Quiz about David Beloved  And Famous
Quiz about David Beloved  And Famous

David: Beloved - And Famous Trivia Quiz

The name David comes from the Hebrew "beloved". From the cryptic clues below, see if you can match the well known men with the first name "David."

A matching quiz by darksplash. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Dec 03 21
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1. American actor; "Red Shoes Diaries"; the truth is out there  
2. British glam rock musician; Ziggy Stardust  
3. Hollywood-born actor; star of "Kill Bill"; martial artist  
4. Canadian scientist; broadcaster; presenter of "The Nature of Things"  
5. American actor; Baywatch lifeguard; singer; big star in Germany  
6. English actor; Pink Panther; James Bond  
7. Australian scientist; invented aircraft cockpit voice recorders  
8. Scottish actor; "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"; "Doctor Who?"  
9. Northern Ireland politician; Nobel Peace Prize winner  
10. Scottish missionary; explorer, I presume  

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. American actor; "Red Shoes Diaries"; the truth is out there

Answer: Duchovny

Born in New York City in August 1960, David Duchovny attended Princeton University, where his poetry met with some acclaim.

He started acting in beer commercials and had small parts in the movie "Working Girl" (1988) and on TV's "Twin Peaks".

He went on to star as the narrator in the erotic softcore TV series "The Red Shoes Diaries", 1992 to 1997.

He struck the big time with his appearance as FBI agent Fox Mulder in the long-running series "The X-Files", from 1993. (Tagline: "The truth is out there".

He won a Golden Globe for his later series "Californication", which appeared for seven seasons from 2007..
2. British glam rock musician; Ziggy Stardust

Answer: Bowie

Bowie, David Robert Jones, was born on January 8th 1947 in Brixton, London, and died on January 10th 2016 in New York City.

His musical career began in 1963, but it took six years to hit the big time when "Space Oddity" became his first top-five entry on the UK singles chart.

Throughout his career, Bowie shifted musical styles and adopted numerous persona, including the Ziggy Stardust referred to in the question. (Ziggy was a fictional rock superstar who was a messenger to Earth from other worlds.)

Bowie released 25 albums, many of which were commercial and critically-acclaimed successes, although he topped the UK singles pop charts just three times and the US Hot 100 just once in his own right.
3. Hollywood-born actor; star of "Kill Bill"; martial artist

Answer: Carradine

John Arthur Carradine was born on December 8th, 1936 in Hollywood, California, and died on June 3rd, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand. (He changed his name to avoid confusion with his famous acting father, John Carradine.)

His first screen appearances came on television in the early 1960s and his first movie was in in "Taggart", a 1964 western

Work on Broadways and in the TV serial "Shane" followed, before the TV series "Kung Fu" (1972-1975) earned him nominations for an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award.

He was well received for portraying the folk singer Woody Guthrie in "Bound for Glory" (1976).

After some 20 years in the doldrums, professionally speaking, his career reignited with appearance in the two "Kill Bill movies", in 2003 and 2004.

He worked steadily after that and had about a dozen movies in post-production at the time of his death.
4. Canadian scientist; broadcaster; presenter of "The Nature of Things"

Answer: Suzuki

David Suzuki was born on March 24th, 1936, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

He gained a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Chicago and was professor of genetics at the University of British Columbia.

He became a critic of the lack of governmental action to protect the environment and campaigned to combat global warming.

In 1979 he began broadcasting "The Nature of Things", which was shown in more than 40 countries.
5. American actor; Baywatch lifeguard; singer; big star in Germany

Answer: Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff was born on July 17, 1952, in Baltimore, Maryland.

He found early acting fame in the medical drama "The Young and the Restless" from 1975 to 1982.

He was in "Knight Rider" from 1982 to 1986 and on "Baywatch" which first appeared in 1989, and was cancelled after one season. It was revived in 1991 and ran until 2001. It became one of the world's most-watched shows.

Hasselhoff, meanwhile, embarked on a successful singing career. He released numerous albums and had two US number one singles. His singing career was particularly successful in Germany.
6. English actor; Pink Panther; James Bond

Answer: Niven

James David Graham Niven was born on March 1st 1910 in Belgravia, London, and died on July 29th 1983 Château-d'Oex, Switzerland.

Niven began what was to be a busy acting career in the 1930s and had several movie roles before military service in WW2 brought a temporary halt.

While he earned distinguished service, Niven categorically refused to speak publicly about it.

After the war, he appeared at least once virtually a year until the early 1983.

In 1958 he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for "Separate Tables". Despite several further nominations, it was to be his only win.
7. Australian scientist; invented aircraft cockpit voice recorders

Answer: Warren

David Warren was born on 20th March 1925 Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, and died n 19th July 2010 in Melbourne.

After an early career as a schoolteacher, he went on to work as a lecturer, scientific officer and research scientist.

While working at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation's Aeronautical Research Laboratories in Melbourne he developed the idea for a cockpit voice recorder while investigating the world's first commercial jet airliner crash, in 1953.

While other data recorders existed, Warren's invention and his development of existing devices took the technology to higher levels.
8. Scottish actor; "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"; "Doctor Who?"

Answer: Tennant

Birth-name David John McDonald, Tennant was born on April 18 1971 in Bathgate, West Lothian.

He started to act while still at school and came to attention in the Scottish TV sitcom "Rab C Nesbitt".

He went on to a well received stage career with the Royal Shakespeare Company and in 2005 became the 'Tenth Doctor' in the BBCV sci-fi series "Doctor Who?". He was the worlds-saving time traveller until 2010.

He was also in the fourth Harry Potter movie in 2005.

After parking his TARDIS for the last time, Tennant worked busily on television, the silver screen and on the stage.
9. Northern Ireland politician; Nobel Peace Prize winner

Answer: Trimble

David Trimble was born on October 15th 1944 in Bangor, Co Down.

He studied law at at Queen's University, Belfast, where he later lectured in law.

In the early 1970s he became involved with the Vanguard Unionist Party, and later the better known Ulster Unionist Party. He went on to become party leader. He first became a Member of Parliament in 1990.

That same year he and John Hume, leader of the nationalist Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland.

He lost his seat at Westminster in 2005. In 2006 he was made a Life Peer.
10. Scottish missionary; explorer, I presume

Answer: Livingstone

David Livingstone was born on March 19th 1813 in Blantyre, near Glasgow. He died on May 1st 1873 in a village located in what is now the country of Zambia.

He studied medicine and theology at Glasgow University, then decided to become a missionary doctor. He was initially posted to the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa.

In 1849 and again in 1851 he began explore the African interior, determined to meet new people and convert them to Christianity. He also wanted to find a route from the Zambesi River to the coast and in 1855, discovered a spectacular waterfall which he named 'Victoria Falls'. He went on to reach the mouth of the Zambezi on the Indian Ocean in May 1856, thus becoming the first European to cross the width of southern Africa.

All of this made him a national hero. He also spoke out against the slave trade and then returned to Africa to try to find the source of the Nile.

After he was apparently lost for several months, a rescue mission was sent to find him. This was led by Henry Stanley, an explorer and journalist, and they met near Lake Tanganyika in October 1871 - scene of the now famous "Dr Livingstone, I presume?" quote.
Source: Author darksplash

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