Quiz about Who am I Benjamin Ben or Benny
Quiz about Who am I Benjamin Ben or Benny

Who am I? Benjamin, Ben or Benny Quiz

The name Benjamin comes from the Hebrew name Binyamin. This means "son of the south" or son of the right hand". Can you identify the correct Benjamin, Ben or Benny from the various fields including sport, politics, entertainment and history.

A matching quiz by zambesi. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
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Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Very Easy
Avg Score
14 / 15
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1. Goldie Hawn   
Ben Hogan
2. Famous golfer   
Benjamin Franklin
3. 23rd President of the United States   
Ben Casey
4. British television comedian   
Ben Cartwright
5. ABBA Songwriter   
Jack Benny
6. Vince Edwards   
Private Benjamin
7. 18th Surgeon General of the United States   
Benny Andersson
8. British Academy Award winner actor   
Benjamin Harrison
9. American politician, inventor, scientist, author and diplomat   
Benny Goodman
10. Violinist, comedian, radio, television and film actor   
Joel Benjamin
11. Israeli politician   
Benjamin Netanyahu
12. American actor and Academy Award winner   
Ben Kingsley
13. American chess Grandmaster   
Regina Benjamin
14. Clarinettist and bandleader   
Ben Affleck
15. Lorne Greene   
Benny Hill

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Goldie Hawn

Answer: Private Benjamin

Goldie Hawn is an American actress, director and producer. She received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Judy Benjamin in the 1980 movie "Private Benjamin". She did however receive an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1969 film "Cactus Flower".
2. Famous golfer

Answer: Ben Hogan

Ben Hogan (1912-1997) was an American professional golfer. He won nine professional major championships and is considered to be one of the greatest golfers in the history of the game. He turned professional in 1930 and retired in 1971 winning 69 events during this period.
3. 23rd President of the United States

Answer: Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was an American lawyer who became the 23rd President of the United States from 1889-1893. During the American Civil War he served as a Colonel in the Union Army. He was the grandson of the 9th president, William Henry Harrison.
4. British television comedian

Answer: Benny Hill

Benny Hill (1924-1992) was an English actor and comedian. He is best remembered for his slapstick comedy show "The Benny Hill Show" that aired in various forms from 1955-1991. The show was aired in over 140 countries.
5. ABBA Songwriter

Answer: Benny Andersson

Benny Andersson is a Swedish musician, composer and was a member of the Swedish pop group ABBA. Before ABBA, Benny and Björn Ulvaeus had been writing songs together and then they formed ABBA in 1972. The group's big breakthrough came when they won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with the song "Waterloo". After this the group received international fame and had many number one hits.
6. Vince Edwards

Answer: Ben Casey

Vince Edwards (1928-1996) was an American actor, singer and director. He is best remembered for his role as Dr. Ben Casey in the medical drama TV series "Ben Casey" (1961-1966). Ben Casey was a young, idealistic surgeon at the County General Hospital.
7. 18th Surgeon General of the United States

Answer: Regina Benjamin

Regina Benjamin is an American physician who served as the 18th Surgeon General of the United States from 2009-2013. She was also a former vice admiral in the U. S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. The Surgeon General is nominated by the U.S. President and confirmed by the U.S.Senate.
8. British Academy Award winner actor

Answer: Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley is an English actor whose career has spanned over 40 years. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his leading role in the 1982 movie "Gandhi".
The movie was nominated in 11 categories, winning 8 Oscars. He has appeared in numerous movies over the years and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2002 for his services to the British film industry.
9. American politician, inventor, scientist, author and diplomat

Answer: Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (1705-1790) was on of the "Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a politician, inventor, scientist, author and diplomat. He was also a successful editor and printer in Philadelphia. He also held the position as the 1st United States Postmaster Genera (1775-1776), followed by United States Minister to France (1778-1785) and United States Minister to Sweden (1782-1783).
10. Violinist, comedian, radio, television and film actor

Answer: Jack Benny

Jack Benny (1894-1974) was an American comedian, violist, and actor on radio, television and film. Jack Benny was known for his uncanny timing and causing laughter with a pause, expression or a simple word. He always claimed that he was 39 years of age, regardless of his actual age. "The Jack Benny Program" was a TV series that ran from 1950-1965. His acting career ran from 1911-1974.
11. Israeli politician

Answer: Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu has served as Prime Minister of Israel and before that the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations. He was a member of the Israeli Defense Forces from 1967-1973 reaching the rank of captain before being discharged.
He entered politics in 1993 and became Israel's youngest Prime Minister in 1996 at the age of 46 years.
12. American actor and Academy Award winner

Answer: Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck is an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter. He began his career as a child actor and since then won his first Academy Award for Original Screenplay in 1997 for "Good Will Hunting". His second Oscar was in 2012 for Best Picture with "Argo". His younger brother is Casey Affleck, who has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
13. American chess Grandmaster

Answer: Joel Benjamin

Joel Benjamin is an American chess Grandmaster. In 1998 the U.S.Chess Federation voted him as the "Grandmaster of the Year". At the age of 13 years he became the youngest-ever chess master, with the record being previously held by Bobby Fischer. That record has since been broken. He was inducted into the World Chess Hall of Fame in 2008.
14. Clarinettist and bandleader

Answer: Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman (1909-1986) was an American jazz clarinetist, songwriter and bandleader who earned the nickname as the "King of Swing" in the 1930s. His band appeared in many movies during the 1930s and 1940s as a special act as a musical feature. His musical career began in 1926 and only ended the year of his death in 1986.
15. Lorne Greene

Answer: Ben Cartwright

Lorne Greene (1915-1987) was a Canadian actor, radio personality and singer. Although he appeared in a number of films he is best remembered as Ben Cartwright (the head of the family) in the western TV series "Bonanza" (1959-1973). A little known fact is that Lorne Greene had a number one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 list with the single "Ringo" in 1964.
Source: Author zambesi

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