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Q1. The United Service Organisation, or USO, is a non-profit charitable corporation that provides live entertainment through comedians, actors, and musicians. Since its founding on this day, in 1941, it has relied heavily on private contributions, goods, and services from corporate or individual donors. This organisation, only provides these services to a select group of people, and was founded to make those people, feel like they were ‘home away from home.’

Considering its year of establishment, which set of people does it entertain?

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Q2. “Firelight” is a 1964 science fiction adventure film written and directed by a legendary director at the age of 17, with a budget of just $500. It was shown in a local theatre, where 500 people had come to see the show, paying $1 in admission fees. However, the director says they made a profit of $1, thinking someone had accidentally paid an extra dollar. Although it is the first film he made, his directorial debut is considered ‘Duel’, as it was his first full-length film.

Who is this director, who is the highest-grossing film director in history?

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Q3. James Gosling (pictured) created this software platform in June 1991. The software was initially called ‘Oak’, after an oak tree that stood outside Gosling’s office. It was later changed to ‘Green’, and was finally named after a blend of Indonesian coffee. Later acquired by Oracle Corp., this language is ubiquitous in the majority of computers in the world.

What is the software called?

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Q4. Native only to an island nation, off the coast of Africa, these animals were named by Carl Linnaeus (pictured), after the Roman word for ghosts or spirits, because of their slow pace and nocturnal habits.

Which animal?

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Q5. In standard usage, this word’s meaning has narrowed from earlier, and now describes a non-existent society that is intended to be viewed as considerably better than contemporary society. This word comes from Greek, and means both ‘good place’ and ‘no place’, as a humorous angle, to say that a perfect society doesn’t exist. Nowa Huta (pictured), in Poland, serves as an unfinished example of this concept.

What word is this?

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Q6. Chinese sport brand Qiao Dan (pronounced cheow dahn) was embroiled in controversy in 2016, when a popular American athlete claimed that the brand was falsely portraying his affiliation with the brand. After a landmark court case, the athlete won, and the brand conceded. Early last year, the brand countersued the athlete, claiming their brand was hurt by his malicious slander.

Who is the athlete?

Answers

A1. US Armed Forces

A2. Steven Spielberg

A3. Java

A4. Lemurs

A5. Utopia

A6. Michael Jordan

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