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Famous Scottish People II

written by: Eve
 
A quiz on famous Scottish people and their achievements

Question 1:


What Scottish author created Peter Pan, the mischievous boy who never grows up?
Kenneth Graham
J. M. Barrie
Arthur Conan Doyle
A. A. Milne

Question 2:


What Scottish actor made his international breakthrough in 1996 with the role of heroin addict Mark Renton in Danny Boyle's movie Trainspotting?
Gerard Butler
Brian Cox
Alan Cumming
Ewan McGregor

Question 3:


What Scottish scientist is best known for discovering penicilin in 1928?
Alexander Fleming
Alexander Bell
Howard Florey
Edward Jenner

Question 4:


This politician was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 until 2010.
David Cameron
Tony Blair
Alistair Darling
Gordon Brown

Question 5:


Which of these is NOT a character created by Scottish physician and writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?
Professor Challenger
James Moriarty
Miss Marple
Sherlock Holmes

Question 6:


Mary I of Scotland was found guilty of plotting to assassinate this monarch and was subsequently executed.
James I
Lady Jane Grey
Henry VIII
Elizabeth I

Question 7:


Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lenox achieved major international success as a member of this duo.
The Black Keys
Eurythmics
The Corrs
Roxette

Question 8:


The watt, a unit named after Scottish inventor James Watt, measures which of the following?
luminous intensity
the rate of energy conversion
electric current
the speed of light

Question 9:


This Scottish-born industrialist and philanthropist led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. His article "The Gospel of Wealth" called on the rich to use their wealth to improve society.
Alexander Soros
John Rockefeller
Alexander Hecht
Andrew Carnegie

Question 10:


What Scottish writer penned The Wind in the Willows, first published in 1908?
Muriel Spark
Walter Scott
J. M. Barrie
Kenneth Grahame

 


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