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People Quiz #545

Famous People Quiz for 25 June 2019

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1

In Greek mythology, who was the son of King Atreus of Mycenae and Queen Aerope, murdered by his wife Clytemnestra on his return home from the Trojan War?

A
Agamemnon
B
Menelaus
C
Orestes
D
Achilles
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2

The sopranos Teresa Stolz and Maria Waldmann premiered which Verdi work in 1871?

A
Rigoletto
B
Aida
C
Requiem
D
Jerusalem
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3

Who was responsible for drafting the first (in 1275) Statute of Westminster, which codified the existing law in England into 51 chapters?

A
Edmund Rich, Archbishop of Canterbury
B
Bishop Robert Burnell
C
John Marmion, 3rd Baron Marmion of Winteringham
D
Gervase of Tilbury
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4

Which of these was a singer and band leader who died at the Emory Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia on 25 December 2006 from congestive heart failure resulting from complications of pneumonia?

A
Jim Morrison
B
Janis Joplin
C
James Brown
D
Jimi Hendrix
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5

Scottish actor Anthony Robert McMillan, who assumed as his stage name that of a pioneering American jazz saxophonist and composer, stars in which of these films?

A
Avatar (2009)
B
Casino Royale (2006)
C
Babe (1995)
D
The Harry Potter series (2001-2011)
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6

Two compositions of which American jazz pianist, organist, composer, violinist, singer, and comedic entertainer from the first half of the 20th century, were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1984 and 1999?

A
Fats Waller
B
Bix Beiderbecke
C
Benny Goodman
D
Ted Lewis
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7

What influential and enduring company did the 22 year old Paul Allen co-found in April 1975 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA?

A
Oracle
B
Vulcan Inc.
C
Yourdon Inc.
D
Microsoft
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