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What is the language originally spoken in "City of God"?

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Answer: Portuguese
"City of God" is spoken in Portuguese, as Portugal once colonized Brazil, thus making Portuguese the official language.

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Which American golfer was nicknamed "The Joplin Ghost"?

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Answer: Horton Smith
Former American golf player, Smith was also known as "The Joplin Ghost". He had a very impressive career, winning the 1934 and the 1936 Maters Tournament. He passed away in 1963.

Medium

What major global event serves as the background setting for "the Green Mile"?

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Answer: The Great Depression
In "the Green Mile", a senior citizen in 1999 recounts his days as a prison officer in 1935, during the Great Depression.

Hard

The Haymarket Affair, which is widely considered to be the event which led to May Day becoming the international event known as International Workers Day, occurred in which country?

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Answer: United States
The bloody Haymarket Affair was a riot that took place in Chicago (United States) in 1886. This incident was founded in labor demonstrations.

Medium

Approximately how many women said they would dump their man if they don't receive a Valentine's Day gift?

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Answer: 50%
About half of the women surveyed said they would be so displeased with a lover not buying a Valentine's Day gift that they would terminate the relationship.

Medium

Which iconic songstress actually grew up on a Christmas tree farm?

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Answer: Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift spent the early years of her life living on a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania which was owned by her father.

Medium

Sergeant Nicholas Brody was a character on which of the following series?

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Answer: Homeland
Nick Brody died during season four of "Homeland" but still remains one of the series' most-popular characters.

Medium

The earliest known records of musical notation come from which ancient civilization?

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Answer: Mesopotamia
The earliest known musical notation was found on a tablet written in cuneiform that originated circa 1400 BC in Sumer (Iraq), which at that time was part of the Mesopotamian civilization.

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Which player won a gold medal in the Men's Singles in the 2012 London Olympics?

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Answer: Andy Murray
The 2012 London Olympic Games offered Andy Murray his first ever gold medal in the tournament. He won the tennis men's singles event.



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