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Quiz about My Shoes Make News

My Shoes Make News Trivia Quiz


Ten famous people are describing a historical event in which they participated. In their description they will give the date, a brief story and what kind of shoes they were wearing. You have to guess who is speaking.

A multiple-choice quiz by Joepetz. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Joepetz
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
373,863
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
3491
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 98 (10/10), baldricksmum (10/10), polly656 (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. "I was wearing a simple pair of shoes, nothing fancy, when I discovered my father died on February 6, 1952. I was in Kenya at the time and had to cancel the remainder of my trip to take the throne back in England. Who am I?" Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. "It was July 20, 1969 when my space shoes first touched the surface of the moon. Although back then, space shoes didn't have cool designs and emblems on them like the ones Nike created in my honor 45 years after I was the first person to walk on the moon. Who am I?" Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. "I don't remember what pair of shoes I was wearing when I left the Philippines on February 25, 1986. All I know is that I left behind at least 1,060 and maybe even as many as 7,500 pairs of shoes behind, in addition to over 1,000 handbags and 500 evening gowns. Who am I?" Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. "During the night of December 25-26, 1776, I was wearing black boots when I crossed the Delaware River, at least according to the painter Emanuel Leutze. Normally, however, when I was working on my plantation at Mount Vernon, I would wear shoes with buckles on them. Who am I? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. "I was wearing black Gucci loafers when I disappeared from the parking lot of a Michigan restaurant on July 30, 1975. No one knows where I am but I have been rumored to be anywhere from underneath the old Giants' Stadium in New Jersey to a scrap yard in Japan. Who am I?" Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. "I had on a pair of black dancing shoes, not blue suede, when I caused a bit of a stir on "The Milton Berle Show" on June 5, 1956. I was jamming to "Hound Dog" when my pelvis got me into trouble and I was only shown from the waist up in some of my future television appearances. Who am I?" Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. "I was wearing the traditional red shoes when I announced I would abdicate the papacy on February 11, 2013. Not only was my resignation the first for a pope since 1415, it also cost me said red shoes. Who am I?" Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. "I remember March 2, 1962 like it was yesterday. That was the day my basketball shoes and I scored 100 points against the New York Knicks. Not only did I break the record for most points scored in a basketball game but I also made the most free throws in a game. Who am I?" Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. "I was wearing size 14 shin-high boots when I was assassinated watching "Our American Cousin" with my wife Mary on April 14, 1865. I was at Ford's Theater when that scoundrel Booth waltzed right in and killed me. Who am I?" Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. "I was completely unshod when I won the marathon at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. It wasn't really that bad since I always trained barefoot in my native Ethiopia. Who am I?" Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "I was wearing a simple pair of shoes, nothing fancy, when I discovered my father died on February 6, 1952. I was in Kenya at the time and had to cancel the remainder of my trip to take the throne back in England. Who am I?"

Answer: Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II's father, George VI, had been seriously ill for some time and performed very few royal duties in the months before his death. Elizabeth was on her way to Australia and New Zealand for a royal tour and had stopped in Kenya on the way. According to her, she was out for a walk to see the sun rise over the mountains when an eagle swooped down and only just missed her.

She stated afterward that that must have happened around the time of her father's death.
2. "It was July 20, 1969 when my space shoes first touched the surface of the moon. Although back then, space shoes didn't have cool designs and emblems on them like the ones Nike created in my honor 45 years after I was the first person to walk on the moon. Who am I?"

Answer: Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon. Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin was the second. Michael Collins also flew to the moon with Armstrong and Aldrin on Apollo 11 but did not actually perform a moon walk.
3. "I don't remember what pair of shoes I was wearing when I left the Philippines on February 25, 1986. All I know is that I left behind at least 1,060 and maybe even as many as 7,500 pairs of shoes behind, in addition to over 1,000 handbags and 500 evening gowns. Who am I?"

Answer: Imelda Marcos

Imelda Marcos was First Lady of the Philippines from 1965-1986 when her husband, President Ferdinand Marcos, fled the country after allegations of vote rigging. When she returned to the Philippines in 1991, she was arrested for tax fraud. She has since earned a reputation of resilience as she had never served time in prison despite the many cases against her and has continued to make political comebacks.

In 2010, she was elected to serve in the Philippine House of Representative for Ilocos Norte's Second District.
4. "During the night of December 25-26, 1776, I was wearing black boots when I crossed the Delaware River, at least according to the painter Emanuel Leutze. Normally, however, when I was working on my plantation at Mount Vernon, I would wear shoes with buckles on them. Who am I?

Answer: George Washington

The scene of Washington crossing the Delaware River was made infamous by the 1851 oil painting by Emmanuel Gottlieb Leutz. The portrait has been criticized for its large number of inaccuracies such as the American flag not having been in existence in 1776.
5. "I was wearing black Gucci loafers when I disappeared from the parking lot of a Michigan restaurant on July 30, 1975. No one knows where I am but I have been rumored to be anywhere from underneath the old Giants' Stadium in New Jersey to a scrap yard in Japan. Who am I?"

Answer: Jimmy Hoffa

Jimmy Hoffa was the president of the Teamsters' Union from 1957-1971. His disappearance sparked much speculation as to what happened to him. One popular theory that he was killed in the parking lot and shipped somewhere else. For instance, it was long rumored he was buried under Giants' Stadium.

Other popular theories include that he was dumped in an oil drum and shipped off to Japan or that his body went through a wood chipper in Michigan.
6. "I had on a pair of black dancing shoes, not blue suede, when I caused a bit of a stir on "The Milton Berle Show" on June 5, 1956. I was jamming to "Hound Dog" when my pelvis got me into trouble and I was only shown from the waist up in some of my future television appearances. Who am I?"

Answer: Elvis

The performance was widely seen as outrageous and vulgar, but is considered tame in modern times. Community and religious leaders were concerned that Elvis' behavior would lead to teenagers committing crimes and becoming unlawful. The next time Elvis appeared on Milton Berle's show, he jokingly sang "Hound Dog" to a Basset Hound in an attempt to "clean up" his image.
7. "I was wearing the traditional red shoes when I announced I would abdicate the papacy on February 11, 2013. Not only was my resignation the first for a pope since 1415, it also cost me said red shoes. Who am I?"

Answer: Pope Benedict XVI

It had been the custom for centuries for popes to wear red shoes until Pope John Paul II switched to brown. When Benedict XVI became pope in 2005, he brought back the red shoes as well as several other traditional papal garments.
8. "I remember March 2, 1962 like it was yesterday. That was the day my basketball shoes and I scored 100 points against the New York Knicks. Not only did I break the record for most points scored in a basketball game but I also made the most free throws in a game. Who am I?"

Answer: Wilt Chamberlain

Chamberlain led the Philadelphia Warriors to a 169-147 win over the Knicks, the most points earned combined in NBA history. Unfortunately, there is no footage of this feat as the NBA was not popular at the time and the stadium was not even half full.
9. "I was wearing size 14 shin-high boots when I was assassinated watching "Our American Cousin" with my wife Mary on April 14, 1865. I was at Ford's Theater when that scoundrel Booth waltzed right in and killed me. Who am I?"

Answer: Abe Lincoln

John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln when the president's bodyguard fell asleep on duty. Booth jumped from Lincoln's balcony and landed on the stage where he shouted "sic semper tyrannis" which means "thus always to tyrants." It is also stated that he broke his leg when he jumped from the balcony, but this can't be true as witnesses state he ran off, which would not be possible if he were injured.

Historians believe he actually broke his leg later on in the night during his escape.
10. "I was completely unshod when I won the marathon at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. It wasn't really that bad since I always trained barefoot in my native Ethiopia. Who am I?"

Answer: Abebe Bikila

Abebe Bikila was a last minute addition to Ethiopia's Olympic team after another runner became too ill to compete. Because of this, there were no more shoes available that fit him, so he decided to race barefoot. He set a new Olympic record time of 2:15:16.2 to win the gold medal just under three-tenths of a second faster than Rhadi Ben Abdesselam of Morocco.
Source: Author Joepetz

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