Are You Smarter Than a College Student? XXXI

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

What term is used for a metallic material that is made from more than one component? 
What 4-letter word is the name of a floating object used to mark water channels? 
What creature always plagued the poor Road Runner in 'Looney Tunes'? 
What NFL team, sometimes called 'America's Team', is based in the state of Texas? 
What Japanese company has been the largest car manufacturer in the world since 2012? 
What Scottish author created Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson? 
What gaming controller, also used in aircraft, has a central control column that pivots on the base? 
What mollusk can create pearls if an irritant ends up inside its shell? 
What Russian author created the mighty tomes 'Anna Karenina' and 'War and Peace'? 
What band founded by Syd Barrett created 'Another Brick in the Wall' and 'Comfortably Numb'? 
What character, nicknamed 'Bones' on 'Star Trek', always complained that he was a 'doctor not a' something else? 
What 'Scottish Robin Hood' from history has lent his name to a cocktail made with Scotch whiskey? 
What is the name of the son of George and Jane Jetson on 'The Jetsons'? 
What Spanish Romantic painter, known for paintings like 'The Third of May 1808', shares his surname with a brand of Hispanic foods? 
What ancient city, renamed Ilium by the Romans, was the location of most of the war action in the Iliad? 
What type of material is essentially a ridged form of velvet and shares its name with a children's book teddy bear? 
In cooking, edamame is really an immature pod of what legume? 
What singing sister of Michael and Janet Jackson appeared topless in Playboy magazine? 
What luxury hyphenated English car company is now a subsidiary of BMW? 
What is the nickname for Georgetown University sports teams? 
What word, meaning 'union' in Russia, was the name of their program for manned spaceflight? 
What breed of fluffy white dogs, that herded or pulled sleds, originated in Siberia? 
What word, that sounds like and almost means 'hear ye', is said three times at the beginning of a court proceeding? 
What children's construction set consists of wooden wheels and spokes and paddles? 
What city did St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits, hail from? 
What chemical, with the formula, (C₆H₅CO₂)₂, is the active ingredient in nearly all anti-acne creams? 
What Englishman, whose name is now synonymous with an authority on a topic, first compiled the rules to myriad card games in the 1700s? 
What comedic actor, who now sells Crystal Head vodka, played Ray Stantz in the original 'Ghostbusters'? 
What fruit is an American cross between a loganberry and a dewberry? 
What British man was the last Liberal Prime Minister, serving from 1916 to 1922? 
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