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Who Said What? Trivia Quiz


Here are ten quotes from famous people. Can you match the quote with the correct person?
This is a renovated/adopted version of an old quiz by author metoo

A multiple-choice quiz by Tan72. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Tan72
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
1,145
Updated
Mar 16 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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309
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which journalist and author once stated, 'The surest way to be alone is to get married?' Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which flamboyant singer and actor once said in an interview, 'I always had a repulsive sort of need to be something more than human?' Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. 'Don't be humble, you're not that great' is a quote attributed to which female leader? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. 'When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute - and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity.' Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. 'When you're green you're growing. When you're ripe, you rot' is an observation made by which business leader who grew a world wide corporation? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. 'Throughout history, females have picked providers for males. Males pick anything' is an observation made by which well-known anthropologist? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. 'There is no sincerer love than the love of food' was written by which playwright? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which shrewd singer-songwriter, actor and entrepreneur once stated, 'You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap?' Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. 'Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever' was spoken by which man who created an empire of the imagination? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which philanthropist commented, 'Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion live? If we were aware, we would want to help out, we'd want to get involved?' Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which journalist and author once stated, 'The surest way to be alone is to get married?'

Answer: Gloria Steinem

Despite this view of marriage, Gloria Steinem did marry later in life, explaining her decision thus: 'I didn't change. Marriage changed. We spent 30 years in the United States changing the marriage laws. If I had married when I was supposed to get married, I would have lost my name, my legal residence, my credit rating, many of my civil rights. That's not true any more.

It's possible to make an equal marriage.'
2. Which flamboyant singer and actor once said in an interview, 'I always had a repulsive sort of need to be something more than human?'

Answer: David Bowie

David Bowie is remembered for the various persona that he adopted, among them 'Ziggy Stardust', 'The Thin White Duke' and 'Aladdin Sane.' He also had unusual eyes, a condition called 'anisocoria' where the pupils are of a different size, the result of a teenage fight.

Later, George Underwood, who unintentionally caused the injury, collaborated on an album with Bowie, and also designed the album covers for 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars' and 'Hunky Dory'.
3. 'Don't be humble, you're not that great' is a quote attributed to which female leader?

Answer: Golda Meir

Golda Meir was the first female leader to be elected as a political leader in the Middle East, serving as the fourth Prime Minister of Israel between 1969-1974.

Meir helped to found the modern state of Israel, and was one of the two female signatories of the twenty four who signed the Israeli Declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948.
4. 'When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute - and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity.'

Answer: Albert Einstein

Einstein was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Physics over 600 times, after publishing four major papers in 1905, including Special Relativity and the Photoelectric Effect.

The Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 was not initially awarded as the committee found it difficult to judge which nomination met the criteria for the 'greatest benefit for human kind.' Under the condition of Nobel's will the committee was able to defer awarding the prize for a year. While Einstein received the award for 1921, it was not announced until 1922.

Einstein won his prize for contributions to physics, in particular, the discovery of the Law of Photoelectric Effect. The 1923 winner, Robert Millikan, had tried to disprove Einstein's findings regarding Photoelectric Law but ended up confirming them.
5. 'When you're green you're growing. When you're ripe, you rot' is an observation made by which business leader who grew a world wide corporation?

Answer: Ray Kroc

While Ray Croc is remembered for founding McDonald's, as a fifteen year old he lied about his age to be able to enlist as a Red Cross ambulance driver in World War I. In his division was another underage enlistee who liked to draw, a young man named Walt Disney.
6. 'Throughout history, females have picked providers for males. Males pick anything' is an observation made by which well-known anthropologist?

Answer: Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead chose as her daughter's paediatrician, Dr Benjamin Spock, who later became well-known for his then theories on child-rearing such as breast-feeding on demand. She chose him for his willingness to consider these and other child rearing practices she had observed in Polynesian cultures such as Samoa.
7. 'There is no sincerer love than the love of food' was written by which playwright?

Answer: George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw disliked his first name and in later life chose not to use it. A Nobel Prize winner for literature in 1925, he later won an Academy Award for his adaptation of 'Pygmalion', the first person to win both awards.

'Pygmalion' was named after a Greek mythological figure who fell in love with his creation. 'Pygmalion' was later adapted into the musical 'My Fair Lady' which was nominated for twelve Academy Awards, winning eight.
8. Which shrewd singer-songwriter, actor and entrepreneur once stated, 'You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap?'

Answer: Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton has had a successful career spanning nearly 60 years as of 2022. She was estimated to have a wealth of $600 million (2021). As well as her music career (where she has written over 3000 songs, for herself and other artists), she is in a select group to have received at least one nomination from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, and Emmy Awards.

Her business empire includes restaurants and a theme park and she is a philanthropist with interests in literacy, conservation, employment and health.
9. 'Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever' was spoken by which man who created an empire of the imagination?

Answer: Walt Disney

Walt Disney was the co-founder of the 'Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio' in 1923, which over time became the Walt Disney Company. During his lifetime he was nominated for an incredible 59 Academy Awards, receiving 22, still a record in 2022. He was involved in 81 feature films, with two released after his death in 1965.
10. Which philanthropist commented, 'Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion live? If we were aware, we would want to help out, we'd want to get involved?'

Answer: Bill Gates

Bill Gates was the co-founder of Microsoft with friend, Paul Allen in 1975. In 2000, he and his then wife, Melinda Gates, established the 'Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation' which was identified in 2013, as the world's wealthiest charitable foundation.

Among the projects the Foundation has chosen to work on, is the attempt to eliminate malaria and provide sanitation to poor communities.
Source: Author Tan72

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