Quiz about Who am I CHARLES is the name of the game
Quiz about Who am I CHARLES is the name of the game

Who am I? C-H-A-R-L-E-S is the name of the game. Quiz

The name Charles is derived from the Germanic name of Karl, meaning "man". Can you identify these individuals that have the name Charles as either a christian or surname?

A matching quiz by zambesi. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Very Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Last 3 plays: Guest 172 (8/10), Guest 208 (7/10), Guest 73 (6/10).
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1. Charlemagne   
Charles Kingsford Smith
2. Peanuts   
Bob Charles
3. Georgia on My Mind   
Charles Rolls
4. British Open winner (golf)   
Ray Charles
5. Financial fraudster   
Charles Dickens
6. Academy Award for Best Actor   
Charles Laughton
7. Aviator   
Charles G. Dawes
8. Nobel Peace Prize   
Charles the Great
9. A Tale of Two Cities   
Charles Schulz
10. Henry Royce   
Charles Ponzi

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Charlemagne

Answer: Charles the Great

The popularity of the name Charles is thought to be due to the fame of a person commonly known as Charlemagne. Charles the Great (742-814) was known as Charlemagne (from Charles le Magne, meaning Charles the Great) who was a king and later emperor of the Franks who ruled over most of Western Europe.
2. Peanuts

Answer: Charles Schulz

Charles Schulz (1922-2000) was an American cartoonist and is best remembered as the creator of the comic strip "Peanuts". The comic strip introduced us to Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Woodstock.
3. Georgia on My Mind

Answer: Ray Charles

Ray Charles (1930-2004) was an American and although blind from the age of seven years he became a singer, songwriter, musician and composer. The song "Georgia on My Mind" was written in 1930 by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell and has been recorded by many artists but it was not until Ray Charles recorded it in 1960 that it became a hit.

It reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 in November 1960.
4. British Open winner (golf)

Answer: Bob Charles

Bob Charles is a New Zealand professional golfer who became the first left-handed golfer to win a major title being the British Open in 1963. In the same year he became the first left-handed golfer to win on the PGA Tour (Houston Classic. In his career he had 74 profession wins with 8 on the PGA.
5. Financial fraudster

Answer: Charles Ponzi

Charles Ponzi (1882-1949) was an Italian swindler and con artist in the USA and Canada who had a number of aliases. In the 1920s he devised a money-making machine in North America whereby investors were promised a 50% profit in 45 days and 100% profit within 90 days.

He simply paid the early investors with the money received from the later investors. This type of scam, money-making investment or fraudulent operation now bears his name as a Ponzi Scheme or Ponzi Game.
6. Academy Award for Best Actor

Answer: Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was an English stage and film actor. He was also a screenwriter, director and producer. He had a career spanning 1926-1961 and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor on three occasions. However, it was as Henry VIII in the 1933 film "The Private Life of Henry VIII" that he won the Oscar.
7. Aviator

Answer: Charles Kingsford Smith

Charles Kingsford Smith was an early Australian aviator. He earned fame when he made the first trans-Pacific flight from the USA to Australia, the first non-stop flight across Austral, the first flight from Australia to New Zealand and the first eastward flight across the Pacific from Australia to the USA. Sydney airport is named Kingsford Smith International Airport in his honour.
8. Nobel Peace Prize

Answer: Charles G. Dawes

Charles G. Dawes (1865-1951) was the 30th U.S. Vice-President from 1925-1929 under the Presidency of Calvin Coolidge. Dawes was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1925 for his work on the economic reparations for Germany after WWI.
9. A Tale of Two Cities

Answer: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) wrote "A Tale of Two Cities" in 1859. The novel is set in London and Paris before the French Revolution which took place in 1789-1799. The novel examines the parallels in the attitudes the French and British aristocracies towards the lower class citizens of their country.
10. Henry Royce

Answer: Charles Rolls

Charles Rolls (1877-1910) was born in London, England and was a aviation and motoring pioneer. Together with Henry Royce (1863-1933) they founded the Rolls-Royce car manufacturing firm. Charles Rolls was the first Briton to be killed in an aeronautical accident with a powered aircraft.
Source: Author zambesi

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