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People Quiz #510

Famous People Quiz for 23 October 2018

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Which of these was a leading figure in the Spanish Inquisition?

A
Maximilien Robespierre
B
Tomás de Torquemada
C
Girolamo Savonarola
D
Cosimo de' Medici
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2

What was the subject for which New Zealand scientist Alan MacDiarmid was co-winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry?

A
The development of methods for identification and structure analyses of biological macromolecules
B
The discovery and development of conductive polymers
C
The development of computational methods in quantum chemistry
D
The discovery of fullerenes
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3

Which of these people was born last?

A
Joseph Stalin
B
Abraham Lincoln
C
Julius Caesar
D
Oliver Cromwell
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4

The best known works of which sculptor who aroused hostility over the depiction of sexuality, are 18 large nude sculptures in 1908 for the British Medical Association building on The Strand, the tomb of Oscar Wilde in Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris, "Rush of Green" in Hyde Park, London, and "St Michael's Victory over the Devil" in Coventry Cathedral?

A
Peter Randall-Page
B
Richard Westmacott
C
Jacob Epstein
D
Leslie Harradine
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5

Which American comedian who died on 4 May 2009 became famous as an inept magician on Dean Martin's TV show in the 1960s and appeared in "Cannonball Run", "Blazing Saddles" and "The Muppet Movie" ?

A
Jerry Lewis
B
Dom DeLuise
C
Michael Caine
D
Eddie Murphy
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6

What part does Scheherazade, the wife of the Sultan Shahrayar, play in "The Thousand Nights And One Night" (sometimes known as "The Arabian Nights")?

A
She protects Ali Baba from the forty thieves
B
She tells the stories
C
She provides ships for Sinbad the Sailor
D
She gives Aladdin's mother the magic lamp
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7

Which of these was a Norwegian composer and pianist who is best known for his "Piano Concerto in A minor" and his incidental music to Henrik Ibsen's play "Peer Gynt", which includes "In the Hall of the Mountain King"?

A
Gabriel Fauré
B
Edvard Grieg
C
Georges Bizet
D
Henrik Ibsen
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