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Quiz about A Man Called Jean
Quiz about A Man Called Jean

A Man Called Jean Trivia Quiz


Well..ok, ten men to be precise - all named Jean/Gene. Can you work out who from the clues?

A multiple-choice quiz by fringe. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
fringe
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
94,559
Updated
Apr 27 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
2058
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Question 1 of 10
1. This patriotic composer, born in 1865, is probably best known for his orchestral works, although he also wrote chamber music, works for the piano and organ, and over one hundred songs. In 1899 he wrote "Finlandia". Which of these composers was Jean? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Having been nominated for an Oscar in "Bonnie and Clyde" in 1967, this actor went on to win the coveted statuette four years later for his role as 'Popeye' Doyle in "The French Connection". Who is this Gene?

Answer: (Last name or first and last name)
Question 3 of 10
3. An easy one for all the 'Trekkies' out there? Who do you have to thank for the creation of "Star Trek"? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Born near Paris in 1889, this French writer and film-maker is probably best known for his novel "Les Enfants Terribles". Who is this Jean? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In 1993 this Liberal statesman became Canada's 20th Prime Minister. Who is this Jean? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. He made his first movie appearance in "Bonnie and Clyde" in 1967, and has since appeared in "The Woman in Red" in 1984 and "Another You" in 1991. Who is this comedy actor called Gene?

Answer: (Last name or first and last name)
Question 7 of 10
7. Born in 1910, this famous French dramatist and novelist was, along with Samuel Beckett, one of the leading exponents of the 'Theatre of the Absurd'. His novels included "Our Lady of the Flowers" and "Miracle of the Rose". Who was this Jean? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This Jean was the tragic hero of Victor Hugo's novel "Les Miserables". What was his last name? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. This American singer was only "Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa". Who is this famous Gene?

Answer: (Last name or first and last name)
Question 10 of 10
10. In 1938 he began his career on Broadway and four years later made the movie "For Me and My Gal". But he was probably best known for "Singin' in the Rain" in 1951. Another Gene, which one?

Answer: (Last name or first and last name)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This patriotic composer, born in 1865, is probably best known for his orchestral works, although he also wrote chamber music, works for the piano and organ, and over one hundred songs. In 1899 he wrote "Finlandia". Which of these composers was Jean?

Answer: Sibelius

When he was 32, Sibelius was awarded a State pension for life from the Finnish government, allowing him the freedom to compose. He wrote his 5th Symphony on his 50th birthday, but did not compose for the last 27 years of his life.
2. Having been nominated for an Oscar in "Bonnie and Clyde" in 1967, this actor went on to win the coveted statuette four years later for his role as 'Popeye' Doyle in "The French Connection". Who is this Gene?

Answer: Hackman

Eugene Alden Hackman was born in California in 1930 and did not start acting until he entered his thirties. He received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his part in Clint Eastwood's movie "Unforgiven".
3. An easy one for all the 'Trekkies' out there? Who do you have to thank for the creation of "Star Trek"?

Answer: Gene Roddenberry

Eugene Wesley Roddenberry was born in Texas in 1921. He was a pilot in the Second World War, flying B-17 Bombers. After the war he became a commercial pilot, policeman and finally writer and producer before his death in 1991.
4. Born near Paris in 1889, this French writer and film-maker is probably best known for his novel "Les Enfants Terribles". Who is this Jean?

Answer: Cocteau

Jean Cocteau became linked with many of the leading figures in the art-world of the 1920s, including Picasso and Stravinsky. He wrote "Orphee" in 1926 and made it into a film in 1950.
5. In 1993 this Liberal statesman became Canada's 20th Prime Minister. Who is this Jean?

Answer: Chretien

Jean Chretien served in the Pearson and Trudeau governments of the 1960s before becoming leader of the Liberals in 1990. He led his party to an overwhelming victory in the 1993 elections, and has been in power ever since (as at 2002).
6. He made his first movie appearance in "Bonnie and Clyde" in 1967, and has since appeared in "The Woman in Red" in 1984 and "Another You" in 1991. Who is this comedy actor called Gene?

Answer: Wilder

Born Jerome Silberman in Wisconsin in 1935, Gene Wilder started his acting career on Broadway. He received an Oscar nomination for his second movie "Producers" in 1968.
7. Born in 1910, this famous French dramatist and novelist was, along with Samuel Beckett, one of the leading exponents of the 'Theatre of the Absurd'. His novels included "Our Lady of the Flowers" and "Miracle of the Rose". Who was this Jean?

Answer: Genet

Jean Genet's books mostly portrayed life in the underworlds he frequented. He began his writing career whilst serving a prison sentence and his first novel, "Our Lady of the Flowers", caused a sensation on its publication in 1944.
8. This Jean was the tragic hero of Victor Hugo's novel "Les Miserables". What was his last name?

Answer: Valjean

The story is set in 19th century France, around the life of Jean Valjean, a woodcutter, who, having been released from prison, struggles for survival. Produced as a Broadway Show by Cameron Mackintosh in 1987, "Les Miserables" won eight Tony awards.
9. This American singer was only "Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa". Who is this famous Gene?

Answer: Pitney

Born in Connecticut in 1941, Gene Francis Alan Pitney decided quite early on that he would like a solo career, and set about writing and recording his own songs. Although successful in America, he was even bigger in Europe and had a lot of hits in the UK, where he also recorded with the Rolling Stones.
10. In 1938 he began his career on Broadway and four years later made the movie "For Me and My Gal". But he was probably best known for "Singin' in the Rain" in 1951. Another Gene, which one?

Answer: Kelly

Born Eugene Curran Kelly in 1912, Gene choreographed and performed in many musicals and in 1985 he was recognised by the American Film Institute, who honoured him with a lifetime achievement award.
Source: Author fringe

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