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Famous Londoners

written by: Eve
 
A quiz on prominent figures in the fields of music, literature, fashion, science, etc., all of whom were born in London, England.

Question 1:


What famous English author named one of his famous fun-loving characters after his son Christopher?
J. M. Barrie
A. A. Milne
Lewis Carol
Beatrix Potter

Question 2:


Who directed the 1978 movie Midnight Express, which tells the harrowing story of an American college student visiting Turkey?
Danny Boyle
Ridley Scott
Alfred Hitchcock
Alan Parker

Question 3:


This English actor, who rose to stardom after appearing in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral, has repeatedly claimed that acting is not a true calling but just a job he fell into.
Rowan Atkinson
Jude Law
Hugh Grant
Colin Firth

Question 4:


The SI unit of capacitance is named after this English scientist who discovered electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis.
Alexander Fleming
Alexander Graham Bell
Isaac Newton
Michael Faraday

Question 5:


This English singer-songwriter recorded the songs "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You" for her second studio album "21".
Amy Winehouse
Adele
Lady Gaga
Kate Bush

Question 6:


Which of these musicals was NOT composed by multiple award-winning English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber?
Grease
Jesus Christ Superstar
Cats
Evita

Question 7:


This popular character, created by English author Daniel Defoe, has a companion named 'Friday'.
Samuel Pickwick
Peter Pan
Robinson Crusoe
Gulliver

Question 8:


This major figure in the music industry became popular in the US when his 1975 hit "Fame" reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Rod Stewart
Boy George
Elton John
David Bowie

Question 9:


In 2007, this English fashion designer sparked controversy when she created a silver necklace featuring a single leg. The necklace was an apparent attack on her father's estranged wife Heather Mills, an amputee.
Stella McCartney
Victoria Beckham
Ann Taylor
Vivienne Westwood

Question 10:


Name the author of of the novels "Mrs Dalloway" and "To the Lighthouse", who was a prominent figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group.
Daphne du Maurier
Virginia Woolf
Mary Shelley
Ann Radcliffe

 


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