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1. Her surname at birth was Kappelhoff. Can you identify this singer known for such songs as "Sentimental Journey", "Secret Love", and "Que Sera Sera"?
2. Where in the Philippines did Admiral George Dewey defeat a Spanish fleet in 1898 to help win the Spanish-American War?
3. Another history question: Which B-29 Superfortress bomber, named for its pilot's mother, dropped the first atomic bomb in wartime on Hiroshima, Japan?
4. When I was a young teacher, I had a much older colleague who taught science and was extremely set in her ways. She was very strict, and students were required to do everything exactly the way she prescribed. You would say her attitude was "My way or ___." How would you best finish this old-school phrase?
5. What Beatles song from their "Magical Mystery Tour" album begins with the following stanza? "There's a fog upon L.A. / And my friends have lost their way. / We'll be over soon they said / Now they've lost themselves instead".
6. In 1932 Frank Martoccio, founder of the F. A. Martoccio Macaroni Company, also introduced a candy bar. Similar to Pearson's Salted Nut Roll, this candy bar, made by Hershey, features peanuts wrapped around a caramel center, although the Salted Nut Roll has a nougat center. Which is it?
7. If she had needed groceries while staying in or passing through Iowa, Fay Wray may have found it convenient to shop at one of these grocery stores, originally founded in Boone, Iowa, in 1938. Pick the store.
8. Which horse won the 1941 Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing?
9. "Hart to Hart" was a TV show in the early 80s featuring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers as Jonathan and Jennifer Hart, financially independent jet-setters and owners of an electronics empire, who enjoyed dabbling in crime solving. But our focus is on their pet, a former stray. Can you remember his name?
10. One of my favorite actresses, our next person of interest, is a comedienne and actress who is probably best known for her portrayal of 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Name her.
11. What word completes the following question often posed by comedian George Carlin: "Why is it that we park on a driveway and drive on a...?"
12. In what park do the Boston Red Sox play their home games?
13. What is the grassy part of a hole on a golf course between the tee box and the green?
14. "Cheers" was a TV situation comedy centered on a Boston bar and its denizens. Its fictional owner was a former relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. What was the name of this character, played by Ted Danson?
15. I need to close this quiz by paying homage to Fay Wray, without whom it could not have come about. One of the first "scream queens", according to Wikipedia, she is no doubt best known for her starring role in a 1933 film, which also starred Robert Armstrong and the Empire State Building. But who was unquestionably the biggest star of the film?
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