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Historical People In Movies

written by: Eve
This quiz focuses on actors and actresses who have portrayed historical figures.

Question 1:

Which king was portrayed by Colin Firth in the Oscar-winning movie The King's Speech?
George V
Edward VIII
George VI
None of these

Question 2:

What historical figure was played by Brian Keith in the movie The Wind and the Lion, which was loosely based on the Perdicaris incident of 1904?
William McKinley
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Theodore Roosevelt
General George Armstrong Custer

Question 3:

In the historical drama Braveheart, Mel Gibson portrays 13th-century Scottish warrior William Wallace who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against this English king.
Richard the Lionheart
William the Conqueror
Henry VIII
Edward I

Question 4:

What actress won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen in the 1998 biographical film Elizabeth?
Emma Thompson
Kate Winslet
Cate Blanchett
Gwyneth Paltrow

Question 5:

What English actress has played tragic historical characters such as Isadora Duncan, Anne Boleyn and Mary, Queen of Scots?
Jane Seymour
Vivien Leigh
Vanessa Redgrave
Judi Dench

Question 6:

The movie A Man for All Seasons portrays Sir Thomas More, the 16th-century Lord Chancellor of England, who refused to take an Oath of Supremacy declaring the monarch the Supreme Head of the Church of England. Who was the monarch?
Queen Victoria
King Henry VIII
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Mary I

Question 7:

Which of these actors has portrayed and Irish revolutionary leader, a German industrialist who employed over 1000 Jews in his factories, and a Scottish hero?
Russel Crowe
Mel Gibson
Sean Connery
Liam Neeson

Question 8:

Judy Dench won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I in the movie Shakespeare in Love. What other queen did she play in the movie Mrs. Brown?
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Victoria
Queen Margot
Queen Mary I

Question 9:

Which of the following actors has NOT played King Arthur?
Edward Atterton
Clive Owen
Corin Redgrave
Sean Connery

Question 10:

What actress won an Academy Award for her portrayal of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the movie The Iron Lady?
Susan Sarandon
Helen Hunt
Meryl Streep
Judy Dench


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