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  No One Will Find Me   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
There have been many cases of missing people; adults and children, famous people and regular joes who have never been found. Can you match the name of the missing person to the circumstances in which they disappeared?
Easier, 10 Qns, Trufflesss, Apr 12 24
Trufflesss gold member
Apr 12 24
398 plays
  My Home is My Castle    
Collection Quiz
 10 Qns
From antiquity to modern times, many leaders have defended castles and strongholds against assault or siege. Here, you are tasked with identifying ten of them. Enjoy!
Easier, 10 Qns, DeepHistory, Jun 19 24
DeepHistory gold member
Jun 19 24
238 plays
  Famous Freemasons    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In each list, spot the member who is not documented as being or having been a Freemason.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, agvii, Mar 10 10
Very Difficult
1513 plays
  The Third Man   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Not a reference to a 1949 film set in Vienna, nor to a fielding position in cricket. This quiz is about the, possibly forgotten, third people to achieve various physical feats, awards or honours. They were mostly men, but the women get a mention, too.
Easier, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Oct 01 23
Lottie1001 gold member
Oct 01 23
167 plays
  Bad Guys of History   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
We hear a lot about the heroes and good people in history; however, this quiz is about those men and women who were rude, rotten, or just plain evil.
Tough, 15 Qns, bullymom, Jul 05 13
14596 plays
  Ten Little Piggies   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I present for your consumption ten people who are notorious for over-eating. Some have even died from it.
Average, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Jul 01 23
Jul 01 23
9326 plays
Best of the Best  Ancient Military Leaders
  Best of the Best: Ancient Military Leaders   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Following you will find a list of descriptors of some of the greatest military leaders in history. Can you identify them?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jun 21 15
ponycargirl editor
840 plays
  Mental Illness in History editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Surely you've heard historical figures described as "So-and-So the Mad", but which mental illness were they really suffering from? Take this quiz to find out.
Difficult, 10 Qns, bullymom, Sep 01 10
14185 plays
  Fragrant People   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
They Had Roses Named For Them
There is a long tradition of naming flowers, especially roses, for famous people. Can you guess who has had a rose named for them from the clues?
Easier, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Dec 07 22
Dec 07 22
3631 plays
  A Sorry State of Affairs editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Liaisons and love triangles. Some are salacious, some are romantic, and some change history. This is a quiz about love affairs that have had an impact on the course of human events.
Average, 10 Qns, Sparroc, Feb 01 17
3812 plays
trivia question Quick Question
This famous coward is portrayed in films, TV and literature. Whose cowardly act was the shooting of Jesse James?

From Quiz "If I Only Had Some Courage"

  Notables of the 19th Century   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz deals with European and American people of note who were born in and lived entirely within the 19th Century (1801-1900). They may be from art, music, literature, royalty, crime, warfare or religion. Good Luck !
Average, 20 Qns, Pat6789, Mar 08 22
Mar 08 22
8742 plays
  Famous and Infamous Patients editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It is often the case that historical events are influenced by the state of health of the famous character in question. The source of information for this quiz is a series of books by Dr James Leavesley, a medical historian.
Tough, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Dec 02 03
MotherGoose editor
9126 plays
  Legends or Legendary People   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Were the following ten people legendary in what they actually achieved - or simply people with legends built up around them? Heroes or anti-heroes? You decide.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Mar 03 14
Creedy gold member
2798 plays
Hellenistic Whos Who
  Hellenistic Who's Who   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The conquests of Alexander the Great began a blending of Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian cultures that resulted in the Hellenistic Age. It was not only a turbulent time in history, but a time of great learning as well.
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, May 22 23
ponycargirl editor
May 22 23
404 plays
  The Skeleton in My Closet   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are a few questions about celebrities who have caused the death of another human being. Some were accidents and some were not. Some may surprise you ... and some may not.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jun 28 23
Jun 28 23
3972 plays
  Everybody Loves A Lover   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We all like a good love story. Ten famous couples from far back in history to modern times to identify. Both names are needed.
Easier, 10 Qns, Christinap, Apr 18 23
Apr 18 23
3264 plays
  A Rose is Still a Rose   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
... even if it is a cultivar named after a famous person. Can you match each of these cultivars (whose names start with A) with the country in which the person after whom it is named was born?
Easier, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Sep 07 18
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Sep 07 18
570 plays
  Diseases and Their "Poster" People   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Connect the disease and the person associated with it.
Easier, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Dec 13 16
3224 plays
  Heroes   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Heroes come in many shapes and sizes, as do the heroic deeds they perform. Some of the heroes mentioned here served in the military, but none of their deeds involved the taking of life. Some did not survive. Many were decorated.
Tough, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Apr 22 17
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450 plays
  I'm Not Lion...Honestly!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
People in power can be described as 'lions' of the world, top of the food chain and kings of the jungle. Some of these 'lions' have been a bit naughty in their professions. Let's take a look at some of the lies and deceits for which they are remembered.
Easier, 10 Qns, DoveHouse, Feb 25 17
DoveHouse gold member
1380 plays
  They Call me Flamboyant!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Flamboyance is defined by colourfulness and extravagance. Flamboyant personalities can dominate the stage, the air waves, and politics. Here are several I think you will know.
Easier, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Oct 04 18
Oct 04 18
2098 plays
  Immortality Thrust Upon Them   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's one thing to be named for a famous object or event ... but what if that thing is named for you? Here's a quiz about famous people who became famous despite themselves.
Average, 10 Qns, Oddball, May 07 07
4275 plays
  And That's Why the Chicken Crossed the Road   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz asks about how some of the greatest minds would have answered the question 'Why did the Chicken Cross the Road?'
Average, 10 Qns, lones78, Feb 27 10
lones78 gold member
2741 plays
  He Done Her Wrong   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Women throughout the ages and the men that did them wrong.
Average, 10 Qns, wjames, Jan 25 14
wjames gold member
2243 plays
  People Who Have Made A Difference - Part 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten people who have made a positive impact on humanity. See if you can guess who they are.
Easier, 10 Qns, fertigline, Apr 14 18
Apr 14 18
8466 plays
  Famous After 50   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Retired And Loving It is a large, active team that's been part of FT for over 10 years. This is our first team quiz and we hope you enjoy it. We think we picked an appropriate topic - people who achieved fame late in life.
Average, 10 Qns, wilbill, May 07 19
May 07 19
557 plays
  Who's Who: Were The Worthies Worthy?   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
In 1312 Jacques de Longuyon made a list of the Nine Worthies - the most chivalrous pagan, Jewish, and Christian knights. They weren't perfect, however! Let's see if you can match the famous person with their famous non-chivalrous act.
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Nov 03 17
ponycargirl editor
Nov 03 17
353 plays
  I Heard He's Not Even a Real Doctor   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Oh, no! Our team leader has been found face-down in front of his computer, unconscious. I'm wandering Quizzyland, calling for a doctor, but I can't seem to find what I need!
Average, 10 Qns, LBaggins, Apr 12 14
1695 plays
  Someone Like You   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz on ten pairs of identical twins. Some you may know, some you may not. Let's take at look at these interesting pairs.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Mar 07 12
1327 plays
  Really Famous Historical Figures    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about people of real influence. You all have heard of them. I'll give the hints and you come up with the guy.
Tough, 10 Qns, sportcon, Jun 11 13
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Other People Trivia Questions

1. A latecomer to film success - Christoph Waltz began acting in his 20s, but it wasn't until age 53 that he became known worldwide. The role that propelled him to stardom was Hans Landa in which 2009 Quentin Tarantino film?

From Quiz
Famous After 50

Answer: Inglourious Basterds

This role won Christoph Waltz the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Django Unchained in 2013. [ dolly_llama ]

2. Mrs Florence Angle died in Warwickshire in 1969. What historic cold and wet event had she survived in 1912?

From Quiz Why Are You So Wet?

Answer: The sinking of the Titanic

Unlike the more celebrated first class passengers, Florence, a nurse, was one of the 2nd class survivors of the Titanic. There were comparatively few of these (still fewer of the third class passengers) due to only first class passengers being allowed on to the upper decks, which gave access to the lifeboats. Mrs Angle, born Florence Hughes, had emigrated to New York City in 1906 with her husband, William, where he found work as a tile maker and fixer. They had returned to England in 1911 to visit their family, and booked their return voyage home to New York on the Titanic. On the night of the sinking, her husband woke her and took her to the upper decks where she was placed in a lifeboat - she last glimpsed him waving to her as the boat was lowered into the icy sea. Following her rescue, Florence returned to her native Warwickshire, suffering respiratory problems after her ordeal. After her recovery she resumed her work as a nurse and never remarried. Sometimes it is good to consider the 'ordinary' people involved in tragedies such as this. Perhaps the saddest story I heard is of the crew member who made his way home, only to have the door slammed in his face - apparently it would have been better had he died a hero.

3. George "Bittercreek" Newcomb, a rider with Bill Doolin's Wild Bunch, was shot and killed by the brothers of his lover. Who was this lover, known as "Rose of the Cimarron"?

From Quiz Female Cowboys

Answer: Rose Dunn

Rose Dunn was a minor outlaw, assisting Doolin's gang to rob stagecoaches and banks while totally infatuated with Newcomb. Her brothers, who had also been minor outlaws, went straight towards the end of the "Old West" and became bounty hunters who collected the $5000 bounty of Newcomb's head when they killed him in 1895 as he arrived at the family home to visit Rose. In a reminder that the Wild West wasn't that long ago, Rose died as recently as 1955, aged 78 in Washington.

4. Gilbert Berkeley was a Protestant churchman, who lived in exile during the reign of Mary I. Following the accession of Elizabeth I, he returned to England and was appointed to which bishopric?

From Quiz Common People - The real commoners of Blackadder

Answer: Bath and Wells

Berkeley was appointed as the Bishop of Bath and Wells in 1560, two years after the accession of Elizabeth I, following the removal of the last Roman Catholic bishop. After Berkeley's death in 1581, his bishopric was left vacant for three years.

5. In 2017, Jonathan Vass murdered his estranged partner and mother of his child, Jane Clough outside Blackpool Victoria Hospital in a text book example of which type of stalking?

From Quiz Stalking Heads

Answer: Rejection Stalking

Rejection stalking is usually caused by attempting to reconcile the relationship, or to exact revenge for a perceived rejection and though victims are usually romantic partners, it can also be triggered by a rejection from anybody that was close to the stalker such as a parent, work associate, or acquaintance. Often the stalking becomes a substitute for the lost relationship. There are five main sub types of stalking, these being rejection, intimacy seeking, resentful, predatory and the incompetent suitor.

6. It is well known that the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon at Waterloo but which British political office did he hold between 1828 and 1830?

From Quiz Brothers in Arms

Answer: Prime Minister

The Duke of Wellington had a distinguished military career, leading the British forces in the peninsular war against the forces of Napoleon as well as commanding the forces that defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. Following his military career he went into politics in the UK, serving as Prime Minister between 1828 and 1830. His time as Prime Minister saw the passing of the Catholic Relief Act which removed most civil disabilities for Roman Catholics.

7. Rose Bertin is widely credited with bringing haute couture to the forefront of popular culture. Dying in 1813, she outlived her most famous customer by almost two decades. Who was that unfortunate client?

From Quiz Fashionably Late

Answer: Marie Antoinette

Having opened her own dress shop in Paris in 1770, Rose Bertin, known by her detractors as the "Minister of Fashion", dressed Marie Antoinette until her dethronement, finally making her mourning clothes following the execution of Louis XVI. During the French Revolution Bertin followed many of her customers to England, later returning to France.

8. The wreck of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald happened November 10, 1975. The man the ship was named after was Edmund B. Fitzgerald. What type of meat was the "B" in his name?

From Quiz Meat's Neat

Answer: Bacon

Edmund Bacon Fitzgerald was an insurance company executive who helped to finance the building of the freighter. The company voted to name the ship after him, which he was opposed to, but eventually he relented. The ship was built in River Rouge, Michigan and sank in Lake Superior.

9. This folksinger/songwriter and member of The Weavers, notable for his work to save the Hudson River, was blacklisted in 1953. He passed away in 2014 at the age of 94.

From Quiz Pink Is The New Black

Answer: Pete Seeger

An activist his entire life, Pete was blacklisted in 1953 with the other members of The Weavers: Lee Hays, Fred Hillerman and Ronnie Gilbert. No radio station would play their music, and it was 1955 before they could actually perform on stage again. As a songwriter, his music reflected his continued role as an activist, writing songs like "Where Have All the Flowers Gone", "Turn! Turn! Turn!", and "Guantanamera". In 1967, he performed "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" (relating to the Vietnam conflict) on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. CBS network executives had it cut, as they felt the terminology was unflattering to President Lyndon Johnson. It was allowed a few months later when he again appeared on the show, but the damage had been done, with viewers polarizing against the censors. In his later years, he campaigned to save the Hudson River and restore it, as part of the Hudson River Clearwater Sloop organization. I have had the privilege of seeing him in concert twice. Mike Seeger is one of his brothers. Bob Seger is a singer, with his group The Silver Bullet Band. No relation. Kyle Seager is a third baseman with the Seattle Mariners. No relation.

10. Born Margaretha Zelle, this exotic dancer and mistress to many men was executed in 1917 as a spy. Can you name her?

From Quiz Flamboyant Floozies

Answer: Mata Hari

Mata Hari was born in the Netherlands in 1876. Her moniker was a stage name. She married an older military man when she was quite young, and had two children, one of whom died during a period when the family was living in Java. Upon their return, her husband filed for divorce and obtained custody of the surviving child. This was followed by Mata Hari's moving to France, where she developed her dance act, performing in a number of European countries, including both France and Germany, and branched out to become the mistress of a number of rich men. In 1914, World War I broke out. Because she was known to have ties to influential German military men, she was recruited by the French to gather intelligence in the service of France. However, over time, she was suspected of being a double agent. Ultimately French authorities brought her in for questioning and she was unable to allay their suspicions. She was sentenced to death, and executed by firing squad on October 15, 1917.

11. Britain: By what title is the wife of a Marquess known?

From Quiz Splitting Heirs

Answer: Marchioness

In the British nobility, they rank just below a duke. Perhaps the most familiar title is the Marquess of Queensberry known for the rules of boxing. Their office is called a marquessate.

12. Young Ernest Evans dreamed of his tomorrow while working as a chicken plucker in Philadelphia. By what name was he known when his tomorrow came in the form of the hit song "The Twist"?

From Quiz Dreaming of Tomorrow

Answer: Chubby Checker

Ernest was 'discovered' while employed at the Fresh Farm Poultry store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he would sing to entertain the customers. He was signed by Dick Clark and recorded "The Twist", which became a number 1 hit in the U.S. on September 19, 1960. On a personal note - having grown up on a farm, I've plucked my share of chickens. Even now, thirty some-odd years later, I can still vividly recall the rank smell of steaming hot, wet chickens that had been dunked in boiling water to loosen the feathers for plucking.

13. In 1977, on the fiftieth anniversary of their execution, Governor Michael Dukakis issued a proclamation stating which duo had been unfairly tried and convicted of two brutal robbery-murders?

From Quiz Terrible Twos

Answer: Sacco and Vanzetti

During the Red Scare in the aftermath of World War I, Sacco and Vanzetti, whose names were link to an anarchist activities, were both charged with the robbery and murder of a shoe company paymaster and his guard in 1920. Questionable 'voir dire', dubious eyewitness accounts (one witness claimed Vanzetti drove the getaway car and another witness claimed to have seen Vanzetti in the back seat) and testimony which contradicted earlier statements given to the police followed at the trial. Additionally, the defense's attempt to impeach a prosecution witness based on an implication of an unpunished larceny charge in exchange for damaging testimony was disallowed by the judge. When the defense presented their case Sacco and Vanzetti were questioned at length regarding their political views and on July 21 Sacco and Vanzetti were both found guilty of first degree murder. Between November 1921 and November 1923 seven motions were made for a new trial--all of them denied by trial Judge Thayer 1924. In 1925 a convict doing time for murder confessed to the crime, however, in 1926 the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts upheld its decision. In his 1977 proclamation Dukakis cited prejudice, questionable conduct of trial officials and stated "any disgrace should be forever removed from their names". (The proclamation can be found in its entirety at

14. Who knew that this famous rock musician and guitarist would lose his hearing due to his constant use of headphones ?

From Quiz Boys of Silence

Answer: Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend is famous for his work with 'The Who'. Both of his parents were musicians and he enjoyed music from a young age. He became famous as the guitarist who would smash and generally wreck his instruments during a concert. His loss of hearing has happened over time and according to him it is the result of headphones and loud concerts.

15. Rear gunner Nicholas Alkemade stepped out of his burning Avro Lancaster at 18,000 ft in 1944, and survived without benefit of a parachute. How was this possible? I'm just looking for the cold facts here.

From Quiz A Prayer but no Wing

Answer: Pine branches and snow cushioned his landing

Alkemade's parachute was alight, and he preferred to jump rather than burn to death. Two crew parachuted out safely, but four crew died in the crash. The arresting Germans checked events out before giving him a certificate verifying his story. He apparently was gradually slowed by a series of snow covered branches, finally landing on a snowy slope. His only injury was a sprained leg.

16. Who was dubbed the "Queen of Mean"?

From Quiz We'll Never Be Royals

Answer: Leona Hemsley

Leona Helmsley was the wife of real estate magnate Harry Helmsley. She was convicted of mail fraud and tax evasion in 1989 during a sensational trial which included testimony that she mistreated employees. Known as a stickler for pefection, ex-employees claimed Leona would threaten and verbally abuse them before terminating their employment for the slightest infraction. But Leona wasn't all bad. In her will she left her Maltese dog, Trouble, a $12 million trust fund!

17. Historians and the romantically minded have argued back and forth for very many years over whether which English leader of a band of merry men actually existed or not. Who is this controversial figure?

From Quiz Legends or Legendary People

Answer: Robin Hood

All that can be stated with certainty about the elusive Robin is that the first written references (whether based on reality or not) to one Robin Hood date from the 13th century. However, the first ballad didn't appear till c. 1450. How long the oral legend had been passed down prior to these times is unknown, but if the stories about his association with England's King Richard (the Lionheart) and his brother, King John, have any basis at all, then those dates would span Richard's reign from 1189 until 1199, and John's reign from 1199 until 1216. Even Robin's real name is uncertain, as is the area of England in which he roved, and his rank in society. What seems to be a common consensus is that, if Robin existed at all, he was possibly a murderer, but definitely an outlaw, who, with his band of accomplices, roamed the countryside in various parts of England, stealing from all and sundry. There is no mention at all of the common belief that he robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. That, however, doesn't necessarily have to be untrue, just that there is no record of it, apart from the word of mouth legends and in the lyrics of the ballads. (With thanks to Bloomsby for the following interesting snippet): There is even a suggestion that the name Robin Hood (and variants of it) may have been used in documents in England in the later Middle Ages a bit like 'John Doe' in America - as a name for any anonymous robber.

18. Huma Abedin is an accomplished political staffer who has worked closely with Hilary Clinton. Who is Huma's husband that wronged her?

From Quiz He Done Her Wrong

Answer: Anthony Weiner

Hilary Clinton said of Huma: " "I only have one daughter. But if I had a second daughter, it would [be] Huma" and Bill Clinton performed the ceremony when she married Anthony Weiner. After then-Congressman Weiner posted racy pictures of himself on Twitter, and later when he admitted to online affairs, Huma staunchly stood by the man who did her wrong.

19. She was a queen in her own right, the last of a dynasty. When she met the one who would be her lover, Julius Caesar, she was - it is said - inside a rolled up carpet. Who was she?

From Quiz Mistresses

Answer: Cleopatra VII

Nobody really knows what Cleopatra looked like, but it is said that although not a beauty, she was very attractive and had charm and intelligence. Ttwo very important men loved her, Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony. Cleopatra was a very ambitious woman. She was responsible for the death of her sister Arsinoe IV and also possibly involved in the drowning of her brother.

20. She was one of the first actresses to play 'Peter Pan' (1904) but first appeared on stage at the age of 9 months.

From Quiz Take My Childhood, Please!

Answer: Maude Adams

Maude Adams (1872-1953) was a very successful actress most of her life. At one time she earned over a million dollars a year - and that was before 1930. She began dazzling audiences as an infant when her actress mother carried her on stage.

21. This wheelchair bound actor would be proud of his great niece today, who has carried on the family acting tradition.

From Quiz He's a Character Too

Answer: Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore (1894-1956) is Drew Barrymore's (1975-) great uncle. The family dominated theater and the acting profession for years. Mr. Barrymore played memorable parts in such films as 'It's a Wonderful Life' (1946) and 'Key Largo' (1948).

22. Which king of England, portrayed in a 1994 film with Nigel Hawthorne as the king, is remembered for being mad?

From Quiz I'm Not Mad And Neither Am I

Answer: George III

King George III is remembered as being mad although modern medicine describes his condition as possibly having been porphyria. Porphyria, in the worst cases, can cause severe abdominal pain, cramps, and even seizure-like epileptic fits - and some forms of condition can cause 'mental disturbances, including hallucinations, depression, anxiety, and paranoia'. (Wikipedia article on Porphyria).

23. This Czech born athlete was the most dominating force in the world of professional women's tennis. Who is the women who won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, reached the Wimbledon finals 12 times, and shared many doubles titles?

From Quiz GLB: Gays, Lesbians, and Bi-Sexuals

Answer: Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova announced her sexual orientation in 1981. One of her lovers was novelist Rita Mae Brown. Later, Judy Hill Nelson sued Navratilova for palimony in 1991 and wrote two books about her relationship with her. Another lover, Julia Lemigova, has been connected to a sordid past. In spite of distractions, Navratilova is by consensus the premier women's tennis player of all time. In addition she has been generous in many charitable activities. Martina, a vegetarian, has been outspoken on animal right, underprivileged children and gay rights.

24. In the 1930s and 40s he was often called "The King of Hollywood". She was as well known as him, specialising in comedy roles. She died tragically young in a plane crash. Which couple does this describe?

From Quiz Everybody Loves A Lover

Answer: Clark Gable and Carole Lombard

In the mid 1930s Clark Gable was the top Hollywood male star. He worked with all the great and well known actresses of the day including Joan Crawford, Ava Gardner and Jean Harlow. His most famous role is probably that of Rhett Butler in "Gone With the Wind" opposite Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara. He first met Carole Lombard when filming the 1932 film "No Man of Her Own". She was married to William Powell at the time. In 1936 they started an affair, and in 1939 Clark Gable divorced his then wife, Ria Langham, and they married. In 1941 Carole Lombard attended a war bond rally in her home state of Indiana. On the return journey the plane crashed into a mountain only about 20 minutes after take off and everyone on board was killed. Clark Gable was devastated by her death, and even though he married twice more, when he died he chose to be buried beside Carole in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

25. Which humanitarian maid pioneered the development of settlement houses in America to provide services for the urban poor, especially immigrants, with the establishment of Hull House in Chicago?

From Quiz Eight Maids a-Milking

Answer: Jane Addams

Jane Addams (1860-1935) founded Hull House in Chicago's nineteenth ward to provide an alternative to the saloon for gatherings and the political machine for favors. It taught American values to immigrants and the working poor, and it attracted middle-class efforts and funds. Many other settlement houses arose in imitation, sometimes named after Addams.

26. She was born in Hampstead, London, England, raised as a Christian Scientist and converted to Judaism in 1959 at age 27. As a child star she was a diamond in the rough. Who appeared in the 1943 film "Jane Eyre"?

From Quiz She Was A Jew?

Answer: Elizabeth Taylor

Taylor - 1932 to 2011 - had a brief part as a young girl in the horrid orphanage where Jane Eyre grew up. The film starred Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles. Liz Taylor had a very eventful life, marrying eight times, winning two Academy Awards for Best Actress, in "Butterfield 8" {1960] and "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf" {1966}. In 1999 she was awarded the DBE by Queen Elizabeth II. She made eleven films with her two-time husband, Richard Burton, and was known for actively supporting causes such as AIDS awareness and Judaism. At her conversion she was given the Hebrew name 'Elisheba Rashel'.

27. What was the name of the identical twin brothers who were regulars on the country music television show "Hee-Haw" from 1969 until 1986?

From Quiz Someone Like You

Answer: The Hager Twins

Jim and John Hager were identical twin brothers who made a career in country music and comedy. They recorded six albums and performed with country music greats like Kenny Rogers and Merle Haggard. They were featured in the second issue of "Playgirl" in 1973, and guest starred on many television shows.

28. This famous coward is portrayed in films, TV and literature. Whose cowardly act was the shooting of Jesse James?

From Quiz If I Only Had Some Courage

Answer: Robert Ford

At about age 20 Robert Ford joined Jesse James' gang. Later, they were scheduled to rob the Platte City Bank, but Robert Ford and his brother had been planning to collect the $10,000 reward that had been put on James' head. As they all lived in James' house, after breakfast one morning Ford shot James in the back of his head as he stood on a chair to hang a picture. Ford lived another 10 years, with virtually no reward, posing for photographs until he was finally shot by Edward O'Kelley.

29. When Marcus Antonius (Mark Antony) received the news that Cleopatra was dead, he stabbed himself. Why was this an overreaction?

From Quiz We Can Still Be Friends

Answer: She wasn't dead

Antony and Cleopatra had a complicated relationship. After retreating from battle, Cleopatra was afraid Antony would kill her in his rage. So, she sent word to him that she was already dead in hopes that he would remember how much he loved her. In fact, he loved her so much that he fell on his own sword when he got the tragic news. He died in her arms.

30. The author of "Bible Codes Revealed", Sherry Shriner, said God set her on the path to discovering what secret information?

From Quiz God's Advice?

Answer: The U.S. government has a treaty with space aliens

According to Sherry, President Eisenhower's foreign policy included extra terrestrials, and every President who followed him has carried on a cover-up to conceal the government pact with the aliens. In addition, the aliens are about to turn hostile. Good thing we have Sherry to advise us.

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