Famous Couples In History Trivia Quiz

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Love is inevitable and is found all over the pages of history books. Our super fun famous couples in history trivia quiz will take you down memory lane! These couples had made history together. They will still remain in the hearts of the future. How well do you know these historic couples? Why not take this cool quiz to know? Let's see how many of these iconic couples you can recognize! Think you can do it? Give it a try! Invite some of your friends and guess the answer together for a fun time. Have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When the ruler of the Mughal Empire married his favorite wife, they were still teenagers. She gave birth to 14 children. After her death in 1629, the grieving emperor created one of world's most beautiful edifices - Taj Mahal, paying tribute to his beloved wife.

    • A.

      Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne

    • B.

      Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal

    • C.

      Abelard and Heloise

    • D.

      Shah Jahan and Raza Devi

    Correct Answer
    B. Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. The explanation is that the given information states that the ruler of the Mughal Empire married his favorite wife and they had 14 children together. After her death, the emperor created the Taj Mahal as a tribute to his beloved wife. This aligns with the historical fact that Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal emperor, built the Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

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  • 2. 

    He was a very successful British musician, and she was a free-spirited woman. They both fell in love and made inspirational music. 

    • A.

      John Lenon and Yoko Ono

    • B.

      Mark Antony and Cleopatra

    • C.

      Bonnie and Clyde

    • D.

      ​Michelle Obama and Barack Obama

    Correct Answer
    A. John Lenon and Yoko Ono
    Explanation
    John Lennon and Yoko Ono were both successful musicians who fell in love and created inspirational music together. This explanation is supported by the fact that John Lennon was a very successful British musician and Yoko Ono was a free-spirited woman. Their relationship and collaborative work as artists have been well-documented and have had a significant impact on the music industry.

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  • 3. 

    In 1898, three years after their marriage, this "scientific" couple discovered polonium and radium. Thus, they won the Physics Nobel Prize in 1903 for discovering radioactivity.

    • A.

      Abigail and John Adams

    • B.

      John Alden and Priscilla Mullins

    • C.

      Anthony and Cleopatra

    • D.

      Marie and Pierre Curie

    Correct Answer
    D. Marie and Pierre Curie
    Explanation
    Marie and Pierre Curie were a "scientific" couple who made the discovery of polonium and radium three years after their marriage in 1898. Their groundbreaking work on radioactivity earned them the Physics Nobel Prize in 1903.

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  • 4. 

    The beautiful Egyptian queen was chief wife of an Egyptian Pharaoh in 14th century BC. The couple remained in history as great reformers due to the profound religious changes they made - they introduced the monotheistic worship of the sun disk.

    • A.

      Tutankamun and Cleopatra

    • B.

      Amenhotep IV and Nefertiti

    • C.

      Nefertiti and Ay

    • D.

      Tutankamun and Nefertiti

    Correct Answer
    B. Amenhotep IV and Nefertiti
    Explanation
    Amenhotep IV and Nefertiti are the correct answer because they were the Egyptian Pharaoh and chief wife in the 14th century BC who introduced the monotheistic worship of the sun disk, making them great reformers in history. Tutankamun and Cleopatra were not contemporaries of Amenhotep IV and Nefertiti, and Nefertiti and Ay were not a couple.

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  • 5. 

    Philosophy brought together this ancient Greek couple. The wife had a courtesan salon which was frequented by many of the philosophers we now know, but only one of them got to really know her. Noted for her great intellectual power, she gave him inspiration for his work in rhetorics.

    • A.

      Aspasia and Pericles

    • B.

      Aspasia and Plutarch

    • C.

      Aspasia and Xenophon

    • D.

      Aspasia and Plato

    Correct Answer
    A. Aspasia and Pericles
    Explanation
    Aspasia was a well-known courtesan in ancient Greece who had a salon frequented by philosophers. However, only one philosopher, Pericles, got to really know her. Pericles was noted for his work in rhetoric, and it is mentioned that Aspasia gave him inspiration for his work. Therefore, the correct answer is Aspasia and Pericles.

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  • 6. 

    She was a successful Hollywood actress and he was the president of the USA. They never managed to be together legally, but their relationship was a public secret.

    • A.

      Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMagio

    • B.

      Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra

    • C.

      Ava Gardner and Bobby Kennedy

    • D.

      Marilyn Monroe and John Kennedy

    Correct Answer
    D. Marilyn Monroe and John Kennedy
    Explanation
    Marilyn Monroe and John Kennedy were both well-known public figures during their time. Monroe was a successful Hollywood actress, while Kennedy was the president of the USA. Despite their fame, they were never able to officially be together due to various reasons, but their relationship was widely known to the public. This answer accurately identifies the famous couple in question.

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  • 7. 

    Being romantic poets, these two had a really romantic relationship. They knew how to do it, including all the elements a romantic story needs: secret courtship, love poems and everything necessary for their love to thrive.

    • A.

      Marie and Pierre Curie

    • B.

      Robert and Elizabeth Browning

    • C.

      Sappho and Homer

    • D.

      Charles and Katherine Dickens

    Correct Answer
    B. Robert and Elizabeth Browning
    Explanation
    Robert and Elizabeth Browning had a truly romantic relationship as they were both romantic poets. They understood the essence of romance and incorporated all the elements that a romantic story requires, such as secret courtship and love poems. Their love thrived because they knew how to nurture it.

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  • 8. 

    He was a famous French conqueror, but this wasn't enough for her to accept the marriage proposal immediately. She hesitated at first, but finally agreed.

    • A.

      Napoleon and Josephine

    • B.

      Napoleon and Josephine Baker

    • C.

      Amenhotep and Nefertiti

    • D.

      Alexander the Great and Cleopatra

    Correct Answer
    A. Napoleon and Josephine
    Explanation
    Napoleon was a renowned French conqueror, but despite his fame, Josephine initially hesitated to accept his marriage proposal. However, she eventually agreed to marry him. This explanation fits the given answer, which is Napoleon and Josephine.

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  • 9. 

    After the death of her lover, Cleopatra found true love. Though Egypt and Rome did not get along, these two people married in 36 B.C, planning to conquer Rome.

    • A.

      Antony and Cleopatra

    • B.

      Octavian and Cleopatra

    • C.

      Julius Caesar and Cleopatra

    • D.

      Ptolemy and Cleopatra

    Correct Answer
    A. Antony and Cleopatra
    Explanation
    After the death of her lover, Cleopatra found true love with Antony. Despite the tensions between Egypt and Rome, Antony and Cleopatra got married in 36 B.C with the intention of conquering Rome.

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  • 10. 

    They both were amazing artists. Married for over 23 years, they strained relationships, but their love for art and each other triumphs all hurdles.

    • A.

      Beyonce and Jay Z

    • B.

      ​Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

    • C.

      Britney and Justin

    • D.

      Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez

    Correct Answer
    B. ​Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo
    Explanation
    The given statement mentions that the couple in question had a strained relationship but their love for art and each other triumphed over all hurdles. Out of the options provided, the couple that fits this description is Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. They were both renowned artists and their relationship was known for its ups and downs, but their shared passion for art and each other kept them together.

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