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Immortality Thrust Upon Them

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Immortality Thrust Upon Them game quiz
"It's one thing to be named for a famous object or event ... but what if that thing is named for you? Here's a quiz about famous people who became famous despite themselves."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  

1. In the 'Winnie-the-Pooh' stories, who was the character of Christopher Robin based on?
    The author's son
    The author's brother
    A friend of the family
    A neighbor's child

2. There is a lot of controversy as to who or what the 'Baby Ruth' candy bar is named for. Can you pick out at least one who is NOT in the running?
    the granddaughter of the candy company president
    The daughter of a U.S. President
    A race horse
    A big league baseball player

3. Who turned his rambunctious son into a cartoon 'menace' in thousands of newspapers for over 50 years?
    Johnny Hart
    Bill Watterson
    Winsor McKay
    Hank Ketcham

4. What famous restaurant chain was named for 8-year-old Melinda Lou Thomas?

5. Not all child-inspired names have a cute connotation. Meteorologist John Hope of the U.S. Hurricane Forecast Center used his own daughter's name in a list of storms for an upcoming hurricane season. What was her name?

6. Back in 1963, a 22-year-old Arizona man was arrested, charged and convicted of rape and robbery, but his case was thrown out by the U.S. Supreme Court, ruling he was not aware of his rights as a citizen. Since then, all U.S. police have to give what to all arrested persons?
    The 'Miranda Rights'
    The 'Quarels Quarrel'
    A 'Seilbert Warning'
    A 'Conally Code'

7. On a July day in 1862, Charles Dodgson regaled three young girls with a story of an amazing adventure. One of the girls asked him if he could put the whole story in writing. Not only did he do that, but made the girl the heroine of the story. What was her name?

8. Despite being linked with one of the most popular childrens' books, movies and plays of the English language, the person for whom this character was named eventually killed himself over the notoriety. Who was the character?
    Pippi Longstocking
    Puss in Boots
    Peter Pan

9. In the 14th century, he was hailed as one of the most learned men in Europe. By the 16th Century, though, his followers were ridiculed by the use of his own name. Who was he?
    Haymo of Faversham
    John Duns Scotus
    William of Ockham
    The Venerable Bede

10. Okay, maybe this person did work to make himself famous, but one of the most enduring legacies of the U.S. 26th President is something he would have soon have us forget. What is it?
    The Franklin Stove
    Lincoln Logs
    The Hoover Vacuum
    The Teddy Bear

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Compiled Jun 28 12