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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?
Lewis Carol
A. A. Milne
J. M. Barrie
Beatrix Potter

Question 2:


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

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.
Jude Law
Rowan Atkinson
Hugh Grant
Colin Firth

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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.
Elton John
David Bowie
Rod Stewart
Boy George

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.
Vivienne Westwood
Victoria Beckham
Stella McCartney
Ann Taylor

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
Ann Radcliffe
Mary Shelley
Virginia Woolf

 


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