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  1. Distinctive architectural features of Islamic mosques, generally tall spires with onion shaped or conical crowns, usually either freestanding or taller than any associated support structure are known is what?
    Minarets
  2. In the 1950s, men with goatees and berets playing bongos and women dancing in leotards were described as what?
    beatniks
  3. What is the official currency of Egypt?
    Egyptian pound (euro and US dollar also accepted)
  4. Appearing at local airshows is the only civilian owned modern military aircraft of this type. What type of military aircraft is it?
    Harrier jet (stripped of all military capabilities) owned and flown by Art Nalls
  5. What heavyweight boxer was known as the "Great White Hope"?
    Jim Jefferies ( in his heavyweight title match with black heavyweight boxing champ Jack Johnson in 1910)
  6. Who is the patron saint of travelers?
    St. Christopher (medallions with his name and image are worn to show devotion to a certain saint and ask for that saints prayers. They are frequently displayed in automobiles)
  7. What movie won the Academy award for best picture in 1956?
    Around the World in 80 Days (other nominees were Giant, 10 Commandments and the King and I)
  8. St. Jerome is best known for his translation of the Bible into Latin, which has since come to be called what?
    Vulgate
  9. What is the capital of Egypt?
    Cairo
  10. What is the Egyptian national holiday marking the beginning of spring?
    Sham–el–Nessim a.k.a. Smell the Breeze (celebrated by both Christians and Muslims and can be traced back as far as 2700 BC)
  11. During the period of Hippocratic medicine, black bile, yellow bile, phlegm and blood were known as what?
    Four Humors (Humorism)
  12. What percentage of the Egyptian population is Christian?
    • 10% (Coptic Orthodox Church)
    • Coptic means Egyptian Christians
  13. Who won the 2010 Nathan's hot dog eating contest?
    Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
  14. What is the currency of Croatia?
    Kuna
  15. The poem by "Howl" by Allen Ginsberg, the novel "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac, the novel Naked Lunch by William Burroughs and the book "Gasoline" by Gregory Corso are considered influential works of what group of writers?
    Beat Generation
  16. What word defines “not pertaining to or connected with religion”?
    Secular
  17. What is the only record to reach number one on the US charts two different times?
    The Twist by Chubby Checker (1960 & 1962)
  18. Who wrote the children's stories about “Winnie–the–Pooh”?
    A. A. Milne (1926)
  19. During the period of Hippocratic medicine, Choleric, Melancholic,Sanguine and Phlegmatic were known as what?
    Four Temperaments
  20. In the 1950s, an anarchic group of young men and women who combined poetry, song, sex, wine and illicit drugs with passionate political ideas that championed personal freedoms were known as what?
    Beat Generation
  21. Comics, Fancies, String Bands and Fancy Brigades make up what annual parade?
    Mummers Parade (held each year on New Year's Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  22. The logo of a “White Elephant” is associated with what Maj. league baseball team?
    Oakland Athletics (white elephant logo has been associated with every Athletics team since 1905)
  23. Earth, Wind, Fire and Water are known as what?
    Four Elements
  24. What city is known as the “City of 1000 Minarets”?
    Cairo
  25. What film is credited with popularizing the term “cameo appearance”?
    Around the World in 80 Days (1956 Academy award winner for “best picture”)

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