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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.
James Brown
Jim Morrison
Jimmy Somerville
Jimi Hendrix

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

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
Giant
Rebel Without a Cause
East of Eden

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 Munro
James Clavell
James Joyce
James William Mitchell

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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.
In 1774, he became the first explorer to sight Antarctica.
He was the first European to visit the Hawaiian Islands.
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 father and son.
They are brothers.
They are one and the same person.
They lived two centuries apart and are not related.

 


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