TRIVIAL Waste of Time

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  1. What American playwright married film actress Marilyn Monroe?
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  2. What was Doris Van Kappelhof better known as?
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  3. What American composer was author F. Scott Fitzgerald named for?
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  4. What American poet was expelled from West Point in 1831?
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  5. What 20th century mathematician wrote the The Ascent of Man?
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  6. What deceased author was nominated for US president in 1984?
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  7. What was humorist Josh Billings' ream name?
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  8. Who was the first US woman in space?
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  9. Who was Aristotle's teacher?
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  10. How many times was Stan Laurel, of Laurel & Hardy fame, married?
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  11. Which of the Marx brothers was the oldest: Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Gummo, or Zeppo?
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  12. What does it say on Clark Gable's gravestone?
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  13. What famous poet, born in St. Louis, US, worked as a bank clerk in London?
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  14. How was general George S. Patton killed?
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  15. This prolific author, who wrote many books about space travel, refused to fly in airplanes.
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  16. What american aviator was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean?
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  17. On what island was Napoleon born?
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  18. Who was the wife of one US president and the mother of another?
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  19. Who was the Man of a Thousand Faces?
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  20. Whose gravestone reads: "On the whole I would rather be in Philadelphia"?
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  21. What did Walt Disney name his home?
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  22. Who was George Leroy Parker?
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  23. What actor signed Major Clark Gable's army discharge papers?
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  24. Where did Bruce Springsteen grow up?
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  25. By what name is T.E. Lawrence better known?
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  26. What was author George Eliot's real name?
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  27. What flower did Billie Holiday always wear in her hair?
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  28. Where are Galileo, Dante, and Michelangelo buried?
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  29. Who was the youngest ever international chess grand champion?
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  30. What department store founder coined the phrase "the customer is always right"?
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  31. Who was Ziggy Stardust?
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  32. Who was the Red Baron?
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  33. What newscaster cried on camera during coverage of John F. Kennedy's assassination?
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  34. Who was Helen Keller's teacher?
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  35. What hard rock musician was born Vincent Furnier?
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  36. Whose biography is titled Lady Sings the Blues?
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  37. What song did Judy Garland sing in her stage debut at age 3?
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  38. What sport did Fidel Castro play before leading the Cuban revolution?
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  39. What was Paul Revere's occupation?
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  40. What did singer Jimmie Durante insure for $1 million?
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  41. What was Buffalo Bill's real name?
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  42. Who is Cherilyn Sarkesian?
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  43. Who was the "Man Without a Country?
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  44. He accidentally flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean, thinking he was headed to California in 1938.
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  45. What was silent film actress Pary Pickford's real name?
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  46. What was western novelist Zane Gray's other profession?
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  47. What country is Sir Edmund Hillary from?
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  48. What did the Wright brothers do before they began experimenting with airplanes?
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  49. How old was Beethoven when he learned to play the harpsichord and violin?
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  50. What is written on Martin Luther King's gravestone?
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  51. What lawyer/author created Perry Mason?
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  52. What is Steveland Morris better known as?
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  53. How old was Egypt's King Tut when he died?
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  54. What US First Lady opened the Winter Olympic Games by going down the Bobsled run?
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  55. Who was William Skakespeare married to?
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  56. Where did W.C. Fields keep his library?
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  57. What astronomical event coincided with the birth and death of Mark Twain?
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  58. Who disappeared in 1937 while trying to fly solo around the world?
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  59. Who wrote The Autobiography of Malcom X?
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  60. He is the only US president buried in Washington DC.
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  61. She was the Time magazine 'Man' of the Year in 1952, coming to power at age 25.
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  62. What Oklahoma contestant won the Miss America contest in 1959?
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  63. This Chicago resident once said "Public service is my motto"?
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  64. Who called himself "the Errol Flynn of B movies"?
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  65. Who was Humphrey Bogart married to?
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  66. He was named Time magazine's Man of the Year in 1931 for leading non-violent protests agains british colonialism.
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  67. What was Duke Ellington's real name?
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  68. Who was satchmo?
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  69. Retiring after 26 years as head of Bryn Mawr, she became an author at age 60, noted for her books on ancient Greek life, arts, and culture. In 1955, at age 89, she was awarded honorary citizenship by the King of Greece.
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  70. She was Tme magazine's 'Man' of the year in 1987.
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  71. He was one of Time magazine's most controversial chices ever for Man of the Year, in 1980.
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  72. Born in 1908, his show business career started in radio, but quickly moved to films. He was so well known for the lead role in the 1939 movie The Story of Alexander Graham Bell that for many years his last name was slang for telephone.
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  73. This famous underseas explorer was awarded the French Legion of Honor for his work in the Resistance in 1945, won an Oscar for documentary films for The Silent World in 1956, and a US Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985.
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  74. This american composer, born in Baltimore in 1940, went into Rock and Roll because "I couldn't get anybody to play the classical music that I wrote." He was also known for his stong opinions, "unique" song titles, and tendency to give his children names like Dive, Dweezil, Ahmet, and Moon Unit (later shortened to "Moon").
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  75. What was 'different' about Time magazine's Man of the Year in 1983?
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