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People Quiz #541

Famous People Quiz for 28 May 2019

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In October 2009 it was announced that director Sam Taylor-Wood was to marry Aaron Johnson, 23 years her junior, who were director and star respectively of "Nowhere Boy", a film about whom?

A
Ray Charles
B
Michael Jackson
C
Jesse Owens
D
John Lennon
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2

Who is the father of actress Lucy Davis, who played receptionist Dawn Tinsley in the UK TV series "The Office" (2001), junior writer Lucy Kenwright in the US TV series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and Dianne in the film "Shaun of the Dead" (2004)?

A
Stephen Merchant
B
Jasper Carrott
C
Tony Blair
D
Julian Clary
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3

In the film "Basic Instinct" (1992) Detective Nick Curran and Catherine Tramell were played by which actors?

A
Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone
B
Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman
C
Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett
D
Ralph Fiennes and Kate Winslet
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4

Who was largely responsible for the development of the jet engine, seeing the first application of his engine installed in a Gloster aircraft in 1941?

A
Lawrence Bragg
B
Robert Watson-Watt
C
Christopher Hinton
D
Frank Whittle
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5

Which of these is the Benedictine monk who made important contributions to the production and quality of Champagne wine and is (incorrectly, apparently) commonly credited with having invented it?

A
Fra Chandon
B
Dom Perignon
C
Moet of Lyons
D
Charles de Saint-Évremond
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6

Who was king of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from 871 to 899, notable for his defence of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of southern England against the Vikings, and for improving his kingdom's legal system and military structure?

A
Alfred
B
Arthur
C
Algernon
D
Albert
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7

Who devised a practical system for classifying fingerprints?

A
Sir William Harvey
B
Sir Francis Galton
C
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
D
Sir Edward Henry
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