Quiz about Famous Js
Quiz about Famous Js

Famous 'J's Trivia Quiz


Here are a few well-known people whose names begin with 'J'; ten different varieties. Can you get them all?

A multiple-choice quiz by reedy. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
reedy
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
348,171
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
2036
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Hayes1953 (9/10), Guest 99 (10/10), Guest 75 (6/10).
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1. Which of these Jacks was born in 1876 in California, originally with the last name of Chaney, and published his first short story at the age of 21? Hint

Jack Daniel
Jack London
Jack Kevorkian
Jack Palance

2. There are a few very well-known Justins out there these days. In Canada, we have a Justin who is a politician, and also the son of a former Prime Minister who in 2015 became Prime Minister himself. Which of these Justins is he? Hint

Justin Trudeau
Justin Bieber
Justin Timberlake
Justin Long

3. The name Julia is the feminine form of the Latin name Julius, but the Julia in this question was born in the United States. Known as a chef, author and television personality, which of these Julias popularized French cuisine in North America? Hint

Julia Ormond
Julia Child
Julia Roberts
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

4. Not a novelist, neither a football player, nor a theatre and film director. No, the Jerome you're looking for was a composer, known for such songs as "Ol' Man River" and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes". Which Jerome? Hint

Jerome Kern
Jerome Salinger
Jerome Bettis
Jerome Robbins

5. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton as the United States' first female Attorney General. Which of these Janets was this? Hint

Janet Lee Bouvier
Janet Leigh
Janet Jackson
Janet Reno

6. Which of these Jennifer actors, while famous in her own right, was also known for her relationship with Ben Affleck and their unfortunate portmanteau nickname 'Bennifer'? Hint

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Love-Hewitt
Jennifer Aniston

7. I can only give you four choices, but there have been more than four U.S. presidents with the name of James. Who was the first president to carry that name? Hint

James Polk
James Buchanan
James Madison
James Garfield

8. Can you "Imagine" which John I'm thinking of? If you can't figure it out, just ask for "Help!" John who?

Answer: (First and Last Name, or just Last Name)
9. Unlike the other names in this quiz, the name Jean is commonly chosen as either a girl's or a boy's name. Which of these actors with the name of Jean is, in fact, a man? Hint

Jean Byron
Jean Harlow
Jean Reno
Jean Stapleton

10. Finally, my namesake: Who led a quest on the Argo to find the Golden Fleece?

Answer: (One Word)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which of these Jacks was born in 1876 in California, originally with the last name of Chaney, and published his first short story at the age of 21?

Answer: Jack London

Jack London lived from 1876 until 1916 and is famous for his novels of the Klondike gold rush, "Call of the Wild" and "White Fang", among other writings. Born John Griffith Chaney, his biological father (astrologist William Chaney) refused to acknowledge that Jack was his son. That disclamation prompted Jack to go to the Klondike.

Jack Daniel (founder of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey distillery) lived from 1846 to 1911. His full name was Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel.

Jack Kevorkian lived from 1928 until 2011, and was famous for his support of euthanasia. In 1999, Kevorkian served eight years of a prison sentence for second-degree murder before being released on parole.

Jack Palance was an American actor who lived from 1919 to 2006. He was well-known for his roles in such movies as "Sudden Fear", "Shane", and "City Slickers", the latter winning him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
2. There are a few very well-known Justins out there these days. In Canada, we have a Justin who is a politician, and also the son of a former Prime Minister who in 2015 became Prime Minister himself. Which of these Justins is he?

Answer: Justin Trudeau

Justin Pierre James Trudeau was born on Christmas day, 1971 to parents Pierre and Margaret Trudeau. Pierre Trudeau was Prime Minister from 1968 to 1979, and then again from 1980 until 1984. Justin's birth placed him in history as only the second child to be born to a sitting Canadian Prime Minister; the only previous one being the youngest daughter of Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald.

While politically active through much of his life, he did not seek a seat in parliament until the 2008 election, where he won the riding of Papineau in Québec (for the Liberal Party) and in 2015 became Prime Minister.
3. The name Julia is the feminine form of the Latin name Julius, but the Julia in this question was born in the United States. Known as a chef, author and television personality, which of these Julias popularized French cuisine in North America?

Answer: Julia Child

Born Julia Carolyn McWilliams in 1912 in Pasadena, California, Julia married Paul Cushing Child in 1946, taking on the last name by which she was known. Julia Child learned her expertise in French cuisine while she and her husband were posted to France as members of the United States Foreign Service. After more than a decade perfecting her skills, she published her bestselling book, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" in 1961. More books (over 20) followed over the years, as well as her successful television career, most famously seen in her show, "The French Chef" which first aired in 1963.

Julia Child passed away in 2004 at the age of 91, shortly before her 92nd birthday.
4. Not a novelist, neither a football player, nor a theatre and film director. No, the Jerome you're looking for was a composer, known for such songs as "Ol' Man River" and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes". Which Jerome?

Answer: Jerome Kern

Jerome David Kern was born in New York in 1885, passing away in 1945 after a storied career. Over 40+ years as a composer, Jerome wrote more than 700 songs for more than 100 stage and film productions. After the advent of the Academy Awards in 1929, Kern's work achieved greater recognition through eight nominations and two wins before his death.

His winning songs were in 1936 ("The Way You Look Tonight" from "Swing Time") and 1941 ("The Last Time I Saw Paris" from "Lady Be Good").
5. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton as the United States' first female Attorney General. Which of these Janets was this?

Answer: Janet Reno

Janet Reno served as the 78th Attorney General from 1993 until 2001, making her term the second longest at the time. Prior to her (almost) eight full years in office, the longest serving Attorney General was William Wirt, who did the job for 11 1/2 years from 1817 to 1829.
6. Which of these Jennifer actors, while famous in her own right, was also known for her relationship with Ben Affleck and their unfortunate portmanteau nickname 'Bennifer'?

Answer: Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez (J-Lo) had her first movie role in 1986 at the age of 17, but it wasn't until nearly a decade later that her career took off. By the late '90s her successes with "Money Train" (1995) and "Selena" (1997) along with her first album "On the 6" (1999) saw her firmly ensconced in the entertainment limelight.

The relationship between Lopez and Affleck was highly publicized, and the couple cited the invasive media as being one of the reasons for their breakup only 18 months after the relationship began. (It lasted from July 2002 to January 2004).
7. I can only give you four choices, but there have been more than four U.S. presidents with the name of James. Who was the first president to carry that name?

Answer: James Madison

The first six U.S. presidents to bear the name James were: James Madison (#4), James Monroe (#5), James Polk (#11), James Buchanan (#15), James Garfield (#20), and James "Jimmy" Carter (#39).

James Madison, the first on this short list, served as president from 1809 until 1817, and is known as the "Father of the Constitution". He was instrumental in drafting the Constitution, as well as the Bill of Rights.
8. Can you "Imagine" which John I'm thinking of? If you can't figure it out, just ask for "Help!" John who?

Answer: John Lennon

John Lennon was, of course, the lead singer of the famous British band "The Beatles". He lived from 1940 to 1980 when his life was tragically cut short by Mark David Chapman. In his career, he sang, wrote or co-wrote 25 songs that made it to the Billboard Hot 100.
9. Unlike the other names in this quiz, the name Jean is commonly chosen as either a girl's or a boy's name. Which of these actors with the name of Jean is, in fact, a man?

Answer: Jean Reno

Jean Reno was born Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez in Casablanca, Morocco in 1948. He moved to France at the age of 17 to study acting, and began his career in 1980 in French Cinema. He has since made his mark on American films in such movies as "French Kiss", "Mission: Impossible", "The Pink Panther", and "The Da Vinci Code", to name a few.
10. Finally, my namesake: Who led a quest on the Argo to find the Golden Fleece?

Answer: Jason

Jason undertook the quest for the Golden Fleece by the order of King Pelias - the successful retrieval of the fleece would place Jason on his rightful throne in Iolcus in Thessaly. With him on his ship the Argo, Jason assembled a crew that came to be known as the Argonauts.

His crew included such legends as the Boreads (sons of the North Wind), Heracles, Orpheus, and Castor and Pollux, to name a few.
Source: Author reedy

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