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  1. There were no winners for this award from 1939 through 1943; in 1944, it was won by the International Committee of the Red Cross
    Nobel Peace Prize
  2. This novel is dedicated to Esther Earl, who died of thyroid cancer at 16 & never got to read it
    The fault in our stars
  3. This term comes from a 1529 event in which a group of Lutherans formally disagreed with a decision by a Catholic council
    Protestantism
  4. Purchased in 1957 & called "the second most famous home in America", it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006
    Graceland
  5. It is often said of this man that he "stopped the sun and moved the earth"
    Copernicus
  6. In 1994 this comedian starred in a No. 1 sitcom, the No. 1 Christmas movie & had a No. 1 non-fiction bestseller
    Tim Allen
  7. A committee chaired by the official in this job released the influential 1964 report "Smoking and Health"
    Surgeon General
  8. It was Giovanni Boccaccio who added this adjective to another Italian author's work
    Divine
  9. Published in 1925, it still sells 500,000 copies a year & was on the bestseller lists in 2013
    GReat GAtsby
  10. This adjective can mean "delicate", "heavenly" or, in chemistry,
    ethereal
  11. The constitution of this country allows the monarch to abdicate, which has happened in 1948, 1980 & 2013
    Netherlands
  12. Appropriately, this word from Latin for "unfold" isn't in the first edition of "Origin of Species", but does appear in later editions
    Evolution
  13. "Features" at the website of this agency include "protection ", "investigations" & "know your money"
    Secret Service
  14. Featured in a 1933 novel, it may have been inspired by the 1920s Tibetan travel writings of explorer Joseph Rock
    Shangri-La
  15. In 1950 the England-Scotland border was closed for the first time in 400 years to try to recover this stolen item
    The Stone of Scone
  16. 2 places called Point Udall, referred to as the USA's easternmost & westernmost points, are in these 2 territories
    Guam and the Virgin Islands
  17. The first official use of this 4-word term is at The Declaration's beginning, immediately after "The thirteen"
    The United States of America
  18. In 2013 Mario Cuomo said he finally saw this film, which he had boycotted for personal reasons, & called it "maybe... a masterpiece"
    The Godfather
  19. Founded in 1908, this big company was removed from the S&P 500 in 2009 after filing for bankruptcy but returned in 2013
    General Motors
  20. Established by Congress in 1798, it's the oldest continuously active U.S. professional music ensemble
    Marine Corps Band
  21. His "spinal column was curved"... the "head was between the shoulder-blades and... one leg was shorter than the other"
    Quasimodo
  22. This noun meaning a secret plan comes from the Latin for "to breathe together"
    Conspiracy
  23. William Sullivan retired from the Foreign Service in 1979; he was the last U.S. Ambassador to this country
    Iran
  24. George Romero declined to direct a few episodes of this series, calling it "basically... just a soap opera"
    Walking Dead
  25. Ending in the same 2 letters, these 2 are capitals of a nation that covers a continent & of a nation reaching onto 2 continents
    Canberra & Ankara
  26. As a humorous tribute, an astronomical term equivalent to at least 4 billion has been named for him
    Carl Sagan
  27. It's the only U.N. member country in the Mediterranean where English is an official national language
    Malta
  28. In 1911 Glenn Curtiss received this document Number 1
  29. Pilot's License
  30. A dignitary at the dedication of this said it was "keeping watch and ward before the open gates of America"
    Statue of Liberty
  31. Team nicknames of the 8 Ivy League schools include 4 animals, 3 colors & this Christian denomination
    Quakers
  32. Winning for 1999, this New England writer is the last person to win an Oscar for adapting his own novel
    John Irving
  33. A Senate seat from this Southern state sat vacant for 4 years; when it was filled, its ex-occupant had become U.S. president
    Tennessee
  34. It's the only commercially important edible fruit of the Bromeliad family
    Pineapple
  35. In a bit of foreshadowing, the title character's dad has committed suicide before the action of this 1904 opera
    Madame Butterfly
  36. This play's title comes from the name of a Greek king said to have carved a statue of a woman & fallen in love with it
    Pygmalion
  37. In 1984, in the first of the films featuring this character, he only has 21 lines, for a total of 133 words
    The Terminator
  38. In his last speech, he mentioned local newsmakers of the day, including his friend Cesar Chavez & Don Drysdale
    RFK
  39. When Apple sued for iPad patent infringement, Samsung cited this 1968 movie as the originator of the design
    2001: A Space Odyssey
  40. The full name of this scholarly group founded after a lecture in 1660 includes "of London for Improving Natural Knowledge"
    Royal Society
  41. Stephen King borrowed the name of his fictional town Castle Rock from this 1950s novel that greatly influenced him
    Lord of the Flies
  42. Serving 160 years apart, these 2 secretaries of state are the only ones who never married
    Condi Rice; James Buchanan
  43. 1 of the 2 movies in the last 30 years, one a drama & one a comedy, to win Oscars for Best Actor & Best Actress
    Silence of the Lambs; As Good As It Gets
  44. Visited by Jacques Cartier in 1534, it was later renamed for Queen Victoria's father, the Duke of Kent
    Prince Edward Island
  45. 2 teen Hashemite cousins officially took the thrones of their respective countries May 2, 1953: Faisal of Iraq & him
    King Hussein
  46. Written about the U.S. occupation of the Philippines, a Kipling poem said, "take up" this now-controversial phrase
    White Man's Burden
  47. Between 2006 & 2013 it went from 39th to 6th in per capita income & its unemployment rate dropped to the nation's lowest
    North Dakota
  48. This word for a timid person comes from the last name of a character in a 1920s newspaper comic called "The Timid Soul"
    milquetoast
  49. In 1945 this product added a plaid design to its "snail" dispenser
    Scotch tape
  50. Messrs. Gusenberg, Gusenberg, May, Weinshank, Clark, Heyer & Schwimmer famously died on this day in 1929
    Valentines Day
  51. Due to injuries suffered in 2 plane crashes in Africa, he was unable to accept his 1954 Nobel Prize in person
    Hemingway
  52. The creator of this computer command called it "a 5-minute job"; in 2013 Bill Gates called it "a mistake"
    Ctrl-Alt-Dlt
  53. This archaeologist's diary for November 26, 1922 mentions 2 "ebony-black effigies of a king, gold sandalled"
    Howard Carter
  54. William Tubman's nearly 3 decades of leadership is celebrated on his birthday, November 29, in this country
    Liberia
  55. Vine Line is the official magazine of this Major League Baseball team
    Chicago Cubs
  56. Salisbury Cathedral's dean said this man, via his 2013 album, "is creating a huge awareness of" an historic document
    Jay-Z
  57. One of this man's "most priceless memories" is of "a delicately nurtured Southern belle with her Irish up"
    Rhett Butler
  58. Good looks weren't enough as he became the only full-term president rejected in a bid for his party's 2nd term nomination
    FRanklin Pierce
  59. Far apart alphabetically, they're the 2 deities in the names of the 7 ancient wonders
    Artemis & Zeus
  60. Meant to evoke a person with arms outstretched & pointed downward, it was designed in 1958 by Gerald Holtom
    Peace sign
  61. Theodor Herzl was inspired to begin the work that's the foundation for modern Zionism by an opera by this composer
    Richard Wagner
  62. In 1964 he was convicted of sabotage & conspiracy & served over 20 years in prison
    Mandela
  63. The Mayo Clinic Mile is a walking path that features 1 mile, 5K & 10K routes within this structure
    Mall of America
  64. The corporate website for this product says it leaves its container at .028 miles per hour
    Heinz Ketchup
  65. "It was one of those pictures... so contrived that the eyes follow you beneath" the picture was this 5-word quote
    Big Brother Is Watching You
  66. In 1884 George Pillsbury became mayor of this city
    Minneapolis
  67. In 2005 the Kul Sharif Mosque of Tatarstan was reopened 453 years after it was destroyed by this man
    Ivan the Terrible
  68. This crusader, in 1906: "More than 60 years of hard struggle for a little liberty, & then to die without it seems so cruel"
    Susan B. Anthony
  69. An aria in this Shakespeare-based opera says, "Di scozia a te promettono le profetesse il trono... Che tardi?"
    Macbeth
  70. Prior to "Silver Linings Playbook", the last film to get Oscar noms. in all 4 acting categories was this film partly set in Russia
    Reds
  71. It begins with a vow to an ancient god & ends with "if I transgress it & swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot"
    Hippocratic Oath
  72. Prunus dulcis, this snack high in calcium & vitamin E, is native to the Mideast, but 80% of the world crop comes from Calif.
    Almonds
  73. Because of where in the body it is produced, this hormone's name comes from the Latin for "island"
    insulin
  74. Nickname shared by George Armstrong Custer, Native American chief Crazy Horse & a member of a 1930s comedy act
    Curly
  75. On learning what his series would be called, the star of this reality show said, "that sounds like a Chinese food place!"
    Duck Dynasty
  76. The author of more than 50 books, he won 6 Hugo awards & was nominated for a 1968 Oscar
    Arthus C. Clarke
  77. More than 1/5 of all the world's people live in countries bordering this, the world's biggest bay
    Bay of Bengal
  78. He was the last male monarch who had not previously been Prince of Wales
    George VI
  79. The title of this 1951 novel comes from the hero's fantasy of rescuing children falling from a cliff
    Cathcer in the Rye
  80. He's the most recent winner of 2 Pulitzer prizes for fiction, winning in 1982 & 1991 for books in the same series
    John Updike
  81. New research says this word that has become ubiquitous dates back to young men also called "macaronis"
    Dude
  82. Twice as long as Hadrian's Wall, Offa's Dyke was the traditional border between these 2 lands
    England & Wales
  83. He is the only 19th century president to serve 2 complete terms with the same vice president
    Monroe
  84. Dating from 1973, this 4-letter suffix indicates a person or thing that has become associated with public scandal
    -gate
  85. From 1936 to 1987, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power helped operate this facility in another state
    Hoover Dam
  86. "The Everything Store" is a book about this company that in 2012 was home to 1% of all North American Internet traffic
    Amazon.com
  87. Frederick Douglass said this man's "zeal in the cause of my race was far greater than mine"
    John Brown
  88. 1713's Treaty of Utrecht concluding the War of the Spanish Succession granted this small 2.3-sq.-mi. area to Great Britain
    Gibralter
  89. He has the most speeches of any character with 471 in 3 plays, of which 2 are histories & 1 is a comedy
    Falstaff
  90. The name of this theory is from viewing sub-atomic particles as 1-dimensional objects, not as 0-dimensional points
    String Theory
  91. The USA's oldest endowed chair is a Harvard chair of this subject, given in 1721 when that was largely what Harvard taught
    Divinity
  92. Administered by the Army, its first graves were dug by former slave James Parks, the only one buried there who was born on the site
    Arlington National Cemetery
  93. "Take care of him", says the man called this in Luke 10 after giving money to an innkeeper
    Good Samaritan
  94. The most retweeted tweet of all time happened on November 6, 2012 & started with "four" & ended with these 2 words
    more years
  95. In a satellite photo, volcanic activity can be seen on this 10,000-square-mile island
    Sicily
  96. When these 2 men swapped jobs in 2012, their country's media described the move as "castling"
    Putin & Medvedev
  97. Once a poor British protectorate, in 2012 this peninsular country ranked as the world's richest per capita
    Qatar
  98. Of the element symbols that don't match the element's English name, this element's symbol is alphabetically 1st
    Silver
  99. Readers' letters to this author about her 1948 short story asked where the title event was held & if they could go & watch
    Shirley Jackson
  100. The only foreign-born first lady was the wife of this man who served in the diplomatic corps from age 14
    JQ Adams
  101. In an 1854 demonstration, he said, "Cut the rope"; his invention kicked in, then he said, "All safe, gentlemen"
    Otis
  102. She's won Emmys for 3 different TV shows & in 2013 she broke Lucille Ball's record for most nominations by a comedic actress
    Julia Louis Dreyfus
  103. One of the 2 world capitals that end in the letter "Z"; one is in Europe & one in the Americas
    La Paz; Vaduz
  104. A maxim of Ayn Rand was "Man's ego is" this "of human progress"
    The Fountainhead
  105. Chapters in this 1962 classic include "Earth's Green Mantle", "Needless Havoc", "Rivers of Death" & "And No Birds Sing"
    Silent Spring
  106. During a jubilee celebration in 2003, he became the first foreigner to be made an honorary citizen of Nepal
    Sir Edmund Hillary
  107. Lord Henry tells him, "What an exquisite life you have had!... It has not marred you. You are still the same"
    Dorian Gray
  108. Twice the host country, this nation of 4 1/2 million leads the world in total winter Olympic medals
    Norway
  109. Begun as part of a 1930s project to reclaim Maryland mountain land, it's officially "Naval Support Facility Thurmont"
    Camp DAvid
  110. This 1949 drama that ends with a requiem asks, "Why did you do it? I search & search & I search, & I can't understand it"
    Death of a Salesman
  111. This 5-letter name appears 7 times in Shakespeare titles, more than any other name
    Henry
  112. This non-Brit said in 1532, "I advised (Henry VIII) that it would be better for him to take a concubine than to ruin his people"
    Martin Luther
  113. It's once again in demand repairing old stone infrastructure, & is 1 of the 5 most popular U.S. boys' names today
    Mason
  114. Since 1991, it's the only former Communist nation to restore its monarchy, which it still has
    Cambodia
  115. It's the largest country in area completely south of the equator that has a female president
    Argentina
  116. This title, launched in early 1930, seemed at odds with the Great Depression in subject & $1 cover price
    Fortune
  117. She was called a "savior", a "heartless tyrant", a "trailblazer", "intimidating" & a "real toughie"
    Margaret Thatcher
  118. A member of Parliament said, "Those who have been saved have been saved through one man", this Italian
    Marconi
  119. She originated 2 famous Broadway roles: one later played on film by Marilyn Monroe, another by Barbra Streisand
    Carol Channing
  120. In 1947 Churchill called it "the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried"
    Demoncracy
  121. In the '50s he won a Tony for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical & a Best Actor Oscar for playing the same role, a monarch
    Yul Brynner
  122. Woodrow Wilson said this man had enough genius to be immortal & "unschooled passion enough to have made him infamous"
    Aaron Burr
  123. When evidence was lacking, juries of yore would reply with this Latin word meaning "we do not know"; now it means a dunce
    Ignoramus
  124. There were just 13 of these, the title of an historic document; one offered admission to Canada
    Articles of the Confederacy
  125. In a July 1990 post Yisrael Radai called this 7-letter term "a word I just coined for Trojans, viruses, worms etc."
    malware
  126. "The American Tolkien" was what Time magazine called this author with the same 2 middle initials as Tolkien
    GRR Martin
  127. On the Grand Trunk Road, the Wagah border separating these 2 countries since 1947 is called the "Berlin Wall of Asia"
    India & Pakistan
  128. Jimmy Carter held 480 screenings at the White House; his first was this film set in 1970s Washington, D.C.
    All the President's Men
  129. The writer who named this U.S. movement said the term referred to supreme blessedness, not exhaustion
    Beat Movement
  130. Jerry Jones, Mark Cuban & Mayor Mike Rawlings were 3 of the real folks at the 2013 memorial for this TV character
    JR Ewing
  131. Joy, Nellie & Aranea are 3 of the many children of this title character
    Charlotte
  132. North Korea is the DPRK; this country is the LPDR
    Laos
  133. There's news of the first lab test for this 10-letter condition the NIH calls the leading cause of disability for Americans 15 to 44
  134. Depression
  135. In a letter to the author, President Obama called this "a lovely book--an elegant proof of God, and the power of storytelling"
    Life of Pi
  136. After throwing a long, last-second touchdown in 1975, Roger Staubach said, "I closed my eyes & said" this
    Hail Mary
  137. Although born in the United States, he was the only president who spoke English as a second language
    Van Buren
  138. In April 1865 she wrote to Mary Lincoln, "I cannot remain silent... brokenhearted by the loss of my own beloved husband"
    Queen Victoria
  139. Pretending to be a tree is an exercise in a key textbook of this system that spread from Russia to Broadway & then to Hollywood
    Method Acting
  140. Consisting of a peninsula & 2 islands, it was the longest-lasting European colony in Asia: 442 years, ending in 1999
    Macau
  141. The inventor of this image format said the OED wrongly has 2 pronunciations of it--the right one is with a soft "G"
    gif
  142. In 2012, 22 years after their first album, they released a new one that includes "Good Vibrations" & "Monday Monday"
    Wilson Phillips
  143. In 1947 Walt Disney made a handshake deal to let this university use one of his major characters as its mascot, still in use today
    U. of Oregon
  144. In 1942 Winston Churchill said, "I can handle this peasant"; historians aren't sure things turned out that way
    Stalin
  145. Over 8,000 people have been saved from harm by this program authorized in a 1970 law, but we're not allowed to name any
    Witness Protection
  146. An international airport in Jamaica is named for this author who set many of his stories of the 1950s & 1960s there
    Ian Fleming
  147. The 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner from this country was under arrest at the time of the award
    Myanmar
  148. In England in 1933, Choudhry Rahmat Ali coined this name, a country that wouldn't be formed until 14 years later
    Pakistan
  149. The second man to become president who was never elected to the job, he twice ran for the position unsuccessfully
    Millard Fillmore
  150. These are not found in the Koran, & the angel Gabriel told Muhammad that they were not revealed by God
    The Satanic Verses
  151. NBC reported that in the first days of Olympic coverage, this sport seen in recent books & on film was the most watched on cable
    Archery
  152. Charles Evans Hughes laid the cornerstone for this building on October 13, 1932 & got to work in it for about 6 years
    US supreme court
  153. In Peter Roach's phonetics glossary, this alliterative guy is "the best-known fictional phonetician
    Henry Higgins
  154. One legend says Clovis, king of the Franks, adopted this symbol after flowers revealed a safe river crossing for his army
    Fleur de Lis
  155. Rich with electrum, the Turkish river Pactolus is where this legendary man was said to have washed off his curse
    King Midas
  156. In 1802, 3 years after it was discovered, it was moved to London under the terms of the surrender of Alexandria
    Rosetta Stone
  157. The name of this woman who achieved a long-held goal in 2013 is a homophone of a word for a water nymph
    Diana Nyad
  158. In London in 2012, judo & the 800m run included the first female Olympians ever from this Mideastern country
    Saudi Arabia
  159. The "Gossip Girl" series of books was inspired by this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel also set in New York City but 120 years earlier
    The Age of Innocence
  160. Of the 5 named circles of latitude on a standard Earth globe, it's the one with the longest name
    Tropic of Capricorn
  161. Sasha & Malia Obama are the first presidential children who were not old enough to vote for dad since this one
    Chelsea Clinton
  162. This soft drink was named for a digestive enzyme & a native African plant
    Pepsi Cola
  163. The only 2 countries in the Americas that border each other & begin with the same letter
    Brazil & Bolivia
  164. "Alone in prison strong / I wail my destiny" & "let pass my weary, guiltless ghost" are lines from a poem attributed to her
    Ann Boleyn
  165. This 19th century character talks about his own writings about tattoo marks & on the tracing of footsteps
    Sherlock Holmes
  166. This 1922 novel's first chapter is titled "The Son of the Brahman"
    Siddhartha
  167. Members of the Hungarian, Swedish & Israeli parliaments spoke when a bust of this foreign diplomat was unveiled
    Rauel Wallenberg
  168. Iran's 50,000 rial note includes an international symbol for one of these, featuring 3 well-defined orbits
    An Atom
  169. Pico Duarte & Lago Enriquillo in this country 650 miles from Florida are the highest & lowest points in the Caribbean
    Dominican Republic
  170. These 2 films were No. 1 & No. 2 on the AFI's list of funniest American films; both involve cross-dressing
    Tootsie, Some Like It Hot
  171. Introduced as a 2-seater & later celebrated in song, it was Motor Trend's Car of the Year for 1958, 1987, 1989 & 2002
    T-Bird
  172. In 2013 she became only the third female singer after Aretha Franklin & Madonna to chart over 40 Top 40 hits
    Taylor Swift
  173. Chapter 1 of this 1952 book ends, "This is about the way the Salinas valley was when my grandfather...settled in the foothills"
    East of Eden
  174. In area, it's the largest former Soviet republic after Russia & the largest nation that doesn't border an ocean
    Kazakhstan
  175. It's the capital city of the only country that borders both the Mediterranean Sea & the Black Sea
    Ankara
  176. In 1948 he won South Carolina with 72% of the vote & 3 other states but finished a distant third overall
    Strom Thurmond
  177. A caveman-themed game in which "rocks" were thrown at other players led to the creation of this product in 1969
    Nerf Ball
  178. By population, it's the largest country in the world without nuclear weapon
    Indonesia
  179. The impetus for these books came from a vision the author had "of a faun carrying an umbrella & parcels in a snowy wood"
    Chronicles of Narnia
  180. With 3 each, "On the Waterfront" is tied with this film & its sequel for most Best Supporting Actor nominations
    The Godfather
  181. Since a national split in 1993, it's the only world capital that borders 2 other countries--Austria & Hungary
    Bratislava
  182. The animal for which this computer program is named is actually a red panda
    firefox
  183. Since his 1988 death, he's been inducted into the U.S. Hockey, World Figure Skating & National Inventors Halls of Fame
    Zamboni
  184. On July 23, 2013 this bestselling British tabloid re-spelled its name on its masthead to honor big British news
    The Sun
  185. The first scene of this movie was shot on the first day of filming, Oct. 2, 1960 at 5 A.M. at 727 5th Ave. at 57th St. in New York City
    Breakfast @ Tiffany's
  186. 8 countries border mainland France; its smallest border, at 2.7 miles, is with this country
    Monacco
  187. Because time was short, only this ship's starboard side, used for boarding, was repainted September 1, 1945
    USS Missouri
  188. Funds provided by his widow were used to set up a literary charity called Old Possum's Practical Trust
  189. TS Eliot

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