Tuesday, May 5, 2009

General Trivia Answers #3,649-3,654

Answer 3,649: Entertainment & Food -- Orchestra Ordering

b) Oboes

The flutes are slightly to the left.

Answer 3,650: History & Government -- Original OPEC

b) Libya

Iran and Iraq were the other two original members on September 14, 1960.

Answer 3,651: Math & Science -- Placin' the Basin

c) Mercury

A meteorite probably caused the 800-mile-diameter crater.

Answer 3,652: Geography & Nature -- Reduced Republic

a) Armenia

The country covers 11,500 square miles, about two-thirds the size of Estonia and slightly smaller than Maryland.

Answer 3,653: Literature & Arts -- Screenplay Scripter

b) David Mamet

The 1981 play was based on James M. Cain's 1934 novel by the same name. Mamet won a Pulitzer Prize three years later for Glengarry Glen Ross.

Answer 3,654: Sports & Games -- Chess King

c) Wilhelm Steinitz

The Czech-born American won ten games, drew five, and lost five against Poland's Johann Zukertort in the title match.

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