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U2 - U2 released their debut album titled 'Boy' in 1980.Formed in Dublin in 1976, which rock band had a 2001 hit with the song "Beautiful Day"?

a. U2
b. The Cranberries
c. The Boomtown Rats
d. Thin Lizzy

Thor - A sequel was released in 2013 titled Thor - The Dark World.Chris Hemsworth played which superhero in a 2011 Marvel Studios film?

a. Hulk
b. Iron Man
c. Thor
d. Captain America

Mattel - The Magic 8-Ball was invented by Albert Carter.Used for light-hearted fortune-telling, the Magic 8-Ball was developed in 1950 by what toy company?

a. Hasbro
b. Fisher-Price
c. Irwin Toy
d. Mattel

James Dean - Dean was the first actor to receive a posthumous Best Actor Academy Award nomination.What cultural icon died in a car cash, at the age of 24, while driving a Porsche 550 Spyder?

a. River Phoenix
b. Steve McQueen
c. Rock Hudson
d. James Dean

Katy Perry - Katy has over 95 million followers.As of 2016, which of the following celebrities has the most followers on Twitter?

a. Justin Bieber
b. Ellen DeGeneres
c. Katy Perry
d. Taylor Swift

3 - Released in 1999, The Phantom Menace is set 32 years before the original film.How many Star Wars films were released before "The Phantom Menace"?

a. 3
b. 5
c. 2
d. 4

Marc Bolan - Frontman of the band T. Rex, Marc Bolan died in a car crash at the age of 29.Which of the following rock stars did not die at the age of 27?

a. Marc Bolan
b. Kurt Cobain
c. Jimi Hendrix
d. Jim Morrison

Woodstock - Woodstock took place in August 1969 near Bethel, New York.What music festival documentary won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1970?

a. Monterey Pop
b. Wattstax
c. Woodstock
d. Glastonbury

Mary Tyler Moore - Moore was 80 years of age.Playing the role of Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show, which American actress and icon died on January 25th, 2017?

a. Betty White
b. Mary Tyler Moore
c. Valerie Harper
d. Carol Burnett

DOOM - As of 2016, DOOM is the second best-selling video game of all-time in North America and the UK.In what FPS video game do we play an unnamed marine who battles demonic forces from Hell?

a. Borderlands
b. Battlefield 1
c. Far Cry

Dimebag Darrell - A former Marine named Nathan Gale shot Dimebag Darrell three times in the head while he was on stage.The founding member of the groups Pantera and Damageplan, who was murdered onstage while performing in Columbus, Ohio?

a. Dimebag Darrell
b. Vinnie Paul
c. Randy Rhoads
d. Lemmy

Courage - The Tinman wanted a heart and the Scarecrow wanted a brain.In the classic story "The Wizard of Oz", what was the lion seeking from the Wizard?

a. Peace
b. Courage
c. Brains
d. Heart

The African Queen - The African Queen features Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn.Which of the following films does not feature Marlon Brando?

a. A Streetcar Named Desire
b. The Wild One
c. On the Water Front
d. The African Queen

Quincy Jones - Quincy Jones won the Grammy Legend Award in 1991.Who holds the record for the most Grammy nominations with 79 (2016)?

a. Jay Z
b. Dolly Parton
c. Kanye West
d. Quincy Jones

Wile E. Coyote - He uses devices in an effort to catch the Road Runner.Which cartoon villain often obtains nonsensical devices from a mail-order company named "Acme Corporation"?

a. Wile E. Coyote
b. Yosemite Sam
c. Sylvester the Cat
d. Elmer Fudd

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