Quiz about Whats in a Name
Quiz about Whats in a Name

What's in a Name? Trivia Quiz

Match the surname common to the two unrelated people.

A matching quiz by nyirene330. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Very Easy
Avg Score
14 / 15
Top 20% Quiz
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Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Saquon and Charles  
2. Sherri and Cybill  
3. Jermaine and Jesse  
4. Jimmy and Helena Bonham  
5. Amber and Pete  
6. Sammy and Bette  
7. Ray and Josh  
8. Paul and Ayn   
9. Dustin and Philip Seymour  
10. Flip and Woodrow  
11. Jennifer and Steve  
12. Loretta and Alan   
13. Benjamin and George  
14. Ann and Judy  
15. Helen and Gabby  

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Saquon and Charles

Answer: Barkley

Saquon Barkley is a running back in (American) football. He played college ball at Penn State University before joining the New York Giants of the National Football League.

Charles Barkley was a power forward in the National Basketball Association (NBA), having played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets from 1984 to 2000. He has gone on to become an NBA analyst.
2. Sherri and Cybill

Answer: Shepherd

Sherri Shepherd is a comedian, actress and author. She was a co-host on "The View", for which she received a Daytime Emmy Award in 2009. Sherri also appeared on the sitcom "Less than Perfect" (2002-2006).

Former model Cybill Shepherd became a movie star in films such as "Taxi Driver" (1976) and "The Last Picture Show" (1971). She also co-starred on "Moonlighting" with Bruce Willis, and the eponymous comedy "Cybill" from 1995 to 1998.
3. Jermaine and Jesse

Answer: Jackson

One of the original Jackson 5, Jermaine Jackson is a singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was the lead singer on such hits as "I'll Be There" and "I Want You Back". When he left the group, he stayed with Motown and married Berry Gordy's daughter, Hazel in 1973. They were divorced in 1988.

Reverend Jesse Jackson is a Baptist minister and civil rights activist. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in both 1984 and 1988. Jesse lost the nominations to Walter Mondale and Michael Dukakis, respectively.
4. Jimmy and Helena Bonham

Answer: Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter was the 39th president of the United States. A peanut farmer, Carter went on to become a Georgia State Senator and the 76th Governor of Georgia, before serving as president from 1977 to 1981.

British actress Helena Bonham Carter has appeared in both independent and big budget films. She was nominated for Oscars for her roles in "The Wings of the Dove" and "The King's Speech". Helena was married to director Tim Burton from 2001 to 2014, and was in a number of his movies.
5. Amber and Pete

Answer: Rose

Amber Rose, nee Levonchuck, is a model and actress. She was in Kanye West's video "Put On" in 2008, and was signed as a Ford model the following year. In 2012, she released her first single "Fame", featuring Wiz Khalifa.

Pete Rose, nicknamed "Charlie Hustle", was an all-star Major League baseball player, beginning with the Cincinnati Reds in 1963. His amazing record included three World Series Championships, three batting titles and a Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award.
6. Sammy and Bette

Answer: Davis

Sammy Davis Jr.'s (1925-1990) nickname was "Mister Show Business". He started out dancing with his father and the Will Mastin Trio at the age of three. Sammy could do it all, i.e., sing, dance, act, impressions; he was truly a one man show.

Two time Academy Award winner Bette Davis (1908-1989) had a career that spanned more than sixty years. She performed in films, in the theater and on television. She was considered to be one of the greatest actresses of all time.
7. Ray and Josh

Answer: Charles

Rhythm and Blues singer Ray Charles (1930-2004) helped integrate the disparate styles of country, jazz, gospel and pop. Despite becoming blind by the age of seven, he became one of the most influential musicians of the era. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Ray number 10 on its list of "100 Greatest Artists of All Time."

Josh Charles is an actor who first appeared in the 1989 film "Dead Poets Society". He earned Emmy Award nominations for his roles on "Sports Night" (1998-2000) and "The Good Wife" (2009-2016).
8. Paul and Ayn

Answer: Rand

Paul Rand (1914-1996) was a graduate of Pratt Institute and Parsons. He was a Yale professor and art director known for his graphic designs of corporate logos for major companies including IBM, Westinghouse, UPS, Enron and ABC.

Novelist Ayn Rand (1905-1982) was born in Russia. Her most famous novels are "Atlas Shrugged" (1957) and "The Fountainhead" (1943). In her books she espouses her philosophy of "Objectivism" whose main tenet is self-interest.
9. Dustin and Philip Seymour

Answer: Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman is a remarkably versatile actor who can easily go from playing an autistic savant in "Rain Man" (1988) to an out-of-work actor who impersonates a woman to get a job in "Tootsie" (1982). He has gone from a vulnerable young man in "The Graduate" (1967) to the oldest living man in "Little Big Man" (1970).

Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014) was another wonderful actor, often playing misfits and off-beat characters. In 2006, he won an Academy Award as Best Actor for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote. Sadly, he was taken too soon.
10. Flip and Woodrow

Answer: Wilson

Comedian "Flip" Wilson (1933-1998) did not do the "angry young black man" comedy of some of his peers, like Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx. His humor was derived from his characters like Geraldine Jones ("The Devil Made Me Do It"). He hosted his own weekly comedy show (1970-1974) for which he won two Emmys.

President Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) was the 28th president of the United States, serving in that position through World War I, from 1913 to 1921. Prior to that, he was an academic and president of Princeton University.
11. Jennifer and Steve

Answer: Lawrence

Did you know that Jennifer Lawrence was the world's highest paid actress in 2015 and 2016? She appeared on Time's list of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" in 2013. Jennifer starred in the "Hunger Games" series, and won a Best Actress Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012).

Steve Lawrence is a pop singer and actor. His greatest fame came as a duo with his wife Eydie Gorme. "Steve and Eydie" often appeared on the "Tonight" show, with Steve Allen, in the 1950s. Gorme died in 2013.
12. Loretta and Alan

Answer: Young

Loretta Young (1913-2000) started acting as a child. In 1948 she won an Academy Award for Best Actress in "The Farmer's Daughter", and was nominated the following year for "Come to the Stable". Loretta was known for her style and class, and had an eponymous TV show which ran from 1953 to 1961.

If you're old enough, you might remember "Mister Ed", the talking horse. Alan Young (1919-2016) played Wilbur Post, an architect and the fall guy for the pranks of his chatty equine. The show aired from 1961 to 1966.
13. Benjamin and George

Answer: Harrison

Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was the 23rd president of the United States, serving from 1889 to 1893. He was also the grandson of the ninth president, William Henry Harrison, who caught a cold at his inauguration and died after thirty-three days in office.

Singer George Harrison (1943-2001) was billed as "the quiet Beatle". Among his solo hits were " Got My Mind Set on You" from the 1987 "Cloud Nine" album, and "My Sweet Lord" from the 1970 album "All Things Must Pass".
14. Ann and Judy

Answer: Landers

Ann Landers (1918-2002), born Esther Pauline Lederer, was an advice columnist. Her column, begun in 1955 and continuing for 47 years, was called "Ask Ann Landers". Her twin sister, Pauline Esther (1918-2013), began a competing column, "Dear Abby", under the pseudonym of Abigail Van Buren.

Judy Landers is a film and television actress. Often playing "dumb blonde" roles, she has been in such forgettable "B movies" as "Circus Island" and "Dr. Alien", and appeared on the TV show "B.J. and the Bear" (1979-1981).
15. Helen and Gabby

Answer: Hayes

Helen Hayes (1900-1993) has often been called "First Lady of the American Theater". With a career spanning eighty years, she has received every major entertainment award, including an Emmy, a Grammy, two Tonys and two Oscars.

If you're old enough to have watched TV westerns in the 1950s, you might remember the old, talkative guy with the bushy beard. Those lovable or cantankerous second bananas were played by George "Gabby" Hayes (1885-1969).
Source: Author nyirene330

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