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  1. What is Canada's most populous province?
    Ontario
  2. What was "Memorial Day" originally known as?
    Decoration Day
  3. In 1795, one of the most famous literary hoaxes was created and perpetuated by William Henry Ireland by forging letters, poetry and other compositions supposedly written by whom?
    William Shakespeare
  4. In the Bible, the five Books of Moses (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy) are also known as what?
    The Torah
  5. The Mars Rover is based on what recreational vehicle?
    Dune Buggy
  6. It is estimated that a plastic container can resist decomposition for how long?
    50,000 Years
  7. What is the Capitol of Austria?
    Vienna
  8. The Habsburg Family Jewels (aka Austrian Crown Jewels) collected during the Habsburg Dynasty (from the 10th century to the early 20th century) are displayed where?
    Hofburg Palace in Vienna Austria
  9. Founded in 1860, what is the oldest game manufacturer in the US?
    Milton Bradley Company (now a division of Hasbro, Inc.)
  10. Who wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" published in 1960?
    Harper Lee
  11. Though it has been celebrated over 100 years, what holiday did not become a federal holiday until 1971?
    Memorial Day
  12. What decade did the dune buggy emerge?
    1950s
  13. What country is the dominate maker of supercomputers?
    United States with 282 of the world's fastest 500
  14. After almost disappearing entirely from the United States in the early 1900s, what species of birds returned recently in significant numbers to the Maine Coastal Islands?
    Atlantic Puffins (by using decoys to create the illusion of a thriving colony)
  15. The longest game of Monopoly lasted how long?
    70 Days
  16. What is the world's fastest computer?
    The "Cray Jaguar" supercomputer based in Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee measuring at 1.75 petaflops
  17. Who was known as "King of Ragtime"?
    Scott Joplin
  18. The United States are made up of States, what is combined to make up Canada?
    Provinces and Territories-10 Provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan and 3 Territories (Northwest, Nunavut and Yukon)
  19. All-Terrain vehicles such as the type used for off road recreation and search and rescue operations were first developed in which country?
    Japan (as farm to town vehicles in isolated mountainous areas)
  20. To help with body temperature, the human body is equipped with how many sweat glands?
    2 to 4 Million
  21. The book "To Kill a Mockingbird" takes place during the three years of the Great Depression in what fictional town?
    Maycomb, Alabama
  22. Who founded Tuskegee Institute in Alabama?
    Booker T Washington in 1881
  23. What heavyweight boxing champion was known as the "Galveston Giant"?
    Jack Johnson (1908 to 1915)
  24. The American Express Centurion Card, more commonly known as the "Black Card" is made of what?
    Anodized Titanium
  25. Which actor said "I spent my money on dames, dice and ponies...the rest I wasted?
    George Raft

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