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What's in a Name? Trivia Quiz


The name "Giselle" is a popular female first name, a famous 19th century ballet,a supermodel and various authors. What do you know about the name "Giselle"? Good Luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by Soozy_Woozy. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Soozy_Woozy
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
286,247
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Avg Score
6 / 10
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572
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Question 1 of 10
1. "Giselle" is the name of a ballet about an innocent maiden who falls in love with a nobleman disguised as a peasant. Who composed the music for this Ballet? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Names are often shortened if they are long. Which one of these shortened forms is used for the name Giselle (Gisele)? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. When was the ballet "Giselle" first performed in Paris Opera? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The name "Giselle" is derived from the Germanic word "gisel" meaning "hostage". What other word does Giselle mean? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. What is the last name of the soprano called Giselle, who won the 2005 Talent Rocks Female Vocalist Award and also played "Gilda" in the opera "Rigoletto". Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What is the surname of the illustrator of the Ranjit Bolt book called "The Hare and the Tortoise and other Fables of La Fontaine"? Her first name is Giselle and her surname is shared with a famous young wizard who has been scarred for life. Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What is the surname of the Brazilian supermodel whose first name is Gisele, who is the highest-paid model in the world and who earned $33 million dollars in 2007? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Giselle Fernandez is an American television jounalist who has appeared on Dancing With The Stars in 2006 and was a regular host for Access Hollywood. How many Emmy Awards has she won for Journalism. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Fanny Elssler played Giselle in the Russian version of the ballet, but an Italian ballerina was the original Giselle in it's opening in Paris in 1841. Who was this ballerina? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Giselle Carmichael is the pseudonym for an author who lives in Ocean Springs Mississippi (2008). She is an avid fan of African American fiction and romance and she has written many books. What is the name of one of her novels? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Giselle" is the name of a ballet about an innocent maiden who falls in love with a nobleman disguised as a peasant. Who composed the music for this Ballet?

Answer: Adolphe Adam

Adolphe Adam composed the music for the ballet called "Giselle" in less than a week. He wrote it at night, which is when he wrote most of his works. He believed that "a work is not necessarily imporant because it had taken a long time to achieve".
2. Names are often shortened if they are long. Which one of these shortened forms is used for the name Giselle (Gisele)?

Answer: All of these

Other shortened forms of the name Giselle are: Elle, Gee, Selle, Ellie, Jelly, Sally, Gisie and Gi.

The name Giselle has at least ten variant forms: Ghisele, Ghisella, Gisela, Giselda, Gisele, Gisella, Giza, Gizela, Gizella and Gizelle.
3. When was the ballet "Giselle" first performed in Paris Opera?

Answer: June 28, 1841

On June 28, 1841 the Ballet "Giselle" was presented at the Paris Opera which was called Le Ballet du Theatre de l'Academie Royale de Musique.

"Giselle" has two acts, 2 scenes, with a libretto (the complete text of an opera) by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Theophile Gautier. It was originally choreographed by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. The choreography of nearly all modern productions of "Giselle", derives from the revivals by Marius Petipa at the Russian Imperial Ballet in the late 19th century.
4. The name "Giselle" is derived from the Germanic word "gisel" meaning "hostage". What other word does Giselle mean?

Answer: Pledge

The name "Giselle" means "pledge". In the ballet, Giselle and Albrecht pledge their love to each other, before she descends back into her grave.
5. What is the last name of the soprano called Giselle, who won the 2005 Talent Rocks Female Vocalist Award and also played "Gilda" in the opera "Rigoletto".

Answer: Minns

Giselle Minns is a singer, songwriter, soprano, pianist, cellist and musical arranger. She sang the role of Adele in a Gala Performance of "Die Fledermaus" in Switzerland with Jose Carreras. She also sang at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, with The English Bach Festival. She has appeared on British Television for the BBC and Canadian radio.
6. What is the surname of the illustrator of the Ranjit Bolt book called "The Hare and the Tortoise and other Fables of La Fontaine"? Her first name is Giselle and her surname is shared with a famous young wizard who has been scarred for life.

Answer: Potter

Giselle Potter is an author and illustrator of children's books, who lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley (2008). She studied at Rhode Island School of Design and has illustrated more than twenty books for children. She has also illustrated books and magazines for the New Yorker, New York Times and Land of Nod catalogue.

Giselle's parents were travelling puppeteers, so she amused herself by drawing and keeping a journal. Her grandparents were painters and they encouraged her to do her own art. As an illustrator she is best known for her collaboration with Cari Best on several "Catherine the Great" books.
7. What is the surname of the Brazilian supermodel whose first name is Gisele, who is the highest-paid model in the world and who earned $33 million dollars in 2007?

Answer: Bundchen

Gisele Caroline Nonnenmacher Bundchen(born on July 20 1980) is a Brazilian model whose face is on at least 20 brands internationally (2008). She is in the "Guinness Book of World Records" as the world's richest supermodel.

Gisele originally wanted to be a volleyball player but was discovered in a shopping mall in Sao Paulo by a modeling agency. At school, her friends nicknamed her "Olivia Palito" which means "Olive Oyl" in Portuguese. She was so thin that they likened her to the cartoon character who was Popeye's sweetheart.

Claudia Schiffer, another famous model, is quoted as saying "supermodels don't exist any more but Gisele is the only one who comes close to earning the title".
8. Giselle Fernandez is an American television jounalist who has appeared on Dancing With The Stars in 2006 and was a regular host for Access Hollywood. How many Emmy Awards has she won for Journalism.

Answer: Five

Giselle Fernandez (born 15 May, 1961) was born in Mexico City, Mexico. She has won five Emmy Awards for Journalism and has worked as a reporter and guest anchor for CBS and NBC. From 1985 to 1989 she worked as a television reporter and weekend anchor in Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami.

Giselle's father is a flamenco dancer and she is married to John Farrand, former CEO of Panavision, Inc.
9. Fanny Elssler played Giselle in the Russian version of the ballet, but an Italian ballerina was the original Giselle in it's opening in Paris in 1841. Who was this ballerina?

Answer: Carlotta Grisi

Carlotta Grisi's real name is Caronne Adele Josephine Marie Grisi (28 June 1819 - 20 May 1899). She was an Italian ballet dancer who played Giselle in the original Paris Opera performance in 1841. This was considered her greatest role and was the stepping-stone to world-wide performances and much wealth. One of Giselle's creators, Theophile Gautier, described her dancing as "child-like alertness, and a happy and infectious gaiety". Gautier is famous for coining the phrase "Art for art's sake".
10. Giselle Carmichael is the pseudonym for an author who lives in Ocean Springs Mississippi (2008). She is an avid fan of African American fiction and romance and she has written many books. What is the name of one of her novels?

Answer: Magnolia Sunset

The author of "Magnolia Sunset" writes under the name of Giselle Carmichael. She is an Alabama native who graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is the daughter and wife of career airmen and has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe.

Some other books she has written are: "Lace" (2004), "I'll be your Shelter" (2003) and "To Love and Honor" (2002).
Source: Author Soozy_Woozy

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