Quiz about Who Did We Lose in 2021
Quiz about Who Did We Lose in 2021

Who Did We Lose in 2021? Trivia Quiz


What a year 2021 was for all of us! In addition to the craziness, we lost some major celebrities. Let's honor their memories with a look back.

A multiple-choice quiz by GBfan. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
GBfan
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
408,125
Updated
Feb 23 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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1. Who was nicknamed "Hammer"? He was a Hall of Fame baseball player with 755 career home runs. Hint

Willie Mays
Reggie Jackson
Hank Aaron
Ted Williams

2. Who played Lou Grant on the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" and Carl on the Disney movie "Up?

Answer: (short first name)
3. "What's My Name" was a huge rap hit for Earl Simmons who left us on April 9th, 2021, after a heart attack. What is Earl's stage name? Hint

DMX
Nipsey Hussle
Lil Wayne
JuiceWORLD

4. The controversial magazine publisher, Larry Flynt, died at 78 in 2021. Who played him in the film "The People Vs Larry Flynt"? Hint

Woody Harrelson
Johnny Depp
Ted Danson
Himself

5. Along with Frank Beard and Billy Gibbons, which member of ZZ Top "blew us away" by leaving us on July 28, 2021? Hint

Ronnie Van Zant
John Michael Montgomery
Charlie Daniels
Dusty Hill

6. Radio and TV talk show legend Larry King passed away on January 23, with complications from Covid sending him to the hospital. On which TV network did his "Larry King Live" show run for 35 consecutive years? Hint

FOX News
CNN
ESPN
MSN

7. You can't talk about the greatest NFL coaches of all-time and not mention this man, who also became the face of the largest selling football video game to date. Who is this Oakland Raiders legendary coach? Hint

John Madden
Vince Lombardi
Don Shula
Tom Landry

8. Who sang "Edelweiss" in the 1965 film "The Sound Of Music"? Hint

Julie Andrews
Christopher Plummer
Max Von Sydow
Robert Goulet

9. Remember Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt as vampires? Their film "Interview With A Vampire" was based on the novel written by which author, who passed away on December 11, 2021? Hint

Bram Stoker
Charlaine Harris
Stephenie Meyer
Anne Rice

10. Charlie Watts was never the front man, but supplied the beat for one the greatest rock bands of all-time. Which legendary band lost their "Wembley Whammer" in 2021? Hint

Def Leppard
The Rolling Stones
The Who
Pink Floyd


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Who was nicknamed "Hammer"? He was a Hall of Fame baseball player with 755 career home runs.

Answer: Hank Aaron

At the age of 87, Hank passed away on January 22, 2021. Hank Aaron wore #44 for both the Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, and ended his Hall of Fame career with the Milwaukee Brewers. Nicknamed "Hammer" for his power, his 755 home runs were only exceeded by Barry Bonds and his 762 home runs. Hank was also inducted into the Civil Rights Hall of Fame for his achievements in breaking the color barrier and becoming one of the first black men to hold a management position in the major leagues.
2. Who played Lou Grant on the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" and Carl on the Disney movie "Up?

Answer: Ed Asner

On August 29, 2021, we lost Ed Anser at age 91. His gruff voice and stocky appearance tended to intimidate the casual viewer, but then we discovered he was a "teddy bear" on the inside. Ed played the newsman on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in the 1970s and in the Disney film "Up" in 2009. In addition to the listed roles, Ed Asner also played Santa in Wil Ferrell's movie "Elf".
3. "What's My Name" was a huge rap hit for Earl Simmons who left us on April 9th, 2021, after a heart attack. What is Earl's stage name?

Answer: DMX

DMX was known for his in-your-face aggressive vocals and his love of dogs. "X Gonna Give It To You" (2003) and "Slippin" (1998) were definitive rap singles for the New York rapper. In addition, DMX appeared in multiple films, including "Belly" (1998).
4. The controversial magazine publisher, Larry Flynt, died at 78 in 2021. Who played him in the film "The People Vs Larry Flynt"?

Answer: Woody Harrelson

The pornographic magazine, "Hustler" pushed the limits of free speech even further than their primary competition, "Playboy" magazine. Larry Flynt's life and his court battles over the First Amendment's freedom of speech laws became the theme of the R-rated film. Actor Woody Harrelson, from "Cheers" (1985-1993) and "White Men Can't Jump" (1992), took on the controversial role.
5. Along with Frank Beard and Billy Gibbons, which member of ZZ Top "blew us away" by leaving us on July 28, 2021?

Answer: Dusty Hill

The legendary rock trio of ZZ Top left us a legacy of hits including "Tush" (1975), "La Grange" (1973), "Sharp Dressed Man" (1983), and "Legs" (1984). Dusty was the bassist and known for his Stetson cowboy hats and long beard. In 2004, the band entered the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.
6. Radio and TV talk show legend Larry King passed away on January 23, with complications from Covid sending him to the hospital. On which TV network did his "Larry King Live" show run for 35 consecutive years?

Answer: CNN

From 1985 until 2010, if you turned on CNN at night you'd see Larry King interviewing some of the biggest political figures, movie stars, and influential celebrities of the day. The lifelong broadcaster lived to be 87 and was known for distinctive glasses, multiple marriages, and his unique suspenders look.
7. You can't talk about the greatest NFL coaches of all-time and not mention this man, who also became the face of the largest selling football video game to date. Who is this Oakland Raiders legendary coach?

Answer: John Madden

John Madden was a beloved head coach who won the Super Bowl in 1977. His larger than life personality was seen weekly as a Monday Night Football commentator with Pat Summerall in the 1980s. Then, in 1988, the Madden NFL football game was released on all of the major video game platforms, including Sony, Nintendo, and Sega Genesis. Madden lived to be 85 years old.
8. Who sang "Edelweiss" in the 1965 film "The Sound Of Music"?

Answer: Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer lived to be 91 years old and won an Oscar award at the age of 80 for his role in "Beginners" (2010). In "The Sound Of Music" (1965), Plummer played Captain Von Trapp along side Julie Andrews as Maria. Just prior to his death, Plummer had a major role in the star studded film "Knives Out" (2019).
9. Remember Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt as vampires? Their film "Interview With A Vampire" was based on the novel written by which author, who passed away on December 11, 2021?

Answer: Anne Rice

Anne Rice was the queen of the vampire novels. Her series "The Vampire Chronicles" set the tone for many copycat novels with the vampire theme. In 1994, "Interview With A Vampire" was turned into a Hollywood blockbuster film. Anne lived to be 80 years old.
10. Charlie Watts was never the front man, but supplied the beat for one the greatest rock bands of all-time. Which legendary band lost their "Wembley Whammer" in 2021?

Answer: The Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger gave his friend and drummer of the Rolling Stones the nickname of "The Wembley Whammer". Watts joined the Rolling Stones in 1963 and became one of the most influential drummers in rock music history. Songs like "Satisfaction" (1965) and "Paint It Black" (1966) contain signature drum solos that have been imitated for decades. Watts passed away on August 24, 2021.
Source: Author GBfan

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