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Famous People Who Overcame Failure

written by: Eve
 
This quiz is dedicated to well-known people who overcame obstacles and made a difference.

Question 1:


From his first foray into the Illinois state legislature in 1832 to his presidential election in 1860, he lost eight races for various political offices.
George Washington
Andrew Johnson
Abraham Lincoln
James Buchanan

Question 2:


After being forced out of his own company at the age of 30, he founded a new company called NeXT.
Bill Gates
Steve Wozniak
Steve Jobs
Mark Zuckerberg

Question 3:


The winner of Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmy’s, this director got rejected from the University of Southern California School of Theater, Film and Television three times.
James Cameron
Steven Spielberg
Clint Eastwood
Martin Scorsese

Question 4:


This author, whose first novel was rejected by 12 publishers in 1995, progressed from living on state benefits to multi-millionaire status.
C. S. Lewis
J. K. Rowling
E.B. White
Beatrix Potter

Question 5:


During his sophomore year he was left out of the high school basketball team because he was only 5’9” at that time. He went on to win five Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards and was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame.
Michael Jordan
Charles Barkley
LeBron James
Leroy Smith

Question 6:


In 1954, just after one performance, he was told by Jimmy Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry: ”You ain’t goin’ nowhere, son. You ought to go back to drivin’ a truck.”
Marvin Gaye
Frank Sinatra
Barry White
Elvis Presley

Question 7:


He threw a draft of his first novel into the trash after becoming discouraged with his progress writing about a teenage girl with psychic powers. His wife Tabitha retrieved the manuscript and urged him to finish it.
Arthur Hailey
Stephen King
Dan Brown
John Grisham

Question 8:


Years ago, this best-selling musician born Shawn Corey Carter, couldn't convince a single label to give him a record deal, so he founded his own record company, Roc-a-fella Records.
Eminem
Nelly
50 Cent
Jay Z

Question 9:


Although his first automobile business went bankrupt in a year, he went on to invent the modern assembly line and to become the father of modern transportation.
Henry Ford
Rudolf Diesel
Gottlieb Daimler
Carl Benz

Question 10:


After she failed to make the U.S. Olympic figure-skating team, she became an editor at Vogue and was passed over for the editor-in-chief position. She began designing wedding gowns at 40 and became the premier designer in the business.
Vivienne Westwood
Carolina Herrera
Donna Karan
Vera Wang

 


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