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Quiz about Quotable Quotations
Quiz about Quotable Quotations

Quotable Quotations Trivia Quiz


Here's a bunch of famous quotes... can you identify the authors?

A multiple-choice quiz by Hopsae. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
Hopsae
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
14,115
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
1646
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which World War II leader said, 'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few'? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which author penned the words, 'This was the most unkindest cut of all'? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which grumpy wit once remarked, 'I am free of prejudices, I hate everyone equally'? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which great statesman said, 'Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude'? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which revolutionary proclaimed, 'Give me liberty or give me death'?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 6 of 10
6. Which poet of the Middle Ages wrote, 'All hope abandon, ye who enter here'? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which political philosopher declared, 'It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both'? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which ancient Roman writer exclaimed, 'I fear the Greeks, even though they bring gifts'?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 9 of 10
9. Which great scientist modestly claimed, 'If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants'?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 10 of 10
10. Which essayist remarked that, 'Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it'? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which World War II leader said, 'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few'?

Answer: Churchill

Winston Churchill's oratory was a key factor in maintaining morale amongst the British people during the war.
2. Which author penned the words, 'This was the most unkindest cut of all'?

Answer: William Shakespeare

This much quoted line comes from Act 3 Scene 2 of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar". Spoken by Marc Anthony, referring to the stabbing of Caesar by Brutus, Caesar's most beloved ally.

"Brutus... how dearly Caesar loved him!
This was the most unkindest cut of all;
For when the noble Caesar saw him stab,
Ingratitude, more strong than traitors' arms,
Quite vanquish'd him: then burst his mighty heart"
3. Which grumpy wit once remarked, 'I am free of prejudices, I hate everyone equally'?

Answer: W.C. Fields

Fields' stage persona was one of a drunken misanthrope, a persona that was assumed by many to be the same for the actor in real life. However, his letters, published after his death, suggest the man had far greater warmth than his on-screen characters implied.
4. Which great statesman said, 'Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his {goal;} nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude'?

Answer: Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson was a man of many talents; author; politician; philosopher; architect were among the many strings to his bow.
5. Which revolutionary proclaimed, 'Give me liberty or give me death'?

Answer: Patrick Henry

The words are attributed to Henry from a speech he gave to the 1775 Virginia Convention, a meeting of the provisional US government during the American Revolution.
6. Which poet of the Middle Ages wrote, 'All hope abandon, ye who enter here'?

Answer: Dante

The phrase is inscribed on the gates of Hell and is read by Dante as he enters through them in his "Divine Comedy".
7. Which political philosopher declared, 'It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both'?

Answer: Machiavelli

The quote is adapted from Machiavelli's master work, "The Prince". The morality of the writing in this work has given rise to the description "Machiavellian" being associated with all things duplicitous.

The full quote is, "It would be best to be both loved and feared. But since the two rarely come together, anyone compelled to choose will find greater security in being feared than in being loved."
8. Which ancient Roman writer exclaimed, 'I fear the Greeks, even though they bring gifts'?

Answer: Virgil

From his epic poem 'The Aeneid'.
9. Which great scientist modestly claimed, 'If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants'?

Answer: Newton

Newton's contributions to scientific progress were considerable. His "Principia" described the concepts of universal gravitation, introduced the three laws of motion laid the foundations for classical mechanics.
10. Which essayist remarked that, 'Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it'?

Answer: George Santayana

Santayana's aphorism, from 1905's "The Life of Reason", is possibly more famous than the man himself. However, in his lifetime, Santayana was highly regarded, claimed as an important influence on the thinking of such a renowned philosopher as Bertrand Russell.
Source: Author Hopsae

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