Quiz about Sesame Street Shuffle
Quiz about Sesame Street Shuffle

Sesame Street Shuffle Trivia Quiz


In this quiz, you will match the name of a character from "Sesame Street" with a clue that describes a famous person in real life who has the same name.

A matching quiz by RedHook13. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
RedHook13
Time
3 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
407,298
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
384
Last 3 plays: Guest 73 (8/10), Guest 24 (10/10), Guest 70 (5/10).
Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(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.
QuestionsChoices
1. First American President to serve two non-consecutive terms  
Bert
2. Patron saint of sailors, whose name also refers to an atmospheric phenomenon  
Sully
3. Grammy Award winning R&B singer famous for the song "Midnight Train to Georgia"  
Gladys
4. Actor who played Winston Zeddemore in several "Ghostbusters" films  
Linda
5. Aviator famous for ditching an airliner in the Hudson River  
Grover
6. Former American boxer nicknamed "The Golden Boy"  
Gordon
7. Played the character Gamora in the Marvel Cinematic Universe  
Zoe
8. Hall of Fame pitcher for the Minnesota Twins  
Oscar
9. Former president and CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment  
Ernie
10. Astronaut who flew during Project Mercury and Gemini  
Elmo






Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. First American President to serve two non-consecutive terms

Answer: Grover

Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. He served his first term from 1885 through 1889. He failed to win reelection in 1888, losing to the 23rd President of the United States Benjamin Harrison. Grover Cleveland had actually won the popular vote in the 1888 election but lost in the electoral college. Grover Cleveland was elected again four years later and served his second term from 1893 through 1897.

In "Sesame Street", Grover is a thin blue-haired monster puppet who is often referred to as "cute" and "lovable".
2. Patron saint of sailors, whose name also refers to an atmospheric phenomenon

Answer: Elmo

St. Elmo (aka Erasmus, Bishop of Formia) lived during the third century A.D. According to legend, St. Elmo was preaching to a group of sailors when a bolt of lightning touched down on the ground near him. St. Elmo continued his preaching despite the close call, which led St. Elmo into becoming the patron saint of sailors. In nature, St. Elmo's fire is "a flaming phenomenon sometimes seen in stormy weather at prominent points on an airplane or ship and on land that is of the nature of a brush discharge of electricity."

In "Sesame Street", Elmo is the small child-like red-haired monster puppet.
3. Grammy Award winning R&B singer famous for the song "Midnight Train to Georgia"

Answer: Gladys

Gladys Knight was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1944. She is an R&B singer nicknamed the "Empress of Soul" and was the lead singer of the group Gladys Knight and the Pips. Gladys Knight's song "Midnight Train to Georgia", was first released in August 1973. During her career Gladys Knight received twenty-two Grammy nominations, winning seven of them as of 2021.

Gladys is the name of a cow puppet on "Sesame Street".
4. Actor who played Winston Zeddemore in several "Ghostbusters" films

Answer: Ernie

The "Ghostbusters" character Winston Zeddemore was played by Ernie Hudson. He debuted in the original "Ghostbusters" movie in 1984, where he joined the original trio of Egon (Harold Ramis), Ray (Dan Aykroyd) and Peter (Bill Murray). He reprised the character for "Ghostbusters II" in 1989 and "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" in 2021.

Ernie is the name of the short orange colored puppet who shares a room with the character Bert in "Sesame Street".
5. Aviator famous for ditching an airliner in the Hudson River

Answer: Sully

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III, was a former Air Force pilot and airline captain with U.S. Airways. On January 15, 2009, Sully was in control of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, which took off from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. Shortly after takeoff, both of his airplane's engines were damaged after ingesting several birds. Sully was forced to ditch the airplane in the Hudson River, which saved the lives of everyone on board.

Biff and Sully are two puppets from "Sesame Street" that are dressed like construction workers.
6. Former American boxer nicknamed "The Golden Boy"

Answer: Oscar

"The Golden Boy" is the nickname of retired American boxer Oscar De La Hoya. He made his professional boxing debut on November 23, 1992, where he defeated Lamar Williams. Oscar De La Hoya would remain undefeated (31-0) until September 18, 1999 when he lost to Félix Trinidad. Oscar De La Hoya claimed eleven championships in his career and also won a gold medal in the men's lightweight boxing division during the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

Oscar the Grouch in "Sesame Street" is a green-haired monster puppet who lives in a trash can.
7. Played the character Gamora in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Answer: Zoe

Zoe Saldaña has had a prominent role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as she portrayed the green humanoid alien Gamora, who was the adopted daughter of the villain Thanos. The character was first introduced in the film "Guardians of The Galaxy", which was released in 2014. Zoe Saldaña has also starred in other high profile sci-fi series, including "Avatar" and the modern "Star Trek" films where she portrayed Lieutenant Uhura from the original "Star Trek" television series.

In "Sesame Street", Zoe is a small female orange-haired monster puppet with a similar demeanor to Elmo.
8. Hall of Fame pitcher for the Minnesota Twins

Answer: Bert

Bert Blyleven was a former Major League Baseball pitcher who was actually born in the Netherlands. His full name in Dutch is Rik Aalbert Blijleven. Bert Blyleven debuted with the Minnesota Twins on June 5, 1970. He competed in two All-Star games for the Twins in 1973 and in 1987. Bert Blyleven has also won two World Series championships. His first was with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1979 and the second came during his second run with the Minnesota Twins in 1987. Bert Blyleven was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2011.

Bert in "Sesame Street" is the tall yellow colored puppet who is roommates with Ernie.
9. Former president and CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment

Answer: Linda

Linda McMahon is the wife of famous wrestling promoter Vince McMahon, who is the chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment (formerly the World Wrestling Federation). Linda served as the company's president from 1993-2009 and as the company's CEO from 1997-2009. She left her positions in order to make a run for the United States Senate, but was not elected. She later served as a Cabinet member under President Donald Trump.

Linda was a prominent human character on "Sesame Street" who was hearing impaired and used sign language to communicate.
10. Astronaut who flew during Project Mercury and Gemini

Answer: Gordon

Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr. (1927-2004) was a member of the Mercury Seven astronaut team along with John Glenn and Alan Shepard. He flew aboard the last mission for Project Mercury, which was named Faith 7 in May, 1963. He later flew aboard Gemini 5 in August, 1965 with fellow astronaut "Pete" Conrad. Although he did train for missions during Project Apollo, Gordon Cooper, Jr. did not get the chance to fly to the Moon before he retired from NASA in 1970.

Gordon was the father of an African-American human family who lived on "Sesame Street".
Source: Author RedHook13

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