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1.
Pick The Right Person
  Pick The Right Person editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
I'll give you some general information about some famous people from all over the world. Just pick the right name.
Average, 10 Qns, wellenbrecher, Sep 28 23
Average
wellenbrecher gold member
Sep 28 23
945 plays
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  Who's the Baddest? editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These ancient tyrants would like to tell you why they are the worst of the worst. You must figure out who's who, and then decide which one is the biggest baddie of all.
Average, 10 Qns, Pagiedamon, Jan 16 13
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10,11,12
Average
Pagiedamon gold member
42899 plays
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Historical Stick Figures on Cue Cards
  Historical Stick Figures on Cue Cards editor best quiz   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
As I'm armed with my bad drawings, a stack of cue cards, and a Sharpie, here's a look at ten famous people who all bear uncanny resemblances when drawn on small pieces of paper. Did I mention I can't draw?
Easier, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Apr 02 22
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6,7,8
Easier
kyleisalive editor
Apr 02 22
15727 plays
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They Didnt Let A Wheelchair Slow Them
  They Didn't Let A Wheelchair Slow Them!   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The people in this quiz have made various impacts on the world. They did not let the fact that they were in a wheelchair hinder them. Come learn a little more of these fascinating individuals.
Easier, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Apr 13 22
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6,7,8
Easier
stephgm67 gold member
Apr 13 22
539 plays
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  Why Are They Famous?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Although you might not recognise their names, these people have achieved something notable - I promise! Can you figure out what makes them famous?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, NickMc, Dec 10 22
Very Easy
NickMc
Dec 10 22
1121 plays
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Jackies of all Trades
  Jackies of all Trades   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Jackie, Jacqueline, Jacqui, male, female. This quiz covers a wide variety of people with a name in common with a wide assortment of careers. (Photos are hints not answers).
Easier, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Jun 18 17
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6,7,8
Easier
1nn1 gold member
Jun 18 17
1416 plays
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Who Am I
  Who Am I ?    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
I will describe a person using first person. You tell me who is being described.
Average, 10 Qns, Ilona_Ritter, Jan 24 23
Average
Ilona_Ritter
Jan 24 23
775 plays
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  Ordinary People   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is a nod to ten people who accomplished extraordinary things in their lives. This quiz focuses on when they were ordinary and not yet well known for their accomplishments.
Easier, 10 Qns, ramonesrule, Jun 08 22
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6,7,8
Easier
ramonesrule gold member
Jun 08 22
715 plays
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  Shy, Not Retiring   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These are ten famous people throughout history who achieved great heights, in spite of the incredible shyness from which they suffered at times. Have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jan 02 20
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8,9,10
Easier
Creedy gold member
Jan 02 20
4212 plays
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  Eponyms for Cities   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you match the brief description of each person with the city named in their honour?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Oct 05 18
Recommended for grades: 1,2,3,4,5
Very Easy
looney_tunes editor
Oct 05 18
860 plays
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  Weddings, Beddings, and Beheadings editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some happy, some not so happy, and some downright unhappy events in the lives of some familiar and some not so familiar characters.
Tough, 10 Qns, JaneofGaunt, Sep 09 19
Tough
JaneofGaunt
Sep 09 19
6880 plays
12.
  Masterful editor best quiz   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
On the left are the names of the famous people, on the right what they are famous for.
Easier, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Sep 06 18
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6,7,8
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Sep 06 18
1015 plays
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  The Day I Got a Pink Slip   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some leaders in their field were not always unqualified successes, and had to suffer setbacks and bumps along the way. Join these ten well-known personalities as they reminisce about their memorable failures in life.
Easier, 10 Qns, jmorrow, Feb 12 16
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8,9,10
Easier
jmorrow editor
1520 plays
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  If Historical Figures Had Twitter   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Twitter allows a user a maximum of 140 characters. Can you guess the identity of the following pithy Historical Figures?
Easier, 10 Qns, zippolover, Nov 20 18
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8,9,10
Easier
zippolover
Nov 20 18
3163 plays
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  Knock Knock, Who's There?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When ten random people of different backgrounds come knocking at your door, sometimes you just have to answer. See if you know who's who when these people stop by. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jun 10 15
Average
kyleisalive editor
3869 plays
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  The Slippery Slope From Success To Downfall   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some people achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them, but the line between high success and bitter failure can be a fine one. Trace these 10 who went from top of the pole to bottom of the pile.
Easier, 10 Qns, darksplash, Feb 10 21
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8,9,10
Easier
darksplash gold member
Feb 10 21
669 plays
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  25 People Who Influenced the World    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This quiz is not about the usual 25 influential people you think of; this is a quiz about influential people that may not come to mind right away. Nevertheless, they influenced the world they lived in as well as the world we live in today.
Average, 25 Qns, ncterp, Feb 14 23
Average
ncterp gold member
Feb 14 23
456 plays
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  Person of the Month   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the person's name (each containing a month) with the proper clue.
Easier, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Oct 05 16
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6,7,8
Easier
nyirene330
605 plays
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  Many Tried, None Succeeded   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All of these incredible people are famous for their successes in one form or another, but in this quiz we will see things that they failed at, too. No disrespect is meant to them.
Easier, 10 Qns, AdamM7, Dec 23 21
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6,7,8
Easier
AdamM7 gold member
Dec 23 21
412 plays
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  From First to Worst   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The only trouble with people who enjoy a high profile in the media - a fall from grace is rapid and devastating. Here are a few very well known people who tumbled from first to worst in very quick fashion.
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Dec 31 21
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8,9,10
Average
1nn1 gold member
Dec 31 21
585 plays
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  Famous People Who Like Model Trains   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Continuing the Editors' 2018 Advent quizzes: Model trains have appeared at the foot of Christmas Trees since the early 1900s. This quiz asks you to determine the famous people who enjoy model trains. The number of clues decrease as you progress.
Easier, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Dec 24 21
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6,7,8
Easier
1nn1 gold member
Dec 24 21
812 plays
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  Who in the World Did That?   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the accomplishment--in a variety of fields, including sports, entertainment, politics, and science--with the person.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, bernie73, Mar 20 17
Recommended for grades: 1,2,3,4,5
Very Easy
bernie73 gold member
1655 plays
23.
  Who Am I? - Andrew / Andy Edition   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you match the brief description to the famous (real or fictional) Andrew or Andy to which it corresponds?
Easier, 10 Qns, ClarkyB, Dec 17 16
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6,7,8
Easier
ClarkyB
1103 plays
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  I Am Off to Sleep   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I've been trying to write this quiz all day, but I keep getting interrupted before I finish the questions and now it's bedtime. I've managed to make some notes, though, so maybe you'll be able to work out the answers. Do you want to try?
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 31 11
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8,9,10
Average
rossian editor
1878 plays
25.
  The Right Woman   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There have been many wonderful, interesting women throughout time. Use the clues and guess which woman I am talking about.
Easier, 10 Qns, faith177, Aug 01 17
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6,7,8
Easier
faith177
Aug 01 17
2562 plays
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  Who Am I? (People of History)   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Who are these famous people?
Average, 10 Qns, charlemagne, Mar 25 18
Average
charlemagne
Mar 25 18
5944 plays
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  Howdy, Neighbor!   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Some new people have moved into the area and you've got a feeling they're all famous (or at least noteworthy). Put the kettle on and match the person to their fictional greeting.
Easier, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Oct 23 19
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6,7,8
Easier
AcrylicInk gold member
Oct 23 19
590 plays
28.
  Dan, Danny, or Daniel?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All are famous in some way and known by the first name of Dan, Danny, or Daniel.
Easier, 10 Qns, nmerr, Apr 10 13
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6,7,8
Easier
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  Yesterday's Man    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
While these are men of yesteryear, their discoveries and inventions have had an impact until this day. Match the description of the following men with the correct name.
Average, 10 Qns, VegemiteKid, Jan 30 23
Average
VegemiteKid gold member
Jan 30 23
111 plays
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  Lost and Found   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is dedicated to famous tales of people's disappearances, some of which remain a mystery today. I will provide a description of the incident and you just need to match it with the correct person! Best of Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, KatieK54, Sep 10 14
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10,11,12
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Who Am I? Trivia Questions

1. As a student, this guy was threatened with expulsion and finally kicked out of school. That rebellious streak never went away and later he participated in anti-war and anti-Nixon activism. Can you "imagine" who this guy is?

From Quiz
Ordinary People

Answer: John Lennon

John Lennon achieved extraordinary fame as a member of The Beatles, Plastic Ono Band, and as an activist. When he was young though, I don't know if the people in his life would've been able to predict such a successful career. He got his first guitar when he was a teenager, and, as he practiced his music, was apparently told, "the guitar's all very well, John, but you'll never make a living out of it", by his aunt. When he was still a teenager his mom died and her death hit him quite hard. He drank a lot, got into fights, and misbehaved at school. He was described as being lazy and unfocused. He was accepted into Liverpool College of Art only after his aunt and the headmaster intervened on his behalf, but he was kicked out before he graduated because of his bad attitude. He did, though, focus on his music despite the disapproval of his aunt, who didn't particularly like the people he associated with or his focus on music over his art studies.

2. This man famously used non-violent tactics against colonialism in the fight for Indian independence. Who is he?

From Quiz Marshall Law or Martial Law?

Answer: Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi was an Indian lawyer who spent twenty-one years in South Africa. When he arrived there he faced discrimination and protested his treatment trying to ride the train. He was not allowed to sit with European passengers and was beaten and kicked off. He contemplated returning to India or protest for his rights and decided to protest for his rights. In 1915 he returned to India and organized peasants, farmers and labourers to protest against discrimination and excessive taxes. He led people in revolting against the British imposed tax salt and in rallying for Britain to leave India. He was imprisoned for years in both India and South Africa for his actions. He was a champion for the poor, for women's rights and for animals. To the dismay of some, he was a steadfast proponent of non-violent resistance and the first to make a large impact through non-violent means. Britain granted independence in 1947 and two dominions were created - India and Pakistan.

3. Once he was top of the pole with an eponymous television sitcom but his fall from grace led him to a prison cell. Who was the man once known as "America's Dad"?

From Quiz The Slippery Slope From Success To Downfall

Answer: Bill Cosby

In the 1980s Bill Cosby was the star of one of the biggest shows on television. "The Cosby Show" was the sit-com that majored in homely family values. Then in 2004 the first cracks started to appear in Cosby's personal life when a woman accused him of sexual assault. Ten years later, more than 60 women had told similar stories of abuse dating back to the 1960s. In 2018 he was convicted of aggravated indecent assault and drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. He was sentenced to a jail term of three to 10 years.

4. Which Canadian won the 100 metre sprint and broke the world record at the 1988 Olympic Games but was stripped of the title and record three days later when his urine sample tested positive for steroids?

From Quiz From First to Worst

Answer: Ben Johnson

The 1988 Seoul Olympics was set to be a showdown for two arch rivals, Ben Johnson and American Carl Lewis in the blue ribbon 100 metre sprint. Johnson had lowered the world record at the previous World Championships to 9.83 seconds but Lewis had consistent good form and was the reigning Olympic champion. Johnson won the race in 9.79 seconds, a new world record, with Lewis coming second in 9.92 seconds. Canada collectively whooped with joy with Prime Minister Brian Mulroney ringing Johnson to personally congratulate him. Three days later Ben Johnson was stripped of the medal, the win and the world record (and later, his earlier world record) when he tested positive for stanozolol, a banned steroid. His fall from grace was immediate and he lost $480 000 per month in income from endorsements. Ben Johnson never made sporting headlines again.

5. Often called "The Most Beautiful Woman in Films", she was not only an Hollywood star, but also an inventor. Do you know the name of this beauty/genius, born in Vienna as Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler?

From Quiz Brunettes Can Have Fun Too

Answer: Hedy Lamarr

Lamarr began her cinematographic career in Czechoslovakia. The film "Ecstasy" , released in 1933, is notorious for a scene in which Lamarr's face expressions fake an orgasm, and some nude scene of the actress herself. In America, she starred in "Boom Town" and "Comrade X" with Clark Gable, "Ziegfeld Girl", "Tortilla Flat" and "Her Highness and the Bellboy " among others. She joined up with pianist and avant-garde composer George Antheil and developed a radio guidance system for torpedoes. The system is ultimately at the origin of the Bluetooth technology. So, if you now can use wireless headphones, it is also thanks to Hedy Lamarr. In 2014 she was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Brunettes have genius as well as fun.

6. Mount Rushmore might have been lacking my presence if my duel in Illinois hadn't been canceled at the last minute. Who am I?

From Quiz Dual Duel Survivors

Answer: Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln and James Shields were rival politicians who once had an amicable relationship. However, Shields became the State Auditor and passed some rules that Lincoln disagreed with. Lincoln's method of revenge was sending anonymous letters to the local paper that lampooned Shields. The angered Shields challenged Lincoln to a duel. Mutual friends arrived and were able to convince them to a compromise, which averted the duel. Ironically, both potential combatants were able to become friends afterwards.

7. Michael J. Fox is the poster boy for sufferers of Parkinson's Disease. He was diagnosed with it at age 30 and has served as a spokesperson for efforts to raise awareness and work for a cure. On what television show did he have his initial success?

From Quiz Living with Parkinson's

Answer: Family Ties

Michael J. Fox (1961- ) starred as Alex P.Keaton in the American television show "Family Ties", which ran from 1982-1989. His most famous movie appearance was playing Marty McFly in the "Back to the Future" trilogy. In 1998 he disclosed he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991 (at age 30). Many of his early successes came after this initial diagnosis. He starred in the television series "Spin City" from 1996-2000 when the disease was more noticeable. He appeared in many other shows until the effects of Parkinson's forced his retirement from acting in 2020. After his initial diagnosis Fox went through a phase of denial, depression, and heavy drinking. Eventually he sought help and has been a strong advocate for those affected and leads a foundation dedicated to improving the lives of those affected.

8. This man was a teacher, philosopher, and spiritual leader. He was born into poverty c. 551 B.C. but his piquant adages still resonate in his home country. Who was this often misunderstood man?

From Quiz 25 People Who Influenced the World

Answer: Confucius

Confucius' adages were simple and straightforward; care for your fellow man, honor your ancestors, do unto others as you want done to you. These sound like Christian teachings, but they were written 500 years before Jesus was born. Confucius is often quoted today in China.

9. Who am I? Knighted Englishman of Scottish descent born 1945. "Atlantic Crossing", "This Old Heart of Mine".

From Quiz Famous People Who Like Model Trains

Answer: Rod Stewart

Sir Roderick David Stewart was born 10 January 1945 in London (but maintains strong ties to Scotland from which he has ancestry). He is a mega-successful rock singer and songwriter, selling over over 100 million records worldwide. He has had six consecutive number one albums in the UK. Considering one of Mr Stewart's biggest albums was "Trans-Atlantic Crossing" and biggest singles was "Sailing", it might seem ironic that he is a model trains enthusiast. Mr Stewart's model train collection was featured in several issues of "Model Railroader". His permanent layout includes a "Three Rivers City" model railway.

10. The awe-inspiring mountain Huangshan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and major tourist attraction in China. Which famous Chinese poet found inspiration at Huangshan?

From Quiz Mountain Guys

Answer: Li Bai

Li Bai is the only Chinese on that list of Asian poets, I hope the forms of their names were a clue. Li Bai lived in the 8th century CE, the "Golden Age of Chinese Poetry". Many of his works are set in mountains and use mountain imagery and as allegories. Huangshan has inspired many poets and artists with the sweeping views and unusual topography, weather and vegetation. Question by Usual Suspect wjames.

11. "Time" magazine introduced the concept of the "Man of the Year" Award in 1927. On that basis, who would you expect to have been the inaugural recipient?

From Quiz Man of the Year

Answer: Charles Lindbergh

In 1927, the American news magazine, "Time" introduced the concept of the "Man of the Year" or "Woman of the Year" (The event was called Person of the Year from 1999 onwards). In the respective installment of the magazine, a feature was made about a "person, a group, an idea, or an object that for better or for worse... has done the most to influence the events of the year" In 1927 Charles Lindbergh won the Orteig prize and rose from being an unknown US Mail pilot to instant worldwide recognition when he became the first person to fly across the Atlantic from Long Island to Paris in 33 hours in 1927 He also flew solo). As Mr Lindbergh was a reserve officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps, he received the United States' the Medal of Honor, for the achievement. He was featured in the January 2 1928 version of the magazine and hence his portrait featured on the cover, whereas it did not when the event occurred in May 1927.

12. Montana Senator Jon Tester won the senate seat for the Democrats in 2007, and has retained it ever since. In his youth he suffered an accident that throws up a bizarre image resembling an episode in the movie Fargo. What happened to him?

From Quiz The Missing Link

Answer: He lost three fingers in a meat grinder

Yes, it was the loss of three fingers in a meat-grinder accident that distinguishes him. He seems to have done pretty well since then; he served as a music teacher and farmer before going into the state senate.

13. Around AD 60 this brave lady, a royal, rose up against the Romans and with an ever increasing Celtic army, destroyed three Roman towns and killed tens of thousands of Romans. What was the name of this warrior woman?

From Quiz Rebel Rebel.

Answer: Boudicea

In the first century AD, King Prasutagus, his wife Queen Boudicea (sometimes spelt Boudicaa) and two daughters ruled the Iceni, a tribe that covered what is Norfolk today. It was the time of Pax Romana, and the Iceni were independent of Roman rule. To honour this independence, Prasutagus willed a portion of his land to the Romans. However when he died, the Romans interpreted the will differently, seized all his lands, beat Boudicea and raped her daughters. Boudicea fought back and with her Iceni united with the Trinovantes, overran and pillaged three Roman towns: Camulodunum (Colchester), Londinium and St Albans. Leading with her chariot (with the two daughters ensconced), her troops killed an estimated 70,000 Romans. Her troops were estimated to be 200,000 by the time she conquered St Albans. She and her following army moved west towards Wales where she met an organised Roman army at what was thought to be Watling Street somewhere in Leicestershire. She lost the battle as she was downhill of the Romans and her troops did not have the discipline nor the organisation of the experienced Roman army. It is unclear what her fate was but it does appear that she did not die in battle but went back to her homeland where she either committed suicide or died peacefully. The is no British or Celtic version of these events only Roman records which were discovered in the 15th century. A statue of Boudicea (and daughters replete with daughters and chariot) by Thomas Thornycroft stands near Westminster Bridge in London. According to the BBC's 100 Greatest Britons, Boadicea ranks at 35 (but only five other women appear ahead of her which says something about the gender imbalance of the list).

14. Which member of the Three Stooges family accidentally shot himself in the foot at age 12 while cleaning a rifle?

From Quiz Shots Fired

Answer: Curly Howard

Curly, born Jerome Horwitz, was saved by his older brother, Moe, who rushed him to the hospital. The injury resulted in Curly developing a lifelong limp, which became all the more noticeable when he worked it into his act with the Three Stooges.

15. Which engineer was ridiculed for his theories on the viability of space flight in the 1920s but was later recognized as the founding father of modern rocketry?

From Quiz A Mixed Bag

Answer: Robert H. Goddard

Goddard published his research into achieving extreme altitude using solid fuel rockets in 1919. He also expanded on the future possibility of exploring space. In January 1920, the New York Times printed a front page article about Goddard's beliefs in a negative fashion and followed it up by ridiculing him in an editorial the following day. Goddard had the last laugh though as he invented the liquid fuel rocket essential to spaceflight today just 5 years later. Korolyov was the lead engineer on the early Soviet space program. Edison is known for many things but theories on space flight are not among them. Wernher von Braun worked on the German V2 rocket during the 2nd World War and later led the American Space program where he became the chief architect of the Saturn V rocket.

16. Born Moishe Shagal in Belarus, who became a noted French artist?

From Quiz Will the Real ____ Please Stand Up?

Answer: Marc Chagall

As a Jew in the Russian Empire at the end of the 19th century, Shagal's choices were limited. Having an interest in art, he moved to Paris in 1910 to study and became known as Marc Chagall. He moved back and forth between France and Russia before moving to the United States to escape Nazi persecution in World War II. He later returned to France.

17. Which well known theatre goer allegedly said, "If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee."?

From Quiz The World of Tea Drinkers

Answer: Abraham Lincoln

Opinion is divided as to whether this was actually said by Lincoln or not. It has been attributed to him in many places and after the passage of time, who really can tell? William Shakespeare, Sir Noel Coward and Ben Jonson were all English playwrights.

18. She emerged from a 16 year retirement to design fashions similar to those she wowed Paris with 30 years earlier. Who is this famous fashion designer?

From Quiz Late Bloomers

Answer: Coco Chanel

Vera Wang is a famous for wedding dress design. Eileen Stewart was a fashion designer but became an American theatre producer and director later in life. Mary Quant became famous during the 1960s when the London based mod and youth fashion movement was in vogue.

19. This very gentle lady was the daughter of an English noble who fought and died fighting in the Greek Revolution of 1821 against the Turks. She is regarded as the world's first computer programmer. Who is she?

From Quiz Ladies and Gentle Ladies

Answer: Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace was born on December 10, 1815. She was the only child of Byron and his wife. All his other children were out of wedlock. She married William King-Noel, Earl Lovelace. She is acknowledged as the first computer programmer because of her help for Charles Babbage in his efforts to design a device that could carry out algorithms and solve problems. She died on November 27, 1852.

20. Born on New Year's Day 1879, which British author introduced the world to the character Lucy Honeychurch in his 1908 novel 'A Room with a View'?

From Quiz New Year's Resolutions

Answer: E M Forster

Edward Morgan Forster was born in Marylebone, and died in Warwickshire in 1970, aged 91. Other books for which he is well known are his first novel, 'Where Angels Fear to Tread', published in 1905, 'Howards's End' (1910) and his 1924 novel 'A Passage to India'. All four books are among several of his works which have been adapted for film. Set in England and Italy, the film version of 'A Room with a View', which won several awards, was released in 1985 and starred Helena Bonham Carter as Lucy Honeychurch and Julian Sands as George Emerson, her romantic interest.

21. "It finally stopped raining and I saw my first rainbow. Spectacular! The dove came back too." Which Twitter using figure from History wrote this?

From Quiz If Historical Figures Had Twitter

Answer: Noah

Following the rain, which lasted for forty days, God sent the first rainbow as a sign that he would not flood the earth again. Noah sent out a raven followed by a dove, but only the dove returned.

22. This prominent American statesman and senator from Massachusetts was in office from 1813-1817 and from 1823-1827. A member of a powerful trio known as the "Great Triumvirate," what is his name?

From Quiz Dan, Danny, or Daniel?

Answer: Daniel Webster

The "Great Triumvirate" also consisted of John C. Calhoun and Henry Clay, both prominent senators. Webster practiced law before entering politics as a member of the House of Representatives in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, his home state. As well-versed as he was in constitutional law and as successful as he was as a politician, his attempts at running for office of President of the U.S. were unsuccessful. He died in 1852 after a fall from a horse.

23. This lady is a British QC and is the wife of a famous politician. Her maiden name was Booth. Do you know who she is?

From Quiz Which Is The Right Person?

Answer: Cherie Blair

Cherie Blair, born and known professionally as Cherie Booth, was born in 1954 in Lancashire, England. She studied law at the London School of Economics and graduated with First Class Honours. She then went on to study to become a barrister and was admitted to the bar in 1976 and then went on to become Queen's Counsel in 1995. In 1980 she married Tony Blair Prime Minister of the UK 1997-2007) in 1980, and they have four children Her other achievements include: 3rd Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University from 1999-2006, and in 2006 awarded the honorary title of Emeritus Chancellor and a building at the University named after her. 1st Chancellor of the Asian University for Women from 2011 onwards. She also belongs to many charities and was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2013.

24. Platinum blonde hair, Skirt swirling in an updraft, Candle in the wind. Which immortal film star is this?

From Quiz Pi's 'Who's What' in Haiku

Answer: Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe is a Hollywood legend. Her real name was Norma Jean Mortenson and she was born on 1st June, 1926. She had a very unsettled childhood, spending most of her young life in foster homes, which left her with a chronic sense of insecurity. Although treated by the studios as a sex symbol, critics have praised her dramatic work and her comic ability. She was nominated for various awards and won a Golden Globe for her role in "Some Like It Hot " (1959). The screenshot of her dress blowing up as she stood over a grating is still an iconic poster. Elton John recorded "Candle in the Wind", the poignant and sympathetic song about her life, in 1973 eleven years after her death from a drug overdose. Question by Calpurnia09

25. Who am I in politics? Born in 1916, I became the world's first female Prime Minister in 1960.

From Quiz Who's that? An Eclectic Mix of People

Answer: Sirimavo Bandaranaike

On 21 July 1960, Sirimavo Bandaranaike became Sri Lanka's Prime Minister. This was six years before Indira Gandhi in India, and 19 years prior to Margaret Thatcher's Prime Ministership in the UK.

26. Who is the famous golfer who is alleged to have had up to 120 affairs during his five-year marriage? No wonder his wife took a golf club to his car!

From Quiz Roués, Rapscallions and Repeat Offenders

Answer: Tiger Woods

After the incident in which Tiger crashed his car, a number of women came forward claiming to have had affairs with him. Wood's wife Elin divorced him. Question by MargW

27. One of the most famous cheaters in the last half century was a saxophone-playing president. Maybe you'll recognize this rake.

From Quiz Rogues, Rakes and Rascals

Answer: Bill Clinton

Infidelity in the White House did not start with Bill Clinton. FDR, Harding and Kennedy all fall into the category of presidential cheats. Question by MargW

28. The sixteenth President of the USA, this gentle giant of a man suffered from unbearable shyness in the company of strangers, especially around women. Who was he?

From Quiz Shy, Not Retiring

Answer: Abraham Lincoln

He led his country through a great crisis, he ended the barbaric practice of slavery, and he forged the way for the country's modernisation of its economy. Yet Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), about whom so much has been written and discussed, suffered from an almost crippling shyness all his life. He came from a poor background, born into a family who all lived, at one stage, in a one room log cabin in Kentucky. To make matters worse, his family's religious background frowned heavily on the practices of dancing and drinking alcohol, so Lincoln didn't even have that outlet to help ease his way into the social world. Furthermore, his formal schooling consisted of only one year, and this from itinerant teachers only. Added to this, he was tall, ungainly, sombre of nature, and had no particular knowledge of good dress. Yet this amazing man became an avid reader, educated himself, and through sheer hard work, study and determination, rose to the greatest position in the land. These abilities didn't include skill with the ladies however. He was usually especially awkward and tongue-tied around them. He did try but his first love died before they could get to the altar. His second love, with his hearty endorsement, decided to call the wedding off. And he was full of the deepest gloom when his third relationship managed to make it to the altar. He told a friend on that joyous day that he thought he was going to hell. Their marriage was reasonably happy though, even if Mary Lincoln did bash him on the head once with a piece of wood. However, following the early deaths of three of their sons, Lincoln fell into the deepest depression. He pulled through this after a time. The amazing thing about him was that, in spite of the shyness that plagued him all his life, he was an incredibly skilled politician and could speak fluently and powerfully to vast crowds of perfect strangers. My favourite story about Abraham Lincoln was the time he visited a group of injured soldiers during the great struggle between the north and south. Reaching down to one young lad lying exhausted and spent in his bed, Lincoln patted him gently on the head. Then, with his eyes filling with tears, he murmured, "Poor lad, poor lad".

29. 'Scottish. Inventor. Engineer. Steam. SI unit.' I've started, but now the kettle is boiling so I have to make my coffee. Do you know which person I made these notes about?

From Quiz I Am Off to Sleep

Answer: James Watt

Although all these men are Scottish engineers, only Watt has an SI unit named after him. The watt measures the rate of energy conversion. James Watt was born in Greenock in 1736 and was responsible for refining the efficiency of steam engines by the use of a separate condenser. His partnership with Matthew Boulton, 'Boulton and Watt', in Birmingham was set up in 1775 and was very successful. Carnegie emigrated to USA at the age of thirteen and was involved in the steel industry. Telford was a civil engineer, remembered for road and bridge building, with the Menai Bridge being one of his designs. Napier was also involved with steam engines for the shipbuilding industry.

30. The British Queen rose was named for one Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes, known to her family as May. She was married to one King of England, and the mother of two more; how is she better known?

From Quiz Rose Tint my World

Answer: Mary of Teck

Mary married George, Duke of York in July 1893, and they became King George V and Queen Mary in 1910. They had six children, and when their son Edward became King but abdicated to marry Wallis Simpson, their second son Albert ascended the throne as King George VI. The British Queen rose cultivar was unveiled in 1912, by celebrated rose grower Samuel McGredy.

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