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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
Jim Morrison
James Brown
Jimmy Somerville

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 Cagney
James Brown
Jim Morrison
Jimi Hendrix

Question 4:

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

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 Clavell
James Joyce
James Munro
James William Mitchell

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 "Jim" Carrey - Truman Burbank in "The Truman Show"
James Caan - Santino 'Sonny' Corleone in "The Godfather".
James Stewart - Paul Biegler in "Anatomy of a Murder"

Question 7:

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

Question 8:

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

Question 9:

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

Question 10:

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


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