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Straight Flush - A straight flush is five cards in numerical order, all of an identical suit.In a game of standard poker, which of the following is the winning hand?

a. Two Pair
b. Full House
c. Four of a Kind
d. Straight Flush

Nero Wolfe - Mostly set in New York City, Nero was featured in 33 novels and 39 novellas.What oversized, eccentric detective was created by mystery writer Rex Stout in 1934?

a. Philip Marlowe
b. Sam Spade
c. Hercule Poirot
d. Nero Wolfe

The Peacemaker - Released in 1977, 'The Peacemaker' stars Nicole Kidman and George Clooney.Tom Cruise starred in all of these films except one. Can you spot it?

a. Knight and Day
b. Vanilla Sky
c. A Few Good Men
d. The Peacemaker

Chandra Bahadur Dangi - Standing at just 1 foot 10 inches, Chandra died in 2015 at the age of 75.According to the Guinness Book of World Records, who was the shortest man in recorded history?

a. Junrey Balawing
b. Chandra Bahadur Dangi
c. Gul Mohammed
d. Jyoti Amge

Diners Club - American Express made its debut in 1958.Introduced in 1950, what was the first universal credit card?

a. MasterCard
b. Diners Club
d. American Express

Ceraunophobia - The word Cerauno is Greek and means thunderbolt. What phobia is defined as the fear of thunder and lightning?

a. Ceraunophobia
b. Theophobia
c. Ligyrophobia
d. Potophobia

Cenozoic Era - The Cenozoic Era has seen the rise of mammals as the dominant class of animals.According to the geologic time scale, in which Phanerozoic era do we currently live?

a. Cambrian Era
b. Cenozoic Era
c. Mesozoic Era
d. Paleozoic Era

Hope - Rhode Island's official nickname is 'The Ocean State'.Not only is Rhode Island the smallest state in the US, it also has the shortest state motto at one word. Can you identify it?

a. Courage
b. Hope
c. Independence
d. Unity

Sofia Johnson - The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker.Directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1985, who did Oprah Winfrey play in the film "The Color Purple"?

a. Sofia Johnson
b. Miss Millie
c. Celie Harris
d. Nettie Harris

Mass - A carat is equal to 0.2 grams.What physical property of a diamond do carats measure?

a. Durability
b. Color
c. Mass
d. Cut

Doctor Sleep - Released in 2013, Doctor Sleep is a sequel to King's 1977 novel The Shining.Which of the following Stephen King novels was never released as a movie (2017)?

a. Mercy
b. The Mangler
c. Doctor Sleep
d. The Mist

Joe DiMaggio - DiMaggio's streak lasted from May 15, 1941 to July 17, 1941.Which baseball great holds the Major League Baseball record with a hitting streak of 56 consecutive games?

a. Willie Keeler
b. Joe DiMaggio
c. Pete Rose
d. Ty Cobb

2006 - Pluto is the largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System.Discovered in 1930 and originally considered the ninth planet in the Solar System, in what year was Pluto reclassified to a dwarf planet?

a. 2002
b. 2006
c. 2008
d. 2004

Metropolitan Opera House - The Metropolitan Opera House is located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City.Constructed in 1966, what is the largest opera house in the world with a seating capacity of approximately 3,800?

a. Peabody Opera House
b. Sydney Opera House
c. Royal Opera House
d. Metropolitan Opera House

Napoleon Bonaparte - Napoleon abdicated four days after the battle.Fought in June of 1815, who did the Duke of Wellington and the Prince of Wahlstatt defeat at the Battle of Waterloo?

a. Napoleon Bonaparte
b. Alexander the Great
c. Georgy Zhukov
d. Ulysses S. Grant

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