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VeryHard

"The Noise of Time" is a 2016 novel based on the life of which prominent 20th century Russian composer?

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Answer: Dmitri Shostakovich
"The Noise of Time" is based on the life of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), who despite being one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century during his life had his music, was banned twice by the Soviet principalities.

Medium

Which of the following rock legends died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound?

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Answer: Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana fame committed suicide at the age of 27 in 1994. Although his career was very brief, he established himself as one of the greatest rockers in modern history.

Medium

Which rapper is featured on Fifth Harmony's song "Worth It"?

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Answer: Kid Ink
Kid Ink's real name is Brian Todd Collins and he has actively been rapping since 2005. His first album "Up and Away" debuted in 2012.

Hard

Which famous rock band was founded by Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield?

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Answer: Metallica
Formed in California in 1981, Metallica's timelessness is manifest in the band producing an album, "Hardwired… to Self-Destruct", which debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200 approximately 35 years later and was their sixth-consecutive album to do so.

Medium

American actor F. Murray Abraham starred in a film about which classical musician?

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Answer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
"Amadeus" (1984), a fictional account of the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, went on to win 40 movie awards, including eight Academy Awards and four Golden Globes.

Hard

Which classical musician is known by the moniker "the Red Priest"?

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Answer: Antonio Vivaldi
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) initiated his studies to become a priest at the age of 15. He was ordained 10 years later and spent a good portion of his life working at an orphanage. The nickname "the Red Priest" was given to him due to the color of his hair.

Hard

Which band recorded an album in the same California house where an infamous mass murder occurred?

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Answer: Nine Inch Nails
Although he didn't think much of it when renting the place, later Nine Inch Nails' frontman Trent Reznor felt regret for renting the home where Charles Manson and his followers committed the Tate murders in 1969. The Nine Inch Nails recorded most of their 1994 album The Downward Spiral there.

Hard

Beethoven House, a museum which is now situated at the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, can be found in which German city?

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Answer: Bonn
Beethoven was born in Bonn in 1770. The Beethoven House is centered at Bonngasse 20, the house in which he was born.



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