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1) the last time Iowa was in the Top Ten in basketball, the year was the 2001-02 season. thenyoungCatnuts had taken the UI-provided bus earlier in the year to watch us get smoked by Duke in the United Center, but things were still riding high with Reggie Evans and Luke Recker holding court as seniors after winning the BTT as juniors the year previous. Including Evans and Recker, there were only 11 players that recorded any minutes for Iowa that year, and all got in every game except for Rowdy Roddy Thompson. Name as many as you can of the other 8 players.
2) For the 2013 box office takings, fill in the rest of the top ten that I haven't given you:
Hunger Games, ...2.... , ....3.... , Frozen, Man of Steel, ....6.... , ....7.... , The Hobbit: Smaug, ....9.... , Oz the Great and Powerful
(Hint: Remember, blockbusters and kid movies and nerd movies, box office don't care if a movie was actually good)
3) This is probably a disputable list, but for the current list of the ten tallest buildings in the world, five are in China or Taiwan and thus not well-known to Americans, but you can probably get the last five. Their ranking, height, city and country:
9, 1451ft, Chicago, USA;
7, 1483ft, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
3, 1776ft, New York, USA;
2, 1972 ft, Mecca, Saudia Arabia;
1, 2723ft, Dubai, UAE