Questions: And They're Off — March 6, 2002
1. Tricia Yearwood's version of "How Do I Live" made the "Con Air" movie soundtrack after producers rejected a rendition by which other country crooner?
Shania Twain
LeAnn Rimes
Jessica Andrews
Shelby Lynn
2. In order, what color are the stripes on the national flag of Italy?
Red, Blue, Green
Black, Yellow, Red
Green, White, Red
White, Blue, White
3. In his January 29 'State of the Union' address, U.S. President George W. Bush singled out three nations as members of an 'Axis of Evil' that threaten the peace of the world. Which of the following did not make the list of countries that Bush essentially put on notice?
North Korea
4. The three Christian virtues, Faith, Hope and Charity, were likely named for ancient Roman daughters Pistis, Elpis, and Agape. Their mother, Sophia, represents what "extra" virtue?
5. A group of veterinary researchers at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland, made headlines in March 1997 when they successfully cloned a sheep from an adult cell (rather than an embryonic cell). What was they name they gave the fatherless animal?
6. Where does John Kusch - writer, web designer, iguana keeper and author of 'The Jon-Jon Diaries' - live?
London, England
Madison, Wisconsin
Ocala, Florida
Tokyo, Japan
7. The late cartoonist Charles Schultz's created Snoopy, Charlie Brown's dog in the strip 'Peanuts,' as well as the beagle's extended family. Which of the following is not the name of a Snoopy sibling?
8. When the 'Open Pages' webring surged to an incredible 200 members, who founded the alternative ring 'Archipelago' to highlight the cream of the crop?
Ceej Silverio of 'Ceej's Black Book'
Jackie Rosenfeld of 'Estrogen'
Lucy Huntzinger of 'Aries Moon'
Nigel Richardson of 'Countdown to the Big Four Zero'
9. In 1994, the Nobel Peace Prize was shared among three leaders for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East. Which of the following was not among the laureates that year?
Yasser Arafat
Binyamin Netanyahu
Shimon Peres
Yitzhak Rabin
10. The Matt Groenig comic and TV cartoon series "The Simpsons" is set in the fictional town of Springfield. What is the name of Springfield's neighboring and arch-rival town, supposedly founded at the same time?
Capital City
Cypress Creek
11. This woman, born Oct. 13, 1925, in Grantham, England, rose to prominence on the world stage, and is credited today for helping to end Soviet communism in partnership with former U.S. president Ronald Reagan. Who is she?
Margaret Thatcher
Nancy Reagan
Marilyn Monroe
Queen Elizabeth II
12. Blogger, the Internet application that's changing the face of the web by putting web publishing in the hands of the masses, was created by which renowned duo?
Dave Winer and Jason Kottke
Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan
Larry Ellison and Scott McNealy
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
13. The British Library recently announced that it will digitize and publish on the web one of its most valued treasures, believed to be the first book published in England and called the 'mother work of English literature.' What is it?
Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen)
The Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer)
Love's Labour's Lost (Shakespeare)
Beowulf (Unknown)
14. If you had (in U.S. coins) two nickels, three pennies, two quarters and four dimes, how much money would you have?
15. What is the name of the setting and home team in the Ernest Thayer poem "Casey at the Bat"?
16. Former Austin journaler and newspaper columnist Pamela "Pamie" Ribon was known for writing entries that made people laugh. But one of her most memorable pieces made people cry, as she recounted the death of her cat. What was her cat's name?
17. Las Vegas diarist Heather was born on September 24, 1976, and her twin daughters Paige & Hannah were born on May 3, 2000. How old will they be for this year's Summer Solstice in June?
Heather 25, Paige and Hannah 2
Heather 26, Paige and Hannah 2
Heather 24, Paige and Hannah 1
Heather 26, Paige and Hannah 3
18. In addition to top-level domain suffixes like .COM, .NET or .ORG, there are two-letter suffixes assigned to individual nations. For example, .AU denotes Australia, .CN is for China, and .UK is for the United Kingdom. What country is the suffix .NU assigned to?
New Zealand
19. In Scandanavia, Helsinki is the capital of Finland, Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, and Stockholm is the capital of Sweden. What is the capital of Norway?
20. There are 50 states in the U.S. Its neighbor to the north is also subdivided, but into provinces. How many of them are there?
Answer: (Enter only numeric value)
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