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"Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men, couldn't put Humpty Dumpty in his place again." The famous Humpty Dumpty character has appeared for centuries (including in works by by Lewis Carroll). What food is Humpty Dumpty commonly portrayed as?

An egg

100

He played the "big" screens first James Bond.

Who is Sean Connery?

100

Trivia Question: What is the nearest planet to the sun?

Mercury

100

Botany is the scientific study of this. 

What are Plants?

100

 The Statue of Liberty was given to the US by this country. 

 What is France?

100

The feline name of the sports teams of Northwestern University.

What are the Wildcats?

100

Trivia Question: How many signs are there in the Zodiac?  

12


100

What four letter word can be a man’s name, part of a duck or a proposed law?

Bill

200

If you take a cabbage, cut it finely, and ferment it with various lactic acid bacteria, the output is typically what German side dish?

 Sauerkraut 

200

 He was known as the "king of rock and Roll"

Who is Elvis?

200

Trivia Question: What term describes an ability to make food from sunlight 

Photosynthesis

200

This  animal is said to have nine lives.

 what are Cats?

200

Name the seven continents of the world in 12 seconds. 

Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antartica, Europe, and Australia. 

200

What is the only sport to have been played on the moon?

Golf

200

Trivia Question: What does Na stand for on the periodic table? 

Sodium (Salt)

200

Why did the picture go to jail? Because it was____

Framed

300

What casual steakhouse chain has its corporate headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, despite having the Lone Star State in its name?
 

Texas Roadhouse

300

The Hollywood walk of fame is in this state.

What is California?

300

Trivia Question: How many bones do sharks have?

None

300

The main food source for pandas. 

 what is Bamboo?

300

Wyoming’s largest lake, it lies right in the middle of a national park.  

What is Yellowstone Lake?

300

Which sport uses a net, a racket, and a birdie?

Badminton

300

What months of the year have 28 days?

ALL OF THEM

300

If someone suggested you walk 5,280 ft. in a man’s shoes before judging him, what familiar distance term did this person probably mean to say?

A mile

400

What kind of food holds the record for being the most stolen around the globe? 

Cheese!

400

The daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus. 

Who is Miley Cyrus?

400

This disease stems from the medieval term that means ‘bad air' and is transmitted by mosquitoes. 

What is Malaria?

400

This  mammal has no vocal cords. 

 what is a Giraffe?

400

Number of states that touch the Pacific Ocean.

What is Five? The states are Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. 

400

This six-letter word names both a seed company and an exercise that combines a squat, a pushup, and a jump in the air.

 What is a Burpee?

400

What does “www” stand for in a website browser?

World Wide Web

400

Which two rhyming words describe a utensil you use for eating a pig?

What is Pork Fork?

500

The flu shot is recommended by the WHO and CDC for yearly vaccination for nearly all people over the age of six months. What animal's eggs are often used to produce this vaccine each year?

Hen / Chicken

500

This charismatic boxer once said "Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer".

 Who is Muhammed Ali?

500

Trivia Question: What is the opposite of matter?

Antimatter

500

An octopus has three of these organs. 

What is the Heart?

500

The King James Bible refers to it as the Salt Sea.

What is the Dead Sea?

500

"The Run for the Roses" and "The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports" are both colloquial names for a horse race that occurs on the first Saturday of May in this U.S. State.

 What is Kentucky?

500

What is the plural of sheep?

Sheep

500

Obsidian, charcoal, pepper, crows, soot. These are just a few colorful items that might go on what list?

The Blacklist

600

Bagels originated from this country.

 What is Poland?

600

The name of the Golden man statue given to talented actors

What is an Oscar?

600

What is the name of this bone, also the funniest bone, called? It is a very funny name.

Humerus

600

The only fruit that has its seeds on the outside.

 What are Strawberries?

600

The smallest and shallowest of the world’s five oceans is this one.

What is the Arctic?

600

Greg Lemond, who won the Tour de France three times in the late 1980s, was the first cyclist to appear on the cover of this American sports magazine.  

What is Sports Illustrated?

600

What is the name of the biggest technology company in South Korea?

Samsung

600

What word is spelled with a “Q” in the United Kingdom, is derived from a Greek word meaning “sweet root” and is Ronald Reagan’s favorite Jelly Belly jelly bean flavor?

 Licorice

700

From which country does Gouda cheese originate?

Netherlands

700

This famous actor is in the Titanic and fought a CGI bear. 

Who is Leonardo DiCaprio? 
700

What is made by B immunity cells to help fight off infection?

Antibodies

700

What type of animal is a Flemish giant? 

Rabbit

700

Which state are the Finger Lakes located in? 

New York State (about 4.5 hours upstate). 

700

Which term that starts with E describes your ability to do exercise for a long(ish) time? (Hint: It’s also used to describe certain aerobic sports like long-distance running as well as the athletes that compete in them).

What is Endurance?

700

What was the first feature-length animated movie ever released? (Hint: It was a Disney Movie)

Snow White

700

Reverse the letters in the name of a vegetable that's a relative of the onion and you get a word that refers to a certain structure on a ship or boat. What are BOTH of these four-letter words?

Keel, Leek

800

 
The most consumed manufactured drink in the world.

What is Tea?

800

This legendary musician performed at Woodstock in 1969, delivering an iconic rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on his electric guitar.

Who is Jimi Hendrix?

800

Trivia Question: The first vaccine was for which disease?

Small Pox

800

Trivia Question: How many eyes does a bee have?

5

800

Trivia Question: What layer of the Earth is right below the crust?

Mantle

800

Which NFL team won the 2023 Super Bowl?

Kansas City Chiefs

800

Trivia Question: What is the only metal that is a liquid at normal pressure? 

Mercury

800

Without a U, it's a tree of the willow family. With a U in the middle, it's a song sung by Glinda in the Broadway show "Wicked." What are the two words?

Poplar and Popular

1000

This fruit floats because 25% of its volume is air.

What is an apple?

1000

 The first toy to be advertised on television.

Who is Mr. Potato Head?

1000

What current in the mantle causes the plates to move?

Convection Currents

1000

Why are flamingos pink?

Because of their diet

1000

Corsica and this Italian island are packed so close together they’re only about seven miles apart.

What is Sardinia?

1000

Appropriately given the STEM focus of the school, the sports teams of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are known by what professional-sounding name?

 Engineers

1000

Trivia Question: What country has the most vending machines per capita?

Japan

1000

What word, when pronounced differently, might refer to a language of 45 million native speakers--or something you might pick up in the beauty aisle at CVS?

Polish

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