Quiz about Famous People We Said Goodbye To in 2021
Quiz about Famous People We Said Goodbye To in 2021

Famous People We Said Goodbye To in 2021 Quiz


This is a quiz about people who left us in 2021, but deserve to be remembered for many years to come.

A multiple-choice quiz by mazza47. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
mazza47
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
409,704
Updated
Sep 23 22
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1. Which South African bishop and theologian, famous for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist, died in 2021? Hint

Nelson Mandela
F W de Klerk
Desmond Tutu
Steve Biko

2. Which of the following musicals was *NOT* written by Stephen Sondheim, who died in 2021? Hint

"Into the Woods" (1987)
"Follies" (1971)
"Sweeney Todd" (1979)
"Little Shop of Horrors" (1986)

3. Christopher Plummer, who died in 2021, won an Oscar for best supporting actor at the age of 82 for his role as Hal Fields in 'Beginners'. Who played his son Oliver? Hint

Josh Hartnett
Ben Affleck
Ewan McGregor
Christian Bale

4. Which baseball player, who spent 21 seasons with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, died in 2021? Hint

Stan Musial
Frank Robinson
Yogi Berra
Hank Aaron

5. Wilbur Smith was a best-selling author who died in 2021. He set most of his novels in Africa. Which of the following books did he *NOT* write? Hint

When the Lion Feeds
Shout at the Devil
The Dark of the Sun
Cutting for Stone

6. Murray Walker, who died in 2021, was a commentator of what sport? Hint

Motorsport
Athletics
Horse racing
Rugby

7. American author Anne Rice, who died in 2021, is best known for what genre of literature? Hint

Historical
Romantic
Mystery
Gothic

8. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and consort of Queen Elizabeth II, died in 2021. On which Greek island in the Ionian Sea was he born? Hint

Corfu
Rhodes
Crete
Kos

9. Charlie Watts, who died in 2021, gained fame as drummer for which band? Hint

The Police
The Who
The Rolling Stones
Genesis

10. Albert Roux, who died in 2021, ran what famous London restaurant alongside his brother Michel? Hint

Richoux
L'Escargot
Le Gavroche
La Poule au Pot


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which South African bishop and theologian, famous for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist, died in 2021?

Answer: Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu (1931-2021) first worked as a teacher, but then became an Anglican priest and studied theology at King's College, London. He went on to become Bishop of Lesotho, then Bishop of Johannesburg and finally Archbishop of Capetown. He was one of the most influential opponents of the apartheid system of racial segregation and of white minority rule in South Africa. Steve Biko (1946-1977) was also a prominent anti-apartheid activist; he died in very suspicious circumstances in police custody. F W de Klerk was the last president of the white-minority era and was instrumental in dismantling the apartheid system and introducing universal suffrage. Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), probably the best-known anti-apartheid activist of all, was the country's first black head of state from 1994 to 1999, having spent a total of over 27 years in prison.
2. Which of the following musicals was *NOT* written by Stephen Sondheim, who died in 2021?

Answer: "Little Shop of Horrors" (1986)

Stephen Sondheim was a brilliant composer, songwriter and lyricist who revolutionized the American musical scene. He began his career by writing the lyrics for other people's compositions (e.g. 'West Side Story' and 'Gypsy'), but then progressed to writing both music and lyrics.

In his early years, he was mentored by Oscar Hammerstein II, and he went on to win multiple prestigious awards. 'Little Shop of Horrors' is a horror comedy rock musical with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman.
3. Christopher Plummer, who died in 2021, won an Oscar for best supporting actor at the age of 82 for his role as Hal Fields in 'Beginners'. Who played his son Oliver?

Answer: Ewan McGregor

Christopher Plummer had a distinguished career spanning 7 decades in film, theatre and television. During this time, he played many memorable roles and won a host of prestigious awards. In 'Beginners', which is a film constructed from a series of flashbacks, his son Oliver (Ewan McGregor) reflects on his relationship with his father during the last years of the latter's life. Plummer played in many movies after 'Beginners' and continued working until shortly before his death at the age of 91. He played roles as diverse as Captain von Trapp in 'The Sound of Music' (1965), Rudyard Kipling in 'The Man Who Would Be King' (1975) and Henrik Vanger in 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' (2011).
4. Which baseball player, who spent 21 seasons with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, died in 2021?

Answer: Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron, nicknamed 'Hammer', played a total of 23 seasons in Major League Baseball, his final two being with the Milwaukee Brewers. During the course of his career, he broke most of the game's power-hitting records, including that for home runs previously held by Babe Ruth.

He hit 24 or more home runs every year from 1955 through 1973, and in 1999 The Sporting News ranked him fifth on its list of '100 Greatest Baseball Players'. He died at the age of 86. Stan 'the Man' Musial played for the St. Louis Cardinals and died in 2013 aged 92. Yogi Berra played mostly for the New York Yankees, and died in 2015 aged 90. Frank Robinson, who played for the Cincinnati Reds and the Golden Orioles, died in 2019 aged 83.
5. Wilbur Smith was a best-selling author who died in 2021. He set most of his novels in Africa. Which of the following books did he *NOT* write?

Answer: Cutting for Stone

'Cutting for Stone' is a novel by Abraham Verghese that recounts the story of twin brothers Marion and Shiva Stone, whose mother, an Indian Carmelite nun, dies in childbirth and whose father, an English surgeon at the local Mission Hospital, abandons them and disappears.

They are reared in the household of two physicians, and Marion goes to medical school and eventually becomes a surgeon himself. The story is mostly set in Ethiopia against a background of political turbulence, but ends in New York, where Marion comes face to face with his biological father.

The other three books, also set in Africa, are written by South African novelist Wilbur Smith.
6. Murray Walker, who died in 2021, was a commentator of what sport?

Answer: Motorsport

Murray Walker, who died at the age of 97, was a motorsport commentator best known for his coverage of Formula One racing. He had an enthusiastic and excitable style, which led to frequent mistakes that became known as 'Murrayisms'. Some examples are: 'Do my eyes deceive me, or is Senna's Lotus sounding rough?', 'That car is totally unique, apart from the car behind it, which is identical' and 'The gap between them is now nine-tenths of a second; that's less than a second!'.
7. American author Anne Rice, who died in 2021, is best known for what genre of literature?

Answer: Gothic

Anne Rice, who was born in New Oleans in 1941, was best known for her gothic horror novels, although she also wrote in the erotic and Christian genres. 'The Vampire Chronicles' gave rise to two film adaptations - 'Interview with the Vampire' and 'Queen of the Damned'. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies. Her husband was poet and painter Stan Rice.
8. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and consort of Queen Elizabeth II, died in 2021. On which Greek island in the Ionian Sea was he born?

Answer: Corfu

Philip was born into the Greek and Danish royal families in 1921 and married the then Princess Elizabeth in 1947, thus becoming Duke of Edinburgh. They had four children - Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward. He became the longest serving royal consort in history.

He was involved in numerous organizations, including the World Wide Fund for Nature, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and the Zoological Society of London. His particular focus was on the environment, industry, sport and education.
9. Charlie Watts, who died in 2021, gained fame as drummer for which band?

Answer: The Rolling Stones

After training as a graphic artist, Charlie originally joined the band Blues Incorporated. He played drums in London's rhythm and blues clubs and that is how he met future bandmates Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones. He joined the Rolling Stones in 1963, primarily as a drummer, but also used his design skills in the production of their record sleeves.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
10. Albert Roux, who died in 2021, ran what famous London restaurant alongside his brother Michel?

Answer: Le Gavroche

Albert and Michel opened Le Gavroche in 1967 and it became the first restaurant in Britain to win a Michelin star, then the first to win two, and, finally in 1982, the first to win three. In 1984, they established the Roux Scholarship to help up-and-coming chefs get a start in the industry, and they trained several chefs who went on to to gain Michelin stars of their own, including Gordon Ramsay. Albert's son Michel Roux Jr took over the running of Le Gavroche.
Source: Author mazza47

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