Quiz about 9 for 10 Muddled Men
Quiz about 9 for 10 Muddled Men

9 for 10: Muddled Men Trivia Quiz


These men have all done interesting things, but I just can't remember their first names. The first letters of the first nine answers spell out the last answer.

A multiple-choice quiz by malik24. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
malik24
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
400,961
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
405
Last 3 plays: Guest 98 (3/10), clevercatz (10/10), Guest 165 (8/10).
1. I'm thinking of a British politician, a certain Mr. Farage who was associated with the populist Brexit Party. What was his first name? Hint

Teddy
Nigel
Timothy
Norman

2. I'm familiar with the Kinsey scale, used to describe sexual orientation, but I've never really thought about the creator's first name. What is it? Hint

Oscar
Aaron
Alfred
Ollie

3. This American director was notorious for his 'odd' gothic and horror films (e.g. 'The Nightmare Before Christmas') and it felt like he particularly liked whacking actors like Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter into as many films as he could. What was his first name? Hint

Tom
Bob
Ben
Tim

4. What is the first name of the King of Norway that ruled between 1046 and 1066 and who was given the epithet 'Hardrada' (or 'hard ruler')? Hint

Haakon
Mohammad
Magnus
Harald

5. Bernard Stanley Bilk was an English vocalist known for his clarinet playing, lower register and jazz music. What unusual first name was he better known by? Hint

Acker
Astro
Stelios
Simeon

6. I've enjoyed this 'gothy' presenter in 'The Great British Bake Off', but 'The Mighty Boosh' was a little too strange for me. His surname is Fielding, but what about his first name? Hint

Ryan
Tyrone
Paul
Noel

7. The rollout of Universal Credit in the UK was stewarded by a sometimes controversial politician. I know his surname is Duncan Smith, but what is his first name? Hint

George
David
Arthur
Iain

8. Next, I'm trying to recall some famous golfers. Eddie Els, a South African-born golfer known as 'The Big Easy' is one that comes to mind. Or, not quite: which is his correct name? Hint

Edward
Ernie
Arnold
Alan

9. This cynical American comedian is associated with the initials C.K., but what is his first name? Hint

Liam
Louis
Lane
Lars

10. If all has gone well, you should be able to take the first letter of each answer so far to write the first name of an American author. 'An Old Woman's Tale' was one of his works.

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. I'm thinking of a British politician, a certain Mr. Farage who was associated with the populist Brexit Party. What was his first name?

Answer: Nigel

Nigel Paul Farage was born in 1964 in Farnborough, Kent. He had long expressed Eurosceptic beliefs, having left the Conservative party in 1992 after the signing of the Maastricht Treaty furthering European integration. He joined the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and was elected numerous times a Member of the European Parliament - though he hadn't in that time been able to secure a Westminster seat.

He became leader of the Brexit Party in March 2019, which was designed to secure Britain's exit from the European Union.
2. I'm familiar with the Kinsey scale, used to describe sexual orientation, but I've never really thought about the creator's first name. What is it?

Answer: Alfred

Alfred Charles Kinsey was a zoologist, biologist and sexologist born in 1894 in Hoboken, New Jersey. He gave his surname to the Kinsey scale, which described sexual orientations on a six-point scale. A score of 0 would describe someone as being entirely heterosexual, where 6 would describe someone as being entirely homosexual.

The Kinsey Reports, describing Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953) changed discourse surrounding sex and sexuality thereafter.
3. This American director was notorious for his 'odd' gothic and horror films (e.g. 'The Nightmare Before Christmas') and it felt like he particularly liked whacking actors like Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter into as many films as he could. What was his first name?

Answer: Tim

Tim Burton was born in 1958 in Burbank, California. He had actually met Helena Bonham-Carter during the filming of the 2001 take on 'The Planet of the Apes', and they went on to have a relationship and children. Both Carter and Depp appeared together in numerous Burton films, including 'Corpse Bride', 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Dark Shadows'.
4. What is the first name of the King of Norway that ruled between 1046 and 1066 and who was given the epithet 'Hardrada' (or 'hard ruler')?

Answer: Harald

Harald Sigurdsson was born in Ringerike, Norway around AD 1015. He had achieved the unification of Norwegian territories, and had also desired Denmark as well but had never been able to follow through on those wishes. He contested the British throne in 1066 but failed and died at the Battle of Stamford Bridge, which some historians considered a marker of the end of the Viking Age.

His half-brother Olaf Haraldsson would later go on to be canonised as Saint Olaf.
5. Bernard Stanley Bilk was an English vocalist known for his clarinet playing, lower register and jazz music. What unusual first name was he better known by?

Answer: Acker

Bernard Stanley Bilk was born in Somerset, England in 1929. He was often associated with a quirky look featuring a bowler hat and a striped waistcoast. There really aren't many other musicians I can think of who were known for their clarinet skills, particularly as jazz clarinetists. 'Acker' reportedly comes from the regional slang for 'mate', and he was often called 'Mr. Acker Bilk' professionally.
6. I've enjoyed this 'gothy' presenter in 'The Great British Bake Off', but 'The Mighty Boosh' was a little too strange for me. His surname is Fielding, but what about his first name?

Answer: Noel

Noel Fielding was born in 1973 in Westminster, London. He has been known for having a goth style of appearance, with dark clothing and shoulder-length dark hair. 'The Mighty Boosh' was actually the name of a comedy troupe ran with partner Julian Barratt at University, which was followed by a radio series and eventually the surreal cult show. 'The Great British Bake Off', known for being a wholesome baking contest, was originally broadcast on BBC channels.

He became one of the presenters, initially with Sandi Toksvig, once it had moved to Channel 4.
7. The rollout of Universal Credit in the UK was stewarded by a sometimes controversial politician. I know his surname is Duncan Smith, but what is his first name?

Answer: Iain

Iain Duncan Smith, born in 1954 in Edinburgh, was the Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions between 2010 and 2016. Universal Credit was a benefits system that attempted to act as an 'all-in-one' package for people claiming financial support from the state. Duncan Smith was essentially the 'face' of Universal Credit for a while, and numerous issues with the scheme surrounding technical difficulties, a five-week wait for payments to be made, and the perceived cruelty of the scheme were rightly or wrongly attributed (at least in part) to him.

He had also briefly led the Conservative party between 2001 and 2003, before a vote of no confidence removed him in favour of Michael Howard.
8. Next, I'm trying to recall some famous golfers. Eddie Els, a South African-born golfer known as 'The Big Easy' is one that comes to mind. Or, not quite: which is his correct name?

Answer: Ernie

Ernie Els was born in 1969 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was an extremely prolific golfer, winning PGA titles such as the 1994 US Open Championship, 1999 Nissan Open, and 2012's Open Championship. His nickname, 'The Big Easy', reflected his 6'3″ height and his skill at making golf look easy to play.
9. This cynical American comedian is associated with the initials C.K., but what is his first name?

Answer: Louis

Louis Székely, or Louis C.K. as he is better known, was a stand-up comedian born in Washington D.C. in 1967. His style is heavily influenced by comedians like George Carlin and Jerry Seinfeld and brings voice to some of the things a lot of people are thinking but that aren't really appropriate to say out loud.

He has also written for other comedians, as well as creating and starring in 'Louis', a comedy drama series that ran from 2010 to 2015.
10. If all has gone well, you should be able to take the first letter of each answer so far to write the first name of an American author. 'An Old Woman's Tale' was one of his works.

Answer: Nathaniel

Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American author born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. One of his ancestors, William Hathorne, was a judge assoicated with the Salem Witch Trials. Reportedly, the inclusion of the 'w' was to distance himself from this part of the family. 'An Old Woman's Tale' was published in 1830 and was the retelling of a surreal dream.
Source: Author malik24

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