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What Canadian airport was renamed for Pierre Trudeau?
b. Ottawa International
c. Toronto Island
Dorval - Coded YUL, it is technically in Dorval, but part of it is in St Laurent.
Built by industrialist Henry Kaiser, the Grand Coulee Dam creates a reservoir called Franklin Delano Roosevelt Lake on what river in Washington State?
Columbia - It is northwest of Spokane.
Where would you use some rands to get into Kruger National Park, home to 140 mammal species?
a. South Africa
South Africa - Established in 1926, the park lies in the north-east of South Africa.
If you're taking a boat ride with Charon, where are you going?
Hell - In Greek mythology, Charon is the ferryman who ferries the dead to the underworld.
Although Switzerland wasn't a UN member until 2002, which Swiss city has been the HQ for such UN agencies as the World Health Organization and the International Labor Organization?
a. The Hague
Geneva - Geneva hosts the highest number of international organisations in the world.
Named for a 19th-century feminist, what does the Lucy Stone League promote?
a. Reproductive choice
b. Not changing your name when you marry
c. Equal pay for equal work
d. Using the right to vote
Not changing your name when you marry - Women changed their names because they were the property of their husbands. Stone shocked 19th-century America by refusing to do so.
The Vespa motor scooter was named for its resemblance to what creature?
a. Poison ivy
Wasp - It was first manufactured in Genoa in 1946 by Piaggio.
Seventeen years after her photo was taken by Steve McCurry in 1985, the green-eyed Afghan girl was discovered to be Sharbat Gula. On what magazine's cover did her photo appear?
b. Scientific American
c. National Geographic
National Geographic - The picture was taken after her parents were both killed in a Soviet air raid on their Afghan village.
If you wear a green star, you are indicating that you speak what language?
Esperanto - Today, the stronghold for this language is the People's Republic of China.
Their name notwithstanding, what is the largest member of the Delphinidae (dolphin) family?
a. Great white shark
b. Killer whale
c. Minke whale
d. Bottle-nosed dolphin
Killer whale - It is technically an oceanic dolphin, not a whale.
What hair care product was named for the Massachusetts firefighter who hoped it would reverse his baldness?
c. Vidal Sassoon
Breck - At the age of 17, Roma Armstrong became the first Breck Girl in 1937.
Only two months have two US federal holidays each. What are they?
a. September and November
b. January and November
c. May and September
d. January and May
January and November - In January, the US celebrates New Year's Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Triple-murderer Thomas James Holden topped what organization's first most-wanted list, which was issued on March 14, 1950?
c. Scotland Yard
FBI - Holden killed his wife and two of her brothers during a drunken family argument on June 6, 1949.
Who is the only US president to resign from office?
a. Bill Clinton
b. James A. Garfield
c. Andrew Johnson
d. Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon - During his retirement, Nixon published nine books.
What is the name of the clock-like device that musicians use to measure time?
Metronome - A metronome produces regular audible ticks and is settable in beats per minute.
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