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Think you know Vegas entertainment? Let’s find out

This is the second in a series of quizzes to test your knowledge of the Silver State. This time, the category is entertainment. Good luck!

1. The Beatles performed in Las Vegas only one time, during their 1964 North American tour. In which hotel did the Fab Four stay?

a. Sands

b. Sahara

c. Desert Inn

d. Dunes

2. Who performed in Las Vegas the longest?

a. Elvis Presley

b. Frank Sinatra

c. Cher

d. Wayne Newton

3. In 1955, Liberace became the highest-paid entertainer in Las Vegas. What was his weekly salary?

a. $50,000

b. $1,000,000

c. $6,000

d. $500,000

4. True or False: Cult classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro, was adapted from the novel written by Hunter S. Thompson.

5. Rat Pack member Peter Lawford was the brother-in-law of which American political figure?

a. John F. Kennedy

b. George McGovern

c. Barry Goldwater

d. Ronald Reagan

6. Siegfried Roy were known for performing with which animals?

a. Leopards and jaguars

b. Tigers and bears

c. White Lions and white tigers

d. Dogs and ponies

7. Which musical group originated in Las Vegas?

a. The Killers

b. Imagine Dragons

c. Slaughter

d. The Crystal Method

e. All of the above

8. Demolition footage from the Landmark hotel appeared in which film?

a. The Day After Tomorrow

b. Armageddon

c. 2012

d. Mars Attacks!

9. Which showbiz star attended Las Vegas Academy of the Arts?

a. Matthew Gray Gubler

b. Paris Hilton

c. Julianne Hough

d. Both A and C

10. Which actress died tragically in a plane crash on Mount Potosi, 30 miles outside of Las Vegas?

a. Carole Lombard

b. Margaret Sullivan

c. Jean Harlow

d. Joan Crawford


1. B. Although The Beatles were the hottest musical group on the planet in 1964, Las Vegas talent bookers were not as enamored with the Fab Four, as teenage audiences weren’t necessarily the city’s clientele. Every casino passed on the group except for the Sahara, which offered them $25,000 for two performances inside the casino’s Congo Room. Yet,

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