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  1. What is the correct 3-digit ISO country code for Luxembourg?
    • PRY
    • NDI
    • LUX
    • OGT
    The correct country code is LUX.
    LUX is the 3-digit ISO country code for Luxembourg, which is an independent European country located between Belgium, France, and Germany.
  2. Which actor took a lead role in the movie “Larry Crowne”?
    • Tom Hanks
    • Cedric the Entertainer
    • Julia Roberts
    • Bryan Cranston
    The correct answer is Tom Hanks.
    Tom Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker who starred as the titular character Larry Crowne in the 2011 comedy-drama film of the same name.
  3. Which U.S. state is abbreviated to “CA”?
    • Illinois
    • Maine
    • California
    • Oklahoma
    The correct answer is California.
    California is the most populous state in the United States and the third largest by area. It is known for its diverse geography, ranging from the Pacific Coast to the Sierra Nevada mountains.
  4. In what year did the German Parliament officially recognize the genocide of the Armenian people in 1915?
    • 2016
    • 1982
    • 1980
    • 1992
    The correct answer is 2016.
    In 2016, the German Parliament officially acknowledged the 1915 genocide of the Armenian people, recognizing it as an act of genocide and offering an apology for the suffering of the victims.
  5. In which year was the movie “Kong: Skull Island” starring Samuel L. Jackson released?
    • 1996
    • 2017
    • 2015
    • 2014
    The correct answer is 2017.
    The movie Kong: Skull Island starring Samuel L. Jackson was released in 2017, marking the beginning of the MonsterVerse franchise.
  6. The actor Chevy Chase took a lead role in which classic 1980’s movie?
    • Funny Farm
    • Lethal Weapon
    • Beetlejuice
    • Big
    The correct answer is “Funny Farm”. Did you get it right?
    The correct answer is Funny Farm, a classic 1980s movie starring Chevy Chase in the lead role.
  7. The distant star “Pollux” is approximately how far away from Earth?
    • 77 light-years
    • 42 light-years
    • 34 light-years
    • 25 light-years
    The correct answer is 34 light-years.
    Pollux is 34 light-years away from Earth, which means that it takes light 34 years to travel from Pollux to Earth.
  8. Who had a Message To Rudy?
    • Madness
    • The Specials
    • The Beat
    • Sting
    The correct answer is “The Specials”.
    The Specials, a British ska band, released the song “Message to Rudy” in 1979.
  9. _____ Beckham – well known sports star?
    • Dale Earnhardt
    • Joe Louis
    • Ian Thorpe
    • David Beckham
    This correct answer is David Beckham.
    He is an internationally renowned soccer player who has played for some of the top clubs in the world, including Manchester United and Real Madrid. He is also well-known for his philanthropic work and his fashion brand.

  1. Elvis Presley starred in his first film in 1956. What was it called?
    • Love me Tender
    • Jailhouse Rock
    • Change of Habit
    • King Creole
    The correct answer is “Love me Tender”.
    The first film Elvis Presley starred in was the 1956 musical drama “Love Me Tender,” which was based on the popular song of the same name.
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  1. Can you solve the word “_t_r_” with missing letters?
    • cells
    • stars
    • steel
    • human
    The correct answer is stars.
    The missing letters in the word _t_r_ are “a” and “e” so the correct word is “stars,” which is a word used to refer to the bright objects in the night sky.
  2. The Marvel movie “Black Widow” was released in which year?
    • 2023
    • 2000
    • 2021
    • 2022
    The correct answer is 2021.
    The Marvel movie Black Widow was released in 2021, the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie released since the pandemic began.
  3. Former U.S. President George Washington was born in which year?
    • 1784
    • 1732
    • 1818
    • 1758
    The correct year is 1732.
    George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, making him the first president of the United States.
  4. Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1961 for the movie “West Side Story”?
    • Bernardo Bertolucci
    • Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise
    • Steven Spielberg
    • Michelangelo Antonioni
    The correct answer is Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise.
    Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise won the Best Director Oscar in 1961 for the movie West Side Story, making them the first and only duo to win the award.
  5. In which Olympics did Mark Spitz win seven gold medals?
    • 1982
    • 1972
    • 1971
    • 1973
    The correct year was 1972. Did you get this one right?
    Mark Spitz achieved his record-breaking feat of seven gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
  6. The city of Bangalore is located in which continent?
    • Asia
    • South America
    • North America
    • Europe
    The correct answer is Asia. Did you get it right?
    Bangalore is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka and is located in the southern part of the continent of Asia.
  7. The NATO (or ICAO) phonetic alphabet uses what word for the letter “J”?
    • Julyett
    • Juliet
    • Julyet
    • Julett
    The correct answer is Juliet.
    The NATO (or ICAO) phonetic alphabet assigns the word Juliet to the letter J as a way to ensure clear and accurate communication when spelling out words over the radio or telephone.
  8. In what year was the Pixar movie “Finding Nemo” released?
    • 2003
    • 1999
    • 2011
    • 2000
    The correct answer is 2003.
    Finding Nemo was the fifth feature-length animated film produced by Pixar, released in 2003 to critical and commercial success.
  9. Honshu is an island located where in the world?
    • United States Virgin Islands
    • Scotland
    • Japan
    • Cameroon
    The correct answer is Japan.
    Honshu is the largest and most populous of the four main islands of Japan, located in the Pacific Ocean off the east coast of the Asian mainland.

  1. Who provided the voice for the animated character “Timon”?
    • Carl Weathers
    • Charles Fleischer
    • Nathan Lane
    • Mel Blanc
    The correct answer is Nathan Lane.
    Nathan Lane is an American actor, comedian and writer who is best known for providing the voice of the meerkat Timon in Disney’s The Lion King.
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  1. In which year was the movie “Deep Cover” starring Jeff Goldblum released?
    • 1971
    • 1994
    • 1993
    • 1992
    The correct answer is 1992.
    Deep Cover was a crime drama released in 1992 starring Jeff Goldblum as an undercover cop infiltrating the drug underworld.
  2. The 1990’s hit movie “Ocean’s Eleven” starred which Hollywood A-lister?
    • Nicole Kidman
    • Mel Gibson
    • George Clooney
    • Clint Eastwood
    The correct answer is George Clooney.
    George Clooney is an A-list Hollywood actor who starred in the 1990’s hit movie Ocean’s Eleven.
  3. Which actor took a lead role in the movie “Casablanca”?
    • Edward G. Robinson
    • Humphrey Bogart
    • George Raft
    • James Cagney
    The correct answer is Humphrey Bogart.
    Humphrey Bogart was an iconic actor of the 1940s, best known for his leading role in the classic film Casablanca.
  4. The Tetramorium is a type of which animal?
    • Ant
    • Butterfly or Moth
    • Tropical Fish
    • Beetle
    The correct answer is Ant.
    The Tetramorium is a genus of ant species, commonly known as pavement ants, that are found in many parts of the world.
  1. A group of vultures is known as a what?
    • A dray or scurry
    • A watch
    • A venue
    • A crash
    The correct answer is a venue.
    A venue is a large area or space where events, activities or gatherings can take place. A group of vultures is known as a venue because they often congregate in large groups in open spaces.
  2. Rochester Cathedral is located in which English county?
    • Worcestershire
    • Iowa
    • New Jersey
    • Kent
    The correct answer is Kent.
    Rochester Cathedral is located in the county of Kent, which is in the south-east region of England.
  3. In which year was the movie “City of Joy” starring Patrick Swayze released?
    • 1996
    • 1971
    • 1991
    • 1992
    The correct answer is 1992.
    The movie City of Joy, starring Patrick Swayze, was released in 1992. It was a drama film based on the novel of the same name, written by Dominique Lapierre.
  4. Name a 2008 movie starring Ben Stiller?
    • Drillbit Taylor
    • Rock the Kasbah
    • I Am Legend
    • Red Rock West
    The correct answer is “Drillbit Taylor”.
    Drillbit Taylor is a 2008 comedy film starring Ben Stiller as a hapless soldier of fortune hired to protect a group of high schoolers from bullies.
  5. In what year was the first telecommunications satellite launched?
    • 1955
    • 1939
    • 1962
    • 1959
    The correct answer is “1962”.
    The first telecommunications satellite, named Telstar 1, was launched in 1962, ushering in a new era of global communication.

  1. The 1970’s classic movie “All the President’s Men” starred which Hollywood A-list star?
    • Yul Brynner
    • Robert Redford
    • Martin Sheen
    • Barbra Streisand
    The correct answer is Robert Redford.
    Robert Redford is an Academy Award-winning actor, director and producer who is best known for his roles in films such as All the President’s Men, The Sting and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
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  1. Old Moore’s Almanac” was founded in what year?
    • 1691
    • 1719
    • 1707
    • 1699
    The correct answer is “1699”.
    Old Moore’s Almanac was founded in 1699, making it one of the oldest almanacs still in print today.
  2. The Roman numeral LXXX is represented by which Arabic number?
    • 590
    • 80
    • 55
    • 327
    The correct answer is 80. Did you get it right?
    The Roman numeral LXXX is equivalent to the Arabic number 80, which is the sum of 5 groups of 10 (X) and 3 groups of 10 (L).
  3. Mechanophobia is the fear of what?
    • machines
    • nudity
    • disease
    • mushrooms
    The correct answer is machines.
    Mechanophobia is the fear of machines, such as computers, robots, and other automated technology, which can cause extreme anxiety and distress.
  4. Dehsinif is the reverse spelling of which word?
    • printed
    • table
    • finished
    • filled
    The correct answer is finished. Did you get it right?
    Yes, the answer is correct. Dehsinif is the reverse spelling of the word “finished”, which is used to indicate that something is complete or has come to an end.
  5. What is the latin name for Elephant?
    • Panthera Uncia
    • Periplaneta Americana
    • Loxodonta Africana
    • Mercenaria Mercenaria
    The correct answer is Loxodonta Africana.
    Loxodonta Africana is the scientific name for the African elephant, the largest living land mammal.
  6. St Albans Cathedral is located in which English county?
    • Nottinghamshire
    • Hertfordshire
    • Ohio
    • Maryland
    The correct answer is Hertfordshire.
    St Albans Cathedral is located in the county of Hertfordshire in England, which is located in the south-east of the country.
  7. In what year was the Jame Bond movie “A View to a Kill” released?
    • 1978
    • 1985
    • 1991
    • 1982
    The correct answer is 1985.
    A View to a Kill was the 14th film in the James Bond franchise, released in 1985 and starring Roger Moore as 007.
  8. Who released the 70’s album entitled The Stranger
    • Kraftwerk
    • Blonde
    • Billy Joel
    • The Police
    The correct answer is “Billy Joel”.
    Billy Joel is an American singer-songwriter who released the album “The Stranger” in 1977.
  9. The chemical symbol of the element Samarium is?
    • Ce
    • Rh
    • S
    • Sm
    The correct answer is “Sm”.
    The chemical symbol for Samarium is Sm, which is derived from the Latin name for the element, Samarium.

  1. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres was born in which year?
    • 1970
    • 1966
    • 1973
    • 1958
    The correct answer is 1958.
    Ellen DeGeneres, the popular American comedian, television host, actress, and writer, was born on January 26, 1958.
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  1. Which currency is used in Mexico?
    • Hryvnia
    • Pound Sterling
    • Krone
    • Peso
    The correct answer is Mexican Peso.
    The Mexican Peso is the official currency of Mexico and is used for most financial transactions throughout the country.
  2. Which one of the following words is a noun?
    • matchmaker
    • tiresome
    • parallelogram
    • heritage
    Tiresome is the noun.
    Tiresome is an adjective used to describe someone or something that is tedious, exhausting, or boring.
  3. What the nationality of talented actor Rami Malek?
    • American
    • German
    • Dutch
    • Argentine
    The correct answer is American.
    Rami Malek is an American actor, born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
  4. The chemical symbol of the element Sulfur is?
    • At
    • Hs
    • As
    • S
    The correct answer is “S”.
    Sulfur is a chemical element represented by the symbol S, which stands for the Latin word for sulfur, “sulphur”.
  1. ____ Ruth – well known sports star?
    • Joe Montana
    • Jeff Gordon
    • Steve Redgrave
    • Babe Ruth
    This correct answer is Babe Ruth.
    Babe Ruth was an American professional baseball player who is widely considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. He played for the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees and was known for his powerful hitting, setting numerous records during his career.
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