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In which part of the brain does the vertebrate hindbrain control the unconscious coordination of movement and balance?

Cerebellum

1

How many sides does a dodecagon have?

12

2

What are hues that have been lightened by white called?

Tints

3

On July 23, 2003, Bill Mueller of the Boston Red Sox became the Major League History to hit what from both sides of the plate in the same game?

Grand Slam (NOT home run)

4

The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic states that any positive integer can be represented in exactly one way as a product of what?

Primes / Prime Numbers

5

Which novel tells the story of the Earnshaw and Linton families?

"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte

6

Who was the Whig-like President that fought in the Wat of 1812 and won the nickname "Old, Rough, and Ready"?

Zachary Taylor

7

What name was given to the alliance between the Soviet Union and Communists in Eastern Europe between 1959 and 1989?

Warsaw Pact

8

In "The Diary of Anne Frank," how old is Anne when the diary opens?

13

9

Who was the first woman from the United States to go into space?

Sally Ride

10

What was the first federal antitrust measure passed in 1890 to promote economic competition?

Sherman Antitrust Act

11

In "Gone With The Wind," Rhett Butler was expelled from which military institution?

West Point

12

Let A and B be arbitrary subsets of a universal set I. What mathematical property says that A union B equals B union A?

Commutative Property / Commutativity

13

Who joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1952 and served as the President of the Soviet Union from 1990 to 1991?

Mikhail Gorbachev

14

Which Danish physicist, using the work of Planck and Einstein in 1913, founded the theory of quantum mechanics and received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1922?

Niels Bohr

15

What is the 4th subphase of mitosis in which the chromatids of each chromosome separate and the daughter chromosomes move to the poles of the cell?

Anaphase

16

Who wrote "The Measurements of the Circle"?

Archimedes

17

What name was given to the 1787 plan for the creation of a bicameral legislation?

Great Compromise

18

How many minutes are there in 30 days?

43,000

19

What metabolic pathway synthesizes a complex molecule from simpler compounds?

Anabolic pathway

20

Oxidation occurs through what electrode?

Anode

21

What name was given to the U.S. retaliation in 1961 which was an unsuccessful attempt to destabilize the Cuban government?

The Bay of Pigs Invasion

22

Which branch of mathematics studies the rate of change of quantities and the length, area, and volume of objects?

Calculus

23

In which novel is Tom Joad released from prison after serving four years for a manslaughter conviction?

"The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck

24

One gross ton is equal to exactly how many pounds?

2240 pounds

25

What two countries were not invited to the 1948 Olympics?

Japan and Germany

26

Frida Kahlo was married to which famous painter?

Diego Rivera

27

In terms of radians, what is 22.5 degrees?

pi
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28

Which Shakespeare work begins on a Venice street with Roderigo and Iago arguing?

Othello

29

What type of clay is baked in a kiln and hardened to a red-earth tone?

Terra-cotta