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There are so many various types of entertainment out there that a single person couldn’t possibly be able to know everything about it, right? If you think we’re wrong, then maybe you fancy yourself a bit of an entertainment buff! All you have to do to prove us wrong is take the following quiz, answer the questions correctly and cement yourself as the master of entertainment! Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Marvin Gaye was shot to death by whom?

    • A.

      His Father

    • B.

      His Mother

    • C.

      A Mugger

    • D.

      A Girlfriend

    Correct Answer
    A. His Father
    Explanation
    Marvin Gaye was shot to death by his father. This tragic event occurred on April 1, 1984, during a heated argument between the two. Marvin Gaye Sr. shot his son in their family home in Los Angeles, resulting in the untimely death of the iconic singer. This shocking incident shook the music industry and left a lasting impact on Marvin Gaye's fans worldwide.

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  • 2. 

    Who is the mother of actress Isabella Rossellini?

    • A.

      Marlene Dietrich

    • B.

      Ingrid Bergman

    • C.

      Sophia Loren

    • D.

      Vivien Leigh

    Correct Answer
    B. Ingrid Bergman
    Explanation
    Ingrid Bergman is the mother of actress Isabella Rossellini.

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  • 3. 

    What studio was founded in 1919 by Charlie Chaplin, D. W. Griffith, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford?

    • A.

      Paramount

    • B.

      Universal

    • C.

      20th Century Fox

    • D.

      United Artists

    Correct Answer
    D. United Artists
    Explanation
    United Artists was founded in 1919 by Charlie Chaplin, D. W. Griffith, Douglas Fairbanks, and Mary Pickford. This studio was created as a response to the control that the major studios had over the film industry at the time. United Artists aimed to give artists more creative freedom and control over their own work. It became a successful studio, producing many influential and acclaimed films throughout the years.

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  • 4. 

    Which actor is a nephew of Francis Ford Coppola?

    • A.

      Joe Pesci

    • B.

      Keanu Reeves

    • C.

      Nicolas Cage

    • D.

      Matt Dillon

    Correct Answer
    C. Nicolas Cage
    Explanation
    Nicolas Cage is the correct answer because he is the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola. Cage's birth name is Nicolas Kim Coppola, and he changed his last name to Cage to create his own identity in the film industry. Francis Ford Coppola is a renowned director, producer, and screenwriter, and he is also Nicolas Cage's uncle.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following actresses won four Best Actress Oscars?

    • A.

      Olivia De Havilland

    • B.

      Vivien Leigh

    • C.

      Bette Davis

    • D.

      Katharine Hepburn

    Correct Answer
    D. Katharine Hepburn
    Explanation
    Katharine Hepburn won four Best Actress Oscars, making her the only actress in history to achieve this feat. She received her first Academy Award for her role in "Morning Glory" in 1933, and went on to win three more for "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" in 1967, "The Lion in Winter" in 1968, and "On Golden Pond" in 1981. Hepburn's remarkable talent and versatility as an actress, along with her strong presence on screen, contributed to her success and recognition in the film industry.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following people did not graduate from the University of Arkansas?

    • A.

      Bill Clinton

    • B.

      Jimmy Johnson

    • C.

      Jerry Jones

    • D.

      Barry Switzer

    Correct Answer
    A. Bill Clinton
    Explanation
    Bill Clinton did not graduate from the University of Arkansas. Although he attended the university as an undergraduate student, he transferred to Georgetown University after two years. Clinton later went on to earn his law degree from Yale Law School. Therefore, out of the given options, Bill Clinton is the person who did not graduate from the University of Arkansas.

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  • 7. 

    What is the nickname of golfer Jack Nicklaus?

    • A.

      Golden Rod

    • B.

      Paydirt

    • C.

      Golden Bear

    • D.

      Iron Man

    Correct Answer
    C. Golden Bear
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Golden Bear." This nickname refers to Jack Nicklaus, a professional golfer known for his exceptional skills and achievements in the sport. The term "Golden Bear" symbolizes his dominance and success in golf, as well as his strong and powerful playing style. Throughout his career, Nicklaus won a record 18 major championships, solidifying his status as one of the greatest golfers of all time.

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  • 8. 

    What book was Mark Chapman carrying when he shot John Lennon?

    • A.

      Lord Of The Flies

    • B.

      Catcher In The Rye

    • C.

      Watership Down

    • D.

      The Bible

    Correct Answer
    B. Catcher In The Rye
    Explanation
    Mark Chapman was carrying the book "Catcher in the Rye" when he shot John Lennon. This book is significant because Chapman was reportedly obsessed with it and identified strongly with the main character, Holden Caulfield. The novel explores themes of alienation, disillusionment, and the loss of innocence, which may have resonated with Chapman's troubled mindset at the time of the crime. The book's association with this tragic event has led to ongoing discussions about its influence on individuals with unstable mental states.

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  • 9. 

    Hemingway was diagnosed with which mental disorder?

    • A.

      Tourette Syndrome

    • B.

      Gender Disorder

    • C.

      Depression

    • D.

      Psychopathic

    Correct Answer
    C. Depression
    Explanation
    Hemingway was diagnosed with depression. Depression is a mental disorder characterized by persistent sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration. Hemingway's struggles with depression were well-documented, and he even wrote about his experiences in his works. His depression had a significant impact on his personal life and writing career, ultimately leading to his tragic suicide.

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  • 10. 

    Who does Calvin hate in the "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip?

    • A.

      Kitty

    • B.

      Nicole

    • C.

      Suzie

    • D.

      Allison

    Correct Answer
    C. Suzie
    Explanation
    In the "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip, Calvin hates Suzie. This can be seen through their constant bickering and disagreements throughout the series. Calvin often finds Suzie annoying and frequently tries to outsmart or outwit her. Their dynamic is a key part of the comic strip's humor and adds to the overall entertainment value.

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  • 11. 

    What comedian used the fictitious name of Tony Clifton?

    • A.

      Phil Hartman

    • B.

      Jim Carrey

    • C.

      Michael Richards

    • D.

      Andy Kaufman

    Correct Answer
    D. Andy Kaufman
    Explanation
    Andy Kaufman used the fictitious name of Tony Clifton. Kaufman was a comedian known for his eccentric and unconventional performances. He often portrayed different characters, and Tony Clifton was one of his most famous alter egos. Clifton was a boorish and offensive lounge singer, and Kaufman would often perform as Clifton, fooling the audience into thinking they were two separate individuals. This was part of Kaufman's unique and boundary-pushing style of comedy.

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  • 12. 

    Which Beatle was born first?

    • A.

      John

    • B.

      Paul

    • C.

      Ringo

    • D.

      George

    Correct Answer
    C. Ringo
    Explanation
    Ringo Starr, whose real name is Richard Starkey, was born on July 7, 1940. He is the oldest member of the Beatles, being born before John Lennon (1940), Paul McCartney (1942), and George Harrison (1943). Therefore, Ringo was born first among the four Beatles.

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  • 13. 

    How did Brian Epstein, manager for The Beatles, die?

    • A.

      Plane Crash

    • B.

      Natural Causes

    • C.

      Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

    • D.

      Drug Overdose

    Correct Answer
    D. Drug Overdose
    Explanation
    Brian Epstein, the manager for The Beatles, died from a drug overdose. This means that he took an excessive amount of drugs, leading to a fatal outcome.

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  • 14. 

    Where and when was John Lennon killed?

    • A.

      New York City, December 8, 1980

    • B.

      Tokyo, June 14, 1980

    • C.

      London, August 10, 1996

    • D.

      He Died Of Natural Causes

    Correct Answer
    A. New York City, December 8, 1980
    Explanation
    John Lennon was killed in New York City on December 8, 1980.

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  • 15. 

    What field of education was Jimmy Page studying before he started playing music?

    • A.

      Architecture

    • B.

      Art

    • C.

      Music

    • D.

      Theology

    Correct Answer
    B. Art
    Explanation
    Jimmy Page was studying art before he started playing music. This suggests that he had an interest and passion for visual arts before he shifted his focus to music.

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  • 16. 

    What do you win second prize in "Monopoly"?

    • A.

      Hotel Contest

    • B.

      NASDAQ Contest

    • C.

      Wet T-Shirt Contest

    • D.

      Beauty Contest

    Correct Answer
    D. Beauty Contest
    Explanation
    In the game "Monopoly," there is no specific mention of winning a beauty contest. The question seems to be asking about winning the second prize in the game, which is not related to any of the options provided. Therefore, the answer is incorrect or unrelated to the question.

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  • 17. 

    In the "Monopoly" game, what is the total price for Boardwalk & Park Place?

    • A.

      675

    • B.

      400

    • C.

      525

    • D.

      750

    Correct Answer
    D. 750
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 750. In the "Monopoly" game, Boardwalk and Park Place are the two most expensive properties on the board. Boardwalk has a price of $400 and Park Place has a price of $350. Therefore, the total price for both properties would be $750.

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  • 18. 

    Guitarist Brian Jones was found dead where?

    • A.

      In His Pool

    • B.

      In His Bathtub

    • C.

      In A Taxi

    • D.

      In His Bed

    Correct Answer
    A. In His Pool
    Explanation
    Brian Jones, the guitarist, was found dead in his pool. This suggests that he drowned in the pool, leading to his death.

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  • 19. 

    What is the name of Bianca and Mick Jagger's daughter?

    • A.

      Karis

    • B.

      Jasmine

    • C.

      Elizabeth

    • D.

      Jade

    Correct Answer
    D. Jade
    Explanation
    Jade is the correct answer because she is the daughter of Bianca and Mick Jagger.

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  • 20. 

    What is the name of the river boat at Disneyland?

    • A.

      The River Belle

    • B.

      The Walt Disney

    • C.

      The U.S.S. Grant

    • D.

      The Mark Twain

    Correct Answer
    D. The Mark Twain
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Mark Twain. The Mark Twain is the name of the river boat at Disneyland. It is named after the famous American author Mark Twain, who wrote classic novels such as "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." The river boat offers guests a scenic tour along the Rivers of America, providing a unique and enjoyable experience at the theme park.

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  • 21. 

    Which magazine does Hugh Hefner own?

    • A.

      Playboy

    • B.

      Penthouse

    • C.

      Performance Bicycle

    • D.

      Sports Illustrated

    Correct Answer
    A. Playboy
    Explanation
    Hugh Hefner is famously known as the founder and owner of Playboy magazine. Playboy is a well-known men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine that was first published in 1953. It gained immense popularity for its articles, interviews, and most notably, its explicit photographs of nude models, which became a defining characteristic of the magazine. Hugh Hefner played a significant role in shaping and promoting the Playboy brand, making it synonymous with his name.

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  • 22. 

    What was the name of Madonna's first child?

    • A.

      Madonna Jr.

    • B.

      Carrie

    • C.

      Lola

    • D.

      Lourdes

    Correct Answer
    D. Lourdes
    Explanation
    Lourdes is the correct answer because it is the name of Madonna's first child. Madonna gave birth to Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, commonly known as Lourdes, in 1996.

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  • 23. 

    What woman, despite the fact she was blind and deaf, became a world famous speaker?

    • A.

      Annie Sullivan

    • B.

      Helen Dye

    • C.

      Audrey Hepburn

    • D.

      Helen Keller

    Correct Answer
    D. Helen Keller
    Explanation
    Helen Keller is the correct answer because despite being blind and deaf, she became a world-famous speaker. Keller overcame her disabilities with the help of her teacher, Annie Sullivan, and went on to advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. She used her platform to raise awareness about the challenges faced by individuals with sensory impairments and became an inspiration to many.

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  • 24. 

    What was John Lennon's second wife's name?

    • A.

      Yoko

    • B.

      Maureen

    • C.

      Cynthia

    • D.

      Kyoko

    Correct Answer
    A. Yoko
    Explanation
    John Lennon's second wife's name was Yoko. This is a well-known fact as Yoko Ono is a prominent figure in music history and was married to John Lennon from 1969 until his death in 1980.

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  • 25. 

    What is Tommy Lee's real name?

    • A.

      Tommy Lee Grant

    • B.

      Tommy Lee Henderson

    • C.

      Tommy Leigh Williams

    • D.

      Tommy Lee Bass

    Correct Answer
    D. Tommy Lee Bass
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tommy Lee Bass. This is because the question is asking for Tommy Lee's real name, and out of the given options, Tommy Lee Bass is the only name that matches the given criteria.

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  • 26. 

    What's Bill Clinton's middle name?

    • A.

      Johnson

    • B.

      Jefferson

    • C.

      Jackson

    • D.

      Jeremy

    Correct Answer
    B. Jefferson
    Explanation
    Bill Clinton's middle name is Jefferson. This is a well-known fact and can be easily verified through various sources such as official documents, biographies, and public records. Jefferson is a common middle name among many individuals, and in the case of Bill Clinton, it serves as a tribute to Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the third President of the country.

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  • 27. 

    Which infamous monster did Robert De Niro play?

    • A.

      Wolfman

    • B.

      Mummy

    • C.

      Dracula

    • D.

      Frankenstein

    Correct Answer
    D. Frankenstein
    Explanation
    Robert De Niro played the infamous monster, Frankenstein, in a film adaptation. Frankenstein is a classic character from Mary Shelley's novel, known for being created by a scientist and brought to life through unconventional means. De Niro's portrayal of Frankenstein is a notable interpretation of the character, showcasing his acting range and ability to bring depth to complex roles.

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  • 28. 

    What entertainer/actor's real name was William Bailey?

    • A.

      Blackie Lawless

    • B.

      Lita Ford

    • C.

      Axl Rose

    • D.

      Rob Zombie

    Correct Answer
    C. Axl Rose
    Explanation
    Axl Rose is the correct answer because his real name is William Bailey. Axl Rose is the stage name of the American singer, songwriter, and musician who is best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Guns N' Roses. He legally changed his name to Axl Rose, but his birth name is William Bruce Bailey.

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  • 29. 

    Who teamed up with Aerosmith on one of their big hits, "Walk this Way"?

    • A.

      Nwa

    • B.

      Fugees

    • C.

      Public Enemy

    • D.

      Run DMC

    Correct Answer
    D. Run DMC
    Explanation
    Run DMC teamed up with Aerosmith on one of their big hits, "Walk this Way." This collaboration between the rock band Aerosmith and the rap group Run DMC was a groundbreaking fusion of rock and hip-hop. Released in 1986, the song became a massive success and helped to bridge the gap between the two genres, introducing rap to a wider audience and revitalizing Aerosmith's career. The collaboration was a significant moment in music history and had a lasting impact on the development of both rock and hip-hop.

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  • 30. 

    What is the artist Mase's real name?

    • A.

      Masion Bevtha

    • B.

      Maserick Betha

    • C.

      Mason Betha

    • D.

      Maseton Combs

    Correct Answer
    C. Mason Betha
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mason Betha. This is the real name of the artist Mase.

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