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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?
Edward VIII
None of these
George V
George VI

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?
General George Armstrong Custer
Dwight D. Eisenhower
William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt

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
Edward I
Henry VIII

Question 4:

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

Question 5:

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

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?
King Henry VIII
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Victoria
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
Sean Connery
Mel Gibson
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 Victoria
Queen Margot
Queen Mary I
Queen Elizabeth II

Question 9:

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

Question 10:

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


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