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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.
Antony and Cleopatra
Ptolemy and Cleopatra
Julius Caesar and Cleopatra
Octavian 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
Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal
Shah Jahan and Raza Devi
Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne

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

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.
Nefertiti and Ay
Amenhotep IV and Nefertiti
Tutankamun and Cleopatra
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 Xenophon
Aspasia and Plato
Aspasia and Plutarch
Aspasia and Pericles

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

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

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

Question 9:

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

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.
Jason Priestley and Naomi Lowde
Kate Beckingsale and Len Wisemen
Charles and Camilla
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas


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