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1950s - The 1956 Summer Olympics saw the butterfly swam as a separate competition for the first time.In what decade was the butterfly stroke first swam as a separate competition at the Olympic Games?

a. 1960s
b. 1950s
c. 1980s
d. 1970s

Temperature - Kelvin is assigned the unit symbol K.Based upon an absolute scale, Kelvin is used to measure what?

a. Speed
b. Temperature
c. Depth
d. Height

Bangkok - Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand."Krung Thep" is the proper, local name, of which popular city?

a. Hong Kong
b. Bangkok
c. Fukuoka
d. Beijing

Hans Solo - Star Wars - The Force Awakens is the seventh installment in the Star Wars film series.Kylo Ren murders which character in the 2015 sci-fi film "Star Wars - The Force Awakens"?

a. Chewbacca
b. Hans Solo
c. Princess Leia
d. Luke Skywalker

17 - Haiku consists of three lines. Line one has 5 syllables, line 2 has 7 syllables and line three has 5 syllables.The Japanese poetry of "Haiku" consists of how many syllables?

a. 23
b. 19
c. 17
d. 21

Afghanistan - Khyber Pass is one of the oldest known passes in the world.An essential part of the ancient Silk Road, the "Khyber Pass" connects Pakistan with which other country?

a. Russia
b. Afghanistan
c. Iran
d. India

Baltimore - The Baltimore Orioles were first established in 1901.The American professional baseball team the "Orioles" are based in which city?

a. Denver
b. Chicago
c. Boston
d. Baltimore

Retract their claws - Non-retractable claws is a characteristic feature of the cheetah.What can a tiger, a lion and a domestic cat do, that a cheetah cannot?

a. Replace lost teeth
b. Retract their claws
c. Run backwards
d. Shed tears

A Man For All Seasons - About Sir Thomas More, A Man For All Seasons is based on a play of the same name by Robert Bolt.Which 1966 British film took home six Academy Awards including best film, director and actor?

a. Mary Queen of Scots
b. The Madness of King George
c. The Commitments
d. A Man For All Seasons

Rio De Janeiro - Christ the Redeemer is listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.Named Christ the Redeemer, this 38 meters tall statue of Jesus stands atop the Corcovado Mountain overlooking what city?

a. Baghdad
b. Rio De Janeiro
c. Jerusalem
d. Damascus

Ishmael - Written by Herman Melville, Moby Dick was first published in 1851.Complete the famous opening line from the classic novel Moby Dick - "Call me...".

a. Stupid
b. Ishmael
c. Moses
d. Jacob

Hermione Granger - Emma Watson stated that Hermione Granger was the greatest role model a girl could have.Emma Watson plays the role of which character in the Harry Potter films?

a. Nearly Headless Nick
b. Rolanda Hooch
c. Hermione Granger
d. Severus Snape

Actinides - All actinides are radioactive.How are the elements with the atomic numbers 89 to 103 known?

a. Inert Gases
b. Transactinides
c. Actinides
d. Lanthanides

Mars - Mars was second in importance only to Jupiter who was the king of the gods.In ancient Roman religion and myth, who was the God of War?

a. Mars
b. Neptune
c. Jupiter
d. Saturn

Tiger - The Caspian tiger became extinct sometime during the early 1970s.What animal can be identified as "Siberian" or "Caspian"?

a. Cheetah
b. Jaguar
c. Tiger
d. Lion

19 - Worldwide sales of 19 are at approximately 10 million copies.Released in January of 2008, what is the title of British singer Adele's debut album?

a. 17
b. 29
c. 19
d. 21

Boxing - When We Were Kings won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1996.The 1996 film "When We Were Kings" is a documentary featuring which sport?

a. Football
b. Golf
c. Soccer
d. Boxing

Arms - The ulna is one of the two long bones in your forearm.Where on your body would you find your "Ulna"?

a. Arms
b. Mouth
c. Feet
d. Heart

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