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Knock Knock, Who's There? Trivia Quiz


When ten random people of different backgrounds come knocking at your door, sometimes you just have to answer. See if you know who's who when these people stop by. Good luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by kyleisalive. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
kyleisalive
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
313,071
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
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3735
Awards
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1. Knock knock!
Who's there?
David Attenborough.

David Attenborough, who is that?
Hint

Author of "Jurassic Park", "Timeline", and "Congo"
Inventor of the 'World Wide Web'
Narrator of BBC's "Planet Earth"
One of the Canadian artists in 'The Group of Seven'

2. Knock knock!
Who's there?
Alexander Keith.

Alexander Keith, could you be more specific?
Hint

American stockbroker; coined 'Black Tuesday'
Creator of Silly Putty
Two-time coach of the Dallas Cowboys
Canadian brewmaster

3. Knock knock!
Who's there?
Stacy Ann Ferguson.

Stacy Ann Ferguson, who are you?
Hint

Dancer for The Pussycat Dolls
Creator of the Wonderbra
Model upon whom the Barbie doll is based
Black Eyed Peas member; solo musician

4. Knock knock!
Who's there?
Clyde Barrow.

Clyde Barrow, could you elaborate please?
Hint

First mayor of Barrow, Alaska- the northernmost American town
First man to climb K2
Creator of "Tom and Jerry" cartoons
American outlaw

5. Knock knock!
Who's there?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, could you elaborate please?
Hint

Writer of "The Ugly Duckling"
Architect who created the Eiffel Tower
French actor who appeared in "The Da Vinci Code"
Notable philosopher

6. Knock knock!
Who's there?
John Forbes Nash, Jr.

John Forbes Nash, Jr., could you be a bit more specific?
Hint

Founder of Forbes magazine
Former US senator
American football legend
Famous twentieth-century mathematician

7. Knock knock!
Who's there?
Edward J. Smith.

Edward J. Smith, what'd you do?
Hint

Author; wrote "I, Robot"
Captain of the Titanic
Inventor of the steam locomotive
Famous nineteenth-century magician

8. Knock knock!
Who's there?
Dave Thomas.

Dave Thomas, who is that?
Hint

"Saturday Night Live" alumnus
Founder of Wendy's Restaurants
Original creator of the Koosh Ball
Technician aboard the Challenger spacecraft

9. Knock knock!
Who's there?
Terry Jones.

Terry Jones, could you please elaborate a bit?
Hint

American country singer
Inventor of Velcro
CEO of Nickelodeon
Actor, member of "Monty Python"

10. Knock knock!
Who's there?
Barnett Newman.

Barnett Newman, what'd you do?
Hint

Painted "Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?"; American artist
Hosted the Black and White Ball
Founded "MAD Magazine" in 1952
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Knock knock! Who's there? David Attenborough. David Attenborough, who is that?

Answer: Narrator of BBC's "Planet Earth"

Although many people outside the UK wouldn't necessarily put the man to the face, they could certainly remember the narration of the BBC miniseries, "Planet Earth", and the amazing visual masterpiece behind the show. David Attenborough was responsible for many of the scripts and all of the speaking for every episode of the series in its original form.

The Discovery Channel version of the show aired in the United States was narrated by actress Sigourney Weaver. Attenborough's work in natural history programs and books is possibly unrivaled in Britain. Ironically, his brother, actor Richard Attenborough, played John Hammond in Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park".

This character was responsible for recreating the dinosaurs, but he inevitably learned that man should not play God in regards to nature's ways.
2. Knock knock! Who's there? Alexander Keith. Alexander Keith, could you be more specific?

Answer: Canadian brewmaster

Creator of his namesake Canadian beer (typically just known as 'Keith's' in bars), Alexander Keith ran a brewery in Halifax, Nova Scotia until his death in 1873. In the 20th century, the brewery, known for its India Pale Ale, was purchased by Labatts who propelled it to become one of the top-selling beer brands on Canadian shelves. Keith immigrated from Scotland in the 1810s and acted as Halifax's mayor on numerous different occasions. Keith's nephew (with the same name) eventually became a spy for the Confederates in the States.

While one would find such deeds to sully a name in such a predicament, Keith remained a prominent figure in Canada, becoming one of the more respected political bodies in Nova Scotia.
3. Knock knock! Who's there? Stacy Ann Ferguson. Stacy Ann Ferguson, who are you?

Answer: Black Eyed Peas member; solo musician

Probably better known as 'Fergie', Stacy Ann Ferguson first showed up on the TV show "Kids, Incorporated" before shifting her sights on music. Appearing on the Black Eyed Peas roster for their album "Elephunk", Fergie soon became one of the more popular members of the band.

After the band's second album, "Monkey Business", the song "My Humps" put her in the spotlight and fellow band member will.i.am ended up producing her solo CD, "The Dutchess", which equaled the success of the hip-hop group's collective work. Five singles from her album appeared on the Billboard charts.

The work in her song "Big Girls Don't Cry" was nominated for a Grammy in 2008.
4. Knock knock! Who's there? Clyde Barrow. Clyde Barrow, could you elaborate please?

Answer: American outlaw

Known as one half of the American crime duo Bonnie and Clyde, Clyde Barrow was born in mid-eastern Texas. Throughout life, he had been in and out of trouble and prison, though when he met Bonnie Parker in 1930, the two hit it off and continued a spree of crime for an additional four years before they were gunned down by police officers from Texas and Louisiana.

The couple was popularized by the American media as a love story rather than a criminal matter. As a result, the duo was given a memorial at their place of death, and the events which followed them were immortalized in many different works. The duo was portrayed in a film by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in 1967.

It was nominated for two Academy Awards.
5. Knock knock! Who's there? Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, could you elaborate please?

Answer: Notable philosopher

Born in Geneva in the 1700s, Jean-Jacques Rousseau rose to fame as a philosopher and composer. His works are particularly notable for many different reasons as he proposed theories and ideas in regards to the minds of children, motives in politics, and human nature in general. Like with most other philosophers, his works were subject to fair amounts of criticism, particularly in his idea that since man could not have an idea of 'goodness', he must be wicked and devoid of virtue.

His words are responsible for influencing other popular philosophers in following centuries.

In 1778, Rousseau passed away; his remains rest in the Pantheon.
6. Knock knock! Who's there? John Forbes Nash, Jr. John Forbes Nash, Jr., could you be a bit more specific?

Answer: Famous twentieth-century mathematician

Born in 1928, John Nash graduated from Princeton and eventually went on to win the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994. Of course, much of his fame also comes from his life story. In 1959, Nash was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia for which he was treated for nearly a decade.

His work following his time in a mental hospital led up to his winning many awards in the field of mathematics. His creation of the Nash Equilibrium (a simple concept of rationalization) led to his winning of the Leroy P. Steele Prize in 1999. His life was under the microscope in the Ron Howard film "A Beautiful Mind" which starred Russell Crowe in 2001. Crowe's performance as Nash won an Oscar as well as Howard's direction and the screenplay.

The film also took home 'Best Picture'.
7. Knock knock! Who's there? Edward J. Smith. Edward J. Smith, what'd you do?

Answer: Captain of the Titanic

Smith was the Titanic's first and only captain. On April 14th, the ship collided with an iceberg, sinking it and killing a number of passengers, Smith among them. In James Cameron's film, Edward J. Smith was portrayed by Bernard Hill, known for his work in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Based on certain accounts from survivors, the film depicted Smith sinking along with his ship (as a captain rightfully should), going to the bridge and remaining there until the ship plunged into the water. Smith had also captained a number of other ships built by the same company, Harland & Wolff.
8. Knock knock! Who's there? Dave Thomas. Dave Thomas, who is that?

Answer: Founder of Wendy's Restaurants

Known for his eight hundred (plus) American commercial appearances, Dave Thomas founded Wendy's after revolutionizing an extensive menu at Kentucky Fried Chicken. Opening his franchise in Columbus, Ohio, Dave Thomas began Wendy's as a single location in 1969, but this spread to hundreds of franchise locations over four decades reaching the far corners of the world. In 2002, Thomas passed away from liver cancer.
Dave Thomas named the restaurant after his daughter, Melinda. Since its inception, Wendy's has grown to be one of the most popular fast food chains in the world.
You'd think he'd have knocked on the pick-up window, but there you have it.
9. Knock knock! Who's there? Terry Jones. Terry Jones, could you please elaborate a bit?

Answer: Actor, member of "Monty Python"

One of the six members of "Monty Python", Terry Jones contributed to nearly all of the works performed by the group including "Flying Circus", and the numerous stage shows and films produced. You may have recognized Jones from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"; he played Sir Bedevere.
Terry Jones is also known for being an author of children's books and for his numerous TV appearances outside the troupe. He wrote the original screenplay for "Labyrinth" and directed most of the "Monty Python" films. In addition, he created the film version of "Wind in the Willows".
10. Knock knock! Who's there? Barnett Newman. Barnett Newman, what'd you do?

Answer: Painted "Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?"; American artist

Quite the well-respected artist and entrepreneur, Barnett Newman was born in 1905. His abstract works made use of numerous different colours and patters though his most notable works were quite simplistic on the surface. Known for his characteristic 'zips' of solid coloured lines separating large fields of colour, his works are usually seen in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Like many other famous painters, his work, as critics say, went under-appreciated until he passed away (after a heart attack).

He was among a number of artists in the American side of the Uptown Group of painters and artists (which included Jackson Pollack, similarly focused on abstract works).
Source: Author kyleisalive

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