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Sleep - The Big Sleep was published in 1939.Authored by Raymond Chandler, complete the title of the first novel to feature Philip Marlowe - "The Big..."?

a. Gun
b. Heist
c. Sleep
d. Easy

13 - The term a baker's dozen originated due to bakers' customarily adding an extra loaf to a dozen sold in the late 16th century.How many loaves in a Baker's Dozen?

a. 13
b. 16
c. 12
d. 15

Portugal - Portugal is situated on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain and the Atlantic Ocean.Lusitania was the Roman name for which EU country?

a. Portugal
b. Austria
c. Bulgaria
d. Estonia

Kidney - Fluids from blood are collected in the Bowman's capsule.The "Bowman's Capsule" can be found in which part of the human body?

a. Liver
b. Kidney
c. Lungs
d. Heart

Friction - Tribology is the science and engineering of interacting surfaces in relative motion.Which of the following topics would be studied by a "Tribologist"?

a. Feet
b. Fractions
c. Females
d. Friction

Gladiator - The film won five Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor for Crowe at the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001.Which of these movies was first to win an Oscar for Best Picture?

a. Slumdog Millionaire
b. The Hurt Locker
c. A Beautiful Mind
d. Gladiator

Austria - The design was adopted as the national flag in 1918.Which European country has a flag with three bands, two reds and one white?

a. Romania
b. Israel
c. Hungary
d. Austria

Mercury - Mercury is a chemical element with symbol Hg and atomic number 80. What metal is also known as quicksilver?

a. Gold
b. Mercury
c. Silver
d. Tungsten

Elton John - Elton was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in March of 1947.Reginald Dwight is the real name of which well-known celebrity?

a. Elton John
b. Sting
c. Alice Cooper
d. Harry Houdini

The Taming of the Shrew - Kiss Me, Kate was written by Samuel and Bella Spewack with music by Cole Porter.Kiss Me Kate, the Cole Porter musical, is based on which Shakespeare play?

a. The Taming of the Shrew
b. Hamlet
c. Othello
d. Macbeth

Sense and Sensibility - Sense and Sensibility was published in 1811.Colonel Brandon is a character in which Jane Austen novel, the first she ever published?

a. Jane Eyre
b. Pride and Prejudice
c. Sense and Sensibility
d. Emma

14 - Sonnets originated in Italy.How many lines are there in a Sonnet?

a. 14
b. 22
c. 5
d. 2

1999 - American Beauty won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (for Spacey), Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography Oscars.In what year was the Academy Award winning film "American Beauty" released at the cinema?

a. 2001
b. 1995
c. 1999
d. 2009

Manhattan - Manhattan also hosts the United Nations Headquarters.The "money capital of America," on which US island is "Wall Street" located?

a. Staten
b. Ellis Island
c. Long Island
d. Manhattan

Nike - The Swoosh logo was created in 1971 by Carolyn Davidson.The "Swoosh" is the logo of which company?

a. Nike
b. Adidas
c. McDonald's
d. Hyundai

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