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Quiz about Who am I DOUGLAS is the name of the Game

Who am I? D-O-U-G-L-A-S is the name of the Game. Quiz

The name Douglas means "dark water, river" from the Scottish surname "Dubhghlas". Based on the clue, can you identify these people from various endeavours, named Douglas.

A matching quiz by zambesi. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Quiz #
Dec 03 21
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Last 3 plays: jackseleven (10/10), zorba_scank (10/10), psnz (10/10).
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Heisman Trophy (1984)   
  Douglas Flutie
2. Beverly Hillbillies   
  Douglas Mawson
3. Famous General in WWII   
  Douglas Osheroff
4. Australian Antarctic Explorer   
  Douglas Haig
5. Invented computer mouse   
  Douglas Bader
6. Legless RAF pilot WWII   
  Douglas Engelbart
7. Swashbuckling hero on the Silent Screen   
  Douglas Fairbanks
8. Nobel Prize Winner (1996)   
  Douglas MacArthur
9. British Field Marshall (WWI)   
  Douglas Jardine
10. English Test Cricket Captain   
  Donna Douglas

Select each answer

1. Heisman Trophy (1984)
2. Beverly Hillbillies
3. Famous General in WWII
4. Australian Antarctic Explorer
5. Invented computer mouse
6. Legless RAF pilot WWII
7. Swashbuckling hero on the Silent Screen
8. Nobel Prize Winner (1996)
9. British Field Marshall (WWI)
10. English Test Cricket Captain

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Heisman Trophy (1984)

Answer: Douglas Flutie

Douglas Richard Flutie is a former quarterback who played in the NFL, CFL and the short-lived USFL. He came to prominence while playing college football for Boston College by winning the Heisman Trophy in 1984. He played for nine teams within the three leagues by starting with the New Jersey Generals (USFL)in 1985 and finishing with the New England Patriots (NFL)in 2005.
2. Beverly Hillbillies

Answer: Donna Douglas

Donna Douglas (1932-2015) was an American actress and singer. Originally from Louisiana, she won the "Miss Baton Rouge" and Miss New Orleans" titles in 1957 and then moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. She appeared on the "Perry Como Show", Steve Allen Show" and the "Ed Sullivan Show".

She then had a few movie roles and made appearances in a number of TV sitcoms. However, it was her role as Elly May Clampett in the "Beverly Hillbillies" (1962-1971) that she is best remembered.
3. Famous General in WWII

Answer: Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) was an American five-star general. He and his father, Arthur MacArthur Jr. were the first father and son to be awarded America's highest military honor being the Medal of Honor. After serving in WWI, followed by various military posts and assignments Douglas MacArthur retired from the US Army in 1937.

He was called back to active service in 1941 as commander of US Armed Forces in the Far East. After withdrawing from the Philippines after the Japanese invasion he finally returned victorious two years later in 1943.

He officially accepted the Japanese surrender aboard the US Missouri in September 1945.
4. Australian Antarctic Explorer

Answer: Douglas Mawson

Douglas Mawson (1882-1958) was an Australian geologist and Antarctic explorer. He was one of the pioneers of Antarctica exploration with Amundsen, Scott and Shackleton. Along with Edgewood David and Alistair Mackay, the three reached the Magnetic South Pole in 1909.

The Magnetic South Pole is based on the Earth's magnetic field. Whereas the Geographic South Pole (reached by Amundsen in 1911) is the point were the Earth's axis of rotation intersects its surface. Mawson was knighted by King Edward VII in 1914.Douglas Mawson has appeared on the Australian $100 paper bill and has numerous geographic sites named after him plus suburbs and university campuses.
5. Invented computer mouse

Answer: Douglas Engelbart

Douglas Engelbart (1925-2013) was an American engineer and inventor. He was also an early computer and internet pioneer who created the computer mouse in 1968.
6. Legless RAF pilot WWII

Answer: Douglas Bader

Douglas Bader (1910-1982) was a RAF flying ace during WWII. In 1931 while flying aerobatics his plane crashed and he lost both legs. Due to the accident he was retired from the RAF but when war broke out in 1939 he was accepted as a pilot. He took part in the Battle of France (1940) and the Battle of Britain (1940).

He was credited with 22 aerial victories before he had to bail out over occupied France and was taken prisoner. Despite his disability he made a number of escape attempts and was finally sent to the POW camp Colditz Castle until liberated in April 1945.

The book "Reach for the Sky" was also made into a movie which told the story of his life. He was knighted in 1976 for his services to disabled people.
7. Swashbuckling hero on the Silent Screen

Answer: Douglas Fairbanks

Douglas Fairbanks (1883-1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, producer and director. He is well known for his swashbuckling roles in the silent movies "Robin Hood", "The Mark of Zorro" and "The Thief of Bagdad". He was a founding member of United Artists and The Motion Picture Academy.

He also hosted the first Oscars Ceremony in 1929. He was known as "The King of Hollywood". His career declined with the advent of "talking movies" and his final film appearance was in 1934.
8. Nobel Prize Winner (1996)

Answer: Douglas Osheroff

Douglas Osheroff is an American physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1996 with David Lee and Robert C. Richardson. Douglas Osheroff's fields are Experimental Physics and Condensed Matter Physics. He is a co-discoverer of superfluidity in Helium-3.
9. British Field Marshall (WWI)

Answer: Douglas Haig

Douglas Haig (1861-1928) was a senior officer of the British Army reaching the rank of Field Marshall. He served in the Mahdist War (Sudan), Second Boer War (South Africa) and WWI. He commanded the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) at the Western Front from 1915-1918.

He earned the nickname "Butcher Haig" due to the two million British casualties during the battles of the Somme (1916) and Passchendaele (1917).
10. English Test Cricket Captain

Answer: Douglas Jardine

Douglas Jardine (1900-1958) was an English cricketer that captained his country in 15 of his 22 test matches between 1931-1934. He is best known as the English captain who instigated the "Bodyline" tactics against Australia in the 1932-33 Ashes series.

He employed the tactics to nullify the Australian run-machine batsman, Don Bradman. The tactics were considered unsportsmanlike and the Australian crowds became very hostile towards him. Such was the outrage of the "Bodyline" tactics that the Australian Prime Minister Joseph Lyons had to intervene for the series to be completed. England won the five match series 4-1.
Source: Author zambesi

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