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Summer Trivia Quiz – Your General Knowledge Challenge

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# 1: The month of August got its name from:

August got its name from Augustus, the first Roman emperor.

# 2: San Miguel is a beer brand originating from which country?

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San Miguel Beer refers to San Miguel Pale Pilsen, a Filipino pale lager produced by San Miguel Brewery, the Philippines' largest brewery. In 1953, its Spanish rights were spun-off by the San Miguel group, and it became an independent entity.

# 3: The Sundance Film Festival is held annually in which country?

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The Sundance Film Festival is held annually in Park City, Utah. It is the largest independent film festival in the United States.

# 4: Which vitamin do we get from sunlight?

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Vitamin D is often called the sunshine vitamin. It can be ingested from the diet and from supplements, but the body can also synthesize vitamin D in the skin, when exposed to sunlight.

# 5: Which artist released the album Oops!… I Did It Again in 2000?

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Oops!... I Did It Again is the second studio album by Britney Spears. The album was released on May 16, 2000. It reached #1 on U.S. Billboard 200 and #2 on UK Albums Chart.

The title song became Spears's third top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 9.

# 6: At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City he broke the world record for the long jump by nearly 2 feet. His name?

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Bob Beamon's world-record jump at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City has been named as one of the five greatest sports achievements of the 20th century. He jumped 8.90 m, which was 55 cm more than the existing record.

# 7: Which French king was also known as the Sun King?

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Louis XIV is also known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi-Soleil. He ruled as King of France from 1643 until his death in 1715. His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of any monarch of a major country in European history.

# 8: Which musical featured the song The Rain in Spain?

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The Rain in Spain is a song from the musical My Fair Lady, with music by Frederick Loewe and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. The song was published in 1956.

# 9: A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy written by:

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A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons.

# 10: Smiles of a Summer Night is a 1955 film by:

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Smiles of a Summer Night (Swedish: Sommarnattens leende) is a 1955 Swedish comedy film directed by Ingmar Bergman. The plot is in Woody Allen's A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy is loosely based on Bergman's film.

# 11: Which planet is closest to the sun?

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Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and the smallest planet in the Solar System.

# 12: Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart formed which British music duo?

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Annie Lennox and David Stewart formed Eurythmics in 1980. They released the album In the Garden in October 1981.

# 13: Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher were members of which English rock band?

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The English rock band Oasis was formed in Manchester in 1991. The band had eight UK number-one singles and eight UK number-one albums. Liam Gallagher was one of the original members. He was later joined by his older brother Noel Gallagher. The brothers appeared frequently in British tabloids for their disputes and lifestyles.

# 14: What is the official distance of a Marathon?

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The marathon today is a long-distance running race with an official distance of 42.195 kilometers (26.219 miles, or 26 miles 385 yards).

# 15: What kind of bird is this?

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This is the blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii). It can be found from the Gulf of California down along the western coasts of Central and South America down to Peru. Approximately one half of all breeding pairs nest on the Gal?pagos Islands.

# 16: If you land at DFW, you are at which American airport?

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Dallas - Fort Worth International Airport is the international airport serving the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex in Texas. It is also the largest hub for American Airlines.

# 17: Who painted several paintings of sunflowers?

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Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter. He is notable for his rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold colors. His paintings had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art.

Some of his most famous artworks include Starry Night, Sunflowers, Irises, Poppies, The Bedroom, Blossoming Almond Tree, The Mulberry Tree, The Night Caf?, and The Potato Eaters.

# 18: Who was President when United States decided to boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow?

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On March 21, 1980, U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

# 19: Here Comes the Sun is a song from 1969, written and composed by:

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Here Comes the Sun is a song written by George Harrison that was first released on the Beatles' 1969 album Abbey Road

# 20: In September 1957 Dr. Francois Duvalier, also known as Papa Doc, was elected President of this country:

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In September 1957 Dr. Francois Duvalier was elected President of Haiti. Known as Papa Doc and initially popular, Duvalier was President until his death in 1971.

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