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Quiz about They Died in July 2014
Quiz about They Died in July 2014

They Died in July 2014 Trivia Quiz


These questions are about people who died in July 2014.

A multiple-choice quiz by Robert907. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Robert907
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
369,015
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
593
Last 3 plays: Guest 175 (3/10), Guest 2 (4/10), Guest 166 (2/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. American actor James Garner died July 19, 2014. For which 1985 movie did Garner receive his only Academy Award nomination for Best Actor? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Record producer and musician Thomas Erdelyi died July 11, 2014. For which influential group did Erdelyi play the drums and write such songs as "Blitzkrieg Bop" and "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. American World War II hero Louis Zamperini died July 2, 2014. What is NOT true about the life of Mr. Zamperini? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. American businesswoman Eileen Ford died July 9, 2014. Which statement best describes Eileen Ford? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Politician and diplomat Eduard Shevardnadze died July 7, 2014. Which country did Shevardnadze lead from 1992 until 2003? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. American Olympic athlete Alice Coachman died July 14, 2014. Coachman was the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal. In which event also won by Sara Simeoni & Louise Ritter on the woman's side and Javier Sotomayor on the men's did Coachman win her gold medal? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Welsh-born American golfer Samuel "Errie" Ball died July 2, 2014 at the age of 103. Ball become friends with which golfer at the 1926 Open Championships resulting in an invitation to the first Masters in 1934? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. American novelist Thomas Berger died July 13, 2014. Berger's 1964 novel was turned into which 1970 Dustin Hoffman movie directed by Arthur Penn? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. American actress Elaine Stritch died July 17, 2014. Stritch won an Emmy Award playing Jack Donaghy's mother on which 2007-2012 NBC show? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. American serviceman Theodore Van Kirk died July 28, 2014. What was Van Kirk's place in history? Hint: August 6, 1945 Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. American actor James Garner died July 19, 2014. For which 1985 movie did Garner receive his only Academy Award nomination for Best Actor?

Answer: Murphy's Romance

Sally Field is a 33 year old divorced mother who moves to an Arizona town and befriends a much older druggist played by Garner. William Hurt for "Kiss of the Spider Woman" beat Garner, Harrison Ford, Jon Voight and Jack Nicholson out for the prize. Garner's impressive list of work includes "Maverick", "The Rockford Files", "The Great Escape", "Victor Victoria", "Space Cowboys", "My Fellow Americans" and a memorable role in "The Notebook".
2. Record producer and musician Thomas Erdelyi died July 11, 2014. For which influential group did Erdelyi play the drums and write such songs as "Blitzkrieg Bop" and "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"?

Answer: Ramones

The Ramones were an influential band in the punk rock movement. Formed in 1974, all the members adopted pseudonyms with the last name Ramone even though none were related. Tommy Ramone (Erdelyi) was replaced on drums in 1978 but continued to manage the group, even producing a couple of their albums.
3. American World War II hero Louis Zamperini died July 2, 2014. What is NOT true about the life of Mr. Zamperini?

Answer: Held in prisoner-of-war camp in Europe

Louis Zamperini's plane was shot down in the Pacific Ocean. He survived 47 days at sea and was held in the same Japanese prisoner-of-war camp as "Paddy" Boyington of "Baa Baa Black Sheep" fame. Zamperini was declared killed-in-action in June 1943. He competed in the 5000 metre distance event at the 1936 Olympics finishing eighth.

After the war, he met evangelist Billy Graham and became an inspirational speaker.
4. American businesswoman Eileen Ford died July 9, 2014. Which statement best describes Eileen Ford?

Answer: Co-founder of the Ford Modeling Agency

"Ford Models" was created by Eileen Ford and her husband Jerry in the late 1940s and became the top agency in the world. The Fords are credited with turning modeling into a business while protecting their clients from the more sordid aspects of the profession. Ford Models have included Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, Jerry Hall, Grace Jones, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Elle Macpherson.
5. Politician and diplomat Eduard Shevardnadze died July 7, 2014. Which country did Shevardnadze lead from 1992 until 2003?

Answer: Georgia

Eduard Shevardnadze was Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Soviet Union from 1985-1991. After the fall of the Soviet Union, he returned to the newly independent Georgia to become its leader. He was removed from power in 2003 due to charges of election fraud, nepotism and corruption.
6. American Olympic athlete Alice Coachman died July 14, 2014. Coachman was the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal. In which event also won by Sara Simeoni & Louise Ritter on the woman's side and Javier Sotomayor on the men's did Coachman win her gold medal?

Answer: High jump

With the cancelations of the 1940 & 1944 Olympics due to World War II, the 1948 games were Coachman's last chance to win the event she had dominated since 1939. She jumped 1.68 m to win the gold over her British competitor.
7. Welsh-born American golfer Samuel "Errie" Ball died July 2, 2014 at the age of 103. Ball become friends with which golfer at the 1926 Open Championships resulting in an invitation to the first Masters in 1934?

Answer: Bobby Jones

Errie Ball was fifteen when he competed at the 1926 Open Championship. He was the last living person who competed at the inaugural Masters. Bobby Jones, the co-founder of the Masters and co-designer of Augusta National, won the open and amateur championships in the U.S. and Britain in 1930.

Despite his accomplishments, he is often mistaken for prolific golf course designer Robert Trent Jones.
8. American novelist Thomas Berger died July 13, 2014. Berger's 1964 novel was turned into which 1970 Dustin Hoffman movie directed by Arthur Penn?

Answer: Little Big Man

121 year old Jack Crabb (Hoffman) tells his life story about his adventures in the American West in this revisionist satire. Berger's 1980 novel "Neighbors" was turned into a 1981 movie starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.
9. American actress Elaine Stritch died July 17, 2014. Stritch won an Emmy Award playing Jack Donaghy's mother on which 2007-2012 NBC show?

Answer: 30 Rock

"30 Rock" was an American satirical television sitcom focusing on a fictional live sketch comedy series. Jack Donaghy, played by Alec Baldwin, was a network executive who constantly interfered with the show. Stritch also won Emmy Awards for "Law & Order" and for a documentary of her one woman show.

She was the original Trixie Norton on "The Honeymooners" being re-cast after one episode and also starred in the 1975 British comedy series "Two's Company". Elaine Stritch also had a long, successful Broadway acting career.
10. American serviceman Theodore Van Kirk died July 28, 2014. What was Van Kirk's place in history? Hint: August 6, 1945

Answer: Last surviving member of the Enola Gay crew

Van Kirk was the navigator of the "Enola Gay" when it dropped the first atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.
Source: Author Robert907

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