Quiz about FourDigit Mixed Numbers
Quiz about FourDigit Mixed Numbers

Four-Digit Mixed Numbers Trivia Quiz

Match the four-digit number with the most appropriate person.

A matching quiz by bernie73. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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4 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Avg Score
7 / 10
Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. 1066  
Pete Townshend
2. 1776  
Dennis Zager
3. 1919  
Keir Dullea
4. 1921  
John Dos Passos
5. 1941  
Taylor Swift
6. 1979  
Steven Spielberg
7. 1984  
Sherman Edwards
8. 1989  
W. C. Sellar
9. 2001  
George Orwell
10. 2525  
Billy Corgan

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. 1066

Answer: W. C. Sellar

W.C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman co-wrote "1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England, comprising all the parts you can remember, including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine Dates", a humorous "history" of England, first published in 1930.

It was a parody of school history texts of that time. The two genuine dates are 55 BC, which was when Julius Caesar first led a Roman army to Britain and AD 1066 which was when the Battle of Hastings occurred.
2. 1776

Answer: Sherman Edwards

Although he wrote other songs including "Johnny Get Angry" and "See You In September", Sherman Edwards is best known for writing the music and lyrics for the 1969 musical "1776". The musical, with a book by Peter Stone, starred William Daniels as John Adams and Howard Da Silva as Benjamin Franklin.

In the musical, Adams, Franklin, and others work to convince the Second Continental Congress to vote for American independence from Great Britain.
3. 1919

Answer: John Dos Passos

Author John Dos Passos wrote "1919" (1932) as the second volume in his "USA Trilogy". The novel follows several characters and how they are affected by each other and the social, political, and economic forces of the time. Interspersed between the various chapters are vignettes of real-life contemporary figures and newspaper headlines.
4. 1921

Answer: Pete Townshend

"1921" was the third track from the Who's album "Tommy" (1969). Pete Townshend performed the lead vocals for the song and Roger Daltrey provided background vocals. Tommy is the story of a young man who, because of traumatic events in his early life, becomes deaf, blind, and mute for several years. "Tommy" would be made into a movie in 1975 and a Broadway musical in 1991.
5. 1941

Answer: Steven Spielberg

"1941" was a 1979 film directed by Steven Spielberg. The film is set in southern California in the early days of World War Two. "1941" includes among its stars Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. Although not as successful as some of Spielberg's blockbuster films, it popularity has increased over the years.
6. 1979

Answer: Billy Corgan

"1979" was written in 1996 by Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins for their album, "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness". The song would rise to Number 12 on Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The single would eventually be certified Gold, reflecting 500,000 sales. Corgan's song tells a coming-of-age story as a "day-in-the-life" tale of a group of teens.
7. 1984

Answer: George Orwell

George Orwell's dystopian novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" was first published in 1949. In the novel, protagonist Winston Smith struggles against the totalitarian state of Oceania and his eventual capture. The novel introduced several terms that are part of modern English, including "doublespeak" and "Big Brother".
8. 1989

Answer: Taylor Swift

"1989" (2014) was the fifth studio album by Taylor Swift. It had a more pop sound than her previous albums. The single "Shake It Off" came from the album and rose to Number One on the Hot 100 Billboard chart. The album itself rose to the Number One position on the Billboard chart and sold over 3.6 million copies in 2014 alone.
9. 2001

Answer: Keir Dullea

Keir Dullea starred in "2001: A Space Odyssey" is Dr. Dave Bowman. The movie was directed by Stanley Kubrick with a screenplay written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, who was writing the novel "2001: A Space Odyssey" at the same time. In the movie, Bowman is an astronaut on the spacecraft "Jupiter One" who is fighting with sentient computer HAL-9000 for control of the ship.
10. 2525

Answer: Dennis Zager

Dennis Zager, along with Rick Evans, performed to pop rock hit "In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)" in 1969. The song, written by Evans, spent six weeks at Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1969. The song describes a dystopic future where people gradually lose control of first their actions and then even their thoughts.
Source: Author bernie73

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