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# 1: Who plays the role as Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Jake Holman in the 1966 movie The Sand Pebbles?

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The Sand Pebbles is a 1966 war film directed by Robert Wise. It stars Steve McQueen as Machinist's Mate 1st Class Jake Holman. A role for which Steve McQueen was nominated for an Oscar.

# 2: Joe Butler, Steve Boone, John Sebastian, and Zal Yanovsky were members of what band?

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Joe Butler, Steve Boone, John Sebastian, and Zal Yanovsky were members of the Lovin' Spoonful, formed in New York City, NY.

# 3: Which band had a hit with Bits and Pieces in 1964?

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Bits and Pieces is a 1964 hit by The Dave Clark Five. The single reached number two in the UK and number four in the US.

# 4: Which actress has a leading role in They Shoot Horses, Don’t They??

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They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is a 1969 American film directed by Sydney Pollack. The story revolves around a group of contestants desperate to win a Depression-era dance marathon. The leading roles are played by Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Bruce Dern, Bonnie Bedelia, and Gig Young.

The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards, but not for Best Picture (a record). The film only won in one category. Gig Young got an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

# 5: This song, recorded by Tommy Roe and written by Roe and Freddy Weller, became a number one hit in 1969:

Dizzy is a number one hit originally recorded by Tommy Roe. It topped the Billboard Hot from the week ending March 15 until April 5 in 1969. The song also topped the charts in Canada and U.K.

# 6: Who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1964?

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Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has exerted a far-reaching influence on our age. Sartre refused to accept the prize.

Sartre was a key figure in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology.

The Nobel Prize in literature has not been awarded to Marguerite Duras, Douglas Adams, or Mikhail Bulgakov.

# 7: Which album came first?

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In Dreams is the 4th LP record by Roy Orbison - it was released in 1963. Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home is his 5th album, released in 1965. From Nowhere and Strangers in the Night were both released in 1966.

# 8: Which event happened first?

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German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany), started building the Berlin Wall on 13 August 1961. Harold Wilson becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1964. The Prague Spring began in 1968. Muammar Gaddafi overthrows monarchy in Libya in 1969.

# 9: I’m Gonna Make You Mine is a 1969 hit with:

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I'm Gonna Make You Mine is a song by Lou Christie. It spent 12 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 10. In UK it reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart.

# 10: Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me, aren’t you? This quote is from what 60s movie?

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The quote is from The Graduate, a 1967 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols and starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katharine Ross.

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