Quiz about Where Were They Born
Quiz about Where Were They Born

The Ultimate Where Were They Born? Quiz | People

None of the following people were born where you would expect. Can you match the person to their place of birth? I will give one word as a clue to each answer.

A matching quiz by kino76. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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1. Madeleine Albright - United States Secretary of State (1997-2001) [Bohemia]  
2. Vivien Leigh - Actress ("Gone With the Wind", "A Streetcar Named Desire") [Kipling]  
South Africa
3. Hugo Weaving - Actor ("The Matrix", "The Lord of the Rings") [Igbo]  
4. Eddie Izzard - Comedian, actor ("Ocean's Thirteen", "Valkyrie") [Aden]  
5. Audrey Hepburn - Actress ("Breakfast at Tiffany's", "My Fair Lady") [Waffle]  
6. Martin Lawrence - Actor ("Bad Boys", "Big Momma's House") [Pfennig]  
7. Natalie Portman - Actress ("V for Vendetta", "Black Swan") [Negev]  
8. Amy Adams - Actress ("Nocturnal Animals", "American Hustle") [Caesar]  
9. Isla Fisher - Actress ("The Great Gatsby", "Keeping Up with the Joneses") [Muscat]  
10. Elon Musk - Business magnate ("SpaceX", "Tesla") [Mandela]  

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Madeleine Albright - United States Secretary of State (1997-2001) [Bohemia]

Answer: Czechoslovakia

Madeleine Albright was born Marie Jana Korbelová in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1937. Her family emigrated to the United States in 1948, although she only became a US citizen in 1957. During the Clinton administration, Albright was appointed as Ambassador to the United Nations in 1993. She became the first female US Secretary of State in 1997, when she was appointed the 64th Secretary of State by President Bill Clinton. Interesting note: Albright was not eligible for Presidential succession due to the fact that she was not a natural-born citizen of the U.S. She was also not party to nuclear contingency plans.

Bohemia is the western region of the Czech Republic. (Czechoslovakia split peacefully into two countries in 1993 - the Czech Republic and Slovakia).
2. Vivien Leigh - Actress ("Gone With the Wind", "A Streetcar Named Desire") [Kipling]

Answer: India

Vivien Leigh was born Vivian Mary Hartley in 1913 in the city of Darjeeling in what was then known as British India. While her father was born in Scotland, her mother was born in Darjeeling too, although she was of Irish descent. She was married to fellow actor Sir Laurence Olivier from 1940 to 1960 and was famous for her roles in "Gone With the Wind" and "A Streetcar Named Desire" and won Academy Awards for both roles.

Rudyard Kipling was born in India, although he was an English journalist. He is famous for his 1894 story collection, "The Jungle Book" where almost all of his characters have Hindi names.
3. Hugo Weaving - Actor ("The Matrix", "The Lord of the Rings") [Igbo]

Answer: Nigeria

Hugo Weaving was born in Ibadan, Nigeria in 1960. A year later his parents, a former teacher and a seismologist returned to England. After moving to Australia, then South Africa and back to England the family moved back to Australia in 1976. Weaving is best known for his portrayal of Agent Smith in "The Matrix" trilogies and portraying the elf lord Elrond in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. He starred in fifty-nine films from 1981 to 2018.

Igbo is one of the three major languages spoken in Nigeria together with Hausa and Yoruba.
4. Eddie Izzard - Comedian, actor ("Ocean's Thirteen", "Valkyrie") [Aden]

Answer: Yemen

Eddie Izzard was born in Yemen in 1962 while his father was as an accountant working for British Petroleum. Izzard started in stand-up comedy and was rated at number three in 2007 on the 100 Greatest British National Comedians list compiled by Channel 4. He went on to act in thirty-six films from 1995 to 2017, including "The Avengers", "Valkyrie", "Ocean's Eleven" and "Ocean's Twelve". Harvard University bestowed the "6th Annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism" award on him in 2013.

The Republic of Yemen is a country in Western Asia found on the southern end of the Arab Peninsula. Aden is a port city whose natural harbour lies in the crater of a dormant volcano.
5. Audrey Hepburn - Actress ("Breakfast at Tiffany's", "My Fair Lady") [Waffle]

Answer: Belgium

Audrey Hepburn, born Audrey Kathleen Ruston in 1929 in Ixelles, Belgium. The name Hepburn came about due to Hepburn's father mistakenly believing he was descended from the third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, James Hepburn. The American Film Institute ranked Hepburn as the third-greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood. Hepburn has starred in a number of great films including "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "Roman Holiday". She was nominated for an Academy Award for both films, but only won for "Roman Holiday".

Belgium is famous for its chocolate as well as its waffles.
6. Martin Lawrence - Actor ("Bad Boys", "Big Momma's House") [Pfennig]

Answer: Germany

Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence was born in 1965 in Frankfurt, West Germany where his parents were in the military. A popular actor, he has made a number of successful films in his career, but got his big break due to his stand-up comedy skills. This led to television roles, most notably the series "Martin" which aired from 1992-1997. "Bad Boys" with Will Smith, "Life" with Eddie Murphy and "Big Momma's House" saw him nominated for numerous awards.

Pfennig was a unit of currency used in Germany prior to the adoption of the Euro. One hundred pfennigs make up one Deutschmark.
7. Natalie Portman - Actress ("V for Vendetta", "Black Swan") [Negev]

Answer: Israel

Natalie Portman was born Neta-Lee Hershlag in 1981 in Jerusalem, Israel to an Israeli father and American mother. She starred in her first film in 1994, called "Léon: The Professional" with Jean Reno. She went on to complete a degree in psychology at Harvard University while continuing to star in films. She had roles in numerous Star Wars films as well as "V for Vendetta" and "Black Swan" for which she won an Academy Award, a British Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award.

The Negev Desert lies in southern Israel and covers over fifty percent of Israel's land area.
8. Amy Adams - Actress ("Nocturnal Animals", "American Hustle") [Caesar]

Answer: Italy

Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy in 1974 while her father was stationed there while in the employ of the US military. She made her film debut in the 1999 film "Drop Dead Gorgeous" and her first major role was in the 2002 film "Catch Me If You Can" also starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio. She has gone on to star in a number of critically acclaimed films like "Junebug", "Doubt", "The Fighter", "The Master" and "American Hustle" all for which she was nominated for Academy Awards.

Julius Caesar was a prominent Roman general, born in Rome in 100 BC.
9. Isla Fisher - Actress ("The Great Gatsby", "Keeping Up with the Joneses") [Muscat]

Answer: Oman

Isla Lang Fisher was born in Muscat, Oman in 1976 where her father was working as a banker for the United Nations at the time. The family moved back to their native Scotland and then emigrated to Australia. Fisher started acting at a young age, starring in commercials and children's television shows and as a teenager and also published two teen novels. She starred in a number of films throughout her career, including "The Great Gatsby", "Nocturnal Animals" and "Keeping Up with the Joneses" where she teamed up with funnyman Zach Galifianakis.

The Sultanate of Oman is an Arabic country bordering on the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Muscat is its capital city. Oman has the twenty-fifth largest petroleum oil reserves in the world.
10. Elon Musk - Business magnate ("SpaceX", "Tesla") [Mandela]

Answer: South Africa

Elon Reeve Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1971 to a Canadian mother and South African father. He is not only a business magnate, but also an inventor and engineer. Musk has been involved with a number of companies from Zip2 which he started with his brother in 1995, to Paypal, SpaceX and Tesla. His initial companies sold for millions of dollars and he has gone on to start and fund further companies like SolarCity, Neuralink and Hyperloop.

Nelson Mandela was the South African president from 1994-1999 and a popular, well recognised world figure.
Source: Author kino76

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