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Round 1

Question Number Question Answer
1. Who defected from a Leningrad ballet troupe in 1961? Rudolf Nureyev
2. What is the capital of Antigua and Barbuda? St. John's
3. What two pseudonyms does Howl have in the movie "Howl's Moving Castle"? Jenkins and Pendragon
4. When was Cable News Network, or CNN, launched? June 1, 1980
5. What number does the roman numeral LXXX denote? 80
6. Whose likeness is depicted on the Purple Heart Award? George Washington
7. What do the thieves set out to steal in the movie "Reservoir Dogs?" Diamonds
8. What do the letters LG stand for in the name of the international electronics and chemical brand LG? Lucky-Goldstar
9. Which gas has the atomic number 2? Helium
10. Is Salton Sea fresh water or salt water? Salt water
Tie Breaker In 1985, what type of creature did Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus claim to have found? A unicorn


Round 2

Question Number Question Answer
1. What original literary work was the movie "Christmas with the Kranks" based on? Skipping Christmas
2. What city is threatened by the effects of acqua alta? Venice
3. Which singer had a 1964 hit with "King of the Road"? Roger Miller
4. What year did the iPhone debut on the market? 2007
5. A group of lions is called a what? Pride
6. In a game of Hearts, what term describes winning every heart and the queen of spades? Shooting the Moon
7. What was the first female rap group to win a Grammy in 1995? Salt-N-Pepa
8. Who is credited with inventing the Grasshopper cocktail? Philip Guichet
9. Where do bumblebees normally nest? Underground
10. What African country in which the entire population speaks the same language? Somalia
Tie Breaker How long is a fortnight? Two weeks

Round 3

Question Number Question Answer
1. What year did Wagner compose "Tannhauser"? 1845
2. What is the capital of Kansas? Topeka
3. What "Saturday Night Live" castmember played Sean Connery in their Celebrity Jeopardy skits? Darrell Hammond
4. Who succeeded Nikita Khrushchev as first Secretary of the Communist Party? Leonid Brezhnev
5. What is the study of soils in their natural environment called? Pedology
6. Who did Time magazine name as "Man of the Year" in 1979? Ayatollah Khomeini
7. Which TV character owns a talking cat called Salem? Sabrina Spellman
8. What sandwich bread takes its name from the Italian for "carpet slipper"? Ciabatta
9. What does the Saffir-Simpson scale measure? Hurricane strength
10. What European city is known as the "Eternal City"? Rome
Tie Breaker What baseball great was nicknamed the Iron Man? Cal Ripken Jr.