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  • 1. 

    I am widely known for coining the phrase, "A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose", who am I?

    • A. 

      Georgette Tiffany

    • B. 

      Gertrude Stein

    • C. 

      Alice B. Toklas

    • D. 

      Rose Kennedy

    Correct Answer
    B. Gertrude Stein
    Explanation
    Gertrude Stein is widely known for coining the phrase "A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose". She was an American writer and poet who used repetition and wordplay in her works. This phrase is often interpreted as emphasizing the essence and simplicity of a rose, suggesting that it is what it is without any further explanation or comparison. Stein's experimental writing style and her contributions to modernist literature made her a prominent figure in the early 20th century.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the member of the Lewis and Clark expedition that was previously the personal assistant of President Thomas Jefferson?

    • A. 

      Marquis De Lafayette

    • B. 

      Jacques Cheron

    • C. 

      George Rogers Clark

    • D. 

      Meriwether Lewis

    Correct Answer
    D. Meriwether Lewis
    Explanation
    Meriwether Lewis was the member of the Lewis and Clark expedition who had previously served as the personal assistant of President Thomas Jefferson. This is significant because it highlights Lewis' close relationship with Jefferson and the trust that Jefferson had in him. This connection likely played a role in Lewis being chosen to lead the expedition, as Jefferson saw him as a capable and reliable individual.

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  • 3. 

    Who was a Lutheran pastor who also helped plot to kill Hitler during World War II?

    • A. 

      John Calvin

    • B. 

      Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    • C. 

      Martin Luther

    • D. 

      Hans Gruber

    Correct Answer
    B. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    Explanation
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran pastor who actively opposed Hitler's regime during World War II. He was involved in a plot to assassinate Hitler and was eventually arrested and executed for his participation in the resistance movement. Bonhoeffer's actions demonstrated his commitment to his faith and his opposition to the Nazi regime, making him the correct answer to the question.

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  • 4. 

    Who was a well-known radio talk-show host during the 1950's, well before anyone ever heard of Howard Stern or Rush Limbaugh?

    • A. 

      Jack Paar

    • B. 

      Walter Winchell

    • C. 

      Eugene O'Neil

    • D. 

      Hedda Hopper

    Correct Answer
    B. Walter Winchell
    Explanation
    Walter Winchell was a well-known radio talk-show host during the 1950s. He gained popularity before the emergence of Howard Stern or Rush Limbaugh. He was a prominent journalist and gossip columnist who had a significant influence on American media. Winchell's fast-paced, energetic style of delivering news and gossip made him a household name during that era. His show attracted a large audience and solidified his position as a prominent figure in the world of radio talk shows.

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  • 5. 

    Who was the astronaut on the Apollo 11 mission who didn't get to walk on the Moon?

    • A. 

      David Hemmings

    • B. 

      Mike Collins

    • C. 

      Alan Shepard

    • D. 

      Chuck Yeager

    Correct Answer
    B. Mike Collins
    Explanation
    Mike Collins was the astronaut on the Apollo 11 mission who didn't get to walk on the Moon. While Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the lunar surface in the lunar module, Collins remained in orbit around the Moon in the command module. He played a crucial role in the mission by piloting the command module and ensuring the safe return of the astronauts back to Earth. Despite not walking on the Moon, Collins made significant contributions to the success of the Apollo 11 mission.

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  • 6. 

    Who formed the International Red Cross in her hometown of Geneva?

    • A. 

      Jean Henri Dunant

    • B. 

      Mario Toranelli

    • C. 

      Jon Riald Nulonveud

    • D. 

      Thomas Becket

    Correct Answer
    A. Jean Henri Dunant
    Explanation
    Jean Henri Dunant formed the International Red Cross in his hometown of Geneva. Dunant was a Swiss businessman who witnessed the suffering and neglect of wounded soldiers during the Battle of Solferino in 1859. This experience inspired him to establish an organization that would provide neutral and impartial medical assistance to those affected by war. In 1863, Dunant co-founded the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which later became the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. His efforts laid the foundation for humanitarian aid and the principles of the Red Cross, making him the correct answer to the question.

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  • 7. 

    I starred in the films "My Man Godfrey" and "Please Don't Eat the Daisies", who am I?

    • A. 

      Anthony Perkins

    • B. 

      David Niven

    • C. 

      George Burns

    • D. 

      Cary Grant

    Correct Answer
    B. David Niven
    Explanation
    David Niven is the correct answer because he starred in the films "My Man Godfrey" and "Please Don't Eat the Daisies". Anthony Perkins is known for his role in "Psycho", George Burns was a comedian and actor, and Cary Grant was a famous actor but did not star in these specific films.

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  • 8. 

    I am the first stigmatized priest in the history of the Catholic Church and I lived in Italy and died in 1968, who am I?

    • A. 

      John Paul I

    • B. 

      Padre Pio

    • C. 

      Saint Francis

    • D. 

      Paul Vi

    Correct Answer
    B. Padre Pio
    Explanation
    Padre Pio, also known as Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, was a priest in the Catholic Church who lived in Italy and died in 1968. He is known for being the first stigmatized priest in the history of the Catholic Church, meaning he bore the wounds of Christ's crucifixion on his body. Padre Pio was renowned for his holiness and his ability to heal the sick. He was canonized as a saint by Pope John Paul II in 2002.

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  • 9. 

    There have been several films based on me, including "Psycho" and "The Texas Chainsaw", who am I?

    • A. 

      Ted Bundy

    • B. 

      Bill Clinton

    • C. 

      Ed Gein

    • D. 

      Jeffrey Dahmer

    Correct Answer
    C. Ed Gein
    Explanation
    Ed Gein is the correct answer because the question mentions films based on the person, and "Psycho" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" are both movies that drew inspiration from Ed Gein's crimes. Ed Gein was a notorious American murderer and body snatcher who gained infamy for his gruesome acts, including making furniture and clothing out of human skin. His crimes and psychological profile have served as inspiration for numerous horror films and characters in popular culture.

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  • 10. 

    I was hired as the first Commissioner of Baseball after the Black Sox Scandal in 1919, who am I?

    • A. 

      Judge Keenesaw Mountain Landis

    • B. 

      William Taft

    • C. 

      Grover Cleveland Alexander

    • D. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

    Correct Answer
    A. Judge Keenesaw Mountain Landis
    Explanation
    Judge Keenesaw Mountain Landis is the correct answer because he was indeed hired as the first Commissioner of Baseball after the Black Sox Scandal in 1919. The Black Sox Scandal involved eight members of the Chicago White Sox being accused of intentionally losing the World Series in exchange for money from gamblers. Landis was appointed as the Commissioner in 1920 to restore public confidence in the game and to clean up the corruption. He implemented strict rules and regulations to prevent future scandals and is credited with restoring the integrity of baseball.

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  • 11. 

    Who said his life's purpose was "to make money so that I can afford to go on creating more inventions"?

    • A. 

      Clarence W. Weaver

    • B. 

      Brandon Darrow

    • C. 

      Thomas A. Edison

    • D. 

      Nikola Tesla

    Correct Answer
    C. Thomas A. Edison
    Explanation
    Thomas A. Edison said his life's purpose was "to make money so that I can afford to go on creating more inventions." This quote reflects Edison's dedication to his work and his drive to continue innovating. Edison was a prolific inventor and entrepreneur, known for his numerous inventions such as the phonograph and the practical electric light bulb. His statement emphasizes his belief in the importance of financial success in order to fund his ongoing creative endeavors.

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  • 12. 

    Which crime-fighting superhero wears a mask, lives in a cave and has a partner named after a bird?

    • A. 

      Batman

    • B. 

      Aquaman

    • C. 

      Green Hornet

    • D. 

      Spider-Man

    Correct Answer
    A. Batman
    Explanation
    Batman is the correct answer because he is a crime-fighting superhero who wears a mask and lives in a cave, known as the Batcave. His partner, Robin, is named after a bird. Aquaman, Green Hornet, and Spider-Man do not fit all of these descriptions.

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  • 13. 

    Who was the author of "James and the Giant Peach", "Matilda", and "The Enormous Crocodile"?

    • A. 

      Beverly Cleary

    • B. 

      Ann M. Martin

    • C. 

      Roald Dahl

    • D. 

      Betsy Byars

    Correct Answer
    C. Roald Dahl
    Explanation
    Roald Dahl is the correct answer because he is the author of "James and the Giant Peach", "Matilda", and "The Enormous Crocodile". Dahl was a British novelist known for his imaginative and whimsical stories for children. He wrote numerous popular books that have become classics in children's literature, including these three mentioned in the question. Dahl's unique storytelling style and memorable characters have made him one of the most beloved authors in the genre.

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  • 14. 

    Who wrote the series of books about Harry Potter?

    • A. 

      J. K. Rowling

    • B. 

      Ann M. Martin

    • C. 

      Chris Racino

    • D. 

      K. A. Applegate

    Correct Answer
    A. J. K. Rowling
    Explanation
    J.K. Rowling wrote the series of books about Harry Potter. She is the author of the immensely popular Harry Potter series, which follows the adventures of the young wizard and his friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Her books have captivated readers worldwide and have become a cultural phenomenon, spawning movies, merchandise, and a dedicated fan base. Rowling's storytelling and imaginative world-building have made her a beloved author in the fantasy genre.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following died in their home at the age of 42?

    • A. 

      Freddie Prinze

    • B. 

      Janis Joplin

    • C. 

      Kurt Cobain

    • D. 

      Elvis Presley

    Correct Answer
    D. Elvis Presley
    Explanation
    Elvis Presley died in his home at the age of 42.

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