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  From a Jack to a King   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match either the Jack, Queen or King to the clue it fits with on the left.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Feb 25 21
Very Easy
Joepetz gold member
Feb 25 21
891 plays
  What a Czar You Are   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There is much royalty in popular culture. Let's take a trip through Quizzyland to see how many regal personages we meet.
Easier, 10 Qns, Catreona, Jul 10 17
Catreona gold member
2229 plays
  Blue-blooded Connections   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Pair these aristocratic titles with words to form common idioms, phrases or fictional characters.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, May 12 19
Very Easy
zorba_scank gold member
May 12 19
733 plays
  Kings in Common    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the kings on the right with their descriptions on the left.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, DizWiz, Feb 28 18
Very Easy
DizWiz gold member
Feb 28 18
923 plays
  A Categorically Princely Quiz - Part One   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions relating to things, places or people called 'Prince'. Subjects range from 'Animals' to 'Humanities'...
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Jul 10 17
Fifiona81 editor
272 plays
  What is a Lady, After All?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
According to Webster's dictionary, a lady is any adult woman and/or a counterpart of a gentleman. Throughout the ages the word "lady" has been used in diverse ways. You may possibly know many of these ladies. Take my quiz to find out.
Easier, 10 Qns, Lilady, Mar 16 24
Mar 16 24
2429 plays
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
No gentlemen here, just ten ladies. Are you familiar with all of them?
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jun 15 21
480154st gold member
Jun 15 21
379 plays
  A Categorically Princely Quiz - Part Two   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions relating to things, places or people called 'Prince'. Subjects range from 'Literature' to 'World'.
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Jul 10 17
Fifiona81 editor
333 plays
  All About Madam/Madame, Part 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Madam" and "Madame" can be titles of honour or appellations of disrepute. How much do you know about these people called "madam" or "madame," real and fictional?
Average, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, Mar 23 21
FatherSteve gold member
Mar 23 21
284 plays
  The Royal Connection    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to a right royal quiz. Will you emerge as a king or queen?
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Nov 29 21
480154st gold member
Nov 29 21
229 plays
trivia question Quick Question
On 20 October 2021, the prefix Royal was awarded to the Northern Irish village of Hillsborough. In which county is Royal Hillsborough?

From Quiz "The Royal Connection"

  Ten Lords-a-Leaping    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz contains no Harry Potter or LOTR. There are just ten lords leaping about in here - see if you can identify them. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, alexis722, Jul 10 17
1133 plays
  The Queen Stays Queen    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Every question in this quiz involves queens or a queen in some way. Do well and have fun or it's off with your head.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jul 10 17
Joepetz gold member
481 plays
  All About Madam/Madame, Part 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Madam" and "Madame" can be titles of honour or appellations of disrepute. How much do you know about these people called "madam" or "madame," real and fictional?
Average, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, Feb 08 21
FatherSteve gold member
Feb 08 21
293 plays
  Kings and Queens    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See how much you know about kings and queens - real, fictional or in name only.
Tough, 10 Qns, debodun, Jul 10 17
597 plays
  Royal Titles or Sounds like One    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You don't have to have blue blood to sound royal but sometimes it helps. Let's have some fun with these royal sounding titles.
Average, 10 Qns, missnlindsey, Nov 23 23
Nov 23 23
513 plays
  The Dark Black Night    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A dark black night can herald the arrival of a dark black knight. A dark or black knight is a common character in many genres - stories, television, movies, sports, even business. Can you identify the 'knights" below?
Average, 10 Qns, Patwoosley, Dec 07 17
Patwoosley gold member
Dec 07 17
179 plays
  Some Things about Kings    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Not all kings sit on thrones. The kings in this quiz are found in idioms,in descriptors, in myth, folklore, and in all sorts of unusual places. All you have to do is figure out which king is which, or what, or who.
Tough, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Dec 21 17
Cymruambyth gold member
Dec 21 17
236 plays
  Commonplace Royalty    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Complete the questions with the appropriate "royal" titles.
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Feb 25 22
Feb 25 22
782 plays
  Sundry 'Kings'    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Kings are the theme. But sovereigns are not! How many of these 'kings' are you familiar with?
Tough, 10 Qns, lilyalli, Jul 10 17
449 plays
  A Hard Day's Knight    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A general quiz with all questions related in some way to knights.
Average, 10 Qns, harryofarabia, Mar 22 23
Mar 22 23
639 plays

Thematic Aristocracy Trivia Questions

1. Which English football team is nicknamed the Royals?

From Quiz
The Royal Connection

Answer: Reading

Reading were founded in 1871 and take their nickname from their location in the Royal County of Berkshire. The club had to wait 135 years, until 2006 to play top flight football which they did after being promoted to the Premier League through winning the Championship. Unfortunately though their stay in the Premier League was short lived and they were relegated back to the Championship at the end of the 2007-08 season.

2. The 1904 opera "Madama Butterfly" ("Madame Butterfly" in English) was written by whom?

From Quiz All About Madam/Madame, Part 2

Answer: Giacomo Puccini

The libretto to the Puccini opera "Madama Butterfly" was written by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. There are five versions of the opera; the first one has two acts and all the rest have three. The opera adapts an 1898 short story by John Luther Long. In it, an American Naval lieutenant (B.F. Pinkerton) marries a Japanese woman in Nagasaki (Cio-Cio-san), leaves her for three years, returns with an American wife (Kate) to discover that he has a son by his Japanese wife, who promptly commits suicide. A fascinating and effective part of this opera is the "humming chorus" which is a wordless composition sung by a choir offstage. An interesting book about this opera is Brian Burke-Gaffney's "Starcrossed: A Biography of Madame Butterfly" (EastBridge, 2004).

3. Madame Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. She was also the first woman to win a Nobel Prize twice. What was her nationality of birth?

From Quiz All About Madam/Madame, Part 1

Answer: Polish

Marie Salomea Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934) was born in Warsaw which was in the Kingdom of Poland in the Russian Empire. She married a French physicist named Pierre Curie in 1895. She was a physicist and chemist who studied radioactivity. She was the first female faculty member of the University of Paris. She coined the word "radioactivity."

4. In mediaeval times, this king made his appearance at the end of the year.

From Quiz Some Things about Kings

Answer: The King of Misrule

Maybe someone somewhere is referred to as the King of Christmas, but I believe I made that up for the purpose of this quiz. The King of Peace, according to Christians, certainly made His appearance at the end of the year, but well before the mediaeval period, and while children believe Kringle is King, he's plain old Kris Kringle. Also called the Abbot (in Scotland, the Abbot of Unreason) and the Lord of Misrule, the King of Misrule was the director of festive antics at the royal court during mediaeval and Tudor times. His 'reign' lasted for the Twelve Days of Christmas (December 25 to January 5), and he and his henchmen got up to all sorts of silly tricks. In his 'Anatomie of Misuses' (1593), Philip Stubbes wrote that the King of Misrule could have anywhere from 20 to 100 underlings, each mounted on a hobby or a dragon, and went everywhere, including to church, accompanied by a raucous band of musicians.

5. Who is the famous Dark Knight of television, screen, and originally comic books, who strikes fear in the hearts of the criminals of Gotham?

From Quiz The Dark Black Night

Answer: Batman

Batman first appeared in DC Comics. Different generations probably have different favorites, but, campy TV character aside, he was always a brooding dark character with a heightened sense of justice and a psyche that could keep a team busy analyzing you for years. ("Let's see - you say you watched your parents get gunned down in cold blood and then was raised by the butler? Hmmmmm").

6. Which businesswoman and socialite was popularly referred to in the media as the Queen of Mean?

From Quiz The Queen Stays Queen

Answer: Leona Helmsley

Leona Helmsley was a New York City businesswoman. She was known as the Queen of Mean because she was allegedly very nasty to her employees who worked at her hotels as well as to her own personal staff. She is perhaps best known for her lavish lifestyle and her conviction for tax evasion, which did not help her reputation. Infamously, her housekeeper said that Helmsley said "Only the little people pay taxes."

7. This native of Liverpool, England was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1997.

From Quiz Royal Titles or Sounds like One

Answer: Sir Paul McCartney

All members of the Beatles were appointed Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1965; Paul McCartney was later knighted for his musical contributions in 1997. Ringo Starr was knighted in 2008, but by Prince William.

8. 'The Prince', a philosophical work of the early 16th century, was written by which Italian historian, political theorist and diplomat?

From Quiz A Categorically Princely Quiz - Part Two

Answer: Niccolò Machiavelli

Machiavelli lived from 1469 to 1527 and is believed to have completed 'The Prince' around the year 1513. In addition to his work as a writer of historical, political and philosophical treatises, he was also heavily involved in the government of the Florentine Republic - the state that was centred on the city of Florence and existed from 1115 to 1532 before becoming a monarchy and then ultimately part of a unified Italy in the 19th century. 'The Prince' was basically a 'How to Rule Your Country' handbook for would-be princes. Advice in it ranged from 'how to go about conquering your neighbours' to the 'qualities' required of a good prince - such as being good at going to war or to be seen to be good, merciful and religious (but not actually bothering to be any of them in practice). Most famously perhaps he also put forward the guidance: "it is far safer to be feared than loved if you cannot be both". The incorrect options are all Italian writers from the 13th or 14th centuries.

9. Hyloscirtus princecharlesi, a native of Ecuador, is named after the eldest son of the UK's Queen Elizabeth II. What type of amphibian is it?

From Quiz A Categorically Princely Quiz - Part One

Answer: Frog

The Hyloscirtus genus is a classification used for a large number of species of neo-tropical frogs. Hyloscirtus princecharlesi, otherwise known as the Prince Charles stream tree frog, was discovered by Dr. Luis Coloma and named after the prince because of his well-known interest in the environment and rainforest conservation. Very little is known about this species and only a few individuals have been spotted in the wild. It is predominantly black with an orangey-red spotted pattern covering its entire body and makes its home in the rainforests surrounding the Andes mountain range. Sadly, this amazing habitat is at risk from both logging and agriculture, so the Prince Charles stream tree frog is already on the endangered species list despite having only been discovered in the 21st century.

10. According to legend, which of King Arthur's knights was known as the Perfect Knight?

From Quiz A Hard Day's Knight

Answer: Sir Galahad

According to legend Sir Galahad was the son of Sir Lancelot. He was known as the Perfect Knight, perfect in courage, gentleness, courtesy, and chivalry. In the UK, calling someone Sir Galahad would mean that the person was courteous towards women.

11. Here comes that pesky 'Lord of The Flies', buzzing around and annoying people. What other name is he called?

From Quiz Ten Lords-a-Leaping

Answer: Beelzebub

Indeed, the devil has many names, but he is known the world over as the essence of evil who endlessly tries to seduce mankind. As Captain Kirk showed us in 'The Enemy Within' episode of 'Star Trek', the 'dark side' is a natural balance to the 'light side' of man, but the two must work in harmony. In the novel by William Golding, the story centers on a group of shipwrecked schoolboys who attempt to govern themselves in the absence of adults. The film made of the novel is very well done and is true to the essentials of the story. 'Lord of The Flies' is an appropriate name for the devil, as it stands for all things unclean.

12. On the American TV sit-com "King of Queens" what was the title character's occupation?

From Quiz Kings and Queens

Answer: delivery man

Doug Heffernan (Kevin James) worked for the International Parcel Service (IPS). Much of the comedy relied on Doug's interaction at home with his wife Carrie (Leah Remini) who has a job as a law secretary. King of Queens aired on the CBS network from 1998 to 2007.

13. What is the name of the African American male who was the victim of police brutality in 1991?

From Quiz Commonplace Royalty

Answer: Rodney King

The result of the acquittal in the trial of the police officers led to rioting in Los Angeles. Mr. King himself pleaded for calm by saying "Can't we all get along?"

14. After what was considered the "wedding of the century", which lady married her prince on July 29, 1981?

From Quiz What is a Lady, After All?

Answer: Lady Diana Spencer

Lady Diana Frances Spencer became the Princess of Wales after her marriage to Charles, the Prince of Wales. At a dinner for two at Buckingham Palace, the British prince proposed to Diana. Six months later the wedding took place at St. Paul's Cathedral.

15. Which King was the sole survivor of the Burke and Wills expedition from South to North Australia in 1860?

From Quiz Sundry 'Kings'

Answer: John King

In 1860 Burke and Wills led an expedition of 19 men and camels across unknown terrain from Melbourne in the south to the Gulf of Carpentaria in the north. The outward trek was successful but on the return, there was confusion over supplies and communication. John King (this quiz compiler's great, great uncle) survived with help from the Yantruwanta Aborigines. In all, seven men lost their lives, and only John King travelled the entire expedition and returned alive to Melbourne where he received a hero's welcome. A good read about the expedition is 'The Dig Tree' by Sarah Murgatroyd. The dig tree was the tree at the camp which marked buried supplies and it has become a popular destination for outback tourists.

16. "Two hours of pushing broom, Buys an eight by 12 four-bit room." What is the song?

From Quiz The Royal Connection

Answer: King of the Road

"King of the Road" (1964) is a perennial karaoke favourite and surely Roger Miller's best known track. Miller took the song to number one in UK, and it was to be his only UK top ten hit, while in USA, the track made it to number four on the Billboard Hot 100. Although it was his highest placing hit on this chart he did also manage several other top ten hits, including "Chug-a-Lug" (1964), "Engine Engine #9" (1965) and "England Swings" (1965).

17. Who was known as "the Mayflower Madam" based on her prostitution conviction in 1984?

From Quiz All About Madam/Madame, Part 2

Answer: Sydney Biddle Barrows

Socialite Sydney Biddle Barrows preferred to call her business an "escort service" but her 1984 conviction was for promoting prostitution. She wrote the autobiographical "Mayflower Madam: The Secret Life of Sydney Biddle Barrows" (1986) which was adapted for the 1987 motion picture "Mayflower Madam" starring Candice Bergen. In addition, she has written several books on how to succeed in business and lectures on that topic.

18. Who was "the Hollywood Madam" who went to federal prison for tax evasion, was treated for substance abuse by Dr Drew, and was kicked off of "Celebrity Big Brother" early in the 2010 season?

From Quiz All About Madam/Madame, Part 1

Answer: Heidi Fleiss

Heidi Lynne Fleiss (b. 1965) conducted a high-end prostitution service in Los Angeles until she was convicted in federal court of neglecting to pay taxes on the proceeds. After prison, she engaged in substance-abuse treatment which was televised on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew." She was a contestant on the 2010 season of "Celebrity Big Brother." Her housemates voted her out of the house on the 13th day, the second person to be evicted. Ivana Trump, also a contestant, did not win but did better.

19. What is the King of Waters?

From Quiz Some Things about Kings

Answer: The River Amazon

The Amazon is known as the King of Waters because it discharges a greater volume of fresh water into the ocean than any other river in the world, at the astonishing rate of 209,000 cubic metres per second. Its closest competitor is the Congo, which discharges a puny 41,200 cubic metres per second. In short, the Amazon accounts for 20% of the fresh water that flows into the oceans of the world.

20. In which Monty Python movie does a Black Knight appear?

From Quiz The Dark Black Night

Answer: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The battle with the Black Knight has always been one of the funniest scenes in an extremely funny movie. Having already defeated the Green Knight, the Black Knight now moves to defend the "bridge" from King Arthur. As with much of Monty Python, the humor is way over the top - but it's hilarious! "Come back....I'll bite your legs off!!!"

21. Jadwiga of Poland, Elizabeth of Aragon and Matilda of Ringelheim are all queens who later became what?

From Quiz The Queen Stays Queen

Answer: Catholic saints

Centuries ago, when all of these queenly saints lived, it was not uncommon for widowed queens to enter convents after their husbands died. However, Jadwiga of Poland was queen in her own right and died in childbirth in 1399. She was also technically King of Hungary, a title given to her to prevent her husband from becoming the king. Her marriage to Jogalia helped spread Catholicism throughout her kingdom. Elizabeth of Aragon was the wife of Denis I of Portugal. After Denis I died in 1325, Elizabeth became a Poor Clare Sister and spent the rest of her life helping the poor. Matilda of Ringelheim was Queen of the Franks in the 10th century. After her husband died, Matilda founded a number of charities to help the poor and religious houses, though she did not become a religious sister herself.

22. I'll bet 10,000 men could tell you in song, that Sarah Ferguson's ex-husband, Prince Andrew has another royal title. What is his other title?

From Quiz Royal Titles or Sounds like One

Answer: Duke of York

This question was based on the old children's song: "The Grand Old Duke of York". to the tune: "A-Hunting We Will Go".

23. The 1991 romantic comedy film 'The Prince of Tides' was nominated for a total of seven Academy Awards. Which actress directed, co-produced and starred in it?

From Quiz A Categorically Princely Quiz - Part Two

Answer: Barbra Streisand

'The Prince of Tides' tells the story of a man named Tom Wingo (Nick Nolte) who is forced to revisit his troubled and violent childhood in order to help his suicidal sister. Along the way he also meets and falls in love with her psychiatrist (Streisand), leaving him with a painful decision to make over his future with his wife and children. The film was based on a novel of the same title by Pat Conroy. The seven Academy Award nominations for 'The Prince of Tides' included Best Picture, Best Actor (for Nick Nolte) and Best Supporting Actress (for Kate Nelligan as Tom's mother). Unfortunately though the team behind the film left the ceremony empty-handed - by contrast the connections of 'The Silence of the Lambs' walked away with five statuettes to show for their seven nominations... The incorrect options are all other actresses who have directed themselves in various films.

24. What term referring to the claw of a lobster or crab is an anagram of PRINCE?

From Quiz A Categorically Princely Quiz - Part One

Answer: pincer

A lobster has three pairs of pincers (technically known as chelae) - but it is the first pair that are the largest and give the creature its distinctive appearance. Although they make lobsters look distinctly threatening, they are actually used for a wide range of tasks including self-defence, feeding and courtship rituals. Crabs generally have only a single pair of pincers, which are not necessarily of equal size. For example, one of a fiddler crab's pincers is much larger than other and is used for fighting, courtship and even communication (of sorts). Even more impressively, they also have the capability to re-grow these appendages if they lose them.

25. Books For Kids: In which Frances Hodgson Burnett tale does the sweet-tempered Sarah Crewe go from riches to rags and back to riches?

From Quiz What a Czar You Are

Answer: A Little Princess

First published in 1905, "A Little Princess" tells the story of how a little rich girl sent to school in England from her home in India suffers loss and cruelty, discovers who her true friends are, and finally finds a loving home again. "The Princess and the Goblin" was written by George MacDonald and published in 1872. It tells the story of Princess Irene and her friend, a miner boy named Curdie Peterson, and their adventures with a beautiful, mysterious old lady with a spinning wheel and some very unfriendly goblins. "The Enchanted Castle" by E. Nesbit was first published in 1907. On their summer holidays, siblings Gerald, Kathleen and Jimmy with their friend Mabel explore a magic castle and its gardens where they have strange, exciting and sometimes scary adventures. On the way, they become fond of two grownups and help along the course of true love. Frances Hodgson Burnett published "The Lost Prince" in 1915. In this adventure story, Marco and his friend the Rat play a game in which they are secret messengers helping to free the war-torn country of Samavia, a game that they gradually realize is not a game at all.

26. The Beatles hit song "A Hard Day's Night" was released in 1964 and was a number one hit. But how many of The Beatles were knighted?

From Quiz A Hard Day's Knight

Answer: Two - Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

All four of The Beatles members were awarded the MBE in 1965. John Lennon later returned his medal in protest against British foreign policy. Paul McCartney was knighted in 1997 for his services to music. Ringo received his knighthood in 2018.

27. Who was the British Poet Laureate in 1850, famous for his "Idylls of The King"?

From Quiz Ten Lords-a-Leaping

Answer: Lord Tennyson

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892), wrote poetry typical of the Victorian age and romanticism. His "Charge of The Light Brigade" makes use of repetition and rhythmic stanzas that characterize much of his works. His critics seemed to feel that he was overly sentimental and indulgent, but his poetry has remained popular for more than 150 years.

28. Which singer originally made a hit of the song "Duke of Earl"?

From Quiz Commonplace Royalty

Answer: Gene Chandler

Gene Chandler hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1962. Among his other hits were "Nothing Can Stop Me" in 1965 and "Groovy Situation" in 1970.

29. In the common version of a nursery rhyme, this lady flew away home because her house was on fire. Who was this pretty lady?

From Quiz What is a Lady, After All?

Answer: Ladybug

The rhyme reads: "Ladybug, Ladybug, fly away home, Your house is on fire and your children are gone. All except one and that's little Ann, For she crept under the frying pan". In the U.K., the version is "Ladybird". The scientific name for ladybug is Coccinellidae, a type of beetle.

30. What is the given name of B.B. King, the 'King of Blues'?

From Quiz Sundry 'Kings'

Answer: Riley B

In the '50s, B.B King became one of the most important names in R&B. Loyal to his blues heritage, he also kept abreast of modern trends. In 2007 he received a doctor of music degree. His great success has been attributed to the fact that he performed between 200 and 300 shows a year. One of B.B. King's most identifiable trademarks has been his guitar, Lucille. Since 1949 he always gave each guitar this name, adopted when he rescued his Gibson acoustic from a burning building where two men had been fighting over a woman called Lucille.

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