Sirs & Dames Trivia Question

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  • 1. 

    Who, among the following, has authored "The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein"?

    • A.

      Michael Blakemore

    • B.

      Thomas Allen

    • C.

      Ronnie Barker

    • D.

      Peter Ackroyd

    Correct Answer
    D. Peter Ackroyd
    Explanation
    Peter Ackroyd is the author of "The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein".

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  • 2. 

    Who is the youngest person to be appointed a dame at the age of 28?

    • A.

      Helen Mirren

    • B.

      Judi Dench

    • C.

      Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies

    • D.

      Ellen MacArthur

    Correct Answer
    D. Ellen MacArthur
    Explanation
    Ellen MacArthur is the correct answer because she is the youngest person to be appointed a dame at the age of 28. This recognition was given to her for her achievements in sailing, specifically for breaking the record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe. Her accomplishment at such a young age was highly impressive and deserving of the damehood title.

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  • 3. 

    How is the Australian opera soprano Helen Porter Mitchell, a Dame, better known to us?

    • A.

      Nellie Melba

    • B.

      Nellie Furtado

    • C.

      Nellie McCahill

    • D.

      Nellie Jordano

    Correct Answer
    A. Nellie Melba
    Explanation
    Helen Porter Mitchell, a Dame, is better known to us as Nellie Melba.

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  • 4. 

    Which CBE is sometimes referred to as "the Fifth Beatle"?

    • A.

      George Martin

    • B.

      Michael Flanders

    • C.

      Jonathan Miller

    • D.

      Donald Swann

    Correct Answer
    A. George Martin
    Explanation
    George Martin is sometimes referred to as "the Fifth Beatle" because he was the producer and arranger for the Beatles and played a crucial role in shaping their sound and success. He worked closely with the band throughout their career, contributing to their innovative studio techniques and helping to bring their musical ideas to life. His influence and collaboration with the Beatles were so significant that he is often considered an honorary member of the band and is recognized as one of the key figures in their musical journey.

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  • 5. 

    Which OBE served as the Chancellor and Professor at the University of Huddersfield?

    • A.

      Ben Kingsley

    • B.

      Patrick Stewart

    • C.

      Elton John

    • D.

      Michael Caine

    Correct Answer
    B. Patrick Stewart
    Explanation
    Patrick Stewart served as the Chancellor and Professor at the University of Huddersfield.

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  • 6. 

    Which Dame was born as Ilyena Vasilievna Mironov in 1945?

    • A.

      Judi Dench

    • B.

      Helen Mirren

    • C.

      Elizabeth Taylor

    • D.

      Julie Andrews

    Correct Answer
    B. Helen Mirren
    Explanation
    Helen Mirren was born as Ilyena Vasilievna Mironov in 1945. She is a British actress known for her versatile performances in both stage and film. Mirren has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including an Academy Award, four BAFTA Awards, and four Emmy Awards. She is widely recognized for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 film "The Queen," which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. Mirren's talent and contribution to the entertainment industry have solidified her as one of the most respected and celebrated actresses of her generation.

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  • 7. 

    Which Dame's autobiography is titled "In the Frame: My Life in Words and Pictures"?

    • A.

      Elizabeth Taylor

    • B.

      Helen Mirren

    • C.

      Julie Andrews

    • D.

      Judi Dench

    Correct Answer
    B. Helen Mirren
  • 8. 

    Which cricket-lover KBE built a replica of The Oval ground at his Buckinghamshire estate?

    • A.

      Paul Getty

    • B.

      Bob Hope

    • C.

      Bill Gates

    • D.

      Salman Rushdie

    Correct Answer
    A. Paul Getty
    Explanation
    Paul Getty, a cricket-lover and a British-American industrialist, built a replica of The Oval ground at his Buckinghamshire estate. Paul Getty was known for his love for cricket and his passion for the sport led him to construct a replica of the famous cricket ground. This demonstrates his dedication to the sport and his desire to create a space where he could enjoy and play cricket in his own estate.

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  • 9. 

    Whom did the US Congress declare the "only honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces"?

    • A.

      Bob Hope

    • B.

      Roger Moore

    • C.

      Michael Caine

    • D.

      Sean Connery

    Correct Answer
    A. Bob Hope
    Explanation
    Bob Hope was declared the "only honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces" by the US Congress. This honor was bestowed upon him in recognition of his tireless efforts in entertaining and supporting American troops during World War II and subsequent conflicts. Bob Hope performed countless shows and visited military bases around the world, bringing laughter and a sense of home to soldiers. His dedication and commitment to the armed forces made him a beloved figure among service members, leading to this prestigious recognition by the US Congress.

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  • 10. 

    The Graduate Society of the Durham University was renamed after which CBE after he died?

    • A.

      J. R. R. Tolkien

    • B.

      Peter Ustinov

    • C.

      Georg Solti

    • D.

      Alan Turing

    Correct Answer
    B. Peter Ustinov
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Peter Ustinov. The Graduate Society of the Durham University was renamed after Peter Ustinov after he died.

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