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Unforgiven - Wayne's birth name was Marion Mitchell Morrison. Unforgiven starred Clint Eastwood.An actor who was among the top box office draws for three decades, which of the following western films did not star John Wayne?

a. The Searchers
b. Unforgiven
c. True Grit
d. The Shootist


The Lord of the Rings - Written by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings has sold approximately 150 million copies.The bestselling book of all-time is "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens at 200 million copies sold. What is the second bestselling book?

a. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
b. The Da Vinci Code
c. And Then There Were None
d. The Lord of the Rings


Magma - Magma is molten or partially molten rock located beneath the Earth's surface.Known as lava after it comes out of a volcano, what is it called before it leaves the surface of the Earth?

a. Hummock
b. Magma
c. Limu
d. Fumarole


Game of Thrones - Game of Thrones, more or less, follows the three storylines of the A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novel series.Which fantasy drama TV show is an adaptation of a novel series by American author George R.R. Martin?

a. Merlin
b. Camelot
c. Legend of the Seeker
d. Game of Thrones


Junko Tabei - Junko and her party used the same route Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay took in 1953.Which Japanese mountain-climber became the first woman to reach the top of Everest in 1975?

a. Yasuko Namba
b. Tamae Watanabe
c. Junko Tabei
d. Bachendri Pal


Amazon Rainforest - The Amazon is the largest jungle in the world.Which rainforest produces more than twenty percent of the world's oxygen supply?

a. Daintree Rainforest
b. Congo Rainforest
c. Amazon Rainforest
d. Tama Kinabalu Rainforest


Taylor Swift - According to Swift, the album's title 1989 was inspired by the pop music scene of her birth year.A Billboard number one song in 2014, which American singer-songwriter released the song "Shake It Off" on their fifth studio album "1989"?

a. Miley Cyrus
b. Katy Perry
c. Adele
d. Taylor Swift


Heroes - A 13-episode miniseries entitled Heroes - Reborn is scheduled for release in 2015.Running for four seasons from 2006 to 2010, in which TV series did Hayden Panettiere play the role of Claire Bennet, a high-school cheerleader who could spontaneously regenerate?

a. The 4400
b. Alphas
c. Heroes
d. Supernatural


Steeplechase Racing - Horseracing has been practised in civilisations across the world since ancient times.In which sport do we see horses racing around a track that contains water jumps, ditches, fences, and hurdles?

a. Harness Racing
b. Flat Racing
c. Endurance Racing
d. Steeplechase Racing


2008 - The Dow dropped 777.68 points, or approximately $1.2 trillion in market value, on September 29, 2008.The biggest single-day loss ever in the history of the Dow occurred in what year (2014)?

a. 2004
b. 2006
c. 2008
d. 2010


67 - Jupiter is chiefly composed of hydrogen.Jupiter is home to how many of the 166 "known" moons found in our solar system?

a. 37
b. 47
c. 67
d. 57


Cast Away - Nominated for an Academy Award, Tom Hanks played the role of FedEx employee Chuck Noland.A volleyball named Wilson serves as Chuck Noland's friend and only companion in which film released in 2000?

a. Cast Away
b. Survival Island
c. The Beach
d. Robinson Crusoe


Bast - Bast was the goddess of warfare.One of the most popular goddesses of ancient Egypt, which Egyptian goddess had a woman's body and a cat's head?

a. Isis
b. Horus
c. Bast
d. Set


Cy Young - A pitcher, Cy played for five different baseball teams for a total of 21 years.Which baseball great holds the record for the most major league baseball career innings at 7,356?

a. Cy Young
b. Babe Ruth
c. Lefty Grove
d. Walter Johnson


Waiting for a Girl Like You - Waiting For a Girl Like You was released in September of 1981.As of 2014, which of the following Foreigner songs holds the Billboard record for "Most Weeks at Number Two (Without Hitting Number One)"?

a. Waiting for a Girl Like You
b. Juke Box Hero
c. Urgent
d. Feels Like the First Time




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