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People Quiz #318

Famous People Quiz for 17 February 2015

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1

Which of these most distinguishes Richard Nixon from other US Presidents?

A
He is the only President whose name begins with an "R"
B
He took office, as Vice-President on the death of the incumbent
C
He was brought up in the Quaker faith
D
He resigned from office
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2

Which film actress was born in Germany in 1904, went to America after appearing in the film "Blue Angel", and became an American citizen in 1937?

A
Bette Davis
B
Greta Garbo
C
Mary Pickford
D
Marlene Dietrich
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3

Which Austrian, a pioneer in psycho-analysis, died in London in 1939, a refugee from Nazi persecution?

A
Carl Jung
B
Sigmund Freud
C
Heinz Kohut
D
Otto Rank
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4

The 1987 record "La Bamba" was by which artist?

A
Enya
B
Alicia Keys
C
Los Lobos
D
Los Del Rio
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5

Since the 1500s the post of Poet Laureate of Britain has been traditionally held for life, until 1999 when the appointment was made for a fixed term of 10 years. Who is the only Poet Laureate to have been removed from the position?

A
John Masefield
B
John Betjeman
C
John Lennon
D
John Dryden
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6

Who was the London-based Jewish music impresario who managed Gene Vincent, Small Faces, Electric Light Orchestra and Black Sabbath?

A
Brian Epstein
B
Robert Stigwood
C
Don Arden
D
Kit Lambert
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7

Which Norwegian playwright wrote "Hedda Gabler", "The Master Builder" and "Peer Gynt"?

A
Knut Hamsun
B
Henrik Ibsen
C
Emile Zola
D
August Strindberg
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