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Famous People Named James

written by: Eve
This quiz checks your knowledge of actors, singers, authors, politicians, etc, whose name is James (Jim, Jimmy).

Question 1:

As a child, this singer allegedly witnessed a car accident in the desert, where a family of Native Americans were injured. He considered this incident to be the most impactful event in his life and often referred to it in his poems and songs.
Jimi Hendrix
James Brown
Jimmy Somerville
Jim Morrison

Question 2:

Name the author of The Asian Saga, a series of six epic novels centering on Europeans in Asia.
Henry James
James Clavell
James White
James Joyce

Question 3:

What guitarist and singer fronted a band whose debut album was titled "Are You Experienced"?
James Brown
Jim Morrison
James Cagney
Jimi Hendrix

Question 4:

James Dean received the first official posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in this movie.
Trouble Along the Way
East of Eden
Rebel Without a Cause

Question 5:

Although this author spent much of his life outside his native Ireland, his landmark novels "Ulysses" and "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" are set in Dublin.
James William Mitchell
James Clavell
James Munro
James Joyce

Question 6:

Which of these actors, named James, is not correctly matched with an Oscar-nominated role he played?
James Oliver Cromwell - Farmer Arthur Hoggett in "Babe"
James Stewart - Paul Biegler in "Anatomy of a Murder"
James Caan - Santino 'Sonny' Corleone in "The Godfather".
James "Jim" Carrey - Truman Burbank in "The Truman Show"

Question 7:

Which of these US Presidents had the shortest tenure?
James Madison
James Carter
James A. Garfield
James K. Polk

Question 8:

What prolific 19th century novelist wrote The Leatherstocking Tales, a series of novels featuring frontiersman Natty Bumppo?
James Fenimore Cooper
James Ellroy
James Clavell
James Flint

Question 9:

Which of these accomplishments was not made by Captain James Cook, an English explorer, navigator and cartographer?
He was the first European to visit the Hawaiian Islands.
He was the first to map Newfoundland.
In 1774, he became the first explorer to sight Antarctica.
He explored a group of small islands in the heart of Polynesia which were later named after him.

Question 10:

Which statement, regarding James VI of Scotland and James I of England, is true?
They are one and the same person.
They are father and son.
They are brothers.
They lived two centuries apart and are not related.


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