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George without Dragon Trivia Quiz

George is derived from the Greek word for husbandman ("Georgos"). Here we will meet some people with this name.

A matching quiz by gme24. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Quiz #
Apr 27 22
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Last 3 plays: pughmv (10/10), teachdpo (8/10), polly656 (10/10).
(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.
1. Steam locomotives  
  George Carlin
2. Footballer from Northern Ireland  
  George Eastman
3. Irish Playwright  
  George Stephenson
4. Liverpudlian musician  
  George Herbert
5. Kodak camera  
  George Bernard Shaw
6. Railway air brake  
  George Best
7. Welsh poet and priest  
  George Westinghouse
8. English actor and singer  
  George Peppard
9. American comedian  
  George Harrison
10. American actor  
  George Formby

Select each answer

1. Steam locomotives
2. Footballer from Northern Ireland
3. Irish Playwright
4. Liverpudlian musician
5. Kodak camera
6. Railway air brake
7. Welsh poet and priest
8. English actor and singer
9. American comedian
10. American actor

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Steam locomotives

Answer: George Stephenson

Stephenson was born in 1791 in Wylam, Northumberland. He was the builder of the first commercial locomotive. His first locomotive named "Blucher", after the German general, was used to move coal. Although the top speed of the locomotive was four miles per hour it could pull eight wagons loaded with coal. So although it was slower than the horses used to haul coal the fact the eight wagons could carry coal weighing 30 tonnes.
2. Footballer from Northern Ireland

Answer: George Best

Best was born in Belfast in 1946. As a player he excelled playing for Manchester United, helping them to three First Division titles in the 1960s. He also helped United to their first European Cup win in 1968. Sadly his lifestyle led to him to alcoholism and he died of multiple organ failure in 2005.
3. Irish Playwright

Answer: George Bernard Shaw

Shaw was born in Dublin on July 26, 1856. Some of his well known plays are "The Philanderer", "Man and Superman", "Caesar and Cleopatra", "Pygmalion" and "St. Joan". He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925 and won an Oscar in 1938 for "Pygmalion". The musical and later the film "My Fair Lady" was an adaptation of "Pygmalion". Shaw died in 1950.
4. Liverpudlian musician

Answer: George Harrison

Harrison was the youngest member of The Beatles. He was born in 1943 and died in 2001. He was the lead guitarist of the group and wrote, among others, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Something", "Here Comes the Sun" and "Within You Without You". As a solo artist he had success with "My Sweet Lord", "What is Life?", "Got My Mind Set on You" and "All Things Must Pass" to mention but a few.

He actively supported the Hare Krishna movement and he also played a concert in aid of Bangladesh. He later set up a charity called Material World Charitable Foundation in 1973.
5. Kodak camera

Answer: George Eastman

Eastman was born in 1854 in Waterville, New York. His first camera went on sale in 1888 and was called Kodak. With a slogan "You press the button, we do the rest" his company went from strength to strength and became synonymous with photography. In 1900 he introduced a new camera called the Brownie which sold for one dollar and was a favourite with both children and servicemen.

He took his own life in 1932.
6. Railway air brake

Answer: George Westinghouse

Westinghouse was born in Central Bridge, New York in October 1846. Westinghouse was interested in railways and patented the air brake in 1869. This proved to be a great success - so much so it was made compulsory, as a safety device, in 1893 for all American trains. He formed his Westinghouse Electric Company in 1886 perfecting an AC current generator. He died in 1914.
7. Welsh poet and priest

Answer: George Herbert

Herbert was born in Montgomery Castle, Wales in 1593. He was elected orator of the University of Cambridge in 1620. He stepped down from his position and was ordained priest some years later. He wrote poems in three languages (Latin, Greek and English) that were published under the name "The Temple: Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations" after his death in 1633.
8. English actor and singer

Answer: George Formby

Formby was born George Hoy Booth in 1904 in Wigan, Lancashire. He started his career as a stable boy and jokey before becoming a music hall entertainer. He started using a ukulele in 1923, which later became his trade mark. He started recording in 1926 and later became an actor, appearing in 22 films.

Some of his well known songs are "When I'm Cleaning Windows", "Leaning on a Lamp Post", "Bless 'Em All" and "With My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock ". He died in 1951.
9. American comedian

Answer: George Carlin

George Denis Patrick Carlin was born in Manhattan, New York in May 1937. In 1960 he teamed up with Jack Burns forming a comedy team. Together they made a radio show called "The Wright Brothers". Carlin had an extensive career with recording, films, TV shows and appearances. He also appeared on a video game called "Cars". He died in 2008.
10. American actor

Answer: George Peppard

Peppard was born in Detroit in 1928. He started his acting career, appearing in various TV series before making his first film appearance in "The Strange One". His first major role was that of Paul Varjack in the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" in 1961. He was the leader of the TV series "A-Team" as John Hannibal Smith which run from 1983 to 1987. He died in 1994.
Source: Author gme24

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