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Quiz about A Quiz Called Sebastian

A Quiz Called Sebastian


Once upon a time, there was a quiz called Sebastian who, upon discovering that he had a venerable name, set forth to discover those who shared his moniker. Can you help him discover more about these Sebastians?

A multiple-choice quiz by KayceeKool. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
KayceeKool
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
319,004
Updated
Jul 23 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
629
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Question 1 of 10
1. This Sebastian, later Baron Coe of Ranmore, won consecutive gold medals at the 1980 and 1984 Olympics over the same distance. In which event did Sebastian Coe triumph? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. This Sebastian was an English actor best known for his role as Mr French in the TV sitcom "Family Affair". However, which Disney character did the voice of Sebastian Cabot bring to life? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This Sebastian had a number one hit in 1976 with the song "Welcome Back", which was the theme song for the TV show "Welcome Back Kotter". John Benson Sebastian was also the founder and lead singer for which 1960s group? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. This Sebastian wears a number 0 jersey and never lets a hurricane get in his way. Of which university is Sebastian the Ibis the official mascot? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This Sebastian is a fictional character who is considered to be both sinner and saint. Who is Sebastian Tombs better known as? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. This Sebastian, or to give him his full name Horatio Thelonious Ignacious Crustaceous Sebastian, performed which song that won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1990?

Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This Sebastian has been described as one of fiction's greatest drunks. Lord Sebastian Flyte is a character from which novel that appears on "Time" magazine "All-Time 100 Novels" list? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. These two Sebastians have both made their mark in their chosen profession. Sebastien Loeb and Sebastian Vettel are both successful participants in which popular sport? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. This Sebastian is the reincarnation of a witchcraft-practising ancestor of a villainous character named Alexandra. In which cartoon and comic series does Sebastian the Cat appear? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. This Sebastian shared an identity with a literary giant . Sebastian Melmoth was the assumed name of which famous Irish playwright and poet? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This Sebastian, later Baron Coe of Ranmore, won consecutive gold medals at the 1980 and 1984 Olympics over the same distance. In which event did Sebastian Coe triumph?

Answer: 1500m

Sebastian Coe beat two of his greatest rivals to win the 1500m gold medal, namely Steve Ovett, who took the bronze medal in the 1980 Moscow Games, and Steve Cram, who took silver in the 1984 Los Angeles Games. As far as the three wrong options are concerned, Coe also won consecutive silver medals at these two games in the 800m, an event which was considered to be his specialty. In 1981, he set world records in the 800m, 1000m and in the mile where the record changed hands between him and Steve Ovett three times in nineteen days.

Appropriately, Sebastian Coe won his first major race in the 800m at the 1977 European Indoor Championship held in San Sebastian, Spain. He was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1991 and was elected to the House of Lords as a Life Peer in 2000. He later became Chairman of the London Olympics Organising Committee and also a Vice President of the IAAF.

In Roman Catholicism, Sebastian is the patron saint of athletes.
2. This Sebastian was an English actor best known for his role as Mr French in the TV sitcom "Family Affair". However, which Disney character did the voice of Sebastian Cabot bring to life?

Answer: Bagheera the panther

Although he specialised in elegant, upper-class English voices, Charles Sebastian Thomas Cabot was born a Cockney in 1918. He left school at age fourteen and began work as a garage helper. He also worked as a chauffeur and a chef before beginning his acting career in 1935. His most memorable role was that of Giles French, the quintessential gentleman's gentleman opposite Brian Keith in the 1960s sitcom "Family Affair". However, he is also known for his voice work and, apart from bringing Bagheera to life, he was the voice of Sir Ector in "The Sword in the Stone", narrated Winnie the Pooh and was the voice of Noah in the first recording of Igor Stravinsky's "The Flood". He died on August 22, 1977 and is buried in Los Angeles just yards from Brian Keith.

Sterling Holloway provided the voice for Kaa in "The Jungle Book", Merlin was performed by Karl Swenson in "The Sword and the Stone" and Tarzan was voiced by Tony Goldwyn in "Tarzan".
3. This Sebastian had a number one hit in 1976 with the song "Welcome Back", which was the theme song for the TV show "Welcome Back Kotter". John Benson Sebastian was also the founder and lead singer for which 1960s group?

Answer: The Lovin' Spoonful

Formed in 1965 in Greenwich Village, The Lovin' Spoonful took its name from a line in Mississippi John Hurt's song "Blue Coffee". They were responsible for such hits as "Do You Believe in Magic", "Daydream" and "Summer in the City", which spent three weeks at number one in the USA. They were inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. John Sebastian left the group in 1968 to pursue a solo career which included playing Woodstock, writing a children's book and numerous TV performances. He was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2008.

All three of the wrong answers are inductees into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame - the Byrds, whose lead singer is Roger McGuinn, in 1991; Creedence Clearwater Revival with lead singer John Fogarty in 1993; and the Canadian rock group The Band with lead vocalist Robbie Robertson, in 1994.
4. This Sebastian wears a number 0 jersey and never lets a hurricane get in his way. Of which university is Sebastian the Ibis the official mascot?

Answer: University of Miami

Created in 1957 and named after the San Sebastian Hall, a residential hall on campus which sponsored an Ibis entry in the Homecoming competition, Sebastian the Ibis is the official mascot of the University of Miami's Hurricanes. The first Sebastian was student John Stormont and, from 1984 to 1992, Sebastian was played by John Routh who created Sebastian's signature, the famous C-A-N-E-S cheer where he forms the letters with his body.

Of the wrong options: Cocky, a cartoon version of a gamecock is the mascot for the University of South Carolina; Big Jay, who is a combination of a Blue Jay and a Sparrow Hawk cheers on the University of Kansas; and HokieBird, who has won the National Mascot competition, does the job for Virginia Tech.
5. This Sebastian is a fictional character who is considered to be both sinner and saint. Who is Sebastian Tombs better known as?

Answer: Simon Templar

Sebastian Tombs was created as an alter-ego for Simon Templar who is also known as The Saint, the hero of the series of novels written by Leslie Charteris between 1928 and 1963. The Saint had a number of pseudonyms all beginning with the letters initials ST: Sullivan Titwillow and Sugarman Treacle being amongst them. He was known for his calling card of a stick man with a halo. Simon Templar has variously been played by George Sanders, Roger Moore, Ian Ogilvy and Val Kilmer in the different TV and film versions of the books.

All of the wrong answers are pseudonyms or alter-egos in their own right. Edward Nashton is better known as The Riddler, a super-villain in the DC Comics and rival of Batman. Lamont Cranston is the secret identity of The Shadow, a super-hero who first began in the 1930s. Finally, Jonathan Oldstyle is the pseudonym used by the American author and historian Washington Irving whose name was itself used as a pseudonym in Joseph Heller's famed novel "Catch-22".
6. This Sebastian, or to give him his full name Horatio Thelonious Ignacious Crustaceous Sebastian, performed which song that won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1990?

Answer: Under The Sea

Sebastian the Crab is a character developed especially for the film version of "The Little Mermaid" as a friend to Ariel. He does not appear in the original story by Hans Christian Anderson. He was voiced in the movie by Samuel E Wright who sang the Oscar-winning song which was composed by Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman. Sebastian the Crab also made an appearance in "Aladdin" as well as in the Kingdom Hearts Series.

All three of the songs listed as wrong answers featured at the Academy Awards in the Best Original Song category. "Kiss the Girl" is also sung by Sebastian and was nominated in 1990, but lost out to "Under the Sea". "Somewhere Out There" is from "An American Tail" and was nominated in 1987. Lastly, "Friend like Me" from "Aladdin" was nominated in 1992.
7. This Sebastian has been described as one of fiction's greatest drunks. Lord Sebastian Flyte is a character from which novel that appears on "Time" magazine "All-Time 100 Novels" list?

Answer: Brideshead Revisited

Lord Sebastian Flyte is the younger son of the Marquis of Marchmain in Evelyn Waugh's novel "Brideshead Revisited - The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder", which was first published in 1945. Carrying his teddy bear, Aloysius, he is a character who is charming and seemingly carefree but who is ultimately self destructive. He was memorably portrayed by Anthony Andrews in the 1981 TV production.

In 2005, "Time" magazine published "Time's Critics Pick the Best 100 Novels - 1923 to the Present". All three of the wrong answers featured on this list. Published in 1924, "A Passage to India" was written by E M Forster and is set against the backdrop of the British Raj. "A Handful of Dust" was also written by Evelyn Waugh and the title is an allusion to T S Eliot's "The Wasteland". Finally, "The Heart of the Matter" is Grahame Greene's 1948 novel.
8. These two Sebastians have both made their mark in their chosen profession. Sebastien Loeb and Sebastian Vettel are both successful participants in which popular sport?

Answer: Motor Racing

Sebastien (the French spelling of Sebastian) Loeb is a French, six-time World Rally Champion, winning consecutive titles from 2004 to 2009. Starting out as a gymnast, he switched to rally driving and won the Junior World Title in 2001. He is also a three-time winner of the Race of Champions, the multi- discipline race held annually, winning in 2003, 2005 and 2008. As part of this race, he won the Nations Cup for France driving with Jean Alesi. He was made a Knight of the Legion d' Honneur in May 2009.

Sebastian Vettel finished runner up in the 2009 Formula 1 Driver's Championship, winning four times in China, Britain, Japan and Abu Dhabi. At the time of the achievement, he was the youngest driver ever to score points in a Grand Prix, to lead an F1 race, to secure pole position and win an F1 race. He has also won the Nations Cup at the Race of Champions when, together with Michael Schumacher, they won for Germany in 2007.

All three of the wrong sports have their own Sebastians. Sebastian Joly was a French professional cyclist who is currently battling cancer; Sebastian Janikowski was a Polish place kicker with the Oakland Raiders; and Juan Sebastian Veron was an Argentinian international midfielder who was chosen by Pele for the FIFA 100 list in 2004
9. This Sebastian is the reincarnation of a witchcraft-practising ancestor of a villainous character named Alexandra. In which cartoon and comic series does Sebastian the Cat appear?

Answer: Josie & the Pussycats

Sebastian the Cat is the reincarnation of Sebastian Cabot, an ancestor of the scheming and jealous Alexandra Cabot in the cartoon and comic series "Josie and the Pussycats". Known as a tuxedo cat because of his black and white coat, Sebastian is voiced by Don Messick in the cartoon series. "Josie and the Pussycats" began life as a comic book about a fictional rock band when it was published by Archie Comics from 1963 to 1982. It was subsequently made into a Saturday morning cartoon by Hanna Barbera Productions from 1970 and into a film in 2001.

All three wrong answers have connections to Archie Comics. "The Archies" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" are both Archie Comics creations, whilst "The Veronicas" are an Australian electro-pop duo who were sued by Archie Comics for trademark infringement. They believed that the same came from the Archie Comics character Veronica Lodge before signing a cross-promotional agreement with Archie Comics.
10. This Sebastian shared an identity with a literary giant . Sebastian Melmoth was the assumed name of which famous Irish playwright and poet?

Answer: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was released from jail and fled to France in 1897. Arriving in Dieppe, he began using the name Sebastian Melmoth which was a combination of Saint Sebastian, the third century Christian martyr, and Melmoth, the central character in the Gothic novel "Melmoth the Wanderer". The novel was written by Charles Robert Maturin who was Wilde's great-uncle by marriage. He lived in Paris for the next three years before dying, bankrupt, of meningitis on November 30, 1900 at the age of 46. He is buried in the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

All three wrong answers are Irish playwrights and poets who have all won the Nobel Prize for Literature: George Bernard Shaw in 1925, William Butler Yeats in 1923 and Samuel Beckett in 1969.
Source: Author KayceeKool

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