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Question 1:
Where did Dmitri Shostakovich die?

Question 2:
Which of the following titles did Dmitri Shostakovich have?

Question 3: Beginning in 1958 he suffered from a debilitating condition that particularly affected his right hand, eventually forcing him to give up piano playing; in 1965 it was diagnosed as ________.
Herpesviral encephalitisProgressive multifocal leukoencephalopathyPoliomyelitisTropical spastic paraparesis

Question 4:
When was Dmitri Shostakovich born?

Question 5:
When did Dmitri Shostakovich die?

Question 6:

Question 7: Shostakovich achieved fame in the Soviet Union under the patronage of ________'s chief of staff Mikhail Tukhachevsky, but later had a complex and difficult relationship with the Stalinist bureaucracy.
Leon TrotskyEduard ShevardnadzeChristian RakovskyVyacheslav Molotov

Question 8: [20] Even before his death he had been commemorated with the naming of the Shostakovich Peninsula on Alexander Island, ________.
DesertAtacama DesertAntarcticaKalahari Desert

Question 9: What does the following picture show?

  Lev A. Russov. The Leningrad Symphony. Conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky. 1980.
  Birthplace of Shostakovich (now School no. 267). Commemorative plaque at left.
  Lev A. Russov. The Leningrad Symphony. Conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky. 1980.
  Tombstone of Shostakovich, showing his D-E♭-C-B motif. Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow.

Question 10: less and less attention was paid to his pleas."[53] Shostakovich was an ________.
David HumeAtheismRelationship between religion and scienceNontheism

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