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Here are today’s five questions –
1. What name was given to a Louis XIV prisoner who died in the Bastille prison, Paris, in 1703? His identity is of much speculation. The prisoner has appeared in a literary work of Alexandre Dumas and happens to be the movie title starring Leonardo di Caprio in the 1990s.
2. Sarah Josepha Hale, an American writer in the 19th century, is famous for campaigning for this ‘American holiday.’ She wrote letters to five Presidents of the United States to propose it as a national holiday. Which US President approved this, and what holiday?
3. At the 2002 Oscars, John Travolta and Sharon Stone, announced ‘No Man’s Land’ as the 2001 Best Foreign Language Film winner. After receiving the award, the movie director ended the speech saying, “This is for my country.” Which country?
4. In the 1930s, the Dempster Brothers came up with an innovative method to handle the waste. The brothers patented the product name in the US, and with time, the product’s name has become generic. What name did the brothers come up with?
5. Zdenek Miler created this cartoon in 1956, and it first appeared in an award-winning film commissioned by Communist party leaders to teach children about making trousers. Popularly known as Czech Mickey Mouse, what cartoon character? (PICTURE)
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