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I'll be "CC"ing You! Both Names Start with "C" Quiz


Charlie Chan and the Cheshire Cat are fictional characters and thus don't qualify for this quiz. The following 10 real people start both their first and last names with the third letter of the alphabet. Let's "C" what you know about them.

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Author
paulmallon
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
354,964
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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1. Caleb Carr is an American screenwriter, playwright and author. He was born in New York City August 2, 1955. In 1994 he wrote "The Alienist", a suspense novel about the hunt for a serial killer, set in N.Y just four years before the start of the 20th century. It featured the work of the incumbent N.Y.C. Police Commisssioner, who would later become President of the United States. Can you name that top cop? Hint

Theodore Roosevelt
Grover Cleveland
J. Edgar Hoover
William H. Taft

2. Cyd Charisse overcame childhood polio to become one of Hollywood's most famous hoofers. Initially she planned to be a ballet dancer and while in her early teens she was a member of the international ballet troupe, Ballet Russe. Born Tula Finklea on March 8, 1921, the American actress-dancer appeared in over 35 Hollywood films. For 60 years she was married to a popular singer. Can you choose the correct crooner? Hint

Tony Martin
Vic Damone
Dean Martin
Jerry Vale

3. Cassius Clay was born in Lexington, KY, January 17, 1942. He became one of the most important athletes, activists and people of the 20th century. As an amateur boxer he won an Olympic gold medal at the 1960 summer games in Rome.
In 1964 he joined the Nation of Islam, changed his name to Muhammad Ali, refused to be drafted, and was stripped of his championship title*.
He had a number of famously titled fights with the best heavyweights of his era. Who was his opponent in the bout nicknamed "The Fight of the Century"?
Hint

George Foreman
Larry Holmes
Ken Norton
Joe Frazier

4. Courtney Cox was born in Birmingham, AL, June 15, 1964. Over a 20-plus year acting career she has appeared in over 25 movies including Wes Craven's "Scream" series. She is, however, best known for her role of the meticulous neat-freak member of the great ensemble cast of "Friends". In the TV show which ran for over 235 episodes (from 1994-2004) can you figure which friend she was? Hint

Monica Keller
Rachel Green
Monica Geller
Phoebe Buffet

5. Calvin Coolidge was born July 4th, 1872 in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. Given that he was born on U.S. Independence Day, the fact that he wound up in politics is no great surprise. He was sworn in as the 30th U.S. President following the death of President Warren Harding, who died in office. A few years prior to ascending to the highest office in the land, he served as the 48th governor of a Northeastern state from January 2, 1919-January 6, 1921. Can you select the specific state? Hint

Vermont
Massachusetts
Maine
New Hampshire

6. American TV news reporter and anchor Connie Chung was born August 20, 1945, in the nation's capital, Washington D.C. She holds a journalism degree from the University of Maryland, and in 1984 married talk-show host Maury Povich. She has had several gigs on TV including anchoring "The Saturday Night News with Connie Chung" for CBS (1989-1990). She also anchored "20-20" from 1998-2002 on ABC. From 1993-1995 she co-anchored "The CBS Evening News". Who was her newsworthy partner? Hint

Mike Wallace
Charles Gibson
Roger Mudd
Dan Rather

7. Chuck Connors will always be best known for playing of Lucas McCain on TV's "The Rifleman". He played the sharpshooting rancher in 168 episodes over five years (1958-1963). Before turning to acting, Connors had dreams of becoming an athlete. In fact, he did play as a pro in two sports. One was basketball, where he played for the Rochester Royals and Boston Celtics. What other sport did he play professionally? Hint

Golf
Baseball
Football
Bowling

8. Cindy Crawford has been gracing the covers of magazines around the world since the mid-1980s. She has also been a spokesperson for a number of products including Revlon, Clairol, Maybelline and even Pepsi. Ms. Crawford was named the highest paid model in the world by "Forbes Magazine" in 1995. In 1991 she decided to get hitched. Can you name the man who married the model? Hint

Billy Bob Thornton
Richard Gere
Michael Douglas
Broderick Crawford

9. Craig Claiborne was one of America's leading restaurant critics/food editors over the course of four decades. A Navy veteran of two wars (WWII and Korea), he used his G.I. Bill benefits to study the art of cooking in Switzerland. He is credited for coming up with the one-to-four star ranking systems for dining establishments. From 1957-1986 he was the Food Editor for a newspaper in a city known for its many famous eateries. Can you pick the proper paper? Hint

Los Angeles Times
San Francisco Chronicle
New Orleans Times-Picayune
New York Times

10. French born Claudette Colbert became one of the most popular actresses in the early days of Hollywood. During a career that spanned six decades, she made over 60 movies, half of them in the 1930s. She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role three times. In 1934 she won that coveted statuette, playing the role of Ellie Andrews, a runaway heiress. Can you complete the title of this film, which co-starred Clark Gable? "It Happened One_______".
Hint

Day
Time
Summer
Night


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Caleb Carr is an American screenwriter, playwright and author. He was born in New York City August 2, 1955. In 1994 he wrote "The Alienist", a suspense novel about the hunt for a serial killer, set in N.Y just four years before the start of the 20th century. It featured the work of the incumbent N.Y.C. Police Commisssioner, who would later become President of the United States. Can you name that top cop?

Answer: Theodore Roosevelt

The book gets off to a strange start - on the day that Teddy Roosevelt is laid to rest (January 8, 1919). It then goes back to the events that took place mostly in 1896, when a spree killer was terrorizing The Big Apple. It follows the work of what we now know as a profiler (the "alienist") to help track down the murderer. "The Alienist" was a smashing success for Carr, spending 25 weeks on the N.Y. Times Bestseller list.
Theodore, "Teddy", Roosevelt ascended to the presidency upon the assassination of William McKinley and served as the 26th President from 1901-1909.

Interesting fact: When Theodore Roosevelt took the highest office in the land, he was the youngest President in American history, just 42 years old.
2. Cyd Charisse overcame childhood polio to become one of Hollywood's most famous hoofers. Initially she planned to be a ballet dancer and while in her early teens she was a member of the international ballet troupe, Ballet Russe. Born Tula Finklea on March 8, 1921, the American actress-dancer appeared in over 35 Hollywood films. For 60 years she was married to a popular singer. Can you choose the correct crooner?

Answer: Tony Martin

Cyd Charisse and Tony Martin were married for 60 years. They tied the knot in 1948 and it remained tied right up until the day she died (June 17, 2008). At the height of her career, Cyd was often teamed up in flicks with the two top male dancers in the business, Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. Ms. Charisse appeared with Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain" (1952) and "Brigadoon" (1954). Among the films she made with Astaire were "The Band Wagon" (1953) and "Silk Stockings" (1957), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical.

At the tender young age of 70, she made her Broadway stage debut in "Grand Hotel" (1992).
3. Cassius Clay was born in Lexington, KY, January 17, 1942. He became one of the most important athletes, activists and people of the 20th century. As an amateur boxer he won an Olympic gold medal at the 1960 summer games in Rome. In 1964 he joined the Nation of Islam, changed his name to Muhammad Ali, refused to be drafted, and was stripped of his championship title*. He had a number of famously titled fights with the best heavyweights of his era. Who was his opponent in the bout nicknamed "The Fight of the Century"?

Answer: Joe Frazier

The fight was held in N.Y.'s Madison Square Garden. It resulted in the first defeat of Ali's career, and it was the only one of three Ali-Frazier bouts that Joe won. In a rematch Ali won by decision, and in their final battle, the one popularly called "The Thrilla in Manila" held on October 1, 1975, Ali scored a TKO victory. History was re-writtten when Ali KO'd George Foreman in round eight of "The Rumble in the Jungle" on October 30, 1984, in Zaire. Finally Ali had regained the title he had been stripped of, and was once again the heavyweight champion of the world.
Ali became the champ for the first time in 1964 when, as a seven to one underdog, he KO'd the ominous reigning champ, Sonny Liston.
Known as "The Greatest", Muhammad Ali's career record was 56 wins (37 by KO), and 5 losses.
*The U.S. Supreme Court later overturned his conviction of draft-dodging and his boxing license was restored.

Interesting fact: In 1999 Sports Illustrated magazine named him "Sportsman of the Century".
4. Courtney Cox was born in Birmingham, AL, June 15, 1964. Over a 20-plus year acting career she has appeared in over 25 movies including Wes Craven's "Scream" series. She is, however, best known for her role of the meticulous neat-freak member of the great ensemble cast of "Friends". In the TV show which ran for over 235 episodes (from 1994-2004) can you figure which friend she was?

Answer: Monica Geller

Courtney Cox followed up "Friends" by appearing in a new comedy series, "Cougar Town", which debuted in 2009. In the show's first season, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Jules Cobb, the 40- something divorcee "on the prowl" for a younger man. She had previously appeared in over 20 episodes of both "Family Ties" (1987-1988) and "Dirt" (2007-2008)". A couple of her other Hollywood flicks were "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" (1994) and "Cocoon, the Return" (2005).

Interesting fact: Ms. Cox was paid $1,000,000 per episode over the last two years of "Friends" (as were all the other main characters).
5. Calvin Coolidge was born July 4th, 1872 in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. Given that he was born on U.S. Independence Day, the fact that he wound up in politics is no great surprise. He was sworn in as the 30th U.S. President following the death of President Warren Harding, who died in office. A few years prior to ascending to the highest office in the land, he served as the 48th governor of a Northeastern state from January 2, 1919-January 6, 1921. Can you select the specific state?

Answer: Massachusetts

Calvin Coolidge had been Vice President under Warren Harding. "The Roaring Twenties" and Prohibition were in full swing during "Silent Cal's" days in office, which ended March 4, 1929, when he declined to run again in the election of 1928. Coolidge is noteworthy for several "firsts".

He was the first president to be born on the fourth of July, the first to have his inauguration broadcast across the country by radio, and he was also the first sitting president to have his portrait grace a U.S. coin, when a half-dollar with his likeness on it was minted in 1926.
6. American TV news reporter and anchor Connie Chung was born August 20, 1945, in the nation's capital, Washington D.C. She holds a journalism degree from the University of Maryland, and in 1984 married talk-show host Maury Povich. She has had several gigs on TV including anchoring "The Saturday Night News with Connie Chung" for CBS (1989-1990). She also anchored "20-20" from 1998-2002 on ABC. From 1993-1995 she co-anchored "The CBS Evening News". Who was her newsworthy partner?

Answer: Dan Rather

Connie Chung was the first newsperson to be granted an interview with NBA basketball star Magic Johnson after he disclosed that he had tested positive for HIV. Some of her other more memorable interviewees were Claus von Bulow who had been accused of murdering his socialite wife Sonny, and California representative Gary Condit, who was questioned but never charged in the murder of D.C. intern Chandra Levy. Texan born Dan Rather anchored the "CBS Evening News" from 1981-2005.He was a correspondent on "60 Minutes" from 1968-1981 and, after a hiatus, again from 1999-2006.

He has won many Emmy and Peabody Awards for his journalistic work.
7. Chuck Connors will always be best known for playing of Lucas McCain on TV's "The Rifleman". He played the sharpshooting rancher in 168 episodes over five years (1958-1963). Before turning to acting, Connors had dreams of becoming an athlete. In fact, he did play as a pro in two sports. One was basketball, where he played for the Rochester Royals and Boston Celtics. What other sport did he play professionally?

Answer: Baseball

Chuck Connors played Major League baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs. His (brief and lowly) lifetime batting average of .238 convinced him it was time to head for the (Hollywood) hills. "The Rifleman" was a big hit from year one. In its initial season, it was listed as the fourth most popular TV show according to the Nielsen ratings.
Between 1952 and 1991, Connors made over four dozen films. He made his debut in the Spencer Tracy/Katharine Hepburn classic "Pat and Mike" (1952). Along the way he also appeared with Doris Day in "Move Over Darling" (1963) and with Charlton Heston in "Soylent Green" (1973).

Interesting fact: Although he made his major league debut with Brooklyn in 1949, he played in just one game with them, before being traded to the Cubs, for whom he played 66 more in 1951.
8. Cindy Crawford has been gracing the covers of magazines around the world since the mid-1980s. She has also been a spokesperson for a number of products including Revlon, Clairol, Maybelline and even Pepsi. Ms. Crawford was named the highest paid model in the world by "Forbes Magazine" in 1995. In 1991 she decided to get hitched. Can you name the man who married the model?

Answer: Richard Gere

They decided to get un-hitched in 1995. Ms Crawford is a Midwestern gal, born in IL, on February 20, 1966. She quit her studies at Northwestern University to pursue her modelling career.
VH-1's "Hottest Hotties of the '90s" had her at number four on their list.
In 1995, she was the first person to appear on the cover of co-founder JFK Jr.'s magazine "George" (she wore a costume designed to make her look like George Washington-good luck with that!). Speaking of magazines, Ms. Crawford appeared au naturel in two 1988 "Playboy" photo spreads (July and October).
She has tried her hand at acting in a few forgettable movies, and has appeared on several TV shows, including "Frasier" (1997) and "3rd Rock from the Sun" (1998).
9. Craig Claiborne was one of America's leading restaurant critics/food editors over the course of four decades. A Navy veteran of two wars (WWII and Korea), he used his G.I. Bill benefits to study the art of cooking in Switzerland. He is credited for coming up with the one-to-four star ranking systems for dining establishments. From 1957-1986 he was the Food Editor for a newspaper in a city known for its many famous eateries. Can you pick the proper paper?

Answer: New York Times

Claiborne's first bit of food critiquing was for "Gourmet" magazine. Craig Claiborne has contributed to over 20 food related books, either as an author or editor. His first book, written in 1961 was "The New York Times Cookbook" and his final gift to goumands was "The Best of Craig Claiborn" (1999), which included 1,000 of his favorite recipies. He was also the author of "The 60 Minute Gourmet" (1979).
He was born September 4, 1920 and died January 20, 2000. I hope it wasn't something he ate!
10. French born Claudette Colbert became one of the most popular actresses in the early days of Hollywood. During a career that spanned six decades, she made over 60 movies, half of them in the 1930s. She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role three times. In 1934 she won that coveted statuette, playing the role of Ellie Andrews, a runaway heiress. Can you complete the title of this film, which co-starred Clark Gable? "It Happened One_______".

Answer: Night

She was paid 50 grand for her Oscar-winning performance.
Born Lily Claudett Chauchoin in Paris, September 13, 1903, she changed her moniker while playing on Broadway in "The Wild Westcotts" (1923). She was also nominated for the best actress Oscar for her roles in "Private Worlds" (1935) and "Since You Went Away" (1944). Ms. Colbert also starred in the title role of "Cleopatra" (1934), and played in her first technicolor film, "Drums Along the Mohawk" in 1939.

Interesting fact: "It Happened One Night" won five Oscars. The other four went to Clark Gable, Best Actor; Frank Capra, Best Director; Robert Rapkin, Best Writing, and Columbia Studios was awarded the Oscar for Best Picture.
Source: Author paulmallon

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