1. What popular face-changing toy debuted in 1952 and is based around a plastic tuber?
2. This optimum, desirable point on a tennis racket, bat, or golf club is just so…sugary. What’s is called?
3. With the publication of the 1965 book In Cold Blood, this Southern author invented a new literary genre: the nonfiction novel. What was his name?
4. This nine-letter word describes an assortment of things (like this quiz)…or a mixture of dried flower petals, herbs and spices.
5. In the old days, this 10-letter word described a pharmacist or chemist.
6. This English author of The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck grew up a lonely child, whose best friends were her pet animals: newts, frogs, a bat, dogs, and a pair of rabbits. What’s her name?
7. They look a little like pigs, but these plant-eating African mammals are more closely related to whales and porpoises. Their name means “river horse.” What are they?
8, What nine-letter word means “powerful one”? This person may be a monarch, dictator, autocrat, or tyrant.
9, The region between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers is now part of Irag, but it used to be called what?
10. The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle is called what?
11. What’s the name of a fake settlement that’s erected to deceive someone?
1. Mr. Potato Head
2. Sweet spot
3. Truman Capote
6. Beatrix Potter
8. Despot or potentate
11. Potemkin village