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  1. Which bird, the fastest animal in the sky, was taken off the Endangered Species list in 1999?
  2. "Your name will also go on the list! what is it?" is a classic line from which sitcom?
  3. What terms describes a 'list of things to do before you die'?
  4. Which British surgeon was a pioneer of antiseptic surgery?
  5. What term did entertainment journalist James Ulme coin for the most bankable actors in the Hollywood film industry?

  6. Which Italian composer boasted: "I could set a laundry list to music"?
  7. On March 14, 1950, Thomas Holden was the first to go on what list?
  8. After 1917 the Clergy List merged with which long-time rival Clerical Directory?
  9. What was the first name of the German industrialist Schindler, who was portrayed in the 1993 film Schindler's Lis?
  10. The Hollywood Blacklist is associated with which term first coined in 1950, named after an American politician?
  11. Which American classified advertisements website began in 1995 as an email distribution list to friends, featuring local events in the San Francisco area?
  12. What list was one of the world's oldest continuously running journals, having provided weekly shipping news in London as early as 1734?
  13. The Dewey Decimal System is a classification system listing what?
  14. Which best seller list is widely regarded as the pre-eminent list of best-selling books in the United States?
  15. Refering to the materials and goods that a business holds, what would Americans call a list of stock, or stock list?


  1. The Peregrine Falcon
  2. Dad's Army
  3. Bucket list
  4. Joseph Lister
  5. A-list, or A-listers
  6. Rossini (Gioachino Rossini)
  7. FBI's Most Wanted List
  8. Crockford's
  9. Oskar
  10. McCarthyism
  11. Craiglist
  12. Lloyd's List
  13. Library books
  14. The New York Times Best Seller list
  15. Inventory list

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