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  1. C. Which major north-American river flows through the Grand Canyon?
  2. D. The Færoe Islands are a constituent country of which European nation?
  3. E. Which city - the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta - is home to the Oilers ice hockey team?
  4. F. Which singer - who appeared on the soundtrack to the movie Grease - gained his fame as the frontman of the Four Seasons?
  5. G. Which general - born in Nice in 1807, and the namesake of a biscuit - was a leading figure in the Italian unification movement (Risorgimento) of the mid-1800s?
  6. H. What is the surname of the actor who played Richie Cunningham in Happy Days, and later won the Best Director Oscar for his 2001 work, A Beautiful Mind?
  7. I. Which Asian state is the most populous majority-Muslim country in the world, with over 260,000,000 inhabitants?
  8. J. Heath Ledger became the only person to win a posthumous Academy Award for acting, following his portrayal of which infamous antagonist of Batman in the 2008 movie The Dark Knight?
  9. K. By what name was Cambodia known under the rule of Pol Pot from 1975-1979?
  10. L. Which is the largest and most populous island in the Philippines archipelago?
  11. M. Aside from Virginia, Washington D.C. borders which other US state on the eastern seaboard?
  12. N. Who was the fifth Roman emperor - the last of the Julio-Claudian dynasty - and infamously oversaw the Great Fire of Rome?
  13. O. Which empire captured Constantinople (now Istanbul) from the Byzantines in 1453, and would rule much of the Middle East until its dissolution in the aftermath of World War I?
  14. P. In Catholic theology, what is the name of the location or state in which some may find themselves for the purpose of "purification" before they may continue to Heaven?
  15. Q. What was the first name of the Hunchback of Notre Dame?
  16. R. Which English king's remains are believed to have been recovered from a car park in Leicestershire in 2012?
  17. S. What is the name of the peninsula and desert which separates the majority of Egypt from Asia?
  18. T. Which Russian composer is the writer of The Nutcracker and Swan Lake?
  19. U. By what aboriginal name is Ayers Rock more commonly known by?
  20. V. Who was the Roman goddess of love - equivalent to the Greek goddess Aphrodite?
  21. W. What is the capital of New Zealand (clue: it shares its name with a type of boot, and a famous general)?
  22. X. What was the capital of the Chinese Yuan dynasty, and also the title of a 1995 ELO and Olivia Newton-John song?
  23. Y. Which reserve in Wyoming was designated as the world's first national park in 1872 by President Ulysses S. Grant?
  24. Z. Which island and semi-autonomous region unified with Tanganyika in 1964 to form the modern state of Tanzania?

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  1. C. Which major north-American river flows through the Grand Canyon?
    River Colorado
  2. D. The Færoe Islands are a constituent country of which European nation?
    Denmark
  3. E. Which city - the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta - is home to the Oilers ice hockey team?
    Edmonton
  4. F. Which singer - who appeared on the soundtrack to the movie Grease - gained his fame as the frontman of the Four Seasons?
    Frankie Valli
  5. G. Which general - born in Nice in 1807, and the namesake of a biscuit - was a leading figure in the Italian unification movement (Risorgimento) of the mid-1800s?
    Guiseppi Garibaldi
  6. H. What is the surname of the actor who played Richie Cunningham in Happy Days, and later won the Best Director Oscar for his 2001 work, A Beautiful Mind?
  7. I. Which Asian state is the most populous majority-Muslim country in the world, with over 260,000,000 inhabitants?
    Indonesia
  8. J. Heath Ledger became the only person to win a posthumous Academy Award for acting, following his portrayal of which infamous antagonist of Batman in the 2008 movie The Dark Knight?
  9. K. By what name was Cambodia known under the rule of Pol Pot from 1975-1979?
    Kampuchea
  10. L. Which is the largest and most populous island in the Philippines archipelago?
    Luzon
  11. M. Aside from Virginia, Washington D.C. borders which other US state on the eastern seaboard?
    Maryland
  12. N. Who was the fifth Roman emperor - the last of the Julio-Claudian dynasty - and infamously oversaw the Great Fire of Rome?
    Nero
  13. O. Which empire captured Constantinople (now Istanbul) from the Byzantines in 1453, and would rule much of the Middle East until its dissolution in the aftermath of World War I?
    Ottoman Empire
  14. P. In Catholic theology, what is the name of the location or state in which some may find themselves for the purpose of "purification" before they may continue to Heaven?
    Purgatory
  15. Q. What was the first name of the Hunchback of Notre Dame?
    Quasimodo
  16. R. Which English king's remains are believed to have been recovered from a car park in Leicestershire in 2012?
    Richard III
  17. S. What is the name of the peninsula and desert which separates the majority of Egypt from Asia?
    Sinai
  18. T. Which Russian composer is the writer of The Nutcracker and Swan Lake?
    Tchaikovsky
  19. U. By what aboriginal name is Ayers Rock more commonly known by?
    Uluru
  20. V. Who was the Roman goddess of love - equivalent to the Greek goddess Aphrodite?
    Venus
  21. W. What is the capital of New Zealand (clue: it shares its name with a type of boot, and a famous general)?
    Wellington
  22. X. What was the capital of the Chinese Yuan dynasty, and also the title of a 1995 ELO and Olivia Newton-John song?
    Xanadu
  23. Y. Which reserve in Wyoming was designated as the world's first national park in 1872 by President Ulysses S. Grant?
    Yellowstone
  24. Z. Which island and semi-autonomous region unified with Tanganyika in 1964 to form the modern state of Tanzania?
    Zanzibar