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5 Questions: Trees III

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The Pop Culture Spelling Bee

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The Pop Culture Spelling Bee was one of the games we played at the inaugural Mental Floss Trivia Show. Now you can play along at home! Simply choose the proper spelling of each name. Then spend the rest of the day figuring out whether knowing the answers is a positive thing.

5 Questions: The End (Part I)

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Name the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp Collaborations

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As of Spring 2010, Johnny Depp and Tim Burton have collaborated on seven feature films. How many can you name in two minutes?

5 Questions: Thanksgiving Dinner

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Name the 7 Deadly Sins and 7 Heavenly Virtues

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Okay, so you probably know the seven sins. But what about their corresponding virtues? And in 2 minutes, no less? The seven virtues can be traced back to Aristotle and Plato, who penned four original virtues. These were later embellished, augmented and altered in a poem written by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (c. 410).

5 Questions: Shirt Tales 4: "Cuff"

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Pseudonym or Real Name?

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Writers take on pseudonyms for all sorts of reasons. Some want to hide their literary identities while pursuing other careers, while others just want the freedom to write without having their output linked back to their real names. How well can you tell pseudonyms apart from given names? Take our quiz to find out.

5 Questions: Come Together

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The Steve Martin Movie Quiz

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Actor, screenwriter, novelist, comedian, musician... Is there anything Steve Martin can't do? Today we're focusing on his decades-long film career that continues to bring in big box office money. Do you know enough about Steve Martin's filmography to score well on our quiz? Let's find out.

5 Questions: The Ol' College "Tri"

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Name the Countries With Four-Letter Names

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There are ten countries whose names are only four-letters long. How many can you name in four minutes?

5 Questions: Cut to the Chase

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The Gulf War 20th Anniversary Quiz

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It's been 20 years to the month since the U.S. began the first Gulf War. It was the first televised war, but that doesn't mean everything about it stuck. See how much you remember about the first war in Iraq.

5 Questions: Summer Vacation Road Trip 3

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