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People Quiz #425

Famous People Quiz for 7 March 2017

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1

Who became Roman emperor after the murder of Caligula, and, after the death of his wife, married his niece Agrippina, who poisoned him?

A
Titus Andronicus
B
Nero
C
Augustus
D
Claudius
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2

What was Mickey Mouse's original first name?

A
Huey
B
Mandrake
C
Mortimer
D
Dewey
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3

The Russo Japanese War of 1904-1905 ended when the Russian Fleet under Rozhdestvensky was defeated at the Battle of Tsushima by a fleet led by whom?

A
Admiral Byrd
B
Admiral Togo HeihachirĊ
C
Admiral Crichton
D
Admiral Nelson
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4

Who is the outspoken English judge on "American Idol"?

A
Simon Cowell
B
Ronnie Barker
C
Elton John
D
Fred Hoyle
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5

Who was the daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, who wrote "Frankenstein", verse plays, romances and travel books?

A
Mary Shelley
B
George Eliot
C
Emily Bronte
D
Ann Radcliffe
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6

Which English explorer and writer founded the first (unsuccessful) colony in Virginia in 1584?

A
Captain Fry Hudson
B
Sir Francis Drake
C
Captain James Cook
D
Sir Walter Raleigh
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7

Which of these was a 16th century German poet, dramatist and meistersinger from Nurnberg?

A
Richard Wagner
B
Hans Sachs
C
Donald McIntyre
D
Georges Bizet
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