Quiz about A Price Above Rubies
Quiz about A Price Above Rubies

A Price Above Rubies Trivia Quiz


These people are real gems (some more than others.) Match the famous person with a gemstone in his or her name to the description of their career.

A matching quiz by Joepetz. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Joepetz
Time
3 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
398,524
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
633
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: PurpleComet (10/10), Guest 173 (8/10), Guest 73 (10/10).
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.
QuestionsChoices
1. This person was a nightclub owner famous for committing murder in November 1963.  
Pearl Buck
2. This person was a famous dancer in films and on Broadway and married Al Jolson.  
Sapphire
3. This person is a singer-songwriter whose hits include "Sweet Caroline".  
Ruby Dee
4. This person was born Ramona Lofton and is an author who wrote the novel "Push".  
Jack Ruby
5. This person was the first African-American to attend the William Frantz Elementary School.  
Dustin Diamond
6. This person is an actor best known for playing Screech on "Saved by the Bell".  
Neil Diamond
7. This person was a country singer known for performances at the Grand Ole Opry.  
Ruby Keeler
8. This person was a famous actress and civil rights advocate married to Ossie Davis.  
Daniel Pearl
9. This person was a journalist who was beheaded by terrorists in 2002.  
Ruby Bridges
10. This person was the author of "The Good Earth" and advocate for Asian-Americans.  
Minnie Pearl






Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This person was a nightclub owner famous for committing murder in November 1963.

Answer: Jack Ruby

Jack Ruby was born Jacob Rubenstein. On November 24, 1963, Jack Ruby shot and killed JFK's assassin Lee Harvey Oswald on live television. Prior to this, Ruby was frequently under FBI surveillance for his alleged scams and illicit activities at his businesses.

This shooting, like Kennedy's, was the subject of many conspiracy theories. Some theories include that Ruby had mob ties and his shooting of Oswald was revenge for killing Kennedy and that Ruby was paid by Cuba to kill Oswald to prevent the truth about the president's death from coming out.
2. This person was a famous dancer in films and on Broadway and married Al Jolson.

Answer: Ruby Keeler

Ruby Keeler was a famous Canadian-American dancer who starred in the film "42nd Street" (1933). She was married to Al Jolson, an actor and dancer, from 1928-1940 and the two were considered a power couple. Keeler retired from show business after she and Jolson divorced but later returned to Broadway for the revival of "No, No, Nanette" in the 1970s at the age of 62.
3. This person is a singer-songwriter whose hits include "Sweet Caroline".

Answer: Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond was born in 1941 and spent most of his life in showbusiness. He is a famous singer whose hit songs include "Sweet Caroline", "Love on the Rocks" and "Cracklin' Rosie". In 2011, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2018, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammies.

He largely retired from performing in 2018 after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
4. This person was born Ramona Lofton and is an author who wrote the novel "Push".

Answer: Sapphire

Sapphire is an author and poet born Ramona Lofton in 1950. Sapphire had a difficult childhood since she belonged to a military family who moved around frequently causing her parents to separate. Many of Sapphire's works focus on the struggles of African-American women. Her most famous novel is "Push" which was the basis for the Academy-Award winning film "Precious".
5. This person was the first African-American to attend the William Frantz Elementary School.

Answer: Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges made international headlines in 1960 at the age of six when she became the first African-American child to attend the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. During this time, public schools in the South were still segregated and Ruby was escorted to her first day of school by U.S. Marshalls, an event that became immortalized in a famous photograph.

As an adult, Bridges earned many awards for accomplishments and became an activist.
6. This person is an actor best known for playing Screech on "Saved by the Bell".

Answer: Dustin Diamond

Dustin Diamond is a controversial comedy actor best known for playing Samuel "Screech" Powers on the teen show "Saved by the Bell". Screech was the awkward nerd of the group who was madly in love with the spoiled Lisa (Lark Voorhees). After the show ended, Diamond fell on hard times financially.

He started work on numerous controversial endeavors including putting out a sex tape and fighting other celebrities.
7. This person was a country singer known for performances at the Grand Ole Opry.

Answer: Minnie Pearl

Minnie Pearl (1912-1996) was best known for country singing career and performed at the Grand Ole Opry for over fifty years. She was also a semi-regular guest on "Hee Haw". Her real name was Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon. Later in life, Pearl became an advocate for breast cancer research, a disease she once suffered from. She is considered an icon in the country music industry.
8. This person was a famous actress and civil rights advocate married to Ossie Davis.

Answer: Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee was a famous actress both in films and on the stage. She is best known for starring in a production of "Raisin in the Sun" and for her Academy Award nominated role in "American Gangster" (2007). Over the course of her career, she won a Grammy, an Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

She and her husband Ossie Davis were active politically and fought for civil rights for decades. She marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X among others.
9. This person was a journalist who was beheaded by terrorists in 2002.

Answer: Daniel Pearl

Daniel Pearl was a journalist for "The Wall Street Journal" whose abduction and murder by terrorists exposed a need for press freedom around the world. Pearl was in Pakistan investigating Americans with ties to Al Qaeda when he was abducted by a different terrorist group who held him hostage in demand for the release of Pakistani terror suspects.

The group claimed Pearl was a spy for the United States. He was forced to appear in videos denouncing the United States and its efforts to fight terrorism abroad.

When ransom was not paid, Pearl was beheaded and his body was found over a week later.
10. This person was the author of "The Good Earth" and advocate for Asian-Americans.

Answer: Pearl Buck

Pearl Buck was an American author whose works typically focused on the plight of Asians and Asian-Americans, usually those of Chinese descent. Buck grew up in China with her parents who were missionaries. As an adult in the United States, Buck fought for the rights of Asian-Americans, especially in the workplace as many were exploited as cheap laborers.

She was also active in the suffragette movement.
Source: Author Joepetz

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