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Quiz about Assorted Nicknames
Quiz about Assorted Nicknames

Assorted Nicknames Trivia Quiz


Can you guess the specific person based on the nickname they received?

A multiple-choice quiz by dersteppenwolf. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
411,598
Updated
Jan 25 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which Austrian musical composer was referred to as "The Little Mushroom" by the people he knew? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which famous Roman statesman has a name that translates to "chickpea" in Latin? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Mired in myth and speculation, this Hungarian noblewoman was accused of killing and torturing hundreds of females. It's believed that she bathed in blood to receive eternal youth, contributing to her nickname "The Blood Countess." Who was she? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which controversial Russian figure was given the nickname "Mad Monk?" Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The people of his time called him "The Little Corporal." You may be surprised to learn that this nickname was given affectionately and had more to do with his military achievements and not so much his alleged short height. Who was he? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The 43rd President of the United States was referred to as "Dubya." Who would this be? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Amid tensions within the British Royal Family, she was given the nickname "The Rottweiler." Who would this be? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This former British Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party was called "Bambi." Who would this be? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. This Italian leader was known as "Il Duce." Who was he? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. This American general in World War II was nicknamed "Old Blood and Guts." Who was he? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which Austrian musical composer was referred to as "The Little Mushroom" by the people he knew?

Answer: Franz Schubert

Born in Vienna, Austria, Franz Schubert (1797-1828) was a musical composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras. Because of his small frame, his friends in school referred to him as "The Little Mushroom." Although he appeared short, he was said to have had the best and most angelic voice in his school choir. One of Schubert's most celebrated musical works is "Ave Maria."
2. Which famous Roman statesman has a name that translates to "chickpea" in Latin?

Answer: Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-43 BC) was a statesman and philosopher from Ancient Rome, well-known for his orations on politics and society. The surname "Cicero" originated from the nickname "cicer", the Latin word for "chickpea." Writing of Cicero, Plutarch believed the name came from an ancestor who had a dent in his nose resembling the cleft of a chickpea.
3. Mired in myth and speculation, this Hungarian noblewoman was accused of killing and torturing hundreds of females. It's believed that she bathed in blood to receive eternal youth, contributing to her nickname "The Blood Countess." Who was she?

Answer: Elizabeth Báthory

Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed (1560-1614) was a Hungarian noblewoman who received the nickname "The Blood Countess" after being accused of killing and torturing hundreds of females. One famous accusation involved her bathing in the blood of virgins to attain eternal youth.

However, historians debate the validity of the accusations, some believing the accusations were part of a witch-hunt or efforts to diminish the influence of the Báthory noble family. Some believe that her infamous legacy influenced Bram Stoker's "Dracula."
4. Which controversial Russian figure was given the nickname "Mad Monk?"

Answer: Grigori Rasputin

Grigori Rasputin (1869-1916) was a Russian mystic, best known for befriending the Romanovs, the Russian Royal Family of the last Tsar, Nicholas II. Rasputin acted as a "healer," potentially able to help the Tsar's son, Alexei, who had the genetic condition of hemophilia. Rasputin's mysterious nature sparked controversy and conspiracy theories from the Russian public, straining the already negative views of the Russian Royals.

This "Mad Monk" was assassinated in 1916 before the start of the Russian Revolution.
5. The people of his time called him "The Little Corporal." You may be surprised to learn that this nickname was given affectionately and had more to do with his military achievements and not so much his alleged short height. Who was he?

Answer: Napoleon Bonaparte

French military leader and emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte (1768-1821), was called "The Little Corporal" by his soldiers. Although Napoleon is widely known for being short in stature, this nickname was not a reflection of his stature. Rather, his soldiers gave him this nickname affectionately to honor his rank and military achievements.

Modern historians debate Napoleon's exact height, acknowledging that biased propaganda during the Napoleonic Wars contributed to the widespread belief that Napoleon was abnormally short.
6. The 43rd President of the United States was referred to as "Dubya." Who would this be?

Answer: George W. Bush

George W. Bush was the 43rd President of the United States and the son of the former president, George H.W. Bush. He received the nickname "Dubya" based on his middle initial and to distinguish him from his father with the same first and last name.
7. Amid tensions within the British Royal Family, she was given the nickname "The Rottweiler." Who would this be?

Answer: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, now married to Charles III, reportedly received the nickname "The Rottweiler" by Princess Diana who was formerly married to the then Prince Charles. In reference to Camilla, Princess Diana famously explained in a 1995 interview, "There were three of us in this marriage." Enamored with covering the British Royals, the media continued to use this nickname to refer to Camilla.
8. This former British Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party was called "Bambi." Who would this be?

Answer: Tony Blair

Tony Blair is the only Leader of the Labour Party out of all the choices. As the British Prime Minister from 1997 to 2007, Tony Blair received various nicknames. "Bambi" was one nickname for Tony Blair, referring to his distinct young age (the youngest British Prime Minister since 1812) and speculations of being a soft or fawnlike leader (of course before being nicknamed "Bliar" and receiving opposition for his stance on the Iraq War). Blair was referred to as "Bambi" by Tory opponents, a nickname that stuck in the press and political cartoons.
9. This Italian leader was known as "Il Duce." Who was he?

Answer: Benito Mussolini

The Italian Fascist leader, Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) gave himself the title "Il Duce" from the Latin "dux" meaning "leader." The title "Il Duce" is heavily associated with dictatorship and the ideology of fascism. Mussolini was the Italian dictator during WW2 and helped build the foundations of fascism in Europe before the war, inspiring leaders such as Adolf Hitler of Germany.
10. This American general in World War II was nicknamed "Old Blood and Guts." Who was he?

Answer: George S. Patton

Fiercely leading American soldiers in WWII, General George S. Patton (1885-1945) wanted his soldiers to know exactly what to expect in battle. Patton once announced to his soldiers, "you're going to be up to your neck in blood and guts." This created a strong impression, contributing to his nickname "Old Blood and Guts."
Source: Author dersteppenwolf

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