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If you've ever wondered if there's a place named after Clyde, a song named for Adam, an island named for Christine, or a book named for Suzannah, you've come to the right place. If the theme for your quiz is a name, your quiz belongs here.

Note - quizzes based on the etymology of names go in the 'Names' subcategory of General.
Quizzes asking ONLY about people with the same name go in the 'Name Game' subcategory of People.

150 Thematic Names quizzes and 2,100 Thematic Names trivia questions.
  Lyrically   popular trivia quiz  
Classification Quiz
 12 Qns
Sorting Four Names Known from Literature
Lorelei, Eleanor, Tristan and Hercules. Can you sort the name to the phrase associated with it?
Average, 12 Qns, heidi66, Feb 01 24
heidi66 gold member
Feb 01 24
187 plays
  A My Name is ...   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten names, ten questions on a range of topics.
Easier, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Dec 03 20
looney_tunes editor
Dec 03 20
1527 plays
Finding Nemos
  Finding Nemos   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz will take you on a worldwide journey in search of an assorted selection of Nemos.
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Apr 19 23
Fifiona81 editor
Apr 19 23
675 plays
  One Name Is Enough    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Why bother with two names when people know you just as well by one? See if you know this collection of fictional or nonfictional people with mononyms, that is, known by one name.
Easier, 10 Qns, cardsfan_027, Dec 24 22
cardsfan_027 gold member
Dec 24 22
484 plays
  Double Take   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the two clues to their common name.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Jan 21 20
Very Easy
Jan 21 20
963 plays
  We've got Pattis in the Paddies!   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you match these people, places, and things named Patti, Pattie, Patty or Paddy? Note that some answers have multiple matches, but there is only one correct solution to the game.
Easier, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Aug 22 19
PDAZ gold member
Aug 22 19
547 plays
  How Strong Are Your Arms?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many famous people with the surname Armstrong. See what you know about them, and their name.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Feb 26 16
agony editor
1763 plays
  Named After British Monarchs?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Animals, vegetables and a wide variety of other items bear the name of English and British monarchs. Ten questions about the names of items named after ten different kings and queens. Unless otherwise specified all references are to British items.
Average, 10 Qns, Mutchisman, Jun 29 17
2692 plays
  Corn on the Bob   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All the questions in this quiz will deal with just one word. Just like a jigsaw puzzle in quiz form. Hope you enjoy this adventure!
Easier, 10 Qns, linkan, Dec 05 23
linkan gold member
Dec 05 23
916 plays
  Can You Place My Name?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You may be looking for a real person, a character in a movie or on TV, an animal or even a state of mind. They all have names which are also the names of towns, cities or states in various countries around the world.
Average, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Aug 20 19
shipyardbernie gold member
Aug 20 19
599 plays
trivia question Quick Question
In 2003 this actor played the role of Papa Elf in the movie, "Elf". What is his last name only?

From Quiz "Corn on the Bob"

  Els' Bells   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
How many of these people, places and things whose "first names" are "El" ring a bell for you? I'm sure many will be familiar. Have fun.
Average, 15 Qns, shvdotr, Jun 14 15
shvdotr gold member
406 plays
  Rio Blank    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
There are a lot of places in the world called Rio Something. But there are also plenty of people and films that are also called Rio. Can you identify these Rios?
Easier, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Apr 24 18
Joepetz gold member
Apr 24 18
353 plays
  This is the Answer, Mr. Jones   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Jones" is a surname that came from "John's son". Help Mr. Jones find out about things that share his name. The catch? These are the answers; you need to figure out the questions.
Easier, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Feb 20 19
AcrylicInk gold member
Feb 20 19
366 plays
  Smarty Jones    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
How well do you know your Joneses? One of America's favorite horses leads the pack of real and fictional beings named Jones.
Average, 15 Qns, Nealzineatser, Dec 20 15
Nealzineatser gold member
324 plays
  Jesus Built My Hotrod   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
No, not a quiz on the Ministry song! The questions in this quiz all have something in common: Jesus. While the questions don't directly concern the Son of God Himself, He lends His name to various things, in a number of categories. See how many you know!
Average, 10 Qns, AlexxSchneider, Jul 09 17
AlexxSchneider gold member
484 plays
  Bells (Belles) on Their Toes   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Bells (and Belles) appear so many times in song, literature, and history that it seemed a natural for a quiz. And when I checked, there didn't seem to be any! So, here you go!
Average, 15 Qns, babsr, Jul 29 11
babsr gold member
1444 plays
  At Last a Quiz About Atlas   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Nearly everybody knows that an atlas is a book or electronic repository in which maps are collected. But what else does the word "atlas" mean?
Average, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, May 31 11
FatherSteve gold member
616 plays
  The Fabulous Baker Boys (and Girls)   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are quite a few well-known people called Baker, and this quiz covers some of them. There is a UK bias to the questions.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 08 17
rossian editor
598 plays
  What Do You Need to Know About Washington?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You've heard, of course, about George Washington. In this quiz we'll not only talk about him, but other things "Washington", too.
Average, 10 Qns, habitsowner, Jun 30 23
Jun 30 23
1517 plays
  Hail To The Queen!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The word and title "Queen" has appeared in many different contexts. How many of these "Queens" can you identify?
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Apr 26 18
Apr 26 18
865 plays
  Wilson   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A look at some of the Wilsons of the world.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, May 31 18
480154st gold member
May 31 18
261 plays
  Its Name is Rio...    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
There are lots of Rios out there, and they don't all dance on the sand. This quiz focuses on a diverse range of them.
Easier, 10 Qns, suzidunc, Jul 02 18
Jul 02 18
327 plays
  Names Are Not Always What They Seem   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sometimes it is difficult to know if a name is that of a place, an object or a well-known person. Can you identify each of these names?
Average, 10 Qns, Ayerst, Oct 30 15
Ayerst gold member
710 plays
  My Name's Monroe, Too   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sometimes a previously uncommon name crops up everywhere from television and movies to history books. See how many of these Monroe / Munro people, characters, and place names you know.
Average, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Nov 16 23
nannywoo gold member
Nov 16 23
638 plays
  Better Known by Another Name    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten questions on ten different subjects with forty examples of name changes from mainly people, but also teams, cities and countries. Have fun and just pick the correct answer in each question.
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Feb 23 19
Feb 23 19
364 plays
  QMG Conclusions: Snow White    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Another year is done, and the Quiz Makers Guild nearly completed another series, The Seven Dwarfs. But what's a conclusion without a fearless leader? Thus we bring you all things Snow White.
Average, 10 Qns, TemptressToo, Aug 26 17
Aug 26 17
773 plays
  Don't Fear The Walkers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Fans of "The Walking Dead" know that the walkers should always be treated with caution, but hey, not all walkers are bad.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Sep 27 18
480154st gold member
Sep 27 18
190 plays
  Moore or Les    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Nyirene330, this is my answer to your challenge. It won't take a rocket scientist, more or less, to figure out that the correct answer to each question is "Les" or "Moore".
Average, 10 Qns, asgardshill, Apr 09 19
Apr 09 19
612 plays
  24 Karat Tragic    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the "Gold named" real person or fictional character with the description of a spot of "tragedy".
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Jun 26 17
bernie73 gold member
241 plays
  City Mix-up    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the quotation about a city with the description of a person that shares a common name. Names can be given names or surnames. Note that all the cities are capitals of European countries.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Aug 28 19
bernie73 gold member
Aug 28 19
177 plays
  Hey Jude, This Quiz is About You    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Although the name Jude is not extremely popular for naming children, it has appeared numerous times in history and popular culture. This quiz tests your knowledge of some of these instances of the name Jude. Best of luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Apr 08 10
Triviaballer gold member
1162 plays
  Test Your ZQ - Zorba Quotient    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Zorbas are everywhere - in films, television, books and even in the animal kingdom! Take this quiz and check your ZQ.
Tough, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Aug 10 20
zorba_scank gold member
Aug 10 20
325 plays
  This Is My Friend, Tubb(s)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is part of a Challenge which required using the phrase "This Is...". I received this title. Hope you enjoy the questions I came up with!
Average, 10 Qns, babsr, May 17 16
babsr gold member
344 plays
  Keeping Up with the Joneses    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See how much you know about real or fictional people and other things with "Jones" in the name.
Average, 10 Qns, debodun, Jul 08 13
597 plays
  Famous Naps    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All of these questions have to do with a Napoleon in one way or another. See if you can identify the Naps in this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, bigyaz, Jul 10 17
425 plays
  Ponder -- Stibbons, Christian, and Others    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An unusual name, Ponder, but an intriguing one. Have fun with this eclectic mix of Ponders.
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Jul 10 17
shvdotr gold member
249 plays
  Khan... Genghis, Kublai, Manga, or Noonien Singh?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is the result of a challenge. I did not know much about any of these "Khans" until I accepted the challenge. Hopefully you will learn as much as I did.
Average, 10 Qns, magikdragon1, May 25 10
327 plays
  They Named Us Alex    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each question refers to a different person named Alex and something they invented, accomplished, or are otherwise associated with.
Average, 10 Qns, AlexT781, Jun 27 18
Jun 27 18
359 plays
  The 'Mann' Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You don't need to be a macho man to do well on this quiz. All questions and/or answers contain the word 'Mann'. Best of luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Aug 26 17
Triviaballer gold member
Aug 26 17
762 plays
  Stately People (Part 2)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Trivia about famous people in fiction who have names that are also U.S. states.
Average, 10 Qns, Billkozy, Jan 08 21
Jan 08 21
274 plays
  Smith or Jones?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The answer to the following is either Smith or Jones or even perhaps a variation to the spelling.
Average, 10 Qns, owl007, Mar 21 23
Mar 21 23
598 plays
  At the cRoss Roads    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz looks at all things associated with the Ross Clan of the Scottish Highlands.
Average, 10 Qns, VegemiteKid, May 08 19
VegemiteKid gold member
May 08 19
112 plays
  Regis (Other Than Philbin)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Try to answer these questions about people, places and things associated with the word 'Regis' !
Difficult, 10 Qns, catnippin, Jul 09 17
726 plays
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Thematic Names Trivia Questions

1. Miley Cyrus was only eleven years old when she first auditioned to play what character?

From Quiz
Stately People (Part 2)

Answer: Hannah Montana

Originally, Miley Cyrus (daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus) auditioned for the role of Lilly Truscott, but producers felt she was a better fit for the title role of Miley Stewart (Hannah Montana), a teenage pop star who uses an onstage disguise to keep her identity secret from all her friends. So she auditioned for Hannah Montana, and despite some people involved telling her she was too young, and would not be considered for the role, a few weeks later the call came through, and she was cast as Hannah Montana. The Disney Channel TV series became so popular, (and remains one of the most successful in its history), it led to sidebars such as live concert tours, clothing lines for little girls, and "Hannah Montana: The Movie." Montana has many popular concert venues such as the Al Bedoo Shrine Auditorium, Alberta Bair Theatre, Cove Creek Outdoor Pavilion, and the First interstate Arena, all in Billings Montana. There is also the Adams Center, Dahlberg Arena, Dennison Theatre, and Wilma Theatre, all in Missoula, Montana. And then there's Kettlehouse Amphitheatre in Bonner, Monatana.

2. What appellation was given to the head of the 'Clan Ross' by King Malcolm IV in 1160?

From Quiz At the cRoss Roads

Answer: Earl (Mormaerdom)

The first of the Clan Ross chiefs was Fearchar, from the O'Beolain family, which hailed from Applecross. He was also known as "son of the priest", or Farquhar MacTaggart. The first chieftain was also Lord of Skye and Lewis. After the O'Beolain line died out in 1372, the Earldom went to the Rosses from Balnagowan.

3. It had English and Welsh origins. If this is the answer, what is the question?

From Quiz This is the Answer, Mr. Jones

Answer: Where did the surname "Jones" come from?

The surname "Jones" is very common in England and Wales. The word comes from Middle English, which was when the first name "John" grew in popularity. Boys were often referred to as their father's son. "Jones" derived from the tradition of certain children being referred to as "John's son". A Spinning Jenny (not Jones) was an 18th century machine used in weaving. With between 30 and 50 of them a year, the UK has a higher proportion of tornadoes than almost anywhere else in the world (based on its land area).

4. In 1948, Henry Walker started selling Walker's crisps. Which trade did he give up to concentrate on this new business?

From Quiz Don't Fear The Walkers

Answer: Butcher

Walker was well known for his meat pies and turned to frying potato slices when post war rationing of meat made butchery difficult. When meat rationing ended in 1954, he continued with crisp manufacturing and introduced cheese and onion flavour the same year. In 1989, Walkers were bought by PepsiCo and their plant in Leicester is the largest crisp making facility in the world, producing an astounding 11 million bags a day.

5. A character in the 1941 movie "The Maltese Falcon", played by Peter Lorre. What is the missing word in his name: Joel ____?

From Quiz Can You Place My Name?

Answer: Cairo

Peter Lorre played Joel Cairo in the 1941 movie "The Maltese Falcon". It starred Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade, Mary Astor as Brigid O'Shaughnessy, Sydney Greenstreet as Kasper Gutman, Elisha Cook Jr. as Wilmer Cook and Barton MacLane as Lt. Dundy. Peter Lorre was born László Löwenstein in Rózsahegy, Austria-Hungary, in 1904. He began acting on stage in Vienna then moved to Germany. He came to prominence in the movie "M" (1931), directed by Fritz Lang. He left Germany when Adolf Hitler came to power and his first English language movie was "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1934) made in England and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Moving to Hollywood he featured in many movies, TV shows and radio broadcasts. He suffered for years with chronic gallbladder troubles, for which he was prescribed morphine. He became addicted, eventually overcame it but had gained a lot of weight. He suffered a stroke and died in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1964 aged 59.

6. A quote which could easily be applied to Fun Trivia is "There is no better high than discovery", from E.O. Wilson, widely acknowledged as the world's leading expert in the study of what?

From Quiz Wilson

Answer: Ants

E.O. Wilson is also known as "the father of sociobiology", and studied ants for over 40 years whilst at Harvard university. Although he officially retired in 1996, he has published almost 20 books since "taking it easy". Another well known quote by him regarding ants is, "Karl Marx was right, socialism works, it is just that he had the wrong species".

7. Who or what is John Dory?

From Quiz Names Are Not Always What They Seem

Answer: A sea fish with a flat body and white flesh

The John Dory, sometimes called 'St Peter's fish', is found in all the warmer oceans. It may have been named after the hero of a sixteenth century sea shanty. It has meaty, delicately flavoured flesh and is often used for fish and chips. A chain of fish restaurants in South Africa also uses the name.

8. What was the heartbreak of the great racehorse Smarty Jones?

From Quiz Smarty Jones

Answer: was narrowly beaten in The Belmont Stakes after winning first two legs of the Triple Crown

Smarty Jones is the Pennsylvania born and bred horse who won the first two legs of the Triple Crown of American thoroughbred racing in 2004. This became a big deal since no horse had won the three race test since Affirmed in 1978. The third and final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, was to be run on June 5th. By that time, Smarty Jones had appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated and had captured the imagination of the whole sporting public in America. His average size, "outsider" status, and feisty manner made him a natural favorite of sports fans and casual observers alike. Unfortunately, the feel good story didn't come to pass. He finished second in the Belmont when 36-1 long shot Birdsong ran him down from behind, after several other horses ran at him early and exhausted him. Some claimed the trainers and jockeys of the other horses ganged up on Smarty, but even if true, that's the brutal nature of the sport. Still, for a brief moment, horse racing regained the spotlight and people were reminded of the saga of Seabiscuit, another unknown horse who became the sporting hero of America and symbol of hope during the Depression era.

9. In which literary series is Ponder Stibbons to be found?

From Quiz Ponder -- Stibbons, Christian, and Others

Answer: "Discworld" by Terry Pratchett

Ponder Stibbons is the Head of Inadvisably Applied Magic at Unseen University.

10. Which Alex is an ordained minister, a classical pianist, plays the drums, and formed a rock band with his brother?

From Quiz They Named Us Alex

Answer: Alex Van Halen

Alex Van Halen is usually overshadowed by his brother Eddie and the ego of David Lee Roth.

11. Operation Snow White was the name of a large and highly complex conspiracy to infiltrate U.S. government institutions carried out in the 1970s by whom?

From Quiz QMG Conclusions: Snow White

Answer: The Church of Scientology

According to the official records of the trial of the main individuals involved, Operation Snow White placed Scientologists in key government bodies such as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Department of the Treasury with the aim of locating and purging all documents containing unfavourable information about Scientology, such as allegations of tax evasion and involvement in criminal activities. The operation, which was run by the Church of Scientology's secretive Guardian's Office, also involved wiretapping operations and burglaries. As a result of Snow White, in 1979, eleven Scientology figures, including Mary Sue Hubbard, wife of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard, were convicted of various offences including conspiracy, theft of government property and obstruction of justice. They were sentenced to jail terms and fines. Question submitted by QMG's arch-criminal mastermind solan_goose, who has just been fined for driving in a bus lane, mere weeks after returning a library book two months late.

12. The Oregon Treaty set the boundaries of the Oregon Territory between the United States and Great Britain. What is one of the US states whose northern border was also set by that Treaty?

From Quiz What Do You Need to Know About Washington?

Answer: Washington

The Oregon Treaty was ratified by the US Congress in June of 1846 after some warlike talk between Britain and the United States (who had the slogan "54-40 or Fight"). The land boundary goes along the forty-ninth parallel, but it then turns south into the deepest waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, thereby giving Britain Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, but leaving Point Roberts as an exclave of the United States.

13. What is the name of the rock opera by Webber and Rice which begins with apostle Judas Iscariot worried about Jesus becoming popular as a 'king'?

From Quiz Jesus Built My Hotrod

Answer: Jesus Christ Superstar

The opening song is "Heaven on Their Minds", which Judas sings alone. He is concerned about Jesus' popularity mainly because of the potential dangers to Him and his followers if the Romans do not like His claims to be divine. The musical sticks more tenuously to the Gospels, taking artistic license with the characters' thoughts and intentions. There are some anachronisms too, as occur in most adaptations of a historical record. The musical first hit Broadway in 1971.

14. Matthew played the role of Healy in "There's Something About Mary" in 1998. What is the LAST name of this actor?

From Quiz Corn on the Bob

Answer: Dillon

Ted, (who was played by Ben Stiller) hired Healy to find Mary, played by Cameron Diaz. Problem was, everyone loved Mary, including Healy and Ted and even Brett Favre. Bob Dylan, which is pronounced the same as Dillon, is a singer for songs that include, "Like a Rolling Stone" and "Blowin' in the Wind".

15. "Along Came Jones" was a 1945 comedy/western motion picture. Who played the title character?

From Quiz Keeping Up with the Joneses

Answer: Gary Cooper

Cooper portrayed Melody Jones, a mild-mannered cowboy, who is mistaken for the notorious gunfighter Monte Jarrad by the townspeople of Payneville when they see the monogram on his saddle. Also appearing in the film were Loretta Young as his childhood sweetheart, Cherry, and William Demarest as his sidekick George Fury.

16. The name of a book of maps may derive from a Titan named Atlas. Who or what was a Titan?

From Quiz At Last a Quiz About Atlas

Answer: An elder Greek god who ruled before the Olympians

When Gerardus Mercator referred to his collection of maps as an "Atlas," it was with reference to King Atlas, a legendary king of Mauretania. Since then, the reference has been to the Titan Atlas. Atlas was the son of Iapetus and Clymene; his brother was Prometheus. The notion that Atlas was made to carry the Earth on his shoulders is a misreading of ancient myth. Zeus condemned him to bear the weight of the whole heavens, which are often depicted in art as the sphere of the Universe.

17. The meaning of some surnames is lost in the mists of time, while some others are fairly easy to deduce. What is the generally accepted meaning of the name Armstrong?

From Quiz How Strong Are Your Arms?

Answer: Strong-armed

There is a longstanding legend that the first Armstrong was an armour bearer for a king of Scotland. When the king's horse was killed under him, this armour bearer, Fairbairn by name, swept the king up in one arm onto his own mount. The king decreed that the man should henceforth be known as Armstrong.

18. Which Mongolian Khan was born in 1162 and is best known for founding an empire which included parts of China, Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe?

From Quiz Khan... Genghis, Kublai, Manga, or Noonien Singh?

Answer: Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan was born around 1162 AD and died in 1227 AD. His empire lasted 150 years after his death!

19. What is the last name of British comic Griff Rhys?

From Quiz Smith or Jones?

Answer: Jones

Griff Rhys Jones is not only a comic, but a TV show host as well! He is a proud Welshman who used to be on the great comic TV show "Alias Smith and Jones" (1984-1998).

20. British comedy actress Hylda Baker partnered with actor Arthur Mullard in 1978 for a spoof version of which song?

From Quiz The Fabulous Baker Boys (and Girls)

Answer: You're the One That I Want

To our shame, the song reached number 22 on the UK Singles Chart and the pair appeared on the pop music programme 'Top of the Pops'. Hylda was aged 73 at the time and the record was released soon after the Olivia Newton-John/John Travolta version, which was rather more successful.

21. Grauman's Chinese Theatre was likely the most well-known of the Mann Theatres chain. In what city did Mann's Chinese Theatre operate from 1973 until 2013?

From Quiz The 'Mann' Quiz

Answer: Los Angeles

"Where Hollywood goes to the movies" is the fitting motto of Mann Theatres. The Mann Theatres in Los Angeles were named after Ted Mann. Ted's brother, Marvin, started a chain of theatres called Mann Theatres in St. Paul, Minnesota.

22. Zorba is a Greek male name. What does it mean?

From Quiz Test Your ZQ - Zorba Quotient

Answer: Live each day

All the others are also meanings of Greek male names. Zoello means 'son of Zoe', Zeth means 'investigator' and Zefirino means 'wind of spring'. Zorba also means 'bully' in Turkish.

23. Which Minnesota-based pop musician, who achieved worldwide fame in the 1980s, lived and recorded his music at a place called Paisley Park?

From Quiz One Name Is Enough

Answer: Prince

Prince Nelson Rogers was born in Minneapolis, MN in 1958. He was known for his eccentric personality, which he expressed through his music and fashion choices. His second album, "Prince," released in 1979, went Platinum (sold over one million copies) just four months after it hit the shelves. Prince had several more albums that reached Platinum status, including his best-selling, "Purple Rain," which was released in 1984; he also starred in the movie of the same name in 1984, and won an Academy Award for Best Original Score. Prince founded the record studio, Paisley Park, in 1985 at his home in Chanhassen, MN, and he died there in 2016 after an overdose of fentanyl.

24. The movie "A Star is Born" has been filmed several times by Hollywood. Who played the Norman Maine part opposite Janet Gaynor in that film version?

From Quiz Stately People (Part 2)

Answer: Frederic March

There is an unfortunate coincidence regarding the iconic scene in which Norman Maine drunkenly interrupts Janet Gaynor's character's Academy award presentation. Something just like that actually did happen to Janet Gaynor nine years earlier when she won the Oscar for Best Actress at the first Academy Awards in history in 1928. She won for the film "7th Heaven" and her sister who was very drunk, embarrassed Gaynor with her uncontrolled intoxicated behavior. To further punctuate the life imitating art aspect, John Barrymore was the original choice to play Norman Maine, but due to his alcoholism, he had trouble remembering his lines. One of the film's most famous line, "Hello, everybody. This is Mrs. Norman Maine" was voted by Premiere magazine as number 52 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines." Where is the best place in Maine for stargazing? Known for having some of the darkest skies on the East Coast, the state of Maine has some prime locations for viewing the night sky. There is The Emera Astronomy Center, on the University of Maine Orono's campus which is often open to the public for tours. Acadia National Park also presents an outdoor locale; by law businesses use night-sky-friendly outdoor lighting to reduce light pollution, which makes for better viewing.

25. A my name is Alice, Alice Liddell. Where did I visit in the book Lewis Carroll wrote based on a story he had told me?

From Quiz A My Name is ...

Answer: Wonderland

'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' was published in 1865, but the story had its origins in stories Charles Dodgson told Alice and her two sisters to amuse them during an earlier boating expedition. At her request, he wrote them down, producing 'Alice's Adventures Under Ground' for the girls. He later submitted an expanded version for publication, with his drawings replaced by those of John Tenniel.

26. The name 'Ross' refers to what geographical feature?

From Quiz At the cRoss Roads

Answer: Promontory

The name Ross is a Scottish habitational surname, and is​ derived from the Scottish Gaelic word 'ros' meaning headland or promontory. Dingwall is the administrative (county) town of Ross-shire. The Gaelic names of the clan are Clann Andrias, Ròs, or Ròis.

27. John the Baptist. If this is the answer, what is the question?

From Quiz This is the Answer, Mr. Jones

Answer: Who told King Herod that his marriage was unlawful?

"John" became a popular name in 14th century England as a result of the biblical characters who also went by "John". The popularity of "John" led to the development of "Jones" ("John's son") as a surname. John the Baptist was a relative of Jesus and was distinct from John the Evangelist, who wrote John's Gospel. Revelation was also written by someone called John, though it may have been a different John to the gospel writer (the name was also popular way back when!). John the Baptist was executed before the New Testament texts were written.

28. Many cities have started off with a name that has since been changed to a name we are more familiar with nowadays. Which capital city was once named Bytown?

From Quiz Better Known by Another Name

Answer: Ottawa

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. The city was founded in 1826 as Bytown but was changed to Ottawa in 1855 as it sits on the banks of the Ottawa River which name is derived from the Algonquin, Odawa, meaning "to trade". Oslo is the capital of Norway, founded in 1040 as Anslo, but when the city was destroyed by fire in 1624 it was rebuilt and called Christania. From 1877 -1897 it was spelt Kristiania. In 1925 it was renamed Oslo. Kinshasha is the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and was founded in 1881 as Leopoldville in honour of King Leopold II of Belgium. The city was renamed Kinshasha in 1966. Tallinn is the capital city of Estonia and from 1248 to 1918 the city was known as Reval. From then it has been Tallinn and today the Old Town of Tallinn is well preserved and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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