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Ten well known people, all with a surname starting with "men". Simply match the person to the correct description.

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1. Prime Minister of Australia between 1949 and 1966.  
Adnan Menderes
2. Bass player with rock band, Twisted Sister.  
Felix Mendelssohn
3. Nazi SS officer, known as the Angel of Death.  
Mark Mendoza
4. Swiss motor racing driver. Twice winner of the British Touring Car Championship.  
Sam Mendes
5. Maureen Johnson in "Rent" (2005) and the voice of Elsa in "Frozen" (2013).  
Josef Mengele
6. Long time collaborator of Quentin Tarantino. Twice Oscar nominated for "Best Film Editing".  
Paul Menard
7. Prime Minister of Turkey between 1950 and 1960.  
Robert Menzies
8. Director of the James Bond films, "Skyfall" (2012) and "Spectre" (2015).  
Alain Menu
9. NASCAR driver, drove for Richard Childress Racing between 2011 and 2017.  
Idina Menzel
10. German composer, wrote "Festgesang" (1840) which became the melody for the carol, "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing".  
Sally Menke

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Prime Minister of Australia between 1949 and 1966.

Answer: Robert Menzies

When he left office, Menzies was Australia's longest serving prime minister, having held the position for a total of 18 years, over two separate terms, firstly between 1939 and 1941, then between 1949 and 1966.
During his first spell in office, as leader of the United Australia Party (UAP), he oversaw the country's entry into WWII, while as PM the second time, now leader of the Liberal Party, he authorised Australian troops to take part in both the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
2. Bass player with rock band, Twisted Sister.

Answer: Mark Mendoza

Mark Mendoza joined Twisted Sister in 1978, replacing original bassist Kenny Neill and has played on all of the band's releases from their debut album, "Under The Blade" (1982) to their 2006 festive album, "A Twisted Christmas".
Prior to joining Twisted Sister, he was with punk band, The Dictators and appeared on their 1977 album, "Manifest Destiny"
Along with Twisted Sister guitarist, Jay Jay French, Mendoza co-produced the band's "Still Hungry" (2004) and "Live At Hammersmith" (1994) albums.
3. Nazi SS officer, known as the Angel of Death.

Answer: Josef Mengele

To say Mengele was a monster among men would be an understatement. He viewed the selection of Auschwitz prisoners for the gas chambers as a pleasant task, often volunteering to do it when he wasn't scheduled and took great delight in using camp prisoners for his medical experiments, with particular emphasis on twins, dwarves and people with different coloured eyes.
When the Soviet army were approaching Auschwitz in 1945, Mengele fled and was initially captured by American forces in June 1945, but due to his name not being on their list of major war criminals was released after a month.
Eventually in 1949, he made his way to South America, living in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil while being sought for extradition for war crimes, but he evaded capture and died in 1979 through drowning after suffering a stroke while swimming.
4. Swiss motor racing driver. Twice winner of the British Touring Car Championship.

Answer: Alain Menu

Menu raced in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) for nine seasons between 1992 and 2000, winning the crown in 1997 and again in his final year.
He began his BTCC career with BMW before switching to Renault in his second season, driving originally for Renault Dealer Racing before joining Sir Frank Williams' team, driving the Renault Laguna.
After driving for Ford in his final two seasons, Menu competed in the V8 Supercars series in Australia and the DTM championship in Germany before making a one off return to the BTCC in 2007 for VX Racing, driving a Vauxhall Vectra.
In 2014, he made a full time return to the series, driving a Volkswagen Passat CC, initially for Restart Racing and in 2015, his final season for Team BMR, for whom he was employed as a driving coach following his retirement from the sport.
5. Maureen Johnson in "Rent" (2005) and the voice of Elsa in "Frozen" (2013).

Answer: Idina Menzel

Menzel was nominated for a Tony award in 1996 for her portrayal of Maureen Johnson in the Broadway show "Rent", losing out to Ann Duquesnay for her part in "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk".
She reprised the role in the movie version, directed by Chris Columbus in 2005 and received more award nominations but her first major award win was in 2004, when she won the "Best Actress in a Musical" Tony for her portrayal of Elphaba Thropp in the stage show, "Wicked".
Playing Shelby Corcoran on the TV series "Glee" between 2010 and 2013 brought her more fans and a whole new generation were turned on to her talents when she voiced Queen Elsa in Disney's 2013 animated film "Frozen".
The stand out track from the film, "Let It Go" (2013) won both an Oscar and a Grammy as well as reaching number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in USA, making Menzel the first ever Tony award winning actress to reach the top ten on the American charts.
6. Long time collaborator of Quentin Tarantino. Twice Oscar nominated for "Best Film Editing".

Answer: Sally Menke

Menke first worked with Tarantino on his 1992 film, "Reservoir Dogs" and then edited all of his movies up until her death from a heart condition in 2010.
Tarantino called her his one true collaborator and his 2012 film, "Django Unchained" was dedicated to her.
Menke was twice Oscar nominated for her editing work, firstly in 1994 for "Pulp Fiction" and again in 2009 for "Inglourious Basterds", losing out to Arthur Schmidt for "Forrest Gump" (1994) and Chris Innis and Bob Murawski for "The Hurt Locker" (2008).
7. Prime Minister of Turkey between 1950 and 1960.

Answer: Adnan Menderes

Menderes was Turkish prime minister between 1950 and 1960, after co-founding Turkey's first opposition party, the Democrat Party (DP) in 1946.
As an advocate of private enterprise rather than a planned economy, Menderes and the DP supported the importation of foreign goods and technology, but the scale on which this done caused huge economic problems for Turkey, while at the same time improving the lives of the less fortunate.
Faced with mounting criticism. Menderes began imprisoning journalists and manipulating local elections in favour of the DP, which angered the military, until in 1960 he was overthrown by a a military coup and charged with violating the constitution, embezzling state funds, extravagance, and corruption.
Found guilty, he was executed by hanging on 17th September 1961 before being posthumously pardoned by the Turkish Parliament on 17th September 1990, the 29th anniversary of his death.
8. Director of the James Bond films, "Skyfall" (2012) and "Spectre" (2015).

Answer: Sam Mendes

Mendes began his career as a director in theatre with reinventions of shows such as "Cabaret" (1993) and "Oliver!" (1994) before moving into film in 1999 with "American Beauty", which was nominated for eight Oscars, winning five, including the "Best Director" award for Mendes.
He went on to direct movies such as "Road To Perdition" (2002) and "Revolutionary Road" (2008) before moving onto the James Bond franchise with "Skyfall" in 2012.
In 2003, Mendes, along with Pippa Harris and Caro Newling founded Neal Street Productions, with whom they have had TV and theatre success, producing the hit show, "Call The Midwife" (from 2012) and the West End, Broadway and touring smash, "Charlie And The Chocolate Factory" (from 2013).
9. NASCAR driver, drove for Richard Childress Racing between 2011 and 2017.

Answer: Paul Menard

Menard raced in almost 500 races over a 16 year NASCAR career, winning just one race, the 2011 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis.
He did slightly better in the NASCAR Xfinity series, in which he raced occasionally, winning three races from 220 starts before retiring from full time racing at the end of the 2019 season.
Menard was the subject of much controversy in 2011, when he was accused of deliberately crashing during the final laps at Richmond. His accident forced a caution in the race which allowed his team mate, Kevin Harvick to win ahead of Jeff Gordon who would have won, had there been no caution.
10. German composer, wrote "Festgesang" (1840) which became the melody for the carol, "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing".

Answer: Felix Mendelssohn

Mendelssohn was a much admired composer of the Romantic era, with his "Symphony No. 4 in A major" (the Italian Symphony) (1833) and "Symphony No. 3 in A minor" (the Scottish Symphony) (1829) among his best loved symphonies.
He was also responsible for the overtures " Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage" (1828) and "The Hebrides" (1830) but his best known piece must surely be the 1842 incidental music to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" which includes "The Wedding March", now played a marriage ceremonies throughout the world.
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