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Historical Figures Quiz





Round 1. World Leaders



Name the person & answer the question?

​Clues

Questions

​'Battle Of Waterloo', 1815

"British Bulldog"

Indian Independence, 1947

'Evita'

"JFK"

"I have a dream." 1963

Pope & Saint

First black President of South Africa, 1994

First black President of USA, 2009

Longest reigning monarch


​Who defeated him?

What was his 'Black Dog'?

What religion was he?

Who played her in the 1996 movie?

Who killed him in Dallas, 1963?

Who killed him in Memphis, 1968?

Which country was he from?

On which island was he imprisoned?

Where was he born?

What was her family nickname?


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Round 2. Artists & Composers



Name the person & answer the question?

​Clues

Questions

​'Mona Lisa', 1503

'Sistine Chapel', 1512

'The Marriage Of Figaro', 1786

'Eroica', 1804

'The Fighting Temeraire', 1839

'Sunflowers', 1888

'The Persistence Of Memory', 1931

'Geurnica', 1937

'Banana', 1967

'E.T.', 1982


​What nationality was he?

Where would you find the 'Sistine Chapel'?

Who had a hit single with 'Amadeus'?

T or F. He became deaf in his 20s?

What bank note does this feature on?

Which ear did he cut off?

Which 1945 Hitchcock movie was this in?

What style of art was he famous for?

Which soup can did he paint?

T or F. He composed 100+ movie scores?


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Round 3. Authors



Name the person & answer the question?

​Clues

Questions

​'Romeo And Juliet', 1594

'Pride And Prejudice', 1813

'Oliver', 1837

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."

'Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn', 1884

'1984', 1949


'Lord Of The Rings', 1949

'Murder On The Orient Express', 1934

'The Gremlins', 1943

'The Shining', 1977

Amsterdam

​Where did he live?

What bank note does she feature on?

What was the name of the master thief?

Who played him in the 1997 movie?


Who was his closest friend?

In what number room would you dispose of things you hate most?

What was the name of the wizard?

What was the name of the detective?

Where was the author from?

Who starred in this movie?

How old was she when she died?


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Round 4. Explorers



Name the person & answer the question?

​Clues

​Questions

​He 'discovered' the Americas in 1492

Circumnavigated the globe in a single expedition 1577-80

'..... Of The Antarctic', 1910-13

Tutankhamun, 1922

First woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1932

First man to conquer Everest, 1953

First man on the moon, 1969

French oceanographer

Fastest solo sailor around the world, 2005


'Life On Earth', 1979

​What was the name of his ship?

What two plants did he bring back with him?

What was the name of his ship?

Where did he find the tomb?

How many hours did it take her?


Who accompanied him?

Who were the other two astronauts?

What was the name of his ship?

She was the youngest person ever to be given what honour?

How old is he?


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Round 5. Scientists



Name the person & answer the question?

​Clues

​Questions

​Apple

'Origin Of The Species', 1859

Founder of modern nursing

First female 'Nobel Prize' winner in 1903

Developed vaccines for anthrax and rabies

'e=mc2'

'The Enigma Code'

Founder of Psychoanalysis

Apple

Cosmologist

​Discovered the laws of ....... what?

What was the name of his ship?

Lady with the .... what?

Conducted pioneering research into what?

Which food process did he invent?

He developed the theory of what?

Which bank note does he feature on?

What nationality was he?

What did he launch in 2007?

Discovered what emit radiation?



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Round 6, Sportsmen & Women



Name the person & answer the question?

​Clues

​Questions

​Four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics

Broke the 4 minute mile in 1954

"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."

'The King'

"Beefy"


Three times Formula 1 Champion 1974,77&84

"Arguably the greatest player ever to don a Welsh jersey."

Won 18 major tennis singles titles

Tied first in PGA Tour wins, ranks second in men's major golf championships

"The fastest man in the world."


​Where were they held?

What average speed did he run at?

What was his original name?

Which country was he from?

In 1985 he raised £1m for lymphoma charities doing what?

Who was his main British rival?


What is the home of Welsh rugby?


What nationality is she?

What is the 19th hole called?


How fast can he run?



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Round 7. Movie Icons



Name the person & answer the question?

​Clues

​Questions

​'Casablanca', 1942

'Rebel Without A Cause', 1955

'Rear Window', 1954

"The Master Of Suspense"

'North By North West', 1959

'Breakfast At Tiffany's', 1961

'Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid', 1969

'Some Like It Hot', 1959

"The King Of Entertainment"


"Americ'a Dad"

​Who co-starred with him in that movie?

How old was he when he died?

Who did she marry in 1956?

What was his highest grossing 1960 movie?

Where was he born?

What was her character's name in this movie?

Who co-starred with him in this movie?

What was her birth name?

He won two 'Best Picture' Oscars for war movies. What were they?

He won two 'Best Actor' Oscars for which 'P' & 'F.G.' movies"



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Round 8. Music Icons



Name the person & answer the question?

​Clues

​Questions

​"Lady Day"


"Satchmo"

"The Music"


"The King Of Rock & Roll"

'Calamity Jane', 1953


"The Fab Four"

"The Queen Of Soul"

'Queen'

"King Of Pop"

"Thin White Duke"


"Neutron-Bomb"


'Wham'

​Who played her the 1972 movie 'Lady Sings The Blues'?

What was his 1968 number one hit?

Who sang in his 'American Pie' song "The day The Music died."?

Where did he live?

Who co-starred with her in three Rom-Com movies?

Who shot him in 1980?

What was her number one (duet) in 1987?

Who were the other members?

Where did he live?

Complete his alter-ego names - Major ***, Ziggy ******** & Aladdin ****?

What was her 1980 number one with E.L.O.?

What was his first solo number one in 1984?



Final song ...









​Clues

Questions

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE - 'Battle Of Waterloo', 1815

WINSTON CHURCHILL - "British Bulldog"

MAHATMA GANDHI - Indian Independence, 1947

EVA PERON - 'Evita'


JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY - "JFK"


MARTIN LUTHER KING -"I have a dream." 1963

POPE JOHN PAUL (KAROL WOJTYLA) - Pope & Saint

NELSON MANDELA - First black President of South Africa, 1994

BARACK OBAMA - First black President of USA, 2009

QUEEN ELIZABETH WINDSOR - Longest reigning monarch


DUKE OF WELLINGTON - Who defeated him?

DEPRESSION - What was his 'Black Dog'?


HINDU - What religion was he?


MADONNA - Who played her in the 1996 movie?

LEE HARVEY OSWALD - Who killed him in Dallas, 1963?

JAMES EARL RAY - Who killed him in Memphis, 1968?

POLAND - Which country was he from?


ROBBEN ISLAND - On which island was he imprisoned?

OAHU, HAWAII - Where was he born?


LILIBET - What was her family nickname?


​Clues

Questions

​LEONARDO DA VINCI - 'Mona Lisa', 1503

MICHELANGELO - 'Sistine Chapel', 1512


WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART - 'The Marriage Of Figaro', 1786

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - 'Eroica', 1804

J.M.W.TURNER - 'The Fighting Temeraire', 1839

VINCENT VAN GOGH - 'Sunflowers', 1888

SALVADOR DALI - 'The Persistence Of Memory', 1931

PABLO PICASSO - 'Geurnica', 1937


ANDY WARHOL - 'Banana', 1967


JOHN WILLIAMS - 'E.T.', 1982


​ITALIAN - What nationality was he?


THE VATICAN - Where would you find the 'Sistine Chapel'?

FALCO - Who had a hit single with 'Amadeus'?

TRUE - T or F. He became deaf in his 20s?


£20 - What bank note does this feature on?


LEFT - Which ear did he cut off?