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Quiz about People named Edward Ed Ted or Eddie
Quiz about People named Edward Ed Ted or Eddie

People named Edward, Ed, Ted or Eddie Quiz

The name Edward is derived from the Old English meaning "rich guard". From Edward we have Ed, Ted and Eddie. Can you identify the following Edward, Ed, Ted or Eddie from the clue that is given.

A matching quiz by zambesi. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Dec 03 21
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(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Al Bundy   
  Ed "Too Tall" Jones
2. Nominated 16 times for a Nobel Prize   
  Ted Danson
3. Blackbeard the pirate   
  Edward Fox
4. Michael Edwards   
  Eddie Fisher
5. Rockabilly singer of the 1950s   
  Ed Sullivan
6. Boston Red Sox   
  Eddie the Eagle
7. British Prime Minister   
  Ed O'Neill
8. American television personality   
  Eddie Cantor
9. Cheers   
  E. M. Forster
10. Married Elizabeth Taylor   
  Ted Heath
11. The Day of the Jackal   
  Ted Kennedy
12. US Senator   
  Eddie Cochran
13. American "illustrated song" performer   
  Edward Teach
14. Professional footballer and boxer   
  Edward G. Robinson
15. Romanian-born American actor   
  Ted Williams

Select each answer

1. Al Bundy
2. Nominated 16 times for a Nobel Prize
3. Blackbeard the pirate
4. Michael Edwards
5. Rockabilly singer of the 1950s
6. Boston Red Sox
7. British Prime Minister
8. American television personality
9. Cheers
10. Married Elizabeth Taylor
11. The Day of the Jackal
12. US Senator
13. American "illustrated song" performer
14. Professional footballer and boxer
15. Romanian-born American actor

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Al Bundy

Answer: Ed O'Neill

Ed O'Neill (Edward Leonard O'Neill) is an American actor and comedian. He won a number of awards for his role as Jay Pritchett in the sitcom "Modern Family". However, he is possibly best known as Al Bundy in the Fox Network sitcom "Married ... with Children" (1987-1997) for which he was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards.
2. Nominated 16 times for a Nobel Prize

Answer: E. M. Forster

Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970) better known as E. M. Forster was an English novelist and short story writer. His best known novels "Where Angels Fear to Tread" (1905), "A Room with a View" (1908) and "A Passage to India" (1924)
were all adapted into movies. He was nominated an astonishing 16 times for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
3. Blackbeard the pirate

Answer: Edward Teach

Edward Teach (1680-1718) was an English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the Caribbean seas. He acquired the name "Blackbeard" due to his thick black beard and fearsome appearance. He was killed in 1718 in a battle organised by the Governor of Virginia, Alexander Spotswood to initially designed to capture Blackbeard.
4. Michael Edwards

Answer: Eddie the Eagle

Michael Edwards is better known as "Eddie the Eagle", who in 1988 became the first person to compete for Great Britain in Olympic ski-jumping since 1929.
He finished last in both the 70m and 90m events. He failed to qualify for the next 3 Winter Olympics (1992, 1994 and 1998). He was however a torch bearer in the relay for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. There was a film made about his life in 2016 titled "Eddie the Eagle".
5. Rockabilly singer of the 1950s

Answer: Eddie Cochran

Eddie Cochran (1938-1960) was an American musician who sang rockabilly songs like "Twenty Flight Rock", "Summertime Blues", "C'mon Everybody" and "Somethin' Else". Rockabilly was one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music. Sadly Eddie Cochran died in a car accident aged 21 years in Wiltshire while doing a tour of Great Britain.
6. Boston Red Sox

Answer: Ted Williams

Ted Williams (1918-2002) was a professional baseball player and manager. He played his entire 19 MLB seasons with the Boston Red Sox finishing in 1960. He was 19 x All-Star and finished his career with 521 home runs. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966 and was selected in the MLB All-Century Team in 1999.
7. British Prime Minister

Answer: Ted Heath

Edward Heath (1916-2005) and better known as "Ted Heath" was the Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1970-1974. During his term as Prime Minister he lead his country into the EC (European Communities) in 1973. He was preceded and succeeded as Prime Minister by Harold Wilson. Ted Heath lost the leadership of the Conservative Party to Margaret Thatcher in 1975.
8. American television personality

Answer: Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan (1901-1974) was an American television personality, sports and entertainment reporter. He hosted the TV variety show "The Ed Sullivan Show" from 1948-1971. His variety show included some the greats of show business and entertainment including Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark Five, Otis Redding, The Beach Boys, The Supremes; Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, The Doors, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington and even The Muppets.
9. Cheers

Answer: Ted Danson

Ted Danson is an American actor, author and producer. He is best known for his role as Sam Malone in the sitcom "Cheers" (1982-1993). He also played the role of Dr. John Becker on the sitcom "Becker# (1998-2004). Ted made a number of guest appearances in various television shows in the 1970s and 80s including "Magnum P.I.", "Laverne and Shirley", "Taxi" and "Spider-Man" before his big break in "Cheers".
10. Married Elizabeth Taylor

Answer: Eddie Fisher

Eddie Fisher (1928-2010) was an American singer and actor. His most successful period as a singer was during the 1950s. He had a number of number one singles in the USA with "Wish You Were Here" (1952), "I'm Walking Behind You" (1953), "Oh! My Pa-Pa" (1953) and "I Need You Know" (1954).

His marriages to Debbie Reynolds (1955-1959), Elizabeth Taylor (1959-1964) and Connie Stevens (1967-1969) all ended in divorce.
11. The Day of the Jackal

Answer: Edward Fox

Edward Fox is an English film, stage and television actor. He has appeared in movies such as "A Bridge Too Far", "Force 10 From Navarone", "Gandhi", "Wild Geese II", "Never Say Never Again" and "Robin Hood" just to name a few. However, it is his role as the Jackal in the 1973 political thriller "The Day of the Jackal" who is hired to assassinate the French president Charles de Gaulle in 1963.
12. US Senator

Answer: Ted Kennedy

Edward "Ted" Kennedy (1932-2009) was an American politician and lawyer and who was the US Senator for Massachusetts from 1962-2009). He is the youngest brother of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy.
13. American "illustrated song" performer

Answer: Eddie Cantor

Eddie Cantor (1892-1964) was an American comedian, singer, actor, dancer and songwriter. "illustrated song" is a type of performance art that was popular during the early part of the 20th century. The songs were accompanied by still images projected from glass slides. His hit songs include "Makin' Whooppee", "Yes! We Have No Bananas", "If You Knew Susie" and "Ma! He's Makin' Eyes at Me". In 1953 there was a movie made about his life title "The Eddie Cantor Story".
14. Professional footballer and boxer

Answer: Ed "Too Tall" Jones

Ed "Too Tall" Jones is a retired American football player who played 15 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. He was a 3 x Pro Bowl and 3 x All Pro plus was a Super Bowl Champion with the Cowboys in 1978. He had six professional fights as a heavyweight winning each bout.

His boxing career was a two year break in his career in the NFL. He played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1974-1978 and 1980-1989.
15. Romanian-born American actor

Answer: Edward G. Robinson

Edward G. Robinson (1893-1973) was born as Emanuel Goldenberg in Bucharest, Romania and he and his family arrived in the USA in 1903. He began his acting career and made his Broadway debut in 1915. He is best known for his role of tough guys and gangsters in movies like "Little Caesar" and "Key Largo". His career spanned from 1913-1973 appearing in over 100 films.
Source: Author zambesi

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