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Famous Alexanders

written by: Eve
 
A quiz on notable men named Alexander, who excelled in different spheres of life.

Question 1:


Which of these characters created by French writer Alexandre Dumas is not correctly matched with the novel?
Gérard de Villefort - Twenty Years After
Milady de Winter - The Three Musketeers
La Mole - Queen Margot
D'Artagnan - Twenty Years After

Question 2:


Alexander Graham Bell, known as the inventor of the telephone, is also credited with the invention of this device, which was first used after the assassination of President James Garfield.
metal detector
phonograph
audiometer
air conditioning

Question 3:


Which statement is not true about political philosopher and economist Alexander Hamilton.
He died in a duel.
He served in the American Revolutionary War.
He was one of the Founding Fathers.
He was United States Secretary of the Treasury under Abraham Lincoln.

Question 4:


Fashion designer Alexander McQueen, known as "the hooligan of English fashion", succeeded John Galliano as head designer at this French fashion house.
Christian Lacroix
Dolce & Gabbana
Givenchy
Chanel

Question 5:


What famous Greek philosopher tutored Alexander the Great and stimulated his interest in science, medicine, philosophy and literature?
Plato
Socrates
Epicurus
Aristotle

Question 6:


Which of these characters portrayed by actor Alec Baldwin was not a real life person?
Juan Trippe (The Aviator)
Jack Ryan (The Hunt for Red October)
Jimmy Swaggart (Great Balls of Fire!)
James Doolittle (Pearl Harbor)

Question 7:


In 1986, Sir Alex Ferguson became manager of this English Premier League soccer club, nicknamed The Red Devils.
Blackburn Rovers
Manchester United
Chelsea
Aston Villa

Question 8:


What author is not correctly matched with the literary work he created?
Alexander Pushkin - Eugene Onegin
Alan Alexander Milne - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Alexander Pope - The Rape of the Lock
Alexandre Dumas, père - The Count of Monte Cristo

Question 9:


For which of these achievements did Sir Alexander Flemming win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945?
developing a process which slows microbial growth in foods
the introduction of the smallpox vaccine
the discovery of penicillin
the discovery of the enzyme lysozyme

Question 10:


Baseball player Alexander Rodriguez, who became the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, started his professional career with this team.
New York Yankees
Detroit Tigers
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers

 


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