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Have some fun with people's names. Middle names, funny names, guys named James, this sub-category has them all!

Quizzes on the etymology of names can be found in 'Names' in the General category. Thematic quizzes based around a name (but not just about people with the name) can be found in 'Thematic by Name', also in the General category.

599 quizzes and 8,386 trivia questions.
  Love, Famously   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some love letters written from various Famous Lees, Leighs, Lis, or other variants on the name. See if you can identify the writer of the letter based on some subtle hints and a short clue!
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Jan 18 10
9647 plays
Jack OLlama
  Jack O'Llama   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
"Jack O'Llama" may not be a real name, but there are many famous people who do have a type of animal as part of their names. This quiz is about some of them. Good luck!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Lpez, Oct 15 22
Very Easy
Lpez gold member
Oct 15 22
546 plays
  Remember Me? -C-   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These people lived at some stage during the twentieth century, but do you have any idea who the following ten people with the letter C as either first, middle or surname are?
Easier, 10 Qns, doomed, Mar 24 15
6725 plays
  Half the Name's the Same   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Pick the appropriate first or last name which best fits the description.
Easier, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Feb 14 24
Feb 14 24
4594 plays
  Half the Name's the Same: the Other Half   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Pick the appropriate first or last name which best fits the description. (Part 2)
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Feb 15 24
Feb 15 24
3507 plays
  Tasty Men editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
After my quiz on "Tasty Women", now its male counterpart. As a history loving FT quiz architect I've read a lot of cookery books in order to gather these questions. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jul 20 14
JanIQ gold member
4851 plays
  City Folk   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Their Names are Cities or Towns
A quiz about people whose names are also towns or cities. Good luck.
Easier, 10 Qns, Ikabud, Dec 07 22
Dec 07 22
8580 plays
  Odd Couples   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the first names on the left to the shared last name on the right. That's about all these odd couples have in common. Have fun!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, DizWiz, Apr 11 18
Very Easy
DizWiz gold member
Apr 11 18
1304 plays
  Questions about 'Q' People   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The quandary posed by this quiz is a quantity of questions about a double quintet of people whose names start with the letter Q. I hope you don't have any qualms about this quest.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Feb 06 13
rossian editor
3805 plays
  One Word Clues   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Pick the correct person that goes with the one word clue.
Easier, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Jun 03 17
Jun 03 17
1255 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Paul Henry and James Cagney (American-born novelist)

From Quiz "Two Become One"

  Doris Day Rhyme Time Match   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are more ladies' names that may sound like "Doris Day," but who have definitely made names for themselves.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Jul 25 17
Very Easy
shvdotr gold member
Jul 25 17
850 plays
  Mononymity 1 - Known by One Name   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Some people are so famous that we recognise them by just one name. Match the famous name with its owner's birth name.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Aug 03 19
Very Easy
MotherGoose editor
Aug 03 19
861 plays
  Mononymity 2 - Known by One Name   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Some people are so famous that we recognise them by just one name. Match the famous name with its owner's birth name.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Sep 16 21
Very Easy
MotherGoose editor
Sep 16 21
674 plays
  A Price Above Rubies   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
These people are real gems (some more than others.) Match the famous person with a gemstone in his or her name to the description of their career.
Easier, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Aug 06 19
Joepetz gold member
Aug 06 19
709 plays
  Those Magnificent Andersons    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See how much you know about people with the first or surname of Anderson.
Average, 10 Qns, debodun, Mar 17 23
Mar 17 23
228 plays
  Trifecta   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the clues to these people with three names.
Easier, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Oct 05 19
Oct 05 19
608 plays
  Surnames ending in -ING    
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
The ending of a surname with "ing" is thought to mean "belonging to" or "descendant of". Can you identify the following people from different fields whose surname ends with "ing".
Easier, 15 Qns, zambesi, Oct 20 17
Oct 20 17
1009 plays
  Ish Kabibble to Jack Kerouac    
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Match the name with an association.
Very Easy, 15 Qns, Rehaberpro, Sep 10 18
Very Easy
Sep 10 18
492 plays
  Tasty Women   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What would happen if a history loving FunTrivia quiz architect starts reading cooking books? Well, you would probably get a quiz about recipes named after famous people or events. Let's start with dishes named after famous women.
Tough, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Feb 13 19
JanIQ gold member
Feb 13 19
2702 plays
  That is a Colourful Name!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about people with a colour in place of either their given name or surname. Hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, papasmurf13, Apr 30 09
4662 plays
  Two Become One   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Two names are listed and a new name is required, from a given clue. For example: Ben (Elton) & (John) Adams. Clue (Flamboyant singer). The answer is Elton John. Have fun and happy quizzing.
Average, 10 Qns, Inquizition, Aug 11 23
Aug 11 23
1485 plays
  My Favorite Martin   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ray Walston and Bill Bixby are not included here. These questions are people named Martin, not Martians! Have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Feb 14 15
shvdotr gold member
866 plays
  For The Birds   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I've never noticed until now how many people there are, real and fictional, that have bird names. This quiz aims to show 10 people that share their name with a type of bird. Here's hoping you don't have to wing it. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, eburge, Mar 05 10
eburge gold member
1494 plays
  Neither Tom nor Harry   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about people named Dick (first, middle or last name - or nickname).
Average, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, Aug 01 16
FatherSteve gold member
646 plays
  People with Alliterative Names: A-J   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When you look into it, it's amazing how many famous people have alliterative names (that is, first and last names with the same letter). This quiz covers people with A through J names.
Average, 10 Qns, timence, Jun 20 15
timence gold member
657 plays
  Lets Rustle up some Russells    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The name Russell is derived from the Old French name "rossel" meaning red-haired or red skinned. They are all not "rossell" but can you identify the correct Russell from the clue that is given.
Easier, 10 Qns, zambesi, Mar 09 19
Mar 09 19
588 plays
  Call Me Cameron    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match these people named Cameron with the correct descriptions.
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Nov 19 16
268 plays
  Niels Bohrs Me to Tears    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
With no disrespect to the great Dane, I didn't like his name, so I changed some letters and the sounds around to find new people. Your job is to match them with their significant events or connections.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Nov 16 19
pollucci19 gold member
Nov 16 19
130 plays
  Huey, Dewey, and Louie    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz concerns people with either first or last names of Huey, Dewey, or Louie who might have been called that by relatives or friends.
Easier, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Aug 08 11
946 plays
  Everybody Wants to Be a Cat   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many people and fictional characters that have feline names. How many of these do you recognize?
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, May 01 10
1645 plays
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The Best Name Game Trivia Questions

1. Gillian Anderson is an actress arguably best remembered for her role at FBI agent Dana Scully in the series "The X-Files"? However, what does she collect when not in front of the camera?

From Quiz
Those Magnificent Andersons

Answer: Artwork

Gillian got her first acting job in the movie short "Three at Once" as an extra. After appearing in another short and the movie "The Turning" she got a big break accepting a role in "The X-Files" TV series (1993-2002, 2016-18). She went on to perform in dozens of TV shows, movies and even a handful of stage productions including "The Fall", "Ronja and the Robber's Daughter" and "Sex Education", and has won may awards for her work. She is an avid art collector and reportedly spent her first paycheck from "The X-Files" to purchase a lithograph by David Blackburn.

2. Barbara Jordan lived from 1936 to 1996 and was a Civil Rights leader and Congresswoman representing which U.S. state?

From Quiz Country Folk (Part 2)

Answer: Texas

She had a career as a public defender, and participated in Democratic politics throughout her life, kicking that off as a volunteer for John F. Kennedy's 1960 Presidential campaign. She ran for Congress in 1972 as the Democratic nominee for Houston's 18th District and won. Among her career highlights and achievements are: First Black-American woman elected to the Texas State Senate, First Black Texan in Congress, a Member of the House Judiciary Committee, First African-American woman to deliver the keynote address at Democratic National Convention when she did so in 1976. Jordan is a country in the Middle East, bordered by Iraq, Israel, the West Bank of Palestine, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. The country is also bordered by ancient historic bodies of water, the Dead Sea and the Red Sea. Amman is the capital city of Jordan.

3. Gary Coleman, the famous child star of the 70s, was born in Zion, Illinois. He suffered from nephritis, which afflicted which part of his body?

From Quiz City Folk (Part 3)

Answer: kidney

The autoimmune disease nephritis stunted Gary's growth starting at an early age as it attacked his kidneys. This was why he was only 4 feet 8 inches tall, which ironically however did contribute to his celebrity appeal in the early part of his career, rendering a cuteness to his characters, such as Arnold Jackson in "Diff'rent Strokes." He had kidney transplant in 1973 and another one in 1984, which resulted in his need for dialysis every day. In 2010, he died of a hemorrhage after taking a fall in Provo, Utah. Although there was an episode of "Diff'rent Strokes" (that apostrophe sure saves a lot of time instead of writing "Different") that was called "The Music Man", it did not involve Gary Coleman ever singing the song "Gary, Indiana" from that musical. That city as seen a fall from grace over its history which at one time saw it nicknamed "The City of the Century." It's population for one thing dwindled by 100,000 people since 1960 indicating people are exiting...stage right. Zion, Illinois, is 76 miles from Gary, Indiana.

4. Most of artist Georgia O'Keefe's 2,000 painting were of what?

From Quiz Stately People

Answer: landscapes, rocks, shells, bones, leaves

Although perhaps Georgia O'Keeffe's most well known works are of flowers, such as her famous "Black Iris" and "Oriental Poppies," painting of flowers accounted for only about 200 of her over 2000 paintings. The remainder of her paintings mostly depict landscapes, leaves, rocks, shells, and bones. When Georgia's eyesight diminished to the point of near blindness, she retired in 1971 from painting.

5. Which famous comedian's mother did Victoria Wood play in a television docudrama?

From Quiz Mmmm, Mmmm, Wood

Answer: Eric Morecambe

Victoria Wood played Eric Morecambe's mother in the drama 'Eric and Ernie' which was made for the BBC. Victoria was a wonderful stand up comedienne who filled the Albert Hall with her one woman show, and also a very talented writer who wrote numerous sketches for her television show. Her writing included drama's such as 'Housewife 49' in which she took the title role, and 'That Day We Sang' about the reunion of the Manchester children's choir who made the famous recording of 'Nymphs and Shepherds'. Her song writing ability and skill at the piano were also well known, a particular favourite being 'Let's Do It'. Sadly she died of cancer in 2016 at the age of only 62.

6. Which author has written best sellers such as "Dead Famous" (2001) and "Two Brothers" (2012) as well as West End musicals such as "The Beautiful Game" (2000) and "We Will Rock You" (2002)?

From Quiz The Game Of The Name

Answer: Ben Elton

Elton was a successful stand up comedian, appearing on Channel 4 show "Saturday Live" regularly, whilst writing cult TV shows such as "The Young Ones" and "Alfresco". His career really took off when he, along with Richard Curtis wrote the phenomenally successful "Blackadder" TV series, starring Rowan Atkinson.

7. What did Richard Stanley "Dick" Francis (1920-2010) do for a living before he became a world-famous writer of crime novels?

From Quiz Neither Tom nor Harry

Answer: steeplechase jockey

The young Francis volunteered to serve in WWII hoping to be in the cavalry. Instead, he piloted aircraft (both fighters and bombers) primarily in Africa. It was after military service that he turned to professional horse racing. His novels draw on his lengthy postwar experience at the track. Francis received honours (CBE and FRSL) for his service to the United Kingdom and the Empire.

8. Whose most famous musical work begins with "Mars, the Bringer of War"?

From Quiz Stars On Mars

Answer: Gustav Holst

Holst wrote this suite in seven movements, each presenting the astrological associations of the seven planets: Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. "Mars, the Bringer of War", is a powerful movement, loud and disturbing, with an almost mechanical and ruthless driving rhythm.

9. Gloria Jean Watkins was an author, feminist, and social activist who was better known by her pseudonym, which contains no capital letters. By what name was she known?

From Quiz We don't need no capital letters1

Answer: bell hooks

Gloria Jean Watson chose her nom de plume from her grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks. She chose to use her grandmother's name since she admired her. She chose lowercase letters for the name so as not to be compared to her grandmother, and to prove the material in the books she writes is what is important, not the name. Her writings center around race, capitalism, and gender, and how they interconnect. Her works include "Ain't I a Woman?: Black Women and Feminism" and "We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity".

10. Anthony Quinn won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in the 1956 film 'Lust for Life'. Which artist did he portray?

From Quiz Questions about 'Q' People

Answer: Paul Gauguin

'Lust for Life' starred Kirk Douglas as Vincent van Gogh, with Quinn playing his friend and supporter Gauguin. Quinn had previously won an Oscar, again as Best Supporting Actor, for 'Viva Zapata!', with Marlon Brando in the lead role. Quinn was born in Mexico in 1915 and began his film career in 1936 continuing until his death in 2001. Among his many films are 'The Guns of Navarone' (1961), 'Zorba the Greek' (1964) and 'Stradivari' (1989).

11. Who was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 to 1087?

From Quiz A Bouquet of Sweet Williams

Answer: William the Conqueror

William the Conquerer or William I, sometimes called "William the Bastard" (but not by his friends), was born in 1028 in France and, in 1066, became the first Norman King of England. If the year 1066 sounds familiar, that's because that was the year he won the Battle of Hastings and was crowned King. Although he never spoke English and was illiterate, he is often credited with making England the most powerful country in Europe. Now William's son was William II of Orange who fathered William III of Aquitane who married Mary Stuart but they had no children, so George III fathered William IV...Whew! William of Cambridge is the son of Charles and Diana.

12. Which Kelly (first or last name) was the first "American Idol" Winner in September, 2002?

From Quiz Half the Name's the Same: the Other Half

Answer: Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson was born in 1982 in Ft. Worth, Texas. She is a singer/ songwriter who came to fame by winning the very first "American Idol" title, amd was runner-up on "World Idol" in 2003 behind the first Norwegian Idol, Kurt Nilsen. In the following years, she went on to have huge successes with songs such as "Breakaway", "Since U Been Gone" and "Because of You", and her fifth studio album "Stronger" in 2011. She was also in the 2003 film "From Justin to Kelly" (but I guess we can forgive her for that!). The other Kellys: Kelly Ripa - talk show host; Grace Kelly - actress and Princess of Monaco; Minka Kelly - actress and former love of Derek Jeter.

13. What is the surname of the Andrew who served as Mayor of Atlanta and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations?

From Quiz Half the Name's the Same

Answer: Andrew Young

Andrew Young was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1932. He was the 55th Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia and served in that position from 1982-1990. Prior to that, Mr. Young was an important figure in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, having joined the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadershp Conference) and was both a colleague and friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Carnegie was an industrialist in the steel industry; Cuomo served as Governor of New York State and Wyeth was a "realist" painter.

14. Chris Cooper played an ongoing part in "Lonesome Dove"? What was his character's name in the series?

From Quiz When's Your Name Again?

Answer: July Johnson

Sheriff July Johnson, a kind and gentle man, was the sheriff of Fort Smith, Arkansas. He set out on a mission to track down the killer of his brother. "Lonesome Dove" was a popular, long running series, adapted from the book of the same name written by Larry McMurtry in 1985.

15. U is for Ursula. The actress Ursula Andress had a busy career, but will be long remembered for a particular scene in a James Bond movie when she walked out of the sea and caught the admiring attention of 007. Which movie was it?

From Quiz U Is For Someone You May Know

Answer: Dr. No

Born in Switzerland in 1936, Andress played Honey Ryder in "Dr. No", the first official James Bond movie, which was released in 1962. She made a second appearance opposite 007 in the unofficial "Casino Royale" in 1967. The scene every Bond fan remembers was when Honey Ryder walked out of the sea on to an island where James Bond (played by Sean Connery) was hiding. She was surprised when he picked up on the song she had been singing.

16. What US Army officer led the massacre of members of the Fox Indian tribe in 1830?

From Quiz Who the Fox are these People?

Answer: Jefferson Davis

In enforcement of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, ordered by President Jackson, Davis, as a regular US Army lieutenant along with militia volunteers, murdered many Fox tribal people who refused to move from their lands. Davis became President and Commander-In- Chief of the Confederacy in 1861.

17. Libraries use a system of classification of books devised by a man in 1876 whose first name was Melvil. What was his last name?

From Quiz Huey, Dewey, and Louie

Answer: Dewey

Melvil Dewey was a librarian who had the task of organizing the library at Amherst College. He used a decimal system which he supposedly developed from writings of Roger Bacon, a system he copyrighted in 1876. Although many libraries now use the Library of Congress system, the Dewey Decimal System is still in wide use. Dewey was a leader in developing Lake Placid as a cultural and recreational center. He also tried to up-date English language spelling. In 1927, for instance, he arranged a menu of Hadok, Poted beef with noodls, Parsli or Masht potato, Butr, Steamd rys, Letis, and Ys cream and added "All shud see the butiful after-glo on mountains to the east just befor sunset. Fyn vu from Golfhous porch." His given name was Melville which he changed to Melvil. Also, his middle name was Louis.

18. Washington Irving and Susan George.

From Quiz Two Become One

Answer: George Washington

George Washington was born 22 February 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. On 30 April, 1789, he was inaugurated as the first President of the USA, with John Adams as his Vice-President. Lord Cornwallis had surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781, which ended the American War of Independence. Alas George died on 14 December, 1799, of a throat infection, at his home in Mount Vernon, Virginia.

19. Who was the actress who purred while she played Catwoman on the 1960s television show "Batman"?

From Quiz Everybody Wants to Be a Cat

Answer: Eartha Kitt

All four choices acted in this show. The correct answer to the question is Eartha Kitt. She replaced Julie Newmar in the role of Catwoman. She was known for purring while she did her lines. Yvonne Craig played Batgirl and Madge Blake was Aunt Harriet.

20. Atticus Finch, lawyer and major character of the classic novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird", was created by whom?

From Quiz For The Birds

Answer: Harper Lee

One of the greats of American literature, Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" features Atticus Finch, a widowed, middle-aged lawyer, who is described as being a crusader for good causes, an honest man, moral, and unprejudiced towards those of different races and classes. Finch's character has impacted heavily on the legal profession, and in 2002, Book Magazine listed the 100 Best Characters in Fiction Since 1900, with Atticus Finch at number 7.

21. What is the surname of British boyband Take That member Jason?

From Quiz That is a Colourful Name!

Answer: Orange

Jason was born in 1970 in Manchester, England. He originally joined Take That in 1990 and enjoyed limited success as a D.J. after their initial break up in 1996. Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams and Howard Donald have all been members of Take That. The band reunited in 2005 and enjoyed a successful world tour also.

22. What is the middle name of a famous author of the poem "Old Ironsides," a writer who is famous for his ability to present authentically basic conflicts in mid-nineteenth century America?

From Quiz Fill Me In (#1)

Answer: Wendell

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was famous for these poems among many, "Old Ironsides," "Chambered Nautilus," and for his book, "Autocrat of the Breakfast Table." He combined the life of a poet-writer with that of being a doctor. He was famous for writing "The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever" (1843) which argued in behalf of improved sanitary techniques in obstetrics and surgery. His life reflected many of the tensions of his times. He was born the same year as Charles Darwin, 1809. Along with his friend who also had three names, James Russell Lowell, he was one of the initial editors of the prestigious journal, "The Atlantic Monthly." His son, who fought in the American Civil War, is named, not surprisingly, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Incidentally, he and his son had many personal battles.

23. Trees are valuable because they aid in the production of oxygen. What 1960s fashion model shares her last name with this vital woody plant?

From Quiz Arboreal Appellations

Answer: Penelope Tree

Penelope Tree is an English fashion model who achieved fame in the 1960s. Tree now works with a Cambodian charity that provides impoverished girls with the opportunity to attend school.

24. This actor began working life as a waiter and a pool hall racker and later went on to become one of Hollywood's tough guys of the screen, but who won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1943 for his role in 'Yankee Doodle Dandy'?

From Quiz Remember Me? -C-

Answer: James Cagney

After making it to Broadway, Cagney shoved a grapefruit into Mae Clarke's face in the film 'The Public Enemy' (1931). He made a series of cheap, quick but popular 'tough guy pictures', but proved depth and sensitivity of his acting playing Bottom in a 'Midsummer Night's Dream' (1935) and in 'Angels with Dirty Faces' (1938) was cast alongside Humphrey Bogart. Cagney tried his hand first at romance, then comedy, where he revealed a masterful sense of timing. His popularity was ensured when, drawing on his hard background, he played George M Cohan in 'Yankee Doodle Dandy'. In the 1950s he tried directing, while also continuing to act in 'Man of a Thousand Faces' (1957) and appearing in 'One, Two, Three' (1961). His final film was 'Ragtime' (1981) before his death five years later.

25. This Algerian statesman published 'A Manifesto of the Algerian People' in 1943 which demanded independence from France. It took nigh on twenty years for his dream to come true, however, he was ousted after just one year in power. Who was he?

From Quiz Remember Me ? - A -

Answer: Ferhat Abbas

Abbas was elected to the French National Assembly in 1946, and the Algerian Assembly in 1948. Initially he attempted to co-operate with the French. He joined the FLN (Front de Liberation Nationale) in 1956 in order to achieve autonomy by revolution and became Prime Minister of the provisional government in 1958. After a bitter struggle with the French, Abbas became President of independent Algeria in 1962 but was deposed a year later by Ben Bella. Abbas lived from 1899-1985 and spent a number of years under house arrest for opposing the Algerian military rule of Houari Boumédienne in 1976. Rahman Farès preceded Abbas as Algeria's Executive Chief.

26. In English-speaking countries, Randall is a fairly common name, both as a surname and as a given name. Its origins lie in what language?

From Quiz Famous Randalls in Fact and Fiction

Answer: Anglo-Saxon

The name Randall is derived from the Anglo-Saxon words "rand," meaning shield, and "wulf," meaning wolf. So a literal translation would be "Shield-wolf." Variations of the name include Randolph, Rankin, Rawlings, and many others. Randall is the 603rd most popular boy's name in the United States, the 417th most popular in Canada, and the 372nd most popular in Australia. It is also common as a surname; according to the 2000 census, Randall is the 527th most common surname in the United States. In 1998, it was the 426th most common surname in Great Britain.

27. Bass is the non-technical name of many different edible fresh- and saltwater bony fishes. Which Bass wrote the science-fiction novel "Half Past Human" (1971)?

From Quiz People with Fishy Names

Answer: T.J. Bass

"Half Past Human" was nominated for a Nebula Award. Lance Bass sang in the American musical group 'N Sync. Ronald J. Bass is an American screenwriter who won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for "Rain Man." Alfred Bass was an English actor who played Yoine Shagal in Roman Polanski's "The Fearless Vampire Killers."

28. This notable figure from Macedonia (356-323 B.C.) is considered one of the greatest conquerors in history, who was this 33 year old "great"?

From Quiz "Great" Ones In History

Answer: Alexander the Great

Alexander III, succeeded his father Philip II of Macedonia as King by the age of 20. He then went on to conquer the greatest empire around, the Persian Empire, and was proclaimed King of Asia as well.

29. One of the most well-known Americans named Humphrey was Hubert Humphrey, a politician. He was best known for being whose Vice President?

From Quiz The Name's "Humphrey"

Answer: Lyndon Johnson's

Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr, was born in South Dakota in 1911. He became a senator from Minnesota in 1948 and served until 1964, when he became President Lyndon Johnson's Vice President. Humphrey, known as "the Happy Warrior" in the senate, ran unsuccessfully for President against Richard Nixon in 1968. He died in Minnesota in 1978 and was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980.

30. Poire Belle Hélène is a dessert with pear, vanilla ice and chocolate sauce. This dessert was named after Helen of Troy, according to Homer the most beautiful lady of that time. Whose wife was she?

From Quiz Tasty People

Answer: Menelaos

At a party where she was not invited, Eris (the goddess of quarrel) threw a golden apple with the inscription "For the most beautiful". Three goddesses disputed this title. The judge of this first beauty contest ever :-) was Paris, a Trojan prince. He chose Aphrodite (the goddess of love) because she promised him Helen, the most beautiful mortal woman. So Paris abducted her and fled to his home city of Troy. Helen was married to Menelaos. When Paris abducted her, Menelaos called his brother Agamemnon for help. So the Greeks assembled a large army and attacked Troy. The siege of Troy lasted for ten years, and Homer's "Iliad" describes some of the last days of this siege. Agamemnon, the king of Mycene, was the commander in chief of the Greek army. His best soldier Achilles argued with him about a slave called Briseïs ("with the soft cheeks" - Ancient Greeks apparently had a different taste for women than the twenty-first century movie directors...). During their quarrel, the Trojan prince Hector (Paris's brother) killed Achilles' best friend Patroclos. Then Achilles killed Hector, and Paris in turn killed Achilles - with the help of Aphrodite. After Troy was finally taken, Agamemnon returned to Mycene only to be killed by his wife Klytemnestra and her lover Aegisthos.

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