Round 1 – Random
- On television, Dr. Gregory House’s apartment number is “221B, ” a nod to what famous literary sleuth’s address?
- The classic sitcom “Seinfeld” is often referred to as “a show about” what?
- In a well-known PSA, “Take a bite out of crime” is the motto of what trench coat-wearing “Crime Dog”?
- In a hit song from 1982, Thomas Dolby revealed “She Blinded Me With” what?
- For many years, which of these snack foods promoted itself as “the cheese that goes crunch”?
Round 2 – Random
- A 2011 New York Times obituary for the late Peter Falk discussed the actor’s 30-plus year gig as what TV character?
- Between 2006 and 2009, actor Justin Long appeared in a series of TV ads, speaking what memorable line?
- What performer’s “obscene gesture” during the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show compelled the NFL to issue an apology?
- Which of these shoe companies shares its name with a type of antelopes?
- Both “gam” and “pod” are terms used to describe what group of animals?
Round 3 – Random
- Southern Methodist University is located in what southern state?
- What river runs through the Grand Canyon?
- Bateau, scoop and sweetheart are dress terms for what?
- The Flemings and the Walloons come from what country?
- This Leprechaun is the official mascot of what NBA team?
Round 4 – Random
- Garbanzo beans are also known by what name?
- Members of Gideon’s International put what items in hotel rooms?
- On dress shirts, button-down, spread and tab are popular types of what?
- The Tasman Sea is part of what ocean?
- 127 of the world’s 193 countries have what word in their names?
Round 5 – Random
- What word is often used to describe a political leader’s cunning behaviour?
- The ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii are located in what country?
- In a 1974 Rolling Stones song, Mick Jagger sings, “I know it’s only” what “but I like it”?
- In the U.S. military, a “Black Hawk: refers to what type of vehicle?
- The prestigious Juno Award is the Canadian equivalent of what American honour?
Round 6 – Random
- What is the first name of pro golfer Tiger Woods?
- The popular piece of meat for barbecue known as “pork butt” comes from what part of the pig?
- Santa Domingo and Port-au-Prince, the capitals of two separate countries, are both located on what island?
- What U.S. landmark is outfitted with multiple foghorns because its locale is so often enveloped in dense fog?
- Logophobia is an irrational fear of what?
Round 7 – Random
- What famous landmark was shipped to the U.S. in 350 pieces aboard the French frigate “Isere?”
- What herb names comes first in the title of a classic 1966 album by Simon and Garfunkel?
- This jazz great was often billed as “The World’s Greatest Trumpeter”?
- Sapporo is a major city of what Asian country?
- Named for the physicist who invented it, a Moog is what type of musical instrument?
- What firearm shares its name with a classic Beatles album?
- Food that is served flambeed is served how?
- What actor plays the moustached slacker “Wooderson” in the 1993 indie film “Dazed and Confused”?
- In 2006, Pluto went from being a planet to what lesser celestial body?
- The French phrase “Tous pour un, un pour tous” is the motto of what literary group?
Round 8 – Random
- What European city is home to the famously whimsical architecture of Antonio Gaudi?
- The infamous “Rat Pack” originated in the ’50s as a circle of what famous actor’s friends?
- A combination of three tunnels, the so-called “Chunnel” runs underwater from England to what country?
- A peace treaty has never been signed for what major conflict?
- What vegetables is not typically sold in cans?
Round 10 – Random
- Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially divorced in 1996 after how many years of marriage?
- The ampersand symbol, used to mean “and, ” was designed to look like what two letters combined?
- Often used to make shawls, pashmina is woven from the soft wool of what animals?
- The Louvre Abu Dhabi, like its Paris counterpart, will be an enormous what?
- A traditional food for the Japanese New Year, mochi is a cake primarily made of what ingredient?