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Quiz about Deride and Prejudice
Quiz about Deride and Prejudice

Deride and Prejudice Trivia Quiz


Many people have been given nicknames which are less than complimentary. This quiz is about some of them, and is specific to UK people, or those with an historical British connection.

A multiple-choice quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
322,522
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
1149
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Hayes1953 (7/10), Guest 2 (10/10), bradez (6/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which British politician was given the nickname 'Doris Karloff'? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Footballer Darren Anderton was given a nickname which reflected his tendency to spend more time on the injury list than on the team sheet. Which of these was it? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which King of England had the epithet 'Lackland'? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Eamonn Holmes gave Anthea Turner which of these nicknames? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. 'Lord Haw Haw' broadcast Nazi propaganda from Germany to the UK during the second World War. What is the real name of the man usually remembered for this? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, was given what nickname following his actions at the Battle of Culloden? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. King Edward VII of England was known by which nickname, which reflected his portly build? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Margaret Thatcher acquired several nicknames during her career. Which of these was not one of them? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. 'Donkey' is the nickname for which former England soccer player? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Diana, Princess of Wales, nicknamed which woman 'The Rottweiler'? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which British politician was given the nickname 'Doris Karloff'?

Answer: Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe is renowned for her forthright views and willingness to speak her mind. The 'Doris Karloff' nickname seems to be an invention of the tabloid press, partly due to her less than glamorous appearance. Ann was MP for Maidstone (now Maidstone and the Weald) from 1987 until 2010. The other ladies are also politicians.
2. Footballer Darren Anderton was given a nickname which reflected his tendency to spend more time on the injury list than on the team sheet. Which of these was it?

Answer: Sicknote

Darren Anderton began his professional career in 1990 with Portsmouth, where he was first given his nickname. He played, or didn't play as the case may be, for Tottenham Hotspur for most of his career and was at the club from 1992 to 2004. He then moved to Birmingham City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bournemouth before retiring in 2008.
3. Which King of England had the epithet 'Lackland'?

Answer: John

John was the fourth son and inherited no lands from his parents, King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. He also lost much of the territory in what is now France. He had a second, equally unflattering, nickname of 'Softsword'. His older brother, and king before him, was Richard I, the 'Lionheart'. John ruled from 1199 until 1216 and is best remembered for being forced to sign the Magna Carta in 1215.
4. Eamonn Holmes gave Anthea Turner which of these nicknames?

Answer: Princess Tippy Toes

The two of them had worked together as co-presenters of GMTV's breakfast show from 1994 until 1996, but were reputed not to be the best of friends. Holmes came up with this description in 1996 and Anthea was sacked shortly afterwards, allegedly after Holmes gave their employers a 'her or me' ultimatum.

He stayed with the show until 2005. 'Lady Mucca' was the name given to Heather Mills in the tabloid press during her divorce from Paul McCartney. The other two, as far as I know, have not been used for anyone in the public eye.
5. 'Lord Haw Haw' broadcast Nazi propaganda from Germany to the UK during the second World War. What is the real name of the man usually remembered for this?

Answer: William Joyce

William Joyce was born in New York in 1906 and raised in Ireland where his family supported the UK's side in the fight for Irish independence. He then moved to England, where he joined the British Union of Fascists. With his wife, he fled to Germany in 1939 having been warned he was to be interned as a Nazi sympathiser. Joyce was only one of the men who broadcast propaganda, who were all nicknamed 'Lord Haw Haw', but is the best known.

He was arrested after the war ended, tried for high treason and hanged in Wandsworth Prison, London in 1946.
6. Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, was given what nickname following his actions at the Battle of Culloden?

Answer: Butcher

Cumberland was given the task of stopping the advance of 'The Young Pretender', Charles Edward Stuart, and the Jacobite Rising. This was an attempt to reinstate the Stuarts as kings of England following the exile of James II in 1688. The uprising was brutally put down with many Jacobites killed, the land scorched and livestock driven away.

However, Cumberland was also known as 'Sweet William', having saved the country (which included the lowlands of Scotland) from the Jacobites.
7. King Edward VII of England was known by which nickname, which reflected his portly build?

Answer: Tum Tum

As the son of Queen Victoria, Edward had to wait a very long time before claiming the throne and was nearly sixty before he became King. He was well known for enjoying his food, cigars and horse racing. Victoria blamed him for the early death of her beloved husband. Edward also became involved in a divorce case and an illegal gambling scandal and had numerous extra-marital dalliances.
8. Margaret Thatcher acquired several nicknames during her career. Which of these was not one of them?

Answer: The Grocer

She was dubbed the 'Iron Lady' by the Soviet Union (as it then was) and 'Milk Snatcher' relates to her time as Secretary of State for Education in 1970. Until then, all primary children had received free milk, but she restricted this to those under age seven. Thatcher was described as 'Attila the Hen' by Denis Healey of the Labour Party - she may well have taken it as a compliment.

Although she was the daughter of a grocer, the nickname of 'The Grocer' was given to Edward Heath, her predecessor as leader of the Conservative party by satirical magazine 'Private Eye'.
9. 'Donkey' is the nickname for which former England soccer player?

Answer: Tony Adams

Tony Adams acquired his nickname early in his career due to some below par games, but went on to play for the full England team on 66 occasions, including several as captain. He also, unusually, played his whole career for one club - Arsenal. Stuart Pearce was known as 'Psycho', Emlyn Hughes as 'Crazy Horse' and Jack Charlton as 'Giraffe'. My favourite football nickname of all time, though, is 'One Size' for a player whose name is Fitz Hall.
10. Diana, Princess of Wales, nicknamed which woman 'The Rottweiler'?

Answer: Camilla Parker-Bowles

As far as I can ascertain, Diana did not have publicly known nicknames for anyone except Camilla. Charles and Camilla called each other 'Fred' and 'Gladys' and Diana is reported as discovering during her honeymoon that her new husband was still in touch with Camilla. Diana herself was known as 'The People's Princess' and 'The Princess of Hearts'.
Source: Author rossian

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