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Ten names, ten questions on a range of topics.

A multiple-choice quiz by looney_tunes. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
looney_tunes
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
403,707
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
1532
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. A my name is Archibald, Archibald Alec Leach. But you may be more familiar with the name I used on screen. What did I take as my legal name when I became an American citizen on 26 June 1942? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. A my name is Alice, Alice Liddell. Where did I visit in the book Lewis Carroll wrote based on a story he had told me? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. A my name is Athena. The capital city of what country has a name which is linked to mine? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. A my name is Alexander, you can call me Alexander the Great. In what country, of which I later became king, did I famously tame a wild horse in 344 BCE, at the age of (around) twelve? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. A my name is Audrey, Audrey Hepburn. In 1991 a rose was named after me. What colour is the Audrey Hepburn rose? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. A my name is Andromeda. According to Greek mythology, who rescued me from being chained to a rock as a sacrifice to the sea monster Cetus? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. A my name is Alcott, Louise May Alcott. During what period of time did I set my most famous work, 'Little Women'? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. A my name is Anne, Queen Anne, first monarch to be designated the ruler of Great Britain and Ireland. Of what House was I the last member? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. A my name is Aaron, Hank Aaron. In which professional sport did I have a playing career that started with the Indianapolis Clowns in 1952, and finished with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1976? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. A my name is Applegate, Christina Applegate. On what television show did I first gain widespread notice playing the part of Kelly Bundy? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. A my name is Archibald, Archibald Alec Leach. But you may be more familiar with the name I used on screen. What did I take as my legal name when I became an American citizen on 26 June 1942?

Answer: Cary Grant

Cary Grant (1904-1986) had a long career, performing in vaudeville during the 1920s before moving to Hollywood in 1931 and becoming the archetype of the romantic leading man. He made quality films in a variety of genres, so it is difficult to give even a short list of the most memorable - there is so much from which to choose - but perhaps Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 'North by Northwest' could be selected.
2. A my name is Alice, Alice Liddell. Where did I visit in the book Lewis Carroll wrote based on a story he had told me?

Answer: Wonderland

'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' was published in 1865, but the story had its origins in stories Charles Dodgson told Alice and her two sisters to amuse them during an earlier boating expedition. At her request, he wrote them down, producing 'Alice's Adventures Under Ground' for the girls.

He later submitted an expanded version for publication, with his drawings replaced by those of John Tenniel.
3. A my name is Athena. The capital city of what country has a name which is linked to mine?

Answer: Greece

Over time, the city has had a number of slightly different names, including periodic changes from the singular Athen to the plural Athens, and the etymology of its name is unclear, although it probably derives from the pre-Greek language of the area. It is unclear whether Athens took its name from the Greek goddess Athena, or whether she took her name from her association with the city. Contemporary scholars generally think the latter, for linguistic reasons, but in either case the two are inextricably linked. According to the myth about the origin of the city, Athena and Poseidon were competing to be the patron of the as-yet-unnamed embryonic city, and decided to allow the ruler to decide which of them offered a better gift to the city. Different versions have Poseidon offering either a spring of water or the first horse; Athena's gift of the first olive tree was declared the winner.
4. A my name is Alexander, you can call me Alexander the Great. In what country, of which I later became king, did I famously tame a wild horse in 344 BCE, at the age of (around) twelve?

Answer: Macedonia

Alexander (356-323 BCE) was the son of Phillip II of Macedon, and he inherited the kingship when his father died in 336 BCE. He had already established himself as a warrior, having campaigned extensively with his father. They were in northern Greece, attending a family wedding, when Phillip was assassinated and Alexander immediately declared king, at the age of 20. His martial expertise led to the establishment of an impressive kingdom, stretching from Greece south to the northern parts of Africa and east as far as northwest India. He died in Babylon at the age of 32, possibly poisoned, possibly of some infectious disease.

The wild horse mentioned in the question was deemed untameable, until young Alexander noticed that it was being spooked by its shadow, and worked out a way to settle it down. He named the horse Bucephalus, and took it with him on all his travels until it died of old age in 326 BCE. The name, which translates into English as ox-head, was not a derogatory reference to the horse's head (which was, from accounts, quite large), but to the mark with which it had been branded.
5. A my name is Audrey, Audrey Hepburn. In 1991 a rose was named after me. What colour is the Audrey Hepburn rose?

Answer: Light pink

There is a tradition in recent years of naming new cultivars of roses after famous people, usually someone with some attribute that might be associated with the flower. The Audrey Hepburn, also known as Joan's Desire and TWOadore from nurseries, is a light pink hybrid tea rose first developed by Jerry F. Twomey. Hybrid tea roses have their flowers as single blooms on the end of a long stem, making them very popular with florists.

The first one was developed in 1867, by crossing a tea rose (which tend to be very delicate, although blooming almost continuously) with a hybrid perpetual rose (which are sturdier, but bloom less frequently).

They have since become one of the most common types of rose, grown around the world.
6. A my name is Andromeda. According to Greek mythology, who rescued me from being chained to a rock as a sacrifice to the sea monster Cetus?

Answer: Perseus

When Andromeda's mother Cassiopeia, queen of Aethiopia, bragged that she was more beautiful than the Nereids (the sea nymphs who were companions to the god Poseidon), Poseidon was so outraged at her arrogance that he sent Cetus to attack the country's coast, which he first flooded.

The oracle who was then consulted for a solution said nothing would do except the sacrifice of Andromeda to save the people. She was duly chained to a rock to await her fate, but Perseus happened to fly past on his way home from slaying the gorgon Medusa, and promptly fell in love. Details of how he slew Cetus and rescued the fair maiden differ from one teller to the next, but they all agree that he carried her home to be his queen.
7. A my name is Alcott, Louise May Alcott. During what period of time did I set my most famous work, 'Little Women'?

Answer: American Civil War

Louise May Alcott (1832-1888) set her semi-autobiographical novel in her home town of Concord, Massachusetts in the time of the American Civil War. The father of the family is serving as a chaplain for the Union until he is wounded. The four girls and their mother negotiate the path from adolescence to womanhood in his absence, supporting themselves by taking in sewing and tutoring.

In real life, Bronson Alcott was a much less heroic figure, a presence in the home who dominated his family, but was unable to provide a steady income.
8. A my name is Anne, Queen Anne, first monarch to be designated the ruler of Great Britain and Ireland. Of what House was I the last member?

Answer: Stuart

Queen Anne lived from 1665 until 1714, and became Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702 following the death of her brother-in-law, William III of Orange. In 1707, the Acts of Union created Great Britain, officially uniting England and Scotland.

She married Prince George of Denmark in 1683, but none of her seventeen pregnancies produced an heir, and on her death the monarchy passed to her second cousin, George. George was the ruler of the Duchy and electorate of Brunswick- Lüneburg, also known as Hanover after its largest city; as George I of Great Britain and Ireland he became the first member of the House of Hanover.
9. A my name is Aaron, Hank Aaron. In which professional sport did I have a playing career that started with the Indianapolis Clowns in 1952, and finished with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1976?

Answer: Baseball

Born Henry Aaron in 1934, his powerful hitting earned him the nickname "Hammerin' Hank". He spent most of his career playing right field, but also spent some time in other positions. When he retired, he held most of the records available in relation to hitting a baseball as hard and as far as possible, including a career total of 755 home runs.

This record stood until Barry Bonds passed it in 2007 (a feat which is tarnished in some eyes because of allegations that Bonds used steroids); the only earlier player to have hit over 700 home runs in their career was the great Babe Ruth, on 714.
10. A my name is Applegate, Christina Applegate. On what television show did I first gain widespread notice playing the part of Kelly Bundy?

Answer: Married... With Children

Christina Applegate was featured in all of these shows, but it was the role of Kelly Bundy on 'Married ... With Children', in which she started at the age of 16, which brought her to prominence. She appeared in 256 episodes of the show, which aired on Fox between April 1987 and June 1997.

The Bundy family was just a little different from the wholesome families of such earlier sitcoms as 'Leave it to Beaver' and 'Father Knows Best'. The father (Al, played by Ed O'Neill) was a high school football hero turned disenchanted shoe salesman; the mother (Peggy, played by Katey Sagal) was incredibly lazy and self-interested; the son (Bud, played by David Faustino) was preoccupied with gaining success with girls, although he did show potential for outgrowing his family; Kelly was a stereotypical "dumb blonde", easily duped by her brother, but full of cunning when it came to getting her way - mostly at the expense of her father.
Source: Author looney_tunes

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