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  • 1. 

    Which comedian was born Nathan Birnbaum, was an early radio and TV star and lived to be 100?

    • A.

      Jerry Colonna

    • B.

      George Burns

    • C.

      Jack Benny

    • D.

      Lamont Cranston

    Correct Answer
    B. George Burns
    Explanation
    George Burns, born Nathan Birnbaum, was a comedian who became an early radio and TV star. He lived to be 100 years old. Burns was known for his dry wit, cigar-smoking persona, and his long-standing partnership with his wife, Gracie Allen. He had a successful career in show business, spanning several decades, and was beloved by audiences for his comedic timing and charm.

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  • 2. 

    I was Governor of the state of Arkansas and earned for my troubles, the princely annual sum of $35,000, who am I?

    • A.

      William Jefferson Clinton

    • B.

      Mike Hayden

    • C.

      Guy Hunt

    • D.

      Henry Bellmon

    Correct Answer
    A. William Jefferson Clinton
    Explanation
    The correct answer is William Jefferson Clinton. He served as the Governor of Arkansas and earned an annual salary of $35,000 during his time in office.

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  • 3. 

    I was the main character of a comic strip and I debuted on 12 March, 1951, who am I?

    • A.

      Peanuts

    • B.

      Adam

    • C.

      Beetle Bailey

    • D.

      Dennis The Menace

    Correct Answer
    D. Dennis The Menace
    Explanation
    Dennis The Menace is the correct answer because the question states that the character debuted on 12 March, 1951, and Dennis The Menace is a well-known comic strip character who made his first appearance on that exact date. Peanuts, Adam, and Beetle Bailey are not the correct answers as they do not match the given information.

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  • 4. 

    Which American actress starred in three Hitchcock thrillers before pursuing a royal life?

    • A.

      Grace Kelly

    • B.

      Kim Novak

    • C.

      Eva Marie Saint

    • D.

      Tippi Hedren

    Correct Answer
    A. Grace Kelly
    Explanation
    Grace Kelly starred in three Hitchcock thrillers ("Dial M for Murder," "Rear Window," and "To Catch a Thief") before she left her acting career to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco and become Princess Grace of Monaco.

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  • 5. 

    As a kid I was a Disney movie star and I currently make actions flicks, and my life partner is Goldie Hawn, who am I?

    • A.

      Russell Crowe

    • B.

      Sylvester Stallone

    • C.

      Chevy Chase

    • D.

      Kurt Russell

    Correct Answer
    D. Kurt Russell
    Explanation
    Kurt Russell is the correct answer because he fits the description given in the question. He started his career as a child actor in Disney movies, such as "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes" and "The Strongest Man in the World." He later transitioned into making action films, including "Escape from New York" and "Tango & Cash." Additionally, his life partner is Goldie Hawn, with whom he has been in a long-term relationship since the early 1980s.

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  • 6. 

    I am a best-selling fiction writer, born in 1947 who wrote "Netforce" and "Patriot Games", who am I?

    • A.

      Tom Clancy

    • B.

      Larry Bond

    • C.

      John Grisham

    • D.

      James Patterson

    Correct Answer
    A. Tom Clancy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tom Clancy. Tom Clancy was a best-selling fiction writer born in 1947. He is known for writing books such as "Netforce" and "Patriot Games".

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  • 7. 

    I attend Hogwart's School where I play Quidditch and my spoiled cousin is named Dudley, who am I?

    • A.

      Gandalf the Grey

    • B.

      Nancy Drew

    • C.

      Harry Potter

    • D.

      Christopher Robin

    Correct Answer
    C. Harry Potter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Harry Potter because the question provides specific details about attending Hogwarts School and playing Quidditch, which are both associated with the Harry Potter series. Additionally, the mention of a spoiled cousin named Dudley further confirms the answer, as Dudley Dursley is a character in the Harry Potter books.

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  • 8. 

    I was born Gordon Matthew Sumner and I sang with 3 other British blokes before going solo in 1986, who am I?

    • A.

      The Edge

    • B.

      Sting

    • C.

      Boy George

    • D.

      Bono

    Correct Answer
    B. Sting
    Explanation
    Sting is the correct answer because the given information matches his biography. Sting, whose real name is Gordon Matthew Sumner, was a member of the band The Police, which consisted of three other British blokes. He then went on to have a successful solo career starting in 1986.

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  • 9. 

    I am the first U.S. astronaut who walked on the moon July 20, 1969, who am I?

    • A.

      Neil Armstrong

    • B.

      Gus Grissom

    • C.

      John Glenn

    • D.

      Buzz Aldrin

    Correct Answer
    A. Neil Armstrong
    Explanation
    Neil Armstrong is the correct answer because he was the first U.S. astronaut to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969. This historic event took place during the Apollo 11 mission, where Armstrong famously said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Armstrong's achievement marked a significant milestone in human space exploration and solidified his place in history as a pioneering astronaut.

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  • 10. 

    Film footage of my announcement of President Kennedy's death is a historical document, who am I?

    • A.

      Frank Reynolds

    • B.

      Chet Huntley

    • C.

      Walter Cronkite

    • D.

      Harry Reasoner

    Correct Answer
    C. Walter Cronkite
    Explanation
    Walter Cronkite is the correct answer because he was a renowned American journalist and television anchor who reported on significant events, including the announcement of President Kennedy's death. As a respected figure in the field of journalism, his reporting and film footage of the event hold historical significance and are considered valuable historical documents.

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  • 11. 

    Who did the original voice of Shaggy on "Scooby Doo"?

    • A.

      Daws Butler

    • B.

      Casey Kasem

    • C.

      Mel Blanc

    • D.

      Howard Stern

    Correct Answer
    B. Casey Kasem
    Explanation
    Casey Kasem is the correct answer because he was the original voice of Shaggy on "Scooby Doo." He provided the iconic voice for the character from 1969 to 1997, and then again from 2002 to 2009. Kasem's portrayal of Shaggy helped establish the character's laid-back and easygoing personality, making him one of the most beloved and recognizable characters in the Scooby Doo franchise.

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  • 12. 

    My first hit TV role was as Denise Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" and I later married rocker Lenny Kravitz, who am I?

    • A.

      Janet Jackson

    • B.

      Stacey Dash

    • C.

      Lisa Bonet

    • D.

      Keshia Knight Pulliam

    Correct Answer
    C. Lisa Bonet
    Explanation
    Lisa Bonet is the correct answer because she is known for her role as Denise Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" and she was married to musician Lenny Kravitz. Janet Jackson, Stacey Dash, and Keshia Knight Pulliam are not associated with these facts.

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  • 13. 

    I sang with my brother in the 1970's and we had a talk show in the 1990's, who am I?

    • A.

      Latoya Jackson

    • B.

      Rosie O'Donnell

    • C.

      Marie Osmond

    • D.

      Laurie Partridge

    Correct Answer
    C. Marie Osmond
    Explanation
    Marie Osmond is the correct answer because she is known for singing with her brother Donny Osmond in the 1970's as part of the musical duo Donny & Marie. They had several hit songs together. Additionally, Marie Osmond and her brother had a talk show called "Donny & Marie" in the 1990's, which further supports her as the correct answer to the question.

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  • 14. 

    Which philanthropist has a concert hall and a delicatessen in New York City named for him?

    • A.

      William Randolph Hearst

    • B.

      Andrew Carnegie

    • C.

      Fiorello LaGuardia

    • D.

      John D. Rockefeller

    Correct Answer
    B. Andrew Carnegie
    Explanation
    Andrew Carnegie has a concert hall and a delicatessen in New York City named after him. This is because Carnegie was a prominent philanthropist known for his contributions to the arts and education. He funded the construction of numerous libraries, concert halls, and other cultural institutions throughout the United States, including Carnegie Hall in New York City. His dedication to promoting the arts and providing access to education made him a well-respected figure in the philanthropic world.

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  • 15. 

    Who played the professional wrestler Thunderlips in "Rocky III"?

    • A.

      Ric Flair

    • B.

      Bruno Sammartino

    • C.

      Andre The Giant

    • D.

      Hulk Hogan

    Correct Answer
    D. Hulk Hogan
    Explanation
    Hulk Hogan played the professional wrestler Thunderlips in "Rocky III". Hogan, a renowned professional wrestler himself, portrayed the character in the film, adding to his already established career in the wrestling industry. His physicality and charisma made him a perfect fit for the role, and his performance as Thunderlips added an exciting element to the movie.

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