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  Got a 'Thing' about Redheads?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Redhead, ginger, carrot tops. Whatever you call them, you can't ignore them. Together we will find out a little about some redheads through the ages.
Tough, 10 Qns, romeomikegolf, Jan 31 10
romeomikegolf gold member
1200 plays
  Aspergic Achievers   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What do all the people in this quiz have in common? They've all been diagnosed with, or suspected of having, autism or Asperger's Syndrome. I've picked people from different fields and professions in order to enliven it.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Mar 19 12
Kankurette gold member
610 plays
  Odd One Out: Just People!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Once again, The Misplaced have chosen four things: three which have something in common and one which doesn't. The question will help you identify the intruder! This time it's all about people.
Tough, 10 Qns, thula2, Apr 10 20
Apr 10 20
540 plays
  Transgender Pioneers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz I will look at just a few of the extraordinary transgender individuals who have achieved great things in a range of fields.
Tough, 10 Qns, candy-pop, Jul 10 16
289 plays
  You're in the Army Now-Global Stars in the Service   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Almost everyone knows Elvis Presley was in the U.S. Army, John F. Kennedy in the Navy, and that Prince Harry served in the British Army. Many other famous people also served their countries with honor. Here are ten.
Tough, 10 Qns, paulmallon, Jul 23 13
paulmallon gold member
677 plays
  Real-Life Survivors   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
No cameras, no prizes. It's a matter of life or death for these castaways, maroons and lost souls.
Tough, 10 Qns, quogequox, Nov 05 05
866 plays
  Celebrity Disambiguation    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Fans of Wikipedia are familiar with disambiguation. It is used to clarify when a name or phrase can refer to multiple people, places or things. In this quiz, you have to disambiguate names from four descriptions. Which one fits?
Tough, 10 Qns, parrotman2006, Jan 22 21
parrotman2006 gold member
Jan 22 21
488 plays
  Here's Looking at You, Kid    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Bees present a quiz about famous children and remarkable achievements of famous adults as children.
Tough, 10 Qns, kino76, Mar 19 18
kino76 gold member
Mar 19 18
322 plays
  Losers   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Pick the losers from different genres.
Difficult, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Mar 05 16
375 plays
  My Esteemed Predecessor?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Famous (and infamous) historical figures were often preceded by the failed or forgotten. We know the successors, but whom did they supersede?
Difficult, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Apr 03 14
284 plays
  Famous Lefties    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Studies show that approximately 10% of the world population is left-handed. See if you can identify these lefties from various fields of endeavour including arts, sports, politics, business and movies just by the simple clue that is given.
Tough, 10 Qns, zambesi, Sep 12 17
Sep 12 17
446 plays
  I'm Just Making It Up Pt. 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are yet even more liars in this second quiz.
Tough, 10 Qns, GoodVibe, May 24 08
GoodVibe gold member
561 plays
  Calling All Creeps    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is who The Creeps recruited when they decided to go on a hunt for more members! You might find you have more in common with these people from the entertainment industry, the science field, and world history than you previously thought!
Tough, 10 Qns, macabrescribe, Apr 08 10
858 plays
  Postal Workers from Planet Earth   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For your consideration, a quiz on some notable earthlings who served in the honored field of postal service. In other words, famous mailmen!
Difficult, 10 Qns, comitis, Nov 27 07
472 plays
  People of the Golden Age of Islam    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match these people from the Golden Age of Islam with their accomplishments.
Tough, 10 Qns, bernie73, Dec 14 20
bernie73 gold member
Dec 14 20
109 plays
  When I Grow Up...    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will be too old to be a child prodigy anymore. How many of these people, who were exceptionally gifted children, do you know?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Nov 16 18
Rowena8482 gold member
Nov 16 18
464 plays
  Plays the Violin Well    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many famous (and infamous) people play or have played a musical instrument, including the violin, but chose to pursue a career in other fields. You may be surprised at some of the names included.
Tough, 10 Qns, Toneman52, Feb 27 12
316 plays
  The Silent Generation    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Those born from 1901 to 1924 are called The Greatest Generation. Those born from 1946-1964 are termed The (Baby) Boomer Generation. But those born from 1925-1945 are usually referred to as The Silent Generation. How much about that "quiet" generation?
Tough, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Nov 22 16
521 plays
  People With Secrets    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What did they know?
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Aug 02 05
969 plays
  Left at Birth    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about the ten percent of the population that is born left-handed.
Difficult, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Jul 16 15
329 plays
  People Potpourri    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about a variety of people from history, literature, tv and movies. They all have one thing in common.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Jun 30 17
1932 plays
  Still More Dramatic Lives of Creative People    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is another one of several quizzes that I've made which deal with the dramatic lives of some famous people. It should be rather difficult, but informative and interesting, too.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Apr 28 04
490 plays
  People of Principle    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
People who have stood up for their rights in modern times.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Nov 10 12
934 plays
  Tenuous Links    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
This quiz is about common factors amongst certain people . See if you can figure out what the link is between these people (it could be a concrete or tenuous bond.)
Tough, 5 Qns, nerthus, Oct 23 20
Oct 23 20
761 plays

People in Common: For Experts Trivia Questions

1. Adolph Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933. Who was Hitler's immediate predecessor as Chancellor?

From Quiz
My Esteemed Predecessor?

Answer: Kurt von Schleicher

Kurt von Schleicher was a shadowy figure; a right-wing militarist who saw himself as the "savior" of Germany. He gained political power through close association with the ageing President Paul von Hindenburg. Like some other politicians in the early 1930s, Schleicher thought he could co-opt or control the Nazis by striking a political deal. Like others, he was wrong: he and his wife were murdered by the Nazis in 1934.

2. Music: the New Zealand musician Pip Brown performs under which stage name, taken from a fantasy film about a magical bird?

From Quiz Aspergic Achievers

Answer: Ladyhawke

Before Ladyhawke, Pip Brown played with the garage band Two Lane Blacktop. She released her self-titled debut album as Ladyhawke in 2008. She was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome as an adult, after going to see a doctor about her fear of crowds.

3. This redhead was born in London in 1788. He spent time in both Italy and Greece and is well known for his love affair with the wife of a future British prime minister.

From Quiz Got a 'Thing' about Redheads?

Answer: Byron

George Gordon Byron was the son of an army officer, Captain John 'Mad Jack' Byron. He inherited the title of Baron Byron on the death of his great uncle in 1798. Byron was a prolific writer, his first works were published when he was just 18 years old. He is remembered as much for the scandals that surrounded him as he is for his poetry. One such scandal was his affair with Lady Caroline Lamb who described him as 'mad, bad and dangerous to know'. Byron married Lady Caroline's cousin in 1815, but the marriage only lasted just over a year. Following the breakup Byron left England and went to Italy, via Switzerland. In 1823 he went to Greece to support its struggle for independence from the Ottoman Empire. Byron died on April 19th 1824 from a fever possibly caused by the use of unsterilsed medical instruments. His body was returned to England and following a refusal for burial in Westminster Abbey was interred at Hucknall in Nottinghamshire.

4. What fast-food restaurant chain became synonymous with the name Anna Ayala?

From Quiz I'm Just Making It Up Pt. 2

Answer: Wendy's

This was the infamous "finger in the chili" hoax in 2006, where Ayala claimed she found a human finger in a bowl of chili. Ayala had a history of filing lawsuits, including one against a newspaper for sexual harassment (dismissed), three companies after a wheel fell of her car (case was dismissed after Ayala fired her attorney, didn't show up, and failed to submit paperwork), and another restaurant chain after her daughter allegedly got salmonella (chain denies paying family). Ayala was also charged with grand larceny for a sale of a motor home she did not own in 2002. Wendy's lost $2.5 million throughout the ordeal and the finger was later identified as one of her husband's coworkers. In 2006, Ayala got nine years in prison. Her husband got over twelve years (the extra time due to non-payment of child support).

5. Which Wild West showman worked as a Pony Express rider at only 14 years of age?

From Quiz Postal Workers from Planet Earth

Answer: Buffalo Bill Cody

Pony Express riders often had challenging routes. When he was 15, Cody once traveled 322 miles in just over 21 hours, stopping only to switch horses. At least, that's how the legend goes. What is true: These mail carriers had a highly dangerous work environment. They often faced bandits, oppressive weather, and the occasional Native American attack.

6. The Marquis De Sade and the poet Petrarch were linked together by which woman?

From Quiz Tenuous Links

Answer: Laura

Laura was the idealized beloved to whom Petrarch addressed all his sonnets. Some scholars feel Laura was a fictional character, but many think she was Laura de Noves who married Hugues De Sade from whom the infamous Marquis De Sade descends. The Marquis himself was involved with yet another woman called Laura in his youth , Lady Laure de Lauris, but his family forced him to marry Renee Pelagie.

7. Grover Cleveland served two non-successive terms as president. Who served as president between Cleveland's first and second terms?

From Quiz People Potpourri

Answer: Benjamin Harrison

What are the chances that something like this will ever happen again?

8. The child of which US president gained some fame through frequent gaffes in public, initiating a war and becoming a consummate portrait painter in his retirement, amongst other things?

From Quiz Here's Looking at You, Kid

Answer: George H.W. Bush

The son of 41st president George H.W. Bush is of course the 43rd president of the United States George W. Bush who served two terms in office from 2001 to 2009. Bush junior announced the "War on Terror" in response to the fateful September 11 terror attacks in 2001. He ordered the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003. Bush took up painting as a hobby and even released a book of portraits in 2017 called "Portraits of Courage". He is also very well known for his Bushisms, linguistic and semantic errors. Some examples of these are "They misunderestimated me", "There's an old saying in Tennessee-I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee-that says, 'Fool me once, shame on...shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again'" and "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.". (Credit to Kino76)

9. This lefty artist painted the most famous, the most talked about, the most visited and the most sung about painting in the world.

From Quiz Famous Lefties

Answer: Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was an Italian Renaissance intellectual whose interests covered numerous fields. He is of course the artist who painted the most famous of paintings, the "Mona Lisa", and the most reproduced religious painting "The Last Supper". Michelangelo Buonaroti (1475-1564) was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet. His best known sculptured works are Pietà and David. He painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome and "The Last Judgement" on the altar wall. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) was a French painter and one of the best known during the Post Impressionist period together with Paul Cézanne, Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin. Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a Flemish artist who painted portraits, landscapes but also specialised in "history paintings".

10. In 2016 Geraldine Roman became the first openly transgender politician to win a congressional seat in which predominantly Catholic country?

From Quiz Transgender Pioneers

Answer: Philippines

Geraldine Roman was elected to serve as the representative for Bataan in 2016, following in the footsteps of her mother who had also represented the area. Roman's election makes her the highest ranking openly LGBT politician in the Philippines where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender politicians have traditionally been reluctant to publicly discuss their sexuality for fear of angering the Catholic Church and other conservative religious groups which wield a great deal of power and influence in the country. Roman has said that her priorities are to advocate for the people of Bataan and help bring about greater socioeconomic equality in the Philippines by improving opportunities for poorer students. She is also keen to see a 2001 bill, which prevented transgender individuals in the Philippines from legally changing their birth name and gender after their transition, overturned and to introduce laws to help prevent discrimination against LGBT people more generally.

11. Who was ultimately the losing lawyer in the famous Scopes Trial of 1925?

From Quiz Losers

Answer: William Jennings Bryan

The famous Scopes Trial, aka The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes, was a trial about a Dayton, TN teacher who was prohibited from teaching the science of evolution. William Jennings Bryan was the attorney representing the State of Tennessee against Scopes. Bryan not only lost the case on appeal but, from a political standpoint, was also a three-time loser for President of the United States, in the elections of 1896, 1900 and 1908. Clarence Darrow represented Scopes in this battle of science vs. religion and actually lost, but the verdict was overturned on a technicality. Clay was "The Great Compromiser", and Mansfield was the first US female attorney.

12. Abraham Lincoln was the second presidential nominee of the Republican Party, and the first to win the presidency. Who was the Grand Old - or Young - Party's first nominee, in 1856?

From Quiz My Esteemed Predecessor?

Answer: John C. Fremont

"The Pathfinder," John Charles Fremont was a controversial military officer and explorer. Fremont served briefly as one of the first two Senators from the newly-admitted state of California in 1850-51. He was married to the daughter of Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton, a Democrat. A staunch abolitionist, Fremont joined the new Republican Party, running for President in 1856 under the slogan, "Free Soil, Free Men and Fremont!" (His father-in-law voted Democratic.) Early in the Civil War, Fremont angered the Republican establishment by attempting to emancipate slaves in Missouri. His rift with Republican moderates led to a brief attempt to wrest the nomination from Lincoln in 1864. After the War, his political and financial standing declined rapidly and he faded from public view until his death in 1890.

13. Harry Smith is a television journalist in the United States. He has hosted CBS News morning programs, and programs at other stations. Harry also has a favorite instrument that he has played in a band and on TV. Can you name the instrument?

From Quiz Plays the Violin Well

Answer: Tuba

Harry Smith played the tuba with several members of the Salvation Army band in 2004. He also played this brass instrument on air with the Muppets in 1994. He also was the featured speaker at a 2009 Salvation Army anniversary event in Philadelphia. Harry is an active cyclist. He likes to commute to work on a "folding bike".

14. What newspaper made Jayson Blair a household name?

From Quiz I'm Just Making It Up Pt. 2

Answer: New York Times

In 2003, Blair resigned from The New York Times in disgrace after a number of his articles were founded to be fabricated or plagiarized. Other notable journalistic frauds include Janet Cooke of The Washington Post, Jack Kelley of USA Today, and Stephen Glass of The New Republic.

15. This French postman spent over 33 years building the beautiful "Palais Ideal" out of stones he found on his route.

From Quiz Postal Workers from Planet Earth

Answer: Ferdinand Cheval

While walking his daily 32 kilometer* route in 1879, Cheval tripped on a strange stone which inspired him to build his "Ideal Palace". He was 43 when he began work on his dream. He was 77 when the palace was finished - without any assistance, architectural training, or power tools! The Palace is now a national monument. *32 kilometers = about 20 miles

16. Daniel Defoe did time in prison. Why?

From Quiz Still More Dramatic Lives of Creative People

Answer: Political and Religious Writings

Defoe's writings were often critical of popular religious or political viewpoints. Such criticism was not always well-tolerated by the existing powers. (Defoe, of course, was the author of "Robinson Crusoe".)

17. Alan Bakke fought against "reverse discrimination." To what school was he attempting to gain admission?

From Quiz People of Principle

Answer: Medical School

University of California (Davis) Medical School.

18. Which two men are linked together by the most unlikely of things, a bathtub?

From Quiz Tenuous Links

Answer: Diogenes and Marat

Diogenes the cynic was a strange man who carried a lantern , looking for just and honest men. He spent his life living in a bathtub. Jean-Paul Marat, a fiery French patriot , was killed in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday, a royalist, in 1793. Marat's death was the subject of a brilliant painting by Jacques-Louis David ' 'Death of Marat'.

19. Nathan Detroit is a character in which musical?

From Quiz People Potpourri

Answer: Guys and Dolls

Sinatra appeared in the film version.

20. What is the surname of the sisters Lana and Lilly, perhaps best known for directing 'The Matrix' and its two sequels, who were the first two openly transgender major Hollywood film directors?

From Quiz Transgender Pioneers

Answer: Wachowski

Commonly credited as 'The Wachowskis' for their directing work, Lana and Lilly made their directorial debut with 1996's 'Bound' and followed it up with the box office smash 'The Matrix' three years later. Their other works have included 'V for Vendetta', 'Cloud Atlas' and 'Speed Racer'. Lana, whose birth name was Lawrence, completed her gender transition in 2008 but did not make her first public appearance following her transition until 2012. In 2016 Lana's younger sister Lily, whose birth name was Andrew, announced that she had also undergone gender reassignment.

21. Which U.S. basketball team, owned and coached by Red Klotz, had the greatest losing percentage in the history of the sport?

From Quiz Losers

Answer: Washington Generals

On August 14, 2015, after 63 years, the Harlem Globetrotters dropped the exhibition team Washington Generals as their primary opponent. The Generals lost to the Globetrotters over 16,000 times, to become the worst sports team of all time. What you may not know is the fact that the Generals actually did win one game under Coach Klotz on January 5, 1971 in Martin, Tennessee. They celebrated their win by pouring orange soda on each other in the locker room (no champagne for them). After the game Klotz said that the shocked fans looked at his team as if they had "killed Santa Claus"!

22. John Marshall made law - and history - as the longest-serving Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Who was his immediate predecessor as Chief Justice?

From Quiz My Esteemed Predecessor?

Answer: Oliver Ellsworth

Oliver Ellsworth was a gifted lawyer and politician from Connecticut. As a Senator, he was instrumental in drafting the Judiciary Act of 1789, which created the federal court system, over which he later presided as 3rd Chief Justice of the United States from 1796 to 1800. He wasn't George Washington's first choice: John Rutledge was rejected by the Senate, and William Cushing declined the position. Ellsworth was an effective jurist, but his successor John Marshall cast a long shadow. In Hylton v. United States (1793), Ellsworth (almost) announced the legal precept of judicial review - but Marshall got the credit a few years later. Ellsworth encouraged Justices to join in writing judicial opinions instead of having each Justice write a separate opinion - a practice perfected by Marshall, and sometimes known today as "marshalling the Court." Ah, well.

23. Bruce Willis is a famous actor from the "Die Hard" series of movies, among others. He probably can't speak any acting lines if he is playing this musical instrument he favors as he needs his mouth to play it. What is this instrument?

From Quiz Plays the Violin Well

Answer: Harmonica

Mr. Willis also likes to sing. He has headed a band called "The Accelerators" which has performed Rock, Blues and R&B across the globe. Bruce's music career began before his acting career. Bruce also released his debut album in 1987 the "Return of Bruno". Of this album's songs, "Respect Yourself", was a Top Five hit on the Billboard 100. Bruce then released a second solo album in 1989, "If It Don't Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger" in 1989. A compilation "Classic Bruce Willis: The Universal Masters Collection" was released in 2001. Bruce and his band have also entertained American troops stationed in Iraq, Korea, and Kenya.

24. Animals: the anthropologist Dawn Prince-Hughes stated that observing a group of apes in the wild made it easier for her to understand and socialise with other people. What type of apes did she study?

From Quiz Aspergic Achievers

Answer: Gorillas

Dawn Prince-Hughes was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at the age of thirty-six. She wrote 'Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism' about her experiences working with gorillas at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, after becoming fascinated by them. She has stated that she learned to pick up social cues, which many people with Asperger's find difficult, by watching the gorillas interact.

25. Who was the famous trickster that inspired the 2002 movie "Catch Me If You Can"?

From Quiz I'm Just Making It Up Pt. 2

Answer: Frank Abagnale & Abagnale

During his time of freedom in the 1960s, Abagnale passed a total of $2.5 million in bad checks. He posed as a pilot, teacher, physician, and attorney, until he was caught in 1969 in France. He served prison time in Sweden, France, and the United States. He started a fraud consulting company in 1976 and has paid back all he scammed. The 2002 movie was directed by Steven Spielberg and starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale. The real Frank Abagnale has a cameo role as a French policeman.

26. Born in Maywood, Illinois in 1946, this folk music artist delivered mail for five years before being discovered by Kris Kristofferson. His self-titled 1971 album was a smash hit.

From Quiz Postal Workers from Planet Earth

Answer: John Prine

Prine's first public performance was at a Chicago bar called 'The Fifth Peg.' It was an open microphone night and he was dared to take the stage. When he finished playing, the owner of the bar offered him a job as part of the house band, and Prine began his career as a musician. When his album "John Prine" debuted a year later, some hailed him as the next Bob Dylan. He went on to record several more successful albums, and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003.

27. Curt Flood paved the way for "free agency" in sports when he objected to being traded. With what team did he spend most of his career?

From Quiz People of Principle

Answer: Cardinals

A good center fielder for some fine St. Louis Cardinal teams. Sports would never be the same.

28. The following woman warned of the assassination of JFK prior to its happening.

From Quiz People With Secrets

Answer: Rose Cheramie

Cheramie was dumped by the side of the road and locked up - but she warned of the shooting before it happened. Hill and Moorman were eyewitnesses to the shooting who also had cameras handy. Hoffman, a deaf mute, claims to have seen men with guns in the vicinity of the assassination.

29. Link the 'Arabian Nights' and the 'Kama Sutra' with Elizabeth Taylor?

From Quiz Tenuous Links

Answer: Richard Burton&Burton

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was an adventurer and scholar who published the first translation of the 'Kama Sutra'. He was even better known for the 'naughty bits' in his version of 'Arabian Nights'. Elizabeth Taylor was of course married twice to another Richard Burton (real name Richard Walter Jenkins Jr), the talented Welsh actor.

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