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Quiz about By Georges
Quiz about By Georges

By Georges! Trivia Quiz

In this quiz you have ten men, all with George as their given name. Match the George to a small description about them. Good luck!
This is a renovated/adopted version of an old quiz by author Quizzical

A matching quiz by kyleisalive. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Jun 06 23
# Qns
Very Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: leith90 (10/10), Guest 166 (8/10), Guest 85 (0/10).
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Buried in Mount Vernon.  
  George Gallup
2. One part of the Traveling Wilburys.  
  Sir George Williams
3. Wrote of Napoleon and Big Brother.  
  George Fox
4. He claimed that "guilty feet have got no rhythm".  
  George Michael
5. The composer of the opera "Carmen".  
  Georges Bizet
6. American researcher and opinion analyst famous for polls.  
  George Eastman
7. Founder of the Society of Friends, or the 'Quakers'.  
  George Harrison
8. Founded the YMCA in 1844.  
  George VI
9. Developed the Kodak photographic company.  
  George Orwell
10. The last Emperor of India.  
  George Washington

Select each answer

1. Buried in Mount Vernon.
2. One part of the Traveling Wilburys.
3. Wrote of Napoleon and Big Brother.
4. He claimed that "guilty feet have got no rhythm".
5. The composer of the opera "Carmen".
6. American researcher and opinion analyst famous for polls.
7. Founder of the Society of Friends, or the 'Quakers'.
8. Founded the YMCA in 1844.
9. Developed the Kodak photographic company.
10. The last Emperor of India.

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Buried in Mount Vernon.

Answer: George Washington

Mount Vernon was the site of Washington's former plantation home, and located in Fairfax County, Virginia, it's home to the Washington family tomb where he was laid to rest in 1799. Washington, of course, was one of the Founding Fathers and the first President of the United States, having established the office in 1789. Prior to this, he was a notable figure in what was then British America, having led forces in the American Revolution.

As a result he's one of the most enduring figures of U.S. history.
2. One part of the Traveling Wilburys.

Answer: George Harrison

While a member of the Traveling Wilburys alongside Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty, George Harrison is probably best-known for his work as one of the four members of The Beatles. Harrison was an accomplished singer-songwriter on his own as well, and after a time, created HandMade Films to dabble in movie production.

The second of the Beatles to pass away, he left behind a legacy of humanitarian work in Asia and a catalogue of music classics spanning four decades.
3. Wrote of Napoleon and Big Brother.

Answer: George Orwell

Born in British India, George Orwell inevitably became one of the most important names in literature in the mid-20th century, not only being an accomplished essayist and journalist, but creating classic works of fiction like "Animal Farm" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four", the latter of which is considered a benchmark for dystopian fiction. Already a heavy smoker, Orwell contracted tuberculosis in 1947, the complications of which led to his death in 1950.
4. He claimed that "guilty feet have got no rhythm".

Answer: George Michael

Born in England, George Michael would team up with his friend, Andrew Ridgeley, to form The Executives before changing their name to Wham! and becoming one of the big pop duos of the early 1980s. Eventually becoming a major solo singer in his own right, George Michael would be the recipient of Grammy Awards and join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2023.

At one time, George Michael was part of the UK's best-selling recording (Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?"); it would only be overtaken thirteen years after its release by Elton John's "Candle in the Wind".
5. The composer of the opera "Carmen".

Answer: Georges Bizet

A French composer who was privileged with acceptance into the Conservatoire de Paris at a young age, Georges Bizet was able to indulge in the finer things through the Romantic and early Victorian Eras in Europe, travelling back and forth to Rome to engage with the arts as a result of winning the Prix de Rome in 1857.

His most famous opera, "Carmen", is an enduring work, and its lack of early success in Paris probably weighed heavily since he passed away shortly after its debut. It would go on to be one of the most popular operas coming out of the nineteenth century.
6. American researcher and opinion analyst famous for polls.

Answer: George Gallup

Becoming a Professor of Journalism at Columbia University, George Gallup had worked his way through a number of industries in the early-to-mid-twentieth-century that allowed him to develop and refine polling capabilities not only in the United States, but across the world.

It started with politics; Gallup was best known for predicting Presidential wins in the U.S. despite media consensus. His company, Gallup, Inc., would eventually develop the World Poll, known for its global indexing of everything from world infrastructure to well-being.
7. Founder of the Society of Friends, or the 'Quakers'.

Answer: George Fox

George Fox was a complicated figure in the seventeenth century as, during his time in London, he was known to speak out about the activities and customs of the Protestant church. What resulted was general dissent, not only from him, but those who he preached to. Surrounding himself with the 'Society of Friends', he would go on to influence men like William Penn, who was the first of the Quakers to arrive in America.

He would tour America, eventually, and perform healing miracles before passing away back in Europe in 1691.
8. Founded the YMCA in 1844.

Answer: Sir George Williams

English businessman George Williams, knighted in 1894 by Queen Victoria, did a lot of good during her era, establishing the YMCA (the Young Men's Christian Association) in London in 1844. Revered for his philanthropical works in the nineteenth century, he would pass away in 1905 and be buried in St Paul's Cathedral.

The YMCA, in the modern era, is an internationally-known charitable organization.
9. Developed the Kodak photographic company.

Answer: George Eastman

The founder of Eastman Kodak, George Eastman's business savviness helped put photographic film rolls into a space of inevitable affordability. Going into the back half of the century, Kodak would be an international and ubiquitous brand; it's particularly interesting that into the 21st century, film would be on the way out. Eastman passed away in 1932 and was buried in Rochester, New York.
10. The last Emperor of India.

Answer: George VI

The King of England before the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, King George VI had a reign of sixteen years leading out of the 1930s. As Head of State he also ended up being the Emperor of India, a circumstance afforded because of Britain's influence on the nation since the time of Queen Victoria, though this position was abolished when the Republic of India in was established in 1950. King George VI was the monarch in power in England during all of WWII and he reigned until his death in 1952.
Source: Author kyleisalive

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