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Celebrated Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich (1927-2007) was married to which 20th Soviet opera singer?

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Answer: Galina Vishnevskaya
Despite getting married reportedly only four days after they met in 1955, Mstislav Rostropovich and Galina Vishnevskaya (1926-2012) remained so until Mstislav's death in 2007.

Medium

Which liquor is made from the blue agave plant?

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Answer: Tequila
The blue agave plant, also known as Agave tequilana, is important to the economy of Mexico. It has a major role in making this popular distilled beverage because it is the main ingredient.

VeryHard

Saint Valentine is the patron saint of which specific disease?

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Answer: Epilepsy
Some legends state that Saint Valentine suffered from epilepsy, while others say he cured other people stricken with this ailment. Either way he is officially one of its patron saints.

VeryHard

Who was the first African-American composer to have one of his works played by a major orchestra?

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Answer: William Grant Still
In 1931, William Grant Still's "Afro-African Symphony" was played by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, marking the first time a symphony composed by an African-American was played by a major orchestra. Five years later, Still would make history again by being the first African-American to conduct a major American orchestra (Los Angeles Philharmonic) during the 1936 Hollywood Bowl.

Hard

The 2003 series "Playmakers" had a brief run on which television network?

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Answer: ESPN
After just 11 episodes "Playmakers", which centered on a fictional professional football team, was pulled by ESPN at the NFL's request.

Hard

Which NBA player broke the record for most points scored during the first three starts of his career in 2012?

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Answer: Jeremy Lin
Jeremy Lin became an international sensation overnight partially due to his record achievement of scoring 89 points in his first three starts with the New York Knicks in early 2012.

Hard

The Redlands drug bust was a famous 1960's incident involving which band?

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Answer: The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones grew in popularity after police raided Keith Richards' mansion in West Wittering, England - known as "Redlands" - and arrested he and Mick Jagger for possession of hash and amphetamines.

Medium

Who is the only athlete ever to play in a Super Bowl and a World Series?

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Answer: Deion Sanders
Deion Sanders is now a former American football and baseball player who works as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network.

Medium

Which country did Robin Hood come from?

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Answer: England
Robin Hood came from England. He is believed to have been born in the English village of Loxley located in Sheffield.



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