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  • 1. 

    Which author wrote the controversial 2003 memoir "A Million Little Pieces"?

    • A.

      David Sedaris

    • B.

      Oprah Winfrey

    • C.

      James Frey

    • D.

      Dave Eggers

    Correct Answer
    C. James Frey
    Explanation
    James Frey is the correct answer because he is the author of the controversial 2003 memoir "A Million Little Pieces". This memoir gained significant attention and controversy when it was revealed that parts of the book were fabricated, leading to a public apology from Frey and a discussion about the line between memoir and fiction in literature.

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  • 2. 

    Which famous entertainment venue opened its doors in December 1932?

    • A.

      The Whiskey-A-Go-Go

    • B.

      Muppet Theater

    • C.

      Radio City Music Hall

    • D.

      Epcot Center

    Correct Answer
    C. Radio City Music Hall
    Explanation
    Radio City Music Hall is the correct answer because it opened its doors in December 1932. It is a famous entertainment venue located in New York City and is known for its stunning Art Deco architecture and hosting various events such as concerts, movie premieres, and the famous Rockettes Christmas Spectacular.

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  • 3. 

    In what country does the musical "Evita" take place?

    • A.

      Argentina

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Cuba

    • D.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    A. Argentina
    Explanation
    "Evita" is a musical that is based on the life of Eva Perón, who was the First Lady of Argentina. The story revolves around her rise to power and her impact on Argentine politics. Therefore, the correct answer is Argentina.

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  • 4. 

    In which musical would you find the dairyman Tevye, his wife Golde and their five daughters?

    • A.

      The Music Man

    • B.

      City Of Angels

    • C.

      Fiddler On The Roof

    • D.

      Godspell

    Correct Answer
    C. Fiddler On The Roof
    Explanation
    In the musical "Fiddler On The Roof," the characters Tevye, Golde, and their five daughters are featured. This musical tells the story of Tevye, a dairyman in a small Jewish village, as he navigates the challenges of tradition, family, and changing times. The characters and their relationships are central to the plot and themes explored in the musical.

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  • 5. 

    Who is the main character in the musical "Gypsy"?

    • A.

      Mata Hari

    • B.

      Charlie Chaplin

    • C.

      Stevie Nicks

    • D.

      Gypsy Rose Lee

    Correct Answer
    D. Gypsy Rose Lee
    Explanation
    Gypsy Rose Lee is the main character in the musical "Gypsy". She was a famous burlesque entertainer and author, known for her wit and intelligence. The musical is based on her memoirs and follows her journey from a young girl named Louise to becoming the glamorous Gypsy Rose Lee. The story explores themes of ambition, show business, and the complex relationship between Gypsy and her overbearing stage mother, Rose.

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  • 6. 

    In 2004, what became the second Broadway show to reach 7,000 performances?

    • A.

      Jesus Christ Superstar

    • B.

      Cats

    • C.

      The Phantom Of The Opera

    • D.

      Rent

    Correct Answer
    C. The Phantom Of The Opera
    Explanation
    The Phantom of the Opera became the second Broadway show to reach 7,000 performances in 2004. This musical, composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, has been running since 1988 and has become one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history. Its popularity and enduring appeal have allowed it to reach this significant milestone, solidifying its place as a beloved and successful production.

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  • 7. 

    Which Broadway show was performed for the 7,485th time on June 19, 1997?

    • A.

      Ragtime

    • B.

      Guys And Dolls

    • C.

      Young Frankenstein

    • D.

      Cats

    Correct Answer
    D. Cats
    Explanation
    On June 19, 1997, the Broadway show "Cats" was performed for the 7,485th time. This suggests that "Cats" was a highly successful and popular show, as it had been running for a significant amount of time. The longevity of the show indicates that it had a strong following and continued to attract audiences, making it a memorable and iconic production in Broadway history.

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  • 8. 

    At the start of "Les Miserables", what does the Bishop give to Valjean?

    • A.

      Money

    • B.

      A Cold

    • C.

      Candlesticks

    • D.

      Bread

    Correct Answer
    C. Candlesticks
    Explanation
    In the beginning of "Les Miserables", the Bishop gives Valjean a pair of candlesticks. This act of kindness and generosity sets off a chain of events that ultimately leads to Valjean's redemption and transformation. The candlesticks symbolize the Bishop's faith and compassion, as well as serve as a reminder for Valjean to strive for goodness and to help others in need.

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  • 9. 

    What famous musical is the song "Seventy-Six Trombones" from?

    • A.

      The Music Man

    • B.

      Oklahoma!

    • C.

      White Christmas

    • D.

      Fiddler On The Roof

    Correct Answer
    A. The Music Man
    Explanation
    The song "Seventy-Six Trombones" is from the famous musical "The Music Man."

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  • 10. 

    Which musical was the first written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein?

    • A.

      My Fair Lady

    • B.

      Annie

    • C.

      Oklahoma!

    • D.

      Chicago

    Correct Answer
    C. Oklahoma!
    Explanation
    Oklahoma! was the first musical written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. It premiered on Broadway in 1943 and quickly became a huge success. The musical is set in the Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the 20th century and tells the story of a young farm girl named Laurey and her complicated love triangle with two cowboys. Oklahoma! revolutionized the musical theater genre with its integration of story, music, and dance, and it set the standard for future collaborations between Rodgers and Hammerstein.

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  • 11. 

    Together Rodgers and Hammerstein penned a total of how many musicals?

    • A.

      Six

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Nine

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    C. Nine
    Explanation
    Rodgers and Hammerstein collaborated on a total of nine musicals. This means that they worked together to create and write the music and lyrics for nine different stage productions. Their partnership resulted in iconic musicals such as "The Sound of Music," "Oklahoma!," and "Carousel," among others. These musicals have become beloved classics and have had a significant impact on the world of musical theater.

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  • 12. 

    Arthur Golden wrote which novel about the life of Sayuri?

    • A.

      Memoirs Of A Geisha

    • B.

      Portrait Of A Lady

    • C.

      The Awakening

    • D.

      My Life

    Correct Answer
    A. Memoirs Of A Geisha
    Explanation
    Arthur Golden wrote the novel "Memoirs Of A Geisha" about the life of Sayuri. This book tells the story of a young girl named Chiyo who is sold into slavery and trained to become a geisha in Kyoto, Japan. The novel follows her journey as she navigates the complexities of the geisha world, facing challenges, love, and betrayal along the way. "Memoirs Of A Geisha" offers a captivating and detailed portrayal of Japanese culture and tradition, making it a beloved and acclaimed work of historical fiction.

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  • 13. 

    Which news anchor's 2006 memoir was titled "Postcards From the Edge"?

    • A.

      Ron Burgundy

    • B.

      Dan Rather

    • C.

      Anderson Cooper

    • D.

      Keith Olberman

    Correct Answer
    C. Anderson Cooper
    Explanation
    Anderson Cooper is the correct answer because "Postcards From the Edge" is a memoir written by actress Carrie Fisher, and none of the other options are associated with this book. Anderson Cooper is a well-known news anchor, but the other options are not relevant to the question.

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  • 14. 

    Which Tony Kushner play tells the tale of the couples Louis and Prior and Joe and Harper?

    • A.

      The Pirates Of Penzance

    • B.

      City Of Angels

    • C.

      Angels In The Outfield

    • D.

      Angels In America

    Correct Answer
    D. Angels In America
    Explanation
    Angels in America is a Tony Kushner play that tells the story of two couples, Louis and Prior and Joe and Harper. The play explores themes of love, identity, and the AIDS crisis in America during the 1980s. It is a critically acclaimed and award-winning play that has been praised for its powerful storytelling and complex characters.

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  • 15. 

    What is the given name of author J.R.R. Tolkien?

    • A.

      Jeffrey Reuel Ronald Tolkien

    • B.

      John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

    • C.

      Jeremy Ronald Reuel Tolkien

    • D.

      Johannn Reuel Ronald Tolkien

    Correct Answer
    B. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
    Explanation
    The given name of author J.R.R. Tolkien is John Ronald Reuel Tolkien.

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  • 16. 

    In "Animal Farm", which household objects were declared off-limits?

    • A.

      Bed Sheets

    • B.

      Toothbrushes

    • C.

      Forks

    • D.

      Coffee Cups

    Correct Answer
    A. Bed Sheets
    Explanation
    In "Animal Farm", bed sheets were declared off-limits. This could be because the animals were not allowed to use or access the human household objects, as they were trying to establish their own independent society. By declaring bed sheets off-limits, it reinforces the idea of breaking away from human control and creating their own rules and norms.

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  • 17. 

    Whose wife is the title character of Audrey Niffenegger's 2004 novel?

    • A.

      The Policeman's

    • B.

      The Baker's

    • C.

      The Time Traveler's

    • D.

      Nobody's

    Correct Answer
    C. The Time Traveler's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Time Traveler's." This answer is derived from the information provided in the question, which states that the title character of Audrey Niffenegger's 2004 novel is someone's wife. The only option that indicates a possessive relationship is "The Time Traveler's," suggesting that the wife belongs to the time traveler.

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  • 18. 

    On what did Arthur C. Clarke base his novel "2001: A Space Odyssey"?

    • A.

      A Myth

    • B.

      A Song

    • C.

      A Movie

    • D.

      A Dream

    Correct Answer
    C. A Movie
    Explanation
    Arthur C. Clarke based his novel "2001: A Space Odyssey" on a movie. This suggests that he drew inspiration from a pre-existing film when creating his novel. It is possible that the movie served as a starting point or reference for Clarke's ideas and concepts, which he then expanded upon and developed further in his novel. The movie may have provided the initial spark of inspiration for Clarke, leading him to explore and imagine the story in a different medium, resulting in the creation of his iconic novel.

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  • 19. 

    Who were literature's Vladimir and Estragon waiting for under the tree?

    • A.

      Romeo

    • B.

      The Pizza Boy

    • C.

      A Friend

    • D.

      Godot

    Correct Answer
    D. Godot
    Explanation
    Vladimir and Estragon were waiting for Godot under the tree. This refers to the play "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett, where the two main characters spend the entire play waiting for someone named Godot, who never arrives. The play explores themes of existentialism and the futility of human existence, as the characters wait endlessly for someone who may never come.

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  • 20. 

    What did Billy name his new puppies in "Where the Red Fern Grows"?

    • A.

      Rudolph And Dasher

    • B.

      Raggedy Ann And Andy

    • C.

      Old Dan And Little Ann

    • D.

      Jake And The Fat Man

    Correct Answer
    C. Old Dan And Little Ann
    Explanation
    In the book "Where the Red Fern Grows," Billy named his new puppies Old Dan and Little Ann. This is the correct answer because it accurately reflects the names given to the puppies in the story.

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  • 21. 

    What did fiction's Stanley Yelnats spend his time doing at Camp Green Lake?

    • A.

      Building A Rocket

    • B.

      Eating Worms

    • C.

      Digging Holes

    • D.

      Catching Fairies

    Correct Answer
    C. Digging Holes
    Explanation
    In the novel "Holes" by Louis Sachar, the protagonist Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake as a punishment. At the camp, the boys are forced to dig holes as a form of character building and discipline. The purpose of the digging is to supposedly build character and teach the boys the value of hard work. Therefore, the correct answer is "Digging Holes."

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  • 22. 

    M.C. Escher created a famous print of one hand drawing what?

    • A.

      A Drawing Hand

    • B.

      A Smiling Woman

    • C.

      A Beachside Sunset

    • D.

      Dogs Playing Poker

    Correct Answer
    A. A Drawing Hand
    Explanation
    M.C. Escher created a famous print of one hand drawing. This print, titled "Drawing Hands," depicts two hands, each drawing the other. Escher was known for his intricate and mind-bending works of art, often exploring concepts of paradox and impossible objects. "Drawing Hands" is a prime example of Escher's fascination with optical illusions and the interplay between reality and imagination.

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  • 23. 

    Opal Buloni is the main character in what children's book?

    • A.

      The Hostile Hospital

    • B.

      Like Water For Chocolate

    • C.

      Because Of Winn-Dixie

    • D.

      The Gingerbread Man

    Correct Answer
    C. Because Of Winn-Dixie
    Explanation
    Opal Buloni is the main character in the children's book "Because Of Winn-Dixie." This book, written by Kate DiCamillo, tells the story of a young girl named Opal who finds a stray dog in a supermarket and names him Winn-Dixie. Through her friendship with Winn-Dixie, Opal learns about love, forgiveness, and the importance of community. The book explores themes of friendship and belonging, making it a popular choice for children.

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  • 24. 

    The 1934 "March of the Wooden Soldiers" was a remake of what Broadway musical?

    • A.

      The Lion King

    • B.

      My Fair Lady

    • C.

      Babes In Toyland

    • D.

      Guys And Dolls

    Correct Answer
    C. Babes In Toyland
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Babes In Toyland". The 1934 "March of the Wooden Soldiers" was a remake of this Broadway musical. "Babes In Toyland" is a popular musical that tells the story of characters from various nursery rhymes who come together to save Toyland from an evil villain. The 1934 film adaptation, "March of the Wooden Soldiers," brought this beloved musical to the big screen, captivating audiences with its whimsical and fantastical storyline.

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  • 25. 

    In what Broadway musical would you find the gambler Nicely-Nicely?

    • A.

      Casino

    • B.

      Benny And The Jets

    • C.

      The Sound Of Music

    • D.

      Guys And Dolls

    Correct Answer
    D. Guys And Dolls
    Explanation
    "Guys and Dolls" is the correct answer because it is a well-known Broadway musical that features the character Nicely-Nicely Johnson, who is a gambler. The musical, set in New York City, revolves around the lives of gamblers, gangsters, and showgirls, and Nicely-Nicely is one of the key characters in the story. The other options, "Casino," "Benny and the Jets," and "The Sound of Music," do not have any connection to the character Nicely-Nicely or the Broadway musical "Guys and Dolls."

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  • 26. 

    Which "Harry Potter" star played the lead role in the 2008 run of "Equus"?

    • A.

      Gary Oldman

    • B.

      Daniel Radcliffe

    • C.

      Dakota Fanning

    • D.

      Richard Harris

    Correct Answer
    B. Daniel Radcliffe
    Explanation
    Daniel Radcliffe played the lead role in the 2008 run of "Equus."

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