North America - General Knowledge Question and Answer

North America - Question and Answer

Which one is the highest civilian award in Canada?  


Order of Canada
Order of Merit
Cross of Valour
Royal Victorian Order

Answer:

Admission to the Order of Merit is the highest civilian award for merit in Canada. Founded in 1902 by King Edward VII to recognize distinguished service in the armed forces, science, art, literature, or for the promotion of culture, the Order of Merit has one grade and carries with it only the post-nominal letters OM. One of the few dynastic orders in Canada, the order's membership is limited to, at one time, no more than 24 living individuals from the Commonwealth realms. Four Canadians have been appointed to the order: William Lyon Mackenzie King, Wilder Penfield, Lester B. Pearson, and Jean Chrétien. There is only one grade to the Order of Merit: Member (OM).


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Which one is the highest military award in Canadian award system?  


Cross of Valour
Victoria Cross for Canada
Order of Military Merit
Royal Victorian Order

Answer:

The Victoria Cross created in 1993, is a military decoration and the highest award within the Canadian honours system, taking precedence over all other orders, decorations, and medals. It is awarded by either the Canadian monarch or his or her vice-regal representative, the Governor General of Canada, to any member of the Canadian Forces or allies serving under or with Canadian military command for extraordinary valour and devotion to duty while facing hostile forces. Whereas in many other Commonwealth countries the relevant version of the Victoria Cross can only be awarded for actions against the enemy in a wartime setting, the Canadian government has a broader definition of the term enemy, and so the Victoria Cross can be awarded for action against armed mutineers, pirates, or other such hostile forces without war being officially declared. Recipients are entitled to use the post-nominal letters VC (for both English and French) and also to receive an annuity of C$3,000. The decoration has not been awarded since its inception.


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Which one is the second highest award in Canada?  


Cross of Valour
Order of Military Merit
Royal Victorian Order
Cross of George

Answer:

The Cross of Valour is a decoration that is, within the Canadian system of honors, the second highest award (superseded only by the Victoria Cross), the highest honor available for Canadian civilians, and the highest of the three Canadian Bravery Decorations. Created in 1972, the medallion is presented to individuals, both Canadians and foreigners, living and deceased, who have performed acts of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril and grants recipients the ability to use the post-nominal letters CV.


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Which one is the highest civilian award of USA?  


President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor
Presidential Citizens Medal

Answer:

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is—along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal—the highest civilian award of the United States. It recognizes those people who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors". The award is not limited to U.S. citizens and, while it is a civilian award, it can also be awarded to military personnel and worn on the uniform.


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Which one is the second highest civilian award in the USA?  


Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor
Presidential Citizens Medal
President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service
President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service

Answer:

The Presidential Citizens Medal is an award bestowed by the President of the United States. It is the second-highest civilian award in the United States, second only to the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Established by executive order on November 13, 1969, by President Richard Nixon, it recognizes an individual "who has performed exemplary deeds or services for his or her country or fellow citizens." Only United States citizens are eligible for the medal, which may be awarded posthumously.

The medal is a disc of gilt and enamel, based on the Seal of the President of the United States, with the eagle surrounded by a wreath of leaves. The medal is suspended on a ribbon, dark blue with a light blue central stripe and white edge stripes.


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In which year Presidential Medal of Freedom established?  


1945
1963
1950
1960

Answer:

Presidential Medal of Freedom was established in 1963.


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Who is the founder of Medal for Merit in USA?  


John F. Kennedy
Harry S. Truman
Richard Nixon
Bill Clinton

Answer:

The Medal of Freedom that was established by President Harry S. Truman in 1945 to honor civilian service during World War II.


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Who was the first recipient of Medal for Merit?  


Albert Hoyt Taylor
John C. Garand
None
All

Answer:

The first medals were awarded to John C. Garand and Albert Hoyt Taylor on March 28, 1944.


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In which year The Most Prestigious Pulitzer Prize established?  


1960
1917
1907
1990

Answer:

Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917.


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Who Present the Pulitzer Prize?  


Government of USA
President of USA
MIT
Columbia University

Answer:

The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher and is administered by Columbia University in New York City. Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$15,000 cash award (raised from $10,000 in 2017). The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.


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In which year first Academy Awards(The Oscars) awarded?  


1025
1935
1929
1920

Answer:

Academy Awards first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel


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Which one is the official name of Oscars?  


The Oscars
Academy Award of Merit
Oscars
The Academy Awards

Answer:

This is officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar"


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Who is the representative of Oscars?  


Government of USA
Hollywood
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy of Motion Picture

Answer:

The Academy Awards, now known officially as The Oscars, is a set of twenty-four awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar". The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by AMPAS.


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Who is the first Oscar Winning Best Actor?  


Charlie Chaplin
Emil Jannings
Frank Borzage
Lewis Milestone

Answer:

Emil Jannings (23 July 1884 – 2 January 1950) was a German actor, popular in 1920s Hollywood. He was the first Oscar recipient, honored with the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 1929 ceremony. To date, he is still the only German to have won the Best Actor Oscar.


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The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on  


1950
1949
1959
1960

Answer:

The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, to honor and respect the musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958.


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The 1st Academy Awards for Best Picture goes to  


7th Heaven
Wings
Sunrise
The Circus

Answer:

The 1st Academy Awards for Best Picture goes to Wings.


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Who is the recipient of maximum Grammy Awards?  


Quincy Jones
Beyonce
Georg Solti
Michael Jackson

Answer:

The record for the most Grammy Awards won in a lifetime is held by Sir Georg Solti, a Hungarian-British conductor who conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for twenty-two years. He has won a total of 31 competitive Grammy Awards out of 74 nominations and was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996.


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In which year Tony Award First awarded?  


1950
1947
1948
1945

Answer:

In 1947 Tony Award First awarded


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Which movie won maximum Golden Globe award?  


La La Land
Nashville
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Midnight Express

Answer:

La La Land won maximum Golden Globe award in 2016.


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Most awards won by a single film is  


Titanic
Ben-Hur
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
All

Answer:

All this movie won each 11 Academy Awards.

Ben-Hur won in 1959.

Titanic won in 1997.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won in 2003.


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In which year Golden Globe award first awarded?  


1940
1944
1950
1945

Answer:

In 1944 Golden Globe award first awarded.


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In which year Canadian screen awards first awarded?  


2011
2000
2013
2015

Answer:

In 2013 Canadian screen awards first awarded.


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Who won the maximum Golden Globe awards?  


Jack Nicholson
Kate Winslet
Meryl Streep
Tom Cruise

Answer:

Meryl Streep won the maximum Golden Globe awards. She won total 7 awards.


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Which actress won Best Actress award in 1st Academy award?  


Katharine Hepburn
Ingrid Bergman
Janet Gaynor
All

Answer:

In 1929, she was the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances in three films: 7th Heaven (1927), Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), and Street Angel (1928). This was the only occasion on which an actress has won one Oscar for multiple film roles. Gaynor's career success continued into the sound film era, and she achieved a notable success in the original version of A Star Is Born (1937), for which she received a second Best Actress Academy Award nomination.


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In which year Streamy Awards First Awarded?  


2015
2009
2010
2000

Answer:

In 2009 Streamy Awards First Awarded.


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