Quiz about Furry Persons and Their Human Companions
Quiz about Furry Persons and Their Human Companions

Furry Persons and Their Human Companions Quiz


Is your dog just a furry person? My three golden retrievers are. Just ask them! Dogs have been man's best friend since time immemorial. Here are some questions about notable people in history and their furry companions.

A multiple-choice quiz by dcpddc478. Estimated time: 3 mins.
  1. Home
  2. »
  3. Quizzes
  4. »
  5. People Trivia
  6. »
  7. Mixed People
  8. »
  9. People's Pets

Author
dcpddc478
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
333,808
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
1570
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 172 (5/10), Guest 47 (8/10), Guest 77 (6/10).
This quiz has 2 formats: you can play it as a or as shown below.
Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain has been known for her love for which European breed of herding dog? Hint

Puli
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Old English Sheepdog
Briard

2. In 2007, which of these people left her Maltese, named Trouble, a 12 million dollar trust fund in her will? Hint

Linda Hamilton
Lauren Hutton
Lena Horne
Leona Helmsley

3. The Hollywood actor John Wayne got which nickname from the name of his Airedale terrier? Hint

Duke
Rooster
Marion
Big Jake

4. Mark Twain is said to have exclaimed at his dog's funeral, "You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us".

True
False

5. Which 20th century European leader lovingly fed his furry friend cyanide tablets, in order to put him down? Hint

Adolf Hitler
King Alfonso XIII
Emperor Wilhelm II
Constantine II

6. Which noted author of "The Grapes of Wrath" (1939) also wrote "Travels With Charley" in 1960 as a tribute to his furry friend? Hint

William Faulkner
Jack London
John Steinbeck
Edgar Rice Burroughs

7. Following the death of which British monarch in 1910, did their Wire Haired Terrier form part of the funeral procession? Hint

Edward VII
Henry VIII
Mary I
Elizabeth I

8. Which British prime minister owned a menagerie that included a Poodle named Rufus, who ate in the dining room with the rest of the family and was served his meal by the family butler? Hint

Tony Blair
Winston Churchill
Neville Chamberlain
Margaret Thatcher

9. Which author of "Strangers" (1986) and "Midnight" (1989) was known to be so attached to his Golden Retriever Trixie that she was often featured on the back of his books? Hint

Ernest Hemingway
James Joyce
Dean Koontz
Jack London

10. Man Ray was a beautiful Weimaraner whose photographs were seen all over the world thanks to her owner, who was which artist and photographer? Hint

Frederic Remington
Zane Grey
William Wegman
Mickey Dolenz


(Optional) Create a Free FunTrivia ID to save the points you are about to earn:

arrow Select a User ID:
arrow Choose a Password:
arrow Your Email:




Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain has been known for her love for which European breed of herding dog?

Answer: Pembroke Welsh Corgi

While all of these breeds are herding dogs, the furry people who won the heart of this queen were Pembroke Welsh Corgis. She was given her first Corgi as a gift in 1933. The Corgi one of the smallest of all herding dogs (the other id the Lancashire Heeler), is a very intelligent breed, and love to work. They make great pets... just ask Her Majesty!
2. In 2007, which of these people left her Maltese, named Trouble, a 12 million dollar trust fund in her will?

Answer: Leona Helmsley

When billionaire real-estate magnate Leona Helmsley died in 2007, she left her Maltese more than she left her grandchildren, two of whom she left nothing. Two years after her death, the amount of Trouble's trust fund was lowered to 2 million, with the remaining 10 million split between the two grandchildren she had disinherited.

They were disinherited because they had not named any of their children after her or her late husband. She obviously thought that Trouble was a very special furry person.
3. The Hollywood actor John Wayne got which nickname from the name of his Airedale terrier?

Answer: Duke

John Wayne's nickname of Duke or "The Duke" was derived from his childhood pet and furry person, "Duke". He followed his dog around so much that his father took to calling him "Little Duke", and the rest is history.
4. Mark Twain is said to have exclaimed at his dog's funeral, "You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us".

Answer: False

While American author Mark Twain loved furry persons, this quote comes from Scottish novelist and furry person lover, Robert Louis Stevenson. A similar quote from Mark Twain was "Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in." Methinks they may both be on to something.
5. Which 20th century European leader lovingly fed his furry friend cyanide tablets, in order to put him down?

Answer: Adolf Hitler

While all of these choices led a European country in the 20th century and had furry friends, it was Hitler who so loved his German Shepard named Blondi, that he felt it necessary to put her down when he realized he had been defeated. He fed her a cyanide tablet to see if they worked and to prevent her from suffering the shame of defeat.

When Blondi died, he and his wife, Eva Braun, then used them. There are numerous photos showing Hitler with his beautiful furry person standing staunchly by his side. Certainly not a case of a human being a dog's best friend.
6. Which noted author of "The Grapes of Wrath" (1939) also wrote "Travels With Charley" in 1960 as a tribute to his furry friend?

Answer: John Steinbeck

In 1960 author John Steinbeck bought a pickup truck with a topper and proceeded to tour the United States with his blue Standard Poodle named Charley. When he was done with his tour he wrote "Travels With Charley", a funny, yet somewhat sad statement about the state of affairs in the nation. It was simply a story of what was seen and experienced by a furry person and his human companion.
7. Following the death of which British monarch in 1910, did their Wire Haired Terrier form part of the funeral procession?

Answer: Edward VII

Edward VII was a popular king often known as "The Peacemaker" for his role in negotiations between European countries. He owned many animals, but his acknowledged favorite was Caesar. There are many photographs of the king's funeral procession in which his casket is being borne through the streets of London. Nine heads of state and kings followed behind.

In front of them all is Caesar, walking by his master's casket. In 1908 Edward VII was so enamored of his dog that he commissioned famed jeweler Carl Faberge to make a carving of his furry friend, complete with gemstones and a golden collar.

In 1905 he had commissioned famed oil painter, John Barker, to paint a portrait of Caesar.
8. Which British prime minister owned a menagerie that included a Poodle named Rufus, who ate in the dining room with the rest of the family and was served his meal by the family butler?

Answer: Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill loved furry persons of all species. He had cats, horses, parrots, sheep, pigs, and dogs! While he is remembered by many as owning an English Bulldog, he was actually completely attached to his Poodle, Rufus. This furry person ate his dinner while lying on a Persian rug, in a crystal bowl, and no one took their first bite until Rufus had been served.
9. Which author of "Strangers" (1986) and "Midnight" (1989) was known to be so attached to his Golden Retriever Trixie that she was often featured on the back of his books?

Answer: Dean Koontz

Trixie's human companion, Dean Koontz, was so attached to his Golden Retriever that upon her death in 2007 he opened a website to her in memoriam. In 2004, in her honor he wrote the book "Life is Good! Lessons in Joyful Living". Subsequent books featuring her have followed. Koontz openly stated that she was his constant companion during the early part of his prolific career.

A truly fine example of what a wonderful companion a human can be to a furry person.
10. Man Ray was a beautiful Weimaraner whose photographs were seen all over the world thanks to her owner, who was which artist and photographer?

Answer: William Wegman

William Wegman photographed and filmed Man Ray dressed as a human in all kinds of humorous poses. Man Ray was a natural and became so popular that he was voted "Man of the Year" by The Village Voice in 1982. Wegman has photos of Man Ray in the Smithsonian. Man Ray was given his name in honor of the modernistic painter and photographer Emmanuel Radnitzky, who was also known as Man Ray.

These are really good accolades for any furry person and his human companion.
Source: Author dcpddc478

This quiz was reviewed by FunTrivia editor Snowman before going online.
Any errors found in FunTrivia content are routinely corrected through our feedback system.
Most Recent Scores
Jan 16 2023 : Guest 172: 5/10
Jan 10 2023 : Guest 47: 8/10
Jan 10 2023 : Guest 77: 6/10
Jan 06 2023 : Guest 45: 7/10
Jan 05 2023 : Brudge: 9/10
Jan 04 2023 : Guest 50: 8/10
Jan 04 2023 : federererer: 9/10
Jan 04 2023 : doh1: 9/10
Jan 04 2023 : PDAZ: 9/10

Score Distribution

quiz
Related Quizzes
This quiz is part of series I Love Dogs!:

A few quizzes on dogs and puppies.

  1. A Great Deal of Puppy Love! Easier
  2. Some of My Best Friends Average
  3. Even More of My Best Friends Easier
  4. X Barks the Spot Average
  5. Giving The Dog a Bone Average
  6. Give the Dog a Bone Average
  7. Doggies in Hiding Easier
  8. Furry Persons and Their Human Companions Average
  9. Do you DOG? Easier
  10. Zoonosis is NOT a Word For a Dog's Nose Average

1/31/2023, Copyright 2023 FunTrivia, Inc. - Report an Error / Contact Us