Quiz about George Who
Quiz about George Who

George Who? Trivia Quiz


Some famous Georges. Do you know who they are, based on my description?

A multiple-choice quiz by poppersmoke. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
poppersmoke
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
161,461
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
6814
Last 3 plays: sam388 (9/10), Guest 136 (7/10), vykucek (7/10).
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. Two myths about our first George are that he had wooden teeth and he chopped down his father's cherry tree.

Answer: (two words, first and last name, his estate is called Mount Vernon)
2. This fictional George gets into plenty of monkey business. Although he grew up in the jungle, he now lives in an apartment with his friend, a man who always wears a yellow hat. Hint

Curious George
George Monkey
George of the Jungle
Mischievious George

3. This George played his entire career with the Kansas City Royals. In 1980 he batted .390, the highest season average since Ted Williams. Hint

George Bell
George "Babe" Ruth
George Sisler
George Brett

4. This George played guitar in The Travelling Willburys. He also played in a slightly more famous band called The Beatles.

Answer: (first and last name, aka The Quiet Beatle)
5. This George gave us the Star Wars saga.

Answer: (two words, first and last names.)
6. One of the top comedians and satirists of the 20th and early 21st centuries, this George authored the book "Brain Droppings", and starred in the movies "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and "Dogma".

Answer: (two words, first and last names)
7. This George coined the phrase "Big Brother" in a novel about an intrusive, authoritarian government. Hint

George Orwell
George Baxt
George Bernard Shaw
George Washington Irving

8. This TV character was Jerry's best friend on "Seinfeld". Hint

George Costanza
George Cantstandja
George Kramer
George Alexander

9. This royal George was King of England when the American colonies won their independence. Hint

King George III
King George I
King George II
King George IV

10. This father and his son were both presidents of the United States. Luckily for this quiz, they share the name George.

Answer: (Two Words, first and last name. Just write it once.)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Two myths about our first George are that he had wooden teeth and he chopped down his father's cherry tree.

Answer: George Washington

Of course, the first U.S. president is famous for many things, like being the first U.S. president. He was also a general in the American War of Independence, gave his name to the nation's capital and one of its states.
About those wooden teeth: although that rumor has survived for more than 200 years Washington's teeth were not wooden, although he did have a pair made of hippopotamus ivory.
The cherry tree is myth too, nothing more than a fable on the virtues of honesty.
2. This fictional George gets into plenty of monkey business. Although he grew up in the jungle, he now lives in an apartment with his friend, a man who always wears a yellow hat.

Answer: Curious George

Curious George is the lovable little monkey created by H.A. Rey. His friend is never identified by name; only as "the man in the yellow hat". George's antics are told in several wonderful children's books.
3. This George played his entire career with the Kansas City Royals. In 1980 he batted .390, the highest season average since Ted Williams.

Answer: George Brett

George Brett is a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer. In 1985 he led the Royals to the World Series over the St. Louis Cardinals. He is also known for charging an umpire after having a home run discounted in the infamous "Pine Tar Incident".
4. This George played guitar in The Travelling Willburys. He also played in a slightly more famous band called The Beatles.

Answer: George Harrison

Sadly, George Harrison died November 9, 2001. He was inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. His first guitar sold at auction of more than $469,000.
5. This George gave us the Star Wars saga.

Answer: George Lucas

George Lucas also runs Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), one of the premier special effects outfits in the world. In his early career, he directed the film classic, "American Graffiti".
6. One of the top comedians and satirists of the 20th and early 21st centuries, this George authored the book "Brain Droppings", and starred in the movies "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and "Dogma".

Answer: George Carlin

Although he is famous for his often raw perspective, even children will recognize George Carlin as the friendly narrator of the "Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends" TV show.
7. This George coined the phrase "Big Brother" in a novel about an intrusive, authoritarian government.

Answer: George Orwell

George Orwell wrote the frightening novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" about a world in which the human individual is a drone for the all-powerful state. He was also the author of "Animal Farm" and several political essays.
8. This TV character was Jerry's best friend on "Seinfeld".

Answer: George Costanza

Jason Alexander, the actor who plays George is also an accomplished theater veteran. He has even won a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical for his performance in "Broadway".
9. This royal George was King of England when the American colonies won their independence.

Answer: King George III

George III ruled for sixty years beginning in 1760. Besides losing the American colonies, he was known for experiencing periods of insanity. However, his reign wasn't all negative. He also founded and financed the Royal Academy of Arts which is still going today.
10. This father and his son were both presidents of the United States. Luckily for this quiz, they share the name George.

Answer: George Bush

Not only were they both presidents, but they both led the U.S. into war in the same country, Iraq.
Source: Author poppersmoke

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