300 Famous People Trivia Questions and Answers

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Famous People Trivia Questions and Answers

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1. In 1938, Ceril Heycock married the man she had met at art school, Birabongse Bhanudej and many years after their divorce in 1949, the pair remarried in 1983. Of which country was Birabongse Bhanudej a member of the royal family?

Siam (Thailand)


2. Who did Nicolas Cage marry in 2002?

Lisa Marie Presley


3. Who became prime minister of India following Lal Bahadur Shasrtri?

Indira Gandhi


4. Marie Brizard and Nicole Clicquot stood out as entrepreneurs in which field of activity?



5. Heath Ledger played a gay cyclist named Snowy Bowles in what Australian TV show?



6. Who was it who once said “Hello Muddah Hello Faddah”?

Allan Sherman


7. Olivia de Havilland was a very successful actress. She had a sister who was also a famous film actress. What was her name?

Joan Fontaine


8. Who is the tallest female member of the cast of “Friends”?

Lisa Kudrow


9. What is the last name of fashion designer Donatella, sister of the murdered Gianni?



10.  In 1984, Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman to be included on a major party’s presidential ticket in a US Presidential Election. At the time, she was a member of the House of Representatives from which state?

New York


11. What is actor Charlie Sheen’s real name?

Carlos Irwin Estevez


12. World War I German spy Mata Hari was born in what country?

In Holland as Margaretha Geertrulida Zelle


13.  He was an American chess prodigy who disappeared from the public eye after refusing to defend his 1975 World Chess Championship title. Who was he?

Bobby Fischer


14. What is Winona Ryder’s real last name?



15. What famous Swiss citizen said of nuclear bombs: “If I had known, I would have become a watchmaker”?

Albert Einstein


16. Born in 1931, this reformer of the Soviet Union made an important contribution to world peace. Who was the man responsible for initiating proposals to reduce nuclear arms, helping to end the Cold War?


17. What does “A” stand for in the actress Vivica A. Fox’s name?



18. What was the name of the philosopher who once stated “Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers”?

Socrates, who lived in Greece from 470 to 399 B.C.


19. He united the nomadic tribes in northern China during the 12th and 13th centuries. What conqueror of northern China extended his conquest to territories as far as Afghanistan?

Genghis Khan


20. Taylor Swift grew up on what type of farm?

Christmas Tree Farm


21. From where did the famous philosopher Plato get his name from?

It was a nickname given him by his wrestling teacher


22.  In 1962, one of the world’s most celebrated movie stars died tragically from an overdose of barbiturates. What the public did not know at the time was that she had been dependent on barbiturates from early on, in an attempt to overcome her chronic insomnia. Despite this, she had starred in movies such as “Niagara”, “The Misfits” and “The Seven-Year Itch”. Who was this sleep-deprived blonde sex symbol?


23. Who is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally as?

The Weeknd


24. In 64 A.D., when Rome burned, where was Nero?

Nero was at home in his villa at Antium 35 miles from Rome


25. Nestlé S.A. is a Swiss multinational company, headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. The company’s founder Henri Nestlé was born in which country?



26. What were the dying words of Robert E. Lee?

Strike the tent


27. What is Owen Wilson’s middle name?



28. Who is the godmother of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s kid Francis Bean?

Drew Barrymore


29. Who wrote an Unauthorized Biography about Nancy Reagan?

Kitty Kelley


30. Which singer was known amongst other things as ‘The King of Pop’ and ‘The Gloved One’?

Michael Jackson


31. What is the name of the school in “The Breakfast Club”?

Shermer High


31. What was the name of the American athlete who fell over during the final of the 3,000 meters at the LA Olympics?

Mary Decker


32. One of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, and was named FIFA Goalkeeper of the Year on six occasions?

Gordon Banks


33. Who was named “People” magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive in 1996?

Denzel Washington


34. Carrie Fisher is what actress’s daughter?

Debbie Reynolds


35. In which film of 1956 did Elvis Presley make his debut?

Love Me Tender


36. What was Johnny Depp’s first major movie role?

A Nightmare On Elm Street


37. Who was the king of rock and roll?


38. Who was Bruce Forsyth’s first female assistant on the Generation Game?

Anthea Redfern


39. Who introduced Johnny Depp to acting?

Nicolas Cage


40. What was the name of Sherlock Holmes’ assistant?

Dr. Watson


41. In which Irish city was Terry Wogan born in August 1938?



42. What actor’s mother accompanied him to the 1999 Academy Awards, where he won an Oscar?

Kevin Spacey


43. What famous woman was accused of abducting Stompie Seipei?

Winnie Mandela


44. Ryan Reynolds starred alongside Melissa George in this 2005 spine chiller?

The Amityville Horror


45. What children’s TV series did Selena Gomez appear in the early 2000s?

Barney & Friends


46. Who was the journalist who first told the world about the My Lai massacre?

Seymour Hersh


47. Which island nation is popstar Rihanna from?



48. What year was Meryl Streep born?



49. Axle Rose’s father-in-law was a famous singer, what was his name?

Don Everly

50. Which Italian city did George Clooney get married to Amal?



51. Which celebrity has a tattoo of a daisy with a ladybug on it?

Jessica Alba


52. Rudolf Nureyev was what kind of dancer?



53. How many Hemsworth brothers are there?



54. How old was Della Reese when she died in November 2017?

86 years old


55. What was the full name of the movie mogul famous for his goldwynisms?

Sam Goldwyn


56. How long did Pamela Anderson know Motely Crue drummer Tommy Lee before marrying him?

Four days


57. What year was Leonardo DiCaprio born?



58. Twiggy was the most famous model of which decade?



59. Which make-up mogul became the youngest billionaire in the world?


60. Elizabeth Taylor married which Richard twice?



61. Who is Saul Hudson?

Rock Guitarist Slash


62. Who is Dolly Parton married to?

Carl Thomas Dean


63. Which TV series did Eddie Redmayne appear in?

The Pillars of the Earth


64. In what field is Giorgio Armani famous?


65.  What is the name of the character, Ed Westwick played in hit show Gossip Girl?

Chuck Bass


66. What sex symbol was found dead in her L.A. home in 1962?

Marilyn Monroe


68. In what decade of the twentieth century was Goldie Hawn born?



69. Which actor/writer presented the Crystal Maze and also wrote the Rocky Horror Picture Show?

Richard O’Brien


70. Brothers Taylor, Isaac and Zac make up which band?



71. What was the name of the tennis player who famously yelled at an umpire “You cannot be serious!”?

John McEnroe


72. Which rock star was Diane Lane romantically involved with in the 1980s?


73. Tom Cruise is an outspoken member of which religion?



74. What year was Julianne Moore born?



75. Mark Spitz won his seven gold medals where?



76. What is Brad Pitt’s real full name?

William Bradley Pitt


77. What is actor Al Pacino’s real name?

Alfredo James Pacino


78. Al Gore was elected Senator for what state in 1985?



79. Which American actor and film maker was born Mark Sinclair?

Vin Diesel


80. Which celebrity is known as JLo?


81. What was aviation pioneer Lindbergh’s first name?



82. Who was the winner of the first-ever UK series of ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’?

Tony Blackburn


83. Who is Jade’s famous mother?

Bianca Jagger


84. What part of the UK was Sir Anthony Hopkins born?



85. Which English supermodel was born is Streatham in May 1970?

Naomi Campbell


86. What words are included in the new ribcage tattoo Scarlett Johansson flashed in Paris in 2012?

Lucky You


87. Deep Blue, an IBM computer played chess with what internationally known chess champion?

Gary Kasparov


88. Which actor, famous for starring in ‘Last of the Summer Wine’, was also the voice of Wallace in the Wallace and Gromit films?

Peter Sallis


89. Who was named “People” magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive in 1991?

Patrick Swayze


90. Charles Schulz’s most famous creation was what?

Peanuts comic strip


91. Who was the English crime writer famous for writing the Inspector Morse series, who died in March 2017?

Colin Dexter


92. How old was Russell Crowe when he got his first lead role in a film?



93. Which famous family group included the brothers Marlon and Tito?

Jackson Five


94. What is the name of Kim Kardashian’s eldest child?

North West


95. In what year was Tom Hanks born?



96. What was Zach Braff diagnosed with at age ten?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


97. How many Oscars has Leonardo DiCaprio won?



98. In what year did Brad Pitt hit 30 years old?



99.What year did Jerry Springer turn 50 years old?


100. Which footballer has the most Instagram followers in the world – as of 2020?


101.  In 1959 a British prime minister became a member of Parliament. Before elected as Member of Parliament, that personality worked in industry as a research chemist. Who is it?

Margaret Thatcher


102. Which documentary had Harrison Ford as a Narrator?

Mustang: The Hidden Kingdom


103. Gwen “who”, won Olympic gold on the athletics track?



104. In 1957, a teenaged lad from Liverpool went to a garden fete in the hope of meeting some girls. Instead, in a chance encounter, he was introduced to a fellow scouser and together they were to form one of the greatest songwriting partnerships ever. Who were they?


105. Who was named “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2003 by “People” Magazine?

Jude Law


106. What was Al Capone jailed for the very first time?

Carrying a gun


107. Steve Lawrence was a great entertainer. Many people feel, however, that Steve was at his best when teamed with his long-time partner. Who would that be?

Eydie Gorme


108. Kristen Bell made her professional acting debut in what 1998 comedy film?

Polish Wedding


109. What was Charles Lindbergh dubbed?

The Lone Eagle


110. In 1979, Albert II, Prince of Monaco gave up his American citizenship which he had inherited from his mother. Who was his mother?

Grace Kelly


111. Which celebrity mom belongs to Melanie Griffith?

Tippi Hedren


112. What was the name of Oliver North’s secretary during the Irangate scandal?

Fawn Hall


113.  In 1978, who became the first motor racing driver ever to win the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500 and the Formula One World Championship?

Mario Andretti


114. What is the title of Lady Gaga’s 2017 documentary film?

Gaga: Five Foot Two


115. Director Blake Edwards married what singer?


116. Which long-reigning British queen had nine surviving children?



117. What group was Nick Lachey a member of?

98 Degrees


118. Supermodel Naomi Campbell wrote a novel called what?



119. Which British woman was often called ‘The Iron Lady’?

Margaret Thatcher


120. In the VMA awards show held every fall, what does “VMA” stand for?

Video Music Awards


121. Bob Geldof, who founded Band Aid, received an honorary what in 1986?



122. It’s fitting that my name is on a Top Ten list, since that was one of my trademarks as an American late-night television host. However, a few years after finishing college in the Midwest I moved to California and regularly slept in my 1973 Chevy pickup truck before landing a job as a comedy writer. Who am I?

David Letterman


123. Tom Holland won a Teen Choice Awards for which film?

Spider-Man: Homecoming


124. Giorgio Armani is famous what?


125. John Cleland was imprisoned for a year in 1748 for the crime of debt. Upon his release he was arrested along with his publisher and printer for writing the novel “Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure”. By which name is this book better known?

Fanny Hill


126. Who was Pierce Brosnan’s co-star on TV’s “Remington Steele”?

Stephanie Zimbalist


127. Ivanka Trump is the mother of whom?

Ivana Trump


128. Andree de Jongh, known as Dede, was 24 years old when she set up ‘The Comet Line’ What was the ‘Comet Line’?

An escape route for alllied soldiers from Brussels to the Pyrenees


129. The star of the 1990s TV series “Benson”, passed away in 2017, what is his name?

Robert Guillaume


130. John Dillinger had a distinctive scar where on his body?

Left hand


131. Radium, Copernicium and Antimony One I discovered; it killed me I won Alfred’s prize Twice, that’s no lie Born Polish, lived French, science was key Who is this famous scientist?

Marie Curie


132. What is Ricky Gervais’ middle name?



133. French actor Yve Montand was the first to be broadcast live in the US via what?



134. This is probably the most famous serial spouse ever, married six times, divorced twice and widowed three times, before his own death saved his last wife. Who was he?

Henry VIII


135. What did Mariah Carey do on air that shocked MTV’s TRL audience in 2001?



136.What famous artist once described his paintings as “hand-painted dream photographs?”


137. Which queen of Egypt was known for her beauty and being the mother of King Tut?



138. What was actress Jennifer Aniston‘s given name at birth?

Jennifer Anastassakis


139. Choreographer William Busby Enos was better known as who?

Busby Berkeley


140. She was born Florence Nightingale Graham but was better known by her business name which became a cosmetics empire. She became one of the wealthiest women in the world. What was her business name and the name of her empire?

Elizabeth Arden


141. What was actress Susan Sarandon’s given name at birth?

Susan Abigail Tomalin


142. Who Arthur Ashe was the first black tennis player to win what?

Australian Open


143. In 1927, what did Harry Warner, co-founder of Warner Brothers, say about the future of sound in movies?

Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?


144. What was actress Drew Barrymore’s given name at birth?

Andrew Barrymore


145. To win the world heavyweight title for the first time, who did Cassius Clay beat?

Sonny Liston


146. Call Me Al. I was the cartoonist who drew “Li’l Abner”. My last name is the same as another cartoon character named “Andy”. I am Al who?



147. Whose twins are named Alexander and Ella?

George and Amal Clooney


148. What did singer Sammy Davis Jr. die of in 1990?

Throat cancer


149. “I was wearing a simple pair of shoes, nothing fancy, when I discovered my father died on February 6, 1952. I was in Kenya at the time and had to cancel the remainder of my trip to take the throne back in England. Who am I?”

Queen Elizabeth II

150. In what animated movie did Halle Berry play the voice of Cappy?



151. What was spice girl Geri Halliwell’s nickname?



152. Lorraine Hansbury was the first black woman to write a Broadway play, which opened in March of 1959. What was its name?

A Raisin in the Sun


153. What year was singer Nicki Minaj born?



154. This theoretical physicist and cosmologist, born in Oxford in 1942, may be the most noted genius of this era. Can you name this man, who is the author of “A Brief History of Time”?

Stephen W. Hawking


155. What year was Michael Douglas born?



156. A famous inventor (and workaholic) made this statement “I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident … Almost none of my inventions were derived in that manner. They were achieved by having trained myself to be analytical and to endure and tolerate hard work.” Who made this statement?

Thomas Edison


157. Which celebrity mom belongs to Lila Grace?

Kate Moss


158. He was popularly known as the ‘Red Baron’. He introduced the mobile fighter group of the circus. He was an airman in Germany. Who was he?

Manfred von Richthofen


159. There would be few better ways of attaining notoriety than breaking into Buckingham Palace and stealing the Queen’s undies. Sure to get you fame and in mid-nineteenth century England it got one such intruder exiled to Australia. Who was this wily lad known in the media as “The Boy Jones”?

Thomas Edward Jones


160. Name the personality who was a TV and Film star became Governor of California from 1967 to 1974 and later President of America in 1981-88?


161. What celebrity in 2017 drove her Porsche into a ditch in Thousand Oaks, California?

Heather Locklear


162. Who was a popular African leader who served as chairman of the south commission and as Tanzanian President?

Julius Nyerere


163. Jeff Bezos founded this company in 1994, helping him earn billions?



164. What is the name of Angelina Jolie’s eldest son?



165. A famous English actress and her father in 1838 saved the crew of the wrecked ship Forfarshire on the Farne Islands on the north-east coast of England. Name the actress?

Grace Darling


166. This female billionnaire once had a property portfolio which included the Empire State Building. She had a reputation for being “hard” and her nickname was “The Queen of Mean”. During the 1990s she served nineteen months in prison for tax offenses, and when she died she left a twelve million dollar trust fund to her pet dog. Who was she?

Leona Helmsley


167. In what year was actress Cameron Diaz born?



168. Who was the famous sailor whose birthplace is Plymouth who was abandoned by his own mutinous crew from the ship Bounty?

Captain William Bligh


169. “Can’t sing. Can’t act. Balding. Can dance a little.” The subject of this unfortunate evaluation recalled it a bit differently: “Can’t act. Slightly bald. Also dances.” Who could dance – at least a little?

Fred Astaire


170. What is fashion model Yamila’s last name?



171. He is a great youth leader of India who escaped from British detention in India during world war II and with Japanese help, he organised freedom fighters. He is one of the presidents of the Indian National Congress and later found INA. Who was he?

Subhash Chandra bose


172. If I had been born 200 years ago, I might have been a German composer who wrote “Ride of the Valkyries”. Who would this be?

Richard Wagner


173. What is the name of Jim Carrey’s first daughter?



174. She was a French peasant girl who was brutally burnt as a heretic at Rouen by the British. She has a vision for bringing fame to France. She gave inspiration for the French to drive the English from Orleans?

Joan of Arc (1482-1531)


175. Life after Law School: Who dropped out of Columbia University Law School, was elected President of the United States, and received a posthumous Juris Doctor degree?

Franklin D. Roosevelt


176. Who is the star actor in a band called 30 Seconds To Mars?


177. Famous film star who was touted as ‘The New Bruce Lee ‘made films since 1976?

Jackie Chan


178. This gal was born June 19, 1950, the daughter of a mother who was a concert pianist and a father who was a former leader of the Marine Corps band. Music was a huge part of her life. But relationship trouble, substance abuse and her struggle with weight gain often overshadowed her brilliant singing career. Who had enough “heart” to last?

Ann Wilson


179. What comedian posed with the head of Donald Trump?

Kathy Griffin


180. Taking three great Elizabethan playwrights including Shakespeare, Marlowe, and another poet who is also an English dramatist. Name him?

Ben Johnson (1573-1637)


181. Which ancient philosopher, born Kong Qui in 551 BC, based many of his ideas on benevolence and shared his wisdom with all, regardless of their class?



182.Whose picture did Sinead O’Connor rip up on live TV on Saturday Night Live?



183.  First female Prime minister who ruled a nation in the world is ________?

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (Sri Lanka)


184. This author wrote more than 30 plays in his lifetime, including “Romeo and Juliet”. Who is he?

William Shakespeare


185. What hit cable TV show is loosely based on Mark Wahlberg’s life?



186. Sir Mortimer Wheeler was popular in which field of human activity?



187. In 1956, navy pilot Tom Attridge took a new Tiger F11F plane out over the Atlantic Ocean to test out its new cannons. What happened next?

He shot his own plane down


188. What former “Friends” star married actor Justin Theroux in 2015?

Jennifer Aniston


189. A Keralite held the post of President of Singapore. Who was it?

Devan Nair


190. What heir to the Woolworth department store empire was dubbed the “poor little rich girl” by the American press in 1930 after her débutante ball was reported to cost $60,000?

Barbara Hutton


191. Which 1991 Tom Petty music video did Johnny Depp appear in?

Into The Great Wide Open


192. The first woman novelist who got a Nobel Prize in the field of literature is?

Pearl S. Buck


193. This took place in 1796, and would never ever be allowed, but for which remarkable achievement is the eight year old boy, James Phipps, associated?

Guinea pig for the smallpox vaccine trial


194. In “The Color of Money”, what does Fast Eddie’s girlfriend do for a living?



195. Theosophical society was founded by a woman. Who is it?

Helena Blavatsky


196. The 20th president of the United States is regarded by most to be the first who was left-handed. It was reputed he was able to simultaneously write in Latin with one hand and in Greek with the other. In office for about six months in 1881, who is he?

James Garfield


197. Where did David Schwimmer attend college?

Northwestern University


198. Who became Great Britain’s prime minister when Edward VIII renounces the throne?

Stanley Baldwin


199. Joan of Arc, famous for leading the French army against the English during the Hundred Years’ War, is also known by which nickname?

The Maid of Orleans

200. What was the name of the very early Canadian film that Jim Carrey was cast in?

Copper Mountain


201. Who was the successor of George Washington who was the first president of America?

John Adams


202. I think Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple would agree that this rose was named after one of the best crime novelists of our time. Who was she?

Agatha Christie


203. Sofia Vergara married what “Magic Mike” star in November 2015?

Joe Manganiello


204.  A Spanish hero who is celebrated in romance and poem, had fought against the Moors with a Spanish force and expelled the Moors from Spain. Who was he?



205. Generally known by a more familiar name, who was Robert Stroud?

The Birdman of Alcatraz


206. Who shot the home video of David Hasselhoff drunk eating a cheeseburger?

His Daughter


207. Name the popular woman who has her name to a system for children that deals with spontaneous education?

Maria Montessori


208. Who purchased the McDonald’s fast food restaurant from the McDonald brothers in 1961, and turned it into one of the most recognizable restaurants in the world?

Ray Kroc


209. What is tattooed on Ozzy Osbourne’s knees?

Smiley Faces


210. First Asian woman reached space was?

Kalpana Chawla


211. In 1993 which lady was appointed Director General of MI5?

Stella Rimington


212. Which famous actor attended high school with Jeremy Piven?

John Cusack


213. First Indian astronaut who reached Space was?

Rakesh Sharma


214. On a cold February morning in 1929, George “Bugs” Moran was supposed to meet his colleagues for a business meeting in Chicago, but he missed the appointment. What else did he miss?

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre


215. What year was Selena Gomez born?



216. ‘Man of thousand faces’ is the nickname of?

Lon Chaney


217. Which football (soccer) player, born in Belfast, was well known for his playboy lifestyle and the quotation ‘I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered’?

George Best


218. What year did Mick Jagger hit 50 years old?



219. Who was the famous artist who born in 1776 in a small village of East Bergholt in Suffolk?

John Constable


220. Born in 1912, Barbara Hutton was an heiress to a fortune made by which family?



221. What British royal made headlines for wearing the same dress twice in 2012?


223. Name the notorious ruler known as Africa’s harshest dictators who was President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. He expelled 45000 Asian residents in 1972?

Idi Amin


224. Colonel Gaddafi, the leader of the country of Libya, never went anywhere without being accompanied by a bodyguard of forty experts trained in martial arts and the use of firearms. What was unusual about these bodyguards?

They were women


225. Who is Suri Cruise’s famous mother?

Katie Holmes


226. A political leader in China who raised China who is known as the Father of Communist China. He was also the chairman of the Communist Party in China?

Mao Tse Tung


227. Jefferson Davis was the first and only President of the Confederate States of America. Who was his Vice-President?

Alexander Stephens


228. The first Printer and Publisher in English was?

William Caxton


229. The popular 1960s musical duo Simon and Garfunkel were named by their parents as?

Paul and Arthur


230. Famous Socialist thinker whose work was ‘Das Capital’. He was the founder of Modern International Communism in Germany. Who was it?

Karl Marx (1818-1883)


231. Carlos Mirabelli was born in Brazil in 1889. Despite minimal education he is purported to have had what unusual talent?

He could speak over 25 different languages


232. First women elected president of U.N Assembly was?

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit


233. He invented the vaccine for polio. Who was he?

Jonas Salk


234. A woman popular for her social work, who work among the dying and the destitute. Name her?

Mother Teresa


235. My first dinner takes place in 1895. Although I pass on the first course of jumping frog legs, I spend hours listening to which author’s tales of his world travels?

Mark Twain


236. In 1979 Pakistan’s former President was executed. Who was it?

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto


237. What is the name of the world’s first test tube baby?

Louise Brown


238. This leader battled early in life – an underachiever at school, he struggled with a speech impediment and suffered from depression. Yet he overcame these odds to become a world leader and Nobel Laureate. Who was he?

Winston Churchill


239. Who was the blind English engineer who put forward new and improved methods for road and bridge building?

John Metcalf


240. One of history’s earliest queens regnant, this woman reigned over Egypt for approximately twenty-two years after the death of her husband (and half-brother). Who was it?



241.  Name the Soviet leader who became a great figure after the death of Lenin and leads Russia for about 30 years?

Joseph Stalin


242. Who cut out and marketed the first jigsaw puzzle?

John Spilsbury


243. Name the American astronaut who is the first man to step on the moon in 1969 July 21?


244. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the first female African head of state, was elected president of what country (capital: Monrovia) in 2005?



245. Name the English navigator who discovered the sandwich and was famous for many voyages around the world?

Captain James Cook


246. Who was the first woman in America to achieve a pilot’s license?

Harriet Quimby


247. Jacob Epstein became famous for his work in which field?



248. Mother Teresa sacrificed virtually everything, in order to help the poor in the slums of which Indian city?



249. Who was the founder of the scout movement for boys in1908 and the Guide movement for girls in 1910?

Baden Powell

250. Which author’s obsession with death and death-related themes may be traced to the death of his mother (and the death or abandonment by others) early in his life?

Edgar Allan Poe


251. Who was the English woman who became famous for improving prison conditions and introducing penal reform in the 19th century?

Elizabeth Fry


252. It has been said that “it is an unfortunate man who outlives his children.” What famous author had the misfortune of outliving all (four) of his children?

Victor Hugo


253. ‘The Wizard of Menlo Park’ was the nickname of?

Thomas Alva Edison


254. Which famous female has her own amusement park?

Dolly Parton


255. First solo transatlantic flight was won by?

Charles Lindbergh


256. This Academy Award winning director-writer-actor has a phobia about antique furniture. Who is it?

Billy Bob Thornton


257. The ballet named ‘The Dying Swan’ was immortalized by?

Anna Pavlova


258. American author who wrote books such as ‘Little Men’ and ‘Cousins’?

Louisa May Alcott


259. Who was the other explorer who was with Amerigo Vespucci who visited Central America in AD 1499?

Alonso de Ojeda


260. Who was the first woman professional artist in America?

Henrietta Johnston


261. Who is the famous English physician who discovered Blood circulation in 1616?

William Harvey


262. This man studied law and became a lawyer protecting the black Africans against the unfair treatment by the authorities. He became a key member of the African National Congress (ANC) and subsequently was arrested. Who was jailed for 27 years and later became the first black president of his country?


263. A well-known English novelist Mary Ann Evans was known as which name?

George Eliot


264. Who needs the ticket? Who was the last U.S. President NOT to have earned a college degree?

Harry Truman


265.  A famous actor who was paralyzed in a horseback riding accident and is well known for his lead role in ‘Superman Movies. Name the person?

Christopher Reeve


266. That strange and troubled genius, Nikola Tesla, claimed that his eyes changed colour when he was an adult. What did he say was the cause of this?

Because he used his brain a lot


267. A novelist, story writer, and dramatist who is called the ‘Father of Soviet Literature ‘. He is the founder of ‘Doctrine of Socialist Realism’. who is it?

Maxim Gorky


268. This person was born on 4 September 1981 in Houston, Texas. She is a singer/songwriter and actress. Her first album in 2003 won five Grammy Awards. She made her film debut in 2001 in the movie “Carmen: A Hip Hopera”. Who is this person on a Forbes List who earned an estimated $35 million over twelve months?

Beyonce Knowles


269. What was invented, completely by accident, by Roy Plunkett in 1938?



270. Who was the second man to set foot on the moon?

Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin


271. He was an American inventor who started the frozen food industry. Who was he?

Clarence Birdseye


272. Jane Couch was the first woman granted a licence to do what, professionally?



273. Who invented the teddy bear?

Rose and Morris Michtom


274. A humanitarian and teacher who organized the American Red Cross?

Clara Barton


275. Who was the first native born American to be made a saint by the Roman Catholic Church?

Elizabeth Ann Seton


276. Colin Churchill was a famous?

Animal Trainer


277. Deserted by his father and by his mother (when she died), this writer grew up with step-parents?



278. Who locked Elizabeth I up in the Tower of London before she was Queen?

Mary Tudor


279. I won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983 and was president of my country from 1990 to 1995. All of this from humble beginnings as a shipyard worker. Who am I?


280. Born in 1869 in India, he started his career as a lawyer living in South Africa. In 1914, he returned to India and began a non-violence movement which led to the independence of India. Who was the man?

Mahatma Gandhi


281. What is the nationality of the first person to climb Mount Everest at the age of 80 years and 224 days?



282. In 2019, who was elected Speaker of the United States House of Representatives for a second non consecutive time?

Nancy Pelosi


283. Who was the first female to win four Olympic gold medals at a single Olympic Games?

Fanny Blankers-Koen


284.  Suna Kirac is a Turkish billionaire, who can only communicate through her eyes after contracting what disease in 2000?



285. The brilliant Bill Gates, while at junior high school, modified the school’s computerised program for placing students in classes – to do what?

Place himself in classes with mostly female students


286. Which woman author dressed in men’s clothes and smoked in public at a time when such behavior was considered shocking and took the composer Frédéric Chopin as a lover?

George Sand


287. Susan B. Anthony was a prominent civil rights leader in the 19th century. What movement did she advocate for?


288. This American tennis legend won a massive 18 Grand Slam singles championships from 1974 to 1986. Who was she?

Chris Evert


289. Martha Wise (1884-1971) was an American woman who attempted to murder seventeen people by poisoning them. She succeeded with three. Why did she do this?

She liked to go to funerals


290.  Bill Gates, who was born October 28, 1955 in Seattle, WA, is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft, which is headquartered in Redmond, WA. He was ranked as the world’s wealthiest person from 1995-2007, and is one of the world’s most generous philanthropists through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. From what school did Mr. Gates drop out after his sophomore year?


291. Once the managing director of a football club she then became assistant to Alan Sugar. This lady has certainly made her mark. Who is she?

Karren Brady


292. Her first novel, ‘Sense and Sensibility’, appeared in 1811. Her second novel, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ was voted the best British novel of all time in a BBC poll. Name this writer?

Jane Austen


293. I was a missionary and explorer in Africa. Stanley greeted me with what is now a famous question. Who am I?

David Livingstone


294. Coca-Cola was invented in 1886 in Georgia, USA. What affliction did the inventor, Pemberton, have which eventually led him to the formula for Coca-Cola?

He was addicted to morphine


295. Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches Honeyblossom and Little Pixie had which wealthy Irish musician as their father?

Bob Geldof


296. Victor Lustig was truly an amazing con man. He was known for making a lot of money selling things that he did not own. Lustig is best known as the man who sold what?


297. He attempted to assassinate a president in order to impress a famous actress. Who is he?

John Hinckley Jr


298. My presidential campaign slogan was “I Like Ike!” I was also a five-star General in the United States Army. Who am I?

Dwight D. Eisenhower


299. Dr Shinobu Ishihara designed a test for what?

Color Blindness


300. This famous billionaire aviator was afflicted by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). He is variously attributed with having burnt all of his clothes, keeping his urine in glass jars, and wearing Kleenex boxes as shoes?

Howard Hughes





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