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Florida - Although composer Stephen Foster supported the North, the song is full of 'minstrel show' lyrics.The Suwannee River cuts through this state, full of old people, and "Swanee River (Old Folks at Home)" is its state song. What State?

       a. Florida
       b. Arizona
       c. California
       d. Hawaii

Yew - Weirdly, when it dies, the new yew tree grows from inside the dead bark of the old one.Often associated with death but now a source of an anti-cancer drug called taxol, what tree was traditionally used to make English longbows?

       a. Birch
       b. Oak
       c. Yew
       d. Pine

America the Beautiful - There is now a plaque commemorating the song at the summit of Pikes Peak.What song's lyrics did Katharine Lee Bates start writing under the "spacious skies" of Pikes Peak, Colorado?

       a. God Bless America
       b. The Stars and Stripes Forever
       c. America the Beautiful
       d. This Land is Your Land

The worst people - We might also have a kleptocracy, or rule by thieves.You might say we have a kakistocracy now. Who rules if you have a kakistocracy?

       a. The worst people
       b. The criminals
       c. The richest people
       d. The mobs

Japan - This quake measured a nine on the Richter scale.Which country did an earthquake shake on March 11, 2011?

       a. Ecuador
       b. Japan
       c. South Africa
       d. Iceland

Van Gogh - Van Gogh committed suicide. What famous painter painted The Old Tower in the Fields, Dunes, Roses, and Lilacs?

       a. Van Gogh
       b. Claude Monet
       c. Edgar Degs
       d. Raphael

Baseball - Pedro was a pitcher in the major league.What sport did Pedro Martinez participate in?

       a. Tennis
       b. Soccer/Football
       c. Baseball
       d. Boxing

Samuel L. Jackson - Jackson played the role of Mitch Henessey.Who co-stars with Geena Davis in the movie "The Long Kiss Goodnight"?

       a. Morgan Freeman
       b. Samuel L. Jackson
       c. Danny Glover
       d. Will Smith

Stockholm - Stockholm is, as of 2012, the largest city in Sweden.What is the capital city of Sweden?

       a. Dublin
       b. Oslo
       c. Stockholm
       d. Copenhagen

Emu - The Emu is a flightless bird.What is the national bird of Australia?

       a. Stork
       b. Emu
       c. Kiwi
       d. Southern Macaw

Stabbed - Caligula was stabbed to death by a number of other senators.How did Roman Emperor Caligula meet his death?

       a. Stabbed
       b. Poisoned
       c. Drowned
       d. Battle

Louisa May Alcott - Alcott also wrote Little Women.Who penned the story Little Men?

       a. Jayne Eyre
       b. Emily Bronte
       c. Louisa May Alcott
       d. C. S. Lewis

Mary Poppins - These were the children Mary was hired to take charge of.In which film would you see the characters Jane and Michael Banks?

       a. Narnina
       b. Mary Poppins
       c. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
       d. Harry Potter

Jodie Foster - Jodie plays the character of Meg Altman.Which actress is trapped in the film "Panic Room"?

       a. Lorraine Gary
       b. Kathy Bates
       c. Jodie Foster
       d. Glen Close

1979 - Thatcher was the first female Prime minister.Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister of England in what year?

       a. 1979
       b. 1986
       c. 1971
       d. 1964

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