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Question 1: Spencer Tracy, Peter Finch, Sir Ralph Richardson, Massimo Troisi and ________ were similarly recognized.
Javier BardemHeath LedgerChristian BaleThe Dark Knight (film)

Question 2: Jeanne Eagels was the only actress to be nominated for an ________ (1929) after her death, but she did not win.
Academy AwardAcademy Award for Best PictureAcademy Award for Best DirectorAcademy Award for Best Actor

Question 3: Randy Shughart and ________ were the first soldiers to be awarded Medals of Honor posthumously since the Vietnam War.
Gary GordonDelta Force160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (United States)United States Army

Question 4: The victims of the ________ were awarded posthumous degrees.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityCharles W. StegerVirginia Tech massacreLane Stadium

Question 5: Conversely, some awards, such as some ________, and most knighthoods, cannot be awarded posthumously.
Nobel Peace PrizeNobel PrizeNobel FoundationNobel Prize controversies

Question 6: Theodore Roosevelt was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously in 2001 for his charge up San Juan Hill, Cuba, during the ________.
Banana WarsPhilippine–American WarBoxer RebellionSpanish–American War

Question 7: As part of the criteria for bestowing the ________ or the Victoria Cross, the recipient must have risked "great self-sacrifice" in an act of extraordinary heroism.
Awards and decorations of the United States militaryAchievement MedalCommendation MedalMedal of Honor

Question 8: They received these for defending a crashed helicopter from hundreds of advancing Somalis in the ________.
SomaliaOperation Gothic SerpentBattle of Mogadishu (1993)Black Hawk Down (film)

Question 9: ________ was the first actor to be nominated posthumously (1955, and again in 1956).
Paul NewmanJames DeanNick Adams (actor)James Dean (film)


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