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Match The Clues To The Person Trivia Quiz


From the clues given, just match the person to whom it relates.

A matching quiz by Lord_Digby. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Lord_Digby
Time
3 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
414,470
Updated
Nov 27 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
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Awards
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(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.
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1. Former politician, member of the House of Lords, author of "Kane and Abel"  
  David Beckham
2. Marconi Company, radio location technology, Hovercraft  
  Gary Lineker
3. Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Barcelona, England  
  John Constable
4. "The Hay Wain," "Stratford Mill," and "The Cornfield, Suffolk."   
  J. M. W. Turner
5. He has been mayor of London. (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip from 2015 to 2023. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, author of "The Dream of Rome."  
  Jeffrey Archer
6. Prime Minister, "Iron Curtain" speech, author, "Savrola," "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples,"  
  James Dyson
7. "The Fighting Temeraire," "The Shipwreck," and "The Slave Ship."  
  Boris Johnson
8. Manchester United, Real Madrid, England, and LA Galaxy  
  John Major
9. Vacuum cleaners, air purifiers, hand dryers, household appliances, and "Dual Cyclone Technology"  
  Christopher Cockerell
10. He was MP for Huntingdon, Parliamentary Private Secretary, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and Prime Minister.  
  Winston Churchill





Select each answer

1. Former politician, member of the House of Lords, author of "Kane and Abel"
2. Marconi Company, radio location technology, Hovercraft
3. Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Barcelona, England
4. "The Hay Wain," "Stratford Mill," and "The Cornfield, Suffolk."
5. He has been mayor of London. (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip from 2015 to 2023. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, author of "The Dream of Rome."
6. Prime Minister, "Iron Curtain" speech, author, "Savrola," "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples,"
7. "The Fighting Temeraire," "The Shipwreck," and "The Slave Ship."
8. Manchester United, Real Madrid, England, and LA Galaxy
9. Vacuum cleaners, air purifiers, hand dryers, household appliances, and "Dual Cyclone Technology"
10. He was MP for Huntingdon, Parliamentary Private Secretary, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and Prime Minister.

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Former politician, member of the House of Lords, author of "Kane and Abel"

Answer: Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer was born in London, England, on April 5, 1940. Jeffrey first became an MP when he won the Conservative Party seat in Louth, Lincolnshire, in 1969. After a five-year period as an MP, he never put up his name for re-election for financial reasons.

His novel "Kane and Abel," published in 1979, has become one of the best-selling books in the world. Although he is no longer an MP, he is still a member of the House of Lords (his life peers), meaning he is appointed and has not been inherited.
2. Marconi Company, radio location technology, Hovercraft

Answer: Christopher Cockerell

Christopher Cockerell was born on June 4, 1910, in Cambridge, England. In 1969, Christopher was knighted for his services to engineering. Christopher Cockerell was the inventor of the hovercraft. Christopher went to the University of Cambridge to study radio and electronics. In 1935, he went to work for the Marconi Company. While at Marconi, he became the leader of a research team, worked on many products, and also worked on the radiolocation system's "Radar." After World War I, he continued to develop radio location technology. When Christopher left the Marconi Company, he bought a small company called Ripplecraft Ltd.

Christopher got the idea of a hovercraft from work carried out by a company called Thornycroft, which had built a small craft that had been partially raised out of the water by a small engine. Christopher took this to the next level by working on his theory of the air moving around the sides of a craft with a curtain around the sides to hold the air in. This meant that a cushion of high pressure would be created and could lift a craft. Work progressed to the point where he built his first prototype, which worked. The concept was put before the British Government, which later put the development on the classified list until 1958. Later in 1958, it was declassified as other companies' had similar developments. The hovercraft went on to be used in the military and was used as transport to go over the English channel. He died at Hythe, Hampshire, on June 1, 1999.
3. Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Barcelona, England

Answer: Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker was born on November 30, 1960. Gary is a BBC sports broadcaster and former professional footballer. In Gary's senior career, he has played 461 games and scored 238 goals. While playing for England, Gary's record was playing 80 games and scoring in 48.

Another milestone in Gary's career was that he was never given a yellow or red card. Gary was also the face of Walker Crisps on the TV ads in the UK. Gary has presented Match of the Day on BBC television since the late 1990s.
4. "The Hay Wain," "Stratford Mill," and "The Cornfield, Suffolk."

Answer: John Constable

John Constable was born on June 11, 1776, in East Bergholt, Suffolk, England. John specialised in landscape paintings. He is well known for his famous paintings, which include "Wivenhoe Park" (1816), "Dedham Vale" (1821), and "The Hay Wain" (1821). Today, his paintings are very collectible but very expensive. John Constable never really made a lot of money from his paintings, like many other artists. In fact, he was never financially successful.

John sold more of his paintings in France than he did in his home country. His painting "The Hay Wain" is probably his most famous landscape painting. It's a landscape of a rural scene on the River Stour with three horses pulling a cart through a pond beside a cottage. The name of the cottage was "Willy Lott's Cottage," a tenant farmer who was a neighbour of John Constable's father. The painting itself was done in oil. He died on March 31, 1837 (aged 60) in London, England. The cause of death was reported to be heart failure.
5. He has been mayor of London. (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip from 2015 to 2023. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, author of "The Dream of Rome."

Answer: Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson was born on June 19th, 1964. Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister between July 24, 2019 and September 6, 2022. When Johnson became Prime Minister, one of the first jobs he undertook was the re-opening of the Brexit negotiations. In December 2019, Johnson called for a snap election in which the Conservative Party won by a huge margin. Johnson announced his resignation as Prime Minister in the autumn of 2022. Johnson had many ups and downs in his short career as Prime Minister. The downfall of his career was with the COVID-19 pandemic, but that's another story.

What a lot of people don't know about Boris is that he is also a writer. He is the author of "The Dream of Rome,Have I Got Views For You," and "The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History."
6. Prime Minister, "Iron Curtain" speech, author, "Savrola," "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples,"

Answer: Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill was born on November 30, 1874, in Blenheim, Oxfordshire, England. Winston became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom two times. The first time was between 1940 and 1945, and the second term was between 1951 and 1955. He was also the leader of the Conservative Party from 1940 to 1955. When the Second World War started, Churchill formed a national government in which he oversaw British involvement in the war. After the war in 1945, the Conservative Party lost the general election, and Churchill became Leader of the Opposition. Churchill remained in politics until 1964. upon his death in 1965. Churchill was given a rare state funeral in 1965. It was the largest state funeral in British history.

Winston Churchill was also an author and amateur artist. Churchill received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953. Other books by Churchill are "The Birth of Britain," "Onwards to Victory," and "Marlborough: His Life and Times." He died on January 24, 1965. Churchill had a stroke on January 12, 1965, and died twelve days later. Churchill had a history of small strokes but did have a severe stroke in 1953.
7. "The Fighting Temeraire," "The Shipwreck," and "The Slave Ship."

Answer: J. M. W. Turner

Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775 - 19 December 1851), was an English artist, printmaker, and watercolorist. He was known for his landscape paintings. At the age of 14, Turner went to the Royal Academy of Art and was accepted into the academy a year later. The founder of the Royal Academy of Art was another artist named Joshua Reynolds, who accepted Turner into the academy.

In his career, he painted over 550 oil paintings and in excess of 2000 water colours. Paintings by Tuner include "The Fighting Temeraire," "The Slave Ship," and "The Shipwreck." Turner loved to paint marine landscapes with vividn colours. He died on December 19, 1851, of cholera at the home of Sophia Caroline Booth, his long-time partner. Turner is buried at St. Paul's Cathedral, London.
8. Manchester United, Real Madrid, England, and LA Galaxy

Answer: David Beckham

David Beckham was born on May 2, 1975, in London, England. David was a professional footballer who started his career with Manchester United. David's first game as a professional footballer was against Leeds United on April 2, 1995. The game ended in a draw. On August 17, 1996, in the opening game of the season, Beckham scored a goal from 57 yards when he chipped the goalkeeper who had been on his line. In the 1998-99 season, Beckham helped United win the Triple Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League. Beckham also played for England (1996-2009), appearing 115 times and scoring 17 goals. Beckham also played for Real Madrid from 2003-2007, the LA Galaxy from 2007-2012, and Paris Saint-Germain in 2013.

David also played for AC Milan in 2009/10 while on loan. Outside of football, Beckham has had a successful career as a model, and at the present time (2023), he is the current president and co-owner of Inter Miami; the other co-owners are Jorge Mas and Jose Mas. Beckham is married to Victoria Adams, who was a member of the girl band "The Spice Girls." They have four children.
9. Vacuum cleaners, air purifiers, hand dryers, household appliances, and "Dual Cyclone Technology"

Answer: James Dyson

James Dyson is a British inventor, born on May 2, 1947, in Cromer, Norfolk, England. James Dyson is the founder of Dyson Limited, which all started in 1991. Dyson is a multinational technology company and is known for the first bagless vacuum cleaner using cyclonic separation. The first Dyson vacuum cleaner invented was the "G-Force" cleaner in 1983. Unfortunately, in the UK, no manufacturer or distributor would be willing to take up his cleaner because of the knock-on effect it would have on the sale of paper bags that normal cleaners have. Dyson decided to launch his product in Japan through catalogue sales. Dyson talked to most of the major manufacturers about moving forward with his invention but was turned down. In the end, Dyson decided to start his own company, "Dyson Ltd," and in June 1993, he opened a research centre and factory.

The Dyson Dual Cyclone vacuum cleaner became the best-selling cleaner in the UK and did better than some of the manufacturers who had turned him down. Nowadays, Dyson is a household name, along with other products like the washing machine called the "ContraRotator" and the "Dyson Airblade," a fast hand dryer. In 2023, he was said to be the fifth richest person in the UK, with an estimated net worth of 23 billion.
10. He was MP for Huntingdon, Parliamentary Private Secretary, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and Prime Minister.

Answer: John Major

John Major was born on March 29, 1943. He was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 1990 and 1997. Major had various roles as a Conservative member, including Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1987-1989), Foreign Secretary (July-October 1989), and Chancellor of the Exchequer (1989-1999). In 1990, Major and other candidates challenged Thatcher for the leadership of the Conservative Party, and when Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister, Major became prime minister as other candidates withdrew from the challenge. He stood down from politics at the 2001 general election.

John Major is also an author, like many other ex-politicians. A few of his works are "Britain at the Heart of Europe," "Send a Gunboat," "More Than a Game: The Story of Cricket's Early Years," and "Our Nation's Future."
Source: Author Lord_Digby

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