Quiz about Famous People Called Charles
Quiz about Famous People Called Charles

Famous People Called Charles Trivia Quiz


25 questions about famous people called Charles for your enjoyment. These start off very easy and gradually increase in difficulty. Don't feel a Charlie if you can't answer questions 24 and 25, these are tough!

A multiple-choice quiz by Quizzical. Estimated time: 11 mins.
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Author
Quizzical
Time
11 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
37,375
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
25
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
14 / 25
Plays
1707
Last 3 plays: Guest 87 (0/25), Guest 31 (18/25), Guest 86 (14/25).
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. He wrote the largely autobiographical novel 'David Copperfield', Charles ... ?

Answer: (One Word)
2. The New Yorker cartoonist and author of 'The Addams Family', Charles ... ?

Answer: (One Word)
3. Name the American actor who first appeared in the films 'House of Wax' (1953) and 'Vera Cruz' (1954) under his real name before appearing in the 'Death Wish' series of films, Charles ... ?

Answer: (One Word)
4. Name the influential American saxophonist known as 'Bird', Charlie ... ?

Answer: (One Word)
5. Name the English drummer with 'The Rolling Stones', Charlie ... ?

Answer: (One Word)
6. Name the infamous criminal found guilty along with three members of his 'Family' of the brutal murder of actress Sharon Tate, Charles ... ?

Answer: (One Word)
7. Name the English founder of the famous dog show that bears his name, Charles ... ?

Answer: (One Word)
8. Which naturalist and author of 'The Origin of Species' (1859) based his theory of evolution on the HMS Beagle's exploration of the Galapagos Islands, Charles ... ?

Answer: (One Word - Last Name)
9. Four major statesmen died on November the 9th. British Prime Ministers Ramsay MacDonald (1937) and Neville Chamberlain (1940), Chaim Weizmann the first President of Israel and this President of France in 1970, Charles de ... ?

Answer: (One Word)
10. This American aviator flew solo to Paris to become an international hero, Charles Augustus ... ?

Answer: (One Word)
11. Name the English mathematician and inventor of a calculating machine, the forerunner of the computer, Charles ... ?

Answer: (One Word)
12. Paulette Goddard married him in 1936 in secret. His coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery three months after burial and found ten miles away, Sir Charles ... ?

Answer: (One Word)
13. The French singer, songwriter and actor who had a major hit in 1974 with 'She', Charles ... ? Hint

Chevalier
Aznavour
Piaf
Ravel

14. Name the English hymn writer of over 5,500 hymns who was an evangelist like his brother John, the founder of Methodism, Charles ... ?

Answer: (One Word)
15. Name the creator of the cartoon strip 'Peanuts' featuring Charlie Brown, Charles ... ?

Answer: (One Word)
16. Name the English actor whose films include 'Mutiny on the Bounty' (1935) and playing Quasimodo in 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' (1939), Charles ... ? Hint

Howard
Laughton
Dance
Drake

17. Which English clergyman wrote 'The Water Babies', Charles ... ?

Answer: (One Word)
18. Who patented the waterproof cloth he was to use in making raincoats, Charles ... ?

Answer: (One Word)
19. Name the French fairy-tale writer whose stories include 'Sleeping Beauty' and 'Red Riding Hood', Charles ... ?

Answer: (One Word)
20. Which legendary tightrope walker made several crossings of the Niagara Falls initially in 1859. This followed crossing blindfolded, with a man on his back, on stilts and with a wheel barrow, Charles ... ?

Answer: (One Word)
21. Name the American inventor of the world's most successful modern board game, Monopoly, which was devised in 1933, Charles ... ?

Answer: (One Word)
22. Which English architect won the competition to rebuild the 'Houses of Parliament' after it was burnt down in 1834, Sir Charles ... ? Hint

Harry
Gary
Larry
Barry

23. Which advertising boss and art collector who together with his older brother Maurice, ran an advertising agency, Charles ... ?

Answer: (One Word)
24. Name the English film director of 'The Lavender Hill Mob' (1951) and 'A Fish Called Wanda' (1988) some 37 years later, Charles ... ? Hint

Hilton
Crichton
Douglas
Ives

25. The first Victoria Cross was awarded to this Irishman and mate aboard the HMS Hecla for conspicuous gallantry at Bomarsrund in the Baltic. His name was Charles ... ? Hint

Scorsese
Spielberg
Lucas
Tarantino


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. He wrote the largely autobiographical novel 'David Copperfield', Charles ... ?

Answer: Dickens

2. The New Yorker cartoonist and author of 'The Addams Family', Charles ... ?

Answer: Addams

He is said to have been fascinated by graveyards at an early age.
3. Name the American actor who first appeared in the films 'House of Wax' (1953) and 'Vera Cruz' (1954) under his real name before appearing in the 'Death Wish' series of films, Charles ... ?

Answer: Bronson

4. Name the influential American saxophonist known as 'Bird', Charlie ... ?

Answer: Parker

5. Name the English drummer with 'The Rolling Stones', Charlie ... ?

Answer: Watts

6. Name the infamous criminal found guilty along with three members of his 'Family' of the brutal murder of actress Sharon Tate, Charles ... ?

Answer: Manson

7. Name the English founder of the famous dog show that bears his name, Charles ... ?

Answer: Cruft

8. Which naturalist and author of 'The Origin of Species' (1859) based his theory of evolution on the HMS Beagle's exploration of the Galapagos Islands, Charles ... ?

Answer: Darwin

9. Four major statesmen died on November the 9th. British Prime Ministers Ramsay MacDonald (1937) and Neville Chamberlain (1940), Chaim Weizmann the first President of Israel and this President of France in 1970, Charles de ... ?

Answer: Gaulle

10. This American aviator flew solo to Paris to become an international hero, Charles Augustus ... ?

Answer: Lindbergh

11. Name the English mathematician and inventor of a calculating machine, the forerunner of the computer, Charles ... ?

Answer: Babbage

12. Paulette Goddard married him in 1936 in secret. His coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery three months after burial and found ten miles away, Sir Charles ... ?

Answer: Chaplin

13. The French singer, songwriter and actor who had a major hit in 1974 with 'She', Charles ... ?

Answer: Aznavour

14. Name the English hymn writer of over 5,500 hymns who was an evangelist like his brother John, the founder of Methodism, Charles ... ?

Answer: Wesley

15. Name the creator of the cartoon strip 'Peanuts' featuring Charlie Brown, Charles ... ?

Answer: Schulz

16. Name the English actor whose films include 'Mutiny on the Bounty' (1935) and playing Quasimodo in 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' (1939), Charles ... ?

Answer: Laughton

17. Which English clergyman wrote 'The Water Babies', Charles ... ?

Answer: Kingsley

18. Who patented the waterproof cloth he was to use in making raincoats, Charles ... ?

Answer: Mackintosh

19. Name the French fairy-tale writer whose stories include 'Sleeping Beauty' and 'Red Riding Hood', Charles ... ?

Answer: Perrault

20. Which legendary tightrope walker made several crossings of the Niagara Falls initially in 1859. This followed crossing blindfolded, with a man on his back, on stilts and with a wheel barrow, Charles ... ?

Answer: Blondin

21. Name the American inventor of the world's most successful modern board game, Monopoly, which was devised in 1933, Charles ... ?

Answer: Darrow

There appear to have been various forerunners, in particular "The Landlord's Game", devised by Elizabeth Magie in 1904 and revised by her in 1924.
22. Which English architect won the competition to rebuild the 'Houses of Parliament' after it was burnt down in 1834, Sir Charles ... ?

Answer: Barry

23. Which advertising boss and art collector who together with his older brother Maurice, ran an advertising agency, Charles ... ?

Answer: Saatchi

24. Name the English film director of 'The Lavender Hill Mob' (1951) and 'A Fish Called Wanda' (1988) some 37 years later, Charles ... ?

Answer: Crichton

25. The first Victoria Cross was awarded to this Irishman and mate aboard the HMS Hecla for conspicuous gallantry at Bomarsrund in the Baltic. His name was Charles ... ?

Answer: Lucas

The medal was made from metal from a cannon captured at Sebastopol. Hope you enjoyed the quiz even though Questions 24 and 25 were genius level.
Source: Author Quizzical

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