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People Quiz #584

Famous People Quiz for 24 March 2020

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Q1. Sergei Diaghilev (1872-1929), art critic, patron and ballet impresario, founded what famous ballet company in 1909?

A
Soviet State School of Ballet
B
Mariinsky Ballet
C
Ballets Russes
D
Paris Opera Ballet
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Q2. Bernard Gui (1261-1331) was primarily well-known as a what?

A
Scholar
B
Pope Benedict XII
C
Witchfinder General
D
Papal inquisitor
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Q3. Who was married to Anne More, the father of 12 children, subsequently a reluctant cleric, an MP and a greatly admired poet?

A
Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)
B
John Donne (1572-1631)
C
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 -1834)
D
Geoffrey Chaucer (c.‚ÄČ1340s - 1400)
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Q4. Which of these is an English actress known for her work in the films "My Summer of Love", "The Devil Wears Prada", and the BBC TV film "Gideon's Daughter"?

A
Emily Blunt
B
Rita Sharpe
C
Kookie Cutter
D
Jane Dullman
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Q5. Who left the satiric poem "Don Juan" unfinished after his death in 1824?

A
Betjeman SP
B
Wordsworth
C
Keats
D
Byron
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Q6. Actor John Wayne is mostly associated with what type of film?

A
Western
B
Romance
C
Period drama
D
Documentary
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Q7. Which Irish philanthropist founded houses for destitute children in Stepney in 1870?

A
Calouste Gulbenkian
B
Charles Perrins
C
Henry Wellcome
D
Thomas Barnardo
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