British Literature
Name the authors of the following works of classic British literature:

The Island of Doctor Moreau (H.G. Wells)
Mrs. Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (James Joyce)
The White Peacock (The first work by D.H. Lawrence)
Silas Marner (George Eliot, born Mary Ann Evans)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (poet T.S. Eliot)
Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott)
Nicholas Nickleby (Charles Dickens)

Sitcom Wives
Name the actresses who play the following TV sitcom wives:

The Cosby Show/Clair Huxtable (Phylicia Rashad)
The Brady Bunch/Carol Brady (Florence Henderson)
All in the Family/Edith Bunker (Jean Stapleton)
The Jeffersons/ Louise Jefferson (Isabel Sanford)
Everybody Loves Raymond/ Debra Barone (Patricia Heaton)
Malcolm in the Middle/Lois Wilkerson (Jane Kaczmarek)
The Honeymooners/ Alice Kramden (Audrey Meadows)
Desperate Housewives/Bree Van de Kamp (Marcia Cross)

Name the countries that own, or are protectorates of, the following 10 islands:

Greenland (Denmark)
Ibiza (Spain)
Easter [Rapa Nui] (Chile)
Bora-Bora (France)
Sardinia (Italy)
Anguilla (Great Britain)
Rhodes (Greece)
Sumatra (Indonesia)
Macau (China, formerly Portugal until 1999)
Vanua Levu (Fiji)

State Governors
Name the current governors (as of August 17, 2006) of the following 8 states:

New York (George Pataki)
Arkansas (Mike Huckabee)
Kansas (Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat)
Alabama (Robert R. Riley)
South Carolina (Mark Sanford)
Tennessee (Philip Bredesen)
Texas (J. Richard Perry)
Ohio (Bob Taft, infamous for the corruption scandals of 2005.)

Great Actors
Name the actors who won the “Best Actor in a Leading Role” award for the following 8 films:

1934’s “It Happened One Night” (Clark Gable)
1943’s “Watch on the Rhine” (Paul Lukas)
1953’s “Stalag 17” (William Holden)
1957’s “The Bridge on the River Kwai” (Alec Guinness)
1964’s “My Fair Lady” (Rex Harrison)
1974’s “Harry and Tonto” (Art Carney)
1984’s “Amadeus” (F. Murray Abraham)
1998’s “Life is Beautiful” (Roberto Benigni)

80s Music
What groups sang the following hair metal songs from the 80s?

“We’re Not Gonna Take It” (Twisted Sister)
“Unskinny Bop” (Poison)
“Round and Round” (Ratt)
“Love Bites” (Def Leppard)
“18 and Life” (Skid Row)
“Cherry Pie” (Warrant)
“Rock You Like a Hurricane” (Scorpions)
“Girls Girls Girls” (Mötley Crüe)
“Once Bitten Twice Shy” (Great White)
“When the Children Cry” (White Lion)

College Football
Name the NCAA Division I-A football teams that won the Bowl Championship Series in chronological order from the 1998 season through the 2005 season.  Please note: seasonal championship games are played in the January of the following year, so the 1998 BCS game was played in 1999.

1998: Univ. of Tennessee
1999: Florida State
2000: Univ. of Oklahoma
2001: Univ. of Miami
2002: Ohio State
2003: LSU [USC won only the AP poll that year]
2004: USC
2005: Univ. of Texas

World Cities
Name the Central or South American countries these non-capital cities belong to:

Córdoba (Argentina, 1.3 million)
Maracaibo (Venezuela, 3 million)
Quezaltenango (known locally as its Mayan name, Xela[SHAY-la] Guatemala, 300,000)
Cali (Colombia, 2.3 million)
Arequipa (Peru, 1 million)
Santa Cruz (Bolivia, 1.1 million)
Puente Alto (Chile, 500,000)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 2 million)

Hollywood Directors
In mid-2006 Entertainment Weekly published a list of the 25 most controversial films of all time.  Name the directors of the following 8 controversial films picked from that list:

1971: “A Clockwork Orange” (Stanley Kubrick)
1972: “Deep Throat” (Gerard Damiano)
1988: “The Last Temptation of Christ” (Martin Scorsese)
1915: “The Birth of a Nation”  [which demeaned black people and glorified the KKK] (D.W. Griffith)
1994: “Natural Born Killers” (Oliver Stone)
1972: “Last Tango in Paris” (Bernardo Bertolucci)
1977: “The Message” [the Islamic-origins-based film sparked riots and a massive hostage situation in Washington, DC] (Moustapha Akkad)
2006: “United 93” (Paul Greengrass)

James Bond Themes
Name the pop music artists who sang the theme songs for the following James Bond films:

Thunderball (Tom Jones)
You Only Live Twice (Nancy Sinatra)
Diamonds are Forever (Shirley Bassey)
Live and Let Die (Paul McCartney & Wings)
The Spy Who Loved Me (“Nobody Does It Better” by Carly Simon)
For Your Eyes Only (Sheena Easton)
The Living Daylights (A-Ha)
License to Kill (Gladys Knight)
Goldeneye (Tina Turner)
Tomorrow Never Dies (Sheryl Crow)
The World Is Not Enough (Garbage)
Die Another Day (Madonna)

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