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Lord Carnarvon  Cursed or Blessed
  Lord Carnarvon: Cursed or Blessed?   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
"Can you see anything? ... Yes, wonderful things!" Lord Carnarvon, financier of the expedition that found the tomb of Tutankhamun, was part of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries the world has ever known. Was that a curse? Or a blessing?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jul 09 15
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593 plays
  Carl Jung   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Carl Jung was a fascinating psychologist. These questions cover basic information about his life as well as his theory. Hopefully you'll have fun and maybe learn a little, too!
Average, 10 Qns, canby_dweller, Oct 07 15
2569 plays
  A Murder in Michigan   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Before Betty Broderick there was Francine Hughes, a woman who murdered her husband, after enduring 13 years of physical and mental abuse. Was this a case of premeditated murder? Was it a case of self defense? To find out the answers, enter if you dare.
Difficult, 15 Qns, DakotaNorth, Mar 09 22
DakotaNorth gold member
Mar 09 22
1224 plays
  Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Glimpse into His Life   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What do you know about the life of one of the United States' greatest writers, Nathaniel Hawthorne?
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Aug 28 15
alaspooryoric gold member
199 plays
  It's Christopher, Not Chris   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, comrades and friends (if I may be so bold), this quiz pays tribute to one of the great and controversial public intellectuals of our time. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of Christopher Hitchens.
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Apr 18 16
doublemm gold member
228 plays
  Hogarth   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Beef-eating, beer-swilling Englishmen like me feel an affinity for Hogarth; but I hope he's more widely appreciated. Here are a few questions on his life and work. All the pictures mentioned are on the web, though the originals are nearly all in London.
Tough, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Mar 09 22
Mar 09 22
725 plays
  Henry Hill Was Such a Wiseguy and Goodfella   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Henry Hill was a mobster associated with New York City's Lucchese crime family. Henry Hill was the subject of the 1986 book "Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family" by Nicholas Pileggi and the 1990 film "Goodfellas". This quiz is about Henry Hill's life.
Average, 10 Qns, workisboring, Mar 09 22
workisboring gold member
Mar 09 22
512 plays
  Where Have You Gone, Jimmy Hoffa?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just some of the many theories on what happened to former Teamsters Union leader Jimmy Hoffa.
Average, 10 Qns, amcoffice, Mar 09 22
Mar 09 22
548 plays
  Fatal Females: Genene Jones   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Genene Jones is an American nurse who may have killed up to 50 babies and children. See what you know about her and her heinous crimes.
Tough, 10 Qns, bullymom, Mar 09 22
Mar 09 22
897 plays
  Philippe Halsman: Photographer and Subjects    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Most of us have seen Philippe Halsman's famous portraits of Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe. Take this quiz and learn about the fascinating life of the man behind the portraits.
Average, 10 Qns, pitegny, Mar 09 22
pitegny gold member
Mar 09 22
283 plays
trivia question Quick Question
How old did the Queen of Mean live to be?

From Quiz "The Queen of Mean"

  Robert Jordan    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Robert Jordan is best known as the author of the epic fantasy series "The Wheel of Time". What do you know of his life?
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Nov 07 21
reedy gold member
Nov 07 21
168 plays
  Edwin Powell Hubble   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Edwin Powell Hubble was born on November 29, 1889 in Marshfield, Missouri. Most people have heard of the Hubble Space Telescope. What do you know about the man it is named after?
Average, 10 Qns, ALMACH, Apr 19 11
332 plays
  Edward Hopper: Great American Painter   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Join me for a study of Edward Hopper, one of the most popular and influential American artists of the twentieth century.
Average, 10 Qns, Mbovary, May 30 08
646 plays
  King of the Conmen    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Doug Hartman was dubbed the 'King of the Conmen' by 'The News of the World' in 1982. He spent a great deal of his life behind bars, but still lived a varied life - how much do you know about him?
Tough, 25 Qns, ArleneRimmer, Mar 09 22
Mar 09 22
519 plays
  John Hunter (Surgeon)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about the eighteenth-century surgeon and anatomist John Hunter. Although Scottish by birth, he spent his working life in England. It makes reference to John's elder brother William, and remarks on medical history pertain to Great Britain
Average, 10 Qns, Charlesw321, Jul 10 13
177 plays
  They Called Her Mata Hari   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
She was exotic, mysterious, beautiful, and a spy. Her real name was Margaretha Geertruida Zelle Macleod, but they called her Mata Hari.
Tough, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Mar 20 11
pennie1478 gold member
678 plays
  The 'Real' James Herriot   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
I have spent many happy hours with my nose buried in a book by world famous author and veterinarian James Herriot. How much do you know about the 'real' James Herriot? Have fun!
Tough, 20 Qns, ballykissangel, Nov 10 21
Nov 10 21
883 plays
  Thor Heyerdahl: The Great Adventurer   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Thor Heyerdahl (6 Oct 1914 - 18 Apr 2002) was a famous Norwegian scientist and adventurer. Here are some questions about the man and his adventures.
Average, 10 Qns, mari67, May 06 08
846 plays
  Violet Jessop, Lucky or Unlucky Lady   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the life of Violet Jessop. Who survived not one, but two disasters at sea! Along with a third incident while working on a White Star line ocean liner! Hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, zonko, Mar 20 11
476 plays
  The Life of Matthew Henson: A Resourceful Explorer    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Explorer Matthew Henson was an African-American who lived an interesting life, due to his resourceful nature in overcoming obstacles that stood in his way. He played a pivotal role in the discovery of the North Pole. What do you know about him?
Average, 10 Qns, sashby87, Nov 18 16
427 plays
  The "Line King" - Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003)   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
On January 20, 2003, the theater world lost its foremost caricaturist, Albert Hirschfeld. For over three-quarters of a century, his art and New York's "legitimate" theater have been inextricably linked.
Average, 10 Qns, woofi, Mar 09 22
Mar 09 22
676 plays
  Hans Holbein 'the Younger'    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hans Holbein 'the Younger' is perhaps best known for his portraits of some of the more important figures of King Henry VIII's court. How much do you know about this famous artist?
Difficult, 10 Qns, TemplarLLM, Mar 09 22
Mar 09 22
456 plays
  Stephen W. Hawking    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are a few questions on a remarkable man, Stephen W. Hawking, one the greatest theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein.
Tough, 10 Qns, LindaC007, Jan 15 12
1266 plays
  O. Henry    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A tribute to one of America's best loved short story writers.
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Dec 29 04
478 plays
  Childe Hassam, Yankee Impressionist    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Childe Hassam pioneered French Impressionism in American painting.
Tough, 15 Qns, tjoebigham, Mar 09 22
Mar 09 22
328 plays
  The Queen of Mean    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This infamous woman, known for her tyrannical behavior and crimes, is quite an interesting character...
Average, 10 Qns, triviamania10, Oct 30 16
550 plays
  The Dean of Science Fiction    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One of the most influential science fiction authors of the 20th century, Robert A. Heinlein came to be known as "The Dean". How much do you know about his life?
Average, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Jan 24 11
Rowena8482 gold member
278 plays
  Ben Hecht    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
They don't make writers like Hecht anymore! Journalist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist...he was a legend in his own time, but forgotten now. Good luck!
Average, 20 Qns, tjoebigham, Jan 23 15
288 plays
  The Life of S. E. Hinton    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Let's see how well you know S. E. Hinton. Try taking my quiz and then tell me what you think.
Average, 10 Qns, rlke6488, Dec 19 08
363 plays
  The Life of Abbie Hoffman    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Abbie Hoffman is one of the most influential political activists in American History, at least in my opinion. Here is a short quiz about him.
Average, 10 Qns, girlapollo, Feb 08 06
400 plays
  James Weldon Johnson: Forgotten Hero    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In the absence of any quizzes about this hometown hero I felt the need to (re)introduce you to him.
Average, 10 Qns, heathmor, May 26 09
222 plays
  Henry Hudson: New World Explorer    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Henry Hudson was an explorer of rare courage and vision, but he came to a tragic end. Play on to learn more about the man whose name lives on in a mighty river and a great bay.
Average, 10 Qns, inkwell, Apr 25 11
358 plays
  The Life of Heinrich Heine    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Heine was one of the most controversial German authors of his day, and for long afterwards. This poet, journalist and essayist wrote more than more than just one popular poem about the Rhine.
Average, 10 Qns, Heidi66, May 29 06
Heidi66 gold member
421 plays
  The Mysterious Life of Kaspar Hauser    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A shoddily dressed teen appeared in the main street of Nurnberg, Germany, in the spring of 1828. His manner suggested to the townsfolk that he was mentally-affected or drunk. All he would say aloud was, 'I want to be a soldier as my father was.'
Average, 10 Qns, lefois, Dec 28 07
745 plays
  The Life and Works of G. A. Henty    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
G. A. Henty wrote many books and was called "The Boy's Own Historian." How much do you know about him?
Tough, 10 Qns, starry_night, Apr 20 03
191 plays
  Torey Hayden-Special Educator    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Torey Hayden is a special education writer, the author of the books 'One Child' and 'The Tiger's Child'. How much do you know about this hard-hitting author who has captured so many hearts? The quiz is roughly equal-books and information about the author
Tough, 10 Qns, aedupont, Jan 23 15
266 plays

People H-J Trivia Questions

1. The Latvian American photographer Philippe Halsman was born in which Baltic city?

From Quiz
Philippe Halsman: Photographer and Subjects

Answer: Riga

Philippe Halsman was born on May 2, 1906 into a Jewish family in Riga, the part of the Russian empire that would later become Latvia. Morduch (Max) Halsman, his father, was a dentist. His mother, Ita Grintuch, taught at and was later principal of a grammar school. The world of photography opened to him at the age of 15, when he discovered an old camera of his father's in the attic. Essentially self-taught, Halsman's early experiments used his younger sister Liouba as a model. Halsman believed being autodidactic was positive. His grandson, Oliver Halsman Rosenberg, would later quote him as saying, "I don't know the rules of photography, for if I did, I wouldn't be creative". Halsman began university studies in electrical engineering in Germany in 1924, but photography remained his passion.

2. He was best known as Robert Jordan, but that was a pen name and not his birth name. What was Robert Jordan's real name?

From Quiz Robert Jordan

Answer: James Oliver Rigney, Jr.

James Oliver Rigney, Jr. (or Jim Rigney) was the true name of Robert Jordan. He is most famous for "The Wheel of Time" epic fantasy series of novels. The lengthy story surrounds the journey of a group of young people from a remote rural community to positions of prominence in the world in the fight against the Dark One - as a result of prophecy. It's kind of hard to summarize such a big story in one sentence. All of the other names given are the true names of authors who you likely will better recognize by their pseudonyms: Eric Arthur Blair: George Orwell Charles Lutwidge Dodgson: Lewis Carroll James Alfred Wight: James Herriot

3. Nathaniel Hawthorne was born Nathaniel Hathorne in Salem, Massachusetts, on July 4, 1804. Why did he add the "w" to his last name?

From Quiz Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Glimpse into His Life

Answer: He wanted to separate himself from one of his ancestors who had been a judge in the shameful Salem Witch Trials

John Hathorne, Nathaniel Hawthorne's great-great-grandfather, was one of the leading judges during the infamous Salem Witch Trials, which occurred during the early 1690s. Nineteen people were executed after being charged with the crime of being witches. John Hathorne seems to be the only authority figure who never repented of his role in the deaths of these innocent citizens. Embarrassed by his ancestor's reputation, Nathaniel Hawthorne added the "w" at some point in his 20s. His preoccupation with his family's history seems to have had an impact on his view of the power of the past on a person's present life, a theme prominent in several of his works, such as "The Scarlet Letter".

4. At the age of eleven, Henry Hill began working at a cabstand across the street from his residence. Who was in charge of the cabstand?

From Quiz Henry Hill Was Such a Wiseguy and Goodfella

Answer: Paul Vario

Henry Hill wandered into a neighborhood cabstand looking for work after school. The cabstand was run by a capo in the Lucchese crime family named Paul Vario. Hill began running errands for the mobsters who patronized the cabstand. After a few years, Vario took Hill under his wing and thus Hill began working for the Vario family exclusively. The character Paul Cicero from the 1990 film "Goodfellas" was based on Paul Vario.

5. John Hunter was born in 1728 in Scotland. Where?

From Quiz John Hunter (Surgeon)

Answer: Long Calderwood, Lanarkshire

Long Calderwood was a farm owned by the Hunter family. The building still stands, and was home to a Hunter Museum. It was closed because of funding cuts by the local council in 2011. The exhibits have been removed 'for safe keeping'. Virtually nothing is known about John's early life, and even his birth date is uncertain. It is variously given as February or July 1728. He was the youngest of ten children, three of whom had died before he was borne.

6. Who was known as the Queen of Mean?

From Quiz The Queen of Mean

Answer: Leona Mindy Roberts Helmsley

Leona Mindy Roberts Helmsley, after changing her name many times, was known as the "Queen of Mean" due to her tyrannic behavior and her history of crime, including federal tax evasion.

7. What does the A stand for, in Robert A. Heinlein's name?

From Quiz The Dean of Science Fiction

Answer: Anson

Robert was born in July 1907, in Butler, Missouri, and raised in Kansas City. Both these places feature often in his works, especially in "To Sail Beyond the Sunset", first published in 1987. This was the last of his novels to be published during his lifetime, as he died in May 1988.

8. The last known whereabouts of Jimmy Hoffa was on Wednesday July 30, 1975 at the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Township, a suburb of what U.S. midwestern city?

From Quiz Where Have You Gone, Jimmy Hoffa?

Answer: Detroit, Michigan

Hoffa was reportedly at the Machus Red Fox Restaurant to meet Detroit mob street enforcer Anthony Giacalone and New Jersey Teamsters official Anthony Provenzano. Hoffa arrived at the restaurant at about 2:00 p.m. on July 30, 1975. Thirty minutes later, when no one else had arrived, Hoffa phoned his wife (his last documented conversation) saying he would be late. At 2:45 p.m. a truck driver witnessed Hoffa in the restaurant parking lot getting into a car with several other men. The FBI said Hoffa's disappearance was likely related to his efforts to regain power in the Teamsters after being released from prison when pardoned by President Richard Nixon in 1971.

9. Where was James Weldon Johnson born?

From Quiz James Weldon Johnson: Forgotten Hero

Answer: Jacksonville, FL

James Weldon Johnson was born in 1871. His mother, Helen, was the first African-American school teacher in a Florida grammar school. His father, James, was the head waiter at a luxury hotel in Jacksonville.

10. What country was Violet Jessop born in?

From Quiz Violet Jessop, Lucky or Unlucky Lady

Answer: Argentina

Violet Jessop was born in Argentina in 1887. Her parents had emigrated from Ireland in the 1880s.

11. Edward Hopper is considered to be what type of painter?

From Quiz Edward Hopper: Great American Painter

Answer: Realist

Edward Hopper painted realist depictions of deserted streets, sparse apartment interiors, gas stations and light houses, all beautifully simple and provoking feelings of isolation and deep contemplation. Often his paintings feature distracted and disengaged people seemingly caught in the middle of some unknown narrative.

12. In which city in Norway was Thor Heyerdahl born?

From Quiz Thor Heyerdahl: The Great Adventurer

Answer: Larvik

Thor Heyerdahl was born on the 6 October 1914 in Larvik, Norway. He was the son of a brewer - Thor Heyerdahl Sr. (1869-1957) and his wife, Alison Lyng (1873-1965). Already as a young boy he was very fascinated by nature, he even made a museum with an adder as the main attraction in his bedroom.

13. What is the achievement that Matthew Henson is most recognized for?

From Quiz The Life of Matthew Henson: A Resourceful Explorer

Answer: Reaching the North Pole

Matthew Henson was a key member of Robert Peary's 18 year long journey to reach the North Pole. Furthermore, it is widely held that he was the first member of Robert Peary's party to make it to the North Pole. The movie 'Glory & Honor' by Kevin Hooks (1998) sketches out the story of the 1909 journey to the the pole and explores the relationship between Matthew Henson and Robert Peary. Robert Peary was buried as a hero in Arlington Cemetery and Matthew Henson was buried beside him, much later as the world came to recognize his contribution in reaching the North Pole.

14. What was Edwin Powell Hubble's first job?

From Quiz Edwin Powell Hubble

Answer: newspaper boy

While young, he was also interested in the writings of Jules Verne including, "From The Earth To The Moon" and "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea", among others.

15. In what country was Mata Hari born?

From Quiz They Called Her Mata Hari

Answer: Netherlands

Margaretha Geertruida Zelle was born on August 7, 1876 to a hat maker named Adam Zelle and his wife Antje van der Meulen. She was the second child and only daughter of four siblings.

16. Carl Gustav Jung was born in which European city and country?

From Quiz Carl Jung

Answer: Kesswil, Switzerland

Jung was born in Kesswil, Switzerland on July 26, 1875. His parents were the Pastor Paul Jung, and Emilie Jung, whose father was a minister.

17. S.E. Hinton's real name is Susan Eloise. Why did she only use her initials?

From Quiz The Life of S. E. Hinton

Answer: In order not to reveal her gender

"People" said that some people would think it odd that a girl could write a book that came from a boy's point of view. It was suggested that she just use her initials, therefore her readers would not know her gender.

18. Heine's exact date of birth is not quite clear, but was most likely December 13, 1797 in the town of Düsseldorf. Which state did his birthplace belong to in 1797?

From Quiz The Life of Heinrich Heine

Answer: France

In the year 1795 Düsseldorf was occupied by France. In 1801 it was given to Bavaria for a brief period. 1806 Düsseldorf became the capital of the Grand Duchy of Berg - only be swallowed by Prussia in 1815. So, one of the answers is far-fetched.

19. What organization did Abbie Hoffman co-found?

From Quiz The Life of Abbie Hoffman

Answer: Youth International Party

Abbie Hoffman was the co-founder of the Youth International Party, the members of which were referred to as "Yippies".

20. What was Hassam's real first name?

From Quiz Childe Hassam, Yankee Impressionist

Answer: Frederick

His original middle name, Childe, came from an uncle of his; he later dropped the "Frederick" and was known as "Childe".

21. Where was Hogarth born in 1697?

From Quiz Hogarth

Answer: London

According to parish registers, Hogarth was a true Cockney, born in Bartholomew Close, Smithfield. His father, a struggling schoolmaster, had come to London from Westmorland (now part of Cumbria), but fared no better in the capital. When Hogarth was ten years old , his father started a long spell of imprisonment for debt.

22. What was O. Henry's real name?

From Quiz O. Henry

Answer: William Sydney Porter

William Sydney Porter was born in 1862, in Greensboro, North Carolina, but moved to Texas at the age of 20.

23. In which US state did the crimes of Genene Jones occur?

From Quiz Fatal Females: Genene Jones

Answer: Texas

Genene Jones was born in Texas on July 13, 1950, and was immediately given up for adoption. Perhaps as many adopted children are, she was very sensitive about this, feeling unwanted and referring to herself as the "black sheep" of the family. Overweight and unattractive, she was bossy and had few friends. Interestingly in view of later events, she often feigned illness to get attention. It may be significant that when she was 16, her 14-year-old brother died in a tragic accident, after which it was said that Genene was inconsolable.

24. What was Hecht's lifespan?

From Quiz Ben Hecht

Answer: 1893-1964

Hecht's life spanned from the birth of the movies he would one day write for to the Space Age.

25. In what year was G. A. Henty born?

From Quiz The Life and Works of G. A. Henty

Answer: 1832

George Alfred Henty was born on December 13, 1832.

26. Doug was a driver for the BBC Correspondent Unit from D Day to the end of the war. Which famous Dimbleby did he work with?

From Quiz King of the Conmen

Answer: Richard

At this time Doug was a law-abiding citizen, with no thought whatsoever of defrauding anybody.

27. Kaspar Hauser had with him a letter which a kindly shoemaker found in his clothing. This letter was addressed to

From Quiz The Mysterious Life of Kaspar Hauser

Answer: The Captain of the 4th Squadron of the 6th Regiment of the Cavalry in Nurnberg.

Young Kaspar carried a letter addressed to, 'The Captain of the 4th Squadron of the 6th Regiment of the Cavalry in Nurnberg'.

28. In which city in England was Stephen Hawking born?

From Quiz Stephen W. Hawking

Answer: Oxford

Hawking was born during WW II, so although the family home was in north London, his parents thought Oxford was safer.

29. James Herriot is actually a pseudonym. What is the author's real name?

From Quiz The 'Real' James Herriot

Answer: James Alfred Wight

James Alfred Wight, known to his many friends and fans as 'James Herriot' was born on October 3, 1916. Although his first name was James, he went by the name 'Alf'.

30. Where did Torey Hayden grow up?

From Quiz Torey Hayden-Special Educator

Answer: Livingston, Montana

Hayden grew up in Livingston, Montana. This Midwestern town is where Torey learnt her ethics.

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