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Batman - It was a rip-off of RKO's Ace the Wonder Dog, which in turn ripped off Rin Tin Tin.Who sometimes solved crime with the help of a masked German shepherd named Ace the Bat Hound?

a. Hardy Boys
b. Tom Sawyer
c. Lone Ranger
d. Batman

Goldfish swallowing - He had seen the stunt done in Hawaii, apparently.What fad did Harvard freshman Lothrop Withington start on March 3, 1939, to win a $10 bet at Holworthy Hall?

a. Telephone booth stuffing
b. Flagpole sitting
c. Panty raiding
d. Goldfish swallowing

The Shawshank Redemption - Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, the movie was released in 1994.Despite a weak box office attendance that barely recouped its budget, what movie has consistently stayed at the top of IMDb top 250 movies of all time list?

a. The Shawshank Redemption
b. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
c. 12 Angry Men
d. Pulp Fiction

Poison - Except for the rope, the playing tokens are typically made out of pewter.Unless you're playing the 50th anniversary edition, which of these weapons cannot be used in Clue to do away with Mr Boddy?

a. Knife
b. Rope
c. Poison
d. Candlestick

Posing as 'Sacheen Littlefeather' to reject Marlon Brando's Oscar - She wore an Apache dress for the occasion. Mexican actress Maria Cruz had once been Miss American Vampire 1970, but is best known for something else. What?

a. Singing such disco hits as "Last Dance" and "Hot Stuff"
b. Sleeping with three married Congressmen on the same evening
c. Posing as 'Sacheen Littlefeather' to reject Marlon Brando's Oscar
d. Working as Richard Nixon's secretary during Watergate

Dustin Hoffman - Released in 1969, the film was based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy.In "Midnight Cowboy", who ad-libbed, "I'm walking here" after he was almost hit by a cabbie?

a. Mel Brooks
b. Jon Voight
c. Woody Allen
d. Dustin Hoffman

Seven Nation Army - Released on March 7, 2003, the song won the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.Consisting of one of the greatest riffs of the 2000's decade, what song is the first track on the album Elephant by The White Stripes?

a. Ball and Biscuit
b. The Hardest Button to Button
c. There's No Home for You Here
d. Seven Nation Army

Forensic entomology - Gil ranked number 82 on Bravo's 100 Greatest TV Characters list.On "CSI - Crime Scene Investigation", Gil Grissom specialized in what field?

a. Forensic entomology
b. Ballistics
c. Hair and fiber analysis
d. Blood splatter analysis

Letters W, S and E, and the numbers 2 and 3 - The show made its debut on November 10, 1969.Who sponsored the very first episode of "Sesame Street"?

a. Letters W, S and E, and the numbers 2 and 3
b. The Department of Education
c. General Electric
d. The Ford Foundation

Mahjong - Mahjong is similar to the card game rummy.The name of what game literally means "sparrow"?

a. Chess
b. Backgammon
c. Rummy
d. Mahjong

Lingerie - Frederick's of Hollywood used to have a lingerie museum.Famous for his store and museum at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard, Frederick Mellinger started selling what product by mail order in 1946?

a. Books
b. Sports accessories
c. Lingerie
d. Plastic containers

Coco Chanel - She took women out of corsets and into the Little Black Dress. Her look brought men's tailoring to women's clothing. What designer was famous for introducing the little black dress, the boxy trimmed suit and the quilted shoulder bag with chain straps?

a. Yves St-Laurent
b. Calvin Klein
c. Carl Lagerfeld
d. Coco Chanel

Othello - Reversi was created by Lewis Waterman in 1888, but this angered James Mollett, the creator of Annexation back in 1870.In 1971, Japan's Goro Hasegawa based what game on a 19th-century game called Reversi, which in turn may have been based on Annexation?

a. Battleship
b. Othello
c. Mastermind
d. Connect Four

Comic books - Chabon went through 10 drafts of this 2000 novel about immigrant cousins Sam Clay and Josef Kavalier, who meet each other in America during WWII.Michael Chabon won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2001 for "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay," a novel about pioneers of what business?

a. Cable news
b. Comic books
c. Rock n' roll radio
d. Silent movies

Like a Rolling Stone - Recorded by Bob Dylan, the song was released on July 20, 1965.Published December 9, 2004, what song was listed as number one on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time?

a. Like a Rolling Stone
b. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
c. Imagine
d. What's Going On

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