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Quiz about Sharing Names With Places
Quiz about Sharing Names With Places

Sharing Names With Places Trivia Quiz


Whether they were actually named after them or not, the following celebrities, or children of celebrities, share a first name with a location (city, state, borough or country).

A photo quiz by skunkee. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
skunkee
Time
4 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
336,121
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
13870
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
Last 3 plays: Guest 47 (10/10), Guest 207 (10/10), Guest 104 (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. This impressive suspension bridge is one of the oldest of its kind, having opened on May 24, 1883. It's been seen in many movies and joins the New York City borough of Manhattan to a borough we won't name just yet. If your mother is a pop singer/fashion icon and your father a football (soccer) star it might also have the same name as you. What name is that? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The Giant's Causeway, a World Heritage Site, is an area made up of mostly hexagonal, interlocking basalt columns. The columns have been pushed up to different heights and appear like giant stepping stones.
In which island are these magnificent stones to be found (an island that has shared its name with a young lady born to acting parents)?
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This skyline, set against the backdrop of the White Tank Mountains, is the capital city of the State of Arizona. It's also the name of the daughter of a '90s pop star, who married one of the dancers from her show. What name do the city and girl share? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. This recognizable skyline shares a name with a woman who is one of those celebrities who first became famous for being famous...if that makes any sense (having a lot of money doesn't hurt). She has since starred in television shows and movies and even released a CD. What name does she share with this city? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This imposing edifice graces the harbour of a large Australian city. The city has shared its name with many people over the years, including the director of "The Way We Were" (1973). What name is this? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. This speedway is located in the capital (and largest city) of a mid-western state of the USA. The name of the state has also been used for the name of an action hero from a series of movies, as well as being the name of the son of two actors. What name do they all share? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This sanctuary is located situated in the city where the Virgin Mary was said to have presented herself in 1858. The name is shared with the daughter of a pop icon who is also known by a religious name, Madonna.
What name is shared by this city and Madonna's daughter?
Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This pyramid arena is a familiar sight in this Tennessee city, which is also home to Graceland. The city shares its name with the daughter of U2 musician Bono. What name is this? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. This aerial shot shows the capital of the Caribbean country of Jamaica. It's also the name given to the son of rock singer Gwen Stefani. What name do the city and boy share? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. This familiar looking bridge graces the skyline of a cosmopolitan, European capital. The city has lent its name the to child of Slash, former lead guitarist for the band Guns N' Roses. What name is this? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This impressive suspension bridge is one of the oldest of its kind, having opened on May 24, 1883. It's been seen in many movies and joins the New York City borough of Manhattan to a borough we won't name just yet. If your mother is a pop singer/fashion icon and your father a football (soccer) star it might also have the same name as you. What name is that?

Answer: Brooklyn

Brooklyn Joseph Beckham was born on March 4, 1999 to football (soccer) legend David Beckham and Victoria Adams, known at the time of his birth as Posh Spice of The Spice Girls. Victoria said that the name was chosen because Brooklyn was conceived in New York City.
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of New York's most recognizable landmarks, seen in many movies including "Ghostbusters" (1984), "Moonstruck" (1987) and "Spiderman" (2002).
2. The Giant's Causeway, a World Heritage Site, is an area made up of mostly hexagonal, interlocking basalt columns. The columns have been pushed up to different heights and appear like giant stepping stones. In which island are these magnificent stones to be found (an island that has shared its name with a young lady born to acting parents)?

Answer: Ireland

Ireland Eliesse Baldwin was born on Oct. 23, 1995, to parents Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin. When she was seven, her parents had a very ugly divorce, including a no-holds-barred custody battle over her. Basinger won a Best Supporting Oscar for her role in "L.A. Confidential" (1997). Baldwin is well known for a career in both film and television, notably "30 Rock", which first aired in 2006. The Giant's Causeway can be found on the coast of Northern Ireland. Legends have the stones being made by the giant Fionn, in order to create a bridge to Scotland.

The reasons for this desired bridge vary, depending on the version of the story. Whatever the legend, the spot is truly a remarkable one, well worth seeing.
3. This skyline, set against the backdrop of the White Tank Mountains, is the capital city of the State of Arizona. It's also the name of the daughter of a '90s pop star, who married one of the dancers from her show. What name do the city and girl share?

Answer: Phoenix

Phoenix Chi Brown was born on Feb. 19, 1999 to Melanie Brown (Scary Spice of the Spice Girls) and Jimmy Gulzar, a dancer on one of their tours. The couple married in September 1998 and divorced in 2000.
Phoenix, Arizona is the state capital and the largest city in the state. According to the 2000 census, close to one and a half million people live in Phoenix.
4. This recognizable skyline shares a name with a woman who is one of those celebrities who first became famous for being famous...if that makes any sense (having a lot of money doesn't hurt). She has since starred in television shows and movies and even released a CD. What name does she share with this city?

Answer: Paris

Born Feb. 17, 1981, Paris Hilton is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, founder of the Hilton Hotel chain. She is also someone who loves to live her life in the spotlight. Whether it's for the way she parties, her brief time (and controversial release) in jail, her numerous dogs or her reality-based television shows, she is never far from the headlines. Paris is also the capital city of France, with a metropolitan population of almost 12 million (according to 2007 estimates).

It's considered by many to be one of the most romantic cities in the world.

The picture shows the Eiffel Tower, lit up at night, and one of Paris' many bridges. Oh and yes, there is a Hilton Hotel in Paris.
5. This imposing edifice graces the harbour of a large Australian city. The city has shared its name with many people over the years, including the director of "The Way We Were" (1973). What name is this?

Answer: Sydney

The Sydney Opera House (seen in the picture) was completed in 1973, by Danish architect Jorn Utzon. Its distinctive style (said to represent the sails of ships) makes it one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. Sydney Pollack (July 1, 1934 - May 26, 2008) was only one of many celebrities who bear the first name Sydney. Pollack was a talented actor and director, earning Oscars for Directing and Producing for the movie "Out of Africa" (1985).

His was one of those abnormal marriages that withstood the pressure of fame, as he was married to the same woman (Claire Griswold) for 50 years, until his death.
6. This speedway is located in the capital (and largest city) of a mid-western state of the USA. The name of the state has also been used for the name of an action hero from a series of movies, as well as being the name of the son of two actors. What name do they all share?

Answer: Indiana

Indiana August Affleck was born on May 31, 2004 to Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix. Casey received a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination for his role in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" (2007). Summer has had roles in movies, television and on stage.
The State of Indiana became the 19th state of The United States of America on Dec. 11, 1816. The state capital is Indianapolis, which hosts the Indianapolis 500 automobile race every May (Memorial Day) weekend.
Indiana Jones was a character created by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas for a series of movies. That Indiana was brought to life by Harrison Ford.
7. This sanctuary is located situated in the city where the Virgin Mary was said to have presented herself in 1858. The name is shared with the daughter of a pop icon who is also known by a religious name, Madonna. What name is shared by this city and Madonna's daughter?

Answer: Lourdes

In 1858, young Bernadette Soubirous reported seeing the Virgin Mary, who introduced herself as The Immaculate Conception, on more than one occasion. The Virgin had several instructions for young Bernadette, which eventually resulted in the construction of The Sanctuary of our Lady of Lourdes, seen in this picture.
Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon was born on Oct. 14. 1996 to pop star Madonna and her personal trainer, Carlos Manuel Leon. Madonna's dramatic personality enables her to re-invent herself with every new CD release, giving her a hugely successful music career.
8. This pyramid arena is a familiar sight in this Tennessee city, which is also home to Graceland. The city shares its name with the daughter of U2 musician Bono. What name is this?

Answer: Memphis

Memphis Eve Hewson was born on July 7, 1991 to U2 front man Bono (Paul David Hewson) and his wife Ali Hewson. Under the name of Eve Hewson, she has embarked on a movie career.
The controversial pyramid, built in 1991, was the home to the NBA Grizzlies. It stopped being used as a sports facility in 2004 and, as of 2011, isn't being used for anything = hence the controversy.
Graceland is the late Elvis Presley's estate.
Memphis is the largest city in Tennessee (with an estimated metropolitan population of 1,281,000) but it is not the state capital. That honour belongs to Nashville.
9. This aerial shot shows the capital of the Caribbean country of Jamaica. It's also the name given to the son of rock singer Gwen Stefani. What name do the city and boy share?

Answer: Kingston

Kingston James McGregor Rossdale was born on May 26, 2006. His parents are singer Gwen Stefani and musician/singer Gavin Rossdale.
Kingston Jamaica is located on the south side of the island country and has an estimated population of 652,000 people. It is in close proximity to the town Port Royal, of "Pirates of the Caribbean" fame.
10. This familiar looking bridge graces the skyline of a cosmopolitan, European capital. The city has lent its name the to child of Slash, former lead guitarist for the band Guns N' Roses. What name is this?

Answer: London

London Emilio Hudson was born on Aug. 28, 2002 to English guitarist Saul Hudson (Slash) and Perla Ferrar. After his involvement with Guns N' Roses, Slash was in Velvet Revolver.
The bridge is Tower Bridge, located near the Tower of London in London England. It was first opened on June 30, 1894.
Source: Author skunkee

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