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If you're here without me inviting you, you should probably leave. I don't know how you got here, since this is a private sector of my website only for notes to myself and for the occasional person to peruse. It's trivia questions for my eventual start as quiz master at the Globe bar. If you're here because I asked you to look, you can see the answers by highlighting the space after the question, between the two [ ]. Some questions don't have answers to them yet, because I haven't bothered to find the answers, while some others may be wrong, since I haven't bothered to confirm them yet. If they have a number in front of them, those are the ones I've already prepared for my first quiz night.

Sports
Who held the record for the most home runs in a single season before Barry Bonds and Mark Maguire? [ Roger Maris, then Babe Ruth ]
What two countries went to war over a soccer/football match in (give the date)?
Who won the first World Series?

Music
1. Who wrote the classical piece "The Peer Gynt Suite" [Edvard Grieg]
2. Where did the Beatles play their final live concert (not including the free Let It Be rooftop concert)? [ Candlestick Park, San Francisco ]
3. Who wrote the song, "You're So Vain You Probably Think This Song is About You." [Carly Simon]
4. What are Thomas Bangalter & Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo better known as? [Daft Punk]
5. What band had a hit with their cover of "Under the Bridge" a scant six years after the Red Hot Chilli Peppers released it? [All Saints]
6. What is singer William Michael Albert Broad better known as? [Billy Idol]
7. AFter Syd Barrett suffered an LSD-induced total breakdown, who replaced him as the lead singer and lyricist of Pink Floyd? [Roger Waters or perhaps David Gilmour]
8. What duet started out as Tom and Jerry, despite neither of being named Tom or Jerry? [Simon and Garfunkel]
9. What band did Van Morrison get his start with? [Them]
10. According to the Billboard charts, what was the highest selling album of 2001? [The Beatles, "One"]
Who was the lead singer-songwriter for the Velvet Underground? [Lou Reed]
I'll give the original name of a band, you tell me what they became more popularly known as: (re-named themselves after bluesmen Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.)
The Golliwogs = [ Creedence Clearwater Revival ]
The Quarryman = [ Beatles ]

Movies and T.V.
1. What is Dwayne Johnson better known as? [The Rock]
2. Who's Frances Gumm better known as? [ Judy Garland ]
3. How many Oscars have all four Star Wars movies won? [10 out of 23]
4. What two actors play the narrator Gordy Lachance in "Stand by Me"? [Wil Wheaton and Richard Dreyfuss]
5. Who is the youngest person to win an Oscar, at age ten? [Tatum O'Neal, 1974]
6. In "Aliens", what is the name of the Marine's ship? [The Sulaco]
7. How many Doctor Who's have there been? [8]
8. What two movies have won the most Oscars, with 11? [Ben-Hur and Titanic]
9. Who played Mr. Miyagi in "The Karate Kid" [Pat Morita]
10. Before making it big with the movie, "Terminator", what movie did James Cameron direct? [Piranha II, the Spawning]

"We find it's always better to fire people on a Friday. Studies have statistically shown that there's less chance of an incident if you do it at the end of the week." [Office Space] "There's an old joke. Uh, two elderly women are at a Catskills mountain resort, and one of 'em says, "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible." The other one says, "Yeah, I know, and such small portions." Well, that's essentially how I feel about life. Full of loneliness and misery and suffering and unhappiness, and it's all over much too quickly." [Annie Hall]
How many Oscars did Pulp Fiction win? Extra credit if you can also give me how many it was nominated for. [One, out of seven. (Best screenwriting)]
What was the first movie scripted by Quentin Tarantino to make it to theaters? [Reservoir Dogs]
What movie, in 1978, beat out Star Wars for the Best Picture Oscar? [ Annie Hall ]
How many Oscars has Scorsese won? [zero of his five nominations]
There are five women with parts of any significance in the original Star Wars trilogy. Name them: [Leia, Mon Mothma, the dancer at Jabba's, singer of the Max Rebo Band, and Aunt Beru]
Who is the only actor to speak in Mel Brook's "Silent Movie." [The mime Marcel Marceau]
Name the seven dwarves: [ Sneezy, Sleepy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Dopey, Doc ]
What movie is credited with breaking the Hollywood Blacklist by hiring Dalton Trumbo to write the script? [Spartacus]
What was the first talkie? [The Jazz Singer]
What's special about the movie "Frank Ott's Sneeze" [First copyrighted motion picture]
MQ
"I haven't felt that good since Archie Gemmill scored against Holland in 1978!" [Trainspotting]
What punishment was Bart to receive for offending the Australian nation? [ the Boot]

Literature

Random Shit 1
1. The word "planet" comes from greek. What does it mean? [Wanderer]
2. Which gland produces insulin? [Pancreas]
3. What country has Lacrosse for a national sport? [Canada]
4. What's the main element used to produce nuclear weapons? [plutonium]
5. What's the number one selling copywrighted book of all time? [The Guiness Book of World Records]
6. Who invented the difference engine, an early version of a computer? [Charles Babbage]
7. From what event in the Bible do we get the superstition that 13 is unlucky? [The Last Supper]
8. In what city was the first skyscraper built, in 1885? (a skyscraper supported by a steel skeleton of vertical columns and horizontal beams) [Chicago]
9. What country was responsible for sinking the Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior in 1985? [France]
10. What is Fleet Street known for in London? [journalism and printing]
What two countries have successfully declared independence from England? [US and Rhodesia]

Geography
1. Chinese is the most widely spoken language. What's the second most widely spoken language? [Spanish, 332 mil, over English 322]
2. Where were the first Winter Olympics held? [Chamonix, France]
3. What country has the highest suicide rate in the world? [Lithuiania]
4. What city has the world's busiest port? [Singapore]
5. Where is the town with the longest name in the world? [Wales (Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwryndrobwlllantysiliogogogoch)]
Capitals
6. Tirana [Albania]
7. Manama [Bahrain]
8. Windhoek [Namibia]
9. Damascus [Syria]
10. Freetown [Sierra Leone]
What stretch of water lies between Iceland and Greenland? [Denmark Strait]
Where is Tangiers? [Morocco]
In what country would you find Mandalay? [Burma]
What's the highest capital city in the world?
What's the biggest lake in Britain by volume? [Loch Ness]
What's the tallest mountain in North America?
What's the tallest mountain in Africa?
What was Cambodia known as from 1975-1979: [ Khymer Republic ]
What is the longest river in the world? [ the Nile ]
What is the longest single river in North America? [ Mackenzie, Canada, although the Mississippi-Missouri-Red Rock is longer ]
What is the longest river in Asia? [ Yangtze ]
What country contains over half the population of South America? [ Brazil ]

Random Shit 2
1. What was the first novel to be written on a typewriter? [Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain]
2. What two groups fought each other in the War of the Roses? [Houses of York and Lancaster]
3. Karol Jozef Wojtyla (voy TIH wah) is better known as? [Pope John Paul II]
4. Maude Ferris-Luse, the former oldest living person just died. How old was she? [114]
5. Who won the first World Cup in 1930? [Uruguay, against Argentina]
5. Who ran the first four minute mile? [ Roger Bannister ]
6. How many people were killed in the Challenger explosion? [7]
7. In Japan, what is the Mikado? [the emperor]
8. What country has won the most Olympic medals per capita? [Australia,
9. How long did the Treaty of Perpetual Pace, signed in 1503, last? [11 years]
10. Who killed the Medusa? [ Perseus
What is the name for the scattering of the Jews 2500 years ago so they would have no home country
Who was the longest serving American President? [Franklin Delano Roosevelt]
What year did Marilyn Monroe die? [1962]
What's the name of the event in Christian mythology for when all true believers will be bodily taken up into heaven? [ The Rapture ]
At what age did Alexander the Great die? [33]
Who was also known as the Sun King? [Louis 14th]
Where does the word 'bus' come from? [the word 'omnibus']
What year did Spanish dictator Francisco Franco die? [1975]
What does karoake mean? [Empty orchestra]
What two months are named after emperors? [July and August]
What is a trireme? [ a kind of boat, driven by oars
What is the most volcanically active place known to man? [ Io ]
What facial feature gets it's name from American Civil War general Burnside? [ Sideburns ]
Name the last five U.S. presidents: [ Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter ]
What's the strongest muscle in the human body? [ the tongue? ]
Group names for animals
Pi, as many digits as possible.

Mythology and Religion
What did St. Patrick allegedly do? [ drove all the snakes out of Ireland ]
Who designed the labyrinth? [ Daedelus ]
What was the name of the boat that Jason and his fellow adventurers rode on to find the Golden Fleece? [ The Argos ]
Who is the Norse god of trickery and deceit? [ Loki ]
Who is the great wolf in Norse mythology? [ Fenris ]
1. Who wrote the book 'High Fidelity'? [ Nick Hornby ]
2. In Britain, what is the most highly decorated non-human for military service? [the pigeon]
3. Who made the first radio transmission across the Atlantic? [ Guglielmo Marconi ]
4. What creates the geological feature known as a morraine? [rock left over from a glacier]
5. What does HTML stand for? [Hyper text markup language]
I'll give a date, you tell me what happened that day.
6. April 10, 1970: [ official announcement of the Beatles breaking up ]
7. July 4, 1776: [Signing of the Declaration of Independence]
8. September 2, 1666 [London Fire]
9. November 9, 1989 [Fall of the Berlin Wall]
10. November 22, 1963 [Assassination of JFK]

Death and War
1. Who asked for the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter? [ Salome ]
2. In what war were rifled weapons first widely used? [American Civil War]
3. What Russian was poisoned, stabbed, and drown before he finally died? [Rasputin]
4. Who killed the minotaur in the labyrinth? [ Theseus
5. In what country did the Black Death start? [China]
6. Who is the Egyptian god of the underworld? [ Osiris ]
7. What king did Oliver Cromwell have executed? [Charles I]
8. At what battle was mustard gas first used by the Germans? [Ypres, in Flanders 12th July 1917]
9. What year did the Vietnam War end? [ 1975 ]
10. What year did Napoleon Bonaparte die? [May 5, 1921]
1. For what movie did Stanley Kubrick have special lenses built so he could shoot scenes using only candlelight? [Barry Lyndon]
2. What's Kramer's first name on Seinfeld? [Cosmo]
3. Who starred in Young Einstein? [Yahoo Serious]
4. In the Transformers movie, who did the voice of the planet consuming villian Unicron? [Orson Welles]
5. In 'The Graduate', name the two women that Benjamin Braddock is interested in. [ Mrs. Robinson and Elaine Robinson ]
6. What actor spoke the lines: "Bueller...Bueller..." [Ben Stein]
7. At the Golden Raspberry Awards last night dishonoring the worst movies of the year, what movie won worst picture? [Freddy Got Fingered]
8. In the first 'Superman' starring Christopher Reeve, who played Superman's birth father? [ Marlon Brando ]
9. How many Oscars did Stanley Kubrick win in his lifetime? [ 1 out of 13 nominations, for best effects in '2001' ]
10. Who directed "Leon, the Professional," "The Fifth Element," and "The Messenger." [Luc Besson]

Trivia page



1. What city is the Motown city? [Detroit]
2. Where were the Ten Commandments allegedly delivered by God to Moses? [Mt. Sinai]
3. What is the currency of Korea? [the won]
4. What country is Baku the capital of? [Azerbaijan]
5. What capital city was intentionally designed to be in the shape of an airplane? [Brasilia]
6. China and Russia both share the record for having the most neighboring countries, with 14 apiece. What country comes in second, with 9? [Brazil]
7. What was the first country to give women the right to vote in 1893? [New Zealand]
8. Approximately how many people died in the building of the Panama Canal? [over 25,000]
9. What is the predominant religion in Nepal? [Hinduism]
10. What is the capital of Uruguay? [Montevideo]
1. What song begins with the line, "I don't mind stealing bread from the mouths of decadence." ["Hunger Strike", by Temple of the Dog]
2. Who wrote "I shot the sheriff." [Bob Marley]
3. Whose painting inspired John Lennon to write the song "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds?" [Julian Lennon]
4. What composer wrote "The Magic Flute"? [Mozart]
5. Where does the award "Grammy" get it's name from? [The word Grammaphone]
6. What group did Deborah Harry front? [Blondie]
7. What group sang, "The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades" [Timbuk3]
8. What year did the Beatles premiere on the Ed Sullivan Show? [1964]
9. Who sang the song, "Take My Breath Away"? [Berlin]
10. Who wrote "Rhapsody in Blue"? [George Gershwin] BR>1. Who wrote the big band piece "In the Mood"? [Glenn Miller]
2. What song contains the lyrics, "My mother was a tailor, She sewed my new bluejeans My father was a gamblin' man Down in New Orleans" [Animals, House of the Rising Sun]
3. Name the two writers of "We Are the World." [Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie]
4. Who wrote the Janis Joplin hit "Me and Bobby McGee?" [Kris Kristofferson]
5. What is the best selling Beatles single worldwide? [I Want to Hold Your Hand]
6. What band recorded the theme song for the 1987 Bond film, "The Living Daylights?" [A-Ha]
7. What song was the theme to the 1985 movie, "The Goonies"? [Good Enough, by Cyndi Lauper]
8. What kind of hearing problem does Brian Wilson have? [deaf in one ear]
9. What's Sting's real name? [ Gordon Matthew Sumner
10. What was the name of the last Led Zeppelin album? [Coda] Random Shit 1 1. What architecht is attributed with replanning the city of London after the Great fire of 1666? [Christopher Wren, Commissioner for Rebuilding the City of London] 2. Who invented the first safe elevator? [Elisha Graves Otis> ] 3. What is the french word for a prison cell that can only be entered or exited from the top? [Oubliette] 4. What candy is Thomas Adams attributed with inventing? [chewing gum] 5. What is etymology the study of? [origin and development of words] 6. What's the name for the Jewish Day of Atonement? [ Yom Kippur ] 7. What profession did Christopher Marlowe, Charles Darwin, and Joseph Stalin all study for before going on to their other careers? [the clergy] 8. ICBM stands for what? [Intercontinental Ballistic Missle] 9. In the Bible, who cut Samson's hair? [ Delilah ] 10. What is the chemical Sodium chloride better known as? [NaCl] Random Shit 2 1. What are the chemicals Sodium pentothal, pavulon, and potassium chloride administered for? [lethal injection] 2. At the first modern Olympic games in 1896, what country won the most medals? [Greece, with 47] 3. Name the poem that starts: "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked" [Allen Ginsberg's Howl] 4. Who wrote 'Catch-22'? [ Joseph Heller ] 5. What does anodyne do? [relieves pain] 6. Who was Icarus's father? [Daedelus] 7. What street did Sherlock Holmes live on? [ 221b, Baker St. ] 8. Where did Mork and Mindy take place? [Boulder, CO] 9. What sea animal's horn was long claimed to be a unicorn horn? [narwahl] 10. How many years did Nelson Mandela spend in prison? [27]
1. What architecht is attributed with replanning the city of London after the Great fire of 1666? [Christopher Wren, Commissioner for Rebuilding the City of London]
2. Who invented the first safe elevator? [Elisha Graves Otis> ]
3. What is the french word for a prison cell that can only be entered or exited from the top? [Oubliette]
4. What candy is Thomas Adams attributed with inventing? [chewing gum]
5. What is etymology the study of? [origin and development of words]
6. What's the name for the Jewish Day of Atonement? [ Yom Kippur ]
7. What profession did Christopher Marlowe, Charles Darwin, and Joseph Stalin all study for before going on to their other careers? [the clergy]
8. ICBM stands for what? [Intercontinental Ballistic Missle]
9. In the Bible, who cut Samson's hair? [ Delilah ]
10. What is the chemical Sodium chloride better known as? [NaCl]

1. What's Bono's real name? [ Paul Hewson ]

2. How many instruments could Jim Morrison play? [ None ]

3. What musician does the voice of Chef on South Park? [ Isaac Hayes ]

4. What was the first video played on MTV? [ Buggles 'Video Killed the Radio Star' ]

5. Who was the Beatles' first bass player? [ Stuart Suttcliffe ]

6. What book did the band Veruca Salt get it's name from? [ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ]

7. What band counseled us with: 'Don't cry. Don't raise your eyes. It's only teenage wasteland.' [ The Who. Extra points for naming the song: 'Baba O'Riley' ]

8. What did Bob Dylan do on July 25, 1965 that so angered his fans? [ played an electric guitar ]

9. Who played the lead guitar solo on Michael Jackson's "Beat it"? [ Eddie Van Halen ]

10. What three singers were killed 'the day the music died'? [ Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, and Richie Valens ]
1. What 70s album stayed on Billboard's album charts for a record 741 consecutive weeks? [ Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' ]
2. Who wrote 'Knocking on Heaven's Door'? [ Bob Dylan ]
3. In rock music, who or what do the initials C.S.N.Y. stand for? [ Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young ]
4. What 70s band claims to have received it's name from an Eskimo term for a very cold night? [Three Dog Night]
5. Why does the Verve receive no royalties for their song 'Bittersweet Symphony'? [ Because they sampled a Rolling Stones song 'The Last Time' without permission ]
6. Members of what band wrote the music for the musical "Chess"? [ ABBA ]
7. What duo did the music for the movie, 'The Graduate,' [ Simon and Garfunkel ]
8. What novel did Radiohead get the name for their song 'Paranoid Android' from? [Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy]
9. What's the highest selling album by a female performer? [Shania Twain - Come on Over]
10. Who wrote the 1812 Overture and "The Nutcracker Suite" [Tschaikovsky]
1. Andrew Lloyd Webber did the music for the play and movie "Jesus Christ Superstar." Who wrote the lyrics? [Tim Rice]
2. Who wrote the classical piece, 'The Four Seasons'? [Vivaldi]
3. What song includes the line, "Time goes by so slowly and time can do so much, Are You Still Mine?". [Unchained Melody, music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret]
4. What band backs up Bruce Springsteen? [The E Street Band]
5. After releasing "Thriller," what was Michael Jackson's next album? [Bad]
6. Rivers Cuomo, Jason Cropper, Matt Sharp, and Pat Wilson make up what band? [Weezer]
7. How many band members were there in Ben Folds Five? [three]
8. What ska band had a hit in 1996 with their song, "Hell." [Squirrel Nut Zippers]
9. What band's 1993 debut album was called "Remember Two Things" [Dave Matthews Band]
10. What year did the Village People come together? [1977]
1. What group had the first hip-hop hit with "Rapper's Delight." [Sugar Hill Gang]
2. What Beatles' album (original, not a compilation album) has sold the most copies? [The White Album]
3. Who was the lead female singer for the Velvet Underground? [Nico]
4. What song spoke about Maurice and the "pompitous of love?" [Steve Miller Band, THe Joker.]
5. Who wrote "Peter and the Wolf" [Sergei Prokofiev]
6. What's the best selling soundtrack ever? [The Bodyguard Soundtrack, or, if someone say Pink Floyd's 'The Wall']
7. What song did Vanilla Ice get in trouble for stealing from for "Ice Ice Baby"? ["Under Pressure" by David Bowie and Queen]
8. What song sings: "Johnny's in the basement mixing up the medicine, I'm on the pavement thinking about the government." [Bob Dylan's "Subterannean Homesick Blues."
9. Who had his one major hit with "Lady in Red." [Chris De Burgh]
10. The rock artist David Jones is better known as? [ David Bowie ]
1. What punk rocker once said, "Sex is nothing but two minutes, fifty two seconds of squishy noises."? [Johnny Rotten]
2. What Beatles song was inspired by a circus poster? [For the Benefit of Mr. Kite]
3. What's the highest selling album of all time? [The Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975]
4. What is Sacha Baron-Cohen better known as? [Ali G]
5. What recent album became the first album ever to have all its songs licensed for use in film and television? [Moby - Play]
7. Who wrote the song "Alice's Restaurant?" [Arlo Guthrie]
6. Who sang "Sunglasses at Night"? [Corey Hart]
8. Who wrote the opera, "Carmen"? [Georges Bizet]
9. Who is Chris Gaines better known as? [Garth Brooks]
10. What is the longest song ever to be a number one hit? [Beatles - Hey Jude]
1. Who wrote the series of classical pieces, "The Brandenberg Concerto's" [Johann Sebastian Bach]
2. Who is the oldest Beatle? [Ringo Starr (July 7, 1940)]
3. What is Marvin Lee Aday better known as? [Meatloaf]
4. In what U.S. State was Britney Spears born in? [Kentwood, Louisiana]
5. What guitarist allegedly went down to the crossroads to sell his soul to Satan? [Robert Johnson]
6. What band started out as the New Yardbirds before changing their name? [Led Zeppelin]
7. What band started out as the Warlocks before changing their name? = [ Grateful Dead ]
8. What band was a one hit wonder with their song "Backwater" in 1994? [Meat Puppets]
9. Who had the first rock and roll hit with "Rock Around the Clock." [Bill Haley and the Comets]
10.
Who wrote the classical piece "The Planets" [Gustav Holst] 1. What movie has a character refer to Michael Bolton as a "no talent ass clown"? [Office Space] 2. Who are the only two actors to win the Best Actor Oscar two years in a row? [Spencer Tracy and Tom Hanks] 3. Who played Lili Von Shtupp, in Blazing Saddles, Mrs. White in Clue, and Empress Nympho in History of the World, Part 1? [Madeline Kahn] 4. What movie introduced us to Uncle Remus, Br'er Fox, Br'er Bear, and Br'er Rabbit? [Song of the South] 5. In what movie does Jimmy Stewart have an invisible 6 foot rabbit for a friend? [Harvey] 6. In the movie 'Alien', what was the name of their spaceship? [The Nostromo] 7. In the Simpsons, what is Selma's full last name by marriage? [Selma Bouvier Terwilliger Hutz McClure] 8. In the film, "The Labyrinth," what is the name of the large, furry, nearly mute creature who is close friends with rocks? [Ludo] 9. Who wrote "The Odd Couple" [Neil Simon] 10. In Star Wars, around what moon was the final battle fought? [Yavin IV]
1. What actor did the voice of Gizmo in "Gremlins", and the voices of Animal/Bunsen/Skeeter in "The Muppet Babies" [Howie Mandel]
2. Who played McGuyver? [Richard Dean Anderson]
3. Who played Dr. Sam Beckett in "Quantum Leap"? [Scott Bakula]
4. Who was the lead in "The Karate Kid" [Ralph Macchio]
5. Who is Angelina Jolie's father? [Jon Voight]
6. "Last Man Standing" and "A Fistfull of Dollars" are both remakes of what Japanese movie? [Yojimbo]
7. On which landmark does the climax of "North by Northwest" take place? [Mt. Rushmore]
8. What is the only sequel to win a Best Picture Oscar? [ Godfather, Pt. II ]
9. What's Apu's last name? [Nahasapeemapetilon]
10. Counting the remake, how many Planet of the Apes movies have been made? [6]

1. Who was the only non British member of Monty Python? [ Terry Gilliam ]

2. Name the Ghostbusters (not the actors): [ Egon Spengler, Winston Zedimore, Ray Stanz, and Peter Venkman ]

3. What is the name of Clint Eastwood's character in 'A Fistfull of Dollars,' 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,' and 'For a Few Dollars More.' [ He has none ]

4. David Prowse is best known for playing what screen villain? [ Darth Vader ]

5. In the Smurfs, who is the main villain? Extra points if you can name his cat, as well? [ Gargamel and Azrael ]

Movie quotes:
6. 'I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. De Mille.' [ Sunset Boulevard ]
7. 'I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody.' [ On the Waterfont, or Raging Bull ]
8. 'Klaatu barada nikto.' [ Two answers, 'Day the Earth Stood Still', and 'Army of Darkness' ]
9. 'We're going to need a bigger boat.' [ Jaws ]
10. 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!' [ Network ]
1. Who received an Oscar for his role as Vito Corleone in the Godfather, Pt. II? [ Robert De Niro
2. What planet was Princess Leia the princess of? [ Alderan ]
3. What can be found in the Well of Souls? [ The Ark of the Covenant ]
4. What is the name of the MASH theme song? [ Suicide is Painless
5. Homer Simpson works in a nuclear power plant. What is his position, and what sector is he in. [ Safety inspector, sector 7G ]
Movie Quotes
6. 'I have come to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and I'm all out of bubble gum.' [ They Live ]
7. 'I am not an animal. I am a human being!' [ Elephant Man ]
8. "I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper?" [ Fargo ]
9. 'Nazis. I hate these guys.' [Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade]
10. "Rosebud." [ Citizen Kane ]
1. Who played George Clooney's character Danny Ocean in the original version of 'Ocean's 11'? [ Frank Sinatra ]
2. What director started with movies such as 'Caged Heat' before moving onto 'The Silence of the Lambs,' 'Philedelphia,' and 'Beloved?' [Johnathan Demme]
3. Who wrote the novel "The Princess Bride," along with the scripts to the movies, "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "Misery," "Maverick," and "Hearts in Atlantis." [ William Goldman ]
4. Who wrote and directed "Say Anything," "Jerry McQuire," and "Almost Famous." [Cameron Crowe]
5. Who directed "Sense and Sensibility," "The Ice Storm," and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"? [Ang Lee]
6. What are Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel famous for? [Creating Superman]
7. What are the names of the two aliens on the Simpsons? [Kang & Kodos]
8. Who did the voice of Jessica Rabbit in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" [Kathleen Turner]
9. Who wrote the book the "The Wizard of Oz"? [Frank Baum]
10. Who played the Fonz on Happy Days? [Henry Winkler]
1. Who played Freddie Krueger? [Robert Englund]
2. In Star Wars, what is the emperor's name? [Palpatine]
3. What Joseph Conrad book is "Apocalypse Now" based on? [ Heart of Darkness ]
4. Who wrote the novel that "L.A. Confidential" is based on? [James Ellroy]
5. What famous American does the Simpsons character Milhouse get his name from? [Richard Milhaus Nixon]
Movie Quotes:
6. "Hey, don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love." [Annie Hall]
7. 'We can't stop here. This is bat country.' [ Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ]
8. "Dammit, Janet, I love you." [Rocky Horror Picture Show]
9. "What we've got here is failure to communicate." [ Cool Hand Luke ]
10. "He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago way." [The Untouchables]
1. What actor does the voice of the Joker from "Batman: The Animated Series", as well as having voice appearances on "The Tick" and "Spiderman" [Mark Hamill]
2. Who played the lead in "The Next Karate Kid." [Hilary Swank]
3. How many children did Mike and Carol Brady have together? [none]
4. Who is Liza Minelli's mother? [Judy Garland]
5. Who was known by the callsign "Viper" in the movie "Top Gun" [Tom Skerrit]
6. "I want my two dollars!" [Better off Dead]
7. "Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue." [Airplane]
8. "We don't need no stinking badges." [Treasure of the Sierra Madre]
9. 'Say hello to my little friend.' [ Scarface ]
10. "If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it is that you can kill anyone." [ Godfather, Pt. II ]

1. What poet wrote 'The Wasteland' and 'The Hollow Men'? [ T.S. Eliot ]

2. Who wrote 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'? [ Ken Kesey ]

3. What science fiction novel takes place on the planet Arrakis? [ Dune ]

4. Who wrote 'Calvin and Hobbes'? [ Bill Watterson ]

5. What's the best selling book of all time? [ The Bible ]

6. Who is Charles Lutwidge Dodgson better known as? [ Lewis Carroll ]

7. What's Mark Twain's real name? [ Samuel Langhorn Clemens ]

8. What do J.R.R. Tolkein's initials stand for? [ John Ronald Reuel Tolkein ]

9. Who was Sherlock Holmes' arch-enemy? [ Moriarty ]

10. In what Shakespeare play is Iago the villain? [ Othello ] 1. What two cities are known as the Twin Cities? [Minneapolis, St. Paul] 2. By what name is Bombay now known as? [ Mumbai ] 3. In what city can you find a bronze statue of the Little Mermaid? [Copenhagen] 4. What is Mount Godwin Austen also known as? [K2] 5. What was Tokyo previously called? [Edo] 6. What city had the first subway? [London] 7. Which river flows through New York City? [The Hudson] 8. In what city was the general Hannibal born in? [Carthage] 9. How many of the members of the EU are currently using the euro? [12] 10. What country did Germany annex in the anschluss? [Austria]

1. In what American state or Canadian province is the geographical center of North America? [ North Dakota ]

2. How many countries did the Soviet Union break up into? [ 15 ]

3. What country has the lowest birthrate in the world? [ Holy See, or the Vatican ]

4. What is the largest single body of fresh water in the world? [ Lake Baikal, Siberia ]

5. The longest fence in the world is 3,437 miles long. Where is it? [ Queensland, Australia ]

6. What country has the ringgit for a currency? [ Malaysia ]

7. What country is Transylvania a part of? [ Romania ]

8. In what country can the bridge over the river Kwai be found? [ Thailand ]

9. One country has both the wettest and driest places on Earth. What country? [ The U.S. -- Kauai, Hawaii and Death Valley, CA ]

10. In what country is the largest pyramid in the world? [ Cholula de Rivadabia, Mexico ]
1. What country has the baht for a currency? [ Thailand ]
2. What's the largest country in Africa? [ Sudan ]
3. Where is Graceland? [ Memphis, TN ]
4. Name the five permament members of the 15 member U.N. security council. [ U.K., U.S., China, France, Russia ]
5. Which country is bigger, Brazil, Australia, or India. [Brazil. They're in order, actually.]
6. Where is Karl Marx buried? [ Highgate Cemetary, London]
7. Where is the most active volcano in the world? [ Kilauea, Hawaii (but Mt. Etna has the longest history of eruptions, for 3,500 years ]
8. Name the highest peak in Canada. [ Mt. Logan, in the Yukon ]
9. What is the biggest river in the world by volume, i.e., what river pumps the most water? [The Amazon]
10. What nation has the most Nobel Prizes per capita? [Switzerland]
1. What U.S. city is known as The Big Easy? [New Orleans]
2. What is Heinrich Schliemann famous for finding? [The city of Troy]
3. 0What's the currency of Israel? [shekel]
4. What is the currency of Lichtenstein? [Swiss Franc]
5. What is the highest mountain in Britain? [Ben Nevis]
This city is the capital of?
6. Monrovia: [ Liberia ]
7. Tripoli: [ Libya ]
8. Bratislava: [ Slovakia ]
9. Sofia: [ Bulgaria ]
10. San Jose: [ Costa Rica ]
1. In what city was Francis Ferdinand assassinated to start WWI? [ Sarejevo ]
2. Where's the largest shopping mall in the world? [West Edmonton Mall, in Canada.]
3. What and where is the highest waterfall in the world? [ Angel Falls, Venezuela. ]
4. Why is Mt. Ararat famous? [Where Noah's Ark wound up]
5. What country has the capital of Tashkent? [Uzbekistan]
6. What is South America's largest lake? [Lake Titicaca]
7. Where is the largest single religious structure in the world? [ Angkor Wat, Cambodia ]
8. Where is Mt. Rushmore [ South Dakota ]
9. What country has the rupiah for a currency? [ Indonesia ]
10. What purpose was the Taj Mahal built for? [ a tomb ]
1. What was New York's original name? [New Amsterdamn]
2. What and where is the largest building in the world? [Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia]
3. What are the two holiest cities in Islam? [Mecca and Medina]
4. What city is known as the Mile High City? [Denver]
5. What country does Greenland belong to? [Denmark]
6. What is the highest mountain in the Alps? [Mont Blanc]
7. In what city is the Sears tower? [Chicago]
8. What is the city of Stalingrad now known as? [Volgograd]
9. What is the former name of Thailand? [Siam]
10. Which city does the Sugar Loaf Mountain overlook? [Rio De Janeiro]
1. What is the capital of Turkey? [Ankara]
2. What country has about 40% of it's land below sea level? [Netherlands]
3. In what city would you find the Bridge of Sighs? [Venice]
4. In what country is the largest suspension bridge in the world? [Messina Straight, Sicily, Italy]
5. How big is an English or an American league? [3.0 miles (4.8 kilometers)]
6. What four cities have Disneyworld or Disneyland theme parks? [Orlando, Anaheim, Paris, and Tokyo]
7. In what two cities are Nobel Prizes awarded? [Oslo, Norway, and Stockholm, Sweden]
8. What's the largest city in Europe? [Moscow]
9. Ulan Bator {Ulaanbaatar) is the capital of what country? [Mongolia]
10. In what country is Chiang Kai Shek airport? [Taiwan]

1. What sin was the Biblical character of Onan punished for? [ Masturbation ]

2. How many US presidents have been successfully assasinated? [ four ]

3. How many British prime ministers have been successfully assassinated? [ 1, Spencer Perceval, 1812 ]

4. Who shot Billy the Kid? [ Pat Garrett ]

5. What is Triskaidekaphobia? [ Fear of 13 ]

6. What is a lapidary? [ Stone mason ]

7. What's a group of crows known as? [ a murder ]

8. What does Judge Joseph Crater, Ambrose Bierce, and Madalyn Murray O'Hair have in common? [ They all disappeared without a trace. ]

9. Who is the Norse goddess of fertility and wealth? [ Freya ]

10. Who invented Calculus? [ Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz ]
1. What does a Philatelist do? [ Collect Stamps ]
2. How many bones are there in the human body? [ 206 ]
3. How many items would there be in a gross of grosses? [20736 ]
4. What's the name of the three-headed dog that guards the underworld in Greek Myth? [ Cerberus ]
5. What's the chemical symbol for lead? [ Pb ]
6. When did Britain convert to a decimal system of currency? [ 1971 ]
7. Who was the first human in space? [ Yuri Gagarin ]
8. How many times has the Olympics been held in South America? [ 0 ]
9. What was the ship that Charles Darwin traveled on? [ H.M.S. Beagle ]
10. What's the fastest animal on the planet? [ Peregrin falcon ]
1. What mythological Greek is condemned to push a rock up a hill for eternity? [Sysyphus]
2. What does kamikaze mean in Japanese? [Divine Wind]
3. What is Abner Doubleday attributed with inventing? [Baseball]
4. What is an apiary? [place for bees]
5. What was Billy the Kid's real name? [William H. Bonney]
6. What poet wrote the Aeneid? [Virgil]
7. What's the Red Baron's real name? [Baron Manfred von Richtofen]
8. Who wrote the novel 'Trainspotting'? [ Irvine Welsh ]
9. What two metals do you combine to make bronze? [Copper and tin]
10. What do divers mix with oxygen for their oxygen tanks? [Helium] 1. What is a person suffering from Sesquipedalophobia afraid of? [ long words ] 2. What Shakespeare character cried, "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!" [Richard III] 3. How many wives did Henry 8th have killed? [2 out of 6] 4. What is the literary term for a word that imitates the sound it represents, like "boom" or "crash"? [Onomatopoeia] 5. Neon signs light up with either neon or what other gas? [Argon] 6. Who did Tenzing Norgay famously partner with? [Climbed Everest with Sir Edmund Hilary] 7. What did German Matthias Rust do on May 28, 1987 that shocked the USSR? [landed a cessna in Red Square] 8. Who founded the Church of Scientology? [L. Ron Hubbard] 9. What does a person have if they have an extra 21st chromosome? [Down Syndrome] 10. What year did the Wright Brothers make the first powered flight? [1903] Random Shit 2 1. Who wrote 'Catch-22'? [ Joseph Heller ] 2. When Abraham Lincoln said, "four score and seven years ago", how many years did that mean? [87] 3. How many feet in a fathom? [6] 4. In a computer, how many bits to a byte? [8] 5. Who invented the ball point pen? [Ladislao Biro] 6. What department is the Secret Service a part of? [ The Treasury Dept. ] 7. In the Bible, who weakened Samson by cutting his hair? [ Delilah ] 8. Who was crowned Emperor by the Pope in 800ad? [Charlemagne] 9. Who was the longest reigning British monarch? [Queen Victoria] 10. What writer created Captain Nemo? [Jules Verne]
1. Why didn't the U.S. compete in the 1980 Olympics? [ To protest Soviet invasion of Afghanistan ]
2. How many keys on a piano? [ 88 ]
3. What does it mean to defenestrate someone? [ throw them out a window ]
4. What two brothers are the mythical founders of the city of Rome? [ Romulus and Remus ]
5. Who holds the NHL record for most goals in a single season? [ Wayne Gretsky, 92 ]
What happened on this day?
6. June 20, 1969: [ Landing on the moon ]
7. August 6, 1945: [ Bombing of Hiroshima ]
8. April 14, 1912: [ Sinking of Titanic ]
9. July 14, 1789: [ Storming of the Bastille, start of French revolution ]
10. July 23, 1588: [ Defeat of the Spanish Armada ]
1. Our atmosphere is primarily made up of what gas? [Nitrogen]
2. What villain had a servant named Renfield? [Dracula]
3. What do you receive a Purple Heart for? [Being wounded in battle]
4. What was John Merrick better known as? [ The Elephant Man ]
5. What NHL team has won the Stanley cup the most? [ Montreal Canadiens, 24 ]
6. MIRV stands for what? [Multiple Independant Re-entry Device]
7. Who wrote the novel 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'? [ Hunter S. Thompson ]
8. How were those found guilty in the Salem Witch trial executed? [ hanging ]
9. Who assassinated Robert Kennedy? [Sirhan Sirhan]
10. What's Morpheus the Greek god of? [Dreams]
1. Who famously editied a version of Shakespeare with all the offensive bits cut out? [Thomas Bowdler]
2. Who writes the comic strip "Doonesbury?" [Gary Trudeau]
3. What hand in poker is known as the "Dead Man's Hand" due to it being what Wild Bill Hickock was holding when he was killed? [two pairs, aces over eights]
4. Who was the first person murdered live on T.V.? [Lee Harvey Oswald]
5. What type of nuclear weapon was designed specifically to kill the most people with a minimum of damage to property? [Neutron bomb]
6. What is the name of the two hecklers in the balcony in "The Muppet Show"? [Statler and Waldorf]
7. Who was the last czar of Russia? [Nicholas II]
8. Who wrote The Communist Manifesto? [ Karl Marx and Frederich Engels ]
9. Who was the first person to orbit the planet from space? [John Glenn]
10. In what war was the first submarine used in combat? [American Revolution]
1. What is 'coprophilia'? [A feces fetish]
2. Who solved the Gordian knot? [ Alexander the Great ]
3. In geology, what does the K-T barrier mark? [ extinction of the dinosaurs ]
4. Who invented binomial nomenclature, the use of words like "homo sapiens" to scientifically name animals and plants? [Carolus Linnaeus]
5. Who was convicted for assassinating Martin Luther King, Jr. [James Earl Ray]
6. What's significant about the play "The Mousetrap?" [Longest running play ever, 48 years, over 20,000 performances]
7. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died at the same age. What age was that? [27]
8. How big is a googol? [1*10^100]
9. What Greek hero solved the riddle of the sphinx? [ Oedipus ]
10. What happened on December 8, 1980: [ John Lennon killed ]

General Knowledge 2
1. The bends is caused by the expansion of what gas? [ Nitrogen ]
2. How many times Brazil's teams have been World Cup soccer champions. [ 4 ]
3. Acetylsalicylic acid is better known as what? [Aspirin]
4. From what U.S. state does all bourbon come from? [Kentucky]
5. Who came up with the Trojan horse? [ Odysseus ]
6. What was Vincent Van Gogh's brother's name? [ Theo ]
7. What does the Fujita scale measure? [ tornado strength ]
8. What does an oenophile love? [ Wine ]
9. What's David Berkowitz better known as? [The Son of Sam serial killer]
10. Who was the first person to break the sound barrier? [ Chuck Yeager ]
1. What book has races such as Brobdignagians and Yahoos? [Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift]
2. Who was the first Roman emperor? [Augustus]
3. Who headed the Gestapo? [Heinrich Himmler]
4. What's the chemical symbol for iron? [Fe]
5. How many years did the Hundred Years War last? [115]
6. In what country did Trotsky die? [Mexico]
7. How many timezones does China have? [1]
8. What was the name of the republic that preceded the Third Reich in Germany? [Weimar Republic]
9. Who invented bifocals? [Benjamin Franklin]
10. What tree do you get the primary ingredient of aspirin from? [the willow]



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