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# 1: The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 36th Academy Awards (1964). Which film won the Award?

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Tom Jones is a 1963 British film directed by Tony Richardson. It is an adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic novel The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749). The film stars Albert Finney as Tom Jones. At the 36th Academy Awards (1964) it won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

# 2: What is the name of the main character, played by Audrey Hepburn, in My Fair Lady?

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My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical film directed by George Cukor. It is adaptation of the musical of the same name, which originally was based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw.

Audrey Hepburn plays the main character, Eliza Doolittle, a poor Cockney flower seller in Edwardian London.

At the 37th Academy Awards (1965), My Fair Lady won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director. Audrey Hepburn was not nominated for an Award.

# 3: This hit song is recorded by:

Tired of Waiting for You is a 1965 hit by the Kinks. It topped the charts in U.K. and peaked at No. 6 on Billboard Hot 100.

# 4: During a medal award ceremony at the 1968 Summer Olympic two American athletes took a stand for civil rights. After which event?

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Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the gold and bronze medalists in the men's 200 metre race, raised a black-gloved fist as the Star Spangled Banner was played during the ceremony. Peter Norman (Australia), who came second in the 200 metre race, wore an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge during the medal award ceremony.

Jim Hines won gold in the 100 metres. He became the first sprinter to officially break the 10-second barrier in the 100 metres.

# 5: What song by The Beach Boys starts with the line: I, I love the colorful clothes she wears?

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The song Good Vibrations starts:
I, I love the colorful clothes she wears
And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair
I hear the sound of a gentle word
On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air

# 6: In 1959, he became the second non-American to be named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated:

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Ingemar Johansson was a Swedish professional boxer who competed from 1952 to 1963. He held the world heavyweight title from 1959 to 1960, and was the fifth heavyweight champion born outside the United States. He was named Sportsman of the Year in 1959.

# 7: All of these songs are officially written and composed by Lennon-McCartney, except:

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All of these songs are from Beatles For Sale and officially written and composed by Lennon-McCartney except Words of Love, which is written and composed by Buddy Holly.

# 8: 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.

# 9: What group peaked at #2 on Billboard Hot 100 in October 1965 with A Lover’s Concerto

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"""A Lover's Concerto is written by American songwriters Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell and recorded in 1965 by The Toys. It peaked at #2 on Billboard Hot 100, the week ending October 30, 1965. """

# 10: This intro is recorded by:

This is the Bobby Goldsboro version of Honey. Honey is written by Bobby Russell. He first produced it with former Kingston Trio member Bob Shane. Then he gave it to American singer Bobby Goldsboro, who recorded it for his 1968 album of the same name.

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