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Quiz about Im Not LionHonestly

I'm Not Lion...Honestly! Trivia Quiz


People in power can be described as 'lions' of the world, top of the food chain and kings of the jungle. Some of these 'lions' have been a bit naughty in their professions. Let's take a look at some of the lies and deceits for which they are remembered.

A multiple-choice quiz by DoveHouse. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
DoveHouse
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
356,497
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
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1. Our first 'naughty lion' had a 'close encounter of the sexual kind' with a 'lady in a blue dress,' whilst in office. Who lied under oath about having this affair and was subsequently impeached as a result? Hint

Abraham Lincoln
Bill Clinton
George Washington
George W. Bush

2. The second 'naughty lion' we come across is a fellow by the name of Adolf Hitler. One important leader was duped by Hitler and had these words to say about him after being promised by Hitler that he would not invade any more countries: "I got the impression that here was a man that could be relied upon when he had given his word". Less than a year later Europe was at war. Who was this gullible Prime Minister? Hint

Neville Chamberlain
Clement Atlee
Winston Churchill
Tony Blair

3. This time our 'naughty lions' were the top brass of the French army. In 1894 Europe was rocked by a scandal involving a French army captain who was accused of treason for passing secrets and plans of the French armies to the German Embassy in Paris. A huge cover-up and several false documents caused this to become the deceit of the century. What is this scandal now known as? Hint

The Anti-Jewish Affair
The Clinton Affair
The Dreyfus Affair
The French Army Affair

4. Paul Burrell is our fourth 'naughty lion,' with his catalogue of lies at this person's inquest. Whilst not technically being in a position of power, he was in a position of trust, as butler with a well loved and well known royal. He gained infamy for betraying whose trust? Hint

Princess Anne
Princess Elizabeth
Princess Margaret
Princess Diana

5. This next 'naughty lion' is one of the richest and most powerful men in Italy. Having served in office three times he was convicted in 2011 for fraud and tax evasion, despite the European debt crisis, not something a Prime Minister of a leading EU country should be doing. Who is this media tycoon and liar? Hint

Silvio Berlusconi
Benito Mussolini
Mario Monti
Romano Prodi

6. Another 'naughty lion' scandal from a President by the name of Richard Nixon, came to light when Nixon's office had five men break into the Democratic National Committee HQ to find out how they intended to win the next election. Obviously this didn't go to plan, the men were caught, and Nixon lied about his involvement. He resigned as impeachment approached. This scandal is now known as what? Hint

The Waterboard Scandal
The Waterboy Scandal
The Waterworld Scandal
The Watergate Scandal

7. Our next person served time in a U.K. prison for perjury. He was a leading Tory MP who, had been accused of insider trading, funding a coup in Equatorial Guinea, perverting the course of justice and of course the obligatory sex scandal. Nowadays this man is best known for his penmanship, having written many best-sellers. Who is our seventh 'naughty lion'? Hint

Norman Tebbit
Jonathan Aitken
Michael Heseltine
Jeffrey Archer

8. The next 'naughty lion' we come across is the former chairman of NASDAQ, Bernard Madoff. Caught in 2008 for his long running scam, and pleading guilty to 11 counts of federal felonies, he landed himself a 150 year prison sentence. What is the name of this rather infamous scheme Madoff used? Hint

The Pyramid Scheme
The Ponzi Scheme
The Investment Bankers Scheme
The Get-Rich-Quick Scheme

9. In 1962 the world was rocked by the stand-off between the Soviet Union and the USA during the Cuban missile crisis. Each side lied to the other, which almost led to a nuclear war. Which two 'naughty lions' were lying to each other? Hint

John F. Kennedy and Leonid Brezhnev
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Josef Stalin
Nikita Khrushchev and Lyndon B. Johnson
Nikita Khrushchev and John F. Kennedy

10. Last but certainly not least, is our biggest 'naughty lion' of them all. Some would say that he was the main reason for the behaviour of all of the above 'naughty lions'. Others would tell us to have 'sympathy' for him. He has been around since the Old Testament and once tried to entice Jesus Christ with his lies. Who is the greatest liar and deceiver of all time? Hint

Death
Satan
Alice Cooper
Judas Iscariot


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Our first 'naughty lion' had a 'close encounter of the sexual kind' with a 'lady in a blue dress,' whilst in office. Who lied under oath about having this affair and was subsequently impeached as a result?

Answer: Bill Clinton

William Jefferson Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States. In 1998, he was impeached for lying under oath about the affair and perverting the course of justice, but was acquitted and allowed to finish his full second term in office. The lady in question was Monica Lewinsky, who was a White House intern at the time. Clinton later reached an out of court settlement with her.
On balance Clinton did a lot of good and brought out many reforms and laws such as the 'North American Free Trade Agreement' and the 'State Children's Health Insurance Program'.
2. The second 'naughty lion' we come across is a fellow by the name of Adolf Hitler. One important leader was duped by Hitler and had these words to say about him after being promised by Hitler that he would not invade any more countries: "I got the impression that here was a man that could be relied upon when he had given his word". Less than a year later Europe was at war. Who was this gullible Prime Minister?

Answer: Neville Chamberlain

This question needs little justification for being included here. Hitler's lies were manifold and used brazen lies to deceive the people under his rule. He would have had us believe that Jewish people were evil, through his anti-Semitic propaganda, and that the Romani people and homosexuals were enemies of the Third Reich, his powers of oratory being so great and the falsified 'evidence' being so thorough, that the German population believed him. Towards the end of WWII, although the Germans were losing, Hitler still made speeches and assured the public that he was winning. On the other hand Hitler was the first person to introduce an anti-smoking law and give Germany more efficient means of transport, with autobahns, bridges and improved rail roads.

The German economy, particularly badly hit by the Great Depression, revived with the help of his policies, especially his rearmament program, which greatly reduced unemployment. The German healthcare system also flourished.
3. This time our 'naughty lions' were the top brass of the French army. In 1894 Europe was rocked by a scandal involving a French army captain who was accused of treason for passing secrets and plans of the French armies to the German Embassy in Paris. A huge cover-up and several false documents caused this to become the deceit of the century. What is this scandal now known as?

Answer: The Dreyfus Affair

Alfred Dreyfus was a captain of Jewish descent in the French Army and the only man of Jewish origin on the French General Staff. In 1894 he was sentenced to life imprisonment and sent to Devil's Island, for supposedly passing French military secrets to someone inside the German Embassy.
A couple of years later, evidence was discovered pointing to Major Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy, also of the French army, as being the perpetrator. Top brass in the army concealed this new evidence, so Esterhazy was acquitted at his trial. More fabricated evidence was brought forth against Dreyfus, which was accepted as true without being examined.
The affair became a 'cause celèbre' attracting attention from all over the world. The noted writer, Emile Zola, sent a letter entitled "J'accuse" which was printed in a French newspaper, accusing the army of a criminal conspiracy. The led to other activists pressurising the French government to re-open the case. The country was split between those who supported Dreyfus and those who condemned him.
A second trial, in 1900, upheld the findings of the first one, but later the same year Dreyfus was given a pardon.
The final outcome, in 1906, led to Dreyfus being totally exonerated of treason and reinstated into the army with the rank of major.
The whole affair was seen by many to be an anti-Semitic attack and revealed a high level of hostility to the French Republic in key sections of French society.
4. Paul Burrell is our fourth 'naughty lion,' with his catalogue of lies at this person's inquest. Whilst not technically being in a position of power, he was in a position of trust, as butler with a well loved and well known royal. He gained infamy for betraying whose trust?

Answer: Princess Diana

Paul Burrell, born 1958, worked in service to the Royal family from the age of 18. His first job with in the Royal household was as a footman to Queen Elizabeth. In 1987 he joined Prince Charles' and Princess Diana's household as personal butler to Diana.
Diana trusted Burrell and described him as her 'rock'. After her death Burrell gave evidence at her inquest, making matters worse since he was under oath, before being recorded on tape drunk, boasting about false evidence he had given in regard to Diana's private life.
5. This next 'naughty lion' is one of the richest and most powerful men in Italy. Having served in office three times he was convicted in 2011 for fraud and tax evasion, despite the European debt crisis, not something a Prime Minister of a leading EU country should be doing. Who is this media tycoon and liar?

Answer: Silvio Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi has led a varied life. He is the majority shareholder of Mediaset and is also the chairman of A.C. Milan and as such had a rapid rise in politics. He has had many accusation levelled against him including: collaboration and funding with the Mafia, fraud, bribery and of course sex scandals.

In all but one of his court accusations he has been acquitted of the crime and up to 2012 has managed to evade imprisonment. On the flip side, Berlusconi has also forged good relations with many other countries and their leaders.

He has also introduced many reforms and laws to Italy including a reform of the school system and pensions.
6. Another 'naughty lion' scandal from a President by the name of Richard Nixon, came to light when Nixon's office had five men break into the Democratic National Committee HQ to find out how they intended to win the next election. Obviously this didn't go to plan, the men were caught, and Nixon lied about his involvement. He resigned as impeachment approached. This scandal is now known as what?

Answer: The Watergate Scandal

Richard Nixon was forced to resign in 1974 due to events stemming from the break-in of the Democratic Party headquarters in the Watergate building by a group of five burglars connected to the Republican Party. Nixon could not be directly linked to the break in, but subsequently, over the next 12 months, lied about his knowledge of the affair.

He was caught out because of taped recordings of conversations that he had had made in his office. Among the good things to come from Nixon's term in office are the setting up of the Environmental Protection Agency, bringing in initiatives and reforms to combat illegal drugs and fight against cancer.

His administration also continued the desegregation of schools in the southern states, begun during Eisenhower's presidency.
7. Our next person served time in a U.K. prison for perjury. He was a leading Tory MP who, had been accused of insider trading, funding a coup in Equatorial Guinea, perverting the course of justice and of course the obligatory sex scandal. Nowadays this man is best known for his penmanship, having written many best-sellers. Who is our seventh 'naughty lion'?

Answer: Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer or going by the correct title 'The Right Honourable, The Lord Archer of Weston-super-Mare,' was born in 1940 and educated at Oxford University. He has served as a Member of Parliament and deputy leader of the Conservative party. His political career came to an end upon his prison sentence of four years, although he only served two of these before being released.
Archer has been involved with many charity fund-raisers, the main one being the charity 'Simple Truth,' which he set up alongside the Red Cross.
8. The next 'naughty lion' we come across is the former chairman of NASDAQ, Bernard Madoff. Caught in 2008 for his long running scam, and pleading guilty to 11 counts of federal felonies, he landed himself a 150 year prison sentence. What is the name of this rather infamous scheme Madoff used?

Answer: The Ponzi Scheme

Bernard Madoff 'made-off' with roughly $65 billion (the loss to investors being approximately $18 billion). After 45 years of running this scam Madoff was finally given up by his sons.
The scheme in question is named after Charles Ponzi in 1920, although it was in use before this. The Ponzi scheme involves taking money from investors and using the money to pay back earlier investors without actually investing the money. Usually it means that investors are paid very high 'interest' rates but as the scheme continues the monetary return becomes significantly less.
9. In 1962 the world was rocked by the stand-off between the Soviet Union and the USA during the Cuban missile crisis. Each side lied to the other, which almost led to a nuclear war. Which two 'naughty lions' were lying to each other?

Answer: Nikita Khrushchev and John F. Kennedy

October 16-28, 1962 the world was on stand-by as the two greatest powers faced off against each other. The original lie came from Khrushev who vehemently denied that Russia was installing nuclear missiles in Cuba assuring Kennedy that there was no threat to America. On the other hand Kennedy's lie was that American intelligence had already taken photographs of the Soviet nuclear missiles en route to Cuba, although he allowed the Russian Premier to believe otherwise. Both sides bought themselves time to put further military options into place.
10. Last but certainly not least, is our biggest 'naughty lion' of them all. Some would say that he was the main reason for the behaviour of all of the above 'naughty lions'. Others would tell us to have 'sympathy' for him. He has been around since the Old Testament and once tried to entice Jesus Christ with his lies. Who is the greatest liar and deceiver of all time?

Answer: Satan

Satan, Lucifer, Beelzebub, the Trickster, the Fallen Angel, the Antichrist, the Dark Lord, Iblis, The Great Horned One, the Beast... all names that the Devil goes by. He is found in some guise or other in all religions and is the embodiment of all things evil.
After saying this, Satan does make a great subject for songs, with many being written about him. Here's a few:
'The Devil Went Down to Georgia' by Charlie Daniels Band
'Sympathy for the Devil' by The Rolling Stones
'Number of the Beast' by Iron Maiden
Source: Author DoveHouse

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