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Yellow - Mixing light is considered an additive process, while mixing paint is considered a subtractive process.The pigment primary colors are the secondary colors of light and vice versa. Which of these is a primary color of pigment instead of light?

       a. Red
       b. Green
       c. Yellow
       d. Blue

New York's Central Park - It took years to set up, lasted just 16 days but brought in 4 million people.In 2005, the conceptual artist Christo installed the Gates, a series of 16-foot-tall metal grates covered in orange sheets. Where?

       a. London's Hyde Park
       b. New York's Central Park
       c. Berlin's Tiergarten
       d. Paris's Bois de Boulogne

Toby Belch - The joyless fool Malvolio is the steward of Olivia's household, and the hard-partying Belch is his arch-enemy.In "Twelfth Night", Lady Olivia's uncle is quite mean to head steward Malvolio. What is the uncle's unfortunate name?

       a. Toby Belch
       b. Toby Fart
       c. Toby Hiccup
       d. Toby Cracknuckle

David - Until 1873, it stood outside in the Piazza della Signoria, but to protect it from damage, it was moved into the Accademia Gallery and a replacement was made for the piazza.In 1504, a 13-foot statue of whom was erected in Piazza della Signoria in Florence?

       a. Saint Mark
       b. Virgin Mary
       c. David
       d. Moses

David Sedaris - His sister Amy was also a comedian.What humorist wrote "The Santaland Diaries", a collection of stories inspired by his experiences as a department store elf?

       a. PJ O'Rourke
       b. David Sedaris
       c. Dave Barry
       d. Steve Martin

Prague - Yugoslavian-born Czech architect Vlado Milunic also worked on the Dancing Building. Because its two towers look vaguely like dancers, Frank Gehry's Nationale-Nederlanden Building has been nicknamed "Fred and Ginger" by the people of what city?

       a. Frankfurt
       b. Barcelona
       c. Prague
       d. Glasgow

The Bulgari Connection - She was paid £18,000 to mention Bulgari by name 12 times in her 2001 novel.British feminist writer Fay Weldon sold out when she let a jewelry company do a product placement in one of her books. Which one?

       a. The Cartier Connection
       b. The Harry Winston Connection
       c. The Bulgari Connection
       d. The Hermes Connection

28 years, 2 months, 19 days - He rescued Friday after having lived alone for 26 years.How long was Robinson Crusoe stranded on that Caribbean island, along with Friday?

       a. 2 months, 19 days
       b. 19 days
       c. 28 years, 2 months, 19 days
       d. He was never rescued

The Basketball Diaries - He had a punk song called People Who Died, before expiring himself of a heart attack at age 60.Although he had some success with the 1980 album "Catholic Boy", poet Jim Carroll is best known for what novel, made into a movie starring Leonardo di Carpio?

       a. What's Eating Gilbert Grape
       b. The Aviator
       c. The Basketball Diaries
       d. This Boy's Life

Russia - Established in the 1910s, it was based on such fundamental geometric forms as squares and circles. In what country did Kazimir Malevich introduce a movement called Suprematism, with such works as "Black Square" (which was, literally, a Black Square)?

       a. Russia
       b. Germany
       c. Poland
       d. United States

As You Like It - Rosalind disguises herself as a guy named Ganymede, and sure enough, the shepherdess Phoebe falls for Rosalind.In what play is a usurped duke forced to flee to the Forest of Arden, even as his daughter Rosalind remains behind?

       a. The Comedy of Errors
       b. Much Ado About Nothing
       c. As You Like It
       d. The Tempest

Cut down trees - The logging industry fought back with a book of its own, called The Truax. That'll show 'em.The Dr Seuss book "The Lorax" angered some people, because of the evil Onceler. What does he do?

       a. Sell cigarettes
       b. Trap animals
       c. Cut down trees
       d. Make weapons

Phidias - None of his work survives, but his influence remains. Regarded as the greatest of Greek sculptors, I worked on the sculpture of Athena in the Parthenon and on the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, which became one of the Wonders of the World. Who am I?

       a. Critias
       b. Phidias
       c. Pericles
       d. Menander

All's Well That Ends Well - Helena works for the Countess of Rousillion. When she cures a bout of fistula, she is allowed to marry any lord of her choosing and she chooses the countess's son Bertram. Which of Shakespeare's so-called "problem plays", also known as the dark comedies, was cribbed from the ninth story from the third day of Boccaccio's Decameron?

       a. Troilus and Cressida
       b. Measure for Measure
       c. All's Well That Ends Well
       d. Fonzie Jumps the Shark

Joy of Cooking - The books once included folksy wisdom and gossip about celebrity culinary habits.What book was first self-published in 1931 by widowed homemaker Irma Rombauer?

       a. Joy of Cooking
       b. Joy of Sex
       c. Joy of Music
       d. Joy of Tao

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