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The Campbells Are Coming Trivia Quiz


All the people in this quiz are named Campbell. Can you identify them? Note that this quiz has a strong UK bias.

A multiple-choice quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
331,266
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
706
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. Alastair Campbell was the 'spin doctor' for which British Prime Minister? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Ali and Robin Campbell were founder members of which UK group? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This Campbell was primarily known as a supermodel, although she has also acted, sung and 'written' a novel. What is her first name? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Sol Campbell gained fame for playing which of these sports? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The actress Neve Campbell was born in which country? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Sir Malcolm Campbell and his son, Donald, were the holders of world speed records on both land and water. What name did they give to their various cars and watercraft? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In 1692, Captain Robert Campbell led the troops at the massacre of Glencoe. Which clan were the victims? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Glen Campbell's biggest UK hit was in 1969 with 'All I Have to do is Dream'. This was a duet with which female singer? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Sir Walter Menzies Campbell was leader of the Liberal Democrat party from 2006-2007. By what name he is usually known? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which Campbell represented Great Britain as a sprinter for fifteen years before retiring in 2006? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Alastair Campbell was the 'spin doctor' for which British Prime Minister?

Answer: Tony Blair

Officially, Campbell's title was 'Director of Communications and Strategy', and he was Tony Blair's chief spokesman during Blair's time as Prime Minister. Alastair Campbell began his career as a political journalist for the "Daily Mirror", eventually becoming policital editor.

He also acted as an advisor to Neil Kinnock, a former leader of the Labour Party. Campbell published his memoirs in 2007 under the title "The Blair Years".
2. Ali and Robin Campbell were founder members of which UK group?

Answer: UB40

UB40 were formed in 1978, in Birmingham, with Ali Campbell as lead singer. They sang in a reggae style, reworking songs such as 'Red Red Wine' and 'Can't Help Falling in Love', which brought them success in both the UK and USA. Ali left the band in 2008 to pursue a solo career and was replaced by another brother, Duncan.

Their father, Ian, had been a successful folk singer in the 1960s with his Ian Campbell Folk Group which also included Lorna Campbell, Ian's sister.
3. This Campbell was primarily known as a supermodel, although she has also acted, sung and 'written' a novel. What is her first name?

Answer: Naomi

Naomi Campbell was spotted by a model agency in 1986, when she was fifteen and studying at the stage school 'The Italia Conti Academy'. She decided that her future lay in modelling and joined 'Elite Model Management', working as a catwalk model. Her career as a model was extremely successful, although she has been prosecuted for assault on several occasions due to her 'anger management issues'.

She released a music album, called 'Baby Woman', in 1995 and has appeared in several music videos for Madonna and Michael Jackson, among others.

A novel, 'Swan', was published under her name in 1994 although she openly admitted that it was ghostwritten for her.
4. Sol Campbell gained fame for playing which of these sports?

Answer: Football (soccer)

Sulzeer Jeremiah Campbell was born in London in 1974 to Jamaican parents. He played as a centre back (central defensive position), joining London club Tottenham Hotspur in 1992. In 2001, he alienated fans of Spurs by transferring to their arch-rivals in London, Arsenal, where he stayed until 2006. Campbell has subsequently played for Portsmouth, Notts County, Arsenal (in a brief return) and signed for Newcastle United in 2010.

He was also an England international player from 1996 to 2007.
5. The actress Neve Campbell was born in which country?

Answer: Canada

Neve Campbell was born in Guelph, Ontario in 1973. Her father, Gerry Campbell, had emigrated to Canada from Scotland. Neve attented the National Ballet School from the age of nine, but decided to become an actress at the age of fifteen. She is probably best known for Wes Craven's series of 'Scream' films in which she played the character 'Sidney Prescott'.
6. Sir Malcolm Campbell and his son, Donald, were the holders of world speed records on both land and water. What name did they give to their various cars and watercraft?

Answer: Bluebird

Sir Malcolm Campbell set his first land speed record on Pendine Sands in west Wales in 1924. He went on to set nine new records up until 1935, with some being on Pendine Sands and others on Daytona Beach, Florida. His final record was set on Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Malcolm Campbell was the first man to drive a motor car at over 300 mph.

He set world water speed records on Coniston Water, in England's Lake District in Cumbria, and died from natural causes in 1948. His son, Donald, was not so lucky as he was killed while attempting another water speed record on Coniston Water in 1967.

His body was not found until 2001 and has now been interred in Coniston cemetery. The 'Bluebird' in which he died was also recovered, between 2000 and 2001 and is undergoing restoration.
7. In 1692, Captain Robert Campbell led the troops at the massacre of Glencoe. Which clan were the victims?

Answer: MacDonald

During this turbulent period in history, the Roman Catholic King James II had been deposed and replaced by the joint monarchs, William and Mary. Mary was the daughter of King James, and was protestant. As James was of Scottish origin, the Scots were more supportive of him, and the new monarchs required the clans to swear allegiance to them.

The MacDonald clan chief left it too late, and government troops were sent to exact revenge. Despite having received the hospitality of the MacDonalds, the forces led by Campbell carried out their orders to kill the MacDonald clan, succeeding in eliminating 38 of them, with more dying from exposure to the elements.

The Campbells were held responsible for carrying out the murders, although the orders had come from government level.
8. Glen Campbell's biggest UK hit was in 1969 with 'All I Have to do is Dream'. This was a duet with which female singer?

Answer: Bobbie Gentry

Bobbie and Glen reached number three on the UK Singles Chart with this song, which had previously been a number one hit for the Everly Brothers in 1958. Bobbie also had UK success with 'Ode to Billy Joe' and 'I'll Never Fall in Love Again'. Glen managed number four with three other songs -'Honey Come Back' and 'It's Only Make Believe', both in 1970, and with 'Rhinestone Cowboy' in 1975.

His only other UK top ten hit was 'Wichita Lineman' in 1969, which got to number seven.
9. Sir Walter Menzies Campbell was leader of the Liberal Democrat party from 2006-2007. By what name he is usually known?

Answer: Ming

The Scottish name 'Menzies' is pronounced Mingis, hence the abbreviation of Ming. Campbell took the leadership of the party when Charles Kennedy stood down for 'personal reasons', although Ming Campbell received much criticism during his tenure, much of it aimed at his age (he was born in 1941).

He was succeeded by the much younger Nick Clegg, who became Deputy Prime Minister in 2010 in the coalition government formed by the Conservatives with Liberal Democrat support. Ming Campbell was a successful sprinter in his youth and held the British record for 100 metres between 1967 and 1974.

He also represented Great Britain at the 1964 Olympic Games, held in Tokyo.
10. Which Campbell represented Great Britain as a sprinter for fifteen years before retiring in 2006?

Answer: Darren

Darren Campbell was born in Manchester in 1973, and was a talented footballer (soccer player) as well as athlete. He took two years away from athletics to play professional soccer before returning in 1995. Campbell was successful at 100 metres, 200 metres and as a member of the 4 x 100 metres team.

In 1998, he won gold medals at the European championships in both the individual 100 metres and the relay. He won a silver medal in the 200 metres at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, and a gold at Athens four years later in the 4 x 100 metres relay.
Source: Author rossian

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