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Name the UN Security Council

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The United Nations Security Council is made up of five permanent member nations and ten non-permanent members. How many of those 15 countries can you name in three minutes? (Note: We posted this quiz on September 23, 2009. If you've stumbled upon this page after December 31st of this year, don't bother.)

Name the 12 Olympians

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In today's Lunchtime Quiz, you'll have five minutes to jog your memory of Greek mythology to come up with the name of the 12 classic Olympians. You'll find 7 gods and 5 goddesses in the bunch. (Remember, we're looking for the Greek names, not Roman ones. You won't find Vulcan or Juno here.) The clock starts when you key in your first entry. Good luck!

5 Questions: AA-rated

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Super Backups

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Do you remember the Super second-stringers who were just a heartbeat (or anterior cruciate ligament) away from football's biggest stage? How well do you know the men behind the men behind center?

Cancelled: A Quiz Tribute to Shows Loved and Lost

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TV fans have been rocked by some recent cancellations - Pushing Daisies, Dirty Sexy Money, Prison Break, to name a few. In tribute to the shows lost, here's a quiz tribute. Answer these 12 questions quickly, before bad ratings catch up to us.

How Continental Are You?

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When we think of the continent of North America, we think of the "big three" nations: the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Actually, 20 other independent nations are considered part of the continent. Some have very long, combined names like Antigua & Barbuda, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, and Trinidad & Tobago. That leaves sixteen. How many of those can you name? You've got 8 minutes to find out, starting with the moment you key in your first answer.

5 Questions: Brother, Can You Spare a Quiz?

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Sideways Stories from Wayside School

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When you were a kid, did you wish your teacher was as wacky as mrs. Jewls? Or that your school was as zany as Wayside? Here's a quiz for young (at heart) readers who loved the Louis Sachar series.

BABIP or CERA: A Baseball Stats Quiz

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Now that we're in the throes of the baseball season, it's not enough to evaluate players just on hits and home runs, or teams on just wins and losses. No, we need a whole slew of advanced statistics. Put your knowledge of baseball stats, both simple and complex, to the test in this quiz. Can you bat 1.000?

5 Questions: Picks up Sticks

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The Quotation Vexation Sensation II

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At turns deeply philosophical and insouciantly whimsical, T.S. Eliot, Bob Dylan, Woody Allen and Abraham Lincoln managed to succeed where lesser people have failed by maximizing their ability to connect and communicate with their audience. Can you tell which of the four above mentioned spoke the following words?

According to a 2012 <em>New York Times</em> story, 1% of Americans still get on the Internet with an AOL dial-up connection.

According to a 2012 New York Times story, 1% of Americans still get on the Internet with an AOL dial-up connection.

Ape or Human?

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When people think something's easy, they're often proclaim, "Even an ape could do it!" But upon further review, our simian cousins are pretty talented, and we have far more in common than you may realize.

Decide whether each of the following statements describes apes, humans, or both.

B.B. or BO?

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Devout fans know the difference, but others have difficulty discerning B.B. King and Bo Diddley. Both men were born in Mississippi in the 1920s, both were raised by family members, both became legendary guitarists and toured extensively, and both were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Fifteen questions await you, and the answer to each is either B.B. or BO. A score of 8 or better is a "win." Good luck!

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