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You Could Call Me Red Trivia Quiz


All the people in this quiz have names which mean 'red', or have been nicknamed 'red'. Can you recognise them all?

A photo quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
4 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
360,256
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
2117
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 164 (3/10), Guest 176 (7/10), Guest 107 (5/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Russell Crowe appeared in the 2012 film version of 'Les Miserables', playing which role? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which early king of England was nicknamed 'Rufus'? Hint


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Question 3 of 10
3. Rory McIlroy is associated with which of these sports? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The actor and comedian born as Aaron Chwatt adopted which name for his career, which included appearing as Pocketts in 'Hatari!' in 1962?

Answer: (Both names or surname only)
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Question 5 of 10
5. Rowan Williams held which position in the Church of England between 2002 and 2012? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The three eldest children of singer Loudon Wainwright III all followed him into the entertainment business. What name did he give to his son? Hint


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Question 7 of 10
7. British actor/comedian Russell Brand played the role of Flash Harry in which of these films? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. An American firefighter, with the nickname of 'Red', became world famous for his skill in dealing with oil well fires. What was his surname? Hint


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Question 9 of 10
9. Rory Underwood was an international player for England in which sport? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. A double red for this question. Rowan Atkinson played a character named Rufus in which 2003 film? Hint


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1. Russell Crowe appeared in the 2012 film version of 'Les Miserables', playing which role?

Answer: Javert

Directed by Tom Hooper, who was also responsible for 'The King's Speech' in 2010, 'Les Miserables' was the film version of the stage show, which was itself based on the novel by Victor Hugo. Crowe played the part of the obsessive Inspector Javert who pursues Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman in the film) after Valjean breaks his parole conditions. Thénardier was portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen and Marius by Eddie Redmayne.

The name of Russell is derived from the old French 'rossel', which means red-haired or red-skinned, and is sometimes shortened to Rusty as well as the more common Russ.

The picture is an illustration of Javert from the original novel, published in 1862.
2. Which early king of England was nicknamed 'Rufus'?

Answer: William II

William II reigned from 1087 to 1100 having succeeded his father, William I (the Conqueror). His reign was not popular and the king was often in conflict with the church. William was killed by an arrow while hunting in the New Forest, with some sources saying it was accidental and others suggesting assassination. A stone named the 'Rufus Stone' has been placed on the supposed site of death, with an inscription referring to the accidental version of events. William's tomb is in Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire. He was succeeded by his younger brother, who ruled for thirty-five years as Henry I. Stephen became king following the death of Henry I, and Harold II was the defeated king when William I invaded.

The name of Rufus comes from Latin and means 'red-haired'. William II was given the name either because of his red compexion or red hair - sources differ on this point.

The photo clue shows a receipt, or bill, being printed which may have pointed you towards William, or Bill ...
3. Rory McIlroy is associated with which of these sports?

Answer: Golf

Rory was born in County Down, in Northern Ireland, and was introduced to the game of golf at a very early age by his father, who was himself a scratch golfer. Rory turned professional in 2007, at the age of eighteen, and became a high profile player immediately. He has turned his early promise into solid achievement, having won two of golf's major championships by the end of 2012 - the US Open in 2011 and the PGA Championship in 2012. Rory was also a member of the successful European Ryder Cup teams in both 2010 and 2012.

The name Rory means 'red king' in Gaelic, and is especially common in Ireland and Scotland.

The photo was chosen to represent the tee, from which the golf ball is driven for the first shot at each hole.
4. The actor and comedian born as Aaron Chwatt adopted which name for his career, which included appearing as Pocketts in 'Hatari!' in 1962?

Answer: Red Buttons

The young Aaron Chwatt was working as a bell boy when he acquired the nickname of Red Buttons, which he kept for his professional career. He began as a comedian in burlesque shows in the late 1930s and early 1940s before moving to his own television show, called 'The Red Buttons Show', in 1952. Buttons then moved to the big screen, appearing in 'Sayonara' in 1957. His other credits include 'Stagecoach' (1966), 'They Shoot Horses, Don't They?' (1969) and 'The Poseidon Adventure' (1972). He died in 2006 at the age of eighty-seven.

Red is often used as a nickname for redheads, apart from in Australia where they are more likely to choose the perverse name of Blue or Bluey.

I hope the picture of buttons, especially the big red one, helped you with your answer.
5. Rowan Williams held which position in the Church of England between 2002 and 2012?

Answer: Archbishop of Canterbury

Rowan Williams became Archbishop of Canterbury in succession to George Carey, and retired from the role in December 2010, with Justin Welby taking on the role. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the most important leader of the Church of England, and the role has existed since 597 AD, with St. Augustine being the first to hold the position. The Archbishop of York is second in the hierarchy, and the Bishops of London, Durham and Winchester are next in line.
Rowan Williams was previously Archbishop of Wales, and is a fluent Welsh speaker.

The name of Rowan means 'little red one' and comes from Gaelic.

The photo shows Canterbury Cathedral.
6. The three eldest children of singer Loudon Wainwright III all followed him into the entertainment business. What name did he give to his son?

Answer: Rufus

Loudon Wainwright III recorded 'Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)' in 1972 and also appeared on the television series 'MASH' in the 1970s. He fathered two children with Kate McGarrigle, Rufus and Martha, with another daughter, Lucy Wainwright Roche, from his second marriage. They are all singer/songwriters. Rufus Wainwright was born in New York but brought up in Canada by his mother after his parents divorced in 1976. His first album, simply called 'Rufus Wainwright', came out in 1998 and he has released further albums at regular intervals since.

Other people named Rufus include British actor Rufus Sewell and British comedian Rufus Hound.

The photo is of a red fox, as the colour of its coat is often described as rufous, meaning reddish brown.
7. British actor/comedian Russell Brand played the role of Flash Harry in which of these films?

Answer: St. Trinian's

Russell Brand first came to public attention in the UK as a stand-up comedian and television presenter. His private life brought him nearly as much fame as his work, with his abuse of drugs and alcohol attracting the interest of the tabloid press. His short lived marriage to singer Katy Perry added to the notoriety. Brand began his acting career on televison, making appearances in various shows before being cast in the role of Flash Harry in 'St. Trinian's'. The stories are set in an anarchic school, and were originally filmed in the 1950s, with George Cole playing Flash Harry. The new version also starred Colin Firth and Rupert Everett. Brand was featured in all the films listed as options.

Other well known Russells from the UK are singer Russell Watson, astrologer Russell Grant and former Doctor Who writer Russell T. Davies.

The photo of the schoolroom was an additional hint for the correct answer.
8. An American firefighter, with the nickname of 'Red', became world famous for his skill in dealing with oil well fires. What was his surname?

Answer: Adair

Real name Paul Neal Adair, Red was employed in bomb disposal in World War II before going to work for Myron Kinley, the first man to work out a method of dealing with oil well fires and blowouts. Adair set up his own company in 1959, and worked on huge fires all over the world, gaining publicity for his talents on the way. He worked on fires in Australia and Norway, and was also responsible for extinguishing the Piper Alpha blowout in the North Sea in 1988. The John Wayne film, 'Hellfighters', which came out in 1968 was a fictionalised version of Adair's work in the Middle East and Adair was one of the advisers on the film.

Other famous 'Reds' include Red Skelton, the comic actor and the American footballer Red Bryant.

The photo is of an oil rig fire.
9. Rory Underwood was an international player for England in which sport?

Answer: Rugby Union

Rory Underwood was a regular fixture in the England team in the 1980s and 1990s, before being joined by his younger brother, Tony, who played for England between 1992 and 1998. Rory's England career lasted from 1984 until 1996, winning eighty-five caps, as well as representing the British Lions six times in their 1989 and 1993 tours. Rory played as a winger, starting on the right but moving to left wing so that Tony could play on the right when he was picked for the team. Rory also played in three World Cups, in 1987, 1991 and 1995.

Other British people called Rory include comedians Rory McGrath and Rory Bremner and I could also have mentioned Rory Sabbatini, the South African golfer.

The photo shows England's international ground at Twickenham.
10. A double red for this question. Rowan Atkinson played a character named Rufus in which 2003 film?

Answer: Love Actually

'Love Actually' covered the stories of several people who, initially, seemed unconnected although links between them did become apparent as the film progressed. Among the many stars were Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth and Bill Nighy with the females being played by Emma Thompson, Keira Knightly and January Jones among many others. Rowan Atkinson's character of Rufus was the salesman who sold a necklace to Harry (Alan Rickman), who had bought it for his mistress. Atkinson was in all the films listed, playing the title character in 'Johnny English' (2003) as well as being the incompetent vicar in 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' in 1994. He provided the voice of Zazu, the hornbill, in 'The Lion King' (1994).

There are not many famous people named Rowan, although there is a (female)British journalist called Rowan Pelling. I also came across Dan Rowan, from 'Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in', a popular television show from the 1960s and 1970s.

The photo of a heart may have indicated the link to love.
Source: Author rossian

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