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The infamous Joe Masseria was a member of which crime family?
Genovese - Joe was killed at one of his favorite restaurants in 1931. It was reported that he died with
the ace of spades in his hand.
In which U.S. state was the first Disney Park built?
California - A new Disneyland Park in Shanghai is scheduled to open in 2015.
Who directed the Oscar winning movie Argo?
a. George Lucas
b. Tom Hanks
c. Stephen Spielberg
d. Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck - Argo was released in 2012. Ben Affleck also stars in the film.
What is Medusa's last name?
Gorgon - In most adaptations of the story, she was killed by Perseus.
Who wrote the classic novel "The Great Gatsby"?
a. Joseph Heller
b. Ernest Hemmingway
c. F. Scott Fitzgerald
d. Arthur Miller
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The story is set in the U.S. during the twenties.
Queen Beatrix ruled which country for over thirty years?
b. The Netherlands
The Netherlands - Queen Beatrix announced that she would abdicate her throne on the 30th of April 2013.
Which planet is named after the god of war?
Mars - Mars was the Roman god of war. Ares is the Greek equivalent.
What is the Olympic Australis?
a. A planet
b. A tower
c. A flower
d. An opal
An opal - The Olympic Austarlis is the world's largest opal and is also the most valuable. The gem was
found in 1956.
Which country's national anthem is La Marseillaise?
France - This song was composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.
Which nursery rhyme character was going to Gloucester?
a. The Grad Old Duke
b. Old King Cole
c. Good King Wenceslas
d. Dr. Foster
Dr. Foster - He was traveling during a storm and stepped into a puddle.
Which painting by Salvador Dali is often called Melting Clocks?
a. The Basket of Bread
b. The First Days of Spring
c. Cabaret Scene
d. The Persistence of Memory
The Persistence of Memory - This work of art was done in 1931 and is on display in New York City.
On which Japanese Island would you find Mount Fuji?
Honshu - At 12, 389 feet high, Mount Fuji is the largest mountain in Japan.
What is the capital of Peru?
Lima - Peru declared its independence in 1821.
What is a quoll?
a. A musical instrument
b. An animal
c. An herb
d. A hand tool
An animal - The quoll is a carnivorous marsupial native to Australia.
Who plays the character Roy Batty in the sci-fi thriller flick "Blade Runner"?
a. Sean Penn
b. Arnold Schwarzenegger
c. Mel Gibson
d. Rutger Hauer
Rutger Hauer - Harrison Ford and Sean Young also star in this film.
What famous landmark makes visitors climb 334 limestone stairs to reach the top?
a. Mount Rushmore
b. The Statue of Liberty
c. The Eifel Tower
d. Big Ben
Big Ben - Big Ben is not normally open to the general public, but tours of the famous landmark can be
Which of these Presidents is not depicted on Mount Rushmore?
a. John Adams
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. George Washington
d. Thomas Jefferson
John Adams - Mount Rushmore has carvings of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and
Which Island is also known as "Rapa Nui"?
b. Easter Island
d. Christmas Island
Easter Island - Owned by Chile, the Island is also called Isla de Pascua.
If you wanted to see The Great Rift Valley, what country would you have to visit?
Kenya - The valley runs through the country of Kenya from north to south.
Who would normally use a skew?
Carpenter - The skew is a type of chisel.
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