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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 organised the "Great Purge" in which millions of so-called "enemies of the working class" were imprisoned, exiled or executed.
He was afraid of flying.
He was nominated for te Nnbel Peace Prize.
He boasted that he had never read a book in his life.

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.
Eugene O'neill
Edward Albee
Arthur Miller
Langston Hughes

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

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
All of these
journalism
drama

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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