Quiz about Who Left Us in 2021
Quiz about Who Left Us in 2021

Who Left Us in 2021? Trivia Quiz


2021 saw many famous celebrities die, from Covid-19 or other causes. This quiz is about 10 of the UK people who sadly passed away in that year. It is from the hot topics list, and also meets my next step in the author adventure challenge.

A multiple-choice quiz by lindawhat. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
lindawhat
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
408,746
Updated
May 11 22
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1. Who was the legendary drummer of the Rolling Stones who died in August 2021? Hint

Keith Moon
Brian Jones
Keith Richards
Charlie Watts

2. Who was the "Voice of Formula 1" for many years on the UK TV coverage? Hint

James Hunt
Jackie Stewart
Damon Hill
Murray Walker

3. Who was the Canadian-British entertainer, probably best known for his role as a team captain on the game show "Give Us A Clue"'? Hint

Eric Morecambe
Lionel Blair
Tom O'Connor
Bob Monkhouse

4. Who was the female team captain of "Give Us a Clue"? Hint

Penelope Keith
Barbara Windsor
Joan Sims
Una Stubbs

5. Who was the Liverpool and England football player, who played in every game of the 1966 World Cup Tournament, who died in September 2021, aged 83? Hint

Roger Hunt
Bobby Charlton
Bobby Moore
Michael Owens

6. Who was the inventor of pocket calculators, early personal computers such as the ZX Spectrum range and the C5, a small electric car? Hint

Sir Clive Sinclair
Sir James Dyson
Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Elon Musk

7. Who was the Liverpudlian front man of the band that had the No 1 (in the UK) song "You'll Never Walk Alone"? It has become the anthem of Liverpool Football Club. Hint

Gerry Marsden
Adam Faith
Paul McCartney
Marty Wilde

8. Who was the man that, despite becoming a paraplegic after a road accident, continued to run his eponymous Formula 1 team that achieved over 100 victories? Hint

Nigel Mansell
Sir Frank Williams
Alain Prost
Damon Hill

9. Who was the British centenarian who walked laps of his garden during the first Coronovirus lockdown to raise money for the National Health Service Charities, only to die with Covid early in 2021? Hint

Sir Lewis Hamilton
Sir Clive Sinclair
Sir Richard Branson
Captain (Sir) Tom Moore

10. And finally, who was the husband of Queen Elizabeth for 73 years, who died aged 99 in April 2021? Hint

Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Duke of Kent
Frank Windsor


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Who was the legendary drummer of the Rolling Stones who died in August 2021?

Answer: Charlie Watts

Charlie Watts was a jazz lover, being an early member of Blues Incorporated, and later played big band jazz with his own Charlie Watts Orchestra in the 1980s. He joined The Rolling Stones in 1963, and played on every one of their studio albums. Charlie married Shirley Shepherd in 1964 and remained married to her until his death.

Keith Richards and Brian Jones were other members of the Rolling Stones. Keith Moon was the drummer for The Who who died in 1978.
2. Who was the "Voice of Formula 1" for many years on the UK TV coverage?

Answer: Murray Walker

Murray Walker was known and loved for his enthusiastic, if somewhat error-prone, commentaries on motor racing from 1949 until he retired in 2001. He was actually very knowledgeable on the sport, being known for his in-depth research into facts and statistics on drivers, teams, and race tracks. He died in March 2021, aged 97.

The three wrong answers are all British F1 World Champions.
3. Who was the Canadian-British entertainer, probably best known for his role as a team captain on the game show "Give Us A Clue"'?

Answer: Lionel Blair

Lionel was first recognised as a dancer and choreographer, but then became famous as one of the two team captains on "Give Us a Clue", which aired between 1979 and 1992. This was a game show based on charades. For over 30 years, until 2005, he appeared extensively in pantomime across the UK. Lionel died in November 2021, aged 92

Tom O'Connor, a British comedian, also died in 2021. Eric and Bob were British comedians who died several years earlier.
4. Who was the female team captain of "Give Us a Clue"?

Answer: Una Stubbs

Una first came to popular attention playing Alf Garnett's exasperated daughter, Rita, in "Till Death Us Do Part" from 1965 to 1975. She also played Aunt Sally in the children's series, "Worzel Gummidge", with Jon Pertwee (1979-1981), and more recently was Mrs Hudson in "Sherlock" with Benedict Cumberbatch (from 2010). Una died in August 2021, aged 84.

The other three are all British comedy actors. Joan Sims and Barbara Windsor starred in several "Carry On" films, and Barbara played the landlady of the "Queen Vic" in "Eastenders". Penelope Keith starred in "The Good Life" and "To the Manor Born", popular sitcoms during the 1970s and early 1980s.
5. Who was the Liverpool and England football player, who played in every game of the 1966 World Cup Tournament, who died in September 2021, aged 83?

Answer: Roger Hunt

Roger scored 285 goals in 492 Liverpool appearances, and scored 3 times in the 1966 World Cup group matches. In August 1964 he scored the first ever goal seen on the BBC's "Match of the Day". Unlike some of his teammates, he was not knighted, although he received an MBE in 2000. The Liverpool fans, however, still refer to him as "Sir" Roger Hunt.

Bobby Moore OBE and Sir Bobby Charlton were also in the English 1966 World Cup team, Michael Owens is a more recent player, a forward for Liverpool (1996-2004) and England (1998-2008).
6. Who was the inventor of pocket calculators, early personal computers such as the ZX Spectrum range and the C5, a small electric car?

Answer: Sir Clive Sinclair

Clive Sinclair produced the first cheap home computing systems. It cost less than 100 when its competitor, the Commodore PET, was around 700. He was knighted for services to the computer industry in 1983. Sir Clive died in September 2021, aged 81.

The other people are inventors and entrepreneurs who are still alive as of April 2022.
7. Who was the Liverpudlian front man of the band that had the No 1 (in the UK) song "You'll Never Walk Alone"? It has become the anthem of Liverpool Football Club.

Answer: Gerry Marsden

"Gerry and the Pacemakers" were contemporaries of "The Beatles" and were the second act to sign with Brian Epstein. One of their other big hits was "Ferry Across the Mersey". He died in January 2021 at the age of 78.

The other three are also pop stars of the 1960's: Paul McCartney was one of "The Beatles" and then led "Wings", and was half of the writing team of Lennon and McCartney. Adam Faith was a singer and actor, starring in the TV series "Budgie" in the 1970s. Marty Wilde was a songwriter and singer, and is the father of Kim Wilde, and co-wrote (with his son Ricky Wilde) her biggest hit, "Kids in America".
8. Who was the man that, despite becoming a paraplegic after a road accident, continued to run his eponymous Formula 1 team that achieved over 100 victories?

Answer: Sir Frank Williams

Frank Williams formed Williams Racing in 1967, and it still operates today (2022), although it is not owned by the family any more. He was injured in a car accident in March 1986, in France, which caused a spinal fracture that left him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

All of the wrong answers are F1 Champions, driving for the Williams team at the time they won at least one of their titles.
9. Who was the British centenarian who walked laps of his garden during the first Coronovirus lockdown to raise money for the National Health Service Charities, only to die with Covid early in 2021?

Answer: Captain (Sir) Tom Moore

In the depth of the Coronavirus pandemic, this World War II veteran walked 100 laps of his garden, aiming to raise 1000 before this 100th birthday on April 24th. Once this was known, he became a UK inspiration raising a total of almost 33 million for NHS charities, and was knighted by the Queen in July 2020. He performed in a cover version of the song "You'll Never Walk Alone" sung by Michael Ball, with proceeds going to the same charity. The single topped the UK music charts, making him the oldest person to achieve a UK number one.

The other three answers are British "sirs", in the field of sports (Hamilton) or entrepreneurism.
10. And finally, who was the husband of Queen Elizabeth for 73 years, who died aged 99 in April 2021?

Answer: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark is a descendant of both Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Emperor Nicholas I of Russia. He married Princess Elizabeth in 1947.

Andrew is the Queen and Philip's second son, and the Duke of Kent is a cousin of the Queen. Frank Windsor was a UK actor who died in 2020, most known for his roles in Z cars. Windsor is the family name of the Royal family.
Source: Author lindawhat

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