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

What's in a Name II Trivia Quiz

Match the surname the two unrelated people share.

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
10 / 10
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: AmandaM (8/10), Guest 174 (10/10), Guest 199 (6/10).
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. Petula and Roy  
2. Elizabeth and Earl  
3. Wayne and Tom  
4. Bea and Chester  
5. Cary and Ulysses  
6. Jean and Gene  
7. Eugene and Tip  
8. Cassandra and Oscar  
9. William and Edgar Rice  
10. Vince and Lynda  

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Petula and Roy

Answer: Clark

Petula Clark, born Sally Olwen Clark, is a British singer and actress born in 1932, and married to her Claude Wolff since 1961. She started out entertaining the troops on BBC radio during World War II. Her popularity reached its peak in the 1960s with songs like "Downtown" and "I Know a Place".

Roy Clark (1933-2018) was a country singer and musician. He and Buck Owens hosted the TV program "Hee Haw" from 1969 to 1997 (including syndication), helping to bring country music to a wider audience. In 2009 he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
2. Elizabeth and Earl

Answer: Warren

Elizabeth Warren was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1949. She was graduated from Rutgers Law School and went on to become a law school professor before serving as the senior Senator from Massachusetts since 2013.

Earl Warren (1891-1974) was a politician and a jurist. He served as Governor of California from 1943 to 1953. He was appointed by President Eisenhower to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, a position he held from 1953 to 1969.
3. Wayne and Tom

Answer: Brady

Actor, singer and comedian Wayne Brady was born in Columbus, Georgia in 1972. He hosted an eponymous daytime talk show, "Don't Forget the Lyrics!" and the revival of "Let's Make a Deal" in 2009. He has won five Emmys, was nominated for a Grammy, and appeared on Broadway in the musical "Kinky Boots" from 2015 to 2016.

If you are a sports fan, you will undoubtedly have heard of New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady. He was born in San Mateo, CA in 1977. To date, he has played in and won more Super Bowls than any other player in National Football League history.
4. Bea and Chester

Answer: Arthur

Comedienne and actress Bea Arthur (1922-2009) made her Broadway debut in "The Threepenny Opera" in 1954. In 1966 she won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical when she played the role of Vera Charles in the musical "Mame". Bea was also on "All in the Family", "Maude" and "The Golden Girls".

Chester A. Arthur (1829-1886) was the 21st president of the United States from 1881 to 1885. He was the 20th vice president who succeeded to the presidency when James Garfield was assassinated. He advocated civil service reform and was responsible for signing the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.
5. Cary and Ulysses

Answer: Grant

Handsome, suave British actor Cary Grant (1904-1986) was born Archibald Leach. He moved to the U.S., worked in vaudeville and moved to Hollywood in the 1930s. He became one of the most famous actors of all time, and shined in "screwball comedies" like "His Girl Friday" (1940) and dramas like "Suspicion" (1941).

Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was born Hiram Ulysses Grant in Ohio. He led the Union Army over the Confederacy during the American Civil War, and became the 18th president of the United States from 1869 to 1877.
6. Jean and Gene

Answer: Simmons

Actress and singer Jean Simmons (1929-2010) was born in London. Her earlier films were made in England until she came to Hollywood in 1950. She won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "Hamlet" (1948), a Golden Globe for Best Actress for "Guys and Dolls" and an Emmy for the 1983 miniseries "The Thornbirds".

Israeli singer and actor Chaim Witz was born in 1949. He co-founded the rock band KISS with Paul Stanley in the early 1970s, with Gene as bassist and Paul as guitarist. Known as a womanizer, Gene has his own magazine, his own record label and the animated series, "My Dad the Rock Star".
7. Eugene and Tip

Answer: O'Neill

Playwright Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) was born in NYC. He is credited with bringing realism to the American stage. His plays seem to reflect his troubled psyche. "Long Day's Journey into Night" is often considered one of the finest plays of the 20th century. O'Neill won both a Nobel and four Pulitzer Prizes.

Politician Thomas "Tip" O'Neill (1912-1994) was a Democrat who represented Boston, MA from 1953 to 1987. He served as the 47th Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1977 to 1987. To date, he is the only Speaker to have served for five complete, consecutive Congresses.
8. Cassandra and Oscar

Answer: Peterson

You may not be familiar with actress Cassandra Peterson born in Manhattan, Kansas in 1957. Especially around Halloween, you may have come across her under her stage name, i.e., Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. She hosts the TV show "Elvira's Movie Macabre" while dressed in a revealing black, Gothic gown.

Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson (1925-2007) was born in Montreal, Canada. The great musician Duke Ellington called Oscar "Maharaja of the keyboard". Oscar won eight Grammys, from Best Jazz Performance by a Group in 1975, to Instrumental Soloist Lifetime Achievement in 1997.
9. William and Edgar Rice

Answer: Burroughs

'Beat Generation' author and artist William Seward Burroughs (1914-1997) wrote works which helped change not only literature but culture itself, as a spokesman for the 1960s counterculture. He was a heroin addict who killed his second wife. His most famous novel, "The Naked Lunch" (1959), was said to violate sodomy laws.

Another unrelated writer named Burroughs was Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950). Writing mainly in the genres of adventure and science fiction, he created "Tarzan of the Apes" in 1912, and the Mars adventurer John Carter.
10. Vince and Lynda

Answer: Carter

Born in Daytona, Florida in 1977, Vince Carter is an NBA professional basketball player who plays for the Atlanta Hawks. Vince started with the Toronto Raptors in 1998. He plays both a shooting guard and a small forward, and is one of only a handful of players who has played a record twenty-one seasons.

Actress and model Lynda Carter was born in Phoenix, AZ in 1951. In 1972, she was crowned Miss World United States, and was a semifinalist in the Miss World Pageant. But her real claim to fame is her portrayal of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman on the show "Wonder Woman" which aired from 1974 to 1979.
Source: Author nyirene330

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