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Someone You'd Admire Trivia Quiz


Frivolous and self-centered? Not always! Some celebrities have performed great deeds while in the public spotlight. Their actions have inspired many. Can you match the celebrity with their achievement?

A multiple-choice quiz by MikeMaster99. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
MikeMaster99
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
346,632
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
7672
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
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Question 1 of 10
1. Despite not liking Mondays, this Irish musician worked tirelessly with Midge Ure to establish 'Band Aid' in 1984 to help alleviate starvation in Ethiopia. Who is this man who also organized 'Live Aid' and the 'Live 8' concerts in 2005? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Born in England, this actor and comedian donated enormous amounts of his time performing for US military personnel in the United Service Organization shows. His first USO performance was during World War 2 (in 1941) and his last shows were during the Persian Gulf War in 1990-91. He starred in the 'Road' movies and hosted the Academy Awards 18 times. Who was this remarkable man, who died shortly after his 100th birthday? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Well known for her portrayal as Lara Croft, this actress has set up a major charitable foundation with her former partner, Brad Pitt. This foundation supports the work of Doctors without Borders, eradicating rural poverty and preserving wildlife. Who is she?

Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Appearing in the "Secret Policeman's Ball", "Mrs Brown" and "The Man who sued God" (and many others), this man started as a welder in the Glasgow shipyards. He has journeyed to poverty stricken areas of the world since the mid-1970s and has appeared in many fund raising shows and concerts. So who is this actor and comedian, known in his homeland as "The Big Yin"? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This US actor started as Josh in 'Critters 3' (1991) and since then has shared on-screen romances with Claire Danes and Kate Winslet as well as portraying Howard Hughes. He is strongly committed to addressing environmental issues, including making contributions to the Wildlife Conservation Fund, and to humanitarian causes making a very large donation to the Haiti relief efforts. So who is this man? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Born in 1961, this famous actor and director has used his profile to demand the world pay attention to, and then alleviate, humanitarian suffering in places like Darfur (Sudan). His actions included writing an open letter to the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel as well as organizing and participating in fund raising ventures. Who is this man, who has starred in "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou" and 'Oceans 11, 12 & 13'? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. 'Would I lie to you?', not only has this celebrity sold over 80 million records worldwide, in her musical partnership with band-mate Dave Stewart, she has worked tirelessly for Greenpeace, Amnesty International and Nelson Mandela's 46664 Foundation. Who is this singer of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" and "Missionary Man"? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Paul David Hewson is the frontman for perhaps Ireland's most famous band. Many of the band's lyrics reflect on social injustice including "Sunday, Bloody Sunday". In collaboration with Gordon Sumner (Sting), he organized Amnesty International's Conspiracy Of Hope tour in 1986. Since then he has been a vocal critic of injustice throughout the world, including the former apartheid regime in South Africa. But which band does this man play with? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Crikey! With a highly engaging personality, this man demonstrated a very strong commitment to habitat protection as a means to save endangered wildlife. Ironically, it was while filming a segment for his daughter's TV show that he suffered a fatal stab to the heart from a stingray tail. Who was this quintessential Aussie? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Born in 1954, this Mississippi native has the highest-ranked, tabloid TV talk show in the USA and was listed by "Forbes" magazine as the richest African American of the twentieth century. Who is this person who has set up several major charities including the Angel Foundation and two eponymous foundations? Hint



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1. Despite not liking Mondays, this Irish musician worked tirelessly with Midge Ure to establish 'Band Aid' in 1984 to help alleviate starvation in Ethiopia. Who is this man who also organized 'Live Aid' and the 'Live 8' concerts in 2005?

Answer: Bob Geldof

Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof gained fame through his band "The Boomtown Rats". He has been a huge force behind a wide range of humanitarian causes and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, as well as receiving a KBE (Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth II in 1986. Because he is not a citizen of the British Empire, this is an honorary knighthood which also means neither he nor anyone else is entitled to call him "Sir Bob". See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_British_Empire for more details on this last point.
2. Born in England, this actor and comedian donated enormous amounts of his time performing for US military personnel in the United Service Organization shows. His first USO performance was during World War 2 (in 1941) and his last shows were during the Persian Gulf War in 1990-91. He starred in the 'Road' movies and hosted the Academy Awards 18 times. Who was this remarkable man, who died shortly after his 100th birthday?

Answer: Bob Hope

Lesley Townes Hope was born in England in 1901 and emigrated with his family to the USA in 1908. After an early career in vaudeville (and a brief period in amateur boxing), Hope found his way into the movies during the 1930s. He became one of Paramount Pictures biggest stars and made the 'Road' series with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour.

He made over 50 films and also appeared on the stage.
3. Well known for her portrayal as Lara Croft, this actress has set up a major charitable foundation with her former partner, Brad Pitt. This foundation supports the work of Doctors without Borders, eradicating rural poverty and preserving wildlife. Who is she?

Answer: Angelina Jolie

The Jolie-Pitt Foundation funds a wide range of philanthropic activities, focusing on humanitarian crises. She was appointed a UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) Goodwill Ambassador in 2001. In 2005, Jolie received the Global Humanitarian Award by the United Nations Association of the USA for her work with UNHCR.
4. Appearing in the "Secret Policeman's Ball", "Mrs Brown" and "The Man who sued God" (and many others), this man started as a welder in the Glasgow shipyards. He has journeyed to poverty stricken areas of the world since the mid-1970s and has appeared in many fund raising shows and concerts. So who is this actor and comedian, known in his homeland as "The Big Yin"?

Answer: Billy Connolly

As well as a talented actor and wonderful comedian, Connolly is an accomplished musician, starting in a group called the Humblebums, which included Gerry Rafferty. The long introductions to his folk songs evolved into comedy routines. He's written plays and appeared in many films and TV productions as well as live and televised comedy.

His charity work includes 'Comic Relief', which is dedicated to alleviating poverty and social injustice, and Live Aid.
5. This US actor started as Josh in 'Critters 3' (1991) and since then has shared on-screen romances with Claire Danes and Kate Winslet as well as portraying Howard Hughes. He is strongly committed to addressing environmental issues, including making contributions to the Wildlife Conservation Fund, and to humanitarian causes making a very large donation to the Haiti relief efforts. So who is this man?

Answer: Leonardo DiCaprio

Born in California in 1974, DiCaprio moved from TV commercials to movies via TV roles in "Santa Barbara" and "Growing Pains". He has made several films, including "11th Hour", aimed at improving public awareness of environmental issues and was a presenter of the American section of Live Earth in 2007.
6. Born in 1961, this famous actor and director has used his profile to demand the world pay attention to, and then alleviate, humanitarian suffering in places like Darfur (Sudan). His actions included writing an open letter to the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel as well as organizing and participating in fund raising ventures. Who is this man, who has starred in "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou" and 'Oceans 11, 12 & 13'?

Answer: George Clooney

During his acting career, Clooney has received an Emmy Award for his role as Dr Doug Ross in "ER" and a Best Supporting Actor for playing Bob Barnes in "Syrianna" and many other awards and nominations. The diversity of his entertainment industry activities is matched by the wide variety of charitable causes that he supports including Oxfam, CARE, UNICEF and Not On Our Watch (the latter with several "Ocean's 11" co-stars).
7. 'Would I lie to you?', not only has this celebrity sold over 80 million records worldwide, in her musical partnership with band-mate Dave Stewart, she has worked tirelessly for Greenpeace, Amnesty International and Nelson Mandela's 46664 Foundation. Who is this singer of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" and "Missionary Man"?

Answer: Annie Lennox

Gaining international fame though her band "The Eurythmics", Lennox has used her public profile to raise money for, and awareness of, the HIV/AIDS pandemic that is still ravaging Africa. In recognition of her efforts, Lennox was awarded the British Red Cross' Services to Humanity Award in 2008.
8. Paul David Hewson is the frontman for perhaps Ireland's most famous band. Many of the band's lyrics reflect on social injustice including "Sunday, Bloody Sunday". In collaboration with Gordon Sumner (Sting), he organized Amnesty International's Conspiracy Of Hope tour in 1986. Since then he has been a vocal critic of injustice throughout the world, including the former apartheid regime in South Africa. But which band does this man play with?

Answer: U2

Paul Hewson, more commonly known simply as 'Bono', formed a band in 1976 with the Evans brothers David ("The Edge") and Dik, and Larry Mullen Jr. Dik left soon after and success was fairly slow to arrive. But arrive it did and U2 became one of the most popular bands in the world, with the release of albums including "War", "Rattle and Hum" and "The Joshua Tree".

He has worked with Debt AIDS Trade Africa (DATA) to prevent the spread of AIDS and for relief of crippling debts. He has also performed in, and help organize, many fundraising concerts including Live 8.

He has multiple nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize.
9. Crikey! With a highly engaging personality, this man demonstrated a very strong commitment to habitat protection as a means to save endangered wildlife. Ironically, it was while filming a segment for his daughter's TV show that he suffered a fatal stab to the heart from a stingray tail. Who was this quintessential Aussie?

Answer: Steve Irwin

Growing up surrounded by his parents' reptile park in Queensland, Steve Irwin developed a strong commitment to conservation and protection of threatened species. His laid back and often larrikin style of presentation was a very effective communication technique and made 'The Crocodile Hunter' famous beyond Australia's shores.

Despite his death in 2006, his legacy lives on in the 'Australia Zoo' where adults and children can witness crocodile shows and see a wide variety of Australian and exotic animals whilst learning important conservation messages.
10. Born in 1954, this Mississippi native has the highest-ranked, tabloid TV talk show in the USA and was listed by "Forbes" magazine as the richest African American of the twentieth century. Who is this person who has set up several major charities including the Angel Foundation and two eponymous foundations?

Answer: Oprah Winfrey

Born into rural poverty and suffering a very difficult childhood, Winfrey earned a scholarship to Tennessee State University where she studied communication. She moved from radio into co-anchoring TV news in Baltimore and eventually to hosting her own, hugely successful talk show.

She has donated very large sums of money to a wide range of charities as well as her own three foundations. Her charitable interests including improving the life and career opportunities of girls in South Africa, rescuing abandoned babies, reconstruction of the US Gulf Coast and addressing HIV/AIDS through support of the Clinton Foundation.
Source: Author MikeMaster99

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