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People Quiz #248

Famous People Quiz for 15 October 2013

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1

In 2001, who began a relationship with director Tim Burton with whom she has two children: Billy (born 2003) and Nell (born 2007)?

A
Helena Bonham Carter
B
Susan Sarandon
C
Julia Roberts
D
Sigourney Weaver
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2

Who was Prime Minister of Great Britain at the start of World War I?

A
Herbert Asquith
B
Andrew Bonar Law
C
Stanley Baldwin
D
David Lloyd George
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3

According to a story originating in the 13th century, and disputed by the Catholic Church and many academics, who was the first (and only) female Pope?

Note: This question was updated in January 2022
A
Pope Petra
B
Pope Pauline
C
Pope Alexandra
D
Pope Joan
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4

Which of these is Judy Garland's daughter?

A
Bette Midler
B
Barbra Streisand
C
Liza Minnelli
D
Debbie Reynolds
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5

Larry Hagman, the star of the TV drama that first ran from 1978 to 1991, "Dallas", is the son of which actress and singer who originated many roles over her career including Nellie Forbush in "South Pacific" and Maria in "The Sound of Music"?

A
Elaine Paige
B
Julie Andrews
C
Mitzi Gaynor
D
Mary Martin
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6

Who first identified and isolated nucleic acids, the precursor to identifying DNA?

A
Friedrich Miescher
B
James Watson and Francis Crick
C
Jim Kent
D
Albrecht Kossel
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7

Which of these people married Spanish film actor, film director, film producer and singer Antonio Banderas in May 1996?

A
Julia Roberts
B
Melanie Griffith
C
Demi Moore
D
Venus Williams
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