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Entertainer Biopics

1. The Glen Miller Story, released in 1954, was a movie about the famous American Bandleader, who died in World War II. Who played the title role?

2. Who played the title role in the 1956 movie The Benny Goodman Story, about the famed clarinetist, a television personality who was a musician and songwriter in his own right?

3. In the 1978 movie The Buddy Holly Story, about the rock musician and singer of the 1950s, which featured an Oscar-winning score, who played the title role?

4. In the 1942 movie Yankee Doodle Dandy, a musical about composer George M. Cohan, known as The Man Who Owned Broadway, who played the title role?


British Statesmen

1. What 19th Century Prime Minister, who served two terms in that capacity, is the only British Prime Minister of Jewish birth?

2. What 19th Century Prime Minister served four times in that capacity, more than any other person?

3. What British statesman, generally regarded as the first Prime Minister of Great Britain, in the modern sense, ascended to that office in 1721 and holds the record as the longest serving Prime Minister in British History?

4. What Prime Minister is best known for his appeasement foreign policy with Nazi Germany, and in particular for his signing of the Munich Agreement in 1938, conceding the German-populated Sudentenland region of Czechoslovakia to Germany?



1. What French sculptor is best known for designing the Statue Of Liberty, which was presented to the United States by the People Of France in 1886?

2. What American artist and sculptor is most famous for creating the monumental President’s heads at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, and the carving of the leaders of the Confederacy at Stone Mountain near Atlanta, Georgia?

3. What French sculptor is most famous for his statues The Thinker and The Kiss?

4. What Italian sculptor, artist and architect, who was appointed Chief Architect of St. Peter’s Cathedral in 1629, was most famous for the Baldacchino, which is the massive Baroque four pillared, spiraling canopy over the tomb of St. Peter in the Cathedral Basillica and the massive semi-circular colonnade in the Cathedral piazza?


Diplomacy and Treaties

1. What treaty, signed on September 3rd, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain and the United States Of America?

2. What treaty, signed on December 24th, 1814, ended the War Of 1812 between the United States Of America and Great Britain?

3. What was the name of the conference of ambassadors of European States, chaired by Austrian statesman Klemens von Metternich, from September 1814 to June 1815 to provide long-term peace to Europe by settling critical issues arising from the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars?

4. What international agreement in 1928, initially signed by the United States, Germany and France, and most other nations thereafter, renounced the use of war to resolve disputes and takes its name from its authors, a U. S. Secretary of State and a French Foreign Minister?


Academy Award Winning Songs of the 1930s

1. The award was first bestowed in 1934. What was the winning song, which was from the movie The Gay Divorcee starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers?

2. What 1935 award winner was part of a production number choreographed by Busby Berkeley from the movie Gold Diggers Of 1935 starring Dick Powell and Gloria Stuart?

3. What is the name of the 1936 award winning song, which is a classic ballad written by Jerome Kern and featured in the movie Swing Time, the most popular version of which was sung years later by Frank Sinatra?

4. What song, that was the 1938 award winner, was featured in The Big Broadcast starring Bob Hope, which was later adopted by him as his signature song?





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