1. Which Italian city ran a republic that lasted from 697 to 1797 AD?
2. What’s the largest animal species alive today that has teeth?
3. Buprenorphine is considered a safer replacement for what drug?
4. Which long-standing European border is known in local languages as “La Raya” and “A Raia” (“The Line”)? 5. In what band did Beyoncé sing before becoming a solo act?
6. In 2015, a tourist created an international uproar when he shot Cecil in Zimbabwe. What was Cecil?
7. A type of cancer called mesothelioma is nearly always caused by exposure to what substance? 8. According to past American Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., what’s the fee we pay for a civilized society?
9. What horror novelist dedicated his book The Dark Half to “the late Richard Bachman,” in honour of a recently exposed pen name he’d been using?
10. Who was called the “grandmother of Europe” because her nine children and 42 grandchildren married into royal houses all over the continent?
11. What Dutch artist painted— among other things—an astronomer and a girl with a pearl earring?
12. In architecture, what is the term for a vertical structure that provides ventilation to a building?
13. American revolutionaries once dumped enough tea for 18.5 million tea bags into what city’s harbour?
14. Pau Gasol, a native of which country, was the first European player named the NBA’s rookie of the year?
15. Money raised through an ice-bucket challenge helped scientists discover a gene that might be connected
with what disease?