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1. Orange juice, while a commodity, still sees competition among its major players in North America. Which of these companies' products is called "Pure Premium" and led to the Manatee River Packing Company changing its name in 1957?
2. Billy, Dolly, Jeffy and P.J. are the names of the children in a comic strip created by Bil Keane in 1960. Which one is it?
3. I'm thinking of a song that is the theme to a 1977 film directed by Martin Scorsese. Although the original version was sung by Liza Minnelli, most people associate the song with Ol' Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra. Which song is it that has my toes a-tappin' and my fingers a-snappin'?
4. In the movie "Iron Man 2" (2010), Tony Stark first encounters the film's nemesis, Ivan Venko, while participating in the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. The majority of this race takes place in which ward of the Principality of Monaco?
5. A Middle-Eastern folk tale tells the story of an impoverished boy who is tricked by an evil sorcerer into retrieving an oil lamp containing a powerful djinni. What was this boy's name?
6. Which famous adventure novel was subtitled "The Mutiny of the Hispaniola" and attributed to Captain George North when it was first published in "Young Folks" magazine in 1881?
7. Which film company's productions include memorable classics like "Ben-Hur" (1925), "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) and "Gone with the Wind" (1939), and was one of the first companies to experiment with Technicolor production in the Golden Age of Hollywood?
8. One of my favourite movies of all time is 1975's "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". In an early scene 37-year-old Dennis (who is not a woman) expresses his disbelief regarding how Arthur Pendragon became king: "Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony."
What is the name of Arthur's sword, given to him by the Lady of the Lake, "her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite"?
9. Brandon Flowers, frontman for the musical group The Killers, released his first solo album in September 2010. The first single was "Crossfire". What was the name of the album?
10. Which type of salad is traditionally made with romaine lettuce and dressed with Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, egg, olive oil, croûtons and black pepper?
11. Window blinds have been used since the time of Ancient Egypt, where reeds were used to block the strong heat from the sun. Which of these is a popular form of window blind, named for a city in Italy?
12. It is a hot, sunny day and I'm driving down the highway to my friend's house. On the road ahead it looks like there are puddles of water, but they disappear as I get closer. What have I just seen?
13. Complete this verse by Rudyard Kipling. (Hint: The missing word is also the poem's title.)
"By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin' eastward to the sea,
There's a Burma girl a-settin', and I know she thinks o' me;
For the wind is in the palm-trees, and the temple-bells they say:
'Come you back, you British soldier; come you back to ________!'"
14. What was the name of the second son of King Priam, whose elopement with the Queen of Sparta sparked a war between the two kingdoms?
15. The 14 preceding clues in this quiz should suggest a type of establishment. What is it?
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