1. NAMES OF BABY GIRLS
Name one of the 10 names most often given to newborn girls in the United States in 2013 according to the Social Security Administration.
We all know that a triangle has 3 sides, a rectangle has 4 sides, a pentagon has 5 sides, and a hexagon has 6 sides. Name one of the 10 polygons described below. Give both the letter you choose and the polygon's name. Two of them each have two names that will be accepted as correct answers, but you need only give one answer. (Example: K. triangle)
A. 7 sides
B. 8 sides
C. 9 sides
D. 10 sides
E. 11 sides
F. 12 sides
G. 13 sides
H. 14 sides
I. 15 sides
J. 16 sides
Name one of these numbers in Arabic number form. Give both your chosen letter and the number. You do not need to name the language. (Example: K. 34)
D. quatre vingt
J. kvardek sep
4. #1 SONGS BY YEAR
Name the year ending in "0" in which one of the following songs was a #1 hit in the United States for at least one week according to Billboard magazine and/or Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954 book. Give both your chosen letter and the year. (Example: K. 1950)
A. Say My Name by Destiny's Child
B. Call Me by Blondie
C. Swanee by Al Jolson
D. Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars
E. Music! Music! Music! by Teresa Brewer
F. Semper Fidelis by U.S. Marine Band
G. American Woman by The Guess Who
H. Tuxedo Junction by Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
I. Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers
J. It Must Have Been Love by Roxette
5. BASEBALL TEAMS
Name one of the current Major League Baseball teams whose team name is in one of the positions 11 through 20 (inclusive) on the alphabetical list of MLB team names. Just to be clear: It's the team names that are alphabetized, not the team locations.
6. REALLY HIGH HIGHEST POINTS
Name one of the countries whose highest point is among the 9 highest "highest points by country" in the world. Two of the countries have a highest point that is the same elevation and therefore they are tied on the list; this means that there are actually 10 countries from which to choose. The country must be a sovereign state that is a member of the United Nations.
7. BIG CITIES - PART 1
Name one of the 10 most-populous cities in the continental United States EAST of the Mississippi River based on population within the city limits according to the 2010 census.
8. BIG CITIES - PART 2
Name one of the 10 most-populous cities in the continental United States WEST of the Mississippi River based on population within the city limits according to the 2010 census.
9. BIRTH CENTURIES
Name the century in which one of these historical figures was born. Give both the letter you choose and the century. (Example: K. 18th century)
A. William Shakespeare
B. Harriet Beecher Stowe
C. Thomas Edison
D. Genghis Khan
E. Clark Gable
F. Queen Anne of Great Britain
H. Henry David Thoreau
J. Christopher Columbus
10. IT'S A GAS
Name a chemical element other than oxygen that is a gas at room temperature.
11. A-G-N-O-R WORDS
Name one of the ten 5-letter words that can be spelled using ALL of the letters A-G-N-O-R and is contained in the Oxford English Dictionary.
12. NOBEL PRIZES
Nobel Prizes are awarded in six categories: Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine, Literature, Peace, and Economics. Name the category in which one of these individuals won a Nobel Prize. Give both your chosen letter and the Nobel Prize category. (Example: K. Physiology/Medicine)
A. Paul Krugman (2008)
B. Ivan Pavlov (1904)
C. Milton Friedman (1976)
D. Dorothy Hodgkin (1964)
E. Enrico Fermi (1938)
F. Steven Chu (1997)
G. Liu Xiaobo (2010)
H. Toni Morrison (1993)
I. Thomas Mann (1929)
J. Albert Schweitzer (1952)
13. MOVIE YEARS
Name the year ending in "2" in which one of the following films was released. A major star of each film is in parentheses after each title. Specify both your chosen letter and the year. (Example: K. 1942)
A. Tootsie (Dustin Hoffman)
B. Lawrence of Arabia (Peter O'Toole)
C. What's Up, Doc? (Barbra Streisand)
D. Shanghai Express (Marlene Dietrich)
E. Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire)
F. The Greatest Show On Earth (Betty Hutton)
G. Skyfall (Daniel Craig)
H. Blood and Sand (Rudolph Valentino)
I. Sister Act (Whoopi Goldberg)
J. Mrs. Miniver (Greer Garson)
14. THE FIRST 10 STATES
Name one of the first ten states of the United States based on date of ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Three of them are officially known as commonwealths but are generally referred to as states.
15. FACTORS OF 512
Name one of the factors of 512. (Positive whole numbers only.)
16. ACADEMY AWARDS FOR BEST ACTOR
Name one of the 10 most-recent actors to win an Academy Award for Best Actor.
17. EVENT YEARS ENDING IN "7"
Name the year ending in "7" in which one of the following events took place. Give both your chosen letter and the year. (Example: K. 1897)
A. On May 22, Charles Lindbergh lands his airplane in Paris, France, completing the world's first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
B. On April 7, Bell Telephone and the U.S. Department of Commerce conduct a television transmission from Washington, DC to New York City -- the world's first long-distance television transmission.
C. On October 4, the USSR launches Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite.
D. On May 6, the dirigible Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 36 people.
E. On June 5 through 10, the Six-Day War is fought in the Middle East.
F. On December 24, Thomas Edison files a patent application for his latest invention: the phonograph.
G. On September 28, newscaster David Brinkey, 74, retires after 54 years in broadcasting.
H. On December 20, Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest-ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days.
I. On July 1, Canada is created by enactment of the British North America Act, now called the Constitution Act.
J. On October 19, a stock market crash occurs in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 22.61 percent in just this one day -- the all-time record for greatest percentage loss in the DJIA in one day.
18. FEDERAL HOLIDAYS IN THE UNITED STATES
Name one of the 10 federal holidays in the United States for which most U.S. Government employees get a paid day off from work. All of the holiday names have "day" in them, either separately or as part of a compound word.
19. CHESS OR CARDS?
Name one of the six types of playing pieces in the game of chess OR one of the four suits in a standard deck of playing cards.
Name the author of one of these literary works. Specify both the letter you choose and the name of the author. (Example: K. John Doe)
A. For Whom The Bell Tolls (1940)
B. Jaws (1974)
C. Tuesdays With Morrie (1997)
D. Chesapeake (1978)
E. The Joy Luck Club (1989)
F. The Time Keeper (2012)
G. Jabberwocky (1871)
H. The Jungle Book (1894)
I. The Jungle (1906)
J. The Scarlet Letter (1850)
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