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Easy

The area behind the line of scrimmage is known as what?

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Answer: Backfield
The area behind the line of scrimmage, which usually consists of the quarterback and running backs, is called the backfield.

Easy

Which popular candy was featured prominently in the classic film "E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial"?

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Answer: Reece's Pieces
The Hershey Company's Reece's Pieces were a main plot device (and product placement) in "E.T." due to Mars company rejecting the use of their product, M&M's, in the film.

Medium

Which actor played the role of the titular "Private Ryan"?

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Answer: Matt Damon
Ironically Matt Damon was given this role by Spielberg partly due to his lack of fame but achieved superstardom by winning an Oscar shortly before "Saving Private Ryan" was released.

Medium

What was the name of the sister of Aaron and Moses?

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Answer: Miriam
Miriam was the sister of both Aaron and Moses. She played a very influential role among women of that time.

Medium

In 2007, a major-motion picture based on which television show was released?

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Answer: The Simpsons
"The Simpsons Movie", released in July of 2007 by 20th Century Fox, had a box office of over $500 million.

Medium

Beethoven's Sonata No. 14 (the "Moonlight Sonata") is dedicated to which of his love interests?

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Answer: Giulietta Guicciardi
At around the age of 30, Beethoven fell in love with a countess named Giulietta Guicciardi. However, he could not marry her due to her belonging to a higher social class. He ended up dedicating his 14th sonata to her.

Medium

Which Christian holiday is directly related to the observance of the March equinox?

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Answer: Easter
Easter is traditionally celebrated on the Sunday after the first full moon that occurs on or after the March equinox.

Easy

Many countries do not forthrightly recognize May Day but celebrate which other holiday in its stead?

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Answer: International Workers Day
Although on the surface International Workers Day has nothing to do with ancient recognition of May Day, the former is actually founded in the latter.

Hard

Which player holds the record for playing the most games in NFL history primarily on offense?

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Answer: Jerry Rice
The immortal Jerry Rice, who played wide receiver, currently holds the record at 303 games, the most for a player who wasn't a kicker or punter.

Medium

Which two actors, who play Sherlock Holmes on TV, starred on the London stage together in 2013 in a production of Frankenstein?

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Answer: Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller - PBS's Sherlock and CBS's Elementary.

Medium

May Day is not considered a public holiday in England unless it falls on which day of the week?

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Answer: Monday
In order for everyone to get May Day off in England, May 1st would have to be on a Monday.

Hard

Which popular character grew up at Spinner's End?

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Answer: Severus Snape
Spinner's End, located in Cokeworth, England, was the childhood home of Severus Snape.

Hard

Shito pepper is a commonly used condiment in which part of the world?

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Answer: West Africa
In Ghana, West Africa shito pepper is just as ubiquitously as ketchup is in the United States.

Medium

What is the name of the last videogame console Sega released in the United States?

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Answer: Dreamcast
Though released almost 20 years ago in 1999, the Dreamcast was the last home console Sega brought to foreign markets.

Medium

Who was the starting point guard for the Miami Heat during their 2012 and 2013 championship seasons?

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Answer: Mario Chalmers
Mario Chalmers started 64 games for the 2011-12 Miami Heat and 77 games for them the next year, both of which were championship seasons.

Easy

Singspiel is a type of classical music drama that originated in which country?

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Answer: Germany
Singspiel is an opera form that originated circa the early 17th century. Renowned German composer Johann Adam Hiller is considered to be the orignator of this art form.

Medium

Throughout his career, Pete Sampras won a total of 7 Wimbledon titles. Which year did he win his last title in the Wimbledon Championship?

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Answer: 2000
Sampras last Wimbledon title came in 2000 when he beat Pat Rafter in the men's singles final game of the tournament.

Easy

What do you call a magical person who can morph into an animal at will?

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Answer: Animagus
An Animagus can turn into an animal at will.



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