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The correct answer is letter B. Ray Charles was 73 years old at the time of his death in 2004. Born Ray Charles Robinson on September 23, 1930 in Albany, Georgia, he started his career as a musician in 1945 by playing the piano at the Ritz Theatre in LaVilla, Jacksonville, Florida. It was in 1949 when he got his first hit through the song entitled “Confession Blues”.

From there on, he recorded different hit songs such as Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand in 1951, Kissa Me Baby in 1952, Mess Around in 1953, I Got a Woman in 1954 and A Fool for You in 1955. He died on June 10, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California due to complications from acute liver disease.

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The correct answer is letter D. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in the MGM Studios at Walt Disney World, Florida is 199 feet tall and it is considered as the second tallest attraction at the Walt Disney World Resort. It is an accelerated drop ride which is inspired by Rod Sterling’s “The Twilight Zone”. The first version of the ride opened on July 22, 1994 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.

The attraction can be found in Sunset Boulevard, the first area that the park expanded in July 1994, and is considered to be the area’s main attraction. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror can be found on several Walt Disney parks such as in Disney California Adventure, Tokyo DisneySea and Walt Disney Studios Park.

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The answer is letter C. Elvis Presley had an eight-degree black belt in karate. Born Elvis Aaron Presley on January 08, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi, he was best known as the King of Rock and Roll or just simply The King. He sang different songs in his generation that became extremely popular since the release date up to the present. Some of his hit songs were: Hound Dog and Love Me Tender in 1956, Jailhouse Rock in 1957, Are You Lonesome Tonight in 1960, Surrender in 1961, Can’t Help Falling in Love in 1962 and Suspicious Minds in 1969.

is interest in karate started when he was serving in the Army. He studied under Murakami Tetsuji while he was station in Germany and earned his first-degree black belt when he went back to the US. He studied different types of karate such as Shokotan, Chito-ryu, Pasaryu and Kenpo and went on to earn his eight-degree black belt using the karate name “Tiger”.

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The correct answer is letter C. Sting was the over the hill rocker who was born in 1951. He was born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner on October 02, 1951 in Wallsend, Northumberland, England. Before he went on to pursue his solo career, he was known as the lead singer, songwriter and bassist of the band called “The Police” from the years 1977 to 1984.

He earned his nickname or stage name through his habit of wearing a striped sweater – black and yellow – which made him look like a bee. He was the first person to win the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song in 1992 for his album entitled “The Soul Cages” which included the tracks All this Time, Why Should I Cry for You, Mad About You and The Soul Cages.

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The correct answer is letter D. Echo Beach was the 1980s song by Martha and the Muffins which was also the title of a TV series starring Jason Donovan. Before we discuss the series’ theme song, the song Echo Beach was recorded in 1979 and was released as a single track in 1980. It won Juno Award for Single of the Year, but it was the only song of Martha and the Muffins that became an international hit.

As for the TV series, it only used a cover of the band’s song which was sung by Gabriella Cilmi. The TV series which starred Jason Donovan only had one season consisting of 12 episodes which ran from January 10, 2008 to March 21, 2008

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The correct answer is letter B. Codpiece is the 15th and 16th century ornamental item of clothing which was reinvented and worn by Jethro Tull and other rock and pop musicians. A codpiece is a piece of covering which is attached to the front of a man’s crotch which is usually worn to emphasize the genital area.

There were a few rock musicians who wore a cadpiece every time or just during their performances such as Rob Halford of the Judas Priset, King Diamond, Till Linderman of Rammstein, Alice Cooper, Infernus and David Murray Brockie or Oderus Urungus of GWAR. Aside from pop musician Jethro Tull, the following also wore a codpiece during their performances: Larry Blackmon of Cameo and Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses.

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The correct answer is letter D. Chariots of Fire is the Academy Award-winning film which is often parodied for is extended slow-motion footage of runners. The film was directed by Hugh Hudson, Ian Charleson and Ben Cross and starred Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers and Ian Holm, to name a few. It was released on March 30, 1981 and won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 54th Academy Awards held on March 29, 1982.

The film was known for its slow-motion theme song which was used during the opening title sequence. Since then, many TV series and movies parodied the film and these parodies include: Magnum, P.I.: Find Me a Rainbow, Spitting Image: Episode 4.4, The Simpsons: Lisa’s First Word, The Nanny: Lamb Chop’s on the Menu, Will and Grace: Alley Cats and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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The question is incorrect. However, if the question is revised as: What album did Conor Maynard put out in 2012, then the correct answer would be letter D or Contrast. Born Conor Paul Maynard on November 21, 1992 in Brighton, England, UK, he started his career as a singer in 2006 after he signed up on YouTube and uploaded a cover of Breathe by Lee Carr.

He then went on to cover other songs such as Dynamite by Taio Crus and Only Girl in the World by Rihanna. He had his first debut studio album entitled Contrast which was released on July 30, 2012. However, he already release two singles from that album, prior to the official album’s release date – Can’t Say No on March 02, 2012 and Vegas Girl on July 22, 2012.

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The correct answer is letter B. Paramount’s Kings Dominion is the amusement park which has a ride called Anaconda. However, it is worthy to note that the amusement park is now called Kings Dominion and used the name Paramount’s King Dominion only from 1993 to 2006. The park started its operation on May 03, 1975 and is located in Doswell, Virginia.

The Anaconda ride opened on March 23, 1991 and was the first looping roller coaster which featured an underwater tunnel and was also the first one at the park with more than one kind of inversion. It has a height of 128 feet and has a drop of around 144 feet. The ride is about 2,700 feet long and moves 80 kilometers per hour.

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The answer is letter C. No Matter How Far is the name of the album that David Archuleta made in 2013. Born David James Archuleta on December 28, 1990 in Miami, Florida, he began singing at the early age of ten years old. In 2003, he won the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2 and went on to become the runner up on American Idol Season 7 in 2007.

He released several albums since his stint in American Idol – David Archuleta in 2008, Christmas from the Heart in 2009, The Other Side of Down in 2010, Forevermore in 2012, Begin in 2012, No Matter How Far in 2012 and Orion and Leo EP in 2017 which are both available only on iTunes.

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