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One of music's earliest superstars, what nationality was the romantic-era composer Frederic Chopin?
Polish - Chopin obtained French nationality in 1835.
Located in Japan, what is the first city in history to have an atomic bomb dropped onto it?
Hiroshima - The United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.
Released in 1988, who is the main actor in the romantic drama film "Cocktail"?
a. Leonardo DiCaprio
b. Tom Cruise
c. Tom Hanks
d. Brad Pitt
Tom Cruise - Tom plays the role of Brian Flanagan, a young business student from New York City.
Who is generally credited with inventing the hot-air balloon?
a. Richard Pearse
b. Wright Brothers
c. Karl Benz
d. Montgolfier Brothers
Montgolfier Brothers - Some believe that the hot-air balloon was invented by Bartolomeu de Gusmao.
The fourth astrological sign, what star sign has a crab for its symbol?
Cancer - Cancer represents the time period of 21 June - 22 July.
How many lanes does a standard Olympic swimming pool have?
8 - Each lane is 50 meters long and 2.5 meters wide.
Which fast-food restaurant chain was established by Ray Kroc?
c. Kentucky Fried Chicken
d. Taco Bell
McDonald's - McDonald's serves approximately 68 million customers daily in 119 countries.
Born in the Shakya Republic, by what other name is Siddartha Gautama known?
Buddha - The name Buddha means 'awakened one'.
Where was the Italian explorer, navigator and colonizer, Christopher Columbus born?
Genoa - Genoa is currently the sixth largest city in Italy.
Home to over a hundred statues, monuments and fountains, where are the Luxembourg Gardens?
Paris - The love story that unfolds in Victor Hugo's novel 'Les Miserables' takes place in the Luxembourg Gardens.
Alfred Hitchcock was nominated for a Best Director Oscar five times in his career. How many Oscars did he win?
0 - The total number of Oscar nominations received by films Hitchcock directed is fifty.
Released in October 2002, which American rock band had a huge hit with the song "When I'm Gone"?
a. Puddle of Mudd
b. 3 Doors Down
c. Three Days Grace
3 Doors Down - When I'm Gone can be found on the band's LP 'Away from the Sun'.
In what language does "obrigado" mean "thank you"?
Portuguese - When giving thanks, men say obrigado, women say obrigada.
As a result of the "Case–Church Amendment" passed by the U.S. Congress, direct U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War ended in what year?
1973 - The war resulted in a communist victory and the unification of North and South Vietnam.
Which country won gold in the sport of ice hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games?
Canada - They won the gold medal game by a score of 3 to 2 against team USA in overtime.
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