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Admirable Australians, beguiling Brits and commendable Canadians. Travel around the world and discover the most interesting people that the nations of the world have to offer.
556 quizzes and 7,784 trivia questions.
1.
  Party Like an Egyptian   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We here at All Puns Intended are throwing a party to celebrate the anniversary of the Arab Spring! We've bent the laws of time and space to invite ten accomplished Egyptians, from the ancient past to modern times. Come and make merry with us!
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jan 21 15
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CellarDoor gold member
5747 plays
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Some Postage Stamp Heroes of Magical Moldova
  Some Postage Stamp Heroes of Magical Moldova   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The people chosen to be shown on a nation's stamps offer insights into the country's history and values. Let's look at some people who have appeared on Moldovan stamps.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jul 06 17
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looney_tunes editor
Jul 06 17
2123 plays
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  Don't Get Your Nicaraguans in a Twist   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Nicaragua may have had a tortured history, but it has been the birthplace of many great people. Here, we meet some of the names that have emerged from this beautiful Central American country.
Average, 10 Qns, ajwtimperley, Oct 24 14
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ajwtimperley
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  National Heroes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The concept is simple: Match the name you are given with the relevant country. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, hews, Feb 19 16
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hews
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  A Portal to Portugal   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Portugal, renowned for the quality of its footballers today and its explorers of yesteryear. Once the owners of one of the world's great empires, here is a portal to some of the people that have made it the amazing country it is.
Average, 15 Qns, pollucci19, Feb 22 23
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pollucci19 gold member
Feb 22 23
70 plays
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  Shooting the Breeze   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Four Winds crash an imaginary garden party in Medellin, Colombia, in January 2012 and meet some interesting Colombians. Whom do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jan 31 12
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JanIQ gold member
4333 plays
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  Guinean Greats    
Classification Quiz
 12 Qns
The Republic of Guinea is a west African country, and one that tends to be overshadowed by other countries in the region. In this quiz, match the famous Guineans to the field in which they became famous: sport, the arts or politics.
Average, 12 Qns, Kankurette, Aug 13 22
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Kankurette gold member
Aug 13 22
271 plays
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  The Ultimate Where Were They Born? Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
None of the following people were born where you would expect. Can you match the person to their place of birth? I will give one word as a clue to each answer.
Easier, 10 Qns, kino76, Jan 03 18
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kino76 gold member
Jan 03 18
650 plays
9.
  Famous Koreans    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Phoenix Rising's Gold Team invites you to learn more about some famous Koreans. You need to match the name with the reason they are known internationally. Hopefully you'll recognize many of them!
Easier, 10 Qns, MikeMaster99, Jul 24 22
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MikeMaster99 gold member
Jul 24 22
155 plays
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  You Know More Poles than You Think   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Of course you know Marie Curie and Pope John Paul II. But what about these other Poles?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 11 22
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JanIQ gold member
Nov 11 22
174 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Which famous artist, known also as the "Prince of Montparnasse", was born in the Bulgarian city of Vidin on March 31, 1885?

From Quiz "Mighty Bulgarians"




11.
Ten Famous Antarcticans
  Ten Famous Antarcticans    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Antarctica is a fierce and unforgiving continent. Notwithstanding, there have been numerous people who have made their mark upon it. Please enjoy! Not all photos directly relate to the questions, I just liked them.
Tough, 10 Qns, Exit10, Mar 03 11
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Exit10 gold member
965 plays
12.
  Not Bjork Again   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If asked to name 10 famous Icelanders, usually someone suggests the singer-songwriter Bjork. This time though there's no Bjork in sight and we'll test you on your knowledge of other notable people from this island nation on the edge of the Arctic Circle.
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Apr 09 22
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Apr 09 22
122 plays
13.
  American Woman   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The ladies in this quiz are just of a few of the many examples of women from all parts of the Americas that have graced the pages of history and provided excellent examples of what it means to be an 'American woman'. Good luck and enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, tiffanyram, Aug 18 19
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Aug 18 19
556 plays
14.
  Famous People Linked to Malta   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my first non-music quiz and as a topic I have chosen Malta, my country of birth. Find out how these famous people are linked to Malta by playing this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, anthonyrock, Jan 11 16
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anthonyrock
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  10 Questions on Where Were They Born?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you the name of a world-famous (or infamous) person and all you need to do is tell me where that person was born. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, wenray, Mar 04 14
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wenray
1173 plays
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  These Mad Hungarians were Really Martians! editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
While some Hungarians--like the Gabor sisters--were unquestionably from Venus, others were really from Mars! A metallic voice clicks, "Take. Me. To. Your. Leader." Let's go meet the Martians...
Average, 10 Qns, queproblema, Jan 29 10
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1837 plays
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  Where Were They Born? Quiz Challenge   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Ten well-known people from various walks of life, just match them with the country in which they were born...
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Mar 01 17
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499 plays
18.
  People by Country    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
By reading the title only you will understand what it is all about. I will give the basic information about various famous people and their countries and you just have to identify the person.
Easier, 10 Qns, Smasher7, Nov 04 14
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Smasher7
901 plays
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  Difficult Where Was I Born? Trivia   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The country with which a person is associated is not necessarily the country of their birth. Do you know where these well-known people were born?
Difficult, 15 Qns, ArleneRimmer, Feb 08 13
Difficult
ArleneRimmer
3241 plays
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  Crossing The Pond    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The British Are Coming! A look at five British born people who achieved success in the States. The Americans Are Coming! Just to even it up, five American born people who did the same in UK.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Nov 18 20
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Nov 18 20
249 plays
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  They were born where?!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many famous people turn out to be born outside the country they are most associated with. Here are just 10 of them from various walks of life.
Average, 10 Qns, timence, Feb 04 15
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589 plays
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  Famous Non-Belgians and Non-Canadians    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Shocking as it may be to Triviafun addicts, several famous historical figures, one or two people in the news today (and indeed the odd quizmaker and editor!) are in no way Belgian or Canadian. This quiz "outs" a few of them.
Average, 10 Qns, Coolupway, Sep 10 13
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Koko and Yum Yum were the feline protagonists in Lilian J Braun's mystery books "The Cat Who..." These cats inspired me to write about Siamese people (born before the country was renamed Thailand). Match them to what earned them an internet page.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Mar 22 20
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JanIQ gold member
Mar 22 20
172 plays
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  Three Legged People   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Isle Of Man is well known for its flag featuring the ny tree cassyn (the three legs). We'll take a look here at some people with links to this beautiful island.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Aug 19 19
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480154st gold member
Aug 19 19
251 plays
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  Mighty Bulgarians    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The roots of the Bulgarian nation date back to ancient times. Enjoy your time with a bunch of questions about famous people around the world who are of Bulgarian origin!
Average, 10 Qns, GunnerVd, Jan 20 22
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GunnerVd
Jan 20 22
97 plays
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  Senegalese   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Senegal is a country in West Africa. Find out about some people who are Senegalese in this quiz. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Lpez, Aug 13 13
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Lpez gold member
174 plays
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  Quotes About Countries And Their People    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about what famous and less famous people said about certain countries. Some questions refer to the author of the quote; other questions require you to guess which country was meant.
Difficult, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Feb 10 23
Difficult
flem-ish
Feb 10 23
1379 plays
28.
  What do you know about Where Was I Born??    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz all you have to do is match the famous person to where they were born - it's as simple as that! Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, Luckycharm60, Oct 17 10
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934 plays
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  Vietnamese People    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Vietnam is a fascinating country, which has many notable people as nationals. Can you identify some of them? Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Lpez, Jan 02 18
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Lpez gold member
Jan 02 18
109 plays
30.
  Ghat and Manse    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All ten of these people have spent time in both England and India, usually to the mutual enrichment of both. Do you know them?
Average, 10 Qns, LilahDeDah, Aug 11 05
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638 plays
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  Passports Please    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Name the countries where these famous people were born.
Tough, 10 Qns, ironhammer, Jun 11 08
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1044 plays
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  Birthplaces of Well-Known People I    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Check if you know the birthplaces of these famous and infamous people. Have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, marvo1330, Nov 17 12
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marvo1330
987 plays
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  Cape to Cairo Historical Figures   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz travels from South Africa to Egypt, and test your knowledge of significant historical figures in African history. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, zenaccident, Mar 05 10
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629 plays
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  Famous Men with Filipino Blood    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It is surprising to know that some internationally famous people have Filipino blood. Let us identify who some of them are.
Average, 10 Qns, euab, May 01 17
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333 plays
35.
  Famous Poles in the World's History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There were many renowned Poles who had lived abroad and had a great impact on the history of their adopted countries, as well as that of the entire world. Do you know their names?
Difficult, 10 Qns, Beatka, Oct 20 15
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Beatka gold member
1126 plays
36.
  Birthplaces of Well-Known People II    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You know the names well, but what do you know about the people behind them? Have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, marvo1330, Feb 12 11
Tough
marvo1330
680 plays
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  Famous Flemish People    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Scientist, artists, athletes - Flemish and world famous!
Average, 10 Qns, lala3630, Sep 16 08
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472 plays
38.
  20 Famous Norwegians    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
In this quiz I will test your knowledge about Norwegian celebrities.
Average, 20 Qns, author, Jan 14 16
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911 plays
39.
  They Come From A Land That's Gone    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Most of these people were born in countries that don't exist anymore.
Average, 10 Qns, zlajamilivojev, Sep 01 19
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zlajamilivojev
Sep 01 19
252 plays
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  Quotes About People And Peoples    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We don't only gossip about individuals but also about groups of people and whole nations .What follows alludes to such 'cliches' 'and 'stereotypes'.Fortunately, quoting them need not yet mean believing them.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Oct 02 20
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Oct 02 20
3588 plays
41.
  Big Names of Bangladesh    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the great people of Bangladesh.
Average, 10 Qns, saifkabirasif, Dec 31 09
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366 plays
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  Portuguese People    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
Do you know any of these persons?
Tough, 5 Qns, CarlaA, Mar 26 09
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582 plays

People by Country Trivia Questions

1. Which famous artist, known also as the "Prince of Montparnasse", was born in the Bulgarian city of Vidin on March 31, 1885?

From Quiz
Mighty Bulgarians

Answer: Jules Pascin

Jules Pascin, was a renown Bulgarian artist, famous for his drawings of women, shown usually nude or partly dressed. He became a symbol of the Montparnasse artistic community when he moved to France in 1905. During WWI he emigrated to the United States and eventually became an American citizen. Later in his life, Pascin became addicted to alcohol and had problems with depression. He suddenly died in 1930, most likely of suicide, at the age of 45.

2. Indy Car is a premier class of American motor sport, but which British born driver conquered it by winning four championships between 2007 and 2011?

From Quiz Crossing The Pond

Answer: Dario Franchitti

Franchitti was born in Bathgate, Scotland and from his motor racing start in karting, progressed through the various series up to the British Formula Three Championship. Although he finished fourth in this series, he was not retained for the following season, so went to drive in the German Touring Car Championship and later, the International Touring Car Championship. The ITC folded after a single season though, due to lack of revenue and Franchitti moved to USA to compete in CART racing with Hogan Racing, before moving to Team Green in 1998. In 2003, he moved to Indy with Team Green, now renamed Andretti Green, winning his first IRL IndyCar Series race in 2004 after missing most of the previous season with a back injury. 2007 marked the start of his glory seasons when he won the IndyCar Championship. After a brief flirtation with NASCAR in 2008, he returned to Indy with Chip Ganassi Racing, with whom he won the championship in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Franchitti's career ended in 2013 when, following huge crash at Houston that left him with a spinal fracture, he was warned that to continue racing would risk permanent paralysis. Other British born sports stars that have excelled in USA include Phil Stockman in Major League Baseball, Steve Smith in the NHL, Admiral Schofield in NBA, Jay Ajayi in NFL and John Jackson in NASCAR.

3. Which French fashion model published a book entitled "Je viens d'un pays qui n'existe plus" in 2014?

From Quiz They Come From A Land That's Gone

Answer: Adriana Karembeu

Adriana Karembeu was born in Czechoslovakia, Laetitia Casta in France, Carla Bruni in Italy, and Adriana Lima in Brazil. Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993.

4. Snow and ice are not something usually associated with Isle of Man, yet Zoe Gillings has represented Team GB at four successive Winter Olympics between 2006 and 2018. At which sport does she compete?

From Quiz Three Legged People

Answer: Snowboarding

Gillings, later Gillings-Brier after her marriage, or Zoe GB for short, first competed at the the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics. This Olympic debut came just eight months after doctors told her that following an accident which shattered all the mid bones in her left foot, she might never walk again, let alone snowboard. She finished in 15th place in Turin and also competed in Vancouver in 2010 and Sochi in 2014, placing eighth and ninth respectively before getting married in 2014 and giving birth to her first child in 2016. She returned to the slopes following childbirth and qualified for the 2018 Olympic team, where she was eliminated at the quarter finals stage.

5. Which Canadian women's rights activist, one of the "Famous Five", became the first female magistrate in Canada in 1916?

From Quiz American Woman

Answer: Emily Murphy

Emily Gowan Ferguson (1868-1933) grew up with a father who supported and encouraged equality among his children and Emily would play with her brothers and they would share some of the household responsibilities. Several members of her family held political positions or studied law, including her grandfather who was involved in the Orange Order, an uncle who was a senator, and another uncle who was a Supreme Court justice. Her husband, Arthur Murphy, was an Anglican priest, and it was during his time working as a priest that she became passionate about helping women after she witnessed some injustices that women suffered legally. Emily was influential in the passing of the Dower Act in Alberta, which gave married women the right to a third of their husbands' property. In 1916, she was appointed as a magistrate, becoming the first woman in Canada to hold the position, but some questioned her right to sentence others since women were not legally considered persons at the time. She headed the move to change the definition of person in Canada's constitution to include women in the Persons Case. She, along with Irene Parlby, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, and Henrietta Muir Edwards, became known as the "Famous Five" for their work in women's rights activism.

6. Legendary American entertainer Bob Hope was in fact born outside the USA. Where did he spend the first 5 years of his life?

From Quiz They were born where?!

Answer: England

Bob Hope, who lived to the ripe old age of 100 years, was born in Eltham, London in 1903. His family moved to the US in 1908, where they settled in Cleveland, Ohio. Finding his love of entertaining at an early age, Hope busked in the streets performing singing, dancing and comedy routines. He also won a Charlie Chaplin look-a-like contest at the age of 12.

7. This famous gentleman was born in Kentucky and was also the first American President from the Republican Party.

From Quiz People by Country

Answer: Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was born on 12 February 1809 in Kentucky. Before becoming a politician he was a lawyer. On 4 March 1861 he became the 16th President of United States. Just four years after becoming the President he was assassinated, on 15 April 1865.

8. In the Acts of the Apostles in the Bible, Malta is mentioned as the place where a famous saint was shipwrecked. Who was he?

From Quiz Famous People Linked to Malta

Answer: St. Paul

According to the Acts, St. Paul was upon a ship carrying 276 people on board. After a severe storm that lasted more than fourteen days, they were shipwrecked but all passengers made it safely to the island. St. Luke, the author of Acts, was with St. Paul, so the story has a lot of detail. St. Paul is credited as being the saint who converted Malta to Christianity. Initially the locals thought he was a villain, because just after the shipwreck, he was bitten by a venomous viper. But when the saint just shook the snake into the fire and nothing happened to him, the locals thought that he must be a god! The full story is found in chapters 27/28 of the Acts of the Apostles.

9. Papa Bouba Diop is a Senegalese soccer player who is famous for scoring the first goal of the 2002 World Cup. Who was Senegal playing against?

From Quiz Senegalese

Answer: France

The first goal of that World Cup was scored by Bouba Diop. It surprised everyone, as it also meant the first goal of the World Cup was scored by Senegal, which was playing for the first time in a World Cup, and against the reigning champion. (France had won the previous World Cup). Bouba Diop has played in several English league teams, as well as in Greece and France.

10. Famous fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen was born in 1805 and died in 1875. What is the name of the country in which he was born?

From Quiz Where Were They Born?

Answer: Denmark

Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense in Denmark. He began his literary career writing short stories and poems. His first novel "The Improvisatore" was published in 1835 and was well received. Also in 1835 he published the first instalment of "Fairy Tales", which continued in 1836 and 1837; however they were not very successful initially. Andersen did not just write fairy tales. He also wrote poetry and including one that that was successfully set to music. He also wrote travel sketches based on his extensive trips. He returned to writing more fairy tales in the 1840s and became famous throughout Europe. Some of his better known fairy tales are "Thumbelina", "The Snow Queen", "The Little Match Girl", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Princess and the Pea", and "The Emperor's New Clothes". There is a statue of "The Little Mermaid" in Copenhagen harbour, in honour of Hans Christian Andersen. In 2006 in Shanghai, China, a multi-million dollar theme park opened based on Andersen's tales and life.

11. He is a member of the famous music group "Black Eyed Peas" and known by the name of "apl.de.ap". Do you know his real name?

From Quiz Famous Men with Filipino Blood

Answer: Allan Pineda Lindo Jr.

Allan Pineda Lindo Jr. is a Filipino-American rap artist and an occasional drummer of the rap group "Black Eyed Peas". He was born in Pampanga, Philippines on November 28, 1974.

12. Which female poet and novelist wrote the novel "The Inhabited Woman" and the autobiography "The Country Under My Skin"? The latter tells of her involvement in the Sandinista resistance movement in the 1970s.

From Quiz Don't Get Your Nicaraguans in a Twist

Answer: Gioconda Belli

When Gioconda Belli was born, Nicaragua was ruled by the oppressive dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza Garcia. As the dictatorship continued under successive rulers, resistance grew amongst the Nicaraguan people and eventually led to the formation of the FSLN (Sandinista National Liberation Front). "The Country Under My Skin" describes Gioconda's role in the movement and offers an insight into what challenges the Sandinistas faced, what their aims for the country were and the sacrifices that needed to be made in order to achieve freedom from oppression. One theme running throughout the work is how she is treated differently as a woman. Interesting meetings with Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos help to highlight this point.

13. Who was the first President of Bangladesh?

From Quiz Big Names of Bangladesh

Answer: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

He was entitled as Bangabandhu meaning the friend of Bengal. His daughter Sheikh Hasina became Prime Minister in 1996.

14. "Cape to Cairo" was actually a British imperial dream. The idea is that British colonies would form a continuous territory from Cape Town in the south, to Cairo in the north. Who was a main proponent of this idea?

From Quiz Cape to Cairo Historical Figures

Answer: Cecil John Rhodes

Rhodes amassed a fortune from the mines in South Africa, and actively sought to enlarge British holdings in southern Africa. The territories of Northern and Southern Rhodesia (now Zambia and Zimbabwe) were named after him. His legacy continues today in the well-known Rhodes Scholarship, but his name is also a vivid reminder of the scourge of imperialism.

15. He may be England by name but where was Tottenham Hotspurs footballer Mike England born in 1941?

From Quiz Passports Please

Answer: Wales

Harold Michael England M.B.E., was born on 2nd December 1941 in Holywell, Wales. Mike played 400 times and scored 19 goals for Spurs between 1966-1975. He was an F.A. Cup winner with them in 1967. He was capped 44 times for Wales. Mike finished is career from 1975-1979 playing 106 times and scoring 6 goals for the Seattle Sounders in the NASL.

16. The birthplace of Milos Forman is:

From Quiz Birthplaces of Well-Known People II

Answer: Caslav, Czech Republic

Milos Forman, director of "Amadeus", "Taking Off", "Goya's Ghosts", "Hair", "Man on the Moon", or "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", was previously a successful Czechoslovak director (up to 1968). Forman has two Oscars for directing, the first for the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and second for "Amadeus". This movie was shot on original historical locations in Prague.

17. The birthplace of Andy Warhol is:

From Quiz Birthplaces of Well-Known People I

Answer: Pittsburgh, USA

The American pop art star was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, into a family of European immigrants. His parents had moved to the USA from the village Mikova (in Slovakia). Some internet sources claim that Andy Warhol was of Slovak or even Czech origin. In fact, Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola - Varhola) was of Ruthenian origin. (Ruthenia was annexed to the Ukraine by the USSR in 1945). The village of Mikova lies 17km away from Medzilaborce where the oldest museum of Andy Warhol (established in 1991) can be found.

18. Which British Prime Minister called Britain "the grit in the European oyster"?

From Quiz Quotes About Countries And Their People

Answer: John Major

It was certainly not Edward Heath who would have seen Britain as a kind of "fifth column" within Europe. In Margaret Thatcher's views there was no place for Britain within the European oyster, not even as grit. And Sir Winston was basically in favour of a United Europe, but then most probably with Britain as its leader. John Major had to take into account the Euroskeptics in his party and steered a middle course between courting Europe and rejecting it.

19. He conquered much of the known world by age 28, and yet was apparently not in the least concerned about the witloof harvest, the EU, the Meech Lake accords, the Flem-Walloon divide, or hockey. Who was this famous warrior?

From Quiz Famous Non-Belgians and Non-Canadians

Answer: Alexander the Great

Though the "Yugoslavians" and the Greeks have claimed him, Alexander was in fact a Macedonian-- and NOT a Canadian. He apparently never visited Toronto or Bruges, though if he had he doubtless would have found them "touristy". It is to be stressed that history does NOT record what his views might have been on curling, Eddie Merckx, Maggie Trudeau or the Mannekin Pis.

20. He became king of Norway in 1991, succeeding his father, Olav V.

From Quiz 20 Famous Norwegians

Answer: Harald V

He was made king after his father, Olav V, died in 1991.

21. This Pole was Pope, head of the Roman Catholic Church and is considered by many the greatest Pole of the 20th century. What was his real last name?

From Quiz Famous Poles in the World's History

Answer: Wojtyla

The real name of the now-deceased Pope John Paul II is Karol Wojtyla. The first non-Italian pope since 1522, he made numerous foreign trips during his papacy, contributed to the fall of the communism in Poland and the end of the Cold War.

22. Of which country was it said by Somerset Maugham, that if you wanted to eat well there, it might be good advice to eat three breakfasts?

From Quiz Quotes About People And Peoples

Answer: England

23. Who became the Prime Minister of Portugal in 1995?

From Quiz Portuguese People

Answer: Antonio Guterres

Cavaco Silva = former Prime Minister; Sampaio = became President in 1996; Soares = former President.

24. Yrsa Sigurdardóttir is an Icelandic author of crime novels and which other genre?

From Quiz Not Bjork Again

Answer: Children's fiction

Yes, Yrsa Sigurdardóttir writes both crime novels and children's fiction - an interesting combination. Her first crime novel, "Last Rites", was published in 2005 and was the first in the series featuring lawyer Thóra Gudmundsdóttir. She has also authored another successful series featuring child psychologist Freyja and police detective Huldar, beginning with "The Legacy" in 2018. Her children's book "Biobörn" won the Icelandic Children's Book Award in 2003. The title translates to "Cinema Children" in English. As well as being a best-selling author, Yrsa is a civil engineer. She didn't start writing until she was in her 30s. Phoenix Rising team member lg549 authored this question and that's the extent of her authoring.

25. In 1825, which lady, born in London, became the first First Lady of the USA to be born outside the country?

From Quiz Crossing The Pond

Answer: Louisa Adams

Not only was Louisa, wife of John Quincy Adams, the first First Lady to be born outside USA, she was the only one until Melania Trump became First Lady 192 years later. She was a very reclusive First Lady who took no great enjoyment in the role, preferring to spend her time reading alone or playing her harp. She died in 1852, four years after the death of her husband and the occasion of her funeral marked the first time that both houses of the US Congress had adjourned in mourning for a woman.

26. This Croatian pianist was born in Belgrade in 1958. He won the Casagrande Competition in Terni, Italy, in 1978 and the Montreal International Musical Competition in 1980. What's his name?

From Quiz They Come From A Land That's Gone

Answer: Ivo Pogorelic

Kemal Gekic was born in Split, Ksenija Zecevic and Marina Arsenijevic are ladies. All of them were born in Yugoslavia.

27. Physicist, linguist and radio personality Dr. Brian Stowell presented a show on Manx radio for almost 20 years called "Moghrey Jedoonee". "Moghrey" is "Good morning" in Manx and the show was broadcast each "Jedoonee". Which day of the week is this?

From Quiz Three Legged People

Answer: Sunday

Brian Stowell is often credited with the revival of the Manx language and devoted his time tirelessly to the cause, beginning when he was still in high school and was part of a programme to record the last native speakers, continuing right up to his death in 2019. He also served as "Yn Lhaihder" (The Reader) to the Manx parliament, the Tynwald for several years, the main role of which is to read the summaries of the new Acts of Tynwald in Manx. Just in case you were wondering, the days of the week in Manx are, Jedoonee - Sunday, Jelune - Monday, Jemayrt - Tuesday, Jecrean - Wednesday, Jerdein - Thursday, Jeheiney - Friday and Jesarn - Saturday.

28. Winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize, which Guatemalan Indian rights activist became a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1996?

From Quiz American Woman

Answer: Rigoberta Menchú Tum

Rigoberta Menchú was born in a small Mayan community in Guatemala in 1959. During the Guatemalan Civil War (1960-1996), she lost the members of her family to the genocide of the indigenous population, which is sometimes called the Silent Holocaust or Maya genocide. Her father died during the 1980 occupation and burning of the Spanish Embassy in Guatemala, her mother and one of her brothers were tortured and murdered, and her other brother was shot while trying to escape after being threatened by soldiers. Menchú began working to speak out against the government injustices and support the resistance to the oppression. In 1981, she was exiled from Guatemala and went to Mexico. In 1982, she worked with a Venezuelan author named Elisabeth Burgos, to create the book, "I, Rigoberta Menchú" ("Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú y así me nació la conciencia" in Spanish), which told her story and gained international attention. In exile, she continued to work as an activist and campaigned against the human rights violations being committed by the Guatemalan government. In 1992, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work.

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