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  • 1. 

    According to "Time" magazine, how many U.S. homes were equipped with a bathtub in 1900?

    • A.

      760

    • B.

      90

    • C.

      125

    • D.

      14

    Correct Answer
    D. 14
  • 2. 

    How many quarters does it take to equal one pound?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      280

    • C.

      80

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 80
    Explanation
    One pound is equal to 80 quarters.

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  • 3. 

    What year did The Beatles officially "invade" America?

    • A.

      1967

    • B.

      1962

    • C.

      1960

    • D.

      1964

    Correct Answer
    D. 1964
    Explanation
    In 1964, The Beatles officially "invaded" America. This refers to their arrival in the United States and their subsequent appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, which marked the beginning of Beatlemania in America. The Beatles' performance on the show was highly influential and helped to popularize their music and image in the American market.

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  • 4. 

    How many years did John Quincy Adams serve in the House of Representatives after leaving the Presidency?

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      14

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      18

    Correct Answer
    D. 18
    Explanation
    John Quincy Adams served in the House of Representatives for 18 years after leaving the Presidency. This is the longest post-presidential tenure in U.S. history. Adams was elected to the House of Representatives in 1830 and served until his death in 1848. During his time in the House, he was a prominent advocate for abolition and played a key role in the fight against slavery. Adams' dedication to public service and his commitment to fighting for important causes are reflected in his lengthy tenure in the House of Representatives.

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  • 5. 

    "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was first introduced to the world in what year?

    • A.

      1989

    • B.

      1877

    • C.

      1809

    • D.

      1939

    Correct Answer
    D. 1939
    Explanation
    "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was first introduced to the world in 1939. This is the correct answer because 1939 is the only option provided that aligns with the question asking for the year of introduction. The other options, 1989, 1877, and 1809, do not match the given information.

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  • 6. 

    When does preparation for next year's Tournament of Roses Parade start?

    • A.

      January 2nd

    • B.

      December 26th

    • C.

      July 4th

    • D.

      Thanksgiving Day

    Correct Answer
    A. January 2nd
    Explanation
    The preparation for next year's Tournament of Roses Parade starts on January 2nd. This is because the Tournament of Roses Parade is held annually on January 1st in Pasadena, California. After the parade concludes, the organizers and participants immediately begin planning and preparing for the following year's event. Starting on January 2nd allows them to have a full year to organize and coordinate the parade, including selecting themes, designing floats, and arranging logistics.

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  • 7. 

    How many correct ways are there to spell Hanukkah?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      17

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    B. 17
  • 8. 

    "The Sting" won an Academy Award for Best Film of what year?

    • A.

      1973

    • B.

      1939

    • C.

      1947

    • D.

      1977

    Correct Answer
    A. 1973
    Explanation
    "The Sting" won the Academy Award for Best Film in 1973. This means that it was recognized as the best film released in that particular year by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The film, directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, is a classic crime comedy that was highly acclaimed for its storytelling, acting, and overall production. Its success at the Academy Awards solidified its status as one of the greatest films of its time.

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  • 9. 

    What year did "Oliver!" win the Best Picture Oscar?

    • A.

      1968

    • B.

      1970

    • C.

      1958

    • D.

      1960

    Correct Answer
    A. 1968
    Explanation
    "Oliver!" won the Best Picture Oscar in 1968.

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  • 10. 

    What year was an Academy Award given to "A Man For All Seasons" for best picture?

    • A.

      1950

    • B.

      1966

    • C.

      1928

    • D.

      1954

    Correct Answer
    B. 1966
    Explanation
    In 1966, the Academy Award for Best Picture was awarded to "A Man For All Seasons". This historical drama film, directed by Fred Zinnemann, is based on the play by Robert Bolt. It depicts the life of Sir Thomas More, a 16th-century English statesman, and his refusal to support King Henry VIII's divorce. The film received critical acclaim for its performances, screenplay, and cinematography, making it a deserving recipient of the prestigious Academy Award.

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  • 11. 

    "My Fair Lady" won an Academy Award for Best Film of the year, for which year?

    • A.

      1964

    • B.

      1965

    • C.

      1948

    • D.

      1971

    Correct Answer
    A. 1964
    Explanation
    "My Fair Lady" won the Academy Award for Best Film of the year in 1964.

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  • 12. 

    What year did "Lawrence Of Arabia" win the Best Picture Oscar?

    • A.

      1929

    • B.

      1986

    • C.

      1934

    • D.

      1962

    Correct Answer
    D. 1962
    Explanation
    In 1962, "Lawrence of Arabia" won the Best Picture Oscar.

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  • 13. 

    "West Side Story" won an Academy Award for Best Film of what year?

    • A.

      1997

    • B.

      1961

    • C.

      1963

    • D.

      2001

    Correct Answer
    B. 1961
    Explanation
    "West Side Story" won the Academy Award for Best Film in 1961. This award is given annually to the best film released in the previous year. Therefore, in 1961, "West Side Story" was recognized as the best film of the year by the Academy.

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  • 14. 

    What year was an Academy Award given to "The Apartment" for best picture?

    • A.

      1974

    • B.

      1990

    • C.

      1968

    • D.

      1960

    Correct Answer
    D. 1960
    Explanation
    In 1960, "The Apartment" was awarded an Academy Award for Best Picture.

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  • 15. 

    "Gigi" won an Academy Award for Best Film of what year?

    • A.

      1943

    • B.

      1963

    • C.

      1958

    • D.

      1961

    Correct Answer
    C. 1958
    Explanation
    In 1958, the film "Gigi" won the Academy Award for Best Film.

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