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Clue: At 22 square miles, it's the world's smallest island with a population exceeding 1 million, a figure it reached by 1880
Answer: Where is Manhattan, New York, NY?
Category: 20th CENTURY NOVELS
Clue: "Books leapt and danced like roasted birds, their wings ablaze with red and yellow feathers" is a line from this novel
Answer: What is Fahrenheit 451?
Category: LATIN PHRASES
Clue: Though often associates with Machiavelli, this phrase "exitus acta probat" first appears in a work by Ovid
Answer: What is 'the ends justify the means'?
Category: SPACE EXPLORATION
Clue: On March 17, 2011, a probe called Messenger became the first spacecraft to orbit this planet
Answer: Where is Mercury?
Category: U.S. VICE PRESIDENTS
Clue: More VPs have been from this state than any other, including 2 20th Century VPs who were its governor
Answer: Where is New York? (theodore roosevelt and nelson rockefeller. they didn't say elected VP)
Category: MOVIE DIRECTORS
Clue: On visiting RKO in 1939, he described the studio as the biggest electric train set any boy ever had
Answer: Who was Orson Welles?
Category: HISTORICAL FACTS & FIGURES
Clue: This site was active from 1892 to 1954; it's busiest day was April 17, 1907 when 11,717 were processed
Answer: Where is Ellis Island?
Category: FAMOUS NAMES
Clue: At his death in January 2010, he was called "the Garbo of letters, famous for not wanting to be famous"
Answer: Who was Jerome David Salinger? (The Catcher in the Rye)
Category: STATE NICKNAMES
Clue: Its nickname is said to come from a line in an 1899 speech that followed "frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me"
Answer: Where is Missouri? (The 'Show Me' State)
Category: TOYS & GAMES
Clue: In 1953 the maker of this board game was flooded with letters with ideas for timing devices, turntables & bags to hold game pieces
Answer: What is Scrabble?
Category: PEOPLE OF EUROPE
Clue: These people who ruled large parts of Spain before Celtic and Roman dominance left their name on the land
Answer: Who are the Iberians?
Category: FICTIONAL WOMEN
Clue: After dying, she's described as having "too much of water", & her brother says, "therefore, I forbid my tears"
Answer: Who is Ophelia?
Category: 20th CENTURY NAMES
Clue: Chapters in his autobiography include "Outcaste", "First Day in Pretoria" & "Fasting as Pennance"
Answer: Who was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi?
Clue: This 1928 novel was partly based on the author's wife Frieda & her affair with Angelo Ravagli
Answer: What is Lady Chatterly's Lover?
Category: '70s BLOCKBUSTERS
Clue: A direction in this film: "Start with the tone…up a full tone. Down a major third. Now drop an octave. Up a perfect fifth."
Answer: What is Close Encounters of the Third Kind?
Clue:In 1711 Newton led the Royal Society in London & his greatest rival led the Academy of Sciences in this capital city
Answer: Where is Berlin ? (his name was Gottfried Leibnitz. you mean you don't watch The Big Bang Theory?)
Category: BOOK VILLANS
Clue: The first time we meet this man in a 1981 novel, he's in his cell holding "Le Grand Dictionnaire de Cuisine"
Answer: Who is Dr. Hannibal Lecter?
Clue: Starting in the 300s B.C., Hellenistic civilization was spread from this land, where a new country was declared in 1991
Answer: Where is Macedonia?
Category: AMERICAN WRITERS
Clue: A fellow author called him "a very unique cat…a French Canadian Hinayana Buddhist beat Catholic savant"
Answer: Who was Jack Kerouac?
Category: CURRENT AMERICAN COMPANIES
Clue: The name of a Kansas City-based consumer product company, it's also a term goldsmiths use to denote quality
Answer: What is Hallmark?
Category: TONY-WINNING MUSICALS
Clue: These 2 back-to-back Tony winners for Best Musical (1987 & 1988) were both set in Paris
Answer: What are Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera?
Category: MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Clue: An entertainer born in 1888 whose original first name was Adolph was one of the best-known players of this instrument
Answer: Who was Harpo Marx?