What country gives out the Peace Prize each year in a ceremony in Oslo? 
What Old Testament figure built an ark for animals and his family? 
What telecommunications company, the third largest in Finland, used to make cell phones, before selling that division off to Microsoft? 
What is the more common name for the surgery known as rhinoplasty? 
What month of the year used to be the ninth month in the ancient Roman calendar? 
What Parisian cathedral, known for its gargoyles, is found on Île de la Cité and in a Victor Hugo novel? 
What 9-letter term describes animals who are active at night? 
What region of occupied France was invaded by the Allies as part of Operation Overlord on D-Day? 
What 1999 Julia Roberts/Hugh Grant rom com is named after an area of west London? 
What chemical element is named after the inventor of dynamite and the founder of a set of famous prizes for peace and science? 
What French term for Christmas originally comes from the Latin for birth? 
What U.S. state is home to the Outer Banks and the Great Smoky Mountains? 
What is the common Latinized name of a 16th century Frenchman known for his book of prophesies about many world events? 
What geometry term is used for a 9-sided figure? 
What Canadian maritime province, the second smallest in the country, is home to the Bay of Fundy? 
What nutty, sugary paste is found in candy such as Snickers, 3 Musketeers, and Mars Bars? 
What luxury retailer, headquartered in Seattle, has 323 stores in North America, more than its competitors like Bloomingdales or Saks? 
What former Panamanian dictator named Manuel, served a 17 year sentence for drug trafficking in Miami? 
What Latin term which literally means 'it doesn't follow' refers to statements that don't follow from their premises? 
What Michael Frayn farce is about the production of a play within a play called 'Nothing On'? 
What Premier League team, based in Norfolk, returned to the league in 2015 and is known as the Canaries? 
What commonly used 1905 dental anesthetic's name is now used as a generic term for topical or injected pain relievers? 
What Alaskan city is the final destination of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race? 
What 6-letter word is used in mathematics to mean perpendicular and describes a symmetrical bell shaped curve? 
What former Texas Ranger/Houston Astro pitcher holds the MLB record for most strikeouts at 5,714? 
What multi-Grammy winning Jazz singer is the daughter of the famous sitar player, Ravi Shankar? 
What is the capital and largest city in Mauritania? 
What is the shared name of a character in a Joseph Conrad novel and the ship in the movie 'Alien'? 
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