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1. My first challenge was also my first quiz, and it dealt with a certain type of traditional American food. The origin of its name comes from a city in Germany, and although there have been many claims of invention, the Library of Congress of the United States credits Louis Lassen as the first man to sell this food item. Which of these words completes my title, "The Great American _________"?
2. My second Author Challenge title was "Things That Make Other Things", I wrote that quiz about, literally, things that can be made out of a completely different item. A good way of making things out of other things is recycling, one of the famous "three R's". Which two words complete the RRR acronym?
3. My third challenge quiz was about a character in the television show "SpongeBob Squarepants". This character is actually based on a real-life organism, and the etymology of this word comes from a Greek word for "errant" and "wanderer". Which green character's name completes my title, "It's Not Easy, Being a ________"?
4. My fourth title taken from the Author's Challenges listing involved a certain sea animal, a cephalopod that belongs to the phyllum Mollusca. All over the world, this animal is used to cook several dishes, like sannakji in Korea, tako in Japan, and polpo in Italy. Taking into account the aforementioned facts, with which animal was I "cooking with"?
5. "I'm Aiming to Quease" was my fifth challenge title, and dealt with several items that could be used as medicine to treat queasiness and nausea. Which word would best define "quease"?
6. My sixth author challenge, "Aibohphobia", was also my first Brain Teasers quiz. If you suffer from this fear, you might as well not play in which subcategory?
7. "That's Not How You Do It!" talked about the rules in several sports, and how they could be broken and punished. In which of the following sports is touching the ball with your hands, under normal circumstances, not allowed?
8. The title of my eighth challenge was also the name of possibly the most famous song by The Bangles. The song was released in 1986 and was included in the album "Different Light", and reached the second place in the US Billboard Hot 100 charts. Which word would best describe the Monday this song talks about?
9. My ninth challenge was called "Fighting for Peace", which I thought was perfect to illustrate some of the wars in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Which of these operations had nothing to do with said conflict?
10. My tenth challenge was called "Sad Pandas", and I used the title to ask about several idioms involving animals. To what exactly does the expression "sad pandas" refer?
11. I used "The Hens Are Coming Home to Roost" as my eleventh author challenge to write an Animals quiz, however, this saying doesn't really refer to animals. Which of these is NOT a correct example of "the hens coming home to roost"?
12. My twelfth challenge quiz was a mixed quiz about a certain country, known for its fjords, the vikings, and its capital, Oslo. Which country completes my title, "My Way or ______"?
13. Author Challenge #13 was about an African nation, which borders Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia. Its capital is Lilongwe, and celebrates its independence on the 6th of July, as it became independent from the United Kingdom on that same day in 1964. Which country was part of my title "Wow-ee ______!"?
14. "At Least the Cat Likes It" was about several human foods that cats also tend to like but are unsafe for them, and could even cause death. Which of these fruits should never be consumed by a cat?
15. My fifteenth quiz, "The One About the Priest and the Rabbi" was about different religious figures in different religions. Which of these is NOT a Jewish religious figure?
16. "You Know It Can't Live Without a Head" was about people who have been decapitated, and obviously died as a result. Which of these queens was beheaded in 1793, during a revolution in the country she ruled?
17. "I Wish I Never Got Out of Bed This Morning!" was my seventeenth challenge, and it asked about the coldest places on Earth! One of them is the Vostok Research Station in Antarctica, which has recorded temperatures as low as −128.6° Fahrenheit (−89.2° Celsius). Which country owns the Research Station?
18. My eighteenth author challenge was about a word with many synonyms, such as division, damaged, recess, fracture, or splitting. Which word, a synonym of all of these other words, completes my title: "I Don't Want to ______ It"?
19. "Those Times Things Happened" was all about events that happened on several days of one specific month. These included the creation of the ZIP Code in the United States, the opening of the first Wal-Mart, the first time cloning from a somatic cell happened, and the passing of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Which month, in which the independence of the United States is also celebrated, was the quiz focused on?
20. "Rubbish! That's Not Rubbish!" was my twentieth challenge quiz, and talked about some weird breakfast foods from all over the world. Which Caribbean country designated the ackee fruit, which is prepared with saltfish and can be poisonous, as its national fruit?
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