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Protagonist John, Ex-Private First Class Wintergreen, and Major Major Major Major feature in this 1961 novel by Joseph Heller. Name this work which takes its title from the illogical rule that directs the story’s events.

 

Catch-22

 

This New York-based artist was a major figure in abstract expressionism. His "Number 5, 1948", believed to be the most expensive painting in the world, sold for an estimated $140 million in 2006. Ed Harris was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of the painter in a 2000 film.

 

Jackson Pollack

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Catch-22

 

Jackson Pollack

Both correct (though I should have removed the Catch-22 question already, it had been answered.

 

 

 

This multi-talented American wrote the following lines when he was just 21 years old. “Aye, tear her tattered ensign down! / Long has it waved on high, / And many an eye has danced to see / That banner in the sky.” In addition to his work in medicine, he taught at Harvard and fathered a Supreme Court Justice.

 

On January 26, 1972, a bomb exploded on a Yugoslavian airways jet en route from Stockholm to Belgrade. The lone survivor, a flight attendant, fell more than 6 miles without a parachute onto a snow-capped mountain in this country that no longer exists.

 

This ailment causes villi in the intestine to lose surface area when suffers eat wheat, rye, and other foods containing the protein gluten.

 

She moved to Manhattan around 1901. In 1907 she was imprisoned on North Brother Island in the East River. Called ‘the Most Dangerous Woman in America’ and given the nickname "Typhoid Mary", name this Irish immigrant who infected nearly four dozen people with a deadly bacteria but exhibited no symptoms herself.

 

Where in the body will you find Ethmoid, Zygomatic, and Sphenoid bones?

 

This master of surprise endings gave us the double-suicide tale "The Furnished Room" and the ironic short story "The Cop and the Anthem".

 

The word 'antediluvian' literally means "before the deluge" and is used, often in jest, to describe events that occurred prior to this ancient event.

 

Considered the world's oldest disease, even dinosaurs suffered from this still-incurable condition that is the leading cause of disability for Americans over the age of 15.

 

Built in 1765, this admiral's flagship, the “Victory”, is preserved and on display in Portsmouth, England.

 

 

The next 20 questions all have answers that start with the letter "M".

 

1. Two-word answer World's tallest mountain (measured from base to tip).

4. First Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives under the Constitution.

6. Not to be confused with the state capital, this historic site just a few miles from Monticello was the estate of our fourth president.

8. Design firm responsible for most Soviet and Russian fighter aircraft.

12. Correct spelling required Crna Gora ("black mountain" to the locals) is the country better known to the rest of the world by this name, which means the same thing.

13. Two-word answer The Twilight Zone theme song.

14. Two-word answer National weekday program hosted by Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne.

18. Two-word answer This site near Winslow, Arizona still has scars from a 2.5 megaton explosion that rocked the desert and sent debris flying upwards of ten miles away.

19. Correct spelling required Mogul who bought assets from the reluctant Bancroft family for $5.6 Billion in 2007.

 

Who was scrubbed as Mission commander on Apollo 13, putting Jim Lovell on that mission?

 

This Southern belle is the main character of Gone with the Wind and was played by Vivien Leigh in the 1939 movie.

 

In the film Gone with the Wind, Clark Gable starred as this third husband of Scarlet O’Hara.

 

Gone with the Wind is the only published work by what female author?

 

Calculate the sin0 + cos0. (pronounce: sine of zero plus the cosine of zero)

 

Calculate the tan0 – cos0. (pronounce: tangent of zero minus the cosine of zero)

 

Calculate the cos0 / sin0. (pronounce: cosine of zero divided by the sine of zero)

 

On September 1, 1939, what country did Germany invade thus starting World War II?

 

In 1940, the German army bypassed a series of fortifications known as the Maginot Line to invade what country that capitulated in June?

 

German commanders drew up a plan known as Operation Sea Lion to invade what country?

 

What Rococo artist painted Pilgrimage to Cythera in 1721?

 

What Rococo artist painted The Swing in 1767?

 

What Rococo artist painted Cupid, a Captive in 1754?

 

This organ made from epithelial tissue is the heaviest in the human body.

 

These body parts are composed mainly of osseous tissue.

 

This epidermal projection is primarily made from keratin and is found only on mammals.

 

Theodore Roosevelt created this party to sponsor his 1912 presidential campaign.

 

Eugene Debs ran for president numerous times as a candidate for what party?

 

In 1980 this Congressman from Illinois ran for president against Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan winning seven percent of the popular vote nationwide.

 

What is the name of element number 87 whose symbol is Fr?

 

What is the name of element number 74 whose symbol is W?

 

What is the name of element number 48 whose symbol is Cd?

 

Bonn was the capital of this former country.

 

Name the country that finished its dissolution in 2003 whose capital was Belgrade.

 

Name the former country whose capital was Saigon.

 

Who was the commanding British General at the Battle of Yorktown?

 

Who was the commanding American General at the Battle of Yorktown?

 

In what year was the Battle of Yorktown fought?

 

Argon, Krypton, and Xenon belong to Group 18, a group of elements known as this.

 

This youngest rollercoaster at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio premiered in June, 2007.

 

A recent remake of this classic musical stars John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Zac Efron, and Nikki Blonsky and takes place in Baltimore during the 1960s.

 

This great American poet wrote “Hiawatha”.

 

Within 6, how many bones are in the average adult human body?

 

This city was the capital of the Confederacy from 1861-1865.

 

Who was the second wife of Henry VIII (8th)?

 

This man designed the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.

 

At the beginning of the 20th century, European immigrants to the U.S. were processed at Ellis Island. This California counterpart processed immigrants from Asia.

 

The American Dialect Society chose this as its “word of the year” for 2007 to reflect the mortgage problems that rippled through the economy.

 

This Tennessee estate was home to Elvis Presley.

 

Some Civil War battles were known by one name in the South and another name in the North. What was Antietam known as in the South?

 

What is the capital of Norway?

 

This is the official term for a work of art depicting the Virgin mourning over the dead body of Christ.

 

This professional boxer has won the heavyweight championship three times and now is a contestant on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice.

 

During the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt charged San Juan Hill with this group.

 

This Maine preserve is the only national park in New England.

 

Sic semper tyrannis is the official motto of which U.S. state?

 

This degenerative neurological disorder is caused by prions and is similar to mad cow disease and scrapie. It is the most common form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in humans.

 

This Dutch Post-Impressionist artist painted The Starry Night while in an insane asylum after he cut off his ear.

 

What American wrote the words to the national anthem “The Star Spangled Banner” as he watched the British bombard Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore.

 

In 2005 he became the 17th Chief Justice of the United States.

 

In syntax, what type of verb requires both a subject and one or more objects?

 

At more than 555 feet, this 120-year-old building is the tallest in Washington D.C.

 

Miami University’s “Cradle of Coaches” has produced some amazing football coaches over the years. What recently-deceased Miami alumnus was head coach of the University of Michigan from 1969 to 1989?

 

Born Lew Alcindor this Buck and Laker scored 38,387 points in his NBA career, more than any other player before or since.

 

 

The next 20 questions all have answers that start with the letter "P"

 

1. Two-word answer In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Lady Eowyn defeats the leader of the Nazgul and King Theoden dies at this battle site.

2. In Greek mythology, this daughter of Demeter was kidnapped by Hades and forced to eat the seeds of a pomegranate.

3. This author has been criticized for atheist content in his children’s books. His most famous book, The Golden Compass, has just been made into a movie starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.

4. Correct spelling required This is the term for a word that is spelled the same backwards as it is forwards, like “racecar”.

5. Two-word answer This Bravo reality television show stars Nina Garcia and Michael Kors as judges and is hosted by model Heidi Klum.

6.Two-word answer This is the highest prize given at the Cannes Film Festival.

7.This member of the first triumvirate was defeated by Julius Caesar and later assassinated in Egypt.

8.This reclusive postmodern author wrote The Crying of Lot 49 and Gravity’s Rainbow.

9.Correct spelling required This reptile was the first vertebrate to evolve flight.

10.This mathematician, physicist, and philosopher sought to prove the benefit of a virtuous or “Godly” life through probabilistic argument.

11.Painter of Les Demosilles D’Avignon.

12.Correct spelling required This secondary color, complimentary to yellow, ends in “-urple”.

13.Composer of the opera La Boheme.

14.Léon Foucault developed a famous type of this dangling object.

15.In the 1970’s, groups such as the Ramones, Sex Pistols, and The Clash were recognized as vanguards of this new musical movement.

16.Ancient astronomer who believed the sun rotated around the earth and wrote the Almaglest.

17.The apparent shift in position of a heavenly body when viewed from two different positions in Earth’s orbit.

18.Wars fought between Rome and Carthage in the third and second centuries B.C.E.

19.Two-word answer U.S. government position recently held by Billy Collins and Ted Kooser.

20.Inflammatory disease of the lungs characterized by a build-up of fluid.

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Both correct (though I should have removed the Catch-22 question already, it had been answered.

 

 

 

This multi-talented American wrote the following lines when he was just 21 years old. “Aye, tear her tattered ensign down! / Long has it waved on high, / And many an eye has danced to see / That banner in the sky.” In addition to his work in medicine, he taught at Harvard and fathered a Supreme Court Justice.

 

On January 26, 1972, a bomb exploded on a Yugoslavian airways jet en route from Stockholm to Belgrade. The lone survivor, a flight attendant, fell more than 6 miles without a parachute onto a snow-capped mountain in this country that no longer exists.

 

This ailment causes villi in the intestine to lose surface area when suffers eat wheat, rye, and other foods containing the protein gluten.

 

She moved to Manhattan around 1901. In 1907 she was imprisoned on North Brother Island in the East River. Called ‘the Most Dangerous Woman in America’ and given the nickname "Typhoid Mary", name this Irish immigrant who infected nearly four dozen people with a deadly bacteria but exhibited no symptoms herself.

 

Where in the body will you find Ethmoid, Zygomatic, and Sphenoid bones?

 

This master of surprise endings gave us the double-suicide tale "The Furnished Room" and the ironic short story "The Cop and the Anthem".

 

The word 'antediluvian' literally means "before the deluge" and is used, often in jest, to describe events that occurred prior to this ancient event.

 

Considered the world's oldest disease, even dinosaurs suffered from this still-incurable condition that is the leading cause of disability for Americans over the age of 15.

 

Built in 1765, this admiral's flagship, the “Victory”, is preserved and on display in Portsmouth, England.

 

 

The next 20 questions all have answers that start with the letter "M".

 

1. Two-word answer World's tallest mountain (measured from base to tip).

4. First Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives under the Constitution.

6. Not to be confused with the state capital, this historic site just a few miles from Monticello was the estate of our fourth president.

8. Design firm responsible for most Soviet and Russian fighter aircraft.

12. Correct spelling required Crna Gora ("black mountain" to the locals) is the country better known to the rest of the world by this name, which means the same thing.

13. Two-word answer The Twilight Zone theme song.

14. Two-word answer National weekday program hosted by Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne.

18. Two-word answer This site near Winslow, Arizona still has scars from a 2.5 megaton explosion that rocked the desert and sent debris flying upwards of ten miles away.

19. Correct spelling required Mogul who bought assets from the reluctant Bancroft family for $5.6 Billion in 2007.

 

Who was scrubbed as Mission commander on Apollo 13, putting Jim Lovell on that mission?

 

This Southern belle is the main character of Gone with the Wind and was played by Vivien Leigh in the 1939 movie.

 

Scarlett O'Hara

 

In the film Gone with the Wind, Clark Gable starred as this third husband of Scarlet O’Hara.

 

Rhett Butler

 

Gone with the Wind is the only published work by what female author?

 

Calculate the sin0 + cos0. (pronounce: sine of zero plus the cosine of zero)

 

Calculate the tan0 – cos0. (pronounce: tangent of zero minus the cosine of zero)

 

Calculate the cos0 / sin0. (pronounce: cosine of zero divided by the sine of zero)

 

On September 1, 1939, what country did Germany invade thus starting World War II?

 

Poland

 

In 1940, the German army bypassed a series of fortifications known as the Maginot Line to invade what country that capitulated in June?

 

German commanders drew up a plan known as Operation Sea Lion to invade what country?

 

What Rococo artist painted Pilgrimage to Cythera in 1721?

 

What Rococo artist painted The Swing in 1767?

 

What Rococo artist painted Cupid, a Captive in 1754?

 

This organ made from epithelial tissue is the heaviest in the human body.

 

These body parts are composed mainly of osseous tissue.

 

This epidermal projection is primarily made from keratin and is found only on mammals.

 

Theodore Roosevelt created this party to sponsor his 1912 presidential campaign.

 

Bull Moose

 

Eugene Debs ran for president numerous times as a candidate for what party?

 

Socialist

 

In 1980 this Congressman from Illinois ran for president against Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan winning seven percent of the popular vote nationwide.

 

John Anderson

 

What is the name of element number 87 whose symbol is Fr?

 

Francium

 

What is the name of element number 74 whose symbol is W?

 

Tungsten

 

What is the name of element number 48 whose symbol is Cd?

 

Cadmium

 

Bonn was the capital of this former country.

 

Name the country that finished its dissolution in 2003 whose capital was Belgrade.

 

Yugoslavia

 

Name the former country whose capital was Saigon.

 

Who was the commanding British General at the Battle of Yorktown?

 

Lord Cornwallis

 

Who was the commanding American General at the Battle of Yorktown?

 

George Washington

 

In what year was the Battle of Yorktown fought?

 

1783

 

Argon, Krypton, and Xenon belong to Group 18, a group of elements known as this.

 

Noble gasses

 

This youngest rollercoaster at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio premiered in June, 2007

 

A recent remake of this classic musical stars John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Zac Efron, and Nikki Blonsky and takes place in Baltimore during the 1960s.

 

Hairspray

 

This great American poet wrote “Hiawatha”.

 

Within 6, how many bones are in the average adult human body?

 

This city was the capital of the Confederacy from 1861-1865.

 

Who was the second wife of Henry VIII (8th)?

 

This man designed the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.

 

At the beginning of the 20th century, European immigrants to the U.S. were processed at Ellis Island. This California counterpart processed immigrants from Asia.

 

The American Dialect Society chose this as its “word of the year” for 2007 to reflect the mortgage problems that rippled through the economy.

 

This Tennessee estate was home to Elvis Presley.

 

Graceland

 

Some Civil War battles were known by one name in the South and another name in the North. What was Antietam known as in the South?

 

What is the capital of Norway?

 

This is the official term for a work of art depicting the Virgin mourning over the dead body of Christ.

 

This professional boxer has won the heavyweight championship three times and now is a contestant on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice.

 

Lennox Lewis

 

During the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt charged San Juan Hill with this group.

 

Rough Riders

 

This Maine preserve is the only national park in New England.

 

Sic semper tyrannis is the official motto of which U.S. state?

 

This degenerative neurological disorder is caused by prions and is similar to mad cow disease and scrapie. It is the most common form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in humans.

 

This Dutch Post-Impressionist artist painted The Starry Night while in an insane asylum after he cut off his ear.

 

Van Gogh

 

What American wrote the words to the national anthem “The Star Spangled Banner” as he watched the British bombard Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore.

 

Francis Scott Key

 

In 2005 he became the 17th Chief Justice of the United States.

 

John Roberts

 

In syntax, what type of verb requires both a subject and one or more objects?

 

At more than 555 feet, this 120-year-old building is the tallest in Washington D.C.

 

Miami University’s “Cradle of Coaches” has produced some amazing football coaches over the years. What recently-deceased Miami alumnus was head coach of the University of Michigan from 1969 to 1989?

 

Bo Schembechler

 

Born Lew Alcindor this Buck and Laker scored 38,387 points in his NBA career, more than any other player before or since.

 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 

 

The next 20 questions all have answers that start with the letter "P"

 

1. Two-word answer In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Lady Eowyn defeats the leader of the Nazgul and King Theoden dies at this battle site.

 

Pelennor Fields

 

2. In Greek mythology, this daughter of Demeter was kidnapped by Hades and forced to eat the seeds of a pomegranate.

 

Persephone?

 

3. This author has been criticized for atheist content in his children’s books. His most famous book, The Golden Compass, has just been made into a movie starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.

4. Correct spelling required This is the term for a word that is spelled the same backwards as it is forwards, like “racecar”.

 

Palindrome

 

5. Two-word answer This Bravo reality television show stars Nina Garcia and Michael Kors as judges and is hosted by model Heidi Klum.

 

Project Runway

 

6.Two-word answer This is the highest prize given at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

Palm d'Or

 

7.This member of the first triumvirate was defeated by Julius Caesar and later assassinated in Egypt.

8.This reclusive postmodern author wrote The Crying of Lot 49 and Gravity’s Rainbow.

9.Correct spelling required This reptile was the first vertebrate to evolve flight.

 

Pterodactyl

 

10.This mathematician, physicist, and philosopher sought to prove the benefit of a virtuous or “Godly” life through probabilistic argument.

11.Painter of Les Demosilles D’Avignon.

12.Correct spelling required This secondary color, complimentary to yellow, ends in “-urple”.

 

Purple

 

13.Composer of the opera La Boheme.

 

Puccini

 

14.Léon Foucault developed a famous type of this dangling object.

15.In the 1970’s, groups such as the Ramones, Sex Pistols, and The Clash were recognized as vanguards of this new musical movement.

 

Punk

 

16.Ancient astronomer who believed the sun rotated around the earth and wrote the Almaglest.

17.The apparent shift in position of a heavenly body when viewed from two different positions in Earth’s orbit.

18.Wars fought between Rome and Carthage in the third and second centuries B.C.E.

19.Two-word answer U.S. government position recently held by Billy Collins and Ted Kooser.

 

Poet Laureate?

 

20.Inflammatory disease of the lungs characterized by a build-up of fluid.

 

Pneumonia

 

There, now no one else can answer all the easy ones.

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Scarlett O'Hara

 

Rhett Butler

 

Poland

 

Bull Moose

 

Socialist

 

John Anderson

 

Francium

 

Tungsten

 

Cadmium

 

Yugoslavia

 

Lord Cornwallis

 

George Washington

 

1783

 

Noble gasses

 

Hairspray

 

Graceland

 

Lennox Lewis

 

Rough Riders

 

Van Gogh

 

Francis Scott Key

 

John Roberts

 

Bo Schembechler

 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 

Pelennor Fields

 

Persephone?

 

Palindrome

 

Project Runway

 

Palm d'Or

 

Pterodactyl

 

Purple

 

Puccini

 

Punk

 

Poet Laureate?

 

Pneumonia

 

There, now no one else can answer all the easy ones.

All correct, but slow down a bit so others can jump in.

 

 

This multi-talented American wrote the following lines when he was just 21 years old. “Aye, tear her tattered ensign down! / Long has it waved on high, / And many an eye has danced to see / That banner in the sky.” In addition to his work in medicine, he taught at Harvard and fathered a Supreme Court Justice.

 

On January 26, 1972, a bomb exploded on a Yugoslavian airways jet en route from Stockholm to Belgrade. The lone survivor, a flight attendant, fell more than 6 miles without a parachute onto a snow-capped mountain in this country that no longer exists.

 

This ailment causes villi in the intestine to lose surface area when suffers eat wheat, rye, and other foods containing the protein gluten.

 

She moved to Manhattan around 1901. In 1907 she was imprisoned on North Brother Island in the East River. Called ‘the Most Dangerous Woman in America’ and given the nickname "Typhoid Mary", name this Irish immigrant who infected nearly four dozen people with a deadly bacteria but exhibited no symptoms herself.

 

Where in the body will you find Ethmoid, Zygomatic, and Sphenoid bones?

 

This master of surprise endings gave us the double-suicide tale "The Furnished Room" and the ironic short story "The Cop and the Anthem".

 

The word 'antediluvian' literally means "before the deluge" and is used, often in jest, to describe events that occurred prior to this ancient event.

 

Considered the world's oldest disease, even dinosaurs suffered from this still-incurable condition that is the leading cause of disability for Americans over the age of 15.

 

Built in 1765, this admiral's flagship, the “Victory”, is preserved and on display in Portsmouth, England.

 

 

The next 20 questions all have answers that start with the letter "M".

 

1. Two-word answer World's tallest mountain (measured from base to tip).

4. First Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives under the Constitution.

6. Not to be confused with the state capital, this historic site just a few miles from Monticello was the estate of our fourth president.

8. Design firm responsible for most Soviet and Russian fighter aircraft.

12. Correct spelling required Crna Gora ("black mountain" to the locals) is the country better known to the rest of the world by this name, which means the same thing.

13. Two-word answer The Twilight Zone theme song.

14. Two-word answer National weekday program hosted by Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne.

18. Two-word answer This site near Winslow, Arizona still has scars from a 2.5 megaton explosion that rocked the desert and sent debris flying upwards of ten miles away.

19. Correct spelling required Mogul who bought assets from the reluctant Bancroft family for $5.6 Billion in 2007.

 

Who was scrubbed as Mission commander on Apollo 13, putting Jim Lovell on that mission?

 

Gone with the Wind is the only published work by what female author?

 

Calculate the sin0 + cos0. (pronounce: sine of zero plus the cosine of zero)

 

Calculate the tan0 – cos0. (pronounce: tangent of zero minus the cosine of zero)

 

Calculate the cos0 / sin0. (pronounce: cosine of zero divided by the sine of zero)

 

In 1940, the German army bypassed a series of fortifications known as the Maginot Line to invade what country that capitulated in June?

 

German commanders drew up a plan known as Operation Sea Lion to invade what country?

 

What Rococo artist painted Pilgrimage to Cythera in 1721?

 

What Rococo artist painted The Swing in 1767?

 

What Rococo artist painted Cupid, a Captive in 1754?

 

This organ made from epithelial tissue is the heaviest in the human body.

 

These body parts are composed mainly of osseous tissue.

 

This epidermal projection is primarily made from keratin and is found only on mammals.

 

Bonn was the capital of this former country.

 

Name the former country whose capital was Saigon.

 

This youngest rollercoaster at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio premiered in June, 2007.

 

This great American poet wrote “Hiawatha”.

 

Within 6, how many bones are in the average adult human body?

 

This city was the capital of the Confederacy from 1861-1865.

 

Who was the second wife of Henry VIII (8th)?

 

This man designed the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.

 

At the beginning of the 20th century, European immigrants to the U.S. were processed at Ellis Island. This California counterpart processed immigrants from Asia.

 

The American Dialect Society chose this as its “word of the year” for 2007 to reflect the mortgage problems that rippled through the economy.

 

Some Civil War battles were known by one name in the South and another name in the North. What was Antietam known as in the South?

 

What is the capital of Norway?

 

This is the official term for a work of art depicting the Virgin mourning over the dead body of Christ.

 

This Maine preserve is the only national park in New England.

 

Sic semper tyrannis is the official motto of which U.S. state?

 

This degenerative neurological disorder is caused by prions and is similar to mad cow disease and scrapie. It is the most common form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in humans.

 

In syntax, what type of verb requires both a subject and one or more objects?

 

At more than 555 feet, this 120-year-old building is the tallest in Washington D.C.

 

 

The next 20 questions all have answers that start with the letter "P"

 

3. This author has been criticized for atheist content in his children’s books. His most famous book, The Golden Compass, has just been made into a movie starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.

7.This member of the first triumvirate was defeated by Julius Caesar and later assassinated in Egypt.

8.This reclusive postmodern author wrote The Crying of Lot 49 and Gravity’s Rainbow.

10.This mathematician, physicist, and philosopher sought to prove the benefit of a virtuous or “Godly” life through probabilistic argument.

11.Painter of Les Demosilles D’Avignon.

14.Léon Foucault developed a famous type of this dangling object.

16.Ancient astronomer who believed the sun rotated around the earth and wrote the Almaglest.

17.The apparent shift in position of a heavenly body when viewed from two different positions in Earth’s orbit.

18.Wars fought between Rome and Carthage in the third and second centuries B.C.E.

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8.This reclusive postmodern author wrote The Crying of Lot 49 and Gravity’s Rainbow.

 

Thomas Pynchon

 

Calculate the sin0 + cos0. (pronounce: sine of zero plus the cosine of zero)

 

1

 

18.Wars fought between Rome and Carthage in the third and second centuries B.C

 

Punic Wars

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16.Ancient astronomer who believed the sun rotated around the earth and wrote the Almaglest.

A)Ptolemy

17.The apparent shift in position of a heavenly body when viewed from two different positions in Earth’s orbit.

A)Parallax

This great American poet wrote “Hiawatha”.

A)Henry Wadsworth Longfellow;)

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1. Two-word answer World's tallest mountain (measured from base to tip).

Mount McKinley

 

14. Two-word answer National weekday program hosted by Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne.

Mad Money?

 

Gone with the Wind is the only published work by what female author?
Margaret Mitchell

 

In 1940, the German army bypassed a series of fortifications known as the Maginot Line to invade what country that capitulated in June?

France

 

Name the former country whose capital was Saigon.

South Vietnam

 

What is the capital of Norway?

Oslo

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8.This reclusive postmodern author wrote The Crying of Lot 49 and Gravity’s Rainbow.

 

Thomas Pynchon

 

Calculate the sin0 + cos0. (pronounce: sine of zero plus the cosine of zero)

 

1

 

18.Wars fought between Rome and Carthage in the third and second centuries B.C

 

Punic Wars

Correct

 

16.Ancient astronomer who believed the sun rotated around the earth and wrote the Almaglest.

A)Ptolemy

17.The apparent shift in position of a heavenly body when viewed from two different positions in Earth’s orbit.

A)Parallax

This great American poet wrote “Hiawatha”.

A)Henry Wadsworth Longfellow;)

Yep

 

Mount McKinley
No, getting colder...

 

Mad Money?
No, that's hosted by Jim Kramer.

 

Margaret Mitchell

 

France

 

South Vietnam

 

Oslo

Correct

 

 

This multi-talented American wrote the following lines when he was just 21 years old. “Aye, tear her tattered ensign down! / Long has it waved on high, / And many an eye has danced to see / That banner in the sky.” In addition to his work in medicine, he taught at Harvard and fathered a Supreme Court Justice.

 

On January 26, 1972, a bomb exploded on a Yugoslavian airways jet en route from Stockholm to Belgrade. The lone survivor, a flight attendant, fell more than 6 miles without a parachute onto a snow-capped mountain in this country that no longer exists.

 

This ailment causes villi in the intestine to lose surface area when suffers eat wheat, rye, and other foods containing the protein gluten.

 

She moved to Manhattan around 1901. In 1907 she was imprisoned on North Brother Island in the East River. Called ‘the Most Dangerous Woman in America’ and given the nickname "Typhoid Mary", name this Irish immigrant who infected nearly four dozen people with a deadly bacteria but exhibited no symptoms herself.

 

Where in the body will you find Ethmoid, Zygomatic, and Sphenoid bones?

 

This master of surprise endings gave us the double-suicide tale "The Furnished Room" and the ironic short story "The Cop and the Anthem".

 

The word 'antediluvian' literally means "before the deluge" and is used, often in jest, to describe events that occurred prior to this ancient event.

 

Considered the world's oldest disease, even dinosaurs suffered from this still-incurable condition that is the leading cause of disability for Americans over the age of 15.

 

Built in 1765, this admiral's flagship, the “Victory”, is preserved and on display in Portsmouth, England.

 

 

The next 20 questions all have answers that start with the letter "M".

 

1. Two-word answer World's tallest mountain (measured from base to tip).

4. First Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives under the Constitution.

6. Not to be confused with the state capital, this historic site just a few miles from Monticello was the estate of our fourth president.

8. Design firm responsible for most Soviet and Russian fighter aircraft.

12. Correct spelling required Crna Gora ("black mountain" to the locals) is the country better known to the rest of the world by this name, which means the same thing.

13. Two-word answer The Twilight Zone theme song.

14. Two-word answer National weekday program hosted by Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne.

18. Two-word answer This site near Winslow, Arizona still has scars from a 2.5 megaton explosion that rocked the desert and sent debris flying upwards of ten miles away.

19. Correct spelling required Mogul who bought assets from the reluctant Bancroft family for $5.6 Billion in 2007.

 

Who was scrubbed as Mission commander on Apollo 13, putting Jim Lovell on that mission?

 

Calculate the tan0 – cos0. (pronounce: tangent of zero minus the cosine of zero)

 

Calculate the cos0 / sin0. (pronounce: cosine of zero divided by the sine of zero)

 

German commanders drew up a plan known as Operation Sea Lion to invade what country?

 

What Rococo artist painted Pilgrimage to Cythera in 1721?

 

What Rococo artist painted The Swing in 1767?

 

What Rococo artist painted Cupid, a Captive in 1754?

 

This organ made from epithelial tissue is the heaviest in the human body.

 

These body parts are composed mainly of osseous tissue.

 

This epidermal projection is primarily made from keratin and is found only on mammals.

 

Bonn was the capital of this former country.

 

This youngest rollercoaster at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio premiered in June, 2007.

 

Within 6, how many bones are in the average adult human body?

 

This city was the capital of the Confederacy from 1861-1865.

 

Who was the second wife of Henry VIII (8th)?

 

This man designed the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.

 

At the beginning of the 20th century, European immigrants to the U.S. were processed at Ellis Island. This California counterpart processed immigrants from Asia.

 

The American Dialect Society chose this as its “word of the year” for 2007 to reflect the mortgage problems that rippled through the economy.

 

Some Civil War battles were known by one name in the South and another name in the North. What was Antietam known as in the South?

 

This is the official term for a work of art depicting the Virgin mourning over the dead body of Christ.

 

This Maine preserve is the only national park in New England.

 

Sic semper tyrannis is the official motto of which U.S. state?

 

This degenerative neurological disorder is caused by prions and is similar to mad cow disease and scrapie. It is the most common form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in humans.

 

In syntax, what type of verb requires both a subject and one or more objects?

 

At more than 555 feet, this 120-year-old building is the tallest in Washington D.C.

 

 

The next 20 questions all have answers that start with the letter "P"

 

3. This author has been criticized for atheist content in his children’s books. His most famous book, The Golden Compass, has just been made into a movie starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.

7.This member of the first triumvirate was defeated by Julius Caesar and later assassinated in Egypt.

10.This mathematician, physicist, and philosopher sought to prove the benefit of a virtuous or “Godly” life through probabilistic argument.

11.Painter of Les Demosilles D’Avignon.

14.Léon Foucault developed a famous type of this dangling object.

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ooooohhhh, okay. i thought both words had to start with an "m".

Nope, just the first (not counting articles in proper titles and only the surname counts in proper names).

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Leon Foucault . . .

 

Foucault's Pendulum.

 

This organ made from epithelial tissue is the heaviest in the human body.

 

The skin. Or perhaps you would prefer the integumentary system.

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3. This author has been criticized for atheist content in his children’s books. His most famous book, The Golden Compass, has just been made into a movie starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.

 

Pullman (spelling?)

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This city was the capital of the Confederacy from 1861-1865.

Richmond?

The American Dialect Society chose this as its “word of the year” for 2007 to reflect the mortgage problems that rippled through the economy.

subprime, probably

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Pendulum.

 

The skin. Or perhaps you would prefer the integumentary system.

Correct (skin is the only acceptable answer, since it asks for a single organ, not a whole system)

 

3. This author has been criticized for atheist content in his children’s books. His most famous book, The Golden Compass, has just been made into a movie starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.

 

Pullman (spelling?)

Yep

 

Richmond?

 

subprime, probably

Yes

 

 

This multi-talented American wrote the following lines when he was just 21 years old. “Aye, tear her tattered ensign down! / Long has it waved on high, / And many an eye has danced to see / That banner in the sky.” In addition to his work in medicine, he taught at Harvard and fathered a Supreme Court Justice.

 

On January 26, 1972, a bomb exploded on a Yugoslavian airways jet en route from Stockholm to Belgrade. The lone survivor, a flight attendant, fell more than 6 miles without a parachute onto a snow-capped mountain in this country that no longer exists.

 

This ailment causes villi in the intestine to lose surface area when suffers eat wheat, rye, and other foods containing the protein gluten.

 

She moved to Manhattan around 1901. In 1907 she was imprisoned on North Brother Island in the East River. Called ‘the Most Dangerous Woman in America’ and given the nickname "Typhoid Mary", name this Irish immigrant who infected nearly four dozen people with a deadly bacteria but exhibited no symptoms herself.

 

Where in the body will you find Ethmoid, Zygomatic, and Sphenoid bones?

 

This master of surprise endings gave us the double-suicide tale "The Furnished Room" and the ironic short story "The Cop and the Anthem".

 

The word 'antediluvian' literally means "before the deluge" and is used, often in jest, to describe events that occurred prior to this ancient event.

 

Considered the world's oldest disease, even dinosaurs suffered from this still-incurable condition that is the leading cause of disability for Americans over the age of 15.

 

Built in 1765, this admiral's flagship, the “Victory”, is preserved and on display in Portsmouth, England.

 

 

The next 20 questions all have answers that start with the letter "M".

 

1. Two-word answer World's tallest mountain (measured from base to tip).

4. First Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives under the Constitution.

6. Not to be confused with the state capital, this historic site just a few miles from Monticello was the estate of our fourth president.

8. Design firm responsible for most Soviet and Russian fighter aircraft.

12. Correct spelling required Crna Gora ("black mountain" to the locals) is the country better known to the rest of the world by this name, which means the same thing.

13. Two-word answer The Twilight Zone theme song.

14. Two-word answer National weekday program hosted by Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne.

18. Two-word answer This site near Winslow, Arizona still has scars from a 2.5 megaton explosion that rocked the desert and sent debris flying upwards of ten miles away.

19. Correct spelling required Mogul who bought assets from the reluctant Bancroft family for $5.6 Billion in 2007.

 

Who was scrubbed as Mission commander on Apollo 13, putting Jim Lovell on that mission?

 

Calculate the tan0 – cos0. (pronounce: tangent of zero minus the cosine of zero)

 

Calculate the cos0 / sin0. (pronounce: cosine of zero divided by the sine of zero)

 

German commanders drew up a plan known as Operation Sea Lion to invade what country?

 

What Rococo artist painted Pilgrimage to Cythera in 1721?

 

What Rococo artist painted The Swing in 1767?

 

What Rococo artist painted Cupid, a Captive in 1754?

 

These body parts are composed mainly of osseous tissue.

 

This epidermal projection is primarily made from keratin and is found only on mammals.

 

Bonn was the capital of this former country.

 

This youngest rollercoaster at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio premiered in June, 2007.

 

Within 6, how many bones are in the average adult human body?

 

Who was the second wife of Henry VIII (8th)?

 

This man designed the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.

 

At the beginning of the 20th century, European immigrants to the U.S. were processed at Ellis Island. This California counterpart processed immigrants from Asia.

 

Some Civil War battles were known by one name in the South and another name in the North. What was Antietam known as in the South?

 

This is the official term for a work of art depicting the Virgin mourning over the dead body of Christ.

 

This Maine preserve is the only national park in New England.

 

Sic semper tyrannis is the official motto of which U.S. state?

 

This degenerative neurological disorder is caused by prions and is similar to mad cow disease and scrapie. It is the most common form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in humans.

 

In syntax, what type of verb requires both a subject and one or more objects?

 

At more than 555 feet, this 120-year-old building is the tallest in Washington D.C.

 

 

The next 20 questions all have answers that start with the letter "P"

 

7.This member of the first triumvirate was defeated by Julius Caesar and later assassinated in Egypt.

10.This mathematician, physicist, and philosopher sought to prove the benefit of a virtuous or “Godly” life through probabilistic argument.

11.Painter of Les Demosilles D’Avignon.

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Who was the second wife of Henry VIII (8th)?

 

Anne Boleyn, maybe.

 

7.This member of the first triumvirate was defeated by Julius Caesar and later assassinated in Egypt.

 

Pompey

 

In syntax, what type of verb requires both a subject and one or more objects?

 

transitive?

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Who was the second wife of Henry VIII (8th)?

 

Anne Boleyn, maybe.

 

7.This member of the first triumvirate was defeated by Julius Caesar and later assassinated in Egypt.

 

Pompey

 

In syntax, what type of verb requires both a subject and one or more objects?

 

transitive?

All correct.

 

 

This multi-talented American wrote the following lines when he was just 21 years old. “Aye, tear her tattered ensign down! / Long has it waved on high, / And many an eye has danced to see / That banner in the sky.” In addition to his work in medicine, he taught at Harvard and fathered a Supreme Court Justice.

 

On January 26, 1972, a bomb exploded on a Yugoslavian airways jet en route from Stockholm to Belgrade. The lone survivor, a flight attendant, fell more than 6 miles without a parachute onto a snow-capped mountain in this country that no longer exists.

 

This ailment causes villi in the intestine to lose surface area when suffers eat wheat, rye, and other foods containing the protein gluten.

 

She moved to Manhattan around 1901. In 1907 she was imprisoned on North Brother Island in the East River. Called ‘the Most Dangerous Woman in America’ and given the nickname "Typhoid Mary", name this Irish immigrant who infected nearly four dozen people with a deadly bacteria but exhibited no symptoms herself.

 

Where in the body will you find Ethmoid, Zygomatic, and Sphenoid bones?

 

This master of surprise endings gave us the double-suicide tale "The Furnished Room" and the ironic short story "The Cop and the Anthem".

 

The word 'antediluvian' literally means "before the deluge" and is used, often in jest, to describe events that occurred prior to this ancient event.

 

Considered the world's oldest disease, even dinosaurs suffered from this still-incurable condition that is the leading cause of disability for Americans over the age of 15.

 

Built in 1765, this admiral's flagship, the “Victory”, is preserved and on display in Portsmouth, England.

 

 

The next 20 questions all have answers that start with the letter "M".

 

1. Two-word answer World's tallest mountain (measured from base to tip).

4. First Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives under the Constitution.

6. Not to be confused with the state capital, this historic site just a few miles from Monticello was the estate of our fourth president.

8. Design firm responsible for most Soviet and Russian fighter aircraft.

12. Correct spelling required Crna Gora ("black mountain" to the locals) is the country better known to the rest of the world by this name, which means the same thing.

13. Two-word answer The Twilight Zone theme song.

14. Two-word answer National weekday program hosted by Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne.

18. Two-word answer This site near Winslow, Arizona still has scars from a 2.5 megaton explosion that rocked the desert and sent debris flying upwards of ten miles away.

19. Correct spelling required Mogul who bought assets from the reluctant Bancroft family for $5.6 Billion in 2007.

 

Who was scrubbed as Mission commander on Apollo 13, putting Jim Lovell on that mission?

 

Calculate the tan0 – cos0. (pronounce: tangent of zero minus the cosine of zero)

 

Calculate the cos0 / sin0. (pronounce: cosine of zero divided by the sine of zero)

 

German commanders drew up a plan known as Operation Sea Lion to invade what country?

 

What Rococo artist painted Pilgrimage to Cythera in 1721?

 

What Rococo artist painted The Swing in 1767?

 

What Rococo artist painted Cupid, a Captive in 1754?

 

These body parts are composed mainly of osseous tissue.

 

This epidermal projection is primarily made from keratin and is found only on mammals.

 

Bonn was the capital of this former country.

 

This youngest rollercoaster at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio premiered in June, 2007.

 

Within 6, how many bones are in the average adult human body?

 

This man designed the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.

 

At the beginning of the 20th century, European immigrants to the U.S. were processed at Ellis Island. This California counterpart processed immigrants from Asia.

 

Some Civil War battles were known by one name in the South and another name in the North. What was Antietam known as in the South?

 

This is the official term for a work of art depicting the Virgin mourning over the dead body of Christ.

 

This Maine preserve is the only national park in New England.

 

Sic semper tyrannis is the official motto of which U.S. state?

 

This degenerative neurological disorder is caused by prions and is similar to mad cow disease and scrapie. It is the most common form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in humans.

 

At more than 555 feet, this 120-year-old building is the tallest in Washington D.C.

 

 

The next 20 questions all have answers that start with the letter "P"

 

10.This mathematician, physicist, and philosopher sought to prove the benefit of a virtuous or “Godly” life through probabilistic argument.

11.Painter of Les Demosilles D’Avignon.

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All correct.

 

The word 'antediluvian' literally means "before the deluge" and is used, often in jest, to describe events that occurred prior to this ancient event.

 

German commanders drew up a plan known as Operation Sea Lion to invade what country?

 

Some Civil War battles were known by one name in the South and another name in the North. What was Antietam known as in the South?

 

At more than 555 feet, this 120-year-old building is the tallest in Washington D.C.

 

10.This mathematician, physicist, and philosopher sought to prove the benefit of a virtuous or “Godly” life through probabilistic argument.

(in order)

 

Biblical Flood.

 

England (Bonus points: What was the invasion of the USSR named?)

 

Chancellorsville, I think.

 

Washinton Monument.

 

Pascal.

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This multi-talented American wrote the following lines when he was just 21 years old. “Aye, tear her tattered ensign down! / Long has it waved on high, / And many an eye has danced to see / That banner in the sky.” In addition to his work in medicine, he taught at Harvard and fathered a Supreme Court Justice.

 

Oliver Wendall Holmes Sr?

 

This epidermal projection is primarily made from keratin and is found only on mammals.

 

Nails/Claws

 

At the beginning of the 20th century, European immigrants to the U.S. were processed at Ellis Island. This California counterpart processed immigrants from Asia.

 

Angel Island

 

 

 

This is the official term for a work of art depicting the Virgin mourning over the dead body of Christ.

 

Mater Dolorosa

 

 

Sic semper tyrannis is the official motto of which U.S. state?

 

Virginia

 

This degenerative neurological disorder is caused by prions and is similar to mad cow disease and scrapie. It is the most common form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in humans.

 

Mad Cow Disease

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This degenerative neurological disorder is caused by prions and is similar to mad cow disease and scrapie. It is the most common form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in humans.

 

Mad Cow Disease

 

Cruetzfeldt-Jakob Disease

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Biblical Flood.

 

England (Bonus points: What was the invasion of the USSR named?)

Correct

 

Chancellorsville, I think.
No.

 

Washinton Monument.

 

Pascal.

Yes

 

This multi-talented American wrote the following lines when he was just 21 years old. “Aye, tear her tattered ensign down! / Long has it waved on high, / And many an eye has danced to see / That banner in the sky.” In addition to his work in medicine, he taught at Harvard and fathered a Supreme Court Justice.

 

Oliver Wendall Holmes Sr?

With the senior and everything, yep.

 

This epidermal projection is primarily made from keratin and is found only on mammals.

 

Nails/Claws

No

 

At the beginning of the 20th century, European immigrants to the U.S. were processed at Ellis Island. This California counterpart processed immigrants from Asia.

 

Angel Island

Yes

 

This is the official term for a work of art depicting the Virgin mourning over the dead body of Christ.

 

Mater Dolorosa

Nope

 

Sic semper tyrannis is the official motto of which U.S. state?

 

Virginia

Yes

 

This degenerative neurological disorder is caused by prions and is similar to mad cow disease and scrapie. It is the most common form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in humans.

 

Mad Cow Disease

No. Mad Cow is the name for the disease when it's in cows, but it has a different name when humans get it.

 

Cruetzfeldt-Jakob Disease
That's the one.

 

11.Painter of Les Demosilles D’Avignon

 

Picasso

Yes.

 

 

 

On January 26, 1972, a bomb exploded on a Yugoslavian airways jet en route from Stockholm to Belgrade. The lone survivor, a flight attendant, fell more than 6 miles without a parachute onto a snow-capped mountain in this country that no longer exists.

 

This ailment causes villi in the intestine to lose surface area when suffers eat wheat, rye, and other foods containing the protein gluten.

 

She moved to Manhattan around 1901. In 1907 she was imprisoned on North Brother Island in the East River. Called ‘the Most Dangerous Woman in America’ and given the nickname "Typhoid Mary", name this Irish immigrant who infected nearly four dozen people with a deadly bacteria but exhibited no symptoms herself.

 

Where in the body will you find Ethmoid, Zygomatic, and Sphenoid bones?

 

This master of surprise endings gave us the double-suicide tale "The Furnished Room" and the ironic short story "The Cop and the Anthem".

 

Considered the world's oldest disease, even dinosaurs suffered from this still-incurable condition that is the leading cause of disability for Americans over the age of 15.

 

Built in 1765, this admiral's flagship, the “Victory”, is preserved and on display in Portsmouth, England.

 

 

The next 20 questions all have answers that start with the letter "M".

 

1. Two-word answer World's tallest mountain (measured from base to tip).

4. First Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives under the Constitution.

6. Not to be confused with the state capital, this historic site just a few miles from Monticello was the estate of our fourth president.

8. Design firm responsible for most Soviet and Russian fighter aircraft.

12. Correct spelling required Crna Gora ("black mountain" to the locals) is the country better known to the rest of the world by this name, which means the same thing.

13. Two-word answer The Twilight Zone theme song.

14. Two-word answer National weekday program hosted by Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne.

18. Two-word answer This site near Winslow, Arizona still has scars from a 2.5 megaton explosion that rocked the desert and sent debris flying upwards of ten miles away.

19. Correct spelling required Mogul who bought assets from the reluctant Bancroft family for $5.6 Billion in 2007.

 

Who was scrubbed as Mission commander on Apollo 13, putting Jim Lovell on that mission?

 

Calculate the tan0 – cos0. (pronounce: tangent of zero minus the cosine of zero)

 

Calculate the cos0 / sin0. (pronounce: cosine of zero divided by the sine of zero)

 

What Rococo artist painted Pilgrimage to Cythera in 1721?

 

What Rococo artist painted The Swing in 1767?

 

What Rococo artist painted Cupid, a Captive in 1754?

 

These body parts are composed mainly of osseous tissue.

 

This epidermal projection is primarily made from keratin and is found only on mammals.

 

Bonn was the capital of this former country.

 

This youngest rollercoaster at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio premiered in June, 2007.

 

Within 6, how many bones are in the average adult human body?

 

This man designed the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.

 

Some Civil War battles were known by one name in the South and another name in the North. What was Antietam known as in the South?

 

This is the official term for a work of art depicting the Virgin mourning over the dead body of Christ.

 

This Maine preserve is the only national park in New England.

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These body parts are composed mainly of osseous tissue.

 

Bones

 

Bonn was the capital of this former country.

 

West Germany

 

Some Civil War battles were known by one name in the South and another name in the North. What was Antietam known as in the South?

 

Antietam What is the Southern name for the battle of Bullrun

 

This is the official term for a work of art depicting the Virgin mourning over the dead body of Christ.

 

I gave you teh religous term, were you looking for Pieta?

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1. Two-word answer World's tallest mountain (measured from base to tip).

Mount Everest

6. Not to be confused with the state capital, this historic site just a few miles from Monticello was the estate of our fourth president.

Mount Vernon

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19. Correct spelling required Mogul who bought assets from the reluctant Bancroft family for $5.6 Billion in 2007.

 

Rupert Murdoch?

 

This master of surprise endings gave us the double-suicide tale "The Furnished Room" and the ironic short story "The Cop and the Anthem".

 

I'm going with the only "master of surprise endings" I can think of: O Henry.

 

Considered the world's oldest disease, even dinosaurs suffered from this still-incurable condition that is the leading cause of disability for Americans over the age of 15.

 

Has anyone said arthritis?

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