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Question 1:   Who wrote Atlas Shrugged?
Ayn Rand
John Updike
Stephen King
Emily Dickinson
John Steinbeck

Question 2:   Which president's administration supported the creation of Social Security?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Herbert Hoover
Woodrow Wilson
Theodore Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman

Question 3:   Who was the Soviet Premiere during the Nixon administration?
Nikita Kruschev
Vladimir Lenin
Antonin Stalin
Leonid Breshnev
Pavel Chekhov

Question 4:   Pine trees are evergreen; what are maple trees?
Multiarchical
Photosynthesisers
Pulp wood
Deciduous
Darned if I know!

Question 5:   What connects a woman's ovaries to her uterus?
Myocardial infarctions
Urea
Filopian tubes
Ganglion
Uvula

Question 6:   The bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki used what process to explode?
Fusion
Osmosis
Implosion
Nuclear retinax
Fission

Question 7:   What is the longest bone in the human body?
Radius
Femur
Ulna
Tibia
Fibula

Question 8:   What government agency was created to deal with the problem of counterfeit money?
Secret Service
Internal Revenue Service
General Accounting Office
Social Security Administration
Department of Defense

Question 9:   Brothers and sisters have I none, but that man's father is my father's son. Who is "that man" to the speaker?
Son
Uncle
Brother
Father
Nephew

Question 10:   In Norse mythology, who was Loki?
God of Mischief
God of the Revel
God of Thunder
Goddess of the Hunt
God of the Dead

Question 11:   What river would you have to cross if you wanted to get into Hades?
Tigris
Styx
Euphrates
Orne
Thames

Question 12:   Which parent's input decides the sex of a fetus?
Mother
Neither. It is entirely the mix of genes.
Father

Question 13:   What year did the Bolsheviks overthrow the czarist regime in Russia?
1903
1917
1930
1921
1912

Question 14:   Gestapo is a shortening of what?
German State Police
Gehring Stadt Posime
Geheime Staats Polizei
German Style Posse
It is not a shortening: it's a name outright.

Question 15:   A Brief History of Time was written by what physicist?
Stephen Hawking
Brian Greene
Isaac Newton
Albert Einstein
Robert Oppenheimer

Question 16:   Israelis and Palestinians share a common cultural background. What is it called?
Canaanite
Euphratic
Ammonite
Egyptian
Semitic

Question 17:   What are the particles called that create gravitational force?
Ions
Gravitons
Quarks
Gluons
Protons

Question 18:   What principle is used to posit that a black hole must eventually radiate it's matter back into the universe?
Nuclear principle
Physics principle
Law of gravity
Spacetime curvature
Uncertainty principle

Question 19:   A lightbulb which heats a filament to create light is...
Fluourescent
Radiator
Incandescent
Defibrillator
Filamentious

Question 20:   What breed of dog is Scooby Doo?
Pekinese
Chow
Newfoundland
Great Dane
St Bernard

Question 21:   Who was Sherlock Holems nemesis?
Dr. Watson
Professor Moriarty
James Bond
Dr. Strangelove
Herbert Hoover

Question 22:   What continent is under the hole in our ozone layer?
Asia
Europe
North America
Antarctica
South America

Question 23:   IBM was born in what city?
Endicott, NY
Manhattan, NY
Boston, MA
Los Angeles, CA
Boise, ID

Question 24:   What is called Seward's Folly?
Alaska
Louisiana Purchase
The gazebo in Central Park
The War of 1812
The sinking of the Lusitania

Question 25:   Water at the top of a waterfall contains potential energy; what does it have once it starts over the fall?
Static energy
Kinetic energy
Nuclear energy
Solar energy
Hydroelectric energy

Question 26:   What year did King John sign the Magna Carta?
1788
1215
1492
1642
1153

Question 27:   Which of the following actors began it's career on a PBS program called Electric Company
Glenn Close
Morgan Freeman
Brad Pitt
Greta Garbo
Meryl Streep

Question 28:   What is pulchritude?
War
Eruction
Vomit
Beauty
A longitudinal calculation

Question 29:   Other than the sun, what is the largest body in the solar system?
Jupiter
Saturn
Pluto
Earth
Ganymede

Question 30:   What grows among the crosses in Flanders Fields?
Daffodils
Green green grass
Poppies
Oak trees
Hatred

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