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Quiz about Celebrity Disambiguation
Quiz about Celebrity Disambiguation

Celebrity Disambiguation Trivia Quiz

Fans of Wikipedia are familiar with disambiguation. It is used to clarify when a name or phrase can refer to multiple people, places or things. In this quiz, you have to disambiguate names from four descriptions. Which one fits?

A multiple-choice quiz by parrotman2006. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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5 mins
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
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Avg Score
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Question 1 of 10
1. Who is BROUN? Hint

Question 2 of 10
2. Who is CAINE? Hint

Question 3 of 10
3. Who is KERRI? Hint

Question 4 of 10
4. Who is JONSON? Hint

Question 5 of 10
5. Who is THOM JONES? Hint

Question 6 of 10
6. Who is KELLI? Hint

Question 7 of 10
7. Who is MARIAN? Hint

Question 8 of 10
8. Who is JOHN SMYTH? Hint

Question 9 of 10
9. Who is STEVEN? Hint

Question 10 of 10
10. Who is TERI? Hint

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Who is BROUN?

Answer: New York sportswriter who founded the Newspaper Guild

Heywood BROUN (1888-1939) was a crusading journalist in the 1920s and 1930s. He founded the first union for reporters, and each year the union gives an award in his name to a reporter who has fought to correct an injustice.

John BROWN led the raid on an armory in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in a failed effort to begin a rebellion against slavery in October, 1859.

Jackson BROWNE is a long-time activist as well as being a musician. He has supported numerous political causes as well as being outspoken in his songs.

Roscoe Lee BROWNE was a well-respected Shakespearean actor who appeared in numerous films and television programs during his 40 year career. Browne won an Emmy Award for his work as "Doctor Foster" on "The Cosby Show" in 1986.
2. Who is CAINE?

Answer: Academy-Award winning British actor

Sir Michael CAINE is one of the world's most respected actors. He has won two Supporting Actor Academy Awards for his performances in "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986) and "The Cider House Rules" (1999). He has made over 100 films since his debut in 1964.

CAIN murders his brother Abel in Genesis, Chapter 4.

Dean CAIN was a football star at Princeton, and was even signed to the Buffalo Bills. Injuries forced him to drop out of football and he went into acting. His name at birth was Dean George Tanaka; Cain is the name of his stepfather.

Charles Foster KANE is the central character in "Citizen Kane," widely regarded as one of the best films of all time. It tops the AFI list of 100 best films. The film follows a reporter (Joseph Cotten) seeking to discover the meaning of Kane's last word "Rosebud." (To find out, you'll have to watch the movie).
3. Who is KERRI?

Answer: Gold-winning gymnast at the 1996 Olympics

KERRI Strug vaulted into Olympic immortality when she valiantly vaulted on a sprained ankle to help the United States win the team gold medal in the 1996 games in Atlanta. Her injuries prevented her from competing in the All-Around and Individual Events competition, even though she had qualified in both.

CARRIE White is the star of Carrie, the 1974 thriller by Steven King which was made into a 1976 film. The book was King's first published novel, although it was the fourth book he had written. Spacek received an Academy Award nomination for best actress for her work in "Carrie".

John KERRY has been a Senator from Massachusetts since 1984. He first rose to national prominence as an opponent of the Vietnam War. Kerry was the Democratic nominee for President in 2004, and received 252 electoral votes.

CARRY A. Nation was a leader in the Prohibition movement, and became famous for attacking saloons with an axe. She died in 1911, before passage of the 18th amendment. Nation was arrested over 30 times for her prohibition attacks, and permanently banned from the state of Missouri after an incident in Kansas City.
4. Who is JONSON?

Answer: A British playwright and contemporary of William Shakespeare

Ben JONSON (1572-1637) is best known for his satirical plays such as "Volpone" and "The Alchemist." He was widely known as one of the most controversial figures of the Elizabethan era.

Michael JOHNSON is the only athlete to ever win the 200 meters and 400 meters in the same Olympic games, at the 1996 games in Atlanta

JOHNSTON Atoll is a small island in the central Pacific Ocean. It was owned by the United States military for 60 years following World War II, but was turned over to the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 2003. Ham radio operators will occasionally visit the island to transmit, using the call sign KH3.

Christofer JOHNSSON is the lead guitarist for the Swedish band Therion.
5. Who is THOM JONES?

Answer: An award-winning writer of short stories

THOM Jones is a short story writer whose work has focused on boxing. He is a former marine who turned to writing in 1973. His story "The Pugilist at Rest" won the O. Henry Award. He currently lives in Washington State.

Sir TOM Jones is one of the world's popular recording artists, with over 100 million albums sold. He is also part of Bond lore, as he sang the theme to the 1965 film "Thunderball".

TOMMY Lee Jones won the Best Actor Academy Award in 1993 for his work as dogged lawman Sam Gerard in "The Fugitive." During his time at Harvard University, Jones' roommate was future Vice President Al Gore. Erich Segal based the character of Oliver Barrett in "Love Story" on a combination of Jones and Gore.

TODD Jones led Detroit in the record for saves at the time of his retirement.
6. Who is KELLI?

Answer: Actress who portrayed Lindsay on "The Practice"

KELLI Williams is best know for her work on "The Practice" from 1997 to 2003. She has moved from the law to medicine: In 2004-2005, she played Dr. Natalie Durant in "Medical Investigation", and in 2009 played Dr Gillian Foster in "Lie To Me."

Clint Eastwood played KELLY in "Kelly's Heroes", one of the great anti-war films of the era. It follows a group of US soldiers as they seek to pull off the perfect crime: stealing $16 in gold bullion from a bank behind enemy lines. The film clearly inspires the Persian Gulf War-set film "Three Kings" (1999)

KELLY Clarkson won "American Idol", Season 1, and has gone on to a very successful recording career, selling over 10 million albums. Her album "Breakaway" was a six-time Platinum record winner, with over six million sold. She was won numerous awards, including two Grammys.

KELLIE Pickler finished in sixth place during Season 5. Since them, she has released two albums, and seen several of her songs hit the Hot Country Songs charts.
7. Who is MARIAN?

Answer: African-American contralto; sang at the Lincoln Memorial

MARIAN Anderson (1897-1993) was one of the 20th century's most gifted singers, and a pioneer in the fight for civil rights. In 1939, when the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to let Anderson sing in their Washington, DC hall, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt invited her to sing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The crowd numbered over 75,000 and she was broadcast over the radio to millions.

MARION Jones won three gold medals and two bronzes at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, but had them stripped from her when it was revealed she used performance-enhancing drugs.

MARION Cotillard won an Oscar for her work in "La Vie en Rose," a remarkable bio-pic about singer Edith Piaf, which follows her a teenager to Piaf's death at age 48. Cotillard also won the BAFTA (British), Cesar (French) and Golden Globe Awards for her performance.

MARION Ross played MARION Cunningham on "Happy Days" from 1974 to 1984. She has been nominated for Emmy Awards five times (twice for "Happy Days"). Ross continues to work in television and films.
8. Who is JOHN SMYTH?

Answer: Anglican priest who founded the Baptist denomination in 1609

John SMYTH is regarded as the founder of the Baptist Church. He split from the Anglican church late in the 1590s, moved to The Netherlands, and established what grew into the Baptist church in 1609. While there, Smyth met with several Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower, including William Bradford and William Brewster.

John SMITH has been used by several incarnations of the Doctor, usually when he is attempting to infiltrate an institution on Earth. "Doctor Who" is the longest-running Science Fiction program in television history, from 1963 to 1989, and was relaunched in 2005.

John SMIT is the Captain of the Springboks, the national rugby team in South Africa. He has been one of the most successful captains in team history, and has set several records, including most consecutive games played (46).

Johnny SMITH is a character created by Stephen King in his novel "The Dead Zone" (1979). Christopher Walken played him in the 1983 film. Anthony Michael Hall played him on the television series from 2007 to 2007.
9. Who is STEVEN?

Answer: Academy Award winning film director

STEVEN Spielberg has two Oscars on his mantle for directing "Schindler's List" (1993) and "Saving Private Ryan" (1998). He is one of the biggest grossing directors in film history, with $8.5 billion in gross box office - Record setters include "Jaws" (1975; the first film to make over $100 million), "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981), "ET" (1982) and "Jurassic Park" (1993).

STEPHEN Hawking was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University from 1979 to 2009. The post was once held by Sir Isaac Newton. Hawking is best known for "A Brief History of Time," which was an international best-seller.

STEPHEN Colbert is the host of "The Colbert Report", a Comedy Central program which spoofs conservative pundits such as Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity. Colbert has written the best-selling "I Am America (And So Can You!)". Colbert won several Emmys for his work on "The Daily Show."

STEPHEN King is one of the most prolific writers on the modern era, and has sold over 350 million books during his career. King is a native of Maine, and sets many of books and stories in the state.
10. Who is TERI?

Answer: Played "Lois Lane" in "The Adventures of Lois and Clark"

TERRY Jones and TERRY Gilliam performed with Monty Python from 1969 to 1974. Jones often played middle-aged women in Python sketches; Gilliam provided the surreal animation for the show. Gilliam is the only member of the Pythons not born in England - he was born in Minnesota, USA.

TERI Hatcher was Lois from 1993 to 1997. In 2005, she began playing Susan Mayer on "Desperate Housewives" and has won a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for her work on the series. She began her career on "The Love Boat" as Amy, a dancing mermaid, and also has recurring role as Penny Parker on the action series "McGyver."

TERRI Clark is a country music singer with several platinum albums in both Canada and the United States. She is probably best known for "You're Easy on the Eyes," which was a #1 hit on the Canadian and US County charts, and broke the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Randall TERRY is one of the high-profile opponents of abortion in the United States. He has been arrested over 40 times for protesting. He ran for Congress as a Republican in upstate New York, but lost, in 1998.
Source: Author parrotman2006

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