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Famous People Named 'Joseph'

written by: Eve
 
This is a quiz about famous people named 'Josephs' and their achievements.

Question 1:


Which statement about Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until 1953, is NOT true?
He boasted that he had never read a book in his life.
He was afraid of flying.
He organised the "Great Purge" in which millions of so-called "enemies of the working class" were imprisoned, exiled or executed.
He was nominated for te Nnbel Peace Prize.

Question 2:


In his play The Crucible, this American playwright used the Salem witch trials as a metaphor for McCarthyism, a term originating from the name of Joseph McCarthy.
Arthur Miller
Edward Albee
Langston Hughes
Eugene O'neill

Question 3:


Which of the following is NOT one of the characters depicted by Joseph Heller in his famous novel Catch-22?
Milo Minderbinder
Colonel Cathcart
Chief Bromden
John Yossarian

Question 4:


Which of these actors is NOT correctly matched with the movie he stars in?
Joe Pesci - Raging Bull
Joseph Cotten - Citizen Kane
Joseph Fiennes - The English Patient
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - 10 Things I Hate About You

Question 5:


What classical composer is often called "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet"?
Joseph Haydn
Joseph Strauss
Joseph Gibbs
Joseph Hallman

Question 6:


The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of publisher Joseph Pulitzer. In which of these categories is it awarded?
poetry
journalism
All of these
drama

Question 7:


For what team did Joe DiMaggio, nicknamed "Joltin' Joe", play during his entire 13-year career?
Chicago White Sox
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
New York Mets

Question 8:


Who played the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele in the 1978 British-American thriller film The Boys from Brazil?
Steve Guttenberg
Humphrey Bogart
Gregory Peck
Clark Gable

Question 9:


Which statement about German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels is NOT true?
He supported the extermination of the Jews in the Holocaust.
He and his wife committed suicide, after poisoning their children.
He succeeded Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of Germany.
He escaped to South America after WWII.

Question 10:


Joe Pesci won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for portraying Tommy DeVito in this movie.
Once Upon a Time in America
Raging Bull
Goodfellas
Casino

 


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