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Who am I? GEORGE is the name of the game Quiz


The name George comes from the Greek name Georgios meaning "farmer, earthworker". Can you identify the correct George in ten different categories from the clues that are given.

A multiple-choice quiz by zambesi. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
zambesi
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
386,405
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
641
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Question 1 of 10
1. SOCCER: Who is the George who was involved in the court case to improve players freedom of movement between clubs and who also scored the winning goal in a Cup Final?
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Question 2 of 10
2. MOVIES: Which George played the character James Bond in a movie?
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Question 3 of 10
3. MUSIC: Which George is credited as one of the innovators of funk music?
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Question 4 of 10
4. POLITICS: Who was the George U.S. Vice-President who served under two U.S. Presidents?
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Question 5 of 10
5. BASEBALL: Name the George who played in MLB for 17 years and was a World Series winner twice?
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Question 6 of 10
6. MONARCHS: Which of the following King Georges of Great Britain had the longest reign? (Hint: During his reign, Britain lost the American colonies but did defeat Napoleon at Waterloo).
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Question 7 of 10
7. WRITERS: Which George was a Nobel Prize winner?
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Question 8 of 10
8. OLYMPICS: Which one of the following Georges was NOT a boxer but an Olympic gold medallist.
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Question 9 of 10
9. ROMANCE: Which George had a romantic relationship with the composer Frédéric Chopin?
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Question 10 of 10
10. ACADEMY AWARDS: Name the George who was nominated eight times for an Academy Award winning only on one occasion?
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. SOCCER: Who is the George who was involved in the court case to improve players freedom of movement between clubs and who also scored the winning goal in a Cup Final?

Answer: George Eastham

George Eastham is a former English footballer who was a non-playing member of England's 1966 World Cup-winning squad. He played for Newcastle, Arsenal and Stoke City. In 1963 George took Newcastle to court as they had blocked his move to Arsenal. Although he did not gain financially from the judgement he won his case and was allowed to move to Arsenal.

This case became known as "Eastham vs Newcastle United" and resulted in fairer terms for players to move to other clubs. George scored the winning goal of the 1972 League Cup Final when Stoke City beat Chelsea 2-1. George Best (1946-2005) was a Northern Irish professional footballer who had a scintillating career with Manchester United and was voted European Footballer of the Year in 1968. Charlie George is a former English professional footballer who played with a number of English clubs but is best known for scoring the winning goal in extra time in the 1971 FA Cup Final win for Arsenal over Liverpool. George Graham is a former Scottish professional footballer and manager.

He played for a number of English clubs and was part of Arsenal's double-winning side of 1970-71.
2. MOVIES: Which George played the character James Bond in a movie?

Answer: George Lazenby

George Lazenby is an Australian actor and former model, who accepted the role of James Bond without any acting experience at the time. He made just one James Bond movie being the 1969 film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". He was 29 years of age at the time of the movie and is the only Bond actor to receive Golden Globe recognition for the performance. George Clooney is an American actor and has won Academy Awards for acting and producing. George Hamilton is an American film and television actor.

He is well known for his debonair style and his perpetual suntan. George C. Scott (1927-1999) was an American actor, director and producer. He was the first actor who refused to accept the Academy Award for Best Actor for his leading role in the 1970 movie "Patton".
3. MUSIC: Which George is credited as one of the innovators of funk music?

Answer: George Clinton

George Clinton is an American singer, song-writer, record producer and bandleader. Along with James Brown and Sly Stone he is cited as an innovator of funk music.Funk music is a mixture of soul music, jazz and rhythm and blues. George Harrison (1943-2001) was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter and the lead guitarist of the Beatles. George Gershwin (1898-1937) was an American composer and pianist.

He is best known for his orchestral compositions for movies and his opera composition for "Porgy and Bess" (1935). Together with his brother Ira they composed many memorable songs. George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) was a German who later took out British citizenship and is known as a baroque composer.

He became known for his operas, oratorios, anthems and organ concertos.
4. POLITICS: Who was the George U.S. Vice-President who served under two U.S. Presidents?

Answer: George Clinton

George Clinton (1739-1812) was an American soldier, statesman and considered one of the Founding Fathers of the USA. He was Vice President from 1805-1812 under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. The only other Vice President to serve under two Presidents is John C. Calhoun. George M. Dallas (1792-1864) was an American politician who served as Vice President of the US from 1845-1849 under James K. Polk. George P. Shultz was the Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan. George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States from 1789-1797.
5. BASEBALL: Name the George who played in MLB for 17 years and was a World Series winner twice?

Answer: George Foster

George Foster is a former professional basebaler who played in the MBL from 1969-1986. In that period he played on four teams but it was with the Cincinnati Reds that he was a World series winner in 1975 and 1976. George Brett is a former professional baseballer who played all of his 21 seasons in MLB with the Kansas City Royals winning the World Series in 1985. George Sisler (1893-1973) played 15 seasons (1915-1930) and mainly with the St. Louis Browns. George Davis (1870-1940) played for a number of teams between 1890-1909 and was a World Series champion with the Chicago White Sox in 1906.
6. MONARCHS: Which of the following King Georges of Great Britain had the longest reign? (Hint: During his reign, Britain lost the American colonies but did defeat Napoleon at Waterloo).

Answer: King George III

King George III (1738-1820) reigned from 1760-1820 and it was during his reign that Britain lost the American colonies due to the American War of Independence. It was also during his reign that the country experienced the Napoleonic Wars with France in 1793 and culminating with the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. King George I (1660-1727) reigned from 1714-1727.

It was during his reign that the powers of the monarch diminished and transitioned to a system which today is a cabinet government and a Prime Minister. King George II (1683-1760) reigned from 1727-1760 and was the last British monarch born outside of Great Britain.

He was born and raised in Northern Germany. King George IV (1762-1830) reigned from 1820-1830. His successor was William IV who was succeeded by Queen Victoria.
7. WRITERS: Which George was a Nobel Prize winner?

Answer: George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was an Irish playwright, critic and political activist. He wrote over 60 plays including one of his most famous "Pygmalion" (1913). In 1925 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. George Orwell (1903-1950) born Eric Arthur Blair, was an English novelist, critic and journalist.

He is best known for his novels "Animal Farm" (1945) and " Nineteen Eighty-Four" (1949). George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) was a German, but later became a naturalised British subject and is therefore known as a British baroque composer. George Santayana (1863-1952) was a Spanish novelist and poet.

Although born in Madrid he was raised and educated in the USA. He attended Harvard and Cambridge universities. He wrote in English and received a number of literary awards.
8. OLYMPICS: Which one of the following Georges was NOT a boxer but an Olympic gold medallist.

Answer: George Rhoden

George Rhoden is a former Jamaican athlete who won two gold medals at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic games in the 400m and 4 x 400m relay. George Gardiner (1877-1954) was an Irish-born American boxer and was World Champion at Middleweight (1901) and Light Heavyweight (1903). George Chuvalo is a former Canadian boxing heavyweight champion.

He fought for the Heavyweight World Championship on two occasions being defeated by Ernie Terrell and Muhammad Ali. George Foreman is a former World Heavyweight boxing champion.

He also won a gold medal as a heavyweight at the 1968 Mexico Olympics.
9. ROMANCE: Which George had a romantic relationship with the composer Frédéric Chopin?

Answer: George Sand

Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin (1804-1876) was a French novelist and is best known by her pseudonym George Sand. She wrote numerous novels and plays and was romantically linked to a number of artists including a ten year (1837-1847) relationship with the Polish composer and pianist Frédéric Chopin. George Eliot (1819-1880) born Mary Ann Evans was an English author and better known by her pen name George Eliot. Phyllis George is an American businesswomen who was Miss Texas (1970) and Miss America (1971). Susan George is an English film and television actress.

She is also an Arabian horse breeder.
10. ACADEMY AWARDS: Name the George who was nominated eight times for an Academy Award winning only on one occasion?

Answer: George S. Barnes

George S. Barnes (1892-1953) was an American cinematographer who started out in silent films and was active up until his death in 1953. He was nominated eight times for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. His one success was for the 1940 Alfred Hitchcock thriller "Rebecca". George Burns (1896-1996) was an American actor, comedian, singer and writer. Well known as duo with his wife of 38 years Gracie Allen.

He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1975 film "The Sunshine Boys". George Sanders (1906-1972) was a Russian-born English actor of film and television, songwriter, composer and author.

He appeared in numerous movies and during the 1930s ans 40s he portrayed Simon Templar "The Saint" in five movies. George Raft (1901-1980) was an American actor and dancer.

He was a leading man in a number of movies and is well known for his gangster roles particularly in "Scarface" (1932) and "Each Dawn I Die" (1939).
Source: Author zambesi

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