Quiz about They Didnt Let A Wheelchair Slow Them
Quiz about They Didnt Let A Wheelchair Slow Them

They Didn't Let A Wheelchair Slow Them! Quiz


The people in this quiz have made various impacts on the world. They did not let the fact that they were in a wheelchair hinder them. Come learn a little more of these fascinating individuals.

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Author
stephgm67
Time
4 mins
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408,793
Updated
Apr 13 22
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1. This person, born into an acting dynasty, won a Best Actor Academy Award for "A Free Soul" in 1931 and was an influential director and song composer. He opened the door for others in his field with disabilities as he starred in a large percentage of his movies in a wheelchair. Who is he? Hint

Henry Fonda
Kirk Douglas
Lionel Barrymore
Charlie Chaplin

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2. This wheelchair basketball player, who won a gold medal at the 2005 Paralympic World Cup, is a frequent actor, presenter, and guest on many BBC television shows. He spends a great deal of his time with charities to help others, particularly children, confined to a wheelchair. Who is this person who was named one of the Top 100 most influential Black British people? Hint

Stephen Fry
Idris Elba
Scottie Pippen
Ade Adepitan

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3. This Mexican artist began painting after a terrible bus accident in 1925 left her in tremendous pain, in a body cast, and then eventually in a wheelchair. Her artistic works, many of them self-portraits, often showcased disabilities rather than hiding them. Who is this woman, married to Diego Rivera, who became a symbol of bisexualism and people with handicaps? Hint

Georgia O'Keeffe
Frida Kahlo
Maria Izquierdo
Mary Cassatt

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4. This man was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, when he was a graduate student in 1963. Completely wheelchair bound, he learned how to use his finger and eye movements and became a leader in exploring gravity and black holes. Who is this author ("A Brief History of Time"), physicist, risk taker, and sometime actor who pushed the boundaries of his world? Hint

Paul Dirac
Albert Einstein
Stephen Hawking
Max Planck

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5. This woman was a lawyer and a teacher and, in 1967, became the first African American congresswoman from the deep South in the USA to be elected to the Texas Senate. She was a key person calling for the impeachment of President Nixon during the Watergate scandal and never let her wheelchair hold her back, even as she gave the Democratic convention keynote address in 1992. Who was she? Hint

Carol Mosely Braun
Barbara Jordan
Kamala Harris
Shirley Chisholm

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6. This royal was the self-proclaimed protector of the Roman Catholic Church. During his over 40 years on the throne he saw the rise and fall of his empire. Married at one time to Queen Mary I of England, who was this king who insisted his gout not stop him and was the recipient of one of the world's first wheelchairs? Hint

King Philip II of Spain
King Louis XIII of France
King Henry VIII of England
King James VI of Scotland

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7. This actor was widely known for playing Superman in the film titled the same name and its sequels. He went on to star in other films and plays. When he broke his neck in 1995, he switched to directing and also became an advocate for rights of disabled people. Not letting his wheelchair slow him down, who was this real-life super man? Hint

Christopher Reeve
Dean Cain
George Reeves
Henry Cavill

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8. This man was a respected doctor, columnist, and news contributor. He was a speech writer for Vice President Walter Mondale and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his work in the "Washington Post" newspaper. What many people did not know is that he was paralyzed from the waist down and used his injury to spur him on rather than get him down. Who was he? Hint

Larry King
Bob Woodward
Anderson Cooper
Charles Krauthammer

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9. This man is very well known for having played Frank N. Furter in the 1975 movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". However, he has also done theater and television work, as well as being a musical artist. After a stroke left him in a wheelchair, he paused long enough only to switch to voice acting and audiobooks. Who is this? Hint

James Earl Jones
Meat Loaf
Tim Curry
Barry Bostwick

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10. This man contracted polio just before he turned 40, but did not let that stop him from obtaining his political goal. In fact, he would go on to win a record four U.S. presidential elections. He led the country through a depression and a war. Who is this person ,who proved that "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself"? Hint

Abraham Lincoln
Theodore Roosevelt
George Washington
Franklin Roosevelt


Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This person, born into an acting dynasty, won a Best Actor Academy Award for "A Free Soul" in 1931 and was an influential director and song composer. He opened the door for others in his field with disabilities as he starred in a large percentage of his movies in a wheelchair. Who is he?

Answer: Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore and his two siblings were famous actors both on stage and in film. Lionel was the oldest and was born in 1878 in Philadelphia. He dabbled in stage acting but was ranked among the top in his peers in screen acting. He became a star in the talkies at MGM as both a lead and supporting player. He directed several films in the 1930s.

In 1936 he broke his hip for a second time when he tripped on a cable on the set of "Saratoga". Arthritis set in and it became very painful for him to walk. He tried crutches but soon gave them up for a wheelchair. From that point on, the studios made sure he always played characters who had an infirmity and even wrote scripts around the issue. He proved an actor in a wheelchair can be an asset more than a liability. He died at the age of 76 of a heart attack.
2. This wheelchair basketball player, who won a gold medal at the 2005 Paralympic World Cup, is a frequent actor, presenter, and guest on many BBC television shows. He spends a great deal of his time with charities to help others, particularly children, confined to a wheelchair. Who is this person who was named one of the Top 100 most influential Black British people?

Answer: Ade Adepitan

Ade Adepitan was born in Nigeria in 1973 where he contracted polio as a baby, leaving him to use a wheelchair for mobility. When he was three, he and his family moved to the UK where at age 12 he took up wheelchair basketball. He went on to compete for many Paralympic games over the next several years.

At BBC, he has played in programs for children and appeared on the soap opera "EastEnders". He has done documentaries, travel programs, and sports commentaries. He is heavily involved in charity work and was a made a member of the Order of the British Empire for services rendered to disabilities in the sporting world.
3. This Mexican artist began painting after a terrible bus accident in 1925 left her in tremendous pain, in a body cast, and then eventually in a wheelchair. Her artistic works, many of them self-portraits, often showcased disabilities rather than hiding them. Who is this woman, married to Diego Rivera, who became a symbol of bisexualism and people with handicaps?

Answer: Frida Kahlo

Frida was born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon in 1907 in a suburb of Mexico City. She was stricken with polio at age 6 and took up physical sports, on her father's urging, to make up for the weakness in her legs. In 1925, on her way home from school, the bus she was riding was struck by a trolley car and she suffered massive fractures throughout her body. Confined to bed and a body cast, she took up painting.

She met and married Diego Rivera in 1929. For the next several years, she suffered bodily pain and depression and often incorporated these themes in her paintings. She and Diego were a volatile couple and often took lovers of both genders (incorporated into their paintings) and by 1939 they were divorced. Frida continued painting until she died in 1954 and served as an icon for the disabled through her medium.
4. This man was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, when he was a graduate student in 1963. Completely wheelchair bound, he learned how to use his finger and eye movements and became a leader in exploring gravity and black holes. Who is this author ("A Brief History of Time"), physicist, risk taker, and sometime actor who pushed the boundaries of his world?

Answer: Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was born in 1942 in Oxford, England and went on to study science at Oxford and then Cambridge. While doing his graduate work, he was diagnosed with ALS and given only two years to live. He soon vowed that while his body may deteriorate, his mind would not.

He utilized a prototype machine that converted slight movements to text and began to study the universe and, more specifically, black holes. He went on to author several books that explained theories in a way many people could understand.

In addition, he traveled, experimented, and laughed at himself on the show "Big Bang Theory". Right before he died in 2018, he said he wanted to show that "people need not be limited by physical handicaps as long as they are not disabled in spirit".
5. This woman was a lawyer and a teacher and, in 1967, became the first African American congresswoman from the deep South in the USA to be elected to the Texas Senate. She was a key person calling for the impeachment of President Nixon during the Watergate scandal and never let her wheelchair hold her back, even as she gave the Democratic convention keynote address in 1992. Who was she?

Answer: Barbara Jordan

Barbara Jordan was born in 1936 in Houston, Texas. In high school, she heard a speech on career day which inspired her to be a lawyer. She attended Texas Southern and then Boston University's law school. After passing the bar, she opened a practice in Texas and soon became involved in John Kennedy's Democratic presidential campaign. Her interest in politics piqued, she went on to the Texas State Senate and then won a groundbreaking victory as the first African American woman from a Southern state to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.

She gave a powerful speech supporting Nixon's impeachment at the same time she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She continued public speaking and delivering keynote addresses. Not letting her physical impediments stop her, she won the Presidential Medial of Freedom in 1994 and died of pneumonia in 1996.
6. This royal was the self-proclaimed protector of the Roman Catholic Church. During his over 40 years on the throne he saw the rise and fall of his empire. Married at one time to Queen Mary I of England, who was this king who insisted his gout not stop him and was the recipient of one of the world's first wheelchairs?

Answer: King Philip II of Spain

Philip was born in 1527 and was the only legitimate son of Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor. After Philip's first wife died, he married Queen Mary I of England and became king consort of England and then succeeded to the throne of Spain when his father abdicated. Mary I died in 1558 and soon thereafter began the rise of the Spanish empire. The Spanish Armada defeated many navies, the Americas provided riches, and Spain seized Portugal.

The 1580s, however, saw the decline of his power as the Armada was beaten, the empire became bankrupt, and Philip II contracted gout. By 1595, an anonymous inventor created the first custom-built wheelchair (called at that time an invalid chair) and Philip II was able to attend his functions while someone pushed him rather than being confined to bed.
7. This actor was widely known for playing Superman in the film titled the same name and its sequels. He went on to star in other films and plays. When he broke his neck in 1995, he switched to directing and also became an advocate for rights of disabled people. Not letting his wheelchair slow him down, who was this real-life super man?

Answer: Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve was born in 1952 in New York City. He became a movie star quickly when he was selected to play the lead in the 1978 movie "Superman" and the three sequels in later years. He also starred in smaller films and plays and a TV movie in which he became intrigued with horses.

In May of 1995 he sustained a severe spinal injury while riding a horse and become paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair and respirator. He and his family did not let this slow him down, however. He soon was involved in campaigns supporting paraplegics and children with disabilities. He testified before the U.S. Senate in favor of stem cell research. He and his wife started a foundation to create awareness of the disabled and he continued an acting, directing, and writing career. He died 2004 from cardiac arrest.
8. This man was a respected doctor, columnist, and news contributor. He was a speech writer for Vice President Walter Mondale and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his work in the "Washington Post" newspaper. What many people did not know is that he was paralyzed from the waist down and used his injury to spur him on rather than get him down. Who was he?

Answer: Charles Krauthammer

Krauthammer was born in 1950 in New York City. During turbulent times in his college years in Montreal, he began to get interested in politics but decided to go into medicine. During his first year in medical school, a diving accident left him paralyzed from the waist down.

He only took a brief time off from his studies and became a psychiatrist after his on-time graduation. During the 1980s he moved to Washington, D.C. and began writing political articles for magazines and newspapers. When he would appear on television, he would ask that his infirmity not be highlighted so that people could concentrate on the topic being discussed.

He taught others that "physical problems need not be disabling in the communication of ideas". He left a legacy of articles, books, and shows when he died of cancer in 2018.
9. This man is very well known for having played Frank N. Furter in the 1975 movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". However, he has also done theater and television work, as well as being a musical artist. After a stroke left him in a wheelchair, he paused long enough only to switch to voice acting and audiobooks. Who is this?

Answer: Tim Curry

Tim Curry was born in 1946 in Cheshire, England and went on to earn a degree in English and drama. He started doing theater work and ended up with the role of the "mad doctor" in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". When the play became a hit movie with a cult-like following, his popularity soared. Over the next several decades he performed in a variety of plays, movies (especially comedies), and television programs. Curry had music training as a child, and parlayed that into a solo music act with several albums.

In 2012, he suffered a stroke that left him immobile and in a wheelchair. He decided that instead of retiring he would switch to more roles involving his unique voice in the form of animated shows and audiobooks. When he achieved a lifetime award at the Tony presentation, he attributed looking past his wheelchair status to a "strong will and positive attitude".
10. This man contracted polio just before he turned 40, but did not let that stop him from obtaining his political goal. In fact, he would go on to win a record four U.S. presidential elections. He led the country through a depression and a war. Who is this person ,who proved that "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself"?

Answer: Franklin Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt was born in 1882 in Hyde Park, New York. He went into politics at a young age and served as a Democrat. He was in the New York Senate in 1910 and Democratic nominee for Vice President in 1920. However, in 1921, he contracted polio and lost much use of his legs. He utilized crutches and braces but also spent much time in a wheelchair.

Not letting this stop him, he went on to be elected in November 1932 to the first of four terms. He kept the country going through the Great Depression with recovery acts and programs. He tried hard to keep the United States out of looming warfare, but when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941 he guided the country into WWII. Throughout all of this, he utilized special leg braces and a custom wheelchair he designed himself so he could have access to all the places he needed to conduct business. He believed that warm spring waters and a good attitude could help his condition. FDR left a lasting legacy when he died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1945.
Source: Author stephgm67

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