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QUESTIONS FOR JULY 20, 2021

  1. What is the female equivalent of knighthood?
    • Damehood
  2. In which two European countries can you hear residents speaking Basque?
    • France and Spain
  3. What is the only palindromic numerical year of the 21st century?
    • 2002
  4. For what TV series did Melissa McCarthy win an Emmy, causing Tina Fey and other nominees to celebrate her with a mock beauty pageant?
    • Mike & Molly
  5. What movie, the highest grossing (and flying) film of 1986 gave us the ballad, “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin?
    • Top Gun
  6. What shaggy-haired rock goddess was introduced to a whole new audience when Kristen Stewart played her in the biopic The Runaways?
    • Joan Jett
  7. What avenue in New York City was the location of the Sterling Cooper ad agency for the first three seasons of Mad Men?
    • Madison Avenue
  8. What is the name of the day when Comic Relief raises funds for children by having people buy a piece of clown costuming?
    • Red Nose Day
  9. What did Ron Burgundy call his trusted furry sidekick, a terrier mix, in the Anchorman movies?
    • Baxter
  10. What 2004 film stars Jim Carrey as a heartbroken guy who undergoes a procedure to erase all memories of his blue-haired ex, Clementine?
    • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  11. What “Blowin’ in the Wind” troubadour is the subject of the film No Direction Home by Martin Scorsese?
    • Bob Dylan
  12. What was the name of the White House chocolate Lab puppy owned by the Clintons in the late 1990s?
    • Buddy
  13. Which country boast the biggest barrier reef of corals in the world?
    • Australia
  14. What was the name of the first yacht to win the America’s Cup trophy in 1851?
    • America
  15. What part of Miami Beach lent its name to a diet made famous by cardiologist Arthur Agatston, whose 2003 book was a big success?
    • South Beach

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS FOR JULY 13, 2021

  1. What low-cost airline launched in 2000 with only two destinations, but in 2015 flew to 84 locations in 24 states and 12 countries?
    • JetBlue
  2. Which comedian was Jay Leno’s first guest when he took over The Tonight Show, and his last when he said goodbye 22 years later?
    • Billy Crystal
  3. What is the name of the illustrated gentleman who frequently graces the front cover of The New Yorker magazine?
    • Eustace Tilly
  4. Which broadcasting organization airs a weekly radio quiz show called Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me?
    • NPR (National Public Radio)
  5. In 1983, what on-the-verge-of-bankruptcy car company manufactured the first minivan, a Plymouth Voyager, and got back on the road to profitability?
    • Chrysler
  6. Which country started home delivery of McDonald’s food in its capital city in 2004, making a Maharaja Mac just a phone call away?
    • India
  7. What is both a software brand and an artifact that helped decode Egyptian hieroglyphics?
    • Rosetta Stone
  8. What uninvited household pest also goes by the Latin name Mus musculus?
    • House mouse
  9. In the television series Battlestar Galactica, what is the mythical 13th colony?
    • Earth
  10. What 2003 reality show’s premiere episode has Beverly Hills socialite Paris Hilton visiting Arkansas and wondering if they sell walls at Walmart?
    • The Simple Life
  11. What fruit spread company bought Big Heart Pet Brands, the makers of Kibbles ‘n Bits, for $5.8 billion in 2015?
    • Smuckers
  12. What word means a British village without a church, and is also the name of a fictional melancholy Dane?
    • Hamlet
  13. Which best-selling author helped create the video-game franchise Rainbow Six?
    • Tom Clancy
  14. On which continent do more than 50 percent of the world’s rabbits live?
    • North America
  15. What sports league’s 272-day strike ended in 1995 after the previous year’s championship was canceled for the first time since 1904?
    • Major League Baseball