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  • 1. 

    On the TV sitcom The Munsters, what was Lily Munster's maiden name?

    • A.

      Ponduke

    • B.

      Spinehedge

    • C.

      Dracula

    • D.

      Cruella

    • E.

      Madriga

    Correct Answer
    C. Dracula
    Explanation
    Lily Munster's maiden name is Dracula. This is revealed in the TV sitcom The Munsters.

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  • 2. 

    What foreign government contributed the greatest amount of money for the relief of victims of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Luxembourg

    • C.

      Japan

    • D.

      Russia

    • E.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    C. Japan
    Explanation
    Japan contributed the greatest amount of money for the relief of victims of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. This can be attributed to the fact that Japan had strong economic ties with the United States at that time and had a vested interest in maintaining good relations. Additionally, Japan had experienced its own devastating earthquake in 1904 and understood the need for international support during such disasters.

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  • 3. 

    Which is the only U.S. state to produce coffee?

    • A.

      Missouri

    • B.

      Alaska

    • C.

      Illinois

    • D.

      Hawaii

    • E.

      New York

    Correct Answer
    D. Hawaii
    Explanation
    Hawaii is the correct answer because it is the only U.S. state that has a climate suitable for coffee production. The volcanic soil and tropical climate of Hawaii provide ideal conditions for growing coffee beans. The state is known for its Kona coffee, which is highly regarded for its quality and flavor. Other states listed in the options do not have the necessary climate or conditions to produce coffee on a commercial scale.

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  • 4. 

    What famous actress once said, "The less I behave like Whistler's mother the night before, the more I look like her the morning after"?

    • A.

      Tallulah Bankhead

    • B.

      Hayley Mills

    • C.

      Shirley Temple

    • D.

      Gladys George

    • E.

      Helen Hayes

    Correct Answer
    A. Tallulah Bankhead
    Explanation
    Tallulah Bankhead is the correct answer because she is the famous actress who said, "The less I behave like Whistler's mother the night before, the more I look like her the morning after." This statement suggests that Bankhead's appearance in the morning resembles that of Whistler's mother if she doesn't behave well the night before.

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  • 5. 

    Whose appearance in a nearly transparent white fishnet bathing suit in the 1978 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue led an editor to promise, "We never have, and never will run anything so revealing again?"

    • A.

      Jessica Gomes

    • B.

      Alina Puscau

    • C.

      Ana Beatriz Barros

    • D.

      Cheryl Tiegs

    • E.

      Michaela Kocianova

    Correct Answer
    D. Cheryl Tiegs
    Explanation
    Cheryl Tiegs' appearance in a nearly transparent white fishnet bathing suit in the 1978 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue led an editor to promise, "We never have, and never will run anything so revealing again."

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  • 6. 

    The name of what American state capital means "sheltered harbor"?

    • A.

      Albany

    • B.

      Honolulu

    • C.

      Tallahassee

    • D.

      Raleigh

    • E.

      Columbia

    Correct Answer
    B. Honolulu
    Explanation
    Honolulu is the correct answer because it is the capital of the American state of Hawaii, which is known for its natural harbors. The name "Honolulu" itself means "sheltered harbor" in the Hawaiian language. This makes it a fitting name for the state capital, as it reflects the geographical and historical significance of the area's harbor.

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  • 7. 

    When the bald eagle was first named, what was the meaning of the word "bald'?

    • A.

      Regal

    • B.

      Strong

    • C.

      Feathered

    • D.

      White

    • E.

      Hairless

    Correct Answer
    D. White
    Explanation
    In this context, the word "bald" does not refer to being hairless, but rather to the Old English meaning of "white." This is because the bald eagle has a white head and tail, which led to the name "bald" being used to describe its appearance.

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  • 8. 

    What two cities were linked by the Orient Express?

    • A.

      Brussels and Damascus

    • B.

      Ankara and Athens

    • C.

      Pyongyang and Seoul

    • D.

      Beijing and Tokyo

    • E.

      Paris and Istanbul

    Correct Answer
    E. Paris and Istanbul
    Explanation
    The Orient Express was a famous luxury train that operated between Paris and Istanbul. It was a symbol of elegance and adventure, connecting the Western and Eastern parts of Europe. The train journey covered various countries and landscapes, making it a popular choice for travelers seeking a unique and memorable experience.

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  • 9. 

    In England, what's a "bap"?

    • A.

      A hamburger bun

    • B.

      A gallon of water

    • C.

      A bouquet of flowers

    • D.

      A banana peel

    • E.

      A toothbrush holder

    Correct Answer
    A. A hamburger bun
    Explanation
    In England, a "bap" refers to a hamburger bun. It is a type of bread roll that is commonly used to hold a burger patty.

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  • 10. 

    How many sides are there to a snow crystal?

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      Six

    • D.

      Eight

    • E.

      Sixteen

    Correct Answer
    C. Six
    Explanation
    Snow crystals have six sides or arms. This is because snow crystals form when water vapor freezes onto a tiny ice crystal, and as the water molecules continue to freeze onto the crystal, they form a hexagonal structure. This hexagonal structure results in the six-sided shape of a snow crystal.

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  • 11. 

    What are the only two letters that are not on a telephone dial?

    • A.

      M and P

    • B.

      D and Q

    • C.

      Q and Z

    • D.

      H and R

    • E.

      I and J

    Correct Answer
    C. Q and Z
    Explanation
    The question asks for the only two letters that are not on a telephone dial. The correct answer is Q and Z. This is because the letters Q and Z are not assigned to any numbers on a telephone dial. The other options, M and P, D and Q, H and R, and I and J, all have at least one letter that is assigned to a number on a telephone dial.

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  • 12. 

    Together, baseball-playing brothers Hank and Tommy Aaron hit 768 home runs. How many were Tommy's?

    • A.

      668

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      357

    • D.

      13

    • E.

      49

    Correct Answer
    D. 13
    Explanation
    The question states that together Hank and Tommy Aaron hit 768 home runs. Since the question is asking specifically about Tommy's home runs, we need to subtract the number of home runs hit by Hank from the total. Therefore, Tommy hit 768 - (number of home runs hit by Hank) home runs. The correct answer is 13.

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  • 13. 

    What capital is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world?

    • A.

      Brasilia, Brazil

    • B.

      Ankara, Turkey

    • C.

      Damascus, Syria

    • D.

      Paris, France

    • E.

      Moscow, Russia

    Correct Answer
    C. Damascus, Syria
    Explanation
    Damascus, Syria is the correct answer because it is widely recognized as the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. The city has a rich history that dates back over 11,000 years, with evidence of human settlement found in the area. Damascus has been a significant cultural and commercial center throughout history and has witnessed the rise and fall of various civilizations. Its continuous habitation and preservation of ancient architecture and landmarks make it a unique and historically significant city.

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  • 14. 

    What French city was home to Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, the famous gastronome?

    • A.

      Lille

    • B.

      Normandy

    • C.

      Marseilles

    • D.

      Belley

    • E.

      Paris

    Correct Answer
    D. Belley
    Explanation
    Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, the famous gastronome, was born and lived in Belley, a city in France.

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  • 15. 

    What is philematology?

    • A.

      The science of animal feces

    • B.

      The science of kissing

    • C.

      The science of sex

    • D.

      The science of architecture

    • E.

      The science of shopping

    Correct Answer
    B. The science of kissing
    Explanation
    Philematology refers to the scientific study of kissing. It involves examining the physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of kissing, including the cultural and evolutionary significance of this intimate act. Researchers in philematology explore topics such as the biological effects of kissing on the body, the role of kissing in relationships, and the cultural variations in kissing practices. By studying kissing scientifically, philematology aims to gain a deeper understanding of this universal human behavior.

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  • 16. 

    What is a "tittle"?

    • A.

      The dot over the letters "i" and "j"

    • B.

      A cucumber seed

    • C.

      A tiny hair found on the body of an insect

    • D.

      A section of a sandwich cut into 15 pieces

    • E.

      A stitch mark on a football

    Correct Answer
    A. The dot over the letters "i" and "j"
    Explanation
    A "tittle" refers to the dot placed over the letters "i" and "j" in writing. It is a small mark that distinguishes these letters from other similar-looking characters.

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  • 17. 

    What percentage of the world's food crops are pollinated by insects?

    • A.

      50 percent

    • B.

      60 percent

    • C.

      70 percent

    • D.

      80 percent

    • E.

      90 percent

    Correct Answer
    D. 80 percent
    Explanation
    Insects play a crucial role in pollinating food crops, and the given answer of 80 percent indicates that a significant majority of the world's food crops rely on insect pollination. This highlights the importance of insects in maintaining global food production and ecosystem stability. Without their pollination services, many crops would struggle to reproduce, leading to a decline in food availability and biodiversity. Therefore, understanding and conserving insect populations is essential for sustainable agriculture and food security.

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  • 18. 

    What fruit did early Greek Olympians eat for their health and sometimes even wear as medals?

    • A.

      Grapes

    • B.

      Figs

    • C.

      Pomegranates

    • D.

      Olives

    • E.

      Pears

    Correct Answer
    B. Figs
    Explanation
    Early Greek Olympians ate figs for their health and sometimes even wore them as medals. Figs were a common fruit in ancient Greece and were highly regarded for their nutritional value and health benefits. They were often consumed by athletes due to their high fiber content, which provided sustained energy and improved digestion. Additionally, figs were believed to enhance physical strength and endurance. As a symbol of victory, figs were sometimes used as medals or rewards for the winners of the Olympic Games.

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  • 19. 

    What was the average yearly salary of an American public school teacher at the turn of the 20th century?

    • A.

      $445

    • B.

      $1,050

    • C.

      $325

    • D.

      $4,300

    • E.

      $110

    Correct Answer
    C. $325
    Explanation
    During the turn of the 20th century, the average yearly salary of an American public school teacher was $325. This indicates that teachers were not highly paid during this time period.

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  • 20. 

    What was the name of the daughter Lady Emma Hamilton bore Admiral Horatio Nelson?

    • A.

      Hamiltonia

    • B.

      Emma

    • C.

      Norma

    • D.

      Horatia

    • E.

      Admiralia

    Correct Answer
    D. Horatia
    Explanation
    Horatia is the correct answer because it is the name of the daughter Lady Emma Hamilton bore Admiral Horatio Nelson.

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  • 21. 

    What does Yoko Ono's first name mean when translated from Japanese?

    • A.

      Swift Spirit

    • B.

      Peace Maker

    • C.

      Ocean Child

    • D.

      Music Bringer

    • E.

      Mountain Wolf

    Correct Answer
    C. Ocean Child
    Explanation
    Yoko Ono's first name, when translated from Japanese, means "Ocean Child." This suggests that her name carries a connection to the ocean, symbolizing a sense of freedom, depth, and fluidity. The term "child" implies a sense of innocence and purity, further emphasizing her connection to the ocean and its natural beauty.

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  • 22. 

    What was used to erase lead pencil marks before rubber came into use?

    • A.

      Pieces of bread

    • B.

      Pineapple skin

    • C.

      Pieces of cotton cloth

    • D.

      Saliva

    • E.

      Sandpaper

    Correct Answer
    A. Pieces of bread
    Explanation
    Before rubber came into use, pieces of bread were used to erase lead pencil marks. The soft and pliable texture of bread allowed it to effectively remove the marks without damaging the paper. The bread would be rolled into a ball or flattened and pressed onto the marks, absorbing the graphite and leaving the paper clean. This method was commonly used before rubber erasers became widely available.

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  • 23. 

    What childhood name was shared by General George A. Custer and Chief Crazy Horse, the Oglala Sioux leader he faced at the Battle of the Little Bighorn?

    • A.

      Shan Shan

    • B.

      Junior

    • C.

      Timmy

    • D.

      Skinny

    • E.

      Curly

    Correct Answer
    E. Curly
    Explanation
    General George A. Custer and Chief Crazy Horse shared the childhood name "Curly". This indicates that both individuals had this nickname when they were young. The question is asking for the childhood name shared by these two historical figures, and the correct answer is "Curly".

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  • 24. 

    Where were Panama hats- woven from jipijapa leaves- first made?

    • A.

      Panama

    • B.

      Peru

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      United States

    • E.

      Mexico

    Correct Answer
    B. Peru
    Explanation
    Panama hats, woven from jipijapa leaves, were first made in Peru. These hats are traditionally made by skilled artisans in the coastal regions of Ecuador and Peru. Despite their name, Panama hats gained popularity and recognition when they were worn by workers during the construction of the Panama Canal in the early 20th century. The hats were exported from Ecuador and Peru to Panama, where they were then shipped to various parts of the world. Hence, the name "Panama hat" stuck, even though they were originally made in Peru.

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  • 25. 

    The name of what South American capital city means "I see a hill"?

    • A.

      Asuncion, Paraguay

    • B.

      Buenos Aires, Argentina

    • C.

      Montevideo, Uruguay

    • D.

      Bogota, Colombia

    • E.

      Paramaribo, Suriname

    Correct Answer
    C. Montevideo, Uruguay
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Montevideo, Uruguay. The name "Montevideo" is derived from the Spanish words "Monte" meaning hill and "video" meaning I see. Therefore, the name of the South American capital city Montevideo means "I see a hill".

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