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People Quiz #257

Famous People Quiz for 17 December 2013

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Q1. Which Scotsman took out a patent in 1876 that was the nucleus of the telephone?

A
Alexander Fleming
B
Thomas Edison
C
George Stephenson
D
Alexander Bell
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Q2. What do Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman and Geoffrey Rush have in common?

A
They are Australian Academy award winners
B
They have acted in the "Superman" film series 1978-1987
C
They have adopted children
D
They have co-starred with Audrey Hepburn
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Q3. Who said that political power grows out of the barrel of a gun?

A
Mao Zedong
B
Fidel Castro
C
Adolph Hitler
D
Muammar al-Gaddafi
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Q4. What real person did Martin Landau portray when he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in the 1994 film "Ed Wood"?

A
Lon Chaney
B
Boris Karloff
C
Bela Lugosi
D
Peter Cushing
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Q5. What nationality is Richard O'Brien, the writer of the stage musical "The Rocky Horror Show"?

Note: This question was updated in July 2024
A
British/New Zealander
B
Chinese
C
North Korean
D
Swiss
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Q6. Which of these people was, according to several early sources, the second Pope?

A
Charlie
B
Pigpen
C
Schroder
D
Linus
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Q7. Who recorded the theme songs for three James Bond films?

A
Shirley Bassey
B
Nina Simone
C
Tom Jones
D
Paul McCartney
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