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Who won a best actress Oscar for her role in the 1974 film &ldquo;Alice Doesn&rsquo;t Live Here Anymore&rdquo;?<br />\n A) Ellen Burstyn<br />\n B) Louise Fletcher<br />\n C) Diane Keaton<br />\n D) Sissy Spacek<br />\n 4. The NHL&rsquo;s annual award for the &ldquo;goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position&rdquo; is named for whom?<br />\n A) Frank Calder<br />\n B) Marie Evelyn Moreton (Lady Byng)<br />\n C) Art Ross<br />\n D) Georges Vezina<br />\n 5. Which Middle Eastern capital is nicknamed the City of Jasmine because of the flowers that grow there?<br />\n A) Amman<br />\n B) Beirut<br />\n C) Damascus<br />\n D) Jerusalem<br />\n 6. Which U.S. president is buried in Plymouth Notch, Vermont?<br />\n A) Chester A. 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TRIVIA BITS: October 28, 2019

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