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80 Famous People Quizzes

Quiz each set 15 questions with answers Quiz each set 15 questions with answers
001 Famous People What organization was founded by Chad Varah in 1953? 041 Famous People Who wrote Whisky Galore (1947)?
002 Famous People Who did Clementine Ogilvy Hozier marry in 1908? 042 Famous People In which year did Benjamin Disraeli die?
003 Famous People Who was the soap manufacturer who founded the model
industrial town of Port Sunlight?
043 Famous People Who came to power in Japan in 1926?
004 Famous People Who was Franklin Delano Roosevelt? 044 Famous People Who was Dag Hammarskjold?
005 Famous People David Ben Gurion became prime minister of which country in 1948? 045 Famous People Who was British prime minister for a total of over 20 years?
006 Famous People What was the name of the Scottish king killed by Macbeth? 046 Famous People Following the death of King Edward VII on 6 May 1910 who
became king?
007 Famous People Who was the first premier of the Soviet Union? 047 Famous People Who was the first English monarch to be addressed as
'Your Majesty'?
008 Famous People Under what name was Martha Jane Burke better known? 048 Famous People Who was the first monarch of the House of Tudor?
009 Famous People Who was known as 'The Maid of Orleans'? 049 Famous People In which sport was Rocky Marciano unbeatable?
010 Famous People In 1301, who led the Peasants' Revolt? 050 Famous People Which British monarch spoke no English?
011 Famous People Who was awarded an honorary KBE in 1985 for his promotion of charities through popular music? 051 Famous People Which US poet was known as 'the nun of Amherst'?
012 Famous People Which South African writer won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991? 052 Famous People Who wrote The Naked Ape?
013 Famous People Which US general was known as 'Blood and Guts'? 053 Famous People Which king of England was called The Lionheart?
014 Famous People Which queen bathed every three months, 'whether she needed to or not'? 054 Famous People What was the name of the British prime minister assassinated in 1812?
015 Famous People Who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin? 055 Famous People Which Canadian singer was born Eileen Regina Edwards?
016 Famous People 'He was not only a bore; he bored for England': Whose opinion
of Anthony Eden was this?
056 Famous People Who succeeded Anthony Eden as prime minister in 1957?
017 Famous People Whose sermon on national apostasy in 1833 is considered to
have inspired the Oxford Movement?
057 Famous People Which English conductor founded the Promenade Concerts?
018 Famous People How is the American writer Samuel Clemens better known? 058 Famous People Who patented his internal combustion engine in 1892?
019 Famous People With which style of music is the American composer Scott Joplin
059 Famous People Which prime minister conferred the title of Empress of India on Queen Victoria?
020 Famous People Who wrote the poem The Tyger? 060 Famous People Who wrote a series of books on architecture under the general title of The Buildings of England?
021 Famous People Who was the first man in space? 061 Famous People Who compiled A History of the Kings of Britain, which is
completely fictitious?
022 Famous People Which English poet died fighting for Greek independence? 062 Famous People Who created the fictional character 'Sherlock Holmes'?
023 Famous People Who wrote Wuthering Heights? 063 Famous People Who wrote Madame Bovary?
024 Famous People Who was the first director-general of the BBC? 064 Famous People Which singer did Diana Ross play in the 1972 film
Lady Sings the Blues?
025 Famous People Who in 1791 built the first cast iron bridge over the river Severn at Coalbrookdale? 065 Famous People Aboard which ship did Darwin's revolutionary theories evolve?
026 Famous People Which Scottish king led his troops to victory over the English at Bannockburn? 066 Famous People Whose works include the Primavera and The Birth of Venus?
027 Famous People Which English missionary founded the 'Inn of the Sixth
Happiness' in China?
067 Famous People Which 19th century medical scientist pioneered effective
treatments against anthrax and rabies?
028 Famous People Which Russian writer's works include Eugene Onegin and Boris Godunov? 068 Famous People Which Scottish author became 1st Baron Tweedsmuir?
029 Famous People Who was the first wife of King Henry VIII? 069 Famous People Name the actress who had a Croydon theatre named after her.
030 Famous People Which novelist, when working for the General Post Office, introduced the pillar-box to Britain? 070 Famous People Who composed music in which the score consisted only of short verbal texts, leaving the performers to invent the music themselves?
031 Famous Aussie People Who founded Australia's Flying Doctor service? 071 Famous People Who created the book of engravings Anatomy of the Horse, first published in 1766?
032 Famous People Who did Idi Amin overthrow in 1971 to seize power in Uganda? 072 Famous People Which conceptual artist wrapped islands in pink plastic sheets to make the largest work of art?
033 Famous People Who was the first American woman in space? 073 Famous People Who invented the pneumatic tyre in 1887?
034 Famous People Who wrote One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich? 074 Famous People Who was British prime minister when Queen Victoria came to the throne?
035 Famous People Whose 'law' states that work expands to fill the time available for its completion? 075 Famous People Who had a 'very fine cat' called Hodge?
036 Famous People Who in 1855 patented an economical process for converting iron into steel by means of a Convertor which is named after him? 076 Famous People What was the profession of Auguste Escoffier?
037 Famous People Who patented the first sewing machine? 077 Famous People Who created the fictional detective 'Miss Marple'?
038 Famous People Who wrote the novels A Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea? 078 Famous People Which Englishwoman made two journeys of exploration in West Africa and died while serving as a nurse during the Boer War?
039 Famous People Whose claim that Spanish coastguards had cut off his ear provoked a war between Britain and Spain in 1739? 079 Famous People Which jazz singer was known as 'Lady Day'?
040 Famous People Whose assassination in Sarajevo precipitated World War I? 080 Famous People Which king of England was canonized in 1611?

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About these quizzes

These quizzes are for general purpose as Quiz Night type quizzes and should not be mistaken for Exam questions, they are simply to use as general quizzes and can be used for relief lessons or quiz nights or as a general quick subject quiz for students.

NOTE: most quizzes are being updated so this is a work in progress.

I ran a quiz each week in the computer lab with one question per week pasted on the notice board, on Fridays at morning recess I would draw entries out of a bag (A4 Envelope) and for the correct answer a prize was given to the wining student (usually a Crunchie Bar).

On Friday recess I then ran a quick 10min quiz on any topic and these became quite popular, so I have put together many quizzes over several years and from various quiz books that I purchased. Here are some of the quizzes, many starting around 1997-8 so some may now be slightly outdated but I am certain you can modify the questions to bring them up to date.






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