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Famous Couples In History

written by: Slava
History is often thought of only as battles, conquests and exploration. However, there is a lot of love in it too. Take the trivia quiz and see how love makes history.

Question 1:

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.
Ptolemy and Cleopatra
Octavian and Cleopatra
Julius Caesar and Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra

Question 2:

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.
Abelard and Heloise
Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne
Shah Jahan and Raza Devi
Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal

Question 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.
Abigail and John Adams
Marie and Pierre Curie
Anthony and Cleopatra
John Alden and Priscilla Mullins

Question 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.
Tutankamun and Cleopatra
Amenhotep IV and Nefertiti
Nefertiti and Ay
Tutankamun and Nefertiti

Question 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.
Aspasia and Plutarch
Aspasia and Plato
Aspasia and Pericles
Aspasia and Xenophon

Question 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.
Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra
Ava Gardner and Bobby Kennedy
Marilyn Monroe and John Kennedy
Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMagio

Question 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.
Robert and Elizabeth Browning
Marie and Pierre Curie
Sappho and Homer
Charles and Katherine Dickens

Question 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.
Alexander the Great and Cleopatra
Amenhotep and Nefertiti
Napoleon and Josephine Baker
Napoleon and Josephine

Question 9:

The most famous gangster couple in history, her last name was Parker and he was the anti-authoritarian criminal Barrow.
Cuocolo and Cutinelli
Barre and Lebiez
Lou Jean Poplin and Clovis
Bonnie and Clyde

Question 10:

On April 9, 2005 their marriage ended years of speculation on a relationship which has spanned the decades since they first met in 1970.
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas
Charles and Camilla
Jason Priestley and Naomi Lowde
Kate Beckingsale and Len Wisemen


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