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Hard

Which athlete has graced the cover of Sports Illustrated more than any other NFL player?

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Answer: Tom Brady
New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady has been featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated a record 20 times for a NFL player.

Easy

Which famous characters was visited by three ghosts on Christmas Day?

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Answer: Ebenezer Scrooge
The answer is Ebenezer Scrooge from "A Christmas Carol".

Easy

In the end, what does Norton do in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: He commits suicide
After Andy had exposed all his corrupt activities and murders, Norton commits suicide before the authorities could reach him.

Hard

"Opera buffa" is a genre of opera characterized by what?

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Answer: Comedy
"Opera buffa" translates from Italian - with Italy being the region the genre was born - as "comic opera".

Medium

Who invented the cotton gin in 1793?

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Answer: Eli Whitney
Eli Whitley's invention of the cotton gin was one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution and helped shape the economy of the United States.

Medium

Which of the following shows is actually part of a franchise which originated in the United Kingdom?

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Answer: The Office
Originating in the UK in 2001 as a BBC program, "The Office" has spawned similar shows in a number of countries, including of course the United States.

VeryHard

The first Australian tennis player to win the Wimbledon Championship was known as?

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Answer: Brookes
In the year 1907, Brookes became the first Australian to win the Wimbledon title. His triumph also meant that he was the first non-British to ever win the title.

Hard

In Halloween, apart from pumpkins being orange in color, what other colors can they (pumpkins) be?

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Answer: Brown, White, or Yellow
Aside from being orange colored, pumpkins that are associated with Halloween can also be green, white, or blue in color.

Medium

Michael Jackson's Thriller was produced by which iconic music producer?

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Answer: Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones is widely regarded as one of the greatest music producers of all time. In addition to Thriller, Jones also produced MJ's prior album, Off the Wall (1979).

Hard

Who was the cover athlete of the video game "NBA Live 99"?

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Answer: Antoine Walker
In the earlier days of NBA-endorsed videogames, before EA's "NBA Live" franchise was eclipsed by "NBA 2K", the Boston Celtic's Antoine Jamison being featured on the cover of "NBA Live 99" was a big deal.



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