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  • 1. 

    Who directed the film, "Beetlejuice" (1988)?

    • A.

      Mel Brooks

    • B.

      Tim Burton

    • C.

      Joel Coen

    • D.

      Quentin Tarantino

    Correct Answer
    B. Tim Burton
    Explanation
    Tim Burton directed the film "Beetlejuice" in 1988.

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  • 2. 

    Who wrote the novel, "A Clockwork Orange" (1962)?

    • A.

      Jack London

    • B.

      William Golding

    • C.

      Aldous Huxley

    • D.

      Anthony Burgess

    Correct Answer
    D. Anthony Burgess
    Explanation
    Anthony Burgess wrote the novel "A Clockwork Orange" in 1962. This dystopian novel explores themes of free will, morality, and the nature of evil. Set in a futuristic society, the story follows the protagonist Alex as he engages in acts of violence and subsequently undergoes a controversial behavior modification treatment. Burgess's novel is known for its inventive language, coined as "Nadsat," which adds to the unique and unsettling atmosphere of the story.

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  • 3. 

    Which film won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2014?

    • A.

      12 Years a Slave

    • B.

      Gravity

    • C.

      Her

    • D.

      American Hustle

    Correct Answer
    A. 12 Years a Slave
    Explanation
    12 Years a Slave won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2014. This film, directed by Steve McQueen, is based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free African-American man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the 19th century. The film received critical acclaim for its powerful storytelling, exceptional performances, and its unflinching portrayal of the horrors of slavery. It was praised for its historical accuracy and its ability to shed light on an important and often overlooked part of American history. Its win at the Academy Awards was well-deserved recognition of its artistic and social significance.

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  • 4. 

    Who is the current drummer of the band, "Metallica"?

    • A.

      James Hetfield

    • B.

      Lars Ulrich

    • C.

      Kirk Hammett

    • D.

      Jason Newsted

    Correct Answer
    B. Lars Ulrich
    Explanation
    Lars Ulrich is the correct answer because he is the current drummer of the band Metallica. He co-founded the band along with James Hetfield in 1981 and has been an integral part of the band's success. Lars Ulrich is known for his unique drumming style and has contributed to Metallica's distinctive sound.

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  • 5. 

    What is the name of the character that Elisabeth Moss plays on the TV series, "Mad Men"?

    • A.

      Betty Draper

    • B.

      Joan Holloway

    • C.

      Peggy Olson

    • D.

      Megan Draper

    Correct Answer
    C. Peggy Olson
    Explanation
    Elisabeth Moss plays the character Peggy Olson on the TV series "Mad Men." This character is a secretary turned copywriter at the advertising agency Sterling Cooper. Throughout the series, Peggy is shown as a determined and ambitious woman, navigating the male-dominated industry and facing various challenges. She evolves professionally and personally, becoming a significant character in the show.

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  • 6. 

    What was Dorothy's surname in "The Wizard of Oz" (1939)?

    • A.

      Lone

    • B.

      Small

    • C.

      Shaw

    • D.

      Gale

    Correct Answer
    D. Gale
    Explanation
    In "The Wizard of Oz" (1939), Dorothy's surname is Gale. This is revealed in the movie when Dorothy is introduced as Dorothy Gale.

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  • 7. 

    Who sang "Goldfinger," the title song from the 1964 James Bond film, "Goldfinger"?

    • A.

      Shirley Bassey

    • B.

      Tom Jones

    • C.

      Adele

    • D.

      Madonna

    Correct Answer
    A. Shirley Bassey
    Explanation
    Shirley Bassey sang "Goldfinger," the title song from the 1964 James Bond film, "Goldfinger."

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  • 8. 

    What is the name of the pig that fuels the rebellion in George Orwell's "Animal Farm" (1945), and is an allegory to Karl Marx and Lenin?

    • A.

      Old Major

    • B.

      Snowball

    • C.

      Napoleon

    • D.

      Squealer

    Correct Answer
    A. Old Major
    Explanation
    Old Major is the correct answer because he is the pig that initially inspires and fuels the rebellion on the farm in George Orwell's "Animal Farm". He represents Karl Marx and Lenin as an allegory, as he is the one who introduces the idea of animal revolution and teaches the principles of Animalism to the other animals. Old Major's speeches and ideas serve as the foundation for the rebellion and the establishment of the farm's new order.

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  • 9. 

    In "Pitch Perfect" (2012), what is the name of Barden University's all female a capella group?

    • A.

      Barden Beauties

    • B.

      Barden Chirpers

    • C.

      Barden Bellas

    • D.

      The Treblemakers

    Correct Answer
    C. Barden Bellas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Barden Bellas". In the movie "Pitch Perfect" (2012), the name of Barden University's all-female a cappella group is the Barden Bellas.

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  • 10. 

    Which song is NOT one of the singles from Taylor Swift's album, "1989" (2014)?

    • A.

      Blank Space

    • B.

      Shake It Off

    • C.

      Bad Blood

    • D.

      Wildest Dreams

    Correct Answer
    D. Wildest Dreams
    Explanation
    "Wildest Dreams" is not one of the singles from Taylor Swift's album "1989" (2014). The other three songs listed, "Blank Space," "Shake It Off," and "Bad Blood," were all released as singles from the album and achieved significant commercial success. However, "Wildest Dreams" was released as a single from Swift's subsequent album, "1989" (2014), and not from the album in question.

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