Quiz about People With The Same Surname Part 1
Quiz about People With The Same Surname Part 1

People With The Same Surname: Part 1 Quiz


All of the individuals in each quiz have the same surname. From the clue that is given, can you identify the correct person?

A multiple-choice quiz by zambesi. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
zambesi
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
401,220
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
625
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. Which "Davis" created the comic strip "Garfield"?
Hint

Jefferson Davis
Bette Davis
Jim Davis
Miles Davis

2. Which "Crawford" won an acting Academy Award in 1949?
Hint

Joan Crawford
Broderick Crawford
Michael Crawford
Jack Crawford

3. Which "Johnson" earned the nickname the "Galveston Giant"?
Hint

Lyndon B. Johnson
Ben Johnson
Jack Johnson
Magic Johnson

4. Which "Turner" was an SS Commander during WWII and was executed for war crimes in 1947?
Hint

Geills Turner
Harald Turner
Yaakov Turner
Izear Turner Jr.

5. Which one of these "Moore's" was nominated for an Academy Award and also appeared naked in an issue of Playboy magazine at the age of 55 years?
Hint

Terry Moore
Scotty Moore
Roger Moore
Mary Tyler Moore

6. Which of these "Keatons" has won an acting Academy Award?
Hint

Diane Keaton
Alex P. Keaton
Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton
Myra Keaton

7. Which of the following "Williams" was better known as " Ted Williams"?
Hint

Robin Williams
Kenneth Williams
Theodore Samuel Williams
Tennessee Williams

8. All of these "Jackson" ladies are actresses. However, which one of these ladies was married to the actor Eli Wallach for 66 years (1948-2014)?
Hint

Kate Jackson
Glenda Jackson
Janet Jackson
Anne Jackson

9. Which "Clark" is a former Prime Minister of New Zealand?
Hint

Laurel Clark
Petula Clark
Helen Clark
Mary Higgins Clark

10. Which "Stewart" has won the highest number of Awards in his chosen field? This could include World Driver championships, major golf titles, Academy Awards or number one hits on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Hint

Rod Stewart
James Stewart
Jackie Stewart
Payne Stewart


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which "Davis" created the comic strip "Garfield"?

Answer: Jim Davis

Jim Davis (b. 1945) is an American cartoonist and creator of the comic strip "Garfield". The cartoon follows the exploits of Garfield (a cat), his friend Odie (a dog) and his owner, Jon Arbuckle. In 2013 the comic strip was syndicated to over 2,500 newspapers and journals worldwide. Bette Davis (1908-1989) was an American actress of theatre, film and television.

She was nominated 10 times for an acting Academy Award winning twice the Oscar for Best Actress. Miles Davis (1926-1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader and composer.

He won eight Grammy Awards. Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) represented Mississippi in the US Senate and House of Representatives before the American Civil War. From 1861-1865 he was the president of the Confederate States.
2. Which "Crawford" won an acting Academy Award in 1949?

Answer: Broderick Crawford

Broderick Crawford (1911-1986) was an American actor of theatre, radio, film and television. He usually played tough guy roles and won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1949 for his role as Willie Stark in the movie "All the King's Men". Joan Crawford (1908-1977) was an American actress of film and television.

In 1945 she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her leading role in the movie "Mildred Pierce". Michael Crawford (b. 1942) is an English actor, comedian, singer and voice artist. He has had a successful career on stage at London's West End and on Broadway.

He is fondly remembered as Frank Spencer in the comedy television series "Some Mother's Do 'Ave ' Em" (1973-1978). Jack Crawford (1908-1991) was an Australian tennis player of the 1930s.

He won 17 Grand Slam titles (6 singles, 6 men's doubles and 5 mixed doubles).
3. Which "Johnson" earned the nickname the "Galveston Giant"?

Answer: Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson (1878-1946) became the first African-American to win the World Heavyweight boxing championship (1908-1915). He was born in Galverton, Texas and acquired the nickname the "Galveston Giant". Ben Johnson (b.1961) is a retired Jamaican-born Canadian sprinter.

He won the 100m gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, but three days later was disqualified for doping. Earvin "Magic" Johnson (b. 1959) from Lansing, Michigan is a retired professional basketball player who played his whole professional career of 13 seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers. During his career he won five NBA championships (1980, 82, 85, 87 and 88) and was a member of the gold medal "Dream Team" at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) from Stonewall, Texas was the 36th President of the United States from 1963-1969.
4. Which "Turner" was an SS Commander during WWII and was executed for war crimes in 1947?

Answer: Harald Turner

Harald Turner (1891-1947) was an SS commander in Serbia during WWII and was responsible for numerous Jewish deaths in the region. After the war he was extradited to Yugoslavia, tried, convicted and executed in Belgrade, Serbia in 1947. Geills Turner (b. 1937) is a Canadian businesswoman and is the wife of the 17th Prime Minister of Canada, John Napier Turner (1984). Yaakov Turner (b. 1935) was the 7th Mayor of Beersheba, Israel from 1998-2008. Izear "Ike" Turner Jr. (1941-2007) was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter and record producer.

He was married to Tina Turner from 1962-1978.
5. Which one of these "Moore's" was nominated for an Academy Award and also appeared naked in an issue of Playboy magazine at the age of 55 years?

Answer: Terry Moore

Terry Moore (b. 1929) is an American actress of film and television. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Marie Buckholder in the movie "Come Back, Little Sheba" (1952) opposite Burt Lancaster and Shirley Booth.

She has appeared in numerous movies opposite many stars including Mickey Rooney, Victor Mature, Glenn Ford, Tyrone Power and Fred Astaire. She posed nude for the August 1984 edition of Playboy magazine at the age of 55 years. Mary Tyler Moore (1936-2017) was an American actress of stage, film and television.

She is best remembered for her roles in the television sitcoms "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961-1966) and " The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1970-1977). Scotty Moore (1931-2016) was an American studio and touring guitarist for Elvis Preseley from 1954-1968.

In 1954 he formed "The Blue Moon Boys" which became Elvis Preseley's backing band. Roger Moore (1927-2017) was an English actor who played the leading role of Simon Templar in the British television series "The Saint" (1962-1969).

He is possible best remembered as James Bond in seven feature films from 1973-1985.
6. Which of these "Keatons" has won an acting Academy Award?

Answer: Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton (b. 1946) is an American actress, director, singer and author. She has appeared in three "Godfather" movies, but it was in the 1977 romantic comedy "Annie Hall" that she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton (1895-1966) was an American actor, comedian, director and producer.

He appeared in numerous silent films in the 1920s and in 1959 he was awarded an Honorary Academy Award. Alex. P. Keaton is a fictional character portrayed by Michael J. Fox in the television series "Family Ties" (1982-1989). Myra Keaton (1877-1955) was an American vaudeville performer and actress.

She is the mother of Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton.
7. Which of the following "Williams" was better known as " Ted Williams"?

Answer: Theodore Samuel Williams

Theodore "Ted" Samuel Williams (1918-2002) was a professional baseball player who played his entire career with the Boston Red Sox from 1939-1960. During his career he was a 19 time All-Star, 6 time AL batting champion and 4 time AL home run leader. He finished his career with 541 home runs. Kenneth Williams (1926-1988) was an English actor well known for his comedy roles.

He appeared in 26 of the 31 "Carry On" films. Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) was an American playwright. His best known works were "A Streetcar Named Desire"(1949), "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1955) and "The Night of the Iguana" (1961). All of these plays were later adapted into movies. Robin Williams (1951-2014) was an American actor and comedian.

He was nominated four times for an Academy Award winning once as Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Good Will Hunting" (1997).
8. All of these "Jackson" ladies are actresses. However, which one of these ladies was married to the actor Eli Wallach for 66 years (1948-2014)?

Answer: Anne Jackson

Anne Jackson (1925-2016) was an American actress of stage, film and television. She was married to Eli Wallach for 66 years and appeared in a number of films along side him. She appeared in a number of films and made many guest appearances in television series including "Gunsmoke", "The Untouchables", "The Defenders" and "Marcus Welby, M.D.". Kate Jackson (b. 1948) is an American actress, director and producer.

She is best remembered as Sabrina Duncan in the TV series " Charlie's Angels" (1976-1979). Janet Jackson (b. 1966) is an American singer, actress, songwriter and dancer.

She is the ninth and youngest member of the famed Jackson family. Glenda Jackson (b. 1936) is an English actress and politician. She has won two Academy Awards for Best Actress for "Women in Love" (1970) and "A Touch of Class" (1973).
9. Which "Clark" is a former Prime Minister of New Zealand?

Answer: Helen Clark

Helen Clark (b. 1950) is a New Zealand politician and served as the 37th Prime Minister of NZ from 1999-2008. She was a member of the NZ parliament from 1981-2009. Petula Clark (b. 1932) is an English singer, actress and composer. She had numerous hit songs and her number one hits in the USA were "Downtown" and "My Love". Mary Higgins Clark (1927-2020) was an American author of suspense novels. Each of her 51 books were best-sellers in the USA. Laurel Clark (1961-2003) was an American medical doctor and astronaut. Sadly, she died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster of 2003.
10. Which "Stewart" has won the highest number of Awards in his chosen field? This could include World Driver championships, major golf titles, Academy Awards or number one hits on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Answer: Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart has had at least four number one hits on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart. To date these have been "Maggie May" (1971), "Tonight's the Night( Gonna Be Alright)" (1976), "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" (1978) and "All for Love" (1993). Jackie Stewart won three Formula 1 World Drivers Championships in 1969, 1971 and 1973. James Stewart (1908-1997) was nominated five times for an acting Academy Award.

He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in "The Philadelphia Story" (1940). He also received a Lifetime Achievement Honorary Academy Award in 1985. Payne Stewart (1957-1999) was an American professional golfer who won three major golf titles being in 1989 (US PGA Championship), 1991 and 1999 the US Open.
Source: Author zambesi

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