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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 VI
George V

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.
William the Conqueror
Edward I
Henry VIII
Richard the Lionheart

Question 4:

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

Question 5:

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

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 Elizabeth I
Queen Mary I
King Henry VIII
Queen Victoria

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?
Mel Gibson
Liam Neeson
Russel Crowe
Sean Connery

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 Mary I
Queen Margot
Queen Elizabeth II

Question 9:

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

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
Susan Sarandon
Meryl Streep
Helen Hunt


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