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Are you ready to put your knowledge of the world's most famous personalities to the test? Our Famous People Trivia Quiz is the perfect challenge for trivia enthusiasts and curious minds alike! Get ready to answer a series of interesting and tricky questions about various historical figures, world leaders, and iconic personalities who have left their mark on history. This Famous People Trivia Quiz promises to entertain and educate. Sharpen your wits, compete with friends, and discover interesting facts about the people who have shaped our world. Take the quiz now and see how well you know the famous figures Read morewho have made headlines and history!


Famous People Trivia Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    Who was the Danish poet and scientist known for inventing a new geometric form, the "super-ellipse"?

    • A.

      Niels Bohr

    • B.

      Jorn Utzon

    • C.

      Piet Hein

    • D.

      Karen Blixen

    Correct Answer
    C. Piet Hein
    Explanation
    Piet Hein was a Danish polymath who made significant contributions in various fields, including poetry, science, and mathematics. He is best known for inventing the superellipse, a geometric shape that combines elements of an ellipse and a rectangle, which has applications in design and architecture.

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  • 2. 

    I served as G.W. Bush's Chief of Staff, who am I?

    • A.

      Tommy Thompson

    • B.

      Andrew H. Card, Jr.

    • C.

      John Walters

    • D.

      Joshua B. Bolten

    Correct Answer
    B. Andrew H. Card, Jr.
    Explanation
    Andrew Card served as the White House Chief of Staff under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2006. He is known for his role during the 9/11 attacks, famously informing President Bush of the attacks while he was visiting a school in Florida.

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  • 3. 

    I served as G.W. Bush's Secretary of Health & Human Services, who am I?

    • A.

      Tommy Thompson

    • B.

      Donald Rumsfeld

    • C.

      Rod Paige

    • D.

      Don Evans

    Correct Answer
    A. Tommy Thompson
    Explanation
    Tommy Thompson served as the Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2001 to 2005 under President George W. Bush. He focused on improving public health preparedness and was involved in health policy reforms.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the Colorado prosecutor who worked on the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case?

    • A.

      John Clune

    • B.

      Terry Ruckriegle

    • C.

      Mark Hurlbert

    • D.

      Ned Beatty

    Correct Answer
    C. Mark Hurlbert
    Explanation
    Mark Hurlbert was the District Attorney for Eagle County, Colorado, and he was the lead prosecutor in the sexual assault case against basketball star Kobe Bryant in 2003-2004. The case was eventually dropped after the accuser decided not to testify.

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  • 5. 

    I head the very successful JetBlue airline, who am I?

    • A.

      Bill Gates

    • B.

      Howard Schultz

    • C.

      Howard Hughes

    • D.

      David Neeleman

    Correct Answer
    D. David Neeleman
    Explanation
    David Neeleman is the founder of JetBlue Airways, a successful low-cost airline. He is known for his innovative approach to customer service and his use of technology to improve the passenger experience.

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  • 6. 

    Who was the Iraqi neurologist named prime minister of Iraq in 2004?

    • A.

      Moktada Al-Sadr

    • B.

      Iyad Allawi

    • C.

      Abu Issa Al-Hindi

    • D.

      Wassef Ali Hassoun

    Correct Answer
    B. Iyad Allawi
    Explanation
    Iyad Allawi is an Iraqi politician and neurologist who served as the interim Prime Minister of Iraq from 2004 to 2005 during the transitional period following the fall of Saddam Hussein. He played a key role in the country's efforts to stabilize and rebuild.

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  • 7. 

    Who gave a speech on stem cell research at the 2004 Democratic convention?

    • A.

      Tipper Gore

    • B.

      Ron Reagan

    • C.

      Al Gore

    • D.

      Michael Moore

    Correct Answer
    B. Ron Reagan
    Explanation
    Ron Reagan, the son of former President Ronald Reagan, gave a speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention advocating for stem cell research. He spoke about the potential of stem cell research to treat and cure various diseases.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following celebrities was ejected from the Aladdin Hotel in 2004 after praising filmmaker Michael Moore?

    • A.

      Don Rickles

    • B.

      Bette Midler

    • C.

      Linda Ronstadt

    • D.

      George Carlin

    Correct Answer
    C. Linda Ronstadt
    Explanation
    Linda Ronstadt, a renowned singer, was ejected from the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas after she praised Michael Moore and his documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" during a performance. The incident drew significant media attention.

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  • 9. 

    Who was a reporter for "Time" magazine who was held in contempt of court and jailed?

    • A.

      Joe Klein

    • B.

      Sean Hannity

    • C.

      Matthew Cooper

    • D.

      Bob Novack

    Correct Answer
    C. Matthew Cooper
    Explanation
    Matthew Cooper, a reporter for Time magazine, was held in contempt of court and briefly jailed for refusing to reveal his sources in the investigation of the leak of CIA officer Valerie Plame's identity.

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  • 10. 

    Who announced they wished they could duel MSNBC's Chris Matthews on live TV?

    • A.

      Ron Reagan

    • B.

      Bruce Willis

    • C.

      Ann Coulter

    • D.

      Zell Miller

    Correct Answer
    D. Zell Miller
    Explanation
    Zell Miller, a former U.S. Senator from Georgia, made a dramatic appearance on MSNBC's "Hardball" with Chris Matthews during the 2004 Republican National Convention, where he expressed his frustration with Matthews and said he wished he could challenge him to a duel.

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  • 11. 

    I introduced a bill in August "04 that called for the dismantling of the CIA, who am I?

    • A.

      Pat Roberts

    • B.

      John Kerry

    • C.

      John McCain

    • D.

      John Edwards

    Correct Answer
    A. Pat Roberts
    Explanation
    Pat Roberts, a U.S. Senator from Kansas, introduced a bill in 2004 proposing the dismantling and restructuring of the CIA to improve intelligence operations following the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq WMD intelligence failures.

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  • 12. 

    I am a former chairman and chief executive of the New York Stock Exchange, who am I?

    • A.

      Warren Buffett

    • B.

      Eliot Spitzer

    • C.

      Donald Trump

    • D.

      Richard Grasso

    Correct Answer
    D. Richard Grasso
    Explanation
    Richard Grasso served as the chairman and chief executive of the New York Stock Exchange. His tenure was marked by controversy over his compensation package, which led to his resignation in 2003.

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  • 13. 

    As governor of Illinois, I commuted the sentences of 167 inmates on death row, who am I?

    • A.

      Peter Arnett

    • B.

      Bill Frist

    • C.

      Steve Bechler

    • D.

      George Ryan

    Correct Answer
    D. George Ryan
    Explanation
    George Ryan, the former Governor of Illinois, commuted the sentences of all 167 inmates on Illinois' death row in 2003, citing concerns about the fairness and accuracy of the death penalty system.

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  • 14. 

    Who was born in Connecticut and attended Phillips Academy in Massachusetts?

    • A.

      George W. Bush

    • B.

      John Kerry

    • C.

      John Edwards

    • D.

      Hillary Clinton

    Correct Answer
    A. George W. Bush
    Explanation
    George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and attended Phillips Academy, an elite boarding school in Andover, Massachusetts.

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  • 15. 

    Who was named "Time Magazine" 2004 Person of the Year?

    • A.

      Colin Powell

    • B.

      Michael Moore

    • C.

      George W. Bush

    • D.

      John Kerry

    Correct Answer
    C. George W. Bush
    Explanation
    George W. Bush was named Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 2004, following his re-election as President of the United States.

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  • 16. 

    My book "Living History", a political and personal memoir was a best seller, who am I?

    • A.

      Hillary Rodham Clinton

    • B.

      Bill O'Reilly

    • C.

      Al Franken

    • D.

      Bob Dole

    Correct Answer
    A. Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Explanation
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, former First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State, authored "Living History," a memoir that details her life in politics and her personal experiences.

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  • 17. 

    Who was head of NASA during the 2003 Columbia shuttle disaster?

    • A.

      Sean O'Keefe

    • B.

      Dave Weldon

    • C.

      Tom Gordan

    • D.

      Alan Shepard

    Correct Answer
    A. Sean O'Keefe
    Explanation
    Sean O'Keefe was the Administrator of NASA during the Columbia shuttle disaster in 2003, where the space shuttle disintegrated upon re-entry, killing all seven astronauts on board.

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  • 18. 

    I was the Israeli astronaut who died in the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, who am I?

    • A.

      Kalpana Chawla

    • B.

      Arash Miresmaeili

    • C.

      Rick Husband

    • D.

      Ilan Ramon

    Correct Answer
    D. Ilan Ramon
    Explanation
    Ilan Ramon was the first Israeli astronaut and was part of the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia. He died in the Columbia disaster on February 1, 2003.

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