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Miscellaneous Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Miscellaneous trivia quiz questions about famous people.

 

Miscellaneous Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Stephen Sondheim supported himself before his West Side Story success, by writing what?
A: Topper TV scripts.

Which Gwen won an Olympic Gold medal in track?
A: Torrence.

Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey were band leaders, but who was Arnold Dorsey?
A: Pop singer Englebert Humperdinck.

Who is the famous clarinetist who performs with the New Orleans Funeral and Jazz Band?
A: Woody Allen.

Dudley Moore is famous for playing what instrument?
A: Piano.

What geological feature was named for the man that was the head of the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India in the early 19th century.
A: Mount Everest, named for Sir George Everest.

What was the name of the Russian goldsmith who became famous for his jeweled eggs?
A: Peter Faberge.

 

Who was the explorer that included a photograph of his nude mistress in a book he wrote about his travels?
A: Robert Peary, discoverer of the North Pole.

Who is the famous mother of Elijah Blue?
A: Cher.

What world renowned southern city is known for its Beale Street Blues?
A: Memphis, Tennessee.

What is the name of the world's most famous Opera House?
A: La Scala.

What famous American frontiersman boasted: "I can't say I was ever lost, but I was bewildered once for three days"?
A: Daniel Boone.

What was the name of the future President who made the famous Checkers Speech in 1952?
A: Richard Nixon.

What well known American's father headed the investigation into the Lindbergh kidnapping in 1932?
A: General H. Norman Schwarzkopf.

 

What renowned Cherokee Indian was known to the Americans of his time as George Guess?
A: Sequoya.

Francis Bellamy wrote what famous words to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus's discovery of America?
A: The Pledge of Allegiance.

What world renowned frontierswoman, buried in Deadwood, South Dakota, was laid to rest wearing a white dress and with a gun in each hand?
A: Calamity Jane.

The Horseshoe Falls are part of which famous Falls?
A: Niagara.

In which state is the Sun Studio where Elvis made his recordings?
A: Tennessee.

What politician appeared in an episode of Major Dad that marked the Marine corps' 215th anniversary?
A: Dan Quayle.

What famous actor turned down the role of Archie Bunker in the pilot for All in the Family?
A: Mickey Rooney.

 

Who won $15,000 on the TV show Name That Tune before gaining fame as an astronaut?
A: John Glenn.

What Hollywood actor turned down the role of Marshall Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke?
A: John Wayne.

In 1958, what couple appeared in a TV play, A Turkey for the president?
A: Future President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy.

Before legally changing his name, what was Mr. T's real name?
A: Lawrence Tero.

Unlike Dallas where oil was the big thing, Falcon Crest was about what California product?
A: Wine.

In what US state, famous for its ski resorts, is South Park situated?
A: Colorado.

What was the name of the first feline featured on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous?
A: Morris the Cat.

What did Farrah Fawcett the famous actress have named after her?
A: It was a gold-plated "Farrah faucet".