1. ENTERTAINERS: Which American singer/songwriter was born with the name Peter Gene Hernandez?

2. SCIENCE: What does a petrologist study?

3. GEOGRAPHY: The Cape of Good Hope lies at the tip of which continent?

4. PSYCHOLOGY: What fear is represented in the condition known as cynophobia?

5. LITERATURE: The novels “Tom Sawyer” and “Huckleberry Finn” are both set in which U.S. state?

6. HISTORY: Who was Time magazine’s first man/person of the year?

7. MOVIES: What were the words on the hot-air balloon in which the wizard leaves Emerald City in “The Wizard of Oz”?

8. U.S. STATES: Which state has the only royal palace in the United States?

9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: How many federal holidays are recognized by the United States?

10. ASTRONOMY: How many moons does Mars have?

11. COMICS: Which long-running comic strip developed from a weekly panel titled “L’il Folks”?


1. Bruno Mars

2. Rocks

3. Africa

4. Fear of dogs

5. Missouri

6. Aviator Charles Lindbergh

7. State Fair Omaha

8. Hawaii, Iolani Palace

9. 11 annually, with Juneteenth as the most recent addition, and 12 every four years, with Inauguration Day as the additional holiday in Washington, D.C. only.

10. Two, Phobos and Deimos

11. “Peanuts”

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