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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
Arthur Conan Doyle
A. A. Milne
J. M. Barrie

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?
Ewan McGregor
Gerard Butler
Brian Cox
Alan Cumming

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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 Hecht
John Rockefeller
Alexander Soros
Andrew Carnegie

Question 10:


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

 


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