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48 Initials quizzes and 495 Initials trivia questions.
1.
  Some Initial Problems   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Countless famous people from history have been known primarily by their initials. In this quiz, there are ten questions about just some of them. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Aug 26 22
Easier
kyleisalive editor
Aug 26 22
439 plays
2.
  Initially   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Match the surnames of these people with their correct initials.
Very Easy, 15 Qns, nyirene330, Sep 30 19
Very Easy
nyirene330
Sep 30 19
656 plays
3.
  AS You Like It    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
People with the initials A.S.
Ten well known people, all with the initials A.S. Sounds tricky? Don't worry, it's AS easy AS 1,2,3.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Feb 17 23
Average
480154st gold member
Feb 17 23
163 plays
4.
  P.P. People    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All of these people have the initial P.P. but do you know who is who?
Easier, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jun 26 19
Easier
480154st gold member
Jun 26 19
593 plays
5.
  H.H. Heroes   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Ten heroes and heroines, all with the initials H.H.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, 480154st, May 02 19
Very Easy
480154st gold member
May 02 19
677 plays
6.
  Just J.J.    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the J.J. initialled people to their description.
Easier, 10 Qns, 480154st, May 17 19
Easier
480154st gold member
May 17 19
652 plays
7.
  They're G, G Great   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All of these people have the initials G.G. How many can you identify?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, 480154st, Apr 23 19
Very Easy
480154st gold member
Apr 23 19
701 plays
8.
  Several Scintillating Souls    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
It's time for the initials S.S. in this super series.
Easier, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jul 04 19
Easier
480154st gold member
Jul 04 19
561 plays
9.
  FF's    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you match these FF initialled people to their description?
Easier, 10 Qns, 480154st, Mar 31 19
Easier
480154st gold member
Mar 31 19
822 plays
10.
  My name is JD   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many people share my initials. Some of them are or were quite famous. Just take a trip down the JD lane to find out who they were.
Easier, 10 Qns, jaydel, Apr 19 23
Easier
jaydel
Apr 19 23
2487 plays
trivia question Quick Question
This J.S. is a famous Scottish Grand Prix racer.

From Quiz "Initial Reactions"




11.
  Lots Of Rs But No Pirates   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Ten people with R.R. initials. How many can you match to the correct description?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jul 02 19
Very Easy
480154st gold member
Jul 02 19
602 plays
12.
  EE People    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the people with the initials E.E. to their description.
Easier, 10 Qns, 480154st, Mar 20 19
Easier
480154st gold member
Mar 20 19
680 plays
13.
  Hello L L Ladies    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Ten ladies, all with the initials L.L. How many do you know?
Easier, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jun 01 19
Easier
480154st gold member
Jun 01 19
494 plays
14.
  O.O. No. The Double O's    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All of these people have double O initials. How many do you know?
Easier, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jun 18 19
Easier
480154st gold member
Jun 18 19
464 plays
15.
  Special K.K.    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the K.K. initialled people to the correct description.
Easier, 10 Qns, 480154st, May 27 19
Easier
480154st gold member
May 27 19
654 plays
16.
  Double D Dudes    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the double D named person to their description.
Easier, 10 Qns, 480154st, Feb 25 19
Easier
480154st gold member
Feb 25 19
669 plays
17.
  T.T. Top Ten    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Time for the T.T. edition of this double initialled series of quizzes.
Easier, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jul 27 19
Easier
480154st gold member
Jul 27 19
458 plays
18.
  W.W. What's My Name   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Rapidly approaching the end of this series, we try our hand at people with the initials W.W. this time.
Easier, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jul 29 19
Easier
480154st gold member
Jul 29 19
492 plays
19.
  I.I. I Know That Person    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
As with the other quizzes in this series, simply match the well known double lettered initialled person to their description.
Easier, 10 Qns, 480154st, May 16 19
Easier
480154st gold member
May 16 19
390 plays
20.
  Initial Reactions   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Initially, initials of initiated people. .. See if you can figure them out ... Good luck.
Average, 20 Qns, Ikabud, Mar 24 12
Average
Ikabud
4799 plays
21.
Ten women with the initials "DD"
Average, 10 Qns, Upstart3, Oct 28 16
Average
Upstart3 gold member
611 plays
22.
  M.M. Men Of The World    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Ten men, all with the initials M.M., but how many can you match to their description?
Easier, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jun 02 19
Easier
480154st gold member
Jun 02 19
548 plays
23.
  CD People   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Roman numerals for the number 400 are CD. In honor of my 400th quiz, here are ten questions about people with the initials C.D.
Easier, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Mar 12 18
Easier
Joepetz gold member
Mar 12 18
360 plays
24.
  A Double Century   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's all right. I haven't cracked up and put this in People instead of Sport. As CC represents 200 in Roman numerals, for my two hundredth quiz I have decided to bring you some questions about people with those initials. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Nov 25 12
Average
rossian editor
537 plays
25.
  Really, the same initials! Part 1    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about people with the same initials for their first and last name. Try matching them with the clue and this quiz is from AA-JJ.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zambesi, Apr 27 19
Very Easy
zambesi
Apr 27 19
611 plays
26.
  Close Friends Get To Call Him T.C.   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See if you can identify these ten famous men with the initials T.C. None relates to the cartoon character Top Cat. (Sorry, maybe in another quiz...)
Easier, 10 Qns, darksplash, Nov 13 15
Easier
darksplash gold member
585 plays
27.
  10CC    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
No dreadlock holiday here. We're looking for ten people with the initials C.C.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Feb 15 19
Average
480154st gold member
Feb 15 19
589 plays
28.
  NE1 4 N.N.?    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Anyone for N.N.? It's time for the latest instalment of quizzes about people with same letter initials.
Easier, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jun 15 19
Easier
480154st gold member
Jun 15 19
336 plays
29.
  M & M's Anyone?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on famous people and characters, past and present, sharing alliterative names with the initials 'M M'. The initials can refer to the name they were born with, the name they changed it to or the name of a character or role. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Jennifer5, Feb 21 10
Average
Jennifer5 gold member
876 plays
30.
  BB King(s and Queens)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Nothing to do with the famous bluesman, but a quiz on people with the initials B.B.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Feb 12 19
Average
480154st gold member
Feb 12 19
556 plays
31.
  The Double Initalled Leftovers    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
A round up of all the double initials that I couldn't write a full quiz about. Have fun.
Easier, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jul 30 19
Easier
480154st gold member
Jul 30 19
251 plays
32.
  AA Members    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Nothing to do with Alcoholics Anonymous or the Automobile Association but all of these people have the initials AA. Can you name them?
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Dec 27 22
Average
480154st gold member
Dec 27 22
665 plays
33.
  Really, the Same Initials! Part 2    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about people with the same initials for their first and last name. Try matching them with the clue and this quiz is a selection of 10 questions from the initials KK to ZZ.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zambesi, Apr 29 19
Very Easy
zambesi
Apr 29 19
525 plays
34.
  Alphabet Soup    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you correctly answer questions about these famous people with initials in their names?
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Sep 02 15
Average
nyirene330
544 plays
35.
  I'll be "CC"ing You! Both Names Start with "C"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Charlie Chan and the Cheshire Cat are fictional characters and thus don't qualify for this quiz. The following 10 real people start both their first and last names with the third letter of the alphabet. Let's "C" what you know about them.
Average, 10 Qns, paulmallon, Dec 28 12
Average
paulmallon gold member
566 plays
36.
  What your Definition of I.S. is    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My definition of I.S. is: what well known people have or had those initials? There are a limited number of them...Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, alexis722, Jul 08 12
Average
alexis722
384 plays
37.
  People by any Other Name   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sometimes people include their initials when they enter our history books or popular culture. We skip over them without thinking, but do you think maybe you know and can remember what those initials stand for?
Average, 10 Qns, kingscourt, Nov 05 17
Average
kingscourt
Nov 05 17
887 plays
38.
  My Initial Quiz, But Not My First!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There have been lots of famous people throughout history, that we know only by their initials, but what are their full names?
Average, 10 Qns, Yorkshire_boy, Apr 23 13
Average
Yorkshire_boy
1082 plays
39.
  Who the Heck "RR" You?- Both names start with "R"   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All the people in this quiz will have both a first and last name that begins with the letter R. Let's see which ones "R" familiar to you. Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, paulmallon, Mar 15 13
Average
paulmallon gold member
637 plays
40.
  What's My Initial?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ever notice those lonely letters right before or after a person's name? They're not there to look pretty! They actually mean something, and you can find out what these people's initials mean if you take my quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, Priscilla9, Jun 24 06
Average
Priscilla9
1928 plays
41.
  Initially, I Don't Use My First Name    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many people often initialize their real first name.
Average, 10 Qns, GoodVibe, Jan 03 17
Average
GoodVibe gold member
451 plays
42.
  I've got B.O.    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All these questions are about people with the initials B.O.
Average, 10 Qns, Robert907, Jun 18 12
Average
Robert907 gold member
430 plays
43.
  "Two Bs or Not Two Bs?"-Both Names Begin with B    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Big Ben, Buster Brown and Bugs Bunny all have first and last names that start with the letter "B". Alas, they are not real, hence they are ineligible for this quiz. The 10 following people are as real as real can "B". Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, paulmallon, Dec 18 12
Tough
paulmallon gold member
361 plays
44.
  How P.C. of Them   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The questions are about people with the initials P.C. All the questions will be politically correct.
Average, 10 Qns, Robert907, Jul 29 13
Average
Robert907 gold member
483 plays
45.
  Initial Reaction    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ever wonder, when either one or more initials of famous people are used instead of their full names, what names those initials represent? If so, this quiz is for you!
Tough, 10 Qns, shady_shaker, Aug 02 05
Tough
shady_shaker
554 plays
46.
  Tough Initials    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Initials of famous people
Average, 10 Qns, Ginkgo, Aug 01 05
Average
Ginkgo
787 plays
47.
  Known By Their Initials    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Initials as names? Why not, I guess.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Feb 18 11
Tough
robert362
1133 plays
48.
  Initially Speaking    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some people are known by an initial in their name as Robert E. Lee is. We would not know who just plain Robert Lee was. What is the name that initial(s) stands for? The E. is Edward. Have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, finlady, Sep 20 10
Tough
finlady
683 plays

Initials Trivia Questions

1. Which Italian left Spain in 1492 with three ships, the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria?

From Quiz
10CC

Answer: Christopher Columbus & Columbus

Columbus was looking for a direct ocean route from Europe to Asia and believed this could be attained by travelling west as it was thought that the circumference of the Earth was much smaller than it actually is. He landed in what he thought was Asia on October 12th 1492, but it turned out it was one of the Bahamian islands. In all Columbus made four journeys looking for a direct route to Asia and in doing so, accidentally found the Americas, including Central and South America as well as the Caribbean.

2. Which UK comedian and classically trained musician starred as Manny Bianco in the TV show, "Black Books"?

From Quiz BB King(s and Queens)

Answer: Bill Bailey

Bailey is also well known for his TV appearances on quiz shows such as "QI", "Have I Got News For You" and also music quiz "Never Mind The Buzzcocks", on which he may have had a slight advantage over other guests as he has perfect pitch, an ability he shares with Mozart and one which only approximately one in 10,000 people have. "Black Books" was written by Bailey's co star in the show, Dylan Moran and ran for three seasons between 2000 and 2004. It was a very funny show about book shop owner Bernard Black (Moran) who would rather drink wine and read than deal with members of the public.

3. Who won Olympic gold in tennis in 1996?

From Quiz AA Members

Answer: Andre Agassi & Agassi

Agassi won gold at the Atlanta Olympics, beating Sergi Bruguera of Spain in the final 6-2, 6-3, 6-1. During his career Agassi won Wimbledon (1992), US Open (1994 and 1999), Australian Open (1995, 2000, 2001 and 2003) and French Open (1999).

4. Like many of the most influential Britons in history, scientist Charles Darwin is buried at which location?

From Quiz CD People

Answer: Westminster Abbey

Charles Darwin was an infamous British scientist famous for developing the concept of natural selection and evolution. His most famous work is "On the Origin of Species". Prior to becoming a natural scientist, Darwin studied to be a medical doctor but switched fields when he became interested in marine mammals while studying at the University of Edinburgh. When Darwin died in 1882, he was buried at Westminster Abbey in the nave nearby other prominent scientists such as John Herschel, who was a good friend of Darwin's.

5. What is the first name of former "Saturday Night Live" writer A. Whitney Brown?

From Quiz Initially, I Don't Use My First Name

Answer: Alan

A. Whitney Brown not only wrote for the show, he was a cast member in 1985. Brown left the show in 1991 and later was one of the original correspondents for "The Daily Show."

6. Not so much Top Cat as Top Gun: Which actor with the initials T.C. played, among other roles, a navy pilot, a US Marine, a spy, and a tough guy ex-military policeman?

From Quiz Close Friends Get To Call Him T.C.

Answer: Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is a multi-award winning actor whose career started in 1981 when he was 19. If you followed the clues, you will know he was a navy pilot in "Top Gun" (1986); a paralysed Vietnam marine in "Born On The Fourth of July" (1989) - a true story; the spy Ethan Hunt in "Mission Impossible" (several in the franchise from 1996); and some critics said he was ludicrously cast in the title role of ex-MP "Jack Reacher" (2012).

7. Which famous director was responsible for "Birth of a Nation" and "Intolerance"?

From Quiz Alphabet Soup

Answer: D.W. Griffith

David Llewelyn Wark Griffith (no wonder he went by 'D.W.') was an early American film director best known for his 1915 signature film "Birth of a Nation". Griffith (1875-1948) was born in La Grange, Kentucky; his father, "Roaring Jake" Griffith, was a Confederate Army Colonel and Civil War hero who passed on vivid war stories and melodramatic literary tales to his son. D.W. wound up as a director who happened to create such cinematic devices as 'the flashback', 'the iris shot', 'the mask' and 'cross-cutting'. He adapted his Civil War film from Thomas Dixon's novel "The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the KKK", and was praised for his vision and condemned for his racism.

8. Chubby Checker, who helped popularise the twist in the 1960s, was born with which other alliterative name?

From Quiz A Double Century

Answer: Ernest Evans

Ernest Evans was born in South Carolina and brought up in Pennsylvania. He was nicknamed 'Chubby' by one of his early bosses, and adopted the surname of Checker for his singing career. 'The Twist' was released in 1960 and went to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, although it did very little in the UK. He had better UK success with 'Let's Twist Again', reaching number two on the Singles Chart in December 1961. Checker followed up with other dance tracks, but his name will forever be linked to the twist craze.

9. Who was this exceptional Polish born Jewish writer of 20th century America?

From Quiz What your Definition of I.S. is

Answer: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer, known for his sometimes grotesque scenarios and the presence of demonic forces, was born in Poland in 1904, received a rabbinical education there, and moved to the U.S. in 1935. He wrote in Yiddish, but is considered an American writer; he was involved in several Jewish publications in the U.S., and wrote many short stories, such as "Gimpel The Fool", "Passions" and "The Golem". His work is usually about common people and is very appealing. He believed the world was full of endless mysteries. Singer won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1978. He died in 1991.

10. Hall of Fame ice hockey star Bobby Orr played the majority of his career with which NHL franchise?

From Quiz I've got B.O.

Answer: Boston Bruins

Orr played ten seasons with the Bruins and parts of two others with Chicago. He was forced into an early retirement due to a succession of knee injuries. Along with Wayne Gretzky, Orr is regarded as the best player ever to play the game.

11. Singer-songwriter Phil Collins wrote and performed the title song for the 1984 film "Against All Odds". What actor plays the central character of professional football player Terry Brogan in "Against All Odds"?

From Quiz How P.C. of Them

Answer: Jeff Bridges

The song was the first solo number one song for Phil Collins. He received an Academy Award nomination for "Best Song". Collins lost out to Stevie Wonder's song "I Just Called to Say I Love You" from the movie "The Woman in Red".

12. Known as one of the greatest men in show business, P. T. Barnum once said, "There's a sucker born every minute". Do you know what the P.T. stood for?

From Quiz People by any Other Name

Answer: Phineas Taylor

Phineas Taylor Barnum was born in Connecticut in 1810 and made a career as a showman. He made no qualms about using hoaxes and curiousities to line his own pockets. He exhibited "The Feejee Mermaid" and "General Tom Thumb" as well as others to throngs of onlookers. He died in 1891.

13. The actress and singer Mary Martin (1913-1990) was the mother of which famous actor?

From Quiz M & M's Anyone?

Answer: Larry Hagman

Mary Martin starred as Nellie Forbush in 'South Pacific' in 1949 and also as Maria von Trapp in the original (1959) production of 'The Sound of Music' on Broadway. She won a Tony Award for both of these performances. She was married twice, first to Ben Hagman and later to Richard Halliday, but retained her original name of Mary Martin. All the actors in the choices above were of course from 'Dallas'.

14. Everyone has heard of 'The Lord of The Rings' By J.R.R Tolkien, but what do the initials J.R.R. stand for?

From Quiz My Initial Quiz, But Not My First!

Answer: John Ronald Reuel

Even though everyone refers to Tolkien as a British writer, he was actually born in South Africa. Tolkien thought up the majority of his 'storyscape' for his books, while serving in the armed forces during World War One.

15. Here's a character from 'The Simpsons' that is known not only as a father figure, but a lover of beer and donuts. What does the J. in Homer J. Simpson stand for?

From Quiz What's My Initial?

Answer: Jay

Yes, the J. really stands for Jay. Homer Simpson is a stand up guy. Besides his famous "D'OH!", here is another of his funny lines: "What's the point of going out? We're just going to wind up back here, anyway."

16. Booker T. Washington was a pioneer in the field of education for his fellow Afro-Americans. What name was represented by the 'T'?

From Quiz Initial Reaction

Answer: Taliaferro

Booker Taliaferro was born in 1856. When he started school, he took his step-father's - Washington Ferguson - given name as his new surname, but retained the initial letter of his original surname. One of the greatest black Americans of his generation, Booker T. Washington rose from poverty to become the founding Principal of the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama. Washington's mentor was General Samuel Chapman Armstrong, head of the Hampton Institute in Virginia - where Washington had taken himself as a sixteen-year-old. Armstrong's educational philosophy centred around hard work, self discipline and self reliance - characteristics which Washington carried with him to Tuskegee.

17. This A.A. starred in, among many other movies, 'The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!'

From Quiz Initial Reactions

Answer: Alan Arkin

Alan Alda (actor, 'MASH'), Anthony Andrews (actor, 'Brideshead Revisited'), Arthur Ashe (tennis player).

18. Leon Leonwood represented the initials of the U.S. retailer known by what last name?

From Quiz Some Initial Problems

Answer: Bean

Leon Leonwood Bean, or L. L. Bean, was responsible for the creation of the New England-based outdoor clothing company of the same name, opening it in Maine in the 1910s as a boot-making business. Over the course of a century, the L.L. Bean name expanded to more than fifty stores, all selling popular hiking, fishing, and leisure gear. Bean, himself, passed away in 1967, and his family would continue to operate the company in his stead well into the twenty-first century.

19. What does the O.J. in O.J. Simpson stand for?

From Quiz Tough Initials

Answer: Orenthal James

20. This author described the 'age of anxiety'.

From Quiz Known By Their Initials

Answer: W.H. Auden

Nice turn of phrase. He was right, too.

21. Which great comic actor did Robert Downey Jr. play in a 1992 Richard Attenborough film?

From Quiz 10CC

Answer: Charlie Chaplin & Chaplin

Downey Jr. won a BAFTA and was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of the great man in the movie "Chaplin" (1992). Chaplin is well known for his role of The Tramp in many of his movies but also received many plaudits for parodying Adolf Hitler in "The Great Dictator" (1940), which many consider to be his finest work.

22. Which Italian born actress played Amelia Earhart in the 2009 "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian"?

From Quiz AA Members

Answer: Amy Adams & Adams

Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy in 1974, while her father was stationed at the US military complex there. The family settled in Colorado, USA when Amy was eight years old. Apart from her role as Earhart, she is known for playing Lois Lane in "Man Of Steel" in 2013, a role which she reprised in "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" (2016) and "Justice League" in 2017.

23. Catherine Hogarth was the wife of which C.D. man who fathered ten children with her?

From Quiz CD People

Answer: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was a prolific British author during the Victorian Era. His works focused primarily on the plight of the poor and indebted in England. Some of his novels and plays include "A Christmas Carol", "A Tale of Two Cities", "Great Expectations" and "Bleak House". Dickens' wife was Catherine Hogarth and together the couple had ten children, some of whom also became writers and editors. Catherine and Charles separated in 1858 and saw little of each other afterward. However, it is known from letters that Catherine remained loyal to her husband despite rumors that he had an affair with her sister.

24. What is the first name of actor C. Thomas Howell?

From Quiz Initially, I Don't Use My First Name

Answer: Christopher

Howell has appeared in movies such as "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial," "Gettysburg," "Gods and Generals," and "The Amazing Spiderman."

25. Not like that, like that: which funnyman magician with the initial T.C. died - literally - during a stage performance?

From Quiz Close Friends Get To Call Him T.C.

Answer: Tommy Cooper

Tommy Cooper was a gifted magician - not that you would obviously have seen it since his stage act relied on his getting the tricks wrong, all in a hilarious way. Born in Wales in 1921, he died on the stage of Her Majesty's Theatre in London in 1984. The show was also being broadcast live on TV at the time. "Not like that - like that" was a catchphrase of Cooper's.

26. What is the full name of Canadian singer k.d. lang?

From Quiz Alphabet Soup

Answer: Kathryn Dawn

On November 2, 1961, Kathryn Dawn Lang was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She grew up to be a versatile musician who can sing country, pop, folk and jazz; she even performed Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics held in Vancouver, Canada. She has won awards like the Grammy and the Juno, and was awarded the title of OC (Officer of the Order of Canada) by the Canadian Governor General in 1996. Her fans seem to have a "Constant Craving" to hear her sing; she has also teamed up with such notables as Tony Bennett, Elton John and Roy Orbison.

27. American president Calvin Coolidge was often referred to by which nickname?

From Quiz A Double Century

Answer: Silent Cal

Coolidge was renowned for being a man of few words, and 'Silent Cal' was the most common nickname by which he was known. He was the thirtieth president of America and was in office from 1923 until 1929. There are many stories and jokes told about his uncommunicative nature, but there is little evidence that many of them are true. Despite being taciturn in private, Coolidge was an effective public speaker.

28. Born in Selukwe, Rhodesia in 1919, this man became its last white prime minister from 1965 to 1979, after which Abel Muzorewa was elected. What was his name?

From Quiz What your Definition of I.S. is

Answer: Ian Smith

Smith was in favor of independence from Great Britain, and in the unification of the then "Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland". On the subject of racial equality he thought that only a gradual shift of power from white to black or to equality would work. He was against a black autocracy taking over if things changed too quickly, as in Ghana, Uganda and other countries. In his younger years he was a great athlete. Despite severe injuries incurred in his plane, he went back to fighting first for Rhodesia and then for Britain in WWII. He was shot down later over enemy territory and was helped by allied soldiers to safety. He resumed his education after the war at Rhodes University, and went into politics. Smith butted heads with Britain and radical factions in Africa, but he was successful in the political arena, and expanded his farming to become a 21,000 acre estate in the town where he was born. He died in Capetown, S.A. in 2007.

29. On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States. Obama attended law school at what American university?

From Quiz I've got B.O.

Answer: Harvard

Obama graduated in 1991 after becoming the first African American elected president of the Harvard Law Review. His Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science is from Columbia.

30. Pierre Cardin is a French fashion designer best known for his avant-garde style. In 1971 and 1972, what make of car incorporated Cardin's designs into a special interior option?

From Quiz How P.C. of Them

Answer: AMC Javelin

The 1970's saw a trend of fashion designers getting involved in automotive design. Cardin's designs, however, were considered the most daring of all.

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