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100

This is outerwear or an application of paint.

Coat

100

One of the tourist attractions in Hawaii is swimming with these mammals.

What are dolphins? Dolphins are known for their gentle demeanor.

100

This is the lead on-camera person on the six o’clock news.

What is anchor? They are typically current or former reporters. Sometimes, they present live interviews for an important story.

100

BC

What is British Columbia? Its capital city is Victoria, but half the provincial population lives in Vancouver.

100

Lisbon is the capital of what country?

Portugal. Lisbon has not always been the capital of Portugal. Guimarães and then Coimbra had stints as Portugal’s capital before Lisbon took the title in 1256.

200

This is one of two offspring born at the same birth.

Twins

200

This tiny bird is the only bird that can fly backward

What is hummingbird? After gathering nectar from flowers, they often fly backward, away from the flowers.

200

Julie on The Love Boat, played by Lauren Tewes, held this high-profile position.

What is cruise director? The job is a combination of concierge and event coordinator.

200

QC

What is Québec? Québec City, its capital, is the oldest city in Canada. Old Québec City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

200

During what decade did neon and fluorescent clothing become fashionable?

The 1980s. Neon colors stand out because they emit light, making them luminescent. There is no evidence of neon colors before the 20th century.

300

One of Hemingway’s classics is For Whom the [this] Tolls.

BELL.  The 1940 novel’s title comes from John Donne’s sermon that begins “No man is an island.”

300

Wool comes from these animals.

: What are sheep? Australia produces a quarter of the world’s wool.

300

This kind of lawyer handles wills and trusts.

What is estate attorney? Wills and trusts are legal documents relating to estate planning.

300

NS

What is Nova Scotia? Halifax is the capital city. Visitors can go whale watching during the summer and fall and drive the scenic Cabot Trail. Did you know Nova Scotia’s wine country is an area of North America’s early grape cultivation, dating to the 1600s?

300

In what direction do you turn a lightbulb to screw it into a socket?

Clockwise. Most threaded objects follow this rule. Some people remember this by saying, “Righty-tighty, lefty-loosey.”

400

Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton had this to resolve a dispute.

What is duel. Hamilton was shot, and he died the next day.

400

The domestic dog evolved from this animal

What is wolf? One study suggests that dogs may have evolved from wolves more than once. One theory suggests that ancient humans found wolf pups in the wild and raised them as pets

400

This person writes the code for software

What is programmer (or software engineer)? A software engineer is the next step up from programmer and is responsible for overseeing the software for the duration of its lifecycle as well as managing the entire team. The software engineer can write code, but the job is far more involved.

400

AB

What is Alberta? The fifth-largest fire in the world started north of Edmonton. It was called the Great Fire of 1919 and burned five million acres. The fire started in May on the heels of the Spanish Flu epidemic.

400

What is 52 divided by four?

13. Some people believe the number 13 is unlucky. Some have such an extreme superstition that there is even a name for having a fear of 13: triskaidekaphobia (pronounced TRIS-kuh-DEH-kuh-FOH-bee-uh).

500

Cities often finance projects by funds received from this kind of sale.

What is bond. Municipal bonds are tax-exempt bonds. Their yields are not taxable at the federal, state, or local level for those who buy bonds in their state of residence.

500

This is another name for reindeer.

What is caribou? They are members of the deer family. Both male and female caribou grow antlers, which fall off each year and grow back.

500

C. Everett Coop was this general, and he educated the public on the hazards of smoking.

What is surgeon? The surgeon general must be a licensed doctor but doesn’t have to be a surgeon or a general. The surgeon general promotes public health policy.

500

SK

What is Saskatchewan? Regina is the capital and its second-largest city. Saskatoon, the “Paris of the Prairie,” is its largest city. It has evolved from an agricultural center to a technology and financial center

500

What instrument does Yo-Yo Ma play?

Cello. Yo-Yo Ma has made over 75 albums and won 18 Grammy Awards. He has also been honored with the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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