Quiz about Famous People Named Bob General Edition
Quiz about Famous People Named Bob General Edition

Famous People Named Bob (General Edition) Quiz


Match the famous Robert, Roberto, Bob, or Bobby with the short description.

A matching quiz by bernie73. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
bernie73
Time
4 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
409,100
Updated
May 17 22
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Very Easy
Avg Score
14 / 15
Plays
495
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 107 (7/15), Guest 165 (7/15), Guest 75 (6/15).
Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
QuestionsChoices
1. King of Reggae who broke into the pop charts with 'I Shot the Sheriff'  
Robert Reed
2. Longtime coach of Hoosier basketball  
Robert E. Lee
3. Poet wrote "The Road Not Taken" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"   
Bobby Knight
4. Lost to Bill Clinton in the 1996 Presidential election  
Robert Browning
5. Boston Celtic legend is a point guard known for ball handling  
Bob Barker
6. Envy of Tim the Toolman Taylor as his home fix-it show set the standard  
Bob Marley
7. Poet had a famous love affair with Elizabeth Barrett  
Robert Louis Stevenson
8. Longtime host of "The Price is Right"  
Bob Dole
9. Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer who died in a plane crash  
Bobby Orr
10. Wrote "Treasure Island" and "Kidnapped"  
Bob Dylan
11. Born Robert Zimmerman before he became Tangled Up in Blue in a Hurricane  
Roberto Clemente
12. Well-known player for the Boston Bruins hockey team  
Bob Cousy
13. Popular Confederate General during the US Civil War  
Robert the Bruce
14. Best known for playing father Mike Brady on "The Brady Bunch"  
Robert Frost
15. Gained determination from watching a spider reconstruct a web  
Bob Vila






Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. King of Reggae who broke into the pop charts with 'I Shot the Sheriff'

Answer: Bob Marley

Reggae pioneer Bob Marley (1945-1981) is considered a symbol of Jamaican culture and music. Several of his songs include "I Shot the Sheriff", "Get Up, Stand Up", "No Woman, No Cry". Most of his work was done with the reggae band the Wailers. He was a well-known follower of the Rastafarian religion and a supporter of Pan-Africanism.
2. Longtime coach of Hoosier basketball

Answer: Bobby Knight

Best known for his years coaching the Men's basketball team at the University of Indiana (1971-2000), Bobby Knight (born 1940) also served the same role at the US Military Academy (1965-1971) and Texas Tech (2001-2008). He accumulated 902 NCAA Division I victories in his career.

He demonstrated a hot temper several times during his career, including being accused of choking a player during practice and being ejected from a game after throwing a chair onto the court.
3. Poet wrote "The Road Not Taken" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"

Answer: Robert Frost

Although his poems are often associated with New England, Robert Frost (1874-1963) was actually born in San Francisco. His poems include "The Road Not Taken" (1915) and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" (1922). For several years, he taught English at Amherst College. Late in his life, he recited one of his poems at the Presidential inauguration of John F. Kennedy in 1961.
4. Lost to Bill Clinton in the 1996 Presidential election

Answer: Bob Dole

Before he was the Republican Presidential candidate in the 1996 Presidential election, Bob Dole (1923-2021) was the Vice Presidential candidate in the 1976 Presidential election. He served in the US Senate, representing his home state of Kansas, from 1969 to 1996, including several years as Senate Majority Leader.

A veteran of World War II, he was wounded, leaving permanent damage to his right arm.
5. Boston Celtic legend is a point guard known for ball handling

Answer: Bob Cousy

Bob Cousy (born 1928) played most of his NBA career with the Boston Celtics (1950-1963), although he briefly came out of retirement with the Cincinnati Royals in 1970. He is considered one of the first great point guards. While a player, he also helped to organize the National Basketball Players' Association. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1971.
6. Envy of Tim the Toolman Taylor as his home fix-it show set the standard

Answer: Bob Vila

Bob Vila (born 1946) was the original host (1979-1989) of the US home improvement show, "This Old House". As host, he would present contractors working on various home renovation projects. Later he was a long-time spokesman for Sears, including its Craftsman tool brand. Vila would appear as himself on several episodes on Tim Allen's series "Home Improvement", where Allen's character and Bob were involved in a rivalry of sorts.
7. Poet had a famous love affair with Elizabeth Barrett

Answer: Robert Browning

Robert Browning (1812-1889) was a poet known for works including "The Ring and the Book" (1868-1869) and the poems published in "Men and Women" (1853). He is also known for his romance and eventual marriage to fellow poet, Elizabeth Barrett (1806-1861). Both were supporters of various political causes such as the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of women.
8. Longtime host of "The Price is Right"

Answer: Bob Barker

Bob Barker (born 1923) served as the long-time host of two game shows: "The Price is Right" (1972-2007), and, before that, "Truth or Consequences" (1956-1975). His career began as a radio disc jockey, and he was also, for a time, host of the "Miss Universe" and "Miss USA" pageants. Later in life he became a strong supporter of animal rights. Fans of a certain age may remember him playing himself and engaging in an on-screen fight in the film "Happy Gilmore".
9. Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer who died in a plane crash

Answer: Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente (1934-1972) played his full MLB career with the Pittsburgh Pirates and finished with exactly 3,000 hits. He also played in 15 All-Star Games and was the National League MVP in 1966. He played an active role in charity for the countries of Latin American and the Caribbean.

He died in a plane crash when he was part of a group delivering aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
10. Wrote "Treasure Island" and "Kidnapped"

Answer: Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) suffered from ill health during much of his life. He is known for novels such as "Treasure Island" (1883), "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1886) and "Kidnapped" (1886). He spent the last several years of his life living on the island of Samoa, where he is buried. He also worked as a reporter and essayist.
11. Born Robert Zimmerman before he became Tangled Up in Blue in a Hurricane

Answer: Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan (born 1941) was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. Born Robert Zimmerman, he began referring to himself as Bob Dylan in college and legally changed his name not long after. A prolific singer-songwriter, his songs include "The Times They Are A-Changing" (1964), Tangled Up in Blue" (1975), and "Hurricane" (1975). He later developed a second career as a visual artist.
12. Well-known player for the Boston Bruins hockey team

Answer: Bobby Orr

Bobby Orr had a twelve year NHL career as a defenseman, with the Boston Bruins (1966-1976) and the Chicago Blackhawks (1976-1978). He won two scoring titles and three MVP awards during his career. He was part of Stanley Cup winning teams in 1970 and 1972.

Injuries brought he career to a premature end at the age of 30. Since his retirement he has been active in various endeavours including charitable ones.
13. Popular Confederate General during the US Civil War

Answer: Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) had a career of over thirty years in the US Army before resigning in 1861 and joining the army of the Confederacy. For several years, he was the commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, which he led in several Civil War battles, including Antietam (1862), Fredericksburg (1862), and Gettysburg (1863).

After the war, he served as the president of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University).
14. Best known for playing father Mike Brady on "The Brady Bunch"

Answer: Robert Reed

Robert Reed (1932-1992) was best known as the head of a blended family on the television show "The Brady Bunch" (1969-1974). He reprised this role in several later productions. Reed also directed several episodes of the series. Previously, he had appeared in the series "The Defenders" (1961-1965). During his career, he was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards.

This question replaced an earlier question which asked the player to identify that the character of Bobby Brady was portrayed by child actor Mike Lookinland.
15. Gained determination from watching a spider reconstruct a web

Answer: Robert the Bruce

Robert (I) the Bruce (1274-1329) served as King of Scotland from 1307 until his death. This followed a period of English control over Scotland. According to legend, during a period when he was struggling to gain the throne and was in hiding in a cave, Robert observed a spider trying to rebuild a web after an earlier one had been destroyed. Robert's reign was focused on maintaining Scottish independence from England.

This question replaced an earlier question which referred to the title character of "SpongeBob SquarePants".
Source: Author bernie73

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