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2011-03-18 21:30:50

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  1. What was the first state to secede from the Union during the Civil War?
    South Carolina (12/20/1860)
  2. In the book "Tarzan of the Apes", what was Jane's last name?
  3. When was the "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People" founded?
    February 12, 1909 (on the 100th birthday of Abraham Lincoln in response to a race riot in 1908 in Lincoln's hometown of Springfield, Illinois)
  4. Adolph Hitler, the murderous leader of Nazi Germany was given this honor in 1938?
    Time Magazine's "Man of the Year"
  5. What is the full moon nearest the autumn equinox called?
    Harvest Moon
  6. Who were "Tarzan of the Apes" biological parents?
    Lord and Lady Greystoke (John and Alice Clayton)
  7. Who is the youngest person to sail around the globe solo, non-stop and unassisted?
    16 year old Australian Jessica Watson
  8. Who was the first woman to be named Time Magazine's "Man of the Year"?
    Mrs. Wallace Warfield Simpson (the woman whom English King Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry in 1936)
  9. What is the world's highest mountain?
    Mt. Everest at 29,035 feet above sea level
  10. The full moon that follows the Harvest Moon is known as what?
    Hunter's Moon
  11. What is the Capitol of Japan?
    Tokyo since 1868 (Kyoto from 794 to 1868)
  12. Is the United States in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere?
    Northern Hemisphere (North of the Equator)
  13. Who is the youngest person to reach the peak of Mt Everest?
    13 year old Jordan Romero (May 21, 2010)
  14. Who was the first, and the youngest person to be named Time Magazine's "Man of the Year"?
    Charles Lindbergh (in 1927)
  15. Though a number of people have received the honor twice, who was named "Man of the Year" three times by Time Magazine?
    Franklin Roosevelt (in 1932, 1934 and 1941)
  16. What is considered the most common first name in the world?
    Muhammed (and its variations)
  17. What caused the Mississippi River to temporarily run backward in 1812?
  18. Who hit the first home run in the Astrodome?
    Mickey Mantle
  19. What is considered to be the most common last name in the world?
  20. Which President, when asked about Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said, "I could carve out of a banana a judge with more backbone than that"?
    Theodore Roosevelt
  21. Which President's father administered him the oath of office?
    Calvin Coolidge (his father was a notary public)
  22. Every two or three years there is an extra full moon, what is it called?
    Blue Moon (the second full moon of a calendar month)
  23. Is the United States in the Western or Eastern Hemisphere?
    Western Hemisphere (West of the Prime Meridian)
  24. Who hit the last home run in the Astrodome?
    Ken Caminiti
  25. What City's airport is rated the world's busiest cargo airport?
    Memphis International Airport (in Memphis, Tennessee)