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- What are the names of the two measurements that make up a blood pressure reading?
- Systolic pressure
- Diastolic pressure
- Two undersea characters, one from an 1870 novel and one from a 2003 film, share a Latin name. What is the name, and what is its English translation?
- “Tell me what brand of whiskey he drinks; I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.” Who said this, and whom is it referencing? Abraham Lincoln, referring to Ulysses S. Grant
- What is the length (and also the title) of a 1952 John Cage composition calling for its performers to remain silent? 4′33″
- What is the only U.S. state quarter that depicts the entire contiguous U.S. on the reverse? Louisiana (showing the Louisiana Purchase)
- Although the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Reality Competition Program has been awarded each year since 2003, what are the only three shows to have won it?
- The Amazing Race (won ten times)
- The Voice (won twice)
- Top Chef (won once)
- What do bananas Foster, cherries jubilee, and crêpes Suzette have in common? Flambéeing
- While Hamilton did set a record for most Tony nominations in 2016, it fell one short of the record for Tony wins, still held by what show? The Producers (12 wins)
- In 1968, Esquire magazine ran a cover showing what athlete pierced with arrows in an homage to the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian? Muhammad Ali (April 1968 cover)
- What four opponents did Franklin D. Roosevelt defeat in Presidential elections?
- Herbert Hoover (1932)
- Alf Landon (1936)
- Wendell Wilkie (1940)
- Thomas Dewey (1944)
- Mentioned in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, smoking bishop is a type of what drink? Mulled wine
- Apart from Clippy the paperclip, Microsoft Office 97 shipped with eight other cartoon assistants. Name any three.
- A cat
- A dog
- A robot
- A globe
- A smiley-face
- The Microsoft Office logo
- Albert Einstein
- William Shakespeare
Before & After: Each answer is a combination of two movie titles, linked by a common word in the middle. One member of each movie’s cast is provided, in the correct order, along with the total number of words in the answer. Example:
Chris Pratt & Alan Rickman (5) → Guardians of the Galaxy Quest
- Adrien Brody & Don Cheadle (5) The Grand Budapest Hotel Rwanda
- Angela Bassett & Christopher Lloyd (9) How Stella Got Her Groove Back to the Future
- Annette Bening & Angela Lansbury (5) American Beauty and the Beast
- Arnold Schwarzenegger & Sylvester Stallone (3) Kindergarten Cop Land
- Audrey Hepburn & Paul Giamatti (6) My Fair Lady in the Water
- Barbra Streisand & Tom Cruise (9) A Star is Born on the Fourth of July
- Ben Stiller & Dick Van Dyke (5) There’s Something About Mary Poppins
- Gary Oldman & Jack Nicholson (8) Air Force One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
- Harrison Ford & Uma Thurman (4) Regarding Henry & June
- Henry Fonda & Tommy Lee Jones (5) Twelve Angry Men in Black
- Janeane Garofalo & John Leguizamo (6) Wet Hot American Summer of Sam
- Joe Pesci & Tim Robbins (3) Raging Bull Durham
- John Cusack & Robert Redford (5) Eight Men Out of Africa
- Kate Winslet & Sam Elliott (3) Revolutionary Road House
- Lea Thompson & Groucho Marx (4) Howard the Duck Soup
- Mickey Rourke & Daniel Stern (3) Sin City Slickers
- Ryan Gosling & Fisher Stevens (4) The Big Short Circuit
- Sandra Bullock & Julia Roberts (7) While You Were Sleeping With the Enemy
- Stephen Root & Wayne Knight (3) Office Space Jam
- Tom Hanks & Richard Dreyfuss (10) Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Encounters of the Third Kind
- In Texas hold ’em poker, “Big Slick” is a reference to what cards? Ace and king (as hole cards)
- The islands known to early European world explorers as the Spice Islands are part of what present-day country? Indonesia
- What are the three ingredients (not including ice or garnish) of a Negroni cocktail?
- Sweet vermouth
- In 2012, the Gibson guitar company was fined $300,000 for illegally importing what two types of tropical wood?
- What film director, born in 1946, created a comic strip called The Angriest Dog in the World, which ran from 1983 to 1992? David Lynch
- The first African-American to serve in the U.S. Senate represented what state? Mississippi (Hiram Revels; served from February 23, 1870 to March 3, 1871)
- What is a potter’s field used for? Burial of unknown/indigent people
- What building in Whitman, Massachusetts gave its name to one of the most popular baked goods in America? Toll House Inn
- Name either of the two countries spanned by the Darién Gap.
- What is the name of the Comic Book Guy’s store on The Simpsons? The Android’s Dungeon (in full, The Android’s Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop)
- In formal table settings, what is unique about the oyster fork, compared to all other types of fork? Placed to the right of the plate
- The city hall in what U.S. city was the tallest habitable building in the world from 1894 to 1908? Philadelphia (548 feet tall)