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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?
Arthur Conan Doyle
J. M. Barrie
Kenneth Graham
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?
Brian Cox
Ewan McGregor
Alan Cumming
Gerard Butler

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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.
Andrew Carnegie
John Rockefeller
Alexander Soros
Alexander Hecht

Question 10:


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

 


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