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Quiz about Tenuous Links
Quiz about Tenuous Links

Tenuous Links Trivia Quiz


This quiz is about common factors amongst certain people . See if you can figure out what the link is between these people (it could be a concrete or tenuous bond.)

A multiple-choice quiz by nerthus. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
nerthus
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
34,959
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
5
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
3 / 5
Plays
759
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Question 1 of 5
1. The Marquis De Sade and the poet Petrarch were linked together by which woman? Hint


Question 2 of 5
2. Which two men are linked together by the most unlikely of things, a bathtub? Hint


Question 3 of 5
3. Link the 'Arabian Nights' and the 'Kama Sutra' with Elizabeth Taylor?

Answer: (First and last name or surname only)
Question 4 of 5
4. Which place in London links Edmond Halley, William Gladstone, Elizabeth I, Samuel Pepys, and Christopher Wren?

Answer: (One Word - Meridian Line)
Question 5 of 5
5. What links the following people - James Garfield , Michelangelo, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin? Hint



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1. The Marquis De Sade and the poet Petrarch were linked together by which woman?

Answer: Laura

Laura was the idealized beloved to whom Petrarch addressed all his sonnets. Some scholars feel Laura was a fictional character, but many think she was Laura de Noves who married Hugues De Sade from whom the infamous Marquis De Sade descends. The Marquis himself was involved with yet another woman called Laura in his youth , Lady Laure de Lauris, but his family forced him to marry Renee Pelagie.
2. Which two men are linked together by the most unlikely of things, a bathtub?

Answer: Diogenes and Marat

Diogenes the cynic was a strange man who carried a lantern , looking for just and honest men. He spent his life living in a bathtub. Jean-Paul Marat, a fiery French patriot , was killed in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday, a royalist, in 1793. Marat's death was the subject of a brilliant painting by Jacques-Louis David ' 'Death of Marat'.
3. Link the 'Arabian Nights' and the 'Kama Sutra' with Elizabeth Taylor?

Answer: Richard Burton

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was an adventurer and scholar who published the first translation of the 'Kama Sutra'. He was even better known for the 'naughty bits' in his version of 'Arabian Nights'. Elizabeth Taylor was of course married twice to another Richard Burton (real name Richard Walter Jenkins Jr), the talented Welsh actor.
4. Which place in London links Edmond Halley, William Gladstone, Elizabeth I, Samuel Pepys, and Christopher Wren?

Answer: Greenwich

Halley died at Greenwich in 1742; William Gladstone was the MP for Greenwich before he became Prime Minister; Elizabeth I was born in Greenwich Palace; Pepys lived in Greenwich - he actually saw the Great Fire of London from here; Christopher Wren built Greenwich Hospital and Greenwich Observatory.
5. What links the following people - James Garfield , Michelangelo, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin?

Answer: all were ambidextrous

Michelangelo could paint at ease with both hands; Garfield could write Latin with his right hand, and Greek with his left; Einstein and Franklin were ambidextrous too.
Source: Author nerthus

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