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Quiz about 10CC

10CC Trivia Quiz


No dreadlock holiday here. We're looking for ten people with the initials C.C.

A multiple-choice quiz by 480154st. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
480154st
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
396,399
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
574
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1. Which Italian left Spain in 1492 with three ships, the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname)
2. Which great comic actor did Robert Downey Jr. play in a 1992 Richard Attenborough film?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname )
3. Which British engineer is credited with inventing the hovercraft in the 1950s? Hint

Christopher Cassowary
Christopher Crowe
Christopher Cockerell
Christopher Condor

4. Who first found fame as a contemporary poet, before becoming Dave Lister, the last human alive in the TV show "Red Dwarf"? Hint

Clive Chessington
Cameron Clowne
Craig Charles
Charles Cracknall

5. Which rock vocalist, known for his work with Audioslave and Soundgarden committed suicide in 2017 aged 52?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname )
6. In the 1999 Disney movie, "Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century", who is President of USA? Hint

Carol Channing
Courteney Cox
Chelsea Clinton
Calvin Coolidge

7. Who starred with Fred Astaire in "The Bandwagon" (1953), with Gene Kelly in "Brigadoon" (1954) and with Rock Hudson in "Twilight For The Gods" (1958)?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname )
8. Which former Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot founded the Lotus sports car company in 1952? Hint

Cecil Cranston
Carlos Christian
Clyde Cholmondley
Colin Chapman

9. Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali was known as "The Greatest", but what was his birth name?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname )
10. Which legendary saxophonist will always be "The Big Man", both to his fans and Bruce Springsteen? Hint

Costa Canterbury
Cornelius Codreanu
Clarence Clemons
Chandler Cordalis


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which Italian left Spain in 1492 with three ships, the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria?

Answer: Christopher Columbus

Columbus was looking for a direct ocean route from Europe to Asia and believed this could be attained by travelling west as it was thought that the circumference of the Earth was much smaller than it actually is. He landed in what he thought was Asia on October 12th 1492, but it turned out it was one of the Bahamian islands.

In all Columbus made four journeys looking for a direct route to Asia and in doing so, accidentally found the Americas, including Central and South America as well as the Caribbean.
2. Which great comic actor did Robert Downey Jr. play in a 1992 Richard Attenborough film?

Answer: Charlie Chaplin

Downey Jr. won a BAFTA and was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of the great man in the movie "Chaplin" (1992). Chaplin is well known for his role of The Tramp in many of his movies but also received many plaudits for parodying Adolf Hitler in "The Great Dictator" (1940), which many consider to be his finest work.
3. Which British engineer is credited with inventing the hovercraft in the 1950s?

Answer: Christopher Cockerell

Never was the adage, "from tiny acorns, mighty oak trees grow" more true, as Cockerell's first prototype to test his theory consisted of a vacuum cleaner and tin cans. By 1959, the first hovercraft was unveiled to the public and, by 1962, the first commercial passenger carrying hovercraft was demonstrated on the Saint Lawrence River, Canada, before being put into service on the Bristol Channel in UK.
4. Who first found fame as a contemporary poet, before becoming Dave Lister, the last human alive in the TV show "Red Dwarf"?

Answer: Craig Charles

Charles appeared at poetry events throughout UK in the early 1980s and became so well known that he was invited by John Peel to perform on BBC Radio One on several occasions. This led to him becoming the resident poet on TV shows such as "Riverside" and "Black On Black", with his poems being a mixture of politics and humour.

His life took an incredible upwards turn and elevated him to cult status in 1988, when he appeared in the first episode of new BBC sci-fi comedy "Red Dwarf", a role for which he is still remembered today. Just in case you were wondering, Dave Lister's companions in the show were a hologram (Arnold Rimmer), a service mechanoid (Kryten) and a life form that evolved from the descendants of Lister's cat, known as The Cat.
5. Which rock vocalist, known for his work with Audioslave and Soundgarden committed suicide in 2017 aged 52?

Answer: Chris Cornell

Cornell was a supreme talent with a distinctive voice reflected in the fact that he was nominated for Grammy awards 16 times. Apart from his work with Audioslave and Soundgarden, he released four solo albums, which showcased his vocal range as he covered songs by Led Zeppelin, John Mayer, John Lennon and Michael Jackson.

He suffered with depression for the majority of his life and hanged himself after performing with Soundgarden in Detroit.
6. In the 1999 Disney movie, "Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century", who is President of USA?

Answer: Chelsea Clinton

The movie is set in the year 2049 and starred Kirsten Storms in the title role. Although the movie was made when Clinton was just 19, it may not be too far from the truth, as in 2018, she told reporters that a move into politics is a "definite maybe for the future".
7. Who starred with Fred Astaire in "The Bandwagon" (1953), with Gene Kelly in "Brigadoon" (1954) and with Rock Hudson in "Twilight For The Gods" (1958)?

Answer: Cyd Charisse

The real name of Cyd Charisse was Tula Ellice Finklea and she was given the childhood nickname of Sid, by her younger brother, which was later changed to the more exotic spelling of Cyd. After suffering from polio as a child, she was encouraged to dance by doctors as a way of strengthening her leg muscles and had dance lessons between the ages of six and 12, when she took up ballet in earnest, and was talented enough to dance in the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo at age 14. Apart from the films mentioned in the question, she also had roles in "The Mark Of The Renegade" (1951) and "Singin' In The Rain"(1952) as well as starring alongside Fred Astaire in "Silk Stockings" (1957). Charisse was awarded the National Medal of the Arts and Humanities by President George W. Bush in 2006 and died in 2008 aged 86.
8. Which former Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot founded the Lotus sports car company in 1952?

Answer: Colin Chapman

Although Team Lotus are well known in the world of Formula One, competing from 1954 to 1994 and winning seven constructors championships in that time, Chapman's own F1 career was considerably shorter. In 1956, he had the chance to drive a Vanwall in the French Grand Prix, but managed to collide with team mate Mike Hawthorn in practice, damaging his car so badly that he never made the race.

He retired from F1 after this, concentrating on making the Lotus a world beater with many innovations inspired by his time in the RAF and his understanding of aircraft engineering.
9. Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali was known as "The Greatest", but what was his birth name?

Answer: Cassius Clay

Aged just 18, Clay won gold in the light heavyweight division of the 1960 Rome Olympics and turned professional straight after. He fought Sonny Liston in 1964 for the world heavyweight championship and used his superior mobility to cause a major upset, winning by TKO (technical knock out) when Liston stayed in his corner at the start of the seventh round. Following the fight, Clay who had converted to Islam in 1961, changed his name to Muhammad Ali, saying that Cassius Clay was his slave name.
10. Which legendary saxophonist will always be "The Big Man", both to his fans and Bruce Springsteen?

Answer: Clarence Clemons

Clemons was an integral part of the E Street Band sound and had been a member since 1972. Both Clemons and Springsteen have told of how, the first time they played together, neither had to say a word, they just knew instinctively where the other was going with the music, which is doubtless what made him the perfect onstage partner for "The Boss". Clemons sadly died in 2011 aged 69 and I'm sure I am not the only one who gets a lump in my throat whenever I hear "Tenth Avenue Freeze Out", the Springsteen track from 1976, with the line "Big Man joins the band".
Source: Author 480154st

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