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Guy Fawkes   Terrorist or Hero
  Guy Fawkes: Terrorist or Hero?   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Guy Fawkes was part of the Gunpowder Plot, a group who planned to blow up Parliament. Does that make him a terrorist or a hero? Let's see what we can find out!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jul 08 15
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874 plays
  Nikki Giovanni editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What was forgotten in the terrible tragedy at Virginia Tech is that one of the professors who tried to stop it, Nikki Giovanni, is one of our greatest living poets. A tribute.
Average, 10 Qns, stuthehistoryguy, May 02 07
stuthehistoryguy gold member
1664 plays
  The Shocking Case of Ed Gein   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In November of 1957, the nation was shocked by what was uncovered on a farm in rural Wisconsin. What do you know about Ed Gein, the 'Mad Butcher of Plainfield'?
Tough, 10 Qns, bigox, Nov 29 12
6215 plays
  The Lobotomist   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What do you know about Dr. Walter Freeman, "The Henry Ford of Lobotomy?" The information is taken from the PBS program "The Lobotomist."
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Mar 29 19
ponycargirl editor
Mar 29 19
565 plays
  Emma Edmonds: Nurse, Soldier, Spy!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Emma Edmonds pretended to be a man and served in the Union troops of the American Civil War. She also became involved in espionage. Come learn more about this fascinating woman!
Easier, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Mar 18 22
stephgm67 gold member
Mar 18 22
210 plays
  F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Scott and Zelda were the couple who epitomized the Jazz Age. They were both creative writers who drew on their own experiences to write their fiction. Let's explore their short and tragic lives.
Tough, 15 Qns, Polaris101, Aug 14 05
Polaris101 gold member
724 plays
  Baroque Female Artist: Artemisia Gentileschi editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Welcome! This quiz is about the influential seventeenth century artist Artemisia Gentileschi. She was a woman trying to be an artist at a time where she had limited resources to pursue her dream. She is still respected for her artistic contributions.
Average, 15 Qns, MissScarlet, Mar 09 22
Mar 09 22
1508 plays
  Jose Gaspar: Myth or Pirate?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In Tampa, Florida, each year a festival is held to commemorate the exploits of the legendary pirate, Jose Gaspar. The real question is, did he ever exist?
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Feb 23 15
pollucci19 gold member
586 plays
  Strictly Canadian: Terry Fox   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"I want to set an example that will never be forgotten. It is courage and not foolishness. It is not a waste." Terry Fox, journal entry April 26, 1980
Tough, 10 Qns, jojanne1974, May 25 15
624 plays
  Rose Greenhow: Mother, Socialite, SPY!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Rose Greenhow, a notorious Confederate spy during the American Civil War, led a fascinating life full of intrigue and danger. Hated by some people, revered by others, Rose was a unique woman in a volatile time of American history.
Easier, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Feb 28 22
stephgm67 gold member
Feb 28 22
190 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What was the name of the jail that Escobar built for himself after the "surrender" to the government?

From Quiz "Pablo Escobar: A Criminal Against a Country"

  The Life and Works of Mrs Gaskell   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about the life and work of the Victorian novelist, Mrs Gaskell?
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Aug 31 15
Fifiona81 editor
210 plays
  Going Up and Down a Staircase at the Same Time   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Dutch artist M. C. Escher is best known for his mathematically inspired designs that often featured impossible structures and optical illusions. How much do you know about his life and works?
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Jul 05 16
Fifiona81 editor
307 plays
  The Murders At Rillington Place   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz is about one of England's most bizarre crimes. Why did Timothy Evans admit to the murder? Was John Christie the real killer? If you're ready to find out the answers, please enter! My thanks to a very special person who asked that I do this quiz
Difficult, 15 Qns, DakotaNorth, Mar 09 22
DakotaNorth gold member
Mar 09 22
1635 plays
  The Murder Of Dian Fossey   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
On a cold December morning Dian Fossey was horribly murdered. Her murder actually begins from the time she went to study the majestic Mountain Gorillas. What was the motive for her murder? Who could have done it? To find out the answers, please enter.
Difficult, 10 Qns, DakotaNorth, Mar 09 22
DakotaNorth gold member
Mar 09 22
1209 plays
  Paleontology's Public Intellectual   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
On May 20, 2002, Stephen Jay Gould passed away. Called 'paleontology's public intellectual' by Andrew Knoll of Harvard University, Gould was a prominent evolutionist, a prolific author, and a champion of science and reason.
Tough, 15 Qns, crisw, Apr 19 11
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597 plays
  The Life of Jane Goodall   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Jane Goodall has greatly impacted the world with her research and contribution to the world. How much do you know of her life before and after her trip to Africa?
Average, 10 Qns, polly5, Dec 08 17
Dec 08 17
550 plays
  Portrait of an Artist: Giacometti   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century, Alberto Giacometti's name may not be the most well-known, but his works are unmistakable. Come have a look at the interesting life and career of this great artist.
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Mar 09 22
thejazzkickazz gold member
Mar 09 22
508 plays
  Goethe   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Interestingly, there is no quiz yet on Goethe. This quiz is mainly concerned with Goethe as a literary figure rather than the many other fields in which he was active.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Sep 22 21
bloomsby gold member
Sep 22 21
219 plays
  Nell Gwyn   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The mistresses of British kings can be numbered in hundreds, but one of the best known and best loved is Eleanor ("Nell") Gwyn. This quiz is based largely on Derek Parker's biography of her, published by Sutton Publishing in 2000.
Tough, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Mar 20 11
TabbyTom gold member
782 plays
  Thomas Gainsborough, Artist   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
"There is an English School, and Gainsborough is one of its brightest stars," the art critic William Vaughan has written. I've always loved Gainsborough's work, so here are some questions about this particular bright star of English painting and his art.
Average, 15 Qns, londoneye98, Mar 09 22
londoneye98 gold member
Mar 09 22
155 plays
  The Twisted Case of Albert Fish   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In 1935, 65 year-old Albert Fish went on trial in New York City. The charge was first degree murder. As the trial progressed, the public discovered that murder was just one of his interests.
Difficult, 10 Qns, bigox, Feb 06 04
3339 plays
  Bertrand du Guesclin - The Eagle of Brittany    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
We've all heard the jokes about the military prowess of the French; but wait, France has produced a great many brave and capable military figures. This quiz looks at the life and times of, arguably, the greatest of them all - Bertrand du Guesclin.
Tough, 15 Qns, SisterSeagull, Sep 07 17
SisterSeagull gold member
Sep 07 17
129 plays
  Marcus Garvey, National Hero of Jamaica   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz about a very influential early 20th Century human rights leader, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, of Jamaica (1887-1940) whose contribution to the movement is lesser known in the United States than other leaders.
Average, 10 Qns, Yana63, Oct 11 18
Oct 11 18
192 plays
  William Faulkner    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about the life and works of the author William Falukner
Average, 10 Qns, workisboring, Apr 16 12
workisboring gold member
324 plays
  Allen Ginsberg: Beat Poet and Much More    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Allen Ginsberg was an American poet of the Beat Generation whose life and work influenced the counterculture of the 1960s and beyond. He was also a man of diverse talents and interests.
Average, 10 Qns, Amanda77586, Nov 04 12
370 plays
  The Legend of Belle Gunness   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I grew up in La Porte, Indiana. Not much happens in that small rural town, but in the early 1900s La Porte was the home of the serial killer Belle Gunness, who killed 42 people. This quiz is about her.
Tough, 15 Qns, brynnkitty, Mar 09 22
Mar 09 22
690 plays
  Pablo Escobar: A Criminal Against a Country    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Pablo Escobar the man who endangered Colombian society and its government; one of the worst criminals in the world's recent history.
Average, 10 Qns, gpuyana, Mar 09 22
Mar 09 22
618 plays
  The Basics about Ben Franklin   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Think you know the basics about Ben Franklin? Take this quiz and see if you do!
Tough, 10 Qns, gloryB2, Apr 19 11
gloryB2 gold member
526 plays
  Max Ehrmann, Author of "Desiderata"   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Beautifully written, "Desiderata", has always been my favorite. "Desiderata" was written by Max Ehrmann in 1927. Let's see what we can learn about this man.
Average, 10 Qns, funnytrivianna, Aug 08 14
funnytrivianna gold member
198 plays
  Rosalind Franklin    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This pioneering scientist made crucial discoveries in DNA research. See how much you know about her life and work. (Note: some terms have been changed from the U.K. spelling to the American.) Hope you enjoy the quiz. Thanks.
Average, 10 Qns, neon000, Oct 03 13
neon000 gold member
284 plays
  All About Robert Frost    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a quiz about the poet Robert Frost. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, zebra101, Feb 21 11
459 plays
  The Life of Veronica Franco    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is just some basic information about Veronica Franco, "The Honest Courtesan". FYI, the movie about her life, "Dangerous Beauty", is not a reliable source.
Average, 15 Qns, TriviaMelee, Mar 20 11
484 plays
  The Life and Works of Bret Easton Ellis    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A brief synopsis on the writer and his post-modern Gen-X literature, which includes "Less Than Zero", "American Psycho", "Lunar Park" and many more.
Tough, 10 Qns, jarbey, Oct 04 07
231 plays
  In the Air with Amelia Earhart    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Amelia Earhart was a famous aviator who went missing whilst trying to be the first woman to fly around the world. She had many interests apart from avaition. This quiz is about her short but fascinating life.
Tough, 10 Qns, sward351, Mar 20 11
340 plays
  Bold Forbes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Steve Forbes is a publishing executive who has run for the nomination for the President of the United States of America twice. Enjoy this quiz about this wealthy gentleman.
Average, 10 Qns, workisboring, Apr 29 15
workisboring gold member
221 plays
  Synergetics- The Geometry of Buckminster Fuller   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Prepare to be dazzled!
Difficult, 25 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Mar 07 21
thejazzkickazz gold member
Mar 07 21
1057 plays
  The Accomplishments of Stephen Fry    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
More than just an entertainer, Stephen Fry is has been described as a comedian, a writer, an actor, a political activist, a TV and radio presenter and an academic. Here's a quiz about some of his wide-ranging achievements.
Average, 10 Qns, suzidunc, Jul 29 18
Jul 29 18
202 plays
  The Tragic Life of Galileo    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Galileo had a very interesting life and this quiz summarizes it.
Average, 10 Qns, balletlover24, Jan 10 15
769 plays
  An Honest Courtesan    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I had to do this huge history project about literature in Venice during the Renaissance, and I chose Veronica Franco. Here's a quiz about her. Enjoy and tell me what you think.
Average, 10 Qns, rlke6488, Mar 20 11
347 plays
  Juan Gris    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The artist Juan Gris. Gris is the second of nineteen focus artists featured in the 2001-2002 US Academic Decathlon curriculum and his featured work is Portrait of Picasso.
Average, 15 Qns, SuperRo, Mar 02 13
400 plays
  Arshile Gorky    
Multiple Choice
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The artist Arshile Gorky. Gorky is the fourth of nineteen focus artists featured in the 2001-2002 US Academic Decathlon curriculum and his featured work is The Artist's Mother.
Tough, 15 Qns, SuperRo, Apr 03 11
391 plays
  The Life of Kenneth Grahame    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is on the author of the beloved 'The Wind in the Willows'. There are a few questions about the book also.
Tough, 15 Qns, LindaC007, Jan 20 06
247 plays
  The Works of Neil Gaiman    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Neil Gaiman is one of the finest authors living today, in comics, children's books and literature. How well do you know his work?
Tough, 15 Qns, itamarkatz, Oct 18 03
421 plays
  He Took a Licking ...Lewis Grizzard    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Lewis Grizzard was a Southern columnist and humorist. His death left many longing for the simpler times that he was known for writing about. Here are some questions on his life and works. I hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, ToyFox, Oct 25 10
231 plays
  The Life of M. C. Escher    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on the Dutch artist and scientist, M. C. Escher. It's similar to a timeline--the questions go in order of his life.
Average, 10 Qns, brainiac62, Oct 18 07
354 plays
  Freud Quiz Challenge    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
No thinker has had a more profound impact on the intellectual thought of the twentieth century than the great Sigismundus.
Difficult, 10 Qns, robert362, May 20 18
May 20 18
2220 plays

People E-G Trivia Questions

1. Marcus Garvey was born in Jamaica in 1887, and traveled throughout Central America as a young man. Where did he eventually attend college where his majors were law and philosophy?

From Quiz
Marcus Garvey, National Hero of Jamaica

Answer: London, Birbeck College, University of London

Marcus Garvey was a bright student who once remarked that the worst racism he ever experienced was from teachers. In a very 'colorist' society like Jamaica, a dark skinned Black man was not expected to become educated or successful. His father's extensive library led the way for Garvey to become self-educated. Eventually he attended college in England.

2. One of Stephen Fry's earlier achievements was earning second place on which highly academic British television quiz show in 1980 with three of his fellow students from Queen's College, Cambridge?

From Quiz The Accomplishments of Stephen Fry

Answer: University Challenge

Whilst reading for a degree in English Literature at Queens' College, Cambridge, Stephen Fry joined the college's "University Challenge" team and appeared in the 1980 television series as a contestant. His team came second in the series, being beating in the final by Merton College, Oxford. It was whilst he was at Cambridge University that Stephen Fry joined the "Footlights" society and met his soon-to-be comedy partner, Hugh Laurie.

3. Although an accurate date of his birth is unknown, the location certainly is. Bertrand du Guesclin was born near which Breton town?

From Quiz Bertrand du Guesclin - The Eagle of Brittany

Answer: Dinan

Bertrand du Guesclin, the eldest of ten children and one of only two to reach adulthood, was born in around 1320 at Motte-Broons, a small village commune near the town of Dinan in north-eastern Brittany. His father was Robert du Guesclin from a family of minor Breton nobility, the seigneurs of 'Motte-Broons'; his mother was Jeanne de Malesmains, a Lady of Sens, a city in central northern France. The du Guesclin family were said to be one of the oldest families in Brittany, claiming their descent from the Saracen king Aiquin, a vanquished rival of the Frankish emperor Charlemagne. However, in reality, records show that the family only arrived in Brittany around two generations before the birth of Bertrand du Guesclin.

4. The graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher was best known professionally by his initials as M.C. Escher, but by what nickname was he generally known during his childhood?

From Quiz Going Up and Down a Staircase at the Same Time

Answer: Mauk

M. C. "Mauk" Escher was born in 1898, the youngest of the five sons of a civil engineer named George Arnold Escher. He spent much of his childhood in the Dutch city of Arnhem where his talent for drawing and carpentry began to emerge - although he struggled with other subjects, including the mathematics that he later used extensively during his career. A common way of forming nicknames in the Dutch language is to truncate the name and add either a 'k', 'p' or 's' to the results. Therefore Maurits can often become Mauk, Maup or Maus. Alternatively diminutive versions of names are formed by adding a 'je' to part of the name - in this way boys named Cornelis are sometimes known as Ceesje or Keesje. Mork was an alien played by Robin Williams on the US TV show 'Mork & Mindy'; Morph was an animated clay character produced by Aardman Animations (best known for their 'Wallace and Gromit' films); and Neelix was the Talaxian ship's cook on 'Star Trek: Voyager'.

5. Elizabeth Gaskell was a prolific author of novels and short stories during the Victorian period. What was her full name prior to her marriage to William Gaskell in 1832?

From Quiz The Life and Works of Mrs Gaskell

Answer: Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson

Most of Elizabeth Gaskell's novels were published under the name 'Mrs Gaskell' - perhaps symbolic of the formalities observed during the Victorian period in England. As it happens though, she didn't start her writing career until several years after she was married - her first work was a collection of poems, 'Sketches Amongst the Poor', which was jointly authored with her husband and published in a magazine in early 1837 - so she never had the opportunity to use her original name, Elizabeth Stevenson, professionally. The incorrect answers are all names belonging to female English writers during the Victorian era. Moulton-Barrett was the maiden name of the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Elizabeth Missing Sewell was an author of religious and educational works and the sister of Henry Sewell, the man often considered to be the first Prime Minister of New Zealand; and Lady Elizabeth Eastlake (nee Rigby) was an author, historian and critic.

6. Where was businessman Steve Forbes born?

From Quiz Bold Forbes

Answer: Morristown, New Jersey

Steve Forbes was born Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Junior on July 18, 1947 in Morristown, New Jersey. His parents names were Roberta Remsen and Malcolm Forbes, Senior.

7. In which century did Thomas Gainsborough produce his artistic masterpieces?

From Quiz Thomas Gainsborough, Artist

Answer: the eighteenth

The eighteenth century, although often described as "the golden age of English portrait painting", produced several men of genius - William Hogarth and Joseph Wright of Derby, to name but two - who could not restrict themselves to such a narrow remit as portraiture just because it was so lucrative. Gainsborough deserves to be considered alongside these great artists, in that (although, like Hogarth and Wright, he produced many wonderful and supremely skilful portraits) his main preoccupation is traditionally thought to have lain elsewhere, in landscape painting. In one of his letters the artist, referring to himself in the third person, expressed himself "sick of portraits and wishing to take his Viol de Gamba and walk off to some sweet village where he can paint landskips", and although this can scarcely be taken as his final word on the matter, it remains the case that he continued to paint landscapes enthusiastically throughout his career. The young Gainsborough was evidently much inspired by the eighteenth-century park scenes of Jean-Antoine Watteau with their pairs of gallant lovers, especially in his youthful untitled oil-painting which has often been supposed to depict the newly-married young painter and his wife seated on a bench in a parkland setting (they appear almost "faux-galant" in Gainsborough's version). As Nicola Kalinsky has observed of this piece, "the decorative leafy setting, complete with an Arcadian temple, and Gainsborough's scintillating handling of paint, are all characteristic of Watteau and the French Rococo".

8. When was William Faulkner born?

From Quiz William Faulkner

Answer: September 25, 1897

William Faulkner was born on September 25, 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi. He was the son of Murry Cuthbert Faulkner and Maud Butler.

9. On 28 August 1749 Johann Wolfgang Goethe was born into a patrician family in one of the great Free Cities of the Holy Roman Empire. Which was it?

From Quiz Goethe

Answer: Frankfurt am Main

From 1562 onwards the Holy Roman Emperors were crowned in Frankfurt. The city was and still is also a major trading and financial centre. The young Goethe attended school for two years (1756-1758) but apart from that he was homeschooled by his father and private tutors. In addition, he attended classes in various 'gentlemanly accomplishments', such as dancing.

10. In what year was Robert Frost born?

From Quiz All About Robert Frost

Answer: 1874

Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco, California. He died on January 29, 1963 in Boston, Massachusetts. He died at the age of 88.

11. Amelia was born on 24th July 1897, in her grandparent's house in which American town?

From Quiz In the Air with Amelia Earhart

Answer: Atchison, Kansas

Although Amelia's parents lived in Kansas City, her mother went to her parents house in Atchison in order to give birth. Amelia moved to Des Moines Iowa with her father when he got work at a railway company.

12. Where was Lewis from?

From Quiz He Took a Licking ...Lewis Grizzard

Answer: Moreland, GA

He was born at Ft. Benning, GA, but was raised near, and loved his hometown of Moreland. It was the subject of many of his columns.

13. What was the ethnicity of Max Ehrmann?

From Quiz Max Ehrmann, Author of "Desiderata"

Answer: German-American

Max Ehrmann's parents emigrated from Bavaria in the 1840s. Max Ehrmann was born on September 26, 1872 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Max's parents, Maximilian Ehrmann, Sr. and Margaret Barbara Lutz Ehrmann had five children. Max was the youngest.

14. In which city was Ben Franklin born?

From Quiz The Basics about Ben Franklin

Answer: Boston, MA

Ben Franklin is permanently linked in our minds with Philadelphia -- but yes, he was born in Boston. Sometimes he is called 'Boston's Most Famous Philadelphian.'

15. In what year was the pirate, Jose Gaspar, supposedly born?

From Quiz Jose Gaspar: Myth or Pirate?

Answer: 1756

What the stories claim that Jose Gaspar was born in Spain, in the region of Seville. His parents were aristocrats/upper-class and provided Jose with a cultured upbringing. Jose, himself, was reportedly short but had great stamina. Unfortunately, there there are no records of the birth or upbringing of Jose.

16. When was Allen Ginsberg born?

From Quiz Allen Ginsberg: Beat Poet and Much More

Answer: June 3, 1926

Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey on June 3, 1926, to Louis and Naomi Ginsberg.

17. Rosalind Franklin was born in London, England in 1920. In school, she earned high marks in Latin and athletics. What college did Franklin attend?

From Quiz Rosalind Franklin

Answer: Newnham College, Cambridge

Franklin was awarded a 'decree titular,' since women could not earn degrees from Cambridge until 1947. Jane Goodall, Sylvia Plath, Germaine Greer and Margaret Drabble also attended Newnham College.

18. Which small liberal arts college did Bret Easton Ellis attend in the 1980s, and use as the setting for one of his first novels?

From Quiz The Life and Works of Bret Easton Ellis

Answer: Bennington College

Bennington College, located in Bennington, VT, maintains an undergraduate enrollment of only 571 students. Ellis fictionalized the school as "Camden College" in his novel "The Rules of Attraction" (1987).

19. What was M. C. Escher's birth name?

From Quiz The Life of M. C. Escher

Answer: Maurits Cornelis Escher

M. C. Escher was born on June 17, 1898. He came to be nicknamed "Mauk."

20. A good quiz on a public figure should probably start at the beginning: When and where was Nikki Giovanni born?

From Quiz Nikki Giovanni

Answer: June 7, 1943 in Knoxville, TN

Though born in Tennessee, Nikki Giovanni grew up in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio. She has one child, Thomas Watson Giovanni, born in that city in 1969.

21. What is Jane Goodall mostly known for?

From Quiz The Life of Jane Goodall

Answer: the study of chimpanzees

Jane Goodall is best-known for her work with chimpanzees, where she studied their social behavior and daily life. She has spent over forty years studying chimpanzees, greatly improving the knowledge of this species.

22. Veronica Franco was born in 1546. She dedicated many of her poems to her beloved Italian city-state. Which was it?

From Quiz An Honest Courtesan

Answer: Venice

Veronica Franco was born in Venice. She only left Venice twice: once to make a pilgrimage to Rome, the other time was when she was in hiding during the plague. She lived from 1546-91.

23. Where was Belle Gunness born?

From Quiz The Legend of Belle Gunness

Answer: Selbu, Norway

Belle was born on November 22, 1859. Her birth name was Brynhild Paulsdatter Storset. She changed her name to Belle in 1881 when she came to the United States.

24. Pablo Escobar began his criminal career as?

From Quiz Pablo Escobar: A Criminal Against a Country

Answer: Tomb and car thief

Pablo Escobar began his criminal record in Medellin as a car thief and tomb pillager. Then he turned to drug smuggling from Ecuador. A few years after, he formed the Medellin Cartel with the Ochoa Brothers, Carlos Lehder and Gonzalo Rordiguez Gacha (aka El Mexicano). The Medellin Cartel was responsible for 80% of cocaine "exports" to the US at its height.

25. When was Nell Gwyn born?

From Quiz Nell Gwyn

Answer: 1650

A horoscope (prepared by the antiquarian and astrologer Elias Ashmole) survives, and shows the day of her birth as Saturday, September 2, 1650. This date is generally accepted. Her birthplace, however, is disputed. Some people believe she was born in Hereford in what was then called Pipe Well Lane but is now known as Gwyn Street. Others say that she was born where she grew up, in the neighbourhood of Drury Lane in London. Anthony à Wood, the 17th-century Oxford historian, says that she was the granddaughter of Dr Edward Gwyn, a Canon of Christ Church, and Parker thinks that Oxford is perhaps the most likely birthplace.

26. Which pop band did Neil write a biography of early in his career?

From Quiz The Works of Neil Gaiman

Answer: Duran Duran

The biography of this popular 80s group was published in 1985 and approved by the band members themselves. It is now out of print and is something of a collectors' item for Gaiman's fans.

27. What city was Galileo born in?

From Quiz The Tragic Life of Galileo

Answer: Pisa

Galileo has lived in all these cities, but he was born in Pisa.

28. World renowned 20th century sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti was ethnically Italian, but born in which other European country in October 1901?

From Quiz Portrait of an Artist: Giacometti

Answer: Switzerland

Giacometti was born into a family of artists. His father, Giovanni, was a rather successful Post-Impressionist painter who had achieved a moderate amount of fame. Giovanni encouraged his four children, of whom Alberto was the eldest, to pursue careers in the arts and for the most part they excelled.

29. On a cold December morning in 1985, world famous primatologist, Dian Fossey, was horribly murdered. On what day in December was her body found?

From Quiz The Murder Of Dian Fossey

Answer: December 27, 1985

Wayne McGuire, a research worker, found the body of Dian Fossey on the morning of December 27, 1985. Dian was the world famous primatologist who brought the Mountain Gorillas' plight to the world's attention. McGuire found that Dian's metal sheeting to her cabin was cut open. The opening allowed the murderer to gain access to Dian's bedroom. McGuire also found Dian's gun, unloaded, but with the bullets on the floor of her bedroom. Dian was killed by a machete. The machete actually split her skull and face open. Dian's frightened expression was frozen on her face. In her hands was human hair of European nature. Because of the hair, which was later identified as Fossey's own hair, the Rwandanese officials laid claim that a white person had murdered Dian. Unfortunately for Wayne McGuire, he was he only white person, besides Dian, in camp at the time of her murder, so naturally he was accused of her murder. But did Wayne McGuire actually murder Dian? If not, then who did?

30. When and where was Veronica Franco born?

From Quiz The Life of Veronica Franco

Answer: 1546, Venice

She died in 1591 at the age of 45.

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