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People Quiz #287

Famous People Quiz for 15 July 2014

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1

Who is a cartoonist, best known for his appearances in "The New Yorker" since 3 January 1977, which published 819 of his cartoons, many of which involved animals?

A
Gary Larson
B
James Thurber
C
Leo Cullum
D
Charles M Schulz
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2

Who was King of England when Daniel Defoe published "Robinson Crusoe" and Jonathan Swift published "Gulliver's Travels"?

A
George III
B
George II
C
George I
D
George IV
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3

Who was the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from 882 to 887 AD?

A
Charles the Bald
B
Charles the Fat
C
Charles the Bold
D
Charles the Simple
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4

Who wrote "The Old Man of Lochnagar"?

A
Sarah Fergusson
B
Prince Edward
C
Princess Anne
D
Prince Charles
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5

Who principally studied transplant rejection and immunosuppression after World War II, which led him to perform the first kidney transplant in the UK on 30 October 1960?

A
Michael Woodruff
B
Christiaan Barnard
C
Joseph E. Murray
D
William Harvey
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6

The father of which ex prime minister of the UK was a trapeze artist and a garden gnome salesman?

A
John Major
B
Tony Blair
C
Harold Wilson
D
David Lloyd George
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7

Who coined the expression "portmanteau words" for words made from combinations of other words, such as "brunch"?

A
James Boswell
B
Marcel Proust
C
A A Milne
D
Lewis Carroll
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