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People Quiz #295

Famous People Quiz for 9 September 2014

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Q1. Who was the first person to win both an Oscar and a Nobel Prize?

A
George Bernard Shaw
B
Harold Pinter
C
Robert Louis Stevenson
D
Sheridan Gibney
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Q2. What YouTuber made a song called "Cookie Dance" in 2013 under the name ChipChocolate?

A
Pewdiepie
B
Smosh
C
Jeana Smith
D
Jesse Wellens
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Q3. Who wrote "I Write the Songs", a 1976 chart-topping song by Barry Manilow?

A
Carole King
B
Barry Manilow
C
John Lennon
D
Bruce Johnston
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Q4. Which of these was a German rocket scientist who worked in America after World War II?

A
Heinrich Himmler
B
Vincent van Gogh
C
Wernher von Braun
D
Paul von Hindenburg
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Q5. Who was the co-winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physics for key discoveries that led to the currently accepted theory on the later evolutionary stages of massive stars, and nephew of the 1930 Nobel Prize winner in Physics?

A
William Alfred Fowler
B
Kenneth G. Richardson
C
Subramanyan Chandrasekhar
D
Ernst Ruska
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Q6. Who or what was the plant, the dahlia, named after?

A
Anders Dahl, student of botanist Carl Linnaeus
B
Roald Dahl, writer
C
An Indian food, the staple food of the botanist at the time he discovered the plant
D
A Luxembourg village where the plant was cultivated after being introduced to Europe
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Q7. Where in the UK is the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum, a statue of James Cook as a boy by Nicholas Dimbleby, and a granite obelisk that marks the original site of the Cook family home?

A
Redruth, Cornwall
B
Great Ayton, North Yorkshire
C
Dumbarton, Scotland
D
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
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