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1. What is the living matter of cells?

2. Which spelling is the correct one: "gullible" or "gullable"?

3. What two player positions make up the "battery" in baseball?

4. Who wrote "The Scarlet Letter"?

5. What is the most-populated city in Missouri?

6. What major event occurred on the morning of April 18, 1906, in San Francisco?

7. Do colts and fillies carry the same weight in Triple Crown races (Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes)?

8. In business, what is a "golden parachute"?

9. What is the maximum amount of gain that federal law allows to be excluded from profit derived from the sale of one's principal residence?

10. Lou Henry was the wife of which U.S. president?

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ANSWERS

1. Protoplasm.

2. "Gullible," although "gullable" is a rare usage of the word that means easily tricked or cheated.

3. Pitcher and catcher.

4. Nathaniel Hawthorne.

5. Kansas City, with St. Louis second.

6. The San Francisco earthquake, caused by a shift in the San Andreas Fault. The earthquake lasted one minute and caused fires that destroyed much of San Francisco.

7. No, colts carry 126 pounds and fillies, 121 pounds.

8. The term applies to benefits available to certain executives.

9. $225,000, or $500,000 for a couple.

10. Herbert Hoover.