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1. Pop Culture — Music. Opening Aug. 1, 2014, the film “Get On Up” chronicled an American musician’s rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in American history. Who was the subject of this film?

2. Sports. Coors Field is the 凯发体育官方sporthome stadium of what MLB baseball team?

3. Great Americans. Born in 1735, which of the first 10 U.S. Presidents had the longest retirement, at 9,253 days? Hint: He was the only of the first 30 U.S. presidents to live to the age of 90.

4. Unusual Words. What I-word refers to a material, usually metal, that is cast into a shape suitable for further processing?

5. Internet Culture. In 2002, PayPal became a wholly owned subsidiary of what company founded way back in 1995, three years before Google was founded?

6. Anagram. Which country’s capital city is an anagram of its eighth largest city (also its former capital city)?

Answers: James Brown, Colorado Rockies, John Adams, ingot, eBay, Japan (Tokyo/Kyoto).

— Dr. Andy Jones is the quizmaster at de Vere’s Irish Pub. He is the of the new book “Pub Quizzes: Trivia for Smart People,” now available at The Avid Reader. Find out more at www.yourquizmaster.com.



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