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Kicked Out?!

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Kicked Out game quiz
"Really? These folk have all been shown the door at one time or another. Has that hindered them? You judge, but first see if you can work out who has transgressed."

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1. This British singer had a busking-style trip to the European continent at the start of his career, travelling around with folk singer Wizz Jones amongst others. Sleeping rough, he was sent "Sailing", having got kicked out of Spain in 1963 for vagrancy. He might also have sung "I Don't Want to Talk About It" when he got back home to London. Who is this?
    David Bowie
    Rod Stewart
    Alvin Stardust
    Elton John


2. Kicked out of a job as researcher and bilingual secretary at Amnesty International in London, this 'muggle' turned to fantasy writing whilst struggling on the breadline. Finishing the first book in a series of seven in 1995, it was published in 1997. Now worth hundreds of million dollars, who is this author?
    Suzanne Collins
    James Patterson
    J K Rowling
    E L James


3. This person effectively got fired from his own company before getting back in there and making a success of the place. The company's name got him into hot water with the Beatles, the music group, for a few decades. Maybe the name of the company should have been iCom (or something similar), it would then have tied in with its product line. Who was this person?
    Steve Wozniak
    Clive Sinclair
    Bill Gates
    Steve Jobs


4. Author of books such as "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "In Cold Blood", this person was sacked from his job as copy boy at the New Yorker after upsetting the poet Robert Frost. Who was this author?
    Ernest Hemingway
    Truman Capote
    Harper Lee
    George Eliot


5. Squirting Dunkin' Donut's jelly over customers got this lady the boot. She was not a "Material Girl" then, maybe "A Girl Gone Wild". A strange way to "Express Yourself" perhaps. Who got kicked out of Dunkin' Donuts?
    Taylor Swift
    Christina Aguilera
    Madonna
    Lady Gaga


6. This American travel writer, known for such books as "The Great Railway Bazaar" and "Riding the Iron Rooster", got himself kicked out of Malawi in 1963 for helping an opponent of the then Prime Minister escape to Uganda. Who upset the PM?
    Bill Bryson
    Paul Theroux
    Michael Palin
    Joseph Conrad


7. Deported from Germany in 1960 for being too young to work in a nightclub didn't stop this guitarist from going on to greater things initially with another fab three musicians. Maybe the deportation was why he wrote "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". Who was he?
    Peter Gabriel
    Keith Richards
    George Harrison
    Roger Daltrey


8. Falling foul of politicians can result in difficulties. Although not actually deported, this silent film comic actor found that his re-entry visa back into the US in 1952 was revoked after his satirisation of the country's anti-communist stance upset the establishment. Who was this person?
    Fatty Arbuckle
    Stan Laurel
    Charlie Chaplin
    Buster Keaton


9. Fired as co-anchor from a six o'clock news programme in Baltimore in 1978, she eventually ended up in Chicago in 1983 where it all came good. She has become a highly influencial and wealthy person as a result of TV. Who is she?
    Oprah Winfrey
    Julia Child
    Vanna White
    Hillary Clinton


10. This British singer was denied entry to the US in 2004 when he was apparently mixed up with a "Youssef Islam", whose name appeared on the No Fly List maintained by the US Government's Terrorist Screening Center. A case of "Father and Son" confusion? "Morning Has Broken", he no doubt observed as he was put on a return flight the next day. What name did this singer used to be known by?
    Prince
    Richard Starkey
    Gordon Sumner
    Cat Stevens


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Compiled Feb 25 13