1. Which widely used alphabet and script is named after a 9th century Greek saint?
2. Who was the first actress to receive an Academy Award for Best Actress in a role which included a frontal nude scene?
a. Meryl Streep b. Jane Fonda c. Liz Taylor d. Glenda Jackson
3. Which alcoholic beverage made from the blue agave plant often contains the larva of a moth?
4. What was the first Beatles single on which George played the sitar?
5. Which two European cities have hosted the Winter Olympic Games twice?
6. The AFI (American Film Institute) named Atticus Finch "the greatest movie hero of the 20th century". In which film is Atticus Finch the protagonist?
7. Which US state, famous for its maple syrup, was an independent country between 1777 and 1791?
8. What are the four longest rivers in Asia? One point for each correct answer.
9. A large-scale change over that occurred on January 1, 2002 was named 'E-day'. What does the 'E' stand for?
10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word "Stop" somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Just a small town girl, livin' in a lonely world, she took the midnight train goin' anywhere
b. Baby we can make it if we're heart to heart, and we can build this dream together
c. Mary Bradley waits at home in the nuclear fallout zone
d. I'm aware of where you go each time you leave my door
11. Kalmendi is the most common surname in which European country?
12. Medlar, Buddha's Hand, Salak, Black Sapote, Marula, Imbe and Duku are all examples of what?
a. tropical butterflies b. exotic fruit c. poisonous spiders d. carnivorous plants
13. According to one critic, "the first totally profane life size female nude in Western art" was Francisco Goya's late 18th century painting 'The Nude Maja'. In 1930 the Spanish issued stamps depicting the painting. Which western country barred and returned any mail bearing these stamps?
a. USA b. France c. Germany d. Argentina
14. 1930 excluded, when was first time the cup holders did not play the opening game in a FIFA Football World Cup tournament?
15. Which album title which includes a weapon of mass destruction was a Grammy Award winner in the category 'Album of the Year'?
16. Which two Academy Award winning movies for Best Film in the 1990s had the highest 'body count'? (note: body count is the number of dead and or people killed visible to the viewer)
17. With a population of 5.6 million, Surabaya is the second largest city in which country?
18. The title of which John Lennon song was also the motto for the Black Panther movement in America?
19. The name for which occupation in the business world is the only word in the English language with three consecutive doubled letters?
20. The name of which popular music style is also the name of a Greek nymph?
2. Answer d. Glenda Jackson (Women in Love)
4. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
5. Two answers. Innsbruck (1964, 1976) and St. Moritz (1928, 1948)
6. To Kill A Mockingbird (Gregory Peck)
8. Four answers. in order: Yangtze, Yellow River, Mekong and Lena
9. Euro (12 European countries adopted the Euro as a single currency)
10. Four answers.
a. Don't Stop Believin (Journey)
b. Nothin's Gonna Stop Us Now (Starship)
c. Stop The Cavalry (Jona Lewie)
d. Stop In The Name Of Love (The Supremes)
12. Answer b. exotic fruit
13. Answer a. USA
14. 2006 (the host Germany played the opening game against Costa Rica)
15. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (U2)
16. Two answers. Titanic (307) and Braveheart (184)
18. Power To The People