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Quiz about Questions about Q People
Quiz about Questions about Q People

Questions about 'Q' People Trivia Quiz


The quandary posed by this quiz is a quantity of questions about a double quintet of people whose names start with the letter Q. I hope you don't have any qualms about this quest.

A multiple-choice quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
357,118
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
3847
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 172 (4/10), Guest 65 (3/10), rupert774 (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Anthony Quinn won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in the 1956 film 'Lust for Life'. Which artist did he portray? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The British cyclist with the surname of Queally won a gold medal at the Sydney Olympic Games. What is his first name? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which of these Quentins made his name as an illustrator, particularly of Roald Dahl's books? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Thomas de Quincy described his addiction to which of these in the title of his 1821 book? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Abd al-Karim Qasim led the 1958 coup which saw the overthrow of the monarchy in which Arabian country? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch was a British author who published his works using which pen name? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. American sportsman Sam Querrey became best known for playing which of these? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The former Vice President of the USA James Quayle is better known as 'Dan', an abbreviation of his second name. What is 'Dan' short for? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Actors Dennis and Randy Quaid are related in which way? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Mary Quant was a well known name in the United Kingdom in the 1960s. In which area did she become famous? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Anthony Quinn won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in the 1956 film 'Lust for Life'. Which artist did he portray?

Answer: Paul Gauguin

'Lust for Life' starred Kirk Douglas as Vincent van Gogh, with Quinn playing his friend and supporter Gauguin. Quinn had previously won an Oscar, again as Best Supporting Actor, for 'Viva Zapata!', with Marlon Brando in the lead role. Quinn was born in Mexico in 1915 and began his film career in 1936 continuing until his death in 2001. Among his many films are 'The Guns of Navarone' (1961), 'Zorba the Greek' (1964) and 'Stradivari' (1989).
2. The British cyclist with the surname of Queally won a gold medal at the Sydney Olympic Games. What is his first name?

Answer: Jason

Jason Queally won the 1 km time trial, with Stefan Nimke of Germany taking the silver. The time trial involves covering four laps of the track in the fastest possible time, and Jason set an Olympic record in winning the medal. He retired from cycling in 2008, making a brief comeback in 2010, although he has since been working with partially sighted cyclists as a tandem rider.
3. Which of these Quentins made his name as an illustrator, particularly of Roald Dahl's books?

Answer: Blake

Quentin Blake was an author in his own right, having published over thirty books including 'Simpkin' (1993) and 'Daddy Lost His Head' (2009). He illustrated nearly twenty of Dahl's books as well as works by Elizabeth Bowen and Dr. Seuss. Quentin Tarantino was a film director and Quentin Crisp was known as 'The Naked Civil Servant', after the first book in his autobiography. 'Quentin Durward' is fictional, being the title of an 1823 novel by Sir Walter Scott.
4. Thomas de Quincy described his addiction to which of these in the title of his 1821 book?

Answer: Opium

'Confessions of an English Opium Eater' was an autobiographical work which described de Quincy's experiences, good and bad, during his use of opium. His use of the drug began when he was suffering from toothache, and his book describes the initial phase, lasting from 1804 until 1812 when his use of the drug was mainly pleasurable. De Quincy then goes on to explain the negative effects he suffered, including nightmares and insomnia.

Although he published other works, his first book remains the best known of de Quincy's works and is thought to be one of the first literary works in Western literature by a drug addict about his own addiction.
5. Abd al-Karim Qasim led the 1958 coup which saw the overthrow of the monarchy in which Arabian country?

Answer: Iraq

Qasim was an army general who led the coup and became Prime Minister. The Iraqi monarch at the time was King Faisal II and he was killed, along with several other members of the Royal family, despite having surrendered to the rebels. Qasim himself was overthrown in 1963 and executed shortly after.

The other three nations listed were still monarchies in the early part of the twenty-first century.
6. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch was a British author who published his works using which pen name?

Answer: Q

Cornish born, Quiller-Couch studied at Trinity College, Oxford and also lectured there briefly before turning to journalism. His published novels include 'Dead Man's Rock' (1887) and 'Sir John Constantine' (1906). Quiller-Couch's major contribution to English literature was his editorship of the reference work 'Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1900', which was published in 1900 and revised in 1939. Of the other options, 'Boz' was used by Charles Dickens and 'Elia' by Charles Lamb. 'Saki' was the alias of H.H. Munro.
7. American sportsman Sam Querrey became best known for playing which of these?

Answer: Tennis

Querrey's height of 6'6" gave him a huge advantage when serving, and he became well known for the number of aces served in most matches. He turned professional in 2006, and won seven ATP championships between 2008 and 2012. At the end of 2012 Querrey had not progressed beyond the fourth round at any of the major tennis championships.

In doubles matches, Querrey frequently played with John Isner, at 6'9" tall, making them one of the tallest teams in tennis history.
8. The former Vice President of the USA James Quayle is better known as 'Dan', an abbreviation of his second name. What is 'Dan' short for?

Answer: Danforth

Dan Quayle was the Vice President to George Bush senior, serving from 1989 until 1993. He became the Senator for Indiana in 1980. Quayle became well known for his gaffes, famously misspelling potato as 'potatoe'. He was also reported to have placed the USA in Europe and to refer to 'bondage' between parent and child, instead of bond. Danforth means 'ford in the valley'.
9. Actors Dennis and Randy Quaid are related in which way?

Answer: Brothers

Randy is the older brother, born in 1950, with Dennis born in 1954, both in Houston, Texas. Randy has made more than ninety films, including 'The Last Picture Show' (1971) and 'Brokeback Mountain' (2005). Dennis has also been successful, playing Jerry Lee Lewis in 'Great Balls of Fire!' in 1989 and appearing in the 2004 version of 'Flight of the Phoenix'. Both have had personal problems, with Dennis having been involved with cocaine and Randy having been accused of several financial misdeeds in the early part of the twenty-first century.
10. Mary Quant was a well known name in the United Kingdom in the 1960s. In which area did she become famous?

Answer: Fashion

Mary Quant may not have invented the mini skirt, but her name will be forever associated with the short skirts which characterised the 'Swinging Sixties', particularly in the United Kingdom. Quant also popularised hot pants, which were even shorter, and were around in the later years of the 1960s and early 1970s.

She opened her first boutique, called 'Bazaar', on the King's Road, Chelsea, in 1955 and was instrumental in establishing the area as the centre of English fashion in that era.
Source: Author rossian

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